Lifestyle, Nutrition

3 Ways to Meal Prep like a Pro

You’ve probably, at some point heard someone make a statement like “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet” or “abs are made in the kitchen”. Much to my annoyance, I discovered both of these things were very true when I first started trying to change and improve my health and fitness.

For most of my life, I’ve gone through bouts of trying to “eat healthily”, time after time falling off track when I found myself in a hurry or just tired at the end of a long day. Convenience would win out over willpower and I would end up munching on fast or processed food that didn’t align with my nutritional goals. It was a repetitive cycle that took place again and again over the years and I never really got anywhere with my goals. Continue reading “3 Ways to Meal Prep like a Pro”

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Product Review: 3 Instagram-Hyped Clothing Brands

There are a lot of known mainstream clothing brands out there with quality products that I’ve tried over the years (Nike, Reebok, Underarmour, Gap, etc.). But every company starts somewhere. Are there any smaller or up and coming fitness brands with solid products, cute styles, and competitive pricing? I decided to find out. Continue reading “Product Review: 3 Instagram-Hyped Clothing Brands”

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Vegan Product Review: The Good, The Bad and the Tasty

In a previous post, I shared my experience following a vegan diet for a month. This week I’m going to talk about some of the vegan products I tried during that time. Some of them were a hit, others… Eh, not so much. Here are 10 items I tried! Continue reading “Vegan Product Review: The Good, The Bad and the Tasty”

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I Tried: A Vegan Diet for a Month

People are curious about veganism. It’s little surprise, given the increasing number of studies and documentaries on plant-based diets. In 2016 alone, Google experienced a whopping 90 percent increase in vegan-related internet searches (a monumental rise from the previous year’s 32 percent increase). With the influx of new information, people are discovering veganism and vegetarianism aren’t solely about the political beliefs behind meat consumption; there are practical, measurable health benefits behind the nutrition.

But is veganism practical for the Average Joe? Continue reading “I Tried: A Vegan Diet for a Month”

Lifestyle

Spring into Fitness Yoga Mat Giveaway

I’ve taken a brief sabbatical from social media recently while my husband and I have been in the process of moving to a new part of town. But now that the craziness is over, the weather is warming up and flowers are starting to blossom, it’s time to celebrate with a spring giveaway! Continue reading “Spring into Fitness Yoga Mat Giveaway”

Lifestyle, Nutrition

5 Protein-Packed Guiltless Pleasures

As a comfort eater, nutrition has always been a challenge for me. Striving to fuel my body with the right nutrients while keeping my inner fat kid happy is a delicate balance; I want to lead a long, healthy life… But I also want tacos. And cupcakes. Continue reading “5 Protein-Packed Guiltless Pleasures”

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DIY Birch Tree Painting Tutorial

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There’s something incredibly therapeutic about rolling up your sleeves and putting brush to blank canvas. It relieves stress and eases anxiety. Whether you’re an artist or a stick figure scribbler, it’s just fun -no qualifications necessary.

Moreover, there’s a deep sense of satisfaction in creating something that you’re proud enough of to display in your own home. For me,  it’s a part of the enchantment of trying new things; discovering a propensity for something you’d never have imagined yourself capable; gaining a greater sense of confidence by deciding “maybe I can” instead of “I could never”.

This simple DIY painting project is one of those things you just ought to try. It’s quick, easy and leaves you feeling like the owner of your own Mona Lisa. Continue reading “DIY Birch Tree Painting Tutorial”