"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." --Isaac Watts I like new things. They bring mixed emotions - excitement, fear, shock, joy. Changing up my routine isn’t new, but I guess the way I’m going about it is a bit different and that’s going to make it interesting for the next few … Continue reading Day 213, Quote 22: Trust Yourself
I'm sure many of you have been told that stretching and warming up as well as cooling down are an important part of your workout. Have any of you ever really thought about why or if there are better ways to warm up and stretch? Would you laugh if you learned that you may want … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?
I won't lie, whenever I see smoothie bowls online I am always envious because they also look delicious and perfectly put together. I don't know about you, but fruit doesn't keep me very full so it's something I typically pair with something else. I may have berries in my oats or a banana with my … Continue reading Recipe: Smoothie bowl
As warmer weather is approaching, we're shifting how often we use the oven. It doesn't matter if you have air conditioning, the oven turned on in the late spring and summer makes for a really warm kitchen. We cook a lot of things stove top, use our George Foreman or go outside and grill. For … Continue reading Recipe: Shredded Steak Tostadas
We've talked about fats and carbohydrates (part 1 and part 2) already, but what about protein? Like the other macronutrients, protein can be misunderstood. Like dietary fat, I've heard from people including trainers that protein can make you fat if you consume too much. Let's be clear - too many calories can lead to fat … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Protein and Amino Acids
Currently, there are 10 jars of nut butter sitting in my cabinet. 1. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl from Peanut Butter and Company 2. Mighty Maple from Peanut Butter and Company 3. Nutella - yes, that counts, hazelnuts! 4. Unsalted cashew butter, store brand 5. Pumpkin Spice from Peanut Butter and Company 6. Extra Crunchy Skippy 7. … Continue reading Recipe: Walnut Butter
I haven't written in a while. I definitely let me schedule get the best of me, but I also have been working on this post for longer than I had intended. It has taken me a long time to get in a good relationship. When I was younger I looked to all the wrong things. … Continue reading Where do our relationship problems start?
Day 41: At my heaviest I wore an XL or a 2XL for comfort. This a medium too I wore 7 years ago when I was a freshmen in college. I never thought it would fit again. #littlethings #oldclothes #100happydays #happinessdoesntcomeinajar Day 42: calories burned since December 20, 2013. Resetting my tracker for #bikiniprep #happinessdoesntcomeinajar … Continue reading #100happydays: reset and timewarp