If you’re like myself, you love a good pizza pocket. But you’ll try anything to keep from indulging. I remember going to the student center in college and drooling over all the pizza. I’m sure there was more than one guy who mistakenly thought I was crushing on him. I just cared about the pie between his lips. I was really excited when I heard of a cauliflower crust pizza. But making one takes … [Read more...] about A Nutrient Dense Pizza Pocket That’s Diet Friendly (Quick to Make!)
When I was younger, I really struggled with diet frustration. I would be on a good path, only to have everything backfire within a few weeks. And this really toppled my self-esteem. If only I’d understood that many healthy sounding options are really weight gain foods. Because many of the healthy foods I was choosing were making me fat. I had so little muscle tone. Which meant that all my … [Read more...] about 12 Weight Gain Foods That Sound Healthy But Will Make You Fat
I’ve gotten into running this year. Seriously, if you’d told me a year ago that I’d be running on a regular basis, I’d of been like, “stop it!” Rude, I know. But I would’ve never believed you. I’ve always avoided running until now. I'd embraced exercise, but not cardio. And one of the things that really helps me get moving on my most lazy days is my 80s and 90s playlist. Quite frankly, I like … [Read more...] about My Favorite Songs to Sweat to From the 80s and 90s
I must be dying. What I thought was a cough must be lung cancer. And that simple muscle twitch might be a nervous system disorder. Holy crap! And I go through this stress every time I decide to self-diagnose with Google. Trust me, I know about what I speak. After going through a particularly nerve-wracking time, my husband joked that I’m only aloud to Google about how I’m going to die for a … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Should Never Ever Self-Diagnose with Google
In my quest to help you enjoy a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle, I want to add more content about things that help me enjoy healthy living. As I often talk about, I’ve struggled in my past with emotional eating, extra weight and low self-esteem. And one of the things that paved my health journey was discovering great products and tools that make healthy living fun. So this week, I’m going to … [Read more...] about What’s My Diet Friendly Mystery Treat? My Review!
I talked a couple of months ago about my experience with a childhood illness and everything I’ve overcome physically. But here’s something that's been vital to my recuperation. I've realized that I have to approach exercise like little kids approach playing. Boredom is the enemy. And exercise classes should feel like recess instead of work. There are people who just love the feeling of their … [Read more...] about Boredom Crushing Exercise Classes to Bust Through Workout Blahs
As a young person, I had this ideal of how my body should be. Gosh, if only I had Jennifer Aniston’s perfect straight Rachel cut. Maybe if I had the perfect curves of Cindy Crawford. Or perhaps if was super skinny like Jennie Garth. (OK, I’m definitely dating myself here!) But instead, I was left with a flawed body image. My flawed body image told me constantly that I was unattractive. That … [Read more...] about How I Improved My Flawed Body Image
When I hear people say that it’s not healthy to snack, I get really sad. Because I love snacking and I feel that the right snacks have been so helpful in my healthier lifestyle. Snacks fill me up, and keep me satisfied so I don’t feel like I’m starving and have to pig out later in the day. It’s just important to be aware of how to choose diet friendly snacks. Ideally we’d eat entirely fresh, … [Read more...] about Picking On The Go Diet Friendly Snacks
For years, I was super passionate about all the food I put inside my body. But I didn’t think twice about my toxic beauty regimen. Because I thought of nutrition as only having to do with food, and having nothing to do with lifestyle. Then one day, it hit me... I started reading the labels on the products I used on my skin and in my home like I read the labels on my food. My gosh, what the … [Read more...] about A Non-Toxic, Natural, Beauty Regimen
I woke up this morning filled with dread. Today was a running day. I’d promised myself that I’d go for a run today no matter what. And while my brain said, “great idea”, my body was like “OH HELL NO”! And so the question came up. How can I fake motivation before I feel it for reals? I’m not a natural athlete. But this year I’ve been so consistent with my workouts. In fact, I dare say I’ve been … [Read more...] about How You Can “Fake” Your Way To Achieving Your Goals!