Meal Prep Monday: Timed Nutrition Week 1

Meal Prep Monday: Timed Nutrition Week 1

As part of my current health and fitness program, I am currently following a timed nutrition program, so this post may look a little different from my previous meal prep posts. On this program, I am supposed to eat five small(ish) meals per day, timed around my workouts. Since I'll be working out in the [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update!

I've basically given up on numbering these updates, particularly since I can't seem to stick to a regular posting schedule. Some weeks, I just don't have much to say. (*shrug*) Anyway, as I've mentioned before (in a post about habits and another about "food freedom"), I haven't had a lot of success with dietary "challenges" [...]

Book Review: Food Freedom Forever

Book Review: Food Freedom Forever

I quit the Whole 30. Twice. I don't like being given a long list of foods that I absolutely cannot eat, especially when I've experienced no obvious ill effects from eating them. Plus, like Oprah... https://giphy.com/embed/3o7ZeFpK0qqSpsWNsA via GIPHY Okay, more accurately, I love cheese. Bread is pretty awesome too, though, and neither of them is [...]

My Health and Fitness Journey: Update!

My Health and Fitness Journey: Update!

My blog has been "dark" for a couple of weeks now as I focused on teaching--finishing the semester strong, grading essays, etc.--but now, I'm on winter break, and it's high time for an update. When I first started this blog, my focus was 100% on reducing sugar intake. Since I'd let sodas and sweets creep [...]

#MealPrep…Tuesday? | My # 1 Struggle

#MealPrep…Tuesday? | My # 1 Struggle

I hate soggy veggies. I mean, I don't LOVE vegetables in general (though I'm learning), but if they're leftover, limp, overcooked, or otherwise past their prime, I consider them pretty much inedible. That's why, as I mentioned in a previous meal prep post, I have never been a big fan of meal prepping. In fact, [...]

Breaking Bad Habits | 30 Day Challenge?

Breaking Bad Habits | 30 Day Challenge?

Before I say anything, watch this video. Did you watch it? Ok, so am I the only person who thinks he makes it sound much too easy? I've tried A LOT of "challenges." Whole 30. No dessert. 30 Days of Yoga. 10,000 steps. I've tried the 21 Day Fix diet, a Couch-to-5K program, a half marathon [...]

Meal Prep Monday: Recipes and Inspiration for the Week Ahead

Meal Prep Monday: Recipes and Inspiration for the Week Ahead

I'm not a big "meal prepper," but yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon planning meals, shopping, and cooking. My husband was shocked. He was pleased, of course, because now he doesn't have to scrounge in the fridge to find lunch for work each day...but nevertheless, he was shocked. And honestly, although I hate eating [...]