Celebrate Summer with New Twists on “Nice Cream”

Celebrate Summer with New Twists on “Nice Cream”

Hi friends! I am ONE WEEK away from summer break, and I couldn't be more excited. Though the weather has been cooler than usual this week, I know the sunshine is coming, so when Shari's Berries reached out to me about sharing this post, I jumped at the chance. I had heard of the company before [...]

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 [...]