80 Day Obsession: My Review

80 Day Obsession: My Review

This program is hard, y'all. I just have to say that right off the bat. I started 80 Day Obsession with a couple hundred thousand other people on January 15th of this year. I finished it, 259 days later, on September 30th. Two hundred and fifty nine. Is that ideal? Absolutely not. But I'm still [...]

Are you THRIVING?

Are you THRIVING?

It's been a long time since I posted anything here on the blog, not because I've given up on eating healthier and cutting back on sugar (I haven't), or because I've lost interest in writing in general (definitely not). The reason I haven't posted lately is because I've been surviving, but not thriving. Leading up [...]

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" [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Survival Mode

I haven't been posting as much as I should lately, in part because I have been busy with work and with chores (especially moving back in to my kitchen after the remodel), and in part because I'm struggling to find motivation to do much of anything beyond the bare necessities of life. I haven't been [...]

Mid-week Update: Meal Planning Motivation

On Monday, I posted my no-cooking, no-dishes meal plan. So far, it has been a TREMENDOUS success. Today, I'm sharing the two biggest benefits that I've enjoyed as a result of that meal plan. I hope that they motivate you to plan ahead for healthy eating! Benefit #1: More consistent energy levels and moods It's [...]