Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Going Gluten and Dairy Free

I recently cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. This may be a very controversial decision and there are a lot of loaded opinions for and against it, but it was a decision I made for myself, based on my own body. I am not a nutritionist or dietician or certified in anything, so… Continue reading Going Gluten and Dairy Free

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A Little SoulCandy (Skincare)

I've been dealing with acne for just about as long as I can remember. At least since 5th or 6th grade, for sure. Just about everyone can identify with the embarrassment and discomfort acne brings, but when you have had it for your entire life, it really drags on your self-esteem as well. I've tried… Continue reading A Little SoulCandy (Skincare)

Healthy Living, Uncategorized

Join in the Shred!

As everyone knows by now, I have been participating in the Summer Shred and Extreme Summer Shred through Bobbi McCormick's blog NHerShoes. This has been an incredible and life-changing experience for me! I have lost 7 pounds so far and will be measuring my inches in about a week, but I can definitely tell my… Continue reading Join in the Shred!

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A Few of My Favorite Things

I have had a few obsessions recently. My first one is a little sad. Unfortunately the other day while my boyfriend was mowing the lawn, he ran over a nest of baby rabbits. We were both mortified and I actually ended up taking one to a veterinarian who specializes in wildlife and they said they… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things

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Lemon and Cayenne

Lemon and ground cayenne pepper in a glass of water.  Doesn't sound very appetizing, right? Well, this was one of the new objectives of the Extreme Summer Shred this month. Every morning, we are supposed to drink a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of cayenne pepper.  I admit, I… Continue reading Lemon and Cayenne

Healthy Living, Main Menu

Summer Shred to the Extreme!

So I completed the Summer Shred!  I was incredibly proud of myself as this was the hardest I have ever pushed myself when it comes to my health.  And in an effort to make this a lifestyle change and not just a fad diet, I have entered the month of June starting the Extreme Summer… Continue reading Summer Shred to the Extreme!

Healthy Living, Recipes

Less Stress = Healthier Me

I have major issues with stress.  Its pretty much been a problem my entire life. As a child, I would stress about coloring in the lines, stress about building the perfect house with blocks, stress about getting Barbie's hair just right, stress about being perfect and not upsetting anyone.  Not really sure where this all… Continue reading Less Stress = Healthier Me

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What is Clean Eating Anyway?

I've been posting about the fact that I have been eating clean for three weeks now. But what exactly does eating clean mean? Well, it can mean different things to different people, but the main concept seen in every version is cutting out processed foods as much as possible. This means limiting prepackaged foods and… Continue reading What is Clean Eating Anyway?