I'm not going to lie, it's been so hard. I'm getting tired of having to cook everything from scratch every night after getting home from work. I'm tired of not being able to freely eat out with family and friends. I've missed some good meals because of it. But I've stuck to it, and I'm determined to stick to it until I can go back to the doctor in March for an upper scope and -hopefully- get some more answers.
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
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)
So, I did it. I signed up for the Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon which will be on November 10!! That means I REALLY need to start training hard. This past Friday, I ran 5 miles in about 50 minutes, so I'm doing around 10 minutes per mile. I'd like to get it closer to… Continue reading Half Marathon Training
As someone who works out at least 5 times a week, I am often looking for something healthy and clean that will give me good energy to get through my workouts. Some days I'm just pumped and ready to go, but other days, I need a little boost. I talked to some of my good… Continue reading Kick Up the Energy!
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!
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
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
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!
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