Winter has felt extremely long this year, followed by a chilly, rainy, and occasionally snowy spring. I worked really hard to fend off the winter blues by trying to stay active and busy. Although I staved off the winter blues, I also ran myself into the ground. I felt exhausted, uninspired and like I was … More 10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk
So, you’ve decided that you want to change your life. You want to get healthy, eat better and workout. The only problem is where on earth to start…? There are so many diets and fitness programs out there that it can all seem so overwhelming. You’ve likely tried fad diets and workouts. Maybe you got … More What Came First, The Chicken or The Egg?
Have you ever had something magical sitting right in front of you and you never even knew it? You wrote it off, thought you were too good for it, or maybe that you weren’t good enough for it. Maybe you decide to go for it, but did so haphazardly, didn’t put your heart and soul … More Starting New
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Chili powder 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 1/2 tsp Oregano 1/2 tsp Corn Starch 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Cup water 1-2 Cloves Garlic minced 1/4 Onion finely chopped 1/2 Roasted Cauliflower 1 Can Chickpeas Drained 1 Serrano Chili* Optional: Lettuce Guacamole Black bean corn Salsa Corn … More Veggie Tacos
Right now there is this huge movement towards self-care. Everyone is talking about it, everyone is going it except the people that would benefit the most from it. It’s easy to take care of yourself when you feel good about yourself, but it’s a lot harder to do acts of self-care when you are at … More Loving Myself
Why Isn’t It Working I’ve found through all of my struggle to get fit and lose weight that everyone’s body functions differently, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. In my newest expedition to get fit, not just skinny I started to do HIIT. I have never been huge into cardio even … More Why Isn’t It Working
Part 9: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired I tend to bottle up stress until I boil over. I’ve never been that great at finding outlets for my stress and I don’t like people worrying about me. So, I don’t often talk about how I’m feeling until it’s too late. With all the … More Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
Part 8: The next bump in the road of my fitness journey happened to be a boy. I had not had any boyfriends or time consuming distractions quite like this before. At the time I was 25 and he was a few years younger than me. If you’ve ever dated before, you’ll know that early … More Boy Oh Boy
Part 7: Over the last year my previous roommate and her ex-boyfriend moved out of my apartment and I got a new roommate. Soon after my new roommate moved in she began training for the twin cities marathon. She had never run a marathon before, but she ran cross country in high school and found … More What Are You Running From?
Part 6: Enter Diet Pills Stage Left During this two year period of restrictive dieting and limited exercise I was introduced to diet pills. Now, I had known about diet pills for a long time as they are advertised everywhere, but I had always been skeptical of them and even a little afraid of them … More Enter Diet Pills, Stage Left