I don’t know about you, but I love me some pasta, especially mac-n-cheese. For years it was my go to, my favorite was the stuff in the blue box if you know what I mean (kraft)! But then, I started my health and fitness journey and became afraid of carbs and dairy. I started to … More Mac-N-Cheezy Vegan Pasta
30 days ago I embarked on a 30 day challenge that embodied mind, body, and spirit all being one. It included a 30 day meal plan, meditation, and workouts. I would like to note here that I did my own meditation and workouts, but followed the meal plan and overall spirits of the program working … More Danette May 30 Day Challenge
One November, when I was 16 years old, I got my drivers license. My dad bought me a car from his buddy and I started to drive myself to school every day, begrudgingly. 11 days after I got the car, I was driving to school on a cold morning. I merged on to the freeway … More Nervous to Break
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
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