Here’s the recap of days five through eight of my second round of the Wild Rose D-Tox, a 12-day cleanse focused on ultra-clean eating and a team of herbal supplements. To see the other posts in this series, click HERE.
Day 5: 7/15/16
I woke up down another pound! Though I got good sleep, I didn’t get enough of it. I woke up because SOMEONE’S alarm went off at the literal break of dawn and my body and brain were like lol, nope, you’re awake now. I felt tired for at least the first three hours of my day. I didn’t eat dinner until later last night, and I think that letting myself get hungry was a definite mistake. One of the perks of the Wild Rose diet is that I can eat virtually whenever I want, and I don’t have to limit myself in terms of portion size. When I wait until I’m HUNGRY to grab food, not only do I tend to over-eat, but I feel like it makes a serious dent in my motivation. (more…)
This weekend, I received an email from Lauren of Lauren Lives Healthy that contained a blog post outlining her ideal morning routine, and I loved it! Getting a peek into bloggers’ day-to-day lives is always something I enjoy, and Lauren’s post didn’t disappoint. (Check it out HERE!) Her commentary on the topic not only served as inspiration for this post, but it also got me thinking about my own daily cadence, especially when it came to mornings. Our mornings have the power to the tone for the entire day. Seriously, starting things off on the right foot has a massive impact on how your day feels and goes, so creating a morning routine that really works for you is essential. It’s self-care, personal development, and just healthy, balanced living. While I can’t wake up to crashing waves, a giant platter of fresh-cut tropical fruit, and do yoga on a beach every morning, there are things that I’d like to do that would allow me to have a reasonably awesome daily experience. This is what my ideal morning would look like on an ideal day…the kind of day where I don’t need to work and also don’t necessarily have anything specific planned, but I still want to feel productive and on track. These things definitely don’t happen each and every day, but I always feel better when they DO happen. It’s a routine that’s practical, but still indulgent. Completely ideal. Here’s my dreamy morning routine! (more…)
Here’s the recap of my first four days of my second round of the Wild Rose D-Tox, a 12-day cleanse focused on ultra-clean eating and a team of herbal supplements. To see the other posts in this series, click HERE.
Day 1: 7/11/16
The daily protocol for the Wild Rose D-Tox includes a regimen of supplements–four pills + 40 liquid drops– that are taken twice daily, a recommended 1.5 – 2L of water, and a strict set of dietary guidelines that govern your food choices. Wild Rose suggests that 80% of your daily intake come from alkaline foods, and excludes the consumption of dairy (except for butter!), white flour, and sugar, as well as some other items including vinegar, sweet and dried fruit/melons, peanuts, and all sweeteners. (more…)
It’s weird…I like the idea of DIY more than I actually like doing projects. Like, I truly enjoy scrolling through Pinterest boards, reading tutorials, and watching DIY YouTube videos, but when it comes to putting things together, for the most part I am just nottt down. Aside from materials and a natural talent for crafting, these kinds of endeavors also require a lot something that I consider incredibly precious: time. So yeah–combine my total lack of skill for most things crafty and my obsession with good time management and you get an ever-growing bucket list of “someday” projects that I’ll probably never complete. BUT, if I DID have the time and skill, these are five DIYs I’d totally be doing. (more…)