Beginnings can be rough. They’re exciting and full of promise, yeah, but they can also be daunting. I feel like this can be especially true when it comes to a lifestyle change. Committing to “healthy living”, for example, doesn’t sound super fun if it means focusing on all of the extra workouts you have to do and all of the yummy things you cannot eat. It doesn’t have to be that way, though! You can take four, itty-bitty baby steps into the world of health and wellness over the course of a month that can spur massive change. Sound appealing?! Well, it starts with food. Nutrition is a major part of feeling and looking good, so instead of making crazy, extreme, overwhelming dietary changes, we’ll focus on food (or more specifically, what goes into your body!) and work on cleaning up your intake in a way that is pretty painless, but seriously beneficial. Whether you’re looking to get back on track or are just starting out with living healthy, embracing these tasks will have you feeling healthy and well in no time! Here’s your roadmap for kicking off a healthy life. (more…)
You guys. I am so excited for October. Why? Because I’m ready to Tone It Up! On the first of the month, TIU is launching their fall challenge, TIU31…It’s Frisky Fall, reimagined! In the words of K&K, TIU31 is “for the busy girl who wants to take care of her body. She wants structure but flexibility, and she wants to feel confident in herself, her decisions and her body.” Sounds good, right? (more…)
This summer seems to have been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for many of us. It sucks (duh), but I find some comfort in knowing that it’s actually a widely shared experience at the moment–from bloggers I read to, ladies I follow on Instagram, to friends and family members alike, the past few months have been an absolute whirlwind–something is off all around. While I don’t have specific tips on busting out of a personal or emotional rut, I do know that movement and getting in touch with your body can provide a temporary respite to craziness, and can leave you with long-lasting feelings of confidence and sanity. I also know, though, that when things are feeling out of control–or even just not ideal, finding the motivation to move your bod can be a serious task. One thing I do have tips on is how to deal with THAT: finding ways to stay motivated with your fitness routine and healthy lifestyle. If you’re feeling like you’re off track, in a rut, or are generally uninspired with your workouts, this is for you. Here are a few ways to stay motivated, and to reignite your passion for working out. (more…)
Here are my final thoughts on 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.
Nothing lasts forever…sometimes things don’t even last for 12 days! I debated even posting this one-day recap, but I figured that it could still be a worthwhile read for those of you interested in the real-deal info on what went on last week. Here’s what went down.
Day 9: 7/19/16
So, it’s weird…my experience on the detox this time around feels far less extreme than the first time I did it. In fact, I really don’t feel much differently one way or the other as far as my body is concerned. There are so many variables that could have influenced this experience, though…the state of my body and weight before beginning this round of the cleanse (better), my diet directly before starting (worse), the timing of my cycle (just different), there are a lot of things that could have impacted the outcome. It’s just not as drastic as my first cleanse was, both in terms of the experience and the results. (more…)
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…)
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…)