Mental Health Check-In

This year and last have been extremely stressful for most people. Weight gain is inevitable. Between being stuck inside, stress, and never-ending TikTok recipes, it feels impossible to escape the Covid 20. Last year, I missed my college graduation because it fell right when Covid really shut everything down. I was super upset at first,…

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What I Eat in a Day

It’s so important to have balance in life, especially when trying to lose weight. Your “diet” shouldn’t be so restrictive that you feel the need to binge or justify eating something “bad”. This is why I don’t agree with a lot of the popular diets out there nowadays. It is extremely important you get the…

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One Month Update

Though I’ve started this health journey many months ago, I only recently began to see real changes. I feel so much better and healthier, I am way more motivated than ever before, and my secret is simple. I stopped focusing on cardio and started doing strength training. Not only do I burn way more calories,…

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Non-Restrictive Eating Habits

Diet culture can be dangerous. I’ve fallen into the low-carb, low-calorie trap multiple times throughout my life, but it took me until this year to realize I don’t have to restrict like that! I finally allowed myself to stop meticulously counting calories and just eat healthy 85% of the time. I’ve also started doing strength…

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Getting Back to Nature

For me, exploring nature is one of the most peaceful, relaxing activities I can do. It helps to clear my head of any stress from the week before and allows me to have a fresh start for the week ahead. I usually explore somewhere near my house every weekend at least once! These pictures were…

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The Tea on Tea Drops

A few years back, I stumbled upon the brand Tea Drops. At the time, I was a huge coffee drinker and did not think twice about this product. Flash forward to 2020 and I went cold turkey on coffee to switch to tea (I was super addicted to coffee – read more about my health…

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A Beautiful Adventure

Nature is my favorite place to be. There is nothing I love more than finding new places to explore! a couple weeks ago, my fiancé and I found this lovely little spot hidden away off a main road. The entire trail is noted at 18 miles, but we obviously did not do the whole thing!…

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Thursday Thoughts: Stress Management

Sometimes I’m just stressed. There’s no avoiding it no matter what I try. Being in a relationship, work, the dog, the commute….everything feels like it piles up until I finally break. I’m still trying to find the best solution to manage my stress, but here are a few things I’ve been working on. Accountability It…

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Reasons I Love Walking For Exercise

I used to enjoy running. In fact, I would go to the local school’s track multiple times a week after work. Well, I ended up requiring surgery on my foot and I haven’t been able to run without pain since. Over the last few years, I’ve come to quite enjoy taking walks. These walks allow…

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Mid-Week Thoughts

2021 started off very productively. I was in my routine, I was exercising daily, I was excited and ready to go…and then February happened. I have no idea what actually happened this month to make me lose focus – whether it was the stress of my boss catching COVID, the impending doom feeling of running…

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