Category: Health

How to be Successful at the Gym

How to be Successful at the Gym

Going to the gym can be overwhelming. It’s a new place filled with strange looking equipment, and everyone but you seems to know what the heck they’re doing. It can feel very discouraging! However, I’ve got these special tips to share with you on how to be successful at the gym. I’m not a personal trainer, so you won’t find any specific exercises to do while at the gym or any tips on how to get jacked. These tips are more for your mindset and just general how-to’s. Before we jump into it, be sure to follow me on Instagram, […]


Getting Fit on a Budget, part 2

Getting Fit on a Budget, part 2

That’s right – part 2! Simply a continuation of part 1. When I sat down to write the first installment, I found that I had a lot more health hacks and tips to get fit on a budget than I realized. Instead of overloading that one post and making it a gazillion pages long, I broke it up into two parts. Being healthy these days can be expensive – so here are 5 more tips on how you can get fit on a budget! Take advantage of sales when grocery shopping. If you can, buying a bunch during a sale […]


Health Hacks on a Budget

Health Hacks on a Budget

I’m totally psyched about the fact that everyone is wanting to get healthy these days! People are really starting to pay attention to what they eat and are starting to exercise regularly too. But I’ll be honest, getting healthy can be expensive! I mean, have you seen some of these gym memberships?! Some of these places charge as much as a modest car payment! And don’t even get me started on the price of healthy food versus junk food. When salad kits cost more than a box of cookies, I think we as a nation have a problem. But I’ve […]


The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

A big part of my postpartum journey has been my diet. Before getting pregnant, my husband and I maintained a ketogenic diet. We got into the best shape of our lives and boom – I got pregnant. We…umm…fell off the band wagon in a major way during my pregnancy, but I always knew I wanted to get back on once I delivered. However, losing weight while nursing can be a tricky feat. Add in cutting sugars and it gets even trickier. Honestly though, keto isn’t just about weight loss for me at this point. I feel and function so much […]


Your Weight is Not the Problem – 3 Ways to Overcome the True Problem

Your Weight is Not the Problem – 3 Ways to Overcome the True Problem

As someone who has spent some time in the weight loss community, I’ve noticed this problem. Women are losing weight, achieving their goals, and are still hating their bodies. Why? Because their bodies and how much they weigh is not the problem.  The true problem is low self-esteem. And, unfortunately, low self-esteem does not discriminate. If you think poorly of yourself, hate yourself, and find yourself worthless, that train of thought will follow you around, no matter how much your body weighs. Your low self-esteem will continue to pick on your body, no matter how perfect it is. I know this because […]


Emotional Management: 3 Legitimate Ways to Stop Being Offended by Everything

Emotional Management: 3 Legitimate Ways to Stop Being Offended by Everything

You may have clicked on this thinking I was going to make fun of people or give satirical tips on how  “snowflakes” need to just “learn to take a joke”. But that is not the case, my friends! This post is for people who realize they have an emotional reaction to everything on the Internet and they want to change it. It’s for people who are sick of being on an emotional roller coaster and want to take back their control. It’s for people who want to enjoy social media, not be constantly pissed off by it. It’s for people who […]


When Being Right Is Wrong

When Being Right Is Wrong

Firstly, I want to start off by saying that I’m preaching to the choir here, sister! There’s nothing sweeter to me than being right; however, as I get older and mature, I’m seeing ways in my life in which that is causing more harm than good. I’m seeing more disruptions caused by my drive to be right than anything. I’m often times finding myself at a crossroads, asking myself “is it really that important to be right about this?” Truthfully, when I really ponder it, being right often isn’t worth what I’m sacrificing. And usually, as the mother to a stubborn toddler, […]


How To Survive Motherhood Burn Out

How To Survive Motherhood Burn Out

Let’s not beat around the bush – lots of moms experience burn out. And for lots of different reasons. As a mother it’s so easy to lose yourself in being mommy. What makes it especially hard is that being mommy isn’t always fun. Most of the time it’s monotony – cleaning the same messes, saying the same things, going the same places, etc – and hard work – juggling 35 different things at one time. The monotony and relentlessness of motherhood can be draining, to put it simply. It can leave moms feeling like a zombie, like a shell of […]


Green Smoothies for Toddlers

Green Smoothies for Toddlers

I’m not sure about you, but – without a doubt – my most frustrating mom moments occur during meal times. My daughter is a very strong-willed dragon. She has lots of opinions, but she also has a speech delay and is unable to express said opinions. This makes mealtimes pretty dang tricky!  Every single meal every single day is pretty much a guessing game. Am I making something she wants? I have no clue until she refuses it and throws it on my floor. That poses multiple problems: 1) girlfriend still hasn’t eaten, 2) I have to clean my floor, […]


How to Overcome the Envy that Social Media Causes

How to Overcome the Envy that Social Media Causes

I’ll be the first to say that I love social media. Just ask my husband! I love that it allows me to connect with people all over the freaking world. It allows me to develop genuine friendships with people across the United States. When I was feeling extreme loneliness due to postpartum depression, I was able to find comfort within Facebook mom groups. If I’m feeling uninspired before I do my makeup, I turn to social media for inspiration. Social media is also a great place to learn about new things – social media is how I discovered bullet journaling, […]