How to get back on track after a food binge

How To Get Back On Track After A Food Binge

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A food binge doesn't need to be a game ender. If you struggle with binge and emotional eating then this post is for you! I've talked about changing my relationship with food in another post but I only lightly touched the topic of emotional eating. Emotional eating was (and in many ways still is) the biggest hurdle in my health journey. My inability to control how I used food was always my downfall. And there was the terrible habit of letting a single food binge equal automatic failure. I used to think that a food binge meant that I had…
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6 Plant-Based Smoothies to fuel your run

6 Plant-Based Smoothie Recipes To Fuel Your Run

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A homemade smoothie is a great way to fuel your workout. When I first started running, I'll be honest, I wasn't nourishing myself correctly before my workouts. I often talk about overcoming food negativity¬†both online and off, but I still have several bad food habits I'm working to overcome. One of those negative food habits was not eating in the morning. And the second I started primarily working out in the AM, this became a big deal Now, I've never really been a fan of eating in the morning. I can't really explain it other than to say it feels…
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How to Start A Home Yoga Practice

How To Start A Home Yoga Practice

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There are so many reasons to start a home yoga practice. A home yoga practice is much cheaper, private, and time flexible. Those three reasons alone tend to be enough to get people interested in getting on their mat at home. But, especially to the uninitiated, yoga (even alone at home) can be intimidating. One of the biggest questions I get asked is, how do I get started? First and foremost, you need to change your expectations for what you imagine an at home practice to look like. Most likely, it is not going to have the same vibe and…
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5 Ways To Change Your Relationship With Food

5 Ways To Change Your Relationship With Food

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Changing my relationship with food is an ongoing process. When I talk to other people about health and fitness, food is always the biggest pain point. Many of us who live in a western culture tend to have a deformed relationship with food. Although when I think about it, even that statement isn't entirely true. It's more like we have bizarre relationships with food-like products. Because, when was the last time you heard someone talk about their out of control stir-fry addiction? And I've never heard anyone berate themselves because they went back for that second serving of saut√©ed vegetables.…
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6 Ways To Find Fitness Motivation

6 Ways To Find Fitness Motivation (Even On Hard Days)

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Fitness motivation is easy to find...at first. When you're first starting your health journey finding fitness motivation is easy. You're eager to go to the gym, you're purchasing cute gear, and you're feeling pumped! But, flash forward a couple of months down the road and those feelings aren't nearly as strong. And that's normal! But to be successful on your journey you need to be able to dig deep on those hard days. One of the easiest ways to maintain fitness motivation is to be prepared for the hard days ahead of time. First, you have to acknowledge that there…
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The Yoga Pose I Never Do (And Why I Should)

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I love doing yoga. I literally do yoga every day. It is one of my most favourite activities! So it was eye-opening to realize the other day that there are still poses that I avoid. I was scrolling through Instagram looking for yoga pose inspiration and saw the pose I never do. I mean, seriously haven't done the pose in years. And it's not like it's a complicated yoga pose by any means. But at the same time, I don't find it easy at all. So what's the yoga pose? It's boat pose. Unlike a lot of other yoga poses,…
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finding your why

Finding Your Why

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**This post contains affiliate ads. For more information please read the disclosures page.** Before you can set goals, you need to find your why. So last week I posted a condensed version of my background and a bit of my journey so far. And I was going to write about goal setting, but I realized something really important came before goals. And that's the reason why you're setting goals in the first place. You might be like, okay well, my goal is obviously to lose weight or get in shape. But I've learned your why needs to be much deeper…
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My Story: My Healthy Lifestyle Journey

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My journey toward a healthy lifestyle began 2 years ago. I've been both looking forward to and equally dreading writing this blog post. But seeing as my weight-loss story is a big part of how this blog came to be, it seems only right that I should share the story early on. Like many people who have lost a lot of weight (50+ pounds), my story has less to do with calories input and output. Rather, my story is about discovering a healthy lifestyle that not only benefited my body but also my mind and soul. If you've checked out…
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5 Easy Ways To Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

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***This post contains affiliate links. For more information please disclosures.*** Many people struggle with eating enough fruits and vegetables. If you are used to eating a largely meat-based diet, adapting to a plant-based diet can be strange at first. I'll be honest, training your palate to enjoy all the different tasting vegetables can be a challenge. But not to worry because I am here to help you out! Plant-based or not, if you are looking to include more fruits and vegetables into your diet, you have come to the right place! Eating more fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be…
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31 days of yoga

31 Days Of Yoga: What I Learned

This summer I was challenged to try 31 days of yoga. ***Post may contain affiliate links. For more information please view my disclosures page.*** I've been doing yoga for several years. But for the most part, my practice has not had a lot of consistency or focus. Yoga was always something I did for strictly for exercise. If I was doing yoga I wanted to get my heart rate up and work up a sweat. I was a big fan of the P90X YogaX, the Jillian Michael Yoga Inferno etc. So when my friends suggested we challenged ourselves to 31…
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