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Monday, August 21, 2017

Committing To A Healthy Lifestyle

Re-committing to a healthy lifestyle after a gluttonous vacation

Hey guys, I'm back from my Minnesota adventure! The wifi situation was a bit rough as they switched around which cabin provided it (and thus the router got moved father away) so my Instagram stories weren't as funny as they were last year. I could only post in one room of one cabin or one part of the yard! Boo on you, first world problems. Anyyyyyywayyyyy, vacation was lovely and I was an absolute glutton. Ate and drank whatever I wanted. For nine days straight. Needless to say, I'm (re) committing my self to a healthy lifestyle!

We partied hard on vacation

Do you ever get so off track with the way you eat (and drink) that you actually gross yourself out? I'm not talking about looking in the mirror, that's more of a self esteem issue. But rather, you've eaten so unhealthy for so long that unhealthy food actually disgusts you. That's the level I'm at right now. At the cabin, my mom had ALL my childhood favorites there for me to consume: potato chips and Top The Tator, home made beef stroganoff, home made brownies, 3619 bottles of wine, hot dogs from a butcher, and on and on. When we were in Minneapolis, we ate out every. single. meal. Then the kids go to bed at 7pm, so we'd hang out and drink wine and order room service late at night (please tell me you caught some of my IG stories on that!)

The boys partied with bubbles and I partied with bubbly

Back to reality and back to Dallas, and I feel like I've eaten the way I did for nine days. Which is a nice way to say, I feel like garbage. I'm not one to wallow in the poor choices I made - heck, I had a great time eating bad for me food! But, I am one to immediately get back on track once the party is over. This is the key I've learned to maintaining my weight for over 20 years (yes, I weigh the same as I did in high school, even after having two babies in a year and a half): it's ok to let yourself indulge and have a great time, as long as you get right back on track as soon as your "cheat day(s)" are over!

How am I committing myself to a healthy lifestyle (again)? Actually, it's really simple!

I found an awesome recipe for a roasted butternut squash, lentil and kale salad. I like to eat a plant based diet using whole foods. This means I don't "diet" in so much as count calories and try to reduce fat, but I cook my own meals and focus on the nutrients and actually add fat to the meals using olive oil, whole milk yogurts, etc.  I've found counting calories and "watching what I eat" to be destructive in so many ways, but when I focus on the nutrients and making nutritious, plant-based foods, my mind is in the right place to make healthy changes.

I also like to spruce up my beverages. Visiting a raw juice bar after a hot yoga class is one of my favorite splurges! One of the coolest things I've discovered is Kiwami Greens. These to-go packets are full of nutritional properties that rev up my juice even more! There's Young Barley Leaf, Ashitaba that's combined with Matcha and Sencha to deliver a boost of vitality and energy. Kiwami Greens also contains a prebiotic ingredient (Fructo-oligosaccharides) and a type of vegetable polyphenol (EMIQ) to jump start your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. I can throw these in my yoga bag so that I have them for my post workout drink. I love that!

How do you get Kiwami Greens? It's a subscription box that gets delivered to your door monthly, so you don't even need to leave your home to boost your commitment to a better, healthier you. Check out their website here, and if you want 10% off your order, use code SUMMER10. 

Summer is drawing to a close and it's time for me to hunker down and re-committ myself to a healthy lifestyle. I'm jumping back on my yoga mat four times a week, preparing my own plant based meals, and getting my greens in with Kiwami Greens. Getting my rump in gear now will ensure I'm healthy heading into the holiday season and beyond.

Monday, August 14, 2017


Hey guys, just like I took a two week break last year to soak up the rest of summer, I'm doing so again! I know many of y'all are cramming these last few weeks of summer in with family vacations, last minute weekend getaways and getting that summer bucket list as marked off as possible. Me too! So go enjoy the weather and I'll see you back here with TONS of awesome content (and some really cool collaborations) on August 24 - just in time for those kids to go back to school.

See you Thursday, August 24! 

This is what we'll be up to! And by we, I actually mean the boys, because I hate fishing. So gross and boring.