Relating to the Struggle

3 weight loss goals

There's something really powerful about having someone to relate to when you're trying to lose weight.  Whether it's someone who has already reached their weight loss goals or someone who is embarking upon the journey, I think it's incredibly important to have people to talk to. The struggles that come with weight loss can be really hard for some people to understand. "Just eat less and . . . Continue Reading »

This Is Why You’re Fat

This is why you're fat

On my flight to Nebraska on Tuesday, I read all of Jackie Warner's book "This Is Why You're Fat" and I've got to tell y'all... it's AWESOME!  In Jackie's book, she explains why her approach to weight loss is liveable versus diets, which are hard to live out long term. So what did I take away from the book?  We eat too much sugar.  Period.  No, it’s nothing new, but I think Jackie does a grea . . . Continue Reading »

A Clean Slate Post Vacation

Jewel of the Seas Food

A few years ago I made the decision to stop feeling guilty for the foods I ate and the weight I may have gained while on vacation.  Whether I'm traveling to see family, sailing around the Caribbean, or trekking through Europe, vacation is such a treasured time.   I love making the most of my vacations and that definitely includes eating foods that aren't a part of my daily diet. The a . . . Continue Reading »

AllWhites Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Egg White and Vegetable Quiche

Over the years, I've learned to really listen to my body and how it responds to different foods. I know that I feel best when I eat protein, vegetables, and fruits, so I try to limit my carb and dairy intake. Some days I crave scrambled eggs with sauteed vegetables and other days I crave a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, but the key is really to listen to my body. When you listen to your . . . Continue Reading »

A Clean Slate

Maar's Pizza San Antonio

Have you ever had one of those days where your day and diet just don't go as planned? You wake up late, throw your hair in a ponytail, and run out the door with nothing but coffee in your stomach.  Already you've kicked off your day feeling gross and hungry!  As you weren't able to pack a lunch, you spend your lunch break mulling over where to grab lunch.  Do you order a burger, a . . . Continue Reading »

My Panera Favorites + Giveaway!

Panera

Panera has always been one of my favorite meet up spots for lunch. I love the atmosphere, the lunch options, and the prices! Whether it was grabbing a sandwich with my teammates back in college, enjoying a bowl of soup with my family after church, or grabbing my favorite You Pick Two option after a long morning of moving, Panera has always been a great lunch (and dinner) spot.I'm sure y'all can . . . Continue Reading »

Dairy During Pregnancy

Dairy

There's something magical that happens when you find out you're pregnant. Everything instantly changes! For me, my future had a different meaning, my goals changed, and I looked at my diet in a way I've never looked at it before. Food had a completely new purpose, and that purpose was to provide the nutrients my body needed in order to grow and support a growing fetus. The first trimester . . . Continue Reading »

Reebok ZQuick

ZQuick Reebok

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. The winter storm that plowed through the DC area this past week almost made me forget that spring is just around the corner. I love different things about each season, but I'm always eager for the spring to arrive after a long winter. After spending the winter indoors for the most part, I'm always so eager to get . . . Continue Reading »

Finding Savings at Target

Target

I have always loved shopping at Target, but I can't deny how difficult it is to stay on budget when I'm there. The first thing I walk by when I enter Target is the greeting card section, which instantly gets me thinking about my loved ones. Before I know it, I'm brainstorming care packages to send to my siblings and am making my way through the store to find the perfect gifts.People always joke . . . Continue Reading »

CyndiBands Valentine’s Day Giveaway

CyndiBands Valentine's Day Hair Ties

I'll be honest, I was never the biggest fan of Valentine's Day.  As a kid, I absolutely hated the day.  I was overweight, had few friends, and without fail, would only get a few valentines from my classmates.  I'll never forget opening up the valentine's day mailbox I had created in my 3rd grade class, only to find three valentines... I was heartbroken. In middle school, I hated . . . Continue Reading »