Greens, greens, greens. I love to educate people about the benefits of greens and what they can do for your insides. And if you are anything like me, I am always looking for fresh new ways to incorporate a serving of greens into my day.
Who doesn’t love pizza? Warm gooey cheese, soft chewy bread, the savoury pepperoni and all the toppings. Are you drooling yet? I am a huge pizza lover. It is almost ALWAYS my go to when I don’t feel much in the mood for cooking. And because of this, I had been looking for a healthier alternative to your traditional bread crust. Thankfully, I found this delicious cauliflower crust recipe! Modified from the Food Network Website (I cant help but make every recipe I use my own!)
There is some time involved in creating this, but I will say to you it is completely worth it! One thing I will emphasize is that you really take the time to press all the moisture out of the cauliflower. It will make it more dry and more likely to crisp up!
How many of you scroll through social media and see women crushing their workouts, day after day and it makes you think “I wish I was motivated like they are to workout”? “They make it look so easy”, “I wish I could do that too”. Well, I am here to tell you you can! It’s all in the way you perceive it.
I used to hear the term superfoods often, and to be quite honest, I wasn’t entirely sure what that mean. I thought it meant that they were foods that were really good for you, however; not sure of the extent or the reasoning.
There’s a saying… every little bit counts. And when it comes to wanting to live a healthier lifestyle and incorporate more whole foods into your nutrition, this mantra couldn’t be more accurate.
It has been a whirlwind of a January.
To start the year, I lost my grandfather. One of the most selfless people I have ever known. We were close him and I. My Opa was someone to look up to. He was kind and mentoring to all us grandchildren. He was always the mediator for as long as I can remember. Always encouraging us to be the best we could be, and to be kind to others… always telling us that he loved us. He was the glue that kept our family together, and I was feeling a huge loss. He was now free to join my Oma, who had passed when I was pregnant with my daughter.
Just after, I was struck with a serious blast of influenza. What started as fever and chill and exhaustion, turned into sinus pressure and a nasty cough, paired with more exhaustion. On the 10th day of riding out the sickness,
With the last few days of 2017 upon us (I honestly cannot believe how fast the last few months flew by!) I have been spending a lot of time planning all my goals for 2018, but I have also spent some time reflecting on the goals I have accomplished in 2017.
Before I adopted a healthy lifestyle, I used to spend a lot of time restricting. I felt like restricting myself was the only way I would see the results I wanted and depriving myself would get me there. That was a time before I was equipped with the trust in myself to make the healthy choice, and the trust in my self control to be able to fluctuate and still be committed… before it was a way of living.
It feels like I haven’t blogged in forever (really I only missed posting last week, but when you only post once a week, this stretch feels like longer!). The last two weeks have been a little crazy making! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know last week I wrote my final exam for the first course of my Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach Certification. In between working a couple late nights, Read More
With Halloween being over, and Christmas already knocking at our door (I am not complaining), I cannot believe that we are rounding into the end of 2017.
It is encouraging me to reflect back to what I had set out to do this year, what my New Years resolutions were, and to see how far I have come. I remember the end of December last year. I was excited to start the new Bikini Body Mommy challenge that was coming out! As an aside, I must say for any new mom who is looking to get back into shape or any mom who wants access to a free program, Brianna Christine’s method and message is so motivating, and most of what she offers is free when you register for her website, which is also free.
With planning to start this journey, I assembled an accountability group consisting of both women around the world doing this program as well as some of my co-workers and friends were going to do it too. I was determined to succeed, see the 90 days through and make 2017 my year.
Flash forward 11 months…I have accomplished so much this year! I have lost a total of 20 pounds, discovered my passion for helping others with their health and fitness goals, enrolled in an online course to get certified to do that, and I started this blog! Now I would say that I have been so successful, however that does not mean that I don’t continue to challenge myself to grow and change and make each day the best that I can.
I want to extend this challenge onto you. We have roughly 2 months left in the year. Two more months of 2017.
Think back to last New Year’s Eve, what were your hopes for the year? What did you want to achieve. If you have a fitness or nutrition goal or are looking to lose weight, you still have time to make some significant changes!
The average recommended weight loss is 2 pounds per week. If you are losing at this rate, not only is it healthy for your body, but you are more likely to be able to keep it off! That being said, if you started a nutrition and fitness plan next week, you could lose 14 pounds by the end of the year! Not only that, but by incorporating more fruits and vegetables, proteins, healthy fats- all in balance with each other, you would be able to drastically change your energy levels, body functioning and the way that you feel overall! Who wouldn’t want to feel better!
If you need some support, and want to make the next 7 weeks of 2017 the best you have this year, please reach out to me! I would love to work with you to finish off the year in health!
What are you going to do to make the next 7 weeks count? I would love to hear it!