Set Health and Fitness Goals on a Budget

7 Ways to Set Health and Fitness Goals Without Breaking the Bank

As we get closer to the new year, I know more and more of you are thinking about your new years resolution. In fact, over a quarter of the resolutions set involve better health, fitness, or both. Trust me, I have watched many a people in my life set these goals and fail in large part due to finances. Since I don’t want you substituting one bad habit for another (over-spending) I have laid out 7 easy ways to set your health and fitness goals without breaking the bank. Because funny enough, the 3rd most common resolution is to be better with finances. Things that make you go, “Hmmm..?”

Why You Should Never Retire

Why You Should Never Retire

It seems these days most people are living to retire. They strategically plan for it, save money, invest and try to retire early. Well, as surprising as it may sound, there is a seriously important reason why you should reconsider retirement; and maybe why you should never retire at all. If you have ever struggled finding a reason for why you should wake up in the morning; I have the answer. 

Whole Food Meal Prep: Cut Back on Time and Dishes!

Whole Food Meal Prep: Cut Back on Time and Dishes!

Meal prepping is one of those things that I think people believe is only for those 5am workout people or the people who spend their free time doing extreme couponing. Let me just say, both of these people are to be admired; #goals. Truth is, meal prepping shouldn’t be only for those who are extremely motivated or high achievers. Meal prep was truly designed for the rest of us; the slackers of the world, the people who need time and sanity back. It’s made for busy business runners, parents, or anyone with more than one thing going on in their life. Those weeks when I meal prep are the easiest weeks of my life. To top it off, I make my meals from scratch using the best ingredients I can find. You won’t find many frozen meals, cans or plastic wrappers when it comes to cooking in my kitchen. (Except that organic beans come in cans and frozen organic veggies come in wrappers…ya got me there.) All it takes is a few hours and a little strategy to save yourself time and cut back on dishes for the week. This is my whole food meal prep strategy to get the meals for our family of 5 ready for the week.

10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle

10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle

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What a seriously depressing topic, right? I was inspired after reading a post by Alex at Fitnancials.com called The Harsh Reality of Owning a Fitness Blog. It was all about people’s harsh words toward her when they didn’t think her fitness was fit enough. The fact that she lost weight while taking care of herself and bettering her health never crossed their minds apparently. While there are so, so, so many benefits to eating well and living a healthy lifestyle, the truth is, there are some serious downfalls as well. I have read posts that have similar titles to “10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle” but their reasons are always a little shifty. 1. It’s so hard getting new clothes once you lose weight and get your 6 pack abs! –Uhh, no, no, that all sounds great and you’re just tricking people into reading this. Not cool, ma’am, not cool. So I’m going to break it down and get real, 10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle. 

Shopping: the Keys to Spending Less and Saving More

Shopping: the Keys to Spending Less and Saving More

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Shopoholics: they’re everywhere. The accumulation of stuff these days has become something of an epidemic. It seems to be that there is always some reason to go out and spend. Personally, my shop-o-holic tendencies have varied through the years. From clothes and shoes to the latest trending super foods. Somehow I have managed to make excuses to buy it all and most of it, I never needed in the first place. Now I am proud to call myself a recovering shop-o-holic and I have got the key to spending less and saving more for those of you who find yourselves headed down the same path. 

Most Useful Life Hack: The Kindness Experiment

Most Useful Life Hack: The Kindness Experiment

Life is no easy thang folks. I think we’ve all figured that out by now. However, I hold in my hands the most useful life hack for anyone of any age, gender, race or political stance. It’s kindness. You can roll your eyes, it’s fine, I get it. But the thing is, I know firsthand just how far a little kindness can go. Truth be told, kindness is hard especially when you’re not using it every day. Chances are a lot of you might think you are using kindness every day but I would be willing to bet you have overlooked a few places.

“When I hear somebody say, ‘Life is hard.’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'” -Sydney Harris

In 2012 I started a new experiment. I vowed to speak no words of un-kindness. Like I said, “IT. WAS. HARD.” But despite the difficulties of watching my words, I began to notice huge changes take place in my life and the lives around me. I had to take steps, I even went through a grief period where I actually missed the negativity in my life. At times I felt like I would never be able to speak again. Then slowly, all those fears and struggles just melted away and my life has been on an upward stride ever since.