My Top 15 Health + Fitness Tips.

Over the years, I have read about and tried a TON of different health and fitness books, workouts and diets. Some have worked, some haven’t, but along the way, I learned a lot about what works and doesn’t work for my body. 

For example, last week I wrote about my February Whole[ish]30 challenge. Through that experience, I learned that what I needed was a lifestyle diet that I knew I could continue longer term than just 30 days.

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Health + Fitness Book Reivews

The Lyons Lifestyle by M. Frank Lyons II, M.D.


In a country where it seems like there’s more overweight people than healthy people, Dr. Lyons offers 7 of the hardest and easiest steps to a healthy body. With diseases such as esophageal reflux, fatty liver disease, gout, kidney failure, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases and vitamin D deficiency taking over our world, something needs to change and fast.

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Whole[ish] 30.

30 days ago, I set out to successfully complete a Whole30. The first week I did it exactly by the book, and as per usual, I was “hangry,” grumpy and had constant headaches. I didn’t realize how bad it was until Stuart said, “if you’re going to be this grouchy, maybe we shouldn’t do this anymore.” Ehhh sorry husband. 

That mixed with a few other “reality collides with the best intentions,” and I decided maybe I needed to tweak my Whole30 a little bit.

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Friday Favorites Week 2: A Healthy Valentine’s Dinner (or any other night).

They (unless you’re Dwight Schrute) say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Well, if you’re looking for a healthy meal straight to his heart, I have one for you! (And those of you non-gluten free, who still want to add a starch, garlic bread would go great with this meal.)

Dwight Schrute

But before I share this new favorite recipe, I just want to say a big “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

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Friday Favorites.


It’s Friday. I love Fridays! Even though while raising support, weekdays can sometimes feel a lot like weekend days, (I know, don’t hate me) there still something fun about Fridays.

This month, I’ve decided to dedicate Fridays to sharing one or more of my favorite Paleo recipes that I’ve made throughout the week. If you would have told me a couple years ago that one day I’d be writing cooking blog posts, I NEVER would have believed you.

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(Wo)man vs. Food.

Woman vs. Food

Food. The dictionary defines food as: “any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc.”

So food is simply for nourishment, energy and growth right? Well, it should be. Yes, food can be pleasurable, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But when it becomes more than that, turning into an emotional crutch, it becomes wrong.

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