• Low Carb Blueberry Muffins

    Now, you’re probably reading this and thinking, “really? how low carb could they be?” Well how does 3net carbs per muffin sound?!  Okay, let me back up for a minute! As many of you know I’ve been on a keto lifestyle since July. Until recently I was pretty strict with all things keto. Lately I have started transitioning into a very low carb lifestyle–and to be honest, I was scared.  I was scared that I would start gaining weight back, especially since I wasn’t even close to losing what I wanted to lose. So since my transition started, I’ve been on the hunt for really low carb dishes/meals to help…

  • 15 reasons why

    38 days ago I embarked on a new lifestyle–a keto lifestyle to be exact.  What I didn’t know if that this keto lifestyle was going to change who I was, in a good way.  So what exactly is keto? I’ve been answering this for 38 days and here’s the gist of what I tell people:  The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat…

  • Keeping Things Fresh

    A couple of posts ago, I wrote about my boyfriend and I being “that couple” and the responce was overwhelming! Needless to say we are still that couple and I started thinking about all of the things we do for each other that keep us that way. It’s almost been 1 year and we haven’t stopped trying to keep things “fresh” since day 1. I really enjoy that we BOTH make such an effort in our relationship. Most of you know prior to this relationship I’ve been in nothing but terrible ones, ones that involved me doing everything and geting nothing in return. I can’t even describe how differntly things…

  • New year, new me?

    I feel like every “new  year”, it’s the same old posts, making plans/goals, and deciding to be a “new you”. Well this year, I’m not really trying to be a “new me”. I mean, I like who I am, and lets face it, after 35 years I’m probably not changing too much. Do I have goals I want to achieve, yes, but that won’t make me a “new me”. So now that the holiday’s are over, things can kind of get back to normal around here. School is starting up again and so isn’t my first field placement in my grad school program. I’m feeling like I’m going to be…

  • Dairy Free in 30 days

    30 days ago, I decided to try something new, something that I had never really given much thought about until recently–DAIRY. Greek yogurt, Laughing Cow cheese, cheese sticks, pizza..mmmm Yes those are a few of my favorites but giving up dairy meant giving up those as well. At the end of Septmeber I was having a conversation with my mother about high cholesterol and it really got me thinking about what I was eating that would contain larger amounts of cholesterol and when I found out dairy was a culprit, I decided to see what it would be like if I gave up dairy for 30 days. Giving up dairy…

  • 5 things no one tells you about yoga

    I recently decided to stop going to my personal trainer (due to finances) instead I have started yoga on a weekly basis. Trying yoga has been one of the hardest workouts I think I have ever done. You go in thinking one thing but come out with a whole other mindset that was like WHOA! So needless to say, this yoga experience is going well but I have to say I was totally expecting something else, which brings me to the 5 things no one tells you about yoga. It’s not very relaxing. True Vinyassa Heated Yoga is far from relaxing in the mediation sense. The last ten minutes or…

  • Dip Your Way to Healthy Eating

    Tonight was the first night in about a week that I’ve had a real workout with my trainer. To say that my lower half is feeling like Jell-O is an understatement. After my workout I should have been feeling good but instead I was still feeling down about my weight. Ugh. I am so sick of feeling “gross” and I’m trying to lose weight but gosh it’s hard. Needless to say, time to get off the pity pot, so after my shower, I decided to really up my weight loss game, by getting back on track with my eating habits and daily logging. I have noticed that I do REALLY…