As we were working out the other day, our daughter joined us. She began kicking her legs and picking up her little purple weights, and we said to her, “You’re strong.” Her immediate response was to drop what she was doing and pose, showing us her muscles, showing us how strong she was.
I have always been a snacker and need a little pick-me-up mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Since doing the Whole30, I try to get more of my fill at mealtime, but I still find myself needing to space my meals to have 4 smaller ones throughout the day rather than just 3 larger ones. So I’m always looking for quick, easy options that are nutritious but still keep me full these energy bars are perfect for the job!
Although I was hesitant to really commit to the Whole30 in the beginning, I am so glad I finally got brave and gave it a go! Once I got past the first few days of withdrawal (headaches were brutal), it’s been smooth sailing!
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve worn the same 3 pieces (or sets) of jewelry. My wedding rings, a pair of opal earrings, and a locket my husband gave me for our first Valentine’s Day that was his grandmother’s.
It’s not that I don’t like jewelry. I do. And truth be told, I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who has the unique jewelry that perfectly accents each of her outfits. But I’m not, and I’ve finally come to terms with that because I’ve realized one thing… Continue reading
If you’ve been around here very long, you know that nutrition is something I’ve struggled with for a long time…Before I was expecting my daughter, I’m not sure actual “nutrition” was even on my radar.
Sure, I had read all of the weight loss magazines and blogs about how to eat healthier and lose weight. But for me, it was always about that last piece – what I could do to lose weight.
You see, in middle and high school, I struggled with disordered eating, and while I was able to work through it with the support of my family and an effective workout plan and eating guide, I never really established a healthy relationship with food. I viewed it more as a means to an end rather than a life-giving substance.
But after the birth of my daughter, all of that changed. I knew I needed to learn and do better, not just for me but for her. I knew I needed to learn what nutrition actually looked and felt like so I could (1.) provide her with the nutrition she needed and (2.) help her develop a better understanding of and relationship with food than I had growing up.