• 5 Things I No Longer Buy
    Budget

    5 Things I No Longer Buy

    I’ve been making a lot of changes in my life the past few months. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know that last year I went on a budget to pay off my debt. With that, I’ve become more mindful with my purchases and overall consuming less. At first, I quit fast fashion moving towards buying the majority of my clothes second hand. Shopping second hand for clothing has opened my mind to other items from my daily routine that are simply unneeded or aren’t bringing value to my life. And if there is something I’m in need of, there’s usually a selection at the thrift store I can browse…

  • Recipes

    Easy Chicken Sweet Potato Bowl + Sauteed Kale

    I was going to call this recipe an Easy Buddha Bowl with Sauteed Kale. But I discovered a Buddha Bowl is meant to be made with a vegetarian protein source. Now, I’m not against a hearty, vegetarian dish, but there were no beans in my pantry when I first this recipe. Instead, I used leftover turkey from Christmas and chicken from my meal prep to build my bowl. So a lean protein source with some hearty root veggies and sauteed kale, brings me to this easy chicken sweet potato bowl with sauteed kale. After indulging in sweets and not-so-good-for-you foods during the holidays, I was craving something simple and healthy.…

  • 4 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ON MY FITNESS JOURNEY
    Fitness

    4 Things I’ve Learned on My Fitness Journey

    It’s the start of a new year, a popular time to begin a fitness journey. New Year, New Me – am I right? I’ve been on my own personal fitness journey for over four years now. And along the way I’ve learned a lot about exercises and programming, nutrition, and myself as a person. It’s this knowledge that I want to share with others so that they too can find success in their own fitness journey. Fitness is more of a lifestyle now than it is a journey. I love being active and sharing my story with others. As you get started on your journey, it’s important to remember the…

  • Thrift List January 2019
    Life

    My Thrift List | January 2019

    Now that I’m thrifting most of the my clothes, I’m learning to be more open to what’s available at the store in the moment. It’s harder to shop in season at the thrift store when you’re not sure what you’re going to find. That doesn’t always mean that you can’t go in with a short list or an idea of what you’re looking for. You should always go into the thrift store with an open mind! So to keep me focused during my shopping trips and to stay on budget, I’ve decided to create my thrift list! Going into 2019, I’ve decided to reduce my consumption of fast fashion (read…

  • Life

    My 2019 Goals

    2018 is coming to an end, bringing in another new year. New Year’s is a popular time for people to set goals for themselves, re-evaluate their lives and sometimes change the direction they’re going. I’ve been setting goals for myself, and sharing them on blog, for several years now and this year is no exception (check out my 2018, 2017, and 2016 goals for some context). Compared to year past, my 2019 goals are looking different and I’m good with that.  I like say I’m setting goals rather than New Year’s Resolutions. I do this because setting goals is something that I like to do throughout the entire year. For…