• Life

    How I Journal

    I recently started a new way of journaling and I’m here to share it with you! I’ve always enjoyed writing (hence the blog) but in recent years I’ve slacked on writing. I gave bullet journaling a try last fall after a friend said she loved it and that it’s perfect for those that enjoy lists. I’m absolutely a lover of making lists, but bullet journaling was too overwhelming for me. I wanted to be able to focus in on goals and to-do lists, but I also didn’t want to have to remember log items daily. goals The first part of my weekly log is to set goals. Writing down goals…

  • Life

    February Favorites 2017 | Food, Fitness, Beauty

    February has come to a close and honestly I’m pretty happy about that. Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it kept me busy and stretched more than thin that I like to be. Because I was busy my list of favorites is on the shorter side, but what I have been loving are a part of my normal routine so they’re worth sharing. I spent the latter half of the month too fixated on my macros, so I took a few steps back to focus on what I truly want in regards to my fitness and nutrition. In March, I want to be at ease with my…

  • Chicken Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet
    Meal Prep,  Recipes

    Ground Chicken, Sweet Potato, Black Bean Skillet

    Last week I got back on my meal prep game and I went hard. I ended up making 12 meals that will last me over two work weeks because I tend to eat my meal preps for lunch at work and not so much for dinner. This ground chicken, sweet potato, black bean skillet is a revival of a recipe that I made last year when I first started IIFYM and I was experimenting with throwing together different whole foods to find new recipes. This year’s recipe is different because I’m now eating chicken so I instead of using Morningstar ground crumbles (which you can absolutely use if you’re a vegetarian…

  • Fitness

    How to Get Back on Track

    The last full week of February was less than fun. It was one of those weeks where everything was difficult, work was stressful, my workouts were unmotivated, and I just couldn’t stick to my nutrition plan. This happens and at the end of the week I just have to start over and try again, and that’s exactly what I’m planning to do. Here’s how I’m planning to get back on track with my fitness, nutrition, and overall well-being before eventually going back to my deficit. During the month of February I wanted to continue with my cut, but things got busy and I decided that it made more sense to…

  • Life

    Goodbye 2016

    As I get older I swear time flies by even faster and 2016 has honestly been a blur. I’m writing this post a few days before Christmas and I keep thinking I still have two weeks left in 2016 to wrap up everything that’s on my to-do list. Wrong. I only have one week and Christmas day is completely booked with family events. Hopefully I can catch up on my list of things to do on my extra day off this week. Last year I posted two lists of goals I wanted to achieve in 2016: my New Year’s Resolutions and 2016 Fitness Goals. I think it’s important to take time to reflect…