HOW I SLOWLY FELL IN LOVE WITH RUNNING

I’ve always hated running, ever since I was in elementary and we had to run relay races, I was always the slowest runner and I gave up so quickly. It’s taken me so long to learn to push myself mentally and physically when it comes to running and that’s what I’ve learned to love the most about this running journey. A couple of months ago, I started running a mile every day on the treadmill, my mph was atrocious (12mph), but little by little I started pushing myself a bit more, adding more miles to my run. Shortly after, my boyfriend pushed me to go…

LET’S BE HONEST: STRESS EATING

This is a very sensitive topic for me because over the years I’ve become a more anxious person which has slowly led me to stress eat and obsess over food. I never had a problem with food when I was in high school or college. It wasn’t until I came from my study abroad in France that I began having gut issues and allergies to food. I thought this would be an important topic to talk about because I think a lot of people nowadays deal with stress eating whether at home or at work. For me it’s always been at work, I never stress at…

HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK

I’m all for anything homemade, i believe it’s a lot healthier and in this case might save you a couple of extra bucks. I caved in and decided it was time to try making my own nut milk at home. I’ve been wanting to do it for the longest time and decided to finally give it a try. So here’s what you’ll need. It might look complicated and a waste of time when you can just buy it at the store but the end result is so good. The best part is that you can buy almonds in bulk on Amazon for cheaper, while a…

MY GUT ISSUES/TOP 6 FAVORITE HEALTH AND WELLNESS BLOGS

I’ve always been curious about health and wellness. I read medicine books, listen to podcasts about nutrition and now in this digital era we have all the health and wellness information we can get on social media. I’ve used Instagram as a way to get food recipes, workout ideas, nutrition facts, just about anything related to health. Lately, I’ve been on a huge nutrition kick due to health issues. For those of you who don’t know I’ll give you a quick overview. While I was in college I was vegan, which lasted about 3 years. I found myself very healthy at the time, I was…

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS THAT MAKE ADULTING EASY

I’m not going to lie, it has taken me a while to find household products that actually worked and didn’t leave my hands dry and rough. I have tested out so many dish soaps and kitchen hand soaps and nothing worked, my hands just kept getting drier and drier. I found Mrs Meyer’s when Publix starting carrying it, although it was a little pricier ($3.99) than your usual Windex and Dial soap. I have to say I am absolutely obsessed with anything Mrs Meyer’s and no matter how much more I have to pay, I will never go back to cheap household products. The products…

QUICK AND EASY DINNER BOWL

I’m all for recipes that are quick and easy to make. I’m sure most of you are too. As much as I enjoy cooking and following a new recipe, sometimes life gets in the way and you’ve gotta whip up something quick. I love bowls. They are so efficient and you can throw anything in there. My go-to dinner ideas are salad bowls or rice bowls. You can add your choice of protein, avocado, roasted veggies, lettuce and voila dinner is ready in less than 15 minutes. Below I’ve shared with you guys one of my many bowls, quick, easy and HEALTHY! Enjoy! Chop up some…

LET’S BE HEALTHY AT WORK

  Okay, let’s just get it out of the way from the beginning. Eating healthy at work is extremely difficult. Whether you’re spending money on take out or eating office snacks, it’s hard to stay consistent on a healthy lifestyle if you’re not diligent on your meal prepping. Now if you’re like me the idea the of meal prepping sounds great, but unfortunately, I’d rather prepare my food the night before. I’ve written a few tips on how you can try to stay healthy at work. When taking lunch to work, try avoiding heavy carbs. Swap your pasta for some steamed broccoli or a salad.…

WHAT GETS YOU UP IN THE MORNING?

Smoothies have become an essential drink to our everyday lives. Whether it’s drank for breakfast to start the day off on the right foot, or after a workout, smoothies are perfect for a healthy yet filling morning. For breakfast I usually go for heavier ingredients so to sustain me for a busy day. This is also my favorite smoothie by far, I look forward to my mornings because of this smoothie and it’s so easy to make! Take a look: Ingredients: Frozen Bananas (or you can use regular banana and just add ice to make it thick) A handful of spinach (the more spinach the better,…