Category Prep for Success

Creating Habits for a Happier & Healthier Life

That drive-thru Starbucks used to be exciting. It would start my day with a smile. I remember thinking that my excitement for something so mundane was strange. Maybe it’s an adult thing, I thought? A hot cup of half-caf handed to me with a big smile… Sad reality or small victory? Either way, I took […]

Labor Day Love Fest – Party with a Plan

Labor Day weekend is here, which means it’s time to prepare for a party that won’t leave us bloated, breaking the scale or beyond repair. As my health and fitness journey has continued to unfold, I’ve found myself focused more and more on how I feel instead of fitting into the perfect 6 pack or pair […]

What’s Cooking This Week?! 3 Recipes to Get You Going!

You know the story. You wake up, tired from….life. You somehow get through all the odds and ends that have to happen before and then during your long day of….life. The clock strikes dinner and you’re starving, exhausted and entirely too ready for bed… but that’s life. The light at the end of the tunnel? […]

The Bring on the Summer Challenge #FatKiller40

For many of us, warm summer days of no work and all play are over. We have a weekend getaway or a pool party BBQ that we want to look bangin’ for, but that’s about it. Yah yah, we like to have fun, but we got bills and shit! On top of all the adult nonsense […]

From Whole30 to the Road Ahead

I did it. Guys…. I did it!! I successfully completed the Whole30!!!! I’m still in disbelief that I crossed the finish line of a month without all of my favorite foods and beverages. I knew I coooouuullllddd do it, but I haven’t… ever. Do you ever think about that? We get defensive with others (or our […]

Happily Ever Whole30

Today marks day 7 of my Whole30 journey. My initial surge of excitement seven days ago almost resulted in a kick-off post, but something deep inside me said I needed to wait. I needed to experience the initial challenges and triumphs before bringing something of substance to my readers. Not only that, but I needed […]

3 Small Swaps for Daily Success

We all want better days, but often struggle getting there. The trick? Try and find small swaps in your daily routine that will give you an extra big boost. Trading in an already used minute for another action leaves us feeling accomplished without being overwhelmed or irritated. We may find discomfort in change at first, […]