Whole 30 LEGGO

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New Year, New Me. I know it’s cliche, but when is a better time to start something as crazy as giving up grains, dairy, sugar, and alcohol?!

The Basics:

Whole30 is a way to reset your body, and help you figure out ways to fuel your body with whole foods instead of sugar-laden, super processed shit. The list of “can’ts” is about 100x longer than the list of foods you “can” eat. Here’s what you get to choose from: meat, veggies, fruits, and nuts. No more cereal, no more cheese, and absolutely no added sugar (real or fake).

The Why:

I’m fit, I’m pretty average in size, and I eat pretty well. BUT this holiday season has been rough on my relationship with food. I’ve started craving and indulging in sweets, I’ve eaten WAY too many cheese plates, and drinking quite a bit #noregrets. Also I want to lose some weight.

My goals:

  • Lose some poundage and lose some inches
  • Kill my sweet tooth: fake and real
  • Eat more veggies
  • Stop treating eating like a routine, and learn to listen to when my body is hungry vs. bored

I’ll be posting weekly updates.

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5 Best Moments of 2015

Happy 2016!

I know I should’ve posted this yesterday, but I was a little busy rushing around for last minute NYE things & just generally enjoying a day off work. I want to do a little reflecting on the past year, and how awesome it was for me.

5. Successfully Adulted

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Logan and I moved in to our first apartment sans roommates! I adopted a furry baby, got a big girl job at a marketing firm, and started paying my student loans. So obviously you can see I’m adulting pretty hardcore.

4. Returned to good ol’ USA

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After 10 months abroad, Logan and I returned to our home country. No truer statement than “no place like home.”

3. Traveled around most of Europe

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Logan and I visited Cologne, Amsterdam, Geneva, Lisbon, Venice, Rome, Paris, and Prague. Experiencing all the cultures was an amazing experience. Not to mention all of the delicious food!

2. Lived and worked in Spain

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I did something I didn’t know I was capable of: teaching! A year of learning, teaching, living, eating, drinking, and hanging out in Madrid resulted in lots of Spanish learning, fears conquered, and introspection.

1. Got ENGAGED

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BFF, soul mate, lover, and my all time favorite human asked me to spend forever with him.

 

Can’t wait for the adventures 2016 has in store for me!