Month: May 2016

Learning to stick with it

I used to be a serial blog murderer. Well, I’ve allow my own blogs to whither away into pitiful existences of old posts and inactivity. It’s a sad sight, but being the woman that I am, I couldn’t allow a few dead blogs stop me from starting another. And another. And another. I kept trying. Searching for answers that’ll transform me from a half-assed blog starter to a fully committed blogger and influencer. That’s my heart’s desire. I know this because no matter how often I move on, I come right back to the same idea.

This inability to quit has also been a part of my weight loss and health journey. I’ve started diets and quit diets before reaching my goals. When I quit, or fall off the wagon, I don’t give up. I head back to the drawing board to find another method that’ll work for me. I don’t accept defeat and internalize it. I search for the solutions that’ll fit me.

Through this method, I eventually found a lifestyle that works so well for me that “quitting” has been diminished into the occasional, yet rare and much shorter “break” from my new normal. I feel so out of whack with that break that I’m quicker to get back to my healthy routine. It’s finally been set in my head that my health goals and healthy lifestyle is my set point.

This is the point I struggle with getting to when it comes to blogging. Pumping out content regularly has to be my new normal that I can’t, and won’t, go without. It’s proven to be tough for sure, but I’ve been researching what methods I must implement in my life to reach my goals. How can I make this my new normal?

Form the habits that coincide with the goals. Although I found a diet and routine that worked wonders for me, it took changing my habits and mindset as well as practicing strict discipline and consistency to truly make it work.

So that is the plan this time around. Finding my commitment juice by working on my mindset, setting some new habits, and practicing strict discipline. Maybe it’ll work. No. You know what? I’m setting my expectations here that IT WILL WORK! We’ll see how this goes as I share my thoughts regularly here on my blog.

Try the same method for getting healthy. If you know you really want to be a healthier person, don’t give up and believe a healthy weight and body just isn’t your thing because you’ve “failed” a few times. It is your thing if you’ve desired to have it. Keep at it. Do your research. Find a routine that makes it easier for you to stick to. I’ll also share the foods, routines, and mindsets I used to finally stick to my new lifestyle. We can do this!

3 simple ways to eat a cleaner diet

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How many of you do this? You go to the store looking for a new hair care product and you immediately turn the bottle to read the ingredients? If it’s got any of the no-no ingredients, you put it back on the shelf and move on.

Many of us have become sticklers about what goes on our hair and scalps. I love it! We’ve realized what ingredients are damaging, we’re supporting the products that come correct, and manufacturers are forced to step up and deliver what we’re requesting with our dollars. That’s called consumer power.

But what about what goes into your body? Do you also turn bottles of juice to read the list of ingredients? Avoiding high fructose corn syrup like you avoid mineral oil? There are also chemicals, ingredients, and other additives in our foods that are just as, if not more damaging than the ingredients you avoid putting on your hair.

The first thing I do with a new food product is check the ingredients. People probably think I’m a bit extra because I’ll spend a good couple of minutes reading through ingredients and putting food back as soon as I find a no-no ingredient.

And I’m not talking about avoiding these ingredients for weight loss. Studies have found that these modern, heavily processed foods manipulate our ancient bodies into addiction, diseases, cancers, mental health challenges, and reproductive issues just to name a few. They’re toxic and should be avoided for many more reasons than to watch your figure.

So here are three simple rules to follow if you’re looking to avoid the damaging chemicals also in your food.

Avoid any ingredient you cannot pronounce

Chances are if you can’t pronounce it or it has more than three syllables, you shouldn’t consumer it. It also didn’t come from nature.

Food manufacturers use several ingredients to make their manufactured products more palatable to our bodies and taste buds.

They have to add taste, smell, “vitamins,” minerals, and color as well as maintain consistency and shelf life. All of that just to feed you something devoid of nutrients.

The longer the list of ingredients, the least likely you should eat it

Foods from nature are simple and straight to the point. A long list of weird looking ingredients is likely an indication something strange is going on.

These long lists are dead give-a-ways.

Think about it. What are all those things they have to add? Where did those ingredients come from and did they test them? It’s just too many questions.

Stick with ingredients you can recognize as foods

The easiest way to avoid all these nasty chemicals in your foods is to stick with real foods and real ingredients. Stuff of the earth and by the earth.

This isn’t always easy considering we live in a day and age where these foods are EVERYWHERE and easily accessible. You might find it particularly difficult to avoid processed foods if you have food addiction or binge eating disorder.

Remain patient with yourself and overtime sticking to foods with ingredients that consist of other foods will get easier.


Eating clean doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be easy and does get even easier with practice.

Avoiding long lists of ingredients that don’t look like names of foods, but chemicals of a science lab is a great place to start.

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