10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle

10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle

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What a seriously depressing topic, right? I was inspired after reading a post by Alex at Fitnancials.com called The Harsh Reality of Owning a Fitness Blog. It was all about people’s harsh words toward her when they didn’t think her fitness was fit enough. The fact that she lost weight while taking care of herself and bettering her health never crossed their minds apparently. While there are so, so, so many benefits to eating well and living a healthy lifestyle, the truth is, there are some serious downfalls as well. I have read posts that have similar titles to “10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle” but their reasons are always a little shifty. 1. It’s so hard getting new clothes once you lose weight and get your 6 pack abs! –Uhh, no, no, that all sounds great and you’re just tricking people into reading this. Not cool, ma’am, not cool. So I’m going to break it down and get real, 10 Serious Downfalls About a Healthy Lifestyle. 

Easy and Fun Kid Baking Projects Brought Strait to Your Door

Easy and Fun Kid Baking Projects Brought Strait to Your Door

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Being a homeschool mom, one of the things I have loved the most is being able to work with my kiddos one on one in the kitchen. I think it’s so important for little ones to get a good idea of how to do basic cooking and baking. Learning to cook is such a confidence booster for kids and teaches them self reliance. Maybe someday they’ll start cooking for me…I’m just going to throw that out there. I used to take an hour out of each week just to get really hands on with my 6 and 7 year old. We’ve flipped grilled cheese, used cookie cutters, tried piping frosting. All the fun things that the kitchen has to offer. Then my little girl started to get really into all of it; she wanted to cook or bake every day. As any parent knows, life doesn’t always provide the time to spend an hour in the kitchen supervising and making a mess. If you do happen to have time, it can be tough coming up with ideas on what to make; something easy but healthy. Something not too messy but that still allows them to be creative. Then I discovered these easy and fun kid baking projects that can be brought strait to your door. 

Healthy, Raw, Vegan Ginger Snaps Recipe

Healthy, Raw, Vegan Ginger Snaps Recipe

Kitchen Declutter and Storage Solutions

Kitchen Declutter and Storage Solutions

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There are two huge downsides to being a cook-from-scratch kinda girl. Number one, downsizing is hard because you want to keep everything. Number two, keeping everything makes functioning in your kitchen way more difficult. Well, let me tell you, that minimalist diet is no joke. Once you start downsizing one area of your life, the other areas that used to trouble you tend to follow suit.

You guys have already been introduced to my kitchen pantry in my post Whole 30 No Processed Food Pantry but today I’m going to break it down even more. I’ve got the best kitchen declutter and storage solution ideas for you. They will help keep your kitchen clutter free and easy to work in.

The best way to improve the function of your kitchen and your life is to get intentionally organized. So many people think organization is all about the right containers or storage systems, when in reality the thing that is going to give you the biggest home makeover is to declutter and then organize. So here’s how to get started:

Minimalism for Beginners: Mistakes to Avoid

Becoming Minimalist: Major Mistakes to Avoid

It’s hard to say when my journey with minimalism began. Heck, it probably started the day I was born. Every event that occurred in my life eventually lead me to the realization that I don’t really like “stuff” all that much.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my grandma spoiled the crap outta me and yet when she died, I felt like I was left with nothing.

Watching my friends lose parents before we even graduated high school gave me a pretty harsh realization that everything I valued important really wasn’t. Yet, 4 years ago, there I found myself, in a big, beautiful home and this overwhelming realization of how much “stuff” it required to fill it up. I didn’t want to fill my life with things. I really didn’t like that intense feeling of obligation. So, together with my husband, we bailed on that obligation, and started thinking smaller. You can read our whole story here: How Downsizing Changed Our Family. While I can’t pinpoint exactly when I started realizing the minimalist life was for me, I do know all the faults I made becoming minimalist. So here it is: minimalism for beginners. There are major mistakes to avoid and I want to share some of the big minimalist mistakes I made right off the bat. 

Pea Soup with Turkey Bacon

Pea Soup with Turkey Bacon