Four Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Posted September 20, 2017 in weight loss, ditch dieting, lose weight and 4 more

Struggling to lose weight? These four things could be holding you back from finding your healthy weight.

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I was recently thinking back to when I first started my weight loss journey. I constantly felt overwhelmed by all the different diets, health magazines and wellness blogs. 

I would start a plan, eat a food or meal that wasn't on the plan, and feel like I totally failed. My guilt about failing yet another diet plan would send me down a spiral of binge eating, feeling guilty then looking for another plan to jump into.

I always thought it was me. I didn't have enough willpower or I didn't want it enough. 

When I finally realized that it wasn't me, it was dieting, I felt free! But letting go of that dieting mindset can be a challenge. 

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Engagement Party Details

Posted September 14, 2017 in Engagement Party, taco bar, margaritas and 4 more

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The fiancé and I celebrated our engagement with a party! 

You can read about the proposal here.

Family and friends traveled from all over to help us celebrate, which made it super special. 

My parents hosted the party at their new house. Because they have a huge backyard, we planned to have a party tent, an outdoor bar and yard games. But it ended up raining all morning and the crazy Nebraska wind blew in. So we moved the party indoors. 

In the end, it didn't matter that it didn't go as planned. We had a great time with our friends and family.

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How Self-Care Can Help You Succeed in Work, Love and Life

Posted September 7, 2017 in self-care, stress management, success and 4 more

This simple shift could help you go from overwhelmed to knowing you're on the right track to achieving your goals. 

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Over the past couple of weeks I've been putting a lot of pressure on myself to be productive. I've been creating rigidity in my days, scheduling out the work I need to do each hour of the day, to accomplish more. 

Yet, I still felt like I wasn't doing enough. I wasn't getting all the things on my to do list done and panic was settling in.

I've always been a list maker and someone who preferred to stay busy, but over the past few years I've also become someone who is a striver, a goal setter and a doer. Often to the point of getting burned out, overwhelmed and stressed. 

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Morning Meditation Juice

Posted September 5, 2017 in fresh juice recipes, Morning Meditation Juice, juicing and 4 more

This fresh juice inspired by a delicious restaurant version is packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. It's the perfect way to start the morning. 

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A few weeks ago, the fiancé and I were in Omaha for the MAHA Music Festival, and the morning after the show we stopped at FirstWatch for breakfast. 

I was into their menu because they had avocado toast and a fresh juice bar. I ordered their Morning Meditation the juice bar, and it was so delicious I knew I had to recreate it at home. 

It was the perfect inspiration to get my juicer out after a long break from juicing. I kind of got in a rut with making the same green juice over and over again, and I got bored with it. 

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Superfood Trail Mix

Posted August 30, 2017 in Superfood Trail Mix, trail mix, healthy snack recipe and 2 more

This trail mix is made with a blend of nourishing ingredients, which makes it perfect for a healthy snack on the go.

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Trail mix is one of my favorite healthy snacks for when I'm on the go. It provides a perfect mix of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates, which keeps me satisfied and energized. 

I typically buy nuts, dried fruit and seeds from the bulk section of my grocery store, and make my own trail mix that's full of healthy ingredients. 

Pre-made trail mixes often contain candy and sugar coated nuts, so making your own can be a great way to keep the sugar content low and the antioxidants and nutrition high. 

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A Simple Strategy for Getting Healthy and Fit this Fall

Posted August 28, 2017

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Lazy summer days, barbecues and summer travel can have us feeling off track now that summer is coming to an end. 

Maybe you've gained weight, fallen back into old habits or gotten out of your exercise routine. It happens! 

But don't let a season of unhealthy habits turn into a lifetime of feeling out of control around food, emotional eating, feeling self-conscious, and not loving your body!

Autumn is a season of transition and change. While nature is transitioning, it's also a good time to think about your own transformation.

If you're ready to let go of extra weight, get back into shape, create longterm healthy habits, and you're tired of restrictive diets that don't work long term, keep reading!

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