• Health and Fitness

    Whole30 Pregnancy + Maternity Fitness Log

    Tomorrow I am starting what will hopefully be my second complete Whole30 since Asa was born — but the big difference between this one and that will be, obviously, that I’ll be doing the Whole30 while pregnant! Like, really pregnant. And I am hoping that this will continue into the rest of my pregnancy being a Whole30 pregnancy. In the last few years, I have recognized in myself a tendency to be an all-or-nothing type; I either stick to the rules 100%, or I drop it altogether. I tend to feel that if I can’t do something right, I can’t do it at all. I’ve tried to start up a…

  • Paleo

    30 Days Paleo: Week One Recap

    I posted last week about eating intentionally, and I’m happy to say so far so good! I’ve been following the meal plans I made up for myself pretty well, and it has made day-to-day life so much easier when I’m lazy and don’t want to think about what to eat. I wrote down meals for breakfast, lunch, and a few dinners (my mom and I take turns cooking), along with cookbooks and page numbers, and then went shopping for everything I would need for those meals. So there’s no mindlessly searching through my cookbooks or the fridge and not having ingredients or feeling too lazy to whip something up. My…

  • Paleo

    Eating Intentionally

    So recently I came across the blog When At Home, and fell in love with it. Kristen writes some GREAT posts about paying off debts, loneliness and motherhood, and living intentionally… and I love all of these things. Especially that last one. Lately, I have been trying and failing to do another Whole30. I loved doing it the first time, I felt awesome afterwards, and my eating habits improved vastly. But life happened (hello, baby), and while I have been eating much healthier than I ever did pre Whole30… y’know… there’s just… okay, can we talk about how addicting Hershey’s Cookies and Cream bars are? Because seriously. Diet. Ruined. I…

  • Fashion

    By the sea

    We took Asa out for his first walk in his stroller ever, and had to snap pictures down by the water where my parents live. I absolutely love the location; they are close to a woodland park that also has a large field nearby, and it’s close to an inlet with a nice, curvy road that is perfect for long walks! I would love to live close to this area. It’s so beautiful! Of course, since my husband took the pictures, I had to make a face. I really need to have him snap my photos regularly; they always look better, and then I’ll get more comfortable posing for him.…

  • Paleo

    The Whole 30: The End

    Well, today marks the end of our 30 days. It’s crazy knowing that I have stuck with this way of eating for a whole month. I haven’t stuck to anything healthy like this for years! I’m definitely feeling a lot better, and even when I don’t get enough sleep I have more energy than I did before, and I have lost 5.5 inches all together (the most in one area being 2-1/4 inches off my belly)¬†and exactly 5 pounds in the last thirty days. Which, while not a huge or visible difference in weight, is still progress and progress is always good. Highlights: Having more energy Losing a few pounds…