Category: motivation

Thoughts About Getting “Back on Track”

PSA: getting “back on track” for the New Year doesn’t have to mean eliminating all carbs from your life.  I shared this on my stories last week and for the most part I got a lot of “HELL YEAH”s and “PREACH” and  *clapping hands emoji* replies, but I did get one response that somewhat questioned

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My Current Favorites: 1.9.19

How is everyone doing now that we are officially back to reality? This will be my first full week of work since before Christmas, so I’m sure I will be struggling by Friday, but we got this! On top of that, I feel like I’m in the beginning stages of a cold, so fingers crossed

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Non-Diet New Year’s Resolutions

It’s already that time again. A New Year is right around the corner, which means it’s time for everyone to publicly declare all the ways in which they plan to improve themselves in the next 365 days. Unfortunately, most resolutions these days have to do with weight loss or cutting certain things out of the

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WFTW Fitness Holiday Gift Guide

Hello friends! I cannot believe it is already December and Christmas is literally right around the corner. That’s why I like to put up decorations and start listening to Christmas music early, because this month always goes by WAY too fast and I’m sad when it’s over. : ( But let’s soak it up while

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My Journey to Becoming a Dietitian

Since National Nutrition Month is right around the corner (hint: March), it seemed like the perfect time to talk a little bit about dietitians, AKA the experts in nutrition! I wrote this guest article for Andy the RD‘s blog almost a year ago, and for some reason, I never shared it here on Wellness For The

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Health House Kansas City

I get a lot of questions about how in the world I get motivated to wake up and workout at 6 AM on most days of the week. I am fairly confident this post will answer that question for you. I have officially been a member of Health House in Kansas City since January of

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Why Expectations Suck

Every day there are expectations of us that we (typically) strive to live up to. There are simple ones that are fairly obvious. For example, it is pretty much expected that you will get out of bed and go to your job, or to class, or whatever is part of your normal routine on a

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Why I Still Don’t Count Calories

It has been exactly two months to the day since I decided to stop counting calories and tracking my food in My Fitness Pal. (Click here to read my previous post about Why I Stopped Counting Calories in the first place.) Two whole months of eating what I want, when I want, and having absolutely no idea

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Stress Less for Better Health 

I apologize that I have been MIA the past couple of weeks. Lots of stuff has been going on, and this blog post probably reflects that. It may be a little scatterbrained, but that’s pretty much how I’m feeling lately (not necessarily in a bad way), so prepare yourselves. I hope it resonates with you somehow, regardless

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A Closer Look at Low-Carb Diets

First, I just want to get something off my chest. I LOVE carbs. I honestly can’t imagine my life without them. What do you mean no English muffin and banana at breakfast every day? No protein pancakes for dinner? No brown rice alongside my veggie stir fry or big bowl of whole wheat pasta with broccoli &

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