Celebrating Fitness Milestones with Healthy Rewards

How many times have you heard someone say, “I can’t wait until I drop (insert number here) pounds. When I do, I’m going to have (insert huge caloric meal).” Heck, maybe you’ve even said it yourself. I know in the past I have.

Unfortunately, that kind of thing is just self-sabotage! You can’t celebrate your health and fitness milestones with a buffet of foods that are just going to end up sabotaging all your efforts. When you think about it, it doesn’t make sense to eat healthy and watch your calorie intake all week, just to go overboard with one meal and undo all the hard work you’ve done, does it?

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How to Spot Fad Diets

There are so many different diets and products on the market today. Unfortunately, not all of them are good for you. There are so many people who will try many of them out of desperation, often one fad after another, trying to find the one that works. Little do they realize this will only hinder your weight loss goals and kill their hopes of getting healthy. You can avoid these rollercoaster fad diets by learning how to spot them.

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Vegan Pepper Dill Cucumber Salad

I’m going to be honest, I haven’t been a fan of picnic type salads for very long. I would always turn my nose at macaroni or potato salads, but all that changed over the summer. I actually gave them a shot, and I loved them. Although, I did have trouble finding a good recipe for classic potato and macaroni salads, my mom’s tried and true recipes are the best. I’ll have to share those salad recipes with you later!

But right now, we are going to with this delicious take on cucumber salad.

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Workout with a Self Defense Class

I have been taking Taekwondo classes for 7 years now, and I’m on my towards my 3rd degree black belt! (woohoo) Obviously I’m a little biased when I say that Taekwondo is the best martial art and self defense class out there, but I’m going to give you a few other options too.

In my opinion, everyone should take a self defense class. It’s incredibly empowering to know that if something ever happened, you can confidently defend yourself. It’s not something I like to think about, but I know I can defend myself if needed.

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Chocolate Protein Balls with Oats

After watching Netflix food documentaries on sugar and the food industry, I’ve stopped buying things like granola bars and cookies. Anything that is processed and packaged – I’m trying to stay away from. This leads me to trying a lot of new recipes. Some are winners and some are losers. I’m a pretty picky eater so if the recipe ends up being anything less then delicious – I’m not going to share it here on the blog!

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Why You Should Start Exercising Today

There is always a strong focus on exercise when we are talking about weight loss, but everyone needs to exercise regularly. Everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are in a healthy weight range or not, being physically active goes beyond a number on the scale. There are several benefits to working out regularly, and you don’t even need to break a sweat, regular walks are good too!

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