It’s a new year. Again. Does anyone else feel like they should stay the same age this year’s birthday? Can I turn 26 again in 2021? 2020 was a limbo year. When 2021 hit, like most others, I set some new year intentions. Also like most others, one of those intentions is to lose some weight and gain some strength. Ground-breaking, right? This time felt and is different though. I didn’t set a date that revolved around me being in a swim suit. I didn’t start January off with a Whole30 or cut out sugar, although I almost started a Whole30. So what’s changed? Why is this time different? Why is this year, really the year I get healthier again?Continue reading
I am doing the January Whole30 reset. Two years ago, I did a Paleo Challenge that sort of morphed into a Whole30. I didn’t do my research. I was new to it all. I begun with paleo and as I did more research, I stumbled upon the Whole30 and began following the program then. I slipped a few times, I cut it a day short, I didn’t scrutinize labels… It wasn’t really a Whole30 at all, which brings me to now. Continue reading
You call them resolutions, I call them my “New Year’s Intentions.”
Potâto, potāto. Let’s call the whole thing off–wait no, don’t do that. I want to keep with my intentions, and I know you want to keep with your resolutions this year too. Unfortunately, the majority of people drop off from their new year resolutions, even as soon as January.
I say, let’s be in the rough 8% that carry out their intentions/resolutions/goals this year. We can do it! And here’s how, start NOW! Continue reading
For 2016, I am honing in my diet. For years I have struggled with body image and my relationship with food, but last year I managed to finally make peace with myself and food. I can honestly say that I love myself and fully appreciate my body now. Coming to terms and realizing self love did wonders to my relationship with food. Instead of fearing food and restricting, I wanted to feed and nourish the body that I have grown to love. Continue reading
Thanks to 2014, I have become stronger and grown quite a bit as an individual (see my last post). I am so excited for this new year as I have big personal goals and I plan on really sticking to them. In my second decade of life, I am tired of “floating” around through life. Granted, I do want to be more free-spirited, but in the grand scheme of things, I want to have vision. I want to be a dreamer and a doer.
Happy New Year all! I hope 2015 is bringing you as much inspiration and determination for you as it is for me. This is my recap post for the new year; I was going to do a recap and resolutions post, but it quickly will turn into a novel. Last year I gave up Facebook for quite some time. It was sporadic off and on. I really enjoyed cutting the ties from Facebook. Currently, I am back on, but once school starts again I will delete my personal page and just keep the Journey for Jessi page–so be sure to like it! Continue reading
Remember my vegan month back in October? Well the new year is here and with it comes my resolutions. I have many, but I will save those for another post. Oh, why not go ahead with one of them? I am prepping myself to do another vegan month very soon–how does February sound? What better way to prep myself with Emily von Euw’s cookbook Rawsome Vegan Baking?