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Healthy for Change

I watched a documentary the other day called Healthy for Change. It’s been taunting me on Netflix for the past 6 months with its colorful pictures and enticing title. And now? Well let’s just say I’m healthy for change! I’ve always tried to be relatively healthy my whole life (thanks to my awesome parents), but after watching this documentary I realized how much healthier I could get. And how much sugar is in EVERYTHING. :/ I never thought I’d be one of those people who checks lables at the grocery store but I seriously can’t help myself. Things I always thought were relatively good for you have sugar listed super early in the ingredients! Now don’t get me wrong, I am not the type of person who has the self control to completely cut sugars from my diet, but I definitely don’t want to waste my sugars on something that doesn’t even need sugar!

I also learned how important it is to really get your servings of fruit and veggies each day. I always make sure to include a veggie with all dinner meals but honestly other than lettuce and tomato on my sandwiches and fruit sometimes for breakfast that’s really all I’m getting. So what did this documentary suggest? I bet you can guess…. Juicing! Yep, juicing. So no joke that very same day I researched and bought a juicer and about 10 pounds of produce.

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Here is all the produce I snagged! Plus tons more that aren’t photographed. I have to say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every concoction I’ve made. I already have to run to the store for more! I find that carrots, celery, and spinach are a good base and then I add things like pear, apples, and oranges to sweeten it up a bit. I’m planning on getting some beets and pineapple today as I’ve gotten some good recipes with those in it!

I plan to juice 1-2 times a day while cutting out process foods from my diet. I’m really trying to make this a way of life but I also want to be realistic in that I’ll prob have a few cheat days on the weekends. I also am trying to get in some good exercise at least 4 times a week. Although this awesome weather we’ve been having makes that pretty easy. Not sure how motivated I’ll be when it’s 110 degrees out. 😉

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If any one knows of any good recipes for juicing or for some healthy meals, let me know! I think its important to stay motivated and dedicated through this whole process.

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Truth

I really feel like the worst blogger ever right now. I give mad props to those who post regularly despite having a busy life, jobs, and especially to those who have little ones. I mean let’s be honest. Sometimes all you wanna do is snuggle up in your Pajamas and watch an entire season of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on your day off. Am I right? Especially when you have a to-do list as long as (insert something really long here). It’s times like that when I have to remind myself why I started this blog. I started it to document our progress. To remind ourselves how far we’ve really come. To learn to live in every moment. To not stress if everything isn’t perfect for the time-being.

Can I be honest about something else? We seriously considered buying a new house (or should I say new old house), in the midst of practically being done with our current house. Crazy right? I mean granted this would have been our semi-forever house and it had tonsssss of potential, but still. It made me sad. Like I was just abandoning our current little guy before we even got to his full potential. Right when I was having all these feelings we found out the house we were set on buying had 2 offers before we were done qualifying. And that was that. So I decided to get more dedicated to this blog. To my little house that’s come so far.

Awhile back my brother created this before/after collage and I like to refer back to it when I’m feeling overwhelmed. It reminds me that we have accomplished a lot and one day we will get to enjoy every inch of this house without being in the middle of a single project!

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To fill you in

I’ve been so terrible about my blogging habits! I hate to admit it, but when things get crazy the blog get’s put on the back burner. So what have we been so busy with? Take a look…

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So First we went to Disney World in Orlando and then left from there to go on a 5 day cruise with friends. It was the best. I’ve had a vacation hangover for the last 2 weeks. :/

Then we had to prepare for the in-laws so there was a lot of mess happening.

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We got our new carpet in shortly before they arrived and I could not be happier. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go before any pics are posted. We are on our way though! My very affordable custom bed is ordered (perks of working for an interior designer), our doors are on their way, and this weekend we will shop till we drop… or until we find a dresser and nightstands. Hope you guys enjoy your upcoming time off!

 

 

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