The Easy Way I Finally Lost Weight | Bonus: Foods, Exercises, Mindsets

I can tell you that once, not too long ago, maybe even this time last year, I was ashamed of everything about my body, and I hated the way I looked. Every stretch mark and scar that adorned my belly and thighs and ass were like the faded lashings of an angry master. The way my boobs looked was unappealing to me, and I seemed to carry weight in my face like I carried shame on my back. I hid myself in baggy clothes, willing myself to lose 50 lbs overnight, so I could wake up happy and begin living. It never happened. Until one day, finally, it did... [cont. reading]

The Pros and Cons of Exercising Outside

Outdoor workouts really remind me of being a kid againโ€”getting dirty, the feel of the sun on your skin, the smell of the grass and the wind in the air, the sound of traffic and birds...While it can be nice, there are also some downsides to working out while outside. So which is better, working out outside or indoors, like in your home or a gym? Well, I'm going to weigh the pros and cons of doing your workout outside, and you can judge for yourself!ย 

4 Delicious, Cheap, & Easy Vegan Meals

Eating vegan or switching to a plant-based diet can be tough. Between the expensive ingredients, complicated recipes, and food that may not initially be as palatable to newbies, plant-based diets may be hard to handle at first. Here are a few simple, yummy, and budget-friendly meal ideas that I frequently prepare when I need more plants in my life.

Why I’m Not a Full Vegan

I'd say I probably maintain about a 50% plant-based diet. Eating more lean, ethically-sourced meat and animal products helps me feel better, mentally and physically. Despite that, here are some of the pretty simple reasons why I'll never commit to a fully vegan lifestyle.