Eating Better and Exercise Rant

If you know me, you know I am always trying my best to eat healthy. Lately I feel my choices haven’t been the best. Now that fall is here and winter is approaching, I am all about being comfortable and comfort food. I have looked up several types of diets, made a list of what to eat and what not to eat, and even just stopped eating as much and stopped eating anything I deemed unhealthy (I never went about the deciding factors the right way). I put a whole 30 food list on my fridge to follow and it seemed pretty easy. However, I ended up straying from that diet plan as well. So… I am still trying what works for me. When school started up in September, I froze my gym account until I got into the routine of everything. I have not gotten around to going back- until now. I’ve decided to unfreeze my account and get back into the gym as soon as next week! When I was going to the gym, it motivated me more to eat better and vice versa. I felt more energized and healthy when I was going, like I was doing more for myself. I’ve told myself COUNTLESS times that “this is the week! Starting Monday no more bad eating!”. It never lasted long. I do think I am strong enough to say no. I do know how to. But I feel we should never deny ourselves and hold out. If you want to get the burger instead of the salad one night, I don’t feel there is anything wrong with that. BUT, there needs to be limits without a doubt.

This was just a small rant that I needed to get out. I plan to get myself active and make a change in my diet. I am doing this for myself, and I think that is the first step. I want to feel good through what I am eating and doing with myself. I am not happy with how I’ve been doing regarding food and exercise. I have notices changes with myself that I want to get rid of. All these reasons stem from myself and I will change them. I am the only one that can do that!

I really have been stressing lately with issues pertaining to this. I am writing this to make it clear that I WILL find an eating plan that works for me and I WILL get myself active. I realize anyone can find something that works for them and only they can figure that out. I know I will.

-d

A Few Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic Usage

I have done a MAJOR cut down on plastic. Throughout the day I realized just how much plastic I use and how there are alternatives to reduce that. Honestly, it was quite easy for me. I am currently still learning, but I think I got a great start on how to begin with going plastic-free and zero waste. I thought I’d share!

  1. No more plastic food storage! I threw out the old plastic Tupperware and all the plastic we used for food and replaced it all with mason jars and glass Pyrex of all sizes! I utilized the mason jars in more ways than one. I used for snack storage, flower vases, and meal prepping, and even made things like salads or little meals in them (also good for portion control!).
  2. Use stainless steel straws instead of continual purchasing of plastic ones. You can buy them anywhere online and they usually come with a brush for cleaning!
  3. Try and find any reusable, returnable and zero-waste brands! I found a great brand for hair and skin, now there are no more big plastic shampoo bottles in my shower to throw out every few months.
  4. Reusable razor. We used to get packs and packs of disposables, now I just use one!
  5. Use glass storage for daily-use DIYs! I love to make my own stuff such as lotion, toothpaste, mouthwash, cleaning product, etc. I ordered a bunch of glass bottles and jars to store and refill when needed!
  6. Get your own reusable shopping bags!
  7. BYO coffee, tea, water, etc. I still struggle with this! I have reusable mugs for hot beverages, the problem for me is water. I have a weird thing with water and constantly just drink from plastic water bottles. I am trying to kick this habit!

Like I said, I am just starting off with this whole less plastic usage thing. There are so many other ways to cut down on plastic that I plan on incorporating in my life as much as I could. These are just some switches I found easy to start off with and encourage others to try if they can!

My Thoughts on Social Media and Why I Took a Break

Last July, my boyfriend and I both decided to delete our Instagram app. We both got into a deep discussion about how annoying and controlling it got in our lives. I hated mindlessly going onto the app to see a bunch of photos of the same selfies, landscapes, and animals (even though the animal pictures were consistently cute). Instagram is a great app, don’t get me wrong. Out of all social networks, I think it serves the most purpose. However, I think a break from things like such are needed. We both deleted our Twitters in October 2016. I never had much to say. I didn’t care to see people’s public complaints or random sentences. Also, too much drama. Today, I still stand by deleting my twitter and never really miss it. Snapchat, I still have right now. I see that as different from Instagram and Twitter, as it is not as public and you don’t have to do much or uphold a profile. However, since I have told myself I want a lot of my life documented to look back on and to reminisce, I miss Instagram in a way. As I think of my decision, I am taking a different approach. I will post more and all of what I want. Have more of an aesthetic, including things I have done, things I like, things I’ve created, and where I’ve gone. If I were to, I would make it much more unique and well, more me. But who knows? I am enjoying myself without it as of right now. Bottom line, time-outs with social media are definitely essential in my book.


Just yesterday, I logged back on to my Instagram account. It was weird being on for the first time in about a year. I saw the changes of people I know, what they were doing, where they were, how they looked. So yes, it was still the same old stuff. Yeah, I missed it because it was easy to just scroll for awhile, looking at all the different posts and being “back in the loop”. However, I sat there and thought “do I really care though?”. I knew if I kept it I’d just always be on it and scrolling through the endless posts. Well, I ended up deleting again soon after. As of right now, I am on the fence with it, but it’s staying off my phone until I decide.

The Beginning of the Blog

Let it begin…

I had the idea to start to work on a blog in January 2018. Now, here in June, I thought this was the perfect time to get myself going. Follow me as I discuss many different topics. I plan to log many writings on my life/life in general, well being, food, skincare, adventure/travel, my thoughts and words, and just anything that I have going on! Here it goes…