How I Am Staying Healthy Over The Holidays

Let’s get right down to it… the holidays bring an immense amount of food stress into our lives. When I think about the table at holiday parties I think of sugar (which sneaks its way into almost every dish) and highly processed foods. Unless you are making all the food on your own, it isContinue reading “How I Am Staying Healthy Over The Holidays”

Self Care 101

If self care isn’t a priority in your life, it is time you make it one. Like the name suggests, self care is caring for yourself. Self care is taking moments out of your day and dedicating them to yourself. Self care is doing something for yourself that is nurturing and brings you a senseContinue reading “Self Care 101”

The Ingredient I Am Loving Right Now: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is not just a spice that adds flavor to dishes and drinks. Cinnamon is a powerhouse of beautifying benefits. Let me give you a little background on the spice that is in most spice cabinets: The most common type of cinnamon (cassia cinnamon) comes from a cassia tree grown in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.Continue reading “The Ingredient I Am Loving Right Now: Cinnamon”

The Ingredient I Am Loving Right Now: Cayenne Pepper

My latest obsession: cayenne pepper. If you are unfamiliar with this fiery pepper, let me fill you in. The cayenne pepper is a type of hot chili pepper. You’ll mainly find it in a lot of hot sauces and salsas on store shelves. You might have a hard time finding it in the produce section,Continue reading “The Ingredient I Am Loving Right Now: Cayenne Pepper”

Why Is Prioritizing Sleep So Beneficial?

I’ll admit that I used to be a bad sleeper. When I was sleeping all was good, but I did not prioritize sleep. I would stay up late and wake up early. Some nights, I probably got less than 6 hours of sleep, and on the weekends I got even less (since I was tooContinue reading “Why Is Prioritizing Sleep So Beneficial?”

Motivation Series Part 3: Start Where You Are

If you asked me about 8 years ago to join a wellness program with you, I would have said yes… but I would’ve also said “I’ll start next Monday… oh wait, is that the last week of the month? I guess I’ll have start on the first Monday of the next month… oh wait, myContinue reading “Motivation Series Part 3: Start Where You Are”

Being Present

Recently I just turned 28! Welcome to the late 20’s! On almost every past birthday, I would journal about everything from the past year. I would journal about everything I’d wish I had done differently, things that were great, things that were bad. I would also write about the things I want for myself inContinue reading “Being Present”

Motivation Series Part 2: Motivation In the Kitchen

I created this motivation series to spark motivation in all of us. Often times we want so many things for ourselves, but we lose sight of our goals very quickly. It isn’t because we aren’t strong or capable (we are capable of anything we put our minds too, I am a firm believer in that),Continue reading “Motivation Series Part 2: Motivation In the Kitchen”

A Healthy Guide To Dining Out

Note: These guidelines are based on my approach to a healthy lifestyle. I follow these guidelines based on my health and wellness goals. Always consult a doctor before making choices for your health. I love to cook at home. Not just because I know what is going into the food, but because I really enjoyContinue reading “A Healthy Guide To Dining Out”

Motivation Series Part 1: Workout Motivation

Welcome to Live Well Eat Well by Kimmy’s Motivation Series. If you ever want to know how people truly look at you, ask your significant other, or a friend. When I asked my significant other, Bobby, what he thought of when he thought of me (at first I got some wild answers… but then heContinue reading “Motivation Series Part 1: Workout Motivation”