Mastering Bun-free Burgers.

For many, burgers are the quintessential summer food. Versatile, easy, quick, and cheap, burgers are usually a crowd favorite at any backyard barbecue. No matter what kind of taste you crave, there is surely a burger out there that has your name written all over it.

However, if you are like me and you prefer to keep your diet as low carb as possible, the traditional bun-hugged burger may not suit your needs. Since giving up bread and many of its wheat-filled cousins, I have had to reimagine many of my favorite dishes. This includes the good old fashioned hamburger. 🍔🍟

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There’s A First Time For Everything.

For me, one of the scariest things to experience in life is boredom. Ever since childhood, I have wanted the day to day goings on of my life to remain forever fascinating. I always have to be learning something new, seeing something I haven’t seen before, or doing something I’m not entirely comfortable with in order to truly be at peace.

Even though it isn’t always possible to make each and every day the funnest day ever, it is relatively easy to keep life fresh by choosing to expose yourself to new things on a regular basis. Just as in life, I sometimes grow tired of eating the same foods or doing the same workouts, so in order to make sure that I stay on track, it’s important that I switch things up as much as possible.

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with various things in the kitchen. After all, maintaining a well balanced, reasonable diet is a major factor in anyone’s weight loss journey. In an effort to discover new dishes to fall in love with, I spent last Sunday afternoon tackling something I had never prepared before: Asparagus.

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Running With Scissors: Why I’m Suddenly Cutting “Everything” From My Diet.

This is the moment that I’ve been dreading for a really long time.

In my mind, it is the point of no return. I’m either going to go all the way in or accept an early defeat. As tempting as it is to want to forfeit, I simply can’t. 

I don’t know. Maybe I’m too stuck on the images in my head, obstinately charging ahead with overambitious plans and no safety net.

Or… perhaps this is the exact type of attitude that will carry me through. Perhaps my goals aren’t unrealistic and far fetched at all. 

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Weight Loss: When You’ve Already Been There And Done That, But It Hasn’t Worked.

Like many things worth achieving in life, losing weight takes dedication, patience, and consistency. You must continually work on your weaknesses and bad habits, all while keeping yourself motivated enough to not give up when things get tough.

It is so important to stay positive throughout the duration of your weight loss journey, but sometimes, this is much easier said than done.

If you are like me and have struggled to lose weight time and time again, it can be so hard to start over. However, this can apply to repeated attempts to reach any goal, not just weight loss.

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Do It Anyway.

Man, does it feel good to take a shower after a workout! But come to think about it, actually finishing your workout isn’t a half bad feeling either. 

Let’s not forget those awesome, feel-good endorphins rushing through your body too. 

Ahh…

It’s a feeling of accomplishment that simply can’t be beat.

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Rely On Your “Why”

If you are someone who has repeatedly tried to lose weight only to give in to discouragement, motivation may be to blame for your lack of weight loss success. I know that this has definitely been the case for me.

Most of us know how it feels to genuinely desire to bring about change in ourselves or our lives. Yet, we may have experienced some degree of difficulty keeping ourselves fully engaged in and committed to the process of that change.

It can be both frustrating and disheartening to feel as though you simply can’t find the inner strength to follow through on your plans, but I’m here to tell you to never, ever give up.

Today, I’d like to share what has been keeping me focused during my weight loss journey, and hopefully encourage some of you along your way to finding motivation that actually works.

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