Tag: Healthy Living


Brennan and I are so excited to start our TerraFit challenge tomorrow! It is a 12 week program through DoTERRA that we hope will get us back into healthy habits. We both have some extra weight to lose thanks to pregnancy 😉 

This program emphasizes clean eating (which we love doing but have been really bad about since Tori arrived), exercise, and teamwork. It is just the thing we both need to reestablish a healthy lifestyle.

As we start to see progress we will post our before/progress pictures. 

If you are interested in learning more about TerraFit, you can check it out here.

We know it won’t be easy, but it is time to make a change.

Book Review: The Daniel Plan

A couple of years ago, my husband and I started our journey toward healthier living, including “clean eating” most of the time. However, we always get side-tracked and would lose momentum because we didn’t have a plan in place. When I heard about this book, I knew it was something we had to try!

The Daniel Plan offers a great deal of nutritional information in easy to understand language, and it brings everything back to the Bible and being healthy as a whole person, not just in the realm of eating. So often we only focus on dieting to lose weight and don’t realize that we are unhealthy in other areas as well. It’s time for a change!

I absolutely love it so far and can’t wait to fully implement the plan! I definitely see it as more of a lifestyle change and not just a 40 day plan. I can’t wait to buy the cookbook – it will make it even easier to live a healthy life!

If you’re ready for a life change, from the inside out, then pick this up today. The results have been proven, and you really can’t go wrong with trying to live an all-around healthier life.

I received a copy of this book from Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review. 

The Start Experiment: Days Four through Eight

Well, when I committed to blog every day about my progress I forgot that I would be traveling right in the middle of this project and we don’t own a laptop. So, I’m going to summarize our trip in this post.

B & L on the "Maid of the Mist", Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
On the “Maid of the Mist” – Niagara Falls, Canada

Overall, I didn’t do terribly. We walked a TON while in Canada so that was the exercise component (though we also spent two days in the car with little exercise). I made mostly good choices while dining (it was hard to find totally clean meals, but I did the best that I could) but did have a little sugar while there, too.

I weighed in this morning at 2 lbs less than on Day 1, so I think I did reasonably well.

I read my Bible three of the five days, prayed each day, and journaled a few times. Definitely need improvement there.

At first I was slightly frustrated that this trip fell during this 24 day experiment, but then I realized that since we love to travel, this was actually perfect. I was so much more aware of the fact that preparation will be even MORE important while traveling in the future in order to maintain this new lifestyle. And, throughout the trip, I continued to think of ways to continue this project while not completely derailing our plans. I also offered grace to myself on the days that we were driving because exercise would have been really difficult to squeeze in given our time constraints.

So, overall, I did okay. But I learned valuable lessons and that is what matters the most. 🙂