Monday, February 27, 2017

Eating Cleaner

Happy Monday!

Today I'm talking about my weight-loss journey, and the main focus as of this moment is eating cleaner! Late last year, I decided it was time that I really put energy into getting healthy and losing some weight. When I started my goal the main thing I focused on was the gym, because to be honest that was the easiest thing for me. I'm not saying that I absolutely love the gym but it was easy to go to the gym for an hour and forget about being healthy after that. 

Then this semester happened, where my course had intensified and I couldn't make my four times a week gym date anymore, I had to do the hard thing. Which is eating cleaner, and any college student can tell you that eating healthier is not easy or more fun. If you are trying to get healthier or lose weight, people say its 90% diet and 10% fitness. I think this is a different challenge that will definitely benefit me, even more than last year and i'm still trying to balance it all. To be honest, now that i'm clean eating throughout the week, I still find myself almost binging during the weekends, and i'm not sure how detrimental that is to my diet, but I'm just letting you know I still have some work to be done. 

My meals consists of chicken, brown rice and broccoli, or some type of fish, brown rice and asparagus. It's very repetitive but it works haha maybe one day i'll experiment with healthier recipes. If you have some ideas let me know in the comments below. So that's what I'm doing now, I'll let you know the results after awhile. Fingers crossed this all works out!

Kelsey B

Friday, February 24, 2017

Essential Oils

I love Essential Oils!

Never thought I would join the hype of essential oils but I did... just kidding. Honestly, all I need is a little hype and I'm more than likely going to want to try it out. That is exactly what happened with essential oils because I would have never tried it out without others talking about it.

Now there are literally hundreds of oils that have different uses so it's definitely something you have to research.I'm going to let you know some of my favorite oils. Peppermint oil, tea tree oil and lavender are the three that I use all the time. If you are just starting out, I suggest that you buy the starter kits on amazon, those are great ways to jump in the essential oils world or just try it out with those three that I recommended because those are the ones that I use the most that people my age might also enjoy. I use peppermint oil and tea tree oil in my hair. you can put them in your shampoo or hair oil. I also use peppermint oil on my forehead when I get headaches. I also put Lavender oil and peppermint oil in my oil defuser at night to help me go to sleep.

Amazon has the best prices for essential oils but you can research to find more brands. I would suggest youtube to find out more about the different brands and different oils because that is what helped me discover more about oils.

Let me know what your favorite oils to use are in the comments below!

Kelsey B

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gone Girl Review

Who would know that my blog would become a book blog??

It's not FYI, but something that I wanted to do this year was read more books. And I thought that I would review some of the books that I really love, or do posts about the books that I read throughout the year. This blog really wouldn't fit with one genre at this time, I'm just writing about what I do/ what I love. Hopefully the wide variety of topics won't overwhelm people that find this blog.

Anyway, the first book that I'm writing about is Gone Girl, and the hype has come and gone for this book. I've always wanted to ready this book, but never actually set out the time for it or any book to be honest. So when I started to pick up reading, one of the first books I picked up was Gone Girl. It's about a husband, Nick Dunne, who's wife, Amy Dunne, goes missing and his quest to find out what happened to her while people suspect him of her disappearance. Most people probably already knows what happened because it's been out for awhile, but i'm not going to spoil it for anyone planning to read it.

Overall, this book is a good book, It wasn't the perfect book for me because it definitely had it's slow moments. While there were slow moments, there was definitely moments where I was totally enthralled in the book and had to know what happened next. I kinda expected the big moments in the book because things had been spoiled for me, but if you are going in kinda blind to this story, I expect that you would think the big moments are SUPER great. Overall, this is a good book to read if you like thriller books, and are into twists and turns. It's not for people who are sensitive to adult themes so if you don't like that than you probably won't like this book as well.

If you've read this book, tell me what you thought about it in the comments below!

Kelsey B.

P.S. : I have a goodreads account if you would like to know what i'm reading, what i want to read and my basic reviews on the books that i've read. You can check it out here!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

7 Goals for 2017!!!


I hope you all had a fun and safe New Year.  I hope 2017 is a wonderful and momentous year for all of us and that we all grow! 2016 was a great year for me personally, for the world, meh not so much :/ but overall its a new year with new goals and new opportunities. So here are my resolutions for 2017.

  • Spend more time reading the bible - I fell of the wagon with this recently, from school and other things I put off reading my bible and that's horrible. So this year I really need to dig into the word and make this a priority!
  • Be more productive throughout the week - now this is something that i've worked on this last year, and I feel like I've been very productive. But i just want to continue to improve and continue to be motivated
  • No sugar throughout the work week - I've been working out very well, but if you are trying to shed a few pounds then most people will tell you that eating is 80% of the journey. My eating habits have been horrible so I really need to work on that.
  • Be more thoughtful when spending money - I can't tell you how much money i've waisted on makeup that I really didn't need. So this year I'm really working on how I spend my money.
  • Eat Cleaner - this needs no explanation lol
  • Take more pictures - I've been doing a project with polaroids and I realized that I really need to start taking more pictures. Just so I have more memories of the people I love!
  • Don't live so reserved - I think that i've lived my life very safely, not like most 23 year olds, and i'm proud of how i've lived my life. I dont want people to think that I'm trying to go crazy and wild because that is definitely NOT what I want to do. But I do want to start saying yes to more things and have more adventures! 
I started this tradition last year with myself and i'm going to start it on my blog this year, and it's the Bible Verse of the Year. Last year's was Isaiah 12:2. This year's is:
"God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn"
~ Psalms 46:5 NKJV
That is my theme verse for the year, something I meditate on throughout the year and I found this verse and I love it. I encourage you to find a verse this year that you want to meditate on throughout the year and just keep your heart on while we go through 2017

What are your resolutions for this year? Let me know in the comments below!
Kelsey B