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    I'm so excited you're thinking about a Paleo diet. Even of you don't stay 100% paleo, I've found that eating this way has really helped me manage my sugar cravings, keep my energy levels high, and get lots of veggies in my daily diet. A Whole30 is crazy hard, but I WOULD suggest taking on some kind of 30-day challenge. A drastic change in diet is always tough for the body to adapt to, so you've got to be willing to tough it out for a month. That way, you can adjust and reap the benefits.

    Anyway, the book and blog I would most recommend is Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragaso. She has a lot of experience as a trainer as well as a Mom, so her recipes will work for you AND the Lil' one. I also suggest anything by Robb Wolf -- he's, like, the original Paleo guru, and his books are full of really practical tips (like Paleo on a budget).

    I hope you take the plunge -- and remember, dark chocolate is paleo!
    3181 days ago
    Michael wasn't our only photographer -- Athena asked if they could shoot our day to help him build up his portfolio, since he had very few weddings under his belt. Or main photographer was Justin Cash, who is based out of Woodstock. His style, demeanor, and professionalism were exactly what we were looking for. We got lucky, too. Our first choice photographer totally flaked out on us, and we found Justin with just 4 months to go! You're very VERY smart to have your photographer pinned down with a deposit!
    3249 days ago
    Yes, I started life as a Starbucks fan, and then when I moved north I became a DD fan like crazy. However, I realized that it was a LOT of un-needed calories. I'm a big fan of not "depriving" myself, however, finding the "healthy solution". You'll totally have to try making it yourself and let me know what you think! (I will say sometimes dark coffee is a good thing when you are making iced coffee, it loses some of it's punch as it sits and then especially when it gets mixed with ice. So experiment with some different brews to find the one that is perfect for you!)
    3272 days ago
    If you do want to move, definitely wait until after you've got that LPN. You will be able to get a job ANYWHERE with a RN or LPN license. BTW, mad props for going into a medical field. I could never do that kind of work!

    TN is fantastic. I'm not a huge fan of my work situation -- the office culture is incredibly frustrating, and I don't have any benefits -- but everything else here is wonderful. Actually, most of the reasons why I love it are because they're like VT, just affordable, haha.
    3385 days ago
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    Thanks for the motivational comment!

    To tell you the truth though, I am not always motivated. For the most part it seems like I go back and forth between working out and being lazy.

    I am starting out small this time and trying to turn fitness into a habit!

    What types of workouts have you been doing lately? I am thinking of trying Hot Yoga.
    3624 days ago
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