Hey Curlies,

So the year is in full swing and I previously outlined some goals I have for this brand in 2017, but I haven’t really talked about my healthy living goals.

So over the past six months my body has changed a lot. Due to changing some of my eating habits, I lost a few of the extra pounds I’d gained over the past couple of years.

The odd part about it was, I wasn’t even trying! (nope, I haven’t been to the gym in months). I always thought I had a cute, small but curvy shape and was always pleased with that.

So how did I lose weight and not try?

Me (left) at my college graduation party in May 2014.

Me (left) at the Honey Baby Naturals Pop-Up shop in October 2016.

I’ve always been a healthy eater, like I’ve said before, but as of lately I’ve gone off the deep end.

I really began concentrating on the exact foods I was putting into my body. This means clean eating by eliminating many ingredients I couldn’t pronounce, were genetically-modified organisms, and other items I just knew weren’t good for my body.

Yes, this meant cooking a lot more – because that way I knew exactly what I was giving myself because I read the ingredient list on everything (I really take this natural thing seriously).

Another huge part in this was limiting my meat intake. Before I used to eat meat (chicken or fish – red meat on occasion) everyday…like normal people.

But the more I learned about a plant-based diet, I learned how unnecessary it is to get your protein from meat because there are plenty of other sources for that. Now I eat meat (no red meat) maybe two to three times a week (only once per day).

With all of that, I still didn’t deprive myself of the things I loved. If I wanted a cookie or two…or three, dang it I was having one. It’s all about balance.

So what are my goals for this year?

  • Consume meat even less than I currently do (1-2x per week)
  • Continue taking daily vitamins and omega-3 supplements (I began these once I began limiting my meat intake)
  • Read 10 + healthy living books (which I will be sharing with you all)
My goal is not to lose any more weight but to continue to focus on being healthy.
What are you health-focused goals for the year?

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