Healthier Travels

Healthier Travels

Health, fitness and travel by Taylor.

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Out with the old, in with the new.

Out with the old, in with the new.

I’ll be the first to day that I have tried every “diet” or healthy eating plan out there.  I was always looking for some new way of eating to adopt as my new lifestyle.  My problem with these eating plans was that I got tired […]

A Guide to South East Asia

A Guide to South East Asia

Hey everyone! I recently got back from South East Asia and I am feeling more motivated and better than ever.  My trip was an incredible experience the worth every second.  This trip was another reminder that life goes by FAST! We need to make sure we […]

The Best Paleo Apple Bread

The Best Paleo Apple Bread

Almond flour is my new best friend when it comes to baking. There are endless possibilities when it comes to almond flour. The texture is better than regular flour, the taste is better and it is Whole30, paleo and gluten free. Because of that I […]

Tomato Sauce with Roasted Red Peppers

Tomato Sauce with Roasted Red Peppers

The Whole30 is a challenging plan but its worth it.  You cut out many food groups in order to find which foods your body reacts well with, and what foods it does not. One problem is that the plan omits many food groups and staples in […]

Whole 30 Pizza Crust

Whole 30 Pizza Crust

When I decided to take on the Whole30 I knew it was going to be a challenge.  Not just because I would miss some of my favorite foods, but because I would miss the variety of foods, and also miss eating my favorites with my […]

9 Reasons I Stopped Tracking Macros and Started Eating Real Foods

9 Reasons I Stopped Tracking Macros and Started Eating Real Foods

For those of you that have been following my Instagram account you may have noticed that I have been hash-tagging Whole 30 a lot lately, eating really clean, yummy foods, and NOT tracking my macros. I know I started the beginning of the year all […]

Asian Inspired Winter Salad

Asian Inspired Winter Salad

Eating healthy in the winter is hard, there are way less fresh vegetables available and all I crave is warm comfort foods.  I want to want the big green salad filled with veggies and balsamic that I crave in the summer, but it just doesn’t […]

6 Motivational Quotes

6 Motivational Quotes

Many of the books I have been reading lately open up each chapter with a different quote, most of them motivating, some funny, and some that send a good wake-up call.  As a read the chapters of the books I always read the quotes, but […]

My 2017 Goals

My 2017 Goals

I am definitely not a fan of the whole “new year, new me” quote, and I am definitely not a fan of quitting all your bad habits all at once.  Unfortunately, that’s what happens to a lot of us this time of year.  We eat […]

5 Things You Should Stop (and Start) Doing in 2017

5 Things You Should Stop (and Start) Doing in 2017

Here is my list of 5 things you should DEFINITELY not be doing in 2017, and what you should be doing instead.  They are all fitness related, if you are already doing some of them, then even better and if not make sure you start. […]


My Diary

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I’ll be the first to day that I have tried every “diet” or healthy eating plan out there.  I was always looking for some new way of eating to adopt as my new lifestyle.  My problem with these eating plans was that I got tired of eating out of small colored containers, weighing every gram of food and staying away from bread.  For me these plans were not sustainable, they are’t a lifestyle and they aren’t realistic.  These diet plans also taught me to ignore my internal hunger cues, and ended up creating way more harm than good. So I have officially dumped the diet mentality, the tracking macros, the Whole30, paleo whatever lifestyle. I gave up on these plans so I could really listen to my body, eat what I want, when I want, and become an intuitive eater once again.

For years I looked for a diet plan or workout plan to “fix” what was wrong with me and to solve all my problems. I thought looking a certain way would make me happier, make me a better personal trainer and health coach.

This way of thinking got me no where. Absolutely no where.  Instead of focusing on what I was good at, I was focusing on what my weaknesses were, which was sticking to a nutrition plan and changing the way I looked.

I was focusing so much fitting into a box that I lost focus on things that really mattered. I stopped eating things that I loved, I stopped doing the exercises that I really enjoyed and I stressed myself out about things that really don’t matter.  How will having 6-pack abs make me a better personal trainer? It definitely won’t.

So far, the journey has been going amazing.  I have had ups and downs and I have really been more in tune with my body and what it needs.  Some days I eat pizza and Oreos, other days I eat salads and chicken, because thats what I want and thats what makes me feel good.

Even though I have only been in the intuitive eating mindset it has really amazed me the difference it makes.  I used to spend SO much time and energy creating little meal plans for myself, planning and cooking food for the week, and just time thinking about food.  I can not even explain the head space that has come with this intuitive eating lifestyle.  I now have so much more time to think and do other things than obsess about what I am going to eat every day.

Another thing that happened (which I never thought was possible) is just my general disinterest in some foods.  Foods that would have once been such a “treat” I realize that I really don’t ever crave or have any desire to eat.  The only reason those foods even seemed appealing to me was because I somehow deemed them to be “bad” and not a food that I can eat.

The intuitive eating journey has been quite the learning experience so far, I am looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

Thanks for reading

XOXO,

Taylor

 

 

 

 

 


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Health and Fitness Goals

Health and Fitness Goals

Hey everyone! I wanted to take the time to talk about how important it is to set goals, fitness goals, career goals, life goals and just general goals.  I know most people have a list of goals they want to accomplish, but they have never […]

The Importance of Rest Days: My Take

The Importance of Rest Days: My Take

Rest days are important because they allow the body to recover so that you can keep training.  Rest days can be complete days off from working out, or they can be a workout day for one body part or muscle group and a rest day […]

HIIT Track Workout

HIIT Track Workout

The weekend is almost here, and while most people are out enjoying their thirsty Thursday night I just did a killer but awesome track workout.  For some reason I was filled with energy after my long day of work so I decided to hit the […]

Guide to Iceland: Saving money and staying healthy

Guide to Iceland: Saving money and staying healthy

I am back in the US, settled and missing Iceland more than I thought possible.  Lily and I were wishing we could stay in that beautiful country much longer.  There is so much to do, the people are amazing and the feeling that comes with […]

My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey

Today I shared this blog on my personal Facebook and Instagram accounts, which is probably why most of you are reading this right now.  Sharing my personal fitness journey is never something I thought I would do, especially with people who actually know me.  For […]