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5 Ways to Elevate Your Morning & Nightly Routines

Having healthy habits and routines in place that you practice every single day automatically guarantees you’re showing yourself a little more self-love, prioritizing yourself and setting yourself up for success throughout the days and weeks. Having a routine also keeps you motivated and on-track with your goals no matter what they are.

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5 Things To Never Say To Someone With IBD

With Crohn’s and colitis awareness week having been last week, my autoimmune disease was on my mind almost 24/7. Getting to connect with so many other IBD warriors and share their stories on my Instagram was so amazing and showed me how bada** dealing with IBD truly makes us.

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8 Confidence Boosting Tips For Embracing All That You Are

This year feels like it was the turning point in my life. Every year feels like a chapter has ended and a new one is about to begin, but this year feels like a whole book ended and the sequel is about to begin (leave it to me to use book comparisons).

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10 Tips For Holiday Gut Health

When you think of the holidays what pops into your mind? Family? Friends? Laughter? Food? Bingo! Let’s be real. Holidays are always filled with food and I think that’s one of the best parts! Good food shared with good company is truly the way to my heart. But we all know holiday gut health can be tricky.

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Becoming A Full-Time Entrepreneur (And Why I Quit My First Full-Time Job)

Some people would call me crazy, or even stupid, for quitting my first full-time job to be an entrepreneur after only 2 months. But do you know what I say to those people? It takes more courage and strength to quit your first full-time job after only 2 months to follow a dream you’ve had since you were 8.

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10 Tips to Help You Pass the NASM CPT Test

I’ve been promising this blog post about the NASM CPT test for what feels like AGES now, but life got a little more hectic after gaining my personal training certification than I anticipated. Truthfully I was just going to post an IGTV (if you don’t know what that is, it’s like a little mini youtube video on Instagram) with my study tips, but I wanted something a little more permanent feeling and tangible for ya’ll to learn from.

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6 Tips For Navigating Social Settings With Gut Health Issues

If you’re anything like me, you just want to feel normal once in awhile. You want to be able to do the fun things everyone else does without overthinking and planning ahead. But guess what? The first step to overcoming gut-induced social anxiety (trust me, it’s a thing) is to stop wishing you didn’t have to plan ahead, overthink or re-check the menu 100 times and start accepting and embracing that you do.

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Three Year Blogiversary: What I've learned Through It All

Wow. Just WOW you guys. Celebrating my third blogiversary and 20K milestone all in one week feels so surreal. When I think back on these past three years making Blonde Gone Clean my life, it’s hard to wrap my head around how much I’ve changed, grown and gained through this platform.

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How Being Hospitalized For Ulcerative Colitis Changed My Life

I’ve tried sitting down to write this post for a long time now. I even tried starting it in the hospital, but I needed time. Time to process, to think, to shake the fear and nerves a little more. Time to really, truly reflect on what the hell I had just been through, how it has changed me, reshaped my outlook on life and how my life will change moving forwards.

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Overcoming Rest Day Anxiety: 10 Tips to Help You Fall in Love With Rest Days

It’s crazy to me that I can be so okay with rest days now. Scratch that – more than okay with rest days. I truly love my rest days and, dare I say, look forward to them. That doesn’t make me lazy, that doesn’t mean I don’t love working out and that doesn’t make me any less of a fitness guru. If anything, I’ve felt more in-tune with my passion for fitness since embracing rest days.

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College Advice: 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Freshman-Year Self

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m a college graduate… does that mean I’m a REAL adult!? Thinking back on these past four years, it hit me that I just really, REALLY wish I could've given my freshman year self some college advice.

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Follow Your Dreams: Taking a Leap of Faith and Changing My Life Plan

If you thought the surprises ended at the ebook, you’re wrong. ;) I’ve been keeping something else from you guys because it took me awhile to wrap my head around it myself… because ya’ll… I completely changed my life plan.

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My Specific Carbohydrate Diet Ebook LAUNCH!!!

I can’t believe the day is FINALLY here!!! After months of creating specific carbohydrate diet friendly recipes, testing them (and retesting them), photographing them, editing photos and designing the pages of this ebook, it feels surreal that it has finally launched.

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5 Ways to Grow Your Weight Room Confidence

It’s no secret that ya girl loves her time in the weight room. People often ask me if I love lifting or running more and it’s always such a difficult question to answer, because I always have and always will love both (almost equally). Both make me feel strong.

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My Natural Skincare Routine: 10 Products I'm Obsessing Over

One of the questions I get most frequently is “what do you do to get such clear skin?” And I’m going to be honest you guys, up until now I didn’t really have a skincare routine… I’d wash my face at night in the shower and put face lotion on in both the AM and PM, but that was it. Now, I have a natural skincare routine that I'm obsessed with!

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Health-Journey Update: Why My Autoimmune Disease Does Define Me

I realized it was time for a health update, because it’s been a hot second and, as always, my health journey is ebbing and flowing. As you know, when I got diagnosed with IBD this summer, the doctors first believed it was Crohn’s Disease…

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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together: My Fitness Watch Breakup

If not wearing a fitness watch seems nerve-wracking or foreign to you, I’ve been there. It felt weird the first couple of weeks when I fully decided to stop wearing it for an extended period of time. My wrist felt a little naked and it simply felt unnatural. I would catch myself going to mindlessly check the numbers, only to realize it wasn’t on. It made me think – how often had I been checking that dang thing?!

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Good Fest Weekend Recap: Being Present and Making Relationships a Priority

Where do I even begin?! The Good Fest weekend was so, so beyond amazing; I can honestly say it was probably the best weekend of my life and for so many reasons. One being the fact that I was so present. Being present isn't my specialty ya'll, but this weekend it was.

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