Posts tagged healthy living
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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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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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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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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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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Nat Tells All: Dealing with Grief, My Past With Disordered Eating & Post Marathon Fitness Goals

I’ve been getting asked the same question quite frequently lately – “when are you running another marathon?” And if it isn’t that exact question then it’s some close variation – “do you plan on running another marathon?” “do you still follow a running plan?” “do you still do long runs?”…

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Positive Living: Feeling Grateful, Thankful and Blessed + 22 Highlights From My 22nd Year!

The fact that I’m 22 today boggles me… when did I get so old!? I know 22 isn’t that different than 21… but it sure as heck feels like I just jumped into REAL adulthood. I feel like this year has been the year of positive living.

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Cultivating Passion When You're Feeling Stuck

Life has been a crazy whirlwind lately. I feel like I say that a lot, but it’s true. I feel like I never stop moving, studying, working, cooking, writing, doing homework… and I have to be honest it’s been getting really tiring. I’m worn out, worn down, sick of having to dedicate so much of my time to things I’m not passionate about. Things that keep me from doing the things I AM passionate about.

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Collagen 101: All of Your Whats, Whys and Hows Answered

This post is long overdue. I’ve been talking about the Vital Proteins collagen peptides on my Instagram posts and stories for months now (and a ton of my recipes include it – my creamy coconut turmeric latte, my pumpkin pudding and my paleo coconut pumpkin pie smoothie to name a few.

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My Wellness Identity Crisis: How I Finally Realized It's (more than) Okay to Have Diverse Passions

I shared on my Instagram story yesterday how frustrated I’ve been with the new(ish) Instagram algorithm. If you aren’t a blogger or business on Instagram, hyper-focused on growing a brand and getting your message out, you may not have given it much notice, but for us creatives, it’s a big deal.

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Conquering 26.2: An Inside Look at My First Marathon Experience

My first marathon – Amazing. Painful. Life-changing. Testing. Incredible. Emotional. Difficult as hell. As I sat down to get out all of my feelings and thoughts about running my first marathon this past weekend, there were almost too many words to even start writing.

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Nat's Top Reads: Foodie, Wellness and Poetry Books to Add to Your Shelf

You guys probably know by now that I'm a total book worm. Always have been, always will be. Ever since I was tiny, I have loved books. There was a little, quirky used bookstore in the town I grew up in and getting to go there and pick out books was always the highlight of my day.

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Essential Oils For Transitioning Back To School

I head back to school on Tuesday and I can hardly believe I’m about to start my senior year of college… When people warned me that these 4 years really fly by, they weren’t kidding.

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No Gym No Problem: Upper-Body Bodyweight and Resistance Band Workout

This month away from a gym has proven to be such a blessing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond excited to get back into my home-gym in a couple of days, but I’m so thankful for this month-long journey experimenting with bodyweight and resistance band training.

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