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Is Excess Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals?

11 Feb

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I love Mondays. I’ll admit I haven’t always liked them but the past couple years have taught me to see Mondays as the springboard for each new week. Mondays are a new beginning, a fresh start and, to me, they hold the most potential of any day in the week. So, I love Mondays.

On this momentous day, I wanted to share a thought with you that may sound a little funny but stick with me and it will make sense. This is it: Is excess holding you back? Is having too much of a “good” thing keeping you from achieving your goals?

Excess can come in the form of …

  • Too much work
  • Too much play
  • Too much sugar
  • Too much sleep
  • Too much snacking
  • Too much alone time
  • Too much time with people
  • Too much social media time
  • Too much structure
  • Too much free-time
  • Too much … too much!

Are you living a lifestyle of ‘too much’ in certain areas? Is it time for you to practice discipline, diminishing excess, to free yourself and achieve your goals? Even a good thing, when turned to excess, can become destructive. It’s like the saying goes, “‘Everything is permissible’–but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’–but not everything is constructive.” I Cor. 10:23

If an activity, habit or lack thereof is keeping you from accomplishing your goals, maybe it’s time to reevaluate the time and attention you’re giving to that thing/activity/person.

Just a little food for thought …

~ Kate

What is the Whole30? (And why you should do it!)

14 Jan

Happy Monday!

Are you ready to rock this week? You have a whole new week to be amazing to yourself and those around you. You can do it! To jump-start your week, it’s video time again. This time, I’m talking about the Whole30. If you haven’t done the Whole30, the long and short of it is that it will transform your mind and body and your relationship with food. The “Cravings Monster” will no longer be your master. Read my Whole30 success story here and click the image below to view the video I made for you.

Oh, and for more information on the Whole30, visit Whole9Life.com

What is the Whole30?

~ Kate

5 Gluten-Free and Paleo-Friendly Appetizers to Bring-in the New Year!

30 Dec

We’re attending a New Year’s Eve party tomorrow and we’re going to bring an appetizer and some drinks. So, I’m brainstorming some options and thought I’d share a few with you in case you’re looking for something fun, festive and healthy. I want to make all of these but I’m going to have to choose one … Right now I can’t decide! Enjoy and Happy New Year!

KateUpdates Appetizers

Moroccan Meatball recipe and photo courtesy of The Clothes Make the Girl.

Paleo Deviled Eggs Recipe and Photo courtesy of Amazing Paleo.

Paleo Deviled Eggs Recipe and Photo courtesy of Amazing Paleo.

Orange Sweet Potato Baked Chips with Thyme. Photo and recipe courtesy of Cooking Melangery.

Orange Sweet Potato Baked Chips with Thyme. Photo and recipe courtesy of Cooking Melangery.

Asian-Inspired Chicken Wings recipe and photo courtesy of The Paleo Mom.

Asian-Inspired Chicken Wings recipe and photo courtesy of The Paleo Mom.

Paleo Hummus recipe and photo courtesy of Amazing Paleo. Try this with veggies!

Paleo Hummus recipe and photo courtesy of Amazing Paleo. Try this with veggies!

Oh, and of course I’m deciding what I’ll wear as to the party as tomorrow kicks-off Project Style Share! I’m super excited and you should totally join in on the fun, too. Check it out here.

~ Kate