Fasting for 90 Hours: What I Learned & What I Would Do Differently

image of fasting benefitsI went 90 hours without eating. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? I would have never guessed that my body would feel so amazing without physically eating food since Monday night, but it does! I’m kind in awe of myself in a “you’re quite the badass” kind of way. Ha!

Today marks Day 70 of doing Keto and Intermittent Fasting without cheating. Not even once. I’ve been so committed to this new way of life and eating, but I think it’s also because of just how easy it is to follow. Another major plus is that I just feel great! Forget the scale, I feel amazing on the inside. More energy, better sleep, more alert, and more!

The whole reason I embarked [Read more…]

Keto Avocado Fries Recipe

image of avocado fries keto friendlyIf you love nachos and fries, you have to try this Keto avocado fries recipe because it is delicious! It’s pure bliss and there’s no way that you will feel like you are staying on the plan. They are SO yummy and incredibly filling!

You can eat them plain or use a Keto-friendly dipping sauce for extra deliciousness! I dipped them into a ranch dip that I made using sour cream, mayonnaise, water, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, Celtic salt, and black pepper. It is such a heavenly combination and so many ingredients that really satisfy your taste [Read more…]

Day 30 is here! Here’s what I learned & what I lost

image of body loveDay 30, nice to see you!

Today marks:
30 days of eating Keto.
30 days of no alcohol.
30 days of Intermittent Fasting.
30 days of personal development.
30 days of no Mexican food.
30 days of living my best life.
30 days of believing in myself, being disciplined, showing up, AND (the most important in my mind) keeping a promise to myself.

That’s right – I [Read more…]

Day 12: Down 11.6 lbs & feeling a little sad. Whaaaat?!

image of Kristin HawthorneYesterday marked the end of my monthly visitor so I went to bed excited to wake up and step on the scale. Today is Day 12 of my new life and I’ve been so crazy proud of myself. Something in me has most definitely shifted and I feel like I’m getting to that place of being comfortable in my skin. While I feel like the outside of me is starting to change and look different, I can’t even describe how I feel on the inside. I know there’s been a lot changing and developing going on in there and I’ve felt incredible lately. Invincible almost.

Like I’ve said before, I’ve never been the type to really stick to anything when the going got tough. Or when life got in the way. Or when friends wanted to do something. I was so easily influenced and dropped what was *supposed* to be important to me at the time. I’ve given up on myself so much in the past and when I set out to make these huge changes now, I just knew deep down in my soul that the outcome would be [Read more…]

Living My Best Life: Day 1

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life… or does that sound way too dramatic? But really, it is! I am so ready for today and all that it means. You know when you’re just ready for something without a shadow of a doubt. Like R-E-A-D-Y? That’s me right now.

In addition to incorporating my daily routine, I’ve also made some other decisions regarding wine and food, but before I share that I want to touch on something that I’ve never written about on here. I do have a whole other site dedicated to it, but up until right now, it’s been two completely separate things.

And that’s because that’s how I wanted it. It’s under my maiden name on purpose. Just sayin’. It’s the fear of it all, especially being vulnerable… But I do know that being real helps me [Read more…]