Category Archives: Life

How I’ve Saved Almost $5,000 From Not Buying Stuff

26th January 2017

A couple months ago, I watched a documentary called The Minimalists. 

I wasn’t expecting it to inspire and motivate me as much as it did. Immediately after watching the film, I decided that I wanted to get out of consumerism and become more responsible for my purchasing decisions.

I got serious about saving money. The first step was to look at where my money was going. Then I set a goal. I had a goal to get to $5,000, and now that I’m almost there, my goal is to get to $10,000. Setting up goals makes this process a lot more fun. It ends up being somewhat of a game or a challenge, which I love.

I’m going to include what I did to cut spending and save money, how much it will save my yearly, and what you can do instead to replace the item.

Read further to find out how I’m stashing $5,000 into a savings account and moving toward $10,000 in savings.

Find out how I've saved over $5,000 as a 23 year old. Save money, budgeting, and setting up an emergency fund was very important to me. Continue reading

15 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Try Now

16th January 2017

Are you trying to eat healthier and workout more? Awesome! You’ve come to the right place to find a bunch of free resources to kick you off in the right direction.

I’ve included 15 apps that will help you find out if a good is rated healthy, how to get an intense or relaxed workout at home, and more. Best of all, of all of these apps are free! Apps are awesome because all you have to do is download them and then you can use them anywhere in the world, so it’s perfect for traveling.

During my weight loss journey, I used a lot of these apps to help me stay motivated and on the right track. These apps helped keep track of my weight and measurements, made sure I was drinking enough water, and pretty much everything else I needed help with.Free health and fitness apps that will lead you on a road to success. Stay motivated and inspired throughout your health journey. This is such a helpful list.

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Highlights Of 2016 + Favorite Memories

4th January 2017

2016 was a crazy year for me. I left my job in the special education field, departed for a 2-month journey in Europe as an au pair and explored Western Europe by myself, moved to Austin (which I love!!) and became a full-time blogger!

I feel like 2016 was the year I really grew into a strong, independent young woman. It was only once I got back to the United States did I realize how much crazy sh*t I did abroad. I’m still left in so much shock when I look back at what I did! Growing up I always relied on other people and enjoyed having others around, and this year was the complete opposite. I wanted to explore the world and get a bit uncomfortable, which I did.

Blogging has truly changed my life in 2016. I was able to travel the world and set up my own schedule. You can read my post on how to start a blog here.

Check out my year around the world. Included are a posts to educate you on getting healthier, saving and making money, plus tons more! Continue reading

Find out how you can lose weight, get healthier, stronger, and earn more money this year. This is such a helpful list!

35+ Of My Favorite Health and Fitness Posts From FITnancials

2nd January 2017

It’s almost 2017 (and maybe already 2017 when you’re reading this), so I thought I would share my top health and fitness posts from this year. I’ve combined my top posts all in one post, so you can gain a lot of knowledge all from here.

2016 was a life changing year for me. I left for Europe for a couple months to Au Pair, traveled Western Europe solo, went to Europe again to see London (my new favorite city!), moved to Texas (never thought I would, but I LOVE Austin!), and became a full-time blogger. 2016 was a huge learning experience for me. 2017 is going to be another amazing year and I’m super stoked to see what the future holds. Blogging has done crazy things for me and has completely changed my life. You can read my post on how to start a blog here.

My posts are divided into these categories to make viewing as easy as possible:

  • Losing weight
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Travel
  • Making money
  • Saving money
  • Life

Find out how you can lose weight, get healthier, stronger, and earn more money this year. This is such a helpful list! Continue reading

Find out how to set up for success for 2017. Whether your goals are weight loss, living healthier, saving money, making money, all of these tips will help you!

How To Achieve Your 2017 Goals

30th December 2016

The New Year is soon approaching and people are starting to rethink their life choices. This can be related to their health, money, or relationship decisions. This is the time of year where everyone gets a clean slate, can start off fresh, and improve themselves. It’s the perfect opportunity to set goals and change your life because motivation is at an all-time high.

Now’s the time to not only figure out what your 2017 goals are, but how you’re going to set yourself up to achieve them.

Below are common goals people have, and how you can make sure you set yourself up for success.

Find out how to set up for success for 2017. Whether your goals are weight loss, living healthier, saving money, making money, all of these tips will help you! Continue reading