Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014... The year of REAL food.

Life around here has been amazing.

We are all adjusting to our new life with 4 family members and it has been wonderful so far. I don't get a chance to blog much. Who knew having a 3 (almost 4) year old and a nursing newborn wouldn't allow for me to sit in front of the computer? :) 

I still haven't felt overwhelmed or anything the way I did with Hazel. Maybe because Elouise is such a laid back baby? Or maybe I just knew what to expect this time around? Either way it has been amazing. Elouise fits so easily into our family and we all couldn't love her more. Hazel especially. All she wants to do is love and kiss her sissy, she gets worried when Ellie cries and will do anything to make her stop! haha! 

I have been thinking a lot lately about my New Year's Resolution. I've been watching a lot of Netflix documentaries and they have really got me thinking. (I recommend watching Food Inc.) And I have come up with my New Year's Resolution. I (nor my family) are going to eat anything with ingredients that we can't pronounce. Seems easy huh? But have you looked at labels lately? What the heck are all those chemicals?

I'm sure it'll be a challenge but it really shouldn't be. Why do the companies that make our food put that crap in there anyway? I am done with chemicals. I want FOOD for myself and my family. I just think it's ludicrous all the extra's that those companies put into our food. Food should be simple and I'm going back to that way of life. The one exception is when we eat out. I am not going to be asking the waiters every single ingredient they use but I will be making wiser decisions when eating out. And we will definitely not be eating at McDonalds, Burger King, or any of those places anymore. That's not even food. And it's so gross. 

My 2014 will be a year of simplicity. I want to enjoy my amazing daughters, my smokin hot husband, and the life we have created. And I want us all to live as long as possible and the first step to that is to know what we are putting into our bodies.

Have you watched any documentaries about food that really changed the way you think about food? I'd love to hear them. 

Also I am ITCHING to get back to the gym. Only 3 more weeks. Man, that feels like an eternity. 


  1. Can't wait to hear more about your family of four in 2014!

  2. I can't wait to hear more about this... there's a couple of documentaries I want to watch as well and I am concentrating on the same thing as you. For me I just need to learn more about what foods to substitute for the things we've been eating that are processed junk. I know I can do it, I just need to learn how.

    So glad y'all are settling in just perfectly as a family of 4! <3

  3. I've been trying to figure out ways to get my family on a healthy lifestyle not a diet. I like the idea of just eating things with ingredients you can pronounce. That is simpliest idea i have scene. I don't have netflix but will be researching the documentary you have talked about. thanks! Can't wait to see what 2014 has instore for you and your family!

  4. Good luck with your goal. It's something I'd like to do as well, but have to convince my husband....maybe I need to make him watch some of those documentaries. :o)
    Glad you guys are adjusting well as a family of 4. Now that Mackenzie is interested in her brother she also wants to do anything possible to help her brother stop crying.

  5. I haven't watched Food Inc, but I will put it in my Netflix queue stat. I made a similar resolution about a year ago and I have to say I feel great about it. I'm like you, I can't always follow the no chemicals rule but I try to do it whenever possible. Get ready to feel amazing! Best of luck!