September 15, 2014

healthy living goals for thirty...

5 Healthy Living Goals for age 30 | yourwishcake
Since reaching the ripe ol' age of thirty, I've thought a lot about how my goals for the future have changed significantly. At least compared to how they were in my early twenties (lose 15 pounds, buy something fancy, be a little bit famous, etc.). Inspired by my purchase of this bundle, I thought I'd write down and share five of my own, personal, healthy living goals for the next year, and which resources from this bundle I will be using to help accomplish these goals. Ready? Okay! (Insert overly-enthusiastic cheerleader clap here.)

Add more whole, organic foods into our everyday diet

We are almost 100% vegetarian here at home (except for the days I have intense cravings for pepperoni or lunch meat), and I've been thinking a lot about how I don't want to be a lazy vegetarian. I've done pretty well making sure we eat veggies with every dinner together and do a pretty good job of getting a couple extra servings here and there, but I have a lot of work to do when it comes to reaching the actual recommended number of servings. I'm eager to dive into the following ebooks within the bundle for inspiration (find more info on these and others here!): From Scratch by Shaye Elliot, Whole Foods for the Everyday Cook by Christy Greer and Jessica Aveni, Making Organic Food Affordable by Tara Wagner, and 22 Days to a Fresh Start.

Find an exercise routine that sticks

I keep thinking I've found a routine that works (and has longevity) but I'm currently struggling. I blame the heat for my running sabbatical, but I know being active most days is better for my heart, soul and ability to drink a couple margaritas on the weekend. One of the bonuses in the bundle is a 4-month membership to, and I can't wait to take advantage of it. Some days, it's nice to have an alternative to a 30 minute run, and I'm eager to learn what this virtual yoga studio has to offer. (Learn more about the other bonuses within the bundle here!)

Consistently meal plan for the week/month

In the past year or so, I've made awesome progress when it comes to meal planning, but it's not really that organized and I definitely don't buckle down to do it every week. This means I resort to frozen pizza and ravioli a little too often. There are 8 ebooks and resources on meal planning within the bundle, and I'm definitely tempted to go through each of them to help kickstart my own meal planning! There is also a set of 25 adorable printables to help organize your monthly meal planning and weekly menu. (You can find a list of all these resources here!)

Switch over to homemade, natural cleaners

A while ago, I posted about the first homemade cleaner I made, and since then I've been eager to switch over as many other cleaning/home products to the natural versions. I've already started reading  Clean & Simple by Stephanie Langford, which includes a bunch of recipes that are made with only 7 inexpensive ingredients (which may or may not already be added to my Amazon cart). If I actually make my own laundry soap, someone owes me a (gluten free?) cookie. (Take a peek at the other ebooks on Green Cleaning here!)

Figure out what the heck Essential Oils are

Everyone keeps raving about these things called Essential Oils and I really have no idea what's going on, even if I smile and nod every time they're mentioned. One of the eCourses included in this bundle is on Essential Oils and Natural Health (worth $95, sweet mercy), and I am looking forward to discovering what it is all about. I may become an essential oil convert yet!

I posted a full run-down of the Healthy Living Bundle I'm promoting earlier last week, but I had to give it one last shout out, since the sale ends right before midnight tonight (Monday the 14th)! You can get the full details on all the resources available within the bundle right over here (including 73 ebooks, 7 eCourses and a bunch of freebies). I'm recommending this product because I have one of my own that I'm already diving into, and it is making me so excited about the goals I have set—because they're giving me easy-to-use, actionable resources to help work towards them.

If you're interested in purchasing this bundle (before it's gone!), click below before midnight tonight (or forever hold your peace):

I'm definitely not a health or fitness blogger (nor do I plan on becoming one!) but I love having this blog as an outlet to share these specific hopes and goals.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask within the comments! In the year ahead, as I work through completing these five goals, I'll be sharing my progress and letting you know about any successes…and maybe failures (but is a bowl of Trix at 9PM considered a failure when I'm covering it with organic milk?).

Affiliate links are included in this post. I receive a commission on each bundle sold through my personal links. (Thank you for supporting me with your purchase!) Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle!


  1. I love this list of intentions - I feel like I'm working toward a lot of the same things but haven't really sat down to write/realize them.

    Something we've realized at our house is that we love cooking and HATE (and are totall awful at) meal planning. A coworker of mine told me she was using and loved it, so we tried it and might never ever go back. It provides seven recipes a week and a shopping list. We usually pick four or five meals depending on our other plans and whether we think we can easily double a recipe to get some leftovers. So many things to choose from - clean eating, gluten free, vegetarian, all slow cooker meals. And it's cheap. So worth it to us.

    1. I've heard only good things about! It may be worth it for us to try—thanks for the tip! :)

  2. I'm so excited about the bundle! Thanks for being the push that got me to sign up as an affiliate. I feel like I'm halfway there on so many areas of healthy/natural living but I want to push further. For example, I have a bunch of essential oils but I rarely use them. Or, I buy natural cleaning products but I know I could make them easily and save a bunch of money. I just need to do it!

    1. You'll have to let me know which ebooks end up being your favorites in the bundle! You have to read Clean & Simple—I'm gathering the ingredients this month to hopefully officially do a bit of a switch (slowly, but surely!) by the end of the year. I couldn't believe all the recipes that were in there with so few ingredients. Pretty awesome!

  3. The first 3 of your goals are ones I'm working on (convincing myself to do them!). I think this post just sold me on this bundle.

    Also, a bowl of trix is NEVER a failure! Mmmm trix!

    1. There's just something about sugary cereal that is the perfect indulgence, if you ask me. ;) We always do "Frosted Flakes Fridays", which is the one morning out of the week we let Eisley choose a sugar-crazy cereal. It's all about balance, eh?


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