19 Things I Learned at 19

I turn 20 on Saturday. I am physically not ready.

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So, 19 was a good year, yeah?

 

I made my career on being a teenager, and I’m two days out from leaving my teenage years behind. Being a teenager has defined me so much, and as sad as I am to let it all go, I accept that we all get older. My 20s will be a great time – I truly believe that – but being 19 was a year that truly taught me a lot about myself. As I do every year before my birthday (check out my posts from 17 and 18) I am making a list of all the life lessons I learned from April 25, 2014 to now. 19 was an interesting year (finished my first year of university, moved into my first apartment, got my first boyfriend) and it taught me so much about myself and others. I hope that this list teaches you a lot too.

Here’s to the 19 things that made up last year and the 20 things that will make up this year! Continue reading

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10 Starts to Getting That Healthy Life

It’s time for another one of my health revolutions!

I won’t lie to you guys. I have been horrible about my health and fitness over the last year. And I while I don’t have very good excuses (I started university again, bought a guinea pig, got into a new relationship and then proceeded to busy myself with everything) I know that I need to get back on track. It was at a recent visit at the doctor’s that I realized, “You let yourself go. And you promised yourself you weren’t going to do that.”

So it’s time I kept my promise to myself.

10 Ways You Are Going to Start Being Healthy and Getting Off That GodForsaken Internet

(But Don’t Really Get Off the Internet Because Morgan Posts Great Content You Need to Keep Reading)

1. Get an app

If you’re attached to your smartphone, this is a great way to start your new healthy life. There are lots and lots of apps that are for losing, maintaining and gaining weight. They will track your diet, your exercise and various other things depending on what app you choose. Personally, after checking out a few, I’ve really liked MyPlate. I find it a design-savvy app that tracks my food, water intake, exercise and it even tracks my steps during the day so it subtracts my calories from that. I’ve really liked this app, but definitely find one that works best for you! Continue reading

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Because It’s All About That (April) Faves

It’s April, and slowly but surely all my favourite spring things are coming back!

I love the spring time, and especially April, because everything is pretty and colourful and it’s my birthday. There’s something about spring that makes people feel reborn, and I think that’s fantastic! And what better way to celebrate this time of colour and rebirth and whatnot than doing a favourites post?!

MORGAN’S BIRTHDAY MONTH FAVOURITES

LEMON WATER

There is a very large pitcher of lemon water in my fridge, and it’s staying! Besides the high benefit of drinking lemon water, it’s just delicious. It’s great for keeping me drinking water and is good for me, which really helps me when I’m trying to drink more water. And with a cute mason jar and straw, lemon water is adorable! Plus, it’s great hot too! Continue reading

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My Go-To Meals

*Note: I know this is late. I promise I had the legitimate excuse of college sucking out my brain cells.

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So, you’re making your shopping list for the week and you don’t know what you’re going to eat. Seven days of frozen pizza is nice, but would your doctor approve that? This is why you need go-to, nutritional meals that you won’t get tired of and will always taste good!

This week I thought I would share with you some of my go-to meals for the week that I swear by. They’re also easier on your budget and keep yourself away from the cereal-sandwich-meatloaf routine that no one likes.

Mix Up Your Meal Routine: A Go-To Meal Guide That Won’t Bore You

BREAKFAST

1. Poached eggs and toast

This one has been a favourite since high school. Simply boil some water, drop in some eggs and plop it on some buttered toast with salt and pepper. For real instructions try here, but this is super yummy, healthy and great for quick mornings. Continue reading

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Here’s to Making Better Decisions

“It’s not about how we live our lives to make bad things not happen. It’s about, as we get older, taking the bad events and making better decisions on how we handle them.”

See that quote? That quote is by far one of my favourite things I have ever been told. And today we’re going to talk about it.

Last week I went out with my boyfriend for his birthday with his mother and some of her coworkers. The table conversation had turned onto breakups and I told a person at the table about an issue I’d had in my love life over the summer. And he responded with that quote. And, by George, I was floored by how insightful he was. Continue reading

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