3 Continents, 15 Countries, and 30+ Cities - My 2017 Travel Year in Review

It’s no secret - my passion for travel runs deep. I aim to get out and explore somewhere new at least once per month. It brings me a level of joy I didn’t know possible. This year, I was fortunate to visit 3 continents, 15 countries, and over 30 cities/towns. I thought it might be helpful if I share a summary of the countries I visited throughout the year!

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It's time we discuss food as an ADDICTION (and tips on how I manage)

Now I'm not referring to the person who indulges every "once in a while" and easily has constraint and discipline. I'm talking to the person who constantly struggles with overeating to the point where it becomes a serious mental battle. You know who you are, and I'm speaking to you.

It wasn't until I addressed my negative relationship with food that I was able to understand that I in fact have an addiction, and struggle with it every day. The hardest part is, my "drug of choice" is necessary for survival. My "drug of choice" is easily accessible, legal, and cheap. My "drug of choice" is a silent killer and has likely taken more lives than any other substance out there. 

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5 tips on how I balance partying with a healthy lifestyle

If you follow me on Snap Chat/IG stories, you might remember me stirring up a bit of controversy this past summer. I (angrily) addressed some party shamers who eluted to the fact that because I'm a health nut, I shouldn't be out nearly as often as I was. Needless to say, I was pissed! However, I took that annoying instance as an opportunity to help share how I juggle living a healthy lifestyle and partying!

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The Results From Going Vegan for a Month & My New Lifestyle!

Back in June I went Vegan for the month! My intention was to simply try it out. I had no expectations, but I was keen to see what the effects would be on my body - especially while training heavily. Well, needless to say it was an amazing journey that I am excited to write about! Let me detail the month for you - week by week - and then share my plans for my diet moving forward! If you're keen to get on your own Vegan journey - you may find this helpful.

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Do you have a New Year Resolution to lose weight? Good! So did I... 10 years ago!

For those of you that don't know, my weight loss was sparked by a New Year’s resolution! 10 years ago, I decided it was time to take control of my health for the first time… ever. After hundreds of failed attempts, it took the “New Year’s Resolution” momentum, combined with determination, to finally take this journey by the handles and conquer it.

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Why Bali is my Happy Place

Anyone that knows me, knows that I leave a little piece of my heart in Bali every time I go. In the past 6 months I’ve been twice, and now Bali has quickly become the place I vow to go to at least once per year for as long as I’m out here.

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TravelTameika Gentles
Pizza Stuffed Chicken!

As I prep for my Bali getaway in 3 weeks, I’m cutting back slightly on the weekly cheat meals so I can rock my bikini with pride and confidence! Naturally, I’m missing my pizza fix so I decided to find an alternative! I made pizza stuffed chicken last night and let me tell you, it totally did the job. I was super satisfied!

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