The Final Post

Hi Everyone. This will be the final post on 2gurly4u.com, as I’ve decided to archive the blog. In 2017 2gurly4u.com was hacked – it was a minor intrusion that I could handle, and the site was up and running in a few days. A few months later in 2018, the site was hacked again, but…

My End to Dieting

Well world, shortly after Thanksgiving, I decided to throw in the towel on the vegan diet. It was a good run while it lasted, but after 5 months, it wasn’t for me. Even though I was quite aware of my macro and micro nutrients, and properly substituting my protein / vitamin intake, I didn’t notice…

How to Become Vegan

What started off as a 2 week vegan “challenge”, has turned into an eating lifestyle I’ve stuck with for a few months now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not full blown PETA vegan. I’ve eaten meat all my life, my blog is plastered with recipes of meat and dairy, my hubby is a power lifter…

Why am I Always Mad?

I consider myself calm and collected, but there was a time when I would always get mad, even over little things; and I began to question why… why am I always mad? If you’ve ever asked yourself the same question, or if family and friends pick up on your pissy aura, know that it is NOT…

How to Make a Breakfast Bowl

When it comes to breakfast bowls, they are incredibly easy to make when wanting to eat healthier and on a time-crunch. Here I will touch on the more sweeter version of the breakfast bowl, and introduce more savory bowl options in another post.

Manifested Dis-Ease

Summer 2014, I noticed a change in my period, which would last more than usual, and turned to lasting 2 weeks… 2 weeks turned to a month, and Aunt Flow began coming and going as she pleased.

Dealing with Depression

It took some thought to share what I had been going through.
Mostly because I was your average happy, bubbly, high energy kinda-girl, and didn’t want to share this part of my life, however, that turned out to be the reason why I decided to share this part of me with you…

3 Years Later and I’m back

After disconnecting myself from social media, and shutting my blog down for 3+ years now, I’ve made a return, and decided to share what I’ve been going through. It’s a lot to explain (a lot of real talk), so I will be sharing it through the following posts: Dealing with Depression how a lot of…

Tea Leaf Co Review

I actually came across Tea Leaf Co. by fluke, as I was searching for loose leaf teas that organic, and local! And wow what a find! I am a tea drinker and I like my teas…. I know my teas, I have preferences, and dislikes, and Tea Leaf Co provides such a great selection of loose…

Types of Meditation

Meditation is hard work, and it’s no surprise why many people give up after attempting it a few times. You have probably asked (or wondered) what type of meditation is the best, or what type of meditation is the most effective.  It simply comes down to the meditation you feel you can connect with, and…

Hand Mudras for Meditation

In my post How to Meditate, I briefly mentioned hand mudras during meditation, which I cover in this post. You are probably familiar seeing statues of Buddha’s with different hand gestures, or seeing someone meditating or doing yoga, positioning their hands a certain way. The most common mudra you may see is the Anjali Mudra…

How to Meditate

If there is one thing I truly appreciate, its meditating. People tend to think of meditation as sitting in a quiet room, in lotus position, with your eyes closed, saying “om” Like many people, I was weary on how to meditate, and giving reasons like “I don’t have time”, or “I can’t sit still”. Truth is,…

Mama Earth Organics Review

When I moved out to Durham, farmers markets had closed for the season, and I still wanted to commit my health to organic and local fruits and veggies, so I signed up to Mama Earths Organics food delivery service. They provide different basket sizes to order (I’ll get into that in a bit), but my…

Self Motivation

Ever lack the motivation to do anything? Working out, be social, deal with the kids, work. We’ve all been there (are there), but the #1 key in getting your motivation back is doing something you want to do… that’s right – you! Many people (myself included), tend to put others first, or completely slack in doing something for myself….

Detox, Diets and Cleanses

When in conversation on living a healthy lifestyle, whether with friends/family or people I meet, diets, cleanses and detoxing always come up. One of the major misconceptions is being misinformed on either 3. Detoxing, removes unhealthy toxins from the body Cleansing, cleans out specific organs (colon, liver, kidneys, digestive tract) to excrete waste (this also includes supplement cleansing)…

Well.ca Review

Well.ca is my most favorited health, beauty and skin care store online! Since moving away from the busy-ness of downtown and to the burbs, there is not much selection, when it comes to a vast array of health related products. It was so easy to find anything health/food related downtown, but ordering from Well.ca makes it…

How to Eat Clean

When it comes to social media, I think 95% of my food images are hashtagged with #CleanEating and #EatingClean; and if you are an avid follower of healthy related accounts, you’ll notice most pictures usually depict healthy meals, or meal prepping. The first step to clean eating is cutting out the “bad foods” such as processed…

Cheat Days

Do you ever find, when you are with someone who has decided to change their eating lifestyle, but down something that isn’t part of their “diet”, they immediately (without question) justify its their “cheat day”. “Cheat Day” just sounds uncommitted and poor reasoning to eat whatever you want for an entire day. Anyone who is…

Committing to a Workout Plan

If you’re like me, I like to follow a workout program that I can dedicate myself to. Finding the right program is key. You want to follow something you know you’ll commit to, whether it’s 15 minutes of cardio, or 30 minutes of cross-fit, an hour of power lifting, or waking up at 7am to…

Raw Choco-nana Split

Here’s a yummy banana split for ya, and it’s healthier than the traditional banana splits! This recipe is an immediate fix for any sweet tooth.  Plus it’s made with raw brownie pieces – yum!!! This raw choco-nana split, literally takes minutes to make, with no baking or cooking required. Sub the raw “ice cream” with an…

The Importance of Our Bodies pH Level

Since the beginning of the year, many family and friends have noticed that I carry a water bottle with an alkaline stick in it. I explain the benefits of the stick, which add essential minerals to my water, as opposed to regular filtered water, via Britta, or any other water “filtration” system. You can read…

Santevia Alkaline Water Filtration Review

While I constantly mention the importance of drinking water throughout my posts, and the benefits it has on your health and well-being, I was introduced to this Canadian company based out in British Columbia, Santevia, and was immediately sold on their products! After learning The Importance of Our Bodies pH Level, it only made sense…

Vegan Gluten-Free Tres Leches Cupcakes

If you think by eating healthy, it means cutting out your favorite foods, you are dead wrong! – unless your favorite treat consists of something heavily processed, sorry I can’t help you there (>_<) When I ate dairy, I looooved me some tres leches cake! so it’s not surprising that with the help of substituting…

Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts

I was first introduced to tiger nuts two years ago at a health and wellness convention show. It caught my attention, as there was a pamphlet promoting the tiger nuts ability to prevent blood clots, which was around the time my mom had her first brain aneurysm. I didn’t purchase them at the show, as…

Superfood Salad

I’m sure you’ve seen those bagged kale salads at a grocery store, and kudos to the companies making it convenient in dumping their package of superfood into a bowl, but it’s still bagged salad *poo* Of course, I read the ingredients, picked up fresh produce to make at home, and skipped out on their poppyseed…

Raw Taco Salad

This is a lil treat for my vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foodies. This Raw Taco Salad Recipe with Walnut Taco Meat and Cashew Sour Cream was inspired by a recipe on EatingVibrantly.com I’ve altered the ingredients giving this recipe a 2gurly4u twist, and it is by far a super easy salad you can prepare and pack…

Protein Bowl

If you are like me, I’d rather eat a tasty meal, than drink a protein shake after working out, and prepping an easy post-work out meal will save you time on feeding that post-workout hunger pang. Even if you are just looking for a clean way to eat, and upping your protein intake, this protein bowl…

Tips for a Healthier Family Vacation

Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for kids has been on my agenda for a while, since promoting FitFutures with Eleven Lifestyle. Kendra recently contacted me to collaborate on this article, which I thought was a genius idea to discuss and share tips for a healthier family vacation. While Kendra’s travel background is beyond extensive,…

Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I look back to my early days in school, handcrafting paper bags and taping them to the back of my chair, as my classmates and I hand delivered Valentine’s Day cards and candied goodies to one another… ah such the simple life. By the time I was 8, I…

New Beginnings for a New Year

Wow, it’s honestly been 7 months since I wrote an update. Well within those 7 months, a lot has happened – A LOT !!! Been M.I.A Some may notice my lack of engagement on social media. I find it’s taken away the personal connection with family and friends. It seems so easy to know what’s…