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    The Skinny Truth About Weight Loss – LMSO

    THE SKINNY TRUTH ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS

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    Can you believe 2016 has come and gone and now we are in the new year? This past year has been a rollercoaster when it came to my fitness goals. Looking back to 2015 and my post on 10 Habits to Ditch this New Year, I realized I let a couple of those bad habits linger through the year. This year I have so much to be thankful for, I had the opportunity to pursue my passion of blogging into a business while juggling my life as a mom and wife. But with all things said and done, I put my fitness goals on the back burner and I realized by doing so I put a huge part of me aside. I lost all of my muscles I had worked so hard for, and suddenly I became SKINNY. The type of skinny that is a result of not eating regularly, the type of skinny that is the result of not sleeping enough, and the stress of always being “too busy”. This is the skinny truth about weight loss.

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    The Best Fitness Gear for the New Year

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    The Best Fitness Gear for the New Year by Houston fitness blogger Dawn P. Darnell

    With Christmas less than 5 days away, and New Years just around the corner, our New Years resolutions are slowly creeping back on us. Some of you like myself will have some new fitness resolutions for the new year. And as we round out the year, even with it being the busiest and sometimes most stressful time of the year, it has never been easier to stay healthier with Centrum MultiGummies. Today I’ve teamed up with Centrum MultiGummies to share my favorite fitness gear for the New Year to help you stay fashionable and motivated to reaching your fitness goals.

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    5 Tips to Help You Stay on Track With Your Fitness Goals Through the Holidays

     

    5 Tips to Help You Stay on Track With Your Fitness Goals Through the Holidays

    Can you believe it? Halloween had come and gone and now we are only a couple of weeks to Thanksgiving. Now if you are like me I’m sure you’ve already had a handful of your kiddo’s Halloween candy and then some! And with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, we already know we are going to be stuffing our face silly. It can be hard to keep up with your fitness goals with so many temptations coming up. But I’ve teamed up with Champion USA to share 5 tips on how to stay on track with your fitness goals through the holiday. Continue reading

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    5 Steps to Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

    5 Steps to Making Fitness a Priority in Your Life

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    This past month after stepping down from managing full time at Buckle to working part time, I decided to make more of a focus on my fitness. For the longest time I was not happy with how my body was. Last year after loosing all my baby weight and getting back to where I was before the baby I put fitness on the back burner. For a whole year I did not go to the gym, rather did at home work outs when I could. I was constantly busy with juggling being a mom and growing my business with blogging, I didn’t have time to eat right or go to the gym. I started to loose my muscles and my curves. It wasn’t until I could no longer fit into adult sizes that I started to realize how small I had gotten. Shopping isn’t fun when you have to shop in the kid section. Finally I knew I had to make a change.

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    5 Minute Daisy Dukes Leg Workout

    5 Minute Daisy Dukes Leg Workout

    Summer is just around the corner, and that means shorts, dresses, and tan lines. Who doesn’t want nice toned legs and a tan all at the same time?  Last weekend I did a fun 5 minute leg workout outside with my little guy and our pup. It really kicked my butt and I only did one set, but it was nice to sweat outside for a bit and go for a little swim after in our kiddy pool outside. Check out our workout video below. P.S. No pup was harmed in the making of this video. ;P Continue reading

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    8 Daily Activities You Can Do to Stay Fit Without Having to Go the Gym

    8 Daily Activities You Can Do to Stay Fit Without Having to Go the Gym

    Can you believe it in one month summer will be soon upon us, and I know what you are thinking bikini season! But who has time to go to the gym, juggle a career, work on a blog, and manage time with their family? I know I don’t! Trying to fit in time to go to the gym is nearly impossible. So how do I stay fit and active without going to the gym? You can check out my post pregnancy transformation here. Mom’s this one’s for you, because I get it. I use to be the biggest gym rat before I had Jayden, even worked out during my pregnancy, but after I had Jayden I realized it wouldn’t be that easy for me to go to the gym everyday. So I improvised, and found everyday things I could do in my own home with my little man that helped me shed the baby weight and keep it off. Here are eight daily activities you can do to stay fit without having to go to the gym.

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    10 Bad Habits to Ditch this New Year for a Healthier and Happier You

    10 Bad Habits to Ditch this New Year for a Healthier and Happier You

    This New Year I’ve made some resolutions to become a happier healthier me. Being a mom has made me realize how important my health and well being is. I know with my little kiddo getting more and more active everyday, I want to make sure I am in the best shape to keep up with him. It was a challenge for me to learn how to balance being a mother, a wife, and my own personal life. Blogging, starting a photography business, working part time, and trying to juggle all my other roles consumed me, and I had no time for my fitness. I needed to make a change and ditch some bad habits that were holding me back from reaching my goals. So here are my top 10 habits to ditch for the New Year for a healthy and happier you. Continue reading

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    The Best of 2015 – A recap of my First Year Blogging

    The Best of 2015

    I can’t believe it’s already 2016. 2015 flew by and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the blessing we received. It was a year of ups and downs, but overall I wouldn’t change it one bit because through all life’s challenges I have grown so much and become a better person because of it. This year I became a mom. We welcomed our wonderful son Jayden into the world on January 19, 2015. I never knew how much I could love something until he came into this world. It scared me how much I loved him, I would die for him. protect him with all my being, and I would go to the moon and back just to give him the world. He was my inspiration this year, and because of him I became a better blogger. Because of him I was able to step back from my full time career to focus on being a mother and it also allowed me to pursue blogging. I’ve blogged about being a mother, fitness, fashion, and photography. So if you have followed along or have just started here are my favorite posts of the year. Continue reading