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.
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
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.
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
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
With fall coming up, cozy and comfortable is the way to go for this mama. I am a sucker for soft three quarter sleeve statement shirts, and I couldn’t help my self when I saw this fun shirt from the Buckle. Continue reading
Lately I have had some of my friends ask me about my secret to loosing all my pregnancy weight. So how did I do it? How did I loose all 35lbs of my pregnancy weight? Well first let me give you a little background of myself before I got pregnant.
Three years ago I moved to Florida to pursue my career. I was unhealthy, I drank, I ate whatever I want, partied till the light of day, and was in the worse shape of my life. Moving to Florida gave me a wake up call, and I decided to pursue a healthier lifestyle. I gave up drinking, eating out, and even entered myself in a bodybuilding competition. I was probably the fittest I had ever been in my life.
As a mother, having a set morning routine is a must for a life that may not always go as planned when you have a child. My morning routine sets me up to have enough energy to last through the day, and also keeps me on course for a healthy lifestyle.
We all know how easy it is when we are on a rush to forget breakfast, the most important meal of the day. And when we don’t have a healthy breakfast it ultimately can lead to an unhealthy spiral. Trust me, I’ve been there, and usually it becomes more costly at the end, and for me it usually ends up spending $15 at Starbucks, on a 200 calorie coffee drink, 300 calorie breakfast sandwich, 420 calorie cheese Danish, and of course I can’t leave without a 170 calorie cake pop, totaling 1090 calories, all just for breakfast. And for someone like me that’s already two thirds of my calorie intake in a day. And trust me all those carbs and sweets will only lead to an energy crash later in the day, and not to mention a build up of fat.
So what do I do to have a healthy start? Here are my 4 steps:
1. Eat a well balance breakfast. If I’m in a rush I have protein cereal. It has a good breakdown of carbs, protein, and fat, and is delicious during these hot summer days. You can see more of what I eat by following my IG or Facebook page.
2. I take my ID life personalized vitamins. I love these vitamins because they are convenient, individual packed for the person on the go, and I save so much more on quality supplements than what you would find if you bought each of your supplements individually. Why is it important to take supplements? Because the normal person does not get all of their daily nutrients through food consumption. You would literally have to eat 10,000 calories worth of healthy foods a day to get all your daily nutrients. If you would like to take a free health assessment click here.
3. Drink water and take it to go. It is easier to drink water when you have it with you at all times. Water keeps you hydrated and also helps keeps you feeling full. I love adding a little IDLife energy to my drink to give me a little boost!
4. Make a protein shake. This is the easiest thing to do and a great way to supplement your meals. All I do is mix water, ice, frozen fruit, Macrogreens, and vanilla whey protein in a blender, and take it to go with me in a tumbler. I swear on protein shakes. They are great for keeping you full, getting your protein in, and it is so refreshing in this hot Texas heat.
It is really that simple of a morning routine. It preps me for a great day with my baby, or a long day of work. What do you do to start your day off right?