Posts in Health
5 Things to Pack in your Gym Bag

adidas is my favorite fitness apparel brand! Whether I am running errands, working out at the gym, or on the trail, you can spot me in adidas! I love the style, functionality, durability, and longevity of their products. I always feel more motivated in my adidas apparel and it allows me to not only work out harder, but also power through my day.  My favorite way to stay active is by running in the evening, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. This work out routine has been such a stress reliever for me! I’m always getting questions about what I pack in my bag before hitting the gym (or trail!), so keep reading for 5 things that I always pack in my bag!

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How to Reduce Stomach Bloating this Summer

Hi friends! Let’s get down to business! Ever have those times where you eat way too much at a family picnic? You just couldn’t stop eating all the fruit or the chips and dip were too good to put down? Yeah, me too! Ever have one of those times where you regret it? Your stomach feels so bloated? Yeah, me too! Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Well, I would love to share with you a product I found to help me and I’m sure it will help you too! Keep reading to hear all about the perfect remedy for bloating, pressure, and discomfort so you can get back to enjoy that quality family and friends time!

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Self-Love Journey

Up until a year ago, I was obsessed with my appearance. I was constantly on a juice cleanse or a trendy diet, working out twice a day, and skipping meals to fit what I thought was my “best image”. That image was two sizes smaller then I am today. That image was missing out on ice cream dates with my toddler, going out with my friends, and eating carbs on thanksgiving. I made a decision a while ago to continue living a healthy lifestyle, while no longer being obsessed over a number on a scale. And I did it for Aimery! Aimery watches everything I do. He listens to every word I say. And I NEVER want him to hear me make negative comments about my body, because I never want him to have negative ideas about himself. My goal is to be an example of a healthy and happy lifestyle to him, so he can grow up confident knowing that his body is healthy, strong, and capable of climbing every mountain.

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3 Things You Need For Your Summer Vacation, Period.

Hey girls! We just got home from vacation today, and let me tell you, I’m ready to move back to Florida. The sun, water, and relaxation were just what I needed to kick off the summer. This blog post is a little different from what I normally write, but it is a much needed list for every girl heading somewhere warm in the next couple of months! If you are a guy and not interested in girl talk (including periods) then this post isn’t for you!

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5 Healthy Snack Options, Kid-Approved!

Who doesn’t love a good snack? We are always snacking in our home and also while on the go, so keeping healthy options in our kitchen is a total must. Since Aimery and I are both pretty active between working out at the gym and playing sports, I always try to incorporate more protein into our diet. Aimery definitely loves his sweets, but I do NOT love the sugar crash that comes along with it! Even with the pickiest toddler (I know all about that!) you can still find snack options that work for both you and your kids. I have found 5 healthy snack options that work for both me and my picky toddler to keep us going through the day… Keep reading for the list!

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MY SELF-CARE GOALS FOR FEBRUARY

One of my 2019 goals is to make monthly self-care goals. Being a full time single mama and business owner, I have a hard time making time for myself as I almost always put the needs of others above my own. I have found that in order to be a good mom to Aimery, taking time to focus on myself is SO important. Even just washing my face or conditioning my hair can really make a huge difference!

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5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR TODDLER LOVE TOOTHBRUSHING

Ever since Aimery’s first tooth came in, I’ve been dedicated about brushing his teeth every day. He almost has all of his teeth, we just have his upper second molars to go and then he’ll be all done teething! Im about to schedule Aimery’s first dentist appointment and have been working with him every day to teach him how to properly brush his teeth - and to have fun while doing it. Keep reading for tips on how to make your toddler love to brush his teeth!

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SNACK IDEAS FOR PICKY TODDLERS AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Aimery started to become a picky eater around his second birthday. It came as such a surprise to me since he never fought me about food before! When he first started eating solids, he would eat anything that I made for him. Well, not anymore. Aimery recently went through a phase of only wanting to eat yogurt and chicken nuggets for every single meal. After a week of that, I decided it was time to find some healthier options that he would enjoy eating. And most importantly, options that I would enjoy him eating!

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FALLING BACK INTO MY ACTIVE ROUTINE

How is it already October?! Between starting school and going on vacation, it seemed like September just came and went! Now that we are finally falling back into our school routine, I have decided that October is going to be my month to focus on living a healthy lifestyle. Over the last couple of weeks, I have found three things that have really worked for me to incorporate staying active into our back to school routine. Keep reading for the three ways that I’m getting back to being active this fall!

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Developmental Milestones for Two Year Olds

Aimery's second birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and all I can think is "Wow, I made it." Although I'm officially in the terrible twos (well, we've been here a while!), I have finally made it through the hardest years of his life. Don't get me wrong, I have baby fever like crazy and miss the middle of night feedings and the days where he wouldn't run circles around me and yell "NO!". But I also love the little boy that he has become and I'm looking forward to this next stage of life with Aimery.

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3 Tips for Parents Wanting to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Over the past six months, I have been on a journey to live a healthier lifestyle. Last year, my life was spinning out of control with our move and custody battle! I was completely burned out not taking care of myself. So when 2018 came around, I decided this year was going to be different. I decided to find time that I "didn't have" and go to the gym at least three times a week. I decided to make myself an actual breakfast instead of eating a half-eaten piece of Aimery's leftover toast while running off to work. I started drinking my coffee while it was hot, instead of after it's been microwaved three times and still finishing it cold. Does this sound familiar to you? 

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