Venturing Into A New World of Health

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Throughout my health journey these past six years I’ve had many people approach me and ask, “How do you do it?” or “Where do I start?”. I’ve always had the answer when it came to the way I ate. Wholesome foods, natural foods – Meats, fruits, and vegetables! Easy enough right?

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Well, when I realized that my food advice wasn’t enough it took me a long time (Til now, honestly!) to realize that it’s really not that easy. Knowing what to ingredients to use and what “meal plan” to follow is a great first step – But the biggest part of weight loss / beginning a healthier lifestyle starts with a persons psychological mindset when it comes to food.

Everyone has a different relationship with food. I used to have a very toxic relationship with it where I was incredibly negative towards my body and starved myself. But when I began to realize what wholesome foods really did for me I started to see it in a new way. And from that blossomed a beautiful respect and love that made transitioning into exercise and healthy long-term habits that much easier.

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Now – I am one week away from having my twins.. And it’s been an incredibly long and exhausting pregnancy. Unfortunately, I have not been nourishing my body the way I should’ve been or exercising which I had promised myself I would.

BUT.. I am very proud of myself for creating two little sweet boys and want to reward myself with getting back on track – Not just for weight loss but also for energy and confidence. I already know the foods I need to keep my body strong but where I know I’ll need an extra pair of hands (Because I’ll literally have none with twins) is my recommitment, which is why I’ve decided to start this journey with Noom.

You may have seen their commercials and thought, “Oh – Another diet / weight loss fad.” But they actually touch on exactly everything I had mentioned above. They’re not just about losing the weight, they’re trying to help each unique individual understand their needs to develop those healthy food relationships and habits with psychological encouragement.

They keep you on track, quickly answer any and all questions that arise, and give you the information you need to grow and move achieve your goals! You get paired with the right expert whose picked based on your personality and destination and they’re with you for the long haul! So you get real human interaction with a person you build a foundation and relationship with. I love that aspect.

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I’m really excited to officially become partners with this company because I genuinely believe wholeheartedly in their psychology-based program and mission. You can start this journey with me and join their proven-lasting program right now with their two week trial*.

Noom – It’s a smarter way to lose weight!

*After the trial, it is $149 for a six month subscription. Which is less than $1/day!

(I was compensated for this post – All opinions are my own!)

Arctic Cool Gear

I am SO ready for my boys to make their debut soon.. I’m ready to see their sweet faces but I’m also SO ready to have my body back! I’ve already started stocking up on my favorite workout gear through Arctic Cool Gear – They released some new items that are SO comfortable and really cute!

Being big into health and fitness, I’ve tried all different kinds of brands and always struggled with overheating and sticking from sweating – All of these create an uncomfortable exercising experience that would stop me from wanting to continue..

I’ve never had that with Arctic Cool (Which is why I’m 5 pieces of clothing deep 😉 ).. With their HydroFreeze X technology, their revolutionary fabric wicks moisture away while lowering body temperature.. Yeah, it literally uses your own sweat to cool you down and it feels amazing!

Their new releases are SO cute and still incredibly comfortable.. I may be rocking my new tank top already, which only covers half of my belly but it’s just too soft and I am sweating constantly right now.. haha!

 

Once my boys decide to grace us with their arrival I’ll be so ready to get back on the exercise wagon (Once I heal, of course..) and I’m so happy to have all of my Arctic Cool gear along for the challenge!

Check out their new arrivals for exercise or just everyday comfort wear!

(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)

Workout Routine Roulette

I find it incredibly important to switch up your workouts. Not just, “What do I want to work on today?” but different routines! It makes it easier to follow through when you don’t know what’s coming next and so it doesn’t become monotonous.

For the longest time I’d do random YouTube videos over and over and over… Eventually I found myself thinking about the one move I HATE the most (Burpees -_-) and ended up not having the motivation to even START the workout because I was dreading ONE 45 second move in a long list of workouts..

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That’s when I realized I needed to do the “Workout Routine Roulette”, where I change it up constantly. I have my own routine, some YouTube videos (that I have memorized :p), Way of Gray workouts and more!

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I haven’t worked out for awhile because I forgot about my WRR – So I decided to get up and try Way of Gray again today for the first time in awhile. And I feel AMAZING. I mixed it up by doing some of my moves and some of hers which left me feeling reinvigorated and re-motivated!

Stuck in a workout rut? Switch it up, try something new, buy new workout clothes – Whatever it takes to help you get that motivation back and eventually it’s not even a “need motivation” thing, it literally becomes a habit.

xoxox

Favorite Leg Workout

I absolutely love YouTube workouts – They keep me on track (Without quitting early), they’re easy to follow along with and allow me to mix it up whenever I want try do something different.

I’ve got many workout playlists that showcase all of my favorites. I do have to share my favorite Leg Workout video though – As I did it today for the first time in awhile and I forgot how much I love it! It feels great and always gives me amazing results.

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I love all of the XHIT Daily’s videos but highly recommend this one specifically to anyone looking to tone their legs and tighten their butt! 😉 It really works so well!

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xoxo

Happy Leg Day!

For The “New Year, New You”

It’s that time of year again – Where resolutions are made and promises are intended to be kept. Find a career? Find a partner? Stop drinking so much? Lose weight? We know how that goes the majority of the time – Like it being a brand new year will magically give someone the motivation and energy they need to accomplish this goal. There are so many memes and jokes surrounding that resolution in particular.

But the more I think about it the more I realize what the issue is. I’m sure it’s completely overwhelming not knowing where to start or what to do – Everywhere you look it’s WORKOUT. WORKOUT. WORKOUT. You’ll get rock-hard abs! But that isn’t true, abs are made in the kitchen. You need to eat whole foods and lots of it, without it you’d have little to no results and that would be very demoralizing to ANYONE.

If I had any advice to give to anyone struggling with this or TRULY wanting to lose weight or even just be the healthiest version of themselves – It would be to do some research first. Eat whole foods – Meats, veggies, fruits. Non-processed foods.

I eat strictly Paleo and although it isn’t for everyone it has done absolute wonders for me – Before AND After having a baby! I even do YouTube workouts and they have always worked great for me! Don’t give up on your resolutions – If you truly want something, GO GET IT.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

xoxo

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Frog Crunches

I just discovered these workouts today and I LOVE them! It feels sooo good on the abs – Definitely going to keep these a regular part of my routine!

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You extend your legs, while they’re in the air, and when you pull in for the crunch you get into the “frog legs” position while lifting your shoulders off the ground and have your elbows meet your knees.

Leg Lifts!

Outer and Inner leg lifts as well as Circles do WONDERS when toning your legs! Do them for 30 seconds each side and repeat 5 times!

Remember not to lock your knees and to tighten your core as you’re doing these workouts!

Let me know if you tried it and how you felt afterward!