For many years I was a member of a gym, like ever since high school. And while I’ve always known the importance of exercising and staying fit, going to the gym wasn’t something I particularly enjoyed doing. As a wife and now mom there are just so many other things (laundry, meal planning, grocery shopping, etc.) that need to get done. My husband on the other hand could spend hours at the gym. He loves to workout. Our approaches to the gym were very different. I wanted to get in and out as quickly as possible. Before we had B, spending an entire Saturday morning at the gym was his idea of a good time, not mine. I would anxiously watch the clock and think about all the things I needed to get done before I could do some actual weekend relaxing. It happened to work out perfectly that I was 8 months pregnant when we moved and talked about switching gyms. One of the things we wanted in a new house was a “home gym”- among other things. Luckily, we were able to find a home that met those needs. I prefer working out first thing in the morning so I get it done and over with. Otherwise, I’m tired by the end of the day and full of excuses. With a new baby and an area to workout in at home I told my husband that I didn’t need a gym membership anymore- I think I’m going to try one of those Beachbody programs from the infomercials. You know the ones you get sucked into watching. Whoever produces those does such a great job! I mean why do they draw you in so much? Continue reading “Why I No Longer Go to the Gym & A Few of My Favorite Beachbody Products”
Smoothies are a quick & easy way to get a healthy meal in. If you check out my Weekly Menu you will see that we have a smoothie made with Shakeology for breakfast every day during the week. It’s taken some time to get our smoothies just right. That’s why I’m sharing some tips to help you learn how to make the best smoothies and fix some of the problems you may be running into.
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If you’ve been checking out my Weekly Menus you’ve seen that we start most of our days off with a smoothie made from Shakeology. What is Shakeology you ask? I’m going to break it down for you today.
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What is Shakeology?
Shakeology is an all natural shake meant to be used as a meal replacement. According to its creators at Beachbody it is “The healthiest meal of the day.” They also like to refer to it as “Your daily dose of dense nutrition.” If you read the ingredient list you’ll understand why. Continue reading “What is Shakeology & Why I Love It !”
Here is a round up of my family’s favorite healthy recipes, and yes my 6 year old even eats them! Click on each title for the recipe. Many of the recipes come from the Beachbody programs we’ve done. You can find complete meal plan books on my reviews for T25, 21 Day Fix, or my post on Meal Planning. Continue reading “Favorite Healthy Recipes”
I recently completed the 21 Day Fix and LOVED it! I’ve done other Beachbody workouts (P90X, Insanity, Brazil Butt Lift, 10-minute Trainer, and T-25) and this is one that I’d been wanting to try for awhile and finally just got it done.
Here’s what you can expect with the 21 Day Fix. Continue reading “21 Day Fix Review”