Good morning friends! I’m waking up so very excited to announce something BIG with you here!
Especially in this last year, I’ve had a deep desire to CREATE something of meaningful value and spread my positive message of Take Care of You further. Those of you that have been with me for long, know that my dear Grandma Nola is responsible for helping me realize that taking care of ourselves isn’t selfish. It’s necessary and a form of self love and self respect. What a gift she gave to me!
circa 1984 in Hawaii
My Grandma lived a vivacious and vibrant life until the age of 91,
Good morning friends! Now that we’re approaching the end of the year, things can get kind of hectic and it’s more important than ever to keep up with our health and fitness. Ain’t no one got time to get sick and with all the holiday excitement and activities, we want to be on our A-Game! I try to start my morning off on a healthy foot each day, and I’m happy to share my healthy morning routine with you!
MY HEALTHY MORNING ROUTINE
WAKE UP EARLY
Waking up early in the morning is of the best changes I’ve made in my life.
Hello friends! What a whirlwind of a weekend! Coming home from traveling meant lots of catching up on household things and getting ready for the new week ahead.
TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT
On Saturday night, I got to see Taylor Swift in concert with Shannon and Trisa and it was such a treat! Her show was amazing and we danced all night like we were 16 years old. Only problem with that is that I felt about 100 the next day! I slept til 10am! It was actually the sweetest thing at the concert seeing all the little girls there sooo excited to be at a Taylor Swift concert.
My emotions are running high this morning because we are traveling to California to visit Grandma Nola today. I’m so excited to see her and for her to meet Jordan for the first time. I think Grandma will see a mini Megan in Jordan and that the 91 and 2-year-old will really hit it off. I just started bawling typing this, but it’s just because there’s so much love there. Grandma Nola has been such an influential person in my life and I’m so grateful for her. I’m going to try very hard to stay in the present moment while we’re there and soak it all in.
Hi friends! We’ve made it to Week #3 of our Fitness Challenge! We are almost halfway to our 30-day goal and I have a delicious, protein brownies recipe to share with you! I have to admit that I really struggled last week. I was swamped with life and work commitments and a ton of rain made my favorite go-to exercise (running/walking outside) impossible. I still managed to get in a lot of exercise, but I didn’t do my challenging group classes, which always makes me feel so alive, strong, and energized when I go.
Hi friends! Welcome to Week #2 of our HWH Fitness Challenge! I hope you got your MEAL PLAN in my Weekend Newsletter and are ready to go! Subscribe to my Blog & Weekend Newsletter HERE so you never miss a post or meal plan! There will be a new one each week.
If you haven’t joined us yet, it’s not too late to start. You can take control of your health and your life right this very minute. We’d love to have you! Today we’re diving in to Fitness Challenge Week #2 and focusing on how to meal prep for the week along with a running guide!
Hello, hello! It’s the day we’ve been waiting for – the 2nd HWH Fitness Challenge launches today! Cue me doing a little happy dance over here! I’m so excited for this and I know you are too! It’s just what we need before heading into the holidays and end of the year to keep us on our game. I’m even including a free fitness tracker to help you stay on track with this month’s fitness challenge!
Are y’all ready for another 30-day fitness challenge?! I definitely am! We’ll be starting Round 2 of the HWH Fitness Challenge soon, so I want to get you ready for it now! It’s absolutely FREE to join! Sign up here by subscribing to my blog and Weekend Newsletter!
Hi there! How’s your week going? I’m getting over a stomach bug, so moving kinda slowly, but still managed to head to Nordstrom yesterday to do some Anniversary Sale beauty research! Thank you so much for your suggestions yesterday, they were really helpful. I will admit, that mirror might be a little too up close and personal! I’m not sure I want to see my face that big! Ha! Get a sneak peek at what I found on Stories! Lots of good stuff!
Today I wanted to share with you my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale activewear picks!
Can you believe we’ve made it to the LAST DAY of our 30-day fitness challenge?! That is worth celebrating with my friends! I’ve never done something like this on my blog before, so I’m honored that you joined me in this fitness challenge. We had participants from all over the world – and over 1,000 people logging their exercise! I love that it gave you all the fitness challenge ideas to workout every day!
Hi friends! How was your weekend? I spent the last 3 days in the beautiful town of Denver, Colorado celebrating my best girlfriend’s 50th birthday. We had a great time being together and exploring the city. The weather could not have been more perfect, especially when you’re used to the blazing heat and humidity of Houston, Texas! I swear, Denver is one place I wouldn’t mind moving to! The scenery is gorgeous and there are so many active things to do.
Friends! We are HALFWAY through the first ever #HWHFitnessChallenge! Isn’t that awesome?! I have to admit, this week getting in my exercise everyday was tough, but I did it! It was the first time a little bit of doubt crept into my mind where I thought- maybe this challenge is too long, maybe I should have made it 21 days instead of 30 days. But, then my SMARTER self reminded me, heck no! This is a challenge and WE can do it!
Welcome back to Week 2 of the #HWHFitnessChallenge! I have to give y’all a huge thank you for joining in with such enthusiasm! It’s contagious and because of YOU, I haven’t missed a workout yet and I’ve been eating so much better. I’m actually already starting to feel a difference in how I feel! Today starts DAY 8 and I’ve got some at home workout ideas to share with you using an ottoman! Let me know in the comments how it’s going for you!
I’m so pumped about today! We’re launching a 30-day fitness challenge designed to help us lose weight and get toned up for the summer! I’ve actually wanted to do something like this for years, so I’m thrilled it’s finally happening. I’ve heard from so many of you that are excited to join in, and I’m genuinely honored that we’ll be doing this together. My Mom (this lady never exercises and eats ice cream every night!), Shannon, and Ali-Shaun are doing it too! It will be challenging, but it will be worth it!
I had the Mondayest morning ever yesterday walking into my living room, being very confused as to why Jordan was standing in a huge pile of sand. And then I saw the empty breadcrumb container a few feet away. These toddlers are quick I tell ya! They don’t miss an opportunity for mischief! But today is a new day and I think y’all are going to like today’s post! It’s Part 2 in collaboration with my favorite fitness brand, Zella at Nordstrom, and it’s all about how to kick butt and be productive every day! I LOVE writing these kinds of posts and sharing things like this,
You guys are seriously the sweetest! I’m giving each of you a big ole virtual hug around your neck for all the birthday wishes! I’m officially a big girl now, but for all of you readers in your thirties that feel a bit apprehensive about the 4o’s, I can tell you- it’s all good! I feels so much more comfortable in my own skin than I ever have before and I’m so much more aware of what’s important and it’s easier to let the little stuff go. And, with good skincare and exercise and fashion, you can still rock your own personal style at any age!
Have you been following #HappyHealthyYou on Instagram?? I joined two of my good friends (Veronika and Sara) to start a weekly IG chat with y’all pertaining to all things health, beauty, and wellness. We’re excited to talk about these things that I know are important to all of us. I have been amazed at how many of you have chimed in and offered your experiences and suggestions. Y’all are a smart bunch of women and I am so inspired by you!
Every week we also include a little giveaway as a way of saying thank you and as an incentive for you to join in the conversation!
*Affiliate links used in collaboration with Nordstrom.
If you’ve been following along here in the last couple of weeks, I hope you’ve noticed my efforts to write worthy content that adds value to your life. I truly appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to be here and I want you to get the most out of it! I love fashion and beauty and girl talk and don’t worry- those posts aren’t going anywhere- we can all use some levity and fun (and good hair!), right?!
But, I also want to dig deeper and share more on how we can live an intentional and vibrant life with ways to set goals and reach them,