Fitness

I’m forever a fitness fanatic because I love feeling strong and energized. Exercise not only keeps me healthy, it lifts my spirits and helps me relax during busy, stressful days.

 

 

#HappyHealthyYou

#HappyHealthyYou

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!

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8 Fitness Tips for a Happy Mind and Healthy …

8 Fitness Tips for a Happy Mind and Healthy Body

*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,

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How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain – His & Hers …

How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain – His & Hers Guide

Hi friends! How’s your week going?!  Pretty good here. Some weeks I feel buried and overwhelmed, but this week has started off on a super productive foot and I’m feeling ambitious about getting lots of stuff done!  Even some of those pesky things that have been on the to-do list forever! Which ties in perfectly for today because we’re talking taking care of your body during the holidays.

You’re in for a treat because my handsome hubby is back sharing his secret for how he recently lost weight and then I’ll share my tips for keeping those extra pounds off at the end of the year! 

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AT HOME MORNING WORKOUT ROUTINE

AT HOME MORNING WORKOUT ROUTINE

Good Monday morning friends! I’ve heard from so many of you that want to wake up early, or do wake up early in the morning because, realistically, that’s the only time you’re able to fit your workout into your busy day.  I hear ya!  That’s me too!  I’ve found it’s too dark to run outside before the sun comes up, so I’ve been heading to the gym to do group classes.  I love them because, at that early hour, I don’t want to think about what to do, I just want someone to tell me! Being in a group class also ensures that you’ll actually finish the workout as opposed to saying halfway through,

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How to Wake Up Early

How to Wake Up Early

*This post is sponsored by Serta and Mattress Firm, but all opinions and good night’s sleep are my own!


via @theGoodQuote

Since sharing my early morning routine with you, I’ve heard from so many of you who either: 1) wake up early too and can relate to the sound of the alarm clock going off while it’s still dark outside, or 2) want to wake up earlier, but need a plan to start.

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5 Fitness Goals to Reset & Recharge Your Body & Mind

5 Fitness Goals to Reset & Recharge Your Body & Mind

Hi friends!  How is your week going?  So far so good here.  I went for a run outside yesterday and it felt amazing!  I used to run several times a week, and now I can’t remember the last time!  But, our weather has warmed up and it’s staying lighter out later now, so I can go in the evening after dinner if the sports schedules don’t interfere.

Ever since Jordan’s birthday party, I’ve been slacking on my diet and exercise.  I think what happened is I got busy with party planning and all of James’ sports and activities and trying to keep up with blogging and home chores,

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How to Self Test for Diastasis Recti & Exercises …

How to Self Test for Diastasis Recti & Exercises to Repair DR

Hi friends!  How’s your week going?  We got home yesterday from our quickie trip to the beach for Spring Break and it was a really good time.  James had friends there and swam all day in the pool and Jordan absolutely loved her first time at the beach.  She happily played with her bucket and shovel in the sand for hours!  It always reminds me that it’s really the simple things in life that are often the best!

You can see a few pics already here and I’ll be sure to share a detailed recap next week.

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Body After Baby | One Year Later

Body After Baby | One Year Later

Now that we made it through the first year of Jordan’s life, there are so many things to look back on in amazement.  So many emotions go along with that first year and I think I experienced every one of them.  In retrospect, the first 4 months were really hard and even though it’s just a short time, it feels like forever when you’re in the thick of it.  

Going on little sleep and breastfeeding all day and night is just plain HARD, no way around it.  Over time, the lack of sleep catches up to you.

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2016 Recap – FITNESS

2016 Recap – FITNESS

Onto our fourth and final day looking back at 2016!  If you missed any of the posts, you can get caught up on Fashion Faves hereHome Decor & Organization here, and Baby and Family here

Today is our Fitness day and not a moment too soon! Yesterday, in a total act of rebellion, I made the most delicious double chocolate chip espresso cookies and ate three! Yikes!  But, I’m also eating healthy meals too and am back on the workout train! 

From Food52 Cookbook : 140 Winning Recipes from Home Cooks

MIND/BODY

This year,

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40-Day Challenge Recap

40-Day Challenge Recap

After being in New York, it feels like 100 days ago I started my 40-Day Challenge, trying to kick my booty into shape after baby.  Our darling is 7 1/2 months old now (6 month update here) and I definitely feel like ‘myself’ again if that makes sense.   I’m happy to report that we CAN still make significant progress in a short time if we stick to our diet and exercise, even after age 40! #thereshopeforus! I’m less excited to report that our progress is finicky.  It doesn’t stick if you don’t stick to the program,

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How to Use My Fitness Pal for Beginners (…

How to Use My Fitness Pal for Beginners (Video)

Hi guys!  I hope y’all are waking up today feeling refreshed and energized from a good ‘ole long weekend!  We had a great time in Austin, but three people in one bed, including one wild monkey, did not make for the best sleep. I swear I fear for my life when I sleep with James because he seriously does somersaults in his sleep!  Even when you have a great time out of town, it’s always so good to come home to your own bed!

Last Monday, I gave you the low-down on my 6-months post baby body and my new goal of losing some body fat in the next 40 days,

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6 Months Body After Baby Update | 40-Day Fitness Challenge

6 Months Body After Baby Update | 40-Day Fitness Challenge

Back to Monday friends!  How was your weekend? We had a big one!  On Friday afternoon, we had an after school play date and Jordan got her ‘first kiss’!  If that isn’t the sweetest thing ever, I don’t know what is!  Friday night we celebrated my baby brother’s engagement with all our immediate family (there’s gonna be a March wedding!!!), then a birthday party on Saturday morning for one of the cutest and sassiest 4 year olds I know, and finally a couples’ date night with our wonderful friends (hi Ali-Shaun if you’re reading this!) on Saturday night,

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Nordstrom Sale | Activewear

Nordstrom Sale | Activewear

What kind of a fitness and fashion enthusiast would I be if I didn’t check out the athletic wear during Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale?!  I’m a particular fan of Zella because of the tried and true quality, but also because it’s cute! #ofcourse #priorities! I’ve been slacking on my running and workouts lately, and I keep telling myself I’ll pick it back up when school starts, so y’all hold me to that PLEASE!!  We should all commit together and do some kind of fitness challenge (not a bikini contest!) and encourage each other.  I feel like I need the motivation lately!I’m always on the hunt for the perfect running shorts and I found a new pair I’m crazy for –

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Popular Posts of 2016 | Food & Fitness

Popular Posts of 2016 | Food & Fitness

Being pregnant and losing the baby weight was actually so much better at 40 than it was at 34, if you can believe it!  I will say now, I do feel more tired keeping up with two, but that might just come with the territory.  It’s hard juggling all the roles we play, am I right?  #morecoffeeplease

Health and fitness is something I’ve always been interested in, so in 2012, I started a separate blog, Honey We’re Healthy, and I shared recipes, workouts and my first fitness contest journey there.  That content is still up if you want to take a look,

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WorkoutRunning Playlist

WorkoutRunning Playlist

How was your weekend?  I know I’ve been talking a lot about sleep lately, but when your almost 5-month old baby starts sleeping through the night (she hasn’t even woken up to eat at 11pm or 3am for the past 3 nights) you definitely feel like shouting it from the rooftops!  In my case, I feel like God saw I was getting near the end of my rope and threw me a bone because just when I really felt like I was starting to get ultra exhausted (and threatening my husband that HE was gonna have to start on night duty,

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5 Tips for Getting Started Running

5 Tips for Getting Started Running

Here we go with the 3rd fitness post for June!  We started with a healthy weekly meal prep, followed up with a good full body weight workout you can do at home, and now it’s time to talk cardio and get our booties moving!

sports bra (on sale) | shorts (small) | shoes | socks | similar visor 

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Full Body Workout at Home

Full Body Workout at Home

How was your weekend?! We mostly took it easy at home and also tried out our Blue Apron meals that arrived.  Did you see my hubby and I preparing the chicken wings on Saturday night on snapchat (@honeywerehome)? I’ll share those meals here hopefully later this week. Today, I’m back with another fitness post for ya!  I will say that after a few trips to the pool recently, my motivation is renewed to get back in shape. 😉 Last week, I showed you how I prep our food for a week full of healthy meals and I loved hearing how that was helpful for you!

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Body After Baby | 12 Week Progress Report

Body After Baby | 12 Week Progress Report

Hello lovelies!  Did you have a great weekend?!  Ours involved the last T-ball game of the season, a new two-wheel bike for our son who’s learning to ride without training wheels, and me trying to take a nap every time Jordan did.  After almost three months of middle of the night feedings, the lack of uninterrupted sleep is catching up to me big time.  I feel like I’m going through the motions during the day, but my mind and body are exhausted.  The good news is that yesterday, she woke up at 7am to eat, then fell back to sleep until 11:30 a.m.

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