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Big Boy Food

Joaquin is now a year old! Still having a hard time wrapping my mom brain around that lol But it became pretty clear that I needed to start feeding him accordingly. I could tell he was getting tired of pears every morning so I knew I needed to switch things up. The problem was what? We haven’t had the best experience with apples and he definitely has some digestive issues…for a minute I even considered buying him already made food because I just wasn’t sure what to feed him! Alex and I took a trip to the Co-Op at the Village to check out their produce and I meandered over to their baby food section, prepared to convince Alex that we needed to just buy some. After I Read More

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Protein Waffles

Happy Meal Prep Sunday!!   So many people have asked me about the protein waffles I make so I thought it was time to share the recipe with all of you! First let me tell you that these are so worth the time they take to make! The recipe looked a little difficult to me, it takes me a little while to get the egg whites just right and our waffle maker only makes two at a time; but these bad boys last my husband and I all week and they seriously power me through my morning!   If you’re following the 21 Day Fix program, 1 waffle is 1 yellow container. Here ya go! What You’ll Need: 2 Cups Oat Flour (grind raw oats in a Read More

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Bye Bye Baby Weight

Peeps, I’m not about weight loss. I really am not! I’m a firm believer in measuring results by how you feel, how you look in the mirror, how your clothes fit, are you getting stronger and do you have more energy. Now with that being said…I AM going to celebrate the fact that as of Sunday I am 7 lbs below my PRE PREGNANCY weight…yes you read that correctly. I weigh 7 lbs LESS than what I weighed before I got pregnant! Now if I’m not into checking the scale why am I celebrating this? Well because guys, I’ve been working hard at this and it just goes to show that this program is working for me!! How exciting! I’m eating more food than I ever have and I Read More

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Our Late Night Trip To The ER

We made it exactly 11 months without having to make an emergency trip to the ER. Minus the two weeks spent in the NICU and the ongoing constipation issue, Joaquin has been (knock on wood) pretty healthy. We’ve had a few different cases of the cold at home since he was born but nothing affected him. Maybe he built up some immunity while he lived at the NICU for the first two weeks of his life or maybe I’m just that good at disinfecting 🙂 either way, we’ve been lucky. But yesterday we had to do it, we took a family trip to the ER at midnight. My stepson was prepared with his tablet, charger and a book…way to plan ahead! Alex, who had been Read More

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One Small Step

Guys, I cut down my sugar intake in my coffee by HALF in two weeks…and guess what? No one died, my husband still loves me, I’m still functioning!!! For the past two months I’ve been trying, with no success, to quit drinking coffee. Not because of the coffee but because of the sugar! Anything less than 3 generous spoonfuls of sugar in 1 cup of coffee was completely unacceptable…yes I said 3 spoonfuls! Multiply that by 3 cups of coffee, well you see where I’m going!  Coffee is the only time I regularly have sugar, throughout the day I don’t often crave sugar (I’m more of a salty snack kind of girl) so how was I going to cut out sugar without cutting out coffee Read More

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Meal Prep’n

Tomorrow is Week 3, Round 2 of my 21 Day Fix and I’ll be honest I haven’t been doing great! I started Round 1 super motivated and after I hurt my back and had to sit out on W3 R1, I just never got back into the groove. I fell back into bad eating habits and even when my back felt better I didn’t workout every day. Hey, it happens. The way I see it I have 2 options. 1. I can say screw it and continue on with eating healthy when I feel like it and working out when it’s convenient or 2. I can just DO IT! I choose the latter. So to finish off R2 STRONG, today I did my meal prepping Read More

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21 Day Fix Part 1

I’m halfway into Round 1 of 21 Day Fix! Today marks Day 12 and I’m out with an injury so unfortunately I missed out on today’s workout. The good news is that missing this workout really bums me out. Why is this good news? Well because that means I’m actually looking forward to working out! The past couple of years I have dreaded working out, I had the time I had the resources but I just didn’t want to do it, and I felt like crap. The longer I went without working out the more miserable I became. So the fact that I’m bummed I couldn’t do today’s Dirty 30 workout (which is killer) is a great sign! So let me recap some of my Read More

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Power Breakfast

I found my new go to power breakfast! All you need is some bread, avocado, egg, a little seasoning and about 5 minutes!   Don’t just use any bread, look for bread that is also providing you with some good energy like Dave’s Killer Good Seed Bread; my absolute favorite and bonus, can be purchased at Costco!   Next, don’t get fancy with the avocado spread just open up an avocado and mash it up on your toasted bread using a fork – no salt you’ll get flavor from your yummy egg.   Follow that up with a healthy egg, I choose brown omega-3 rich eggs. Cook that bad boy over easy and sprinkle it with some sea salt, black pepper and red chili pepper Read More

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Baby Food Makin’ Carrots Edition

Carrots weren’t planned. I had to buy carrots for a recipe and had a few left over and I thought “why not?”, it’s not that carrots aren’t healthy but they just weren’t “fun”. I wanted to do pears, sweet potatoes…but it happened, I made carrots and my little man loves them. So far I think his preference is 1. Zucchini 2. Carrots 3. Applesauce. I’ve kept applesauce as his 1st solid food feeding of the day so maybe he’s just tired of them and is excited to try something new, I’m not sure but man oh man do I get some smiles when he’s eating zucchini and now that we’ve thrown carrots in it’s almost as if he’s yelling at me during his feeding because Read More