Spring Haul – Fitness Update (bonus recipe!)

With spring comes blooming flowers, more sunshine, and more skin! Yikes. My body has been having a cheat meal for the past year! This time last year I was in the best shape of my life—thank you Pilates Teacher Training! Now I’m back to #mombod—thank you lower stomach surgery!
Well…I am now feeling more motivated than ever! I recently picked up some things to keep me accountable, inspire, and motivate me to get moving towards a healthier lifestyle! I want to share with you in hopes this post motivates you as well!

Let’s Dive In!

Here’s what I picked up recently at Target:

Aladdin Set of 3 Reusable Cups

I have an obsession with cups/mugs/water bottles. It’s an issue. Every time I set foot in a store it’s a battle between me picking up a mug and talking myself out of buying it. Then the devil on my shoulder says YOLO.
I picked up these because they’re adorable (I got a pack for my mama too!) They’re affordable ($5 for 3 cups? Yes please!) And I need more help in the H20 department! At 24oz, just about 3 of these fits my daily water needs. And they have adorable sayings. I got myself “just do you” & my mom “I’m walking on sunshine”

Yoga Leggings with Mesh Side Detail

Nothing gets me more motivated to work out than new clothes! If i’m heading out for a run, hitting a zumba class, or working out at home…these make me feel like a super star!

Exfoliating Bath Cloth

This thing is so random, but one of my new holy grail items! This is a long textured wash cloth. This is perfect for washing your back in the shower…a hard to reach place! With tank tops right around the corner, it’s perfect for getting your shoulders and back squeaky clean!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabars

These hit my sweet tooth. I am a sugar fanatic. When I go on a “diet” sugar is the one thing I crave like crazy! These taste amazing and are dairy free, vegan, gluten free…all fruits and nuts but somehow it tastes like chocolate! The kids even love them!

Venus Razor Swirl

Spring means time to shave our legs after winter hibernation! I am typically a mans razor kinda girl, but I picked this up on a whim. It’s actually really good! I love the flexi-ball handle. I was impressed!

Rice Cooker

With exercise comes eating healthy. I picked up this little mini rice cooker to help me meal prep! It makes making dinner so much easier. I was always fudging up the rice. Derrek would complain that it was too squishy or crunchy. Now it’s perfect.
Brown rice, chicken, broccoli…here I come!

 I need to hold myself accountable…but also have fun:

I was looking into the Weight Watchers system. I loved the app & Mallory Ervin (another girl I’m friends with in my head) has been blowing me away with her weight loss journey using WW. Butttt…I then found out that the 21 day fix had an app also! So…I rejoined as a Beach Body Coach! Yay! I am so excited. I know Beach Body and Shakeology changed my life before (it helped me snap back after having Jax)..so I decided to go back to what I know is trusted and true. (check those guns…where’d they go?)


The structure and endless recipes with Shakeology give me life! It’s an easy, full-filling breakfast or snack. I love Shakeology and the Beach Body 21 day fix workouts. I also love the feeling of a group of people connecting. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!

“this is going to be, you know, a fascinating transition”

— shout it out in the comments if you know what this is from! 

As I am editing this post and getting it up, I have a yummy cabbage soup simmering on the stove. I have included a photo and recipe below. This will be my go to this week while I start my 3 day refresh! See ingredients below…I just toss it all together!

Stay tuned! If you want to join me, reach out! I absolutely love coming together and crossing off goals! Get Started On Your Fitness Journey Here! All things are possible when we come together and lift one another up. I’ll be creating meal plans, accountability groups, making sure we are active, getting our h20 in, etc. Being healthy to me means more than looking good, although that is nice, it’s about feeling good! As an epilepsy warrior-over worked-under paid mom of 2 boys…I’m exhausted…I usually feel like death. When I eat right and work out, I am me at my full potential! I’d love to help you reach that as well!
Until next time,

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