Giveaway! Nike, lululemon, Under Armour, Polar Prizes

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There are 3 incredible prize packs that include gift cards from Lululemon, Nike, and UnderArmor other prizes include training and workout gear! 

These are HUGE PRIZES so it is important that you complete the entire entry form. Trust me, it’s definitely worth it!

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Health, Quick Snacks for On-the-go Moms and kids

Over the years Ive mentioned meal planning and the role it plays in reaching our On the Go snacks for Moms and Kids goals. Having food ready is the best way to stick to a healthy meal plan and not be tempted by other, less healthy options. One of the most important parts to planning your meals, is planning on how to handle being away from home without these prepared meals. When you are on-the-go and running errands, its so easy to stop in the drive thru and make unhealthy food choices . This can be avoided! There are items that don’t need refrigeration and can be kept in your purse or car until you need them! Here are some example of some on-the-go snacks for you to take with you and share with your kids.

On the Go snacks for Moms and Kids •Fruit: Keeping a few boxes of raisins, prunes or a banana in your bag is a great way to get that boost of energy you need when you start to feel hungry. Kiwi is another great fruit to have with you. (Yes, you can eat the skin) Kiwi has amazing benefits like fiber. This regulates blood sugar absorption! Quick Snacks for moms and Kids

•Almonds: You can buy individually packaged almonds or buy a big bag and package them yourself to take with you when you are out.Almonds are filling and pack a heart healthy punch! Aim for Raw, unsalted/flavored nuts.

•Olives: I found these great little packs of olives at a gas stations and grocery store. On the Go snacks for Moms and Kids These are single serving and full of flavor! There are no added sugars and some come with garlic or peppered. These are MY FAVORITE! I usually have a package of these and some cherry tomatoes as a snack! Very easy to keep in your purse or take with you. Sparkling Water: Another favorite of mine is sparkling water.

On the Go snacks for Moms and Kids

On the Go snacks for Moms and Kids

This keeps your boring water exciting without adding calories or artificial flavoring and sweeteners. My son LOVES La Croix Pamplemousse water!

These snacks are great for moms on the go and even for sending to school in your child’s lunch box or as a snack!

What types of snacks do you take with you when you are out? 

Whole 30 : February Sign up

January’s Whole 30 group has been going so well! Everyone is checking in, learning a lot and trying new recipes based on the Whole 30 meal list. I couldn’t be more proud!

Ive mentioned the Paleo lifestyle a few times on here and have always thought it was the most well rounded and fulfilling way to eat. No counting calories or eating tasteless food. I eat amazing meals that fill me up and give me the energy to be productive throughout my day. My kids love the meals too! A great way to introduce your body to the Paleo lifestyle is to try out the Whole 30 plan. This is a 30 day reboot for your body and allows you to see what sensitivities to food you may have.

Most of us have health related resolutions for the New Year so what better way to keep those going than by continuing into February! I want to help you keep your goals!

Whole 30 challengeWhole 30 group will start February 1st.

What will it include?

  • Food lists and recipes for quick meals.
  • Meal planning tips and printable to make shopping easy
  • Sample 7 day meal plan to follow
  • Accountability and support that will help you reach your goals
  • Online group with other Whole 30 participants
  • Evening check-ins to help you stay on track and see what others are making
  • Participants may choose from 2 plan options
  • Daily recipes to try
  • Quick snack ideas
  • Whole 30 group starting February 1 will be 30 days long (Feb1-Mar3)

To participate in this Whole 30 you can choose from 2 options, first you may purchase the 21 Day Fix (this includes the items listed above). The 21 Day Fix includes portion control containers that take the guess work out of making meals. No counting or guessing. This plan also includes a 6 easy-to-follow workouts that will help you reach your goals faster! ($45)                                         The second option is the Whole 30 accountability group, recipes, nutrition information, shopping printable with my guidance. ($25)

Please register below. I am only accepting the first 10 to register. Once you register, I will send you an invoice via PayPal. You may pay via PayPal, check, or cash. Payment in full due prior to Feb. 1. If you have any questions, please let me know!

 

 

Guest Post: Healthy Cupcakes

We all love to eat dessert, especially during this time of year.  All of the eating during the holidays can add up at the end of the holidays.  Wouldn’t you love to eat something that tastes good and is healthy for you.  Look no further, I have created this cupcake recipe for you!  Send me a message and let me know if you enjoyed the recipe!

Blueberry and Strawberry Banana CupcakesHealthy Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • 4 Bananas
  • Egg whites
  • Honey
  • Walnuts(optional)
  • Blueberries & Strawberries (Optional)
  • Cinnamon (Optional)
  • Nutmeg (Optional)
  • Coconut oil for greasing pan

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease cupcake pan with coconut oil

Mash all 4 bananas into a soft mixture

Combine banana mixture and almond flour together and stir well.  Mixture will be slightly lumpy.

Mix in the honey and egg whites into the mixture and stir again.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir.

Pour mixture into cupcake pan.  Mixture will rise, fill pan about halfway.

Bake for about 30 min

Let completely cool and take cupcakes out!healthy cupcakes

Enjoy! ☺

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Nighttime Face Routine: Rodan + Fields Review

One of my goals in 2015 is to get into a better skin routine. I don’t wear Rodan + Fields reviewmakeup and only lightly wash my face so I’m not really “in the know” of whats new in skin care. Thats where my good friend, Hannah Lebron is an Esthetician and make up artist. I trust her with my skin and waxing needs and if I ever have any skin or make up questions,  she is my go to girl! 

hannahlebron.com 5-star rated boutique specializing in facials, skin treatments, waxing, makeup, spray tans, and lash extensions.

I recently moved to Connecticut the coldest state EVER and noticed a difference in my skin. I spoke with Hannah and she suggested I try a new product she was using! She mentioned a few and ultimately I wanted something that would smooth and brighten my skin. Rodan + Fields Enhancements was the answer. rodan + Fields review

After the holidays and all the food my skin and brain felt dull so I was excited to see how my skin would change with better eating and a new skin routine! The micro-dermabrasion kit consists of 3 steps.

1. The ExfoliateRodman + Fields Review

2. Night serum (my favorite part) 

3. Lip serum

Before bed, I used ⅓ of the micro-dermabrasionpaste and gently covered my face. ( You get 2 uses our of one kit!)

Washed it off then moved onto the night serum. This felt amazing! My skin felt refreshed and the night serum added a nice amount of moisture to my face. Before using Rodan + Fields Enhancements, I would wash my face and my skin would be so dry and tight that it hurt. This was not the case with the Night serum. I LOVED IT!

Next up was the lip serum, I would use this everyday! It was perfect for my weathered lips from the cold weather. It was tasteless and applied nicely! No sticking!

Overall I would say I’m very impressed with Rodan + Fields Micro-dermabrasion kit. The exfoliation left my skin feeling soft and plump! Now to get Hannah to give me an Eye Brow Makeover..These things DO exist!

HLebron.myrandf.com                                                                                          Hannah Lebron is a San Diego based Esthetician and Makeup artist offering waxing, facials, spray tans, make up courses and online skin consultations! You can find her here: Website | Facebook | Rodan+ Fields

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How to drink more water!

10 Ways to drink more water

Do you drink enough water during the day?
Are you curious as to how much water you should drink each day?

Drinking water is such an important part of staying healthy and you should be monitoring your water intake to ensure you are getting enough. Most people think they are drinking enough when in reality its not even half the amount they need!

Drinking water keeps your skin looking fresh, flushes out toxins and decreases fatigue.

Here are some tips to help you reach your daily water intake:
1. Take you body weight, cut that number in half and drink that amount in ounces!
2. Lacroix water is amazing for drinking throughout the day when you’re tired of regular bottled water. Tons of flavors to choose from and mix together!
3. Add fruits and veggies to your water.
4. Mark the time you want to drink a certain amount of water by on your water bottle.
5. If you can see your water, your more likely to drink it. Invest in a clear water bottle.
6. Use Apps like Waterlogged or Daily water to keep track of your intake.
7. Drink things like hot and cold unsweetened tea .
8. Set a timer on your phone to refill your bottle.
9.Set up a water challenge with a friend and check in with each other.
10. When all else fails…EAT SPICY FOODS!

Happy Drinking!

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10 ways to drink more water

Change lives and make a difference! Application for Consideration

 

Becoming your best and helping others!HAPPY 2015, I hope your year is starting off with a BANG!!

Along with my goals for the year I decided it was time to expand my reach and find some friends that love helping others and making a difference!

I mentioned last month that I had joined with team Inspire and today we are 100+ strong! These men and women are so inspiring, it makes me want to do more! We are on a mission to show how simple changes can have a huge impact in your life! Swapping in a few healthy changes throughout the day can really extend you life and show those around you that it can be done!

Several of us are trainers and many are just starting their journey and are really inspiring others to do the same. We market, grow and build a business that can help so many from the comfort of our homes. We do online challenges, free health groups and engage regularly on social media. Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 11.26.51 PM

A bit about me: Ive been approached by BeachBody coaches over the last couple years and each time I pushed them away and really had no desire to join. Most of these offers were spammy and pushy…I seriously despise this tactic. Then I saw one girl, a great friend of mine doing amazing things and saw the way she really changed the lives of the people she worked with. I moved across the world and was now sitting in a cold ass house feeling sorry for myself. I knew I wanted, and could be doing more. I just needed a bit of guidance and support. I got on the phone and talked it over with Amanda and was hooked. I KNEW it was a good fit…and for $40 what could I lose? $40 for daily marketing, business and healthy tips? SOLD.Becoming your best and helping others!

Team Inspire is all about helping and making a difference. It’s been a month and have learned more than I ever could have and am so thankful! I want to share this opportunity with everyone and Im excited to be adding a few more people to Team Inspire!

We are looking for others that would be a great fit for our team! Is this YOU?!! If you love health and fitness and would like to build a business helping others, fill out the form below! I really look forward to talking with you soon!

XO -Lindsey

 

HOW TO Start Whole 30: tips to stay on track

whole 30 tips to succeed

Starting today (JAN. 1, 2015) I will be participating in the WHOLE 30. A 30 day reboot for my system! You can find more on this HERE. Starting a new way of eating can be challenging if you aren’t prepared and below I have listed 4 tips to help you succeed!

Clean out your cabinets

  • Go through your cabinets and toss out any food that does not follow Whole 30.
  • Take out and toss any leftover or old foods in your fridge and freezer.
  • Make an inventory list of what is in your fridge and cabinets to help prepare for your shopping trip.
  • If you have family members that are following a different way of eating, place this food in a separate location (I put foods I don’t eat on the lowest shelf so I don’t see it).
  • Don’t forget your spices! Check them for ingredients and keep only those that comply with Whole 30. Any old or clumpy spices should be thrown out as well. The fresher the better!

Plan meals & snacks

  • Use cookbooks, Google, and Pinterest (search Whole 30) to find meals for your weeks. Write these meals on a calendar and make a grocery list with the ingredients.
  • Remember to write down the snacks you are going to have ready!
  • Keep it simple. Looking through recipes can be overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with the ingredients or preparation. Look for quick and easy items you can make to help ease your way into eating this way.
  • Keep the base as a meat and a vegetable and you’ll be good to go. If you feel ready, make a new recipe at the end of the week to enjoy with your family!

Now it’s time to go shopping!

  • Set a budget and stick to it.
  • Price check items (especially meats) and see what you can buy frozen. Most vegetables can be found in the freezer section, pre cut at a better price.
  • Stick to your list and don’t go to the store hungry.
  • Don’t forget containers/bags for your food and snacks

Prepare foods

  • Divide your meats up to be froze, cooked later or smaller portions.
  • Wash and cut vegetables for easy snacks and cooking.
  • Click HERE to see how to store your fruits and vegetables (FREE printable)
  • Divide your snacks into individual on-the-go portions (ziplocks are great!)
  • Marinate/cook any meals you will need for the next couple days
  • Click HERE for more ways to prepare meals

These tips can be used for the Whole 30 as well as any healthy eating plan.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

How to Store Groceries: Fruits and Vegetables

 

We spend so much money on groceries that knowing how to properly store groceries is so important. Keeping fruits and vegetable fresh will help them last longer and save you from having to spend more money. Here is a great way to make sure you are storing your fruits and vegetables and getting the most for your money! Printable down below!

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Setting Goals for the New Year!

 

Every year we make resolutions and only a small amount of people actually succeed in completing them. I usually make a few attainable ones and a few “WAY OUT THERE, would be a miracle if it happened” ones. This year I’m trying to focus more on gaining balance in all aspects of life AND reaching my goals. I don’t want to just getting in shape or just to save more money (which are always things I tend to focus on). I want to be consistently working towards bettering myself.New Years resolutions! Happy 2015

Fit Pregnancy and Parenting offered 5 ways to follow through with our goals! You can find those tips HERE.

Consistency is something that I need and want and will help me in all of my goals. I usually fill my plate with too much and then get burnt out when I don’t succeed at everything at once. This becomes a cycle of starting and not finishing A LOT! Finding a group of people that are consistently working towards their goals has been an amazing help. I’ve found better ways of organizing my time and prioritizing the things that need to happen.

When you tell others your goals, you are more likely to follow through with them so the things I want to work consistently on are:

-Practice yoga and stretch moreres2

-Save twice as much money in 2015

-Coach and train more clients

-Be more present with my family

-Get out and meet people in my area

-Read 1 personal development book every month

-Complete and giveaway my recipe book

-Film 1 workout video per week

-Build a steady following on Instagram

-Find a church and youth group for our family

-Go rock climbing

-Travel more in New England

-Photograph more of my family

What are some of your goals?