5 Tips To Beat The Baby Blues

5 Tips To Beating The Baby Blues

5 Tips To Beat The Baby Blues

5 Tips To Beating The Baby Blues

Being a mom is obviously the best, right?! But it can be scary, overwhelming and very stressful. It may take a while to start feeling like “you” again . I think my 5 tips to beat the baby blues can help guide you feel better and more like “you” . Sometimes being a mom can feel lonely, it’s a huge new transition with lots of different emotions thrown in.

Our brains are always focusing on the negative in life such as, sleepless nights, baby weight gain, looking tired ect which can lead us moms to the baby blues. Always remember you are not alone! Reach out and ask for help when needed, find a  local group of moms to chat with or look to social media ( like my FREE mom group ) for help!

Below are my 5 Tips To Beat The Baby Blues

Get “ready” every morning 

This is something I just started doing and wish I did it when I first had Brody. I remember there were days when it was afternoon and I still wasn’t dressed or bushed my teeth! You want to get back to feeling like you and I think this will def help . If you need to wait for babies first nap to get ready that’s fine! Once Brody was a few months  I used to workout during his first nap and then would start my day.  Find a morning routine that works for you and stick to it!

  • brush teeth
  • wash face
  • have a HUGE glass of water
  • change out of pjs

Another thing I loved doing and did when Brody was new and still do now is a miracle morning . I have haven’t read one of those books I highly recommend reading. I just finished a miracle morning for parents and families I loved it.

Meditate / Positive pod cast/ Youtube

I started listening to some positive youtube videos when I started my miracle morning . I found some videos that promote healthy, positive thinking and I love starting my day listening to those. They are short and I usually throw some head phone in and listen . Started off the day with a positive mindset can make a huge difference in your life ! There are also a few apps for meditation if you want to try that instead. I like headspace and calm.

Eat a healthy breakfast

It’s so easy to skip breakfast when you have a new baby/kids. Eating healthy is so important for your health . Have you noticed when you eat clean you feel better, stress less and just feel happier?? If you are already feeling stressed with a new baby eating like crap is going to make you feel worse. In the am have water before coffee , have some fruit, a healthy fat and a protein. A fruit and protein packed smoothie must be the easiest. Find something that works for you or meal prep so you have your breakfast ready . There were days when I didn’t eat till noon ( just coffee ) and it left me feeling sluggish .

Get things ready the night before 

Waking up to a cleanish house helps set the tone for the day. I like to “get ready” for the morning the night before. I try to do the dishes/bottles/sippy cups and put them away when I can. I pick up Brody toys ( and the dog toys ) and do a quick declutter . I also like to have a glass of water all poured and ready for when I wake up. The last thing I do before bed is get my clothes out for the am. I get my workout clothes out and ready so I have no excuses!

Morning walks 

If you can getting out for a morning walk ( or a walk anytime ) will help boost your mood. Fresh air and some exercise is always a good idea. To make your walk even better grab a friend that will walk and talk with you. If you are home all day with he baby alone getting some adult interaction is a must!!

If you have any tips of your own Id love to hear them! Comment below and we can chat! Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat. Remember to use my hashtag #swellfitnessmom on instagram so we can connect.

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Two Full Days Of Eating

Two Full Days Of Eating + Workouts From The Week

I get asked all the time if I eat differently now that I am pregnant . Have I added more food,  cut foods outs, do I count my calories? So I thought I would do a post/ diary of two full days of eating just for you!

I am in the second trimester now and I am eating almost the same as I was before I was pregnant. I don’t count calories ( I have done the macro thing before! ) I eat a balanced diet of healthy foods and I eat when I am hungry. I tend to snack on fruits , hard-boiled eggs and veggies . I skip the processed foods as much as I can , pregnant or not.

Every now and then I will take a few days of eating with my fitness pal to see where I’m at , especially if I am trying to hit a fitness goal like gain muscle . When I used to track all my foods I was at about 2200 calories a day ( just for reference I was also between 115-118 lbs) Under eating is not going to help you shed extra pounds, in fact it is going to make it impossible to lose weight!! Please do not eat less than 1200 calories a day ! ( more on that another day! )

I am a pretty picky eating , I have never had deli meat in my life so that was not something I had to cut out while prego. I am also not a huge fan of red meat , I typically eat chicken and  turkey .

The only food I have been limiting while pregnant is whey protein . I have been drinking a shake with added protein only 2-3 times per week. Instead I have been getting my protein from foods and always have a protein packed meal after my workout.

Day one:

So much water !!! I pour a giant glass at night and leave it in my bathroom so I drink it right when I wake up before coffee . I try to drink as much water as I can all day. I don’t really drink anything else ( besides coffee ) I do like soda water, just make sure its sodium free.

Two Full Days Of Eating

B: overnight oats with almond milk, peanut butter , coconut oil , chocolate chips and chia seeds . Coffee with cashew milk

Two Full Days Of Eating

S: Almond butter bar – not the best choice but I love them!

Post workout: acia smoothie with banana  and chocolate protein

Two Full Days Of Eating

L: eggs with “fried” rice & veggies

Two Full Days Of Eating

S: yogurt,strawberries and  local honey to help my allergies

Two Full Days Of Eating

D: pulled pork tacos with mango salsa

Two Full Days Of Eating

S : chilly cow – I don’t have dessert every night , maybe 3 nights a week

 

Day two: 

B: kodiak cake pancakes with banana , chocolate chips, chia seeds & cool whip. Coffee with almond milk.

Two Full Days Of Eating

L: salad with lettuce & arugula , toms, sunflower seeds and chicken

Two Full Days Of Eating

S : Yogurt with frozen raspberries, homemade granola and honey ( I forgot to take a picture after I added the granola & honey! )

D: cauliflower crust pizza – I added chicken and veggies on top

S: yasso bar

 

Workouts to try this week:

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

Total Body Workout:

set your timer for 7 intervals . The times for each interval are 60 sec, 45 sec, 30 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec & 60 sec. Go from move to move without resting . Tip: have everything you need ready or use one set of dumbbells so you can move right into the next move without wasting time. Rest and repeat before moving onto the next circuit.

 

Cardio:

  • 60 sec: jumping jax
  • 45: jump rope – pretend if you dont have one ( I didn’t use one )
  • 30: mt climbers
  • 15: plank jax
  • 30: high knees
  • 45: 2 side shuffle knee raise
  • 60: frankensteins

x2

Legs:

  • 60 sec: wall sit
  • 45: split lunge L
  • 30: 180 jump squat
  • 15: pulse squat
  • 30: sump squat
  • 45: split lunge R
  • 60: deadlifts

x2

Upper body:

  • 60 sec: plank row
  • 45:  dumbbell press
  • 30: dips
  • 15: overhead dumbbell hold
  • 30: front raise
  • 45: curls
  • 60: flys

x2

  Upper Body Tabata :

  • bent over row & push ups
  • french press & curl and press
  • pull over & chest press
  • upright row & concentration curls
  • arnold press & rear delt raise

Quick leg burner :

Video how too

  • goblet squat
  • burpee
  • starter lunge L
  • starter lunge R
  • step ups
  • in out squats

Reps: 12-10-8-6-4-2

 

 

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

 

 

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5 Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

5 Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

5  Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

5 Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

Are you joining my FREE 21 day challenge? I hope so! Below are my 5 tips to prepare for a fitness challenge . The challenge will be run in my online MOM Facebook group. If you havent joined yet please let me know and I will add you. We are all going to support and motivate each other for 21 days and start building healthy habits together . Plus there will be fun daily tasks and give aways .  Below are some tips that I always do before starting a new challenge/ workout program that I hope you find helpful.

Find your program:
Pick out the workouts you are going to do for the next 21 days. If that’s too much then just plan a week at a time. There are endless free workouts ( on my blog ) youtube , pinterest ect. Every sunday plan the workouts you are going to do that week. If you don’t have a plan then its easy to skip your workout.

Make a shopping list/menu:
Once a week I make a weekly menu and then my shopping list. This helps me prepare my meals and snacks so I always have something to grab and it helps with mindless eating. Plus I save money while shopping because I know exactly what I need to get.

Get organized:
If you are like me and workout from home make sure your home gym is clean. Each night put your weights and matt away and get the space ready for the next workout. If you go to the gym have your gym bag packed and ready to go.

Rev up your morning:
Wake up a little earlier for some you time. Start with a big glass of water and read/watch something positive. I start my days with a miracle morning routine and it has been a life changer. If you haven’t read that book you must

Get ready the night before: 
Even if you workout from home , get your workout clothes and sneakers ready so you have no excuses

We are starting our 21 day challenge on May 6th so you still have time to join. If you want to follow along on instagram make sure you use my hashtag #swellfitnessmom so I can see your posts/check ins!

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Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

 

I have been a super busy DIY mom! If you saw my post from  last month then you know I am trying to use healthier products around my house. Today I am excited to share my clean swaps, face scrub, hand soap and cleaners with you!

First I made an all purpose cleaner that I have been using for about a month and I find it works great. This is not for granite. I use it on my wooden surfaces, mirrors and windows.  I put it in an old makers mark container . I knew had to use glass but I didn’t want to go buy a new glass bottle . The spray top came from the dollar store.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients in your glass container. Shake gently before each use

Next up I made my own hand soap for our bathroom. Again I re-used an old glass container and a pump from and empty soap container .

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

 

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap – I used the lavender-scented one
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1 TBS sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

Add your water first , then the castile soap. Next add your oils then gently shake.

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

I just recently made two scrubs . One is for my face and the other can be used everywhere . I bought some jars for my scrubs at target in the sale section of the store.  I used sweat orange &  frankincense essential oils for my face scrub. These oils help increase circulation,  are a mood lifter, help brighten skin, helps with wrinkles ,  reduces dark/sun spots & scars… I feel like I could keep on listing benefits!! For the body scrub I used lime & frankincense essential oils.

Ingredients: 

Face scrub

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 TBS raw honey
  • 2 TBS cumin
  • 1/4 up sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oils
  • 10 drops sweat orange essential oils

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Body scrub 

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 TBS raw honey
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oils
  • 10 drops lime essential oils

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

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April Monthly Round Up

April Monthly Round Up

April Monthly Round Up

April Monthly Round Up

 

April was a busy month! We finally announced that we are having baby number TWO! I am so excited to share this pregnancy with you all! I hope you find my workouts, recipes and fit tips helpful . My April Monthly Round Up is here and I’m excited to share it with you.

Bump & Brody: 

We had a  check up at 13 weeks , we heard the  heart beat and everything was great. I can’t wait for next month when we have another ultra sound. We are going to hopefully find out the gender at that appointment.

My workouts are going so much better this month, finally ! I have learned that I HAVE to do my workout before lunch time or they won’t get done. When I wait too long  my workouts end up being terrible. I lack motivation in the afternoon, even half way through the workouts I want to stop. I have been doing 3-5 workouts a week and lots of talking now that the weather is nice.

As for my nutrition, it  is back on track and I feel so much better. The first two months were a struggle! All I wanted was carbs , bread, cereal, snacks… nothing nutritious and I was feeling terrible because of it. We bought an insta pot and that has helped a ton with meal prep and making healthy recipes . Always having something healthy to grab makes life so much easier.

Brody had his 15 month check up. I can’t believe he is only 21 lbs! Who else has a little baby ?? Lucky for Brody is loving lots of different foods and he is not too picky. Going out to dinner with him is hit or miss. We have to go right at 5 and we have about an hour before he’s over it!!

Life & Products:

 

This month I have started using some new hair products and curling my hair a little different. I started using deva curl and doing the scrunch method while washing and applying gel. I googled it , saw some youtube vids and got started right away. I have to saw my hair has been curling better! Not sure if it’s the deva curl that’s helping or the scrunch method

I bought a diffuser and some essential oils and I have been loving them both! I mad some DIY face scrubs , lotions and cleaners ( will share soon!) I also love using my diffuser in the morning when doing my miracle morning .

 

I read Miracle Morning for parents and families . I highly recommend this book and the other Miracle Morning books. I know get up before Brody and do a miracle morning S.A.V.E.R.S . Each morning I start the day with Silence/meditation then move on to Affirmations & Visualizations. I affirm my greatness and visualize my day/month.year/dream life! After that I go out-of-order and do some Reading and Scribing . I save my Exercise for later in the day. I highly recommend reading the book and doing a 30 day challenge! If you commit to doing a miracle morning please let me know!!! Id love to chat more about it with you.

I finally made some of my own safe products ! I will be sharing all the things I made next week, so make sure you check out that post. I made a safe all-purpose cleaner, hand soap, face scrub and body scrub. I can’t wait for you to try out the recipes I used . I love that I get to make my house a bit safer by ditching all those chemicals and dyes.

I bought some new re usable pouches for Brody and metal straws for us! We are trying to cut down on plastic & waste. I love these pouches for yogurt. Brody doesn’t like me spoon-feeding him so it’s always hard for me to get yogurt into him. These bags are super easy to fill and very easy to clean.


I FINALLY got new sneakers! I have been wearing the same nike shoes for over two years now . They were so worn out . It took me forever to find a pair that I love. We went to some stores so I could try them on and then I ended up buying them online for cheaper!! I am loving these metcon flyknits from nike. I picked a super girly color which is totally different from my normal black!!


 

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

 

 

 

 

 

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Post Baby Exercise Plan

Post Baby Exercise Plan

Post Baby Exercise Plan

 

I get a lot of questions from expecting moms and moms with newborns about how to get into a post baby fitness routine. So I thought I would tell you how I did it after having Brody!

Start slowly . Starting a post baby exercise plan after having a baby can be overwhelming . Start by going for daily walks and stretching. You might be feeling sore from holding the baby all the time, we tend to have awkward posture while feeding/nursing , bouncing or wearing a baby. Walking is a great way to start, getting the blood flowing is going to make a huge difference. Plus getting out in some fresh air is always a good idea. And don’t forget to stretch after. Try adding in some light yoga or stretches for you back, shoulders, neck and arms. You can always go to youtube and find some yoga or stretching videos to help you!

For me I have beachbody on-demand ( BOD ) and there are TONS or stretching and yoga videos on there. I followed the 3 week yoga retreat before starting my first workout routine. If you have any questions about BOD please let me know!

When you are cleared to work out I suggest looking into some diastasis recti rehab moves you can add in. A lot of women get ab separation and you need to fix this before you start working out or you are always going to have the ” mom pouch”  Sit ups and crunches are not the way to start! If you want to read more about ab separation and how to fix it click here 

Once you are ready you MUST find a plan that works best for you. There are tons of free workouts online/pinterest/youtube/my workouts ect. If this is how you plan to start, that’s great but you need a plan! Once a week find the workouts you are going to do and write them out. Make a weekly to monthly calendar if you can and check off the days when you are done. You can start with 2-3 days a week and slowly build back up. If you need help picking out workouts to do feel free to ask me. Remember every Sunday I post 3-4 new workouts for you to try.

If you have a streaming program ( like me with BOD ) pick you plan. After the yoga retreat I jumped right into 21 day fix from BOD. This was great because it was 21 days of 30 min workouts I did during Brody’s first nap of the day. It made working out a bit easier because I had a program to follow. Again there are TONS online , even free one, so do a little research and pick your plan. I stream mine right from my tv so I used to turn it on right when I woke up . Sometimes it sat on my tv for a few hrs before I hit play but constantly seeing it reminded me to do it!

One big thing that helped me when Brody was super little was to workout during his first nap. When I woke up I put my workout clothes on and the second he fell asleep in the am I got it done. I knew I would feel energized after & it would help me get through the day.  If I skipped my morning workout thinking I would do it later , it didn’t happen! By the time the afternoon came around I was usually too tired to do it. I liked to get it done early and if I needed a nap I could do it during one of his afternoon naps. Babies sleep a lot so you will still have time to rest!

Pick workouts that are quick but effective. Doing an hour-long workout just isn’t going to work right away! 30 minutes is a perfect time frame . There were times when Brody was awake for my workouts but I could entertain him in his swing or play mat for 30 minutes .

My last tip is don’t be too hard on yourself ! If you miss a day or your workout didn’t go as planned its OKAY! Babies can be unpredictable , do everything you can to make things easier for you ( workout ready, clothes ready, bottles ready ) but know if you miss a workout life goes on and there’s always tomorrow !

 

Check out these workouts you can do right from home! And make sure to add in this squat challenge ASAP!

 

 

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7 Prenatal Fit Tips ( 1st Trimester ) 

7 prenatal fit tips ( its trimester ) 

7 Prenatal Fit Tips ( 1st Trimester ) 

Congratulations! You just found out you’re having a baby and I’m sure  you are thinking  “ can I still workout?” First make sure to check with your doctor, ever pregnancy is different and we all want to be safe. Today I am sharing with you what workouts  I did  during my 1st trimester while pregnant with Brody and now with baby number two plus 7 prenatal fit tips ( its trimester )

My doctor told me I was free to continue what I was doing before I got pregnant just to make sure I didn’t push myself so I was out of breath.

With Brody I did lots of walking , 30 minute workouts ( 21 DF & 21 DFE) and crossfit. I modified most of the jumping because my boobs hurt to jump 🙂

Now that I am pregnant with baby number two I am doing only workouts from home & walking ( plus chasing Brody around) . I am still doing some BB workouts like 80 Day Obsession and 21 DF but I am also adding in my own circuits that I share every Sunday.

7 Prenatal Fit Tips: 

Find a sports bra and shoes that you love & are supportive

Walking counts as a workout! ( bring water with you )

Dress in layers so you don’t over heat. And make sure the room you workout   in is not too hot

Drink LOTS of water especially if you are sweating while working out

Eat enough to support your workouts, have a protein packed meal after your workout. I don’t recommend doing a fasted workout.

Stand up slowly after doing moves on the ground , you might get dizzy

Always listen to your body and modify/stop when needed

Workouts I have been doing with baby number two:

Workouts from week 12

Four workouts from week 11

Three workouts from week 9

 

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Chocolate Almond Banana Bites

Chocolate Almond Banana Bites

Perfect energy bites for picky eaters and moms on the go! These taste great and only take about 5 minute to make ! My son loves them and would eat them all at once if I let him! I added in peanut butter and cocoa powder but you can leave those out and just have banana almond bites. Next time I was thinking off adding some honey!

 

ingredients : 

  • one banana
  • 1.5 cups of almond flour
  • 1 tbs peanut butter  * optional
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder

blend or mix all ingredients . Refrigerate 10 min then roll into balls. If mixture is too sticky add some more almond flour till you can roll it into balls. Store in refrigerator for 2-3 days

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How To Be A Healthy (ish) Fit Mom

How To Workout With Your Toddler

How To Be A Healthy (ish) Fit Mom 

Life can get busy! Between being a mom, work, friends & housework it can be tough to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle .  What I have learned so far is if I want to be a healthy happy fit mom I need to put  myself first sometimes . Being constantly stressed, unhealthy & unhappy isn’t good for anyone !

Each day is a new day! Forget about yesterday and what did or didn’t happen . So what if you missed your workout or ate some pizza! Don’t stress out about it, just keep moving forward. Consistency is the key to forming & sticking to healthy habits , but never beat yourself up if you fall off track.

Here are a few things that have worked for my little family & have helped keep me healthy and happy ( and sane!)  while raising our son.

  • Create time for YOU. And not just for your workouts . I have been trying to wake up broke Brody each morning to do a miracle morning ( more on that soon) After Brody goes to bed I like to take time for me , no house work, just stress free time. I tend to jump onto pinterest and find some new recipes or workouts or add things to my mood/vision boards!   Or I like to take a hot shower/bath with some lavender & epsom salt or relax with a glass of wine! Me time is a must.
  • Meal prep + eat clean: Plan a small menu every Sunday for the week & make a shopping list. Look for fresh produce , lean meats and try not to buy processed foods. I try my hardest to skip the isles at the grocery store and just shop the edges for most of our foods.  Make sure the foods you eat don’t have lots of added sugar, always check the label. I try to buy foods that have a very short list of ingredients . Meal prep foods that are easy to grab on the go. We moms forget to eat, especially in the beginning and having healthy snacks ready to eat makes life so much easier! We also will freeze single servings of food that are easy to heat up last min. Brody always comes shopping with me so I usually go in the morning when he is the happiest! Never take your child if he is already grumpy!!
  • Have an exercise plan. Schedule your workout like it is an important meeting! Getting a workout in daily helps relieve stress and releases those happy hormones inside you making you feel amazing all day long! When Brody was a new baby I would workout during his first nap which was in the morning . At least 5 days a week. That was the plan and I stuck to it! I knew what workout I was doing the night before and was ready as soon as he fell asleep. Now I can workout when he is awake if I set up his play area right. I still try to workout in the morning so I can get it out-of-the-way! Again make sure he is happy, don’t try to workout out right before feeding time or when he is tired, a whinny baby is no fun!
  • Involve the whole family. We like to go for walks as a family , my husband will push the stroller and I’ll take the dogs! Now that Brody is one he likes to do some of the workouts with me, he loves squat and is always getting into down dog!!! I also got him some super light weights and a resistance band that he likes to play with. With those things plus a snack I can easily get an hour workout done without him getting bored. As for housework? I  always wore Brody while cleaning and while I cooked!
  • Gym with a day care. This is a must if you are a gym goer! Again plan your day the night before , know what time you are going ( give or take an hour!) and GO.  Have your bag plus the diaper bag ready. Pushing your workout back for later in the day is a big mistake! By the time 3 o’clock comes around you are too tired to even think about driving to the gym!
  • Inner motivation + a positive mindset. Find a positive podcast to play when you wake up. I used to wake up and put the news on and it was always full of bad news. Now I listen to all sorts or positive podcast or YouTube videos. This helps me stay motivated plus keep a positive attitude most days. A change in your mindset can make a huge difference in your life!! I also like to finish my day by reading some personal development books.  On YouTube I love Tony Robbins, Gary Vee, Habits of the wealthy just to name a few. For books I love Gabby Bernstein , The secret, The miracle morning (just started doing this again) and The energy Bus. If you follow any you think I should or have a favorite PD book Id love to learn more, comment below!! I also follow lots of people on instagram that help motivate me. I know it sounds crazy but I do not get jealous of other moms who have crazy six-pack or look like they are living a dream life, it motivates me to be an awesome mom & wife !!! Plus its a great place to  learn some new recipes and workouts.

 

 

Making The Clean Swap In My Home

Making The Clean Swap In My Home

 

I have decided to swap out A LOT of things in my house for cleaner healthier options, and I’m not just talking about food! I made a post on my Facebook and instagram about how I am ready to buy safer products for my family, and my FB post exploded!!! I want to do it all, cleaning products , make ups, lotions, nail polish, baby products … you name it!

I am overwhelmed with all the info! People gave me so many different companies and products,  I wasn’t even know where to even begin.

From what I read every site told me  to stop buying any products that have artificial fragrance ( check the ingredients list & avoid  if it  says ‘fragrance’ or ‘parfum,’  that means it’s probably an artificial fragrance) We need to  look for products that are scented with essential oils ( or make my own )  or products that says something like ‘proprietary blend of essential oils’ , these are generally safe to use.

I have decided that I’m going to start with my cleaning products and then lotions . Sounds weird but let me tell you how. I am going to make my own using oils! I have wanted to get into essential oils for a while and this seems like the perfect time.

There are TONS of recipes on google about how to make your own safe cleaning products that actually work.  So that is what I am doing!

I have ordered my oils , saved a bunch of recipes and made a list of things I need. I’m starting with an all-purpose cleaner , a glass cleaner and dish soap. Then I am moving onto  hand soap and lotions for me and Brody. Since a lot of the recipes call for the same ingredients I’ll be able to make soaps, face wash and lotions for me and Brody without buying a ton of different things.

This is not  happening over night! This is going to take me some time and I’m excited to share this whole process with you all. Once I’m all set with my above activities I will move onto to make up which is going to be an investment !

If you have a favorite homemade recipe Id love to know it! Comment below, leave me links to your fav sites , tell me your favorite essential oils . I know nothing and want to learn everything!!!