5 YouTube fitness & health channels you should follow

5 YouTube fitness & health channels you should follow

As many of you probably know, I am a big fan of working out at home. I am not a runner and don’t belong to a gym (although there is one in my neighborhood clubhouse that I’ve admittedly never used).  Aside from going on nice walks and playing with my toddler, I get my exercise by following along to workout DVDs in my home library and through videos on YouTube. YouTube is an amazing source for free workouts as well as healthy recipes and lifestyle information.  Here are five channels that I subscribe to and really enjoy! Fitness...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (4/25)

Things I didn’t share Friday (4/25)

  1.  I had all of the intentions in the world to do lots of posts this week, but as you may have noticed, that didn’t happen.  Addie has been super cuddly and likes to be held a lot- which is awesome- but it also makes it a bit difficult to get much done during the day.    When she is napping, I like to spend some one-on-one time with Michael, so again, I am not getting much blogging accomplished.  I’ll settle into a rhythm soon though, but until then, my posting schedule might be limited to just 2 days a week.  I...

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50 (more) uses for coconut oil

50 (more) uses for coconut oil

You may have noticed that when I like something, I get really enthusiastic about it and rave on and on…and on about it.  I’ve always been the sort of person who gets ridiculously excited when they open presents, and I’d probably make one heck of a QVC hostess. Most of the time, I continue to like and enjoy the items that I share here, but I do often move on and try new things. However, there are a few things/topics/people that I’ve written about to death on this blog throughout the past 3 (plus) years, such as salmon,...

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How to make time for exercise (as a mommy)

How to make time for exercise (as a mommy)

I was really fortunate that I was able to exercise all throughout my pregnancy with Michael.  I was even power walking and jogging up until a few days before giving birth…although some might argue that I was just waddling. After Michael was born, I kind of had my hands full (go figure), and if I had any extra down time, I sure wasn’t thinking about working out. Napping? That was a whole other story. I’d take one of those any day of the week. Regardless of how tired I might have been, my body eventually started to beg for...

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Lately…

Lately…

Lately…   (Salad with salmon from Newks) (Grilled chicken sandwich with fruit and a pickle from IHOP) I’ve been eating a lot of meals out. Lately… I’ve been enjoying the fact that Michael only gets up about once a night now. Lately… I’m sporting a new shorter haircut. It’s so much easier, and I can wear it curly or straight.  Plus, I don’t have to worry about Michael grabbing at my hair quite as much. Lately… I’m using the heck out of my juicer.  A post on my current...

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Lunchtime check-in (soup & salad)

Lunchtime check-in (soup & salad)

Happy Thursday! It is absolutely gorgeous outside today here in Charlotte, so I took the baby for a nice pre-lunch walk. He smiled at me the entire time we were walking, and just as we were about to approach our street, he feel fast asleep. I’d definitely call that the perfect walk! Today’s lunch was pretty yummy, so I thought that I’d do a little lunchtime check-in. I made up a salad consisting of romaine lettuce, sweet potato, beets. baby bella mushrooms, walnuts, onions, and vegan mozzarella cheese by Galaxy Nutritional...

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