My Favorite At Home Exercises – Fitness Friday {June 3, 2022}

Hey Guys!

Welcome back to another Fitness Friday post! I hope you all are enjoying these, as much as i am.

Today i’m sharing my favorite at home exercises. Being a busy homeschooling mama of 6, means i can’t really make it to the gym whenever i would want to. So it’s very helpful to have exercises that i can do at home.

Side To Side Shuffle – I could do these all day, they are so fun! It doesn’t even feel like working out to me.

Squat Jump – I like the added jump on the end of this, it takes it from a boring old squat to something new and fun.

Running – I like running on the treadmill, which is the only piece of gym equipment i own. Before we got the treadmill, i used to run around our neighborhood. If you can’t run outside, or you don’t have a treadmill, you can always run in place.

High Knees – This exercise works so many different muscles, especially if you get your arms involved.

Fire Hydrants– This is a great workout for your hips and thighs.

Those are some of my favorite at home exercises. What’s your favorite at home exercise? *If you need help perfecting any of these moves, check out SPOTEBI for detailed instructions & demonstrations.*

Healthy Camping Snacks – Fitness Friday {May 27, 2022}

Hey Guys!

Today i’m back with another Fitness Friday. Sorry there was no Fitness Friday last week, we went camping.

Which is why today i’m talking about healthy snacks to take camping, that way you don’t find yourself reaching for the bad stuff and blowing all your weight loss/health goals.

Here are some of the healthy snacks i took camping…

Fruit – I packed bananas and apples, just because they are the 2 easiest fruit for transporting and they don’t need refrigeration.

Rice Cakes – I love the white cheddar flavor, and at only 45 calories per cake it’s a great snack for weight loss.

One Protein Bar – I did a review recently on these bars, if you want to know more about them, you can read that post HERE. I love the maple glazed doughnut flavor and these are great to take camping.

Trail Mix – At 140 calories for only 1/4 cup, this isn’t the greatest weight loss snack in my opinion. Plus it has a lot of sugar. But for me it’s not camping without trail mix. My whole family loves to eat trail mix when camping. Which is why i didn’t get a picture of it, my whole family ate it all up before i could. Anyways this is the one we like, the Walmart brand Indulgent flavor.

What’s your favorite healthy snack to take camping? I’d love some more ideas for next time.

Meal Prep Ideas – Fitness Friday {May 13, 2022}

Hey Guys!

I’m back with another Fitness Friday!

Today i’m sharing some meal prep ideas to help keep you on track with healthy eating, so you can accomplish your weight loss goals.

It’s much easier for me to eat a healthy lunch, if i already have them prepped and ready to go.

Here are a few of my favorite meal prep ideas…

Lo Mein – I’ve shared this before in my “what i eat in a day post”, i love this meal. It’s so delicious, and i figured out the calories are only around 179 for one container. The whole wheat pasta makes it a very filling meal, and i love that you can customize the veggies.

Beef & Broccoli – My 16 year old even loved this meal, he said he actually prefers this recipe than the original Beef & Broccoli i make with stir fry meat. At only 252 calories per serving, it is a great meal for weight loss.

Turkey Taco Salad – This one is 203 calories per serving, healthy and delicious!

Peanut Butter Banana Wrap – This one can’t really be made days in advance, because the banana would turn brown, but it is a yummy meal quick meal. I’m not sure on the calories, but all my kids love it too.

Snack Lunch – Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Cherry Tomatoes, Hard Boiled Egg, and grapes. This is a good one to have on the days you are just wanting a snacky type lunch.

I hope you enjoyed these different meal prep ideas. Which one was your favorite?

Fitness Friday ~ May 6, 2022

Hi Guys!

For today’s Fitness Friday, i’m sharing what i eat in a day, weight loss edition.

I start the morning off with black coffee and water.

Breakfast: 10 AM – toasted English Muffin w/butter

Lately i’ve been loving eating these Multi Grain English Muffins, they are only 100 calories and so delicious. I toast it and then add a little bit of butter. At this time i also take my vitamins for the day.

Lunch: 12:30ish – Lo Mein Meal Prep

I love having some meals prepped and ready to go. Today i enjoyed eating one of these lo mein meal prep meals from damn delicious.

I also have an afternoon coffee with cream.*Not pictured*

Snack: 3:00ish – Key Lime Crumble Chobani Flip

This is my favorite flavor of the Chobani flips. It’s so good.

Dinner: 5:30ish – Chicken, Rice, and Salad

Marinated chicken, white rice, and a garden salad. This is a meal we make a lot, it’s a very yummy meal to end my day with.

That’s what i eat in a day, i also drink a gallon of water *not pictured*. I hope you enjoyed this Fitness Friday, and let me know what your favorite weight loss meal is, i could always use new ideas.

Fitness Friday ~ April 29, 2022

Hi Guys!

I thought it would be fun, if every Friday i share something fitness/health related. It could just be an update on my own health journey, or a workout i’m really enjoying, or some healthy recipe i love.

For today’s Fitness Friday, i’m going to share an update on my health journey.

I posted last week about how i’m trying to lose weight and get my health under control. You can read that post HERE, in case you missed it.

I set a personal goal for myself to lose 5 pounds in April, and i’m happy to report that i accomplished that goal!

I started out at 160 pounds, and i slowly made it down to 155 pounds. Sadly i didn’t get a picture of the scale at 160, but here is my progress so far…

My goal for May is also to lose another 5 pounds, and hopefully the last Friday in May i will be able to report that i was successful.

What are your health and fitness goals? I’d love to hear about them.