How To Drink More Water

I’ve never been much of a water drinker, in fact growing up i never really even drank water. I know that’s totally bad!!

Anyways, lately i have really been trying hard to get enough water. Like at least 64 fl oz. of water each day. And I’ve come up with a few different ways that help me reach that goal.

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Here are the things i do, to help me drink more water each day…

  • I drink 2 bottles of water (or 32 fl oz.) before 10 AM. If i’m able to do that, the rest of the day i find it’s easier to drink the remaining amount needed.
  • The water has to be at the perfect temperature. If it’s too warm, i can’t drink it. Same as if it’s too cold, i can’t drink it. The temperature has to be just right.
  • I add lemon. On the days i’m just struggling to get it down, i add some lemon to help.
  • I drink from a straw. Somehow drinking from a straw makes me drink more and faster.
  • I keep track. I use my Fitbit app (which has my goal of how much water to drink each day) and i log how much water i drink each day. Seeing that really helps motivate me to reach those goals.

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If you are struggling to drink enough water each day, i hope my tips have been encouraging for you.

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Healthy Meal Planning 2018 *Flash Sale* {Ultimate Bundle}

Hi Guys!

Ultimate Bundles released their 2018 Healthy Meal Planning Bundle back in January, if you missed out on it back then, i have some great news. They have brought it back!! For 48 hours only you can get your hands on this amazing bundle.

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This bundle is jam packed with over 100 resources and has a value of over $1,100!!! Of course you only pay a fraction of the price ($27-$47)!!

Don’t wait, because like i said this bundle is only here for the next 48 hours!!

——–> Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2018 <—————

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Last Chance {Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2018}

Hi Guys!

There are only a few more hours left to get your hands on the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2018 and then it’s gone..

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I love this bundle and it couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. If you read my blog post on Saturday, i was just diagnosed with a thyroid problem and to my wonderful surprise this amazing bundle has an incredible Thyroid cookbook packed with over 390 pages of super helpful information and over 100 delicious recipes.

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In less than 2 hours this bundle goes bye bye, so don’t wait, grab your copy now.

————> Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2018 <———————-

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February Challenge {Diet & Exercise}

I was doing really well during my weight loss series week. I was doing 25,000 – 30,000 steps every single day that week! Then the next week i did really poorly with my diet and exercise. So, I’ve decided to really push myself this February.

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Here’s the diet portion of my February Challenge

        NO:

  • Candy
  • Cakes
  • Chips
  • White Bread
  • Fast Food
  • Chocolate
  • Ice Cream
  • Coffee

Those diet restrictions are what i stuck to last April when i lost a lot of weight, except the coffee part, that’s something new i’m challenging myself on.

And here’s the exercise portion of my February Challenge

Squats:

Day 1 – 10

Day 2 – 15

Day 3 – 20

Day 4 – 25

Day 5 – 30

Day 6 – Rest

Day 7 – 30

Day 8 – 35

Day 9 – 40

Day 10 – 45

Day 11 – 50

Day 12 – Rest

Day 13 – 50

Day 14 – 55

Day 15 – 60

Day 16 – 65

Day 17 – 70

Day 18 – Rest

Day 19 – 70

Day 20 – 75

Day 21 – 80

Day 22 – 85

Day 23 – 90

Day 24 – Rest

Day 25 – 90

Day 26 – 95

Day 27 – 100

Day 28 – 105

Squats are such a good and effective exercise.

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I created it into a PDF for you to print out and hang it on your fridge or wherever you will look at it on a regular basis.

You can download it for free HERE

I hope you’ll join me for this challenge. If you decide to join, let me know. I’d love for us to be able to encourage one another.

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Weight Loss Series – Day 5 – Top 10 Favorite Recipes

Today’s the last day in my weight loss series. I hope you have all enjoyed hearing about my favorite weight loss/fitness foods, tools, & websites.

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For my last day i’m sharing my favorite recipes.

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Peanut Butter Fruit Dip This stuff is so yummy! I love to treat myself to it with some grapes!

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Sheet Pan Steak & Veggies  We just had this the other night for dinner! It was amazingly easy and so yummy!

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Cauliflower Chowder This has been a favorite of mine for the last several years.

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Peanut Butter Granola  Every time i make this i have to make 2 batches because my kids just gobble it up! The love to eat it like a cereal, with some almond milk.

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Vanilla Chai Vegan Banana Pancakes Easy & yummy! The kids love it!

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Black Bean Burgers – This is a great recipe if you are vegetarian or vegan! So yummy too! I’ll be honest though, this recipe wasn’t a big hit with my kids. Most of my kids prefer regular ground beef burgers. I however, love these burgers!!

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Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl My family isn’t big on eating quinoa, so we substitute with rice. It’s so good.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter “Ice Cream” I make this almost every morning for my breakfast. I just use frozen bananas, unsweetened almond milk, and natural peanut butter. Sometimes i’ll add in a scoop of cocoa powder. It really feels like you are eating ice cream (or in my case a milkshake because of the almond milk), but without the guilt.

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Turkey Taco Burrito Bowls  My kids love turkey taco’s, even more than original taco’s with ground beef.

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Sticky Sesame Cauliflower I tried this out last month, i was surprised at how good it tasted.

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So that’s it, those are my favorite recipes. What’s your favorite healthy recipe?

That’s also the end of my weight loss series, i really hope you enjoyed it as much as i did. I don’t know about you, but just looking at all these recipes has made me hungry.

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Weight Loss Series – Day 4 – Top 5 Favorite Websites

Hi Guys!

Day 4 of my weight loss series is here!

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Today i’m sharing with you my top 5 favorite websites for weight loss.

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1. Pinterest – Recipes, workouts, diet plans, you name it Pinterest has it!

2. YouTube*If you click the link it will take you to Bikini Body Mommy’s YouTube channel. I started taking the original bikini body mommy challenge back in November and it is such an effective workout.* YouTube has sooo many different free workouts available that require little to no equipment.

3. Diary of a Fit Mommy – She has lot’s of helpful information. I enjoy looking through her blog.

4. Instagram – There are so many different fitness/weight loss people you can follow on Instagram.

5. Shape – Workouts, healthy eating, they have it all.

What’s your favorite website to help with losing weight?

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Weight Loss Series – Day 3 – Top 5 Favorite Tools

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Hi Guys!

I hope you are enjoying my weight loss series this week. I know for me, sharing with you all has really got me motivated again with losing weight. I’ve been kicking butt this week with my workouts and diet.

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Anyways, for Day 3 today i’m sharing all my favorite tools/gadgets that have helped me with losing weight.

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In no particular order…

1. Fitbit – There is probably no way i would have lost all the weight i have so far if it wasn’t for my Fitbit. The hourly reminders to get up a move have been a great help.

2. Blender – I use my blender pretty much every day for making deliciously healthy smoothies.

3. Scale – Although most mornings i dread getting on the scale, i do need the scale to see how i’m progressing.

4. Weights – I have 5 pounds & 10 pounds weights that i use for working out with.

5. Meal Prep Containers – These are great for keeping portions under control.

What’s your favorite tool/gadget for weight loss?

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