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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fitness 101 - Intro

 
I am no expert when it comes to fitness but my hubby and I...we do have a lot of practice under our belts!


I figured I would try at least once a week or at least every two weeks (depending on how much blogging I can do) try to give you tips on exercising and eating healthy. Would you be interested? 

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Well lately...I've been struggling with making it to the gym and eating healthy...I'll be doing good for a few days and then the next day I'm scarfing down a jar of icing or 3 big bagels in one sitting. Yeah. I know. The horror. It's ok...haven't we all been there at some point? No? Ok then.

Before I became pregnant...I was probably in some of the best shape ever...I had somewhat of a six pack, I was lean, and I felt great!


 


During my pregnancy...I ate whatever I wanted and now I'm paying for it. I gained 40 pounds. I lost 20 right off the bat....then 10 and now I have 8 pounds to go...3 months after giving birth. 

The below was week 34 and 39 of my pregnancy.


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Some topics I will discuss are meal prepping, exercises for certain muscle groups and healthy recipes.


Right now....I am offering customized meal plans...
CLICK HERE for more info.
80% diet and 20% gym!

What are some things you would like to see in these posts?
my next post will be about meal prepping.
 
Have a great day!
Manda


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh POOP...


If someone would have told me that when I have a child...I would be obsessed with their poop....I would've said "oh gross, you're kidding me right....what the heck". 

Well....when you have a kid....you WILL be obsessed with their poop...probably covered in poop and definitely smelling poop.

Has she pooped today?
How many times?
What time was it?
Was it a big poopy diaper?
What color?
Was it runny or thick?
Oh man...she hasn't pooped in a day.
Here...let me massage your little tummy so you can hopefully poop.


POOP POOP POOP
it's no joke...

Happy Monday yall!
Manda

Hello Blog World

Hello here!


It has been quite a while since I've blogged obviously and it was a much needed break!

Blogging at become like a job...i'd sacrifice family time just to make sure I had that blog post ready.

I don't plan on writing every day that's for sure but since I'm home....if I happen to have some free time....I may write a post here and there.

Why am I home...you ask!?!?
Well...if you follow me on instagram....you already know!


Eric and I have a new addition to our family...a little girl named Reaghan Elizabeth. And we couldn't be happier!


She is already 3 months old and growing so fast and She looks just like her dad (from the nose up anyway)!




Parenthood is definitely rewarding and a lot of work at the same time but she is worth it, for sure!

I'll be back soon...just wanted to introduce our new addition and step my foot back into the blogging world!

Xoxo
Manda



Thursday, April 11, 2013

- 'Maxed' Out -

If you follow me on instagram...you probably have realized that I LOVE Maxis! Skirts or Dresses!





Did you know that the first maxi dress I ever bought or owned was last year around this time?!

Crazy...I know. Now I am obsessed.

Some of my fav places to buy maxis are Modern Vintage Boutique (they sell out of everyhting so quickly though), Uoi, La Posh, and Asos.

Here are a few Maxis I've pinned from Pinterest.




What are your favorite stores to
buy maxi dresses or skirts from?
I'm dying for more places to shop haha!

xoxo
manda

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Banana Pancakes



So as you guys may or may not know…we have been trying to eat healthy and clean!
I struggle with snacking at night so that is my current battle…that’s a whole ‘nother post tho…

I just feel so much better when I eat clean…no processed foods weighing me down.
Don’t get me wrong…when the weekend comes…it’s a little more tough to stick with that but we are trying!

I wanted to share with you guys some awesome CLEAN pancakes! And so easy to make!

I call them…

Chocolate Coconut Banana Pancakes

Ingredients (makes 4 small pancakes):
2/3 mashed banana (use left over for topping)
a scant 1/2 c oats
1/8 to 1/4 c shredded UNsweetened coconut(if you don’t like coconut…use oats)
1/4 c egg whites
1 BIG tbsp. applesauce (or greek yogurt)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cocoa powder (for the chocolate sauce)

Directions:
Mash banana and add all other ingredients…mixing well.
Pour 4 small pancakes onto griddle.
Believe they are small and you want them to be so it is easier to flip.
Cook on med-low. Prob about 3-4 minutes…maybe more? Then flip.
Be careful when flipping!

Mix your cocoa powder with water until a runny consistency and sweeten with your choice of sweetener…I think I used splenda that time.
Nutrition Info for all 4 pancakes (roughly):
350 cal, 50 g carbs, 15 g protein, 6 g fat



QUESTION:
Since I am having trouble snacking at night…what tricks do you guys use to keep from snacking???!!! I def want suggestions so I can try them out and report back if it worked!

Have a great day!!
Xoxo
manda
Oh and I extended the bracelet sale! Since you guys LOVED it so so much yesterday...All single minis are still $10!! Visit Chloe vs Tank!