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August 20, 2016

Summer’s Ending and I Stopped Working Out

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We’ve gone to the pool a few times but this was the first time I’ve allowed a picture of myself to be taken in a swimsuit since I was pregnant. I can say I’ve hated the way I looked in the past, but it wasn’t because I thought I was fat–I’ve just never been comfortable showing skin. Hell, I’m not even comfortable now, but I figured I’d give a shot.

Looking back on where I was just three short years ago, there was never a point where I thought I could do it. I knew it could be done, but I didn’t think I’d be able to achieve what I have.

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August 3, 2016

What to eat before and after the gym

The hardest part of my mornings is breakfast!! I hate eating in the mornings  and forcing myself to eat a little something is always a disaster. I just don’t do it.

I found this neat little graphic from Self Magazine via Pinterest and wanted to share with you all. Since beginning my strength training, I’ve been determined to eat a whole lot better than I had been doing previously. Protein is an important part of any diet, but it’s especially important for building muscle.

I love the P3 Protein packs–I take these with me to the gym and snack on them on the way there and afterwards.

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August 3, 2016

Mouth Watering Steak Tacos

Since moving in several weeks ago, I’ve been enjoying myself on the grill cooking up any and everything under the sun.

I’ve found a meat market local to me with some prime steak and have been satisfied with their quality. 

Tonight the children wanted tacos so I decided to try something different (well, different for them) and go with steak tacos.

Can you tell I’m really enjoying the new place?

Slicing the steam was easy, but of course I have to take a photo of everything first.

The steak was marinated in my special marinade which I call The Greatest Steak Marinade Ever.

Pretty catchy huh?


After cooking your Steak, grab your favorite toppings and tortilla shells and start eating!!

Happy Taco Tuesday!

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August 1, 2016

New ways to infuse/detox your water

Happy August!! I know school just ended for the kids, but I realized we still have a little over a month left until they go back!!

Anyway, I’ve been trying to get on the infused/detox water trend and I haven’t quite been able to do it. I’ve been searching for the perfect ones, but hadn’t found anything that I liked. I came across this wonderful post from Tip Hero so I thought I would share.

22 Detox Water Recipes

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