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So I have completely fallen off the bandwagon. Life gets busy, things happen, and I get back into old routines and habits. Usually the first habit to creep back in is not making the best choices when I am eating. It becomes whatever is fast and easy especially when you have 5 little ones ranging in ages 8 months – 3 years running around the house 5 days a week. NO MORE! Old habits may be hard to break but taking time for myself should be #1 priority.
I have teamed up with Chobani to bring you ways burn 100 calories in a day! There are many ways that you can do this. The choice is yours!
  • Increase your step goal by 100 steps! We are all becoming obsessed (including myself!!) with how many steps a day and it’s becoming more of a competition. My average step goal is between 5000 and 8000 steps a day, which I thing that it is a good average being that I never leave my house during the day and I am running a home daycare. I have made it a point to push myself to get 100 more steps in the evenings before bed. This doesn’t take much time. Right before bed, I usually pace around my home for a few extra minutes
  • If you don’t have a lot of time in the evening just taking 10 mins and jog (in place, if you have to) and that short amount of time of jogging will give you an extra 100 calories burned for the day.
  • If you are a parent, you know that “the days are long but the years are short” — take an extra 25 minutes out of your day, unplug and play with your children. Get outside and take a walk around the neighborhood, talk to them about their day, or if they are younger talk to them about things in nature that you see. Make an obstacle course (inside or outside) and join in the fun with them. Before you know it, the 25 mins will turn into an hour and you and your children are making memories and burning calories all at the same time! #doublewin

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Now I am not a HUGE yogurt fan but I did try the new Chobani 100 crunch before writing out this because I am one who writes about things that I enjoy or agree with. I can say that the blueberry cookie crunch was one that I will be purchasing again. (Side note: brain fog was heavy that day and a picture didn’t get taken!) But I can tell you that it was not only tasty but also a much better choice then some.
Most people believe that yogurt no matter what brand it is. You really need to read ingredient labels because some yogurts have added sugar. aspartame, and other not so good for you things added.
The Chobani Simply 100 line (crunch or not) is all about making healthier choices.

The Chobani Simply 100 line (crunch or not) that you can find here is all about making healthier choices.

So tell me…
How are you burning 100 more calories a day? Have you tried the new Chobani Simply 100 Crunch yogurt? Which one was your favorite?

 

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Holiday Sweat Challenge

I recently joined FitApproach and the #SweatPink Community and signed up for the Holiday Sweat Challenge. 

Details about the challenge –


 Dates: November 8, 2015 – January 2, 2016
During these 8 weeks, you will be emailed weekly prompts (fitness, clean eating related, etc..)
During the 8 weeks, you will log your active minutes daily. Active minutes are any amount that YOU feel are active for you. Don’t run? NO problem..Walk for 10 mins at a steady/brisk pace and log those! #allminutescount

During this time, FitApproach will keep an active running tally of the active minutes.
There are some awesome swag (aka prizes) to be had during this challenge also.
So if you are wanting a challenge to ring in the new year, new you with.. SIGN UP TODAY!


Want to follow along?
Check out #holidaysweat, #sweatpink
FitApproach on Instagram  and also Twitter

Whole 30 – Take 2

If you have been following my blog you know I’ve attempted the Whole 30 before and failed miserably because I couldn’t stand the sugar withdrawal. The migraines were unbearable.

I am teaming up with a fellow IG’er {@gettinghealthy09} and starting November 1, we are tackling the Whole 30 head on. This time my plan is to get through the whole 30 days. I will not fail this time! I am feeling really determined to actually finish and reap the benefits of a healthier me.

In the next few weeks, I will be purchasing the books on the Whole 30, planning out my whole month of meals so I have no excuses and also starting to limit my sugar now so its less of a shock to my system.

If you want to join in, make sure you have subscribed to my blog!

Also follow along on:

Twitter – @smltwngrl920

IG – beinspired_betrue

 

100 Days Left

Did you know that there are 100 days from September 23, 2015 until January 1, 2016!! YEP…You read that right…only 100 days! And now that you’re reading this, there are less than 100 days left! {Mind Blown…Am I right?!}

What do you want to accomplish in the last 100 days of 2015? Have you already achieved a goal and want to build on it? Is it time to restart the goal you made at the beginning of 2015?100daydedication

Whatever you situation is let’s make the last 100 days of 2015 the best yet! If you have Instagram make sure you are following @lindseylosingit and the hashtag #100daydedication. During the next 100 days, let’s support each other’s stumbles, celebrate each other’s accomplishments, and encourage each other to make the short amount of time we have left in 2015 the best we can!

If you want to keep up with me in my journey make sure you’re following me at the following social media outlets:

IG – @beinspired_betrue
Twitter – @smltwngrl920
Pinterest – @smltwngrl920

In like a lion…

Well another month has started..where is this year going? 

The start of a new month means a new set of goals. Personally I think that short term goals help the most and keep me motivated throughout this journey. I have joined in an Instagram March photo challenge with The Journey of Jesi (go check her out! Tell her Ashley sent you!!) and our first day was about our goals for this month.

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What are your goals for March? Let me know in the comments and let’s keep each other accountable! 

#MNB Challenge Week 2

MNB Challenge Week 2

Well, as you read this we are officially into the third week. I meant to sit down and write this post out on Friday and life happens; and totally being off schedule, forgetting today is Monday…I am just now getting down to it.

Mondays challenge was to go meatless. I was rather nervous about this challenge when I first read all the challenges. What can I say, I love me some meat! But I thought what is one day going to hurt? Will it be tough…Maybe! Can I do it? YES!! And I did. (Not pictured were the eggs and fruit I had for breakfast)
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Do you participate in #meatlessmondays?

Tuesdays challenge was “Take Your Lunch To Work”. This was an easy peasy challenge for me. I work at home. My lunch for the day was one of my favorite salads now. Spinach, veggies, chicken and raspberries.

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Do you take your lunch to work or eat out? If you eat out, try taking your lunch to work for one week and notice the difference!

Wednesdays challenge was to journal your food for the day. This is some days a struggle for me. I get busy and forget to write down what I have ate. Is it a habit I would like to get into to? Yes. More then ever. Should I make more time for it? Yes. Life is just crazy around here and sometimes, there are times I forget to even eat.

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Do you keep a food journal? Do you write it down or use an app?

Thursdays challenge was to make and share your favorite smoothie. I used frozen fruit (mixed berries) and greek yogurt. It was delish and really helped me curb the sweet craving I had that night.

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What are your favorite things to add into a smoothie?

Fridays challenge was to go raw. I posted a picture of my favorite raw snack. Fruit!!

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What does going Raw mean to you?

And now to the final week of the #mnbchallenge!

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MNB Challenge Week One! {recap}

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Disclaimer: Please excuse the misspelling in the graphic above! Making graphics at midnight can be dangerous for your spelling!

This past week was the kick off week of the Move Nourish and Believe Challenge! I had such a great time doing this challenge and could not wait for it to start. Here is my recap of the events for the week.

Monday:
The challenge for the day was the show your favorite way to sweat it out. A few weeks ago I made up my own at home workout to do.

What is your favorite at home workout?
ImageTuesday the challenge was to change it up. Find a new way to workout that you have not tried. I decided that even though Jillian Michaels have a love/hate relationship I wanted to try her yoga video. So I did! I actually didn’t mind doing it and really want to incorporate it into my daily workouts.
What is something you would like to try but have not yet?
ImageWednesday was a planking marathon, for myself! We had to plank for at least 5 mins today. I would love to say that I did it all at one time but sadly I did not. Not planking since I found out I was pregnant last year took a toll on my planking times, so I broke it up into 30 sec sessions. I planked 10 times throughout the day.
What’s your longest plank?
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Thursday challenge was slightly difficult for me because I work from home with the daycare and also because not many of my friends workout. The challenge was to buddy up and workout with a friend today. My little workout buddy today was Baby P. She was practicing standing while I did my made up at home workout throughout the day.
Do you like to workout alone or with friends?

ImageFriday challenge was a fun one. We had to share our five favorite fitness things. It could have been things to keep us motivated, our favorite workouts, people who motivate us….anything! My five things were:
1. Quotes ~ I love quotes about anything
2. Baby P ~ She keeps me motivated to maintain a healthy life.
3. My new fitbit zip ~ I have found that when I wear it I move more.
4. Tracking my progress ~ It helps to keep me accountable
5. Social Media ~ There are so many inspiring people that I have connected with through social media
What keeps you motivated?
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