health and fitness

Flight Attendant Appreciation Bags

I cannot take any credit for this idea. This comes from a dear friend of mine (and mom boss) who runs her business in order to do mission trips. Read more about what she does here. She had this BRILLIANT idea to make Flight Attendant Appreciation bags as a way to say “Thank You” and ALSO drop her little business cards/catalogs in there for people. What a neat marketing tool. I’m ALL about giving back and if I can leave a business card and a little one sheeter about what I do- then SIGN ME UP! I tested these out …

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Bowls, Bowls, Bowls

I have to say- ever since we made the jump to vegan, it makes meal time- so dang easy. 90% of the time we just “throw” together random things in “bowls” and eat them up! But there are some favorite recipes that I have that you can eat hot or cold and they travel really well! *hint hint*. Anything that I can do to spend LESS time cooking, cleaning, meal planning- I am ALL about. And bowls are the perfect solution to this! The best part is the kid can pick and eat what she wants out of the bowl …

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48 Hour Detox

What do you do when you just can’t take it anyone? Where the walls are literally closing in? Where all your obligations and to-do list are overwhelming you? What do you do If you have one more notification come up on your phone, or one more friend ask you to do something, you might just lose it? I strongly encourage a 48 hour detox. What is that you ask? This isn’t a food or health cleanse- it’s a mental health cleanse. It’s an opportunity for YOU to reset- let go- and re-evaluate what is important in your life. I’ll be …

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Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes

Being lactose intolerant is HARD, like REALLY hard. If I had a choice- I would eat all the cheese, ice cream, and creamy goodness I could. But honestly- I get so sick off of it- it just isn’t worth it anymore. People ask all the time why I don’t take a “pill” so I can eat it. Do you know how “unnatural” that is. There’s a problem with my body breaking down lactose naturally- and so putting a foreign object into my body to do it for me- goes against all the basic principles of how our body works. So …

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Anxiety Busting Tips

As if postpartum depression wasn’t bad enough, when I went back to work, I was faced with daily anxiety attacks. These were completely new to me and I had no idea what was happening at first. My chest would tighten, I couldn’t focus, my mind was popping around like a pinball machine, I would cry over random things, my head would hurt, and I felt like the walls were closing in. After a week of single parenting, working full time with an hour commute on each end, and these anxiety attacks, I HAD to get a handle on this. There …

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Top 5 Tips for Change

So many people ask me HOW I stay so motivated. How do I continue to show up day after day, week after week, put the time in month after month? HOW do I stay so happy? So “in the zone”. So I’m here to tell you my TOP 5 TIPS for STAYING on TRACK with your fitness or health journey.   Make a Plan If I FAIL to write down my:*Meal Plan*Workout Schedule*To-Do List*Grocery List*House Chores*AppointmentsEverything turns to dust. I’m scattered, I’m not sure what I should and shouldn’t be doing and I’m wasting valuable time trying to figure it …

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Your Missing Link

I can attribute one single thing to the success of my health and fitness journey. The one thing that kept me from yoyoing, from starting and stopping over and over again. That one thing is SO simple and yet so powerful. It wasn’t a workout routine, it wasn’t eating the right foods, it wasn’t counting calories or hitting the gym. This post may contain affiliate links- I earn a portion of the proceeds, but it costs you nothing on your end, it just helps me feed my family It was personal development. 10 minutes a day of diving into a …

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How do You make Time to workout?

Ahhh such a good question and also an excuse. If you’re like me- you used every excuse in the book to avoid working out at home. i don’t have room i don’t have equipment i can’t focus i don’t have the motivation my kids get in the way But if you’re also like me- the reality of driving to a Gym and using a membership was also full of excuses: All the classes I want to do are during nap time I can’t wake up early enough to go before the baby wakes up it’s took late after work to …

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Hi, I’m Lauren

Hey guys! I’m Lauren. Since you stumbled upon my little blogging space I figured an introduction would be nice! I’m the wife to an active duty Air Force member, mom to a 2 year old daughter this april, and puppy mama to two small breed rescues. I was born and raised on the east coast and I miss it every single day. You never realize how much you take for granted the area you live in, until you’re in a completely different cultural environment. We’ve lived in NorCal (not to be confused with beautiful beaches and sunny CA) for 5 …

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