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Staying Healthy on Vacation

staying healthy on vacation

When you are traveling for the weekend or for longer, it gets difficult to keep up those healthy eating habits and your normal fitness schedule because you aren’t at home around your own kitchen and workout space or local gym. Don’t get me wrong. I do NOT think that while you’re on vacation or a trip, that any of us ...

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Hypoxi *UPDATE* | Low Impact Fat Burning


If you follow me on Snapchat (@mothrhoodmerlot) or Instagram, then you may have seen me in a crazy looking astronaut suite a few weeks ago. ¬†Everyone was asking what the heck it was and now, I’m here to tell you! The Hypoxi system is something that I hadn’t heard of, but I was invited a grand opening here in Arizona. ...

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Post Work-Out Snacks |After Work-out Meals

post work-out snacks

Over the past year and a half or so, I have gotten really into a steady work-out routine and exercising has now become a part of my daily life.¬†When I first started, I didn’t really have the nutrition part and the exercise part balanced correctly. My meal planning and post work-out snacks were struggling to say the least. I still ...

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7 Tips for Starting a New Exercise Plan

tips for starting a new exercise routine

Over the past few months, I have really been working hard at getting back on track with my diet and exercise plan. I have had a really strict diet, tried out a cleanse from Advocare, and set some pretty high standards for myself and what I want to achieve. I have always looked up tips for starting a new exercise ...

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Advocare 24 Day Challenge Results

advocate 24 day challenge results

I made it!!! It is officially the end of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge and I am sharing my final results, thoughts, and comments on this entire process. There were two phases to this challenge, the cleanse phase and then the MAX phase. I’ll also be giving you the run down of what each of these consisted of and a ...

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Advocare 24 Day Challenge Halfway Check-in

advocare 24 day challenge halfway

We’ve made it halfway through this challenge! Well… we as in my wonderful workout partner and I;) This is just a short little post on how this challenge is going at a little under halfway. We just finished up the cleanse phase and we are now in the “MAX” phase which is where you’re really supposed to lean out. Advocare ...

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Health Update & Starting Advocare 24 Day Challenge

Happy and healthy Thursday! A few months ago, I wrote this post about my journey to getting back in shape after the birth of the twins. I promised to update you on my journey. Let’s just say it has been harder than I thought. After I had our second child, I went full-blown health addict and was in the best ...

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Holiday Dessert Ideas

Welcome to day 5 of the 12 Days of Blogmas- Sweets & Treats! Have you entered our huge Amazon giveaway yet? While I am not the best at recipes, although I can make a mean cookie, there are tons of other bloggers in the Merry Blogmas group that have some excellent holiday dessert ideas! Here is a link up with ...

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15+ Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin This Season

ways to use pumpkin

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin! Here is a round up of some awesome ideas for how to use pumpkin this season. From crafts, to decor, to delicious recipes! Happy Fall:) Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin CRAFTS: Crayon Pumpkin Art from Inspired Housewife Embellished Faux Pumpkin from PinkWhen Painting Pumpkins With Kids from Babies Bloodhounds and Booze, Oh My! ...

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