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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 …

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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 …

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Post Work-Out Snacks |After Work-out Meals

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

7 Tips for Starting a New Exercise Plan

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 …

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Advocare 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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Advocare 24 Day Challenge Halfway Check-in

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 …

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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 …

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Exercising After Baby | Post C-Section Workouts

As moms, it’s so important that we take care of ourselves. This is not only the case in early adulthood and pregnancy, but also after that as well. Postpartum bodies have gone through a lot in carrying and delivering a baby, or multiple babies, and they deserve some self-care. Finding an exercise that works for …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Why Exercise During Pregnancy?

Staying healthy and fit while pregnant seems to be a taboo topic these days. A lot of mom’s either get slack for exercising too much while pregnant, or for not staying healthy enough. I did a post all about my thoughts on this a few months ago. I am currently 37 weeks along in my …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Staying Healthy While Pregnant

I would like to say that pregnancy doesn’t have to change the way that you live in terms of exercise and eating… but the reality is that most of the time that just isn’t true. In my opinion, there is no reason (as long as you have a safe pregnancy and the “okay” from your …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

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 …

Posted in Healthy Living | Recipes & More, Tips and Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Post Work-Out Snacks |After Work-out Meals

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

7 Tips for Starting a New Exercise Plan

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Advocare 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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Advocare 24 Day Challenge Halfway Check-in

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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 …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Exercising After Baby | Post C-Section Workouts

As moms, it’s so important that we take care of ourselves. This is not only the case in early adulthood and pregnancy, but also after that as well. Postpartum bodies have gone through a lot in carrying and delivering a baby, or multiple babies, and they deserve some self-care. Finding an exercise that works for …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Why Exercise During Pregnancy?

Staying healthy and fit while pregnant seems to be a taboo topic these days. A lot of mom’s either get slack for exercising too much while pregnant, or for not staying healthy enough. I did a post all about my thoughts on this a few months ago. I am currently 37 weeks along in my …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Staying Healthy While Pregnant

I would like to say that pregnancy doesn’t have to change the way that you live in terms of exercise and eating… but the reality is that most of the time that just isn’t true. In my opinion, there is no reason (as long as you have a safe pregnancy and the “okay” from your …

Posted in General Topics, Healthy Living | Recipes & More, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Today, we are joined once again by a fabulous blogger with a delicious and easy weeknight recipe. Stir fry is a favorite around my house because it’s easy, yummy, and can be easily adjusted for any specific likes/dislikes that your children (or husband) may have. Go check out more from Charlene at Thinking Outside The …

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Mom’s Broccoli Casserole

Growing up, my mom always cooked meals that were big enough to feed the many kids she had in the house. A lot of them had a southern spin because the majority of my family has east coast and southern roots. These dishes and recipes have stayed favorites of mine for years and years. They …

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Pinterest Recipe Wins

Hi, my name is Joanna, and I am addicted to Pinterest. Ever since I discovered Pinterest, I’ve been hooked. I have tried a ridiculous amount of crafts, recipes and DIY projects that I have seen on there. Some of them have turned out alright, others… not so much. I may have a few “Pinterest fails” …

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Homemade Applesauce With Red Hots

This recipe is a little bit different then normal cinnamon applesauce. I actually got this recipe idea from my wonderful mother-in-law. It is actually super easy to make and very tasty, especially if you like applesauce with a kick:) Let me know if you end up making this homemade applesauce with red hots! Homemade Applesauce …

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Birthday “Trop-tail” Recipe – Tip Tuesday

Tropical Cocktail If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain… this one’s for you! Everyone loves a good party! I happen to love planning parties and putting events together. It absolutely feeds my Type A personality. Good parties mean great people, great food, and of course, great drinks! Here is one of …

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Birthday "Trop-tail" Recipe – Tip Tuesday

Tropical Cocktail If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain… this one’s for you! Everyone loves a good party! I happen to love planning parties and putting events together. It absolutely feeds my Type A personality. Good parties mean great people, great food, and of course, great drinks! Here is one of …

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Smooth-Me-Down Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes I have never been a huge breakfast eater. Before I got pregnant with my second daughter, I rarely ate it at all. I was a “coffee on the go” every morning type of person. Even when I was pregnant with my first, I never had the appetite for it and I didn’t …

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