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    Turn Any Bag Into a Gym Bag

    Happy Tuesday!

    We’re back from vacation! We had an amazing time, I’ll have a full recap up later this week (plus a separate Disneyland post). I’m exhausted but ready to get back to work.

    I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant. I’ve been trying to stay as active as possible by working out regularly. There are so many benefits to working out during pregnancy. It reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, eases aches and pains (which I have a lot of this time around), can make labor and delivery easier, and help you lose the baby weight quicker!

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    Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade Mocktail

    Ah, pregnancy.

    One of the most stressful things a woman can go through, and yet, we take away her wine. It’s a cruel rule.

    I’ve also got a bit of a sweet tooth (plus a pretty intense ice craving), so sometimes I like to make fun mocktails!

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for Bubbly Pomegranate Lemonade here’s what you’ll need:

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    The FabFitFun Spring Box!

    Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    It’s one of my favorite times of year! The start of every new season brings a new FabFitFun box, and the Spring one did not disappoint.

    Seriously, I think this is my favorite box so far. It had some amazing stuff! And it’s making me so excited for Spring to be here. Warmer weather, picnics, park days, and more! I love this time of year. The Spring box came equipped with so many great things, I can’t rave enough about it. I loved everything.

    If you’re already a member and still waiting for your box (and like surprises), stop reading! If you’re wondering what’s in the box/if it’s worth the cost, keep going, I’m going to share everything it comes with!

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    Pack your Purse to Combat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Woes

    It’s still that time of year. The time for sickness. Yuck. Especially the stomach bug! Just this past weekend we were out of town and my sister came down with it. But, even when it’s not that time of year, there are still a lot of things you can do that will keep you healthy.

    I’ve always had tummy issues. It’s caused me a lot of pain and sick days over the years. I’ve learned a good way to keep my gut healthy is by taking probiotics.

    What is a probiotic?

    Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.


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    Everything You Need to Work Out at Home!

    I received select items in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    Happy almost Thanksgiving! We’re so looking forward to our first Thanksgiving where Sawyer can eat the food! I can’t wait to see what he likes the most.

    Speaking of all that food, let’s talk about working it off! As most of you know I work for Orangetheory Fitness (the Parker, CO location), and that is, of course, my all-time favorite way to work out! However, since I’m a mom, I can usually only take an OTF class before or after my shift, and since I’m only working 1 or 2 days a week, that’s not cutting it!

    So, on days when I can’t make it in to the studio for a workout, I try my best to workout at home! I stocked up on a few simple, inexpensive items, to make up my home workout equipment. Here’s what I suggest:

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    the FabFitFun Fall Box!

    Thank you to FabFitFun for sponsoring today’s post. This post contains affiliate links.

    There are few things I love more than happy mail.

    Very few things.

    FabFitFun is probably the happiest mail of all. It’s a box full of girly goodies that only comes 4 times a year! I think that because it doesn’t come very often, that makes it even better! Some subscriptions boxes come so often that I haven’t finished using the items from my previous box when the next box arrives and then I’ve wasted my money on an overload of things I can’t get through quick enough.

    That’s not the case with FabFitFun. And I’m such a girly girl that I practically squeal at everything I pull out of the FFF box. Getting it is probably the highlight of my season, every season. It’s so fun! And the fall box had some seriously fun things in it! Let’s dive in.

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    Get Up and Go Chocolate Protein Energy Balls!

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KashiPlantPower #GOTOGETHER #CollectiveBias

    Get Up and Go

    I have such a treat for you guys today! I have been making these protein balls forever! They’re always a hit, and people are constantly asking for the recipe. I played around with it a bit in the last few months since we’ve gone paleo, and I think I finally perfected it! I’m so excited to share it today.

    Finding something that tastes good and is also good for you can be so hard. I’m really picky, and it’s not often that I actually enjoy and feel satisfied by something that is clean. Eating clean is a big sacrifice for me, because I feel sometimes it means giving up good tastes and flavors. Since I’m so picky, I tend to stick with things that are more bland in the first place. And then to add in eating clean can make eating kind of dull. So, I try to create my own recipes whenever I can and play with flavors!

    Life gets crazy and sometimes I need a pick me up. But I want that pick me up to be sweet, I also want it to be good for me. But, it still has to taste good. I want it to give me energy, and I don’t want to spend a ton of time making it, nor do I want to do a ton of dishes afterwards.

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