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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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    Friday Favorites: Fab Fit Fun and more!

    Happy Friday!

    It’s been a super crazy week and life is currently taking some crazy twists and turns. After a long few days of grown up decision making, I am definitely ready for a relaxing weekend!

    You know that thing you see all over instagram? Well, I got one. And today I’m going to tell you if it’s really worth the hype.

    FabFitFun

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    Spice up your Meal Prep!

    Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while. We had the best time on vacation! And while I love my work here, it’s good to take a break. If blogging is going to be my job, then I need a vacation from it too!

    But I have so much to share now that I’m back and I can’t wait to get started. I”m starting off by sharing some of my meal prep tricks!

    If you follow me on snapchat (@katielovelyy) you probably see me meal prepping every Monday. It’s a whole ordeal but it makes the rest of the week so much easier! I still follow a mostly paleo diet (80/20) and  meal prep makes it easier to stick to. Kurtis, however, doesn’t follow paleo as strictly but does like to eat well. So I meal prep for both of us. Here’s what I usually meal prep:

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    I Don’t Want My Pre-Baby Body Back (Ft. BeachBody by Stefanie)



    Everyone always talks about getting their body back after baby. Everyone wants to fit into their pre-baby jeans and get rid of their stretch marks as quickly as possible. This never made sense to me.

    Why would you want to go back? I can never and will never get my pre-baby body back. The body before baby is gone. That body never housed a life. It had never stretched to accommodate a living thing. It had never grown a tiny human. It had never endured the pains of delivery and recovery. It had never produced milk for my baby to eat.

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