What 30 Days on Jenny Craig Taught Me About Losing Weight

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Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. -- Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig! A few weeks ago I decided to lose weight without dieting by changing my life. I jumpstarted this change with the help of Jenny Craig. I am thankful for the month I participated in the Jenny Craig program as it opened my eyes to a couple of things about being healthy. Jenny Craig members can expect to lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week, which is a healthy range of weight loss. However, I should warn this post won’t necessarily be about weight loss, though I did lose weight over the last month-and-a-half. No, instead ...

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10 Reasons to Stop Snubbing Cereal as a Valid Breakfast Option

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Breakfast cereals are amazing, and not just because they are sugary. Here are 10 REAL legit reasons why cereal makes the best breakfast meal.

This post is sponsored by Honey Bunches of Oats as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions and love of cereal are my own.  If you believe breakfast is the best meal of the day, then you a wise man, woman or child. If you believe cereal is the breakfast of champions, then you are even smarter. I've been eating cereal for breakfast since I was a little girl. Almost every single morning. The mornings I didn't have cereal were the rare mornings my dad was home and cooked a hot breakfast of eggs, pancakes, and bacon. Now as a 28-year old adult with four kids, I still eat a big bowl of cereal with cold milk (and a ...

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10 Smart Ways to Lose the Baby Weight Postpartum

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10 weight loss tips to help new moms lose the baby weight fast! Including the last few stubborn 5-10lbs. Bye baby belly!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. "Mom, your belly is getting big!" Those are the words my five year old daughter said to me as she rubbed my tummy, six months after having my last baby. My two year old son then asked "Baby in Mommy's Tummy?" Nope kids. I just need help losing weight after pregnancy number three. It finally happened. I didn't instantly lose baby weight fast after giving birth this last time around. Blame being older (27 is sooo old...), metabolism slowing down, sitting around a lot more as I work from home, another large baby ...

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How New Moms Can Get in a Post Pregnancy Workout

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This post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Wellness for Expecting and New Moms™  and The Motherhood but post pregnancy workout and exercise opinions are my own. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routine. You are a new mom, or rather a mom with a new baby (and perhaps a few older kids besides). This means you aren't getting a whole lot of sleep. You are also recovering from growing, carrying, and delivering a baby. If breastfeeding, you are continuing to grow said baby. The lack of sleep tends to zap any energy you thought you had, and the demands of a new baby (and other kids if you have them) ...

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6 Tools to Help You Start Working Out Without Completely Hating It

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Yes! I don't want to run marathons, I just want to start working out without hating it! Love her tips for exercising that are completely doable. Here's to meeting fitness and health goals.

This blog post was sponsored by Blue Goji but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience. #GetUpAndGojiPlay Your friend just posted pictures of herself completing yet another marathon and you can't help but thinking she's nuts. Why in the world would anyone want to spend more than four consecutive hours running? There are lots of things I'd rather spend four hours doing in a day, and running is certainly not one of them. Plus, there's all the hours of running she did before the actual marathon! She's gotta be nuts, or else she's an alien, right? Chances are she's just one of those crazy people who ...

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4 Reasons You Should Pay for a Gym with Childcare

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As much as I hate running, I do enjoy exercising... well, most of the time. I enjoy it because it is an investment in myself, my body, my health, and sometimes the exercise can be fun. I love that it actually helps me have more energy and more focus. I love how powerful and strong it makes me feel. I love that it is for me. The problem is actually doing it regularly. As a busy homeschooling, work-from-home mom with church responsibilities, a home to clean, and grocery shopping to do, how do I squeeze in time for working out?I have tried a few workout videos from the library over the years, but I just don't really get into them, ...

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How You Can Get In Your Cardio and Have Fun Too

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Such a great way to get your cardio exercise in! Hook up the Goji Play 2 on your aerobic cardio machines and play your way through it! Fun!

Cardio equipment and the aerobic exercise they provide are great for toning your body, burning calories, and strengthening your heart. We all know it. So many of us dutifully climb aboard one of them at the gym or in our own homes, but man do we kinda hate how repetitive, monotonous, and generally boring it can be to get your sweat on for 30 or more minutes doing the same motion over and over and over. For the last few weeks I've been hitting up the gym and using a treadmill or an elliptical machine to get in my cardio exercise.  Thankfully, I've had a Goji Play 2.0 to use to help pass the time. Blue Goji understands people like ...

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My Health Goals – Balance Rewards Makes it Easy

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Be rewarded for your hard work and for meeting your health goals with #BalanceRewards #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser #BalanceRewards. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias I worked really hard after Michael was born (17 Months Ago) to exercise and eat right and because was able to lose all the baby weight. It was awesome! But, then life happened. After we cancelled our YMCA membership in March, I didn't get like any exercise. And then I started a part-time job, my husband graduated, and then he worked full-time all summer, which meant his health goals of biking hardcore again this summer , and mine of running, were smashed. Combine that with the stress of ...

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10 Ways Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data Make Navigating Post-College Life Easier

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Having a smart phone definitely makes post-graduation life easier! #familymobile #collectivebias #shop

I am a member of the #CollectiveBias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser Walmart #FamilyMobile. He did it! My husband just graduated from Graduate School! He is now a Master of Mathematics! And this fall he will start work on a doctorate degree. As a college graduate looking for a new job and starting the next new and exciting stage of life, it can be very helpful to have a smartphone, especially one with the lowest priced unlimited plan. Thanks to Walmart Family Mobile you can get Unlimited Talk Text and Data for only $39.88 a ...

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Breastfeeding hurts!: Uncovering 11 Breastfeeding Myths and Lies

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Here are eleven common lies of breastfeeding and the truth from everyday nursing moms. This is the reality of breastfeeding. whatsufpagans.com

I breastfeed my children. I breastfed my twins for 13 months. Currently I am exclusively breastfeeding my 10 month old son and plan to continue nursing him for several months still to come. And I love it! I think breastfeeding is better than formula (though I am not anti-formula at all. I supplemented my twins with formula), and love the close bond it allows with my children. I also love not having to deal with bottles! I hate bottles (said the women who supplemented twins without a dishwasher)! However, I didn't always love breastfeeding. Breastfeeding hurts! And it's awkward at times. I struggled through the first several ...

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No Eating Out for Two Month Challenge

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No Eating Out Challenge (2 Months) - How to go without eating out and hitting the drive thru!

My husband and I, in order to cut expenses and be healthier, have often made no eating out goals and challenges (see THIS post about how we like to challenge ourselves). But, most of our eating out goals were short-lived and short-sighted. Limiting Eating Out For a while we had a goal of only eating out once a month. But, this was hard when we'd eat out early in the month and then regret it later on, when we were out and about, and starving, cursing ourselves for eating out already or breaking our once a month goal, just this once. Other times it was more of a mental challenge, though not a specific goal, of avoiding those ...

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Two Year Car Accident Anniversary: Blessings in Disguise

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Two Year Car Accident Anniversary - Seeing the Blessings in Disguise. Great perspective comes with time and healing. | whatsupfagans.com

Two years ago my husband was in a severe car accident that totaled our one and only vehicle, broke his sternum, left him unable to work for more than a month, racked up medical bills, put us in (even more) financial strain, threw his awesome weight loss off track, and initiated us into the world of lawyers and lawsuits. This car accident was no fun. At. All. And today is the two year car accident anniversary. It's been two years since that accident altered our lives. Fortunately, it has been proven to us that this accident was actually the blessing in disguise that we prayed it would be. Two years out we can see all the good ...

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