more quick, weeknight meals! i hear y'all! shrimp is suuuuper easy and fast to make. you need this yumminess in your life. i normally grill or sauté them, but baking is even easier cause you don't have to constantly stir or even flip them halfway through cooking. this recipe could not be any yummier or quicker to get on the table!Read More
busy mama @ home booty workout! pin away!
wanna see something incredible? just go outside! tv off, iPad and phones down (except to take a pic or it didn't happen, haha)
whether you get in a 6 minute or a 60 minute workout a day, they're both better than a 0 minute workout! #AmIRight!? squeeze this puppy in when you can and follow it up with a walk outside if the weather permits.
see the clip here via Instagram; the entire workout is below.
get on the floor and do 12 reps on each leg and make sure you actually SQUEEZE your glute(s) for every single rep.
1. ^donkey kicks (push through your heel...not toes)
2. ^straight leg hamstring curls (foot is flexed)
3. ^stiff leg lifts (point your toe)
4. ^heel up and overs
5. ^clam shells (lying on your side, feet always touching)
6. ^inner thigh lifts (laying on your side)
7. ^front leg kicks (laying on your side)
8. ^super womans (also great for lower back)
glute bridge variations:
9. ^both feet down
10. ^L leg cross, R leg cross,
11. ^L leg straight up, R leg straight up)
y'all, we have a lil' girl!!! i'm still not big on pink though and plan to keep the yellow/gray/white color combo going for Kosi's nursery. speaking of yellow, thanks to my girl Dami for hooking us up with this beautiful Solly Baby Wrap!
as parents know, newborns change daily. that's exactly why i'm soaking up these precious moments with each of my babies cause time just continues to fly on by. things won't always be this way. people still ask me if i'll return to the IT field (lol) and i still don't know! God knows i'm right where i desire and need to be right now, though, that's for sure.
only perform this workout if you have been cleared to do so by your doc, mamas! as of this past friday, Dec. 16th, i was given the green light to lift again. however, i'll be on lock down/house arrest for a while cause of breastfeeding (i don't lug my pump around with me if i don't have to) and Kosi can't join me at the gym until she is 3 months old. soooo, home workouts, GO! i'll be filming the entire workout soon and posting to my YT channel, but here's a collage/snippet of our very first one together (even though she slept the entire time ;) ).
1st combo: 3 x's through
sumo squats (turn feet and knees out to side) - 25 reps
fast arm circles forward + calve raises - 1 min
knee ups + overhead press - 1 min
2nd combo: 3x's through
side step squats (R & L) - 12 reps on each side, 24 total
good mornings - 20 reps
outside foot taps (engage your obliques) - 25 reps on ea side
wall pushups - 12 reps
3rd combo: 3 x's through
chair squat - 25 reps
reverse fast arm circles + calve raises - 1 min
side leg lifts - 15 reps
runners lunges - 12 on ea side
just one round might be enough for you. listen very carefully to your body and let it guide you! don't overwhelm yourself and do too much too soon. most importantly, enjoy this time with your new little one!
K E E P U P W I T H U S !
support, compression, coverage, comfort.
4 things you need when staying active while pregnant! i put the Flourish Maternity Tank to the test recently for both weights & cardio and was impressed to say the least. my #1 reason? the fabulous, full coverage, built-in bra which kept the girls in place the entire time. i love that it even doubles as breast pads when you're nursing to prevent leakage stains!! #beenthere #awkward how cool is that!? built-in bras fail me left and right, even when i'm not preggo. but not this 3 in 1 tank. no need to buy a sports bra, belly band, and a maternity tank separately ever again. i've actually never worn a belly band before, but the Mumband experience helped me hold better posture while lifting! even with all the bending and reaching, the band stayed in place, didn't ride up and/or expose me, and continued to provide wonderful back and belly support. the thick, soft, double wide, criss cross strap design provided maximum support without digging into my shoulders.and that teal! it's one of my favorite colors. currently, you can save 20% on your tank now by simply joining Mumberry's mailing list, woo hoo!fit mamas, i encourage you to take the Mumband Challenge. if your belly doesn't feel more supported while wearing the Mumband maternity belly band, you can return it for a full refund. win-win.
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