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Get It Together Link Party

New Cohosts!

Don’t miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability.

While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we hope to share the best home and organizational tips and tricks and focus on bringing YOUR content in front of new readers! Let’s get started!

Thanks for stopping by the Get It Together Link Up! This is a fun Monday blog hop and link party that encourages bloggers to share their best posts of the week in the following topics:

  • Home
  • DIY
  • Recipes
  • Budgeting
  • Organization
  • Life Hacks

The main purpose is to share ways for us to get our lives together! From easy recipes, fun crafts, and ways to celebrate the everyday, the Get It Together link party strives to share the best in the blog-o-sphere every week!

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Don’t Miss The Facebook Group!

Use the Bloggers Get Social group to connect and network with our link party participants!

You can also stop by our Facebook pages! Feel free to share your best work on our walls, and we will re-post it on social media too!

Want to join our Pinterest board?

Follow Krystal at Sunny Sweet Days’s board #BloggersGetSocial Best Food + Lifestyle Blog Pins on Pinterest.
Pin your favorites to our board that has over 11k followers! Join our Facebook group and request to be a contributor here.

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Bars from Delightful E Made
Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Pops from Home Cooking Memories
Chocolate S’Mores Donuts from Delightful E Made
Mocha Pound Cake from Ava’s Alphabet
Spiced Rum Cider Cocktail from Honey and Birch

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  • Since you’re a blogger, we would love you to participate in our #BloggersGetSocial community.
  • Stay in touch with your hosts on social media.
  • Leave a direct URL to your post (not your homepage).
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Mommy Motivation Series

Today starts our new series! For the next couple of months I will feature moms that I want my readers to “meet”. Motivation and family are two major factors that played into these women’s life. These moms made their healthy and weight loss important and a priority in their life along with running a household.

I wanted to start this for many reason but because I love having stories I can give to my readers, to inspire you that you can do it. We are all busy but losing weight is 50 % prepping and planning and 50% doing it!I have clients that I train to help lose weight. I sit down with them, we come up with meal plans and workout plans. To say one meal plan and one work out plan works for all is silly. Everyone is different, everyone is built differently and real trainers know that. The main excuse I hear is “not enough time” but these mommies featured here have beat all odds. Meet our first Mommy……. Me!

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Meet: Denea Laurier

Blogger at Ohchicmom.com

 

Tell me a little about yourself?

I am a Marketing Sales Manager by Day, Zumba instructor by night. I have two beautiful kids that are exact opposite of each other and my husband is my best friend. My life is not perfect but it’s my life and I wouldn’t change it!

 

How many kids do you have and what are their ages?

3 year old boy and 1 year old girl!

 

Were you active before you had kids? If so what activities did you do regularly? (Biking, Running, Etc.)

 I was not active at all. Walking back and fourth to and from the car was about it. I did do the Color Run but I walked it LOL!

 

Tell me about your weight struggle?

I never struggled with my weight until I went to college. Instead of gaining the freshman 15 I gained the freshman 45! My eating was terrible and I am grateful I am still alive thats how horrible my eating was!

 

What was your biggest insecurity after having your kid(s) about your self image?

My entire body changed. My body now has stretch marks and my hips were bigger right along with my stomach. The biggest insecurity I had was gaining 60lbs and not being use to being so big. I am a small girl, 5’2 and petite and I know my body wasn’t made to be big!

 

What was your turning point when you knew you had to lose weight and get healthier?

I looked in the mirror right after I had my daughter and knew I was so unhappy and something had to change. I told my husband I wanted to lose weight but he heard that so many times he just blew me off. He was over my “fad” diets and my “working out” and not seeing any results.

When I compare these side by side I am truly amazed at how far I have come! The picture last year was one month postpartum. I just had a baby, was breastfeeding and potty training my 2 year old on this very day! Today I am taking care of my mind, body and soul! I am a Zumba instructor and now taking my certification to become a personal trainer. #transformationtuesday #fitmom #zumba #zumbainstructor #zin #fit #strongissexy #ohchicmom #fitspiration #fitmomsofig

Tell me about your work out routine?

I would work out minimum of 3 days a week. I found my love for Zumba and attended 2 classes a week and one day I would do weights!

 

Tell me about your eating routine?

I learned to meal prep! I cut out a lot but not all sugars and carbs!

 

What exercises did you incorporate into your weight loss?

Zumba and weight lifting!

 

The biggest obstacle you faced when losing weight? Did you ever gain the weight back?

Curving the craving of sweets. I have a chronic sweet tooth and I love anything chocolate!

 

What is the best advice you can give to Mommies out there that are struggling to lose weight or even get motivated?

Find your motivation! Go for it. Put a picture in your phone of what you want to look like. Look at that picture the days you don’t want to go to the gym!

 

What helped you on your journey of weight loss?(friends, family, support groups)

My husband pushed me. Days I wanted to sit on the couch he made me get up! Now he doesn’t have to! I am thankful at how supportive he was thought the process.

 

What is your motto?

“Dance like today is your last day living”

 

Groupon + Fitness Devices= Steal

(This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.)

When I first started my journey to a healthier and more active lifestyle  I knew I needed something to hold me accountable. I needed something that would push me and something I could look at everyday with my goal in mind.

After doing my research I knew I wanted to buy a Fitbit. After always hearing such wonderful things about everything it had to offer and the best part was that it connects to your phone. I have honestly bought many devices that counted my steps but just like many diets I have tried it never lasted! The fit bit connects to your iPhone, Android or Windows phone with an app. It not only tracks your steps but it connects to your My Fitness Pal account and it counts your calories.  I found this device everything I was looking for but the only real problem was the Fitbit was not in my budget.

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There are different types of Fitbits for different prices! Like always, Groupon has it for a steal! The normal $99.99 device, you can get it on Groupon for $59.99! There are so many other Fitbit devices that are for almost half off!

I couldn’t be more happier about the decision to purchase the device and meet all of my fitness goals. I have now encouraged a lot of my friends to purchase the device as they start on their fitness journey. The Fitbit lets you start challenges with people in your network/friends like who can get the most steps in during the week. Many times if I am behind I will make it a goal to hit the treadmill just to run so I can catch up.

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Make sure to check out all of the great things Groupon has to offer you on your fitness journey like shoes from Foot Locker!

MONDAY MOTIVATION

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It’s a Monday! All things that could go wrong have went wrong. From not getting any sleep all weekend and it finally catching up to me, even this concealer can’t cover up everything I went through this weekend.

My life has been a wreck this weekend. It started with the toddler getting a fever at daycare, which means she had to get picked up. That turned into a crying, whining, disaster 1 year old not wanting to sleep, eat or play. She just wanted mommy and it was so hard because my 3 year old couldn’t understand why I couldn’t play with him. My hubby had to work all weekend, which meant it was just me and the kids!

Guess what?! I will still be in the gym today after work, I am up early writing this post……. I am motivated and determined to get strong. Working out doesn’t only make me strong physically but mentally. I feel empowered when I am lifting those weights and doing those reps. It is something about lifting and pushing your body to lengths you never thought you would make it.

I don’t work out to be skinny. I work out to be strong. Physically and mentally!

What is your motivation? Why do you hit the gym?

 

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4 INGREDIENTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR PROTEIN SHAKE

It taste like Reese's Peanut Butter #proteinshake #chocolateforbreakfast @eas

Having a protein shake is part of my morning like brushing my teeth (well besides coffee). When I first started my journey to get healthy, I wasn’t sure if I could hack drinking a protein shake all the time.

All of the protein shakes, no matter how expensive or cheap you can still taste the protein.  I am a Chocolate person and personally would rather have cookies and cake for breakfast but because I know I will gain tons of weight— well that’s not an option!

When I first starting losing weight I strictly did a protein shake or smoothie in the morning. I tried so many different powder proteins, that I have actually donated some to the gym I go to! I learned very quickly to make everything my own and get creative. These 4 ingredients will change your protein shake and your life, just be mindful that some ingredients will increase your calories in your protein shake.

Add Peanut Butter Powder Add a scope of Peanut Butter Powder. 2 Tbsp of powder peanut butter is only 45 calories compared to your Jiffy which is 190 calories!

Add 1/2 cup of Vanilla Almond Milk- With every protein mixture it tells you to add water. They suggest water because adding other liquids like Almond milk will increase the calorie intake. This is true so cute the calorie in half by add 1/2 cup! The vanilla almond milk will add another taste!

Add Fruit- This will also increase the calorie intake but I am a big fan of adding fruit. Adding a half of banana makes it taste like a chocolate, banana milk shake!

Add Iced Coffee- Instead of the almond milk or water add the Iced coffee! I love the Starbucks Iced coffee and sometimes you just need a pick me up! Super delicious!

There are so many options you can add to your protein shake. Shake it up a little!

What do you add to your protein shake? I want to hear from you!

 

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GET IT TOGETHER LINK PARTY: RECIPE FEATURES + DIY LINK UP– WEEK OF AUGUST 22

Get It Together Link Party

New Cohosts!

Don’t miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. This week we are celebrating our NEW cohosts: Kori at Home, Oh Chic Mom, Practical Mommy, and For the Love of Crust! They join Bloggers Get Social, Sunny Soirees, Mama’s Got It Together, and Housewife Eclectic. We all met in the Bloggers Get Social Facebook group, so be sure to join to find collaboration parters or share your posts with our network!

While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we hope to share the best home and organizational tips and tricks and focus on bringing YOUR content in front of new readers! Let’s get started!

Thanks for stopping by the Get It Together Link Up! This is a fun Monday blog hop and link party that encourages bloggers to share their best posts of the week in the following topics:

  • Home
  • DIY
  • Recipes
  • Budgeting
  • Organization
  • Life Hacks

The main purpose is to share ways for us to get our lives together! From easy recipes, fun crafts, and ways to celebrate the everyday, the Get It Together link party strives to share the best in the blog-o-sphere every week!

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Don’t Miss The Facebook Group!

Use the Bloggers Get Social group to connect and network with our link party participants!

You can also stop by our Facebook pages! Feel free to share your best work on our walls, and we will re-post it on social media too!

Want to join our Pinterest board?

Follow Krystal at Sunny Sweet Days’s board #BloggersGetSocial Best Food + Lifestyle Blog Pins on Pinterest.
Pin your favorites to our board that has over 11k followers! Join our Facebook group and request to be a contributor here.

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Get It Together Back to School Favorites

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Party Cake Dip from Living La Vida Holoka
Apple Cider Doughnuts from Inspiration for Moms
Mini Dutch Apple Pies from The Oh My Creative
Vanilla Chai Applesauce from Growing Up Gabel
Citrus Smoothie from Logan Can

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New Cohosts!

Don’t miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. This week we are celebrating our NEW cohosts: Kori at Home, Oh Chic Mom, Practical Mommy, and For the Love of Crust! They join Bloggers Get Social, Sunny Soirees, Mama’s Got It Together, and Housewife Eclectic. We all met in the Bloggers Get Social Facebook group, so be sure to join to find collaboration parters or share your posts with our network!

While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we hope to share the best home and organizational tips and tricks and focus on bringing YOUR content in front of new readers! Let’s get started!

Thanks for stopping by the Get It Together Link Up! This is a fun Monday blog hop and link party that encourages bloggers to share their best posts of the week in the following topics:

  • Home
  • DIY
  • Recipes
  • Budgeting
  • Organization
  • Life Hacks

The main purpose is to share ways for us to get our lives together! From easy recipes, fun crafts, and ways to celebrate the everyday, the Get It Together link party strives to share the best in the blog-o-sphere every week!

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Don’t Miss The Facebook Group!

Use the Bloggers Get Social group to connect and network with our link party participants!

You can also stop by our Facebook pages! Feel free to share your best work on our walls, and we will re-post it on social media too!

Want to join our Pinterest board?

Follow Krystal at Sunny Sweet Days’s board #BloggersGetSocial Best Food + Lifestyle Blog Pins on Pinterest.
Pin your favorites to our board that has over 11k followers! Join our Facebook group and request to be a contributor here.

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First Day School Photo Printable from Oh My Creative
Lunch Ideas from Real Coake
Hedgehog Craft from The Jenny Evolution
Tips for Back to School Lunches from Delightful E Made
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DEAR MOMMIES YOU ARE WORTH IT!

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Dear Mommies-

You are worth it! To feel your best, to look your best. You are the backbone behind that household. You deserve to feel like a supermodel, even though you were probably just up all night with one of your kids. If you aren’t happy, well then your household is not happy. If you are not healthy, well who is going to watch your kids grow up? Often times us moms tend to put ourselves all the way at the bottom of the list.

If you are like me– well then your probably thinking the time that you are working out could be the time that you could catch up on sleep, or even the season of Orange Is The New Black. You may not feel motivated to go to the gym after you worked all day, cooked dinner but going to the gym will make you feel so much better. I promise after you’re in the gym for an hour, you will walk to your car feeling like you can take on the world.

You will feel even better when your pants start getting big and you have to shop for a smaller size. Dear mommies you are so worth it. Yes, our job is to take care of our families, to make sure the kids are healthy and happy and to be the best role models.

Find something in the gym that makes you happy. Make a playlist, a playlist that is only to be played while in the gym. Get some cute workout clothes. Working out is suppose to make you feel good. Get a blinged out water bottle, get some cute ear buds and go for it. Take over your life and get healthy for you!

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GET IT TOGETHER LINK PARTY: RECIPE FEATURES + DIY LINK UP– WEEK OF AUGUST 8

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New Cohosts!

Don’t miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. This week we are celebrating our NEW cohosts: Kori at Home, Oh Chic Mom, Practical Mommy, and For the Love of Crust! They join Bloggers Get Social, Sunny Soirees, Mama’s Got It Together, and Housewife Eclectic. We all met in the Bloggers Get Social Facebook group, so be sure to join to find collaboration parters or share your posts with our network!

While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we hope to share the best home and organizational tips and tricks and focus on bringing YOUR content in front of new readers! Let’s get started!

Thanks for stopping by the Get It Together Link Up! This is a fun Monday blog hop and link party that encourages bloggers to share their best posts of the week in the following topics:

  • Home
  • DIY
  • Recipes
  • Budgeting
  • Organization
  • Life Hacks

The main purpose is to share ways for us to get our lives together! From easy recipes, fun crafts, and ways to celebrate the everyday, the Get It Together link party strives to share the best in the blog-o-sphere every week!

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Don’t Miss The Facebook Group!

Use the Bloggers Get Social group to connect and network with our link party participants!

You can also stop by our Facebook pages! Feel free to share your best work on our walls, and we will re-post it on social media too!

Want to join our Pinterest board?

Follow Krystal at Sunny Sweet Days’s board #BloggersGetSocial Best Food + Lifestyle Blog Pins on Pinterest.
Pin your favorites to our board that has over 11k followers! Join our Facebook group and request to be a contributor here.

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August Link Up Features
Anchor Wreath from Kenarry
Watermelon Martinis from Growing Up Gabel
Bookworm Brownies from Growing Up Gabel
White Wine Sangria from Simply Darrling
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Meal Prepping Week Of August 7

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Meal prepping and planning has to be a priority if you want to shed the weight and keep the weight off. When people ask me how I did it– well it’s simple– Move more eat less! Watch what you put in your mouth. You can’t eat 2 donuts and expect to lose weight because that was the only thing you had all day!



If your not sure how to meal prep check out this great post I wrote Meal Prep 101. I am thinking about starting a series but want to hear what you think of me helping you with your meal prep! I plan all my meals including dinner for the following week starting on Fridays and meal prep every Sunday. baked-chicken-meal

If you have not looked at Targets grocery section well you need to start. This chicken is originally$6 and I got it for $3! I love finding a good deal on anything but healthy food makes me feel like I have won the lottery. When buying chicken you should always make sure your chicken is 100% all real chicken because some chicken will say including RIB MEAT…..

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Meal Prep Week of August 7

BreakfastBanana Almond Protein Muffins

Lunch– Baked Chicken (Trader Joes Seasoning) with a Spinach and Kale salad w/ cucumbers and tomatoes

Snack– Tangerine & Quest Bar ( not shown)

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I also tried the Hidden Valley Cucumber Ranch and it is so good! My kids also loved it with their carrots that I packed for lunch! Also these cute containers are from Walmart and I got these for $1.50 from their Back To School section! Meal prepping is the key to staying healthy, losing weight and not spending any unnecessary money on fast food. Sunday is a little hard but it is worth it because during the week it saves me time and money.

I want to hear from you, would you like me to help you on meal prepping and planning?