My husband and I took an adult vacation for the first time in over a year. We ran off to Vegas for the weekend and spent some time together without the kiddos. We had an amazing trip and one of the highlights was going to see Cirque Du Soleil- Mystere.
I was a springboard and platform diver for over 10 years so I have a soft spot for acrobatics and flipping. After I retired from diving my dream was to join the circus. Shortly after I got pregnant with Tucker and my life changed directions. However I appreciate the strength and talent these athletes have. Its literally so inspiring to me to see the Cirque performers defy gravity and take human strength to the next level. Whenever I am asked who I look up to in the fitness world, its definitely acrobat performers. They take fitness to a level that is not only untouchable but also they risk their lives to perform their tricks.
As a mom of three kids, its very easy for my to lose my identity. Mom life takes over and it can be very difficult to have hobbies or things you are passionate about. As corny as it may sound, going to see this show made me realize I need to still do things I love. I need to make time to feed my own soul. If I'm happy and at my best, then I can be the best for my kids. I told my husband I wanted to go take trapeze lessons and do something crazy! He told me to calm down hahaha!! BUT he did surprise me a few days later with trapeze lessons for my birthday! Going and doing something adrenaline rushing made me feel alive!!! It reminded me that I can still do things I love and be a mom as well. Find something you love and go out and DO IT!
Maybe I will join the circus after all...
Did you know most of your child’s immune system resides in their gut? Therefore making sure your child has a healthy balance of bacteria in their digestive tract is important for their overall health.
If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m a huge advocate for probiotics! Culterelle®Probiotics help supply good bacteria that works naturally with baby’s body to help develop their immune system and digestive system.* It is helpful to start probiotics in infancy to help promote a baby’s developing gut microbiome.*
Several factors help to ensure the right microbes reside in your baby’s tummy.
Probiotics can help reduce crying and fussiness due to digestive upset.* They can help regulate your child’s digestive tract and promote a healthy immune system. Culterelle®Probiotics come in drop form and are administered by a dropper. They are safe to start right after birth!* You can purchase Culturelle®Baby Probiotics on Amazon.
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Lets be real, I have a hard time staying hydrated and drinking enough water. In fact I suck at drinking water. Throughout the day I’ll chug glasses of water. I have a big water jug that I try to fill up and that way I can monitor my water intake and have “goals” but its always been a chore.
Did you know that 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration? When you are dehydrated you lose salts that are essential for body function. Now add working out to the mix! Just think about how much you sweat and how easily you can become dehydrated.
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I live in Arizona and it feels like its always summer here, which means 100+ temperatures everyday. Its HOT and we sweat a lot! Liquid I.V. has been a lifesaver for the boys and I. I have a general rule, if a supplement is not safe for my boys to drink then it probably isn’t all that great for me either. I absolutely LOVE that my boys can drink Liquid I.V. too. It has way less sugar than sports drinks and NO artificial flavors or sweeteners and is also Non-GMO. It also has 3x the electrolytes as your average sports drink, which makes it a great alternative to “juice” for my boys! I don’t have any privacy as a mom to two little kids. They share my food, my drinks, my treats, my bed, my showers, my toilet…they are ALWAYS THERE. My water is their water! So important that it is a safe alternate for them as well.
Pregnancy and Liquid I.V.
Obviously I am pregnant and into my second trimester. I suffer from muscle cramps, you know, those awful cramps you get in the middle of the night that wake you up! I also get restless leg syndrome when pregnant. I go to bed and my legs are restless---its torture!!! Let me tell you my secret cure--- LIQUID I.V.!!! Yes! Dead serious since ive been drinking more water and sprinkling Liquid I.V. in my water my leg cramps and restless leg syndrome have improved tremendously! Liquid I.V. contains more vitamin c than an orange, vitamin B3, B5, B6, and B12, and also potassium, which has been shown to prevent muscle cramps! You know what they say is the number one cure for nausea during pregnancy? You got it B12!! I had so much nausea in my 1st trimester, more nausea than my previous pregnancies combined. I put Liquid I.V. in my water and it helped a lot with my nausea. I don’t recommend products unless I 100% believe in it. Well let me tell you, this supplement has really improved my quality of life while pregnant this time around!
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Sometimes you just need to escape the concrete jungle and go on a road trip!! With kids this can seem overwhelming and daunting. Are the kids going to behave in the car? Are they going to scream and cry the entire 6 hour drive? Take the plunge!!! Put all those doubts aside and get in the car and go!!! Don't let fear ever hold you back from going on your next adventure!
Tate has always been a tough car rider ever since he was born. The thought of going on a trip with him screaming and crying always stresses me out. However once we got the new SironaM Cybex carseat, I knew we needed to take a trip to give it a try! I have gone through my share of carseats. Believe me... I have an arsenal of clanky, heavy, obnoxious carseats sitting in the garage. Im a bargain shopper. I go shopping and find a carseat thats on sale. However we all know that its not always the best idea to skimp on safety or comfortability. I have learned the hard way.
The SironaM carseat has been a LIFESAVER. Tate has never been happier. Its so much comfortable than his previous seat. The safety features in the Cybex are TOP NOTCH. The SironaM wth SensorSafe2.0 integrates important safety technology into the chest clip of the carseat to alert you when an unsafe situations arises. It monitors the well being of the child by alerting you through the vehicle receiver or the smartphone app, if the child unbuckles himself or if you forget your child in the car. This is a great tool for preventing the uprising number of infant hot car deaths.
We spend a lot of time in the car. As you know my boys ONLY nap in the car and having a comfortable seat is a concern for me! Carseat safety is something that I am passionate about and something that can save a child's life. Its an investment worth making!
Thank you Cybex for safely taking us on a road trip we will not soon forget!! We had an amazing time and Tate didn't cry the entire way there!! PRICELESS.
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This workout is powered and sponsored by Athleta!!! Sometimes all you need is fun workout clothes to help get motivated to crush a workout. I love how these pants stay in place and their clothes move WITH my body. Try this workout! You don't need a to of space or equipment. If you don't have dumbbells grab a gallon of water or stack of books!
10x Goblet Squat
10x Lunge Curl
10x Chest Raise
10x Single Arm Shoulder Press
Let’s be real, one of the most fun things about exercising is the workout CLOTHES! Getting a new sport bra or leggings is exhilarating and can be just the motivation you need to start moving!
I have always been blessed with a larger chest and with that come some challenges. First, it can be really hard to find a sport bra that provides enough support and secondly – uniboob. Yes, you all know what I am talking about! That moment you put on a sport bra and you suddenly have a large tube across your chest. Nobody got time for that! You want to look amazing and feel confident before starting a workout.
I recently started wearing the new Vanity Fair Sport Bra and it was love at first sight. It has strong front straps designed to control bounce, a mesh lining throughout that draws moisture from the skin, and my favorite part - internal cups that separate and support. It is flattering and comfortable. I have been wearing it under normal clothing (not just athletically) because of the versatility of the convertible straps.
I put this bra to the test in this killer workout below. These are 5 moves to target the lower body using a resistance band. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds for a total of 3 rounds.
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I started bringing Tucker to the pool when he was about 6 months old. From a very young age he loved the water and was always splashing and giggling. I got him comfortable in the water by always making it a positive experience. I let him ride on my shoulders and bounced him up and down in the water. The pool was our playground!