Fitness

  • Fitness,  Health,  Pregnancy

    Benefits of Working Out While Pregnant

    There is no doubt that exercise is beneficial. Exercising during your pregnancy comes with particular benefits and during my pregnancies I find that if I move my body I most certainly feel better. In addition to that feeling, exercising during pregnancy can help with major health issues like diabetes, heart issues, depression and joint pain. Check out five reasons why if you’re pregnant, you might want to consider working out. Increased circulation – when a woman is pregnant, Her blood volume increases by almost 50% and exercise improves circulation and cardiovascular health. Joint and muscle functioning better – relaxin is a chemical that your body naturally releases during pregnancy to…

  • Fitness,  Health

    How I Eat Well During my Pregnancy

    This post is in partner with Faster Way to Fat Loss. If you click through a link on this post and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information. When I started my journey to living healthier, food was the first place I started. Ten years ago, I was the fast food queen living on it for all my meals and probably more times during the day for “snacks.” One day, I just decided I wanted to change my life and lose the weight I had gained in…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Home,  Lifestyle

    Stretches you should try to do every morning + night!

    One of the things that I try to do every day for my health is stretch. Stretching is important.  When you take the time to stretch it helps to keep your muscles flexible, strong and working properly. For our joints to keep a range of motion, stretching is needed to maintain flexibility. When we do not do it, our muscles shorten and become tight. This is a problem when you try to use them because they are weak and not able to extend correctly. I am sure that you don’t want discomfort in your workouts or a injury during one, so let me help! You don’t have to have a lot…

  • Fitness

    AT HOME LOWER BODY WORKOUT

    It was not until my adult life I learned how to work out. I always let working out intimidate me in previous years and it kept me from moving forward to better my health. I refuse to let anything hold me back from doing what’s best for my body, INCLUDING myself! You can read more about my health journey by clicking here. After I had my first child, I really decided to  advance in my health and more specifically in fitness. We lived in a very small country town and all of my workouts were at home with a baby around. I had to use my imagination and the help of Pinterest…

  • Fashion,  Fitness

    Amanda’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    Can you believe that Mothers Day is right around the corner?  Somehow, it sneaks up on me every single year. I’m so excited for a day to celebrate all the amazing things it takes to be a mom. I love waking up on Mother’s Day morning and really thinking about all the blessings I have in my life because I am a mom. Don’t get me wrong, mom life is the hardest and most challenging thing I’ve ever done. But those precious kids are my world and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Let’s avoid a panicked call to your local florist by your husband for a last-minute floral arrangement…