Tiny Adventures – Working Out at Home

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yoga at home

A while ago I posted about how our family has made some adjustments this year to improve our finances. One of those adjustments was canceling our gym membership. Eeeeek.

You guys, I’ve always liked going to the gym. Maybe because I grew up going to dance classes all the time. It just felt natural to go to a designated dance/workout location and focus all my energies on physical fitness for a couple hours, and then go home.

So when we made the decision to cancel our gym membership I was a little nervous. Granted, I hadn’t been using our gym membership much (having a toddler seems to cut back on free time… funny how that works), but I still was hesitant to cancel it. Paying for that membership every month was like a reminder to work out and make that gym payment worthwhile! Part of me felt like canceling the gym membership meant canceling physical fitness.  Continue reading “Tiny Adventures – Working Out at Home”

5 Day Reset – Final Results

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(If you missed them, check out my previous blog posts in this series: 5 Day Reset – Day 1 and 5 Day Reset – Day 5.)

This morning I woke up and my first thought was “Yay! I can have coffee! And chocolate!” My second thought was “Huh…. I’m not even sure I want it?”

So what did I choose for breakfast?

Yep. A shake. Seriously, it’s all I wanted.

24 grams of non-GMO plant protein. Yum!
24 grams of non-GMO plant protein. Yum!

It was another rough night with the kid, but I hopped out of bed around 6:15/6:30 and felt completely energized and ready for the day. This is not normal for me. My kid was up multiple times last night. Usually I feel exhausted in the mornings, even when he sleeps well.

Before eating or drinking I took my final measurements, weighed myself and took a few more comparison photos.

*cue drumroll…* Continue reading “5 Day Reset – Final Results”

5 Day Reset – Day 5

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Wooh! It’s Day 5! I’m almost done! I’m feeling great. My friends who did this reset before me told me that by days 4 and 5 they had so much energy and felt amazing. You know when someone tells you that and you kind of secretly think “Reallly??? Are you sure your toddler didn’t just sleep really well the night before??” Well, it’s true. My toddler slept terribly last night (so mama slept terribly as well), but I feel super energized.

Without coffee. Without even having green tea today.

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5 Day Reset – Day 1

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Soooo, for my first “tiny adventure” I decided to do a 5 day reset. It’s like a cleanse, really. Raw plant protein, lots of water, lots of fruits and veggies. Part of me is thinking “You’re nuts. No chocolate. No cheese. No COFFEE.” (I mean, really, the no coffee thing was practically a deal-breaker… Like, who are you people who voluntarily give up coffee?? Do you have one year olds? Have you tasted coffee or experienced its liquid warmth on a cold autumn day? No? That’s too bad…) But, I realized that I need to do a reset. It’s not so much that I need to diet or shed any more baby weight, but my cravings have gotten a little out of control. I’ve been feeling a little sluggish and I’m a little too dependent on that java. I want to feel better. And since some of my friends have done this reset and swear by it, I figured why not? The time is right, folks. We’re post-Halloween candy, pre-Thanksgiving feast, and plenty far from sugar cookies and peppermint hot cocoas. Minimal temptations afoot, right?

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