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Mama Needs Help

I am in need of some serious help.  Here is the scenario….my little sister and older sister are getting married next year.

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Then reality sets in….I have less than a year to lose 25 pounds and get toned up.


Doesn’t sound too bad right. This is the part where I get seriously unorganized and feel like I have a TON to do while getting absolutely nothing done.  Or as my mother would say, I run around like a chicken with its head cut off. 😉

I start off with such good intentions but it never seems to pan out.  So rather than repeating the same old routine, I am turning to you for help.  How do you organize your day? How do you make time to exercise? What is your diet like? HELP!!

I was also thinking about vlogging about my journey. That means really putting myself out there; what I eat, when and how I exercise, my before images, and so on.  To be honest, it scares the crapola out of me but I think it may help me stay on track and hold me accountable. What do you guys think?

And last but not least….I just had to share this OH SO CUTE top. I am absolutely in love with it. It looks so cozy and you can wear it working out or just being cozy around the house.

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These are at Target for $22.00 and I just love the back. Seriously, if you have to work out, why not look cute while doing it. 😉

Okay – back to reality. Please comment below and let me know your thoughts, tricks, tips etc. This mama is in desperate need of some assistance.

Healthy Eats While Camping

Can you eat healthy when camping?  All my instincts say pack chips, hotdogs, pop tarts….all the goodies that aren’t good for you. LOL

After cruising the net, I found out that healthy eating while in the great outdoors is a lot easier than I thought.

Cooking doesn’t get much easier than this….pile chopped zucchini, onion, peppers, carrots, tomatoes in tin foil and cooked in on the camp fire. YUM!!!

Anything piled up in foil reminds us of cooking over an open fire, but what exactly is in this pile? Squash, onions...

Looking for something that is meatier…how does Chicken Gyros sound? My mouth is watering just looking at these!

Healthy Camping Recipe: Easy Campfire Chicken Gyros #grill #laborday

Want something snacky? Put away those chips! 😉

DIY Trail Mix 4 ways | Farr Cleaner Life  Healthy camping snacks, gluten free, paleo, eat clean backpacking snacks.

Or how about easy peasy…no baking necessary. LOL!

travel/camping snacks

So now that I got the eats under control…on to beauty and fashion while camping. HEHEHEHE……;-)

Comment and share your camping tips!

July 4th Countdown

On the heals of Canada, Day July 4th is quickly approaching and that means more party prepping. Where do I turn for ideas? Why, Pinterest of course. 😉

Since we are on a kick to be healthy, I don’t want to slow that down just because it’s a holiday. Here are some cool ways to enjoy the festivities with some healthy alternatives to the usual BBQ burger and beer.

Take this veggie burger and patriotic salad for example; they look delish if you ask me.

4th of July Recipes: Healthy Vegetarian Cookout Menu | Women's Health Food Blog: Get easy recipes, healthy food swaps, and cooking products

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Or maybe ribs are more your style….mmmmmm ribs! Just remember, portion control and add more veggies to your plate then ribs.

Healthy July 4th Recipes: Ribs #AARPrecipes

And don’t forget to stay hydrated. On a hot day, a tall glass of ice tea really hits the spot. As of late I am in love with peach ice tea; I just can’t get enough.

sweet peach tea -       1 ounce tea leaves (Earl Grey or Darjeeling, about 1/3 cup loose tea or 7 bags)      1 lemon, sliced      1 piece ginger (about 2 inches), peeled and smashed      1 quart boiling water      8 cups ice cubes      2 peaches, peeled, pitted and diced      1/2 cup sugar      8 sprigs mint      1 peach, pitted and sliced 

Or how about this: blend chilled watermelon with coconut water, fresh lime and mint. So pretty!

Blend chilled watermelon with coconut water, fresh lime and mint. Healthy and DELICIOUS.

Whatever you may be drinking, adding some fruit filled festive ice cubes can keep it cool and pretty….it’s all about presentation people.

Make these delicious fun looking ice cubes with fruit, an ice cube tray, and water

And last but no least, the evening can’t be complete without something sweet.

Red, White, and Blue Parfaits        For a sweet treat that doesn't pack on the pounds, try this pretty parfait. Layer blueberries, low-fat vanilla yogurt, and strawberries in a tall glass; serve cold. For an alternative to vanilla yogurt, try strawberry or raspberry.

So whatever you guys decide to do this fourth of July, keep it healthy, keep if fun, keep it festive and keep it safe!

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