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Motivation Monday

30 Jul

Hey guys!

I’m just stopping in to give you some motivation to start your week off right!

Here are the quotes that will be in the back of my mind all week:

“Be the change you want to see.”

“Growth begins at the end of your comfort zone,” from Oxygen Magazine

I’m loving both and will be using them this week as I push myself during my workouts and also to keep my eating clean!  Remember your abs are made in the kitchen!  Smile



Eats have been really healthy.  Over the weekend we made crockpot shredded chicken and Southwest taco seasoning and it was fantastic.  It was easy and healthy.

Shredded Southwestern Crockpot Chicken (perfect for tacos or salads)

To make, place chicken in a crockpot (we used 4 breasts), cover with water or chicken broth until half of the chicken breasts are covered.  Pour in packet of Southwestern taco season (I used 1 1/2 packets) and cook on high for four hours.  Dump liquid and shred chicken.  Enjoy!

Does it get any easier than that?

We also made turkey burgers last night in addition to eating the shredded chicken.  Smoothies were mostly for lunch and egg sandwiches were for breakfast.  My weekend eating actually looked very similar to my weekly eating.  I did enjoy a few glasses on vino and also split a dark chocolate brownie from our local organic grocery store with Keith on Saturday.  It was divine.  I should hit the three pound weight loss mark at the end of this week, if not sooner with my healthy eating over the weekend.



Last week I was able to get in four workouts.  I had every intention to workout Friday morning before Cameryn’s six month doctor’s appointment, but with a crabby baby it didn’t happen.  I was hoping after her appointment during her nap I could fit it in, but that didn’t happen either.  We spent two hours at the doctors (the wait was ridiculously) and afterwards I had other things I had to get done.  But I’m happy with my four workouts.

I started today’s new week off on the right note and got in 45 minutes of cardio followed by 15 minutes of core work.  I expect to feel my abs tomorrow!  Speaking of being sore, my shoulders are so sore form Saturdays workout.  I ran intervals and then followed that with working my shoulders, back, biceps and hamstrings.  Everything got sore, but my shoulders really got it.  I can hardly raise my arms in the air! 


Well that’s it for me!  I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow!

Incase you missed it, here is a link to the sweaty circuits that are the workout of the week!


  • What was your favorite part of the weekend?
  • What meals do you have planned for this week?

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Cameryn: Week 27

30 Jul

Week 27 was all about the solids!

Cameryn started eating solids just a few days after her six month birthday.  We started her on rice cereal and she wasn’t too sure about it at first.  Since, I think it has grown on her.  She eats about 1-2tbsp at a time and we try to feed her in the morning, somewhere around 8-10am, depending on her mood and the day.

Our plan with solids is to feed her rice cereal for a week, then move onto oatmeal cereal for a week, then on to a multi grain cereal for a week, then on to green vegetables, other vegetables and then fruits!  I’m most excited to feed her vegetables and fruit!  I hope she like them!  I’m sure she will though, just like her mama!  Smile

Before she was born I got her the Beaba Baby Food Maker and I can’t wait to start making her foods.  It is going to be so much fun for both me and her!  Maybe me just a bit more!

Other than starting solids, there weren’t another notable changes this week, other than she is growing like a weed!  She is still in six month clothing but will be in nine month clothing very quickly.  I’ve been buying a lot of nine month clothing when I’m out and about and see something cute so I think we are all set there, but now it is onto 12 month clothing!  I love that I get to always be shopping for baby clothing since they grow so fast!  I hope to have another girl at some point so we can reuse all her cute outfits again!  Smile

Here are Cameryn’s week 27 pictures:


Mommy and CamerynIMG_0617

Crawling backwards…


First time trying solidsIMG_0639IMG_0651IMG_0740IMG_0784IMG_0811