Lose the Baby Weight with FitTea PostNatal Fat Burner! #PostNatalFatBurner


This is a sponsored post brought to you by FitTea. As always, all opinions are my own.  I have always been lucky in the fact that I never gain too much weight with my pregnancies. I was around 130 when I got pregnant with my first and gained 33lbs. That is a little over what they recommend but I lost it immediately in return for breastfeeding my little chunky baby (8lbs,8oz). Then with my second I vomited for 9 months, had gestational diabetes, and still gained 14lbs. I got a 8lb, 5oz baby in return and lost the weight before I left the … [Read more...]

Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale Review


Disclaimer: I received a Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale as compensation for writing a review. All opinions are my own. I was pretty excited to have a chance to review the Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale with SmarTrack App. My old scale died a few weeks ago and I was debating what scale to get when I got this offer. Developed by EatSmart Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative healthcare products, in partner with Taylor Precision Products, this scale has a bluetooth function that will pair the scale with most popular … [Read more...]

THRIVE healthy low fat Banana-Pineapple Smoothie

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I love a good smoothie- not too sweet, not too tart, something light and refreshing but that will keep me full and satisfied until my next meal. I did a lot of experimentation with smoothies over the hot, hot summer with my THRIVE shake powder and came up with some really amazing recipes that will keep me energized and satisfied and hit that YUM factor is always looking for. I discovered that fully ripe, frozen bananas do incredible things for smoothies no matter what else you use- they give each smoothie a rich, creamy taste without adding fat or … [Read more...]

Walk More, Spend Less

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Most of us are familiar with the many health benefits of choosing to walk more often. Getting out once a day or more improves posture, blood pressure and cardiovascular health. It’s far less stressful on your body than an intensive gym session or going for a run, and more importantly, walking is pleasurable, and of benefit to your mental well-being. But there are also some surprising financial arguments for taking a hike, which can add up to a healthier bank balance. Parking All those quarters you have been stuffing into the meter add up over … [Read more...]

Sweaty Betty – Fun Clothes for Workouts

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Back when I was first starting to get my weight on track, one of the problems I had with working out, or one of my excuses really, was that I didn't really have the clothes for it. I'd go to a store and be overwhelmed with all of these options and then people staring, it was just not fun and uncomfortable. I recently found out about Sweaty Betty which is a website that is nothing but workout clothes. Not just one type either, they have workout apparel, yoga wear, running attire and even swim wear. So there are plenty of options for any type of … [Read more...]

Waking up to Thrive


I have always been the type of person who would prefer to sit on the couch instead of going outside. I have three very athletic sisters and then there is me, book nerd extraordinaire.  I became a stay at home mom last year in April after my daughter was born and I told everyone I would hate it.  I do hate it.  I miss having something to do.  At home with the kids I cant seem to make myself get up and be on a schedule. I sank into depression after my daughter was born.  I wasnt contributing to the household (in my mind) and I felt like a failure as a … [Read more...]

100 Free Apps for Weight Loss and Workouts

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If I did not have my awesome Misfit app and my FitBit app, I would feel like I never did enough in a day.  At this point I feel guilty when I dont get at least two miles just moving around doing my daily stuff.  I like to have both apps and both products so I can wear one throughout the day and the other during my workout to keep better track.  And I use the Misfit for swimming which sadly my FitBit cant do. I also have used MyFitnessPal for years.  Please add me if you would like a friend who gets on there hardcore for weeks and then stays off for … [Read more...]

Misfit Shine Fitness Tracker


I was given a Misfit Shine in order to prepare this review. All opinions are my own. The Misfit Shine is a fun little piece of hardware. It seems to me like it's designed to be attractive, not just functional. It's a disc a little larger than a quarter in size, and works using a small battery that should last about four months. It comes with a little tool that you can use to replace the battery. Just pry off the back, and it's a simple process to pop a new battery in. I felt sort of accomplished when I did it. I know thats very sad but … [Read more...]

Four Office Exercises that will Help you Beat that Belly Bulge

Four office exercises that will help you beat that belly bulge It’s a problem area for many women, so don't stress about it too much, but if you are looking to lose that belly weight in the new year, start at the office instead of the gym. You're there for at least half the day, right? So, it makes more sense to sneak in a workout at the office than it does to plan a whole routine in an hour a day at the gym. These four exercises can get you on your way to a flatter belly right now.  You should also check out my post with 7 easy ways to exercise at … [Read more...]

3 Easy Ways to Get in Substantial Cardio this Winter Without Having to Hit the Gym


If you think you have to go to a gym in the winter time to beat the cold and get in shape, you may want to reconsider that line of thinking. You can get a substantial workout in the winter and at home, but you need to know a few things before you get started. One, a workout consists of a stretching period (about two minutes), a warm up period (about five minutes), a cardio section of about 30-45 minutes, a strength training period of at least 20 minutes, and a cool down lasting five minutes. Two, if you're new to working out, you should do … [Read more...]