Hey Friends!! I know everyone is anticipating this update. For the past 21 days I have been testing out Stretch mark remover DIY’s. I have started with 2 and if they don’t work I will move on to another 2 to try until I find one that works for me and for y’all!! This is where I started. I know that I don’t have the worst stretch marks in the world but honestly they still bother me. I didn’t get a single stretch mark until a week before I delivered!! How annoying is that?!?!?! Any ways when I ran my hand over my legs I could feel the uneven-ness of my skin and seeing that whiteish and purple/red coloring. I hate it!! I know some say to embrace it but why not be confident about them while trying to remove them? haha So after 21 days I can see a difference!!
It is not perfect but my skin has become more smooth and less uneven. Still not perfect. and the coloring is much better. This is the thigh I have been using the cocoa butter mixture on. Check out my post on DIY stretch mark remover for the recipe. Yes you can see I still have some marks but trust me it is much better!!This last picture is of my left thigh where I have been using the vitamin E. Vitamin E has been working soooo well! I have been super impressed with both of these remedies. I have to say they really do work. The key is patience and consistency. If you can stick with it you can have super smooth legs or anywhere on your body really!
Lastly I am working on reformulating the cocoa butter mixture to be a little more user friendly. It is a solid lotion that melts into the skin. I think for my next batch I will add vitamin E to it and also use molds. Like I say in the past few posts. I am OBSESSED with this homemade cocoa butter lotion. OMG just sooooo good!
Okay y’all that is all for my half way update! I’m excited to see the results at the end of the 45 days!!
Hey lovelies! I’m going to quickly give you the products that make up my 5 minute makeup. I do this look when I have to run to the store, doctor appointments, etc.
So here are the products! :
Eyes I quickly throw on some primer, my favorite is smashbox 24 hour primer and then I add a taupe eyeshadow by Milani all over the lid and add a CK eyeshadow in a shimmery peachy color.. apparently it isn’t being made anymore which breaks my heart. I will have to find a dupe!
Next I add my lancome visionnaire to help moisturize and prime. If you are on the dry side you will want to add a moisturizer underneath. On top of this I next add my foundation and powder
As I have said many many times I am obsessed with e.l.f. products.
After my face I add some blush and mascara. Then I am ready to go!! This is the Milani blush which I am OBSESSED with!!
So that is it! It is quick and natural and so easy breezy!! What are you favorite go to products for a quick and easy look??
As you guys know or if you are new to my site, I am on a fitness journey. I am not 100% concerned with losing weight. I just want to feel good and look good. I recently purchased a Fitbit and I am obsessed!!!! Add me if you have one!
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Small This is the one I have! Check him out. So if you are not familiar with fitbit, this particular one counts your steps, tracks your sleep, your activity, your heart rate and so on. With the fitbit app you can also track your food and water intake. You can also do challenges against people! Being as competitive as I am I find any excuse to step up and get ahead of the people in my weekly challenges! I didn’t think I would have as much fun with it as I do.
I bought it because I really wanted an Apple Watch but didn’t want to spend that much money on a watch! I tried to find one on sale on poshmark but with no luck. So I decided on the fitbit! I love that it reminds me to move each hour and it really does keep me more aware of my activity and my heart rate. I can honestly say that I am up and moving and feeling better and I have even lost a pound!!
For Fitbit Charge 2 Bands 10PCS So I also ordered this beauty! It is a pack of 10 replacement bands in really fun colors so I can mix it up and not always be wearing boring black! I love this!
I hope you enjoyed guys! Come join me on my fitness (body after baby) journey!! Don’t forget to add me on fitbit and challenge me!
ps I am not sponsored by fitbit, just sharing my latest obsession!
Every now and again you need a boost, and these will help you with just that. Whether you need a little sweet treat, protein bite, a milk supply boost, or all 3 these have got that!
I got this recipe from my sister in law and made some tweaks to it for myself.
In one bowl beat together:
- 1c butter
- 1c sugar
- 1c brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
Let 4tbs water and 2tbs ground flax seed sit together for 5 minutes.
In another bowl mix together:
- 2c flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2-3 tsp cinnamon
- 4tbs brewers yeast
Combine all of the above
then mix in:
- 3c oats
- 2c dark chocolate chips
- 3tbs peanut butter
bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
These are so good! Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you would like me to send you a PDF of the recipe (:
Getting back in shape is probably in the back of every pregnant ladies mind. It can be difficult and stressful and just plain hard! After all you just spent the last 40 or so weeks growing a human and then brought it into the world. That is a miracle and not everyone has a supermodel experience where they are back to perfect shape and feeling great right after birth. And I am right here with you to get back to the pre-baby body or just get in better shape. I am going to share my journey with you and share easy workouts and yummy food that can help you along the way!
I have the personal goal to lose 25 pounds by memorial day weekend. That weekend will be the first time me and my husband go back to the beach where we met and bring baby Knox with us! There are also a few other couples going so I just don’t want to be super out of shape when I sit on the beach with one of my best friends who is in great shape! That is my motivation.
So I invite you to join this journey with me!
First I go on a mile walk/jog with baby (in the stroller of course) around my neighborhood to get my heart rate up.
My favorite exercise is squats. I know I am insane. So I have been using my baby to workout with as my weight. While holding baby to center/chest I do 3 sets of 30 squats and 3 sets of 30 lunges
I then do 10 minutes of jump rope. I got a weighted one off of amazon for my husband so I use that.
Then do 40 crunches
30 jumping jacks
15 push ups
30 second wall-sit
15 push ups
This combo gives an overall full body workout and you will really feel it mainly in your legs! Hope you enjoy this workout. I will definitely bring you more workouts in the near future. Please leave me comments on your favorite workouts and if you enjoyed this one!