Beauty, Family, fitness, Food, Lifestyle

Simple Secrets to Staying Fit…

Alright, let me start with something here… I do not deprive myself of anything I want. It does take motivation, will power and courage to get in shape after a certain point though. When I completely indulged with my first pregnancy, I thought I’d never lose the weight. I gained nearly 70 pounds! I still loved my body. I was completely happy. But I wasn’t exactly healthy. So now that my husband and I are putting a hold on anymore children, well we try to atleast, I am ready to get back my body and healthy lifestyle.

  Simple Steps to Keep Things Healthy…

•Get moving!!!!! 

– Dance, yoga, swim, play, Dumbbells, push-ups, walk a lot….get moving. This is the absolute biggest thing I do. 

Whether I’m pushing the stroller up hills at the park, dancing my ass off with the kids every day to our favorite play list, or doing a little at home workout routine that includes Dumbbells for arms, jumping jacks and push ups just to keep things tight..I keep moving! No gym required!!!

•Choose the right meal…

-Sometimes when people don’t diet right they tend to binge later…so if you find a meal didn’t leave you satisfied choose healthy options to snack on… And make a healthy choice that keeps you full in the first place.. More on this later…

Set achievable goals..

don’t give up because you’re not a size stomach may never be completely flat again…but I’m healthy.. I’m staying fit and true to me…so give me that burger and fries with extra cheese please when I’m in need!


I am going to break down what I may choose to eat in a day that I think most mothers and women in general can relate to. I get asked a lot of questions about how did I do it, so here it is my sexy senoritas… I do not cut anything out of my diet however…

My Food…

      1. Breakfast Options-

  • eggs-fried with a little coconut oil (scrambled with a little milk and cheese on some days) egg burrito with salsa & spinach
  • Oatmeal with a little maple syrup or honey
  • Whole grain fiber-rich cereal for quick meal
  • Superfood smoothie with flax and chia seeds
  • Whole wheat pancake with flax and chia seeds and sometimes added fruit
  • Fruit plate/smoothie bowl
  • Avocado Toast

    2. Lunch Options-

  • Tuna salad on whole wheat bread, crackers or cucumbers
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar
  • Taco salad loaded with black beans and veggies
  • Spinach egg wrap with salsa
  • Homemade Whole wheat pasta salad loaded with fresh herbs and veggies and lite dressing topped with grilled chicken
  • Soups and light sandwich 

3. Dinner Options-

  • Grilled/Baked chicken lightly seasoned with any of the following: lemon pepper, garlic, sea salt, pepper etc
  • Salmon with fresh herbs
  • Tacos loaded with veggies and whole wheat tortillas
  • Whole wheat pasta and lean meat but be mindful of the sauce ingredients

      4. Snack Options- 

  • Yogurt
  • Trail mix 
  • Almonds 
  • Guacamole 
  • Fruit
  • Veggies and hummus/salsa/guacamole 
  • Pretzels and lowfat dip
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Fiber cereal
  • Any lighter portion of left overs from above..
  • Chips and salsa 
  • Smoothie, peanut butter & banana, or all fruit and veggie
  • Peanut butter and whole wheat toast
  • Fresh popcorn in coconut oil..nothing microwaved! Topped with white cheddar is our fave cheat snack

      5. Side Options-

  • Brown Rice
  • Grilled veggies
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Organic wheat macaroni (the kids fave)

     6. Cheat Meals- On weekends mostly

  • Enchiladas 
  • Grilled Wings 
  • Chilli cheese dogs 
  • Eating out
  • Cheeseburgers
  • Garlic bread 
  • Pizza
  • Dessert
  • Coke
  • Sweet tea ( I have southern roots..I crave a coke & sweet tea sometimes)

7. Drink Options…

  • Coffee
  • Tea and honey 
  • Water..all day every day
  • Fresh lemonade
  • Smoothie 

So there you have it. These are the foods my entire family will eat on a daily basis. We know days where it calls for festival food, family outings or just plain lazy! But we know we cannot eat that way every meal or even every day.  We keep it to weekends mostly. We choose a healthier option. We don’t hit the gym always but we do keep active in the home and at the parks. I hope this helps anyone relate!!! And let me know what you think babes!!! Xoxo

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