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This is the phrase I keep telling myself lately. For those of you that don’t know, we are expecting baby girl #2! I am about 21 weeks pregnant right now and can’t believe I am already halfway there. Reality kind of set in today and I was streeeeeeessing…but that’s a whole other story…

Anyway, with Olivia I was going to spin class just about every day, even the day she was born. But we moved and I don’t have a spin class I can go to so I have been a little paranoid that I will gain a ton of weight, not recover as quickly as I did the first time and have a ton of baby weight to gain. I have been trying really hard to make sure I am doing something at least 4 days a week. Some days it’s just easy prenatal yoga or stretching and other days cardio or circuit training. I still am playing volleyball weekly and up until 2 weeks ago was playing basketball weekly. So I am doing the best I can to stay active. But it has been really hard to not have much energy, not feel well and just not be able to do as much as I was before. So when I read this quote it really hit home. It doesn’t matter if I am not going as fast like I used to, not working out as hard as I used to, it just doesn’t matter. All that matters is that I am doing something. I am exercising to try to stay healthy and give this baby every chance to be healthy.

So remember this quote. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, if you are overweight, thin, pregnant, just starting out with a healthy new lifestyle or have been active for years. Just go. Just keep moving, keep trying, it makes a difference. Be proud of yourself for what you are doing because it’s awesome!

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A New Year & A Great Challenge!

I don’t know if any of you have heard of Clean Simple Eats? Erika is this awesome lady who has put tons of work into meal plans. I think she does four a year and a challenge along with each of them. I bought the Winter meal plan on Black Friday and have made a couple of the recipes and they are so good! I have also eaten a few from other meal plans and have yet to eat something I don’t like. And EVERYTHING on the list sounds delicious.

Her ingredient lists are simple and each recipe is for 2 or 4 people so you can double or triple as needed. My friend she has loved making the recipes because it makes enough for dinner and lunch the next day, they don’t have tons of leftovers and it cuts down on food waste. As part of your meal plan she tells you how to calculate your calories or macros, each recipe has them listed so it’s super easy to know how much you should be eating! She also includes all the recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, plans them out for you and has included shopping lists! So if you are like me and SO so so tired of trying to figure out what to make for dinner then try this out!

She does a challenge along with it and it has a big prize at the end for one lucky person. The next challenge starts Monday and you can buy the meal plan here: https://cleansimpleeats.com/. Use CSE15 and you can get 15% off!

But seriously, she has no idea who I am, I have just been super impressed with the food so far. We just got through the holidays and probably all indulged a little too much. I know I did and I am wanting to get back to eating good but good for me food and am so excited that someone has planned it out for me! Takes away the biggest part of the battle. So just thought I would share in case any of you haven’t heard of Clean Simple Eats and want to check them out! There is also a page for them and for the challenge you can find on Facebook where you can ask questions and give and get support. Even if you don’t care about doing the challenge but just want some great recipes and have someone tell you what to buy and when then this is for you too!