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Kick Back & Relax: Your Health Depends On It

Hi!! How the heck is everyone? With how busy we all can get, I have been reminded the importance of taking even just 5 minutes a day to let myself relax and center myself. I will literally go crazy if I don’t ๐Ÿ˜‰ CRAZY I tell you!! Trying to find a balance with everything we all have going on in our lives can be tough, but struggling through and not letting your mind and body rest at all is actually really bad for you. Let’s talk about kicking back and relaxing a little bit! Working long hours, looking after a family, maintaining a social life, hobbies, exercise and other commitments...

Stay Mentally Alert With These Four Life Hacks

Good Morning and happy Monday to you all! I put together a little health post for today about our mental health, and how we can help our mind stay short with some simple activities that many of you probably already do ๐Ÿ™‚ So it turns out, pregnancy brain IS a thing and so is “new mommy brain”. I could do an entire post dedicated to sharing just the funny, ridiculous, and entertaining things I have done, said, and forgotten since I have had my daughter. There are a few things that I try to keep consistent in my daily life, to help keep my mind going and stay on somewhat...

Let’s Talk BCAA’s + GIVEAWAY

Happy Saturday to you!! How is everyones weekend going so far? Life has been h-a-p-p-e-n-i-n-g over here with JoMarie starting daycare and me going back to work. This coming week begins our craziness of trying to find my new balance between working full time, taking two classes for my graduate program, being a new mommy, and fitting in everything else I love. Bring it ON! Being busy just means you are blessed right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We will go with that! Welllllll, I have some goodness to share with you all today. Let’s talk all about BCAA’s. Maybe we can start with what the heck that even stands for. Branch Chain Amino...

Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Crockpot)

Crockpot meals?!? YASSSS please! Who doesn’t love easy meals for dinner, that are healthy and take very little effort to put together. I have to admit to you guys (I have a post all about this coming up) what my vision of maternity leave was and what it has actually been are two completely different things. It has been exactly what it needs to be!! Silly me had this vision of being able to prep dinner meals each day and I learned very quickly that JoMarie had other plans for our days and of course she comes first! Nick and I did a full day of preparing freezer meals before...

Are You Being Help Back? How You Can Change Your Lifestyle For The Better

Helloooo! I hope you are all having a great week! It is crazy to think that January is coming to an end, how is everyone doing on those 2017 goals? Here is a little post to help you carry on with those goals. January seems to be the month where we all like to make some changes. Those changes might have to do withย losing weight, getting our finances in order or finally going for that promotion atย work. But what some of us would really like is to change our lifestyle in general. This tends to cover the food we eat, the way we feel both physically and mentally, and habits...

Post-Baby Fitness

Good evening!! Late night post for you ๐Ÿ™‚ I got little miss to sleep, Nick is in bed, and I brewed a cup of coffee for a late night of school work. Yep, school work. So here I sit, blogging and avoiding my school work ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have recently started to workout again since giving birth and thought I would do a little post on that. Currently I am doing the Kayla Itsines 12 week BBG challenge (when I have time to do it) and I’m also getting back into my lifting program. It feels great, but I have learned some things along the way as well. Be nice to...

The Truth Behind Diet Trends

Goooood Morning and Happy Sunday!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are starting your Sunday off doing something that makes you happy. Aren’t Sunday’s the best?!ย Here is a little health post for you on some diet trends that are popular right now, and my take on them. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ **knowledge is power** Most things in our world follow a pattern of trends. The most obvious are fashion, health trends, technology and of course, diet trends. There are different claims and pitches for almost every diet on the planet. Some are backed up by science, while others are merely bandwagons that have gathered a bit of steam. Some...

Weekly Goodness:: Take 51

Happy Friday everyone!! It has been a long time since I’ve done a Weekly Goodness post. Not for a lack of goodness, more of a lack of time ๐Ÿ˜‰ JoMarie is deciding to nap today after a tough night of sleep, and I for some reason am WIDE awake, so I thought I would pop in to say hello to MyGoodness readers! I’m sure you can guess what my main goodness going on around here is ๐Ÿ™‚ you guyssssss, she’s just too stinking cute and we can’t get enough of her. I have a full post coming up about being a first time mommy so far and how she’s doing...

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Well hello!! A little healthy lifestyle post for you today ๐Ÿ™‚ Living out a healthy lifestyle is so much more than working out! It’s a LIFESTYLE, so it’s being as healthy as you can throughout all aspects of your life. Staying physically fit, eating foods that our bodies love, keeping ourselves mentally healthy, glorifying our relationships, feeding ourselves spiritually. Being home these lat 6 weeks, I have realized how keeping my house in SOME WHAT of an order is really important for me. I do get anxiety when things get too messy. Don’t get me wrong, I am fully aware that sometimes the dishes will wait and clothes will sit...

The Healthiest Year Yet!

Happy Sunday to YOU! I know I have been in my own little world over here just loving on my newborn BUT that isn’t going to change anytime soon, so I thought I should probably check in on My Goodness Blog and talk about this NEW YEAR with you all! I have missed my regular health focused posts and although my blog is turning into more of a lifestyle blog, I will still keep it health and fitness focused ๐Ÿ™‚ So who has some sort of fitness goal for 2017?! Workout more, stop eating like crap, stop drinking pop…. any of those sound familiar to anyone? A new year is...