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When it comes to thinking about the New Year, I know I’m not alone in wanting to clean up my diet and step up my workout game. For me, one of the biggest things that helps in making a diet change or getting to the gym more often is inspiration. Shopping at a healthy grocery store or hearing a friend talk about their new favorite work out routine reminds me of how good I feel when I eat healthy and work out. So, from movies, to articles, to my favorite healthy eating blog, here’s a little round up of some things that are motivating me to eat healthier and work out more in 2015!

1. Fed Up- I have learned so much from this documentary about how to read labels and the dangers of the average American’s sugar loaded diet. 2. Oh She Glows- This is a vegan blog that I love, here’s one of my favorite recipes. 3. 13 Mental Health Benefits of Working Out- I love hearing how exercise helps with things like depression and anxiety. This is a great article about several amazing mental benefits to working out. 4. Karli Kloss On How to Work Out While Traveling- Inside tips from a supermodel. 5. ‘The Biggest Loser Contestants': Did They Keep Off the Weight? – This article by Huffington Post introduces a series Oprah did following contestants from the Biggest Loser. One of the former contestants said she got pregnant once the show was over after struggling with infertility for 12 years.

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category: Holiday, Life

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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! While I am still recovering from a holiday coma, I can’t help but look back at the past year and be so thankful for all that happened, and get excited for what’s in store in 2015! While I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s resolutions that aim to disappoint, I do think there are a few helpful tips to starting a new year off on the right foot. Here are a few tips to think through as you plan and prioritize your 2015.

1. Make small goals. I’m just as guilty as the next person for making big, lofty goals that feel so overwhelming unattainable. The idea of doing something bigger than myself is core to who I am, but I think you get there step by step and day by day. Make a list of small, attainable goals that keep you encouraged and motivated to keep setting goals as you check them off.
2. Sleep more! A funny goal, but we all know how busy life gets and hard hitting it can be. Sleep is usually one of the first things  Read more…

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category: Life

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Merry Christmas from our families to yours!

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category: Holiday

We are so ready and excited for Christmas! Here’s some of our festive recent happenings…

Blake got this awesome new camera as an early Christmas present!
My friend Susanna is starting an eco-friendly line for mom’s and babies, and gave me one of her first pieces to try out. It’s a scarf that also works amazingly as a nursing cover and I love it.
I adore this girl and how snuggly she is all the time. Read more…

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category: iPhone Diaries, Life, Motherhood