Showing posts with label Fitness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fitness. Show all posts

How I Clear Up My Eczema | Glowy, Healthy Skin Edition


I hosted a live video chat on my Instagram channel earlier this week sharing how eczema has affected not only me but my children for years. Eczema has been a skin problem that has plagued me and my children and I have been on a diligent search to find a solution that would clear up the irritating breakouts.

I'm not saying I've found a cure, but I've definitely found that the following solutions have reduced our eczema flare ups dramatically.

Use an apple cider vinegar rinse as needed.

I've found that by using an apple cider vinegar rinse on my hair and skin, most of my eczema has dried up as a result. 

I typically mix one part ACV to one part water in a bottle. My eczema is concentrated to my scalp, so after co-washing, I'll pour some over my scalp and rinse with cool water. To treat my scalp in between washes, I use a spray bottle to spritz affected areas. I have not had to do this in almost a year. Before implementing the strategies I'm sharing today I had to apply the ACV rinse almost weekly.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement for more details.

Two Body Sculpting Exercises for Busy Moms

Two Body Sculpting Exercises for Busy Moms
*Disclaimer: I am not a licensed fitness coach. Please consult your doctor before starting an exercise routine.

When I carve out time four days a week to exercise I have a goal in mind and that's to get fit. I want to maintain weight, keep my body healthy and stay in shape.

My routine typically takes an hour and a half to complete, but there are days when my mornings are too busy for that.

On those mornings, I don't have time to get a full workout in, but there are two exercises I can do that will feel like I worked my whole body.

These two exercises target my chest, back, biceps, glutes, hips and hamstrings. 
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement for more details.

5-Minute Office Workout

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #StopPainNow #CollectiveBias
My husband is my man crush every day and a big reason behind why I got back into exercising after having our fourth child.

He is super motivated, loves looking and feeling great. He exercises to keep his endurance up and keep his body in tip-top shape.
5-Minute Office Workout
So when he was plagued with chronic Sciatica, it really took a toll on him physically. Sciatica is a pain that extends from the back down through the lower leg. It usually goes away in about six weeks with rest, but my husbands lasted and worsened for three years. He drives for a living so he's sitting a lot and we think that and maybe lifting heavy weight brought on sciatica.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement for more details.

4 Ways to Be Your Best from the Inside Out

People are often surprised by my age and think I'm younger than I am. I don't mind it now, but when I was in my twenties I hated looking young. I think the assumption is derived by observing my height (I'm 5,1) my build (I weigh 120 pounds), my hair, skin, and nails. 
4 Ways to Be Your Best from the Inside Out

In my early twenties, self-care became very important to me. Taking time to do things that made me happy and nurtured me from the inside out was a normal part of my routine. This got a little harder when I became a wife and mom. In all honesty, it fell by the wayside for some years. When our kids were little, self-care was put on the back burner. As my kids got older, I didn't naturally resume self-care habits. It wasn't until one day when my husband forced me to stop putting everyone first all of the time and to take time for myself. He noticed I was often unhappy and tired. I didn't realize, the kids had gotten older and it was okay to not give them every bit of my time and energy.

When my youngest son was eight years old, I put me back on the priority list. I set a goal to cultivate a habit of pampering myself with quality products, food, and healthy habits again. Five years later, I am glad I did. I just turned 40 years old and I feel amazing. Here are some of the main habits that contribute to my youthfulness and overall inner peace.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement for more details.

How to Set Fitness Goals You'll Actually Reach

How to Set Fitness Goals You'll Actually Reach

1. Be Realistic.

Don't try and obtain the same results in 30 days of someone who has been working out for years. When setting your expectations, be sure to aspire to not just someone who is where you want to be, but also someone who is at your next level. 

If you're trying to loose your baby bump, don't saturate your mind with images of 25 year old and younger, childless women who workout. Instead, seek out groups and social media accounts of women who have had children and figured out the best exercises for moms
How to Set Fitness Goals You'll Actually Reach


If you want people to follow, I'm a fit mom of four who's figured out how to find time to exercise while racing a family and look amazing while doing it. There's also another great blogger, my friend De who shares fitness inspiration and challenges on her blog Faith Fueled Moms
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement for more details.