Beechtree Cotton Baby Wrap

As a new mom I started looking for a wrap that would allow my little Jaylee to be snugly wrapped to me so that I could have my hands free sometimes, and because my back started killing me from carrying her in my arms. if you’re a mom, you know that new born babes like to be held… a lot.

I found some wraps that were around $50-60 but I wasn’t willing to spend that kind of cash on a wrap so I went to Amazon .com (as I often do) and started looking around. After awhile I found the Beechtree baby wrap, checked the reviews and liked the price of $19.95 and ordered it. You can order yours here >>> Classic Cotton Baby Wrap – Proprietary Fabric is SOFTER and STURDIER, by Beechtree Baby (Grey)

It’s basically just one large piece of fabric and I had to go onto YouTube and watch a video on how to tie it because I couldn’t figure it out from the directions but once you do it, it’s easy and my baby loves the wrap.

I’ve put her in a carrier and she doesn’t like it as much. Probably because she’s not snug to my body and she likes the soft blanket feel of the wrap better, I think. At least until she’s a little older.

 

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See, she’s comfortable enough to take a snooze in it. And when mama hasn’t washed her hair or put makeup on, only baby’s cute face makes it into the photo lol.

Again, if you want to order one for a good price, this is the one I recommend! Get it here>>>

Classic Cotton Baby Wrap – Proprietary Fabric is SOFTER and STURDIER, by Beechtree Baby (Grey)

This isn’t a sponsored post I just like this wrap so thought I’d share, but I do make a percentage from Amazon, if you order from my link. Which is much appreciated if this is a product you’d like.

Janie

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The Bombshell’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

If you’ve been researching on how to lose weight or get fit, you may have come across something called “intermittent fasting”. Which basically means you go without eating for a certain amount of time. There are entire books on it and even the celebs do it to help get shredded. Hugh Jackman, for his role as Wolverine, ate in an 8 hour window and fasted for 16 hours, as prescribed by “The Rock”, you can watch a short YouTube clip where he talks about it here . Incase you haven’t seen his phenomenal body for the movie, here you go.

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Dr Sara Soloman swears by fasting. more info about her here http://www.drsarasolomon.com/biography/

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Over the past year or so I’ve watched documentaries, and read several articles and a few short ebooks about this way of losing fat. I’ve also done intermittent fasting for several weeks to try it out on myself. What I can say is that, it helps you lose weight IF you’re eating mostly healthy still, but it’s not a miracle.

Eating nothing for 14, 16, 18, 24, or even 36 hours and then “feasting” basically can potentially help you lose weight, boost human growth hormone which helps build muscle, improve the mind, age slower, and possibly prevent sickness.

Sounds too good to be true but it’s not. Yet again, it’s not a miracle. But it did help me stay leaner and made my mind much more clear. There’s something about feeling actual hunger for more than say, an hour, that makes the mind alert. Most of us don’t ever let ourselves actually get hungry because we eat so often.

And as far as health goes, “Research has confirmed that many biological repair and rejuvenation processes take place when there’s an absence of food, and this is another reason why all-day grazing triggers disease. Your body never has the time to clean out the garbage and regenerate.” Reference here

Fat loss benefits: Keep in mind that when you eat a meal, your body spends a few hours processing that food, then burning what it can from what you just consumed. So if you’re eating all day long it’s always burning off the food you ate, and not stored fat. So it makes sense that going a little longer without eating gives your body a chance to burn off stored fat. “After about 12 hours without food your liver runs out of glycogen, at which point your body starts drawing energy from the glycogen stored in your fat cells.” Reference here

Dr. Mercola’s website says, “Intermittent fasting helps reset your body to use fat as its primary fuel, and mounting evidence confirms that when your body becomes adapted to burning FAT instead of sugar as its primary fuel, you dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease

 

  • Normalizing ghrelin levels, also known as “the hunger hormone”
  • Promoting human growth hormone (HGH) production: Research has shown fasting can raise HGH by as much as 1,300 percent in women, and 2,000 percent in men,2 which plays an important part in health, fitness, and slowing the aging process. HGH is also a fat-burning hormone, which helps explain why fasting is so effective for weight loss
  • Lowering triglyceride levels and improving other biomarkers of disease
  • Reducing oxidative stress: Fasting decreases the accumulation of oxidative radicals in the cell, and thereby prevents oxidative damage to cellular proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids associated with aging and disease”

 

 

Some say to train, as in lift weights, on an empty stomach in the morning after you haven’t eaten all night. I tried that but found that it negatively effected my workouts. I couldn’t push myself as hard. But what I do like to do fasted is go for a walk or do low intensity steady state (LISS) cardio in the mornings before breakfast. I usually stop eating after dinner around 6 or so and don’t eat again until breakfast. But doing a light workout before is a great way to burn fat.

One thing that made all the difference for me was not actually actively thinking about not eating for a certain amount of time. I just don’t eat after dinner (unless I’m super hungry and on special occasions) and then eat after a walk in the morning and that usually ends up being 14-16 hours of fasting and I’m not counting down the minutes to when I can eat again. It’s all a mind game really.

Have you tried it fasting? let me know your experience!

here are some other great articles with more info

The Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

The Definitive Guide to Intermittent Fasting

 

 

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Le Smokey Eye | Urban Decay Palette

 

Dark smokey eye makeup used to be like my everyday go-to. Now days I hardly put on mascara on a regular basis. Probably because if I actually go anywhere to its to the grocery store or the gym and ain’t nobody got time to get glammed up for that.

I don’t have a super precise hand when it comes to makeup. I’m not a makeup artist and I don’t like to spend a ton of time doing my eye shadow. And I probably should have put some liquid liner on the top lash line buuuut I didn’t. Maybe another time. I wanted to show you this look because I love these colors and these huge lashes.

Smokey eye urban decay

 

These are the lashes I used. Glamour  113 by Ardell. You can get a 4 pack on Amazon for only $10.87 which is a freakin’ good deal because they’re usually $4-5 for a single set. Click the link to get yours>>> Ardell Fashion Lashes Pair – 113 (Pack of 4)

I also used black eyelash glue. It’s so much better than the white. You can get that here >>>Duo Lash Adhesive, Dark, 0.25 Ounce

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You can get the Naked Smokey Palette at Sephora or Ulta.

naked smokey eye palette

naked smokey eye palette

For this look I used the shade Password, all over my eyelid and up in the crease and brow bone.

The I used Armor just on the lid.

Then I used Smolder on the outer corner and along the crease and along the bottom lash line.

Next you want to make sure you blend well with the fluffy brush.

I added black eyeliner to my upper eyelash line. BELOW the lashes (maybe this is called the waterline? or is that only the bottom?)

Urban decay smokey palette Urban decay smokey palette

 

 

Hope you try the smokey eye out! Its more of a night makeup since it heavy and dark, perfect for a date night!

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Post Baby Bod | Getting Back Into Shape

Ok, lets get real for a minute about the post baby body. I had Jaylee 2 weeks ago and I’d gained a total of 40lbs over my pregnancy. If you’ve followed more for awhile, you know that I had a hard pregnancy and wasn’t able to workout. In fact, I was feeling crappy enough that I had to lay in bed a lot.

Today was my first workout back for like 7 months and it felt GREAT! And I think I’m going to be sore tomorrow but that means I actually put in some work. I haven’t gotten on the scale because I don’t like to go by weight, although I’m sure at my 6 week check up at the doc they’ll weigh me.

I like to go by photos. So if you want to follow my journey of getting back into shape sign up here and follow me on Insta and Facebook. I’m giving myself 6 months to get in even better shape than I was before baby!

Ladies, you need to know that it takes time, and probably more than you want to build a great body. Sure, I could go on some really strict diet, take some pills and lose fat fast but I know I want stick to that, and end up gaining weight back, so it’s about following a healthy every day routine.

Here’s a photo of me 9 months pregnant.

cute fall maternity photoshoot

Here’s me as of today. Honestly I thought I’d look worse after my pregnancy than I do, (not that the extra flab is where I want it to be, obviously) but I’ve lost more weight than this before and I know its doable with time, proper healthy eating and exercise!

I want to be real with everyone and show you that it’s possible. I know sometimes it’s hard when results don’t come right away but it takes patience and dedication.

janie 2 weeks post partum

janie 2 weeks post partum

And Pre baby body!

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I’ve actually set a goal to become a fitness model and get on the cover of a fitness magazine!

I’m going to be following my own workout and eating plan, (which I’ll come out with later) and I’ll be looking for 10-15 test ladies for the Bombshell Body plan soon.

You can get the free 1 week of it right now,  just enter your email below and it’s an automatic download… I’ve tested the free week previously and ladies be loving their results! One girl lost 10lbs the first week and her husband 8.

I’ll be posting some of my workouts and what I eat on Instagram and Facebook along the way so be sure to follow me!

 

 

 

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Toned Up Arms

Your arms are probably the most seen part of your body other than your head, so why wouldn’t you want them looking good and toned, right? I’m not talking bulky and ripped or looking manly but getting rid of the extra flab and buidling some muscle tone is nice.

So here is a bombshell arm workout for you!

Each workout do a warm up set about 15-18 reps, then follow with 3 sets of reps between 8-10 and the last set (4) do a heavier weight to burn out, or until you can’t do any more. This will make your arms feel like jello but you’ll thank me later.

Form is important so make sure you keep your core tight and back straight. Also don’t forget to breathe and SLOW and CONTROLLED movements!

Save this pic to your phone for when you’re ready to workout! Also, why not do this workout with a friend, tell her about The Bombshell Initiative and don’t forget to download your FREE week of workouts and meals with the Bombshell Body Program here >>>>http://thebombshellinitiative.com/bombshell-body-freebie-2/

I’ve had women lose up to 10lbs the first week. It’s worth a try.

toned-up-arms workuot from the bombshell initiative blog

 

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