My Favorites Starting Off 2018

In 2017 I started paying close attention to what products my family and I were using and started switching out the dirty ones for the ones that were cleaner, meaning little to no chemicals. This is something that I find really important and will continue to do throughout 2018. Here are some of my favorites regarding moisturizers and shower necessities that I’m starting 2018 out with.

MOISTURIZER FAVORITES…

Moisturizer is so important and making sure you use one with safe ingredients is huge too. Many lotions on the shelves are filled with harmful chemicals that have been found to give animals cancer, humans breast cancer, damage fertility treatment and so much more. Check out this site for a list of we’ll known toxic ingredients found in body and food products.

I also try to get lotion without water as an ingredient because water in lotions can actually dry out your skin. CRAZY, right? Yup…I thought so too but look it up, it’s legit. Turns out that most of the water evaporates before it gets absorbed by your body and it takes some of the natural oil that your body produces away from your skin. Same goes for any cosmetic products you’re using.

BODY:

Obtaining Balance Nourish Organic Body lotion almond vanilla

Nourish Organic Lotion is my first grab for my body after my warm shower. Instead of water they use Aloe Vera which has healing properties and works wonders for hydration. It smells amazing and soaks up rapidly for time-crunched moments #momlife .

I also use body oil when I have more time but I haven’t found a brand that I’m obsessed with yet so stay tuned!

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New Years Intentions, Goals, Resoltions or Whatever You want To Call Them

Amanda Lochner Obtaining Balance

Every year we get asked the same question: “ What’s your New Years Resolution?” and some of us already have this well thought out guideline of how we’re going to make the next year our best year yet and then some of us get the “deer in headlights” look. I’ve been both people; this year I’m the OCD “I’m making shit happen” girl.

I used to go into the new year saying it was going to be my healthiest year and thinking I would only succeed if I got lean and fit. In 2017 I’ve learned that health isn’t solely what’s happening on the outside of my body but the inside too. How I feel, how my body responds, and how my digestion is. So as I head into 2018 I will say that one of my intentions is to have my healthiest year once again but this time with a little different perspective.

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gratitude. The Secret to having it all is knowing you already do.

Gratitude: Why It Is important and How To Notice It

There are moments that my heart takes over and sends waves of warm joyful tears to my eyes. In these very moments are my strongest feelings of gratitude; I owe them to my kids.

Do I ever feel overwhelmed? Almost daily. Do I find myself frustrated and with little patience? Of course. Do I ever sit in the bathroom a little longer than necessary for an extra minute or two to regain my sanity? Haha, you betcha! However, in those moments where I hear their laughter, Madison sings, Ike’s eyes light up and he gives the biggest smile, or they choose me over Jon (haha, the little things) I find pure gratitude and joy in my heart and it makes every moment of weakness a distant memory. My kids are what taught me gratitude and how to notice it in even the smallest and simplest moments.

Everyone can benefit from practicing gratitude. It has been proven that practicing gratitude helps people experience a more positive mindset, lowers their stress levels, and are more likely to express compassion and kindness to others. That’s just to name a few of the benefits.

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Top 3 Favorite Apps For Your Health and Wellness Goals

I love that we have an app for everything nowadays and that we have the internet to look up everything we want to know. I mean seriously,  I don’t know about you, but I’d be lost without my apps and my Google… oh yeah, and Pinterest. Since I rely on apps so much to keep me organized in pretty much my whole life, I thought I’d share with you all my top 3 favorite apps that I use to help guide me in health and wellness!
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Tackling Thanksgiving The Fit Way

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I’m a girl that LOVES food so Thanksgiving is definitely up there on my top 5 favorite holidays! My parents divorced when I was young so as a kid we had 2 thanksgivings and I didn’t see that as a bad thing (hahaha).

Now that some of us are older and trying to live a different lifestyle than the way we grew up we might find ourselves pulled back from enjoying a holiday known for stuffing our faces. I get it, I really do, I found myself feeling that way just last week but then I realized something… this is a time of blessings, not restrictions.

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