3 WAYS TO STOP MAKING EXCUSES

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If you guys follow me on snapchat & IG stories, you know that I don’t make any excuses when it comes to getting movement in everyday.  I also like to switch up my routine, so I don’t get bored.  There are plenty of ways to get your exercise in without having to be in a gym.  Every time we think working out, we automatically think gym.   At least I used to think like that.  Having Oaks has definitely broadened my horizon & pushed me to get creative.

  1.  LOOK AT YOUR ENVIRONMENT. Work with what you got.  If you can work in 30  minutes to the gym, then great.  If your husband works out of town & your babysitting options are not happening, then include them.  Work out in your backyard, living room etc.  You don’t even need one single weight if you can’t get a couple.  8LB WEIGHTS are $15 on amazon.   My body guide can be done anywhere.  Those that have it, LOVE IT.  ALL you need is a couple weights. I went to the park the other day with Oaks & made that my work out.  Took a 10 minute run to the park, ran around with Oaks more.  Then between that I found a bench to work out on.  Thats really all it takes.  Here is what I did.

4 ROUNDS

  • 20 TRICEP DIPS
  • 20 BOX JUMPS
  • 20 V UPS
  • (SIT ON THE BENCH, & LIFT LEGS UP LIKE A CRUNCH)
  • 20 RIGHT LEG LUNGE (OTHER LEG UP ON THE BENCH)
  • 20 LEFT LEG LUNGE

If you want to make it more intense, you can bring some weights and pack them on the bottom of your stroller.  SO then after I complete that,  I will run back.  Really though, there is no excuse not to get a work out in.  You have time; You just need to  make the time.  I know as moms we’re so tired & exhausted, but working out makes me feel a ton better about myself and actually gives me more energy.  Don’t make those excuses.  If you can’t find the time, take your kids to the park and work out.  It’s a WIN WIN.  So like I said, just look at your environment and see what you can work with to power through a work out.  Honestly even if it’s just 20 minutes.  Better than nothing at all!

You can also do my LOVE HIIT BODY GUIDE at the park. OR where you want 🙂

2.   MENTALLY PREPARE. Literally tell yourself that you’re going to do it today, and you CAN do it.  Get excited & know that if you chip away every single day, you are that much closer to your fitness goals.  Just think that everyday that passes that you don’t work out, you are getting further and further away from what you’re wanting.  Plus your health should be a priority!

3. REWARD YOURSELF.  When I’m really not feeling it that day, I’ll make sure that I have something that is waiting for me after my work out.  Such as; one of your healthy favorite treats!  Or that yummy lunch you have planned.  Mine is my fa 4 smoothie, a LENNYS & LARRYS COOKIE, or a COCONUT MILK LATTE.  (btw that post says soy, but I quit soy, so just swap coconut milk in that same recipe)  Just something that gets you excited.  I know that it pushes me to go even harder.  

OR better yet.  Think of your cheat meal you’re planning for that week!  That helps me a lot!  I’m like okay, Fries, fries, rose, rose, cookies, cookies.  haha 🙂 you get it.

So bottom line- EXCUSES suck.  They make us resist it pushing us back from what we should be doing, and what will improve our lives and make us better.  We all make excuses.  Find a way, fight the resistance, work with what you got & DO IT.  

Have a great day babes & THANK YOU ALL to who entered my giveaway.  You guys keep me going.  You make it all worth it.  Thank you for your support!  I appreciate it!

XOXO,

SARA LYNN

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MOM KNOWS BEST

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MOTHERHOOD MONDAY- WHATS BEEN ON MY MIND….

heres the thing.  It’s funny that as moms we think society (other moms) are judging us HARDCORE when there are “rules” to follow; such as weaning from the bottle at a certain age, weaning from the binki at a certain age, weaning from the boob at a certain age.  Or taking away a blankey or stuffed animal at a certain age.  Etc… etc… you get it.

Listen, what I’ve learned these last two years about motherhood is there ARE no rules.  There are no “certain ages” you have to wean or take things away.  Your rules are YOUR rules.  YOU know as a mom, when it’s the right time to do something.  You know as a mom when it’s the right time to wean, sleep train, eat this, don’t eat that etc..  

It’s funny, about a month ago I was SO afraid to let Oaks have the bottle when I was filming on my IG stories, because I was afraid of what people might think since he’s 22 months (today actually) but I’m like …ya know what? IM THE MOM. I decide whats right for him.  And if the bottle sucking is going to sooth him & be the babysitter while I take some breaths, then SO BE IT.  Listen, I know as much as the next mom, how shitty it’s going to be weaning.  But that doesn’t mean you have to do it when someone else says you do.   

Every child is different.  Oaks weaned himself from the boob.  Some kids just stop.  Some kids are probably a flipping nightmare weaning.  Sleep training was a nightmare for about 3 days and now its bliss forever.  Sometimes he’s got a few hiccups in the road, but he sleeps like a dream and has since he was 6 months old.  

I know there are moms, who think “wow, it’s time to wean… don’t you think?”  because I was totally so judgmental about stuff like that... BEFORE I HAD OAKS (Crazy right?) who am I to judge haha.  We all do it, but when stop doing that and let people live their lives, do what’s right for them, then we feel better.   It’s not up to someone else how you raise your child.  

Point is.  WE all think differently, we all parent differently.  Lets all be nice to each other.  After all, MOM KNOWS BEST 🙂

On another note, it’s great to get advice and listen to what other moms do,  in fact, I love hearing what other moms do! It doesn’t mean you have to follow what someone else does.   at the end of the day YOU DO YOU. You do what feels right to YOU, and not someone else’s rulebook of motherhood.  The whole point of this post is to help get out there is no one is perfect. There isn’t just 1 thing that works for all children & families.  

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Anyways, switching lanes here.  Oaks is 22 months.  I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.  he’s starting to feel less like a baby now and way more toddler.  I am having hard time accepting that.   He’s got the cutest personality, and loves to throw EVERYTHING.   He gets so much excitement from watching it fall, he holds his arms up funny like he’s twitching haha.  You know what I’m talking about if you watch my IG.    He loves all balls.  I am going to do a ball theme for his birthday!   He says “maaa”, “dirt”, “kiii”, “daaaa”, “shiii” (yep, like shit), “baaa” ,”hiii” and lots and lots of jibbers like he thinks he’s talking clear.  He loves watching movies lately.  The Good Dinosaur (always) Moana, and the new fav is Smurfs.  Loves puppy pals, and bubble guppies.  Loves bubbles and pushing things around.

 Loves water & throwing rocks in the water.  Loves reading and runs really really fast.  Throws like a pro, and makes the silliest faces ever.   He’s getting a little sassy, but so sweet.  Very well natured and been the best baby for us!  We love him SOOOO much.  Happy 22 months to my sweet boy!  

Have a great day! 

xoxo,

SARA LYNN

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