OH, THE STRUGGLE OF BALANCING IT ALL.  It’s taken me a while to figure out what works for my little guy and I, and what doesn’t.  We’re on a great routine by staying active and healthy.  Keeping up with Oaks, working from home, finding the time for date nights, nights out with friends, family time… the list goes on.    But before any of those, it’s my FIRST priority to stay active and healthy, so I can keep up with all of life and it’s fun and hard times!  It’s a choice of ours to make it a MUST. 





I’m finally at a great place in my life, physically, emotionally and mentally.  So I wanted to share with you 5 things I do that keep me that way, day in and day out.  OH, and you also know that I have to have the cutest gear while doing on the things!  Old Navy’s activewear line is on POINT. Fitting, cute, comfortable and MAJOR bonus–affordable 🙂

  1. WORKING OUT.  Must get my work out in first thing in the morning.  Sets up my day just right, and gives me energy to stay strong and focused throughout the day.  When I do it first thing in the morning, it puts me in that flow state all day, where I just keep getting things done!  Click HERE to watch the work outs I do!  You can also download LOVE HIIT BODY GUIDE for my daily work outs.  And some days, I will just take Oaks to the park, find a bench and do box jumps, high knees, crunches and jump squats!






  1. AFTER WORK OUT SMOOTHIE.  When I start out with a nutritious smoothie, that also sets up my day to stay on track and always reach for the healthy option.  I already chose great so why not keep choosing healthy, so you can end your day on a good note.  When I do this, I have energy and brain power to focus and keep up with all of the motherhood roles!  And another HUGE bonus on the shake is Oaks loves it too.  But I add in banana for him.


  • 1 cup water
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 handfuls of greens (I chose spinach & kale)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp all natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seed
  • 1 scoop chocolate planet based protein




3. PLAY & DANCE WITH OAKS.  Guys- don’t take life SO seriously.  HAVE FUN with those kiddos. Put on some music & DANCE around, be silly.  It makes life so much more enjoyable and it’s so good to interact and have fun with your kids.  

Oaks LOVES throwing balls down stairs!  It’s his favorite activity.  In fact, he loves it so much that we could do it all day long.  This is a win win for mama and Oaks because he has fun, while I am running up the stairs, leaning over to pick up the ball etc… It’s a work out! 






4.  GIRLS NIGHT/MAMA TIME.  OH my goodness, you don’t think you need a girls night out, until you’ve had one.  It’s nice to go and relax and talk about what girls talk about, without any distractions.  I find this so theraputic.  Once I am home, I miss my baby and ready to play and live in the moment with him without feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated.  What I always say is, you gotta take care of YOU in order to take care of them.



5. SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKS/NATURE WALK.  I talked about this in THIS POST here, and it’s helped me out so much lately. Take a break from social media for a few hours at least, everyday.  This will help you to live in the moment and not feel so drained from the “comparing train”.  Save that energy to be with your family, and use that energy towards something more positive everyday.  Like going on a walk with your family and living it at home, or going to the park and leaving it at home.   Just leave it somewhere and be outside in nature.   It feels so good to do so.



Go check out Hey Mama to see my full story, plus a work out video!




















I wanted to talk more about Macros today, lovely macros.

A lot of you have been personally messaging me (which I LOVE btw) I love interacting with all of you on a personal level.  That is what I do this for, that is what I LOVE.  Getting to talk with all of you, and helping you feel happy and healthy, and your best self!

Back to what I was saying, so you all have a lot of questions about macros.   I totally get it, as I had not a clue in the world what it even meant when I first started.

I did a post HERE explaining how macros work and what not.  Please please read it, if you’re confused. 

Everyone is different in what their body needs.  It depends on your personal goals, how much you move everyday.  How much muscle you have.  Each person burns a certain number of calories in a 24 hr period, depending on those things.

If you have more muscle, you’re going to burn through calories like crazy.   

I have been counting my macros for about 5 years now, and I recently upped mine to about 1900 calories a day.  I found myself to be STARVED all the time.  That was my bodies way of telling me to freaking EAT MORE.

So, you need to listen to your body.   I got way to obsessed with it for the first few years.   I personally didn’t find it to be healthy for myself, to be so obsessed with counting down to a the EXACT number every single day.. 

This was until now that I have realized that it was way to much of an obsession, and I don’t want to live my life by a number.

BUT after doing it for so long, I just kinda know whats in what, and what numbers I should be hitting around.  I know my body enough now, to where I know when I need more food and when I don’t.

I chose healthy choices always.  Its simple.  Chose sweet potatoes verses french fries. Etc.. etc..

So that isn’t to say counting down to the exact number is wrong or doesn’t work, but you don’t have to count your macros to look good and feel good.  Just chose healthy choices and portion control!  Don’t overeat.  Don’t eat to junk (refined sugars, fried foods, candy, sweets.. etc) READ LABELS.  Research an ingredient if it doesn’t sound right.

Get a food scale to help you like the one HERE.  Measure out your foods and make sure you’re not overeating.  4 oz of meat, is usually the size of your palm.  

If you’re wanting to lose weight, it is crucial to portion control.

My 7 DAY MEAL PLAN is macro friendly, and you can make it your own.  It isn’t designed to fit everyones individual needs, it is to give you ideas! 

I wrote down exactly what I ate for 7 days, and that is what it is!  It’s very efficient and easy meals!

So I am all for counting your macros!  I still do, BUT my point is to this whole thing is don’t obsess to the point where you’re making yourself unhappy.  Do you and what works for you! 

Give macros a try and maybe it will make you happy.  It does for me, in a way that I don’t obsess anymore.  Say  If I eat over 20 carbs “of what I was supposed to eat” I don’t freak out or let it ruin my day, like I used to.

My point is, live life healthy, happy, make good choices and be active!

If you want to calculate yours, I recommend going HERE.  That will give you your personally calories that you burn everyday, so you can see how much your body needs.  Read through their site too.  This isn’t sponsored by the way.  I just really recommend that site!  It explains it pretty good!

Anyways, I think at this point I am ranting haha.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Feel free to comment below, or personally email me!  Happy to answer any questions you have about it.

Ps.. this gym gear is one of my new favorites!  Called ONZIE.  They’re so light and moveable.  I don’t feel trapped in them, or hot.  

Have a great day!  


Sara Lynn