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Whether you are looking for a yummy, healthy sweet treat for the upcoming summer months or you’re looking for a meal replacement shake, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled my top 4 favorite protein shake recipes to share with you. All the recipes are super delicious and include protein so it is more than just a milkshake, though by the taste it'll be hard to believe. Another mega plus is most of these recipes only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes! You just gather the ingredients, toss it all in a blender, and it is ready to drink. Tips: Buy fruit already frozen Buy sugar-free pudding mix if you are going for low calorie Invest in a personal...
March 2020 marked one year since I’d started a long and arduous weight loss journey. It’s never been about being skinny so much as feeling good and showing a healthy example for my kids. I’d lost 30 pounds between March and September and maintained that loss through holidays and vacations thereafter. There's No Trick There was no magic pill or colorful drink. There was no special diet where I could only eat four foods at any given time. There was no subscription service or MLM. I researched and read and got help from a nutritionist and at the end of the day it was simple – calories in versus calories out. Tracking, weighing portions, balanced diet. That’s what it all boils...
In February 2018 I just landed an amazing job, bought my own house, just turned 23, felt the most comfortable I ever had in my own skin, and recently retired from competing for Miss Louisiana. I felt like things had fallen into place until I found out I was pregnant. I was scared, but not for the typical reasons someone young and not married would be scared about having a baby. I had supportive family and friends. That was no issue. It felt like a death sentence. I was scared because of everyone telling me “just wait”. Everything I was told and read made being pregnant feel like a death sentence. I was generally advised to hurry up and get married, quit...
As a 30-something-year-old mom, I find myself in a love/hate relationship with my body. I convince myself not to wear shorts or get in a swimsuit. I squeeze and pinch my stomach wishing it were flatter. Having a candid photograph taken is most definitely out of the question. With my oldest daughter being 10, I’ve become very aware that I need to change my own mindset in order to foster confidence and higher self-esteem in her. Empowerment We are all very aware that social media and advertisements are the breeding ground for an unrealistic body standard that makes women feel inadequate. With that being said, it really is time to change what loving yourself and being healthy looks like. It is...
Feeling anxious? Depressed? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Unfocused? Bored? I’ve got the cure - run. I know what you’re thinking. “Run? That’s hard! And I don’t like it! I can’t run very far or for very long. That just sounds miserable! That will make me feel worse! It's too hot. I don't have time...” Stop. Trust me. It works. I signed up for a half-marathon. I had always wanted to run one at some point in my life. So why not now? The minute I signed up and paid the money to do the run, there was no going back. My life changed drastically throughout my training. The good kind of change. The kind of change that happens within. An inward...
Disclosure :: tasc Performance, a New Orleans based company, sponsored this review and shared some cool items. However, these are our own opinions and we think we will live in these clothes {because, Louisiana humidity} and have a running wish list for more items! A “tasc” Anyone Can Rock! Several of our friends have mentioned tasc Performance in the past few months; we’ve heard everything from “best underwear” to “most comfortable shirts” and “super breathable shorts.” So naturally, my husband and I really wanted to give this New Orleans based brand a trial run! It’s really rare that Tyler and I BOTH gush over one particular brand because we’re typically polar opposites when it comes to apparel. While I'm more about style, he...
I love watching my girl. I love watching her get ready in the morning. I love watching her play with her friends. I love watching her concentrate when she’s trying to do something difficult. I’m sort of that creeper mom who is obsessed with watching her kid grow and learn and explore the world around her. My daughter is eight and I love this age because she’s becoming so independent and learning to do things for herself, and she’s getting really good at it. Almost too good! She’s at the age where she’s a sponge and learns so easily, but can also apply what she learns and execute with ease. Things just come naturally to her. One day I...
When looking for a new activity or family outing, I often turn to my family and friends for inspiration. If my fellow moms or best friends suggest it, then it must be good, right? That’s why I put together three things I am loving right now to hopefully introduce something new to you and your family. Red Stick Farmers Market With the cooler weather here, I’m finding our family is spending more and more time outside. One of the ways we love to spend Saturday mornings outside is at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Located downtown on Main Street, this market is home to local farmers selling delicious local produce and meat. From Louisiana strawberries to local grass-fed beef, you can...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored or "under"written by our friends at tasc Performance, but includes the authentic opinions of the writer (one of our team member's husbands).  Update Your Underwear Drawer This Christmas ... With Tasc A tale as old as time, well maybe not all the time, but a good bit of it. Undergarments. Undergarments are something that most of us men don't even think about regularly because we've had our "favorites" forever or simply just purchase what we have always known. Insert Tasc Performance. Based in New Orleans just down the road from us, they're making a unique, natural and custom fabric derived from bamboo. From even the un-packaging stage, you can feel the difference in tasc Performance materials. Recently, I've had the...

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