#healthymom

March 27, 2015


if you follow me on IG [@gniccccc], you would know that i recently started a 30 day yoga challenge! so far i am loving it! i am honestly "better" than i thought i was. i find myself being able to stretch far more than i realized i could, and it's seriously a great workout. i have been following Yoga with Adriene and if you haven't checked her out, i highly recommend that you do. 

mila has begun a new sleep schedule since she is a little older now, going to bed at 8:30pm, so once she is down, and the house is situated, i can finally take some much needed time for me. the sessions run about 20-40 minutes, leaving me enough time to take a shower afterwards before hopping into bed! i thought about doing before & after shots, but i am not sure if i will yet. i started this challenge to tone up, since i have always been on the smaller side, i wanted to make sure i was feeling healthy and looking healthy too.

in addition to the yoga, i have incorporated a 30 day squat challenge too, since my butt seemed to disappear after mila was born (thanks kid). it's crazy, but i already see a difference, if that's even possible? i have been utilizing our NutriBullet and making juices daily, and really trying to eat better. i have always had a sweet tooth, which i refuse to give up, so i am slowing getting my eating habits to a better place.

i thought i would share the squat challenge
incase anyone wanted to join me on this journey!

day 1: 30 squats / day 2: 35 squats / day 3: 40 squats

day 4: REST

day 5: 50 squats / day 6: 55 squats / day 7: 60 squats

day 8: REST

day 9: 70 squats / day 10: 75 squats / day 11: 80 squats

day 12: REST

day 13: 100 squats / day 14: 105 squats / day 15: 110 squats

day 16: REST

day 17: 130 squats / day 18: 135 squats / day 19: 140 squats

day 20: REST

day 21: 150 squats / day 22: 155 squats / day 23: 160 squats

day 24: REST

day 25: 170 squats / day 26: 175 squats / day 27: 180 squats

day 28: REST

day 29: 190 squats / day 30: 200 squats


thanks for checking it out!
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product review | the honest co.

March 5, 2015


a few years back when i first heard about the honest co. i assumed they were too expensive because they were organic. i brushed them off, and it wasn't until i was living on my own, and now cleaning, that i gave them a second look. their prices are far from expensive, starting from just $1! plus, now that everyone is jumping on the "organic" train, i thought i would share my thoughts on some of their products.





they have products for the home, baby, and now awesome lifestyle stuff too.



H O M E/C L E A N I N G


sponges
call me crazy, but i couldn't wait to try these. the rough side is made from walnut shells, which i think is so cool. they work great, don't fall apart like other organic ones i have tried, and the scrubbing side actually cleans. LOVE. oh, and they are white & tan. gorgeous.

dish soap
another score! i hate lavender, so i bought the grapefruit scent. it's light & not too much for your dishes. it bubbles pretty well, not the best, but most organic items don't lather since they aren't filled with toxic chemicals.

multi-surface cleaner
this was my first home item. love it. a little goes a long way! it spreads almost like an oil, if that makes sense, but doesn't leave your surfaces slimy. my daughter recently had a virus, so i filled a bucket of hot water, and added 3 tablespoons of this to disinfect her toys.

scented room/fabric spray
i am obsessed with anything lemon, so i had to buy this. honestly, i wasn't too thrilled. it doesn't have a strong scent, and the scent that it does have, doesn't last long. i may try buying one of their candles next to see if those give off a stronger scent.

toilet cleaner
so bummed i haven't actually used this one yet. i mean, i'm not mad i haven't been scrubbing toilets, but i can't wait to see how this works. has anyone tried this?


B A B Y



wipes
these were my first ever honest co. purchase. my daughter has super sensitive skin so i thought these would be a great item to have in her diaper bag. they are thicker than pampers, and a little more dry, more like a damn cloth. i think they are awesome!

soothing bottom spray
like i said, my daughter's skin is super sensitive. when i tried out a generic brand of diapers when she was in-between sizes, she developed little red bumps on her bottom. i saw this stuff at target & used it right away. after a few uses, the bumps were gone. LOVE IT. i also put a few sprays in each of her baths, just to help prevent any rashes. it smells great too.

detangling spray
this stuff is awesome. my daughter's hair is so long (not sure how, she is only 10 months), so after a bath, her ends are so knotted. i do a few sprays of this stuff after each bath and her knots are gone! it also works great if your baby wakes up with crazy bedhead.

beach diaper bottoms
how could i not get these?! they come in super adorable prints - we bought the pineapples. they are the cutest addition for our beach bag, so she won't be sitting in a diaper all day at the beach. since NJ is on it's 18 snow storm this winter, we obviously haven't tried these out yet. but i can't wait to see her wearing it, covered in sand.

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what other honest co. products have you guys tried?
do you love them, hate them? worth the money?

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