Camping With the Kids at Goose Lake Campground in Washington

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After dealing with the stresses of the pandemic, we decided to do a last-minute camping trip with the girls up at Goose Lake. It is the first camping trip for Delilah besides our glamping trip at Mt. Adams so it was a new experience for her.

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Grilled Margarita Chicken Recipe

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms Chicken but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I love summertime because that means more outdoor grilling on hot summer days, which mainly involves my husband’s doing while I sit back and enjoy a cold beverage. But, I do occasionally come up with tasty meals and grill them up myself when I am feeling adventurous.

Now, I know there are some people that prefer certain types of grills. We’ve owned numerous types, but my favorite will always be a toss between wood-pellet and charcoal. There’s just something about the charcoal and smokey wood pellet flavors that deliciously seep into the meat. 

But for this recipe, I used my mom’s gas grill since we were all hungry and I wanted the Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken to cook quickly.

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My Final Thoughts on Always Eat After 7 pm

My Final Thoughts on Always Eat After 7 pm

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I’ve been following a new way of eating for the last month and now I am going to share my results with you. This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed above are my own.

The Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks – While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is one of the easiest and well thought out way of eating that I have followed. I will say, there are days where it’s impossible to eat healthily when out and about or when you go camping, but if you put a bunch of thought into it and pre-plan it could work even then too!

There are so many things I have learned from this book that I will use forever. I really dig the 3 different phases. The acceleration plan was a little hard to get used to since I am used to eating breakfast. Basically, you need to do intermittent fasting. One of Joel’s tips in the morning is to drink lemon water – half of the lemon with water, which supports weight loss, digestive health, physical performance, and cognitive function. A simple 3-minute fat-burning morning ritual is key! I love lemon water, so this was easy for me to enjoy.

The recipes are also tasty and super easy to make and if you eat specific higher-carbohydrate foods, they will support your fat-burning metabolism while you sleep, providing your body with a steady stream of fuel throughout the night. The trick is knowing how to combine them with other evening and pre-bedtime fat-burning foods to fuel your metabolism as you sleep.

I started the plan late, so I am not at my goal of what I want to achieve but I know I can do it as long as I stick to it. SO far, I have lost 5lbs and I am okay with that because it has also improved my mind, my attitude, and my mood.

On the off chance that you haven’t been following along with me, look at week 1, week 2, and week 3‘s presents thoughts on the book and how I am utilizing it to better my life.

Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.

Always Eat After 7 PM Goals and Update

Always Eat After 7 PM Goals and Update

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This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Have you ever set a huge goal, then felt overwhelmed, and you ultimately gave up? That’s me. But, now I try to set smaller goals that are more easily achievable so I am not constantly feeling down about not completing them. Just having the believing that I can mindset already sets me up to be halfway there.

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5 Things You Should Do Before Trying to Conceive

5 Things You Should Do Before Trying to Conceive

 

As some of you may know, I suffered a miscarriage. It was hard for me to wrap my mind around it, but as the days go on, it becomes a little easier to deal with; not forget, because I will never forget that I had life in my womb for 2 and a half months.

A couple of weeks after my D&C procedure, I had a follow-up visit with the OBGYN who did my surgery.  Basically asking what my plans were and how I was feeling and if everything has been alright post-op. Everything was pretty normal. Very minimal bleeding and pain, emotions like a rollercoaster. I literally cried when Shrek 3 came on TV after seeing all of their babies. I was sad before that but that just pushed me over the top. Now that my hormones are pretty much back to normal, I don’t have episodes like that anymore. I still get sad of course, but life must go on since I have a child that I need to be mentally, emotionally, and physically there for.

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