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Before and after of the powder room make over. I’m really happy with how this came out. It was allot of work but a budget of less than $300 and it looks great (I think!) #diy #flooring #whoneedsaman


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Trying out a @datenightinbox tonight. No babysitters or Uber’s needed on this freezing night, but some quality time in with my bff #datenightinbox #dniwinterwonderland #nightinboxes


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You don’t need a big budget to have the perfect finish (at least I don’t think so). New bathroom mirror from @target and the most wonderful golden pineapple from @homegoods I just need to finish tiling the floor (which was the whole reason I started this mini project) and it’ll look awesome!


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I used to be the queen of excuses. I found something that works for me and I’m psyched for this 20 minute program because those excuses still kick in some days. Some of my favorite personal excuses were:
🕙 I don’t have time
👉 Nope, there was never enough time but damn it I can find 20 minutes in my day to exercise
⛔️ I don’t like working out
👉 Nope, I still don’t. But I do like how it makes me feel after, how I look, how I can keep up with the kids, how I’m being a good role model to them, how my better my health is. The benefits far outweigh that excuse
💦 I don’t like to get sweaty
👉 Nope, I still don’t, but I’ve got to shower anyway
🚶‍♀️I’m already active walking my dog
👉 Nope, walking wasn’t enough and I wasn’t working all the different muscles in my body, I was just kidding myself
🌪 I have too many other things to do
👉 Nope, I now make sure my workout is as important as doing laundry or cooking dinner. I don’t like doing those things either but they have to happen.
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Are you all about the excuses or are you ready to stop making them?


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Tuesday’s are the worst day of the week. The weekend is miles away and getting up in the dark sucks. I started my workout this morning and decided that was also going to royally suck so I stopped it, and picked something a little slower and calmer to start my day. I guess as long as I got something done it doesn’t matter that it wasn’t what I’d scheduled. Now on with this rubbish Tuesday!


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@skinnytaste Navy Bean, Spinach and Bacon soup from the new One & Done cookbook is yum. Hearty and filling on a freezing night, dead easy to make in the Instapot AND the kids ate it! Win all round! More info in my stories ☝️☝️☝️


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Planning out your meals is one of the best ways to stay on track. My meals certainly don’t sound like ‘diet’ food and they won’t taste like it either, but the whole family will be eating really healthy for the week without evening knowing it!

Even Friday night is take away night, but instead of pizzas I’ll pick up a rotisserie chicken and some ready made salads and we’ll have an easy Friday night and left overs for lunch the next day too! •
Meal planning is something I’ll be concentrating on in my group that starts next week, last call for anyone who wants in?


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First proper recipe in my #instapot from the new @skinnytaste One and Done cookbook and it’s was SO yum. It also took about 15 minutes total from start to finish. I can see the Instapot taking over in the kitchen from here! Full review from my kids in my stories, they are 💯 honest 😂😂😂


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Ok, are you done with eating and drinking? Made a new year resolution to lose some weight and get in shape? And this year you’d REALLY like to do it rather than spend the first two weeks of January starving yourself and when you only lose a couple of pounds, you give up. Or you join a gym or book a class and remember how much you hate it?

You guys know by now that I workout almost every day, and I eat super healthy, but do you think its easy for me? You think I have so much motivation? It wasn’t always like that. I’ve kept my weight off for nearly 3 years, and helped countless people ACTUALLY get the results they want and REALLY feel great.
I wasn’t always the size I am, and I didn’t used to workout AT ALL! But I found that quick workouts at home have become non negotiable if I want to stay healthy all year, keep up with my kids, and wear a bikini when go on vacation.
Im starting my next online group on January 7th. ❄️20 minutes of exercise a day
❄️a healthy eating plan with portion control, nothing is off limits, nothing is bad
❄️One daily shake as a yum snack to get me through that afternoon zzzz and munchies part of the day
❄️support from a group of badass, like minded women, all of whom are just like you, same struggles and challenges

It's not a magic solution, it is work, but it's work that will be worth it, results you can be proud of. Be ready for spring break, start with me next week!

STOP MAKING EXCUSES!

I’m doing it too - I’m feeling fluffy right now and I’m challenging myself to have ‘Abs by April’. I won’t be slacking and it’ll be fun to do this with you! Check out my original before and after below.

Challenge packs are on sale and it gets you everything you need, the streaming service for a whole year, the daily shake, the portion pots, guide books, and equipment you need for the program. Message me if you are sick and tired of saying you’re going to start and never do!


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Well, 2018 was a year, that’s for sure. I’m kinda glad it’s over but these memories also remind me what a bloody good time we had regardless.
1) catching up with a school friend I haven’t seen in 20 something years and it feeling like yesterday @zestfulfitness
2) having the healthiest year of my life so far, enough to post a pic of myself in a sports bra
3) Harry Potter world Orlando and the trip of a lifetime @yellow_avocados_999 @amazing_dec
4) Food glorious food
5) more Florida, I’m lucky to have seen out the year and a both our transatlantic moves and travels with this lot
6) more exercise, yep, I’m a badass
7) Turning 40... was... awesome
8) 8 months in the UK, re learning to drive on the other side of the road and being happy in Waitrose
9) my best friend, only person who got me through the year, the love of my life @expatdaddy
#top9of2018


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Starting my year and I plan to go on, in my pjs, cleaning up and eating healthy. I haven’t made any resolutions yet, what are yours?


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I know I’m definitely old because I am thrilled with the ultimate pair of socks that I got for Christmas from my sister. They’re #ugg socks, I shit you not! Navy and wooly in the outside, but the softest fleece lining you’ve ever felt. I may not actually be able to put anything else on my feet ever. #officiallyold #socksforchristmas #happyfeet


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