{Trim Healthy Mondays} Breakfasts

Hey there! We’re back for another Trim Healthy Monday! Today I want to share with you some of my favorite go-to breakfasts. Now you must know, before getting married, I never ate breakfast. Luke broke me of that by making me scrambled eggs with sausage and veggies (YUM!) every morning. Although that is one of my most regular breakfasts, I do try to mix it up some so that my body can burn different fuels, which helps revvs your metabolism up!

Trim Healthy Mondays
+ Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal with a Trimmy Light (E)
Did you know your body needs carbs? It does! So make sure you fuel your body with good carbs at least once a day. One of my favorite go-to “E-nergizing” breakfasts is my overnight oatmeal with a Trimmy Light (pg. 430, THM Cookbook) for added protein.
+ Egg white scramble with non-starchy veggies and 1-2 peices of sprouted toast (E)
This is another easy, super yummy and filling “E” breakfast!
Briana’s French Toast in a Bowl (S) is a yummy & filling “fat” breakfast that totally doesn’t feel healthy! I love this on a chilly morning or when I’m craving something sweet!

 

+Gwen’s Oven Dutch Pancake (S) is a great meal for make-ahead breakfasts or if you’re feeding a large family! Yum, yum!
+ Mock Chocolate Milkshake (FP)
You have to get some “fuel pull” breakfasts in sometimes, and this is a yummy one! Who can turn down a chocolate milkshake for breakfast? It’s all protein, and no fats & carbs. I love it after I’ve had an early morning workout!

What’s your favorite THM breakfast? How well do you mix up your fuels?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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{An intro to} Trim Healthy Mondays!

Happy Monday! Today I am starting a new series called Trim Healthy Mondays! If you follow along on Facebook or Instagram, you know I am a big Trim Healthy Mama fan. I’ve been doing THM exclusively for over a year now, and my husband and I feel great! There have been a few cheats here and there, but it’s a plan not a diet, so I just give myself some grace, and start back 3 hours later.:)

Trim Healthy Mondays
I’ll do different things each Monday….I might share tips, a look at my day, recipes, my journey, ect. Of course if there’s something you want to know or see, just let me know!
I do want to just give some tips for starting out, and some good resources to get you started!
* If you haven’t already, read (buy, borrow from a friend, rent from the library) one of the plan books (either the original or the new one). The cookbook can come later. Everyone always thinks you have to have the cookbook to succeed. It’s not true! I started with the original book with picture-less recipes. It CAN be done without the cookbook. But, you HAVE to read the plan!
* Check out Gwen’s Nest starter guide. Print it out and memorize it. SUCH good info here!
*Start slow! I think that’s so many people’s main problem. They jump in head first without reading the book, get confused, frustrated and stop. Read the book and take it slow!
*Focus on real foods first! Don’t try making all the new recipes if you feel overwhelmed. Just make normal, regular meals with protein and either a carb or a fat. Starting off, this makes it a lot easier!
*Plug into the main Facebook group, and any off-shoots. Join the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group, and the Beginner Group! They also have a Pregnancy & Nursing Group, and an Allergy-Friendly Group.
*Also, check back here next week to get some meal ideas!😉
What would you add? What helped you stick with Trim Healthy Mama?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Staying Motivated to Workout on Vacation

Happy Friday! I’ve been out-of-town this week visiting family. It’s been fun and definitely a “growing” experience being a Momma. Traveling with a 9 month old for 8 hours in the car is NOT fun. Ahem.

Workout
One thing I did not want to do is completely go off of Trim Healthy Mama, and not exercise. I definitely feel better, and it keeps my Lyme’s Disease under control when I workout & eat right. In a few weeks I’ll share how to travel doing THM, but today I want to share ways to incorporate physical exercise into your trip or vacation.
1// Go for a walk or hike. This is pretty self-explanatory. Lol. Just get moving!

2// Do quick & effective HIIT or circuit workouts like my 15 Minute Workout  or my Legs & Booty workout. These are short & not easy (ha!), so perfect for being on vacation!

3// Find a short YouTube workout video! Since we don’t have internet at home (yes, no internet!), I love trying out new workouts on YouTube on a hotel or friend’s wifi!

4// If your days are jammed-packed with fun things to do, get up early, or do a quick workout before bed. Something is better than nothing!

5// Relax and remember to jump back 100% when you get home!

What are your tips to staying active on vacation?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Postpartum Update & Plank Workout

Happy Friday! Can you believe we are halfway through 2016? It’s completely insane. So, a loooong time ago I used to do these Fitness Friday posts and I just haven’t done one in forever (actually, June of last year to be exact)! I thought it was time to give a little update- now that I am 9 months postpartum.

Postpartum Journey

There are two months between these two pictures, but it seems like a year! I started going to a local women-only bootcamp twice a week, which has shown me I can push my body harder than I was. Starting next Friday I will start sharing my weekly workouts again, but today I just want to share with you a fun, 15 minute full body (PLANK!) workout.

I came up with this one evening when I was playing on the floor with Caleb. This will make all the muscles in your body work! ha. Enjoy!

Plank Workout

What are you doing this weekend? Any special plans for the 4’th?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Super Easy DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Happy Monday! Did you know I started using cloth diapers on Caleb a couple months ago? We’re loving it! I love that we’re using less chemicals, easier on the environment, and they are better for his skin!

DIY Cloth Wipes

But then, we ran into a problem. What do we do about wipes? You’ll have to have a separate bag for the disposable wipes and the cloth diapers….and it just wasn’t fun! So, my friend who taught me all about cloth diapers helped me out with making my own wipes. It’s so cheap, easy and chemical free!


You’ll need:

24 baby washclothes

Wipe container

Epsom salts

Young Living Lavender Oil

Water

Quart Jar

Directions:

Mix 6-10 drops of lavender oil & 2 tablespoons Epsom salts in a quart jar. Slowly add 2 cups hot water and stir until dissolved. Put 6 washcloths in the bottom of the wipe container, then pour 1/2 cup of the mixture over the 6 washcloths. Continue with the rest of the washcloths. You might have to play around with the amount of water for your desired “wetness” of the wipes.


Wipes

It’s that quick, easy & affordable!

And now through June 30, 2016, the Premium Starter Kit (which includes lavender!) is 10% off! You can sign up HERE, or learn more HERE.

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Starter Kit SALE!

Hey y’all! I know I have totally been MIA lately, but I have been enjoying every minute of my little man growing up so fast! I have quite a few posts (and hopefully some series!) coming out soon, but today I just wanted to share this amazing deal with you!

starter kits!

You know how these Young Living Oils have changed our life for the better, right? If not, check out this post, this post, and this post to get you started!

Well, tomorrow ONLY you can sign up to join my team for 10% OFF! This only happens ONCE A YEAR!! I’m thinking of your favorite graduate, your dad (Father’s Day) who ALREADY has everything, your kids faces and shoulders playing out in the hot summer sun, your family reunion outdoors (who wants to be swatting all day?), your household cleaning chores (who wants to hack and cough each time you spray your cleaner?), your much needed family vacation (who wants a wellness detour when you FINALLY get a fun break with the kiddos?) Y’all…..buckle-up…… You get access to an exclusive and incredible SALE ON EACH PREMIUM KIT TOMORROW (Friday, June 10th ONLY!!!)

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Y’all, this is such an amazing deal! And not only will you get all that comes in the starter kit, but I will also be sending you lots of goodies- samples of some of my favorite products, an “oils bible”, and lots of helpful tips & tricks, PLUS access to our growing online private FB group! So, what are you waiting for?

Sign up HERE!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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A Vision? What’s That?

So many people, especially young people, ask me this. When I tell them the reason behind what we do is because of our vision, I get blank stares.

A Vision

“But, what vision? What’s a vision?”
Let me just say right now, this is not some “God-came-to-me-in-a-dream” deal. This is what our whole scope, our whole life is about. The Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 1 is “What is the chief end of man?” The answer? “To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever”.
THAT is our vision. To glorify God in our lives. What does that have to do with our daily tasks, our roles, our mundane? Everything. You have to have a vision for the future. If you’re a wife of a godly man, he will have a vision and your role is to further his vision.
There will be different aspects to your vision, or visions for different areas of your life. Luke and I have a vision for how we want to parent; for the atmosphere of our home. Luke has a vision for his company; I have jobs and duties to further that. We have a vision for hospitality and servanthood in our family, so I have to be proactive in reaching out and inviting people over.
Your vision may be different.
Different seasons of life will call for different areas to work on.
But, we must remember that our chief end, our biggest vision, should be to glorify God. To further HIS Kingdom.

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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