Hiatus.

Seriously, you can’t even begin to count the excuses that we could possibly give you for not blogging. I’ve thought of three new ones just while typing the first sentence. So, I’ll just call this a hiatus and promise that this won’t happen again.

If you follow us on Instagram you’ll know that we are still alive and working hard to reach our fitness goals. I’ve lost a total of 53lbs since starting my journey after the birth of Mr Smiles in August 2013. I’ll start blogging about my process and my current regimen as well as continue to post to Instagram.

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Shared Nursery: Update

The boys are happily sharing their room in the day time. 🙂 Yus is still co-sleeping and Amir is sleeping like a prince in their room. Here is a breakdown of the room!

Project #1: Chalkboard wall (more like block :))

We (myself & awesome friend Kerry-Ann) used Martha Stewart chalkboard paint and sectioned off the area I wanted to paint with painters tape. After applying 2 coats and letting it dry we sat with the kiddos and painted the letters that would be used as a boarder. Our kids enjoyed painting the letters! 🙂

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Amir’s closet

Project #2: Closet Clean Out

This was well over do and the fact that it took 2 days (more like 3 hours, night 1 and 3 hours night 2) is probably why I dreaded it in the first place. I was on a mission to not have my husband come back to the room looking a Hot Mess and I was tired of stepping over things and it not being organized.

I purchased the hanging closet storage and drawers from here and here.

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Yus’ closet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project #3: Wall Art + Curtain change

I found some really cute & in expensive wall decals from Target (similar here) and only used the decals that had big/little animals to go with the big/little brother theme. Also, I changed the curtains from green to white so that room felt fresh and vibrant or it could be I was just over the green LOL 🙂 but FRESH and VIBRANT just seems like better word options.

WHALA this is the finished product…

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loves it!

Just a note the ‘E’ and ‘S’ broke so they are missing in the letter boarder picture above and the crib is completely together. We found the crib screws before the baby was born and the hubs put the front rail on the crib.

Hope everyone is having an awesome summer!

Do you have any shared nursery decorating tips? Let us know in the comments below.

Summer Fun Styles

Once again this is by far my favorite time of the year. I’ve been wearing a lot of maxi dresses and skirts w/ easy pull down or lift up tops (for ease of nursing). The weather has been sporadic and crazy but on the nice days a dress or skirt is all I really want to wear.

Tropical Temptation

Below is last Sunday’s OOTD. I was photo bombed by my little man.

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Last Sunday’s OOTD – 3wks postpartum

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Keep us posted on your workouts, transformations and fun in the sun activities on Facebook, @FitFlyMamasNWR @FitFlyMamasEPL and on Instagram.

Tips to stay on track when traveling

This week I am in Philly for work.  While here there are so many meetings, food vendors, team outings and team dinners.  It seems that when out with co workers we seem to do meals up big.  This trip has left me with a few “note to self” moments.  One being remember your goal and come prepared for your next traveling adventure.

Here are some tips to help you eat healthy when traveling.

Step 1

Pack snacks for while you’re en route and for your destination. Popcorn, pretzels, chopped vegetables and fruits, nutrition bars with five or fewer natural ingredients, granola and trail mix can be snacks for your flights and airport layovers. They also serve as a quick breakfast on-the-go.

Step 2

Choose deli-style meals when you are stuck eating at the airport. Customize your own sandwich with lean meats, vegetables and whole grain breads, choose broth-based soups and select salads with vinegar and olive oil.

Step 3

Skip the pastry and donut platter at meetings and conferences. Choose fresh fruit if it is available and consider bringing your own nutrition bar or trail mix, or pick up a whole grain bagel with nut butter if a bakery is close.

Step 4

Drink coffee, tea and water or sparkling water during meetings instead of high-sugar, high-calorie or artificially sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks. You can save hundreds of calories throughout your day by sipping on a non-calorie drink such as sparkling water instead of a soft drink.

Step 5

Choose sandwiches, wraps and salads with dressing on the side when ordering lunch. Select those varieties with lots of fresh vegetables and whole grain breads. Ask if sides such as fruit salad or pasta salad are available instead of chips.

Step 6

Limit your number of high-calorie alcoholic beverages if you meet for cocktails after the work day. Watch out of drinks with high-sugar additions such as margaritas and cocktails with fruit juices or soft drinks. Choose drinks with club soda or on the rocks, or choose a glass of wine.

Step 7

Pay attention to any mindless eating of snacks throughout the day such as pretzels and chips set out at meetings, candy from the jar on someone’s desk, or nuts at the bar during cocktail hour. Carry fruit or a nutrition bar to curb your appetite.

Step 8

Select simply prepared appetizers and entrees for dinner that provide lean protein and fresh produce. Choose a simple Caprese salad as an appetizer. Consider salmon, lean beef, chicken or vegetarian options without heavy cream sauces as an entree. Try a baked potato or sautéed vegetables as your side. A wood-fired pizza with vegetables is another healthy option. Split large entrees with coworkers or request a half order.

Here are some additional tips

So note to self, pack snacks, use the hotel gym, pick health options at all meals, and cut back on the social drinking. 🙂

How do you stay on track when traveling?