My Experience with BodyBoss Fitness Guide

Hi all! As most of you know, working out is a STRUGGLE for me. To say the least! Especially after having Remi, I am still trying to figure out when the best time to shower and clean the house is, let alone squeeze a workout in. I love that there are so many “work out at home” options these days, so you don’t have to go anywhere, and you don’t need any fancy equipment. I was recently introduced to the BodyBoss Method. What it is is a Fitness Guide you follow…you workout 3 days a week, for 24 active minutes, and the program is 12 weeks. BodyBoss workouts include fun and challenging high intensity workouts. You may have heard of HIIT before, high intensity interval training, these circuits are key for maximum fat burning and power. They also have made a bonus 4 week pre-training program, which is so nice for people like me who are intimidated or not in shape to just jump right in!

I also like having the booklet on hand. It is easier for me to be able to hold and physically touch something, and go page by page. If that isn’t your thing, you can order the online version, which gives you access to everything online.

I wasn’t quite sure what I was expecting, but I knew 3 days a week sounded very doable. I found that working out in the morning is the best time for me…during the day gets too busy with two kids and if I work out at night, I don’t sleep…haha! Does anyone else have that problem? Each day you work out is focused on a different part of the body, legs one day, core another day, etc…and they also give you recommendations on how to do some easy cardio on the “rest” days, to get your heart rate up and stay active.

 

Another thing I like about working out from home is that I can do it with my babies at my side! Saylor isn’t in these pictures, but she likes to do some of the stretching and exercises with me, which makes it more fun for me. Remi also likes getting out of the house.

The Fitness Guide has been so helpful. At the back of the book it has photos and a description of all the exercises and stretches. I am a visual person so that really helps me, and lets me know if I am doing everything correct. I am anxious to see my results once I really get into it. I don’t really have any weight to lose, I just need to tone up and develop some muscle tone. There is a few pages in the fitness guide dedicated to tracking your goals, and how to stay motivated and what to look for. This BodyBoss program is perfect for the busy mom, the person who is intimidated by gyms, or the person who only has a few moments in their day to make count.

Let me know how you guys like to workout, and if you prefer working out not in a typical setting, I highly recommend you try BodyBoss! The tank I am wearing from them is also very soft and comfortable, FYI!

xo,

Robyn

100th Post and an Update!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have realized that I completely missed Remi’s 4 month old picture. Second kid problems, and I right? Seeing as she is 5 months in just 10 days, I really should just do it so I at least have it for memory sake…haha!

I can’t believe this is my 100th post. I feel like I go through phases where I feel like I have found my little corner in this blogging/Internet world, and then I’ll go through phases where, being completely honest, I am just completely lazy. This actually takes a lot of work and time, now a days I either feel brain dead from being so tired, or I literally just don’t have the time of day to sit and drum up some content.

Anyways, my sweet little Remi isn’t actually very sweet. LOL, I kid, she is just a hard baby. I keep telling myself that she is going to just grow out of it and magically be a great sleeper and not so needy, but I am still waiting for that day. We love her so much and she really does add so much to our home. She has been drooling so much lately and is rolling all over the place. It is fun to watch her grow and learn new things. She is reacting to things and starting to grab and hold things, and bring them to her mouth.

Remi (and Saylor) have especially liked this plush toy octopus from Nuby…it has a lot of fun different features that they like playing with together. Different noises, textures, things like that. It is a cute, fun little toy. I can’t believe I’m going to have a baby that starts breaking teeth soon, I don’t know if I’m ready haha. This cute teething mitt has been well loved recently too, Remi likes chewing on the soft top part.

Remi is so cute! She’s napping right now (finally), so looking at photos of her makes me miss her…not enough to wake her up though! 🙂 Happy Monday!

xo,

Robyn

 

Brows, Brows, Brows

Does anyone else seem like they are always on the hunt for the perfect brow kit/color/application? I know I am. I find myself switching between products often, not being completely satisfied with one product. Recently I was introduced to Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. This is a Utah based company that focuses on providing us women with makeup that is actually healthy for us. It is made with natural and organic ingredients. It is also cruelty free and EU Certified, which means their products go above and beyond the US cosmetic standards.

I was excited to try their Brow Kit. It comes as a two step product, with the brow color and a designing wax. I also really like the brush that it comes with. I already have fairly dark(ish) and thicker brows, but I like to fill them in because I have some missing spots from microblading and I think filling them in just really frame your face. I have been using this product for about 3 weeks, and it has been simple to use, and lasts throughout the day.

 

The dark brown is the perfect color for me…it isn’t too dark, and gives me just the amount of coverage I like. I would guess it is probably their most universal/popular color also. Because of the wax, you can really build it up or do it fairly light.

 

Be sure to check out Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques for more great makeup, that is great for you, and makes you feel great about yourself!

xo,

Robyn

COLLAGEN!

Hey all! Have you guys heard of the collagen trend going on right now? I first heard about it and the benefits of it earlier in the year, while I was pregnant. I heard that it was specifically really good for your hair, nails, and skin, and all I could think about is how I need in on this because we all know how much our hair falls out postpartum. (well mine at least, anyways, ugh!)

Collagen is naturally produced in our body, but once we hit a certain age, the production dramatically decreases and the signs of aging start setting in. Supplementing collagen daily can help to counteract this. Now, I am no doctor, but I talked to my midwife and was given the go ahead to start this. I have been taking it daily for about 2 weeks and I have noticed my nails are growing like crazy, and seem super strong. I am anxious to see the effects that it has on my hair, if it will help with postpartum hair loss.

    

This powder from Sports Research is flavorless and easily dissolves in water (and other liquids). I like to have it in the morning, with my breakfast. I mix a scoop with room temperature water and shake it up. I also heard that you can pretty much add it to anything, because it mixes well and is flavorless! Think smoothies, pancakes, muffins…the possibilities really are endless.

  

 

Sports Research has a ton of other awesome supplements and products. I spent some time reading FAQ’s and reviews on their website, and everything was positive and very educational. Collagen is so good for us, you should try it! Let me know what you think.

xo,

Robyn

Remi’s Nursery Reveal

Well everyone, here it is! Remi’s room is still a work in progress, and at 4 months old, she still isn’t sleeping in there yet. Oh well! Seeing how Saylor never had a “real” nursery (we were in an apartment), I was excited to give Remi her own cute little space. I love girly, classic things and I think that shows in her room. I also wanted to find pieces that I could use for years, and possibly in other rooms down the road, not just as nursery decor.

Let Love Grow sign from August and April, floral headpiece from Mason & Harlow, moccs from Freshly Picked, crib sheet from Copper Pearl, crib from Wayfair, pouf from Target, and gorgeous wallpaper from Milton & King.

  

Acrylic shelves from Amazon, basket from Target, and mirror from Target.

  

Jute rug from Serena & Lily, shag rug and dresser from Ikea.

I can’t wait until Remi starts sleeping in her room and we get use out of her cute crib. I can’t believe how cheap I was able to find such a cute crib! I am also so, so obsessed with the wallpaper accent wall and how it turned out. We ended up hiring someone to put it up for us because it is classic wallpaper that needed to be pasted to the wall, and I wasn’t about to attempt that myself. Her room also gets the best natural light, it really is just a happy, light, and airy room. What do you guys like most about the room? Eventually I will hang the wooden sign up, once I find a few more things I want to commit to hanging up! What are some ideas I could add? Let me know!

xo,

Robyn

Double Stroller Fun with Evenflo

Thank you to Evenflo for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

I was so excited to partner with Evenflo on their Minno Twin Double Stroller. Remi hates her car seat, so I was on the hunt for a functional double stroller. What I liked about this Evenflo stroller, is that the girls could be side by side, so Saylor could help Remi, and Remi could see her. I was also looking for something that would be lightweight and easy to fold up. Ain’t nobody got time to lug a big, chunky stroller around with 2 kids.

What I also love about the Minno Twin stroller is how far back the seats recline. Remi doesn’t sit up by herself yet, but I can lay the seat all the way back and she can relax and lay comfortably. It also has rear locking wheels, and a cup holder! Yes please. It is a good looking stroller and easy to push, and will definitely be getting a good amount of use with my 2 girls.

  

I also thought that the side by side strollers were too wide to use, or go through doorways, but that isn’t the case. I was pleasantly surprised that I don’t feel like a “wide load” walking around with this stroller, haha. If you are on the market for a double stroller (or even a single), I highly recommend checking out Evenflo.

Room and Remi Update with Serena & Lily

Hi all! I thought I would pop on here to document a little about Remi, as she turns 3 months on Thursday! I also wanted to showcase this beautiful jute rug from Serena & Lily. I am ultimately going to use it in Remi’s room…but I ended up ordering a new crib for her so that won’t be ready for another few weeks. I decided to put it in Saylor’s room for the time being, and it is going to be hard to move it out, haha…I love it!

      

Cute Remi is starting to fill out. It is funny having a long, skinny baby because Saylor was always so chubby! The last week or so she has been a little bit easier, and if you have been following us, you know that she has been a hard baby! She naps fairly well during the day, but during the night she wakes up every 2-3 hours. Yikes. She is a great nurser and is getting super smiley and discovering new noises and sounds.

       

I have never had a round rug before, and I can honestly say I love it! It really adds dimension to the room, and the texture and pattern is so beautiful. You can tell just by looking at this rug that it is great quality, and the natural jute is braided by hand. I can’t wait to see it in the finished nursery. I really love the difference rugs can make to any rooms.

       

I am excited to share that Serena & Lily is offering 15% off to my readers! Use code RUGLOVE-RM, valid for one week only. Be sure to check them out and grab a new, beautiful rug for your home!

xo,

Robyn

 

Image Skincare

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been using Image for a while now, and that I have really been loving it. I tend to use a lot of different products, and never use a certain system for long enough to see if it really does work for my skin, but when I got my Image products I told myself I was going to use only them. I have noticed my skin is more smooth and not as red.

Here are the products I have been using:

 Cleanser, Serum, Eye Cream, Moisturizer, and lip treatment.

I’m excited to be giving away a few great products! Anyone who uses Image knows how good it is, so I hope you will join the train! Be sure you head to my IG to find out how you can win your own products.

Let me know what you think and what products you are interested in!

xo,

Robyn

 

Olive Green Goodness

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week has been so long and very eventful, I am glad it is almost over. We decided to buy a new couch, sell our old one and a couple of chairs, have a backsplash put up & a new light fixture in our dining room…all spur of the moment decisions, and all while Remi has been not sleeping and fussy. I’m starting to wonder if she is a little colicky, but that is a post for another day.

The weather has been SO hot and humid here lately, so honestly I haven’t been going out much! It doesn’t help that Remi hates her carseat, and I don’t shower 50% of the time…haha #momlife. When it isn’t too hot, we like to go on a little walk around the neighborhood. I actually think Remi enjoys the warm weather and that it relaxes her.

I love this light weight (nursing friendly!) top from Shop By Beck. It happens to be my favorite color, too! Notice how tan Say is compared to me…this girl spends ALL DAY long outside playing with neighbor friends.

How cute is Remi? She will be 2 months in a few days and I can’t believe how tiny she still is! Completely different than Saylor was, so it has been fun to see their differences.

I love love love the bassinet feature of this stroller…it is so comfortable for Remi and she really likes it. You can shop the stroller HERE.

Shop Saylor’s romper HERE

Shop Remi’s bow similar HERE

Shop Remi’s dress HERE

Shop my shoes HERE

Cheers to the (almost) weekend!

xo,

Robyn

 

Safe Sleep with Halo

Does anyone else’s kid love to be swaddled? Remi will not sleep without being all wrapped up tight. Otherwise her arms always flail around and she’ll wake herself up, it is pretty funny.  Saylor never liked being swaddled, so I have been on the hunt for the perfect swaddle that keeps Remi tight and that she can’t escape out of!

What I love about this Halo Sleepsack Swaddle is that you can swaddle them 3 different ways. As your baby grows, so does this swaddle. It is a soft, breathable material and comes in super cute patterns. I also love that it zips from the bottom up, so you don’t have to unswaddle them completely for diaper changes! I appreciate that Halo is passionate about Safe Sleep situations, and tries to educate us. Their swaddles are made so our babes don’t need any extra blankets…it really gives me peace of mind that Remi is comfortable, warm enough, and not needing anything extra! We need to do our very best to keep our littles safe, and that can start from where and how they sleep. You can find out more about sleep safety HERE.

 

Halo also makes sleep sacks for older kids…and Saylor loves hers! To be honest, I would love one for myself haha. It basically is like a big blanket that you can’t kick off at night. It is such nice material, and you can either tuck their feet in, or keep them out. Saylor has THIS one.

If your baby loves being swaddled, I recommend trying out Halo! What has been your experience with them and their products if you have tried them? Let me know!

xo,

Robyn