Thursday, April 3, 2014

Alexa Jean is MOVING!

That's right - Alexa Jean has moved to her own domain! You can find the latest posts at: 

See you all there! =]

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fit Mommy - Lose the Baby Weight Recipe for Success

Good Morning Fit Mommies! =] I hope you guys had a great weekend. As soon as babies and kiddos enter your life it seems like life takes off at super speed and there's never enough time to get laundry done, get ready, pack the diaper bag AND eat! Here are a few of my favorite snacks for on-the-go that both you and the little ones will love. 

Mommy and Me Snacks: baked apple crisps, frozen Greek yogurt pops with agave nectar and Mommy's Trail Mix: whole-grain Cheerios, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds

PORTION CONRTOL - The Kid's Plate. Use a kid-sized plate to check your portion control. (Your meal should be 1/3 protein, 1/3 whole grain and 1/3 veggie.)

    Lose the Baby Weight Checklist

    Start your morning with protein and Omega 3s - you've all heard it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Don't skip breakfast - you're body will go into starvation mode and start saving the fat! Always get fueled up for the day ahead! 

    Three snacks a day - never let hunger build! - Veggies and Fruit are AWESOME snacks. 

    Maintain portion control for your dinner      

    Good luck! YOU CAN DO THIS!! 

    Friday, February 7, 2014

    Logan's Nursery Reveal

    I had so much fun doing Logan's nursery. It came together so nicely and lots easier than I anticipated. Of course Pinterest gave me SO much inspiration. 

    Happy February

    Happy February Friends! =] I took these little cuties last week. I swear I have 5,000 pictures of this girl. But who doesn't have a ton of pictures of their lovey!? I hope you're having a great day!

    Logan 3 Months

    SHAME ON ME! This is a month old! BUT I will be taking her 4 month photo this weekend! =] AND I FINALLY took photos of her nursery! I'll be posting that this weekend.

    Our ped. office doesn't do check ups every month, they do them every other month so I wasn't able to get her measurements. Boo! So we weighed her on the scale at home to get an estimated weight. =] 

    Age: 3 months 
    Height: ? 
    Weight: 14 lbs (ish)
    Head: I have no idea! 
    Milestones: Logan is sleeping in her own room! I was worried she wouldn't sleep through the night if she felt "alone" in her room, but she did great! She is actually sleeping much better. She giggles! Not the big belly laugh that I'm anxiously waiting for but giggles are the cutest thing! And she's rolling over intentionally now.   
    Sleep: Awesome little sleeper! She takes her last bottle around 7.30, I swaddle her up and lay her down. As soon as her little Cloud B sleepy lamb is on and she has her binky she's out in under 5 minutes. I was sooo worried about having this battle of her fighting bed time but I think she really enjoys it! 
    Best Moment: Snuggles! I come home and lay her on my chest and she usually falls asleep on me. =]
    Worst Moment: There really wasn't a bad thing we had to deal with this month. She's a really easy baby.
    Health: She is a happy healthy baby. 
    Eating: She's still a hungry, hungry hippo! She eats 4-5 ounces every 2-3 hours. She's completely on formula now and doing great!
    Teeth: No teeth yet! But drooling and putting EVERYTHING in her mouth. 

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    Skinny Snacks // Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Confession... I. Love. Cookies! But obviously eating cookies all the time won't allow me to be in shape. Why can't we have the best of both worlds? A yummy, chocolatey snack after lunch to satisfy your sweet tooth without completely ruining your healthy eating habits. DONE!

    Feel free to substitute your favorites in this recipe, just make sure your batter in no more than 1/8 protein powder or they will have a weird rubbery, bread-like texture.


    §  1 large egg
    §  1/2 cup of chocolate protein powder
    §  1/4 cup of oat flour (I make my oat flour at home by putting old-fashioned oats in the blender)
    §  1/2 tsp of baking soda
    §  1/4 cup of flaked coconut
    §  1/4 cup of almond milk
    §  10 ground almonds

    §  1/8 cup sugar-free dark chocolate chips


    1.      Preheat oven to 340 F
    2.      Mix together egg, protein powder, oat flour, baking soda, coconut,almond milk, and ground almonds.
    3.      Once dough is formed, stir in chocolate chips.
    4.      Using a spoon, divide mixture into 12 cookies and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.
    5.      Put in oven for 15-20 minutes.
    6.      Remove them from the oven as soon as they cook through. It's good if they're a bit soft in the center. Make sure you don't overcook them because they'll dry up and lose their charm if you do.

    ***To make lower-calorie and lower-fat cookies: use oats instead of flaked coconut and cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips.
    Nutrition Facts - Per cookie

    Calories 75.5
    Total Fat 4.8g
    Total Carbs 3.2g
    Protein 3.8g


    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    Logan 2 Months

    I can't even believe Logan has been here for 2 months already! Sometimes it feels just like yesterday she was born and sometimes it feels like she's been here for so long. But I'm loving every second of being her mommy. 

    So I'm still working on getting pictures of Logan's finished nursery, our birth story, post pregnancy workout plan and a ton of other things! Thanks for hanging in here with me - life could not be crazier - I get up for work at 4.30 - get into the office at 6 - get home from work by 5.30 - make dinner - laundry - shower - ect., ect, ect! They're all coming but not today! Lol =]

    Anywho! Logan had her 2-month appt on Monday and I couldn't make it!!! ='[ when I originally scheduled it I have no idea why u scheduled it RIGHT in the middle of the day... Needless to say I couldn't get away from work and I'm feeling SO guilty about it now because she got her shots. =[ Poor honey. Aside from the shots her appointment went great! We have a healthy sweet girl! 

    Age: 2 months
    Height: 23 1/2 inches! She's a tall girl already! 
    Weight: 12.8 pounds! 
    Head: I have no idea! I'll have to ask Troy. =|
    Milestones: Logan is smiling like crazy! She's swatting and grabbing her dangly toys on her playmat. She has found her voice and coos and squeals a lot. 
    Sleep: She is a decent sleeper. She goes to sleep at 9 and wakes up around 4. The ped told us she should start sleeping in her crib in her own room now! Ahhh I don't think I'm ready for that yet! We're starting this weekend. 
    Best Moment: I love when I come home from work, pick her up and she just snuggles on my chest. It's one of the best feelings knowing that they love you and need you b
    Worst Moment: When Presley pur Great Dane ran in the house over excited and accidentally hit Logan with her tail. =[ poor honey. 
    Health: She is a happy healthy baby. 
    Eating: Logan is an eater. She's currently eating half breast milk, half formula. Since going back to work my milk supply has drastically dropped. I'm pumping every 2 hours but still don't get enough to completely fill her up in one feeding. 
    Teeth: No teeth yet!