Thinking Out LOUD #22: Christmas Eve.

Happy Christmas Eve folks! 
1048233_10102400078704900_5863583484291539654_oShe can hardly wait. ❤

The holidays are an exciting time, but they can get stressful. Be sure to take time for yourself and unwind. Making sure that you fuel yourself right too. It’s easy to forget about nutrition during these times. Donuts are usually on my mind, so I am glad to find an alternative to my vice. This one is a must try. 😉How could I forget about Samantha’s new sister/ Christmas gift? Meet our adopted child, Leia. Yes we watch Star Wars. #nerds 😀

Hope everyone enjoys the holidays! Nutritiously Sweet will be on break until January 4th! Stay tuned for some fun posts including more workouts, yoga poses, healthy living tips and more. Thanks Amanda for hosting thinking out LOUD Thursdays!

Question: Any special holiday plans?

We are off to my in-laws tonight, then we are hosting Christmas lunch. #foodcoma. 😉

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Work In Progress.

Life.

My life.

It’s a work in progress. As I think many of our lives are.

Things can change any day, any minute, and second! My life changed when I met Patrick almost three years ago. It also changed when Samantha was born on August 6th, 2015. Life will never be the same, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My body is a work in progress. Here is 6 weeks of progress; I am now 3 months postpartum on the left and 3 weeks postpartum on the right. I lost about four inches off my belly and five pounds. May not seem like a lot but baby steps are key to long term success.

Maybe a little coffee played a role. I use to get lattes all the time but now I down graded to iced coffee with soy milk. I still get my fix and my body [and wallet] thank me.I also don’t deprive myself. When I first began on my weight loss journey, I thought certain foods were off limits, but I soon realized, life is about an 80/20 balance; 80% on plan, 20% wiggle room. I like cookies in that room. 😀I fuel my body. Whether it’s through good food, extra vitamin/ iron supplements or Shakeology, my body is always getting the nutrition I need. After all I have a family that needs me to be healthy.I’ve slowed down. Not only because, hey being a parent and working is tiring but I am learning to enjoy every moment.

That means slowing down and spending time where it matters.And capturing those precious “first time” moments. I am linking up with Amanda this week for Thinking out LOUD Thursdays. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Question: What is YOUR current “work in progress?”

MIMM #43: Cookie, Drinks & In Between.

It’s the last week of October!

What have you been up to this month?

If you missed my post yesterday I shared some marvelous tunes that are currently on my playlists for spin and Tabata class. Check it out HERE! I got my November Citrus Lane box the other day and I have to say I am in love with all the products. How cute is this marvelous “lullaby to go?Samantha was pretty excited about it herself. It was perfect to hang in the car!I think she was also excited about her new boots too! I caved the other day and got me a pumpkin spice latte. I must say the new pumpkin sauce is “not-so-marvelous.” Sadly the artificial stuff was much better in my opinion.These marvelous oatmeal cookies from Whole Foods are going to be the death of me. #CookieMonster.Marvelous is restashing my Greenberry Shakeology goodness.If you want to know more about Shakeology, shoot me a message or check out THIS post for more info!Well that is a wrap for this Marvelous Monday post! Thanks Katie for hosting 😀

Thinking Out LOUD: Day of Eats!

I know my posts have been quite inconsistent but I am still getting the hang of Miss newborn. She is 10 weeks today, where did all the time go?

I think after three months that’s when things get better and more predictible. She is almost on a proper nap shedule, which is great!

I start out my day usually between 7-8am. She wakes up for her first feeding. Now, she does still wake up between 1-2 am.

We’ve gotten use to the broken sleep so I don’t wake up too tired anymore; most days ;-).Days vary with breakfast but I’ve been doing either oatmeal with frozen strawberries or grabbing one of these granola cookies with some natural peanut butter and grapes.Mid-morning snack tends to be a banana or an apple. We still have plenty of apples left from apple picking.Lunch? Turkey sandwich with swiss on whole grain bread. Sometimes I make it a Boca vegan veggie burger if I have the extra few minutes to microwave.Another coffee is in order at some point in the day. Sometimes in, sometimes out. Iced coffee and soy please! Mid-afternoon snack is Shakeology. Current mix of frozen strawberries, vanilla Shakeo and a pinch of vanilla almond milk.Dinner depends on how baby girl is behaving. From 6-8pm seems to be her “terror hours” so I try to cook before then if I can. It varies but we do pork chops, homemade pizza, pasta, wraps or breakfast if we are just too tired! Dessert? I tried out these the other night from my mom and boy are they delicious and deadly!That’s a wrap for today! I’m linking up with Amanda today for thinking out LOUD Thursdays. Thanks for hosting!Question: What’s your current favorite snack for munchin’?

MIMM #42: Breakfast Fun!

Happy Monday ya’ll. 😀

#BreafkastToGO #StrawberryShakeology.This past week was not the most fun, I was super sick but I at least I had good company. My mom and uncle came to visit on Saturday to get the little munchkin and early Christmas gift.

#ClassyLady #Peals. 🙂 My mom also brought me some marvelous Paleo Pumpkin muffins she made. They were actually pretty tasty.

Go give em’ a try!I had a emergency hunger/ craving kick in during one of my errands. I tried out this marvelous salted caramel brownie zone bar and it wasn’t too bad! I won’t get it on a regular basis but it was good too try out.

Workouts were pretty much non-existing this week but today I managed to pump out a marvelous Tabata session & a little PiYo core!And as I chat with you, I am refueling with a spinch & feta wrap with a marvelous iced coffee on the side. #StarbucksLover. 😀For posts this week, I will be sharing a day of eats and my current favorite workout songs for October.

I am linking up with Katie for Marvelous in My Monday. Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Question: What’s your favorite breakfast sandwich combo?

Thinking Out LOUD #20: Staying Active!

Yesterday was such a beautiful day.
Pat and I went for a lovely hike/ walk on Rock Rimmon in New Hampshire.The in-laws watched the [now two month old] munchkin. We relaxed and enjoyed the afternoon together.Had a picnic lunch at the top. Peace & bliss.We’ve been tying to get outdoors more before the winter hits and just trying to stay active!
I’ve been doing PIYO for the past few days and it’s kicking my butt.

I’m nine weeks post partum and starting to focus on getting my prebaby strength back. Want to join me in?

Shoot me an email for more details -> NutritiouslySweet@Gmail.com

I’m linking up with Amanda for thinking out LOUD Thursdays. What’s been on YOUR mind this week?

Friday Favorites #7: All Things Fall.

Can you believe it’s October already?#ApplePickinginEffect.#PumpkinEverywhere. #PumpkinSpiceandEverythingNice. 😀 I got my second Citrus Lane box this month. Samantha is loving the rattles, especially the egg shape; it’s her favorite!My current favorite pants to workout in are these bad boys from Walmart. Only six bucks, can’t go wrong!And post-work, my favorite is vegan chocolate Shakeology with a side of baby.If I’m feelin’ it, I’ll go a little tropical and do Strawberry.I’m linking up with Friday Favorites over at Life in Leggings. Have a great weekend everyone. 😀

Question: What are some of your favorite post-workout snacks/ meals?