How to make Baby Shower Diaper Invitations!


Hi guys! Its been a while since I have written anything on here but I do promise to start blogging a bit more! This pregnancy has been keeping me quite busy. I am very excited to soon meet my baby! Which by the way ITS A GIRL!!! I am due June 20th, 2013! I cant wait I am ready to hit the gym and diet again! I have gained a great amount of weight but am confident I will lose it. With dedication and the discipline to stay focused anything is possible!

Anyway, I am here to share an amazing way to make your own

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EASY MONEY!!!

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all my easy money tricks with you guys! If you have friends and family that like making fast money then this app is a must! It’s not a get rich quick app but you can definitely make a quick tank of gas or grocery money! Hey anything helps! I love referring my friends because you get 5.00 instantly when they connect their debit or credit card and they too earn cash back from the companies with cash back offers! 


Use my link to join and try it out! 





Why is my new workout routine causing me to gain weight?

HELP!!!!!!
Let’s talk about weight gain when you are working out consistently and eating right! So, I recently started a new work out program. I must say it’s a pretty advanced program that has me sore after every session, For example, if the day is hamstrings and glútes you better believe I am sore within the next 48 hours! I must admit I like it! I like how I feel when I’m done with each vigorous workout, BUT what I don’t like is how my scale went up 7 pounds! Yes I know, we shouldn’t focus so much on the scale or a number that’s on it but my mind has always been set to look at a number… (pretty silly I know)! We should always focus on how we feel, how our clothes are fitting, and hell even the inches lost but I feel like a balloon! Now for women it’s different than men, we have all these girly things going on that makes our weight fluctuate often! That statement makes me cringe but it’s the truth! I know that for most of us who start a workout regimen and eat right it can get sooooo discouraging and make us want to give up but we can’t! I have been consistent for a while now and if I haven’t said it enough that spike on the scale really has me worked up to a certain point, but let’s also remember stress plays a factor in weight loss and must be minimized for our bodies to respond well. Now according to google the reason we gain weight when starting a new workout regimen is this simple, “A new exercise regimen puts stress on your muscle fibers. This causes small micro tears, also known as micro trauma, and some inflammation. … Your body responds to the micro tears and inflammation in two ways that cause temporary water weight gain.” I did some research and pretty much every source said the same thing a different way. I enjoyed reading this article on the Shape website https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/help-why-does-my-workout-cause-weight-gain check it out! Has this happened to you? Is this happening to you? What did or are you doing to cope with this temporary water weight gain? I’d love to read your feedback!
Let’s talk about
weight gain when you are working out consistently and eating right! So, I recently started a new work out program. I must say it’s a pretty advanced program that has me sore after every session, For example, if the day is hamstrings and glútes you better believe I am sore within the next 48 hours! I must admit I like it! I like how I feel when I’m done with each vigorous workout, BUT what I don’t like is how my scale went up 7 pounds! Yes I know, we shouldn’t focus so much on the scale or a number that’s on it but my mind has always been set to look at a number… (pretty silly I know)! We should always focus on how we feel, how our clothes are fitting, and hell even the inches lost but I feel like a balloon! Now for women it’s different than men, we have all these girly things going on that makes our weight fluctuate often! That statement makes me cringe but it’s the truth! I know that for most of us who start a workout regimen and eat right it can get sooooo discouraging and make us want to give up but we can’t! I have been consistent for a while now and if I haven’t said it enough that spike on the scale really has me worked up to a certain point, but let’s also remember stress plays a factor in weight loss and must be minimized for our bodies to respond well. Now according to google the reason we gain weight when starting a new workout regimen is this simple, “A new exercise regimen puts stress on your muscle fibers. This causes small micro tears, also known as micro trauma, and some inflammation. … Your body responds to the micro tears and inflammation in two ways that cause temporary water weight gain.” I did some research and pretty much every source said the same thing a different way. I enjoyed reading this article on the Shape website https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/help-why-does-my-workout-cause-weight-gain check it out! Has this happened to you? Is this happening to you? What did or are you doing to cope with this temporary water weight gain? I’d love to read your feedback!

Gym Playlist!

If you are a fitness freak like myself I’m almost sure you sit and shuffle your most favorite songs to get you through the workout! I mean of course sometimes I listen to motivational podcasts but I’m being honest here a go hard playlist can make the workout seem quicker and make you chase that pump a little harder. I am an Apple Music type of gal, although there’s nothing wrong with Spotify or Pandora my preference is definitely Apple Music. So I want to share

my most recent Play list with you guys! I wont type out all of the songs but I hope my screen shots work and can give your playlist a little twist. What kind of music gets you through your workout? Don’t be shy! Share your songs with me in the comments below!
 Let’s build an endless workout playlist for these killer workouts we do!

XoXo,

SAUCEY ALCOHOL DELIVERY…..Because you deserve it!

I am the type of person who will pay for convenience! If it makes life easier and less stressful I am that chick who will throw dollar dollar bills! Ive tried a few delivery apps and I am absolutely amazed with

SAUCEY!!! If you’re wondering what the hell Saucey is well let me explain as short and sweet as I can… It is an alcohol delivery app! Yep you got it! An app that delivers your favorite alcoholic beverages. Its a premium top notch company and I totally love the style of the company! Did I mention Channing Tatum partnered with Saucey for his new Vodka Born and Bred. Channing Tatum himself delivered to some lucky Saucey customers. You may have some questions but I’m going to explain the basics.

Of course you must be 21 and older to use the app as Saucey does scan and check to make sure you are of legal drinking age. 



How does Saucey work?

It’s sooooo easy to order with Saucey!

First, place an order from their app you can download it in your app store or Play Store!


Your courier will then prepare the order and deliver it to you within an hour! Most customers receive their order in about 30 minutes.

If an item is out of stock, they contact you directly with alternative recommendations.

Hours of Operation?

The most common hours are:


Mon-Thur: 12pm-11pm

Fri & Sat: 12pm-1am
Sun: 12pm-10pm



Next time you need an alcohol delivery straight to your door step use Saucey! You won’t be disappointed! Click HERE for $10.00 Off your first saucey order! 

Or just use my code : SAUCEDBYJAY21

Enjoy! 

Keto Friendly Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs

Since my transformation back in December, I must say I am super proud of how far I have come. I reached my goal weight by simply following a 1200 calorie diet and a lot of exercise. As my body got used to the same routine I took somewhat of a break and figured I should enjoy whats left of my summer and I have

gained a few pounds but hey thats the beauty of this lifestyle there is no destination. Its a constant change and I truly love it! Well now that my birthday is coming up in October I am ready to transform my body yet again and this time I’m doing it the low carb way. Ive tried many times these past couple of weeks to get it right but today I can say my mindset is where it needs to be to stick to this plan to see the change I want to see. As my sweet tooth attack happened I had to search for a craving killer. So a good friend of mine shared a recipe with me to try. Let me just say I am sooooooo thankful she did! I did make some modifications and I’m going to share the recipe I followed with the ingredients I used. I hope you can use this as a guide to keep you on track as well!

RECIPE:

1/2 Cup of Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
(I used 1/2 cup of powdered peanut butter )
(Less than 5 grams of sugar is important)
2 to 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of Splenda or Stevia 
(or sweeten to taste)
A dash of Vanilla extract (Optional)

1. In a large pan heat and melt your coconut oil and peanut butter.
2. Stir in your cocoa powder and splenda.
3. Once removed from the heat you may add your vanilla extract. 
4. Pour into silicone candy molds or even small cupcake holders.
Each mold or holder should hold one tablespoon of the mix.
Place in the freezer and until you have chocolate candy looking deliciousness.

You can eat one fat bomb when that sweet tooth craving starts or if you want to curb your appetite.

If you’re anything like me I like to keep track of everything on my LoseIt App. So my calculations for the nutrition facts for 1 piece comes out to 
80 calories
 1.5 grams of Protein 
1.8 Carbs 
9 grams of Fat

Also you should keep them zip locked air tight and in the fridge or freezer as they will melt being at room temperature.

Enjoy!

 

The Ultimate Vacation Packing List

It’s that time of year…..VACATION TIME!! This year we have opted to travel within the US and will be traveling to


Miami, Florida! Ahhh The last time I was in Miami was back in 2012 as a young wild and free hot thang haha. We truly had an amazing time and this time around it will be a vacation for my family and I. HEY that doesn’t mean I can’t bring sexy back right?!!! Ha ha ha let me stay on track here the point of this post is to be as helpful as possible and share my packing list with you guys! Packing is truly one of my favorite parts of traveling, but it can be somewhat stressful when you’re packing for more than just yourself! When packing for your trip think about or try to picture what you’ll be doing. For example, I see myself waking up in 80 degree weather doing a KICK ass HIIT workout and being a beach bunny until the sun goes down then maybe a nice dinner or something to dress up for and enjoy a night on the town at a kid friendly place. As I’ve gained experience traveling I must say traveling light is key! I try to choose pieces that mix and match and pretty much serve a double purpose.


Toiletries
1. Face Wash 
2. Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss
3. Soap/Body Wash
4. Shampoo/Conditioner
5. Razor/Shaving Cream
6.Sunscreen/Lip Balm with spf 15
7. Body Lotion
8. Tanning Lotion/Aloe Vera
9.Brush/Comb
10.Perfume
11. Hair Dryer/Flat Iron
12. Deodorant 
13.Makeup
14. Birth Control
15. Aspirin/ Pain relief medicine
16. Feminine Hygiene Products
17. Glasses/Contact lenses and Contact Solution
For those Beach/Pool Days
1. Flip Flops or Comfy Sandals (ones that you don’t mind getting wet or filled with sand)
2. Towel
3.Cover Up/Tunic
4. Shorts
5. Tank Tops
6. Beach Bag
7.Bikini
8. Sunglasses
9.Hair Ties
10. Portable Music player (if you’re into listening to music on the beach)

Day Clothing/Sight Seeing/Evening  
1. Underwear/Bras
2. Comfortable walking shoes/workout shoes
3. Workout Clothes/ Leggings and Workout Tanks
4. Shorts/Tank Tops
5. Rain Jacket
6. Dressy Sandals
7. High Heels
8.Sexy Dresses
9. Pajamas
10. Evening Purse

For the Kids
1. Shorts
2. Tank Tops/T-shirts
3. Comfortable Sandals and Shoes
4. Tablet or Ipad to keep them entertained as soon as they get bored from the non tech stuff you will be doing
5. Socks/Underwear/Under Shirts/ Pajamas
6. Tooth brush/Tooth paste ( The kid toothpaste that they like)
7. Brush (of course you can use yours that your already taking)
In your carry on bag you want to take of course chargers for your phone/camera/iPad/laptop if traveling with one. A coloring book or activity book for the plane is also a great way to keep your little one entertained. I like to read a book from my iPad or watch Netflix if the flight offers WIFI. I do plan on traveling with a stroller and booster seat for the car rental. Do not forget your important travel documents such as Itineraries, State ID/Driver License/Passport. If you can email yourself a copy of a photo of these just incase thats also a great idea. I always get to the airports super early so I can relax before boarding the plane and make sure my little one is comfy. Ive been traveling with her since she was an infant and she is used to the travel process but for first time parents it can seem a bit daunting. TRUST me its not so bad and once you get through this flight you will want to travel more with your little one. Also a lollipop is great for younger kids as the plane takes off so they are more distracted from the ear pressure. All in all this is my packing list and advice for traveling feel free to suggest any other tips that make your traveling easier!
            

Protein Pancake Recipe!

Protein Pancakes
If you’re  anything of a fitness freak/enthusiast or just someone who is always looking for new recipes to try I have

the perfect morning starter for you! The other morning I was thinking of something easy and healthy to make and had a craving for pancakes! I said to myself “OK, Im trying to eat healthy here.” I began to look up different recipes and made one to cater to my fitness needs/goals. Take a look and try this yummy recipe for yourself! You won’t regret it!

Ingredients:
2 scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Large Banana
1/8 tsp of Cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
1/4 tsp of Salt
2 Eggs

Add One Scoop of Protein to your egg whites

This is how it should look ones they are mixed together
Ingredients I used

Coconut oil to prevent pancakes from sticking!
Did you try this recipe? Let me know what you think!

Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser!

I had a bottle of this cleanser unopened in one of my vanity drawers. The packaging of the bottle is nice. I ran out of the face wash I normally use to clean my makeup brushes and had no choice but to open my Real Techniques Gel cleanser. I must say the smell was

amazing, I couldn’t believe how fresh and clean the scent was. When I poured a small amount on my real techniques brush cleaner tool the small amount went a long way. It worked exactly how I would expect a good cleanser to work, it made more than enough bubbles to make me feel good about the cleanliness of my brush. I didn’t have to overuse product and my brushes came out super clean! I definitely recommend this brush cleanser. Its affordable and won’t break the bank, and the smell is AMAZING! I am going to post a Vlog on this review to show you guys how awesome this cleanser is, I’l wash some brushes so you can see how clean they come out. This product is definitely a must have for all beauty lovers out there!

 

Best Pizza Ever Recipe

THANK the kitchen gods for Kitchen Aid Mixers!!!! I never thought of the endless possibilities I can use my kitchen aid mixer for! Today I woke up and decided to make pizza! Thats right HOME MADE pizza! Everything from scratch and now I
have come to share it with you! So first the things you need to purchase are:

1. Bread Flour 4 cups
2. Sugar 1 teaspoon
3.Dry Yeast 1 packet
4.Salt 1 teaspoon
5. Olive Oil 2 tablespoons and 2 Teaspoons

Start off by mixing your bread flour, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer or Kitchen Aid. While the mixer is on, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and let it mix until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time should be added. Brush the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently roll into a smooth, firm ball.

Then, grease a bowl with the other 2 teaspoons of olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit until it doubles in size for about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
After you have divided your dough you can roll and flatten to start making your pizza. Add Pizza sauce or whatever ingredients you want and bake!

Hello Fresh Review

HelloFresh is an international meal delivery company with a presence in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Canada. I ordered a family meal package and had it delivered Tuesday. At first I was


not to sure if I was going to like the food they sent but was eager to try it. My meal box arrived and I unwrapped it. The food was well packaged and I like how they put the two ice pack sheets in the box to make sure the meat didn’t go bad. I unboxed my package and put it away in my fridge. The next day I finally got up and prepared my first meal, which was mini meatloaves, red cabbage and sweet potato wedges. The recipes were super easy to follow and WOW the cook time was less than 35 minutes! I was amazed at how delicious everything came out. Hello Fresh sends you everything you need to make the meals from the produce and meat down to the seasoning. Take a look at my cooking photos:

I absolutely LOVE the idea of this company and will continue to order! Try it out and use my code for 40.00 off your first box! You cancel or skip weeks anytime and its all easily done through an app on your phone. Let me know what recipes you try or are your fave!

More photos of my second meal: