Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: I don't sweat, I sparkle-Healthy Lifestyle Series Part 3 and LINKUP
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I don't sweat, I sparkle-Healthy Lifestyle Series Part 3 and LINKUP

4:00 AM


Top:  TJ Maxx (none online, similar here, here, and here) // Pants:  TJ Maxx  (none online, fun/similar here and here) // Sneakers:  Nike (Sports Authority similar here and here)

Ok, so in that second picture I was caught playing on my phone while I thought my lovely boyfriend was setting up the camera.  Tomorrow’s installment of this Healthy Lifestyle series will have a lot of information from why I started this weight loss, how much I’ve lost, etc.  For today’s post I want to talk about some workouts that I’ve been doing and what my favorite recipes are so far
Ok, I will say that the half hour workouts with 21 day fix are pretty difficult at times.  The cardio ones are my most hated and my favorite ones are probably the Yoga, Pilates, and 10 minute fix to flat abs.  There’s also the upper and lower body fix as well.  The great thing about these workouts is they target multiple muscle groups so instead of doing multiple workouts you just do one that has different components involved.  The 10 minute ab video is intense.  It’s seriously just 10 full minutes of different ab exercises.  I definitely underestimated this workout in the beginning.  Then, my favorite workout is kickboxing.  I went back to kickboxing.  I only go twice a week but I’m telling you it’s HARD.  They really aren’t lying when they say you can burn 1200 calories in one session because according to my fitness tracker I’m burning either that amount or a little bit less. 

There are so many good recipes that I found in the Fixate Cookbook.  The author is the founder of the 21 Day Fix and she has some delicious recipes.  So far my favorite have been the pizza, zucchini chips, and homemade tomatoe sauce.  The pizza is actually made on a wheat tortilla so you have carbs, but they are healthier carbs.  The zucchini chips are so easy to make, and the homemade tomatoe sauce is delicious.  Even though it’s the healthier version it’s super delicious.  If anyone wants a tutorial on any of those recipes please let me know because I would be more than happy to show you how they are made. 

I’ll get into the 21 day fix program a little more tomorrow but as of Sunday I was officially able to change my portion size.  I am so excited about this because the containers may look small but their size is definitely underestimated.  The portions were a lot but I had to eat all of them.  I’ve never been a huge veggie lover so that was my challenge was getting enough veggies.

Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post, there’s a video of me opening up about weight loss, weight gain, and what led me to both.  Also, a before and after picture (so far) that’s really hard for me to post so please be kind!

Moving on to the top 3 from last week's linkup and the actual link up!  

Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up


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  1. I may need to try this 21 day fix...I am so unhappy right now with my body. Ugh. But your tee is super cute!


  2. I can’t wait for you to see what I’m wearing this week at the blog – come check it out and lemme know what you think!

    Happy Wednesday!


  3. Love those fun workout pants.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  4. I am just finishing up my first 21 day fix! 3 more days! I'm excited to see what you have to say and your results! Mr. thought it would be more exciting to weigh before we started and then again 3 weeks later, so I have no idea where I am on the chart, but I definitely feel a difference! You are looking great and so happy you are doing it in a healthy way! You go!

  5. You inspire and motivate me Monica! Sounds like some intense workouts, but what a cute top.
    Rachel xo

  6. Love these leggings! Thanks so much for the link up!

  7. What a cute tank, and I love the 21 Day Fix Program! I also make most of my meals from the Fixate cookbook, I'm obsessed!

  8. Sounds like a great plan. I am working on swimming more and lifting light weights. Love your workout outfit too!
    jess xx

  9. Your work out style is on fire girlie!! Thanks for the feature and hosting and would love for you to stop by my Wednesday Inspo linkup sometime.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  10. I love your hair! And your sunnies are awesome! It's great your getting healthy!


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