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Our Healthy Lifestyle Transformation Family Progress

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We are just about two months into this healthy lifestyle transformation. Boy is it a process, but anything good takes a little work right?! You can read about the full story of why we started this journey here, but in a nutshell, it was just flat out needed. I felt blah, I turned to fast food more often than I care to admit and was just overwhelmed with not taking better of myself. This of course overflowed onto my family and something had to be done. I didn’t want to start a fad diet just to revert or go half in, so I went ALL in. We are talking food, beauty, clothing and home products. I know you’re probably thinking that’s overkill, but initially I started with food and thought, “what’s the point of eating better if other things I use are yuck?!” So, here’s a little update of where we are at and a few favorites I’ve found so far along the way.

*I am not a doctor. Any life changes you feel in your heart after reading this should be discussed with your physician first or researched further on your own to ensure a best fit to your lifestyle. I am a nurse by trade and do have a general understanding of body mechanics and nutrition with heavy research done before notating anything additional I write.

Healthy Life Transformation Progress Black Beans Sweet Potato

healthy lifestyle foods, no diet

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Transforming Your Home Cleaning Products To Be All Natural With Mrs. Meyer’s

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As we’ve been working towards better health as a family, one thing that needed major work was our home products. I did a complete overhaul to all natural safe cleaning products with Mrs. Meyer’s for a price you won’t believe. It felt so good to toss the old laundry and cleaning items that just don’t fit the bill of kid-friendly things I want to have in my home. If you’re like me and have sticky little hands roaming around, a few loads of laundry to tackle each day or a stack of never ending dirty dishes, at least these products will take your mind off the safe-for-your-family aspect as you work through your to-do list (maybe–on a good day). While you’re working on said list, Grove Collaborative is working on getting your shipment right to you in an eco-friendly way.

Mrs Meyers Natural Cleaning Products Safe For Kids

Natural Cleaning Products Mrs Meyers Sponge Scrub Brush Laundry Dish Hand Soap

how to transform your cleaning products to all natural and safe for less

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The Perks of Taking Kids To Your Local Farmer’s Market

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Something big on our list right now is fruits and veggies. We’ve been on this journey to better health for over a month now and besides seeing myself feel better, the best part is seeing my kids enjoy it all too. This week we ventured to two local farmer’s markets in Tampa and they were like kids in a candy store, minus the candy of course. I’m finding that visiting a farmer’s market with kids has it’s perks besides the obvious nutrition side!

Farmer's Market With Kids Hand Holding Red Pepper Helping Pick Fruit and Veggies

perks of going to a local farmers market with kids:

kids love food.

It seems like they can never get enough to eat so you can’t go wrong taking them to a place solely full of food. I can’t promise there won’t be a bite in an apple before you make it to the check out counter, but given the nature of the relaxed environment, I’m sure the cashier will understand. continue reading

Organic Bath and Body Goods By Grown Alchemist

Beauty, Best Healthy Life, Fave Finds, Mom Life

Where to begin when there is so much I want to say. As we’ve embarked on this journey to remove a lot of items off our bathroom shelves that have one too many syllables that are hard to pronounce, I am loving what I’m learning. I’ve always been aware of the benefits of eating organic foods, but never gave much thought to bath and body products. It should make sense though that what you put in your body is equally important as what you put on it. There are no question marks with Grown Alchemist¬†organic botanical beauty products and I’ll share why.

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Mesmerized By Marvel Universe Live

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Boom! Kapow! Blast!…A few of the noises you may hear at Marvel Universe Live. Be prepared to be mesmerized by an incredible sight of some superheroes and their sidekicks you may be familiar with–Spider-man, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Groot. You’ve heard of those, right? I thought so! Without giving away any of the plot that you need to see for yourself, I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments. If you’re in Tampa, you can still catch a few shows this weekend or head to Feld Entertainment to find a show coming near you soon. Grab your little (or grown up) Avengers, assemble and rocket over to the fun.

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