Memorial Day and That Long Lost Feeling of Confidence.

You know what’s awesome?! Actually being excited to put on a swimsuit, that’s awesome.

I’ve never been overweight, but I have been “skinny fat” and I’m telling you, that just may be worse.

I’ve been working my butt off and eating healthy for the past few weeks now

 and I am definitely seeing changes, and I am SO pumped about it.

Memorial Day was spent at my mother in laws!

We layed by the pool and soaked up the sun [and storm clouds] as long as we could.

I scored this hat at walmart and I may wear it every day from here on out…

I look awful in this picture and my hair looks orange, 

BUT I didn’t take many pictures that day so you gotta work with what ya got.

These 2 seriously kill me, my heart is so full.

and of course the typical “force your daughter to smile and cooperate” photo.

She loves being difficult.

It was really nice just to be able to be outside,

We’ve pretty much been stuck inside for weeks because the weather has been so bad.

Thank you Jesus for sunshine, even if it’s just a little!!

Hope all of you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and got to spend it with loved ones!

xoxo, Monica

Family Sunday Fun Day.

Crazy, crazy weather over here lately y’all!

Our Saturday was spent curled up inside watching netflix while it stormed.

Thankfully Sunday was a little better and we were able to get out of the house!

My parents, sister and brother in law came over for the day, and it was just what we needed.

Top: ShopMCE

Shorts: Zumiez [similar]

Converse: Nordstrom

It was somewhat of a late birthday celebration for me,
they all came over and then we went to Chuys for some yummy tex mex,

afterwords we came back to our house to relax and give Charley some lovin’
Y’all she is SO in love with Jonathan, it was hilarious…

Our food digested and we were ready to get out of the house again!
So we decided to head over to the outlet mall (Thank God) to check out some sales.
My first stop was of course Nike, I scored some super cute spandex and a soft tank!
We walked around for as long as we could until it closed at 7,
by then we were all exhausted and ready to lay back down!

I definitely didnt eat the healthiest this weekend BUT I’m not going to beat myself up about it.
I’ve been working my butt off and one or two days isn’t going to ruin my progress!
Here’s a little progress photo for those of you who aren’t following my fitness pages

Feeling super proud over here!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

xoxo, Monica


Real Talk:

I have a had a bloating problem since as long as I can remember. No matter what I ate, I would bloat and it would stay for hours. 

Didn’t matter if what I was eating was healthy or not, EVERYthing caused me to bloat. 

I was super skeptical about this 21 day fix thing…SUPER skeptical. I considered only buying the shakes, and I considered only buying the work outs…THANK GOD I ordered the challenge pack. 

I’m only on day 3 and have actually been eating more than I usually do in a day, and drinking my super shake every day…and I have not felt bloated once. My mind is blown. I had a hearty breakfast, and a good sized super shake for lunch and my stomach was still flat, and even had some definition. So I took a photo, because well… I was shocked. Every stomach photo I’ve ever taken has been in the morning before I ate, or right after a work out…

I’ve never been able to look at my stomach after a snack or meal and still see it flat, not since junior high at least! Super excited about the results I’m ALREADY seeing.

This was RIGHT after drinking my amazing super shake.

Never, ever, EVER has my stomach looked like this after consuming something.

The shake has DONE wonders for my digestion and regularity,

and the work outs…HOLY CRAP they are good!

I really can’t say enough good things…okay rant over.

Happy Hump Day!

Work Out Videos by Yours Truly.

As most of you know I now have a fitness instagram and Facebook page!

Make sure you follow along to get free recipes and work out videos! 

These stuffed peppers were SO dang good!! 

And full of protein and all things good for you! Who thinks I should post the recipe??

Always refueling my body with this amazing super shake after my work outs!

Small glimpse into todays upper body fix!

Facebook: Monica Kaase – Health & Fitness

Instagram: @MonicaKaaseFit

My Fitness Journey

Hey girlfriends!!

As you can see above I have added a “Health & Fitness” tab!

I am so so so excited to share my journey with y’all.

I’ve done tons and tons of different work out guides but there’s only ONE that I came back too.

Feel free to read all about it,

if you have any questions or comments I would LOVE to hear from you.

<3 <3 <3

Make sure you follow along:

Instagram: @MonicaKaaseFit
Facebook: Monica Kaase – Health & Fitness

xoxo, Monica