It’s finally Friday, and it was SUPPOSED to be a very exciting Friday for me, because I thought we were going to get to see our baby boy…BUT unfortunately we had to reschedule the appointment for next week…whomp. But that’s okay, better late than never!
{So instead of doing my normal “bumpdate” on Wednesday I’m going to have it up for y’all after our appointment Thursday!}

As promised, today’s post is all about maternity activewear.
I’m going to link a bunch of cute options for y’all, and if you happen to click on something and notice that it isn’t maternity, that’s because I actually own it and have worn it while pregnant so I’m sure you’ll be able too as well!

As far as support goes, Blanqi is my absolute favorite brand. I have a pair of their maternity support leggings (wearing them in the photo above), as well as one of their maternity support tanks and if I’m planning on jogging or doing any kind of up and down activity where my belly REALLY needs support I always go to these items!

For trendier activewear at a good price – I go to ShopPinkBlush,
They have a wide variety of maternity activewear and it’s all reasonably priced!

Okay, here are some cute items I found that I think y’all may like as well!
See something you like? Just click the image and it’ll take you directly to the site where you can purchase it!

Hope everyone has the best weekend!

I had full intentions on doing a fun fitness post for y’all today.
But I’m all about being real here on this blog of mine,
so that’s JUST what i’m going to do, let the realness come out!

It has been HARD to work out consistently during this pregnancy y’all,
Now that i’m in my second trimester I definitely have some energy back.
But for some reason working out just isn’t where my focus is at.
{probably because all I want to do is buy a million baby outfits & decorate a nursery}
Now don’t get me wrong, I do get a small work out in every now and then.
But it just hasn’t been as consistent as I would like it to be.
And I would definitely feel guilty if I sat here and wrote up a post about
these amazing maternity support leggings and told you how great they are for working out,
when in reality I’ve been wearing them to eat Mac & Cheese and an entire tube of crescent rolls
all while laying on my couch.
Which in all honesty, that feels like a work out in itself because I somehow seem to
get out of breath while eating these days.
{it’s really not a pretty sight}

BUT I’ve brought you all here today to say that I am going to get my life together.
I went to Target yesterday…and made the BIG mistake of going into their dressing rooms.
Good God it was NOT a pretty sight.
Now if you’ve never been into a Target dressing room, they literally have mirrors on
every single wall, that will show you every single angle of your body.
And it is NOT good.
I remember when I was in shape and in college and STILL not liking to go in there….
Needless to say, yes Target mirrors just SUCK.
But, it was an eye opening experience for me….

Kyle’s brother and his fiancé moved like not even 5 minutes away from us
a couple months ago,
so I was all like “hell ya, a workout partner!!”
Her and I went and got a gym membership at a cutie little gym in the neighborhood
like over a month ago…
Literally haven’t gone back since.
I’m just so not a gym person at all…
The whole…people looking at me…me not knowing how machines work…me walking around aimlessly…people grunting in the corner and making me uncomfortable…
It’s just not for me okay!!!

So a lightbulb went off in my head…
This same exact thing happened to me years ago and I came across the best
at home work out program ever and it literally transformed my body and my health.
I’m pregnant, and growing, so i’m not exactly looking for a transformation BUT
I’m definitely going to go back to those videos that I used to do every single day.
I’ll just modify the moves so they work for me and the little babe.

I’ll let y’all know how it goes!
pray for me, cross your fingers, do whatever you do…
I gotta get some lift to this ass of mine STAT.

Alright enough rambling for today.
Happy Monday!

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!


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!


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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.

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xoxo, Monica