Lizards Deal of the Week!! {ends Nov. 3rd}


If you have spent any time on my blog then you know my ‘she’ twin is a competitive gymnast…and…we LOVE Lizatards Leotards!
To Celebrate the Holiday season Lizatard is
 having some AWESOME weekly sales and offers!

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I cannot wait to share them all with you!
Today I’m sharing the very first deal and guys, it’s a good one!
Buy any Lizatards leotard that has mesh and get the stretch capris 50% off.
The Lizatards mesh back leos are GORGEOUS! Just gave a look at these beauties!
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Gabbi LOVES these capris and wears them all the time! There have been so many compliments on them, even a few teams we know have gotten them for there meet sweatsuit!!!
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Capris are pictured above with the Lizatards Gymnast Stretch Space Dye Hoodie Jacket 

Remember this deal ends November 3rd

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Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan

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When Preach to Yourself: When Your Inner Critic Comes Calling, Talk Back with Truth by Hayley Morgan arrived I was so excited! I absolutely love her!

bpy1Preach to Yourself is written in a way that makes you feel like you are just sitting and chatting with your bestie! I cannot tell you how many times I laughed out loud and thought “oh my gosh me too!” I love Hayley’s writing style so much, she writes with so much encouragement along with truth, vulnerability and a refreshing amount of honesty!

Over the years I have heard so many say “oh _____ book totally impacted my life” honestly I rarely felt the same way until now. Literally from the first chapter I was changing the way I live. bpy2Within the pages of this book Hayley shares her real life experiences with humility, making it extremely easy for you to identify with her and feel comfortable! In addition there is bible scripture throughout the book adding a whole level of comfort, hope and love. Preach to Yourself is real, practical, honest and so authentic that you will want to get a copy for everyone you know…seriously!

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Break the cycle of doubting yourself, take God at His word, and talk back with truth – a new message of freedom from bestselling coauthor of Wild and Free Hayley Morgan.

We know Christ came to speak life, but then how come our inner critic keeps showing up and stealing the mic? If we’re honest, she’s a harsh one, saying things we’d never dream of saying to others: You’ll never measure up, you’ll fail again tomorrow, you just can’t get it right. 

It has been said that the eighteen inches from head to heart is the soul’s longest journey. Our head knows the good news is true, but our heart struggles to believe it, and it is in this gap that we battle to believe the promises of God.

Hayley Morgan, coauthor of bestselling book Wild and Free, has wrestled with this tension her whole life. In Preach to Yourself, she tackles it head-on to discover how we can renew our minds to renew our lives. For every woman who struggles with repetitive, negative self-talk, this book will show you how to identify the toxic loops where you get stuck and replace them with the truth of God we can believe with our whole selves.

This is not a “try harder” reprimand, it’s a “believe better” invitation: to take God at His word when He tells you who you are. Come along and learn a simple practice to break free from the lies holding you back, and step forward into the fullness of life God has planned.

  • ISBN-10: 9780310345770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310345770

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Favorite Arm Workouts {from Pinterest}

Happy Good Morning friends! Who’s ready for a workout?! If you’re like me and like to scroll through Pinterests fitness boards, then you know there are a TON of workouts for every fitness level and every fitness interest!

Here are a few of my favorite arm workouts! I always seem to go back to these or try to pin over and over 🙂

Always remember:

  • Push your body, but know your boundaries make sure all workouts are being done safely.
  • Increase or decrease the weight based on you fitness level
  • Increase or decrease reps to fit your fitness level

This workout is my absolute favorite arm workout, its super quick but you will feel the BURN! Pop in some earbuds and play your favorite mix and you’re good to go!

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This is a great video workout!

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Click here for the awesome video workout!

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Love this one during commercial breaks 🙂

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This is a great workout if you have a little bit more time to devote!

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One of my favorite things about arm workouts is that you can do them any where at any time {unless we’re talking power lifting…but thats an entirely different thing!!} Seriously though, you can get a good workout in during your favorite tv show. Happy workout!

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Glute Activation Workout {with resistance bands}

Happy Good Morning! Who’s ready for some workout gear talk? Victorem mini loop resistance bands are my most recent obsession!
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These small but mighty little bad girls have a ton of different uses but one thing that I love to use them for is glute activation {basically warming up those butt muscles so you get the best workout and get that booty pop we all want!}
Quick Glute Activation Workout:
Place mini resistance band around your calves or right above your knees. I like to use the medium or heavy. Lets be real this workout BURNS and you don’t have to use resistance if you don’t want to.
25 Donkey Kicks {per leg}
  • Start on hands and knees
  • Flex right foot and press it up towards the ceiling or sky.
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

25 Fire Hydrants {per leg}

  • Start on hands and knees
  • Raise your right thigh out to the side, keeping the hips still.
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower your thigh with out touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

25 Leg Extension {per leg}

  • Start on hands and knees
  • Flex right foot and press out straight behind you at hip level.
  • Pulse leg towards the ceiling or sky
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

You should will be BURNING by the end of this workout. I SWEAR I see after only a week!

In my opinion this is a great workout on its own, it doesn’t have to be a pre workout. You could easily to 2-3 more sets and a have ridiculous amount of muscle burn…you know that hurts so good burn…my fave!

I love doing these workouts in the morning, it gives a wonderful boost to the start of the day!

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“Jump” Start your Cardio with TKO Sports

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Happy Good Morning! Who’s ready for some workout gear talk? When I was a kid I LOVED to jump rope at recess. There was just something so fun about it and as a kid I never seemed to get tired! Somewhere over time I guess I thought too old for it. Then about a year ago my twins each got a jump rope as a prize from a carnival type game. They were so excited and I have to admit I was too. They of course asked mommy to show them how it done….Oh my gosh I REMEMBERED jumping rope is SO MUCH FUN! Why did I stop having jump rope fun!?! Whoa rabbit trail…the point is I was beyond thrilled about getting a new adult sized jump EEKKK!

About TKO Sports “At TKO Sports Group USA Limited, we are committed to building a company that inspires the design of innovative products in the promotion of wellness and healthy living. Whatever It Takes is not just a tag line, it’s our lifestyle.”

I love my TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope in Plum + Cherry {my absolute favorite color combo!!!}

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When my TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope arrived I was SO excited and I’ve got to tell you it does NOT disappoint!  This rope is AWESOME and was specifically built for speed making it be a fantastic and fun way get my cardio in.

This jump rope is extremely light and the grips are super comfortable and easy to grip. I did have a little bit of a learning curve while holding the rope…so I haven’t really used a jump rope from the century, did you no long have grip the handles as tight a physically possible?! {gotta love those 80’s PE jump ropes 😉 } I quickly realized keeping my grip light made easier and way more fun!

I have had so much fun with this I started searching for jump rope workouts on pinterest! Here is the one I have so far liked the best because you can do which ever jumping style you prefer! I HIGHLY recommend having a bottle of water or two around during this workout!

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I think I will be creating one in the near future!

So let me ask you, do you remember ways to jump rope?

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There are so many fun ways to use a jump rope like…

  • Basic Jump
  • Reverse Jump
  • Criss-Cross
  • One-Foot Jumps
  • Double unders
  • Agility drills

Something I really love about having a jump rope in my daily fitness routine is the ability to be creative…if you can think of it you can do it!

Why use a jump rope?

  • It’s portable! A jump rope can be taken and used pretty much any where. I like to take mine with me and jump rope while by boys are in tae kwon do!
  • In just 15 minutes you can burn 170 calories! WHAT?!!? yes!
  • Perfect for cardio and HIIT {High intensity interval training} at home. I actually love using my jump rope during the commercial brakes of my favorite shows!
  • You can get in some awesome family time…well at least we did by having fun jump rope challenges!
  • Helps with build stamina…seriously. The first time I used my jump rope I felt exhausted after just a few minutes, but with in just days I was able to easily jump rope for 15 minutes!
  • It’s probably the most inexpensive piece of exercise equipment you will find.

Perks of the TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope

  • Lightweight
  • 9 feet smooth PVC rope
  • Non-Slip Soft Grip Handle
  • Smooth Swivel Design for Agility Training
  • Fun colors to choose from

If you have read this and are thinking about going out and getting a jump rope so you can have as much fun as me I highly recommend giving this one a try!

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10 Day Ab Challenge {with printable}

Happy Good Morning! Who’s ready for a Ab challenge?
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DOWNLOAD 10 Day Ab Challenge

Wanna do more than 10 days? Just increase moves by 5 reps until you reach your desired challenge!

How to do the moves:
Reverse Crunches
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  1. Lie flat on your back with legs extended and palms on the floor beside you.
  2. Keep feet together drawing knees towards chest until cabs are parallel to the floor.
  3. Curl hips up off the floor and bring knees to the chest. Continue until knees touch the chest.
  4. Hold for one count and return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat.
Russian Twists
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  1. Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat.
  2. Hold dumbbell or press hands together at your chest.
  3. Live your shoulders off the floor as if doing a crunch while also raising your heels off the ground.
  4. While holding this position, tighten abs and rotate to the left hold then rotate to the right (this is one rep) return to start.
  5. Hold. Repeat.
Heel Touches
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  1. Lie on your back with the knees bent and feet flat. Place feet a little wider than shoulder width apart.
  2. Extend arms to sides of body, palms facing in.
  3. Crunch torso towards the right until you can touch your right heel with your right hand. Exhale, hold for one count. Return to start and repeat on the left side.
  4. Repeat.
Plank
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  1. Life face down and support upper body with your forearms. Bend elbows to a 90° angle.
  2. Extend legs behind you resting your toes on the floor.
  3. Keep your body straight and tighten your abs and obliques.
  4. Hold.
Bicycle Crunches
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  1. Lie flat on the floor with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  2. Fingers laced behind your head and curl up your torso bringing your shoulders off the floor.
  3. With bent knees lift feet off the floor until they are parallel with the floor.
  4. Alternate legs in a peddling motion like riding a bicycle, bringing elbow to opposite knee by crunching to the side.
  5. After each crunch return to the starting position and alternate without pausing.

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NIV Journal The Word Bible For Women

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First of all let me just say before we jump in that this is one of my MOST favorite bibles I’ve ever had the privilege of featuring! Not only is it lovely but I love what’s on the inside…but we will cover that in a sec. Let me ask you a few questions: Are you a Christian woman? Do you love taking notes? Do you love to write in the margins of your bible? If so keep reading because you are going to love this!

I’m so excited to share this brand new and gorgeous NIV Journal The Word Bible For Women , this bible is filled with 500 journaling prompts! b7These aren’t your regular run of the mill prompts they are created in a way to help you dig deeper and reflect on the Word to help instill a deeper connection with the Lord! Awesome huh?!

Before we get more into the “journaling” part of this bible let’s talk a little about how pretty it is! It is a beautiful navy fabric with a stunning floral design but my favorite part about it is the cover reads “My Soul Finds Rest In God” intertwined in the lovely gold and red flowers! Please not the outer packaging looks as if the flowers are a coral/pink but on the actual bible they are a gorgeous deep red.

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A look inside reveals extra wide margins so you can easily write in them and the beautiful floral motif is carried throughout the pages of the Bible and the journaling prompts.

b5I have a couple other journaling bibles and this is the first one (I have) that has journal prompts and Omgosh I LOVE it! As mentioned about these prompts are designed to dig deeper and reflect more on the passage(s) you are reading!

Extra bonus: These journaling prompts would also be perfect in a small group or studying with a friend. I have let bible studies for years and these prompts would be prefect to start a small group discussion (kind of a ice breaker)

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In addition to the floral design, large margins and journal prompts the Bible also includes the a gold presentation page for personalizing prefect gift giving and a satin ribbon marker that we’ve all come to expect in our bibles. There is also an index of journaling prompts by subject.

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b9This NIV Journal The Word Bible For Women features the exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print®! What does that mean? It’s basically the size of the print. (9.9-point print size)

Finally this Bible is that it’s part of the extensive Journal The Word Bible family. If you have a young lady in your life I would definitely recommend looking into the companion NIV Journal The Word Bible For Teen Girls. It looks fabulous but my little lady is still a bit too young for it.

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