Gettin Fit with Brit is BACK!!

Over the last year my Gettin Fit with Brit series kind of dwindle off…life got crazy and busy. Since January of this year I have received 1000’s {yes thousands} of emails, tweets, messages and texts asking me to “PLEASE bring back Gettin Fit with Brit”! To be honest the messages where quite humbling and touching! To know that I have given support to countless women around the world has overwhelmed me with emotion! After great struggle with my own weight and fitness I want all of you to know that Gettin Fit with Brit is BACK! Starting tomorrow I will be posting regularly!

Thank you to each and every one of you who sent me emails it means so much to me and has been the motivation that I needed! ❤

I have a bunch of new fun ideas and challenges I can’t wait to work on!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO see you tomorrow!

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Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle FINAL DAYS!!

**IMPORTANT**  the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Sale is being EXTENDED until 12:00 PM PDT, September 16th (tomorrow).

Due to server issues on 9/15 the sale is being extended!! HURRY and Order NOW!!!

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If you were still trying to decide on purchasing The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle now is the time to order! Remember the sale only goes until tomorrow Monday, September 15 ending at 9:59 PM EST. SO HURRY!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is the perfect addition to our family’s lifestyle! Below I did a spotlight on three topics that I’m really excited about

  • Fitness
  • Meal Budgeting and Planning
  • Alternative Health and Home Remedies

These are only three topics included in this fantastic bundle!!!

Remember there are only 30,000 bundles are available so don’t don’t wait too long to make your purchase and I promise you will not be disappointed!

Click here for more info or to buy now.

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Click here for more info or to buy now.

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 15.

But don’t wait until the last moment – there are only 30,000 bundles available and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Topic Spotlight:

WHAT YOU’LL SEE IN 42 DAYS TO FIT

Each week, you’ll see two challenges. One is a food challenge with (again) realistic dietary changes that focus on not only eliminating junk foods, but just as importantly, replacing those foods with healthier choices. The other challenge is an exercise plan that is custom-written by Real Fit Moms, specifically for mothers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN BELLY LOVIN’

In depth explanation about this disorder

Options to repairing your stomach muscles. (Did you know there is a non-surgical option for healing diastasis recti?)

Danielle N. Baethge will introduce you to some surgery helps: simple tips and real food recipes and naturalremedies that are renowned for wound healing.

She will also share tips for surgery while breastfeeding and surgery with small children.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND in Get up & GO!

Are you looking for fresh ideas to get your children up and moving? Do you have trouble fitting a workout into your own busy schedule? Are individual fitness routines tearing your family life apart? Then it sounds like you need a little GET UP & GO! As a mother of 12, author Jennifer Flanders has no choice but to stay physically active. Her husband and children provide her with plenty of reasons to GET UP & GO, and the family all works — and plays — together to keep fitness fun!

WHAT YOU’LL SEE IN 7 DAY REAL FOOD CHALLENGE!

Everyone who joins this challenge is making a pact to eat only real food for 7 days!

If you want to get really serious about this challenge and take full advantage of the support you can get from this group – this is for you. Making a big lifestyle change can be difficult on your own but with a huge group of people doing it along with you it is a lot easier – and a lot more fun!

WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM 22 DAYS TO A FRESH START

“It seems that as soon as the calendar turns December 26, our minds want to fast forward one week and forget that there’s still six days left of the year.  We being to think about the previous year… what was good, what wasn’t so good… and we contemplate some changes so that the next year has a little more “rights” and a little less “wrongs.”

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN HOW TO BECOME A BETTER HOME COOK

“When I first started cooking I had no idea where to start. I dug my heels in and from there built my knowledge to the comfortable level I’m at today. This book takes you through the steps I took to teach myself how to become a better home cook. By following these steps you can start your own journey into confidence and joy in the kitchen.” Lindsay Moe

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN MAKING ORGANIC FOOD AFFORDABLE

How to Create a budget that allows you to prioritize organic food costs without resorting to your credit card

Outlined what you can safely “cheat” on if you need to

Broken down the exact steps we’ve used to cut our budget in half (or more!)

The entire Making Organic Food Affordable process is laid out in a easy to use system.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN MEAL PLANNING MADE EASY

Getting healthy home-cooked meals on the table doesn’t have to be stressful, time-consuming or expensive. In fact, it can be quite the opposite! In Meal Planning Made Easy, you’ll learn an easy, step-by-step meal planning system that will help you better nourish your family with the awesome added benefits of saving time, money and stress! And you’ll also discover proven “Cook Once, Eat Twice or More” strategies that make getting a healthy meal on the table a snap!

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN MEALS ePLANNER

  • FAQS
  • Meal Planning & Dinnertime Preparation
  • Breakfast Planner
  • Lunch Planner
  • Dinner Planner
  • Favorite Brands

and SO SO SO much more!

  • Money Saving Mom’s Guide to Freezer Cooking by Crystal Paine @ Money Saving Mom®($2.99)

WHAT YOU’LL GET WITH THE RECIPE BINDER PRINTABLES

Title Page that says “Recipe Binder”
Recipe Index Page (to put in the front of your binder so you can easily find all your recipes)
Recipes To Try Page
Freezer Inventory Page
Pantry Inventory Page
Refrigerator Inventory Page
Notes Page
Weekly Menu Planner (with a Monday start)
Weekly Menu Planner (with a Sunday start)

and much more

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM CAN I GET A PICKLE WITHOUT YELLOW 5 PLEASE

Do you ever wonder about artificial food dyes?  Where did they come from?  What are they made of?  Are they really safe?

If that describes you, then you will love Can I Get A Pickle Without Yellow 5, Please?.

This book covers the history, research, and natural alternatives for synthetic food dyes.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM DIY NATURAL REMEDIES

How to create your own natural medicine cabinet

How to use essential oil remedies

Top herbs & essential oils to keep on hand at all times

25 simple recipes for natural remedies you can use on the whole family

How to make herbal bar soap

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM ESSENTIALS OF ESSENTIAL OILS

If you’ve felt lost or overwhelmed in the sea of information, this booklet is for you. Rather than providing still MORE detailed information about the uses of specific oils, this lays out the basics, enabling the reader to build a foundation of understanding on which to stack all the other information out there.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM PREPARATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Prevention

The Body’s Ability to Heal

Observation as a Healing Tool

 Antibiotics

Children’s Dosages

Fever as an Ally

and so much more!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM REPELLED

If you spend any time outside in the warm weather, you’ll want some kind of protection from mosquitoes. Repelled is designed to help you find safe methods of protection.

The 27-page eBook includes natural prevention techniques, as well as 7 different homemade repellent recipes.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THE ECZEMA CURE

Emily shares easy recipes anyone can prepare, including main dishes, sides, desserts and beverages. You’ll be amazed at the variety of delicious, nutrient-dense foods that will actually heal your eczema from the inside out…pizza, Mexican carnitas, sauerkraut, kombucha, ice cream, fudge and much, much more.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THE NOURISHED METABOLISM

Health starts with your metabolism. But if your diet and lifestyle don’t support your metabolic health, you’ll be left feeling tired, moody, and stressed–and wondering why all this “healthy” advice you’re following isn’t working for you!

Find out which hidden causes of stress are ruining your metabolic health, and learn how you can reduce or counteract these sources of stress.

Learn how digestionsleep, and exercise are all connected to your metabolism, and learn which smallchanges can make a big difference in your health.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THE POSTPARTUM HERBAL GUIDE

The Postpartum Herbal Guide is an introductory booklet to herbs for new mothers.
Topics include: how to make a herbal infusion, herbs for the postpartum time, traditional chinese postpartum bone broth recipe, herbs and breastfeeding and how to make your own sitz bath mix.  
Learn how to use herbs to support and strengthen your postpartum body and to heal minor ailments. Make your postpartum time a nourishing one. 

Click here for more info or to buy now.

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LIVEexercise.com Review and Membership GIVEAWAY!!!

NGNELast month I shared a little bit about LIVEexercise {you can check out that post here} Today I’m beyond excited to share more about LIVEexercise with you!!

I want to take a few minutes and answer some questions that you might have about LIVEexercise starting with…

What’s LIVEexercise?

First of all LIVEexercise is AWESOME. It’s a online community of trainers and workout partners! These men and women are completely dedicated to making healthy living accessible for EVERYONE regardless of fitness level, body types, ages or location. In addition they are also dedicated to making all of this affordable regardless of your income level!

LiveExercise’s personal trainers are absolutely the best in the world!

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The workouts are really LIVE which means no retakes or  make up artists. I love the raw realness of these trainers, they are like friends, no judgement, no disappointment, they are there to encourage, push and support you because they really care! All workouts are filmed and broadcast in real-time from the LIVEexercise studios in Boca Raton Florida.

What kind of workouts does LIVEexercise post? Whoa, there are a ton! Like I mentioned above, LIVEexercise is dedicated to making workouts for EVERYONE regardless of fitness level, because of this there are several different categories…take a look…

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Like I said WHOA!

Here is a quick look at one of my FAVE workouts so far! I love it! I love Heather! View a clip from Episode 488 HERE!

How do I use LIVEexercise? The 3000+  will be totally  useless if you know how to use them. That’s why LIVEexercise has a onboarding” process. This on boarding process will help guide you towards the workouts and programs that are best for you!

screeninstructionsThere are a series of questions to help you find the perfect fit for you, such as:

What Level are you? choose from:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What is your Goal? choose from:

  • Build Muscle
  • Lose Weight/Fat
  • Increased Mobility
  • Performance
  • Tone and Tighten

What will you use? choose from:

  • Bodyweight
  • Resistance Bands
  • Treadmill

After answering these easy questions you will get suggestions based on your answers! Fool proof!

What if I miss a LIVE workout? No worries! As soon as the “live” shows are finished they are available on demand for replay, you also can view all past workouts in the archives! How cool is that! NEVER miss a workout because you’re late!

Can LIVEexercise really help me meet my fitness goals? Yes! LIVEexercise is there to support and cheer you on! When you workout with trainers you watch them push and struggle, they are right there with you! There ‘s something about that that just makes you want to push on! If you are dedicated to your fitness and want to make a change you will be encouraged knowing that the trainer ALWAYS shows up to work out with you and you will want to do the same.

I’m really busy and don’t have a lot of time to workout, can I still use LIVEexercise? No problem! YES you can! There are full-length classes that last between 30 and 50 minutes but, some take as little as 10 minutes! They are awesome and intense!

What kind of Equipment with I need? When you view the the LIVEexercise workouts you will notice that they often require Resistance Bands. LIVEexcerise LOVES resistance bands because they are compact, cheap, durable, and super effective. Get an amazing set of Resistance Band from Bodylastics HERE! I recommend the Max Tension XT set! You can also pick some up at any local store {including Wal Mart & Target}

What’s the cost?

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“LIVEexercise was developed with one goal in mind, to produce follow along at home workouts that would rival or surpass the best workouts at the gym or anyplace else. We call them at home workouts, but you can really do them anywhere! Since you can stream these incredible routines via the internet, you can also do them on the road, at the park, in an airport, the choice is yours.”

Why do I personally LOVE LIVEexercise? There are two main reasons. The first reason is the “On Demand” option! I have three kids, I’m a homeschool mom, I’m a full-time blogger…I’m busy 24/7, but I cannot and will not forfeit my health {I’ve done that enough in the past and it left me tired, feeling bad about my body and overweight} The On Demand options ensure that I will NEVER miss a workout, because let’s face it things happen and change our plans all the time. I’m able to pull up my favorite workouts, or the next episode in my program whenever I want…it might be 5 am or midnight, but I’m doing it!

The second reason is the fact that I can do all these awesome workouts in the comfort of my own home! I have friends who absolutely love the gym, and that’s great, but that is NOT me! I have never enjoyed going to the gym {regardless of my weight} I know that I’m not the only one who doesn’t care for the gym. There are a number of reasons as to why so many women specifically do not like the gym, including insecurity. When you go to the gym and you are uncomfortable it can be difficult to get a good workout in because of how you feel. That is NOT the case with LIVEexercise! You are at home, which means you can do your workout whenever and wherever!

Are YOU ready to LIVEecercies?

Here are a few ways to get connected with LIVEexercise:

Sign Up!

Right NOW you can get 2 Weeks FREE – all access!

You can WIN IT

I have partnered with Robyn at LIVEexercise to Giveaway 3 Months FREE of LIVEexercise!!!! Click Below to Enter!

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Enter the LIVEexercise Giveaway!

*Giveaway will run from 8/10/14 – 8/18/14  A winner will be selected 8/18/14 – contacted via email friday 8/19/14 *U.S Residents

Special Thank You to Robyn and LIVEexercise for this FANTASTIC Giveaway and the wonderful graphics! 

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GAIAM Yoga Mat Review!

Hey there all my yogis! I’m so excited to introduce you to my new yoga mat from GAIAM! This is the beautiful Paisley Flower Print 3mm Mat!

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Sunrise Yoga!

I don’t know about you but I use my yoga mat for a whole lot more than just yoga, in fact I use my mat each time I work out! Because of this I am VERY hard on my mat. I use my yoga mat daily for weights, crunches, squats, lunges, planks, Pilates, Tabata, all my HIIT workouts…if it ‘s fitness or relaxation related, my mat is there. I workout for an average of two/three hours a day {excluding walking, hiking and running},I’m not only physically hard on my mats but…ummm….I sweat…A LOT, I know gross but it happens..but…

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IMG_3983Why do I love my GAIAM Paisley Yoga Mat?

From the moment it arrived I was absolutely in love! Not only is it absolutely gorgeous but I love the size and the weight of it {68-Inch x 24-Inch x 3mm}

All my pervious mat have been 5mm, because of this they are thick and bulky when they are rolled. Not so with my Paisley mat! Because it is a 3mm it rolls up very tightly, which I love! It is SO light. Don’t let the fact that it is 3mm deceive you into thinking that means it’s low quality or cheap, that is just NOT the case!  This mat is super sticky…which means it stays put on all surfaces

IMG_3966{it does slightly slide on carpet} because of its stickiness I can hold all my yoga poses without worrying about my mat slipping away! I personally prefer the 3mm to my thicker mats so when I wear this baby out I will for sure be replacing it with another GAIAM 3mm mat!

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Isn’t this beautiful!?

 

 

Common issues with yoga mats:

Cleaning: If you sweat  you will want to clean your mat after ever use {if your workouts are spread out over the day I would recommend cleaning it before your head to bed} If you are not a sweater you should still wipe it down every few days. This mat is superduper to clean, simply wipe it down with a warm soapy rag and let dry. This will help it stay ‘sticky/grippy’ and keep you healthy!

Slipping: If you are a Yogi you know what this means!  Ugh you know those times when you are trying to nail a pose and it feels like your mat is slipping out from under you. In my experience this happens when the mat is dirty {it can also happen if your mat in on carpet} I have had ZERO issue with my mat slipping on wood floors or smooth concrete floors, it’s VERY sticky/grippy. If you notice your mat isn’t sticking as well as it once was try cleaning it, depending on how long it has been you may have to do this a few more times to break through that dirty layer.

Peeling: I have heard a lot about mats or the printed image on the mat peeling {tearing, shredding…ect} I have never had this issue, with my GAIAM mat or any other mat. I would recommend rolling and storing your mat in a place out of direct sunlight since the sun can cause damage to surfaces. Like I mentioned above be sure to clean you mat regularly to pro long the life of it!

Out of the Wrapper Smell: GAIAM mats come rolled and shrink-wrapped. When you remove the shrink-wrap there is a potent rubbery smell {This is very common I have gone through this with every other yoga mat I’ve had – The smell is not a hazardous chemical smell.} The smell can be easily addressed by simply unrolling it and hanging it outside for a little while. {GAIAM recommends taking it out of the shrink-wrap and leaving it for three days to allow the smell to dissolve} I was really excited to use my mat…sooooo… My mat arrived in the early afternoon I unwrapped it and put it on our back deck and left it until evening when used it for the first time. It did still have that rubbery odor but it didn’t really bother me.  I would really recommend however, if you are sensitive to smells that you leave it for 3 to 5 days and each day using the smell will subside.

I would HIGHLY recommend the GAIAM Paisley Flower Print yoga mat {in any of their beautiful prints} to anyone who does anything that requires them to be on the floor even just your knees! This is a wonderful, durable, sticky and all around perfect mat!

You can check out more of the cool stuff that GAIAM has by clicking on the right sidebar image!

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Ready for a Challenge?

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I love thirty-day challenges. They’re perfect for anyone who’s busy and/or short on time!! Well, with today being August 1st it’s the perfect time to start a 30 day challenge…or two!

Over the past few weeks I have created a number of different printables in anticipation for the upcoming release of my “30 Day Challenge Fit and Healthy Pack” on September 1st! Although the Fit and Healthy Pack is not completed, I decided to share a few of the printables for ALL SUBSCRIBERS to enjoying for the month of August!!

Included in the 30 Day Challenge Sampler:

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  • 30 Day Squat Challenge
  • 30 Day Plank Challenge
  • 30 Day 10,000 Step Challenge

S30CSquat Challenge:

Challenge yourself by adding additional squats daily. You will feel fit and strong…not to mention your favorite jeans will fit better…or better yet, you’ll need a new pair!

P30CPlank Challenge:

Strengthen your core by starting with a 20 second plank and working up to a 4 minute plank! Increase your strength and stamina, and rock a strong toned core at the same time!

S1030C10,000 Step Challenge:

Challenge yourself daily by getting in more steps then you did the day before. Aim for 10,000 each day! {Challenge yourself but, it’s ok if you don’t hit 10,000 every day}

Print out all or just one! Use these printouts over and over by either laminating or putting in a clear page sleeves {hint: use a dry erase/wet erase markers to mark off completed days!}

SUBSCRIBE!

 

DOWNLOAD 30 Day Sampler HERE!

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