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Madison’s newborn pictures

Get ready for cute baby newborn pictures :)

I cannot believe how small Madison looks in these pictures. She sure has changed a lot already in just a few weeks!!

Yesterday we had our one month check up and Madison is doing amazing. She is 8lb 14oz and over 21 inches. She is growing fast! This makes me so happy as I have been concerned about if she was getting enough breast milk. And looks like she has!

Now onto the newborn photos. Madison was 10 days old when these pictures were taken. It feels like yesterday. I want to say thank you to Samantha with Two Little Monkeys Photography for the beautiful newborn photos. I love them all!

It was fascinating for me to see how newborn photos were taken! Once we arrived at the studio it took about 45 minutes to get Madison back to sleep for her photo session. It’s amazing what positions you can put newborns in. And Madison did fantastic! She never woke up the entire time. Well, except at the very end on the last photo of her. She woke up for a brief second so I quickly picked her up to get her back to sleep. And she ended up pooping on me. But that’s okay. I was happy to get her calm again so we could get the picture :)  She did such a great job, I am one proud mom! 

I picked a few of the final pictures to share with you!

Newborn photography of 10 day old baby girl


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Pumpkin protein bars with creamy coconut frosting

Gluten-free dairy-free pumpkin protein bars with a rich creamy no sugar coconut frosting.


Yesterday I was able to film a new purely fit life club workout. It was only 10 minutes as that seems to be all the time I have time to workout these days. And I am still taking it real easy for my skin to continue to heal.  Lori was going to film her second post partum workout but we forgot the diaper bag at Lori’s house and Madison started fussing from her dirty diaper. So we quickly left after I filmed and got Madison all settled.

We knew our workout schedule would be different now with Madison. Honestly not sure how it will all play out. But I am sure we will figure out a way.

Now let’s talk pumpkin bars!

Gluten-free pumpkin protein bars with dairy-free stevia sweetened creamy coconut frosting

Come join us in our kitchen to make pumpkin bars!

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Spooky Halloween Workout Purely Training 84

A short and sweet Halloween 12 minute bodyweight workout.


Hey beautiful purely fit friend!

Happy early Halloween!

We all like to enjoy some chocolate and candy on Halloween right? We believe in balance and FUN over here…you know eating good most of the time with a few treats and moving the body a little everyday.

Do this workout before you head out the door to get your candy :)

I am wearing a glow in the dark tank from Raw Threads. They have a huge selection of cute workout clothes that GLOW! 

Full body 12 minute home workout you can do to burn calories using just your bodyweight

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{One Month} Madison & Post Partum video

I can’t believe it’s been one month since I gave birth to Madison! It almost feels like yesterday that I was 39 weeks pregnant. Where has the time gone?!

My body certainly has gone through some major changes. Some things I was expecting and other things not so much.


People weren’t kidding when they said get some sleep before baby arrives! I have been a walking zombie the past 4 weeks. I admit the first 2 weeks were hard. I felt like I was in survival mode the whole month.

But now I feel I am getting better at my new role as a mom.

Click to watch video on youtube.

Losing my baby weight or getting back into my daily home workouts hasn’t been that important to me, my focus has been on caring and taking care of Madison. But I do admit I do want to get back to my pre-pregnancy fitness level in the next few months. I plan to share my experience here and in our purely fit life club to help hold me accountable and for extra motivation.


 One month post partum – body after baby progress

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weekly sparks


Highlights from our week:


Best part of waking up is getting to see this little one.


Plantain pancakes!!!!


Beet romaine juice.

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Life lately plus sugar-free pumpkin fudge video

In today’s vlog we share part of our day – walking with Madison and our lunch. Plus we need your feedback in regards to doing our videos together on one channel vs our own.

And due to request on instagram and facebook,  Michelle shows how she made a sugar-free pumpkin pie fudge.


The recipe is based upon our easy pumpkin pie fudge recipe. Michelle omitted the spices due to her food allergies. See more about Michelle’s diet to heal eczema.

Thanks for watching and for the support.


All of her hats are way to big.

As we mentioned in the video we have a lot more we want to share :

Lori’s post partum and getting her body back and her life as a new mom

Michelle’s journey to heal her eczema and everything she has been learning about skin and autoimmune

Together sharing how we do things — how we run a business (we are thinking of starting a mini series here sharing how we do it all, would you be interested?)

We want to hear from you!

Leave us a comment letting us know what you would like to see from us?

Do you like that we do our vlogs on our pure2rawtwins youtube channel together yet as separate videos?

Or would you like it better if we had separate channels?

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How to make easy 4 ingredient nutella cookies

How to make the easiest nutella cookies without any grains, gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy!


We did it. Yesterday, we ventured out of Lori’s neighborhood and went for a 45 minute walk at a local park. The weather was perfect so we were happy we got out of the house to enjoy it. Lori was finally ready ;) We were able to load the stroller into the car and unload it with no problems. Although the diaper bag did not fit underneath, so we grabbed what we needed and stuffed it in Lori’s purse. Luckily Madison did not need any diapering changing while on the walk. We look forward to venturing out more.

Now it’s time for more cookies! You will love this recipe. 

Healthy 4 ingredient paleo friendly grain-free gluten-free egg-free soy-free and dairy-free nutella cookies made in 10 minutes.

Come and bake chocolate cookies with us!

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Single serving 4 ingredient apple pie pancake recipe

A simple recipe for apple pie pancakes that serves 1 for a quick healthy breakfast.


As you can see the new trend that has been happening over here at purelytwins. Our blog posts have been getting up later and later each day as we tend to SLEEP in now as this is the only time we get some zzzz. :) We have learned to let go of putting the pressure on ourselves to get our blog post up before 9 am. One thing we have learned from others about blogging is to keep a regular schedule, well we have had to adjust our blogging schedule to be more flexible. To  be honest we were not sure what was going to happen with the blog once Madison was here. And we still don’t. We are taking it day by day, and you are along for the journey! We are just grateful to be able to get a new post up for you to enjoy. Thank you for being understanding and patient with us.

Today’s recipe is one that Lori was able to enjoy as when we made it a few weeks ago Michelle was not eating eggs and recently not eating any spices.

Gluten-free grain-free 4 ingredient single serving apple pie pancake recipe

Are you ready to make some pancakes?

Come join us in our kitchen.

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If you liked and enjoyed this video, it would mean so much to us if you shared it! Thank you!


A healthy yummy breakfast made in under 5 minutes from just a few ingredients.

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How to cloth diaper a 3 week old newborn

I can’t believe it has been just over 3 weeks since Madison came into our life!!

You were right when telling me that time will fly by and that things will get better. Because slowly things are getting better around here.

Madison still has her nights and days mixed up, but there have been a few nights where she sleeps. Those nights are amazing.  It’s funny what I think with a crying newborn at 2am. I catch myself googling why my newborn is crying. What can I do help her. I then catch myself comparing what I am doing to what others are doing. I am trying to cut back on reading things on the internet and just listen to my motherly instincts. And focus on what Madison needs because each baby is different! One thing Michelle and I always mention here on the blog about health and fitness – one thing might work for you but might not work for someone as we are all different. We all have to find what works for purely us! And life with a newborn is no different. I have to figure out what works for Madison and me.


I am loving cloth diapers! I can’t get over how much I am really enjoying it.

How to cloth diaper a 3 week old newborn.

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20 home workouts to help lose fat in under 30 minutes a day

20 fat burning home workouts that you can do in under 30 minutes a day.20-fat-burning-home-workouts-under-30-minutes-a-day-purelytwins

It’s a common myth that to get fit you need a gym membership. Or that you have to work out for hours to get lean and strong.

There are many ways to burn fat, but total body strength training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) are best for burning off body fat quickly.

Your workouts need to consist of exercises that engage multiple large muscle groups. Use this concept when creating your routines and they become dynamic, fat burning workouts.

We weren’t able to film a new purely training workout last week. We apologize we will have a new one next Monday. Below you will find our favorite examples of our fat burning workout videos.

Whether you are in a workout rut or looking for some new workouts? We’ve got you covered :)

20 total-body home workout routines that combine the right mix of cardio training and strength-building exercises that will help burn fat while building muscle.

16 minute interval cardio workout

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