purelytwins http://purelytwins.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:34:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 first trimester favorites and {pregnancy} week 16 http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/15/first-trimester-favorites-first-time-moms/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/15/first-trimester-favorites-first-time-moms/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:54:07 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42603 So excited to be sharing more pregnancy updates with you. I am currently in my 16th week. 4 months pregnant. Crazy! And even more crazy that baby M is the size of an avocado. Love it… as avocado is a fav of mine :)

Not only am I sharing my week 16 update but my first trimester favorites!! Things that really helped with my first few months of being pregnant. Hopefully they can help you too now or in the future. As I enter my second trimester I wanted to share what helped me at the beginning hoping it helps you in some way.

The first trimester can be a difficult for some women,  I was blessed with a fairly easy first 3 months.   I definitely feel like I have been pretty fortunate. I’ve worked hard during my first three months with running and growing our online fitness program, growing our blog, keeping up with house chores, taking care of Jax (he needs lots of attention) and keeping up with my own (and baby M’s) health those 3 months went by quickly. I did not get to finish everything that I had set out to do in terms of growing our business, but I am determined to reach some of those goals soon!

pregnancy: 1st trimester must-haves

first trimester favorites for first time being pregnant and having skin issues

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Love your butt workout purely training #57 http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/14/love-your-butt-workout-purely-training-57/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/14/love-your-butt-workout-purely-training-57/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:33:15 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42577 Hey Purely Fitters,

Do you love your butt? What about your legs?

We think it is time to say proudly, “I love my lower body.”


All together now…I love my lower body.

We can hear your excitement  ;)  Don’t you feel better now? 

18 minute workout to get a tighter, firmer butt.

Purely training #57 is a butt and lower body workout.

love your butt workout purely training

You will need some equipment, besides your Gymboss Interval Timer, you will need a chair or equalizer.

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weekly sparks http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/13/weekly-sparks-17/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/13/weekly-sparks-17/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:02:07 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42399 weeklysparks

Highlights from our week:

hot fresh donuts

Made our gluten-free baked donuts from our purely classic cookbook. One of our favs.

healthy plantain fries paleo

Enjoyed some plantain fries as part of dinner one night.

seaweed in fermented veggies

Tried some wakame seaweed in our weekly fermented veggies

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MCT oil taste-off and progress on our pull-ups http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/12/mct-oil-taste-off-and-progress-on-our-pull-ups/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/12/mct-oil-taste-off-and-progress-on-our-pull-ups/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:13:50 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42490 Happy Saturday friends!

Quick reminder –> don’t forget about our 2 giveaways happening now…
1) cloth diapering essential kit
2) copy of our No Flour Cracker and Flatbread cookbook (ends tonight, winner announced tomorrow)

Okay… let the MCT oil taste-off begin.

mct oil taste off bulletproof vs caveman with purelytwins

We bought both these MCT oils with our own money. These thoughts and opinions are all our own. We hope you enjoy the video. It’s pretty funny, especially our faces when we try them on camera. Jax makes some appearances especially when we do our kettlebell swings.

Plus we are sharing our progress with doing pull-ups and chin-ups. Ready to see us make a fool of ourselves?!  Just keeping it real over here ;)

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How to make raw kale hemp seed flatbread plus giveaway http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/11/how-to-make-raw-kale-hemp-seed-flatbread-plus-giveaway/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/11/how-to-make-raw-kale-hemp-seed-flatbread-plus-giveaway/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:37:34 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42461 NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

Happy Friday friends!

How are you doing today? Are you happy it’s Friday? Any fun plans for the weekend?  Whatever you are doing we wish you a safe and fun weekend.

A few weeks ago we asked you on facebook what would you like to see us make from our No Flour Cracker and Flatbread cookbook and the response was majority a flatbread.  Get ready to see how easy it is to make this delicious and healthy flatbread!  Plus at the end of the post and video we share the giveaway details!!   Yep another giveaway… make sure to enter Lori’s baby cloth diapering kit giveaway. I (Michelle) am not a mom and I think it is a great bundle! Makes me want to sign up ;)

How to make the best raw kale hemp seed flatbread.

how to make raw no flour grain free gluten free kale hemp seed flatbread with @purelytwins

Get ready to have some fun in the kitchen with us today!

Promise this bread is super easy to make! Our flatbreads from the cookbook are great eating on their own, making as sandwiches, or enjoying with guacamole or hummus.

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cloth diaper giveaway http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/10/cloth-diaper-giveaway/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/10/cloth-diaper-giveaway/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:58:51 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42426 Hello friends!

It’s giveaway time! We actually will be having another great non-baby related GIVEAWAY tomorrow so make sure to come back tomorrow for that! Plus we have an exciting video of us making something that you requested :)

Now for today’s giveaway it is baby related. Promise it’s a great giveaway as it’s FULL of some pretty awesome items.

 Cloth Diapering Essentials Kit Giveway!

See below for your chance to WIN!

GIVEAWAY cloth diapering kit purelytwins


Items that you will find in this giveaway:

Diaper Clutch/Portable Changing Station

 Natural Bottom Balm

 Redmond Clay Baby Powder

4 All-In-One Diapers – green, monkey,  red,  owls

 Diaper Sprayer

Grab and Go Wet/Dry Diaper Bag

10 Natural Organic Baby Wipes

So much great stuff!!

Pin this image –> for another chance to win.

cloth diapering GIVEAWAY kit purelytwins

I am super excited to be apart of this group of ladies (listed below) to be offering this amazing giveaway offer!

I hope you enjoy the cloth diapering starter kit!!  I am not sure yet what diaper route I am going to go yet, but loving this cloth diaper kit :)

How to enter for a CHANCE TO WIN:

1) Comment below letting me know what product you are most excited about

2) And enter the rafflecopter form to be entered into the giveaway, link down below

3) Bonus entry tweet this giveaway and tag me @purelytwins and Follow me!

[Tweet "I want to win this cloth diaper kit giveaway via @purelytwins #baby #clothdiaper"]

4) Another bonus entry pin this giveaway and tag me @purelytwins and Follow me.

5) And another bonus entry head over to our facebook page and Like us

***For more chances to win, visit the other blogs responsible for this Cloth Diapering Kit giveaway***

Thrive Style

Loula Natural

Yogi Miami

Our Small Hours

Veggie Converter

The Darling Bakers

whistle pig hollow

** This giveaway will run from April 10 to May 1st 12:00 AM EST.

Now make sure to sign up for a chance to win the giveaway with rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*A winner will be chosen via random.org. We will announce the lucky winner on May 1st. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to an email with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone!



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Q&A supplements to take for pregnancy http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/09/best-supplements-for-pregnancy/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/09/best-supplements-for-pregnancy/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:03:58 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42281 Hello beauties,

Before I begin, thank you again for the sweet comments on my week 15 update, xo.

Now for supplements that I took before getting pregnant and during my first trimester (and still taking for rest of pregnancy). Remember please consult with your doctor before trying or adding anything to your diet. And keep in mind that we are all different and our bodies will require different needs. Therefore, the information that I am providing you today is from my personal experience and my own research.  These supplements worked for my body and may or may not work for you.

I have received several questions about all the supplements I took prior to getting pregnant, what ones am I taking during, and what about my vitex and estroblock pills. I plan to answer all those questions today.

*disclaimer: this post contains links some are affiliates and some I have no affiliation with

supplements to take for healthy pregnancy

What are the best supplements for pregnancy?

Michelle and I shared our favorite supplements and I still take many of those today.

Below are the supplements I am taking to help support my pregnancy: (some I took before getting pregnant as well)

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{pregnancy} week 15 http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/08/whats-it-like-15-weeks-pregnant/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/08/whats-it-like-15-weeks-pregnant/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:54:12 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42402 Hey luvs,

So excited to be sharing my second pregnancy update with you. I am currently in the middle of my 15th week.

Everything is pretty much the same as in my week 14 update in the purely twins world.  Just a few changes… like Michelle is also now a personal trainer so we can now take our online business even further. And learning to help make it grow through some online business classes. In addition, purely twins headquarters might be relocating.

week 15 update purelytwins

pregnancy week 15 update:

Current food cravings?

Still loving grapefruit.  And now really enjoying freshly sliced turkey or ham from WholeFoods, mostly turkey.  It just satisfies me so much. And loving my healthy fats, always want something (coconut oil, tahini, peanut butter or almond, and avocados).

peanut butter and jelly on plantain bread copy

Love my homemade PB&J. 

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Jump jump upper body purely training workout #56 http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/07/upper-body-circuit-workout-to-build-strength-burn-calories/ http://purelytwins.com/2014/04/07/upper-body-circuit-workout-to-build-strength-burn-calories/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:04:24 +0000 http://purelytwins.com/?p=42380 Hey purely fit friends get ready to….


Anyone remember that Kris Kross Jump song ?

haha, and now we will all have this song stuck in our head for the rest of the day

Upper body JUMP circuit home workout

upper body jump jump workout circuit purely training 56 home workout

Grab your free weights for this workout as we are going to be building upper body strength, plus get a great cardio in too as we jump squat into the next move.

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Highlights from our week:

cereal with coconut butte

Cocoa puffs and vanilla puffs cereal bowl with some coconut butter. Random but delicious.

bbq chips

BBQ plantain chips one evening.

delicious sandwich

Plantain bread as waffles for making a delicious sandwich layered with Nikki’s coconut butter, perfect fit protein frosting, and homemade jelly.

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