Highlights of purelytwins life and shout-outs to our Purely Twins community
Highlights From Our Week:
Even though little miss Lyla isn’t fully crawling just yet, she still gets around! She is also getting really good at standing on her own. Growing up so fast and just a few days away from 7 months old. Crazy.
Isn’t her little outfit so cute? Since Lyla and Madison were born around the same time I have been able to reuse a lot of Madison’s clothing for Lyla (which is great). Although, she did get some new outfits like this one.
Bonding time with auntie Michelle.
Auntie and her nieces…just missing Joy, but we get to see her soon!
We made up our banana tahini mesquite chocolate bar and Madison wanted to try it. For the most part she liked it, just not a huge fan of cacao nibs haha
Both Lyla and her love to eat what we are eating, so sometimes we have to be careful what that is. Now that Lyla is starting to eat more solids, she wants everything we have and gets fussy if she can’t.
Madison brought her turtle with her on day to the park. He got a lot of mileage.
Beautiful day with my girls. All of us showing gratitude for being able to be living where we do here in CA. #soblessed
Plus Madison wanted to make sure that turtle made it into the family picture.
We’ve been making a bunch of waffles at a time and freezing them so we always have them ready in a snap. Perfect for busy days…which you know is every day 😉
Michelle and I did some of our workouts outside on my new back porch this week. Love it.
Nothing beats the sun in your face and being out in nature to reconnect with yourself and God while moving the body. To my #retrainyourcore moms I sent out a heavy email about a confession that I am not proud of but forgiving myself and know I am doing the best I can.
Also I am excited to announce a new option for my pregnancy workout program to get it bundled with Retrain Your Core!
Sisters playing together…a rare moment but I know as Lyla gets older and can do a little more Madison will want to play with her more. I love seeing them interact together, brings a big smile to my face.
Madison wanted to take more swim lessons so yesterday was the start of more lessons for her. Despite it being cold out she did great. So proud of her and learning something new like swimming.
Plantain bread! Nice and thick. We baked it in a smaller circle pan to get it this thick. It was our 4 eggs to 200g plantains version for this recipe in a 6 inch pan with some coconut oil.
Madison wearing moms tennis shoes while dancing with dad in the kitchen….too freakin cute.
Over the years we learned to tune out all the mixed dieting messages that were no longer serving us and focused more on understanding what foods worked well for our own bodies. Create our own “mindful eating” moderation approach. Food should come easy and natural. And stress-free and fun? Right?
We think so. We also know ourselves and desserts are a must in our life. Once we realized we do better with including dessert in our way of eating – our cravings were satisfied. We no longer had to binge eat or overeat.
We’ve tried it all, here are a few we tried: Blood type. Vegan. Raw foods. Vegetarian. Paleo. Low carb. Intermittent fasting. Macros. None of them felt right to do longterm in our bodies. We decided to create our own way to eating that works for us. Its a combo of things to be honest. Each day is different depending on our mood, activity level, etc.
SO how do we approach food now? Well, it’s a mix approach of a few different things like carb cycling – macro counting – mindful eating – paleo – raw – carb back loading – intermittent fasting (done the PT way) – low sugar – mostly grain-free & gluten-free – moderation – this is our balanced diet. We don’t have rules just guidelines and listening to our bodies to see what it needs. We may attention to our physical satisfaction as well as satisfying our soul. ????
We say focus on you. Only you know your body. Take the pressure off with being perfect. Know that any moment you can make the choice to change. You have the power to throw any and all labels and diets out the window. Maybe what works for you and gives you balance is a combination of things. We believe you need to make own rules, find what works for you #bepurelyyou
If you want to know more about our thoughts on eating and some of our simple guidelines make sure to check out our Eating For Life ebook. ????
And if you want even more help around food and creating your mindful eating lifestyle check out our membership where we share more on our daily eats and how we approach it.
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