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Plus Size Active Wear

Did you know that department stores now have plus size mannequins displaying active wear for women? I think it is great! It shows the world that plus size women care about fitness too!

Now us plus size women need to show the world how good we look getting in shape.

Finding plus size clothes that you can feel comfortable in while working out has always been a challenge, but now there are so many more options for us big girls.

Check out these fat girl approved active wear!

Flowing Racer back tanks are a must, I hate having my sweaty clothes sticking to me.

I love tummy control active pants! These are so cute and they have a spot for your phone!

So many colors to choose from!

This Tunic Sweater looks so comfortable and comes in several colors!

Gotta keep the girls secure!!

I cannot wait to try these more big girl friendly active wear and who knows i might actually enjoy working out in them!

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plus size Uncategorized weight loss

Less Stress Weight Loss Tips

If you are anything like me, the less stressful weight loss can be, the better.

Recently I have felt sluggish and tired, feeling like the extra Holiday weight is weighing me down. Now, I am not one for strict diets and gym memberships, but I do find myself needing to lose some weight. I will not have unrealistic goals, just to be in better shape and feel better.

My ultimate goal is still to love my body image just the way I am, so I do not plan on being skinny, just more fit and healthy.

With all that said, I reached out to my readers for advice on simple weight loss tips. I received some great advice and can’t wait to try these less stress weight loss tips.

Drink plenty of water!

Drinking water is by far the most important factor in losing weight and being healthy. Sugary drinks weigh you down and will actually take away your energy.

I suggest getting a water bottle that keeps track of how much water you drink because I lose track of how glasses I have drunk.

Check out this water bottle from Amazon, you can even add fruits to make your water more enjoyable.

 

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Eating Healthier 

You don’t always have to be on a a strict diet, just add in more healthy food options. One of my readers suggests Mediterranean food options and I am intrigued to learn more about this.

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Fitness

As I said before I am not one to be in the gym showing my struggle to everyone, but there is other fitness options.

I personally like dance workout videos, but you can do most fitness routines from the comfort of your home. Try yoga, get some small weights, just make up your own fitness routine.

Try to work out every other day for 1 hour, switching between weights and cardio.

Check these great fitness products to start working out from home.

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Smaller Portions

So we all know how life goes, we get busy and it is so much easier to cook unhealthy foods. When your faced with unhealthy options, portion control is essential. I need to learn portion control more than anything. Learn when your body is content and not overly full.

Portion containers are a helpful tool to use until your brain adjusts to the smaller portions.

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Vitamins and Supplements

I have learned that there is no easy weight loss pill that will magically take away your hunger or shed those pounds faster, but taking vitamins does help your body. They can give you extra energy, help your skin and nails, and regulate your body.

A good multivitamin is the best to have, when I take mine regularly I can feel a change in my body.

There are so many vitamins and supplements that are beneficial and do so much for your body.

  • vitamin c
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut oil
  • L-Arginine
  • B-12

I have heard so many good things about Moringa Seeds that I am adding them to my Amazon cart! They have so many health-promoting qualities!

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I hope some of these weight loss tips can help with your weight loss journey. I know I am a little more excited about starting my journey to a healthier life, with these less stress weight loss tips!

 

 

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Mom at 15

I became a mother at the ripe young age of Fifteen. Now as an adult and mother of Two children, I sit back and think “wow, I really was still a baby, having a baby”. I see my children at the same age I was when I was pregnant and think to myself “There is no way they could raise a baby, they are still so young and innocent”. I guess that is most likely how my mom felt seeing her baby girl pregnant at Fourteen.

I was not the town slut, I actually became pregnant my first time having sex. Although once you become a mom at Fifteen, you somehow become the small town whore.

I know a lot of people judged my mother for allowing me to become pregnant, she even lost friendships because of what I did. In reality, it was not her fault at all. She was a single mother, working 12 hour shifts in a Factory to provide for me and could not always watch me 24 hours a day. She trusted me, and now that I am an adult, I appreciate how much she trusted me and hate that I broke her trust.

Even though my mother was clearly disappointed in me, she did not leave me all alone to raise a child. She was there for me through every Doctor’s appointment, Lamaze class and delivery. She insisted I go back to school to finish getting my high school diploma, and she stayed up with a crying baby, so that I could rest for school.

I am not sure I could have done it without the support of my mother. Especially when at delivery there was a medical mistake that took place to cause my baby to start having seizures. She had to stay in the NICU for Two weeks after birth. As a child myself, I had no idea what was going on. I never thought anything could go wrong with your baby at birth.

After countless Doctor appointments, we learned she had Cerebral Palsy. I could not accept it. It took years of taking her to different specialist, and they all had the same outcome. She will never walk. My heart broke each and every time we heard those words. I finally accepted the fact that my daughter was special and I would do everything it takes to give her a normal life.

I regret the time I was in denial about her disability. It was wasted time.

It was not easy at all being a mom at 15, I had to see all my friends growing up and having normal lives. My sleep overs with friends now included a baby crying. It was challenging to say the least.

I would never suggest anybody become a mother at 15, but I believe that God blessed me with that sweet girl early in life because she would need me for a long time.

All you young moms out there, don’t give up. It gets easier, and you can still raise a baby and fulfill your purpose in life.