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30 Best Netflix Shows + Books for your Social Distancing

Tis the season for social distancing and quarantining. By now, you know I’m a huge proponent of staying home per the current recommendations. But, I’m here to help you make the very best of it.

If you’re like me, you finally have all the time to relax, yet you spend hours trying to find a good show to watch or book to read. I asked the LG Community for their recommendations and they delivered. Here are some of my top favs, as well ad the LG Community suggestions. Below, are the best Netflix shows and series to binge on and books to occupy your time.

 

TOP 30 NETFLIX RECOMMENDATIONS

My 5 Favorite Netflix Binges:

  1. Ozark
  2. Cheer
  3. Love is Blind
  4. Don’t F*ck with Cats
  5. Tiger King ( currently watching)

LG Community Recommendations

  1. YOU
  2. Gossip Girl
  3. Dirty Money
  4. The Stranger
  5. Peaky Blinders
  6. Bloodline
  7. Schitt’s Creek
  8. The Sinner
  9. Gracie + Frankie
  10. A Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
  11. Orange is the New Black
  12. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
  13. Narcos
  14. Locke + Key
  15. Dead to Me
  16. Money Heist
  17. Virgin River
  18. Blacklist
  19. Elite
  20. Breaking Bad
  21. Good Girls
  22. Riverdale
  23. Jane The Virgin
  24. Dirty John
  25. The Circle

 

If you LOVE to binge watch…here’s a fun little checklist for you 😉

TOP 30 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

My 5 Favorite Books:

  1. Rhythm of Life
  2. You Are A Badass
  3. The Latte Factor
  4. Who Moved My Cheese
  5. Open Book

LG Community Recommendations

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing
  2. Girl, Wash Your Face
  3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  4. Talent is Overrated
  5. The Woman in the Window
  6. How Will You Measure Your Life
  7. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
  8. The Silent Patient
  9. The Hating Game
  10. Small Great Things
  11. The Hate U Give
  12. It’s Always the Husband
  13. Ghosted
  14. Educated
  15. 12 Rules of Life
  16. A Woman is No Man
  17. The Power of Positive Leadership
  18. Gone Girl
  19. The Other Woman
  20. In Five Years
  21. The Wife Between Us
  22. The Two Lives of Lydia
  23. Present Over Perfect
  24. Before We Were Yours
  25. Behind Closed Doors

 

BEST Stay At-Home Toys + Activities for Toddlers on Amazon

If you are looking to keep your kids busy, these toys and activities for toddlers have been huge hits in my home. A few items are tried and true toys my boys love. Others are new ones we’ve ordered that are keeping Leo busy. Also, I just wanted to share a tip I’ve found helpful for those making our old toys feel new.

 

HOW TO MAKE OLD TOYS FEEL NEW TIP:
When we decided to stay home this past week, I began organizing the toys. I took a good chunk of toys (that my boys love!) and put them away in a storage closet. First off, I was surprised to see them playing nicer with less toys available. Then, throughout the week, I’ve been rotating toys… bringing ones out of the closet and taking some of the current ones away. I find the boys are so excited to see the toys again that it makes playtime feel fresh and new.

MAGIC PEN DRAWING MAT (here

Leo loves how big this is and that the “magic pen” is different than everything he is used to using

WATER BEADS – RAINBOW MIX (here)

the #1 item on this list that has kept Leo occupied for HOURS. Basically, these tiny bead grow into soft marbles that even I enjoy playing with. We keep them in large containers and Leo cannot get enough of them!

 REUSABLE STICKER PADS (FOR BOYS) (here)

Leo is so into stickers and these are reusable (like window clings) so he can use them on his own to free up some of my time

REUSABLE STICKER PADS (FOR GIRLS) (here)

WATER REVEAL COLORING BOOK (3 PACK) (here

I’ve always loved these and I particularly like the size

 

 WATER STAMPS + BOOK (here

This is just something fun and different for Leo

STACK AND SORT WORD PIECES BOARD (here

My 1 year and and 2 1/2 year old love this so much and it’s probably the least expensive item on the list

COLOR MATCHING EGG SET (here

I love toys that are fun at different ages. Beckham loves to take these apart and put them in the carton. Leo loves to match the colors and we even play matching games with these.

MEGA BLOCKS (here

these aren’t new for us but such a classic and we play with them daily

WOODEN ACTIVITY CUBE (here

my friend just dropped this gift off for Beckham’s birthday and both boys LOVE it! Beckham especially loves that he can stand up while playing. There are so many different things to do on each side.

PLAY-DOH + STORE TABLE (here

My teacher friend told me that play-doh is great for Leo while he is out of school to work his hand muscles. We love play-doh but I never thought of it that way, so I thought a fresh set and a little table was a cute idea for him.

SIDEWALK CHALK (here

I’ve become a sidewalk chalk snob… this stuff is the best because it glides on the concrete, making it easier for little ones to draw

SAND AND WATER TABLE (here

This is a staple outdoor toy for littles but an idea we use is adding sand to make it less of a water mess and if it’s a bit too cold, we play with this in our garage.

SCOOTER (here

I get a lot of questions on which scooter Leo uses and this is the exact one. I did a TON of research and this one seemed to top every list for toddler scooters. I think what sets this one apart is how it absorbs bumps and rocks and whatever else Leo drives over. We even let him bring this inside this week to play and it worked great on carpet! 

NESTING AND SORTING GARAGES AND CARS (here)

A tried and true toy that my boys love… they’re great just for playing but now that Leo is a bit older, I love to talk about colors, numbers and relative sizes with him too.

My Home Gym Essentials (all Amazon Prime)

With many of us doing more at home workouts, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my home gym essentials. They’re all from Amazon Prime so you can build your home gym in no times. These home gym essentials can be used for all types of workouts, and, of course, I can help you pick a workout plan best suited for you here.

MY HOME GYM ESSENTIALS

These are all items that I have and use regularly in my home gym. They also happen to all be available on Amazon prime, so you can build your home gym in no time.

 

10 LB DUMBBELLS ($17 – here)

Dumbbells usually cost $1 per pound. Oddly enough, if you click the pair it’s more expensive than buying 2 singles?! Anyway, if I could only have 1 dumbbell set, I find the 10 lb option to be the most useful for both upper and lower body exercises. I also like pre-weighted dumbbells in 5s and 15s.

 

ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELL SET ($52 – here)

Without a doubt, this is the most useful option for dumbbells. You can build the dumbbells to be lighter ~5lbs up to ~20 lbs each dumbbell so it definitely allows for a greater weight training challenge at home and is the most cost effective option. This is the brand I’ve used for years and love!

RESISTANCE BAND SET ($25 – here):

Bands simulate a cable machine that would be found at a gym. The constant tension on the muscles is very effective. I like this particular set because of all the accessories/attachments and the door anchor!

 

ADJUSTABLE BENCH ($69 – here)

A bench is a versatile piece of equipment allowing for incline presses, step ups, hip thrusts and so much more. This one in particular also has leg extension and leg curl options, which acts as 2 popular pieces of gym equipment.

ADJUSTABLE BARBELL SET ($111 – here)

An adjustable barbell set is something I got after a few years and it’s made one of the bigger impacts in my home gym. It allowed me to do a lot more exercises. I like the adjustability so I can do things like bicep curls and squats. Also, these adjustable options are lighter and shorter as compared to an olympic barbell, making them very versatile.

FYI – the set my husband got me for Christmas 2 years ago was both a dumbbell and barbell set for only $85. It’s not sold online, but I wanted to show where he got it (here)!

OLYMPIC BARBELL ($101 – here) + PLATES ($59+ – here)

If your budget allows and if you are interested in heavy weight training, an olympic barbell is a big deal. When I first got mine, I really felt as though I could do a gym style workout right at home, especially with bench press, deadlifts and squats!

I suggest a 10 lb and 15 lb set of bumper plates (they’re made of rubber so more home gym friendly)

 

 

BENCH + RACK ($189 – here)

This one has both a bench and a rack. At this price, I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the quality. You may recognize this one because it’s the exact one I have and we’ve had it for 5+ years now. The rack allows you to use your olympic barbell for benching, squats and so much more! You can also obviously move the bench around and use it on its own.

 

JUMP ROPE ($8 – here)

This most inexpensive, most challenging cardio.  A jump rope can be easily stored. You can take it anywhere. AND, it will kick your butt every time.

TRAMPOLINE ($48 – here):

A super fun, at home cardio option (and my 2 1/2 year old thinks this is his toy so it’s really a win. This is not only an amazing cardio workout but also always gets my core sore. The folding design makes it more convenient.

MINI BANDS ($16 – here):

These help intensify lower body exercises (especially the glutes!) and can be creatively used for total body training. I love using these!

20 LB KETTLEBELL ($24 – here)

A kettlebell isn’t something I use often but it is nice to have both for weighted movements and cardio. I find the 20lb option very useful!

 

MY FAV AMAZON SWIMSUITS + COVER UPS

I was blown away by these Amazon Prime finds for swimsuits and cover ups. The quality is great. The designs are adorable. And, they’ll arrive on your doorstep in no time. I purchased a TON of options in a variety of styles and then selected these pieces that were the best.

Try On

I wanted to share some photos of myself wearing these pieces so you can get a better idea of fit on someone as well as the colors. There aren’t any filters or editing on the pics so the color is as accurate as possible. Also, I have all the swim suits here but did forget to hop in a few of these.

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One Piece Swimsuits

White Tie Front Knot Hight Waisted One Piece | here

This swimsuit covers you up yet the cut out detail still gives you a fun, sexy feel.

 

Black One Shoulder Ruffle One Piece | here

this is such a fun option… both the ruffled sleeve and the lines across the tummy make it ultra flattering

White Off the Shoulder Large Ruffle One Piece | here

This is definitely a statement swimsuit and looks great with shorts for those days you want to wear a swim suit but more of an outfit.

Orange and White Bow One Piece | here

The lines and color blocking on this are so flattering. The suit feels so functional and I could see myself wearing this all the time with my boys at the pool.

Leopard Ruffle One Piece | here

The “Mommy and Me” swimsuits just melt me! There is the option to order just for you or as a 2 pack (mommy + little). Can not get over the cute leopard print and LOVE the matching idea.

White and Pink Cut Out Bow One Piece | here

The PERFECT suit when you want to show some skin but not too much. The cut out detail paired with the bow…need I say more. Easily one of my favorites here!

Bikinis

Red Plunging Front Knotted Ruffle Bikini here

Unfortunately, this just sold out. Lower than normal cut for me but the suit overall is adorable. If you can fill the top out, you will defiantly love this one.

 

Navy One Shoulder Wavy Edge Bikinihere

One of my favorites of the bikinis I ordered. More coverage than some of the others on this list. Super comfortable and elegant. The colors are stunning in person!

Green and Lavender Floral Ruffle Bikinihere 

I LOVE the colors and print on this. The girly ruffle details are adorable. Not a ton of booty coverage but is super flattering.

Pink Wide Strap Bikini | here

The material of this suit is is comfortable. Color is exactly as pictured AND there’s plenty more to choose from. Just a note there is not a lot of booty coverage.

 

Gingham High Waisted Bikini| here

Who doesn’t love a gingham print?! Mixed with the ruffles, this suit is literally TOO cute.

 

White Ribbed Cami Bikini | here

Great option for a white bikini because it is not see through at all. Would be perfect for a bride to be or honeymoon!

 

Light Blue Ribbed Bikini | here

The light blue color is beautiful. The top fits me perfectly…almost snug. Great option if you are smaller chested.

 

Black One Shoulder High Waisted Ripped Bikini| here

I love a high waisted bottom with a bikini. The material of the suit mixed with the one shoulder cut out top make this suit look WAY more expensive than it is.

 

Cover-Ups

Crochet Tassel Cover Uphere

So soft and flattering. I could stay in this all day long. I got this color it comes in SO many other colors and really cute prints as well. Will defiantly be buying another color.

 

Crochet 2 Piece Set Cover Up here

This was a more adventurous option for me but I ended up loving it. I would pair it with a solid color suit below.

 

Wrap Sarong Skirt here

The classic sarong cover up. Perfect for well…every swimsuit (especially one pieces). Its available is many colors and options. You will love this one…

 

Button Up Front Kimono Cover up here

This cover up is so me! It is os beautiful..from the flowy look to the button detailing. I will also be wearing this with a solid colored tank and jean shorts this summer.

 

You Won’t Be Able to Resist These 9 Amazon Prime Shoes

Whenever the weather warms up, I have an overwhelming desire to purge my closet. ….and fill it with new things. I am pretty shoe obsessed lately. From sandals to sneakers and even fun heels, these are my current favorite shoes that are available on Amazon Prime, of course. I wasn’t able to resist them and I don’t think you will be either ;):)

 

SHOP THE POST:

HEELS

Clear High Heel Stiletto Pump here

I have the black but they’re available in 4 colors, and surprisingly comfy

Bow Heels here

available in 6 colors, I have the black but have been eyeing this pink for spring and summer.

Espadrille Wedges here

available in 10 plus colors and styles; I thought these would be so fun for summer and I love the ties

 

Clear High Heel Sandals here

available in 10 plus colors and styles; these are the ones I ordered. I almost bought a nearly identical pair for $170 and just before I hit the submit order button, I said… “check Amazon” so impressed!

 

 

SANDALS:

Steve Madden Travel Tan Sandals here

These sandals aren’t Amazon Prime but are ALL the rage right now so I had to include them.

 

ADIDIAS Slide here

available in 10+ colors. I have several of these slides and LOVE the white on white version

 

 

SNEAKERS:

Adidias Swift Run here or here (if sold out in leopard print) 

If you follow along with me day-to day, you are well aware that I have been wearing these for the past few months nonstop. I love these shoes and constantly get compliments on them. They are available on amazon in multiple colors. However, this print is highly requested and not always available there, so I included another link from a different site…just in case 🙂

 

 

Platform Sneaker here (Canvas) here (Leather)

Another sneaker I cannot get enough of. Available in both a canvas and leather style… these shoes are so cute and fun. I have been buying different color and style laces and changing up the look.

 

Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Sneakers here or here (for color I own) 

the exact color I own is not available on Amazon but I did link it off the Adidas website. These memory foam sneakers literally feel like a cloud

 

 

 

HEALTHY STARBUCKS DRINK ORDER: Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte

This Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte is one of my favorite iced coffee drinks and my go to healthy Starbucks drink orders lately. It’s subtly sweet but certainly not too sweet. There’s a hint of vanilla bean but it’s definitely not vanilla-y. It provides the perfect energy buzz. I hope you love this drink as much as I do!  

healthy Starbucks drink order latte

HOW TO ORDER:

  1. Order a GRANDE Cold Brew
  2. Request sugar free vanilla
  3. Request LIGHT CREAM (half n half); ask for this in a small cup on the side (OR for a dairy-free option, request LIGHT coconut milk in a small cup on the side), just 2-3 oz
  4. As for 1 scoop of vanilla bean powder in the cup with the CREAM or COCONUT MILK
  5. Get your drink
  6. Stir the vanilla bean powder and milk/cream together a bit
  7. Pour over the top of your cold brew and enjoy

NUTRITION INFO:

  • Calories: 60 cals
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Sugar  6g
  • Caffeine: 200 mg

Vanilla Bean: ~6 grams carbs

Half N Half: 3 grams fat | ~1 gram carbs

Coconut Milk: .5 grams protein | 1 gram fat | 2 grams carbs

Credit: credit for this recipe goes to @themacrobarista on Instagram

 

also, get ready to take a photo or video of how cool this drink looks when you pour the vanilla cream/milk into the cold brew

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MORE HEALTHY STARBUCKS DRINK ORDERS:

HERE is the healthier Pink Drink 

 HERE is the healthier Chai Tea Latte.

 

Print Recipe
Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte
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Instructions
  1. Order a GRANDE Cold Brew
  2. Request sugar free vanilla
  3. Request LIGHT CREAM (half n half); ask for this in a small cup on the side (OR for a dairy-free option, request LIGHT coconut milk in a small cup on the side)
  4. As for 1 scoop of vanilla bean powder in the cup with the CREAM or COCONUT MILK
  5. Get your drink
  6. Stir the vanilla bean powder and milk/cream together a bit
  7. Pour over the top of your cold brew and enjoy

Weekly Meal Plan (Feb 23-29)

Happy Weekend! Below you will find a blueprint of what I am cooking this week. My new weekend approach is to enjoy Saturday as a day of run and rest… whether it’s taking a nap when my kids nap or enjoying a night out, I’m going with the flow of *fun.* On Sundays, I am all about productivity and setting myself up for a week that runs smoothing, including what we will be eating. I hope this helps you plan too!

WHAT IS MEAL PLANNING?

Meal planning is exactly as it sounds: planning your meals ahead of time. For me, I plan out all my dinners and then just think of some breakfast and snack options. 

I plan it out exactly as you’ll see below. I check what i have on hand and i’ll grocery shop for any necessary items.

 

LG EAT YOUR WAY LEAN MEAL PLAN: 

Many of the recipes that I will reference in these eating + meal planning posts can be found in my Meal Plan. As part of my meal plan, I send weekly cookbooks out each week of the challenge, so this is how I am incorporating those recipes into what I am eating this week.

I HIGHLY recommend this plan to those women who want to see results through food. It’s an easy-to-follow eating approach that teaches you macro combinations, portions + even optimal timing. Yet, you’ll still be eating your favorite foods like pizza, pasta, cookies, chips and chocolate (seriously!)

 

MY DINNER TRICK

I like to cook a fresh, different dinner each night. This approach is magic because…

  • I actually get to enjoy a just-made delicious dinner (that’s quick to make, typical LG style) 
  • my cravings kick in at night and having a delicious dinner helps curb my PM cravings + snacking
  • I double the recipe so that I always have leftovers for the follow day’s lunch 

 

Here’s what I’ll be cooking this week. If you’re following my approach, don’t forget to double your serving while you cook to have a healthy, reheatable lunch option for the next day.

Just a reminder that recipes I reference below are found in this Meal Plan.

BREAKFAST – my family is ALLLLL about breakfast for dinner…or really breakfast food any time of the day. I did this last week and when I tell you my family loves it, we’re doing it again this week!

Here’s what I’m planning on:

  • eggs + eggs whites (I like 2 eggs, 1 egg white ratios)
  • ham, chopped
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • seasoned salt (Lawry’s)
  • Van’s waffles topped with sliced strawberries
  • Turkey bacon (I love it extra crunchy, cooked in the microwave)

monday

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN WITH SALSA FRESCA – 

Chicken is such a stable in our household. I love how versatile chicken meals are. This one is no different. The peprika, cumin, onion & garlic powder spices season the chicken perfectly. Top that with the homemade salsa and you have a clean fresh mediterranean tasting dish.

recipe found in Spring Cookbook 2019

 

tuesday

LOADED BAKE POTATO AND CHICKEN CASSEROLE – This casserole combines everything you love about a loaded baked potatoes with the convince of a casserole dish. This meal is a quick chop, assemble, and bake recipe and has chicken to help make it a balanced protein, fat and carbohydrate meal.

find the free recipe HERE

 

CROCKPOT LASAGNA SOUP – A nice warm and tasty crockpot soup that will fill you up and likely leave you with lots of leftovers for the week.

recipe found in Holiday 2018 cookbook

thursdayBLT LETTUCE WRAPS – skip the bread and enjoy a guilt free BLT. Super easy meal to make and surprisingly much more satisfying and filling than you’d think. Feel free to top with avocado to add some healthier fats and “beef” up the meal.

recipe Spring 2018 Cookbook

EASY PARMESAN LEMMON RISOTTO  – growing up my mom would always make our family a risotto. So much so that we had it too much, where we no longer craved it anymore. However, this one is absolutely delicious! The parmesan and lemon add just the right accent to the risotto. 

recipe found in Spring Cookbook 2019

TREAT MEAL! I use Saturday night as a time to enjoy treats – go ahead and enjoy! Share what you’re indulging in on social and tag me because I am all about it haha.

TOP INSTAGRAM WORKOUTS OF THE PAST YEAR

I rounded up the top Instagram workouts that I’ve posted over the past year. These are the workouts that were the most popular in terms of views, bookmarks and shares. If you find yourself wanting to shake things up with your workout routine, scroll this page and try one of these workouts. I’ve detailed each workout below by title and also provided the workout from the caption as well as a link to the post so you can watch the workout video.

FULL BODY CIRCUIT

CLICK HERE to view the workout video

THE WORKOUT
TRI-SET, complete 5 rounds
1️⃣Single Arm Clean + Press, 10 reps/side
2️⃣Push Ups, 7-10 reps (whatever you can do)
3️⃣KB Swings, 20 reps
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TRI-SET, complete 5 rounds
1️⃣Stiff Leg Deadlifts, quick pace, 15 reps
2️⃣Squat/Lunge/Lunge Jumps, 5ish reps (whatever you can do)
3️⃣Squat to Overhead Press, 10 reps
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SUPERSET, complete 5-10 rounds (until you burn out)
1️⃣Sumo Deadlift to Clean + Press, 10 reps
2️⃣Half Burpees, 10 reps

EMOM Kettlebell Circuit

CLICK HERE to view the workout video

✔️EMOM = every minute on the minute
I love this style but especially when I have a set amount of time I can workout
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MIN 1️⃣
8 reps/side: Single Leg Rows – to help keep balance throughout this movement, reach the dumbbell down and slightly across the midline of your body .
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MIN2️⃣ .
5 reps/side: Switch Hand Walking Lunges – balance + coordination = more core
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MIN3️⃣ .
12 reps: KB Jacks – like a kettlebell swing with an added hop justttt to increase the intensity
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MIN4️⃣
6 reps/side : 1/2 Pistol Squat or Assisted Pistol Squat – I am not good at this move so I opt for a 1/2 rep or assisted modification. never fear a modification!
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MIN4️⃣
4 reps/side push up + KB move – throughout this, think: pelvis tucked, strong through the shoulders, straight spine .
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◼️Rest 1-2 minutes in between rounds
◼️Complete 6 rounds (or whatever you have time/endurance for)

Core Trainer Workout

CLICK HERE to view the workout video

Instead of doing the same old, same old, try new moves or using different equipment. I actually don’t like ab workouts so when I do them, I try to get creative + try new things.
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MOVES SHOWN (I’m totally making up these names bc I have no clue what they’re technically called)
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1️⃣KNEE TUCK INS – it’s important to stay strong in your shoulders/chest/back so that you don’t cave in
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2️⃣PIKE UPS – keep your back as flat as a board + core tight
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3️⃣SINGLE LEG SLIDE OUTS – set up before you begin the movement by aligning your spine, engaging your core and staying strong in your lats as you slide out

Chest + Abs Workout

CLICK HERE to view the workout video

If you’re looking to include more abmovements into your lifts, here are a few other exercises that really recruit the core…
✔️overhead presses
✔️deadlifts
✔️squats
✔️push ups
✔️bosu ball exercises ✔️single leg movements
(ie: single leg lunges)
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MOVES SHOWN:
1️⃣PUSH UP STEP UPS – go slowly with these and focus on keeping your core tight/straight back throughout (I’m still working on this!)
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2️⃣UNDERHAND GRIP CHEST PRESS – a great switch up; bring the weight down into your lower chest/upper abdomen
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3️⃣HIGH PLANK REAR DELT FLYES – this was a move I added in as an extreme challenge – go light with the weight and focus on keeping form
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4️⃣HANDS TO FOREARM PLANK – keep your core/body as motionless as possible as you move from your forearms to hands

full workout can be found in the Weight Training Plan X HOME or GYM

6 Minute Abs

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AB WORKOUT:
30 secs each exercise, 30 secs rest
1️⃣Up + Over Crunches
2️⃣In + Outs
3️⃣Lying Leg Lifts
4️⃣Reverse Sit Ups
5️⃣Seated Toe Taps
6️⃣High Plan Knee to Elbow

Leg Circuit

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Leg Circuit

1️⃣Circuit 1, complete 5 rounds
5 stiff leg deadlifts
5 bodyweight squats
5 jump squats
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2️⃣Circuit 2, complete 5 rounds
5 reverse lunges, left side
5 goblet squats
5 reverse lunges, right side
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3️⃣Circuit 3, complete 5 rounds
3/side walking lunges
5 squat jumps
5/side squatted steps

Upper Body Circuit


CLICK HERE to view the workout video

1️⃣MODIFIED BURPEE TO SHOULDER PRESS – hold that high plank for a quick second and jump your feet outside of the dumbbells/hands before you press up
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2️⃣CURL TO PRESS – focus on keeping that core tight; this becomes especially hard as the workout progresses but you can really use this as an ab workout when you remain aligned + engaged
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3️⃣SIDE PLANK REACH OVERS – gosh these are good keep the dumbbell close to your body as you pull + press it up
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4️⃣INCLINE PUSH UPS – 40 reps is tough, so focus on form + rest as needed. Think straight spine + elbows back
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full workout can be found in the Weight Training Plan X HOME or GYM

Inner Thigh Isolating Workout

CLICK HERE to view the workout video

INNER THIGH EXERCISES:
1️⃣Standing Adductors – you can do this with a cable or band, just be sure to keep constant muscle tension and use light weight/resistance
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2️⃣Plie Toe Squats – elevate to your toes to feel this in the inner thighs even more
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3️⃣Stationary Side Lunges – lunge down deep into one side
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4️⃣Lying Adductors – I take these to almost failure .
You could do a circuit of these (15ish reps each exercise) or pick 1 or 2 and do 2 sets of 15 reps.

No Equipment HIIT Cardio Workout

CLICK HERE to view the workout video

WORKOUT:
20sec- runners (each side)
30sec- rest
20sec- half burpees
30sec- rest
20sec – touch ground high jumps
30sec- rest
20sec – line runs
30sec- rest
20sec- knee to elbow jumps (each side)
90sec- rest
✔️complete 5 rounds

Exercise Ball Ab Workout

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THE WORKOUT:
15 reps- overhead sit ups
10 reps- high plank knee tucks
10 reps- plank roll outs
10 reps- crossover crunches
10 reps- hands to feet passes
✔️no rest in between movements, rest 1-2 mins in between rounds
✔️Complete 3 rounds

Killer Booty Workout (emphasis on “side booty”)

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1️⃣Fire hydrant + leg extension
2️⃣Seated abduction
3️⃣Squat + abduction (+pulses)
4️⃣Side lying leg lift (+pulses)
5️⃣Squat + side lateral raise
complete 15 reps of each movement for 3-5 rounds

Loaded Baked Potato and Chicken Casserole Recipe

 

This casserole combines everything you love about a loaded baked potato with the convenience of a family-friendly, casserole dish. I’m always one for a meal that just requires me to chop, assemble and bake, and this recipe certainly checks that box. Also, I’ve made sure to include chicken in this recipe so that the dish becomes a balanced meal, providing protein, fat and carbohydrates while taking into consideration healthy portions. Enjoy!

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss potatoes with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, or until browned.
  4. Flip the potatoes, and add the onion, chicken, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce.
  5. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and the onions have cooked through.
  6. Top with bacon and cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.

10 Best Dry Shampoo + Reviews by 1000s of Women

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Dry shampoo is a staple for just about every woman I know, so it’s only right that we ask thousands of women in the community to determine the absolute best dry shampoo. With so many options out there, I myself even found it hard to determine which is the best overall, the bang for you buck, the best smelling, and which yields the best look for my hair.

We got reviews from both our LG Team and all of you in the LG community. Here are all the favorites for the best dry shampoo as well as reviews to help you determine which will be best for you.

BEST DRY SHAMPOO PICKS BY TEAM LG

1. LIVING PROOF: PERFECT HAIR DAY | here

This is not only my favorite dry shampoo but also is one of our top team picks. I also saw an overwhelming majority of the community love it as well. Personally, I like this shampoo because it actually cleans your hair. The product description reads: “fast-absorbing powders soak up oil and sweat while our patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) helps you remove the powders easily from hair, resulting in actually clean hair.”

One team member added she liked the fact that it was silicone free, paraben free, and cruelty free. She also loved that the next day her scalp did not feel itchy and felt it had even more volume. I also notice instant volume when I use this product.

 

2. AMIKA: PERK UP | here

This dry shampoo was another one that was a top team and LG community pick. We love this one for its amazing scent; no seriously, it smells like a hair perfume. The other great benefit we found as the name “perk up” suggest… it truly does lift and add tremendous volume to your hair. It will leave your hair clean and refreshed with no white residue. That great smell and volume is just another wonderful benefit.

 

3. NOT YOUR MOTHERS: CLEAN FREAK | here

This is the third and final one that made both our teams top picks as well as the LG Community member’s top picks. This one was HIGHLY recommended by the community. At around $5 a bottle, the value for effectiveness is unbeatable. There are many different scents which  may be a personal preference.  Our team prefers the original scent. The LG team member who swears by this product has  blonde hair and mentioned it does leave a residue that slightly lightens the color of your hair  if you don’t use it sparingly. However, she mentioned that is why she loves it… root touch up and dry shampoo. If you’re blonde… this may be your new favorite. Just a note: countless women with darker hair mentioned it as a favorite as well.

 

4. OGX REFRESH & RESTORE: COCONUT MIRACLE | here

We love this one for the great price point as well as the scent.  There are other scents from this line but our team member said the coconut scent is her personal favorite. She also mentioned it adds great volume; she applies the product, brushes it out and teases her hair for a final results that gives a clean, blow-out look. She loves how soft and smooth it leaves her hair and said its perfect for that one last day you’re trying got hold out before washing.

 

5. BAMBEU EARTH | here

I had to mention this one… this is one of my personal favorite dry shampoos when I have a bit of grease. I was actually sent this by PopSugar in a sample box awhile back. I could only find it available directly from their website, I just had to include it. It is in a powder form that you massage into your scalp but is extremely lightweight. I mostly love it because it does not leave a gritty texture or change the color of my hair which is so important to me. I also think its very cool that that they offer both a light and dark version depending on your hair color.

 

BEST DRY SHAMPOOS BY LG COMMUNITY

1. BATISTE | here

By FAR the top favorite of the LG community. I kept seeing this over and over again. The price point, variety of options, and scents had a majority of you raving about this one.

 

2. MOROCCANOIL | here

You guys love this one for the great traditional Moroccan oil smell. Available in both a light and dark version… it helps enhance the tones of your hair color and it protects against UV damage.

 

3. ORIBE – GOLD LUST | here

The most expensive option on the list but I read multiple comments saying it is worth the money! Great for blow outs as it helps prevent damage. I also read you love how smooth & silky it leaves your hair without leaving and white residue or gritty feeling.

 

4. IGK – FIRST CLASS CHARCOAL DETOX | here

I saw you guys love this one and honestly it has been one I’ve been wanting to try! It is suppose to help even the most oily hair and the detoxing charcoal powder helps lift the dirt and build-up on your hair while odor eliminating, creating a fresh clean scent.

 

5. DOVE REFRESH & CARE | here

You loved the price point and the traditional “dove” smell. No heavy residue was also a popular selling point for you guys.