How Erika Does…Healthy Habits

Hey Ladies!

Happy Monday!

This weekend was full of ALL THINGS POTTY TRAINING.  Tab was out of town Friday-Sunday and when he got home on Sunday afternoon he told me that I looked stressed.  I’m positive I gave him the side-eye and then it hit me…my husband is AMAZING at so many things but he has never participated in this potty training game.  He didn’t get it.  Needless to say, after my answer of why I might appear stressed after a weekend of potty training solo I have no doubts he’ll never mention me looking stressed again.  😉

Once again, I’m gonna mention this book {Sorry, I can’t stop talking about it}.  Everything she’s suggested has definitely helped.  She has paragraphs for trouble shooting a wide variety of problems that could possibly occur during any of the building block stages.  And I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to the readers who recommended I read the book!  When I was potty training my other three I definitely didn’t know it was an option.  Anyway, if you’ll be potty training soon, READ IT!

When I asked for your feedback at the end of the year, I got a lot of requests for more fitness/health related posts.  So today we’re talking HEALTHY HABITS!

I did a post ALL ABOUT FITNESS in February last year.  So much of that post is still how I’m feeling today.  If you missed it, go check it out!

I’m not someone who LOVES working out.  Granted, I LOVE the way I feel AFTER I work out but the before and middle parts of working out aren’t my faves.  It’s important for me to be healthy and more importantly feel healthy.  I try to make it to the gym twice a week for group classes.  I absolutely love our instructor, have friends I do it with, and the workouts are tough.  But as a mom of four who works from home, I can’t always make it to the gym.

When I’m working out at home, it’s important for me to find workouts that are thirty minutes or less.  That’s really all I’ve got-if I’m working out at home.  Otherwise my mind wanders to pretty much anything other than working out and I find myself shutting that video right down. 

These are my favorite at-home options right now…

Beachbody on Demand
I’m pretty sure the cost is $99.95 a year to have access to all the Beachbody workouts.  The workouts are GREAT!  They range in level, duration, workout type, and more.  I don’t do the meal plan but I love having access to all these workouts from my own living room.

An example of a little 21 Day Fix…my favorite set of workouts through Beachbody.

Peloton App
I don’t have the Peloton bike, BUT the Peloton app has TONS of workouts you can do at home with just a mat and your body weight.  Shay was telling me about it a few weeks ago so I decided to give it a try and I’m hooked!  My favorites so far are HIIT cardio classes {YES to a TOUGH workout in under 30 minutes!} and the yoga.  I’ve done several yoga videos and I’ve never had someone teach as well as lead like their instructors do.

If I’m working out from home, either of those apps are what I’m using.  If you have specific questions, please let me know.

If I’m working out at the gym, my view might often times look something like this.  🙂

Where a yoga morning could have me looking more like this…tank and pants.

When it comes to food, I’m all about moderation.  I like cheese.  I like carbs.  I like chocolate.  You get the idea.  And I have all of those things but in moderation with a side of protein and some green veggies.  I attempted dieting or maybe I should say eliminating those unhealthy things from my diet all together and every time I did that it left my mind absolutely consumed with those items I “couldn’t have”.  I’ve found I make WAY better choices if I can have the pasta or dessert or queso along with some good for me food too.

That’s really all I’ve got today!  I’m off to do an at-home workout so I can tackle Day #3 of potty training with Miss Britty.  I think we need one more day at home to REALLY feel good about leaving the house without diapers!

What about you??  I’d LOVE to hear your HEALTHY HABITS!

Have a GREAT day, Friends!

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  1. 2.25.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    1. I am obsessed with that potty training book! Every time you tell me something about it, I'm like GENIUS! 2. The Peloton app is THE BEST 3. Cheese, carbs and chocolate are basically the foundation of our friendship. And onions.
    Hahahaha! xo

  2. 2.25.19
    Simply Tish said:

    So glad I'm passed the potty training stage! It is exhausting! Hang in there, Mama!! I found the Faster Way to Fat Loss program last year and LOVE it. It is a way of eating to fuel your body but still allows you those treats in moderation. Hello donuts on Saturday! I did a post on my blog with FWTFL questions and answers if you ever want to read up on it. It incorporates intermittent fasting which i think has changed the way I eat and FEEL the most! Have a great Monday!! Simply Tish

  3. 2.25.19
    Anonymous said:

    When you were telling me about that book, I couldn’t believe how genius it was! Soooo good! And so happy to spend our two mornings a week together. Friends make it way better!

  4. 2.25.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    You do a great job with balance! And I'm wondering, did Britt hit her quota this weekend? 🙂

  5. 2.25.19
    Meagan Satterfield said:

    I just ordered the potty training book! I’ve got three little girls, two and under, and my oldest is showing signs of being ready, I’m just not mentally prepared yet! Thank you so much for recommending especially since I need to get my mindset right. This will be my first time potty training so it will be a trial run before the next two are ready hahaha

  6. 2.25.19
    azbaby24 said:

    We started potty training last Monday since it was a holiday and a week in and I am finally feeling like we are getting over the hump. I also used this book and it has been very helpful. My only problem with the book is the way she down talks to delayed potty training (which we are doing). Other than that, we are doing great and you will too!! We are not tackling night time or nap time yet but last week was seriously exhausting. Right there with you mama!

  7. 2.25.19
    Erika Slaughter said:

    AZBABY24…I totally agree with you. Every time she mentions that I get panicked JUST a bit because Britt is older too!

  8. 2.25.19
    Melanie said:

    I am excited to try, If you were picking one exercise app – would you do Beach Body on Demand or the Peloton?

  9. 2.26.19
    Bojana said:

    My potty training days are long behind me, thankfully, but a few friends are just beginning and now I have a book to recommend. Also, I think I might invest in the beach body workouts. Do they have yoga options too?

  10. 2.26.19
    Rachel said:

    Pilates at home is my usual way to work out. And with food too, I try to just balance the healthy with the fun foods. I never diet, just try to make smart choices and eat real foods…and chocolate chips are my favorite snack. ;P

  11. 2.26.19
    nlsarno said:

    I just potty trained my twins using that book as a guide – big thanks for mentioning it a while ago. It definitely helped get ME in the right mindset. We took advantage of the 3 day holiday weekend last week and so far, so good! Not my favorite parenting chore, ha! Also LOVE beach body on demand 21 day fix, too! The variety is great and keeps me engaged. Have a great day!

  12. 2.26.19
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Yes! Beachbody has yoga too! I think if I were choosing one-is vote Beachbody. It has more options for indoor at home workouts. Peloton has lots but many that are cycling related. They also have some for running/walking outdoor. Kind of depends on what you’re looking for.

  13. 2.27.19
    Kelly said:

    I LOVE BOD! I am doing 80DO right now…I have lost 9 inches so far! It's the perfect alternative to the gym!☺