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How I've Become Comfortable With My Mom Body + GIVEAWAY!

Nerium review, How to be comfortable with your mom body
The changes that happen in your body after pregnancy and childbirth are no joke. Most of you are moms and totally get what I'm talking about. Having 3 boys, big ones at that, has changed my body for sure. It also changed my mindset for a long time. But I'm beginning (finally after 9 years of motherhood) to be in a place that I'm really comfortable in my skin again. Maybe getting older has something to do with it, or just finally coming to grips that there is no going back? Haha. But I want to share some tips with you that have really helped me. 
How to love your mom body, Nerium Review and Results 

- Workout

I want my kids to want to be strong like mom! I workout at home with DVDs, apps I've downloaded or running on the treadmill. I'm in the middle of a 12 week, at home program that I'm loving and I'll share all the details with you soon. My goal is M-W-F, plus 1 weekend day. My kids hate going to a nursery so gyms just don't work for me right now. I love group classes, so in a couple years, I'll get back into those. But for now, I'm doing what works with my family and schedule. Working out not only helps me be fit enough to keep up with my kids, but it also makes me feel more confident and helps keep my diet more on point.  
How To Be Comfortable In Your Mom Body

- Eat Healthy

Speaking of diet...Since doing Whole30, my eating habits have been much better. My body shows a big difference with my diet is on point, so I've been mostly eating Paleo during the week, with a little more wiggle room on the weekends. Once you get into the habit, it really becomes second nature. For me, keeping it up means enjoying the things I want sometimes and not depriving myself. I would say this means I'm at about 80/20. I do try to stay away from dairy and lots of carbs, simply because I've noticed they don't make me feel great. But that doesn't mean I'll say no to the occasional slice of pizza. Oh and I still drink coffee creamer, because I want to enjoy life! 

- Dress for Your Body

A key for me in dressing now, is comfort. That doesn't mean sweats all the time, it means wearing clothes that fit my body well. It means buying clothes that flatter my mom figure. I'm pretty much over low rise pants now, because they just don't fit well anymore. While I like to wear bikinis, I typically wear a 1 piece, because I'm just more comfortable baby chasing in them. Sometimes, getting clothes that fit great means you have to invest in better quality pieces. But your new mom body is here to stay, so getting pieces that fit right are a great investment. Get yourself some great bras while you're at it! That's one of the biggest changing areas for moms and you're going to need to get shopping!

- Take Care of Your Skin
Nerium Firm Cream Review
I started a new skincare routine about 2 months ago that has made a big difference in my stomach. I had seen some fantastic before and after pictures, as well as my neighbors results from using Nerium Age Defying Night Cream and Firming Body Contour Cream and figured it was worth a try. Well, I've been pleasantly surprised with my results! I've been alternating the creams morning and night to help with the loose skin and stretch marks that I have. Honestly, this has been one of the hardest body changes for me to come to grips with. It's frustrating to feel like you can lose the weight and get more fit, but still have the loose skin over it all. Thankfully now, this skin care routine has helped me!
Nerium Night Cream review
I'm admittedly super uncomfortable to post an up close and personal pic of my stomach. I've had 3 big babies and a short torso, which caused more skin stretching than I would have ever wanted. But. I can tell a pretty good difference in using the combo of the creams. My 2 biggest problem areas are the loose skin right above my belly button, which has improved a lot! But even more than that, is the pooch of skin right above my c-section incision. I think it's a pretty normal issue for c-section mamas, but I don't dig it! It's not the easiest to tell in these pictures, but on the bottom left, you can see a bump out right underneath the waistband of the shorts. But as you can see on the right, it's nearly completely flat right now, which makes me REALLY happy! 
Nerium Night Cream, Firm Cream for Stretch Marks, Before and After
The Hubs was impressed with my results and decided to try a Nerium product for his dark circles. The Hydrogel Eye Patches go on for 20 minutes and make a big difference in a little time. He kindly agreed to let me show off his up close and personal pics, too. 
Neruim Hydrogel Patches Before and After
We're both really happy with our Nerium results and I love that they offer a money back guarantee if you aren't for any reason. They also offer a business opportunity that might interest any of you looking to make money on the side and you can see more about that here

- Love Yourself

Justin Beiber style, y'all! Your body might not ever look exactly the same, but we all have to learn to love what our bodies have done for our babies! My goal is to make sure that I'm confident in my body and that I'm showing that confidence to my kids. After all, they copy everything we do! 

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My friend Heather, of My Life Well Loved and I team up monthly for Littles Style and today, we're teaming up for this fab giveaway!

She has also been using these Nerium products to prevent aging on her face and is writing about her results today, so don't miss it! And FYI, Heather and I are starting a fun project in April that you don't want to miss, so follow her!

Nerium Night Cream Review
Now for a really fun part! The folks at Nerium have generously given this prize pack, valued at over $800, to give to one of you lucky folks! 

And on top of that, the first 10 people to place an order will get a free set of Hydrogel Eye Patches! Enter using the widget below. Good luck! 

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Instafasion: Spring Start!

This is one of my most favorite posts to write! I love looking back at what I've been wearing on Instagram and seeing what the real repeat offenders are! For spring season so far, my favorites seem to be:

These cutoff shorts, which are a bit longer than your average cutoffs, while not being too long at all. They also come in a lighter version
These espadrille wedges, that also come in black and are LESS THAN $35. Um, I'll take that over the $660 original pair any old day. 
And this sweater that also comes in 3 other colors and is on sale for $20!

Leggings: can't find stirrup version, but one without here (20% off right now!) | Denim Jacket

Wallet Clutch | Peplum Tee ($12!) | Distressed Jeans | Leopard Sneakers: old, very similar

Pajamas: sold out, nightdress version | Slippers

In honor of starting baseball this month! MLB Tee (my fave spot for MLB gear!) | Skinny Jeans | Hat | Tote: old, similar here and here

Jacket (I'm obsessed with this Calia By Carrie jacket and wear it all the time!) | Workout Tights: Costco!

Cold Shoulder Top (wearing this in the last post if you want to see it on!) | Cutoff Shorts | Espadrille Sandals

Ruffle Front Tee (so cute and comes in another color!) | Leather Jacket | Skinny Jeans | Rain Boots

Floral Romper (runs about 1/2 size small) | Clutch | Heels: sold out, similar 

Overalls | Leopard Flats: old, very similar | Stripe Tee: Old, similar

Pom Pom Sandals | Cutoff Shorts | Pom Tank: last year, but here is a cute colorful option | Royal Blue Tote: old, similar splurge or save

My outfits have been really back and forth between with the weather rapidly changing around here. I'm really ready to pack up the warm clothes, stick with the lighter pieces and ditch the layers! Kids are SO much more difficult to dress when it's cold, amiright?
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