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Self Tanner vs. Jen: Volume 1

Last night I did something.  I succumbed to my sanity and tried self tanner.  Some would ask "Why?" and all I can tell you is, I blame YouTube and beauty influencers with long tanned legs. You see, it started with tan lines on my stomach. Since having kids my stomach hasn't seen the light of day, and it legit startles me every time I take a shower and have to face myself in the mirror. I figured a self tanner would help solve that problem and I set out for product reviews, DIY strategies, and tips and tricks. Which then led me to YouTube. Which then led me to Instagram. Which then led me to hashtags. Which then led me to realize Jergens is still around and hey, a newish (to me at least) product: foam! I could have gone for the gradual self tan lotion that Jergens is so famous for, but no, I went straight for the big guns. If you're gonna do something, you have to be all in. No "gradual tan" BS I told myself. So a few nights ago, I tested the self tanner on m

Friday Favourites

 


Today I'm liking up with Momfessionals and A Little bit of Everything for a Friday Favourites link up. It's been a really rough week, so I'm happy to use today's post to reflect on a few of the more positive things that happened this week...

This cookbook (Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook) restored my faith in trying "new to me" recipes. Everything I have made has turned out juicy, crispy and delicious. Our air fryer isn't huge, and I was worried about having to cook in batches (and it taking forever). But the author provides oven cooking times for every recipe so for me, problem solved! Have you heard of Skinnytaste before? I've been obsessed with her blog for years. Check her out: www.skinnytaste.com. Do you have a love affair with an air fryer? I think we need to be friends 🤣

I've tried so many things from this book, but the buffalo chicken wings have been the families fave so far. I made them on Superbowl Sunday....we didn't even watch the game (I have no idea what sidetracked us) but we ate A LOT of wings that night.

My daughter and I had a "no boys allowed day" last week. We hung out together and gave ourselves pedicures. It was some much needed quality time together...I love that I have a built in bestie for life (hopefully ha ha....let's talk again when she's 14 and thinks I'm super lame).



I've been using the LoseIt app to track what I eat (mostly for portion control) and I am so excited, I'm on a 42 day streak! I am the Queen of Quitting lol so this is something to be proud of. AND it's not just 42 days of tracking what I ate, or making sure I am eating healthy foods and portions....this is also a celebration of 42 workouts....actually, I workout twice a day so it's more like 84 workouts. I know what you're going to say. Two workouts a day is cray-cray. But girl......I'm trying to work off the dang baby weight - it's been 11 years, I think it's time lol. 


Speaking of workouts, you know I'm a Jillian Michaels junkie. Her DVDs work. They hurt. They make me sweat. They make me feel like I have a personal trainer in my living room! Last month I eased my way into 30 Day Shred and walking on the treadmill for about 30-45 minutes a day. The treadmill workout is really meant to help me get to 10,000 steps a day. With a desk job, I'm always sitting and I needed a goal to get my off my butt. 

For the month of February, I'm still hopping on the treadmill for my walks, but I've swapped the 30 Day Shred DVD for No More Trouble Zones (NMTZ) and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (BFBM). THEY ARE KILLING ME. But I was able to do a legit push up the other day so I KNOW these workouts are making me stronger. 


Thanks for joining me for this week's Friday Favourites. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.



*I am not popular enough to earn money off anything I promote. Iam affiliated with no one. Any product I discuss in this post is just meant to share what I like and what is working for me. Sharing is caring!

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  1. Congrats on reaching your fitness goals!! So glad that you and your daughter were able to have a girls night!! That sounds so fun!!

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    1. Thanks Ella! It was fun (girls night). I used to do this with my mom and I'm so happy I have a daughter to share these moments with too.

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