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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Salad Jars + My Mommy Fitness Musts

Heyyyo!  Are you one of those people that restart a diet every Monday?  Or is that just me?  I was recently at a friends house and she was talking about making salad jars.  I was pretty skeptical about the lettuce staying crisp for 4 days, but I did need a healthier lunch option.  Being a stay at home Momma and eating healthy has become a challenge for me.  I can eat all...the...time...  So I decided that a set lunch would stop me from eating the entire pantry.  The good news is the lettuce stays crisp and the salad is SO yummy!  I've actually made these for 3 weeks in a row. #obsessed

Salad Jar


2-3 TBSP Salad Dressing {i did a balsamic}
1/2 Cup Chopped Carrots
1/4 Cup Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Cup Cucumber
8ish Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Chopped Cooked Chicken


Take a wide mouth quart mason jar and add all the ingredients {minus the feta} in the exact order they are written.  I added my feta once I was ready to eat my salad, because I might of forgot to add it to the jar... Yep, real scientific.  If you want to add the cheese with the chicken you totally can!

I've made 4 of these a week and they are all so yummy!  I also love how fast and easy it is to put them together, and my kitchen stays clean-ish during the day.  Can I get an Amen, Mommas?  Now I haven't figured out how to not finish Mack's bowl of mac' n cheese, or a half eaten PB&J so working out is a must.  Postpartum fitness has not been a walk in the park for me.  I had to stop going to my favorite bootcamp because they didn't have childcare.  I struggled for months to find a good rhythm and now that Mack is 13 months old I finally feel almost like my old self.

These are my 3 fitness must haves:

1.  YouTube Workout Videos

I was completely oblivious that there are a bajillion workout videos on YouTube.  I am not very good at working out alone because the floor is just so tempting to lay on.  I need someone to yell at me constantly... I am weird and very motivated by someone screaming at me... :)

 I have found 2 boot camp-ish videos that I really enjoy.   30 Minute Body Weight Workout - {Sorry about the excessive use of the word of lubrication during the warm up}  25 Minute Interval Cardio Workout - I love that the guy is British and uses words like bum and hams!

I have also been doing a lot of Pilates workout videos from Blogilates. They are short videos so I try to squeeze a couple in during the morning nap or when Mack is playing nicely.  These are the ones I do: Abs, Bootay, Squat Challenge, and Total Body.

2.  A Good Jogging Stroller

We have a {Bob} and I absolutely LOVE it.  Thankfully we got ours on a awesome Black Friday sale!  I'm in big trouble because I don't think I will ever use another brand.  

3.  Gym with Childcare

Whether you use this to run on the treadmill, take a class or just shower this is a must for me!

I would love to hear any workout tips you have!  I've definitely learned that I have to roll with things when it comes to working out.  I love a good schedule but that just doesn't work with a baby.

I hope y'all have a great week!


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  1. These would be great to pack for my husbands lunch as well!

  2. I LOVE mason jar salads! Great post, it's looks delicious. I also love how you included a link to workout videos :D Popping by from #FanDayFriday

  3. These look great. A long time ago McDonalds used to sell salads in a big cup - I think they called them shaker salads since you added the dressing, put the top back on and shook them. This looks likke a much better version.

  4. I will have to try this. I love the idea of less kitchen mess during the day. Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday!

  5. True story...these salads are the first Pinterest thing I ever did that wasn't a fail. LOL. I make 7 of them every Sunday night without fail. One day of mess, a week full of healthy lunches.

    Thanks for linking up to #ShowMeYours :)


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