Oh Hey there!

Oh Hey there!

Check, check… Is this thing on?  I know, I’ve been MIA for months now.  All I can say is sorry I’m not sorry 😉  It’s been a very refreshing break and one I’m not sure is actually even a break.  I’m just now starting to get the urge to blog again but don’t think it’s going to become a consistent thing again.  Priorities right?

In the off chance that I actually still have blog readers, I thought I’d pop in and share a little about life lately.

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Taking Time

Taking Time

Hi friends!

I’m alive!  I know, I know… It’s been a while.  I should say I’m sorry but I’m not.  I’ve actually enjoyed the past few weeks of not worrying about opening my computer up to write a blog post.  Or snapping pictures of everything I eat, everything we do, or just everything.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of things I really enjoy about blogging.  However I’m now going on year 5 of blogging and I’m just not as passionate about it as I once was.  Probably because I’m typically pretty busy just being a mom but also because I’ve grown a little tired of constantly being an open book.  For the past 4 years I’ve shared nearly everything with my readers.  Even opening up about the struggles we’ve had with infertility and miscarriages.  Which I don’t regret and in some ways feel that it helped me to get through that extremely difficult time in our lives.   However, through the past several years of being so open I’ve also received a lot of judgement.  For some reason people like to judge others.  Judge the clothes they’re wearing, the food they’re eating and the choices they’re making.  Even though people like to say they don’t I would often get comments on my blog placing judgement on things I was doing.  I would be at a party with friends who read the blog and would hear things like, “Oh Giselle won’t eat that it’s not healthy enough.”   AND I would get emails from readers questioning the choices I was making.  Some offering advice and just trying to be helpful but others basically just judging.  Most the time I could easily shrug it off, brush it under the rug and move on.  But lately I’ve been wondering if it’s even worth it to put time and effort into something, someplace where others just end up judging?   Especially when my time can be directed at more important things like my family.


So where does this leave us?  I’m not saying I’m done blogging completely.  I do love to share healthy recipes, workouts and my life with others.  I love to connect with new people, to read about others lives and to find friends that live across the country.    BUT for now I think I’m going to take some time to focus on my family, my health, and the business of helping others get healthy.


I plan to pop in from time to time sharing things about our lives, healthy recipes and workouts but will definitely not be posting daily let alone weekly posts for the time being.  If you follow me on Facebook or IG you can see more updates from me and definitely make sure you subscribe via email to get notifications on new posts.

AND of course I’ll leave you with a picture of what’s taking up most my time these days… My little squish!




Virtual Coffee Date

Virtual Coffee Date

Hi there!

Long time no talk.  Since it’s been awhile, I thought it might be nice to have a little virtual coffee date.  So grab a Cup o’ Joe and get comfy, let’s chat!

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Catching up

Catching up

Yesterday morning I woke up at 4:00am wide awake.  My mom was staying with us and had to be dropped off at the airport early but The Hubby was taking her.  So even though I didn’t have to get up to take her, I was still wide awake.  Some of that was probably the little early morning dancer I have living in my belly 🙂  He likes to party between 4:00 and 5:00 these days.  Anyway, I laid there awake and started thinking about this great blog post I was going to write.  I had an awesome title and nearly the whole post written out in my brain.  I thought, “I should get up and write this down!”  I did get up, and went to the garage to workout since I was up and before I knew it, that blog post was gone.  By the time I sat down to write a few hours later, I had nothing.  Couldn’t even remember what it was about.  Blame it on my pregnancy brain or the lack of sleep but it was gone.  That’s actually been happening a lot these days which is why I’ve been a little absent around here.  Not because I don’t want to blog, but because I just don’t have much to say.  Then when I do, I forget it before I get a chance to write it down.  So basically, I’m still here but please excuse my lack of posts lately.


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Let’s Have Coffee and Chat

Let’s Have Coffee and Chat

Good morning!

Hope you all had a fun weekend.  Ours was rather boring so rather than give you the same play-by-play of this and that, I thought I’d switch things up a bit for today.  I’ve seen bloggers doing this “Virtual Coffee Date” a lot lately so thought I’d finally join in with one.  For one because I’ve been LOVING coffee lately.  Deaf of course.  For two it’s a fun way to catch up and chat about random stuff.  Which is what we’d be doing if we were having coffee 🙂

So grab a cup of coffee or tea, find a comfy spot and let’s chat!

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Currently November

Currently November

Hi friends!

Sorry for the late post today and lack of post yesterday.  Yesterday was busy and today this post didn’t go up as scheduled so here it is now.  Better late than never 🙂

Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a currently post so thought I’d share a few things about life currently.  What I’m reading, loving, playing etc.  Enjoy!

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Switch it up with Viva® Vantage® Paper Towels!

Switch it up with Viva® Vantage® Paper Towels!

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Did you know that you can use a paper towel to dry your hair,  to chill white wine or to strain grease from both?

I didn’t either until I learned about those and many more clever ways to switch up everyday tasks using Viva® Vantage® Paper Towels at a fun event I recently attended.

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Top Posts from August 2015

Top Posts from August 2015

How is it seriously September!?!

August just flew buy but I’m sort of excited it’s already September.  Just means we’re a little closer to fall!

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A-Z Survey

A-Z Survey

Hey guys!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a survey so thought I’d throw one up for fun 🙂

A – Age: 34  I’m so old!

B – Biggest Fear: Snakes

C – Current Time: 8:15 p.m.

D – Drink You Had Last: Tummy Time Tea

E – Easiest Person To Talk To: The Hubby 🙂

F – Favorite Song: Hmmm…  Toss up between Etta James At Last (First Dance), Jack Johnson Angel (What played when I walked down the aisle) or Nora Jones Come Away with Me.

G – Grossest Memory: Ha!  We were just talking about this becasue we are going to the San Francisco Zoo in a few weeks.  The last time I went was when I was a kid and I remember the gorilla exhibit having a bridge over a large opening where the gorillas were.  As we were standing on the bridge a gorilla reached his hand around behind him, did his business then threw it up at us!  Ewwwww!!!!!  Obviously it scarred me 😉

H – Hometown: I was born in Redding, CA but lived in a smaller town about 15 minutes south/east.

I – In Love With: Hubby and Love Nugget more than anything in the world!

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J – Jealous Of: People who can get pregnant and carry a baby without any issues.

K – Kindest Person You Know: I have to go with my husband and not just because he’s my husband.  He truly is the kindest person I know and I’m blessed to be his wife 🙂

L – Longest Relationship: The Hubby.  Total of 12 years.


M – Middle Name: Marie

N – Number of Siblings: Two brothers both younger.

O – One Wish: To add a healthy baby to our family.

P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: My mom.

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: “Is he (referring to The Love Nugget) your only one?”  Then, “Do you want to have more?”  YES!!!!!!

R – Reason To Smile: Life.  And this guy 🙂


S – Song You Last Sang: Garth Brooks, “Friends in Low Places.”  We bought the ultimate hits CD and have been jamming to his songs everyday!

T – Time You Woke Up: 5:30 am

U – Underwear Color: Nude

V – Vacation Destination: Well we are heading to Monterey for a little family vacay but I’ve been itching to go somewhere tropical.  Hawaii????


W – Worst Habit: Multitasking.  Some might say this is good attribute but I’m pretty bad at ALWAYS multitasking.  Even when driving…. I’m working at it though I promise!

X – X-Rays You’ve Had: I actually just had one for my back a few weeks ago and before that I’m not sure.  Unless you count ultrasounds in which case I’ve had TONS!

Y – Your Favorite Food: I’m not sure I could pick just one.  It depends on my mood, the season, or time of day.  Although I could probably eat apples with some sort of nut butter everyday 🙂

Z – Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


  • Your turn!  Share a few of your A-Z memories, moments or favorites 🙂 
5 Tips to Creating an Awesome Cycle Class

5 Tips to Creating an Awesome Cycle Class

Hi guys!

So I know I already posted my recaps from Blogfest/Ideaworld, but my trip actually began a day earlier at a pre conference through Idea World.  Blogfest is basically a conference inside Idea World and as a Blogfest attendee I had the opportunity to take a pre- or post- conference course and become certified.  So I decided to get my Schwinn cert to have in case I want to start teaching spin at other gyms. I’ve taught a few classes at the studio but I’m feeling more ready to venture out so figured why not?  Rather than giving you a play by play of the entire class I thought I’d give you a few tips on how to create an awesome cycle class for a group or maybe just yourself!

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