First of all, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I became more of a fan of Dr. Oz's after visiting the show. He is what they call- the real deal.
I joined Dr. Oz in his segment about 3 steps for a better health in the first 3 minutes of waking up! We discussed being a busy mom (much like the majority of you all) and why it is so important to start the day off right. I urge you to try these easy steps. Seriously, you'll see a difference. Just do it for a few days, then make yourself finish the week...Take note at the end of the week and see if you noticed a difference. I've read it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so we may need to stick to this plan for a whole 3 weeks, but I will go on record as saying it's the little things that make the biggest difference in my life. These steps are those "little" things that add up to making a big difference in my mood, overall day and productivity. So, in case you missed the episode. let me recap:
1) STRETCH & DO THE SHOULDER ROLL:first thing after waking up, make like Hayden (my baby) and reach your arms high over your head. Then, roll your shoulders back three times. Exaggerate the movement and let your blood really get flowing. If you're ambitious, make like Oscar (my dog) and roll out of bed to do a down dog and chaturanga.
2) DRINK YOUR WATER: One thing I've been forced to do since having a baby (and wanting to continue breastfeeding) is drink more water. In order to start the day properly, I need to down water immediately upon waking up. But, the thing is- YOU SHOULD, TOO. For your liver, for cleansing and getting your body ready for the day. Water is key! Drink it! Keep it by your bed and make it your new habit to down the entire glass first thing after waking (post shoulder rolls!).
3) Keep your immunity up: Winter is coming...even if you live in a warm climate like we do, winter still comes in some form.. We get run down during the winter months. Between travel, holidays and colder weather, it's important to make sure we do everything we can to keep well. Being a new mom (i.e.: sleepless nights, sometimes) I REALLY need to ensure I don't get sick. So, take your vitamins!! The supplement Dr. Oz and I discussed is Usana's Proglucamune. Learn more at Usana.com.
Hey weekend, I can see you! .
....Oh just kidding. I’m a parent. 😉#loveeverymoment #babyshark playing on Alexa at 7am
#HumpDay 📸: @ographr
Still completely unsure of the huge rabbit creature; no touching allowed. However, a vast improvement from last year🐰🐰. .🤣
Name something better than toddler kisses....Go ahead, I’ll wait;) 😜💋👶🏼
Enjoy the weekend. We’re up too early for a family day at the #happiestplaceonearth. I’m earning these kisses.💋💋
Yesterday, my dad played t-ball with Hayden for the first time. ⚾️Then, my parents played with both the boys after Huck got home from school. THEN, my dad visited @bigbangtheory_cbs _cbs the for the first time! 💥⚡️It was a good day. Will be hard to top, but let’s see whatcha got Wednesday.✨✨#gratefulheart #seeStories
Shine bright this week, friends☀️🌈🌟
Doing some press this morning for HOME KILLING QUEEN. The title says it all! Watch the drama of the Manning family unfold MAY 11th on @LIFETIMEtv 🖤 Right in time for #mothersday 💛
One of these things is not like the others.🤣 #iNeedATan #fauxofcourse 🌝🌝oh and more proof we really hang out outside of the studio😜#tvfamily #boldandbeautiful #weekendvibes #myfriendsarehot 💥💫 🤩🤩 #funinthesun
Thx for the Malibu hospitality @jennifergareis. . .
#makingmemories #huckandhayden #haydenjh #familybeachday #boldandbeautiful #malibudream #perfectday #beachkids #pepperdine (I went to school with this view🤗🌈)
I don’t wanna brag, but I got to hang w the cutest baby girl today... #babyfever #girlgang 🥰🥰🥰 adore you all 😘
@zoekatrinadandrea @katherinekellylang @jennifergareis #tvfamily #myfamily❤️ @boldandbeautifulcbs #boldandbeautiful
Awww...this popped up in memories today from three years ago when I was pregnant with Hayden. Huck was one year older than Hayden’s age now, touching his little brother👼🏻 That face!
Talking about the “two week wait” on the blog today. If #BBT means #TCC in your mind, this post is for you. Hint, I’m not referring to the Big Bang Theory. Link in bio.
Ps- I was still playing Parker on #GH just wearing sweaters!! Lol
Some days just are.
How was yours? #haydenjh
@ohjoy + @mixbook + @shrinershospitals = 💜💙💚❤️💖💛🧡🌈⭐️
#ohjoyformixbook 📸: @amytangerine 😘
Explaining to @oscarthehappy that he’ll always be my baby puppy. In no way did I try and replace him with Blueberry Cook (swipe left). But he wasn’t having it. We had to recreate that photo anyway (last slide). 🙄🙄🙄Pugs can get so dramatic and jelly! 🤪🐶 🤣
#nationalpuppyday #pugsofinsta #pitsofinstagram #adoptdontshop
#furbabylove #pugsnuggles #fourleggedfriend
Happy Thursday, y’all.
Make it a special one.💫 so tired today, but gonna put on 💄and a great attitude and keep going! (I accidentally posted this, deleted it, then reposted so it’s that kinda morning!)🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ anyway....
Throwing back to a meeting last week where I only needed two things in my back pocket: my pass to get on the lot, and @tightlipd lipgloss packets. 💋💋💄It was a good meeting, so fingers crossed! 🤞🏼🤞🏼😉 Ps- tag a friend who needs a #onthego #pursefree lipgloss:) I’ll send a few of you all some to try!!
Never a dull moment. ⭐️ behind the scenes and in front. #bigbangtheory #outoforder
Hayden is ecstatic about his new play-doh section in the pantry 🤣 and I’m ecstatic about the organization. #momlife Regarding organization: who wants to win a pantry makeover valued at $5000? Can you even imagine? Eeep! #ad All the details to enter are up on the blog today! These Easy Find Lids™ by @Rubbermaid fit together (and STAY together as you can see) so you are never searching for lids to keep your food fresh. #Rubbermaid is giving one of you a MAJOR MAKEOVER. GO check out the blog along with tips from experts on maintaining an organized pantry. Ohhhhh I hope someone I know wins this #makeover! How often do you go through and maintain your pantry? #EasyFindWin #Rubbermaid ps- Hayden had so much fun, I added too many photos on the blog. Thx😘 @joelhenricks for taking them all. #StayOrganized #pantrymakever
#createspace #kidscrafts #craftsection #boymom #toddleractivities #busymom #workingmom #giveaway #parents #parenting #pantrytips #pantryorganization #declutteryourlife
Our son Huck was with us this weekend. I asked him what he wanted to do this time. He said visit the Huntington Gardens and hang out with his family. Good choice, Huck. Happy St. Patrick’s everyone! One of my very favorite blessings comes from the Irish:
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm on your face, may the rains fall soft on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
32 years! 💫 Wow! Congrats, @boldandbeautifulcbs, the Bell Family, writers and crew:) What a privilege to be a part of this iconic show! And a huge thanks to the VIEWERS that have gone on this journey with us. (More party fun in stories😉) @cbsdaytime
#boldandbeautiful Oh and styled by the talented @kaleycuoco ⭐️ 🤣 but for real! #styledbycuoco .
#boldandbeautifulcbs #boldandbeautifulitalia #bridgetforrester #logangirls #soapopera #daytimedrama #beautiful #amourgloireetbeauté
It’s safe to say my kids thoroughly enjoy @chickapig the book. Huck (6) is doing a great job reading it to me. I love the #dreambig concept of the book and want to share WITH YOU. So, WIN your own copy PLUS the Chickapig game AND the cute plush chick! Perfect #Easter package! Details below.
Ps- for anyone like me that’s been a @davematthewsband fan forever, it comes full circle! Dave is part of the @chickapig team that created this sweet character!
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#chickapig #chickapiggame #littlejoechickapig #target #childrensbooks #easterbasket #huckandhayden #chickapigtarget #haydenjh #DaveMatthews #storytime #blendedfamily #stepmom #soaps #workingmoms
30 years ago today, the world got smaller, or bigger? #HappyBirthday #worldwideweb. #foreverchanged
Also, in other news...just saw @jennymollen in her birthday suit. No correlation, I’m sure, but good grief. I need to go workout. New stuff up on the blog😉 #beforetheinternet #rememberwhen #itsasmallworld .
My baby sister is 30! @jordynschatte You were the joy of our lives when you were born. And the joy of our lives today (well, you share that position with Hayden and Huck now;) Enjoy your thirties, my darling...old enough to look back, young enough to look forward! This is your decade, Mrs. Schatte.
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. ❤️
Can’t wait to see what all God has in store for you. I LOVE YOU.
Ps- happy belated birthday!!