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2018

Sweater | Bag | Leggings | Hat

It feels so good to be back with a new post! Blogging is truly my passion, and I can’t wait to share so much with you!

2017 was my best year yet, after starting a new business venture, which rippled into countless positive changes. It’s easy to lose yourself after becoming a new mom, and it was just what I needed to find myself again, and really be able to utilize my creativity, while joining an amazing tribe of women. Not to mention, it’s drastically changed my skin!

My goals for 2018 are simplifying any area that I can. Instead of spending time searching for a new workout to do each day and creating a weekly schedule, I joined an app/program takes out all the guess work, and is ready with an alarm each morning. Drinking more water, because I simply forget throughout the day, is another, so I purchased a 1 L water bottle. I only have to fill up twice, and I know I met my water intake goal for the day, no more counting and guessing! Time management is something I’ve never excelled at, so I purchased an hourly planner, to stay on track and break down each day and set a schedule. Organization was what I lived by in college, and post-kids it’s hard to come by, so decluttering is key to begin reorganizing everything from my closet to cabinets. I’m Marie Kondo-ing our house right now. Her IG is goals. I’m excited to share everything with you along the way, and have the time to share what I love, and what works (the reason I started my blog!) Here’s to an even better year, thanks for following along!

Fit Finds // Under $100

Fit Finds Under $100

Hoodie | Water Bottle | Sports Bra | Shoes | Cropped Leggings | Towel | TankHair Ties

Happy Monday! There’s something about cute workout clothes that make working out something to look forward to! Loving all of this fun finds and cool cutouts!

Third Trimester Essentials

Third-Trimester-Essentails

I’m more than half way through my third trimester, and so ready for our baby boy to be here! These are some products along with my key essentials like my pregnancy pillow, belly butter & maternity denim that have been beneficial.

25 oz Water Bottle – I love this chic water bottle. It doesn’t sweat, so I can throw it in my purse and it’s handy throughout the day. It keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12. Bonus: It’s stroller & car cup holder friendly

Third Trimester Tea – This flavorful tea helps your body prep for labor. Ingredients like Red Raspberry Leaf, Chamomile and Rosehips make it a calming drink before bed

Organic Body Lotion – While I continue to use my favorite belly butter religiously, I love this inexpensive organic body lotion for everyday use. It’s really hydrating, dries quickly, and I love the subtle Sweet Orange Vanilla scent

Slip on Sneaks – It’s starting to feel like Spring, these slip on sneakers are super comfy and extremely versatile

Healthy Snacks – I like to keep hummus and fresh cut veggies in the fridge for a midday snack, because I tend to get nauseous or light-headed at times. Another favorite is Skinny Pop mixed with coconut oil spray and Nutritional Yeast, and shaken well. It has a cheesy flavor, and full of vitamins (B12 in particular)

Nursing Nightgown – Comfy nightgowns are the ultimate sleep go-to. Nursing options mean I can wear them long after my pregnancy

Zantac – I’ve learned what foods to avoid that trigger acid reflux and heartburn, but when when it still occurs, my doctor recommended Zantac. I keep it in my handbag, and it ‘s always helpful

First Trimester Essentials

It feels like my first trimester has flown by. I’ve been really lucky to only experience morning sickness twice. At the beginning, I wasn’t feeling well in the evenings and waking up in the middle of the night nauseous. That all went away not long after, and other than feeling like I’m on a heavy dose of Dramamine everyday, I’ve been feeling great!

My cravings have ranged from cinnamon rolls to tortilla soup. I’m blessed with an amazing hubby that baked me vegan, gluten free cinnamon rolls from scratch one night, and traveled to 3 different grocery stores with me at 10pm on another occasion to find frozen organic french fries. He’s been the best! I’ve been sticking to my healthy vegan, gluten free diet, only upping my protein a lot, and indulging in the occasional craving, trying to modify it as a healthier version.

TheSubtleStatement.com | First Trimester Pregnancy Essentials

I’m sure I will be using these products throughout my entire pregnancy. They have really helped.

Belly Butter: I started using this at the very beginning. It keeps my growing bump well moisturized, dries quickly, and prevents stretch marks. Not just for your belly, my boobs started growing even faster than my bump, so I use it on them as well.

Peppermint Oil: This has been a Godsend when I have headaches, and also helps with stuffiness too.

Baby Book: The Baby Bump Book is packed with with great info, broken down by trimester.

On the Go Snack: I always try to keep a quick snack on hand to avoid nausea and headaches. Lightly salted pistachios are perfect and they are packed with protein.

Psi Bands: These bands really help ease nausea, especially during car rides.

BPA Free Water Bottle: This water bottle leaves the house with me wherever I go. I crave ice water constantly, and I love the larger size of this bottle, and I can still easily stick it in my handbag. The 2-way twist off lid makes it easy to add ice cubes, and fruit slices, and it’s dishwasher-safe!

My Healthy Essentials

Healthy Essentials - TheSubtleStatement.com

21 Day Fix Program | Running Shoe | Dry Shampoo | Shower Cap | Water Bottle | Blender | Shakeology | Containers | Challenge Group

Gym Essentials

Gym Essentials | TheSubtleStatement.com

Tank | Bag | Shoes | Towel | Headphones | Crops | HeadbandWater Bottle | Fitbit |   Wet Bag | Hair Ties | Towelettes | Dry Shampoo

What’s in your gym bag? These are some of my essentials (I haven’t upgraded to the Fitbit yet, I use this.) I swear I get more use out of my Lululemon clothes than anything else I own, so it’s always worth the investment (once you’ve tried, you’ll never go back!) In search of an organized gym bag, this one looks like the perfect fit. I can’t get enough Manduka gym towels and Sparkly Soul headbands (they’re super cute & stay put!) What are some of your essentials?