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Be-You-tifully Fit:  1 year of Gym Time

It’s been a year since I decided to join one of the local gyms.  It was so hard working out at home with two littles around.  The same workout at the gym would take me almost an hour longer at home.  Honestly, I would also find a million reasons to not do it too.  When […]

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Fit Foodie: New Apps (Oops…that’s an old one)

I am testing out new ways to try to continue on with a full month of groceries and menu planning.  We did so well with it all and saved so much money by simply not walking in the grocery stores for more than set items every week.  As of right now, a month after I […]

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Be-You-tifully Fit: 4 Years in Stroller Warriors

10/19/2012…  I didn’t think I was a runner.  I was just a girl who dreamed of being one.  Honestly,  I was scared to join.  Terrified even.  Here were a big group of women who have been there &  done that and then there was me…  I was a girl that barely ran the 1 mile […]

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Be-You-tifully Fit: What doesn’t serve you

It’s been a year since I decided to seriously start weight lifting.  After training for the Marine Corps Marathon & the Old Glory 50K, I was absolutely burnt out and defeated.  I had run a total of 2,400 miles last year.  My body did not mind the mileage but with the other pressures of life […]

Fit & Frugal: No Spend Success!!!

Well my dear friends…it was a SUCCESS!!!  You may have seen my post in the beginning of September regarding our family attempting a no spend month (http://nicolemichelles.com/2016/09/07/fit-frugal-no-spend-september/).  I must be honest in telling you it was not easy!!!!  In the end, we saved almost $400 in the month of September and were able to pay off […]

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Fit Foodie: No Spend Month Cooking

This month has been a little tricky.  We have been trying to find what to do with random ingredients left over from previous unmade menu plans.  It definitely was not easy at first.  A lot of these meals are not our normal meals.  I have not included recipes on all of them because we made […]

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Fit & Frugal: Mid Month Report for the No Spend September

  I most definitely thought that by now we would have crashed and fell out of the wagon completely.  It is not that I did not have faith in us BUT something always comes up when we attempt to do something like this. For instance… Day 1 – Oil change light pops on Day 2 […]

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Fit Foodie: Meal Rotation

After much deliberation with the hubby, we developed a meal rotation that we can be satisfied with repeating.  It is a six week rotation with 4 set recipes within each week.  This allows us to have room for take out when a day is too crazy, leftovers if the fridge is filling up and new […]

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Be-You-Tifully Fit: We broke up.

I have had a long lasting early morning date with my scale.  It is not always a happy go lucky date.  There have been plenty times that I have cussed it out and stormed away.  After scrolling through instagram and reading a couple of memes, I decided it was time.  Mr. Scale & I have […]

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Fit & Frugal: No Spend September

Lately I have been praying for a way to get out of this mindset and debt that we have accumulated with having our kids and all of the moves we have done.  I’ve been hearing people on the radio talk about how they pushed through the debt snowballing and are now within months of owning […]