Kayla we miss you....

Have you ever had a really good thing going? Like, let's pretend that you are in a relationship and yeah, maybe it's a lot of hard work but the payoff is great? Then all of a sudden you get a little lazy and you stop working as hard and you just let a few days go by without seeing each other and before you know it, it's been months... Or even years! 

That is pretty much what happened with us and the BBG... If you are not familiar with the BBG it's the Bikini Body Guide invented by the beautiful and super hardworking Kayla Itsines. Once we were in a committed relationship with the BBG and then we left it for running errands, doing laundry and drinking rose and pretty much just being busy Mamas! Now we are looking back and realizing we let a good thing go! 

But we are going to try and get back together with our old love... The Bikini Body Guide. 

I mean..... 

I mean..... 

This 24 week workout program that you do on your own is no easy walk in the park... It's freaking hard and if you do it right and you do it consistently your body will transform right before your eyes.

Beautiful, hard work taken from  @kaylaitsines

Beautiful, hard work taken from @kaylaitsines

This isn't an overnight magic trick.... This program is HARD and it requires commitment. But we did it and it worked, never before or after have we been so strong & fit. 

So why did we stop? UGHHHHH kicking ourselves, but sometimes life gets in the way. 

So instead of beating ourselves up, we are going to try our best to recommit to the BBG. 

Because we just want to be our strongest and best versions of ourselves. 

If you are interested in this, join the BBG revolution on Kayla's website. 

XOXO- TWH 

 

 

Sporty Spice

Lets be honest, more often then not Erin and I are Pumpkin Spice if we are any spice girl.

We like to keep it pretty cozy and even when we get Posh we may still have on leggings. 

But lately we have been hitting up the gym and it feels so good to turn over that Sporty leaf! 

Here are a few things that keep us motivated at the gym. 

1. Spotify- 

If you don't follow us on Spotify, you really should! Not only can you see what we are listening to lately, you can also check out our awesome playlists! We have two "Work Out" mixes, so you can switch it up depending on your mood. We get pretty eclectic with our tastes, so be prepared to bounce from Missy Elliot to Elvis Costello to Lady Leshurr to AC/DC.... And of course No Doubt. 

We seriously could not work out without our music... It's a must. 

2. Work out gear you can wear all day. 

1. Clavin Klein  2. Vintage T-Shirt 3. Mara Hoffman 4. Under Armour 5. Target 6. Under Armour

Lately we have been loving Under Armour and their leggings for workouts. They are high quality and comfortable, plus they have great designs and are about half the price of some other brands. We have also been obsessed with Mara Hoffman sports bras and the classic Calvin Klein ones. 

Usually we wil;l break up our sports look with a vintage T-shirt. It helps us keep feeling like ourselves even with the leggings and sneakers.  

3. Green Juice- 

Having this delicious juice bar right inside my local gym is pretty perfect. Sometimes while on the elliptical i'm already dreaming of a nice cold Indian Summer or a healthy spicy Straight Up. 

Whatever inspires you to be the healthiest, happiest version of yourself embrace it! It's not about fitting into a certain pair of jeans... (Although I have a few I may never be able to wear again) it's about keeping your spirits up and your heart strong. As mamas we have a lot to do and a lot to manage. Exercise helps clear your mind and lets you focus on whats important. 

XOXO- TWH

 

 

 

 

 

Work it out

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Lately we have been trying to focus a little more on our health and fitness. 

We have both been ramping up our fitness routines with running and hitting up the local gym. 

Of course, we have days where we are just too busy with volunteering at schools, working or one of our littles gets sick... plus a million other reasons we just can get there. 

As mom's our lives are pretty hectic and getting into a really nice workout zone feels pretty great. Plus we are obsessed with two Instagram accounts that always inspire and motivate us to get off our butts. Both Amanda Bisk and Kayla Itsines are from Australia... Not only is OZ one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but obviously home to some of the most beautiful people. 

Amanda Bisk @amandabisk

Amanda Bisk @amandabisk

Amanda Bisk was a pole vaulter who was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue disease and used yoga and healthy eating to regain control of her life. Her strong and beautiful body is so motivating to us when we feel like giving up. Read her philosophies on health here

 

Kayla Itsines- @kayla_itsines

Kayla Itsines- @kayla_itsines

Oh Kayla, you and your crazy jumps, squats and lunges! Never have we felt more in shape then when we were doing the BBG on the regular. This woman has designed a program that totally and completely will change your body... But man does it take a ton of dedication and lots of hard work! Remind me why I took such a long break from this program again? 

Of course, if you're going to the gym or for a run you're going to need an amazing playlist to get you motivated right? Because if you're anything like us.... You are the weird girl dancing on the elliptical in the back of the gym. 

Lucky for you Mamas and everyone else, you don't need to take the time to perfect a perfect playlist because we have made not one... but two magical work out mixes just for you! 

Follow our Spotify work out playlists and you will be able to push your self to music we love and we hope you will too. These playlists are fun and motivating and maybe a little cray-cray in the sense that we take you from Blur to Outkast to Queen and back again. 

Check out "Let me work it" 

https://open.spotify.com/user/things-we-heart/playlist/0ioyt3lfphx2a9jROiTw5z

Check out "Werk it out" 

https://open.spotify.com/user/things-we-heart/playlist/4c8TQm0X7ptawzv4TERale

 

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Whatever you do try and get up, get out and move a little bit everyday. Put the baby in the carrier or stroller and throw on your earbuds, blast our playlists and take a walk! We got you. 

XOXO- TWH