Essential Oils…They Really Are The Best

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I have been a lover of essential oils for quite some time now promoting them in my tips for a better night sleep postΒ and talking about them a few times on my Instagram so I thought I needed to write up a little post explaining them in all their delicious smelling glory. Ok so for those that don't know one thing about essential oils {exactly where I was 1 year ago} i'm going to start from the bare basics. Essential oils are natural oils that have been extracted from the seeds, bark, stems, . . .

Spinach Turkey Sausage Breakfast Frittatas

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Quick, bite sized & protein filled...I don't think there's an easier breakfast recipe. Breakfast frittatas are perfect for anyone on the go and not into making their first meal of the day, or even post workout meal. I am a big lover of egg sandwiches, anyway, any day I LOVE THEM! but recently I have been eating a few too many...Egg sandwich overload. If you guys follow along on Instastories you have seen my obsession with them daily! and two weeks ago I finally realized I needed a new . . .

Blissfully Lively Nutrition Philosophy…Balance

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Woah it feels like deja vu writing this post, considering I've posted about both the BL Wellness Philosophy and the BL Fitness Philosophy in the last few weeks. If you guys didn't read those yet go check them out and if you didn't know there will be two more of these philosophy posts coming up. Including the mindfulness philosophy and a philosophy recap post putting together all of the philosophies in one place and explaining how they all connect! I decided to write these BL philosophy posts . . .

How to stop giving a f*ck & interview with Author Sarah Knight

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With one holiday closing and another one approaching I thought it would be the perfect time to let you all in on a little secret { WE NEED TO STOP GIVING A F*CK!}, PRONTO. Who went home for Thanksgiving this year? And how many people asked you "So what are you doing?" "Hows life?" "When are you getting married?" "How many kids are you going to have?" "Are you sure you want to be (insert)?". Basically how many people put their unwanted opinions or judgement on you making you feel annoyed, . . .

Blissfully Lively Thanksgiving Bootcamp Workout

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you all have a fabulous day surrounded by ones that you love eating all the turkey, cranberry sauce & vanilla chai cheesecake your heart desires! I wanted to take a quick second to thank you guys that read this blog! I am so grateful that I get to play a little part in helping you become the healthiest and best versions of yourself one workout, recipe & blog post at a time. It is seriously the most rewarding and fun job I could ever ask for. So thanks . . .

Vanilla Chai Spiced Cheesecake

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If I had to pick one dessert, well I hope I never have to pick one dessert cause #foodie! BUT if I ever had to it would most definitely be a hard decision between cookies and cheesecake. Well for this recipe I morphed the two together into the most delicious thick and fluffy cheesecake with a crunchy and gingery crust. So i'm just going to come right out and say it. Cheesecake is by no means good for you. Preparing it made me a bit appalled at how much dairy and sugar goes into the recipe, . . .

Thanksgiving Cravings & Portion Control

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{Photo} Ok honesty trumps all right now and I have to get something out there. I have a problem with portion control when it comes to holiday food. I always take way too much food because of the excitement to eat fresh carved turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes and douse it all in gravy. But sadly I end up eating way too much and feeling so sluggish and gross after. I'm sure others can relate. I WANT ALL THE HOLIDAY FOOD AND I WANT IT NOW. But this year i'm on a mission to control myself, and I . . .

Maple Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

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YOU GUYS! It's Thanksgiving week...if you know me you know i'm a huge foodie and get outrageously excited for eating all the things with all the friends/ family. So you know what that means, a shit ton of recipes are going to make their way on to the blog this week! Well by shit ton I mean 3 and by 3 I mean the best 3 recipes that you should have at your Thanksgiving table other than turkey! If you subscribe to the email newsletter {shameless plug} then you would already know what recipes . . .

Blissfully Lively Fitness Philosophy…MOVE

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Move Every Damn Day No exceptions. No excuses. Just move. The baseline of the Blissfully Lively workout philosophy is to move your body. Then it's a choice of how you want to do that. I promote and suggest strength training or lifting weights as the best way to move your body and feel strong. I suggest 3 strength workouts a week non-consecutively so say (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and a bit of something else you love to do to break that up on Tuesdays and Thursdays (anything really that gets . . .

Blissfully Lively x Mallory Drew Kettlebell Workout & Giveaway

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Kettlebells...AKA one of my favorite pieces of gym equipment. I love them because they're so easy to use with the weight dispersed primarily in the bottom and a perfect handle to hold on to. I don't use them at our home gym because honestly they're ridiculously expensive and Chris and I have dumbbells that work just as well so we haven't bought any kettlebells just yet.{but hopefully soon...christmas gift anyone?} If you're going to complete this workout at home you can substitute a dumbbell, . . .