Ashley Marie Magazine - Winter 2021

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HOLIDAY EDITION IDEAS FOR THE SPECIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

SETTING THE TABLE

YOUR SHOPPING GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM FOR HER FOR THE KIDDOS FOR THE FITNESS LOVER FOR THE TRAVEL LOVER FOR THE HARD WORKER PLUS LOTS MORE

HOSTING TIPS & GIFTS

HOLIDAY RECIPES

TIPS TO STAY ON TRACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS

ASHLEY MARIE ISSUE 6 | NOV. 2021


A NOTE FROM ME, ASHLEY MARIE

Merry Everything!

Welcome to the festive edition of Ashley Marie. The holidays are my favorite time of year because of family time and meaningful traditions. Plus, I find joy in gifting others, which is why I’m so excited to launch my second gift guide to help you shop for all the special people in your life.

Inside, you’ll find gift ideas for family, friends, loved ones, kiddos, the fitness lover, traveler, harder worker, the homebody, fur-babies, and much, much more. Plus inspiration for setting the table, holiday traditions, recipes, and tips and tricks to stay on track during the holidays.

The point of this digital magazine is to inspire you throughout the seasons. To live life on purpose through personal expression, creating your safe space, and committing to your health and happiness. If there’s anything I hope you walk away from reading Ashley Marie, it’s to be grateful every day for this life we’re given, to enjoy all moments, small and big, and to chase those things in life that make you effortlessly happy.

Enjoy loves <3

Ashley Legg


Table of

CONTENTS 06

ASHLEY'S WISH LIST

08

SPOIL MOM/GIRLFRIENDS

11

BEAUTY LOVERS

12

HOLIDAY GLAM

14

RYAN'S WISHLIST

16

FOR HIM/FOR DAD

18

FOR RANGER

20

FOR INFANTS

22

FOR KIDS/TEENS

23

SHOP SMALL

26

HOLIDAY FAVORITES

28

SETTING THE TABLE

30

HOLIDAY RECIPES

32

FOR THE HOMEBODY

33

FOR THE FUR BABIES

34

TRAVEL LOVERS

35

FOR THE HARD WORKERS

36

HOLIDAY DEALS

38

FOR THE COCKTAIL LOVERS

42

PARTY GIFTS/HOSTING

44

STAY ON TRACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS

46

10 HOLIDAY HACKS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK

48

GYM LOVER

50

WORK WITH ME

51

FOR THE FITNESS LOVER

52

WRAPPING UP 2021


'tis the season TO BE JOLLY



Gleaming Primrose 5’ Mirror

Tom Ford Table Book

Lululemon Gift Card Air Jordan 1 Mid 'Tan Gum'

Golden Goose Superstar Shearling Sneaker

Massage Gift Card Pearl Earrings


A S H L E Y ' S

Admiring...


Spoil Mom WHAT

SHE

DESERVES

THANK YOU, MOM CANDLE

RECIPE CUTTING BOARD

TEMPERATURE CONTROL SMART MUG

ROOMBA

LE MINI™ SQUARE FLOWER BOX

CLICK TO SHOP

ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER & OILS SET


Celebrate YOUR

VANILLA CANDLE

PEARL RING

DURABLE FUZZY SLIPPERS

YOU ARE A BADASS BOOK

SOFT PAJAMA SET

JUICY LIP

INITIAL NECKLACE

GIRLFRIENDS


FOR THE

BEAUTY LOVERS Store Makeup in Style PRO LARGE DELUXE COSMETIC CLUTCH

Brighten Those Eyes

Smell Good

ROSE GLOW & GET IT COOLING & BRIGHTENING EYE BALM

GYPSY WATER

CORRECT+ EYEBRIGHT

For The Hair MONAT HAIR REPAIR TREATMENT: MY GO TO FOR POSTPARTUM HAIR LOSS

AIRWRAP COMPLETE STYLERFOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL BLOWOUT

For That Glow

Nº12 BRONZING FACE DROPS

Nº32 HYDRATING SELF-TANNING CREAM


READY, SET, MAKEUP TRIO

Bea utyc oun Holi ter day Sets

GETTING MY LASHES DONE 1X A MONTH HAS BEEN ONE MY FAVORITE LUXURIES LATELY. I JUST LOVE HOW THEY BRIGHTEN MY EYES AND ALLOW ME TO FEEL MORE CONFIDENT WITHOUT ANY MAKEUP. WHILE THEY ARE TIME CONSUMING AND AN INVESTMENT, THEY ARE WORTH IT FOR THE TIME BEING. I LOVE MY LASH STUDIO, EYE DECOR STUDIO IN CRANFORD, NJ! USE CODE "LEGGDAY" FOR 15% OFF YOUR FIRST SET!

GLOW FIRST PRIMING SERUM

GOOD GLITZ DUO


HOLIDAY GLAM Velvet Set

Sequins PANTS

BLAZER

SEQUIN TUNIC DRESS

Black OVERSIZED BLAZER

SPLURGE, BUT WORTH IT

NUDE SEQUIN DRESS GREEN SEQUIN DRESS

SAME STYLE FOR LESS

Shop my cover dress


Festive Blouses OBSESSED WITH THIS TOP

WANT THIS BLACK CUTOUT TOP

Faux Leather

Teddy Jackets CREAM

TAN

I ALWAYS GET COMPLIMENTS ON THESE COATS

Shoes

CORSET TOP FLARE PANTS BLUSH FEATHER SHOES BLAZER

CLEAR HEELS I'M WEARING ON THE COVER

TONAL LAYERI NG IS SUCH A VIBE


RYAN'S WISHLIST

CABLE SWEATER

METAL STAND PHONE CHARGER

MEMBERS ONLY JACKET

BLACK TOWELS

NASA SWEATSHIRT

DRAFT TOP BEER CAN OPENER



FOR HIM FOR DAD

UGG SLIPPERS

APPLE AIR PODS

METAL KEBAB SKEWERS FOR GRILLING

CHARCOAL SOAP BAR


YETI TUMBLER

YETI COOLER BACKPACK

BEARD TRIMMER

Click to Shop

YETI TUNDRA COOLER BOSE SPEAKER

BEARD BIB


Ranger's Wish List!

CREAM SHERPA ANYWHERE CHAIR

BABY PLAY MAT

LOVEVERY: THE EXPLORER PLAY KIT MONTHS 9-10 BABY SHARK BOOK

PUSH CAR

LOVEVERY: THE THINKER PLAY KIT MONTHS 11-12


's r e g n a R p o Sh g n i k c o 1st St


Infant musts OUR RIDE OR DIES

AROUND 0-3 MONTHS

OWLET SMART SOCK

RANGER'S BATHTUB

AMBER FAWN PACIFIER

TOWEL AND GLOVE SET

MUSLIN BURP CLOTHS

1 SILK SOFT SWADDLE BLANKETS

AROUND 3-6 MONTHS PROP-A-PILLAR

DB BLACK RATTLE

LOVEVERY: THE CHARMER PLAY KIT

SHOOSHER

LOVEVERY: THE LOOKER BOX


FISHER-PRICE BEACH DOME

DREAMLAND BABY SLEEP SACK: USE CODE “LEGG15” FOR 15% OFF

FISHER-PRICE SIT ME UP FLOOR SEAT

AROUND 6-9 MONTHS

LOVEVERY: THE SENSER PLAY KIT SNOT SUCKER + SALINE SPRAY

ACTIVITY SET

PLAY KIT WITH SPINNING SUCTION CUP

SKIP HOP EXPANDABLE BABY GATE

PORTABLE PLAY YARD

EASY CLEANUP HIGH CHAIR

BANANA TEETHER

MORE SPINNING TOYS

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FAVORITE BOOKS TO READ TO RANGER


GIRLS SUPERHERO CAPES

KIDS TRICYCLE

BOYS SUPERHERO CAPES

FOR KIDS & TEENS

GIFT GUIDE ART CASE COLORING SET

AS THEY GROW

SOLAR SYSTEM PUZZLE

STACKING BLOCKS

CREATIVE STARTER KIT FOR IPAD PLAY-DOH


Shop Small Sparkle & Sweat Shop

Use code “leggday” at checkout to save $

Resistance Bands Use code “leggday” at checkout to save $

KiZe bars Use code “leggday” at checkout to save $

Little Bipsy

serots sdiK Cash & Co

The Fit Boxx

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The cutest workout accessories! Use code “leggday” at checkout to save $

Balance Athletica

Side B Boutique

Max & Luna

Anthem Style & Gift

gnippohS

Get There Company




MY FAVORITE

Holiday Things HOLIDAY SONG: N S Y N C M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S

G U I L T Y P L E A S U R E F O O D : NANA’S COOKIES (SEE PAGE 32 FOR RECIPE)

HOLIDAY TRADITION:

DECORATING THE CHRISTMAS TREE ON THANKSGIVING

H O L I D A Y A C T O F K I N D N E S S : DONATING A TURKEY/CANNED GOODS TO

A FOOD BANK

F A V O R I T E H O L I D A Y M O V I E : A MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE HOLIDAY

F A V O R I T E H O L I D A Y M E M O R Y : WEARING CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS AND

WAKING UP CHRISTMAS MORNING PRESENTS UNDER THE TREE

FAV PLACE TO SHOP FOR HOLIDAYS:

UNCOMMON GOODS


Holiday Bucket List... START A FAMILY TRADITION WITH RANGER MAKE HOT COCOA WITH MARSHMALLOWS ON A COLD AND DREARY DAY SEND HOLIDAY MEALS TO FAMILIES IN NEED HAVE AN ALL DAY PJ DAY WATCHING MOVIES AND CUDDLING TAKE A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA BAKE COOKIES SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DONATE TOYS TO KIDS IN NEED

ADVENT CALENDAR WITH FINGER DINOSAURS FOR RANGER

ADVENT CALENDAR FOR THE DOGGIES


I HAVE BEEN ON A NEUTRAL KICK LATELY AND THIS TABLE SETTING PUTS A SPIN ON TRADITIONAL DECOR WITH A FLASHY FEEL. I LOVE MIXING LIGHT TANS, BEIGE, WHITE, GOLD AND SPARKLES. IT’S A TONAL WAY OF STYLING AND IT ALL BLENDS TOGETHER. I HAVE BEEN GETTING MORE AND MORE INTO HOME DECOR AND IT’S FUN CHALLENGING MY TASTE AND TRYING NEW THINGS. SHOP SOME OF MY IDEAS BELOW!

Light Tan

Beige

White

Gold

Sparkles


WHITE LINEN NAPKINS

MORE GOLD CANDLES

GOLD CHARGERS

GOLD VASE

GOLD TABLE TREES

Shop our light!

BEADED TRAY SET

RUNNER

GOLD CANDLESTICKS

MATCH STRIKER

GLITTER BATTERY CANDLES

GOLD PLACEMATS

GOLD CANDLEHOLDERS

BLAIR STAINLESS STEEL FLATWARE - GOLD

FLOWERS

BEIGE TABLE CLOTH


Holiday RECIPES

I'm so excited to spend Thanksgiving with my Mom, Sister, Husband & Ranger this year. It's going to be so special! Check out this throwback!

2003

2019

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS OFTEN REVOLVE AROUND THE DINNER TABLE. IT’S NICE TO LOOK FORWARD TO ENJOYING YOUR FAVORITE FOODS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, EVERYONE IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, THE CONVERSATION MERRY AND BRIGHT. I ALSO FIND IT INTERESTING THAT IN MARRIAGE, YOU MERGE YOUR CHILDHOOD TRADITIONS WITH YOUR MARRIED FAMILY TRADITIONS, THEN CREATE YOUR TRADITIONS TOO. IT’S MERGING THE OLD AND NEW. I’M VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING NEW TRADITIONS WITH RANGER. THIS YEAR FEELS EXTRA SPECIAL WITH OUR MIRACLE BABY BOY WHO LIGHTS UP OUR LIVES EVERY SINGLE DAY.

WITH MY MOM OUR HOLIDAY FEASTS ARE SIMILAR FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. TURKEY, HAM, MASHED POTATOES (THEY HAVE TO BE CHUNKY), GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE, STUFFING, SWEET POTATOES WITH MARSHMALLOWS, CORN, AND PIE. WHAT I REMEMBER THE MOST IS HOW WE USE OUR LEFTOVERS, WHICH IS A CONTINUED TRADITION WITH MY HUSBAND. WITH POTATOES WE MAKE POTATO PANCAKES AND WITH TURKEY, THE BEST MINI SANDWICHES WITH TURKEY SALAD AND KINGS HAWAIIAN ROLLS. MY MOUTH IS ALREADY WATERING. I ALSO REMEMBER GOING TO THE MOVIES ON THANKSGIVING DAY AND DECORATING OUR CHRISTMAS TREE THANKSGIVING NIGHT LISTENING TO HOLIDAY MUSIC LIKE KENNY G OR NSYNC’S HOLIDAY ALBUM AS A TEENAGER. THE BEST!


LEFTOVER

POTATO

M a k e s

Ingredients: 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes 2 whole eggs ½ cup flour Desired toppings

4

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PANCAKES

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Directions: Scoop out ½ cup mashed potatoes, cold Roll into a ball Smash to a pancake Dip in egg Then dip in light flour Pan fry on medium to low heat until pancake gets crispy on the outside

LEFTOVER

Eat as is or with desired toppings/dipping sauces. I like ketchup but other people enjoy applesauce for a sweet option or sour cream for a savory option.

TURKEY

6 - 8

m i n i

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Ingredients: 4 cups leftover turkey, white and dark meat ⅓-½ cup mayonnaise Salt to taste Pepper to taste 6-8 Kings Hawaiian rolls

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Directions: Cut about 4 cups worth of leftover turkey into cubes Fold in ⅓-⅕ cup mayo depending on personal preference Add salt and pepper to taste Fill roll with desired turkey concoction and enjoy

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Directions: Melt butterscotch and peanut butter together Pour over cornflakes Place on waxed paper to set until cool


For the Homebody Create your

To help you

Relax with some

safe space

stay cozy

self-care


F O R

T H E

Fur Babies Water Accessories

Treat s & To ys

For Dog Parents

Pet Homes

Accessories


POLAROID CAMERA

TRAVEL JOURNAL

FOR THOSE LAYOVERS, DOWN TIME

WRITE DOWN ALL THOSE SPECIAL MEMORIES

PORTABLE CHARGER NEVER LOSE POWER

TRAVEL MAKEUP MIRROR

KINDLE

NECK PILLOW & EYE MASK

ELECTRONIC ORGANIZER NOT AESTHETIC BUT 100% WORTH IT

IN REST E L STY

EASY TO PACK + SITS UP ON ITS OWN

MY LUGGAGE SET

LIVE FOR PACKING CUBES

JEWELRY ORGANIZER

THAT JEWELRY WILL NEVER GET TANGLED OR LOST AGAIN

S R E V O L L E V TRA


The ONLY way I get things done is by planning, making lists, and time blocking. I survive with Google Calendar and the Notes app on my smartphone, but I also love having a physical calendar/notepads. There’s something about writing things down that helps push the action forward. Check out my favorite planner and work organization tools to set yourself up for productivity success!

DESK CALENDAR

ACRYLIC WALL CALENDAR

DESK PAD

ACTION NOTEBOOK

ERIN CONDREN PLANNER GROCERY PAD

STAY CHARGED

MULTI USEFUL CONTAINER

PINK NOTEPAD

DESK ORGANIZERS BLUELIGHT GLASSES

PINK PENS

DESK PHONE STAND


Holiday Deals The Adventure Challenge for solo adventures, date ideas, friends outings and family experiences

$100 & UNDER Tumi slim card case

Gourmet Hot Sauce with Truffle Oil

Massage gun

Etip gloves

Baby foot peel

Adulting candle

$50 & UNDER

Slouchy socks

Pure silk hair ties

Essie gel couture polish set

Toilet tree bag


Blooming lollipops

$20 & UNDER Collapsible coffee mug

Movie night popcorn kit

Fell asleep here bookmark

It's the little things... STOCKING STUFFERS

Toothpaste Bluetooth shower

squeezer

speaker

Electronic Scalp brush

device screen cleaner

flameless Candle Lighter


Cheers! FOR THOSE COCKTAIL LOVERS

Last Holiday season I was pregnant so you better believe I’ll be having some festive cocktails this year. My husband, GiGi and I have been on a serious Paloma kick. Our focus has been making this as low calorie as possible without sacrificing the taste and we have figured out the best ratio for ingredients.

For the Wine Lovers

Not only can you stock up for yourself, Scout & Cellar wine is a great gift for other special people in your life like friends and family, for hostess gifts, teachers, your hair stylist, nail tech, etc.

My mom AKA Angelina AKA Ranger’s Gigi, is a rep for Scout & Cellar, which sources Clean-Crafted™ wine from all over the world. So what does it mean to be considered Clean-Crafted™? Each wine goes through two rounds of independent lab testing to guarantee that it's free of yucky stuff like synthetic pesticides and chemical additives and has fewer than 100ppm of total sulfites. Plus, all wines are Organic, have zero grams of added sugar, and are wildly delicious.

Have more questions? Reach out to my mom or shop through her site ScoutandCellar.com/angelinamarie

Our Paloma Recipe Ingredients:

3 ounces reposado tequila 1 tbsp lime juice 3-4 ounces grapefruit juice 6-8 ounces citrus soda, we like Fresca 6-8 ice cubes Served in a fancy glass for fun Garnish with a rosemary sprig, lime wedge or grapefruit wedge

Directions:

Add ice to your glass Add tequila, grapefruit juice, Fresca Stir well then enjoy


Click the Photos to Shop!

MARBLE WINE COOLER

GLASS WHISKEY DECANTER

MERLOT INFUSED COFFEE

I

COCKTAIL SHAKER BAR TOOLS SET

MY FAV CRYSTAL STEMMED WINE GLASSES

THESE F O L AL HAVE

RED WINE GLASS WHITE WINE GLASS FLUTES



For Non-Alcoholic Drinkers I have the most perfect solution for you. TOST Beverages was my go-to sparkling beverage when pregnant, and it’s a relationship that never ended. Not only does this sparkling drink make you feel like you're drinking champagne, the taste is so delicious, subtle, and sweet. TOST is made from white tea, white cranberry, and Ginger and is best served chilled. SHOP HERE!


Party Gifts Heading to a party? My mom always taught me never to show up empty-handed. Be prepared and make your host feel special and appreciated. First, know your host and what they like. If you don’t know your host well, play it safe with a versatile option. Check out my examples below. Wine lovers-If it’s a more casual party, I typically grab Duckhorn. If it’s a fancier dinner party, I bring Caymus. Beer lovers-A beer variety pack could be a hit. My husband is very knowledgeable when it comes to beer. He picks out exotic beers that tend to be great conversation starters for those interested. Dessert lovers-I have found success bringing a dessert tray with various options, bound to please most people. Or, I bring my favorite cheesecake, hoping others enjoy it as much as I do. I go for Junior’s cheesecake (Whole Foods has 6-inch ones), or you can order online for delivery. Flowers-Whether you’re a flower lover or not, a vibrant bouquet can brighten up any room. It’s a nice decorative gesture to say thank you. Candles-I always think about the seasons here. If I’m heading to a Fall party, I’ll bring something pumpkin or apple smelling. If it’s winter, pine cones or dessert scented. If it’s spring or summer, something flower-based. You have options here, and most people enjoy a lovely candle in their home and/or bathroom. If you have hosted a party, you know it can be overwhelming and stressful getting prepared, keeping guests happy, keeping the space clean and tidy during the party, cleaning up after and so on. Acknowledging your host is so important. Let them know you are thankful for their hospitality.


Hosting Guests? Here are my other top musts ready for guests prior to their arrival: Wifi password (Print out and frame for presentation) Extra blankets Floor length mirror

My mom also taught me to always make guests feel welcome,

Water nearby Nice sheets Assorted pillow options Phone Charger with extension cord Hooks to hang bags and or clothes

Let no one ever come to you without leaving HAPPIER!

Luggage stand Laundry basket or extra empty baskets around Sound machine Fan

Get crafty, head to your favorite grocery store (mine’s Trader Joe’s), and make a basket of your

Lamp Candle

favorite snacks.

Robe

The same goes with toilet trees. Put together a

Hair towel

basket or area with essentials guests could need like Kleenex, toothpaste, socks, eye mask, makeup wipes, Tylenol, tums, lotion etc.

Extra Towels, full size, hand and face towels Hair dryer Plenty of toilet paper Plunger in bathroom


STAY ON TRACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS

I get it. I love to indulge in all the holiday delicacies too. With the festive season comes parties, food, drinks, and temptation everywhere, but you have the power to create a sense of balance by making positive choices that support your goals. This guide offers holiday tips, tricks, and hacks to do just that. Let's rock those goals! The holidays are all about the expression of gratitude, spending time with loved ones and celebrating traditions. You can enjoy yourself while keeping those goals in mind.To set yourself up for success, it's all about having a plan of action. Prepare to succeed. Sometimes our plans don't work out perfectly and that's fine, you adjust and adapt. BUT having one in place will give you a sense of comfort and control going into the Holiday.


THE DAY OF A HOLIDAY EVENT… The Holidays are fun for me, and I always look forward to celebrating with a feast with loved ones, but there's a difference between abusing food for the Holiday and enjoying it mindfully and in moderation. Going into the Holiday season, live life as normal. Don't try to deprive yourself all week to stuff your face silly the day of. This can be a vicious cycle. Instead, eat balanced meals throughout the week consisting of lean protein/complex carbs/healthy fats/micronutrients (which come from fruits/veggies). Also, keep that water game on point. Hydration is key before/during/after meals to help flush out our systems and help keep us full. A lot of the time, when we think we're hungry, we're actually thirsty! Plus, water increases metabolism by 30%! SO step up that water game and aim to hit 60-100 ounces per day. Focus on good activity throughout the week as well. This will help keep you motivated all week, produce endorphins and just keep you in fitness mode as you head into "food mode." Lastly, STOP stressing. SERIOUSLY STOP. Stress produces the hormone cortisol, which is linked to weight gain. So be confident in your action plan and know you have a choice and are in control, NOT FOOD. A little bit of tough love goes a long way. You are stronger than you think! Making small sacrifices now will earn BIG results later.

The day of, stick to your regular programming. Never let yourself go hungry. Eat your breakfast, have a snack or protein shake, then enjoy your holiday meal. Don’t deprive yourself all day to go ham (no pun intended) at dinner. Indulge in your favorites and pass over the rest. Why waste calories on so/so foods?! Pick your favs and savor every bite. I typically load up my plate with a protein and then have about 1/3 cup of my top fav sides like green bean casserole, potatoes, pie, etc. Don't make yourself feel guilty. Holidays are meant to be celebrated with the people we care about. Enjoy your time and stop stressing about what you're eating. Everything in moderation! Get back on track. Enjoy your meal, then move on! If you're going for seconds, later on, opt for more turkey and vegetables and less carb/fatloaded sides. You should not have to undo your pants at the end of the day. Think of balance and moderation. Do something active. It's always fun to relax and digest after a scrumptious meal. However, it's also good to move that body too! I'm not saying you have to go to the gym, but a nice walk with loved ones can do the body good and help you feel not so full! Many families like to play touch football, tag, or just wrestle around with the kiddos, trying to keep up with their energy. Be kind to yourself. Your body hears everything that your mind says. You are stronger than you think.


MAKING SMALL SACRIFICES NOW WILL EARN BIG RESULTS LATER.

Don't hang out by the food table! This makes it way too easy to continue the hand-to-mouth motion without even thinking. Win this battle by making a small plate of mostly healthy snack options with 1-2 small pieces of your fav indulgences, then walk away! Everything in moderation. Pick and choose when you want a real cocktail or when you want a mocktail. For the real deal go for lighter calorie options like vodka/soda, wine, low carb beer, tequila/soda. For mocktails, have a seltzer on the rocks with some fresh fruit in it or squeezed lemon or lime! Having a drink in your hand helps keep you occupied when being social, rather than reaching for food. Chew gum for part of the event/party pre-main course! Seems simple but it helps prevent mindless snacking. At dinner or buffet-style gatherings, focus on filling your plate with proteins, fruits, and veggies first. That way you leave little room for those high fat/carb foods like heavy dips, loaded sweet potatoes with marshmallows and brown sugar, bread and butter, and decked out stuffing. Be selective, pick your favs, and have small samples of the higher calorie foods, to help satisfy those tastebuds without overdoing it.


Eat slowly and chew your food, rather than inhaling it. Allow your food to digest before going for round two. You may change your mind in the meantime and feel satisfied with the plate. Bring a healthy dish "spin" on your fav foods! There are so many healthy options that you would never know are “healthy”! I always search Pinterest for "healthier" recipes. You could bring a Greek yogurt fruit dip with fruit or spinach dip with whole-grain crackers and/or veggies! The day of and day after the holiday celebration, move that body! Activity improves mental clarity and mindset and produces endorphins which are those feelgood feels. You'll never regret a workout. Commit to one and get it done! On the day of, you could go on a walk with the family! Limit alcohol, eggnog, and other heavy drinks. Alcohol is empty calories. They add up. Plus, too much drinking can add to too much snacking. Seltzer, water & coffee are great low cal options in between 1-2 alcoholic drinks. Think BIG picture. How proud of yourself will you be if you can get through this Holiday feeling in control and closer to your goals? This is 100% possible. Remember, small sacrifices for BIG REWARDS. You got this! Enjoy your day. Focus on the gathering and spending time with loved ones rather than obsessing over the food. We are so much more than the number on the scale. Celebrate you and your able body!


Kettlebell

Wrist/ankle weights

Equalizers

Resistance bands

TRX

Dumbbell set

Stability ball

BOSU

Step platform

Sliders

Bala bars



NEED 1:1 ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN IT COMES TO EATING & FITNESS?

WORK WITH ME! APPLY HERE!


FOR THE

FITNESS LOVER TUBE SOCKS

ALO RIBBED TANK

PERFECT HIIT SHOE

SEAMLESS UNDERWEAR APL TRAINING SHOES LULULEMON ALIGN TANK

NO SHOW SOCKS, THESE HAVE GRIPPERS ON THE BACK

ROSE GOLD BEATS BY DRE THE ONLY WAY I GET A GALLON IN CARRY YOUR STUFF IN STYLE

WATER CONTAINER I HAVE THIS SET IN SO MANY COLORS

APPLE AIR PODS

ALIGN LEGGINGS


Wrapping up 2021 and looking ahead to 2022… 2021. What a year. The best year of my life so far because I got to meet our rainbow baby, Ranger Ward Legg. After four years of infertility, multiple miscarriages, and failed fertility treatments, Ranger came into this world healthy and strong at 8 pounds, 5 ounces, 21 inches. This year I've worked on patience, what it means to nurture and love with a full and open heart. I'm motivated by my sweet boy and want to be a good mom, person, human because of him and for him. So that's my focus heading into 2022, to continue to be a good person, to tell the people I love how much I care about them, to be resilient and relentless in chasing goals despite challenges, to savor every moment as time is flying by so fast. Every year I re-look at my personal goals list, and year after, they continue to resonate, and I keep adding something new.


For myself, I want to continue working on the progress I have made in 2021. All improvements that have changed my outlook on life and may change yours too.

To practice a morning routine To focus on mental health practices To be more patient To communicate better To tell the people I love how amazing they are and how much I love them To be kinder to the person in the mirror To focus on strengths rather than insecurities To stop chronic dieting/over-exercising and to train for life To face adversity and to fight To take the pain and turn it into hope To not feel weak about being vulnerable To confront destructive behavior and prevent it To not seek approval and be my authentic self To live every day as if it were my last

It’s motivating for me to write about the things I've been working on rather than to force new ones, but if I had to choose a resolution, it would be to not sweat the small stuff and to put all my energy into what matters the most.

There you have it! 2022, I'm ready for whatever comes my way. I encourage you to reflect on 2021, be grateful in the present moment, and remain hopeful for the future!


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