Disney 2019 Vacation Recap: Part 3

If you missed part one and part two be sure to check them out then come back to this one!

We left off part two at the end of our fun day at the pool. We woke up the third day ready to go to our first park, Magic Kingdom! I knew this would be my favorite day so I was super excited. We would be checking out of our villa that day and heading over to Wilderness Lodge/Copper Creek villas that afternoon, so we went ahead and packed up our cars that morning and left them in the Grand Floridian parking lot and then hopped on the monorail to Magic Kingdom.

The weather was beautiful again, and we were able to get there for rope drop despite some monorail issues.

I hit up Starbucks with my mom while Ek, Bobby and my dad went to the rope drop and Carousel.

We were then able to knock out some rides like Dumbo, and then we saw Daisy and Pluto!

Emma Kate has been asking about cotton candy for WEEKS for some reason, so we told her she could get some at Disney World, so of course she immediately spotted it at the park so we let her get some at 9:00 in the morning.

We then had a fastpass for Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Emma kate got to be Mrs. Potts. She is such a ham. I can’t remember exactly what was next, but I know we rode, Peter Pan, The PeopleMover, Buzz lightyear, Ariel, and then we saw Princesses while Bobby and my dad rode Splash Mountain.

Oh and we also rode Winnie the Pooh.

After a quick service lunch of Mexican food, we headed to Tomorrowland for delicious chocolate milkshake desserts. Emma Kate waited so patiently at the counter for hers.

Mom and dad were worn out after that, so they took off to go back to the Grand and pick up their car then check in at the next hotel while me, Ek and Bobby rode Pirates of the Caribbean. I can’t remember what else we did, but it was getting really people-y in the park so we decided to head out as well. We ended up taking a boat (apparently the monorail was taking forever per mom and dad) and we ended up only being a few minutes behind them.

Our two bedroom villa was on the 6th floor with a pool and water view. We got all the luggage up there and took a little rest before dinner. I will do a full review of this resort in another post!

We had dinner at Trail’s End buffet to celebrate my dad’s birthday, so we took the boat over.

We had a great dinner and dad was thoroughly embarrassed for his birthday, and we got back on the boat with full bellies. Unfortunately a huge storm came up while on the boat, and we were all dumped off at the Contemporary because they closed the boats down. We ended up just taking a cab to Wilderness Lodge since it was so close and much more convenient then trying to take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom then a bus. Emma Kate was dying to go swimming, but with lightning in the area the pools were closed.

We were finally given the all clear, and Emma Kate had a late night swim/play time in the splash pad.

We had an awesome day and were worn out by the end of it. Up next we have Hollywood Studios!

Disney 2019 Vacation Recap: Part 2

In case you missed part 1, you can go back and read it here.

We left off at the end of our arrival day. When we planned this trip, we decided to do 3 days of parks. Since we had 4 full days, that meant one day would be a day at the resort. Since the parks are typically less crowded during the week (and it was a runDisney weekend to boot), we decided Sunday would be our “chill day.”

We got up and the family ate pancakes (I was fasting still!) And Bobby went to get us chairs at the pool. Mom cleaned up and Dad, Emma Kate and I ran over to Sugar Loaf to say hello to a cast member friend of mine. We had a nice chat and headed back to the pool with mimosas.

We had front row chairs, which was great for taking turns in the pool with Emma Kate and keeping an eye on her when she went down the slide. She was having a blast.

Let me tell you, this girl can play HARD.

We got to the pool a little after 9:00, and girlfriend didn’t stop until we MADE her get out at 1:30. When it was lunch time, my mom and I walked to the Polynesian (the weather was amazing yall) and we picked up lunch and brought it back and ate at our chairs.

The walk was really nice and the food was delicious as always.

My mom and dad took Emma Kate up to the room and Bobby and I stayed about 30 minutes longer until I had had enough (it was warming up and my spot wasn’t covered by the umbrella anymore and I could feel myself frying.) So everyone took naps (the only time the whole trip EK napped, unfortunately.)

After nap, we hung out on the balcony enjoying the weather and some snacks.

Bobby and I had reservations for Narcoossess that evening, so Emma Kate and I put on some mommy and me dresses for a little photo shoot before dinner.

It was really nice having dinner at our resort and just walking over! As we walked a cast member saw us and gave us a ride on his golf cart.

I always try to be honest with yall, and I must admit we were super disappointed with our dinner. We used to LOVE Narcoossess, but prices have gone way up, and they must have gotten a new chef because the fillet I know and love tasted WAY different and had different sauces etc. It was COVERED in pepper and it was overpowering and just tasted like I was eating forkfuls of it. It was also overcooked which was a bummer. Normally they butterfly it for me and didn’t this time, maybe that’s why it was overcooked?

My drink was delicious (chocolate martini), and dessert was good. But for the price, the portions are small (Bobby was hungry after) and we won’t be back for a while. We love Citrico’s too, so we will probbaly go there next time or California Grill.

After dinner we walked around a bit and went and sat by the marina.

We went back to the room and changed, and all headed downstairs for the movie under the stars. This was our first time participating, and thought it was a nice touch that they gave out popcorn.

We left halfway through the movie (we have Monsters Inc. and Emma Kate was getting bored) to go watch the fireworks from the marina. It was pretty crowded and we didn’t stay the whole time (my child has the attention span of a flea.)

As we walked back to the villas, we realized the place where you roast marshmallows had an amazing view of the fireworks! This is our plan next time!

It was a great day just relaxing and not having to rush off to a park. I highly recommend doing a day like this if you can!

However the crazy was just about to start for us, as the next day we were headed to Magic Kingdom! Stay tuned for more.

Would you like a free no obligation Disney vacation quote? Email heather@travelwiththemagic.com

Disney 2019 Vacation Recap: Part 1

We are back from a wonderful Disney vacation, and I can’t wait to share all the fun we had in Florida. I’m going to break this up into parts, but try and get them all up quickly before I forget what all we did! I will link all the parts here once I am done.

Friday April 5th we left after lunch to drive halfway to Disney. We stopped north of Destin just off the interstate and were all too excited to sleep!

We got on the road the next morning for the 6 hour drive to Orlando. We arrived right at 4:00 at the Grand Floridian villas, and my parents were already there and had checked into the room. We were on the top floor and had an amazing view of Bay Lake! I will post a few photos here but plan to do a whole other post just about the villas.

The two bedroom villas are gorgeous, and I loved how light and airy they were. We spent a good amount of time on the balcony just enjoying the view. I posted room tours on my IGTV channel (@HeathersLG) if you want to check them out!

As soon as we got unloaded into the villa, we changed and headed to the pool. Emma Kate was so excited, so we went straight to the splash pad.

She loved the giant bucket of water that dumped out every couple of minutes and would just sit in the water waiting for it.

After a couple hours, we went to leave and saw they were roasting marshmallows, so obviously we had to do that!

My mom had made jambalaya at home the night before so we had that up in the villa. It was nice to not have to go anywhere or get dressed for a restaurant on arrival day. It allowed for more pool time and just relaxing and hanging out.

After we ate, we went for a walk around the hotel grounds, and into the lobby to see the beautiful Easter egg display they do every year. I can’t believe these are chocolate, they are so intricate it’s amazing.

We were all pretty wiped out after that, and decided to go to bed. We had a fun day of relaxing at the pool planned for the next day!

I would love to help you plan your next Disney vacation! It’s free for me to help you! Email heather@travelwiththemagic.com for details.

Walt Disney World Vacation Plan 2019

It’s almost here! Our vacation that is 8 months in the making starts this weekend! This will be our 3rd April in a row going with my parents using their DVC points. In 2017, we stayed 5 nights at Bay Lake Tower in a 2 bedroom and Bobby and I ran the Star Wars half. Last year, we stayed at the Polynesian in a studio (yes all 5 of us!) for 3 nights and it was tight but worth it to stay at the Poly. This year, we are doing a 5 night split stay. Two nights at the Grand Floridian villas in a 2 bedroom, and 3 nights at Wilderness Lodge in a 2 bedroom. I have never stayed on the villa side at either of these resorts so i am excited for new experiences! I thought I would share a bit of our plan below so you can follow along.

I will of course be posting on Instagram, Insta stories, and Facebook, so be sure you follow along, and I will do a trip report here when we get back.

We are leaving Friday after lunch and driving halfway, so somewhere just shy of Tallahassee, FL. Saturday we will get up and drive the rest of the way and meet my parents at the Grand that afternoon. The plan is to hit up the pool and just enjoy the resort.

Sunday, we also plan to enjoy the resort. (No I am not running Star Wars this time!) We will do the pool possibly mini golf, not sure yet! Just going to take it easy. Then we are going to the parks Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and also switching to Wilderness Lodge on Monday.

Thursday morning we plan to hang at the pool before going to my parents house in the afternoon for two days. Then we are driving halfway back Saturday, then home Sunday. WHEW! Going to be a lot of driving but a lot of fun!

We are eating together at Trail’s End and in Disney Springs. Then Bobby and I have a date night at Narcoossees! I can’t wait to take Emma Kate back for a trip, not just a day or two here or there. Don’t forget to follow along on social, there will be lots of sharing going on!

I would love to help you plan your trip! email heather@travelwiththemagic.com for details.

Emma Kate: 4.5 Years Old

We now have a four and a half year old on our hands!

It just amazes me how fast time is flying. I saw pictures on Timehop from her 3.5 birthday cake and it seems like we were just making and eating it. Also didn’t we just celebrate her fourth birthday in Disney? A lot has changed in 6 months, as our family has been in a bit of an upheaval with moving schools and houses! There is more change coming as we are moving houses (from our rental) into one we are buying this weekend, and then this summer she will go to summer camp at a new school and then start there full time in the fall in the K4 class. We are excited!

I am not sure how tall she is or how much she weighs, but based on how her clothes and shoes fit she is definitely growing! We are in a size 12 shoe, and wear 5T and 6. She is head and shoulders above everyone in her class (she is in a K3 class because she misses the cutoff by 3 weeks in September.)

She says the funniest things, and I keep a note in my phone of her funny sayings so I can always look back on them. She is SUPER clever, way too smart for her own good, and I could tell you some stories! She uses really big words that I didn’t know she knew like “disrespectful” and despicable” and “neosporin” (we have a lot of boo boos in our house!)

Her mind is a steel trap and she forgets nothing. Last April when she went to the ER she got a purple popsicle and a Jasmine sticker and to this day remembers those details.

She never ever meets a stranger and talks to and hugs everyone, and I mean EVERYONE. So if you come up to us be prepared for a hug and to hear her entire life story. We say she is going to be a politician or a Walmart greeter when she grows up because she loves and chats with anyone, no matter how old, young, etc. She just loves people. There has been a huge learning curve for this mama who was the most shy child ever and never talked to anyone, especially not strangers. Meanwhile, Emma Kate was inviting the old ladies she met at a restaurant over for a sleepover.

Emma Kate hasn’t napped consistently since she was 3, and I can count on one hand the number of times she has napped in the last 6 months. Homegirl just does. not. get. tired. She goes to bed at 7:45/8:00 and sleeps until 6:15. Thankfully, our ok to wake alarm clock has worked well for her and she will get up and go into the living room on her own and play or play games etc. on her iPad.

Emma Kate loves her family, especially all the cousins that are here now that she gets to play with. She also loves her “sister” (Bella the dog) even though the feeling usually isn’t mutual. We let EK feed Bella and give her treats and Bella is coming around and does much better with her than she used to.

Emma Kate still loves princesses, wearing bows and dresses, and being a girly girl. However she can climb trees and play in the mud with the boys too.

She hates injustice, and does NOT like to lose. Playing board games with her or any games really is difficult because she gets very angry when she loses. We definitely have a future competitor on our hands. When another child is crying she always wants to make sure they are ok, and she loves to mother and help smaller kids on the playground and at school. She REALLY loves babies.

She still loves food, and it’s a good bribery tool. She loves cupcakes and candy of course, and also fruit, ham, pork, cheese, fruit snacks, yogurt, larabars, mac and cheese, and more candy.

Some memorable moments from the past 6 months would be seeing “snow”, going on her first Disney cruise, moving to a new school, and getting her first bike.

We love our super sweet, smart, funny, Disney loving 4.5 year old, and can’t believe in 6 months she will be FIVE! She says she will take care of me when I am old and it seems like that is happening way quicker than I ever imagined!

Celebrate National Reading Month + Sweepstakes

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Did you know that March is National Reading Month? I didn’t until the other day! Emma Kate can’t read quite yet, but we are still participating by using our Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet and the plethora of Audible books she can listen to! (Read on to enter to win one (1) of 10 Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets!)

The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet can help aid your children in cultivating their love for reading with so many fun titles to explore! You can also access educational games that will help teach your kids how to read.

Here are some of Emma Kate’s favorite books available in Amazon FreeTime Unlimited:

  • A Day with Caillou – FreeTime Unlimited Edition
  • Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty – Freetime Unlimited Version
  • Disney Buddies: ABCs
  • Elmo Loves 123s – FreeTime Unlimited Edition
  • PINKFONG Dino World – FreeTime Unlimited Edition
  • Teach Your Monster to Read – FreeTime Unlimited Edition
  • Toca Lab – FreeTime Unlimited Edition
  • Wonster Words ABC Phonics – FreeTime Unlimited Edition

The Fire Kids Edition Tablets are the #1 kids’ tablets in the U.S. and come with a kid-proof case and a 2-year guarantee. You can get a replacement no questions asked. Each one comes with a one year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which gives you and your child access to over 30,000 books, videos, audible books, apps, and games. There are also Spanish language books, plus thousands of kid-friendly websites and web videos.

You can have peace of mind using the Parental Control settings in FreeTime Unlimited, where parents can set time limits, change age filters, enable/disable web browser access, and you can even choose whether to allow in-app purchasing. Parents can also use Parent Dashboard to review the digital content their kids are using in FreeTime, determine how to manage time limits and educational goals, and remotely adjust their child’s FreeTime settings. I love helping Emma Kate set educational goals on her tablet. You can also see how much time your child is spending reading each day and see what books they are reading and listening to!

Discussion Cards offer parents a “family book club” approach with summaries and sample questions based on the books, videos, Audible books, educational apps and websites that are viewed within Amazon FreeTime. This could be a fun time to have a “game” where your child answers questions about the books they are reading.

You can also set up “Learn First” settings to encourage learning before play. These can be set up in the FreeTime settings on your child’s tablet, or remotely via Parent Dashboard. This way your kids can still have fun playing games, but after they have done their educational time with books or audible stories.

Also, please note parents don’t have to have a Fire Kids Edition tablet in order to access Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. The FreeTime Unlimited app is also available for download on iOS and Android! Also, once parents sign-up for Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, that very same subscription can be used on any compatible device including Fire tablets, Fire Kids Edition tablets, compatible Android and iOS phones and tablets, and compatible Echo devices, including Echo Dot for Kids. There are so many options!

Now, I would like to challenge you to participate in National Reading Month by completing a social activation below, and those readers who pledge their participation will be entered in to win one (1) of 10 Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets! There will be ten winners in total! Just check out the link below.

I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and Amazon will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes of 10 Winners.

Amazon Fire Kids Edition Sweepstakes

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Get to reading!

Disney Wonder Kid’s Clubs

Disney cruises truly do have something for everyone, and my daughter Emma Kat loved the kid’s clubs! This post is an in-depth look at the Disney Wonder Kid’s clubs and what we liked (and would change) about them.

The Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club are connected with a “secret passageway” and kids can go back and forth between the two unless there is an “open house” on one side. Then any kids checked in without adults present for open house are secured on one side. Emma Kate seemed to enjoy two area the most: The Frozen themed area and the Toy Story themed “Andy’s room” area. She legit went down the slinky dog slide about 1,000 times.

Disney wonder kid's clubs

Yes, they have tablets for the kids to play on, which I get, but I was like… ok kid, you can do that anytime, go play with the cool toys you don’t normally have!

As I mentioned, Andy’s room was a huge hit, Bobby and I even got roped into going down the slide!

Throughout the day, there will be scheduled programing like making slime, cooking, becoming a deputy with Woody and Jessie, or hanging out with Anna and Elsa. When your kids are in the club during one of these scheduled activities they do NOT have to participate. The only thing I hate is that parents can’t be in there unless it’s open house, so we didn’t get to see Emma Kate meet Anna and Elsa or get any photos. We did get to see Timon during open house though!

The bathrooms are super cute and kid sized, a pro tip is to show your kids where they are during open house so they aren’t running around at the last minute when they need to go trying to find it.

Check in procedures:

When your child wants to be dropped off at the kids club, they will scan their magic band and go in to either the club or the lab, at any time during operating hours. If there is anything you would like to tell the cast member checking them in, you can do so at that time.

Your child will then be asked to wash their hands at a hand washing station at check in before they go play.

You must keep your wave phone with you at all times, as this is how the clubs will communicate with you if there is an issue or if your child would like to be picked up. (It also works on the DCL app but I found there was a delay in it).

Pick up procedures

When you go to pick your child up, you go to the club or lab and show your key card. You must also say a special password that you have set up ahead of time, and I always had my ID with me as well.

They will then tell you which section your child is in, will give you a hand wipe and let you in to go get your child. You acnnot bring food or drinks in but they allow you to leave them at the counter until you come back.

Once you get your child they have to scan their magic band to get out and the doors will open so you can leave with them. We felt very safe leaving EK there since you have to have your card, ID and know the password. Plus the magic band acts as a tracker so their whereabouts are known at all times.

Meals were also provided at the clubs, however we only did this a couple of times because I know my child, and if given the choice to eat or play, she’s going to eat, and the cast members won’t force them to eat. (I DO force her, so it worked out better for her to eat with us most days.)

However at dinner (we are main seating) I would bring her up once she finished her meal because she was bored and then we could enjoy the rest of our meal without her whining. At the late seating, they have a cast member come to the dining room and will pick up any children that want to go to the club so you don’t have to leave the table.

What would I change

There are a couple of things I would change about the clubs, first being a note in their file after meals letting the parents know if they ate or not and how much. It’s hard to ask a barely 4 year old what they ate and how much.

The next thing is probably the biggest one, and that is any time the kid says “I want my mom” they will call you to come pick them up. For our family, this wasn’t good because Emma Kate goes to school all day and doesn’t have the OPTION of me being at her beck and call. Once she realized all she had to do was say the word and we would come running, she did it all. the. time. To tell us the slide was closed. To tell us she fell down. To tell us she wanted to see Mickey. I mean, ridiculous things. I feel like the cast members should be able to gauge a little better whether or not it was time to call.

After this happening a few times, we asked them to make a note in her file to only call us if she was bleeding or sick. We wanted to be clear that she was fine and was just playing games with us. We also had a talk with Emma Kate and told her she wouldn’t get to come back if she kept doing this. She finally took the hint and we got very few calls/texts the rest of the trip.

One thing they will do is if you tell them you are going to be at PALO, they will make a note so that they won’t call unless necessary. So we were like…why can’t we do this all the time not just when we are at PALO? Heh. So if you are like us and don’t want your kid to be able to call you every 5 seconds, you will have to let the CM know and ask them to make a note in the file.

Other than those minor things, we absolutely loved the club. It was great for everyone because she got to do fun things, make friends, see characters, and get energy out and Bobby and I were able to have some time alone on our vacation. How often did she go? Probably for a couple of hours during the day then an hour or so at night. Maybe a little more on days the weather was bad. If we had experienced sunnier/better weather, we would have been at the pool more and at the club less, but when it’s cold and windy there isn’t as much to do on the ship for a super high energy kid like mine after you have seen all the characters, done the dance parties, eaten ice cream, etc.

Overall we had an amazing experience and were so thankful she loved them and begged us to go back every day. If you have any questions about the clubs or need trip planning help, I would love to help you! Heather@travelwiththemagic.com

*These clubs are for kids ages 3 and up that are potty trained. They are included in the price of your cruise, and you child is given a magic band upon check in that they wear the whole cruise. You can return it at the end or keep it for a fee.

5 Tips for Running on the Beach

It’s almost spring break! While I will not be frolicking in the sand this month, a good bit of you will be so I thought this would be timely. When I travel,  I get excited to have a new scenic place to run. Let’s face it, friends, Jackson Mississippi isn’t exactly a “pretty” place to run. No mountains, no beach, not many trails. This is why when I go on vacation or work travel, I try to take every opportunity to go for a run in my new surroundings.

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Below I have complied a few tips to help you make the most out of your ocean side run.

1.) Run on an even surface: There are a lot of slanted places at the beach, it hurts my ankles just walking on the slanted parts after awhile so I can’t imagine running like that! Sometimes, depending on the tide, this means I can run in packed sand right down by the water, and sometimes it means going up a bit further to find that flat land.

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2.) Wear Shoes: I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this one, and that’s ok. Personally though, getting a shell in my foot or stepping on a jellyfish barefoot do not sound like a good time. I especially recommend wearing shoes if you have arch or foot problems, running shoes for plantar fasciitis are still needed even when running on sand. I require a more stable shoe due to weak ankles and high arches so I most definitely need shoes on the beach!

3.) Keep your run short: It may be tempting to run forever in such a scenic place, but if you aren’t used to beach running, you will realize that you get sore and tired MUCH more quickly than usual. It’s a great calorie torching workout, but don’t overdo it.

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4.) Protect yourself from the sun: In Destin, the sugar white sandy beaches are beautiful, but boy does the sun reflect off of it! I am always careful to wear sunglasses, and depending on the time of day a hat as well. I also wear plenty of sunscreen when I run on the beach, even if it’s early in the morning. No one wants to be red for the rest of their trip!

5.) Body Glide your feet: One thing I quickly noticed while taking my running shoes out to say hello to the ocean was that sand. gets. everywhere. It’s inevitable, so to protect your feet from getting blisters, try wearing dri-fit socks and putting body glide on your feet to help with rubbing.

running at the beach

Happy running and enjoy the view!

QOTD: Anything I left off? Do you ever run on the beach?

FASTer Way to Fat Loss® Before and After

During the second half of last year, I did not take good care of my body. We were in dealing with some personal stuff that caused me to be depressed and in turn, I had no desire to eat right or work out. Couple that with the holidays, traveling, being sick, and moving into a rental house, and I gained weight and lost muscle and fitness. After Christmas, I realized what I had done and I was pretty upset with myself.

I knew I needed a change, and it had to be something that dealt with the way I was eating, and it had to be something I could sustain long term, or I knew I would just go right back to my old ways. I was nervous but also pretty desperate, so when my friend Jen told me about FASTer Way to Fat Loss®, I thought this could be my answer. She had great results and promised it wasn’t that hard and that I could do it. I trust her, so I jumped into prep week at the beginning of January and the rest is history!

In 6 weeks, I lost over 7 pounds and over 5 inches! Here is WHAT I DID:

  • Intermittent fasting
  • Carb Cycling
  • Marco counting
  • Workouts 4-5 days a week (optional!)
  • Enjoyed a cheat meal every week
  • Ate over 2000 calories most days
  • Was full every day
  • Experienced more energy, better sleep and clearer skin
  • Gained CONFIDENCE in myself and my ability to take control of my eating
  • Learned more about what is actually IN the foods I am eating, learned about macronutrients and how they fuel my body in the proper way

Here is what I DID NOT DO:

  • Calorie count
  • Kill myself in the gym every day or for hours at a time
  • Long cardio sessions of steady state running etc (you can if you love it but not required!)
  • Starve
  • Feel deprived
  • Feel gross or bloated after eating
  • Weight myself often- the scale lies!
  • Didn’t hate it! Learned to love this new lifestyle!

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss ® has honestly done more for me than I imagined it could do in 6 short weeks (which flew by!) I was SO nervous about things like low carb day (now I love them!) and intermittent fasting. I learned I can do so much more than I thought I could, and I love being in control of the choices I make, the food I put into my mouth, and how I choose to spend my time. A positive mindset is so important, and I would love to help you get there!

The program consists of 7 weeks. The first week is a prep week where I teach you everything you know to be successful in the program. We have a closed Facebook group where I chat with you daily, help you set goals, and hold you accountable. There are videos and plenty of time to ask questions. You will also have access to a portal full of info, workouts, and videos. No you do NOT have to have a gym membership! There are 3 sets of workouts for each time: beginner, home, and gym. If you are doing a home workout all you need are a couple of sets of dumbells and nothing else!

There are no pills, shakes, or pre-packaged meals. We eat whole foods that are great for fueling your body, with treats thrown in of course! You will never be left to figure this out on your own during the program, and if you follow my instructions, it is IMPOSSIBLE to gain fat on the program. I started seeing results after two weeks! It really happens that fast yall. Here are some of my before and after pictures:

Before and After (6 weeks):

FASTer Way to Fat Loss

6 weeks yall. 6 weeks of fueling my body properly, working out on average 4 times a week for 30-40 minutes each time (optional! You will still get results without them!) and this is even with me being VERY sick for a week where I did not hit my macros most days that week and didn’t workout at all for a week.

As we get into spring and summer, tank tops and swimsuits now is the PERFECT time to make this decision for your health. There will always be “something” standing in your way. A vacation, an illness, a kids birthday party or busy time at work. You deserve more, so don’t put this off! My round starts April 8 with prep week, and we “officially” start the following Monday. If you have any questions PLEASE email me at FWTFLwithHeather@gmail.com, shoot me a DM on Instagram, etc.

ALSO, if you can get a friend, coworker, etc to sign up with you, I will have you use an affiliate link for the friend and I will give you $50 back for every friend you refer to my group! So it’s great to have a real life accountability partner and earn some money. This really works guys, I am a believer, and the proof is in my photos. I would love to help you. You can do this. Click this link for more info my friends. It’s time to make a change you will be happy you made 7 weeks from now!

Weekend in New Orleans February 2019

Last weekend we had the opportunity to drive to New Orleans to spend some time with our amazing friends who moved there last summer. I grew up in a suburb of NOLA, but haven’t been back since we moved away from Mississippi at the end of 2016. It was so great to be back and to see our friends, and we had amazing weather for February. It was very laid back which was exactly what we needed. Here is a quick recap and some photos from our trip:

Friday night we arrived about 8:00 to our friends house. We were tired but still managed to stay up past 11:00 catching up and loving on their sweet pups. Saturday morning, we slept in and made our way to the French Quarter around lunch time.

It was a pretty busy day downtown, but we eventually found a brunch spot with no wait. I had never eaten at The Governor before, but it was delicious!

After brunch/lunch, we just walked around. We made our way by the cathedral, then down to the french market.

I was also able to snag my beloved PJ’s King Cafe coffee!

Then we drove over to Magazine street to do a little shopping at the adorable stores. We also grabbed a drink outside at Dat Dog.

I also found Haydel’s Bakery who made our wedding cake! We bought dessert for later.

We had dinner at The Rum House which was delicious.

We were pretty wiped out from all the food and drinks and walking, so we then headed back to their house to hang out. Yes, that would be a 75 pound lap dog!

We stayed up late again and slept in before heading back home. It was a quick visit but was so wonderful to see Kelley and Jordan and have a nice relaxing kid free weekend. I love that we weren’t rushing around doing all kinds of crazy things. I’m getting way too old for that my friends. This was just what we needed and we are so thankful for them!