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An Update from Belle Belle

During COVID and for a time before, I have been taking a little blog break. Not for a lack of love for Belle Belle and writing, but my focus has been drawn to other interests. After reflection during this time at home, I have realized I miss writing here and want to return to regular posting. I enjoy sharing finds, ideas and little joys from my life.

To get you up to speed, I have made some changes in my life. Some of you might know I have a full time job outside of the blog that keeps me busy (but I love it). I am grateful that I was able to work throughout the COVID crisis, albeit from home.

An extended time at home has giving me new enthusiasm for all things home décor. I even moved mid-Pandemic! I am filling my new, brighter and more spacious home with new and fresh furniture. I have also found a love of finding and collecting art. More on that to come!

The biggest change in my life over the past several months have been fitness. I went from moderately active to a full on gym junkie. I have found time in the gym keeps me energetic, positive, healthy and basically more fun. January 2019 I joined a local gym – located at a hospital and can be described as fairly basic and to be honest, catering to an older clientele. Which was just fine with me.

The game-changer was hiring a personal trainer. I worked with Lee for a couple times a week for a full year. While I am on my own now and Lee has since relocated, he is still instrumental in sharing his knowledge and guidance in my current workouts. My newfound zest for fitness is something I want to share with you.

I hope you enjoy a little fitness content as much as my journey with Nutrisystem from 2013-2014. I feel like Belle Belle has always had an element of wellness. I will be sharing workouts and Lee’s routines. And maybe one day I will graduate from the horrible cook that I am to sharing some (simple) healthy recipes.

Excited to restart and refresh this ride!

Nutrisystem Week 30 Update

Nutrisystem Week 30 Update // Belle Belle Beauty

This week, I lost 0.4 pounds for a total weight loss of 34.6 pounds. And trust me… I am celebrating. That’s because today is my BIRTHDAY! I am so thrilled to ring in my 34th almost 35 pounds lighter. I am certainly a happier and healthier woman than last year. Admittedly, this week I indulged and had some good times with friends. And I am certainly going to do so tonight. While I think there is always room for a little indulgence, especially on a birthday, I have found I am actually happier when I try hard every day. When I exercise, eat diligently and sleep well, I look better and feel better. So (for tonight), CHEERS! And tomorrow, it is back to the races.

Check out last week’s Nutrisystem post here.

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Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem has provided me with complementary meals in exchange for my honest thoughts on the Nutrisystem plan. The opinions expressed in my posts are strictly my own. No other compensation is being given.

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Summer Fitness with Simple Skincare

With my recent weight loss, fitness has become a daily staple. Not only does it make me feel better, but I’ve found my skin is looking better too! Fitness Expert Kacy Duke, a member of the Simple Skincare advisory board has a fabulous set of You Tube videos with tips and tricks on incorporating fitness into your routine. I love this video below with some favorite moves to incorporate into an everyday routine.

This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Influencer in the Simple® Skincare Program.  Visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin.