• After going to Detroit for 24hrs last wknd, coming back to get the girls ready for school on Monday, Harper’s Taco Tuesday birthday celebration and shipping orders, mama tide (tired). Why must I always do the most?! I guess I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t 😆. I can’t wait till the weather cools off so I can rock my @supermomculture sweats full time 🙌🏾. Grab your hoodie & matching sweats cuz y’all know when the temp drops they’re going fly 💫🦸🏾‍♀️ Link in profile
  • Thank you guys for all the birthday wishes. Harper had a great action packed day. She still has a big birthday party next week with her school friends. I hope this doesn’t turn her into one of those Birthday people who celebrate their birthdays all month long 😂. If that’s you raise your hand 🙋🏾‍♀️ 😂.
  • Happy 4th Birthday Harper Mae! Doesn’t it seem like I just had her?! Harper is such a joy.  She’s the funniest little person I know.  She’ll be sweet but will go off in a second if you do something wrong.  She will even go off on someone for her big sister (and Peyton let’s her 😆). She loves music and drawing. We enjoy watching her grow daily. I’m excited to watch this little girl shine! She requested Taco Tuesday dinner tonight and her party is next weekend. So the party will continue.
  • My squad secured new bags! We’re rocking our new @zenkoleather pink croc bags. #Zenko makes quality leather bags for the whole family, including the man in your life. Don’t tell Peyton or Harper buy I may borrow their bags when I need something small 🤫. I’m always happy to share a fashion moment with my girls.  Details on our outfits on the blog.
  • I keep forgetting I have a beautiful bathroom to take mirror selfies in 😆. I wanted to share these #targetstyle sweats that match my neon green @supermomculture hoodie. Couple PSAs. Large neon hoodies are sold out. Denim hats and beanies (only a few left) are in stock. Also, check the size charts.  Hoodies and tees are unisex which means men sizes.  I’m wearing a medium in this pic. I normally wear a large in women’s for my 👀. All sales are final. If I do returns I would have to charge shipping both ways. I know y’all don’t want that. If you have questions please leave them below or dm. Thanks for all the love and support #supermomculture
  • Happy Birthday to my mom in heaven. Last year we celebrated her 80th birthday. I remember her saying she wanted to do it big because she never had a party and she said this might be the last one. I’m grateful that she was able to witness how much everyone loved and adored her.  This was the last time I physically saw her. We flew back the next day. I miss her so much!
  • It’s back to school time and this #TBT pic by @creativesoulphoto has been in heavy rotation. I think Peyton was like 3 or 4.  I wasn’t even pregnant with Harper. Still one of my faves. #creativesoulphoto #creativesoul
  • Mood when all kids have went back to school! Why does it feel like they are only there for 45 mins before you have to head back to pick them up 🤷🏾‍♀️. #Supermom 🧢 are back in stock.  Claim yours before they are gone! Link in profile.
  • I’m taking my talents international with @momredefined #momentinparadise in Cancun, Mexico in January! We’ll get to relax, have sessions, drink & eat...w/o kids!  We deserve this! I’ve met most of these women and person and we’re all a good time 😆. Grab your mommy friends or roll solo (we won’t bite) come on! Reserve your spot with $75 (deposit) before Sept 15 use code TRINA75. Link in profile. Who’s rolling out with me? 🙋🏾‍♀️ 🍹 ✈️ ☀️
  • I went dressed as a zebra to hang with my friend and fave designer @suakokobetty at @29rooms. I’ve been on the move so much it was cool to just hang out. I’ve been going hard but I have a feeling something amazing is on the horizon. Until it happens you can find me cleaning my house and up to my eyeballs in laundry. 💫 Outfit was $10 at HM
  • #AD What do your kids eat for lunch? It can be a struggle. With help from @walmart, I’m sharing #backtoschool lunch tips. Link in profile for tips and this cute outfit Harper is rocking from #walmart or use @liketoknow.it . #gobackbig http://liketk.it/2Eyl2 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKkids
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7 Tips to Lose Weight While Feeding Your Family

March 16, 2016

I’ve been MIA for few days. I took the girls to Chicago for to spend some time with my mom. This was my first time traveling by myself with two kids and I don’t recommend it. Thank God I didn’t lose anyone and we made it back home in one piece. After stuffing my face with Chicago style pizza and Portillos, I’m back on my weight loss plan. It’s hard to lose weight. Throw in two kids and a husband that is looking in your face every night at dinnertime, it can feel impossible. I’ve managed to keep Peyton and Mister’s stomaches full while I’m losing weight. Here are my tips to keep everyone happy.

ww family tips

  1. Do NOT cook separate meals. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Last I checked I wasn’t a short order cook. Everyone can eat the same thing. I may add some different toppings, dressings and bread for everyone else.
  2. Only buy healthy options snacks. I only buy baked and veggie chips for my home. Peyton doesn’t even miss the old stuff.
  3. Cut down on the sweets. If you can’t eat it, know one should be eating it. I only purchase options that if I eat a little all my hard work doesn’t go out the door. I only buy one “dessert” item at a time. That helps eliminates snack options. If you’re tired of it, you may just skip it.
  4. Keep fruit on readily available. When Peyton says she’s hungry before mealtime, I offer her fruit. I wash and cut up certain fruits as soon as I buy them so they are ready to go. I also keep apples and bananas on the counter so she can grab it without my assistance.
  5. Meal prep. I talked about this in my tips to losing weight HERE. Plan out your week of meals. Look at your calendar and plan around activities.
  6. Get the family involved. Ask the kids what their favorite meal is. Try to make it healthy as possible. This will keep everyone on board as they eat right with you.
  7. Keep quick meals on standby. I make sure to keep chicken breast nuggets and turkey breast hotdogs in the fridge for Peyton. Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking but don’t want to be tempted by fast food. These items are great for when you just want to eat a salad. I know that if Mister is in a big rush then he will quickly grab a meal replacement shake out of the fridge before he leaves the house. If you can never find time to eat, especially in the morning, then these shakes might be for you, check them out here.

Unless you are on an extreme diet plan or fast, you don’t have to make separate meals for everyone. If you’re regularly exercising at somewhere similar to http://coac.swellclubs.com/ you might want to double think about trying separate meals because you could need different calorie intake to keep up the energy for your routine. I’ve managed to lose 16 pounds while feeding my family. I’m sure Mister is losing more than I am. Our kids are watching what we eat. We need to teach our kids healthy eating habits while they’re young so it will stick with them as adults. Peyton asks me all the time if something is healthy. She doesn’t bother asking about sweets. Let’s just say she looks forward to going to birthday parties.

How do you watch what you eat and still feed your family? I would love for you to share your tips in the comments.

  • Bobbie
    March 16, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Great tips, Trina! If I can get #5 down life would be even better on my fitness journey.

  • natasha
    March 16, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks Trina!!

  • Tasheena@OurDelightfulHome
    March 17, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Great tips!

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