100 Rep Lower Body Challenge

Who’s ready for March?!

I’m kicking off the new month (which means spring/summer are just around the corner!) with a challenge to help boost your current fitness routine and tone those legs + buns. Bikini season, we’re coming for ya!

So this is how it works: During the entire month of March, complete this workout 3 times a week with a day of rest in between. You can add weights, resistance bands, kettlebells, etc. - whatever challenges you.

These moves will burn calories, torch fat, and help build long, lean muscles that will keep burning fat for you 24/7. I mean, who doesn’t want that?!

Here’s what you do:

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  • Squats (5 sets of 20)

    • How to do them: Keeping your feet hip distance apart, back straight, and core engaged, slowly sink down like you’re sitting on an invisible chair. Squeezing your butt and pushing through your heels, come back to a standing position, continuing to squeeze your glutes. This is one rep.

    • What they can do for you: Squats are one of those compound movements that work your entire lower half. Think core, legs, glutes, and lower back. By keeping a good SQUEEZE and really focusing on the muscles you’re using, you can lift, tone, and even build your booty. Hollaaaaa.

  • Rear Lunges (5 sets of 10 per side)

    • How to do them: Starting in a standing position, bring one leg back, dropping your knee towards the floor until it’s at a 90 degree angle. Pushing through your front heel (not the back foot) and squeezing your glutes, come back to a standing position. This is one rep. Once you’re done with one side, switch to the other.

    • What this can do for you: While lunges SUCK (not gonna lie), they’re great for increasing balance, working your core, and lifting/toning your butt. You’ll also get a good burn in your thighs and calves, which never hurts. Well, it does, but in a good way.

  • Kickbacks (5 sets of 10 per side)

    • How to do them: Get on all fours on the floor. Keeping your back straight and core and glutes engaged, bring one leg up at a 90 degree angle, like you’re trying to push an invisible ceiling. Slowly bring your leg back down. This is one rep. Once you complete all the reps for one side, switch to the other.

    • What this can do for you: Kickbacks are awesome for toning the bottom (“crease”) of your butt. Hello, perky tush!

  • Fire Hydrants (5 sets of 10 per side)

    • How to do them: Starting out the same way as the kickbacks (on all fours), engage your glutes and core and lift your bent leg to the side, like you’re “peeing on a fire hydrant”. Focus on the squeeze the whole time, slowly bringing your leg back down. This is one rep. Once you complete all the reps for one side, switch to the other.

    • What this can do for you: While the kickbacks are great for the under-tush area, fire hydrants are amazing for toning and building the outer glutes.

  • Good Mornings (5 sets of 20)

    • How to do them: Standing with your feet slightly wider than hip distance apart, slowly hinge at the hips and drop down like you’re stretching your hamstrings. (Imagine someone is behind you pulling your hips as you sink down.). The key with this move is to keep your back flat, core tight, and SLOWLY go down into the movement. The more time your muscles are under tension, the more they’ll grow and tone up. Once you feel a good stretch in your glutes/hamstrings, squeeze your butt and come back up. Remember, always keep your back straight and core tight to prevent injury!

    • What this can do for you: Good mornings are another one of those moves that are great for lifting your butt. They also work the core and lower back (bye-bye, love handles!).

  • Gluten Bridges (5 sets of 20)

    • How to do them: Laying on your back with your legs hip distance apart and feet slightly out-turned, bring your legs to 90 degrees. Tighten your core and squeeze your butt muscles to bring your torso/hips into a straight line. Hold this squeeze for 1-2 seconds and then slowly lower back down. If you don’t feel the burn after a few reps, spread your legs/feet a bit more to engage the glutes.

    • What this can do for you: Glute bridges (AKA “hip thrusts”) are one of my all-time fave moves for building and toning the booty. It works all of your glutei muscles at the same time, while also working your core. Talk about a double win!

Alright - now doesn’t that sound like fun?! Hahaha! I promise, by the end of the month, your lower body will THANK YOU for making this challenge a priority.

I do want you to remember that you can workout all you want, but if you’re not putting in the work in the kitchen, you won’t see any changes. Have you ever heard the saying , “You can’t out train a bad diet”? Well it’s 110% TRUE! So really focus on dialing in portions, cutting back on processed/fast foods, and keeping your meals BALANCED (with healthy fats, lean protein, and complex/fiber-dense carbs). It’ll make all the difference!

Let’s do this, babes!



Brownies + a GIVEAWAY

It's been a hot minute since I've written a blog post.  I've missed you guys!! 

To make up for my absence on here...how about a little GIVEAWAY?!  Sound like fun?  Let's go!

Now, if there’s one thing you should about my fam, it’s that we. LOVE. chocolate.  There's always some sort of baked chocolate goodie in our house.  Throw in some crunchy nuts + extra chocolate (in the form of chocolate chips, of course) and you have our undivided attention.

I like to make homemade cookies and brownies whenever I have extra time, but to make my life a little easier, I sometimes use store-bought baking mixes.  Even though I buy them pre-packaged, I don't skimp on quality.  I look for non-GMO (always), organic (when possible) ingredients that I can feel good about feeding my family. 

That's where Miss Jones Baking Co. comes in.  I discovered this brand when I was looking for baking mixes for Reagan's birthday.  The end result was the cutest "make your own cupcake bar" you ever did see.  Not to mention, the cupcakes + icing were friggin' DE-LISH. 

Just yesterday, I tried their Fudge Brownie mix, and oh. em. gee.  To say they were fudgey would be an understatement.  I followed the recipe on the box exactly, but just added in some chopped walnuts + dairy-free chocolate chips to satisfy everyone's cravings.  I mean, get a load of that ooey gooey, chunky goodness, you guys.


I'm sure by now you're drooling and like, "Okay, okay.  Get to the giveaway part, lady!"  So here ya go:

The peeps are Miss Jones Baking Co. and I are teaming up to give ONE winner a Baker Babe box like the one here.


The winner will receive the same box of brownie mix I used, a Baker Babe t-shirt (so cute!), and a baking spatula for whipping up those brownies.  Sounds like a SWEET deal to me! [wink wink]

All you have to do is go to my Instagram post and follow the "to enter" guidelines.  That's it!  I'll announce the winner on Sunday morning in my post and stories.  

Have a great rest of your day, loves!





Lemon Loaf Cake

I'm always on the lookout for the perfect sweet-meets-tart bite.  You know what I mean?

Well, I've found it, you guys.  


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This Lemon Loaf Cake balances the sweetness of coconut sugar with the tartness of fresh lemon juice + zest.  Plus, there's even a little extra lemon addition in there to give it a little more zip (and fluffiness). 

I'm sure you're ready to get down to business, so let's gooooo.


Prep TIme: 15 min

Cook Time: 55 min

Total Time: 1 hr, 10 min

Serves: 8-10


  • 1.5 C GF baking flour (I used Bob's Red Mill, which you can find here)

  • 1 whole egg

  • 1/2 C coconut sugar

  • 1.5 tsp low-sodium baking powder

  • 1/3 C melted coconut oil

  • 3 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides (which you can find here)

  • two small pinches of sea salt

  • zest of one lemon

  • juice of 1/2 a lemon (+ a little more as needed to get the right consistency)

  • 3/4 C Zevia stevia-sweetened lemon lime soda (I get these at my local Fresh Market, but I know you can buy them online and at most Whole Foods)

For the glaze:


Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a large bowl, whisk egg and coconut sugar until combined and sugar is dissolved.  Add lemon zest/juice, coconut oil, and Zevia; whisk until combined.  In a smaller bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time, whisking to combine.  You may add another squeeze or so of lemon to help this along if you need to.  Pour into a parchment paper-lined (or greased) loaf pan.  tap pan on the counter to release any trapped air bubbles in the batter.  Bake for 55 min or until top is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean in the center.  

Once the cake is baked, remove and allow to cool for 10-15 min.  With a skewer, poke a few holes into the cake to allow the glaze to seep down into it.  In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice, adding a tsp at a time until you get a smooth, thick glaze.  Pour the glaze over the cake, making sure to get it over the poked holes.  Then slice and enjoy!

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I hope you guys love this lemony dessert just as much as we did!