Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about new products, VIP offers, blog features & more.

[mc4wp_form id="6"]

[ad] Today I am dreaming of Christmas parties. Anyone else? We’re only halfway through the month and we’ve already had more family gatherings than I can count with so many more to go. And Christmas parties in the Bartlett household means photos…lots of photos. But I just didn't feel very photo-ready thanks to my grays (and yes, I had A LOT of grays). So I picked up @zotosprofessional hair color at @sallybeauty and these days I'm feeling gorgeous, confident, and ready to take on the holiday photos. Today on the blog, I'm sharing how I get myself photo-ready as well as what I plan to wear to this year's Christmas party! #MyAgeBeautiful #sponsored #linkinbio
•
•
•
•
#newenglandblogger #maineblogger #mainelife #bloggersofmaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #newengland #newenglandliving #mainemom #abmlifeissweet #howyouglow #darlingdaily #bloggervibes #behindtheprettypicture #documentlife #momiform #mommybloggers #bblogger #photoready  #christmassy #christmasinspiration #holidayinspiration #cantwait #christmascountdown #happyholidays #holidaycheer #alliwantforchristmas #deckthehalls

[ad] Today I am dreaming...

I've been a bit MIA lately. Why you may ask? Well, because I've been half on the struggle bus and half working on a rather large project that I've had in draft mode for far too long. And I am SO excited about it. I literally woke up the other day and decided THAT was the day I'd get started on it and I've been hooked on it ever since. If you're a mom in Southern Maine, you won't want to miss this! So be sure to sign up for our email list via the link in my bio so you can be one of the first to know what's going on.
•
•
•
•
#newenglandblogger #maineblogger #mainelife #maine #bloggersofmaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #newenglandlife #newengland #southernmaine #maineinvitesyou #mainetourism #maineliving #newenglandliving #onlyin207 #mainemom #abmlifeissweet #howyouglow #darlingdaily #bloggervibes #behindtheprettypicture #documentlife #momiform #mommybloggers #summerinfant

I've been a bit MIA...

Well, it's officially the day Zack and I have been looking forward to for a couple of years now. While we've already unofficially been "moved on" from military life for a couple of months now, today it's official that Zack is no longer an Active Duty Marine and I am no longer a military spouse. The first big chapter of his adult life and our life together has officially ended. It's scary almost when you've been living with all the stability of a lifestyle for so long. A stable job, stable income, health benefits, a home. It's been a challenging couple of months as we get more settled here in Maine and figure out the next step for our little family. But I know we have so much to look forward to in the next year and it's refreshing to know we have the opportunity to start over. I am so proud of this guy and I can't wait to see what the next chapter of our life has in store for us. •
•
•
•
 #newenglandblogger #maineblogger #mainelife #maine #bloggersofmaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #newenglandlife #newengland #southernmaine #maineinvitesyou #mainetourism #maineliving #newenglandliving #onlyin207 #mainemom #abmlifeissweet #howyouglow #darlingdaily #bloggervibes #behindtheprettypicture #documentlife #momiform #mommybloggers #militarylife #movingontobetterthings #milspouse #milso

Well, it's officially the day...

This mama is on the struggle bus today. This morning I spent over an hour searching for Allie's sippy cup of milk only to find it in the shower...where I looked 5+ times considering that's where she was playing while I got ready for the day. I then got the incorrect order from Dunkin and to make that even worse, it was pumpkin flavored...and if you know me, you know I cannot stand anything pumpkin flavored so I couldn't even suck it up and drink it (shoutout to @mwhited8195 for bringing me the correct drink order!). Nap time wasn't any better. A solid 40 minutes of crying before Allie finally went down...then she woke up 30 minutes later 🙄 And now I'm scrambling to get everything on my to-do list done so we can officially launch Blogmas tomorrow 😬 It's been a morning and I'm about ready for my own nap at this point. But at least it's Friday? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂
•
•
•
•
 #newenglandblogger #maineblogger #mainelife #maine #bloggersofmaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #newenglandlife #newengland #southernmaine #maineinvitesyou #mainetourism #maineliving #newenglandliving #onlyin207 #mainemom #abmlifeissweet #howyouglow #darlingdaily #bloggervibes #behindtheprettypicture #documentlife #momiform #mommybloggers #tgif #sendcoffee

This mama is on the...

It's yet another snow day here in Maine. The last winter I spent here was in 2015 and we maybe had three snow storms all winter. This year, we've had 3-5 just in the last couple of weeks 🙄 I'm already homesick for beautiful and warm North Carolina summers 😔 anyone else here who hates winter? If you need us, Allie and I will be curled up inside with some movies and a never-ending to-do list. #bloggerlife •
•
•
• 
#snowday #winterinmaine #letitsnow #wintertime #newenglandblogger #maineblogger #mainelife #maine #bloggersofmaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #newenglandlife #newengland #southernmaine #maineinvitesyou #mainetourism #maineliving #newenglandliving #onlyin207 #mainemom #abmlifeissweet #howyouglow #darlingdaily #bloggervibes #behindtheprettypicture #documentlife #momiform #mommybloggers

It's yet another snow day...

Blogmas starts in T-5 days! I've been working so hard on producing awesome Blogmas content these past couple of months so I'm super excited to finally start sharing it with you all this weekend. Today on the blog I'm sharing a quick breakdown of Blogmas 2018, what you can look forward to on Mainely Keating, and 25 blog post ideas for those of you who want to participate in Blogmas as well! You can find the link to the full blog post in my bio! •
•
•
• 
#christmastime #christmassy #christmasinspiration #holidayinspiration #christmascountdown #letitsnow #happyholidays #giftgiving #holidaycheer #alliwantforchristmas #deckthehalls #blogmas2018 #newenglandblogger #maineblogger #mainelife #maine #bloggersofmaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #newenglandlife #newengland #southernmaine #maineinvitesyou #mainetourism #maineliving #newenglandliving #howyouglow #darlingdaily #bloggervibes #behindtheprettypicture #mommybloggers

Blogmas starts in T-5 days!...

The Best Cardio Workouts For Those Who Hate Running

The Best Cardio Workouts For Those Who Hate Running | Why Hello Lovely

I love going to the gym, but the absolute worst part for me is cardio. I just can’t stand running. I love trying to beat my personal record for my mile (which is literally my only reason for running as often as I do), but I really dread having to go for a run when I arrive at the gym. I just can’t get into it. I start my work out with cardio so that I can get warmed up and get it over and done with. Because of this, I’ll literally stand in the locker room for an extra 5-10 minutes stalling. It’s so horrible. But getting some type of cardio into your workout is so important.

I know there are other people out there who hate running as much as I do and thankfully, there are tons of other ways to get in your cardio that don’t involve running. Going for a run is not the only way to burn calories and raise your heart rate. So here are five of my favorite ways to get in my cardio that don’t involve going for a run.

Take a Zumba Class

I love love love Zumba. I danced a lot throughout high school so the moment I first heard about Zumba, I knew I had to try it out. I used to go every week for the longest time until life got in the way. And the best thing about it is that you don’t even have to have dance skills! All the moves are very basic and repetitive which makes it easy to follow along no matter what your dance skills are. It gets your heart rate up and is a great way to tone almost every part of your body. You wouldn’t think it would target anything other than your legs, but I promise, this is a great full-body work out. So if you love high energy work outs, then this is perfect for you.

Go For A Walk

Don’t like running? Go for a walk instead. A lot of people say walking burns more calories than running anyways so really, a walk would be more beneficial to you. And walking doesn’t even have to feel like a work out. Take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood, walk with a friend, or even just spend an hour at mall. For real. Going to the mall really can be cardio. Not only can you get in your cardio for the day, you can do some shopping as well. To me, that’s a win/win situation. As long as you are up and moving, you’re getting in your cardio.

Go For A Bike Ride

This can be a stationary bike at the gym or a real bike in your neighborhood. Whatever you prefer! But like a walk, you can take a bike ride almost anywhere and it doesn’t have to be high intensity either. A bike ride is a great work out for your legs as well so it’s a good way to target multiple muscle groups while also getting your heart rate up. And getting a friend involved can make it even more fun so you have someone to talk to along the way.

Go Hiking

If you ask me, hiking is a great work out. It’s been way too long since I’ve gone on a hike, but I very much wish I could do it far more often. This is especially great for groups. Rather than going alone, turn it into a day trip with friends or family. Going for a good hike can be beneficial to so many parts of your body. Not only is it good for cardio, but it’s also a great way to tone your legs and butt. Like everything else on this list, you can choose your own intensity as well to fit your own fitness goals and abilities.

Take A Kickboxing Class

I’ve always wanted to take a kickboxing class! It looks challenging, but so fun at the same time. 

What are your favorite forms of cardio?

XOXO
signature

Share this article