How to Pack a Suitcase for Disney and Other Vacations | #DisneySMMC

How to Pack a Suitcase for Disney and Other Vacations | #DisneySMMCI get asked by family and friends how I manage to fit everything into our suitcases for vacations, specifically the Disney vacations. As I started packing up for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration I thought it would be a great time to share my how-to!Typically I only bring a carry-on and I fit everything into it. Shocking I know. Whether you are packing only a small bag or bringing the [more]

Start an Organic Garden for Earth Day!

Start an Organic Garden for Earth Day!Happy Earth Day 2015!We are celebrating this Earth Day by venturing into new, uncharted green living territory - gardening. I'm not talking planting some things outside and not using pesticides, but actual grow something to eat type gardening. A little background on me. My grandmother has the greenest thumb I know. She had a garden that I helped her weed and harvest from. From as far back as I can remember [more]

Meet the Voices in Your Head in Disney's Inside Out! #InsideOut

Meet the Voices in Your Head in Disney's Inside Out! #InsideOutHave you ever wondered where our emotions come from? Or what is happening when we have an outburst? The all new e-MOTION picture from Disney, Inside Out, is introducing us to the little voices inside our heads. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, [more]

Meet the New Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars Discount & Giveaway! #SGSavvySnacker

Meet the New Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars Discount & Giveaway! #SGSavvySnackerOne of my favorite on the go snacks are bars. Protein bars, fruit bars, you name it. They fit easily into any bag and are quick to grab on my way out the door. Not all bars are created equal not only in nutritional value but also in taste.    Awhile back, I tried out Skinnygirl's original Tasty Nutrition Bars and they were so good I felt like I was cheating on my [more]

Recap: Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends!

Recap: Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends!Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS! is an amazing show from start to finish! Mr. Jonathan Lee Iverson, whom I met a few weeks ago aboard the Pie Car, is the ultimate Ringmaster! He breathes life into LEGENDS with his masterful storytelling, amazing voice, and outgoing personality.  You can't have a circus without clowns. Nothing scary here! These Clowns are funny, silly, and very nimble! Before the show started, we were able [more]

What to Pack for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! | #DisneySMMC

What to Pack for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! | #DisneySMMCThe kids cannot contain their excitement for our trip home for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. They want to pack right now. And by now I mean as soon as I told them! Okay okay, I want to pack now too and their excitement combine with mine makes it hard not to pack all the things!As a planner you know I had to get organized for this amazing event. Although [more]

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Reforming Healthy Fitness Habits

#fitfluential healthy living and encouragment for all moms

 

This time last year I was the healthy, working out queen. I was in the gym 2-3 days a week, running 3 days a week, and my eating habits were stellar. Then I ran my first 5k and afterwards the running slacked off. I made the rookie mistake of not signing up for more races. Since I’m not prone to be a runner, it was something I had to be motivated to do. I was down to only 2 days a week in the gym without any running. But I pushed through and was still eating right. The came October and our trip to Disney World. We ate healthy and walked a lot, once we were back though I slacked off from the gym. I thought it was recovering from the magic but it was laziness. Pair all that with snow days and holidays and being “busy” and my workout queen status slipped to court jester. 

Enough is enough.

Reforming healthy fitness habits is not easy. A few weeks ago I committed to myself and to you that all that was going to change. We had more snow days and my husband was traveling so that delayed my start. Last week I finally got off my butt, put the excuses to the side, and did what I was determined to do: Two gym classes attended and three days of running with weights. Despite going out of town this week for my birthday celebration, I will get my 2 classes and 3 runs in ( or no celebratory wine!). Healthy habits can take a few weeks to form but once you push through the mental roadblocks, it will become easier and easier to keep yourself on track.

I had forgotten how great you feel after working out consistently. My mood was good, it helped me manage crazy stress levels, and I didn’t hate clothes shopping. That endorphin release is one of my favorite things about being active aside form the toning up and losing weight! When I feel like this after working out it makes me wonder why I ever stopped. Someone promise to remind me of this if I start complaining I don’t have time to workout again!

Next goal: get back to drinking more water!

What is your favorite side effect of working out?

Spring has Sprung, 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Workout

Spring has Sprung, 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Workout

Spring cleaning is usually associated with purging your house of extra clutter and scrubbing it down to rid yourself of all the germs.  I want to suggest that while you are reorganizing closets and freshening up, take time to look at your workout. Like any routine in our lives it can become stale, boring, orContinue Reading

Working Out No Matter What

I know I know, it’s been FOREVER since I updated you about how my healthy journey is going. Ok maybe not forever but it has been a few weeks. If you are a regular reader, and I hope you are, you have seen all the work I have been up to on the blog. AndContinue Reading

Mamavation Monday Week 2 Let’s Go

  Week 2 is starting off pretty rough. My plan today had been to come home, work a bit, hit the gym for a run then do mom stuff before Zumba tonight. Well that is not happening. Our truck decided to start acting funky, making me not want to drive it anymore. There goes myContinue Reading

Working Out and Race Training Begins

    This was suppose to be the day I restarted my race training and got myself back in the groove of working out like it’s a job. Since we got some sleet/freezing rain and nice icy roads school was closed today. That means no running. That sucks because I had the urge, momentum toContinue Reading

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