The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour Giveaway! | #WeShine

The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour Giveaway! | #WeShineLast year I ran my first race with The Color Run, and it became one of my favorite 5Ks. The husband had never raced with me before or ever really so I dragged him along. Nothing says quality time like color everywhere!Both the pre and post race activities are fun too. Everyone is buzzing with energy, clean, and anticipating the fun to be had. It is one of the few [more]

10 Signs You Are a Big Disney Kid

10 Signs You Are a Big Disney KidAs I sit here excited about the upcoming Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, my mind can't help but be filled with all things Disney. I might argue that it is more filled with Disney than usual and that is saying a lot. Then I realized that I'm not just a Disney Mom, I am a big Disney Kid. Read my list and see if you're a big Disney Kid too.10. [more]

Spring Into Health with Stonyfield Greek and Chia Yogurt | #StonyfieldBlogger

Spring Into Health with Stonyfield Greek and Chia Yogurt | #StonyfieldBloggerSpring is officially here, even after an unexpected snow day! Everyone is coming out of hibernation ready to be active again. For me this means I can finally get outside to run again, I just don't like the treadmill. Regardless of your plan for fitness this Spring, Stonyfield has the perfect companion to help you reach your goals. Stonyfield Greek and Chia is my new favorite food. Smooth, delicious, and filling, the [more]

HP Solutions for Busy Moms and Dads | #HPSmartMom

HP Solutions for Busy Moms and Dads | #HPSmartMomWhen I was little I thought life would be more like the Jetson's by this point. A robotic maid, space travel, a dog like astro. We may not have all the luxuries of our favorite space-aged family but there are companies out there trying to help us out of the stone age.HP is bringing us into the future with solutions for busy moms and dads with their products, services, and [more]

Monkey Kingdom Family Activity Packet & Educator's Guide #MonkeyKingdom

Monkey Kingdom Family Activity Packet & Educator's Guide #MonkeyKingdomThis April, journey into the jungles of South Asia and discover Monkey Kingdom, the newest film from Disneynature. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey is the star of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son [more]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! Win Tickets Today!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! Win Tickets Today!  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDSSM Circus Stars Meet Mythological Creatures & Legends at The Greatest Show On Earth® This promises to be a show like no other. I remember going to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey when I was little, my favorite part was always the big cats. Our family is excited to experience this all new show full of mythical creatures and awesomeness.  LEGENDS is coming to The Patriot [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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