Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!

Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!Not to gross you out but I sweat. I've been self conscious about my sweat and any smells that might be associated all my life. A lot of my friends made the switch to no deodorant or natural deodorant awhile ago. But for me, armpit cleansing and ditching my toxin filled deodorant seemed scary. What if I was so disgusting noone would want to be near me? Despite my fears, I [more]

#GiveHappy This Holiday Season with OshKosh B'gosh! Coupon Inside

#GiveHappy This Holiday Season with OshKosh B'gosh! Coupon InsideI participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation. The Holidays are here: lights, cameras, and outfits! With all the parties, school plays, and the family cards everyone needs new outfits. I always find it is easier to dress the kids than myself. One brand stands out to me as [more]

DIY Coconut Lavender Bath Salts

DIY Coconut Lavender Bath SaltsThis post is written by my blogging friend Kristin Novotny of Little Mama Jama. Thank you Kristin for sharing this easy DIY gift!    Coconut Lavender Bath Salts   What did you long for in your third trimester of pregnancy? For me, it was relaxation. My body was being stretched in ways I never imagined and I desperately needed comfort. When my sister-in-law announced that she was pregnant, I immediately started thinking of things I [more]

Favorite Fall Recipe: Simple Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Favorite Fall Recipe: Simple Crock-Pot Beef Stew This delicious recipe is from Kendra Frampton, the awesome blogger behind When's My Vacation. Check her out and be sure to tell her how much you love this dish! Favorite Fall Recipe: Simple Crock-Pot Beef Stew Ingredients 2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into bite sized pieces 5 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1’’ pieces 2 lbs of carrots (I use baby carrots and just dump the bag into the crock-pot) 2 Stalks of celery, [more]

Hidden Magic for Kids at Walt Disney World

Hidden Magic for Kids at Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World is truly the most magical place on Earth. Since there is so much to see and experience you might miss some of these hidden treasures of fun perfect for the Disney Kids in your family.  These activities are included with your park admission, fun, educational, and gives you a glimpse into often overlooked details and areas of Walt Disney World. I knew about a few of these when we [more]

Showing Our DisneySide at our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate!

Showing Our DisneySide at our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate! *I have received free products in order to host the Disney Kids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own. My kids are Disney Kids. I am a slightly bigger Disney Kid. Yes, I am that mom who sings right along with Sharky and Bones, Sophia, and knows all the character moves to the Hot Dog song.   Hosting a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate was another chance to show our Disney [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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