5 Ways for Busy Mamas to Stick to An Exercise Routine

 Exercise and I have a love/hate relationship.While I HATE the thought of it and hate actually getting started (believe it or not, the hardest element of working out for me is actually getting in my workout clothes!) once I get started I usually LOVE the way it feels and I have a great time.Time. That is my biggest enemy.It's not that I do NOT have the time in my day, but when I do have time, I've got a list of about a million things that need to be done. And with three small children, there is almost never a time that one of them does not need something....more

My honest review on Insanity

Hello ladies!So I know I said I would review Insanity earlier but then I was like "I haven't even done it yet, how can I review it?"  I'm almost at the 3 week mark which puts me roughly a third of the way through and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it.I'm not a professional in anything fitness related, but I really honestly like Insanity and think it's a great program. I'll bring a up a few points people have mentioned in other reviews that I've seen:...more

Exercise the Gift of Giving

Mk. 4:21-25  St. John BoscoScientists tell uys that if we do not exercise our brain or muscles they gradually atrophy and die.  Practicing faith increases faith.  St. John Bosco tells us  to "Do good while you still have time."  I have people tell me that they will give and help when they get more money or more time.  I learned along time ago that is simply an excuse because I have given of what I have, for you see time will run out, and then what do we say? Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God! ...more

Fitting in Exercise as a New Mom

When Wyatt was a month old, I went to the gym. As I stepped off the treadmill, a fellow gym-goer approached me and we had a brief conversation. Woman: "Didn't you just have a baby?!" Me: "Yup, he's a month old now." Woman: "And you're here?! Must be nice to have a baby who's sleeping so well." Me: "Umm, it must be. But I wouldn't know…" ...more
I just joined Stroller Strides too!  I also have a BOB jogging stroller and am hoping to run a ...more

The Return of Crazy Eyeris: What’s on Your Playlist?

I bet you thought I forgot about Crazy Eyeris, right?...more
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My Favorite Weight Loss Tips: Part II

Here are the remainder of my favorite tips for weight loss.  The 15 steps from yesterday and the additional 15 from today will help you kick start healthy changes to your lifestyle....more

Katie Marie: On the Road to ONEderland

Katie Marie was a sweet, 21-year-old girl in 2008 when she entered my life.  I was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with my last child, and was interviewing nannies to help me juggle the load of a rambunctious 3-year-old, a new baby on the way, and a then-husband that traveled four days a week.  When Katie walked in the door, the light in her soul shined bright through her beautiful eyes and ear-to-ear smile.  I connected with her instantly, and she joined our family about a week later....more

ipod, Nook & Playlist keep me moving!

As many of you know a new job can be all consuming; learning about the new company, researching, scheduling meetings and showing up every day with a big smile and a positive attitude. Last May I embarked on a new job and although I may have neglected posting on my blog over the last several months, one thing I continue to do is workout 4 to 5 times a week.   ...more
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Is ‘Sitting’ a Blogger’s Occupational Hazard?

What portion of your day is spent sitting? In my case, a lot. Even though I exercise regularly, all this sitting could be taking its toll.New research shows that women who exercise regularly spend as much time sitting as women who don’t, which can have significant health consequences, according to the study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This study is important news for those of us who spend endless hours in front of a computer, like bloggers!...more
Get up off your chair this morning! A new health study says we are sitting wayyyyy too much. ...more

Exercise For Kids In A Rainy Day World

I live in the Pacific Northwest. We, of course, are known for our notorious Fall and Winter rainfall. September and October this year were beautiful, with record breaking temperatures and historically low levels of rainfall. We are making up for it in November. Day after day, it's been nothing but rain. And I am not talking the occasional sprinkle or light shower. That cold, beating rain that comes with wind occasionally....more
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