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Small Steps Make a Big Difference

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

is now published on Breathe Magazine.

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101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Being Healthy is a Revolutionary Act

I love this!!

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Fit Family Goes Bike Racing!

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments

is now live on Breathe Magazine.

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Tags: Fitness for Kids and Family · Kids · health and fitness

Adventures in Active Vacations for Kids!

March 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Yes, we are on vacation again.  The beauty of being a school teacher and I’ve decided that spring break is the best vacation ever! Why? Because there are no holidays surrounding it which means no stress to buy gifts, cook extra dishes, or host family members!  So, we’re off an yet another adventure today, we’ve spent the last 3 days hiking the hills in our area and having a blast!

But, first, my protein pancake has to kick off this photo post!

6 egg whites, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 cup blueberries topped with 100% maple syrup!  Delicious!

Indiana Jones impersonator!

This green whip cream made his day!

Big hill climb hike with rain threatening, but we had a blast!

“Narnian Soldiers” fighting with foam swords!

And, we’re off and yet another one today!

What do you do with your kids for active day trip vacations??

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Tags: Fitness for Kids and Family · Questions for Readers · Things that motivate me · health and fitness

How to Stretch a Food Budget Family Style

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

is now live on Breathe Magazine. Click on over to read and offer suggestions!

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In My Next Life, I Will Create “Fit Mommy” Workout Apparel

March 3rd, 2011 · 7 Comments

Back in 2008, I wrote a post called, If You Were An Inventor What Would You Create? And, most of the ideas I had then are still relevant today, although, I’m quite certain that with the iphone, ect…you can get apps for the date book one!
So, here goes, what I love most about my workout gear….I love bits and pieces from all the brands and I am not all that loyal to any one brand.

1. Jog Bra. What can I say, each jog bra I have is not perfect. Small chested, big boned, need to wear all day and to the workout AND that would be nice enough as a top on it’s own, if needed.

2. Bra Top. Favorite brand, is Patagonia Hotline Cami Top. Perfect for all day wear, however, not a workout top.

3. Yoga Pants. Hummm….Yes, great for teaching yoga, not doing yoga- most are too hot or too expensive. Most don’t transition as both workout or “playout”.

4. Track Suits/Sweat Suits. Yes, I do own coordinated hoodies and pants from Old Navy, however, they rarely fit the same from color to color and although are cheap, don’t really last and aren’t really all that stylish.

5. One or Two really awesome hoodies! Colorful, looks great with jeans, functional, that won’t break the bank!

What can I say? Do you see a theme here? I wear workout gear 7 days a week and I am opinionated about it. There are lots of brands on the market that do one or the other really well. What I’d really like to see more of is highly stylish, colorful, sexy yoga apparel {not black} that can do go all day and look as good as a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Suggestions, brands, comments?

What would you want if you could design your own workout apparel?

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Tags: Things that motivate me · Yoga, Pilates, Recovery · gift guides · health and fitness

New from K-Swiss: A Perfect Gear Bag for CrossFitters!

February 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Yes, one of the perks of being a blogger is the “swag” and today is one sweet piece of equipment!  I’ve never worked with nor tried any K-Swiss products so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to try out the Locker Fit Gear Bag.  We don’t have lockers at our gym, but, we have cubicles, and this fit perfectly in it!

This particular workout bag is fairly small, yet, fit everything I needed!  As you can see, I take two pairs of shoes to workout with – one weight training shoe and one cross trainer style shoe as well as a micro-fiber towel (more on that later), rocket shower, and a change of clothes!  Also, you can see on the right, there is a pocket for your sweaty clothes to go in for your way out!  The zippers in the front are very large areas that fit the personal items such as sunscreen, deodorant, and lip glosses, phones and keys! This is the most high quality gear bag I’ve ever owned and I am so glad to have it now!

This Unisex Gear Bag will be available from K-Swiss in the spring and it’ll retail for $75.

P.S. This bag was provided to me for purposes of review and the above opinion is my own, FTC!

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Tags: Shoes · Things that motivate me · gift guides · health and fitness

Paleo Diet: Day 1

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Today, November 1st marks our first forage (literally) into a strict paleo diet for one month.

What the heck is a “Paleo Diet”?
Think: What the cavemen ate…Nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, eggs and lean meats.

What does that mean for me and hubby?! No soda, no sugars of any kind, no dairy, and of course no bread, rice or pasta! In addition, to no alcohol for one month.

What is the goal?
To see if we can improve our performance, drop body fat and really evaluate how we feel healthwise after eliminating so many foods.

What is this diet based on?

Review coming up.

Will my kids go Paleo too?

Not so much, however, I would love to get them eating eggs and bacon for breakfast daily!!

Biggest challenge for me will be in the non-sweetened coffee and dark chocolate that I am accustomed to eating daily.

I am determined to see this through.

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Tags: Cooking/Recipes · Cross Fit · Fitness for Kids and Family · Kids · Nutrition · health and fitness

Well, Then!

October 7th, 2010 · No Comments

I’m happy to announce that the Well, Then community is now live and BUSY!  You can check out all my silliness on video over there.  My favorite is the “How to Teach Handstands to Kids” video, featuring my own kid!

Check them all out here- Well, Then (under exercise).

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The New Food Pyramid for Kids

September 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Link to a detailed description of the food pyramid.

How many of you remember the pyramid of the old days???

6-11 servings of bread per day?!

Now, if you’ll notice the new food pyramid is completely different in that it only recommends 6 ounces of bread/grains/cereal per day. Yahoooooo!!! Or at least, hooray for promoting less grains….But, how many of you have noticed that kids in particular LOVE their bread?! And when I examine my own kids’ diet, they eat more than 6 ounces of bread per day and half the time they can easily eat 2 servings of oatmeal at breakfast alone- not to mention the bread they might have at lunch.

The new pyramid uses actual measurements. {6 ounces of grains, 2 1/2 cups of vegetables, 1 1/12 fruit, 2-3 cups of milk, 5 ounces of protein, and fats are used “sparingly”} Bottom line: Encourage your kids to eat as many vegetables as possible and decrease the amount of grains. Finally, children are encouraged to get sixty minutes of vigorous activity every single day!

Have you seen this new food pyramid for kids?! How do you feel about it? I’m now on a mission to get them to eat EVEN more vegetables!!

Edited to add that a supplement of Omega-3 and a multi-vitamin might not be a bad idea!

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