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5 Small Steps Toward Getting Healthier in 2013 (and win a $1000 gift card)


A new year is always a time for new commitments and new goals. And this year I' m trying to get healthier! Here are my 5 small steps I'm taking to try to get healthier this year -- what are yours? (let us know below and you can win a $1,000 gift card to help you achieve YOUR goals for 2013) 1. I joined a gym. I have been saying I would do it for years. And I finally did!! My goal is to go … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition: Success

I haven't posted any EM:ME entries for a few weeks, but I have been working hard. ++++ This week's question: What are your successes this week? I am still doing my trail every day. I started by barely making it down the trail and back each day (there are many steep hills). Then I was walking faster. Then I got arm weights and started doing arm exercises while I walked. Then I started running … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition — August 5th

Can you believe it's August already? This summer has just flown by. If you haven't hear of Extreme Makeover: Me Edition before, it's a group of women started by the lovely Amber who are supporting each other as we try to get healthier. Amber's question this week is: *** How is your progress? {Weight, body, mind, etc.} I am feeling really strong. I have been doing my trail about 6 times a week. I … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition — What Motivates Me?

It's Extreme Makeover: Me Edition over at Amber's. I feel so much better this week than I did last week. Too much eating out on our trip and not enough exercise. Now that we are home I am back to my routine. I mentioned earlier about my summer routine of going walking/running on a wilderness trail near my home. I usually run up the hills and power walk down them. I am not sure how far it is - I … [Read more...]

Trendy Tuesdays: Fit Flops — Fabulous? or Fashion Faux Pas?

Have you heard of these shoes that claim to help you exercise while going about your normal life? I am always up for something that helps me get healthier while exerting no extra effort. Do these shoes really work? ______________ One brand, MBT has many different varieties of shoes and they are kind of cute. Here's what they claim. MBT shoes are designed to provide a pro-body experience with … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition healthy recipe

Hello my friends. It's Wednesday and that means it's time for Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. Amber is hosting this great group of girls who are supporting each other as we strive to lose weight/get healthier. This is my philosophy this week: It is what it is. I have decided to be happy with me. This body I have is amazing. It does so much. It takes care of my kids, loves my husband, hugs my … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition… Help!

It's week 4 of Amber's Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This is a really great group of ladies who are supporting each other as we try to lose weight/get healthier. Go over and join! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ok, I'm keeping it real -- I am at a low point. I almost didn't post today because I feel like I'm not making much progress. Here are the good points this week: Not eating late at … [Read more...]

Favorite Thing Wednesday: Extreme Makover ME edition!!


Have you ever been over to Amber's place? She's a really wonderful person. I haven't known her long, but I can tell from her posts that she is a wonderful mother, wife and friend. She's funny too! {Isn't she cute?} Last week she had a post that really motivated me about changing my life. Since then I have been exercising every day and trying to eat healthier. And this week Amber is starting a … [Read more...]

New Family Project


Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and sign up for my giveaway. I will post the winner tomorrow morning! ********************** This year we are starting a new family project: a Square Foot Garden. ************************************** This project is going to fit in with our family goals this year of: being healthier, saving money and spending more quality time together! (My … [Read more...]