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New Year, New You: Being Happy & Healthy in 2015!


I've been concentrating on being happier and healthier in 2014 -- and in 2015 I'm committed to be even better at it. I've been inspired by so many of you who have made the same resolutions for 2015! In 2015, it's time for a new year - and a new you! To help us all get inspired, I'm kicking off a weekly feature called "new year, new you!" It'll be a positive place for all of us to share ideas … [Read more...]

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...]