Vitamix 6300 Blender – Absolute Perfection

Vitamix 6300 Blender

The day finally arrived and we had long been waiting for it. We had finally saved enough gift cards from birthdays and Christmas. We were buying a Vitamix. We had considered a few brands and after reading countless reviews we decided on the brand. I have to admit that I am a bargain blender kind of girl. Whatever was cheap and usually produced crappy half blended, slightly chunky frozen margaritas ended up in my kitchen. I wasn’t picky. I looked {Read More}

Aetna Foundation’s Digital Health Initiative #digitalhealth AD

Aetna Foundation Logo

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Aetna Foundation. I am someone addicted to technology. I use it constantly to do as much as possible. I am always searching, reading and learning online about pretty much an topic. Technology helps me find out about things like health, wellness and even public health concerns. When trying to find the best technology, people (me included)need to choose something that fits easily into their lives. I have to {Read More}

10 Weight Loss Books to Start the New Year

Resolve to Lose Weight 10 Weight Loss Books to Start the New Year

If you are like most Americans, one of your new year’s resolutions is to lose weight or eat healthier. I have made that resolution as well. Here are a few great books to get you started on your weight loss journey. Good luck! Chris Powell’s Choose More, Lose More for Life by Chris Powell (Hardcover $20.15 | Kindle $2.99) The Doctor’s Diet: Dr. Travis Stork’s STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health by Dr. Travis Stork {Read More}

Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker

Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker

Fitbit has made a name for itself in recent years with its lineup of devices for fitness tracking. One of the most advanced among its current lineup is the Fitbit Ultra. The product is an activity and sleep tracker that is targeted toward health-conscious individuals wanting a better way to track their fitness levels. Out of the box, the Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker offers its users a few key features. With its built-in 3D motion sensor and altimeter, the Ultra is {Read More}

Eat Great & Lose Weight During The Holidays

Eat Great & Lose Weight During The Holidays

The holiday season is known as the most difficult time of year to maintain a healthy weight let alone weight loss. Here are some tips on how to Eat Great And Lose Weight During The Holidays. As hard as it may sound it really can be effortless if you simply plan ahead and use the tips below. Don’t fear the holiday season increasing your waist line this year. Show the holidays that you are stronger and healthier this year. EAT GREAT AND LOSE WEIGHT {Read More}

The Importance of Eye Health, Vision Benefits & Annual Eye Exams for Children #SeeMuchMore

VSP Eyeglasses Eye Chart

Did you know that this year, 15 million kids will go back to school with undiagnosed vision problems? That number is huge! Eye health and eye care is important. I remember as a kid, going to get my annual exam. Every year my family would go together and we would all get our eyes checked. Eye health is even more important to me now that I am a parent. With three children, I need to make certain that their health {Read More}

Tips to Help You Sleep Better

I have been an off and on insomniac for years. I have had three kids, work odd hours and I write. I am a night owl. I definitely have sleep problems and I have to work pretty hard to manage it. There are always some specific things that I must do to fall asleep each night such as: 1. Turn off the television. I get too caught up in whatever is in the television and this often keeps me up at night. {Read More}

Mamavation Wednesday Post – What I am Thankful For

On the eve of Thanksgiving, this is a year for me that I am much more thankful than I have been in previous years. Or at least a little more forthcoming with my acknowledgments. There is so much to be thankful for this year. So I am just going to list it all. I am feeling very philosophical and analyzing everything since the ordeal last Friday. There must be something about seeing a gun in your face, being robbed and {Read More}

Mamavation Wednesday Post

I am thinking that perhaps I need a serenity prayer. Not the usual one though. More like a little strength to not over-indulge on the cruise this weekend. Do they have one of those? Every time I mention the Disney cruise I am going on, most people say “Oh you will love the food” or “Wait until you see all of the food.” It’s making me nervous. Why isn’t anyone saying “Wait until you see that fitness center” or “You {Read More}

Mamavation – Weekly Wednesday Post

Gosh, this thing is hard. This weight loss and lifestyle change. All day I rush, rush, rush around to do all of the things that I need to do. Well I do most of the things that I need to do. There simply isn’t enough time to do all of the things that I need to do. Inevitably a few things get pushed to the next day. It happens. These are the same things that then get pushed to the {Read More}

Mamavation – The First 12 Days

It has been a good but trying 12 days so far. I have lost over 12 pounds from the time that I first applied to Mamavation. I am excited. I feel better (for the most part) My watch and ring are a little loose. Woo hoo! I am also thrilled for Alyssa who is doing very well. I like having two moms in Mamavation. It doesn’t at all feel like a competition but it feels as if we are working {Read More}

Mamavation – The First Week

So I have almost made it through the first week. I have made some changes and still need to make other changes. But I am on my way. I am feeling a little better although a little run down. While that may sound strange, it is because it feels strange. I am tired but underneath it I feel good. I think that I feel good because I know that I making positive changes. I know that I am changing my {Read More}