5 Tips for Getting Fit as a Family {These ideas really work!}

Family Fitness

Getting fit as family is not easy feat. My kids are tough to convince to exercise sometimes. We require them to play one sport year round that keeps them moving and exercising. They change it around. Right now all three kids are in tennis. I have to admit that they are all three pretty good at it. I am impressed. What I really love is not only do they get their heart rates up, they really enjoy it as well. {Read More}

Make Healthy Choices and Get #BalanceRewards ~ #CollectiveBias #shop

Walgreens Balance Rewards

Are you making healthy choices in your family? Did you know that you can get rewarded for meeting your health goals? This year, my family is making much better choices when it comes to our health. We walk together several nights each week. We all track our water intake and we are all making healthier choices when it comes to eating. We also love to bike together and frequently do this on weekends. We have been wanting to sign up {Read More}

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 #mamavation

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}