Archives for 2012

Live Each Day as a Gift

Just like so many other parents in our country today, I was a bit afraid of sending my children off to school. The events of the past few months and especially the events on Friday have changed my life and the lives of SO many people and my heart cries […]

What was I for Halloween? A Black Sheep!

So, if you are anything like me – a mom who eats healthy and loves her kids a LOT – You will probably relate to what I am about to say.   Halloween is one of my most UNFAVORITE days of the year! Why?   1. I am the BLACK […]

18 Reasons to Label GMOs and Say YesOn37

What if the food you are eating is making you sick? What if the government, the FDA and the Food Companies all KNOW that this is happening but they don’t want to do anything about it? What if 61 other countries around the world already label their food if it […]

Get Rid of Pesky Fruit Flies FOREVER

Like many of you, I LOVE fruit. But sometimes I don’t eat the fruit fast enough. That creates a BIG problem. Fruit Flies!!! Those little buggers drive me crazy! So, I found a simple 3 step solution that will hopefully help you get rid of your fruit flies, too. 1. […]

To Be or Not To Be… Gluten Free

What would you do if you were Gluten Free (by choice) and your doctor asked you to do this?

How to Find 5 Positives on a Crummy Day

Do you find it hard to find the silver lining sometimes? I know, it can be especially tough on a rainy day. Hear my 5 positives on my crummy day and tips to help you find yours, too.

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A Newbie Triathlete Experience from Start to Finish

  “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” by Friedrich Nietzsche I am a TRIATHLETE!! Have you ever challenged yourself to try something new, something so mentally and physically challenging that you kept on questioning why am I doing this to myself? Maybe it’s a new ski run down a […]

My Scary Solo Run and 5 Safety Tips to Remember When Running Alone

  Imagine this: it is late morning and you are out for a nice long run in your hometown. This is the town you grew up in and you have always felt safe. There are a lot of people and houses around so you don’t think twice about going for […]

Is ACTION the First Step to Success?

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Tony Robbins Happy Wellness Wednesday!! Yesterday I spent the day at a Get Motivated Seminar. Have you ever been to one? In my opinion, it is amazing. For only $1.95, you get a ticket to hear some of the most […]

5 Methods That Can Help You Stop the Childhood Obesity Monster from Invading Your Household

Hi guys! Happy Monday 🙂 I hope you all had a fantastic weekend like I did. My family and I spent time at our cottage on the lake. We cleaned, cleaned, mowed the lawn and cleaned some more getting it ready for summer. There are only 9 days left of school […]

Three Essential Elements to Finding a Healthy Balance

  Do you remember being 5? 8? 10? 15? And there was only 2 weeks left of school? Yup…  “summeritis” has hit my family and my kids are going crazy. They are so excited to go on field trips, have field days and end of the year parties, not to […]

What do kids, boxing and eating carrot cake have in common?

    Yup… we are building an ark. LOL. It has rained here for the past 3 days. And it has been so dark that we have had to use the lights in our house ALL day. Crazy, I know! Man, I hope it stops soon. But, at least the flowers […]

Favorites Friday: Phillip Phillips, Frozen Yogurt Bites and a Chobani Giveaway!

  Hi Guys, Happy June 1st AND Happy Friday! I am SO looking forward to this weekend… especially after I was sick last week, my son was sick earlier this week and my husband is sick now. Uggg! It has been a rough 2 weeks! Any-who! Today is FAVORITES FRIDAY!! MUSIC […]

How to set SMART goals and a Tabata Thursday Boxing Workout for extra BURN

When I was in the grocery store the other day, I overheard a lady saying, “It doesn’t matter if it is Atkins or South Beach, I just want to do whatever works to lose the weight FAST.” Now, this isn’t the first time that I have heard someone say this. We […]

8 Ways to Help You Stop Late Night Snacking

  I have a confession to make. I am a… LATE NIGHT SNACKER 🙁 You see, every day after I wake up, I get the kids on the bus, workout, eat breakfast and go about the rest of my daily schedule. Later in the afternoon, I get the kids off […]

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone WOW! That is SO true! If you are a mom out there… Happy Mother’s Day to you 🙂 It is a day to celebrate being a […]

These Should Make You Laugh! Fitness Friday Funnies

Happy Friday! As I was reading my internet goodies this morning (Twitter, Facebook, BlogFrog and I came across a post by MamaKat titled A Day at the Office. If you are not familiar with MamaKat, she is REALLY funny. She has one of the best blogs out there. And, she always makes […]

Tri-Training Week 3 and A Cinco de Mayo Salsa Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I cannot believe it is already May 5th! 2012 is FLYING by!! I am not sure if there is a full moon or not this weekend but my kids have been acting VERY squirrelly! They are ready for some weekend fun and it is gorgeous out […]

A Few of My Goals as a Newbie Blogger

Every morning I have a routine Get the kids up to get ready for school Pack their lunches (sneek a peek at my Twitter account) Get them on the bus (check my FaceBook account) Workout (if I haven’t done this BEFORE getting the kids up) Check my Twitter and FaceBook […]