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41 Ways to Be a Child at Heart and Stay Fit

My number one motivation for living a healthy lifestyle is my kids and being a fun mom.

The other day, when I was telling the kids I couldn’t play with them until after my workout, I realized things were a bit backwards. Making healthy changes shouldn’t get in the way of my number one goal.

I can’t think of a more fun way to stay fit than to play like a kid!

For all you Fun Moms, here is a list of ways you can play with the kids and achieve your healthy living goals!

41 Ways to be a Child at Heart and Stay Fit

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My Day Friday: Voting for the IDEA World BlogFest Lightning Round is open!

I found myself writing too much for others and letting my own journey suffer.  For the last couple month Friday has been My Day, and I share more personal posts.

This week:

  • I’m sad to see my Kohls gift end, but so proud of what I accomplished
  • I’m in a good place with my motivation, planning, and excited to take charge of my journey myself
  • The voting opened for the IDEA World BlogFest Lightning Round, and I am so honored to be in the running again this year!

Blogfest lightning round

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Beachbody: Turnoffs, Appeal, and Coaches I Love

When I entered this world of health and fitness in social media I had no idea how many people there were out there, or how many different approaches there were to healthy living. I was just looking to lose the baby weight and set a healthy examples for my two little ones. I had never heard of Paleo, CrossFit, Beachbody, etc.

From the beginning the Beachbody folks began to emerge and I got messages all the time asking about my fitness goals, inviting me to challenge groups, and telling me I would be a great addition to their team.

Beachbody: Pros and Cons


I was flattered but, mostly, I was turned off.

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5 Tools to Stop Overeating or Mindless Snacking {MealEnders Review and Giveaway}

I’m getting a better handle on these moments when I feel a bit out of control with snacking, and it’s been on my mind a lot lately as you can tell from my posts about 10 Things to Tell Yourself When the Nighttime Snack Monster Attacks and Nighttime Motivation: 5 Tips for a Sticking to Your Goals.

Now I’m going to share 5 tools to stop overeating or mindless snacking. I shared almost this exact same list during my My Day Friday post a couple weeks ago as my plan because I was struggling.  Things have been better, so I’m rearranging my list and sharing a super helpful tool (with a giveaway!)

These are things I try to remember and hopefully they’ll help you too.

5 Tips to Stop Overeating or Mindless Snacking

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Taking Care of YOU {5 ways to show some self-love after the holidays}

Whew! The holidays are over and the New Year is beginning!

Does anyone else feel like they just ran a marathon?

I feel like we’ve been running a race since Halloween! We left for Florida the first week of November, I attending a conference in Orlando, we spent a couple weeks helping out my grandparents with a remodel in another part of Florida, returned home on Thanksgiving Day, started the whirlwind of Christmas prep and shopping, had Kohls grant my wellness wish (details coming this week, I promise!) and film the family, hosted Christmas with my husband’s family, and completed all the Christmas festivities with my family and ended with a weekend at the cabin.

Wow! Now wonder!

I do have to give myself a bit of a pat on the back, though. After the craziness of November and the first week or two of December, I did finally remember to take care of myself around Christmas and this past weekend. Here are some things that helped me survive and some that I would like to continue to remember in the New Year.

Taking Care of YOU: 5 ways to show some self-love

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