Tuesday, August 15, 2017

imprompTuesday - We Upgraded Our Scale

Hello All!

I don't know about you all, but I do enjoy weighing myself on a regular basis.  I know this can be a love-hate relationship and can even be done unhealthily depending on your mindset. My husband and I try to weigh ourselves only once a week to just make sure that we are staying on track, because focusing on the slight adjustments that can happen day to day is just a way to beat yourself up for no reason.

Recently we both hit our goal weight and started having the problem of over focusing on the constant fluctuation of a 1 or 2 lb change week to week. Weight only helps get you so far in your healthy lifestyle journey. So we decided to update our scale so that we could really get a better picture of our overall health, that is why we upgraded to...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fitness Friday - The Wonder Woman Workout

Hi Friends!

It's been several weeks since I was last able to come here and share some fun information or insights with you all.  Life seems to constantly get away from me and between vacations, traveling, family activities and my active lifestyle it's hard to find time to fit everything into a day.

Getting back into the swing of things, I thought I'd share my current obsession and that is this awesome Wonder Woman workout.  It is a KILLER, but so worth it in the end!  Here we go...

So gearing up for the awesomeness that had to be the new Wonder Woman movie I started nerding out about the movie and our leading lady Gal Gadot. I wanted to know what she did training wise to get ready for the role and found the following video on YouTube:

After watching this I knew I HAD to give it a try!  So I found the workout and here it is:

I have officially completed this workout 10 times and have to do this at least 12 more times before the end of September to win my work Q3 Health Challenge.  If I complete it then I get to choose a super hero shirt as my prize. Haha...I love my job!
Have any of you given this a try? If not, you should try it out and let me know what you think!  My least favorite move is the backward bear crawls....they are the worst!
P.S. In my nerding out about Gal Gadot I found a fun picture she'd posted on Instagram and thought I'd give it a try myself:


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

imprompTuesday - Foods We Keep on Hand at ALL Times

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

I hope today isn't feeling like a second Monday for you!

Recently I was thinking about how everyone tends to have those staple foods that they always keep on hand. Sometimes these can be very healthy food options, other times not so much.

As I've mentioned before, we have really adjusted our diet over the past few years and now have some healthier items on hand at all times. I wanted to share these items with you to give you some ideas of other items you can have on hand as well (if you don't already keep these on hand).

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Being 31

Happy Thursday Everyone!

One day closer to the weekend and a three-day weekend for that matter. :-)

Today I wanted to focus my thankful thoughts on being 31.  I know this might sound weird to some of you, but last year turning 30 had me going through a mini-life crisis. It probably had something to do with the fact that everyone is so focused on their 20's and making the most of their youthful years...and here I was a mother of two not ready for the dreaded 3-0.

Today I have to say I'm happier to be 31 than I was ever happy to be 21 and here's why...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Menu Monday - 5 Tips for Family Gatherings

Hello All,

This week is a strange one for us since we will actually be with family for the majority of Memorial Day and not making family dinners Thursday - Monday!  So this week I'll share our mini menu and then my top five tips for leading a healthy lifestyle with family gatherings and all those tempting delicious foods!

Monday: Pepperoni Pizza
Tuesday: Grilled Cheese Sloppy Joes
Wednesday: Left Overs
Thursday - Sunday: Eating with family

So here are my five strategies for family holidays centered around food:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fitness Friday - My Step Routine

Hello All,

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was going to share my personal step routine with all of you, but then I didn't.  I finally got a recording of myself to share with you.  This is what I do on a regular basis and some variations that I'll add in to just help keep it entertaining and help to keep my body guessing what I'm throwing at it.

This really does get my heart pumping and the sweat dripping!  I hope you enjoy and take something away from it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thankful Thursday - My Faith

Happy Thursday Everyone!

It's been a while since I've written a Thankful Thursday post and I'm sad to think about that.  We should all find things that we are thankful for every day. Whether it's the beautiful sun rise that you were able to catch this morning or a nice gesture someone did for you.  The more we can focus on being thankful, the more positive our lives will be.

For this revisit, on such an important part in an overall healthy lifestyle, I wanted to focus on my faith and how thankful I am to have it as a core part of my life and my families lives.