Family/Motherhood/Military Life · Healthy Living

Running Made Me a Better Mom

Tonight...I ran! If you know me, I am not a runner...at all! In fact, I despise it! My husband is the runner in the family. Even when he's deployed on his submarine, he's always trying to fit in time for a treadmill run. It's pretty crazy how they cram a treadmill onto a submarine (just… Continue reading Running Made Me a Better Mom

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Back in Action: Jumping Back into Fitness in the Wake of Chaos

Wellness Wednesday Sadly, I haven't had much "wellness" being played out in my own life the past few weeks. With Halloween, the funeral, wrapping up basketball season, Thanksgiving and just being a mom, it was a whirlwind of a month! I cringe as I say this, but, we visited the big golden "M" (McDonald's) more times than… Continue reading Back in Action: Jumping Back into Fitness in the Wake of Chaos

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Is It Possible to be a “Foodie” and Still be Healthy?

Wellness Wednesday Foodie: a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. Foodie.Yep, that pretty much describes me to a T! My husband once made the life-threatening mistake of saying to my face, "you… Continue reading Is It Possible to be a “Foodie” and Still be Healthy?

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Best PRE-Workout Foods

Wellness WednesdayWell, as you know, I recently have vamped up my fitness routine. I started spin class up again and I'm really enjoying it. However, I want to make sure that I get as much out of that class as I can!I've been looking into what foods are best to fuel my body and when… Continue reading Best PRE-Workout Foods

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Find Serenity: Your Body Will Thank You!

Wellness Wednesday We had some pretty incredible weather yesterday. It was the first time I can remember actually hearing thunder and seeing lightening since we moved to Hawaii 2 years ago. I love a good rain storm. It takes me back to my childhood in Nebraska. We got some really big storms there. The only… Continue reading Find Serenity: Your Body Will Thank You!

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Spin Class…After a 10 year Break

Wellness Wednesday Hey friends! So, as you know, my kids are both back in school now. My son full-time and my daughter just a few hours twice a week. You would think this would open up endless opportunities for me to have some mommy alone time! I'm envisioning blogging at Starbucks without kids asking me for… Continue reading Spin Class…After a 10 year Break

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5 Better Choices You can Make at Restaurants

Wellness Wednesday Good nutrition is vital when striving to live a healthy lifestyle! What we choose to eat today, not only affects how we feel now and into tomorrow. It also impacts our future. The choices we make can have giant benefits. Banded together with physical activity, our diet can help us to reach and maintain… Continue reading 5 Better Choices You can Make at Restaurants