Wellness Isn’t Selfish

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3 Years Ago… I thought I was fairly healthy. I tried to make good meals for our family, exercise when I had a “free” week, and felt like I was doing better than most in taking care of my health. In reality I was staying up way too late, cleaning with and applying toxins to …

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The Next American Ninja Warrior: Spider Jump

The boys were recently introduced to American Ninja Warrior, and of course were instantly hooked. It’s right up their alley with their climbing,  jumping, and anything daring obsessions. I’m telling you, these boys do the monkey bars until their hands blister {badly} and then go right back again. Their favorite part of watching the show …

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Lacing Up the Running Shoes Again…

Sunday I laced up my running shoes again.  It was time to finally get moving and get some of my endurance back. In the early winter, I was running 2 miles without dying, and starting to finally find some enjoyment in running.  Starting over isn’t easy to say the least.  I’m back to running/walking in …

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How Parenting is Like Doing a Plank

Have you ever tried doing a plank?  It’s a simple yet intense exercise that only last for a minute or so, but strengthens your entire core.  As I looked at this picture this morning, I couldn’t help but think about how parenting and planking (not the lying down game stunt) have so many similarities. Parenting …

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What I’m Running From…

I’m about six months now into this running journey.  I started off kicking and screaming, and sometimes I still want to quit and hang up my sneakers.  Running is hard for me both physically and mentally. I keep waiting for the battle to subside, but I continue to persevere through the pain and the part …

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Insta-LOVE

I love how Instagram has the power to capture everyday moments that might have otherwise gotten lost in the shuffle.  But with a quick snap, they are recorded and remembered.  Here are a handful of those ordinary, but splendid moments in our recent daily lives.   Amazing the smiles you get when you feed this …

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5 Ways I Plan on Keeping My Fitness Goals in 2013

{Let’s hope in December I’m nodding my head reading through these, feeling healthier, stronger, and more confident than my 2012 self. } I haven’t been through several years of consistently working out like my mentor and inspiration, who happens to be my husband.  However, I’ve been at the gym a little longer than the New …

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