Articles About Fitness, Family, Faith and Encouragement for YOU

If you want to learn how to have a healthy body and mind to feel better, calmer and more confident, then these are my tools to help you and your family feel YOUR best .

Tip # 2…Move Every Day

This is a tip that I posted a week or so ago, but I just can't say it enough. Get off the couch and move.  Just move everyday. If you can’t get to the gym, go for a walk.  If you only have 15 minutes, walk for 15 minutes. March in your living room. Do some dips.  You...

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Tip # 1…Water

It is time for some very simple health tips. These aren't supposed to be any "aha" moments. These are tips that you probably know, but might not be doing consistently. Be honest with yourself and try to improve on each tip, one at a time. Here we go! Let’s start with...

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Just Move

To those of you that are struggling to start exercising. This is so important. Just Move.  Everyday.  In any way. Walk more.  Stretch more.  Sit less.  Let your body move.  Your body needs this to survive, feel strong and not ache. If you are just starting to add...

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Devotion for Kids

This is an awesome devotion book for the whole family. My 8 year old looks forward to reading this together every day. If you don't have anything like this, check it out. This takes 10 minutes and it is usually makes for a great conversation. My son can always find...

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Interval Training Works

Whether you are just starting out or have hit a plateau, interval training works. It does. Interval training is when you alternate high-intensity training with low-intensity recovery intervals. You burn more calories in less time. Woo hoo! I left my house for only 25...

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Family 5K

I have several friends that already participate in 5K's with their family, and many of which belong to running clubs or groups. I also have many friends that would love to walk or run with their kids, but don't know where to start. Some kids are excited to participate...

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What are Your Fitness Goals?

I had a conversation the other day with a friend and she asked me if I had ever run a marathon. I replied that I hadn't and wasn't planning to, at least for now. Never say never, but I always say I'm a 5K girl. So she continued that she was thinking of signing up for...

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You Should Be Planking!

I am a big Planker. That is probably not a word, but absolutely one of my favorite exercises is the plank. The benefits are never ending, you can plank anywhere and we can all plank! Crunches are a thing of the past and if you have any low back problems, planks are...

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Family Fitness Challenge

To help start off the New Year and get the family back into our active routine, we are using a 21 day fitness challenge chart.  My kids love stuff like this. Every one needs to do something active each day and they are allowed 1 day of rest each week. This helps us...

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Where do you find joy?

This is a good question. Everyone is different. Feeling good is not just about fitness and health. It is not about our outward expressions or appearance. We can all fake happy. It is about what makes you happy in your heart and if you know what brings you joy. I think...

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Shake it up baby!

We found this shake at Whole Foods the other day and my daughter loved it. I would call her a "moody" eater. One day she eats strawberries. The next day she doesn't like them. Little by little we have helped her eat healthier, but she is tough. She wants snacks,...

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Kids Fit Blast

We love to do short fitness blasts anytime during the day to wake us up, improve our health and because it is simply FUN! We homeschool, so these make great motivators between lessons. We have many different variations, but today my son led me in this one: Arm circles...

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