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How is My Exercising (or Lack-There-Of) a Spiritual Issue?

Guest post by Michele Mayer I used to be a runner. Not a marathoner, or even a half-marathon runner. Okay, not even a racer. I once ran a 5K and while I could easily finish the three-plus miles, I can’t even tell you the number of elderly people and young children who passed me up …Read More

Pedometer Challenge Part 3: How to Kick It Up a Notch

Pedometer Challenge Part 3: How to Kick It Up a Notch

Check out Part 1 of the Pedometer Challenge Series to find out how to join in andand Part 2 to get motivated to move more. Most of us (not all) could stand to move our bodies more. Yes? I’ve been making the case this month that wearing a pedometer is an excellent “step” in the …Read More

The Pedometer Challenge: Step It Up in 2013!

The Pedometer Challenge: Step It Up in 2013!

Need a little motivation to either start exercising or to “kick up” your current routine? I may have a fun, easy, and cheap solution for you. In fact, my friend, Candace, kick-started a major transformation because of what I like to call The Pedometer Challenge. You must read her story and see her before and …Read More

The Future of Running Shoes?

The Future of Running Shoes?

After reading Born to Run I started following the author, Christopher McDougall’s blog and as a result, feel a little bit like an insider to the running world. I recently stumbled on this information and thought it was worth sharing. Like I mentioned in my book review of Born to Run, one of the biggest things …Read More

Exercise Ideas You Can Do Anywhere

Exercise Ideas You Can Do Anywhere

I often visit my parent’s house which is in a small town on a lake. I love going home but find that I have a hard time staying on track with working out when I am there. There is no gym and if I want to run it is along a windy lake road. I’ve …Read More

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Exercise at Home: More 10 Minute Online Workouts

Exercise at Home: More 10 Minute Online Workouts

As I’ve said several times I’m sure, at this stage in life exercising at home or outside works out best for me.  It’s both free and requires no travel time! Honestly, I post these quick workout videos I have done and like for my own future reference. But, I figure there may be a few …Read More

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Free Online 10 Minute Workout Videos

Free Online 10 Minute Workout Videos

As a mom of three young kids, I love finding cheap, easy ways to sneak in exercise. I already posted a free 30 minute Body Sculpting Workout by Jillian Michaels via Hulu and some of my favorite exercise DVDs.  Fitsugar is another website with tons of challenging 10 minute exercise videos. There are a wide …Read More

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My Journey Towards Healthier Living

My Journey Towards Healthier Living

True or False: At my peak weight, I was 25 pounds heavier than I am right now. True. True or False: In my last weeks of pregnancy, I weighed only 5 pounds more than I was 8 years ago. True again. Check out some of the pictures I dug up the other day. I’m surprised I …Read More

Free 30 Minute Total Body Sculpting Workout at Home

Free 30 Minute Total Body Sculpting Workout at Home

As you may know, I’m all about sneaky exercise or working out at home using exercise videos at this stage of life.  Both save time and money, two of my top values as a stay-at-home mom of little kids.  I’ve recently discovered the free workouts on Hulu and love them. The other day I used …Read More

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Losing That Baby Weight: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Losing That Baby Weight: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

In labor with baby #1 in January 2007.  I was smiling because I FINALLY got to go to the hospital after three days of laboring at home. Mid-contraction with baby girl in October 2008.  A much, much, much easier birth than Jack’s. Here’s comes #3 in October 2010.  My water broke but, as you can …Read More

Cold Weather, Crazy Kids

Cold Weather, Crazy Kids

Although the sun peaked through today and the temp actually got up to 51 degrees, the past few weeks have been cold, snowy, wet, gray and just plain miserable!  As you may know, cold weather means completely insane little kids (and parents!).  So, what do you do with your children when it’s like this?  Here …Read More