Waking up to Thrive

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I have always been the type of person who would prefer to sit on the couch instead of going outside. I have three very athletic sisters and then there is me, book nerd extraordinaire.  I became a stay at home mom last year in April after my daughter was born and I told everyone I would hate it.  I do hate it.  I miss having something to do.  At home with the kids I cant seem to make myself get up and be on a schedule. I sank into depression after my daughter was born.  I wasnt contributing to the household (in my mind) and I felt like a failure as a … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy While Traveling

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The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. There is a popular misconception floating around that once you begin your vacation or travels it becomes impossible to stay healthy and eat well. It turns out that the opposite is true and if you can eat healthy and stay fit at home you will have no problem following the same lifestyle when you’re traveling. … [Read more...]

100 Free Apps for Weight Loss and Workouts

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If I did not have my awesome Misfit app and my FitBit app, I would feel like I never did enough in a day.  At this point I feel guilty when I dont get at least two miles just moving around doing my daily stuff.  I like to have both apps and both products so I can wear one throughout the day and the other during my workout to keep better track.  And I use the Misfit for swimming which sadly my FitBit cant do. I also have used MyFitnessPal for years.  Please add me if you would like a friend who gets on there hardcore for weeks and then stays off for … [Read more...]

23 Clean Eating Recipes

Clean Eating Recipe Roundup Do you always tell yourself that you need to eat better? How about eating healthier? I hear that from people all the time. I have said it myself several times.  I even posted not too long about some tips for clean eating.  It really is not hard. The Eat-Clean diet principles include: eating six small meals a day, eating breakfast within an hour of waking up, eating complex carbs and lean protein at every meal, and drinking lots of water. While eating clean, you should avoid consuming too much sugar, flour, artificial … [Read more...]

Tips for Clean Living

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We are immersed in poison, inside and out, thanks to the world we live in. It is easier for people to exist in pollution and toxins because they are cheap and quick to buy, to wear, to live in.  It is high time we cleaned up the unwanted toxic garbage which is the harbingers of illness and poor health gradually squeezing out the spirit of life in us. It is not just individuals who benefits from uncovering the poisonous blanket we live in, but also environment, nature and our planet smothered and suffocating in chemical and manmade contamination. … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy this Summer with Lifeway Foods #KefirCreations

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KefirCreations #CollectiveBias My household used to eat really unhealthy. My husband would go out to eat every single day at lunch. I used to go out to eat often with the kids and when we were home it wasnt much better.  We went through a ton of junk food at my house. It was actually really expensive to eat that way and I have no idea why people say its cheaper to eat out when it is just one or two people eating.  So I decided a few … [Read more...]

Keeping My Summer On the Move With Stayfree #FreetoMove

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToMove  #CollectiveBias I am terribly overweight. Yes I can totally say that with a straight face. I have been morbidly obese according to the BMI scales for a long time and it got so much worse after my cruise. I gained 10lbs in just a few weeks.  I gave up on my fitness and weightloss and I paid the price.  So I told myself that nothing was going to get in the way of me losing weight this summer and having the best time possible with … [Read more...]

Save 10 on Run or Dye in Birmingham, AL

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I totally love 5k fun runs! I did one just three weeks ago with my son and a couple of friends in Birmingham, AL. I am super excited that Run or Dye is coming soon! We are definitely going to be there. We are even more excited that we can get our tickets for $10 cheapers by using coupon code “MUMSWORD”  I cant wait to lace up my sneakers and get doused in tons of colors!  "What happens when you combine thousands of runners and walkers with more than five tons of color dye powder, music, and dancing? Say hello to Run or Dye, the world’s most … [Read more...]