How to Lose Weight as a Couple…and Stay Sane while Doing it!

How to Lose Weight as Couple..and stay sane while doing it!

Many couples claim that the best way to lose weight is to do it with their partner -- after all, who better than the person you already share a lifestyle with?  At the same time, so many couples cite weight loss by one partner as a source of problems in their relationship. Since weight loss is easier with a partner, and because it can also be a source of change within in a relationship, it … [Read more...]

Making Exercise More Enjoyable – 5 Simple Tips!

Make exercise fun

  A new year is coming, and that means lots of weight loss resolutions will be made. The problem for many? They find exercise boring or monotonous. Don't worry! Read on to find out how to you can make exercise enjoyable, so you keep at it and meet your health goals! 1. Change up your routines when possible. It can get boring fast if you are doing the same workouts week after week. … [Read more...]

Driving Drowsy Prevention: The Signs and What to Do!

Drowsy Driving Prevention

This is a sponsored post from The National Sleep Foundation. All opinions and personal stories are mine! When I was in college, I would sometimes drive home (a 2 hour trip) late at night. Because of this, I will admit that I did some drowsy driving back then. I was young and didn't consider the consequences. I can remember nodding at the wheel just a bit once or twice, but luckily I made it … [Read more...]

Stay Hydrated when you #DrinkDripDrop #spon

DripDrop Product Review

I will readily admit -- I have a horrible time getting enough water some days. It's just something that slips my mind when things are really busy. When I'm sick or exercising, it can be even worse! I usually increase my water intake during those times, but sometimes it's just not enough. And the not-so-friendly reminders of not being hydrated are the worst. Excessive thirst. Slugishness. … [Read more...]

Checking my Progress on my 2014 Health Resolutions

Staying on Track with Health

This post was brought to you by Zone Perfect. I received complementary items in exchange for my honest opinion! Now that 8 1/2 months of the year are over, it's time to reassess how well I've been doing in my health resolutions. Back in January, I wrote about the 4 steps to reaching my better health resolution in 2014. I also wrote a letter to the future "healthier" me. I need to revisit … [Read more...]

How to Get Connected to Meet your Health Goals

Get Connected to Meet Your Health Goals #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Back in January, James and I decided 2014 would be the year of a healthier lifestyle for us. With work, a home, and two kids in tow, meeting our health goals hasn't always been the priority. Through the year, I've found ways to make living healthy easier, such … [Read more...]

My Methods for a Healthier Me in 2014

Insync Probiotics at Walmart

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. This post is not a healthcare professional's opinion. All opinions are my own. #NaturalProbiotic #Shop As I've talked about in the past, getting healthier is a top priority for 2014. I have baby weight and then some to … [Read more...]

I Just Felt Like Running…

Color Me Rad 5K in Chattanooga

Contrary to the title, this post isn't about Forrest Gump (I hope you got the connection, though!). It is, in fact about running - well, participating in running events. I just did my first 5K at the end of March. I decided to make my inaugural event exciting and fun with the Color Me Rad 5K in Chattanooga, TN. Despite the rain and my lack of adequate training prior to the race, I had a … [Read more...]

Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter for a Safer Environment #FightToxins

Toxin Freedom Fighters Campaign

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating Since expanding our family, James and I have become more aware of the need for safe products in our home. Before, we'd buy whatever was on sale. Now, we try to go for organic and toxin-free products so we aren't exposing our … [Read more...]