Logan starts preschool in the fall. I’m going to have 9 hours a week to myself that I haven’t had in 6 years. I’ve decided it’s time to find myself again. I have held the title of housewife and mother with honor. I’m ready to add more hats to the mix.
In the past few months I have taken this blog into the health and fitness direction. Why? Because it’s what I’m passionate about. I truly believe everyone should be living their best life. And if you aren’t? YOU have the power to change that. If you need some help doing that than you’ve come to the right place.
I have taken a leap of faith and am now a Beach Body Coach. It is something I prayed about and thought long and hard about. What better way to help people than through this amazing platform. I want to change lives. And if I can add to the quality of my family in the process than my blessings are multiplied.
I’m not in it for the sales. There are much easier and quicker ways to earn money. I became a coach because I truly want to help people. I believe in the brand and I believe in the products. I have never been one to just jump into something. I follow my gut in life and feel like I’ve been called to this. Following my heart feels awesome!
There is an obesity epidemic that is sweeping our nation. It is scary. It is SELF induced. It is time I do my part to put an end to it. My grandmother died of kidney failure. Her kidneys were bad due to diabetes. She developed diabetes because she did not take care of herself. If you don’t take care of your body where will you live? Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and really evaluate your health and lifestyle.
There is no easy fix. Let me repeat that. THERE IS NO EASY FIX. The only way to get healthy is to work for it. You have to be conscious about what you are putting into your body. You have to make a conscious effort to get moving. It may not be easy but it’s worth it! If you need some help I am happy to hold your hand through the process. I want you to be the best you that you can be. My new venture is a labor of love.
I am very excited to be on this journey. I just want to put my passions to work. Life is what you make it. Don’t ever lose sight of your goals. It feels awesome to be working toward mine :)
I have found that many people struggle with drinking water, myself included. I just don’t drink much fluid in general. I have read several recommendations on how much you are to drink daily. There isn’t an easy answer. Everyone is different. It also depends on how active you are and if you are feeling under the weather. Our bodies are made up of 60% water. It is very important to stay hydrated. The old rule of 8 glasses a day is a great place to start.
Water also aids in weight loss. If you drink a glass before your meal you will feel full faster. This will keep you from overeating. Water helps your complexion. Hydrated skin will be silky smooth and healthy. If your skin is dry you probably need more water. H2O also aids in digestion. It will help keep all your systems firing as they should.
I have 5 tips that have worked for me. I’ll share them with you today.
1. Keep water with you at all times. If you consistently have water in front of you, you will be more inclined to drink it.
2. Drink it out of a fun cup or water bottle. It sounds a little silly but it works.
3. Infuse your water. There are endless recipes for delicious infused water. I try to at least add lemon to my water every day. I’ve also done cucumber. Try different combinations until you find some that work for you.
4. Set alerts on your phone. Maybe start with one an hour. It will be a little reminder to drink up.
5. Make it a point to only order water when you are out to eat. This will also save money on your bill so it’s a double win.
Welcome to our last installment of Fitness Fav on Friday. It will also be our last link up until further notice. I have decided to do something different on Fridays in August. I’m going to do Feature Friday. I will be featuring some of my favorite fitness inspirations. I have met so many fabulous people on my blogging journey. I want to share them with all of you. So stay tuned in for this series in August!
This week’s topic was what is your favorite place that you draw inspiration from. I draw inspiration from so many places. But I have to say the most comes from my family. My husband is great about keeping me grounded. He helps me keep my goals in mind. The wilds inspire me every day. I want to live a healthy life to set a great example for them.
Don’t forget to use the link up button or text link back to my blog. Hop around and visit the others. Looking forward to reading everyone’s posts!
I was given a complimentary shirt in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I don’t know about you but I love personalized items. There is just something special about having an item that is uniquely yours. I recently had the opportunity to design my own race shirt. How cool!! My Race Ragz provides Dri-Fit custom printed race shirts. And they have over 700 designs to choose from! You also have the option to upload your own design. It is such an easy process.
I knew I wanted a long sleeve shirt. Of course the lettering had to be pink. I looked through all the designs and found several that I that liked. I finally decided on I Run Trails. Perfect for me! The design process was so quick and easy. The turn around time was quick too. I was super excited when my package arrived in the mail! The shirt is exactly what I had imagined in my mind.
Now for the really fun part. Thanks to My Race Ragz I have one custom shirt to giveaway! The winner will get to design their very own race shirt! And entering is super easy. Just leave me a separate comment for each entry.
6 – Tweet the following: Enter to win a custom race shirt compliments of @myraceragz and @jvkom! #giveaway #running (You can do this once daily. Just paste the tweet URL into the comments below each day)
I will randomly select the winner next Thursday July 31st!
Nathan turned 6 on Saturday. He decided he wanted a Transformers theme. Good thing Transformers are in right now. I was able to find lots of fun stuff for the party. Since Optimus Prime is red and blue I even snagged a few decorations on clearance from the 4th. We had fun picking everything out and getting ready all week. I even bought shirts for all of us to wear.
I decided to do cupcakes again this year. They are so much easier. There is no cutting or plate passing. And I feel like they are the perfect serving size for the kids. I finally bought a cupcake stand. As much as I make cupcakes I don’t know why I didn’t get one sooner. It worked out great. It gave the cupcakes more of a cake look.
We played pin the shield on the Autobot and we also had a pinata. I think all the kids had a blast with the pinata. Nathan was so excited when we picked it out. Who doesn’t want a beat a Transformer filled with candy? All the kids were quite the sluggers. Nathan requested pizza so that’s we had for lunch. I loved that I didn’t have to cook!
He opened presents and got a ton of awesome gifts. I really hope him and his friends enjoyed the party. I had fun getting it ready. I’m so glad Grandpa and Grandma Jane were able to help us celebrate. It was a great day!