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A Beginners Guide to Hiking

Posted On: June 20th, 2019
Hiking is one of my favorite activities. It allows you to escape from the stresses of everyday life and gets you outside. You get a unique experience when hiking. Plus the views are incredible! Something about smelling the fresh air and hearing the animals instantly puts me in a better mood. Another added bonus is it is a great form of exercise, anyone can do it no matter your age or fitness level. ...read more

Upcoming 5ks

Posted On: May 17th, 2019
 I did my first 5k of the year a few weeks ago. While it was still a little chilly, it was nice to get outdoors. 5ks are a lot of fun – especially if the run has a crazy theme. The one we did was Martian themed, and some of the costumes were crazy cool! As the weather gets warmer, it is pretty easy to find and sign up for a 5k each weekend if you want to really get into it. ...read more

How to Achieve your New Year's Goal

Posted On: January 3rd, 2019
2019 is here which means it is time for New Year’s resolutions. For many people, the beginning of the year is a time to turn over a new leaf and start fresh. The most popular resolutions revolve around saving more money, losing weight, getting a better job, and taking a great vacation. Most people set their resolutions so high they can’t reach them, get frustrated and quit by the end of January. ...read more

6 Healthy Snacks Great for the Office

Posted On: June 26th, 2018
I love a good snack. In fact, I have a special drawer dedicated to them at my desk. Recently, I have been trying to eat a little better, which means my normal snacks had to go. I started searching the Internet for healthy snacks I can eat at my desk. ...read more

Free Summer Fitness Classes

Posted On: May 11th, 2018
I have loved the warm, sunny days lately. I think they are finally here to stay! Along with warmer weather come more opportunities to get outside. Free or low-cost outdoor fitness classes begin to pop up; in fact, there are a few scheduled to start in the upcoming weeks that I am interested in. ...read more

Upcoming Summer 5ks

Posted On: April 27th, 2018
Summer is synonymous with sunshine, cook-outs, fireflies and 5ks, at least in my house. I have already signed up for three this summer! If I am not careful I may end up with one every weekend. The whole family loves doing 5ks. (Some are even themed runs, which encourage participants to dress in the spirit of the theme!) ...read more

Delicious & Inexpensive Slow Cooker Meal Ideas

Posted On: April 10th, 2018
Being a mom means you are busy all the time! If you are like me, that means you are always looking for ways to minimize time spent on chores so you can maximize snuggle time with the kids. One way I save time is by using my slow cooker or pressure cooker. I usually use my slower cooker and pressure cooker ...read more

How to Stay Motivated

Posted On: March 9th, 2018
Like most people, I find it hard to stay motivated throughout the year to keep working toward my fitness goals. For the last few weeks the Olympics have inspired me to keep moving, but now that they are over ...read more

How to Spend Less at the Grocery

Posted On: March 6th, 2018
think it is safe to say we have all seen those crazy couponing shows, the ones where someone gets $800 worth of groceries for $20 by using manufacturer coupons. This got me thinking about ways to save money at the grocery store ...read more

Fun Ways to Stay Active This Winter

Posted On: February 22nd, 2018
Like a lot of people, I am pretty good at making New Year’s resolutions, but not the best at keeping them. Every new year I vow to work towards a healthier lifestyle, and every year I do well for about a month. ...read more