Treadmill Workout for Beginners

treadmill workout for beginners

Getting started with running can feel overwhelming. During winter months is a perfect time to give treadmill running a try before you pound the pavement outside. If you have never been on a treadmill before, take some time to get used to how it feels. Slow down to a super slow walk before getting off to avoid filling dizzy or like your feet are still moving. Here are a few other tips for getting started on a treadmill. Ask Questons - If you are trying a treadmill for the first time at a Continue Reading...

Free Printable Valentines for Kids

Valentine Printable for kids

Free Printable Valentines for Kids No need to spend money for Valentine's Day cards. I created this cute valentine printable for your kids to give to their friends. In addition to my creation below, I linked to a few others I found on Pinterest. So many fun options out there. Have fun! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family. Here is a collection of some other fun Free Printable Valentines for Kids. Enjoy! An InLinkz Link-up Continue Reading...

Healthy Baking: Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones

Healthy Baking Recipes

Healthy Baking: Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones Winter is such a great time to give healthy baking a try. These recipes will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions. Enjoy these warm homemade breads, biscuits, and scones with a morning cup of tea or coffee. Delicious! These recipes are healthy, easy to make and freeze for future use too. Whip up a batch of scones, biscuits or healthy breads to please your family and friends. Of these recipes, I've made the healthy banana bread and Continue Reading...

Satisfying my Chocolate Cravings with New Special K Brownies

special K brownies satisfy chocolate cravings

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Special K Brownies. New Special K Brownies Satisfy my Chocolate Cravings To say that I crave chocolate after dinner is an understatement. In fact, I crave chocolate morning, noon, and night! What am I to do when I am trying to count calories? Special K Brownies to the rescue.! Woo hoo! Special K Brownies come in 80-calorie packages to satisfy my chocolate cravings. I love that the individually wrapped packets make them easy to bring on the Continue Reading...

Drop Your Pants for Underwareness Movement

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Did you know that millions of people both young and old suffer from bladder leakage? In fact, this number is 65 million? You may also think this issue is for "old people," but you'd be wrong. More people in their twenties suffer from bladder leakage than people in their 80's. Whether bladder leakage has happened to you or not, it's an issue that needs to raise awareness. Or as the folks at Depend say: "underwareness." My mother suffered from MS and bladder leakage was a major symptom for Continue Reading...

RSVP for the #PartyWithBigY Twitter Party

RSVP for the #PartyWithBigY Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about big game parties. On Thursday, January 29, from 11-12 pm ET please join us for the #PartyWithBigY Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about game day snacksfrom Big Y that make party planning a breeze and giving you a chance to win prizes! Are you ready for some football? We are at our house. We love watching the big games with friends and family. That means we need to pick up our party favorites to keep Continue Reading...

Self Improvement: Creating a Pattern for Success

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Self Improvement: Creating a Pattern for Success If you want to create a pattern of success in your life, you need to create a pattern used by many successful people. These people are not typically any smarter, stronger or faster than you. The difference is that they follow through. Don't sit on the sidelines and let others pass you by. Consider the following tips to create a pattern for success in your life. Become a Goal Setting Expert Setting goals is the easy part, achieving the goals is Continue Reading...

Healthy Hacks of Girl Scout Cookies

health hacks of girl scout cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are an American Tradition. Unfortunately, most are filled with not-so-wholesome-or-healthy ingredients. I've searched the web to find some healthy hacks of typical Girl Scout Cookie Classics. I'm excited to give these a try in my own kitchen. Healthy Girl Scout Tagalongs - Tagalongs are a favorite choice for my husband. Since we are both watching our waistlines for 2015, he's excited to give these a try. Sumoas are one of my favorites. I found this healthy hack on this Continue Reading...

Missing Family & Flavors of Home #WUHomeCooked

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Missing Family & Flavors of Home #WUHomeCooked When you are away from home, what do you miss most? I miss family and the flavors of my favorite foods. My father feels the same way. 8 years ago, on a trip to Thailand, he fell in love and got married. He adopted his wife's son and they had a daughter together. So, there was my dad, a life-long New Yorker, settling down in a country on the other side of the world. I miss him everyday, but I am also thrilled that he is so happy. Now I h Continue Reading...

Putting New Dry Spray Antiperspirants to The Test

testing new dry spray deoderant

I like to workout. When I exercise, I don't mind sweating. I feel like it shows my hard work. That said, I certainly don't like to "smell" like I'm working out. I also don't like to feel sticky where I apply my antiperspirant. I was excited to try the new Dove Dry Spray. When applying the dry spray, it had a cooling sensation that felt dry to the touch right away. I love the Cool Essentials scent as well. It smells fresh with notes of cucumber and green tea. My husband tried the Degree Men Continue Reading...

RSVP for the #WarmthInACrust Twitter Party

#WarmthInACrust Twitter Party

Photo Credit: Simmworks Family Blog Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about quick family meals to cozy up to! On Tuesday, January 13, from 1-2 pm ET please join us for the #WarmthInACrust Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about convenient meal ideas with Marie Callender’s® pot pies to give you more time to connect with family and giving you a chance to win prizes! During the winter months, nothing beats a comforting warm meal. With the kid Continue Reading...