My Love for My Polar FT60 Fitness Watch #TeamPolar #SmartCoaching

Polar Flowlink with FT60

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar. As soon as I forayed into the heart rate monitor realm a couple years back, I purchased a Polar FT60 after asking several fitness friends for recommendations. I’d done my homework, I knew it was designed for fitness enthusiasts, runners and active sport participants like me. [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W29} #happinessis

kissy tickle face

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Next Level Fitness with Les Mills #ImmersiveFitness

The Project IMMERSIVE FITNESS- BODYBALANCE Immersive

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Les Mills. The opinions and text are all mine. Once upon a time, I was a dancer. I looked forward to group rehearsals and classes, dancing my heart out in front of the dance studio’s unforgiving mirror and in front of my peers. I [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W24} #happinessis

play doh fun

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

I Kicked That Workout’s A$$!

Post working IMG Academy

Oh my gosh, you guys! I had the most amazing day here at the IMG Academy in Sarasota Florida here with Gatorade. I’ll have more to share with you later, but I couldn’t wait to come back to my super-swanky hotel room at the Ritz to tell you, today we worked out with an IMG [...]

Sometimes Mom Has to Jump, Too

trampoline ballerina

I hadn’t really intended on it, I was outside happily picking crabgrass from the freshly mowed grass when she held my hand and led me to the trampoline. The evening air was too delicious to ignore. “Yay, mommy’s going to jump with us!” And so, I did. I got on. Why not? It’s fantastic exercise, [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W14} #happinessis

happy boy - nutella marshmallow sandwich

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W13} #happinessis

flower-picking

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

This is Life

rockstar bike ride

The baby had me tossing and turning at around 5am to 8am. She was restless, and restless upon me. Breastfeeding wasn’t helping, laying beside me wasn’t helping, clearly she was still tired yet hungry, but still attempting to sleep (as was I). When she finally rose at 8am, I grumbled with drowse that wouldn’t blink [...]

Favorite Walmart Fitness Finds from Over the Years

lifting weights with baby

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s. Shop online and save money to live better at http://www.walmart.com. With seven kids and a super busy schedule, I do what I can, when I can. Sometimes, it’s squats with laundry, jumping jacks while cooking lunch, or dancing [...]

Taking Care of Me.. Differently

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Maybe it’s the Olympics. Maybe it’s watching Meryl Davis skate her little @$$ off, winning the gold medal with Charlie. While watching the recaps at night on NBC, I walk or jog in place and lift weights, I want Meryl’s arms, dammit. Badly. I wake up every morning to an essential oil cocktail of Joy, [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W2} #happinessis

fresh paint on windows 8.1

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you [...]

Losing the Weight, Losing the Body Hating Negativity #FightFatTalk

BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD

The following post is sponsored by Burst on behalf of Special K®. For the past two months, I’ve taken a lot of time having fun with my kids, baking up a storm, celebrating Halloween/my birthday/Thanksgiving/Christmas (a bit too much) by overindulging in desserts, sweets, special dinners, etc. I haven’t stepped on the scale in a [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Eight} #happinessis

baking pies with Baby Sis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

How Active Are You Daily? Activity Tracking with the Polar Loop #rethinkyourday

Polar Loop with Bluetooth strap

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Polar. Have you ever thought about how much you’re doing daily activity-wise? Have you ever considered how much you sit, or if you’re standing and moving enough? I’ve been pretty obsessed with fitness trackers and staying on top of my activity level ever since [...]

Family Bike Ride Fun

family bike ride

We slept late for our day off on Veteran’s Day. The sun awoke us through the window, trickling in through the blinds and curtains, and we felt the warmth from it almost immediately. After a few somewhat chilly days in Texas, we welcomed milder weather with open arms, and were pleasantly surprised and elated the [...]

Wii Fit U Free Download & 31 Day Trial #WiiFitU #NintendoEnthused

Wii Fit U Fit Meter

I am a Nintendo Ambassador and I’ve been sent samples to use and review, but my excitedly awesome opinion of Nintendo and its products are all my own. Woofreakinghoo! I am SO excited to be telling you about the new Wii Fit U available starting today for download on the Wii Fit U Eshop! You [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-One} #happinessis

rockstar bike ride

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Thirty-Two} #happinessis

hug brother

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Thirty-One} #happinessis

girl bonding over nail polish

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Seven} #happinessis

sesame street at seaworld san antonio

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Six} #happinessis

flying on feet

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Fun Things To Do with Kids During Summer Vacation – Playdate at the Park #daysofsummer

playdate at the park

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for fun things to do with kids during summer vacation. I’ve vowed to make 2013 rock, and so every day this summer (and some days more than once), I’m going to be doing something special, something awesome, and fun for (and with) my kids. I hope you’ll join [...]

Fun Things To Do with Kids During Summer Vacation – Neighborhood Walk with Bikes #daysofsummer

walk with bikes

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for fun things to do with kids during summer vacation. I’ve vowed to make 2013 rock, and so every day this summer (and some days more than once), I’m going to be doing something special, something awesome, and fun for (and with) my kids. I hope you’ll join [...]

Riding a Two Wheel Bike {For the First Time}

riding a two wheel bike for the first time

On a warm summer Saturday on the first of June, we took the training wheels off her Princesses bike, and with my husband’s hand on her back, she wobbled her way down the sidewalk. Her baby sister lay in wait, watching, bowl-legged walking as fast as her chubby legs would let her after her sister, [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-One} #happinessis

goofing off

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Reebok DMX Sky Review #livewithfire

reebok dmx sky

I am pretty faithful to the running shoes I already have, as I was fitted for them (and I recommend every runner be fitted for their running shoes initially), but I have always been a longtime lover of the Reebok brand. When I was younger working in retail and restaurants, anytime I could wear sneakers [...]