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Eat clean, eat right, and work out. This is the story of my life! My 39th birthday is coming up fast and it’s amazing how things are just not staying where they should!  In the last year, my eyes have not wanted to work as fast as I think they should. My hearing I just found out, thanks to my sweet friend Kristin’s son Cole and his phone app, I apparently have the hearing of a 55 year old… Really?

Being a mother, a wife, and a woman, it is so important to keep my health headed in the right direction.  Being these things in addition to our busy schedules, it’s easy to make your health the last thing to think about.  It’s easy to let all your other demands take over your life and not put your health first.

I have made a promise to myself that everyday I will do something for my health, whether I eat right, exercise, or sleep a little bit longer.  I may not eat right all day everyday, but I try to make better and wiser choices. My thinking is if I do a little more everyday then it will get a whole lot easier to change my eating and thinking habits.

I know some of you are reading this saying just jump all in, and trust me that is normally how I do things too, but when I am traveling sometimes you just have to eat what you can.  Especially when Amy and I go to China or other countries. The best part of traveling is most all places we stay at have great gyms for working out. It definitely makes it easier on us!

Not being home with my two girls gives me that extra time to get my body moving.  I just bought the NEW T-25 workout with Shaun T from the Insanity work out. It’s my second week and I love it.  Its 25 minutes of sweat and it’s easy to do. It makes you feel great and I can find 25 minutes every morning to do it.  I also LOVE the Shakeology powder that it comes with. Its an easy and good protein drink.  I still love working out with my trainer at the gym, but with the girls out of school and me trying to get our new company launched, it’s hard to make the time to drive to the gym everyday.  For now, I will eat a little bit better everyday and do my T-25. Not only is it great for my waist, but most importantly for my mind!

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Simple things I do that help me stay on track…

When I go food shopping, I buy for the house and the office so I can have good food around me.  It’s true, shop on the outside aisle of the store!  Learn to love protein shakes. Keep trying different kinds until you find one that you like, but make sure it’s low in sugar.  I get up just a littler earlier every morning so I can have that 25 minutes to work out to my T-25. Download apps on your phone so you  know how many calories that salad at Chili’s really is.

Good Luck and e-mail me for any questions or I would love to her great things you are doing to help you stay on track! I love learning better ways to be healthier.

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Summer Fun With My Girls

Can you believe its August 1st! Time to start a count down to the new school year……

Yes I am just about ready for the school year to start. Between going to camps, spending time with their grandparents, and doing other fun things, my girls have had a fabulous and busy summer. Every summer I try to space out all the activities for them so they have something to look forward to each week, whether it’s a camp, a trip to the movies, or the water park.

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 Now that they are almost 8 and 9 it’s time for them to start doing things around the house too.  Since they are home with the babysitter, on some days it’s good for them to be little working bees.  Yes, the apple is not going to fall far from this tree.  The summer is a great time for kids to learn how to do dishes, put their own clothes away, and clean up! The way to motivate my girls is by giving them a little reward after their finished. They have to do their duties or they don’t get to do any fun activities. I try to keep pre-made cookies that they can bake and eat after they put all their clothes away or even an art project. If they get all of their weekly duties finished, a little trip to the movies is a big treat for them also! I know it’s not summer break for us mom’s, our life goes on as normal with demands and work, but I want my kids to remember having GREAT SUMMERS, so I try at least one time a week to do something fun or surprise them by showing up in the middle of the day for a quick trip for some ice cream or taking them to spend the last few hours of the day at the local water park. It is up to us to show our kids how to stay busy and teach them how to entertain themselves while hanging out at home during the day.

Here are some movies my girls have loved this summer…

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Here are some crafts that my girls have enjoyed…