• diet,  Healthy eating

    6 reasons eating healthy is easier than you think

    1. It’s cheaper! Believe it or not, eating healthy is cheaper than eating junk! Now, stay with me for a sec. How can eating healthy be cheaper? A 2-liter of soda is $1, a bag of chips is $2, a frozen pizza is $5 and can feed 2-4 people. I know, but here’s the thing. When you eat whole foods and start actually getting the nutrition you need from the foods you eat, you end up eating less! Your body is hungry for nutrients, not necessarily calories. When you are lacking certain vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, etc, your body sends signals to let you know that you need to eat.…

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    Finding motivation

      Some days I really don’t feel the motivation or the energy to start or finish tasks.  Some years feel the same.  Last year was one of those years.  It’s not to say I didn’t start or complete anything, but I was extremely focused on one goal: Completing a second degree in one year.  So, in January I started out on a new adventure.  I decided to complete an Associates of Applied Science in one year.  I started in January and finished my last class in December.  The schedule was grueling going full time every semester of the year including spring, summer, and fall.  In addition to school, I found…

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    Summer Biking

    One my favorite times of the year is any time I can take my bike for a ride.  Not only is it a great way to get from point A to point B, it’s fun, good exercise and eco-friendly!  It’s low cost, too.  Not to mention, where I live, biking can sometimes be a faster way to get where you’re going.  

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    Spring is for beginnings

    In some ways, spring is a better time for resolutions than the beginning of the year.  Spring is when everything is starting over, like a rebirth.  If you think about it, it’s the perfect time to make changes.  For me, the changes include training to run a 5k.  It’s been years since I’ve been serious about running, but it’s time to start again.  The 5k that I’m planning to run is the Insane Inflatable 5k in Denver.  It’s a race that includes ten inflatable obstacles, along the course.  How fun is that?  Check out the website and see if there is one near you!  Plus, if I spend the money…

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    Yay For Spring!

    Can you feel it?  The temperatures are getting warm, the air smells fresh, and green plants are peeking up through the brown!  Spring is coming and it’s coming fast!  After a seemingly endless winter, just as the cabin fever was about to be too much to bear, spring is arriving and bringing with it hope.  Winter has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the cold weather, bright snow and crisp air.  Even so, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve started seeing the value of a little bit of warmer weather.  NOT hot weather, mind you, but warmer is not so bad.  Especially this year, I’ve…

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    Is 2nd Winter 2013 Over?

      Honestly, I love winter.  It used to be maybe my favorite season of the year, especially before I had kids.  I love snuggling up in a cozy blanket and reading a book or watching a movie, but I also love wearing sweaters and sweatshirts and jeans and socks and…well, you get the picture.  It’s not that I particularly love being cold, but I find it much easier to get to a comfortable temperature in the winter by adding layers, than I do in the summer, when you can only really take off so much clothing before it gets awkward or you get arrested! 

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    Halfway through 2012

    Wow, where has 2012 gone?  It’s already August, and the summer just seems to have slipped by so quickly!  School will be starting in two weeks and the kids will be gone for half the day.  It’s hard to believe that they are already in first, third and fourth grades!  It seems like yesterday that I was bringing each to preschool, but my first “baby” is going to turn 10 years old on the very first day of school.  Yikes!

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    How I Plan on Keeping My New Years Resolutions

    I made some resolutions for the new year; of course, I’ve made resolutions for previous years, too.  But, I plan on keeping my resolutions this time.  I need to keep them. They are the difference of doing things the same way and getting the same results or changing things now and living healthier and happier.  Like a lot of people, if I make too many drastic changes at once, I’ll get overwhelmed and go back to my old ways.  I’ve heard it takes anywhere from 21 to 28 days to form a new habit, so that is what I am committing to with my resolutions.