8 Outdoor Workout Plans To Get Your Sweat On

It may be chilly outside but outdoor workouts are a great way to get in shape without stepping foot in a crowded gym! Our bodies and brains crave fresh air and sunlight to truly thrive.  Check out these eight outdoor workout plans to burn calories and sculpt your muscles without ever going to the gym. Rev Up Your Run Instead of a boring run around your neighborhood, head to a local park for your morning jog. Invite a workout buddy. Give her a head start and then spring to try to catch up with her. Try a lap or two of backward … [Read more...]

Do A 5k For A Cause With Wounded Warrior Project Carry Forward 5K

This post about why you should do a 5k for a cause is sponsored by Women Online and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward 5K, delivered by CSX All opinions are my own. Interested in better health, supporting a good cause, and getting outside? Doing a 5k is right up your alley.  And just because you don't live in a major metropolitan area, doesn't mean you can't join the fun!  The Wounded Warrior Project Carry Forward 5K offers a virtual 5K to get you involved no matter where you live.   What is the Wounded … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Every day, my to do list gets a little bit longer and my energy levels gets a little bit lower. The school year is in full swing, the holidays are coming and I am not ready.  I decided that in order to stay healthy during the holidays, I need to have a plan.  Winging it isn't going to keep energy levels up and germs at bay. I decided to share my healthy tips for the coming months in case you want to join me in my attempt to stay out of the doctors office this December.  If you are traveling this holiday season, check out my post on how to … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide to Yoga and Fun Yoga Gift Basket Ideas

Are you looking for a beginners guide to yoga so you can attend your first class with confidence?  I definitely recommend a bit of preparation before tackling your yoga journey. Yoga is an amazing way to improve your flexibility and physical strength while at the same time helping you learn how to relax. The wonderful thing about yoga is that anyone can do it. Whether you are a beginner starting out at step one or a seasoned athlete, yoga can help you feel better. If you'd rather be outside than cooped up in a yoga studio, you can do yoga … [Read more...]

Kids Sports Tips: Surviving a Season of Chaos

Over the last decade, my children have been very active in a number of different kids sports.  This caused quite a bit of chaos around the house some days.  Sometimes we were pulled in a million different directions and the bills, gear, and time commitments were overwhelming. We managed to survive (thankfully!) and now that the kids are teens, our lives have stopped revolving quite so much around sports and focus more on school.  I thought I would share a few kids sports tips that helped us keep our sanity intact while the kids were younger.  I … [Read more...]

Read These Safety Tips for Walking at Night Before You Head Out!

With the start of the new year, many people are committing to getting more exercise to improve their health.  Walking is great exercise but the short, winter days mean that you may be walking in the dark.  It's important to research safety tips for walking at night, even if you think you live in a really safe neighborhood.  As a woman, I know that I am more vulnerable to attack than a man.  Even if I don't encounter any vicious strangers, there are many other dangers out there that I need to protect myself from.  Since I am doing a lot more … [Read more...]