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Tips For A Healthy Weekend

Saw this while I was poking around online and thought I’d share it with you.

Have a happy, healthy weekend!

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Toddler Shenanigans

Here’s are a few totally random pieces of background information before I tell this story….

My daughter is 3.

She loves dresses (and princess crowns).

Our cleaning lady comes on Tuesdays.

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Now for the story…

Most nights Ryan does not want to go to bed and pulls out all the stall tactics she can think of. She has a pretty good sense of when its bedtime and about 5 minutes before, she asks for a drink, or a snack, or a story, pretty much anything to allow her to stay up longer! Then after we get her in bed, she often sneaks half way down the stairs and sits there eavesdropping. We actually discovered this because one night she fell asleep there and actually fell the rest of the way down the stairs!!! Oops!

Anyways, last night my sister was over for a quick visit and we heard Ryan playing in her room, going back and forth between her room and the bathroom and then finally she not-so-quietly snuck down the stairs. After just finishing telling my sister that lately Ryan has been all about changing her clothes multiple times a day – which, apparently is something most little girls go through, and really, I’m ok with it – most times – she sheepishly came down the stairs asking for a drink wearing her Halloween bumble bee costume!

But it doesn’t end there. She has her drink, we say bye to my sister and I take her back up to bed to find this….(keep in mind her room was spotless when I put her to bed) ….

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So, needless to say I was a little surprised to see this much mess! I mean she’s pulled a few things out of her dresser and changed a couple of times here and here, but this is crazy!

I tried my hardest not to laugh, but with her sitting there saying “I’m sorry mommy, I’m really, really sorry” it was hard not too!

So guess who’s learning to fold and put away laundry after daycare today! Yep, my sweet little girl!

And guess who will not have a dresser in her room for the next few weeks….yep, Ryan!!

Any other suggestions?
Ideas on how to help her fall asleep?

We Were Made to be Awesome!

So yesterday was our annual Health and Physical Education Professional Activity Day and I am happy to say I loved it! Conferences and workshops always get me so pumped up! I love leaning new things that I can take back to my classes to make working out and living a healthier lifestyle fun and exciting! Getting (and keeping) teens interested in health and fitness is not always an easy task!

I really enjoyed the keynote address – which, sadly, is not always the case. It totally got me motivated and thinking about how I can help our teens (and everyone else) live healthier lifestyles, and the active sessions throughout the day had me working up a sweat!

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you bits and pieces of my day.

Today I wanted to share this little video. I loved it!

I hope it’s the pep talk you need to be awesome!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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The sun is shining, the Corona is cold and a Mexican fiesta is planned for dinner!

How are you celebrating?

Motivational Monday – Effort = Results!

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Three Things Thursday!

1. Today is day 25 of my 30 Day Isagenix Cleanse and I’m feeling awesome! I’ve noticed improvements in my energy level, sleep quality, headaches, strength, muscle tone and body fat. I can’t wait to share my final results with you! Check back next week to hear my review of the products and program!

Want to read more about Isagenix? Interested in the 30 Day Cleanse? Click here.

2. Here are a few of the awesome eats I’ve had since starting my cleanse:

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3. Check out the workout I did today with my fitness classes. It was awesome!

My Booty Rocks – HIITbody #2