8 ways to slow life down

Lives today are very busy, that is no secret. Parents and families running to and fro, from one activity or task to the next. We get so busy doing that we forget we are human BE-ings.

How can we slow our pace down and begin enjoying our lives and our families?

If you look at some of the activities that many of us like to do, you can see

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Just start: 6 tips to achieve a new habit

Many of us started this new year off wanting to change something, wanting to do something different. Chances are though, most of us have not been as successful as we would have liked. The biggest reason people fail at creating and sticking to new habits is that they don’t keep doing it.

That seems obvious: if you don’t keep doing a habit, it won’t really become a habit. So

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Top 10 reasons why moms should exercise

There are LOTS of reasons for exercising, but for busy, stressed moms, here are 10 top reasons why you need make it a priority and fit it into your schedule.

1. Exercise helps you de-stress

2. Exercise will make you feel stronger and more confident

3. Exercise will give you the energy boosts you need to make it through your busy day

4. Exercise will lift your mood and

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For when you can’t exercise

I was doing so well last week, and was determined to keep it up, but my body did not agree. Evidently it thought that exercise was bad for you. I finally dragged myself to the chiropractor/sports medicine doctor on Tuesday.

Turns out my walking/slow running exacerbated an issue with my hip and lower back. My doc proceeded to do some physical therapy, which I think is just a modern day,

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Making exercise a habit

One of my goals for fitness is to make exercise a habit. Like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. Or even like things I DON’T like to do, like dishes and laundry.

The thing is, with dishes and laundry, the effects are seen very quickly. Try going two days without doing dishes or a week without doing laundry, you and the whole household is affected.

Therein lies one

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The mom’s battle for fitness

We see lots of skinny women in the media, and we see celebrity moms who look great within weeks after giving birth (Beyonce!)

And then we look at ourselves, and wonder how can we ever get anywhere CLOSE to that? (remember though, celebrities have nannies, chefs and personal trainers at their disposal!)

We are already busy, every minute of our waking (and not-so-awake) hours filled with taking care of

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Make an appointment with yourself

As busy moms, we struggle with wanting to make improvements and changes, but we also struggle with finding the time to DO the things we are wanting to do.

First, decide WHAT it is you want to do.

There are hundreds, thousands of things that people want to change at the beginning of this new year. Maybe yours is on this list below:

Some

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Healthy eating for the long haul

Two weeks ago I posted about an eating regimen that my husband and I were embarking on. I would love to tell you that we have lost 20+ pounds each, but that is not the case.

We are now 3 weeks into this regimen. We are not a TV show or documentary. We have definitely had our ups and downs.

During our 5 days of just juice, we found

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