When You’re Ready to Stop, Keep Your Eyes on the End Goal

Don't let a slow pace discourage you from finishing the journey

Why do you do what you do? When you’re in the middle of most anything that requires a prolonged effort or attention span, you tend to doze off or look for ways to bail out. The excitement of beginning a new venture or life change dims, while the end goal is still too far away. […]

Step Back to Our Water Habit

Water infusions create summer treats

It never hurts to revisit a habit and make sure we’re keeping up with it like we should. Let’s jump back to Step 1 of the 12 Steps to a Healthier You. We added water to our daily drink regimen and dropped at least one sugary or caffeinated drink. I can remember when I first […]

Step 3: Listen to Your Mother and Stand Up Straight!

Good stretching helps improve your posture

If you could do just one thing to look younger, what would you pay for it? Some people pay thousands of dollars to erase their wrinkles with injections or hundreds of dollars for miracle creams to rejuvenate their skin. I have one trick that won’t cost you a dime, and yet many people ignore it. […]

Step 2: When an Injury Isn’t an Accident

Tight muscles are a train wreck waiting to happen

How’s the stretching coming along? If you added the five (+one bonus) stretches, I bet you’re starting to realize you were a lot tighter than you thought. Like a frog in boiling water, you don’t realize the pain and stiffness you feel when it creeps up on you. Each easy stretch for flexibility targets a […]

Step 2 to a Healthier You: Stretching Makes You More Flexible

My goal for achieving better health involves incorporating very simple steps to our daily routines. As moms, we know it’s hard to get much time to ourselves. In Step 2, stretching for flexibility, we will see how “stove up” we get when we’re not actively working against tight muscles. With young children, we did good […]

Step 1 to a Healthier You: Water Wrap-up

Never underestimate the smallest step that will start the biggest journey

Let’s wrap up our first step in our 12 Step Healthier You Journey with a final look at our drink choices, why they matter, and which is the best beverage choice. Water is by far the best beverage choice for not just quenching your thirst, but also helping the body flush toxins from the body, […]

Start Your Day With A Taste of Sunshine

Recipe for Lemon Honey Tea

We’re winding up our first step in the 12 Steps to a Healthier You Journey, but before we move on, I want to share a this Lemon Honey Tea recipe that I’ve added to my morning routine. Here’s the recipe, if you can call it that. It’s so stinking easy! 6 oz. water Juice of 1/2 fresh […]

Healthy Drink Options or Man Cannot Live on Water Alone

Or How to Fizz Up Your Drink Options

While we’re talking about increasing our water intake, one could say, “man does not live on water alone.” A slight adaptation that is partially true. There are many healthy drink options that will count toward your daily water goal. Sure, the body is composed of 60% (or more) of water. Yes, drinking water is important to […]

Step 1 to a Healthier You: How to Add Water to Your Day

How was your first week or two of adding a glass of water to your day? You probably didn’t even have to eliminate any other drink choices to add one glass of water to your day. But how to drink more water than your old beverages of choice, you ask? When I first started consciously […]