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January Cross Training: Week 3 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 3 #xtrainJan16

All but one of this week’s workouts were things I had never done before.  Lots of punching and kicking this week! Here’s how it went: Friday, Jan 15 – Bob Harper’s Pure Burn Super Strength (Inside Out Method) What can you expect from a workout that has lots of fitness buzzwords in its title? Lots of fitness, that’s what. The total run time of this workout is 1:09, but that includes a nice warm up and cool … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Why Aren’t You Ordering Your Groceries Online!?

Why Aren’t You Ordering Your Groceries Online!?

Friends, on Saturday I went to Hy-Vee and spent $200, but I never even went inside!  I spent 5 minutes in the parking lot and went home with a trunk crammed full of groceries. Yes indeed, I ordered my groceries through Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online program. The only regret I have is that I did not know about this service sooner! If you order at least $100 worth of items, the Aisles Online service is completely free.  And if … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Grocery Shopping, Homemaking, Product Reviews, Shopping

January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

I’m kicking off the new year with a month of cross training – a different workout every day!  You can see Week One’s workouts here.  Here’s what I’ve been up to this week: Friday, Jan 8 – PiYo My mom and I traveled to Galena, IL on this day. We got stuck in Chicago and ended up driving across the state, which made our travel time a lot longer than planned.  Luckily, my mom is a total … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Travel

January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

My whirlwind life wound down a bit in December, so I took the lull as an opportunity to get back in the fitness habit.  But, I’m a runner, and I’m allergic to the cold, so winter is hard on me. I decided to do a different workout each day in January to keep things interesting. I posted on Facebook as asked folks to tell me their favorite workout. I got a huge response with lots … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Getting Rid of All. The. Things. with #2016in2016

Getting Rid of All. The. Things. with #2016in2016

One of my goals this year is to de-clutter and simplify! So, I’m participating in the #2016in2016 project. It’s a simple concept – get rid of 2016 things from our house this year. The kids are getting in on the fun too! You can learn more about it and see some of our progress over at Do Good Work, where my friend Jacqueline interviewed me on the what and why of giving away 2016 things. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guest Blogger, Homemaking, Mommyhood

8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

Happy New Year!  I have a little confession – I like the New Year holiday way more than Christmas.  It’s a great time for assessment, refocusing, and setting goals across the channels of your life.  I love assessment and goals.  Sometimes I struggle with focus though.  Thankfully, my ever present smartphone keeps me in line.  Here are the 8 apps I’m currently using to keep my 2016 goals and resolutions in check: HabitBull This is a new … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Grocery Shopping, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Product Reviews