Snacking Healthy + A Smarty Pants Vitamins Review

Disclaimer … Product and compensation has been approved via my affiliation with Fit Approach in exchange for a review. Being active all day means I can easily run myself down.  I tend to need a nap in the afternoon just to regroup before getting the kids from school.  A normal day in this household could be something like this … {each day varies, but you get the idea}   Up at 5:00 a.m. to make coffee for the husband Head back to bed and  …. Watch the early morning news and drink coffee Check in with emails from overnight Schedule my Pure Barre class for the day Start waking kids up for school Make breakfast {I do make breakfast} the MOST important meal for the kids of the day Pack lunches {and any extra snacks for after school athletic practices} Drop child #1 off at school Get back home and…  Read More…

2016 Running Calendar and Discount Codes

It’s time to start getting ready for running season and organize the calendar.  As an ambassador for these races, I am happy to share discount codes. REPRESENT RUNNING This is a three {3} event series, called Run The Bay Challenge Series.   If you decide, you may register for three different races {the complete series} OR you can just run whichever you prefer.  Here is the good news, you can do this remotely if you are not in the area or able to attend. Listed here … The San Jose 408k Race to the Row, March 6th, 2016 Across The Bay 12k & 415k, July 10th, 2016 Let’s Go 510! The East Bay’s 10k, October, 2016 Code: REPRESENT2016LB Beat the #408k price increase and register now before {1/25}   THE SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON   This race has enough options for any runner … First Half Marathon Second Half Marathon Full…  Read More…

It’s A Pure Barre Giveaway

If you have ever taken time to read me or follow along, you know I am a huge fan of Pure Barre. Since the studio opened here in our small town of Sonoma, I have been attending and loving it.  Pure Barre has been a great addition to my running routine, my body is core strong, my legs feel great and the “tush” … well let’s just say I am 48 and think I look pretty darn great!  Pure Barre can be intimidating.  I can tell you that it takes time to get the feel for it.  The moves must be exact and kept very small.  I always tell anyone who asks, they need to give it more than a week to figure it out. It’s a #PureBarre #giveaway on the blog @fitnessmom1 Click To Tweet That little red ball, the barre and those double tubes are something else.  Add…  Read More…

Favorite Skin Care Products

The New Year is here and this is the perfect time to refresh, regroup and get working on whatever we would like to accomplish.  I know I have a list of what I would like to do for myself … *Skin Care *Workout Wardrobe *Running Plan *Water Intake *Cleanse *Clean Eating These would be the things that will be good for my body and mind.  Taking care of myself will only have me be a better mom and wife.  I will be more relaxed and that is always a good thing.  When you get to be my age, skin care is key.  I am not into wearing makeup {okay truth, I have no idea how to wear it}, however I am all about the simplest products and easiest way to keep myself looking fresh.  I am sharing some of my favorites with you.  They are easy and affordable, no fuss…  Read More…

Winter Hydrating With HINT Water

Just because the weather outside is cold does not mean we can’t get dehydrated.  Are you up to speed on Winter Dehydration? SOME CAUSES OF WINTER DEHYDRATION Cold weather can make the bodies thirst response diminish {this can be up to 40% even when we are hydrating}.  Why?  The blood vessels constrict when our bodies are cold, preventing blood flowing freely to extremities.  {When our fingers and toes start to tingle or feel numb}.  By drawing more blood to the core, this will enable the body to conserve heat.  When this happens, our body thinks it is okay and properly hydrated {we don’t feel as thirsty, the body is fooled}. Think about it, are you less likely to drink water during winter?  Snowboarding, skiing, sledding, running, ice skating, working out.  Whatever you activities are during the winter months, you still need to hydrate {in fact even more so}.  Read about…  Read More…

Smarty Pants Vitamins Giveaway

*Disclosure I received product and compensation for my personal review of Smarty Pants Vitamins via my affiliation with Fit Approach. Smarty Pants Vitamins#TheGoodGummy are just the vitamins for you and your kids.  Smarty Pants Vitamins are in our house and we have the option for both Adult and Kid versions. Kids Complete Kids Complete + Fibre Adult Complete Adult Complete + Fibre For those “moms to be” … Prenatal with Folate There is no right or wrong season or time to be taking vitamins.  Even while eating healthy all year round, we still like to add that extra goodness and health to our diet.  Why do I make sure my kids are getting the best they can?  Because, I want them to grow healthy, be happy, stay strong, keep their minds sharp and well … it is the responsibility of the parent to make sure our kids are eating the…  Read More…

Napa Valley Turkey Trot 2015

What a wonderful November Saturday morning.  Miss Faith and I headed out to run our third Napa Valley Turkey Trot and as usual, we had a great time.  We started running this event its first year, and we are huge fans of this family 5k.  The Napa Valley College is home of the Turkey Trot and it is a great run.  The course is easy and nice with some incline and a bit of trail {not too much}.  You have the option of doing a 5k run/walk OR a 1 mile walk.  There is food, classic 50’s music {so fun} and entertainment. Last year’s event was a pretty wet and cold one as it just poured down rain.  This year the weather was amazing, the colors all around the Napa Valley are brilliant right now, and the air was just cool enough without feeling like we were going to be…  Read More…

Napa Valley Turkey Trot

The Napa Valley Turkey Trot is just two days away and our daughter and I are looking forward to running this fun family 5k.  Come check out all the happenings this race has and don’t forget to bring your canned food items. This is fun event and will be the third year both our daughter and I have run it.  Families are out with strollers, kids, dogs and runners.  Faith always beats me to the finish line, and I love it.  Check out the details below and if you are local to the area, head on out. Last year’s race here Race Begins 9am Saturday, 11/21/15 at the Napa Valley College *Turkey and pilgrim costumes welcomes *Business Booths welcome *Register online at www.NapaTurkeyTrot.com *Or at Napa Running Company Friday, 11/20/15, 4p-630p Napa, CA – On Saturday, November 21, 2015, In Shape Health Clubs, Napa Valley College, the NVC Student Veteran’s Organization and Napa…  Read More…

Halloween and Healdsburg Wine Country

Halloween is next week and the wine country has something special going on.  The Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Destination Races.  If you are familiar with any of the DR races, you know they produce some amazing weekend events.  Come on out the weekend of Halloween and join us for a 5k or half marathon. Are you looking for a fun way to end your race season?  Do you like running in costume?  What a fun way to do a family activity, bring the kids.  Dress up in your favorite costume or not.  Come trick or treat adult style and sip wines from the Alexander and Dry Creek Valley, while getting your groove on to live music at the finish line. Destination Races is offering some spooktacular deals on registration. Save $15 on the half marathon with discount code …..HRCHB15  Save $5 on 5k registration with discount code…  Read More…

Taking Your Vitamins the “Smarty Pants” Way

*I received product from Smarty Pants with my affiliation with Fit Approach.  My thoughts and review are my own. Eat right, drink plenty of water and take your vitamins.  How many times have we said that to our children or have heard it ourselves and been doing that for years?  Eating healthy and really making a point of adding the freshest of foods to our diet is so key to all things well being.  Our bodies, our mind, our moods, our skin, teeth, hair, nails.  Everyday just feeling good comes from taking care of ourselves and adding vitamins to a daily routine is something we can incorporate along with healthy diet. With Smarty Pants Vitamins, I am able to have a complete multi vitamin for adults. Full Multivitamin Eco-Friendly Omega 3’s Vitamins D3 & B12 With the travel pack, I can make taking my vitamins even easier.  They are already…  Read More…

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