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As I head to the gym over the next few weeks, there are certain things I like to bring. During the holidays, it’s easy for me to pack on the pounds, which is why I stay consistent in going to the gym. Check out what I keep in my gym bag. Gym Bag Essentials Extra Clothes When it comes down to my gym bag, I always bring extra clothes with me to change into after a workout and shower.  I like to feel fresh and clean after I workout and extra clothes help me with that. Earbuds Earbuds are a…

Running Tips for Beginners Believe it or not, running makes a great hobby. Not only is it a great way to exercise, help you lose weight, and stay fit, it is also a great stress reliever. It can certainly be tough to get started, but once you get going, and stick with it, you will find that your time running is actually peaceful. It’s also a great way to free your mind of everyday stresses. Start slow Start slowly! This is not a race. Remember that you are just a beginner and that it takes time to build your…

This is a sponsored post for BODYARMOR as part of a Mom It Foward Influencer Network campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. Keeping kids hydrated is important especially in the heat, when they are active and playing sports. During sports season and the summer can be quite busy and always on the go. It always seems like there is never enough time before you go. I love easy, grab and go snacks and beverages to take on any adventure or sporting event. If you are wondering how to keep kids hydrated on a busy schedule check out  some of…

With back to school season here, it’s time for an annual eye exam for the kids. Getting an eye exam is so important not only so they can see but for their health. My kids and I recently visited Visionworks for our eye exams before school starts and I cannot rave how much I love our local Visionworks. Not only is it easy to get an appointment in but the staff is so friendly and most glasses can be ready the same day. At first we started with the eye exam that took about 20-30 minutes to find out if…

The new Smart Points program is a counting system that is incredibly easy to use. It is a revitalization of an old system (Pro Points). Smart Points helps you eat and feel better by pointing out foods that are nutritious and healthier. You’ll also have more energy AND lose weight. Now that’s smart! How to Follow Weight Watchers Smart Points Program With Smart Points, values are given according to the sugar and saturated content level. Foods that are higher in sugar and saturated fat are given higher Smart Points values; while foods higher in lean protein are given lower Smart…

“This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.” I have followed the Weight Watchers plan on and off for the past 10 years. What I love about the plan is that I can eat things I want by keeping track of my daily points and still lose weight. Being that I work from home and on the computer 40+ hours a week, I have a weakness for snacking while sitting at my desk. Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is one way to keep my…

“This post was sponsored by Doctor On Demand as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central.” When you are feeling sick the last thing you want to think about is getting dressed to go to the doctors. Although you want to feel better, it’s sometimes easier just to lay in bed in your PJ’s under the covers. Or it just might not be that convenient to go as you may have little ones at home and don’t have the energy to get them ready too. Thankfully, there is a Doctor On Demand app to help find out what…

“This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.” This year I am focusing on having a healthy heart and immune system. Nature Made is keeping my heart and immune system healthy by providing me the right nutrients I need thru their vitamins. As a mom, I am busy taking care of my family, household chores, and running errands. I am always moving including my daily workouts. But even a workout might not be enough to keep my heart and immune system healthy. I have recently discovered Nature Made Fish Oil which…

“This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of a Blog Blast for Influence Central. I tend to go back and forth about being healthy. I start out right for a few weeks and then get back into my bad habits. When I realize that I have gained some weight I will get back on my healthy track. It’s hard to keep up with it as I get busy and miss my favorite unhealthy foods. But even when I cannot work out I make sure I take my daily vitamins so I know I am getting the right…

The Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program has changed a few times over the years and I feel they have finally perfected it. The PointsPlus program is one that I have followed for many years as it has worked for me but may not for others. When starting a Weight Watchers program be sure to stick with just one and not combine the programs as each program is different. Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program Th new PointsPlus program has a higher daily PointsPlus target, higher weekly PointsPlus allowance and 0 PointsPlus values in fruits and vegetables. Although everyone gets a weekly PointsPlus allowance…