becoming fit, happy and healthy

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Blogilates POP Pilates – 8 Reasons Why I Love It!

Blogilates POP Pilates – 8 Reasons Why I Love It!

As a mom of two young children, it’s safe to say that I don’t have the time (or childcare) to go to a physical gym. (If you do, I would love to know how you make it work because for me, it just doesn’t.) So […]

My Reason for Starting a Fitness Blog

My Reason for Starting a Fitness Blog

Today, I found myself wondering if starting a fitness blog was a good idea. Do I have enough to say? Do people have any interest in what I have to say? Who am I to write about a fitness journey? Should I really put my […]

April 2017 Fitness Goals

April 2017 Fitness Goals

This is the first month I am committing to a consistent workout schedule so I am starting with small fitness goals.

My main focus is on just getting some kind of workout in. Life is busy so trying to find time to exercise means getting creative.

Some exercise is better than nothing!


Here are my goals for the month.


Goal #1: Workout at least 20 minutes a day on 5 different days per week

This should be fairly easy, but I am still a little worried. I know there has to be time during the day to do this, but between diaper changes, meals for one child, bottles for another, nap times (and time spent putting kids to sleep), cooking dinner for the family, cleaning and working part-time, I seem to always have something else to do.

I am committed to this so I will make time even if I have to lose a little sleep (not that I get very much to begin with).


Goal #2: Walk at least 8,000 steps per day

This goal goes along with my workouts, but I love tracking my progress! Steps per day is something I have tracked for the past three years, and I am definitely not stopping now.

I love my Fitbit and the Fitbit Aria Scale because they allow me to track my weight, steps progress and sleeping habits without entering it manually.

The silent alarms are also really helpful considering my seven month old still sleeps in our bedroom. He’s an early riser anyways so I definitely could not imagine him waking up a couple hours earlier than he already does.


Goal #3: Include my kids in at least one workout per week

Creativity is going to be really important for this one. Making sure my kids are not getting into trouble will be my first concern.

I am really hopeful though because I think my two year old would love to get involved. She is so energetic and lively. If I had half the energy she has, I’d be bouncing off the walls. Seriously, she is like the energizer bunny! What I wouldn’t give for that energy during workouts.


These goals give me an attainable start. Let’s just hope all goes as planned.

Here’s to working out and getting healthy!


Workout Tip: Just Try! I keep telling myself this one. All I have to do is try, and I can achieve my goals.


My Fitness Journey to Now

My Fitness Journey to Now

My Fitness Past Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I grew up in gymnastics and swimming. I was always fit, and I loved to work out! My dream was always to open a gym with my best friend, but as time went […]