Ok, not completely tech free. But definitely tech limited! I have always been attracted to pulling a Chip & Joanna & getting rid of all the tv. But in all transparency, Todd & I are as technology dependent as everyone else. We each have an iPhone, Todd has an iPad, I have an apple watch, we have every gaming system on the planet because Todd is a major gamer, & I love social media. And hello, you're reading this on my website. Ha! So how did we make limited tech a lifestyle for ... Read More about Part 1: That Year We Went Tech Free
Two years ago, I had a very unbalanced view point on fitness & food. I always felt like eating a certain way & working out 5 days a week was restricting. It was a task I had to do every day, I was telling myself no to certain foods that aren't I entitled to eat if I want??? Life is hard, why make it harder by limiting myself from eating the cookie! But eventually, being sick became harder & more of an impediment to my life & what I wanted for myself than fitting in a 30 minute ... Read More about Food & Fitness Will Set You Free
Short answer: ANYONE & EVERYONE. Yesterday, in a hiking Facebook group I belong to there was a person who wrote a post basically telling parents we are failures if our kids are being carried on the trail & not pushing for more mileage. And while I do believe my kids are capable of so much more than I ever thought they would be at their age, this gentleman's post did nothing to encourage people to get out there & try something new. All he did was send the message that if you aren't ... Read More about Who Can Be A Hiker???
The kids were going stir crazy, I wanted to work out, I was sick of being in the house & so I decided on a whim to take the kids hiking. I was nervous, a woman alone in the woods in unfamiliar territory with 3 kids & a dog??? To hiking pros & experts, it might seem like no big deal. But heading out like that for me was scary. I'm the type who assumes Ted Bundy is going to be hanging out around every corner, so this was definitely a new experience. Ha! Even though I grew up hiking, ... Read More about How To Start Hiking: JUST GO!
Figuring out how to meal plan can feel so complicated & hard. Especially when you are learning new food habits & making big lifestyle changes. I personally needed a lot of help when I got started on my own health & wellness journey, so I became a lifetime member of the Tone It Up nutrition plan. This entire post is going to feel like a TIU fan girl post, but they run all kinds of fun fitness challenges throughout the year & there is usually a coordinating meal plan with 8 weeks ... Read More about How I Meal Plan For My Family
So you want to get outside but you have no idea where to go or how to choose the best trail for a hike??? My answer for you is the All Trails App. I use the free version & it has become an invaluable tool in helping me choose which hikes to go on with the kids. It stays updated really well, gives good directions & it has helped me plan all of my trails in advance. I have searched for trails by using my zip code to see what's near me, typed in a specific park I would like to visit, ... Read More about How In The Heck Do You Find Trails To Hike?