Family

A collection of various family events, some geared towards healthy, others just for fun. As you probably already know, our 3 golden retrievers and horse are a huge part of our lives so of course I have to include them!

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Crucial Tips and Tricks to Avoid Weight Gain While Traveling

It is possible to avoid weight gain while traveling. I recently spent 10 days visiting adult kids and various family members in 3 different states, 6 cities consisting of long hours on planes and driving, including 5 days in a hotel. I didn't want to resort to the...

Dinner in Vegas: Not My Everyday Dining Experience

While in Vegas recently Andrew and I had dinner with some friends. We decided to try one of the finest Greek restaurants in North America, Estiatorio Milos. Andrew and I love a good ribeye every now and then and after previewing the menu online prior to arriving had...

8 Foolproof Tips to Prevent Weight Gain While on Vacation

Weight gain while on vacation is almost as bad as a rainy vacation. Vacation eating habits can be detrimental to the healthy habits you've worked so diligently to create. I am frequently disappointed at the limited number of healthy items on menus when dining out....

May Staycation in Pictures

Our first break of the summer was a nice relaxing staycation. Madison came from NC to visit, kids were out of school and Andrew took a week off from work!                     Madison's birthday! She wanted to go to Anasazi's for her birthday dinner, where they bring...

My Personal Experience with Torn Bulging Discs

                    Bulging discs can be very common for women over 40, especially active women over 40. I have several friends who are suffering with L4-L5 and L5-S1 bulging discs or who know other people with this issue. The answer is not to live with the pain. I...

Friday Faves + Big Announcement

Happy, happy Friday Friends! Another weekend is coming our way in a few hours! An update on the forever ongoing back issue...I had my MRI on Tuesday, saw the doctor for the results on Wednesday. Not a great back, (thanks for the genes, Dad)...some arthritis and 2...

Friday Faves on Earth Day

Hello my friends! Aren't you so happy it's Friday?! The week has been a bit slow here...no riding...no workouts...on the other hand...I tried to get a few things done I otherwise have a hard time fitting into my day. Update on my back...can I tell you how grateful I...

Weekend Gardening + Why You Should Enjoy Your Workout Program

                  Happy Monday! I look forward to Mondays because it's another week of the awesome workout program I am doing right now. The workout program I am doing right now is so much fun I never dread doing it. It is perfect for me because, most of the workouts...

Best Kept Secret in Las Vegas + First Lululemon Experience

                    Andrew and I recently celebrated our anniversary by spending a few days in Las Vegas. I arrived a little earlier than Andrew since he was flying in from a business trip and took the opportunity to visit a Lululemon store to see firsthand what all...

The Pot of Gold at the End of 10,000 Steps for Women Over 40

                    Hello friends and Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend with great weather to get out and enjoy it with friends and/or family! We had a beautiful Saturday in St George this past weekend. We took care of our errands early so we could drag...

The Ultimate Workout Playlist for Women Over 40

Ever notice how you can workout harder with a great workout playlist? I have spent too many treadmill runs skipping songs that didn't keep me motivated to run longer. I've tried many automated playlists and stations on the internet radio apps but none of them were...

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