Mighty Mommy Monday #8

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Laura of Pug in the Kitchen and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 50 miles this year. I even started a new blog to chronicle the process: Mighty Mermaid Mommy!

Last week Laura wrote her post about Trying New Things and how much she had enjoyed attending Yoga class and Ballet Barre class. I don’t think classes are for me, but I did try something new! Over the weekend our temperatures were warm (upper 40s, even low 50s!) and the sun was shining. I borrowed a pair of snow shoes from my parents and tried them out. It was fun! I even helped my husband collect maple sap on snow shoes! If snowshoeing through the woods with a couple of toddlers isn’t a workout, I don’t know what is. Check out my pictures over at Mighty Mermaid Mommy.

What progress did you make toward your health & fitness goals in the past week? Share in the comments and/or go write a post about it and come back to link it up here! Feel free to use our Mighty Mommy Mondays badge in your posts or on your side bar, with a link back here, to spread the word. In the spirit of community and encouragement, please take some time to visit the other posts linked below and see what kind of goals everyone else has set for 2014. And don’t forget to come back here or to Pug in the Kitchen every Monday to share your progress!



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Mighty Mommy Monday #7

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Laura of Pug in the Kitchen and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 50 miles this year. I even started a new blog to chronicle the process: Mighty Mermaid Mommy!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: for me, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is all about planning. Each week I look over my healthy recipes and make a mental list of meals for the coming week, then I add the ingredients to my grocery order. Continue reading at Mighty Mermaid Mommy…

What progress did you make toward your health & fitness goals in the past week? Share in the comments and/or go write a post about it and come back to link it up here! Feel free to use our Mighty Mommy Mondays badge in your posts or on your side bar, with a link back here, to spread the word. In the spirit of community and encouragement, please take some time to visit the other posts linked below and see what kind of goals everyone else has set for 2014. And don’t forget to come back here or to Pug in the Kitchen every Monday to share your progress!



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Mighty Mommy Monday #6

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Laura of Pug in the Kitchen and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 50 miles this year. I even started a new blog to chronicle the process: Mighty Mermaid Mommy!

I took last week off of posting because I was extremely sick with the second stomach bug of 2014. I’m hoping it’s the last! My workouts suffered accordingly, but over the course of the week I was able to get back on track. I swam my fourth mile toward my 50 mile goal. It’s so cold and snowy outside and I’m finding myself with spring fever and wanting to get outside and play in warmer weather. We did spend some time over the weekend building a little snow fort (actually Joshua called it a snow castle from “Frozen”) and riding the snowmobile. I went on my first snowmobile ride in years and, just as I remembered, Ed drives too fast for my taste! It was a short ride. I’m sharing some of the benefits I’ve found for getting outside in the winter over at Mighty Mermaid Mommy this week, so head on over and check it out.

What progress did you make toward your health & fitness goals in the past week? Share in the comments and/or go write a post about it and come back to link it up here! Feel free to use our Mighty Mommy Mondays badge in your posts or on your side bar, with a link back here, to spread the word. In the spirit of community and encouragement, please take some time to visit the other posts linked below and see what kind of goals everyone else has set for 2014. And don’t forget to come back here or to Pug in the Kitchen every Monday to share your progress!

 



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Mighty Mommy Monday #5

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Laura of Pug in the Kitchen and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 50 miles this year. I even started a new blog to chronicle the process: Mighty Mermaid Mommy!

It has been a busy, snowy week around here. I swam my third mile toward my goal of 50 miles this year, with a time of 41:15 (though I kind of lost track of counting, so I may have done one extra lap, figuring it would be better to err on the side of more laps!). This week I’m sharing a recipe for Maple Dijon Salmon with Sauteed Spinach over at Mighty Mermaid Mommy. This is a favorite quick and easy weeknight recipe for my family. Check it out!

What progress did you make toward your health & fitness goals in the past week? Share in the comments and/or go write a post about it and come back to link it up here! Feel free to use our Mighty Mommy Mondays badge in your posts or on your side bar, with a link back here, to spread the word. In the spirit of community and encouragement, please take some time to visit the other posts linked below and see what kind of goals everyone else has set for 2014. And don’t forget to come back here or to Pug in the Kitchen every Monday to share your progress!



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Mighty Mommy Monday #4

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Laura of Pug in the Kitchen and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 50 miles this year. I even started a new blog to chronicle the process: Mighty Mermaid Mommy!

Thoughts on Deprivation 

Over the past month I have seen so many posts from friends and pages on Facebook about diet changes, and all I can think is that many many people are setting themselves up for failure by depriving themselves. One person is only having fresh juice two meals a day while another is following a strict low-carb plan. Somebody else is cutting out gluten, but to another that’s not enough and all grains need to be eliminated. Others are eliminating dairy, or meat, or fruit, or (insert diet taboo du jour). I have to say that I know myself, and I know that I would not personally be successful on any of these deprivation plans. In fact, I think the only reason I’ve been successful over the past year is that I don’t deprive myself of anything! I don’t have allergies or intolerances to any of these food groups, so I see no reason to eliminate them from my diet.

Continue reading my thoughts and get an update on my swimming over at Mighty Mermaid Mommy…

What progress did you make toward your health & fitness goals in the past week? Share in the comments and/or go write a post about it and come back to link it up here! Feel free to use our Mighty Mommy Mondays badge in your posts or on your side bar, with a link back here, to spread the word. In the spirit of community and encouragement, please take some time to visit the other posts linked below and see what kind of goals everyone else has set for 2014. And don’t forget to come back here or to Pug in the Kitchen every Monday to share your progress!



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