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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let's Inspire Each Other!

A favorite blogger of mine from Is There A Bathroom On This Ship posted an interview about herself on her blog the other day, and it inspired a new idea for my blog. Living healthy natural lives is not always the easiest thing, which is why I started my blog - to inspire and help others live their best life healthfully and naturally. I want to give you examples of how I am doing it through weekly updates, and I am hoping some of you will be willing to share your thoughts and ideas too.

This week, I will be answering several questions about how I am living. If you would be willing to answer the same questions to inspire others, I would love to give you, my readers, a voice in the upcoming weeks. I hope to make this a regular part of the blog, and I am excited to hear how you all like it.

So, here we go! I hope this helps and inspires all of you!

In my life this week...

I hosted an end of the summer party for all my fitness clients, which was a blast! We ate delicious healthy food, played some outdoor games and just enjoyed chatting together, instead of sweating together. I am also getting ready for my in-laws to come for a visit later today.

I am inspired by...

A dear friend of mine who has three boys, one of whom has Autism. She has a heart of gold, is a great mother and friend, and is working hard to get healthier each day. I can't ever fully understand her daily struggles, but reading the book House Rules (see below) opened my eyes up a little more to what she goes through each day.

My favorite thing this week was...

the fitness party we hosted. It was a blast! It made me realize that I need to take more time for fun and stepping out of my routines. 

What's working/not working for me...

Working - I am trying not to snack so much at night after my kids go to bed. I have figured out that if I plan what I will eat ahead of time and give myself a consequence for breaking that plan, I can stick with it.

Not working - I wanted to take one more little day trip with my family before summer is over, and I don't think there will be time for it.

Questions/thoughts I have...

How can I stop being a perfectionist?

Things I'm working on...
Being less of a perfectionist. Being a better wife.

I'm reading...
Just finished House Rules by Jodi Picoult. I highly recommend it!

I'm cooking...

Lots of summer squash and zucchini in every way I can think of - pasta salads, with quinoa and couscous, in stir-fry, etc.

I'm grateful for...

My children. Friends of mine had twins prematurely and just had the funeral for one of them. I read their journal daily, and it keeps me feeling very grateful!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
This is a pic from the Fitness party of my son and some of the other kids that also attended.

Please email me if you would be willing to be interviewed in the upcoming weeks. I would love to learn from you all! Have a great weekend!


  1. I like all of the things yoou had to say. We were going to do one last summer trip, too....but....oh well. I try to live a healthy and strive to be a good role model for my children and students (i teach 44th grade)

  2. What do I think? I think you are a treasure! Every day I think about you....maybe because I see myself 10 years ago...with new babies, young marriage, and just that whole sense of "I'm in charge of this what?" Plus, you live far away from your family, something I can relate to. So, I think the way you are is nothing short of fabulous! I think you work hard every day at being a good woman, and it shows. I think getting to know you the way I know you, is one of the best gifts ever.


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