Manic Monday Challenge

Its time again for the Manic Monday Challenge. These are also a challenge for me. At first I thought I would breeze through most them. I thought each week I would tell you how I succeed with ease and give you tips. I thought wrong! These challenges are a struggle for me too. We will figure it out together.

Last Weeks Challenge

Last week I challenged you to keep a food diary, either basic or a detailed one. I have been keeping a food diary on MyFitnessPal so I knew for sure I could complete this task. Wrong! This last week we have been moving and I just have not been good about it. I am going to definitely try harder this upcoming week. Moving has thrown off a lot of my healthy habits.

This Weeks Challenge

Try something new in a workout. No matter how much you exercise its always fun to add something new in. You can try hula hooping, belly dancing, at class at the gym, or anything. You normally avoid the elliptical at the gym? Give it a try this week. Not sure what to try? Youtube has lots of different workout videos for you to try.

Good Luck! How did you do last week?

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FREE $5 Starbucks Gift Card!!!

My Facebook page reached 500 fans and I am excited! I am doing a giveaway for a $5 Starbucks gift card to show my appreciation. Its easy and free to enter. Make sure you are sharing my blog because when I get to 100 followers (I have 45 now) I will be doing a big give away on here. Also, when my Facebook page reaches 1000 fans I will have a HUGE giveaway! What would you like to win? Did you enter for the $5 Starbucks gift card?

Your Thoughts On A Giveaway Please

I would love to do a contest for my readers. I would giveaway one prize here and one on my Facebook page. I am some ideas on what to giveaway and would love to hear your thoughts. What ideas do you like? Want to win something you don’t see listed?

  • PayPal/Amazon Gift Cash
  • Multipack with energy bars, meal replacement bars, protein bars, ect.
  • Workout DVD (30 Day Shred or something like it)
  • Cook book
  • What do you think?

Dance Crazy With Your Kids!

Lets Dance!! My 5-year-old is so slow in the morning and never wants to wake up. We started waking her up for school 15 minutes early for a dance party! This gets us all awake, is a lot of fun,  has become family time the kids really enjoy, and I realized this morning got in exercise!  According to HealthStatus I burned 88 calories just spending 10 minutes this morning dancing crazy with my kiddos.

We often do this during the  day once or twice too. Its fun and silly and the kids love it. The more crazy you dance (don’t worry nobody is watching) the more you burn. If your kids are a little older than mine then at first they may think you are crazy. My 8-year-old nephew thought I had lost it till I told him the person who danced the craziest got to pick out what we had for snack, he got to dancing!

For you it’s about spending time with your kids and dropping some calories. For them it is about fun and they don’t know it but keeping them healthy with exercise. The best part? Once you start doing it on a regular basis, no matter what time or day, the kids will ask for it more and motivate you to get moving when all you want to do is sit in your couch.

What type of music? All types! We listen to some kids songs, some country (for me), some jazz, some hip hop (for hubby), anything with a beat. Adding lots of music benefits yours children in many ways.

Start Dancing!!