Wellness for the Family With OLLY Probiotic Sticks

I can’t believe we’re a month into the new year!

With or without specific resolutions, I’m constantly on the lookout for practical ways to promote better health and wellness for my family. It’s not easy to stay consistent, but thanks to OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Sticks we’ve started incorporating probiotics into our daily routine!

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Scrumptious Snacking With Post® Shredded Wheat

We’re a few days in to the New Year and I feel like it’s finally sinking in. 

Sure my Christmas decorations are still up (I can’t be the only one, right?), but my hubby and I did some goal-setting and planning, our daughters are bouncing off the walls, and I feel like a stuffed pig from all the holiday food I devoured! Everything is right with the world. 😉 

As fun as it is to indulge in all the some of the goodies, feeling like a stuffed pig isn’t actually the long term goal. Lol. So I went grocery shopping and did some quasi-meal planning to make sure we re-establish some healthy habits!

Thanks to Post® Shredded Wheat, I tried a new recipe for homemade snack bars and they turned out great!

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My Soul Longs For You

Just as I felt myself recovering from my pink eye/strep throat diagnosis, it seems that yet another bug has hit our household, and we are all sidelined for the day. I am truly missing my church family, but we will continue to praise him no matter the circumstances.

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Weekly Image of Life: Celebration

The holiday season is upon us, and the next 2 months will be jam-packed with family, friends, and celebrations galore!  While I truly believe that the joy-filled moments we share with others are the best kind, the words of my dear blogging friend, Island Traveler, reminded me of another reason to rejoice.

“There are even celebrations of self for simply reaching a significant milestone in one’s life.”

I gave birth 7 and a half months ago, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have my moments days of insecurity.  God had allowed my body to do the most beautiful and miraculous thing, yet the aftermath left me feeling like a stranger when I looked in the mirror.  It’s been nearly a year since I’ve worn my wedding ring, and the day I finally put it on a necklace I knew it was time to make a change.   When my daughter turned 6 months old I started a new workout plan, and I’m happy to report that my confidence is building!  Although I’m near my pre-pregnancy weight, I’m not trying to focus on the numbers.  What matters most is being able to see myself as the beautiful woman God created me to be.  It’s amazing what determination, accountability and faith can do, and I hope you’re encouraged to meet your objective and celebrate yourself today!!

This was very near the end of my pregnancy. The thought behind my smile was probably “get this baby out of me!!” LOL!
Hubby and I had a GREAT date, but I wasn’t thrilled with my side profile. :/
6 months in, and the day I decided to make a change!
Using the baby as a clever belly disguise. Hoping all the focus is on her!
2 and a half weeks ago, and the first time I’d been able to fit ANY of my pre-pregnancy pants!!
This picture was taken this past Sunday. I wore orange and black to support the San Francisco Giants, and even though they won the World Series that day, I felt like the winner! 🙂

We all have goals, and whether big or small we should be grateful and excited when we’ve achieved what we’ve set out to do.  This should not be done in vanity or conceit, but for continued belief, personal growth , and trust in our ability to accomplish great things!

What are you celebrating today?!!

The Weekly Image Of Life challenge is issued every Wednesday by The Island Traveler at This Man’s Journey. If you would like to participate and see other entries please visit here!