Saturday, June 29, 2013

Steps Counts Count!

Remember, on Friday, when I boldly made this statement "I will come back and let you all know how many steps are taken in an average zoo trip. My guess is that today will no longer be a rest day..."???

Well, I was DEAD WRONG! After going up and down those hills of the zoo from 9:30am until about noon, my FitBit told me I had a little over 7,000 steps in for my day. Obviously, all those stops to see the animals, take some pictures, tie a few pairs of kiddie shoes, and have a picnic lunch really added up. Here are some of the photo ops that prevented me from taking more steps:

Today was a "whole 'nother story" (Ahhhhh...I can't believe I actually typed that out as it truly annoys me when people say it!). I got up and walked with friends for a little over 5 miles then went to Lowes, Giant Eagle, the car wash, Learning Express, back home, hosted a party with 8 bajillion little girls and then took the kids and their friends who were sleeping over to the park in our neighborhood to catch fireflies. And my step total was 21,151 steps and 60 flights of stairs. (Note: my neighborhood is so hilly that my FitBit assumes I am going up stairs when I walk here...)

Tomorrow is a long run day so I MUST get some sleep. Let's hope the kids are actually falling asleep while watching our rented RedBox movie as I type. Wish me luck!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Rest Day...

It's a rest day and though I would like to do this:

I remembered that my active kids are out of school and not exactly willing to make it "a movie day". So, we are off to The Pittsburgh Zoo! Since I've got my FitBit on, I will come back and let you all know how many steps are taken in an average zoo trip. My guess is that today will no longer be a rest day...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's time...

This morning, I met with two very fun and interesting ladies at Mt. Lebanon Magazine to brainstorm ideas for bettering our community. As most of you know, I am the new PR chair for MLJWC, and I am super excited to get the word out about Juniors and how truly awesomesauce (yes, that's a word, spell check!) this club has been in my life.

In the course of our conversation, this blog and my writing background came up. As it turns out, they have been having trouble finding a health and wellness blogger and would I possibly be interested...

<Ahem>Let me think about this for a second.....

So, I'm spending a bit of this afternoon working on dusting off a few of the cobwebs. When I moved over to Facebook, I started spending more time there and completely neglected this blog.

Guess what?!?!

I'm back, baby!!!!!


Friday, June 21, 2013


The Motivational Mom 100 Day Challenge has ended. Many thanks to the ladies who participated and special congratulations to our winners:

Katie O lost 16.93% and won $250!
Kari A lost 13.95% and won $100!
(Arige E lost 13.86% but was disqualified due to missing weigh ins)
Deb W lost 12.70% and won $50! 

The newest challenge begins on June 24th and lasts until Labor Day. Good luck to all who are participating.