Hi, My Name is Jenn, and I Hate Running. #AfLFamily

I don't Run

I have a confession to make: I kind of hate most physical activity. I mean, I love the romantic notion of being a runner out on an early morning jog, but I feel like I’m going to die when I’m out of breath. I want to be someone that lives life on a bike, but somehow little molehills turn into mountains ... Read More »

Healthy Spinach Dip #GayLeaMom

Healthy Spinach Dip

You may have noticed my trend of healthier living lately.  Between increasing my water intake, and drastically increasing my activity level, I’ve been making better lifestyle choices all around.   So when I had the chance to come up with a recipe using Nordica Cottage Cheese, I was very excited. I love spinach dips whenever I go to a party, ... Read More »

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

I am so bad about drinking water. I go for a few weeks of getting my 8 glasses a day, then I get sick of it and drink next to nothing. By bedtime, it’s possible that I’ve only drank a cup or two of coffee, and the milk with my cereal. Isn’t that horrible?!! Imagine how dehydrated I’m getting. And ... Read More »

Why I Love My Fitbit #FavouritesFriday

Fitbit review

I am constantly trying to make better choices in my lifestyle – whether it is drinking more water, or being more active.  I find that anything that challenges me, really helps me meet my goals.  That’s why I wanted to get a Fitbit last summer – to track my steps, and encourage me to increase my physical activity level.  About ... Read More »

Why I Kicked Shaving Cream to the Curb… and you should, too!

Why Use Sweet Almond Oil for Shaving

Alright, I admit it: I’ve never been fanatical about keeping my legs silky smooth. I love the feel of freshly shaven legs, but my skin is sensitive – I need the really good razors and the expensive shaving cream: keeping my legs in this fashion is a costly venture.  Even before kids came along, I much preferred to spend my hard-earned ... Read More »

Healthy Snacks for Clean Holiday Eating


 As we have mentioned a few times, Jenn & I are making an attempt to enter this holiday season in a little better shape. Eat a little healthier, move a little more, and be generally more fit.  What I’ve found is that I am completely tempted by all sorts of delicious holiday foods and snacks, so I’ve come up with ... Read More »

10 Ways You Kill Your Diet Before You Even Start

10 Ways You Kill Your Diet Before You Even Start

Ok, I’ll fess up: I HATE using the word “Diet”. I prefer things like “healthy eating challenge” or “Making changes IN your diet”, but I used the word in the title precisely because it’s the popular term for a weight-loss challenge, and that’s what we’re doing this month. Without further ado, I give you “Ten Ways You Kill Your Diet ... Read More »

Staying Healthy With Water


  Do you drink enough water? Most of us don’t. Head over to our post at the community to read more about why water is so essential to our health, and how to increase your water intake. Read More »

Challenge Update


We’re two weeks into the 30-Day Fitness Challenge now.  How’s it going, people? I love hearing feedback from people who are doing it with us. I’m confessing here, that I really don’t like planks.  At all.  I’ve kind of given up on them.  I shouldn’t, but I just can’t do it.  Unless anyone has any tips for me on how ... Read More »