A peek inside my fitness planner….

For the past month I have been using a fitness planner. I have been logging everything in it, every day and it has really helped me to stay focused and motivated!

Here are just a few pics! 🙂

The cover

The monthly view

I found these cute little yoga stickers online and have been adding them on Yoga days.

Weekly pages

The daily steps section above is a sticker. A free printable that found on Pinterest. 🙂

Progress page {Try not to laugh–haha!}

A few of the dividers

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Health and Fitness-Being accountable

So in the past month, I have really changed my eating habits. I have started exercising a heck of a lot more, and have added Pilates and Yoga into my routines. I am feeling great! I have lost about 5 pounds. I also feel a lot stronger. {Thank you Chaturanga Dandasana for that!} 😀 My flexibility is increasing as well.
I have a fitness planner where I keep track of my eating habits, and my exercises as well as progress photos and notes/journal entries on how I may be feeling on a particular day. My fitness planner is the Happy Planner Fitness Planner. I like it because it is very motivating with pictures and quotes throughout, and I can also track my steps and water intake. read more

Pilates Challenge: Day 4

Ok, so I started doing Pilates a few days ago. I really want to get serious about changing the way I eat and the way that I look, to be honest. I want to be healthy, look good and feel good. I mean, who doesn’t!?

So here goes! I am going to track my exercises and my food intake in my journal and will occasionally update here on my blog as well.
I honestly haven’t used a scale in awhile so I haven’t weighed myself. Maybe I should? Just every once in awhile to see where I am, my progress….you know. read more

Hint Wellness Detox Tea {Review}


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Svetol 2014 Fitness Resolution Giveaway!


Have you heard the buzz about Svetol? What Svetol is, is a green coffee bean product that has been proven to burn fat fast. It is a natural plant extract of decaffeinated green coffee rich in active components.

Right now you can enter a fab giveaway on Facebook. One grand prize winner gets a 1 year supply of Natural Factors to help achieve their fitness goals. You can enter daily through December 31, 2013 for more chances to win!

I always am worrying about my weight–especially as I get older, AND around the holidays. I love to bake with my kids, and lets face it–I love food! Who doesn’t? Head on over and enter, I know I will be. 😉 read more

A new blog!

For those of you interested, I have started a new fitness/weight loss blog to track my exercise and such. It is located here: http://dacotahsgirl.blogspot.com/ [I’m still unsure about the actual name of my blog, it could change….but of course the URL/link will stay the same] :mrgreen:

I am also using the “My Fitness Pal” iphone app, so if you’re using it too, feel free to “friend” me. 😀 You can also use the actual website to track everything here.

Anyway, just an FYI! Maybe we can motivate one another! 😉 read more

Getting Fit

I know that I need to eat better. It’s not like I eat a lot of junk, but I don’t really restrict myself with food. I also have the habit of snacking while watching tv at night–which is not good. I think that single reason is why I haven’t lost the 7-8 lbs that I want to lose. I have also noticed that with getting older, and not being on a regular exercise schedule, I am not toned like I used to be. I really need to get into better shape. I’m not trying to be perfect, but I want to be as healthy as I can be.
So, this morning I went on a bike ride with my hubby. I pulled Jadyn in the bike cart behind me. We rode for about 22 minutes, I’d say.
Also, yesterday I signed up with Beach Body and ordered the 10 Minute Trainer by Tony Horton. He is a well known trainer, and I thought that this fitness routine would be good for someone like me! It looks pretty interesting & has received great reviews! My hubby is also going to do it with me. I’m excited to start! Yes, you know I love to bake….and with the holidays coming up–well, it might be tough. I’m still going to bake-because my girls and I love it. I’m sure I’ll still eat what I bake (’cause it’s good!), but I will be careful about it. So anyways, I’ll post progress here on my blog…so stay tuned! 😉 read more

Wii Fit Plus–what fun!

Ok, so today will be day 14 of doing Wii Fit Plus. Wow….I am sore! I really do enjoy it, though. It is the perfect way to stay active during the winter here, for sure! I love the games that are on there. I think my favorites are Hula-hoop, skateboarding, kung fu, and snowball fight. I do like a lot of them, though. I really enjoy the strength training and yoga as well. My muscles are really feeling it! For those of you who get bored with exercise (like me), Wii Fit Plus (w/ balance board) is awesome! LOTS of fun! I haven’t got bored yet…LOL! read more