At aquaBelly® one of our core values is to "Promote Fitness From the Very Start™". As one of our community partners, the mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Teamed with March of Dimes® we are "working together for stronger, healthier babies". The March of Dimes funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and fatality. Every baby deserves a healthy chance.
We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!
Please support our walk and Team aquaBelly®. Just click on "I'm raising money to help babies" to join aquaBelly® Co-Founders Kristy & Samantha at their local walk or to donate to our team.
Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!
How often do you eat as a family? Breakfast is likely on the run, lunch is with everyone in a different place, but what about dinner? Does your family have at least one meal together each day? If not, here’s why you should make every effort to change that.
Hopefully these 8 reasons can help you to set a goal to aim to eat together for dinner at least a few times per week. Family dinners should be held as sacred time together to build on your family unit to set a healthy foundation for years to come.
3 Bean Turkey Chili
Now that you made it through January don't forget about those New Year's resolutions. Do you have a vice or bad habit that you want to kick for good this year? Get it started with our 14 day "Sweetest Shape" Challenge on the aB™ Fit Club Facebook page. This is a closed group for women just like you looking for motivation & support to look and feel your very best. The challenge is easy - each day we will post an "assignment". You earn "high fives" each day by following the assignment and posting photos & videos of your workouts. The winners will be rewarded sweetly!
Get in Your "Sweetest Shape" Challenge Rules:
Excited for the big game this weekend? Don't let the players be the only ones that get a workout this Super Bowl Sunday! Here's a fun, fitness spin on college "drinking games". Invite your best football fan friends & family over for some healthy snacks & get them engaged with a fitness "Super Bowl Scramble". You can even tempt them to join in the fun with gluten-free beer or champagne (less calories!). Just make sure to drink plenty of water too since you will all work up a sweat! Here are the rules of the game ...
To get it started... The Coin Toss!
And the WINNER is...
Good Luck & Have Fun!
You made it through the holidays eating clean & staying fit. Super Bowl is not the time to break your good behavior & gorge yourself on ribs & chips! You will WOW your fellow football fans with this yummy Tailgate Tortilla Soup. You can keep it RAW for even more health benefits!
It's the New Year and time for a change in your fitness routine. Have more fun working out... in fact take the "Work" out of workout! Mental health, like physical health, depends on being in balance, with each component part working harmoniously together. If you always exercise the same way maybe it's time to try something new. What's your favorite, fun way to exercise?
Top 5 - Have Fun Fitness Routines
Ever struggle to just find the time to workout? I’m not saying the “I don’t want to, so I’ll find something else to do to fill that time” sort of no time to workout. I mean the “I really need to workout to get me out of this funk, but where is the time to do it” kind of struggle.
Well, this happens to me often. As a busy, most of the time “working out of the home Mom” of 3 kiddos (ages 8, 5, 13 months), this is a daily struggle. It comes to a head at this time of year as the two older kids are home from school for the holidays, the baby doesn’t want to nap because the big kids are far too entertaining, and I still have the house turned upside down from all of the Christmas presents that need to find homes. When I don’t workout, I honestly feel like garbage. I have a low thyroid condition that screws with my metabolism, my digestion, my energy, and so forth and without some daily moving, I get cranky...very cranky. So, what can I do to get my workout in? In the past week I've found these options super helpful!
Top 5 - No Time for Exercise Workouts
So while I’m not completely a workout fiend, I can become a fiend without one. If you are ever struggling to find the time, man, I’ve been there! Join me on the aB Fit Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/aBFitClub/ with some other time-pressed ladies to get some more ideas and motivation to get you to your “best body ever.”
As we approach the New Year, now is the perfect time to reflect back on your awesome year of accomplishments. One of the best ways to kick start a bright tomorrow is to think about the victories you experienced this year, no matter how big or small. Positive thinking fosters success in so many ways. It can be easy to recognize our failures as a way to improve but spending more time focusing on what went RIGHT is far better for our self-esteem and personal well-being. As a way to ring in your best year yet, we challenge you to create the "Story of your Success" for 2013. It's easy all you have to do is create your Top 10 Win List of all the wins that made this year a success. We want to wish you the very best New Year & give your our list to help get you started...
Kristy & Samantha
TOP 10 WIN LIST - 2013
Now it's your turn! Submit your TOP 10 WIN LIST for a chance to win "Be Your Best in 2014" - an online guide to making winning choices for your mind, body & spirit this coming year. Deadline 12/31/2013.