5-Tips to Have a Guilt Free Vacation

When it comes to life, family and adventure, vacations are THE BEST! But when it comes to your “diet” and exercise routine, vacations can sometimes feel like a setback. With a couple small adjustments (that will actually help make your vacation more fun) you can enjoy your vacation completely guilt free AND not reverse all the progress you’ve made towards your health and fitness goals.

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Victory Laps: How I feel About Leftovers

I’ve found that living a joyful life is less about some magic formula or convergence of perfect circumstances and more about my mindset around the everyday, mundane tasks of life.Cooking is a category where my mindset is one of the main determining factors in the amount of joy (or frustration) I have daily.

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Owning It: Pink & Short-Shorts

In my own experience, one of the simplest and most important factors in building a life full of joy is choosing to own what makes you smile. This sounds like common sense but it isn’t always the easiest thing to do in a world where we so often base our worth on what other people think about us.

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For The Joy Challenge-Find your YAY

Scientifically speaking, working up a good sweat actually floods your body with happy-making hormones. Sometimes it can feel like the circumstances of our lives are pulling us down into hopelessness. Getting our bodies up and moving is taking direct action in the opposite direction. When I’ve had a hard day, sitting and thinking my way out of it usually doesn’t work. Moving changes my focus, changes my body chemistry and helps me move through the hard and into joy.

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Joy vs. Happiness

The definition of happiness is, “the state of being happy.” The definition of joy, however, is, “a deep seated sense of well being.” In what I’ve discovered in my own journey to joy – and what I hope to offer through Playful Fitness – joy and happiness are often friends, but they aren’t synonyms.

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Get Off The Treadmill

My experience on the track-team taught me an invaluable lesson that, I believe, is a cornerstone in the foundation of the joy I now find in moving my body. That lesson is: if what you are doing is drudgery, draining the life from you, you might need to shake it up a bit!!! “Get off the treadmill!”

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How to learn to LOVE to cook: Beauty in food

Have you ever cut into a red pepper and been totally delighted by how the teeny-tiny seeds make the most beautiful pattern? Or been amazed by the rainbow of colors in the produce department at the grocery store? What about being stopped in your tracks by the colors in your morning breakfast smoothie?

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