Thursday, April 23, 2015

Get ready for 2 awesome 20 minute AMRAP workouts!

I have been SOOO MIA lately! (my last post was over 2 weeks ago!)

I got 2 new SMM clients last week which is awesome...and making me even busier than I already was! Sadly, Peace, Love & Ice Cream is the last thing on my to-do-list and sometimes I never actually get to the end of that list - very sadly!

I did make a resolution earlier this year to post more unique, created-by-me workouts so here I am with 2 BRAND NEW ones for ya!



I was inspired because I (finally!) got insurance so I can start training clients - WOO HOO! - and because <<this lady>> created & then led her friends in 2 on-the-beach boot camp workouts last weekend while we were on vacay!!

I don't have many pics (sorry!) but I do have the workout details and I HIGHLY recommend you try them - on different days, of course! lol

They are for men & women of ALL FITNESS LEVELS, seriously!

That's the beauty of an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)...as long as you're constantly moving and pushing yourself then you're doing it right! :)





So since it's been soooo long, tell me what's doing by you! :)
And let me know if you try these workouts!!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mom Confessions...Part 2!



Back in 2013 (OMG!), I posted some of my Mom Confessions!



And now I'm back with Part 2!

Before I get into it let me clarify and say that I am NOT shameful of these things....I'm a good GREAT mom and a good GREAT wife! 

I just felt like I should share some of my fun mom facts with you guys because I KNOW you'll have my back on at least one (if not more!) of these Mom Confessions!

1. My 3 year old still sleeps in a crib!

I know - pick your jaw up off of the floor! ;) 

But he loves it!! He's fully potty trained, sleeps peacefully through the entire night and can't get in or out without me! {#winning} Sure, he looks like an overgrown baby in it, but he's happy....so I'm happy!

2. I lie "fib" daily!

"We can't go because the park is closed"...."We have to go inside because it's about to start raining"...."We can't watch that because the TV is broken"...."Daddy (who's at work) said we can't {fill in the blank}"......and the list goes on...

3. I answers kids' questions ALL.DAY.LONG!


My kids ask some seriously hard questions...some most of which I have no idea how to answer! I consider myself a smart girl...which helps me come up with some very creative answers! lol

4. Sometimes I eat cereal for dinner.

I graze while I cook dinner for my family...and then while I'm cleaning up...but when it comes time for me to eat there are times I'm just not in the mood anymore! Cereal is sometimes just what the doctor ordered! 

5. My kids know that their parents lead a healthy, active lifestyle.


This one I am actually VERY proud of! I live my life in sports bras/tank tops/spandex pants and 4 out of 5 days I get in a workout. Most of those happen right in my living room - with my kids watching!


They can do burpees and squats and push-ups and they always hop in for a minute or 2!  Because I not only preach it I LIVE it, they know the importance of being healthy and staying active and we believe that is one of the GREATEST gifts you can give your children & your family! #truth

Tell me one of YOUR Mom Confessions!!

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

An Awesome, At-Home, Outdoor, Kick-Butt Boot Camp Workout!

Hey friends!



I hope you are all having a happy HOLIDAY weekend! We're celebrating Passover (because we're Jewish!) and Easter (because we have a Christmas Tree!) with family & friends and we're having a great weekend so far!  The weather is hot but gorgeous (#sorrynotsorry) so I decided to take my workout OUTSIDE this morning!



My sister was coming over so we could work out together (always a treat!!) so I quickly designed this awesome Boot Camp routine this morning when I woke up!

It was fun & quick & EXHAUSTING! There are 6 Rounds - so you can do all 6 if you have time! We only had time for 4 but that was enough for us anyway!!



I highly encourage you to try this workout because it will NOT disappoint!! And If you DO try it, let me know what you think!!!

What are you doing to stay active this weekend???

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Color Fun Fest 5K Run/Walk Entry WINNERS!

Did you check out my Palm Beach Zoo post?? Worth a read if you live in or are visiting South Florida!

So I'm popping in today to announce the winners of my Color Fun Fest 5K entry giveaway!! Thank you to everyone that entered.


And a BIG CONGRATS TO:

Ali F. & Trish T.

You both win a free entry to a Color Fun Fest 5K Run/Walk!! WOO HOO! I'll be emailing you guys later!!


And to everyone else....

You can use COUPON CODE PEACELOVE5K to SAVE 50% on your entry!!! (Get your race entry for only $25!)

Click here to find a Color Fun Fest 5K in your neighborhood & to sign up!!!

Happy & COLORFUL Running Everyone! :)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

5 Reasons to Visit the Palm Beach Zoo!

We are loving Spring Break over here!! I went into it with hesitation because a week without school, while my husband was obviously at work, is a lot for the kids when they're used to being at school everyday. As Peppa Pig would say....that sounds BOOOOORING! ;)

But we've kept ourselves busy with play dates and hockey and pool time and family time and here I am publishing Thursday's post on Saturday morning!


So one of our play dates was at the Palm Beach Zoo, formerly known as (and will always be to me) the Dreher Park Zoo, and we had a BLAST!

Check out my...




1.  Unlike Zoo Miami (aka the Metro Zoo), it's totally manageable and easy to navigate!



We had a blast riding the family bikes at Zoo Miami, but those are not needed (or available! lol) here! Bring a stroller if you want but you may not even need it!

This zoo is perfect for children of all ages! We went to each exhibit, road the carousel & the choo choo train, had lunch AND saw the "Bear Talk" (see #5 below) and we were out of there in 3 1/2 hours! The perfect amount of time!

2.  There's a kids 'water fountain' play area.



Especially when it's summertime in SoFL this is great! It's just a small area but it gives the kids a chance to cool down & run around! And there are benches surrounding the fountain so you can keep a close eye on your kids while you're resting your gams!

3.  There are picnic tables for BYOL.

Bring your own lunch & snacks, enjoy their indoor restaurant or order something quick at the concession counter.  They make it easy with their large area of picnic tables - which are right by the bathrooms! :)

4.  Marty!


(source: TripAdvisor)

Even though the zoo is "small" & they don't have huge animals like lions, elephants or giraffes, they do have some great exhibits. Including Marty, the rare white alligator!!



5.  There are "Animal Talks", experiences and shows scheduled all day long.

The kids (& you!) can learn about the animals and watch them get fed. And it gives you pit stops around the Zoo to help you plan your route!

It's not cheap - it was almost $50 for the me and the kids! - but it's worth it!!

Do you and your family enjoy going to the ZOO??
Some photos used in this post were taken from the Palm Beach Zoo website.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Win an Entry to a Color Fun Fest 5K Run/Walk! {GIVEAWAY}

DISCLAIMER: I was given 3 tickets from the Color Fun Fest (1 for my entry & 2 for the giveaway). No other compensation was accepted. As always, thoughts and feelings expressed are ALL my own!

Hi friends!!

We're in full spring break mode over here - AKA kids are home and mommy has no time for working and/or blogging! I love the time that the kids and I get to spend together but it's amazing that there's a WHOLE week without school! lol

Anyway, today's post is very exciting!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the Color Fun Fest about their upcoming 5K Run/Walk in Miami.  They wanted to know if I was interested in promoting the 5K & hosting a giveaway...my answer was, OF COURSE!  I love a fun & friendly 5K!!



Color Fun Fest is the biggest, coolest & funnest ;) COLOR RUN around! They host events all over the US (check out their locations!) & they do TWO runs in each city on the day of the event - one during the day while it's still light out and one once it gets dark (think blacklights, high energy dance music & tons of energy!!)!!  FYI: 2 entries are needed if you want to run both!



And they're coming to Miami on May 2nd!  You better believe I'LL BE THERE!!

HERE ARE ANSWERS TO SOME OF THEIR MOST FAQs!

** The 'color' is made of food-grade cornstarch that is SAFE & NATURAL!

** Color does not stain skin.

** Color Fun Fest is for all ages - & kids 12 and under are free!



** You can walk or run - it's not a "race"!

** Remember to wear a white shirt so it becomes a colorful masterpiece!



** There is a huge post-run celebration with vendors, food & live entertainment!

** Upcoming races (locations that are eligible to win a free entry in my giveaway below!) are: 
Stockton, CA
Dallas, TX
Miami, FL
Tulsa, OK
St. Louis, MO
Atlanta, GA
Nashville, TN
Allentown, PA
Richmond, VA
Omaha, NE
Houston, TX
Check here to see specific dates!

Now here's the fun part......

Enter to win a FREE ENTRY to an upcoming Color Fun Fest 5K Run/Walk! 
(valued at $50!)
I'm going to pick 2 WINNERS!!!


PLEASE NOTE: Winners will receive a coupon code to be redeemed on the Color Fun Fest website. Coupon code will NOT cover the $4.99 service fee - winner will be responsible for this payment on the website when purchasing tickets.

So grab your friends & enter my giveaway! And even if you don't win, stay tuned...When I announce the winner (Monday 3/30) I'll also be sharing a discount code for anyone & everyone to use!

Remember to like Color Fun Fest on Facebook!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Lately....

We've been doing a lot of the same old same old around here lately.  Not in a bad way, but I figured I'd give you guys the low down....



So....

lately.....


I've (we've) been....

** WATCHING: 
With kids - Brave, Daniel Tiger, Hockey


Her accent is TOTALLY growing on me!
And I LOVE that she's a STRONG, INDEPENDENT, KICK-BUTT princess!

Without kids - American Crime, American Idol, all things BRAVO


The Real Housewives are my SUPER guilty pleasure!
I also always tape WWHL with Andy Cohen - love seeing celebs in that chill atmosphere!

** EATING: 
Popcorn, Breyer's Homemade Vanilla ice cream


SO creamy and delicious!!!! I'm seriously loving this right now!

** WEARING: 
Workout clothes - all day - every day! (accompanied with hair thrown up in a bun and very little makeup)

You never know when you'll be able to get into a quick workout, always dress the part! :)

** TALKING ABOUT:
Camp!


I hate rushing time but my kids are SO excited for summer camp - and why not?!
Looking forward to lots of fun in the sun!

** NEEDING: 
Manicure, pedicure and a haircut!!


This picture pretty much sums it all up.....
NOTICE: long hair, no makeup, popcorn, bare nails & workout clothes! :) 

So, what have you been up to Lately.....??

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