Monday, December 27, 2010

Resolution Time 2011

Yep, 2011 is here...well, ALMOST here!
So, what's your New Year's Resolution?
*For Momma, its for me to step up my running...I must admit, I'm pretty pathetic when it comes to distance and speed and for 2011, I'm looking to step it up!
Then, I PROMISE to sign up for a half-marathon and/or triathlon. I am ALMOST 31 years old, mom of two and wife to my best friend and I owe it to myself and my family to make 2011 the HEALTHIEST year yet...
I've got some great things planned for Lets Move It Mommas for 2011:
  • GREAT RECIPES
  • GREAT WORKOUT TIPS
  • TIPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED with all of your goals for the New Year
  • AND much, much more!!!
  • , and I'm excited to ask you to take this HEALTHY journey with me!

Monday, December 20, 2010

let's BOOST our immune system together!

With winter here, we MUST do our best to fight off the cold, flu, and other illnesses...together, we can boost our immunity by simply changing up our diet a bit and adding some SUPER foods that'll help our bodies fight these off!! Eating a diet high in fruits and veggies is a definite plus for your overall health, but there are some foods that are higher in antioxidants
which are vitamin C, D and beta-carotene.
Vitamin C can be found in red, green or yellow peppers, strawberries, oranges, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, snow peas
Vitamin E can be found in broccoli, carrots, mustard or collard greens, nuts, pumpkin, spinach
beta-carotene and other carotenoids, can be found in beets, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale, asparagus
*TO GET THE MOST BENEFIT, EAT THESE FOODS RAW OR LIGHTLY STEAMED
Studies have also shown both zinc and selenium also help in boosting our immune systems!
zinc: oysters, red meat, beans, nuts, seafood
selenium: tuna, beef, poultry, Brazil nuts
So, get out there and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM :) I know I sure will!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Travel with CSN stores!

Instead of the holidays being focused on FOOD, why not spend it traveling and finding destinations that keep your family active and healthy??!
If you decide to take a FUN trip, you'll need luggage and I know that my family is in desperate need of some NEW ones...what about you?? If so, then these luggage stores are right for you!
With the HUGE selection, I'm sure to find something that works for our family...and you can hurry on over and find something that works for your family too :)
Move It Mommas Healthy Holiday Tip:
Organize something fun and active to do after gathering around the dinner table with your families! Try a walk, bike ride, hike, football, making snow angels, ANYTHING that keeps your family active while making memories that will last a lifetime!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sponsored Post: CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ Treatment

When I was contacted by my friends over at the Mom Bloggers Club to share this exciting contest with my readers, I jumped at the opportunity! I have seen this treatment before and the results, especially for problem areas(we ALL have 'em, right?!) are amazing!

And the BEST part...CoolSculpting is having a New Year, New You Contest...I can't think of a better way to start off the New Year, can you?? First of all, lets talk about what IS CoolSculpting by Zeltiq:
It is a patented, non-invasive, clinically proven procedure, to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. It is a safe procedure cleared by the FDA that gently cools fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells.

Now, lets talk about this awesome contest:
CoolSculptin by ZELTIQ is offering the opportunity to win a FREE, yes FREE procedure for you and a friend, valued at 3,000!! Just tell us in 100 words or less your health or fitness goals for the New Year and why CoolSculpting might help you reach those goals.
  • So, first visit the CoolSculpting website www.coolsculpting.com to learn more.
  • Visit and "like" CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ on facebook www.facebook.com/coolsculpting and tell us in 100 words or less your health and fitness resolutions for the New Year and why CoolSculpting will help you reach those goals
  • and lastly, encourage your friends to vote or comment on your entry

You'll find the official rules at http://www.coolsculpting.com/rules

Here are some links to the contest:
CoolSculpting Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/coolsculpting click on the contest tab
and the direct link to contest on facebook page: CLICK HERE
I already told you about the grand prize worth $3,000 but there are other prizes as well!
So, if you're looking for a New You to bring in the New Year,
You better HURRY UP!
CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ contest ends January 31st!!!
*This is a sponsored post that I will receive payment for writing, I have not tried CoolSculpting but have shared my knowledge and opinions on the product and the contest being offered through information provided for me from this company.
Good luck to all who enter!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

just FREEZE it and an upcoming challenge!

I have found that frozen fruit is a GREAT way to snack because...
it keeps your portions in check
AND gives you some much needed vitamins and nutrients!
Try this:
1/2 FROZEN banana-right in the peel-1tbs. peanut butter is great w/ this too!
10-12 grapes-clean and FREEZE, the small amount of water from washing
gives them a great crunch!
5-6 strawberries wash and FREEZE
ANY other fruit of your choice will work too, just keep in mind PORTION CONTROL!
I have found that the frozen version of these fruits take A LOT longer to eat,
so it helps you control your snack cravings! Give it a try...
COMING SOON : "Move It Mommas Six-Week Challenge":
Starting January 1st, 2011... whether you're looking to shed some unwanted pounds, set higher exercise goals, find healthier foods for your family, WHATEVER, I've got the challenge for YOU!
We will be a support system for each other!
I will be working on an email list, to where I am able to communicate with my readers to find out what key factors they'd like to focus on, that way its geared toward YOU, individually!
It will be a six-week challenge with the reward being a HEALTHIER you!
So if you're interested, send an email to me at rissarose80@yahoo.com letting me know you'd like to take part AND include your six week health-related goal you're setting for yourself for the challenge!
P.S. If ANY of my readers can help me create a button for this challenge, I'd be MORE than appreciative :) I have NO clue how to do that??

Friday, December 3, 2010

a cake from a website I L.O.V.E!

Apple Cake
(As Seen On Meal Makeover Moms' website HERE!)
I sprinkled powdered sugar on top to make it look even BETTER!

If you haven't heard of the Meal Makeover Moms', then you're missing out and should go and check them out NOW! They are Moms that make Healthy meals that are kid-tested and approved! Check out this delicious, Apple Cake recipe they recently posted on their site! YUM and as always, I added my flaxseed meal and made it EVEN better! This was SOOO good, and the entire family LOVED it! The apples were so moist and delicious,
I used Gala because its what I had already in the house.
They have a cookbook out right NOW(my son's picture is in it because we helped test one of their delicious recipes!) that's called "NO WHINE WITH DINNER" and you can buy it HERE
This is where I find a lot of inspiration for healthy meals for my family...
So, HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE WHAT YOU'RE COOKING
IS HEALTHY FOR YOUR FAMILY??

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