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One of my goals this year was to be more flexible with my routine. Most of my life I have been very strict with my routines and noticed that to an extent it was good when I was single but just didn’t work now that I have a family. So top on my list of 12 goals for this year, I added “Be more flexible with routines and learn to use time effectively”. With PD’s recent job loss, I’ve had to rearrange my day. The first couple of days were strange but once I found my new balance, things seem to be better now.  I think I was most scared to see the mental impact of a job loss unfold because I have been through it myself, so I began to make changes and take action to help my husband embrace his new change in life. These are a few of the most important things I think a partner should do to help move on to bigger and better things post job loss. Continue reading

FAV Spotlight: Reykjavik, Iceland


Ranked number 1 in Forbes magazine as the healthiest city to live in, Reykjavik offers breathtaking scenery, and CLEAN water everywhere (their hot or cold fountain of youth). With one of the world’s highest life expectancy at 81.5, you will surely come back feeling younger! Continue reading

Introducing FAV of the Week

Vacations are great. Vacations where you come back healthier and happier are awesome. On a recent post about goal setting, we mentioned the importance of rewarding yourself and your family for accomplishing a major goal.

Each week we will review a healthy city to plan your next FAV (Family Adventure Vacation).  Not just an ordinary sightseeing vacation, but one where you can sign up for an event whether a tri, marathon, or some mountaineering. Of course we will throw in a few secrets on where to stay, what to eat, and what to do! This is a great way to get you motivated to train for your adventure abroad, and give yourself and your family a purpose and goal for getting fit and healthy. With an exciting  F.A.V. planned out, we’re positive junior will make mommy and daddy take those stairs and skip the elevator to get you prepped for that hike you have signed up for!

Hurdles and Glories of Life, according to a triathlete

As I was getting ready for bed last night, I had a conversation with PD about the similarities between triathlons, transitions and life. I thought that this would be a great way to explain changes, perseverance, learning from mistakes and glory to our daughter Issy some day. If you are not familiar with what goes on in a triathlon, this will get you started. Continue reading