Team INSPIRE — What is it all about?

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Happy September! I cannot believe it’s already Labor Day, and already September!!! Wow, the summer flew right by. August was a hard month for my fitness and nutrition. I struggled with a sports injury (piriformis syndrome) all month, and my workouts suffered as a result. And when my workouts suffer, my nutrition tends to suffer too. I’ve gone to the chiropractor a few times to correct the issue, and I’m finally starting to feel better — yay!!! I’m so happy it’s Monday, and Sept 1 — time to kick my workouts back into high gear and start an eat clean challenge with my new online boot campers! Woo hoo!

In spite of my sports injury, August was still a phenomenal month thanks to Team INSPIRE! My team exploded to 34 members within 34 days, and I have truly never been part of a more passionate and inspiring community. So — what is team INSPIRE, and what are we doing?

Team INSPIRE is my team of fitness fanatics and professionals all working toward one goal — to help as many people as possible become the very best version of themselves. The team is made up of several trainers, moms, a sports psychologist, chef, stylist, nurses, teachers, accountant and more! All of us have one common bond — the desire to inspire others to be fit and healthy both internally and externally.

Team INSPIRE started when I decided to link arms with BeachBody (makers of P90X and Insanity) as an extension of my fitness business and PT mentorship program, but it’s developed into far more. All of the members of my team are automatically enrolled in my business mentorship program. We are focusing on the purpose that drives our individual brands. For example — Christy from The Total Lifestyle Companion is an amazing chef. We set up a strategy and she created a phenomenal eBook with healthy recipes to offer with her fitness and nutrition accountability groups.

inspiringPersonally, I am still staying 100% true to my Fit Parenting brand. I am still running and marketing my successful Online Boot Camp and Eat Clean Challenges (in fact, I have one starting today), and I am also able to offer great BeachBody workout plans as applicable to my clients. For example, a former PT client of mine contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked me to come up with a low-impact plan for her to do at home. I was able to offer PIYO (a new low-impact BeachBody program) as an option, and she purchased. I generated 25% commission from the sale of the workout plan, and I will still keep her accountable, answer questions, and give her tips.

Several of the ladies on Team INSPIRE are already trainers with several years of experience. However, many are also choosing to become certified via my PT business mentorship program — woo hoo — so fun! I am helping these ladies learn how to market their businesses, decide on a niche market, and land clients for the businesses in combination with BeachBody initiatives as applicable.

We are implementing tried and true long-term digital marketing strategies to reach and influence more people online with no spammy sales tactics or friend and family solicitation. In fact, I did not solicit a single friend or family member for my initial team of 34 (besides my hubs, but that doesn’t count :).

If you are a fitness professional with an established brand, or a fitness enthusiast who is hoping to take a leap into the fitness industry, but you’re not sure how — join us! It only costs $39 to sign up to be on Team INSPIRE, and you will receive thousands of dollars worth of training in branding, marketing, relationship-building, professional development, and more. I would love to partner with you and help you take your fitness business to the next level. There are no monthly expectations for my team members. I am simply here to help you establish a successful business and take it to the level that you choose — with the time commitment that you can realistically work into your weekly routine. Let’s make this world a healthier place one person at a time!

Please note — if you are already a BeachBody coach, I am also offering my mentorship program for current coaches for a small fee. I have several women enrolled who are not on my team, and they are doing a fabulous job implementing my strategies and seeing ROI (return on investment).

Fill out the form below if you would like information about joining Team INSPIRE or to be contacted about my PT business mentorship program.

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Detour Bar: Healthy, Tasty, Easy to Pack, and Toddler Approved!

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Detour Bar.

Several times this summer, my gym and online personal training clients have asked me for granola or protein bar recommendations. Unfortunately, there are not many options that I can give them for an easy, and healthy summer snack bar!

Granola bars are often extremely high in sugar and processed items that we simply do not need in our bodies. In fact, granola bars packed with insoluble fiber and other ingredients often cause me major bloating and discomfort.

I was thrilled when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Detour Bar — a healthy, tasty, easy to transport, and toddler approved option.

The Detour Bar is gluten-free, high in protein, and only has 135 calories! It’s all natural and sweetened with stevia. I often need quick energy before a boot camp or client workout — this bar was perfect for a fast snack that gave me a boost of energy.

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Oh, and did I mention it tastes amazing? I received the bars in the mail last week and they were gone within a couple of days thanks to two little kiddies that couldn’t seem to keep their paws out of the pantry. And don’t you just love a healthy snack that is easy to grab and go for your toddlers?

Be sure to check my IG page tonight (@fitparnering) because I may just be doing a giveaway for these bars!

Visit the Detour Bar site  for more information about their products, a resourceful blog, and to stay in-the-loop on promotions. Also be sure to like the Detour Bar Facebook page and follow them on IG and Twitter (@detourbar).

Family Friday

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TGIF! I hope you’ve had a great week. My week has had its fair share of ups and downs, but it’s ending on a good note. My career and employment situation has been extremely exciting this year, but it’s also been a challenge to find balance with a slew of new opportunities. I seem to always be flirting with the line between highly productive and insanity — between my web marketing business, PT mentorship program business, gym clients, online boot camp clients, mom responsibilities, and now the new BB partnership, things can get busy. For the past year, I’ve also been serving as the digital marketing media staffer for a university.

Well, this week I was once again faced with a touch decision. It became clear that I could not continue ramping up my BB partnership and training my team while also working nearly full-time for a university on top of all my other clients. My BeachBody partnership has been so incredibly exciting, and I am certain that it’s a great fit for my passions and family life. My team exploded, and in just one month, we are 33 strong. I was able to generate over $2,000 in the first month alone, and that gave me the confidence I needed to step down from my role with the university (which was one of my higher paying web marketing company clients). On Wednesday afternoon, I quit the university job after a lot of stress, prayer, and discussion with the hubs. It’s scary to step out of a situation with consistent, reliable, monthly income. However, I am so at peace about the decision, and have already received a few confirmations this week that it was the best thing for my family.

Also this week, I have been dealing with a fairly severe sports injury. I have piriformis syndrome which is causing terrible sciatic pain from my butt all the way to my foot. Ouch! Walking, running, sitting, laying — it all hurts. I’ve been on meds for a week and a half, and they are not helping in the least. Yesterday a friend of mine looked at the alignment of my hips and agreed that I am going to need to heavy-duty adjustments, therapy, etc. Today I went and got a cortisone shot in my backside. Emma stayed with me in the doctor’s office and thought it was so fun!

Usually, Friday’s are crazy work and fitness days. But after this crazy week, we decided to do a Family Friday! The hubs has been home all day, and I have been focusing more on the kids and recovering from my injury than work! Gosh, it feels good to have a slower day. Our friends are coming over this evening for dinner and we look forward to chillin.

How has your week been? Do you celebrate a Family Friday?

Success is about what you Inspire others to do.

Team Inspire Amanda Tress BeachbodyIf money and time were no object, what career field would you choose? If you could spend all day with one type of person, who would that be? If you could influence everyone you know to be the very best version of themselves, would that fulfill you? These are questions I have been asking myself since my 28th birthday. I wrote a listing of goals on my birthday, and I reference the list often. Below, I have listed the goals that I’ve accomplished in the past 4 months.

  1. Streamline my businesses and cut back on jobs that are not quite as financially profitable and/or take too much time away from family time.
  2. Teach Cole how to walk and talk.
  3. Continue to develop my business mentorship program and help at least 25-30 women start their own business and website so they can realize their dream of being self-employed and working from home with the kiddos.
  4. Plan and go on a kid-free vacation with just the hubs.
  5. Land one or two additional larger clients for my digital marketing business so I can focus on a few larger companies versus so many small businesses.
  6. Teach Emma how to play soccer.
  7. Install a pool or work on contentment.
  8. Invite my neighbors to church.
  9. Wear sunblock on my face every day.
  10. Continue building into the lives of our friends and hanging out at least 2 times per month with other couples.
  11. Continue serving on the greeting team at church and consider more involvement.
  12. Complete a few online and in-person boot camps to get as many women fit and healthy as possible.
  13. Decide on a new pre-bedtime snack (versus salty popcorn that isn’t helping the appearance of bags under my eyes, LOL).
  14. Landscape the outside of our house.
  15. Slow time down and enjoy every possible minute (that doesn’t include poopy diapers) with Emma and Baby Cole.

Most all of the goals I created for myself center around my main priorities — faith, family, and fitness. This past year has been full of change and excitement — we built a house, installed a pool, started getting more involved at church and in our community, and I’ve experienced several new career projects, clients, and initiatives. What I’ve realized this year, is if I keep my priorities as the main focus, I will experience “success.” What I’ve also realized is that success for me has very little to do with material riches, and more to do with inspiring others and caring for my family.

In the past few months, I have made some tough decisions and stepped down from some opportunities that I thought were a “perfect fit” for me because I realized that they got in the way of my main priorities — faith, family, and fitness. Each time I step down from something, a much better opportunity comes knocking — one where I don’t have to compromise my priorities. As you’ve read from my post last week, I recently discontinued an awesome marketing client project, and God immediately opened a door for me to pursue a partnership with Beachbody. After years of skepticism toward the company, I decided to be open to the opportunity of linking arms with them. Wow, am I glad I did! In the past two weeks, I have generated $1320 as a direct result of my partnership with the company. After only two weeks, I feel confident enough about the earning potential moving forward that I am going to step down from another large client who is taking time away from important priorities. Through my Beachbody partnership, I’ve been able to enroll 23 amazing professionals to join my team. This allows me the opportunity to mentor and train these professionals via my business mentorship program. The coaches on my team are the kind of people who I want to spend my day with — motivated, fit, passionate young people with a desire to succeed and influence others.

Not only have I been able to build into my team, but I’ve enrolled several current BB coaches into my business mentorship program for a small fee. It has been so awesome to meet new young professionals and help them take their business to the next level online. I have worked to expand their brands past simply BB — together we’ve created websites, started blogs, applied for important fitness networks, learned how to market on social media, gotten a feel for SEO basics, and landed clients.

This week I was also reminded again how lucky I am to have a supportive husband! He is not only willing, but enthusiastic about supporting me in all of my endeavors. The more I interact with women, the more I realize how blessed I truly am to be married to Brandon. He wants me to be the best version of myself and works to support my passions. I think we make a pretty great team!

So — I’ll ask again. If money and time were no object, what career field would you choose? If you could spend all day with one type of person, who would that be? If you could influence everyone you know to be the very best version of themselves, would that fulfill you? If so, submit your information below and chat with me for 5 minutes about my business mentorship program and/or my Beachbody team. If you’re willing and ready to have a chat – let’s connect. I would love to inspire you and help you experience success.

Imaginative Activity and Fruit Shoot Video Contest

Emma, Baby Cole, and I are thrilled to be partnering with Fruit Shoot once again. We reviewed Fruit Shoot a few months back and gave our Top 5 Tips to Packing Healthy Kid-Friendly Lunches.

Fruit Shoot has a new no-spill cap, perfect for children of all ages, and contains no fructose corn syrup, making it a much better option than other flavored drinks. This fun hydration drink is perfect for energetic, independent kids who desire fun on the go. It contains real fruit juice, natural flavors, no high-fructose corn syrup, and no added sugar.

Fruit Shoot is currently running an awesome video contest to capture and share the exciting imagination of your child by filming a short video of your child’s tricks and stunts with a Fruit Shoot bottle and a ball of your choice.

Miss Emma and Baby Cole certainly enjoy a lot of imaginative activities throughout the day — from playing Dr. with Emma’s new Doc McStuffins set, to singing, to soccer and games outside.

Here is a short video of Emma with her new Fruit Shoot bottles and a new ball for some fun.

Be sure to enter your 30-seconds-or-less video into the Fruit Shoot video contest.

Competition details:

Click on the video below to watch a video about the campaign.

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The ‘Have a Ball Stunt Hunt’ competition is a great demonstration of Fruit Shoot’s commitment to imaginative play and has a reward that is priceless. Here’s how it works:

1. Visit the contest homepage to upload a video of your kids showing off their best tricks, stunts, and super-cool abilities with a Fruit Shoot bottle and any ball. To qualify, please make sure your video is under 30 seconds. Check out the stunt video we have already souped-up for inspiration!

2. Share your video with friends and family and encourage them to vote for your video.

3. Every week, we’ll chose a winning video, give it the full-on Hollywood special effects treatment, and release it on our contest homepage for the world to see!

Entrants will receive a free bottle of Fruit Shoot when entering the contest. Entrants will also receive a Waboba ball anytime they buy 6 bottles of Fruit Shoot in-store.

Let me know if you submit a video to the contest and I will be sure to promote it on my social media channels. Visit the Fruit Shoot homepage for the details.

Work from Home: Fast Track to Team Beachbody Success

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It is such a privilege to be able to work from home and spend time with my kiddos.

Are you hoping to work from home, but not quite sure where to start or what type of business to pursue? Have you considered a fitness business, but are a little nervous about generating enough income to make it worth pursuing? Are you unsure of how to market and brand yourself online effectively? Do you need help managing your time, creating a website, balancing life and work?

These are topics that I love to address via my health and wellness business mentorship program. Over the past year, I’ve worked with numerous young professionals and helped them ramp up a wellness business with the ability to work from home. A business that has the potential to generate a significant income. Personally, I’ve worked in the fitness industry for 10 years, but it was only recently that I found my sweet spot as an independent contractor at a gym, leading online and in-person boot camps, and training clients at my convenience — from home, with the reality of a significant monthly salary.

Last week I decided to expand my fitness business and mentorship program influence by linking arms with Beachbody, the makers of P90X and Insanity. There are several reasons that I decided to pursue this partnership. However, one of the main reasons I decided to join Beachbody was because I have observed that a good friend of mine thrives with the company while staying true to her personal brand, faith, and family — all while being able to work from home with her two kiddos. Last week, I stepped down from an amazing (40K) project because after only a few weeks working on the project, I was having to sacrifice precious time with my family. It was extremely hard to step down because I felt that the project was a perfect fit for me. I loved the team, the passion of the company, and the marketing I was asked to complete. However, after several sleepless nights, I put my family first and quit the project.

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I truly believe that if you close a door on an opportunity for the right reasons, another (even better) opportunity will pop up! I signed up to be a Beachbody coach last Monday and have been able to join forces with 15 amazing individuals as part of my core team! I was told yesterday that my team broke a record for fastest growth within the Beachbody company — WOW!

As a team of Beachbody coaches — we will be promoting some amazing workouts — P90X, Insanity, PIYO (new program with a cross between yoga and pilates), T25, and more — all from home! We will also be starting accountability groups for customers who would like to try the programs and are hoping for daily encouragement, inspiration, and guidance. Coaches receive 25% commission on products, and also have the opportunity to build teams to qualify for generous quarterly bonuses — not to mention some super fun trips to amazing places.

The coaches on my team have been automatically enrolled in my business mentorship program (a huge additional value). Via my mentorship program, I train them on digital marketing best practices, social media strategy, how to set up a website, how to organize, sealing deals, the hook and pull versus push mechanism, and tons more. I tailor the program to each individual.

Here’s something you may find interesting – guess how many times I posted a Beachbody logo on my personal social media platforms, or messaged friends within my circles to ask them to join my company. Just guess …

Zero. That’s right — I did not post one single Beachbody logo or send anyone a canned email message asking them to join my team. However, my team hit a record for fastest growth within the company. Crazy? No … There are some great strategies that help to hook and pull users into customer and coach relationships with this company. There are also some sure fire ways to turn people off and cause un-follows on social media. My team is learning the art of marketing (versus selling). We are passionate about helping as many people as possible get fit and healthy both physically and financially. I truly believe that if we keep the right priorities up front, we will be successful. After all — none of us need another creepy sales pitch on our social media feeds — am I right?!

Several current Beachbody coaches have also reached out and asked to join my business mentorship program for a small fee. I am thrilled to help these individuals take their businesses to the next level online as well!

If you are at all interested in joining my core team of Beachbody coaches or participating in my mentorship program, please friend me on FB and send me a message. Don’t worry, I won’t push or contact you if you’re not interested — but if you have an inclination to join, I would be thrilled to send you info! I believe that this is the very best time to join the Beachbody company. The company has proven that their workouts are tried and true over the past few years. They continue to come out with new workouts, and prove their effectiveness time and time again. Beachbody also understands the value of accountability and compensating their coaches (feet on the ground) generously. Last, but certainly not least — the coaches who have gone before us have done all the hustle. They have worked extremely hard to effectively and enthusiastically share the brand. If you ask 100 people on the street if they’ve heard of P90X, 90 percent of them will say YES! Wow, that makes my job all the more fun and effective.

 

Smile Brilliant and Breast Health Product Giveaway

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TGIF! Wow, it’s been a whirlwind week for the Tress family, but so fun! I wanted to present you with a giveaway this week for a little fun!

Several weeks ago, the hubs and I went to Seattle for a business trip. It was my very first trip away from Baby Cole, and after 11.5 months of breastfeeding, I decided to wean him cold turkey. My goal was to breastfeed him for 12 months, and since I was only 15 days away, I decided we were “close enough.” Prior to weaning him, a great company (Mercola) reached out to me in regard to a review and giveaway of their breast health products. In addition to trying the breast health formula, I reviewed important tips on their site in regard to breast health. Here are some very tangible tips that you can easily implement.

  • wear a bra as little as possible – he he :)
  • get regular exercise
  • get plenty of sleep (increased melatonin levels – impt for breast health)
  • eat as healthy as possible and avoid sugars and processed foods
  • optimize your sunlight exposure and vitamin D levels

Visit the mercola.com site to read more fantastic breast health tips, and to review the Breast Health Formula facts. It is so important to be knowledgeable about this often hushed subject. See below for info on how to win a bottle of the Breast Health Formula.

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I was also recently contacted by Smile Brilliant. A phenomenal company passionate about helping us have the very best smiles possible. Last week, I reviewed the teeth whitening trays and I want to give a set away to one of you!

Smile Brilliant sent me a shipment with trays for impressions. Each whitening kit is set specifically for the client. I did my impressions which only took a few minutes, and sent the trays back. Within a few days, I had my custom teeth whitening kit! Wow — that was fast. The marketing materials, case, brochure, packaging, etc was professional, and it made me very comfortable to use the product.

So — did it work? I think YES! I wore the teeth sensitivity gel for about an hour, and then put on the teeth whitening trays. I am a coffee lover, so my teeth tend to get dull and occasionally stained. After wearing the whitening trays for 2 hours, my teeth were sparkly white. I could definitely tell a difference, and so could the hubs. I had a little tooth sensitivity the next day, but it was gone within two days. WOW — this system sure beats the 14 day teeth whitening strips I used to use.

To enter this giveaway for the Breast Health Formula supplement, the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening trays, and your choice of my Body After Baby or Fit Pregnancy DVD — do the following:

Comment on this post for each step you complete

  • Follow @fitparenting on Instagram
  • Follow @smilebrilliant on Instagram
  • Comment on this post and tell me why I should pick you to win

Good luck!

 

Join me as I take my fitness business and mentorship business to the next level!

I started a new in-person 6 week boot camp round this week. So fun!

I started a new in-person 6 week boot camp round this week. So fun!

I hope you’re having a great week! Mine has been full of swimming, family time, boot camp, and entertaining. My in-laws and brother-in-law are at the “Tress resort” (AKA my house) for the annual Tress family vacation. Our weather has been perfect for swimming this week, and today it’s a bit rainy (great news for my lawn) so we plan to shop versus swim.

It’s been 14 months since I quit my full-time digital marketing job and became 100% self-employed last year. Since then, it’s been whirlwind of new clients, business opportunities, campaign initiatives, start-up projects, and more. I’ve truly enjoyed every new project that I’ve been a part of, but it has taken some time to find my “sweet spot” in terms of work/life balance. Just last week, I had to step away from an awesome project that I was really passionate about – simply because it was taking too much time away from my family. It was very hard to step away, but I know that I made the right decision.

As a result of leaving that particular project, I had some extra time to consider my fitness business and business mentorship program this past week. My goal is to continually grow and expand the reach of my businesses. Over the past few years, I’ve tried a few at-home workout programs including P90X and Insanity. I really loved the Insanity program in particular, and even incorporate several of Shaun T’s moves into my boot camps. I knew that these workout programs were part of a larger company called Beachbody. I was also aware that individuals could sign up as Beachbody “coaches” to promote the workouts in a marketing relationship. Over the past few months, a few Beachbody coaches have signed up for my mentorship program. It has been fun to work with them and learn more about the mission and vision of Beachbody.

I hope to retire at 34 and allow Brandon to cut back to part-time shortly thereafter so we can enjoy as much family time as possible while the kids are growing up.

I hope to retire at 34 and allow Brandon to cut back to part-time shortly thereafter so we can enjoy as much family time as possible while the kids are growing up.

Earlier this week, I reached out to a Facebook friend of mine who is a phenomenal mom with two kiddos. She’s guest posted on my site, and I’ve respected her business sense and social media influence. I simply asked her how much she makes monthly with Beachbody. Her answer blew me away. I won’t disclose the figure, but let’s just say it takes a lot of shock me … and it completely shocked me. She and I set up a phone call, and I liked everything I heard. So, I decided to sign up as a Beachbody coach after chatting with them about a non-compete agreement since I have my own professionally produced DVDs. My desire with the Beachbody company is to expand my fitness and mentorship business reach and make as many people as possible fit both physically and financially. I would like to have the ability to retire at age 34, and allow Brandon cut back to part-time shortly thereafter.  I am on track, but I think this Beachbody company partnership will only help to expedite the process.

It’s been an awesome few days as part of the Beachbody company. This week, I am actively recruiting 10-15 individuals to be part of my core Beachbody team. The members of my team will automatically be enrolled in my business mentorship program, and we will use the curriculum from the program to ramp up their Beachbody businesses online. So far, I have 4 team members officially signed up, 2 who have verbally committed to signing up today (or who have tried and had website glitches), and several others in the pipeline for my team. Woo hoo! I am so excited to work with these young professionals and help them make a significant income while working 100% from home and helping others become the best version of themselves. My main focus with my team will be to develop a healthy work/life balance and learn how to properly and effectively market to experience the best possible ROI (return on investment) of efforts.

Would you like to join my team and become an influencer online in the fitness industry? I would love to help you ramp up a business that you can do from the comfort of your own home and is easily duplicated/multiplied. If you would like more information about joining my team, please fill out the form below. I will email you to set up a 5 minute conversation.

How to Stay Fit as a Busy Parent

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I am thrilled to feature Bess as a fit mom featured blogger for my site. Meet Bess and learn how she stays fit and active as a busy parent.

Hi! My name is Bess. I am a wife and mom to Libby (2 ½ years old) and Jack (9 months). I live outside of Charleston, SC on a little beach island.

I grew up in a small town in South Carolina surrounded by farm land. In high school, I loved running with my dad and working out at my hometown gym with my friends. I also played softball and danced pointe (ballet), but not very skillfully; I do not consider myself to be athletic, nor coordinated. I enjoyed eating healthy things in high school, when the low-fat, high-carb diet was all the rage. After high school and college, I enjoyed going “home” and doing cardio classes with my mom and sisters. My siblings and I have also participated in races together.

I have been married to Brett since 2010. As a couple, my husband and I strive to have an active lifestyle, to be physically fit, and to eat healthy meals. However, we are not strict or restrictive; we enjoy treats, too, especially at birthday parties and when dining out.

Every day, I work towards being a fit parent. Personally, I define being fit parent as having an active lifestyle, working out, and eating healthy things every day. I go for a short run every morning, and I love participating in local races, from 5Ks to half-marathons. My kids have participated with me in the jogging stroller in two races, so far (and our third is coming up in May)! In the summertime, I work out at the gym, where I run on the treadmill, do the elliptical, and take group fitness classes, too. For days that I cannot get out of the house, I love working out with HIIT videos on my iPad. I have enjoyed two fit pregnancies; I stopped running, but I walked 2.5 miles every day. I ate a lot of healthy food during my pregnancies, gained a reasonable amount of weight, and, therefore, was able to “bounce back” quickly after each baby. Right now, I am still breastfeeding my youngest child, so I eat A LOT. I try to eat healthy things every day, and I define that as eating whole fruits and vegetables every single day, no matter what. I really love green smoothies, too. My husband is very good about the vegetables and salad part. He is an excellent cook, especially on the grill. As for my children, I feed them a lot of whole fruits, chopped up. The only vegetable my daughter will eat these days, however, is a pickle!

The beautiful weather and beaches where we live inspire us to be a fit and active family. As a family, we love going to the beach, walking in downtown Charleston, and going for bike rides. My husband is a huge support in my fitness journey; he works out every day, watches my children so that I can go on long runs when I’m training for a race, and brings home healthy meals for our family.

Of course, I am especially inspired by my children to be a fit mom. I want my children to learn that leading an active lifestyle and eating healthy foods will make them feel good about themselves in a positive way. I hope that I am and will continue to be a healthy role model for them. I want to be positive and enthusiastic; I hope that I will not put down my body shape, my lack of athletic ability, or my food choices when they’re not the best. I want to provide encouragement regarding making healthy food choices, rather than be overly strict or restrictive regarding eating unhealthy things. For our family, being fit and healthy is really all about fun activities, enjoying food, and finding a healthy balance, together!

Please join me on my Fit Parent journey, by checking out my blog at bessbeehealthy.blogspot.com, follow me on Instagram @bessbeehealthy, on Twitter @bessbeehealthy, and like my page on Facebook at facebook.com/bessbeehealthy.

 

Mamas of Boys – How do you do it?!

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Baby Cole is one year old! I just can’t believe it! Now that he’s mobile, I have to watch him like a hawk because he is getting into everything! We have hundreds of toys and books for him to play with … but here’s the only things he’s really interested in doing:

1) Throwing my stuff in the toilet.

2) Taking his diaper off and throwing it in the pool.

3) Playing with any cords — but mostly the one’s he’s not supposed to play with.

4) Playing with technology or throwing it in the toilet/pool.

5) Being held by me.

Obviously it would be too much to ask for him to play with some of his toys. LOL — seriously, boys will be boys.

Mamas of boys — how do you do it?!?

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