When I was asked by Today's Parent magazine if I'd be interested in taking my boys to Orlando, Florida to visit 8 awesome attractions in 5 days...Well, I did what any other mom (I mean journalist) would do. I said "YES, of course!"
The kids were elated to miss school and my husband and I were just glad to get away from the Canadian winter... We stayed at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort (loved); swam with Lester the dolphin at Discovery Cove (awesome); took in all the rides at SeaWorld and LegoLand (very cool); and stayed late at Universal Studios, WonderWorks, and Magic Kingdom (whew!). No wonder we were all pooped when we got home. My article was featured in the March issue of TP and online. The kids still ask to go back every weekend.
Ya right, like we could afford that every year! Amazing trip.
Have you ever gone on a winter getaway with the kids? Where did you venture to and would you go back? Check out my story of our whirlwind trip (and make sure you scroll through all the slides to see my little guy pictured in the 3D glasses).
As you read this, two out of three American women are trying to lose weight. Here’s hoping they succeed. But how many times have you heard a friend or someone you work with say they’ve lost ten to fifteen pounds on such-n-such diet and then two months later, they’ve gained the weight back again? Unfortunately, this is a regular occurrence and a dangerous, disappointing cycle for many.
Among the millions who put pounds back on after yo-yo dieting, fewer than five percent are able to lose them again. Some experts say the reason could be your natural body chemistry, or the fact that you may just have bad luck. But I say it’s a lack of motivation. What’s wrong with society these days? Too busy? Too stressed? Too overworked to worry about your health? I say stand up for what you really want - and take control of your body inside and out! There’s no time like the present.
The solution? You’ve got to work harder than ever before to keep flab from coming back – it all comes down to proper diet and exercise. Yes, the same old adage that’s been ingrained into our heads since we were kids. Cut out the junk food, stick to the basics, eat your veggies, and drink plenty of water. (Well, it may be a little more complicated than that as we get older but you get my point). Stick to the basics and you’ll succeed. Promise.
Today I started to get back to basics myself with every intention to stick with my plan of eating healthier and working out. Whether it be yoga (my love lately) or the treadmill in the garage at home – my goal is to lose the weight (and keep it off) once and for all. Are you ready to take the challenge? Let’s do it together!
Kerrie Lee Brown is a sought-after health and lifestyle expert. She writes books, blogs and articles and is published all over the world. Kerrie Lee is also a heart-health survivor and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows sharing life-saving tips for women on how to listen to their bodies and slow down. Kerrie Lee is a mom and proud Canadian living in Denver, Colorado.