Keeping Healthy


Keeping Healthy

I am all about being healthy, but not to the extreme.  My favorite saying is everything in moderation.  I really believe that.  One cookie is not gonna kill you, but 10 might…

I know how important exercise is, but I really don’t enjoy it.  I WISH I did.  I make a lot of excuses as to why I don’t have the time.  I really don’t like intense workouts or cardio and I can not stand to be in a gym.  A couple of years ago I bought a treadmill.  I like to have that at home so when I want to get a little cardio in, I can.  But recently I can’t get myself to do it.

I really love yoga and Pilates.  I’ve done it on and off at different locations.  It feels great both physically and mentally for me.  It’s been a while since I’ve done it.  My sister-in-law is a yoga instructor and was visiting this month.  She was nice enough to teach a yoga session for me.  It felt great.  I was sore for two days, but I realized how much I missed it.

So, not sure if I can commit to one specific studio or to the hefty monthly payment($85-$150/month).  But, I did head over to Groupon to check out what deals they had.

I ended up purchasing a Groupon for 10 hot or ground yoga classes for $46.50!  I don’t think I can ever do a hot yoga class!  But I can’t wait to try the regular classes!  Maybe I will continue after the 10 classes just because I put it out there in a blog.  A little push…

So, I of course had to go shopping for ten outfits for 10 classes.  Lol.  I asked my sister-in-law what essential items she recommends.  She said,”My favorite thing about yoga is you don’t need much!  Just a few things and a clear/open mind.”

I wish she had told me that before I went shopping.  See below all the great items I found!

This yoga mat comes in a bunch of different colors.  It is currently 50% off and there is a 10% off coupon available!

I bought a towel just like this today!  I love that it has the non-slip texture on the back so it doesn’t move.

This is my sister-in-laws favorite brand of water bottle.  It comes in a million different colors. has a great selection of yoga pants / shirts and bras

I bought a bag just like this today and kind of love it!











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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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