Weekly Run Report {20/10/14}

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I have created this weekly run report to keep track of all of my workouts. I love listing my stats and seeing how I am improving each week. I ran my first full marathon on Sept. 28th 2014. My plan for the winter is to maintain half-marathon capabilities and to build muscles especially in my core. I really believe that recording your workouts, especially your runs and paces helps to see your progress more clearly.         Monday, October 13th 2014 RUN 16 km (10 miles) TIME: 1:45:00 PACE: 6:33 min/km – Burnt 1152 calories Monday was Thanksgiving here… » Continue Reading

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky {10/19/14}

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky

Welcome to my ongoing Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky. If you are new to cloth-diapering and need to increase your stash of cloth diapers or if you are just addicted to cloth diapers like the rest of us, this is the place to be. Enter to win tons of free fluff! Bloggers: Feel free to add as many relevant giveaways as your wish and browse around and enter a few as well. Add your Cloth Diaper & Cloth Diapering Accessory (wetbags, cloth wipes, wool dryer balls, laundry soap for cloth, mama cloth) giveaways to the linky. This is an ongoing linky… » Continue Reading

Creamy Ham and Pepper Casserole – Kid Friendly!

Creamy Ham & Pepper Casserole

This creamy ham and pepper casserole is a very quick and easy meal for a week night dinner. Requires only 6 ingredients! It baked a ham one night for supper and used the left overs for this casserole. Two meals for one! It was a real hit with my two and four year old sons as well. Gotta love kid friendly meals. Creamy Ham and Pepper Casserole Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Easy creamy ham casserole. Only 6 ingredients! Author: Kristen Recipe type: Dinner Cuisine: Kid Friendly! Serves: 6 Ingredients 3 cups uncooked… » Continue Reading

Climbing Mount Tecumseh, New Hampshire

View from the summit of Mount Tecumseh

I love hiking. I always have, even when I wasn’t interested in fitness or exercising at all. I love being in nature and am at my happiest when I am in the middle of the woods. Now, that I am more active and physically fit than I have ever been, I have started challenging myself to climbing mountains. My very first mountain was Mount Washington, the highest peak in the North East! I was training for a marathon and figured that I was finally in good enough shape to do it. I loved it. It felt amazing. I also discovered… » Continue Reading

Artsy Play Wednesday – Kids’ Craft Linky {15/10/14}

Artsy Play Wednesday Kids' Craft Linky

    Hosted by: Capri + 3 Multi-Testing Mommy Country Fit Family         Welcome to Artsy Play Wednesday – kids’ craft linky. Each week one of the host blogs or a special guest host will share an arts, crafts or play activity along with the linky.          At the bottom of the post is the linky and your chance to join in and share. The Artsy Play Wednesday Pinterest Board  will include five posts chosen from the linky each week. Make sure to follow our Artsy Play Wednesday group board so you don’t miss any great crafty ideas…. » Continue Reading

Pregnancy Weight Loss Journey

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I started gaining weight after I graduated university. I didn’t really notice the pounds coming on little by little. By the time I got married and later pregnant at age 23, I had gained about 20 lbs from my high school weight. I was now 155 lbs at 5′ 4″ tall. It didn’t bother me very much, I just bought a bigger size pants and looser tops. During my first pregnancy, I gained weight very quickly. I led a sedentary lifestyle with my only exercise being occasional walks. I am also a huge lover of food! At my obstetrician’s appointment,… » Continue Reading

Weekly Run Report {13/10/14}

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I have created this weekly run report to keep track of all of my workouts. I love listing my stats and seeing how I am improving each week. I ran my first full marathon on Sept. 28th 2014. My plan for the winter is to maintain half-marathon capabilities and to build muscles especially in my core. I really believe that recording your workouts, especially your runs and paces helps to see your progress more clearly.         Monday, October 6th 2014 Weight Training TIME: 45 minutes – Burnt 308 calories I started my new full body free weight training program… » Continue Reading

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky {12/10/14}

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky

Welcome to my ongoing Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky. If you are new to cloth-diapering and need to increase your stash of cloth diapers or if you are just addicted to cloth diapers like the rest of us, this is the place to be. Enter to win tons of free fluff! Bloggers: Feel free to add as many relevant giveaways as your wish and browse around and enter a few as well. Add your Cloth Diaper & Cloth Diapering Accessory (wetbags, cloth wipes, wool dryer balls, laundry soap for cloth, mama cloth) giveaways to the linky. This is an ongoing linky… » Continue Reading

Fit Family Feature #24 (Lani)

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This weekly post series for Country Fit Family is called Fit Family Feature. In this series I will be interviewing fellow fit parents about what they do for exercise and how they make time for fitness in their busy lives.  I know as parents we are always pressed for time and are often exhausted at the end of the day. Working out is usually the last thing on our to-do lists. I am hoping the Fit Family Features will showcase how other parents are managing and perhaps inspire others to get active.          In this week’s Fit Family Feature, I… » Continue Reading

Electric Run New York City 2014 Recap

Electric Run - New York City 2014

My friend and marathon training partner Monica, participated in a very cool event in September, the Electric Run New York City 2014! Here is her recap of the event.   One evening, my husband and I were watching the show The Bachelor and during one of the dates, the bachelor took his date to an event in Ohio called the Electric Run. It looked so fun and so out of this world. It was a night time run and the streets were lined with glow in the dark and LED decorations, there was lively entertainment and a concert at the… » Continue Reading