Making Time to Exercise

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If only… One of the things I was most looking forward to when I decided to become a stay-at-home mom was having time to exercise more regularly. Since I changed my schedule to work in the office in the mornings and from home in the afternoons, I was losing my hour during the day that […]

2nd Annual Strides Against Narcolepsy Virtual Run/Walk July 12-14

I am pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Strides Against Narcolepsy Virtual Run/Walk to raise funds for narcolepsy research will be held July 12-14.  I’m even more pleased to announce that I’m partnering with Wake Up Narcolepsy, an organization whose mission is to support narcolepsy awareness and research to find a cure.  They have created […]

April #Nchat Recap

Thank you so much to everyone who participated this month!  This was the biggest #Nchat so far!  It’s amazing to see word spreading about this opportunity to chat real-time with people with narcolepsy all over the world.  I’m so honored to be a part of it! The theme for this month’s chat was triggers.  We […]

Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Day 1: Getting Started

Source: kristanlynn.com via WEGO Health on Pinterest   I’m really excited to join the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge organized by WEGO Health. This is the first time I’ve participated in such challenge. The goal is to post every single day – a loft goal for this girl! I’m not sure I’ll be able to […]

Slimkicker Giving Away $1000 Home Gym

Back in November, I posted about a fun diet and fitness tracking website called Slimkicker.  Today, I found out they are giving away a Bowflex home gym valued at over $1000.  Winning this prize would be a great motivator to exercise more often since it wouldn’t even be necessary to leave the house!  They are […]

Increasing Energy Levels With Exercise: It Starts With 10 Minutes

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This is my daughter.  She’s got the most energy of anyone I know.  Shortly before I snapped this photo, she said, “Mom, I’m feeling a little tired.  I’m going to go get some energy in me.”  She proceeded to the den and began jumping on her little trampoline.  It’s not the first time she has […]

Looking Forward: A New Year, A New Hope

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Shortly after midnight, the fireworks started. Every year, my neighbors help the entire subdivision ring in the New Year even though some of us were perfectly happy doing so in our sleep. As I lay in bed, waiting for the loud booms to cease, I thought about all the Facebook statuses I’d read about 2012 […]

Officially in Training Mode

Last weekend marked eight weeks until the Children’s TLC Groundhog Run. This is the race my husband and I ran together last year and decided we would do annually as part of our anniversary celebration. He and I have been so fortunate to have a beautiful life together that we wanted to find a way […]

Strides Against Narcolepsy Nominated for Wego Health Activist Award

I am excited to announce that Strides Against Narcolepsy has been nominated for a Wego Health Activist award in the category of Best in Show: Blog! When I first read about the nomination, I thought, “Me? A health activist?” I spent a fair amount of time thinking about what it means to be a health […]

Tracking Food Intake and Exercise the FUN Way: Introduction to Slimkicker

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Recently, I was introduced to a fairly new website called Slimkicker to track diet and exercise.  Since I went on Xyrem back in May, it has become a necessity to track my sodium intake in order to make sure I don’t go overboard during the day so that I don’t have awful muscle cramps when […]