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These are a few of my favorite things… #ad #greatstarts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 6, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Favorites, Health and Fitness

Everyone has their favorite season (mine’s summer), favorite movie, and favorite song. We all have a “favorite” something/everything.

I was thinking about a few of my favorite things recently. I love snow days – when my son gets to stay home from school and we play in the snow and play board games all day.  So in particular, I was thinking about my favorite things about this time of year (which seem to involve getting healthy) and I was inspired by Team Kellogg’s Tip #30.


These are a few of my favorite things…

Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats #greatstarts favorite cerealMy Favorite Cereal

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats (and Kellogg’s Corn Pops are a very close second). They both bring back childhood memories for me. Still to this day, they are my favorites. My Mom’s favorite cereal was Frosted Mini-Wheats so she always had them in the pantry. I think that’s why they became my favorite cereal. Still to this day I think of her when I eat a bowl of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats.

Kellogg's Special K Protein Bars #greatstarts My favorite snackMy Favorite Snacks

Kellogg’s Special K Protein Snack Bars and fresh fruit. I sometimes eat a banana before I workout and if I’ve had a really good workout, I love the Kellogg’s Special K Protein bars as a post-workout snack.

Favorite Warm-Up

Jumping Jacks (my son loves doing jumping jacks with me). In fact, my son and I have jumping jack challenges to see who can do the most. Shew… he wears me out! I wish I could say, “I let him win”, but truth be told, he solid beats me.

Favorite Exercise

Planks and squats (and strength training). I know many people hate planks and squats, but I love them. I’ve been slacking this winter, and it’s tough to get back into the routine, so planks and squats are tough.

But once I get back into doing them, they are by far my favorite exercises. I love that burn.

Favorite Winter Sport (to watch)

Ice skating. When I was a little girl, I’d watch the ice skaters on TV and be enchanted at their beauty and grace. Unfortunately, ice skating was something I could not do. Nope. I was too clumsy and had no balance. It didn’t stop me from pretending I could do what the ice skaters were doing on TV, though. I would “skate” around in my sock feet on the wood floors. Ah, the imagination of the young.

Go here –> Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips to read more great start tips!


What are some of your favorite things this time of year?

Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.

Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s.

36 Responses to These are a few of my favorite things… #ad #greatstarts

  1. Kelsey Apley says:

    My husband has started eating the protein bars and he loves them!! Nice to have them on the market!

  2. Beth says:

    Frosted Mini-Wheats are one of my favorite cereals. I love them in milk and just plain too when I am on the go!

  3. Sheila says:

    Oh I love Frosted Mini Wheats. Haven’t eaten them in a while now, but they are one of my favorite cereals.

  4. Cat Davis says:

    Ohh I love that download. I’m gonna print it out to try next week.

  5. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the download. I am printing it off now. I tend to want to hibernate in the winter so I need all the help I can get.

  6. Frosted mini wheats are my 2 year old’s favorite cereal too! He loves them!

  7. Andrea Kruse says:

    Frosted mini-wheats are such a fun blast from my child hood. Sweet and satisfying! This time of year I am still trying to keep warm and dry. If there was more snow I would be out skiing.

  8. Shannon says:

    I love mini wheats.

  9. Nichol says:

    Frosted Mini Wheats are all I ate as a kid! They are so good. Like you, I love planks and squats:)

  10. Robin Gagnon says:

    I’m a fan of Special K protein bars myself.

  11. I love Special K bars! They’re so yummy!

  12. Tammilee says:

    Yum! I love special K protein bars

  13. Jen says:

    I love Frosted Mini Wheats too. Yum!

  14. Michelle says:

    I have to admit that I’m still a huge fan of frosted mini wheats too. I even just bought a big box at Costco, haha.

  15. krystel says:

    great posts i love many wheats

  16. Corn Pops and Apple Jacks say childhood to me. I still love them, but I’m into the Frosted Mini Wheats with raisins inside now.

    Today I started watching the festivities and I’m LOVING it. I love ice skating, skiing, bobsled, luge, oh heck, all of it! Except hockey. Blah.

  17. Squats are my absolute favorite exercise to do.

  18. Veronica Lee says:

    Mini wheats are my favourite!

    I love baking heart themed cookies for Valentine’s Day.

  19. trisha says:

    I just had one of those granolas yesterday!

  20. Those bars look pretty darned good!

  21. This time if the year I like to sit in front of the fireplace and snuggle with my family. So excited for the Olympics to start we love to watch them together as a family.

  22. Frosted mini wheats is my favorite as well.

  23. i love frosted mini wheats I havent’ tried the bars yet those look good I need more fiber in my diet

  24. Tammy says:

    I like being able to snuggle up on chilly nights with a blanket and a hot beverage, although truthfully I don’t really like winter at all 😉

  25. Toni says:

    I love Rice Krispies. The bars look really good too.

  26. Oh yes some of my favorites! Especially for breakfast!

  27. Shell Feis says:

    I’ve been eating a lot of granola bars lately- that K Protein one looks DELICIOUS! I need to try those!

  28. Lolo says:

    Those protein bars are perfect to keep in your purse as a snack!

  29. I love the special K bars with chocolate and pretzels!

  30. Colleen says:

    Frosted Mini-Wheats are a great choice and the bars look yummy. I would eat them for a snack to satisfy my sweet tooth.

  31. Oh my you love planks? I did those for the first time last year for a Mamavation challenge and they kill!

    I love cross country skiing and would have done it for the first time in a long time but my kids broke the boot clip off one of my skis. Boo hoo. I’ve had them since high school, they were a gift from my parents. 🙁

  32. I just recently picked up a few boxes of the Kellogg’s Protein bars. They are delicious, surprisingly!

  33. Raijean says:

    I absolutely adore Kellogg products, especially the cereal!

  34. Special K cereals are my favorite for breakfast and snacks. like you my favorite exercises are planks and squats.

  35. Marcie W. says:

    These days I am very into running on the treadmill and Zumba classes. I also really love Kelloggs Krave cereal!

  36. alicia szemon says:

    i love special k! i like their chocolate cereal