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Strength Training: 5 Benefits for Women

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 12, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
5 Benefits of Strength Training

When we’re trying to lose weight or improve our fitness, most of us focus our attention on diet and cardio exercise. We go for runs; we swim, we workout in a way that gets our heart racing and the sweat pouring. We avoid strength training. Many of us assume strength training will turn us into […]

Easy Steps for Your Healthy Post-Baby Body

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2017 | Categories: Babies, Pregnancy
Easy steps for your healthy post-baby body

Having a baby changes your life in many wonderful ways. However, it can turn your life completely upside down! Life as you knew it will not be as it was. While that can be pretty easy to adjust to, there are some things that not everyone finds easy to adapt to. Your post-baby body can […]

A New Healthy Lifestyle for the New Year with THRIVE

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 8, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Healthy lifestyle with THRIVE experience

My goal for 2017 is to live a healthy lifestyle. I want to lose weight, but my real focus is on getting more sleep, gaining energy, and becoming more flexible and toned. As a fifty-something woman I realize for my health and overall well-being, these things need to be my focus. Thanks to brands like […]

10 Healthy Lifestyle Hacks for Busy Moms #Just10

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 4, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Nature Made and yoga is good for decluttering your mind

I decided last Christmas that I had to lose weight, watch my cholesterol (at my last physical it was borderline), get healthier, and live a better example for my son. No more excuses. All moms are busy, I had to quit using that as my excuse. I’m too busy to do this. I’m too busy […]

Want to become a part of Weight Watchers Community Awareness Program?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 6, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss
Weight loss, fitness, diet, healthy lifestyle

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. There are so many options available nowadays for tracking your exercise and food routines, but it’s important you’re getting everything you want in one place. Weight Watchers wants to make sure they do just that for their future members […]

How to Mentally Prepare for Weight Loss

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 13, 2014 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Being prepared mentally when it comes to weight loss is one of the most important steps in the process, I have come to realize. Trying to lose weight when you are in the wrong state of mind is kind of like trying to run in quicksand… you are pushing your way through, but not really […]

5 Reasons All Women Should Add Shapewear to Their Wardrobe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 25, 2014 | Categories: Beauty, Fashion, Women
5 reasons all women should wear shapewear

There is no question that the female body is beautiful in any shape and form. There are ways, however, that women can enhance their curves in order to look amazing. Spanx shapewear has become a popular way to sculpt the female body, helping women feel gorgeous. There is certainly a reason why these slimming garments […]

Getting Healthy With The Shine From Best Buy #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Reviews, Weight Loss

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free…. Many of you know I have been on a weight loss journey for over a year now. It really has been a journey. One full of ups and downs, good days […]

Fuel a Better You Sweepstakes with Nutrisystem® #FuelABetterYou #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 22, 2013 | Categories: Contests, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss
Nutrisystem Fuel a Better You

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This getting the body I want and the Fuel A Better You Sweepstakes post has been brought to you by Nutrisystem…. If you are a regular reader here, you know I have been on a […]

All She Wants To Do Is Dance… #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Weight Loss
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I always loved dancing. I can’t remember a time I didn’t love dancing. For some time I got so busy with life and work that I didn’t dance so much. Since I’ve started my weight loss journey I’ve been more active. Mainly walking. More recently running. Have I told you I hate running? I do… […]