Stay Warm in Style with Pavepara Wings Arm Warmers

Pavepara wings arm warmers via mindfulmomma@yahoo.com

As we transition (reluctantly) to the chillier half of the year, it's time to break out the warm accessories. Not many of us have arm warmers in our bag of tricks, but we should. Whether you are taking a walk on a cool morning, heading to the gym on a chilly day or simply sitting at your desk trying to keep your fingers warm so you can … [Continue reading]

How to Enjoy Running When You Don’t

How to enjoy running when you don't. www.mindfulmomma.com

Running does not come naturally for me. When I'm pounding the pavement, my muscles ache, my knees hurt, I'm wishing I was done. Yet, I continue to run, albeit not far or super often, because it's the quickest form of good, heart-pumping exercise I can get. No car or special equipment needed. No membership required. Running is … [Continue reading]

On the Moo-ve all Winter with Stonyfield Smoothies

Stonyfield YoKids Smoothie www.mindfulmomma.com

Some of you may think it's spring already, but not in Minnesota. Here winter hangs on for at least a month longer than in many other places. With such a long winter, and with two high-energy boys in the house, we need to keep active or we'll go a little stir crazy. Fortunately, we do enjoy winter and we find plenty of both outdoor and … [Continue reading]

Staying Fit on the Fly

laying sod in yard www.mindfulmomma.com

That's me laying sod in 90+ degree weather! Summer fitness goals? Yep, I had lots of them! But summer always flys by and this time I swear someone stole away some of the days...where did they go? My summer didn't quite go as planned but I did get exercise in some unusual ways - like lifting 100 pound blocks of stone and heavy rolls … [Continue reading]

Mindful Walking

During a recent visit back home, I went to the Unitarian Church with my mom. The sermon was about walking. Yes, walking! Not being a traditionally religious type of person, this is my favorite type of sermon. The minister pointed out that there are many styles of walking. Commuting. Exercising. Dog walking. Some people walk with … [Continue reading]