Inspiration, Ideas, Tips and Strategies, by Always Healthy Mom

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who is Healthy Mom?????

OK so who is Healthy Mom?  Hello everyone I am your NEW go to girl for the latest and greatest health info. I am a rock star mom who can help you and your family live the healthy life you dream about! Having 3 kids under the age of 6, a full time career, loving husband and always on the go I have the tips and strategies you need to succeed!  I will help you be the best mom you can be! With the current obesity stats and the increasing  concerns of childhood obesity, we need to take matters in our own hands! I will help you battle the bulge and keep you well informed with everything you need to know about your health! As a Health Educator and Registered Nurse I have inspired many to shed the pounds and take back the life that they deserve to live! Of course it won't always be easy but I am right by your side helping you do this.... If I can do this so can you! Check out my NEW BLOG

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Make sure you have plenty of healthy foods around the house. Plan ahead so the candy will not be a temptation! It takes 5,800 steps to burn off a chocolate candy bar!!!! You can do this!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Calorie is a Calorie!

Yes, it is true a calorie is a calorie at 8am and at 8pm. Some people ask should you stop eating at a certain time??? My question is what are you eating late at night. For many it is junk foods like chips and ice cream. And that is the problem. It is OK to eat later in the evening. Every evening after dinner I allow myself a snack. With out it I would definitely go crazy and get into the junk foods. But when its planned and I know what I am having and  I can do it!!!! Some ideas... cut up fruit or veggies, low calorie pop corn, I also like a Smart Ones Sundae or a Skinny Cow Ice Cream Treat!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Popcorn Anyone?

I just bought an Air Popper for popcorn. What a healthy snack for me and the family. I also learned about low calorie (zero cal) butter spray and seasoning in the popcorn aisle! Have fun who is bringing the movie?

Is that healthy????

Last night my husband saw a commercial for some Nut Clusters. He asked that is healthy, right??? My response to him or anyone is there are a lot of things that are healthy but do you need them all??? When there are more varieties and choices we tend to take and eat more! Some advise have a routine and try to stick with it! Every morning I try to have the same thing to eat no questions, no decisions at 7am, then snack at 10am . There is a routine I feel comfortable with, and can pull off, no problem!  Does your current routine need some tweaking????

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Yes, you read that right! Confetti or the pretty picture you have imaged when you reach that goal weight or jean size!. Guess what there is no confetti, I will tell you honestly you will work , harder than you ever have and you will reach that goal, but there will be no party with confetti and balloons. Health and a healthy weight is not an event but a journey. There is no destination actually when you reach some of your goals you will have to work hard to maintain it, so enjoy the ride, but don't have a fairytale ending in your head just keep moving froward and not back.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


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You fill in the blank...

I have heard too many mothers and women tell me why they cannot succeed, the sooner they figure out that the best plan is to accept what they have, and work with it, instead of fighting against it they will WIN! "The kids are busy, not enough time, I have to work, I have to go to their game, I have to cook them dinner, I HAVE to..." you fill in the blank! What is holding you back? What will your life look like if you don't make the changes that are needed? Instead of stopping when there is an obstacle find a strategy.  If you can succeed through the rough and tough you can succeed!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Calling All Mothers!

I have been doing some research into childhood obesity! Wow, there is a lot to say but first and foremost I want to say I'm on board with the movement to end childhood obesity! Today we are seeing more and more children with adult medical conditions. Sleep apnea, elevated blood pressure and elevated cholesterol to name a few! My advise start at home! Our children are not driving themselves thru the drive thru nor are they packing their own lunches. We ( MOTHERS) are the nutritional gatekeepers! It is our duty and responsibility to be role models and set good healthy behavior examples. It takes a community to raise a child. It is not up to the government,or schools alone, we all need to support each other to put an end to childhood obesity!

Monday, October 25, 2010


OK here is a tip for all you moms who throw out all the old Halloween candy around Easter!! There is just way to much candy for their little tummies. Quick tip let them pick a few pieces out then let them take it to a local dentist office who will buy it. They usually sent it over to the troops, no joke my kids each made 10 dollars last year, way better than an old bag of candy in April! Plus you will be less likely to sneak a piece or two in the days and weeks to come! Have fun!!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Death by Salad...

I love when people say I ate healthy today, but they ordered a salad topped with bacon, cheese, egg, nuts and way too much unhealthy salad dressing! WOW! Those calories can add up quick... Make sure when ordering your salad to include as many fruits and veggies as you can. Hold the nuts, meat, croutons and cheese and ask for low calorie dressing on the side! A salad can be a great weight loss and healthy tool but if put in the wrong hands a definite belly buster! So go ahead and make changes to your salad your skinny jeans will thank you!

Make it HEALTHY!

Many recipe's have you adding oil and butter, but just leave it out! I have done this to many recipes. Try to  substitute and use Pam non-calorie spray you can cut the calories and really make a healthy dish for your family! It only takes a few minutes but look at the ingredients substitute egg whites for whole eggs, sub applesauce for oil in cookies and breads, spray the pan with Pam instead of using oil to saute! Have fun and enjoy your healthy meal!

Friday, October 22, 2010


I heard the term "you must make changes to see changes" this can apply to many things in your life but especially your health and body! There is no time like the present to reclaim your body! Seriously you deserve to take care of yourself and feel the best you can! Having a child or children is hard work and so is the work and changes you need to make to reclaim your body! Many women want a healthier, more fit body but are unwilling to make the changes or take the time to see the changes! If you don't make time now when will you?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Freaky Friday!

Beware it's almost Friday!!!  Plan ahead... do you have plenty of fresh veggies, fruits, and healthy snacks! Most times weekends can be very unstructured and more unhealthy food than we planned. So make sure you have a good solid game plan to get through the weekend without adding inches to your waist line! It can be done with a few great strategies! PLAN, PREPARE and last but not least pull it off, lets face it you are  a mom, you can do anything!! Have a great healthy weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Physical Activity... WHAT!

Physical Activity...Sometimes this can cause anxiety and fear. The thought of going to a gym and pumping iron or worse yet trying to keep up with a treadmill for a hour. But I have great news for you today! Physical activity is moving you body through space, just increasing you daily activity will help you with weight loss and heath management!  If someone told me that I needed to do  30 min a day I would give up, but I can do 3-10min sessions - this is the same thing. Any physical activity you do is better than none!  Many people who only work out for long bouts, work out less than people who do shout bouts... why because people who do short bouts pull this off more times successfully than not! So go for that 10 min walk tomorrow! and enjoy it

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I don't have time to exercise,I don't have time to eat healthy or cook a healthy meal! Do these lines sound familiar to you? If they do please know... you don't have time not to be healthy! As a mom you have my permission to be selfish! Yes you heard me, be selfish, feed yourself breakfast, take a walk!!!! Why? Because you are the role model that your children are looking up to! When you model these great healthy behaviors they will too! One more reason, pretty big... you can't take care of your family if you don't take care of yourself first!!! So go ahead get crazy and  take the time to make sure that you can be the best mom you can be, I dare you!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tip #1

Never take your kids to the market!!!! There was a reason I was going on Sunday evening by myself!!! Don't know how I forgot, but will never attempt this again! Plan, make a list and go when you can accomplish something after dragging my kids though the store and refereeing a fighting match I had a little less energy to make that healthy meal that seemed so easy this morning! But I pulled it off ! P.S. call ahead Kroger put in my turkey  breast this morning and it was ready when I picked it up. I put on some whole grain rice and cooked some spaghetti squash, also backed a zucchini and yellow squash. Very good! Until tomorrow have a healthy evening!

Good Morning Monday!

Here we go another fun start to the week! Kids are on fall break so change in routine. So much change the pressure was off to get food for lunches, this could be potentially a set up for failure but no need to worry I will hit the local market on my lunch hour or on my way home to pick up the healthy essentials for our meal tonight! OK off to make my breakfast and have a great day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stay Tuned

Coming soon . . . . . Everything you need to know to be a Healthy Mom!  Tips and strategies on how to stay healthy and active while balancing your family life!