Acceptance is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process, or condition (usually negative or uncomfortable) without attempting to change it, protest it, or find a solution.

Positive Acceptance is the realization that nearly all unhappiness and dissatisfaction involves wishing something were already different, which is wishing for the impossible. Positive Acceptance is a technique that enables us to accept the past and the present while we refocus on what we need to do to change the next moment or the future.  Positive Acceptance is the basis for a radical change in the way we think, feel and act. It enables us to live out our lives through a powerful combination of acceptance and action to create change.

Change your mind and you will change your life.

"Through my efforts, I gain the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference."

Post-workout Snack!!

I workout pretty hard for at least 2 hours every day. I'm sure that you can imagine how hungry I am when I get in my truck to drive home! I try to remember to grab a chocolate milk or a muscle milk light, but after 2 hours it's warm, and who likes to drink warm milk? Not me!! 

Today I reached in to my mailbox to find a package from Simply Snackin and I was excited! I had not eaten lunch and had just come home from the gym and I was STARVING!! I quickly spread the goodies out on my bed and decided to try the Chicken Breast with Black Bean Salsa first. It was very good. It packed more heat than I was expecting, but not so spicy that I had to get a drink. And at only 1 points plus through Weight Watchers, it was a GREAT snack. So great that I decided to have another Wink  For my second snack, I had the chicken with mango and papaya and let me tell you...IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! My kids love jerky as much as I do, so I decided to save the other 4 for when they came home from school!

Ronin didn't want to participate in the tasting because he wanted to ride his bike, so here I am with the girls! There is a small mystery we are trying to solve though. We received 6 pieces of jerky but one piece went missing and we can't find it anywhere, so Ronin didn't get his piece. He was very upset. I'm hoping it magically appears tomorrow.

We all LOVED Simply Snackin' and I do plan to order some for my post-workout snack and for the kids' lunch boxes! They are a little pricey, but considering I ate two and was full, it's a relatively cheap lunch Laughing  With shipping they work out to about $1.50 per piece.

If you are looking for a healthy, protein snack for your post-workout routine, I highly recommend you check out Simply Snackin.

A No Nonsense Circuit Workout

You should all have figured out by now that I am a fitness nut. I love to workout. It makes me feel good, puts me in touch with my body, and lets me be a better wife and mother. I prefer to work out in the gym. I love the variety of classes, equipment, etc., but first and foremost I am a mom. That means if I have a child that needs a mom day, or a sick day, or I need to go to their school for a performance and I can't make it to the gym, THAT'S OKAY!! I have been working out long enough now that I can do something at home in 30 minutes and still get in a good workout for the day.

Lately this has been my "go-to" home workout:

And just in case you aren't sure what some of these exercises are, or some of the options available, I did a quick little tutorial video here:

Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear from you!!