First steps to getting healthy - Exercise

There's nothing like comfort to make us lazy. I believe that's why we struggle so much with weight gain. Between bad foods and sedentary lifestyles. And the world is now one big temptation. But if we want to stay healthy we need to practice self restraint in the foods we eat and keep moving to keep our bodies strong and energetic. I find myself needing to bring myself back on task and pay attention to what i'm eating and how much i'm getting out. For myself with 7 children, it's all too easy to prepare meals that everyone likes and sit at my desk trying to provide it. I think that is one of the biggest dangers to working at home. It's keeping time to yourself to provide what you need. So here's my inspiration to get healthy post today, hope it's inspires someone else!

5 Must Watch Food Shows

Forks Over Knives

Chew Over This

Food Inc.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Great Apps for 5 Minute workouts

I'm not much of a workout person, I prefer to keep active and go outside and run around with my kids, hike, swim, waterski, tennis, badmington, whatever the activity. But as I get older I'm finding I have to do some kind of strength exercise. I like very simple straight forward workouts that don't take a lot of time but give me the punch I need. These apps have great exercises that are easy for anyone to do anywhere, anytime with no need for equipment if you're travelling or away from home.

Go Fitness - Exercises and Workouts (free) great strength building with just a few core exercises, perfect to use without having to spend time building a plan etc.

Yoga Break Great if you haven't done any yoga before, short and sweet exercises, video and audio (I believe I got this free thru Apps Gone Free but it's currently $2.99

Daily Ab Workout (free) 5-10 minute ab workouts with video instructions

There are quite a few 5, 7, 10 minute workout type apps for free, here are the few I've tried and liked.

7 Minute Workout 12 high intensity bodyweight exercises. 30 seconds per exercise, 10 seconds rest between exercises.

5 Minute Butt and Legs quick workouts

Taking a course is an excellent way to start a walking program. Listen, learn and get fit all at once! I'm currently taking a free course with Udemy on Social Media Marketing. When all else fails turn up the woofers and dance while the housework!

For the more serious the Beachbody Home Workouts are very reasonable.


Caesar Salad Dressing

One of our summer favs! Chicken Caesar Salad.

Chicken Caesar Salad


4 chicken breasts
3 romaine lettuces

2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice (or concentrate)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup parmesan cheese


I cook my chicken in a little olive oil, salt and pepper, until it's browned a little.

Start with the garlic and lemon juice, blend for a minute and slowly drizzle the oil. It will be smooth and creamy. Add the worcester and blending again slowly add the cheese.

That's it very simple, the dressing will last about a week but I usually use all of it. You don't need the chicken but with it but makes a perfect light summer meal. If you find it a little spicy you can cut the garlic and lemon juice down slightly.