Do carbs tempt you? They're my downfall!

What is your greatest temptation?  Maybe you love Internet browsing, or social media consumes all your free time.  Do you ever get mid-day cravings or late night munchies and find yourself wolfing down the last few Hershey’s kisses?  Sugar, carb cravings and not getting enough sleep are my biggest downfalls.  Temptations get the best of me when my normal routine is disrupted.  Hey, I’m human!  But, when I give in to temptation, here are a few steps I take to help me fail forward and get back on track, so I can keep living the dream:) 


Know Your Limits

Since sugar is one of my greatest temptations, I have learned the importance of knowing my limits.  The older I get, the more I realize how processed sugars (from sweets and alcohol) affect my body.  Eating too much sugar negatively affects my metabolism and tricks my body into storing fat and gaining weight.  Instead of overindulging everyday, I overindulge occasionally, like a special celebration or getaway weekend.  Knowing your limits helps you stay disciplined to your personal journey and achieve overall better health and wellness.


Exercise Overhaul

When I find myself falling into carb temptations, my first response is to overhaul my exercise routine.  Right now, we are in the home stretch of our 28-day IDLife challenge. Our Strongest Mom Boot Camp has helped me burn more calories; improve my overall muscle strength and cardio output.  When carbs get the best of me, these workouts help me overcome my weaknesses!  Are you ready for an exercise overhaul?  Great news!  We’re extending boot camp for an additional 3-weeks and the next session will begin on October 17th.  Fail forward, find success and join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Curtis Park Playground at 8:30 am.  Space is limited, so register today!


Eat Your Nutrients

I really thought my diet was well balanced and filled with the nutrients and vitamins I needed, but boy, was I wrong!  Up until this 28-day challenge, the last vitamin I took was a pre-natal vitamin, more than 3-years ago.   The IDLife science based vitamins are helping my aging body combat osteoporosis, are helping me sleep better, and are filled with anti-oxidants to help me grow old gracefully. 

To get your FREE health assessment and nutritional recommendations, go to, click on the assessment tab and in as quick as 5-minutes, you will have the scientific facts.  Knowledge is power and you have the opportunity to be proactive and rebound from your temptations as well as have better health and wellness!

Moms, our "Team of 3" is in our final stretch of this 28-day challenge, so cheer us on and help us finish strong!  We’d love to see you when we start up our boot camp again on October 17th.  Together, we can fail forward, overcome temptation and age gracefully one day at a time.