5 Activities to Do with Your Kids That Burn Calories
  The life of a mom is non-stop, but how many calories are you really burning? Fitting in calorie-burning, kid-friendly activities is a great way to get a workout in during your busy day. Whether they’re two months old or a taller-than-you teen, there are activities to do with your kids that burn calories and help you get in shape. The best part? You’ll be making memories while you do it! Activities to do with your kids that burn calories...

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5 Things You Should Never Do When Trying to Lose Weight
Things You Should Never Do When Trying to Lose Weight
Losing weight is hard! Whether you want to drop 5 or 50 pounds, the challenges are many and the commitment required is great. Unfortunately, many people sabotage their efforts by picking up habits that are counterproductive to weight loss. In fact, here are five things you should never do when trying to lose weight. Things You Should Never Do When Trying to Lose Weight Skimp on Sleep That 4am workout might sound like a good plan, but if you’re not...

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5 Benefits of a Good Night Sleep
Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
Despite my best efforts, I don’t always get a good night’s sleep even though I already know what the benefits of a good night sleep are. The worries of the day and the thought of tasks ahead can meet head on inside my mind and leave me awake at 3am. I used to think that sleep, while certainly a lovely concept, wasn’t all that necessary if I got at least five to six hours of rest each night. However, I...

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40 by 40 list – #2 Disney Princess Half Marathon
How I ran my first disney princess half marathon
The Countdown has begun: 39 days until I turn the big 4-0! Running a Disney Princess Half Marathon is #2 on my list. I'm not a runner by any stretch of the imagination as far as someone who LOVES to run and is really "good" at it. I was invited by a friend/crossfit buddy two years ago to run and gave it a try. I didn't love it but I love my friend, spending time with her AND getting in...

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Follow your Passions
purpose and passion life balance
  Welcome back to 31 Ways to Live an Unprocessed Life. Now that you've completed the first step of changing your mindset about whole health and making your well being a priority it's time to discover and cultivate your passion. Are you living a life you love or just getting by day by day? Life is too precious and short to be miserable or just maintain! God gives us passions, talents, and gifts and often our busy lives and responsibilities dilute...

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21 Quick and Easy 10 Minute Workouts
Looking for an easy workout but only have 10 minutes to spare? Fit in one of these 21 easy routines to your daily to do list. I know how busy life can become but also know the importance of staying healthy and taking time to care for yourself. You can do it! This post contains affiliates which means I make commission from purchases at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my mission!   Take your workout routine...

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30 Days to a Healthy Family: Unplug and Connect
30 days to healthy summer connect with friends
Day 15 bring us to our halfway mark of the 30 Days to a Healthier Summer series. I hope you've learned new things so far and incorporated them into your daily life. If you're new to the 30 Days to a Healthier Summer, begin with Day 1 and work your way through at your own pace. So glad to have you here! Do you do better when you have a friend or someone to share your experience with? I do!...

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30 Days to a Healthier Summer Day 13: Summer Vacation from Social Media and Digital Detox
30 days to healthy summer social media and device detox
We're almost half way through our 30 Days to a Healthier Summer. Are you seeing a difference? I hope you're journaling from Day 12 so you can record your awesome progress since you began. Are you new to 30 days? If so, begin with Day 1 and follow links to the next day at the bottom of the posts. Don't feel rushed or pressured to "catch up". Take it day by day and work in what you can at your...

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Day 12 of 30 Days to a Healthier Summer: Journal your Journey
Islamorada Florida Keys
We're 12 days into our 30 Days to a Healthier Summer. Woohoo! What changes are you making so far? For those of you just joining the 30 days, go to Day 1 to begin and click on the link to the next day at the bottom of each post. Thanks for joining us! So far we've worked on drinking more water,(See this post for a water guideline) getting family involved and making cooking fun, trying new types of exercise, and...

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Day 8: 30 Days to a Healthier Summer: Healthy Snacks
Hi! In Day 7 of 30 Days to a Healthier summer you learned a good guideline for your water intake. Day 8 is about adding in healthy snacks to your daily diet. New to 30 days? Start at DAY 1 and join in on the journey. I'd love to hear about your progress and what you're trying in the comments, email, or on the UnprocessedJESS Facebook page. DAY 8: Add in Healthy Snacks We've all been there ESPECIALLY with kids...

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