Happy We Are a #FitFamily!

For the last four weeks, the Sweat Pink community teamed up with BOSU to show the world what it means to be #BOSUStrong. One thing that makes me BOSUStrong is my family because they inspire me to keep pushing no matter what. And I hope to inspire them to be the healthiest versions of themselves, physically and mentally.

Arien, Hunter, Kaiden, and I love to exercise and eat healthy together! We cook delicious meals on week days, and take advantage of the weekends to run or do workouts at home together! I introduced Kaiden to running with the Healthy Kids Running Series and love watching Hunter dance with me when we do CIZE together. Any time we lift weights with Body Beast or 21 Day Fix, Kaiden amazes me with the weights he can lift and the number of pushups he can do! A family that sweats together, sticks together! And stinks together too. 😉

Oh yeah, we got Beasty!

Oh yeah, we got Beasty!

Our favorite #FitFamily BOSU workout is balancing activities because balance is so important for spatial awareness in kids, as well as building core strength. And I am loving the BOSU Sport and the BOSU Sport-Kids DVD because its a great workout for my kid and has helped with their motivation and love for exercise.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to try the new BOSU Sport, a smaller version of the BOSU Balance Trainer (the Sport is 50 cm while the Balance Trainer is 65 cm)  that’s absolutely perfect for kids.  Now, the whole family can “BOSU” together!

That’s why we are a #BOSUStrong #FitFamily!

The new BOSU® Sport-Kids DVD encourages kids to have lots of fun while they get fit, strong and flexible! This total body fitness program, created by renowned trainer Brett Klika, targets 6 – 12 year olds and teaches kids that when you exercise your heart, lungs and muscles every day, you can be fit for life. The 60 minute DVD includes five BOSU® workouts, plus warm-up and cool-down, focusing on different components of fitness. Segments can be used individually or linked together for longer workouts. Check out the BOSU SPORT-Kids DVD: http://www.bosu.com/bosu-sport-kids-dvd. Get it for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Sport using the code: BOSUSWEATPINK15.

Lastly, get excited because BOSU just launched two new workout DVDs: BOSU Total Body Basics http://www.bosu.com/bosu-total-body-basics-dvd / and BOSU Core Basics http://www.bosu.com/bosu-core-basics-dvd. Get ONE of these 2 these downloads for FREE when you purchase a BOSU Balance Trainer using the code:BOSUSWEATPINK15.

And don’t forget about the daily prompts – they are below – or you can follow along here!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BOSU. We truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Sweat Pink community.

Daily Prompts

Monday, 10/12: We want to see you and your kids #jumpjoymonday – whether you’re escaping lava, or jumping back on your surfboard, let your imagination run wild! Let’s kick off this #fitfamily challenge with a whole lotta fun! Just remember, nice soft knees. @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: #moveitmonday! Show us how your kids MOVE their feet! We want to see how they can have #fasterfeet – running on their #BOSUSport and of course have fun while doing it! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong #SweatPink @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #ad

Tuesday, 10/13: It’s #toneituptuesday. We want to see your kids best “ski” moves (“no snow required”). Whether they’re speeding downhill on the slopes or jumping the moguls! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: We want to see you and your family inch worm together! #fitfamily #bosustrong @bosufitness @fitapproach #ad

Wednesday, 10/14: It’s #workitwednesday! We want to see you and your kids doing airplanes! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink bosustrong #ad

Bonus: A family that balances together….has the most fun together! We want to see your kids do their best Bird Dog (refer to http://www.bosu.com/bosu-sport-kids-dvd for tips!) #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Thursday, 10/15: It’s #fitfamily plank day! Show us how you and your fam plank it out & maybe even exchange some high fives! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: Show us a #tbt to one of your favorite #fitfamily activities! #FitFamily #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

Friday, 10/16: #FreeFriday. What makes your #fitfamily #bosustrong? Show us! @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #bosustrong #ad

Bonus: Happy #forearmfriday sweaties! Are you dolphins, crouching crocodiles inch worms or maybe even downward puppies? Show us! #BOSUStrong @Bosu_Fitness (IG) @BosuFitness (Twitter) @FitApproach #sweatpink #ad

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Amanda

 

The Day I Became a Full Time Beachbody Coach

mic check

:tap tap tap: Um…is this thing on?

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve written a blog post! I’ve wanted to write…really I have. I even have an entire folder on my Google drive with topics and beginnings of posts, and…well…you know I am a single mom and a teacher, and the end of school is pretty crazy soooo writing blog posts was put on the back burner for the entire month of May.

Wait a minute. I think I need to edit a sentence up there.

What I meant to say is —- I WAS a teacher. Was. Past tense. No longer in the business of teaching special education. Ms. K has left the classroom and does not have plans to return.

Pretty sure I was owl #2 from the second day of school until about 3 days ago.

Pretty sure I was owl #2 from the second day of school until about 3 days ago.

That’s right…my plan of being a full time Beachbody coach may have been delayed one year, but that plan is FINALLY in place!! I am now able to set my own hours, spend my days doing what I LOVE without a bunch of hoops to jump through or crazy federal or state or district guidelines to meet…and the best part of all…I can be PRESENT for my family! I was very sad that I had to miss my son’s kindergarten graduation day, and he wasn’t too thrilled about it either. Unfortunately, there will never be another kindie graduation for me to see, but there WILL be class parties and other school events that I can make sure I attend! And nothing makes my heart happier than knowing I can be there for my babies. ❤

I left off "Work in your pajamas with no bra, in a swimsuit, or in the bathtub." Yes, I've done all three.

I left off “Work in your pajamas with no bra, in a swimsuit, or in the bathtub.” Yes, I’ve done all three.

So last Friday was my first official day of not being a teacher, and in true mom fashion, I spent a full week catching up on dentist appointments, vet appointments, orthodontist appointments, house cleaning, and catching up on everything else I’ve been putting off while I tried to just keep my sanity during the school year.

But today…one week later…I can breathe. I still have a LONG list of things I want to do, both for my house and for my coaching business, but there’s no rush! I can do a little bit each day and I don’t have to worry about what I may or may not get done before school starts back in August!

This is good news for you too, you know.

I can now devote as MUCH time as I want to my business. Today alone I sat down and followed up on so many messages, planned new trainings for my team, and submersed myself in learning and new ideas. I had a work date with a coach friend and I even read a few pages in a BOOK while waiting to get the oil changed in my car!

So if you’ve been holding off for any reason, whether it’s because you want to join a challenge group to get support in reaching your summer goals, or if you are ready to quit your job outside of them home and be able to have more flexible hours with your family — now is the PERFECT time to reach out to me! I am 100% here to help you with what you need.

Fill out the application below if you are interested in joining my next challenge group. If you’d like to join my coach team, click on the tab at the top of this page and enter your info there! I can’t wait for you to get started!


Amanda

Mom, I’m Bored! 50 Ideas to Beat the Boredom

This has absolutely nothing to do with health and fitness (unless you are talking about mental health or keeping your kids busy so you can exercise – in which case it totally fits), but my 5 year old has been driving me BONKERS lately with the “I’m bored” whine. I really cannot stand to hear a kid say that. I suppose it’s my fault for not forcing him to use his imagination enough, and giving him too much free time with electronics. Unfortunately for him, Mom has decided to enforce a time limit on the iPad…which means he has to think of other things to do with the rest of his day.

Enter the I’m Bored List.

I poked around on Pinterest (the land of #alltheideas) and compiled a list of things that my 5 year old son could do mostly independently. We could also decide to do some of these activities together, but there are times when I’m working or cooking or whatever and I just need him to entertain himself for a while. After I created this list – and I’m totally going to hang it in his room! – I thought there may be some other moms who could benefit from some boredom buster ideas as well. So…here you go!!

I'm Bored List picI also have this list as a PDF if you want to print it.
Click here to download —> I’m Bored List

If you have any other favorites, please leave your suggestions in a comment below! I’d love to be able to add more options or maybe switch out the list later for variety. 😉


Amanda