5 simple ways to live a healthy, happy life #SmartyPants [ad] |We Got the FUNK

Thursday, June 15, 2017

5 simple ways to live a healthy, happy life #SmartyPants [ad]

Disclosure: This post is written in partnership with SmartyPants vitamins.  All opinions are my own. 

Last year was the toughest year that our family had faced.  The husband and I were both depressed, we were broke from his lack of working and our kids were acting out.  It was time for a reset and for us to find our happiness and health in all the chaos.  Over the past year we have learned that just 5 simple things can help us be healthier and happier, so I am sharing those with you!

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1. Get outside and enjoy nature! 

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You know what doesn't cost a dime and can really help you feel better?  Taking in sunshine and being one with nature.  We have found that when we are feeling down, just taking a drive up to our beautiful Rocky Mountains and doing a small hike or just enjoying a packed lunch is really helpful. We are taking in vitamin D (the energy boosting hormone), getting in a little family time and memories (makes us happy) and usually getting our hike on (getting some exercise).  So do it, get outside and I promise you will feel better.

2.  Be Active!

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Growing up, I had a roller skating rink to go to whenever I wanted.  Guess that is the perks of owning and operating an active business. My parents did not put us in sports or athletics until we were in high school because we were so busy with the business.  It is sort of weird to me to put my kids in athletics, but I realized after we started baseball and dance this year that it really has been great for the entire family.  Both kids are active and practicing at home.  That gets mom and dad involved too and in turn the entire family is getting a little fun exercise in.  Exercise released those happy endorphins and is great for health too!

3. Spend time with each other
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This is a no brainer.  I get energy from my family and they make me happy.  Spend quality time with your family members, talk, laugh, make inside jokes and take silly pictures.  I find when I am feeling a bit down that looking through pictures makes me feel much better.  Health is not just physical and many times we forget that.  You have to be mentally healthy too.  If I have learned anything this year it is that my family is my happiness and my motivation to be healthy.

4. Eat Right

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Our family LOVES sweets.  However, we know that they cannot be the central part of our diet.  Last year we were eating out and having high carb meals all the time.  Those meals lead to being tired and tummy troubles and overall are not good for us all the time.  I made a change and we started eating better last year.  Basically, we do not eat a ton of carbs during a meal.  We eat a lot of protein and low carb veggies.  The change in our diet has really helped us to all feel better, be healthier and allowed our kids to expand their taste buds.  They gobbled up this cilantro-lime chicken and shrimp the other night.

5. Take a Vitamin

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You guys!  I was so vitamin deficient that the exhaustion and mood swings were terrible.  I did not want to do anything and often slept on the couch while my kids watched TV. My doctor told me that I needed a good multivitamin.  I do not think that I realized how adding a multivitamin to my life would change my energy levels.

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I chose SmartyPants vitamins for myself and later brought them in for my kids as well.  SmartyPants vitamins are scrumptious chewy vitamins that offer premium ingredients and are thoughtfully formulated with nutrients that are difficult for people to get from food.  The adult vitamins and the kids vitamins are really tasty and never a fight for my kids to take.  We had tried other vitamins on the market, but they would not take them.  The minute I brought the SmartyPants Kids vitamins in and handed them each one, the ate them so quickly and asked for more!  I knew we had found our family vitamin.

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SmartyPants vitamin ingredients have Omega-3s for health and energy, Vitamin D3 which is essential for bone health and energy and B12 which is crucial for your nervous system and DNA. When your body is balanced and receiving the vitamins that it needs, you are healthier and healthy people tend to be happier!  In addition, SmartyPants are non-GMO, constantly testing and improving their products and ensuring the best ingredients.  You can find SmartyPants at over 20 major retailers currently and if you are ready to purchase now, just use this store locator!

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Smarty Pants is also teaming up with me for a FUN Instagram giveaway.  You can enter the rafflecopter below to win the vitamins pictured above, and all you need to do is follow SmartyPants and Myself on Instagram and comment on the photo linked in the rafflecopter below, then come back and check them off!  GO ENTER NOW!



SmartyPants has a lot of products available for anyone and most needs.  Make sure to check out their website for more information!  You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.   We are so happy with our choice to live happier and healthier and are glad that we have SmartyPants in our corner to help us accomplish this!

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