Kids, we know it may seem more fun to live a lazy life of pizza, TV and fuzzy slippers like Reggie from FREE BIRDS, but if you want to be big and strong like Jake, it’s going to take work! That why we asked trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” Chris Powell, to share some tips to help you get moving and eat things that will keep you healthy. If you follow his plan, pretty soon you’ll have pecs and glutes as impressive as Jake’s!
Tip #1: Eat Breakfast. Mom is right, it really IS the most important meal of the day! Eat something hearty that’s going to give you a lot of energy, like eggs and toast, or yogurt and granola. Start the day strong!
Tip#2: Get to school at least 15 minutes early for recess. Run, jump, climb, and play your favorite sports. You’ll get some extra time with your friends, you’ll get stronger and faster, and you’ll supercharge your body and mind for learning!
Tip #3: Eat fruit every chance you get! Fruit is nature’s dessert, and comes in all kinds of fun flavors. You can never go wrong with classics like apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes and pineapple. But also try exploring new and crazy fruits, like starfruit or kiwi, grapples or mangoes!
Tip#4: Cut the soda. Any way you look at it, it’s just not good for you! If you crave sweet beverages, try naturally sweetened waters! There are all kinds of new flavorings for water coming out with natural sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit – find one that you love, and hydrate!
Tip #5: Be a lean and mean gamer. When you’re done with your homework, instead of vegging out on the couch with your PS4 or Xbox 1, get up and try playing one of their MANY active games. Get off the couch and LIVE the game! Run, jump, balance, shoot…get involved in your video games and get fit in the process.
Enjoy the hit family comedy FREE BIRDS, and see Jake’s impressive physique in action, when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 4th!
January 25, 2014 – 10:51 AM - | Posted in health | No Comments »
WWE Smackdown returns to Toledo Ohio! I’ll be there… Will you be???
Come see all of your favorite WWE Superstars as WWE Smackdown returns to the Huntington Center.
Come watch CM Punk as he battles The Shield in the 3 on 1 Handicap Match. See some of your other favorite Superstars in action including Daniel Bryan, March Henry and The Wyatt Family, plus WWE COO Triple H! *Card Subject To Change.
If you’ve never been to a live WWE event you don’t know what you missing! It’s one of the best things as a wrestling fan, even if you’re not, I guarantee you that attending a live WWE event will make you one!
You can also save up to $15 per ticket with any order of 10 or more tickets! If you want to see the show in VIP style you can also book one of the Huntington Center’s rental suites. Each suite package includes food & beverage and your own suite attendant for the evening. It is a great place for you and your friends, family, and clients to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Act Fast –Limited Availability! To book your group tickets or a rental suite please contact Ashely DiMasso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.321.5030.
WWE Smackdown will be taping for the televised show on Friday night, so bring your gear, bring your signs, and bring your chants on January 28th at 7:00PM.
How would you like to win a 4 pack of tickets to WWE Smackdown at The Huntington Center January 28th? All you have to do is enter via the Giveaway Tools widget below, make sure to do the mandatory entry for your entry to be valid. Maybe you’ll be joining me and the rest of the WWE Toledo fans that night!
WWE has provided tickets for this post while participating in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
January 12, 2014 – 4:22 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | 27 Comments »
During a live webcast the other night that I was invited to by SodaStream, they announced their new Super Bowl ad as well as their Global Brand Ambassador; Scarlett Johansson. Why Scarlett Johansson out of all the other celebrities out there who could endorse their product? It’s because she really does have a love of SodaStream.
“I’ve been using the SodaStream products myself and giving them as gifts for many, many years,” said Johansson. “The company’s commitment to a healthier body and a healthier planet is a perfect fit for me. I love that the product can be tailored to any lifestyle and palate. The partnership between me and SodaStream is a no brainer. I am beyond thrilled to share my enthusiasm for SodaStream with the world!!”
Johansson believes that being healthy is about commitment, determination, and self- empowerment. These core values emulate SodaStream’s mission to revolutionize the beverage industry by empowering people with easy-to-use, fun ways to enjoy better-for-you, better-for-the- environment bubbly beverages.
The actress has loved sparkling water since childhood, which led her to discover SodaStream. Now a loyal user for years, Johansson has a soda maker in her home and is an enthusiastic fan of the brand.
I think she’s a really great fit for SodaStream, and it’s nice to hear endorsements for products from people who actually are passionate and use the products as well, not just a paid spokes person. Take a peek at the live stream and announcement that was made.
If you’ve never tried or heard of SodatStream before, the system allows consumers to carbonate water and then to flavor it at home with their favorite soda flavors. Environmentally it replaces all the cans and bottles we waste as well as makes healthier carbonated beverages. There are over 100 flavors available which contain no High Fructose Corn Syrup and no Aspartame.
The advantages of SodaStream‘s Home Carbonation System include:
- Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
- Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an “Active Green” solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
- Variety: SodaStream offers over 100 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
- Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
- Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
- Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It’s fun for everyone and kids just love it!
- Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
- Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
For more information on SodaStream visit their website at sodastream.com, and don’t forget to tune into the Super Bowl during the 4th quarter on February 2nd to see the new SodaStream commercial featuring Scarlett Johansson!
January 12, 2014 – 2:20 PM - | Posted in promotions | 4 Comments »
Last night was a groundbreaking, historical event in the WWE Universe! At CES, WWE had announced they were FINALLY launching the WWE Network! The first EVER 24/7 streaming network in the United States!
The WWE Network would feature all 12 WWE live Pay Per View events, INCLUDING Wrestlemania, as well as groundbreaking original programming which will include reality shows such as Total Diva’s and Legend House, At Home DVD movies, Original programming, classic matches and more than 1,500 hours of video on demand.
WWE Network will be available on multiple platforms, not only will it be available on your computer via wwe.com, you will also be able to get it through the WWE App on mobile devices, as well as on gaming consoles such as Sony Playstation 3 and 4, and the Xbox 360. It will also be available on connected devices and soon on the Xbox One and select Smart TVs.
Once you’ve subscribed to the WWE Network, you will have access to it on any devices that you have. Watch it on your computer at home, or take it on the road on your mobile devices, one subscription will work on all your devices!
“Today is a historic day for WWE as we transform and re-imagine how we deliver our premium live content and 24/7 programming directly to our fans around the world,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “WWE Network will provide transformative growth for our company and unprecedented value for our fans.”
You can get a sneak peek and more information about the WWE Network by visiting wwe.com/wwenetwork.
I have been compensated for this post and participating in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
January 9, 2014 – 9:27 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestling, WWE | 4 Comments »
We’re on day 4 of another day of no school. The roads still aren’t great, and as crazy as my children are driving me at this point (still on Christmas break 4 days past the time Christmas break was supposed to end) I’m happy we don’t have school! That means I don’t have to go out into this cold and snow unless I want to, and believe me, I don’t want to.
Yesterday we were pretty sure that school would be open today, or at the very most on a 2 hour delay. The roads were getting better, the temps were climbing up (if you can call it that), and we had already had 3 days off. Yes, I’m sure we would have school the next day.
My girls who are 10 and 7 have a normal bedtime of 8:00pm on school nights, they share a room, so granted 8pm bedtime usually they don’t fall asleep till around 9. They talk, my oldest will tell my youngest a story, or they will read to themselves for a while. But last night……..They…Were…driving…me….INSANE!!! They would NOT be quiet, they would NOT stay in their own beds, they were making me mad!
We didn’t get notified about school being canceled until about 9:30pm, these girls were still wide awake messing around, even though we had already yelled at them multiple times to get to sleep, they had school in the morning. So, by this time, I was about loosing it… I decided to be the meanest mom in the world!
We woke up this morning just like it was a school day….YUP that’s right! We were going to school, or so they thought… They got up, dressed, brushed their teeth… My oldest came downstairs to have breakfast, I had just told my youngest to get her teeth brushed and I’d do her hair. All of a sudden we hear screaming…. “YOU LIED TO ME!!!!!!!”
My oldest ran upstairs “YOU LIED TO ME!!! There is NO school today again!” How do you know that I asked her? “I saw it on the TV! YOU LIED!”.
Yup! That’s what you GET for messing around and not going to bed!
The meanest mom in the world award…GOES TO ME and I’m proud of it!!!
January 9, 2014 – 9:00 AM - | Posted in daily life | 8 Comments »