Just One Thing


January is already in the rearview mirror (!!!), and I’m betting those ‘get fit’ resolutions you made are waning like the afternoon sun. Don’t let them! If the thought of overhauling your workout routine AND learning a new way to cook AND packing your lunch every morning is proving too difficult (gee, I wonder why?), perhaps it’s time to re-think how many resolutions you committed to. Continue reading “Just One Thing”


I’m babysitting tonight. A dear friend, who just had her third little girl, is experiencing some complications and her doctor thought it best she go to the hospital. Just as I was putting together the dinner I’d planned to bring her family, her husband called to tell me there had been a change of plans. 

So, the girls–who I’ve been babysitting for the past few months during their mom’s OB appointments–came to my house while I finished cooking and their parents (and new baby sister) went to the hospital. Afterward, we walked to their house with the meal on a tray. It’s never taken me quite so long to go just two streets over! 

In the past four hours, we’ve colored, eaten dinner, listened to Disney music, colored some more, brushed teeth and read a bedtime story. They’ve only gotten out of bed once so far…and all seems quiet at the moment. 

Thank you, Jesus, that I was home and able to watch over these little princesses while their parents are dealing with bigger things. Thank you, Jesus, for these little girls, who teach me just as much as I try to teach them. Thank you for their bright little minds, their playfulness and their enthusiastic spirits. Thank you, Jesus, for having us all right where you want us–in a hospital, in their beds, on a friend’s couch–this night.

Bondi Bands ROCK!

Remember when I wrote this post about how much I LOVE BondiBands?

Well, it’s always been one of my most-read posts (people must Google ‘best sweatbands’ A LOT), and BondiBand must have noticed!

Before we get too far, let’s make sure we’re pronouncing it right: “Bond-EYE Band.” It’s named after a beach in Australia, apparently, and I’d been saying it wrong for the last five years.

A few months ago, they approached me (and others) about becoming ambassadors for the brand!  I was super excited, since I truly love the products and absolutely swear by them.  In fact, I don’t think I can even remember a workout in recent history in which I didn’t wear one!

As an ambassador, I have my own coupon code (healthypineapple) others can use for a 10% off discount!  Visit their website at www.bondiband.com.

Here I am Saturday morning helping teach Fitness in the Parks wearing my ‘One Tough Cookie’ band.

I must have at least six or so of them, all with cute sayings like, ‘I’d rather be Running,’ or ‘Have a good run,’ or ‘Will Run for Ice Cream.’  (For sure!)

I have mostly the sweat-wicking bands, which are absolutely necessary for hot workouts.  I can’t believe how much liquid they absorb–you can wring them out when you’re finished!

Be sure to check them out (and use my coupon code!) if you’re in need of new sweatbands, and let me know what you think!