Thursday, November 25, 2010

Quaker Journey to Wellness Blog Tour!

What does wellness mean to you? These days that seems like a loaded question of sorts as people have so many varying opinions on health and wellness. They range from the free-spirited people who approach life without hesitation and basically play it day by day to those devout people who obsess over organic products, calories, fat counts and gym memberships.

As part of the Quaker Journey to Wellness, I was asked to write a post and comment on my family's lifestyle and the changes I would like to see all of us make in a quest to become healthier. Well, I'm a self-confessed health junkie, I do workout, I do practice yoga as though it were a religion and I do like raw foods and trail mix. I even like broccoli! I'm healthy and active, both indoors and out and I like to think that I'm doing a pretty good job transferring that message and lifestyle to my daughter who is almost 21 months old. Hubby on the other hand, well that's a different story. He doesn't like food that is green. He only recently started incorporating foods he considers out of the ordinary into his diet. And really, they're not so out of the ordinary at all, they're just items his meat and potatoes family never ate while he was growing up.

So what's a girl to do? Every day, I try to get him to try something new and to make a commitment to our family so that we will be around to see our daughter grow. I've recently gotten him hooked on the Quaker Weight Control oatmeal that not only tastes fantastic, but also helps you stay fuller longer, excellent for those looking to shed a few extra pounds! So really I suppose what my ideal for my family is would be that we experiment with food, good healthy food, that we spend as much active quality time together as possible and that we get outside and do stuff to take part in nature and just enjoy life and each other!

Quaker realizes that wellness is a goal for many families, which is why they’ve invited Lynn from Walking With Scissors to document her family’s journey as they challenge themselves to make lifestyle improvements.

For the past month Lynn has been blogging from her new home at Quaker Journey. The Quaker Journey to Wellness blog follows Lynn and her family as they make simple changes in a quest to live a healthier lifestyle. And the awesome thing is that when you visit this site, you have the chance to take part in a lot of different ways and even have the chance to win some terrific prized! Some examples of ways you can get in on the action when you visit Quaker Journey are comment on the blog, vote in weekly polls, engage with the blog or even suggest a tip for Lynn. In addition to the weekly prizes, there are even bigger monthly prizes to be won by voting on the challenges that you’d like Lynn to take on.

You can even visit Quaker Journey to Wellness on Facebook - I'm sure they would love you to stop by, like their page and even leave a comment!

Disclosure - I am participating in the Quaker Journey to Wellness program by Mom Central on behalf of Pepsi Co. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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