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Park Trot

May 8, 2018

Park Trot – Family 5k

There is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than participating in a FREE 5K with my family and good friends.

Post-race treats 

The City of Independence, MO organizes the Bass Pro Park Trot; a 5k race the city and area businesses sponsor.  The event is FREE to all registrants and you can even get a “Couch to 5k” program online! Which is also a great way to get the city out and moving! This is the 4th year my family has participated and from my estimate 2018 had the biggest turnout since we started in 2015. Way to go independence!

Independence 5K Run/Walk aims to promote increased use and access of the City’s parks and trails. The Run/Walk will take place at Waterfall Park, south of Bass Pro Shop. We hope families will enjoy the event and want to spend more time visiting the many parks and trails Independence has to offer! http://www.independenceparktrot.com/

 

I ran with my 6 year old son, Kobe. This was his 2nd 5k of the year and his 6th 5k total.  He had a great race finishing in 28:01. Kailee my 8 year old also completed the race.  She woke up not feeling well but decided to still walk to race with family and friends. I was proud of her for participating even though she wasn’t feeling great. This was her 8th 5k. Way to go Kailee and Kobe.

Kash, my 3 year old, completed the kids run .5 miles as well that day. I was excited to see so many kids running.

It’s a great way to spend a day celebrating your healthy choices, recommitting to making healthy choices and enjoying running into friends in the community, teachers, local business owners and making new friends all encouraging each other. The park trot is one of our favorite races because you never know who you might see on the course.

Keep up the good work and if you haven’t yet committed to making your health a priority, there’s no better time than NOW!  Start today!

I would love to help you reach your goals!

Do you:

  •     eat less than 2 servings of green leafy veggies daily?
  •     eat less than 5 servings of FRESH fruits and veggies each day?
  •     feel tired during the day?
  •     need coffee/caffeine just to make it through the day?
  •     often have an upset stomach or get sick?
  •     have a chronic cough?
  •     have skin rashes/dry skin?

If these or other issues are present in yourself or your children; take action and take control today.

If you are ready to take control of your life and your family’s health, let me support you on your journey.

Fuel YOUR Kids For Greatness!

Kelli Sinthusy, MS,MA, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Sinthusy.k@gmail.com

 

 

A New 4th of July Tradition

July 12, 2017

A New 4th of July Tradition

I got my Brooks on…

 

Every run every race is different, its own. Sometimes I feel great and I have great runs…and sometimes I’m tired and I don’t run as well.  I have been lucky so far with most of my races that I have been able to meet new people and chat for awhile. Not only do I enjoy meeting people and hearing their stories, but when you’re running 13.1 or 26.2 miles if helps to pass the time. J

Well last week I ran the Stars the Stripes 4th of July 5k with my 5 year old son.

 

(Here we are before the race, before the rain 🙂 )

 

I was truly blessed to watch him run, meet new people and enjoy his race and all the training and he did in preparation. Now I say training because he did train. When he came to me and asked to run a 5k with me I told him if he wanted to run he would have to train, so he would be prepared.  I see people signing up for races all the time. And while I think it’s a great thing to be active, for me, the race is much more about the training and preparation. Setting a goal and then working towards that goal.

Kobe’s goal was to run a 5K with his mom. While he has run several races with me and the rest of our family, this was his race.  He trained for about 10 weeks. His training focused much more on keeping a steady pace than finishing.  I knew Kobe was fast, he has always been fast. Kobe is a sprinter, he is fast and he likes to run fast.  J  I knew we would have fun and he would finish without any problems. After all, I have been running with this kid since he was 18 months old.

What I wasn’t prepared for was the impact the race would have on me. I can’t even begin to explain the pure joy it brought me to be part of Kobe’s 4th of July 5k experience, his first (solo-ish) 5k. From watching him pass the starting line with excitement, meeting people along the route, having people cheer him on and sprinting to the finish line, all with a smile of his face ; pure joy! I was so proud of him and hos accomplishment. And so was Kobe! Right before he crossed the finished line he looked back at me, smiled, and then ran right in front of me. He had to make sure he beat mom! And he did. Kobe finished in 34:20!

 

(Sprinting to the finish line)

Even though it was raining most of the race, we both had a great time. So much so, I think we started a new 4th of July tradition. Mother and son 4th of July 5k! J The other kids got in on the fun too. All three of my kiddos ran in the post 5k kids race and did a great job. But the time the kids race started it was pouring!

 

(Kailee, my 8 year old, finishing)

 

 

(Here I am with Kash as he is crossing the finish line at the kids race)

 

Whatever activity you enjoy I encourage you to involve your kids. It is a great way to spend time together. And I love being able to share something I love doing with my kids.

 

Happy Running!!!

Got my Brooks on…I’m ready to go…almost…maybe…maybe tomorrow?!?!

April 13, 2016

Got my Brooks on…I’m ready to go…almost…maybe…maybe tomorrow?!?!

 

 

running with all kids

 

Ever just have ONE OF THOSE DAYS?! It seems the busier we get the more days like this I have – and yesterday was no exception. After maybe 4.5 hours of sleep, and long day of work, work, kids and work I get Kailee from school and I’m thinking, “OK, I have 2 hours before gymnastic class…I can totally squeeze in a nap!” (funny thing is, I never nap – no time) I also know I’m training for the Hospital Hill Half Marathon and I need to get in a 4 mile run and strength training today. Yes, I could put it off until tomorrow – but friends, that is a slippery slope – why put off till tomorrow what we can do today.

 

After we got home, I feed the kids and we packed up to go for our run! My hubby trains in the evenings so either I take the kids or I don’t go. On occasion I will go for a night run, but I knew I was too tired for that today! It wasn’t by best run, but I got my miles in and it was a decent run. Most importantly, my kiddos had a great time. Kailee LOVES riding her bike and the boys just love being outside. They even got out and ran about 1 mile with me – and afterwards I was so happy we went. After gymnastics class I was able to squeeze in a good strength training workout and then bed! 🙂
Everyday, every workout will not be perfect…DO IT ANYWAYS!  

There is no perfect time to start…there is only TODAY!

 

If you have pics training with your kiddos, please share!
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How are you training today?

Happy Training!

 

 

 

3 Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle

March 15, 2016

3 Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle

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We are moving into week 11 of 2016. Do you remember your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions? Were they to eat better, exercise more, lose weight. Etc.….are you sticking to them or have you already kicked them to the curb?!?!?

Well it’s not too late to make 2016 a great year for you AND your health.

 

3 Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle

  1. Ditch the gym
  2. Ditch the diet
  3. Ditch the scale

 

Ditch the Gym

The truth is so many people are wasting money on a gym membership because they either don’t go or they don’t know what to do when they are there. If you have been going to the gym regularly for months and still no results – chances are you are wasting your time and money. In order to get results you need to know what to do and how to do it. Those of you that know your way around a gym, keep it up! For the rest of us, STOP wasting money and get a new plan.

 

Cardio – the easiest and cheapest exercise. Get outside and walk, jog or run. Take your kids with you. This is a great way to spend time together doing something that is great for your health. Have a bike? Ride it! This is another great way to turn “going to the gym” into a fun family activity.

Strength Training/ Cardio Mix – there a several good DVDs on the market to choose from that would serve the purpose. One of my favorite DVD workouts is the CU24 Level 2 . This series is great and you get an amazing workout in only 24 minutes! No time lost here driving to the gym! Pick a DVD and commit to doing it 3-4 times a week.

Ditch the Diet –

Stop bouncing from diet to diet. I have done this so many times over the years, until I discovered the power of eating real food. You hear about a friend that lost weight by eating only carrots with her left hand (or something just as bizarre) so you think, OK, I should that that. NO, you shouldn’t! There is no secret to losing weight, maintaining your weight, and/or feeling good. Put good stuff into your body and you will feel good. Put a ton of junk into your body and you will feel yuck! It’s that simple! Check out our meal plan guides if you are needing help figuring out how to get started.

Cleanse – a good quality cleanse can help detox your body of all the toxins and help to reset your metabolism. There are also many cleanses available today. Here is a great 10 day cleanse option.

Supplements – As much I as try to eat a wide variety of foods, I know I’m slacking. I have my favorites and often times I just overlook many of the other options. Taking high quality wellness supplements are a great way to ensure you are getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling great. As part of our daily routine we take CorePlex with Iron, OmegaPlex and ProBiotic Restore.

Ditch the Scale –

If you do everything 100% will you lose 25 lbs in a week? Probably not, but that’s ok! The amount of time and effort you invest in your health will determine the rate of your results. Instead of making a goal of losing ___ lbs in 10 days, try making a goal to add in cardio 3x a week and a strength training video 2x a week. If you are eating better, exercising more and feeling better…you are doing great!

a yr from now

If you are looking for a great program to help jump start your weight loss goals and you are ready to start feeling better, try the 24 Day Challenge!

 

Have questions? Not sure where to start? Just ask! We love helping people on their journey to a more active, healthier future!

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!

Got my Brooks on….and It’s 57 degrees in January!

January 14, 2016

Got my Brooks on….and It’s 57 degrees in January!

There are days where my training gets a tad boring – and redundant. (I’m training for my next half marathon –  Hospital Hill Half Marathon) But today was anything but a normal training day!

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What a perfect way to spend an afternoon… running with my youngest. Mr Kash loves getting out and strolling down the trail with mamma. And when he jumps out to run with me – his smile is ear to ear! Afterall, 57 degrees in January…you know I’m out running and Kash couldn’t wait to get outside either. Any opportunity I have to get outside with my kiddos, I’ll take it!

 
The fun didn’t stop there. After picking Kailee up from school we headed to the park to enjoy the last few hours of the gorgeous weather before the cold front moves in tomorrow. We love spending time at Bass Pro. There is so much to do there; a playground, feeding the ducks and/or walking/hiking the trail around the lake passing the waterfall. My kids love it! Today was no exception, the kids had a good time watching the ducks skate around on the ice while they were at the park.

 

ducks bass pro

It didn’t take long before all three kiddos were heading towards the trail for a little family hike – sans the hubby who was working 🙁

“We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship…”  The Little Einsteins theme song apparently seemed like a good fit, even though we weren’t on a rocket ship 🙂 nonetheless, the kids had a blast on our mini hike/adventure/treasure hunt!

 

Too many times I hear stories about kids and their video games. And while I don’t have anything against video games (in moderation of course) there is no better feeling than getting your blood circulating, muscles warm and your body moving!  And not to mention a great family activity! Being active doesn’t have to mean going to a gym everyday. Finding ways to be active as a family can make it fun and so much more enjoyable. My not so normal training day today was just what I needed to mix it up this week.

 

Next time your kids go outside – join them! Go on a walk, hike or mini adventure!  Life is all about balance. Today was a great training day for me and a great family day for all of us! Now that’s a Win-win!

 

How do you train?

Feel free to share your training stories.
Happy Training!

Turkey Trot 2015

A year later…another Turkey Trot!

November 25, 2014

Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving Day Traditions

 

trail

 

Most people know that I love to run and I run almost every morning.  And either because of this or in spite of this, I have unknowingly created my own Thanksgiving tradition; my own personal Turkey Trot. For the last 10+ years I have ran every Thanksgiving Day morning. Whether I was pregnant, just had a baby, running a little, or running daily I have always ran on Thanksgiving.

As Thanksgiving was approaching this year, I realized that I had created my own tradition. It is a wonderful thing to take time to be purposefully thankful. And that is what my Turkey Trot is all about. I take time to thank God for all the wonderful blessings in my life and to allow myself to feel his presence. In a world with so much “stuff” it can be easy to forget what is truly important in life.

As you enjoy your Thanksgiving take a few minutes… or an hour to run, walk or sit outside and enjoy God’s Beauty and allow HIS peace to wash over you.

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Easy, Peasy School Lunches!

October 7, 2015

Easy, Peasy School Lunches!

school lunch

With the school year well underway it’s a good time to recap the keys to preparing successful school lunches! I know for me there are days when I think, “man, buying school lunches would be so much easier for me”…. but then I remember what they are serving, blah! It always comes back to being prepared. If I take just an extra few minutes during the week to lunch prep a few items it makes sending school lunches so simple and easy peasy! Plus, I feel good about what I’m feeding my kids. I don’t always make delicious items to put in my 1st grader’s lunch but to her it’s great. Pictured above –  was her lunch today and she was so excited. She LOVES power balls.

Power Balls

  • 4 cups total of: Old fashion oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds
  • 1 C Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 C Raw Local Honey
  • Mix together – add more peanut butter or honey as needed.
  • Roll into balls
  • Drop onto cookie sheet
  • Freeze to set (about an hour)
  • Freeze any leftovers

You can add in craisins, raisins, dark chocolate chips….really anything you want to spice them up. My kiddos prefer them simple!

 

If you have fallen out of the routine of sending school lunches just jump right back on – I hope the post from last year can help get you going again! Life gets busy. This week I needed to reread this post and regroup.

 

September 10, 2014

School Lunches

My kindergartener has been in school now for several weeks and while I am still mastering the art of school lunches I have come a long way in a few short weeks! As the school year was approaching the researcher in me kicked into full speed and I started reading article after article on school lunches….sounds fun I know! I wanted to make sure or at least give my best efforts to make school lunches that were similar to how we eat at home and not revert back to highly processed boxed foods! The general ideas are the same and I’ve tried to consolidate those here!

Unfortunately, there was one thing I did not see in any article – how to teach your Kindergartener to continue praying before lunch when no one else is praying. Kailee went to a Catholic Preschool and while we are not Catholic there were many aspects of her Preschool we loved. One being they pray before meals. I hope she continues to pray before lunch and doesn’t feel uncomfortable doing so!

Ok, back to the food portion of school lunches!

Here is a pic of Kailee’s first school lunch – all the options are good – but the packaging is horrible! This is a true rookie mistake!

school lunch fail

I had ordered the Ziploc containers on Amazon, but they didn’t arrive in time for her first lunch….so I thought I would just throw it in this! Big Mistake! After the first day of school I was so excited to see my sweet little girl, to hear about her day and all her stories. What I discovered is that she was STARVING! Starving because her food had gotten all mixed up and the granola had gotten all over her apple sandwich and everything was a mess. She had even tried to take a few bites of her granola covered apple sandwich, poor thing. Needless to say this was a total FAIL!

After a few days I started getting the hang of things (and my containers arrived, whew!). Here are a few pics of better packed lunches.

schhol lunch - eggschool lunch - pizza

Here is what I have learned so far…

Three key pointers to success:

  1. Containers with separate compartments. I use the Ziploc containers but there are several good options. http://www.amazon.com/EasyLunchboxes-3-compartment-Containers-BPA-free-Easy-open/dp/B004UIRUJ2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410315521&sr=8-2&keywords=ziploc+containers

           These are great for several reasons – the items do not get mixed up and it forces you to                     have a more balanced meal.

  1.  I have my daughter help me with her lunch. She normally gets to choose between two options  for her veggies and fruit. And she approves of everything that goes in her lunch. If they won’t  eat  it at home the chances of them eating it at school are slim to none! (Tip: Keep  reintroducing  new  foods at home and giving as an option for lunches)
  2.  Pack the night before. Food prep is an important part of eating well. I pack my daughter’s          lunch and her water bottle the night before so all I have to do is put her container in her            lunch bag with ice packs and her water bottle in her back pack – she actually does this now        every  morning.

I’m still shocked every time Kailee comes home and tells me there are kids in her class who   have Cheetos and Gatorade in their lunches. I understand busy schedules this is why food prep is so important, so you are not forced to grab something on the go. I also have her leave what she doesn’t eat in her lunch box so I know what she likes and doesn’t like and how much food she needs!

I try to mix things and keep a variety in her diet by not sending the same thing every day.  I have found that if I make lunch food and freeze it, it’s so much easier. Kailee loves taking zucchini muffins homemade granola and power balls so I try to keep a stash in the freezer and alternate. She also loves the heart shaped muffin tins, makes it extra fun and always puts a smile on her face! Sometimes healthy food isn’t as fun as the cool junk you can get at the grocery store, I get that. So I have pulled out my cookie cutters and anything that can be cut into a fun shape, gets cut! What’s better than a fun shaped PB & Honey sandwich or some heart shaped cucumber! Big Hit…HUGE!

So far here are some of Kailee’s fav lunch items:

Pizza –  I just put pizza sauce on a whole wheat pita sprinkle some mozzarella cheese and                                  cook it. She eats it cold and loves it! (I try to use all organic ingredients) 

Smoothie Pops – Green smoothie in a freezer pop mold (she loves these)

Hard Boiled Eggs –easy for me too! 🙂

Star Shaped Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwich

Check out this link for some more great school lunch ideas!

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/04/19/school-lunch-roundup/ 

As I mentioned previously there as several great articles on school lunches available, I just prefer @100daysofrealfood. I get so many ideas from Lisa! Once you get the hang of it you can easily adjust things to meet your child’s preferences.

Happy Lunch Making!!! :)

Fuel Your Body For Success!!!

October 2, 2015

Fuel Your Body For Success!!!

fuel body

This past weekend I completed my longest training run to date…20 miles. As I was leaving the house around 6 am on Saturday morning it hit me…this was crazy! While I knew it was coming and my previous training had helped prepare me for this (yet another) training run…this was crazy. I paused and thought for a moment about what I was about to do…run 20 miles! Well, not only did I complete my 20 miles but I was able to run the LAST 2 miles at a faster pace (7 min mile) than my “normal” race pace (around 8:30 min mile). For me, an average Joe runner, this was a huge accomplishment. Does this mean I’m finishing strong or just running too slow to start…honestly, I have no idea but being 2 ½ weeks out from my first Marathon, I’m not changing it now! J

 

Let’s rewind about 6 months.

I was training for my first half marathon – (you can read all about that here http://theactivefam.com/i-conquered-the-hill-the-hospital-hill-half-marathon-2015-13-1-miles/#sthash.VwAmtpqX.dpbs )

While I have been running for 20+ years, distance running was new to me…after all why would a sane person run 20+ miles, right?! J

I can recall my first “long run” at least to me…then, it was a long run. I ran 8 miles that day and I was so sure I had made a mistake signing up for a half marathon. What was I thinking, there was no way I would finish…well I did! And just six months later, when I see 8 miles on my training schedule I think…AWESOME…just a short run today!

I have been following Hal Higdon’s training schedule for my marathon (The Kansas City Marathon) and I do believe a good training schedule is a vital tool when preparing for a race…at least for me, the non elite, non professional runner. However, an area that I feel is equaling important but too often overlooked (by fellow average Joe runners) is nutrition. I strongly believe that my performance is a result of the fuel I use. If I had not adjusted what and how I eat….I would not have been able to complete those 20 miles.

For years now I have been in awe at the human body and how important nutrition is to peak performance. Whether you are running 20 miles preparing for 26.2 miles or just juggling a hectic schedule with: work, kids, church, after school activities etc….fuel is the key component to optimal performance.

After all isn’t that what we are all looking for? To feel good so we can enjoy the things we do each day. When is the last time you heard someone say, “I really wish I would be tired and sluggish today?” Probably never! So what do you do? Where do you start? These were the questions I started asking many years ago and then again as I began distance running.

What I have found is that when I running over 6-7 miles I need an increased level of carbs in my diet in order to perform well. Now, I’m not and never have been a “no carb” eater. I don’t think we need to cut out any one food group and frankly, if I don’t eat carbs I feel tired and sluggish.  So by increased level, I mean above 2-3 servings a day.

The days before my long runs I will be eating bagels, oatmeal, bananas, plain Greek yogurt, and switching out my good fats for lower calorie options. I mix it up and find what works best for my body.  That’s part of training, trail and error. In a sense we are all in training. Looking for ways to improve our performance, how can we get more energy, feel better, lose weight, etc.

I love  Runners World they have a ton of good meal examples for runners.

Whether your goal is; running a marathon, losing weight, gaining energy, or trying to survive a hectic schedule, don’t overlook the importance of nutrition.

 

Fuel Your Body For Success!!!

 

Happy Running!

 

 

 

 

 

Got my Brooks on I’m ready to go…running with the family!

September 8,  2015

Got my Brooks on I’m ready to go…running with the family!

 

With less than six weeks from my first marathon now is not the time to slack on the training.  With the weather cooling off over the next few weeks I’m excited to have more family training sessions. On hot days I prefer to run in the early mornings while the kiddos are still sleeping. J  But as the weather changes, so do my runs. On several occasions I have even planned my route to swing back by my house and drop off and/or pick up my kids for a 3-4 mile run with them. Sometimes they choose to grab a scooter, bike, 4 wheeler, run with me, or a little of both. I’m lucky enough to have Kash (my 1 yr old) with me on several runs throughout the week too!

all 3 kids on trail

Here I am finishing up a run with all 3 kiddos – Kash is in the stroller! 🙂

3 kids running

Here they all opted to run! Even Kash decided to get out of the stroller and run. He got in a good 1/2 mile too!  🙂

 

It’s important to me, that I continue to include my kids on my runs even if I am training. If someone told me that in order to train for a marathon I would have to run without my kids for 18 weeks, I would have passed. Thankfully that is not the case! They are excited for me, they are excited to go see me run and therefore they are extremely excited to be part of the process. Growing up living a healthy, active lifestyle is not simply a wish I have for my kids it IS our reality. Living any other way just isn’t appealing to us. (Gladly so)

 

It is an amazing thing to watch my kids playing outside, running around. People often comment on my kids’ level of energy and stamina. I believe this is due to (a large part) their (mostly) real food diets and the fact that they are active regularly. It is amazing what are bodies are capable of if they are fueled and maintained properly. We wouldn’t put water in a Jag (‘s gas tank) and leave it sitting in a garage for 20 years and then expect it to drive perfectly, would we?!?!

 

Get outside with your little ones, young ones, old ones, parents, grandparents and get active. There is no better feeling that the one you have knowing you are truly treating your body like a temple!

 

kash walking dog 1

The cutest little dog walker and best running partner under 2!!!

 

 

Happy Training!!!

Family Fun Day! The Kansas City Zoo

August 12, 2015

Family Fun Day! The Kansas City Zoo

 

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Here is my family on one of our MANY zoo trips this year with our awesome niece Taryn. 🙂

So many places to go…can’t decide where to go next!  🙂

 

We Sinthusys are always on the look out for fun, family activities we can all do together. And the Zoo is something we ALL enjoy. As many times as our family has been, it never gets boring (not yet anyways!)  I love the Zoo…I mean really what’s not to love… and we get to see the kids figuring out and understanding new things on each visit. And of course anything to get us outdoors and walking all day is just an added bonus. However, this last visit I left…well shocked and a little confused! Maybe I never paid close attention before? I’m not sure why this visit was different….BUT

SODA, SODA and well more SODA?!?! It seemed like almost every stroller had 2, 3, 4 even 5 of those large refillable soda cups hanging from the handles…really?

Have you ever heard someone say, “I can’t afford to eat healthy? HAHA!  Water is free…last time I checked soda is not free!  Why as parents do we think we are punishing are kids by not letting them indulge in sugar that will quite possibly lead to health and/or weight problems in their future? With all the studies out there that say, “Yes, added sugar does in fact act just like cocaine and is addictive and has NO positive benefits”…why do we keep buying it??? Why do we want our children to face the same (or worse) health/weight struggles we have had to struggle with as adults?!??! (This is a subject I’m very passionate about – if you didn’t notice!) 😉

Of course my kids see the big cute drinking cups and want one…if they were a few bucks and came filled with H2O I just might buy them. So why not place water filling stations around the Zoo, so families can fill up on ice water…it’s hot out there. And the Kansas City Zoo, might offer this however in the years my family has been going I have never seen a water filling station….NO I’m not talking about a drinking fountain. I prefer my water free of germs. 🙂

One fabulous option the Kansas City Zoo does offer is you can bring in your own food and drinks. And good thing, because I’m not sure there are many (or any) items on the menus that I would purchase for my kids, plus yes it saves a few bucks. But it would be nice to be able to walk into a cafe and grab a fresh salad, or sandwich that isn’t highly processed. And please don’t tell me they have bananas or apples for sale…wow, yes an apple that’s a great meal option….that would be part of a snack for us. So again, I appreciate being able to bring in our own food.  But, why not start promoting a healthy, active lifestyle? I’m sure most of us would agree that the Zoo is a great fun family activity…what better place to start, right?

My thoughts exactly! I will be sending a letter with a simple request to the Kansas City Zoo. Set-up a few VISIBLE water stations that are staffed…why staffed? Because there are kids at the Zoo…enough said.

Our family still LOVES the Zoo and we hope to help make it an even more enjoyable family fun activity! 🙂

 

Does your local zoo have water filling stations?

 

Let me know what your family is struggling with this week and I’ll tell you how we handle that issue (if we have).

 

 

Drink Water!!! 🙂

 

Happy Wellness Wednesday!