Finding Happiness In Everyday

24 Mar

Back in January I started doing something which I’m sure many of my Facebook friends were relieved to see. To mix up the bitchy posts on my wall I decided to post three things that made me happy during the day.

The idea was born while I was working at the Y one day. I got to talking with someone about a book and coinciding seminar that were a hot topic at the facility that week. I haven’t read the book but I decided that it was important to find three things in every single day, even the bad ones, that made me happy.

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Something new was born.

For the most part I’ve made a post similar to the one above very evening.

I’m a busy mother of two little boys and the wife of a man who owns his own business so there are some challenging days here in Mommyland. Hell, there are some days when I wonder why I even got out of bed, but even on the worst of days I still work hard to find three things that made me happy.

I don’t always come up with deep things, some days it’s something as simple as my Starbucks Latte. In fact most days it’s the simple pleasures that make me happy.

So why did I do it? I saw that I was using my Facebook page as a place to bitch about the inconveniences in life and thought that I needed something to balance it all out. I needed to remind myself that I’m a pretty lucky girl who has it pretty good.

By making these posts on my Facebook page I feel like I’m being held accountable to take that step back and find some happiness in each and every day.

I challenge you to join me in posting three things that made you happy each day on your social channels. Use #ThreeHappyThings so I can follow along.

Happy

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Tips For Washing Activewear

19 Mar

I love to run but even in the dead of winter I still sweat like a wild beast. It can be 2 degrees outside and I’ve still sweat through my base layer.

TMI Alert! My sweat STINKS! It’s pretty bad.

Just a regular wash cycle doesn’t cut it for my activewear, it still comes out smelling pretty bad. I was forced to change my washing ways and it’s made all the difference in the world.

I now give you my tips for getting the stink out.

Wash your activewear separately.

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Do you really want all that sweat mixed in with your favorite shirt? My other tips will explain why I say to wash it all separately.

Do NOT use fabric softener!

The fabric softener gets stuck in the fibers and can actually lock in the stink. Fabric softener can also damage the fabric’s ability to wick moisture. Just say no to the fabric softener.

Do use white vinegar.

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Only use about a half a cup per load. If your washer has a prewash setting that’s the time to do it. If you don’t have a prewash setting, adding the vinegar with the detergent is fine too. Vinegar is a great stink killer but it’s not going to leave you smelling like a salad.

Turn it inside out.

Wash your activewear with the stink side out. You might be sweating through your clothes, but the epicenter for that stinky sweat is on the inside. I like to wash everything inside out to make sure that all the stink is killed in the wash so I can put on a fresh smelling shirt for tomorrow’s run.

Watch the heat.

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Always wash your activewear in cold water.

When it comes to my more expensive pieces, I line dry them every time. The rest of my activewear I am careful to dry it on the lowest setting I can use and still have it come out dry the first time. Make sure you read the care instructions on all your activewear to be sure it’s safe to dry.

When you take care of your activewear it will take care of you!

What tips do you have for getting the stink out of your activewear?

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