Journey of a Dreamer on Health for the Whole Family

healthy living tuesdaysHowdy, friends! We are back with another post celebrating the theme for this month’s Healthy Living Tuesdays series:“Health for the Whole Family”

One of the things I love most about our HLT series is the open-invitation to participate. Here’s how you can play along: Write a post on your own blog under this theme this month, and when the last Tuesday of December rolls around , we’ll host a link up. Participating is a great challenge: How will you make your post stand out in a community of bloggers writing under the same theme? Plus, the link up at the end of the month is an awesome way to promote your greatest content!

Between now & then, we’ll be showing off some of our members own posts on the subject manner – so, be sure to come back and visit each week to get a taste of how others are tackling the topic themselves. It’s a great way to find new bloggers to read and get to know your fellow HLB Members. [If you’re interested in writing for future Healthy Living Tuesday featured posts, drop us an email at]

Journey of a Dreamer

Hello Healthy Living Blog Family! My name is Courtney and I blog over at Journey of A Dreamer. I write about my adventures in CrossFit, Running, Weight Loss, and balance in healthy living.

Trying to live a healthy life can be hard, especially when you feel like you’re doing it alone. There are many instances when one person in a family is trying to lose weight while the others aren’t. This is tough! On my healthy living journey it has been CRUCIAL to have the support of my family. Here are three fun ways to get your family involved in your Healthy Living journey.

1. Go on family walks! This is a great way to get your whole family out and moving. Walk the dog, let the kids pick which way to go, or even do a scavenger hunt. I usually let my daughter decide which route we want to take and let her explore as we go along.


2. Involve the whole family in your meal planning.


Since I’m the one who does the shopping and cooking it can become monotonous when I make the same meals over again. Giving your family a few healthy options and letting them pick their favorites gives them ownership of their healthy eating, rather than feeling like the food is being shoved down their throats. Also- giving them the ability to chose healthy now will help them chose healthy later (when you aren’t always around!)

3. Try New Activities Together.

Not everyone likes the same kind of activity. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to being active. The best thing about involving your whole family into your healthy journey is that you can try new activities together! Whether it is playing a game of football in the back yard or going for a bike ride, healthy activity is better together! So get out there and try new things together. Who knows- You may find a new hobby!


What are some ways you can get your family involved in your healthy living journey?

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3 Responses to “Journey of a Dreamer on Health for the Whole Family”

  1. Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer
    December 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Thanks for letting me share!!

  2. Des - Barley Philippines
    December 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Health is wealth! How do I join the community?