Find Your Heels is a movement being launched by yours truly- Moms In Heels creators, Lisa Harst and Brandi Waleirus, to inspire and motivate anyone and everyone to balance the person you were, with the person you are, and the person you want to be. It’s about doing the things that make you happy, having big dreams for tomorrow, and making things happen today.
This is a brainchild that has been talked about since the initial days of Moms In Heels. You see, the name Moms In Heels wasn’t picked just because we are moms who happen to wear heels. Nope, it’s more meaningful than that. The Moms In Heels name represents maintaining our personal identity and our aspirations even though we both have taken on the most wonderful and most important role of motherhood.
We are not trying to do it all or have it all. We are just trying to do more things we love and continue to pursuit our dreams. Isn’t this what life is all about? Yes, we hit roadblocks. We take detours. Sometimes we even crash. Pretty sure life is about this too, but we are determined to embrace it and carry on. We want you to do the same.
Do you know what your heels are?
The heels is unique to you.
Maybe you want to complete a 5k.
You use to love painting and want to figure out how to bust out the paint again.
Maybe your dream is to write a book.
Your long term goal is to be your own boss.
Or maybe you just want to make more time for your family.
It doesn’t matter what your “heel” is.
It just matters what you are doing to find and fit in your heels.
Come join our Find Your Heels facebook community at www.facebook.com/findyourheels and make this judgment free supportive page your community too. Where engaging and sharing is encouraged and negativity is not welcomed. Where inspiration and pep talks are always free. Where we hope friendships are made and connections are built. Where we encourage all to find what makes you happy, your “heels”, and fit those heels into your already crazy hectic life.
Yes, we are asking you to find your heels, share your journey, cheer on others, ask for help, and celebrate successes. Let’s do this together.
Here’s to Finding Your Heels and sharing the adventure!
Brandi and Lisa
Being fit means being active, getting rest and eating healthy all day and night. Unfortunately, meeting these three goals is difficult for busy moms (really difficult). Good news: there’s a light at the fitness tunnel for us moms with the new Fitbit from Verizon Wireless.
The Fitbit’s clip-on monitor tracks the steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed during a workout or throughout the day. I was surprised to see how much I moved during the day without even knowing it. The best part? Once I realized how much the small walk up the stairs or trip to the grocery adds up, I started moving more and made an effort to walk instead of drive and take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Even though we all know sleep is one of the most important parts of being healthy, it’s something many of us skimp on to save time. I definitely am guilty of this! Fortunately, the Fitbit actually motivated me to get more restful sleep. It can be worn as a wristband at night to measure your sleep cycle, and gently wake you in the morning with its silent vibrating alarm (something Jeffrey definitely appreciated)!
It also helped me keep track of my food, water intake and workouts when paired with the its smartphone app. I’m always working to make better food choices and fight food cravings, but logging my food intake daily was a great way to encourage better eating and healthy choices.
To add more motivation to my health and fitness goals, I also tested the following apps suggested by my friends at Verizon:
Although getting in shape and making healthy choices can be difficult, it’s nice to have devices to keep yourself on track. With the Fitbit in my pocket every day, I had a mini personal trainer by my side reminding me to swap a drive for a bike ride and choose side salad over fries to keep me on track for a healthy lifestyle. And hey, even if I did sneak a scoop of ice cream (I definately LOVE ice cream), I could monitor my distance/calories burned to work it off. All in all, I say Fitbit from Verizon Wireless is a great way to go for those of you wanting improve your health and fitness!
Today is our very own Mrs. Lisa’s Birthday. It seems like just yesterday we were getting all dolled up to celebrate Lisa’s 21st birthday at the White Party at someplace that I’m sure changed names a couple of times since. So much has happened since celebrating that birthday five long years ago.
Let’s Recap, Shall We?
We owled, planked, sat on a moose and almost adopted a parrot together (have I mentioned I don’t like animals?).
We ate Pop Chips, created drinks, made a commercial, sat in a Bentley, and laughed the entire time.
We interviewed random people in tents, danced at Old Navy, and shopped the heck out of Black Friday we needed a bigger car.
We rappelled off a mountain, dug for gold, and boosted each other up on a ski lift.
We’ve been Snooki a Playboy Bunny, each other’s emergency babysitter, Aunts to each other’s sons and Moms In Heels.
We’ve rescued each other in crisis, cheered each other on, and push the other to do better (seriously who else texts daily scale pictures?).
We text hourly, see each other at least once a week, and spend every flippin day together in the month of December.
From a Bermuda trip to an Alaskan weddings and the road trips in between it’s always an adventure.
From laying out in the sun (remember when we actually had time to do this?) to ice skating in heels on unplowed driveways we seem to find the joy in every season.
From getting pulled over, looking like Rainbow Bright to planning your wedding in a New York airport there’s never a dull moment.
From our low key nights of Monopoly, Euchre, ridiculous Balderdash answers and playing Bocce Ball Lance Armstrong style. To our BIG celebrations- new houses, engagements, bachelorette parties (always classy never trashy), weddings, birth announcements, gender reveals (seriously does the color pink hate us?) to welcoming our baby boys memories are created all the time.
Your friends became my friends. And my friends yours. And let us not forget the incredible people we have met together along the way.
You remind me I don’t have to schedule fun to have a fabulous time. And I remind you when you actually have fun scheduled.
We have raided each other’s closets, threw brainstorm parties, and came up with some pretty incredible ideas.
I don’t think many people can call their Sister-In-Law one of their Best Friends and Partner In Crime. I am forever grateful that I can.
Here’s to creating many more memories. May this year be the best year yet for you, Lisa.