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    It all started with leggings. Okay, I didn't actually gain the weight because of leggings...but it sure made it easier. You put those stretchy, comfy pants and you never seem to notice they are getting tighter. Not until the day you go to slip on your favorite pair of jeans and they won't button. Then you realize the leggings have been luring you into a false sense of security. All of the cookies, beer,  and late night snacks haven't been just melting away. The leggings have just hid the real truth. The one that your jeans were now telling to you as you check the tag repeatedly, convinced they were actually your teen daughter's jeans and there was a mistake. No mistake. You gained the weight fair and square, and now it was time to take it off. 

This is a Sponsored Post Written By Me on Behalf of Getting Healthy With Lesley
     This is my second week of finding healthy! Want to read about the first week? Check it out here
     About a million times this week, I kicked myself for starting this healthy living kick a week before Thanksgiving. I never really cared for turkey and stuffing, cranberry sauce, or even the green beans with the onions in them. None of that stuff was super appealing to me. Instead it was the mashed potatoes, the bread bowl and the DESSERTS. I live for any sort of dessert. Well, correction...I did. Not anymore. As of Monday, I have forever lost five pounds and I am on my way to a healthier life. So, this week I will skip the pumpkin pie and I am totally good with it. 

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     So, I am almost forty. Over the past year something happened to my body. My metabolism decided to hit middle age and just quit.. just stop doing its job, completely. I was not ready for this change. For the first time in my life I felt so unhealthy. I was constantly tired, I didn't feel like doing much of anything and I put on a crazy amount of weight that I didn't know how to cope with. Not just a couple of pounds, but enough that I didn't feel good about me. I am a firm believer that a woman should be happy with her body no matter her weight. I wasn't happy and knew I needed to change it. 
     For months, I made promises of changing things the following week or I talked about looking into joining a gym in a couple of days. Instead, it all just stayed the same and I avoided the scale. I would make excuses because I was too busy or tired. Anyone with multiple kids knows no one eats the same thing as everyone else. I didn't want the hassle of making a completely different meal for myself once I made three others for the hubby and kiddos. 

I've partnered with Bloggin' Mamas for this social good campaign. I may receive movie-related promotional items or experiences; but all opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received. In support of the home entertainment release of the heartwarming animated family adventure, Leap!, Lionsgate has partnered with the non-profit organization, FOOTLOOSE, to gather donations of new and gently used dance shoes to help aspiring dancers in need. On November 16th, from 6p-8p PST, Lionsgate will be hosting an event in which they will be presenting FOOTLOOSE with the shoe donations. I wanted to help support this social good project, by encouraging donations from my readers. If you have new or gently used dance shoes you are willing to donate, you'll find the address to send them to below. You can also follow along the donation event on social media via #LeapMovie and #LeapForFootloose Our family loves any sort of outreach opportunity so we will absolutely be taking part with you! Dance shoes aren't a necessity for families who are struggling financially. So, a donation from you of new or gently used dance shoes can make a dancer's dreams come true. A donation that takes a few moments of your time can make all the difference in the world of another person. Donations to FOOTLOOSE can be sent prior to November 16 to the address below: Address For Donations Leap Donations c/o Lionsgate 5055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 840 Los Angeles, CA 90036

About Leap!

Featuring all-star voice talent led by Elle Fanning (Maleficent), alongside Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) and Maddie Ziegler (The Book of Henry), with Mel Brooks (Spaceballs), featuring Carly Rae Jepsen (singer-songwriter of the hit song "Call Me Maybe") and Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live"), Leap! is a colorful and imaginative story about an orphan girl who is determined to follow her dream of becoming a ballerina. Filled with irresistible original music, Leap! features the hit track "Cut to the Feeling." Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Fanning) has one dream — to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own — to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there's a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Ziegler). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Jepsen), who, along with Victor's encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars. Leap! will be available on Digital November 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand November 21.

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Facebook- FOOTLOOSE FOOTLOOSE is a non-profit charitable organization that collects new and gently used dance shoes to donate to less fortunate aspiring dancers. FOOTLOOSE donates shoes to a variety of organizations. For more information to donate or receive shoes, visit was founded by Becca Duberman, a dancer and philanthropist, in 2010. Becca's passion for dance and her compassion for children led to the creation of FOOTLOOSE. Like its movie namesake, FOOTLOOSE, the story of overcoming restrictions to dance, connects donors to needy recipients.

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Facebook- soon, so the shoes arrive in time for the event & and don't forget to check out Leap! on Digital November 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand November 21.  
This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Disney on Ice. All opinions are my own. 
     Pittsburgh is about to be Frozen this weekend and you don't want to miss it!  Disney's Frozen on Ice is an incredible show with stunning effects that will leave you, and your kids, amazed! The fam and I had a chance to see it last night and it was INCREDIBLE!!! You want to see it before it leaves town this Sunday.