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Keeping My Family Happy & Healthy

Deciding to make changes in my life not only affects me, it affects my family. It might seem obvious, but it’s an important factor in my success. If I don’t implement family-wide lifestyle changes, then I’m not going to be successful. How can I maintain and achieve my goals when those around me keep up unhealthy habits?

My children are too little to be rooted in unhealthy choices which makes this an ideal time for me to change. I want to set a better example for them. I need to. My husband is at a healthy weight so he doesn’t feel the pressure and judgement that I do. Although he is supportive, it’s a whole mindset change for both of us.

mushroom ravioli and veggies

Small changes: smaller portions and more veggies!

But, we can start with small changes, which will add up. Those small changes then can turn into big changes and before you know it – we’ve completely changed how we eat and move.

And would you believe that Walgreens can help us on our path to being well?

happy and healthy pedometers

They offer tools to get physically healthy such as pedometers, heart rate monitors, and workout DVDs.

walgreens app

They also help us with overall wellness. Walgreens Pharmacy is our pharmacy of choice.  It’s convenient and where we get over-the-counter medications as well as our vitamins and supplements. And now, with the Walgreens Mobile App it’s even easier to keep up on our medications and vitamins.  You can learn more about how to use the app and our recent shopping trip in my Walgreens Happy Healthy Google+ album.

While I was pregnant I had gestational diabetes, which meant I frequently needed to refill prescriptions.  While I appreciate being able to use the automated call in system at Walgreens or logging into my online account, sometimes I would think about it while out and about.  With the Walgreens Mobile App I can refill on the go!  I also like that I can shop for vitamins via the app as well.  Part of keeping us healthy is taking our vitamins and supplements.  Even as we try to eat well, I know we usually don’t get enough nutrients each day.  Brian has a multivitamin, Rissa now takes a gummy one, and I’m still taking prenatal vitamins, DHA and folic acid.

walgreens mobile app pill reminder

Oh yeah, the app even has a reminder for taking pills.  Perfect for me when I’m not at home.  I never forget when at home, but when I travel or dine out I forget to take them.

Little changes helps my family make progress towards being happy and healthy.  It’s not easy though, so I appreciate that Walgreens can save me time and make things like managing our medications more convenient.  Plus, they reward us for refilling our prescriptions through the Balance Rewards program.  Certain purchases also earn us points!

Have you ever used the Walgreens Mobile App?

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Walgreens #cbias #SocialFabric

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  1. Alicia January 8, 2013 Reply

    I wish all the best in your lifestyle changes. It looks like you are off to a great start!
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    • Darcy January 10, 2013 Reply

      Thanks, Alicia! I really hope I can stick with them.Syrana

  2. Isra {TheFrugalette} January 8, 2013 Reply

    You are making great, positive changes for you and your family. That food looks really yummy too. :)thefrugalette

    • Darcy January 10, 2013 Reply

      Thanks, Isra! It’s been a long time coming but I have to do something. Better late than never, right?Syrana

  3. I can completely understand wanting to make changes that will set a great example for your little ones. We don’t really eat very much that’s unhealthy, but we also don’t eat a huge variety of veggies (I’ve always been a picky eater). I want to be sure we’re showing Bubbles to love all kinds of healthy foods and to be active. I had no idea that Walgreens had tools like heart monitors and pedometers to help with the active part. I love it!
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    • Darcy Zalewski January 14, 2013 Reply

      I knew they had more medical type stuff such as blood pressure machines and glucometers but didn’t know about the pedometers til I visited either!Syrana

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