As moms, we want the absolute best for our children, right? We strive to give them the best nutrition, keep them active physically and mentally and provide the best education possible. We do everything within our power to make sure that they are given the absolute best start in life possible. But do you know what one of the very best things we can truly do for our children is?
We can take care of US!
Don't get me wrong, I'm guilty of letting my own needs go for the sake of my children. I am the first to admit that, but then I find myself getting run down, exhausted... unable to keep up with the active, healthy lifestyle that I want my children to enjoy! If I am not treating myself well, then my kids are suffering because I cannot be there for them as I want to be. Aside from that, how are we supposed to teach our kids the importance of living a healthy lifestyle if we are not doing the same. We HAVE to lead by example, for us and for them.
But let's be honest, we all KNOW what the healthier choices in life are, but actually finding the motivation? That can be tough. What sounds more appealing- binge watching your favorite show on Netflix or taking a jog around the block? Eating those delicious powdered donuts or snacking on some celery? For most of us, those unhealthy choices certainly sound better. Why would we not want to resort to the more fun, easier choices?
When our kids don't like doing something, we often use a reward system, right? We use responsibility charts to remind and reward our little ones to clean up their rooms and help around the home. We give reward stickers and small surprises to the child learning to use the potty. Some places even offer special rewards to encourage children to do well in school. Kids love to see that their hard work pays off... as do adults! In our careers, if we work hard we can be rewarded with bonuses and promotions. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way for us grown ups to get awarded for our healthy choices?
Guess what? There is! The Walgreens' Balance Rewards for healthy choices™ app!
Many of you may already be Balance Rewards members and know that you can earn points for all of your Walgreens shopping...which can be redeemed towards your future Walgreens purchases. I myself have been a member for quite some time too! I love getting money back on items my family already loves and uses. But did you know that you can earn points not just by shopping but through making healthy choices too!? I had absolutely no idea! Check it out:
Sounds pretty great, right? Just like we reward our children for their accomplishments, this app rewards US for our healthy choices! It provides just the right motivation in this busy back to school season (when it's all too tempting to go the easy route) to stay on track. We can save up those points from buying essentials- like Motrin, Bandaid or Listerine- AND for staying active and eating well... and redeem them for a special treat just for us!
Stop by your local Walgreens today to get everything you need to meet your health and fitness goals! And while you're there, don't forget to stock up on your Johnson & Johnson Healthy Essentials products. Not only will these keep us prepared for whatever bumps and bruises and headaches this back to school season will bring, but you will also earn 2,000 Walgreens Balance Rewards points ($2 reward) when you buy any two J&J Healthy Essentials participating products from 7/26/15-8/29/15! Now that's a SMART choice!
Do you need a little extra motivation to stay healthy? How can the Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices app help you stay on track?