Posts tagged ‘Danielle Hinson’

November 18, 2013

Thank you for your support through this time in my life…..

I hadn’t really planned on making a public announcement, but I guess I need to since I make my life so public. First and foremost, the Healthy Housewives is about more than just being a wife. We are all in different places in our lives…some married, some not, some with children, some without…its more about women empowering women as we go through the phases of our lives. 

First and foremost, I am not perfect. I have never claimed to be. I don’t want your sympathy, I don’t want your condolences. If you choose to unfollow me or not like me as a person, than unfortunately I cannot stop that. Again, I am not perfect and have made MORE than my share of mistakes. I am willing to take ownership of that. 

With that being said I am a mother of two beautiful children who no matter what, I will raise to the best of my ability, hoping to raise them to not repeat the mistakes that I have made and those that I cannot take back. 

Unfortunately you can’t turn back time. You can’t undo wrongs. All you can do is MOVE FORWARD. And that is what I am doing.

After 15 years of ups and downs, twists and turns my husband and I have decided to part ways. Why we are parting ways doesn’t matter. Whether you want to speculate, or fall victim to creating a “scandal”, because that’s what humans love to do, is up to you. I wish him the best in his life, because he deserves it. We will continue to raise our children who will be loved by two parents. If you fall victim to the gossip train, I cannot control that. All I can say is thank you for your continued support. 

Thanks HH fans,

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September 10, 2013

Get Ready to DIG DEEPER

Hey Danielle here!

As you may or may not know outside of my role with the Healthy Housewives I work for Shaun T, the creator of INSANITY. I am so excited as we are hosting a big event in Dallas this Saturday called Shauntervention. Its unlike any event we have ever done before, and I am even more excited because the Healthy Housewives will be there as a sponsor for the event. So, what exactly is Shauntervention?

“I wanted a way to connect with you on a deeper level—to take all the inspiring energy I feel from you and help you DIG
DEEPER beyond the workouts, down into your soul. So, the ShaunTourage and I created a live Shaun T experience like nothing before. After many months in the making, on September 14, 2013, we proudly unveil to you SHAUNTERVENTION, a day to FIND YOUR LIFE.”–Shaun T

There is still time to register for this epic day. And, don’t forget to watch for Shaun on Good Morning Texas this Friday the 13th. Head on over to http://shauntervention.com

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August 20, 2013

Social Media and Kids…

I have what you call a “tween”. She is 12 years old going on 35. She is a good kid who does well in school, sings , and plays volleyball. For her 12th birthday I finally caved and bought her a cell phone…and what is funny, is that she truly was one of her last classmates to get one. I allowed her to have an Instagram account, which I felt out of all the social media outlets was the one that a 12 year old truly could have the most age appropriate phone with only because she hounded me for months to get on Twitter or Facebook, like her friends. I informed her that I did not agree with her friends or their parents for allowing a 12 year old to have a Twitter or a Facebook account, and no matter how mad at me she got, she would not get one of those social media accounts until her father and I felt it were appropriate. 

Her IG account is monitored and private and pretty harmless. Her little friends post photo challenges with each other and post pics of their favorite One Direction member. She doesn’t have any boy friends on her IG account either making it easy to monitor for inappropriate behavior. 

My daughter however says to me the other day, “I am bored with IG, can I have a Twitter account.” I firmly said no, and just like any good Tween, she incessantly asked me for the rest of the day if she could get one, hoping I would at some point cave. But see, even though I may seem like the cool mom due to the way I dress, I still have very strong traditional values in the sense of what is age appropriate for a kid to do or not do , and I am sorry there is no reason for my 12 year old to tell the world in 140 characters or less what she is doing all day long. As a social media junkie myself I know that Twitter is harder to manage and keep private and while I trust her, I just don’t feel its necessary at her age. For me, I am like, you will have social media to join for the rest of your life…be a kid now and wait. Similiar idea to kids who want to dye their hair, or rush into a relationship…be a kid now, there is time for all of that later. 

For you moms out there, I am curious if you agree with me, or if you are one of those mothers who has allowed their pre-teen child to have a Facebook or Twitter account even though the rules of usage state that you must be 13 years of age to join. What is your reasoning? Your logic? No judgment, just curious. Image

August 6, 2013

I eat food….

“What do you eat?”–I must get that question a bajillion times a day. My answer is always, “FOOD!” I am not trying to be a smart a$% when I answer it that way, but its simply the truth. I don’t count calories. I know for a lot of people that works…but the problem is too many people look at the number versus the quality of the food. 100 calories of Oreos is still Oreos. For me, I like to just really think about the food that I am eating and putting into my body. The better the quality of the food and the more dense nutrition packed in there the more of it I can eat. I don’t necessarily have to worry about my portion control that way. Why? 

Did you ever wonder why you can sit down and eat an entire bag of chips or a an entire pizza pie and not be full?  Yet if you are eating a steak and sweet potatoes you fill up rather quickly with no room in your belly for more? Its because the steak and sweet potato are filled with dense nutrition which signals your body that its full. When you are eating those “empty calories” filled with zero nutritional value, your body requires way more to be satiated, at which point it never really is. So when I say I eat food, and I don’t have to portion or weigh it out, its because when you are choosing food that is whole and good for you, you will know when you are full. Its when you are choosing those items that are processed and have little to no nutritional value that you really have to weigh out your portions because otherwise you will overeat. 

Make better choices. Eat less food from boxes and more food from the Earth. So that next time someone asks you what you eat, you can say FOOD! Image

July 29, 2013

The right fit for you

There are so many workout clothes out there…its a colorful sea of sports bras and running tights. But beyond the bright colors and fancy designs, do you know how to dress for your body type so that you not only move functionally, but feel beautiful and sexy? That is important you know…the better you feel in your workout attire the more likely you are to have a successful workout. Truly…think about it…would you workout more effectively in an old tattered t-shirt that was wrinkled, or in a slim fitting racer back tank top and tights that not only draw you in , but make your lines look sleek and strong! 

So when choosing workout apparel, what should you consider?

1. Black is always the most flattering color for pants. Not only is it slimming but you will not see sweat lines. 

2. Don’t wear padded sports bra…it looks awkward. 

3. Racer back tanks make your back look stronger than a traditional tank. 

4. Do the underwear test…bend over in the mirror and make sure the lycra doesn’t stretch so thin that when you are in downward dog we can see your undies. 

Ultimately, wear what you can move easy in and you feel strong and beautiful in! Image

July 16, 2013

Back in the day…

Meet 7th grade Danielle. Isn’t her hair awesome. I know you remember carrying around a small can of Rave hairspray in your backpack so you could respray your feather bangs and make sure they stayed high enough. And those eyebrows…wow…at least there were two. 

So, what is the point here. Well, you often hear of people wishing they could go back in time, or trying to relive their glory years, when for me, I feel like I am in the prime of my life RIGHT NOW! I would much rather move forward, then look back. 

I want you to live in the NOW! Learn from your mistakes and grow from them. What once was can never be again because life is constantly evolving and changing. I used to be a football player…well, okay , you aren’t any longer. Now you have to work out and watch what you eat. I just had a kid…no you didn’t, they are sixteen and driving and you can’t use that excuse anymore. 

Live for TODAY and TOMORROW because you can’t change YESTERDAY. You can look back on it, smile, and reminisce, but you can never relive it! Image

July 1, 2013

Ditch the electronics….

Tired? No focus? Did you know that your technology has a large part to do with it? You could be “sleeping” enough hours, but still seem restless, and it has to do a lot with how plugged in you are throughout the day. Technology puts your body into flight or fight stress mode which imposes great stress! The more revved up you are during the day, the harder it is for you to not only wind down at night, but get into a deep state of REM. Electronics also emit a EMR (electromagnetic radiation) which again does not allow you to sleep as effectively as you might like. 

How can you change this?

1. Turn off all electronics at least an hour before sleep. Give your brain some time to come “down”

2. Move your cell phone out of the bedroom or away from your bed

3. Try to limit how much technology you use throughout the day. 

I know its hard to fathom limiting our technology when we live in such a high powered and fast moving world, but if you are having trouble feeling rested, this could be a good place to start! Image

June 17, 2013

STRESS……

How do you deal with stress? We all have it, just at different levels and we all have different ways that we deal with it. Some better, than others. There is no such thing as a perfect life, and there certainly is no such thing as stress free living. However, our ability to cope with stress is what separates those who crack under pressure from those who thrive. Whether its work , relationship, family, financial or whatever kind of stress life throws your way, there are different coping mechanisms to help you power through. 

 

1. YOGA-breathing, relaxation, stretching, and getting in tune with one’s body are all great ways to alleviate stress. Even if yoga is not something you already practice, starting now might be good for your stress level. 

2. Running-put those headphones in and hit the pavement. A long run can often clear the mind and allow you to find peace. 

3. Exercise-any form of exercise is going to help you release endorphins and get out some of that negative energy and tension. 

4. Music-there is a definite healing power to music. Whether its upbeat or slow jamz, you know what kind of music will alter your mood. 

5. Talk it out-whether its a friend, a clergyman, or a mental health professional, the power of words has a great impact on stress. 

6. Rest-just with anything else, when we are sleep deprived our bodies don’t have time to assimilate to its surroundings therefore making our stress level rise. 

 

Again, life will never be stress free, but knowing some tools for working around it will make you better able to survive the tough times in your life! Image

June 10, 2013

25 Things….

So have you ever read those celebrity magazine like US weekly and Star that do the 25 things page. It’s basically 25 random facts about a celebrity that you may or may not know. So while I am certainly no celebrity, I thought it might be a fun way for you to get to know me better. So here goes:

1. I was born in New York

2. I grew up in Titusville, Florida where the space shuttle goes up

3. I have been dancing since I was 3

4. I played the violin all the way until college

5. I went to the University of Central Florida and worked in the library

6. My eyebrows used to be HUGE like Brooke Shields

7. My favorite snack is chips and salsa

8. My maiden last name was Katz

9. I have major time anxiety. I can’t be late to anything

10. I am addicted to NIKE 

11. I have 2 beautiful daughters, Adrianna and Bianca

12. I used to be an elementary school teacher

13. My favorite movie of all time is Rocky

14. I talk to my puppies like they are people…Milo and Misty

15. I never really liked soda

16. I love Staples…colorful paperclips make me happy

17. I love game shows! 

18. I hate getting gas for my car. 

19. I don’t try foods I don’t think I will like

20. I am an only child

21. I like to fold my toilet paper 4 times before using

22. I suck at putting the lids back on things

23. I don’t like confrontation

24. I truly believe in the zombie apopcalypse

25. I am not a good cook. Imagenay

March 5, 2013

My shoe addiction….

Most women have a shoe addiction….however, my shoe addiction isn’t in the form of that signature red sole….it comes in the form of that classic swoosh. You guessed it, HI MY NAME IS DANIELLE, AND I AM ADDICTED TO SNEAKERS. 

But let me be completely honest with you…your sneakers do have a shelf life. Think of it in terms of your car tires…would you ride around on the same tires year in and year out, never rotating them and expect to stay safe and accident free? Of course not! The tread wears out (or whatever happens to tires when they get worn out) and you have to replace them. Well, the same goes for your shoes. Yes, tell your husband, alert the media, I am giving you permission to buy shoes. Your shoe is good for typically about 3 months depending on how often you wear them. Or think about 500 to 700 miles of wear. So, out with the old in with the new. Its a safety issue. 

Another reason I have so many sneakers is for functional purposes. Running shoes are designed for forward motion only and have extra padding to safeguard your feet from the impact of the pavement. Training shoes, however, were designed for lateral movement, stop and go and have little to no cushioning to give your foot more grip to the ground which provides balance and stability through plyometric and core stabilization movements. Wear shoes for their intended purpose…i promise your knees and ankles will thank you. 

So what do you do with all these extra shoes? I take the ones that are no longer functional for training due to their shelf life and move them into the garage. These now become my outdoor sneakers. They are intended for hiking and other such outdoor activities that might involve dirt! I then organize my closet based on the function of the shoe so if I know I am doing INSANITY then I am going to grab a training shoe, where as if I am teaching hip hop, I will grab my high top old school sneakers that are fun for dancing. 

Bottom line….if you can only have one pair of sneakers, then ensure that they fit correctly. Don’t be afraid to walk around the store in them, ask questions, and test them out. I of course am a huge NIKE supporter, but all brands have their pros and cons. Find your fit, and kick it!

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