Together Counts! Families Unite to Get Active

"Mom! Can you come outside and play with me?"

Do I have to?
Ask your Dad.
Play by yourself. 
Go. To. Sleep. Pleeeeaaaaase!!!!!

I'm not ashamed to admit that there are days when I make up the lamest excuses about why I can't go outdoors and play. I'll find some clever way to put it off, or, offer a bribe of some sorts to buy enough time to make my son forget what he even requested in the first place.

I know.  
I should feel really bad about this.
Some days, I do.
Other times, not so much.

Before you get yourself all worked up about how much time we don't spend outdoors playing, let me show you how we really get down.


Target Practice

Bike Riding

Washing the Car

Fun with other family members

Even though these are simple activities for a family to complete, it's nice to have some form of motivation and incentive to get active, stay healthy, and play outdoors with your family.

We took the pledge!

About Together Counts

Together Counts is a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living. The principle behind our program is Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn.

· It’s a first-of-its kind coalition that brings together more than 195 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and professional sports organizations.

· Campaign purpose is to get more families eating and getting active together, with a message of moderation

Please find more information at

If you're looking for even more reasons to join Together Counts, check out this fun sweepstakes on their Facebook page at, to celebrate their first anniversary. Prizes include gift cards, George Foreman Grills and a membership to Anytime Fitness.

Even better, Together Counts is celebrating Child Nutrition Month at a Twitter party.
When:  April 3 from 8-9 PM EST
Prizes: $50 same-as-cash
Where: RSVP at

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I was compensated for my time thanks to Together Counts and my involvement Global Influence. The opinions and views are my own.   
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