Disney Inspiration to live #HealthilyEverAfter #Ad

Walt Disney has been a staple in my life ever since my Mother came home one day with our first VCR along with the first video tape {Beauty and the Beast} of what would end up being an epic Disney movie collection. I have watched Disney in awe of their visual animations and watched them move with the times into the world of computer-based animation work and I am still in awe of them to this day. They never fail to inspire and sprinkle us with magic, wonder, and stories that touch our hearts.

The first ever Disney movie that my youngest daughter watched was Frozen! But due to being a little too young when it first came out she was the perfect age {2yrs} the following year when they released the Sing-a-long version of the movie. There was nothing quite like seeing a cinema full of little Elsa’s and Annas {and there was even a few Olaf’s too} and the entire room filling up as they sang along to the world famous Frozen songs.
I’m not even ashamed to admit that when the room filled up with tiny voices singing “Do you want to build a Snowman” actually brought a tear to my eye.

Other Disney movie favorites from the kids are more from the Pixar range, such as Toy Story, Cars, Planes etc. However as a fan of how the original Disney Classics were made I am currently introducing them to some of my favorites such as Robin Hood, Beauty & the Beast, Little Mermaid and so on. It’s a no brainer that they are going down a treat! 

Now, as a Mother with a family of my own, it is so amazing to watch my children fall in love with Disney too. Although let’s be honest – it’s hard not too! So when we were approached and told about Disneys recent #HealthilyEverAfter campaign to encourage us all to develop a healthier lifestyle for all the family, we knew we had to get involved. Our children aspire to become like the characters in their storybooks and their favorite movies so it’s easy to influence them to be healthier to be just like their Disney idols!

Thankfully, food wise {other than a fussy 7yr old!} my kids eat particularly well. The girls are a pair of vegetable lovers and would happily choose a bowl of broccoli & carrots over a bowl of sweets any day of the week!

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Playtime

With the four older children all at school, the toddler has my undivided attention during school hours, and thankfully as I potter around doing the regular household chores, Annabelle loves being left to play. I am so thankful that playtime comes easy to her and she actually enjoys being able to play on her own and currently loves dressing up and being just like her idol, Elsa. We get constant renditions of “Let it Go” on repeat and she’s just a joy to watch as she gets lost in the magic of it all.

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Being Active

When the weather is half decent {as decent as it can be in Northern Ireland, in Winter!} we love to get out to stay active. Annabelle is a big fan of the three cheeky nephews of Donald Duck, Huey, Duey & Louie and she has seen them get up to all sorts of mischief. Especially doing things that they really shouldn’t be doing. 

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Luckily I thought ahead and prepared for the puddle jumping! With a puddle that size outside I knew she wouldn’t be able to resist and even though her boots needed to be emptied {the water in them was impressive} I knew that ten minutes of puddle jumping released some of that endless energy toddlers seem to possess!

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However, once the kids are all out of school – we’re forever found at the local park {sunshine or rain!} to run off all of those cobwebs they develop from being cooped up in school for a portion of the day! Climbing like King Louie from the Jungle Book and racing each other pretending to be Lightning McQueen from Cars are both firm favourites to stay active at the park. 

Disclosure: This post is part of Disney’s #HealthilyEverAfter campaign with BritMums, sponsored by Disney. Share your stories and be inspired at DisneyHealthyLiving.co.uk and live Healthily Ever After (#HealthilyEverAfter).

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  1. 05/02/2016 / 9:18 AM

    Such cute pictures. Love puddle jumping at the age of 47! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

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