Tag Archives: balanced

A great smoothie

Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 in Food

Feeling like a smoothie? Try this one from celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak. http://ow.ly/htiKq

Weekly Tips for September 3, 2012

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here it is September ALREADY! Ready for fall, cool weather, sweaters, pumpkin lattes and football! On the West Coast it is still hot, hot, hot. It finally broke 91 degrees at our house for the first time in over three weeks. How are you getting ready for Fall? (more…)

Weekly Tips for May 21, 2012

Posted on 20. May, 2012 in Uncategorized

Where does the time go? It seems like last week we were just talking about our New Year’s Resolutions, candy or not for Valentine’s Day! Now it is time to get ready for SUMMER! The most (2nd) wonderful time of the year! Working on the annual SUMMERTIME FUN FOR FAMILIES. It should be ready first of June, check back. There will also be a Mom’s Camp list that a friend put together that is phenomenal! Stay tuned…  (more…)

Weekly Tip for January 17, 2012

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, almost three weeks into 2012, how are you doing on your “lifestyle changes”? 2012 is the Year to Get in Gear!

We started 2012 with making breakfast healthy and a couple snacks. Are you still on this road with us or do you need to step back reset and begin again.  Based on an incredible insight during a beach run, I was able to develop the new RockIt Mom motivation: There are no failures, only attempts that were not the correct way, so let’s try it again a different way.  Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” As women, we know — Failure is Not an Option! Let’s try lifestyle changes another way.  Hopefully, these tips will get you started.

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2012 is coming in with a BANG!

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hello all, this is more of a personal note to all of you and an explanation of being MIA lately.

First, I apologize for not keeping up on my social media, website and the like. Initially, I took a step back (more…)

No more daylight savings?!?! UUGGHH!

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 in Fitness

HEALTH TIP – It is still dark out, I don’t wanna get up!

Now that we have “fallen behind” in preparation for winter, these dark fall mornings are going to make it tough to climb out of bed. When you should be up and at the gym, hiding under the sheets is not a good alternative. Since, daylight saving ended last weekend, hopefully these tips can help the not-so-morning people get up and get moving before the sun comes up. • Before you go to sleep, either sleep in your gym clothes (which seems so college days) or at least lay them out next to your bed. Then you don’t have to think in the dark. • Studies show doing some yoga stretches or general stretches in bed get your body moving. • Fresh flowers in your room make you feel energized, per all those scientists. Just don’t keep stargazers in your bedroom, their strong aroma can hinder your sleep. • If getting into the routine will take time, skip the gym, but get up and move! Put in a DVD, go to FITTV.com or even ON DEMAND has great workouts that are just as strenuous as being at the gym. • This is one of the hardest, especially for moms, but GO TO BED EARLIER. A recent workshop shoes most women 30-63 yrs old do not get enough sleep. Less than 8 hours of sleep can cause lack of good judgment, overeating, and dizziness. • Put your alarm clock in the bathroom or across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Keep moving it around, so it is not in the same spot all the time. • Set your clock at least 25 minutes ahead of time. That way the first time it goes off, it shocks you out of REM and it makes the waking up process a little easier. • Get a self-timed coffee maker. The aroma will get you out from under those sheets in no time. Just be weary of the self-grinders, they can scare you awake. If you are an am workout queen, this type of early exercise can really burn that metabolism. In recent survey of RockIt Mom members, getting up and working out with just a small snack (banana/bar or yogurt) gives you a long term burn all day. So why not have a revved up metabolism, keep up that energy and make solid decisions. Now, what is your excuse?

Skinny Crock Pot – Tangy Coconut Black Bean Soup

Posted on 12. Sep, 2011 in Food

Makes 6 servings

Minimum Crock Pot Size: 2 quarts (more…)

Summer Corn and White Bean Soup

Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 in Food

What?! Soup in August? Yes, here is a great summer recipe.  It can get cool at night, especially on the West Coast.  Try it out or save it for when your area cools down.

This quick, fiber-packed soup is a terrific way to use fresh corn. Add a slight kick with a sprinkle of Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers just before serving. (more…)

Worst Food for that Beach Body

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 in Uncategorized

Isn’t it ironic that people who are healthy most of the time, exercise and are super conscious of food throw all of that out the window when they are at the beach.  Last time at the beach we saw a very fit man, reading Men’s Health, drinking regular Coke and a eating a Costco size bag of Doritos. What happened here? Is there a special “zone” that you can eat whatever you want at the beach and nothing happens? I completely understand indulging when the cravings are there.  Wait….oh, I thought I heard Baskin Robbins calling.  (more…)

Weekly Tips for May 31/June 1

Posted on 30. May, 2011 in Uncategorized

Summer is a-l-m-o-s-t here! What are your plans? Staycations, visiting family, beach, lakes, camping? Working on the Annual Fun for Kids report, however RockIt Muffin and RockIt Bubba have decided to not to do camps this summer, so research is limited. Hopefully, it will spur ideas in your local community. 

Hope all enjoyed their holiday weekend and took a moment to THANK and REMEMBER those in the our armed forces. (more…)