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Weekly Tips for August 23, 2010

Posted on 23. Aug, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

Where have all the tips been this summer? Where are the fun easy healthy recipes? I know, I have taken full advantage of summer and the sun (finally) and enjoying my family and the site has been low on the totem pole of life.  Which is my point, do things for yourself and don’t feel “obligated” or “must-do”. Remember to enjoy your family and yourself.   Just got back from a fabulous beach vacation – consisting of surfing, boogieboarding and eating like crazy EVERY DAY! Time to get back on the health train.  (more…)

Weekly Tips for August 1, 2010

Posted on 01. Aug, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

Well, just as we finally get some true summer weather, we roll into August! For some school starts in less than 2 weeks for others at the end of the month.  Let’s make the most of whatever time we have left and ENJOY–ENJOY–ENJOY!!  Go Dawn Patrol and have breakfast at the beach, hike that trail you have been wanting to do ALL summer, make that new recipe, eat outside EVERY night.  What are you doing to make the most of your summer break? 

GREEN - SWITCH TO SOLAR NIGHT LIGHTS (more…)

Weekly Tips for July 19, 2010

Posted on 18. Jul, 2010 in Uncategorized

Wow — summer in full swing! The sun is out, the kids are having great days and very tired nights and everyone is healthy and happy.  Due to all the fun of summer, we thought of some random information, RockIt Mom could provide to you this week instead of our regular tips. Still posted a recipe under FOOD this week, just click on over.   (more…)

10 Things to do before SUMMER is over!

Posted on 16. Jul, 2010 in Fun

By Meg Grant, Associated Content from Yahoo!

It may seem that summer just arrived, but it will be gone as quickly as it came. Before the end of summer there are some things you should savor and do. After all, before you know it you will be looking at gray skies, dreaming of sunshine and all the things you wished you had done while summer was here.

Visit a Beach

A beach doesn’t have to be at the ocean. You can visit a lake, river, pond — anywhere there’s a body of water. Make sure there’s plenty of sand there so you can take off your shoes or sandals and let the sand seep between your toes. Build a sandcastle. Swim in the water.

Eat a Popsicle

Channel your inner child and eat a Popsicle. While you’re at it, eat three or four — or the whole box. Popsicles are usually pretty low in calories and aren’t much more than frozen fruit juice. Sit outside in the sun, savor your icy treat and don’t worry if sticky juice runs down your arm.

Get a (Natural) Tan

Why spend all that money on fake tans and tanning memberships. It costs too much and you will get a much better looking glow from the real sun. Although you can get too much of a good thing, don’t worry about the sun’s damaging effects — wear sunscreen and just go for that sun-kissed glow.

Catch Fireflies

Fireflies come out in the summer, and they provided you with plenty of great memories as a child. Grab yourself an old mason jar, punch some holes in the lid and catch some fireflies; only set them free after you’ve watched them dance around in your jar.

Have a Water Balloon Fight

Remember those water balloon fights you had as a kid? Life as an adult can be too serious. Loosen up and get your friends (or your kids) together and have a water balloon fight. It will get your heart pumping and give you lots of laughs.

Ride a Tandem Bike

Some of my best memories from my younger years was riding a tandem bike around Mackinaw Island in Northern Michigan. Rent a tandem bike with your best friend, older child, or significant other and ride around. You’ll have plenty of laughs and get great exercise.

Go to Camp

Summer camp isn’t just for kids! Head for the mountains or hills. Rent a cabin and be one with nature for a little while. Don’t forget to wear plenty of bug spray and enjoy all nature has to offer.

Host a Bonfire

Bonfires bring lots of great memories. Tell your best ghost stories. Roast hot dogs for dinner and make sure that everyone has a S’More or two (or five.) This can be at the campground or you can have your very own bonfire in your back yard — but be sure to check with your local ordinances and get the proper permits so you don’t end up having to pay a fine!

Make Arts and Crafts

Whether you have children or you just want to unleash your own inner creativity, take a note from your summer camp days and make some arts and crafts. Keep your masterpieces and give them as Christmas gifts or just out-of-the-blue gifts — or use them to decorate your home.

And last, but certainly not least…

Fall in Love

Summer love was always something to remember. Whether you rekindle the spark with your significant other, vow to have a summer fling, or just fall in love with yourself, summer is the perfect time to fall in love. If you can’t figure out how to make this resolve, read a good classic love story or watch a sappy old movie such as “Splendor in the Grass” or “Love Story.”

Don’t let summer pass you by without doing these ten things. Life’s too short and as adults sometimes we forget about the simple things that made life so magical as a child. Don’t let that happen to you.

Where to watch fireworks in North County this weekend.

Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 in Fun

North County Fourth of July Events

CARLSBAD

Legoland California: The park will offer special activities and extended hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 4. Jr. Crew will perform rhythmic (more…)

Exercise of the Week: Beach Workouts

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 in Exercises

Popular Beach Exercises

Planning a day-out during the summer might steal some precious time from exercising. However there’s nothing more soothing and healthy than to fuse fun and workout with the most popular beach exercises. Being at the beach and enjoying the sunlight as well as the smooth sand doesn’t mean you should skip your regular exercise program. Instead skim through the various groovy ideas on how to keep your body in a spotless shape even when on the beach. Professional trainers will help you spend the day in a fruitful and silhouette improving manner.

When we decide to spend our holidays at the beach it might seem hard to adjust it to our workout plan. However exercise gurus found the perfect solution to combine a healthy workout routine with fun beach games. These besides making you feel fabulous would also keep you in the groove in order to train your muscles and lose weight in a healthy way. Gyms might have all the necessary equipments, still outdoor training leads the top of sought-after exercise plans due to the natural and healthier conditions and fresh air. Take advantage of the good weather and invite your friends to a soothing beach outing and have fun with the popular beach exercises that include group activities as paddle ball, volley ball as well as Frisbee. Leave the house with all the necessary equipments to make your day more active and dynamic. These are some of the groovy exercises you can embed in your beach holiday.

Frisbee

•Those who are fond of this easy-to-handle and fun game can opt for Frisbee as one of the remedies to improve our body shape. A beach holiday can help you lose weight with fun activities that keep you active for a few hours per day. Frisbee is a well-known beach activity that can help you tone the muscles in the abs, legs as well as back area.

•In this case all you have to do is keep the proper distance and use your muscles to catch the Frisbee. As one of the popular Cardio exercises it will keep your heart rate on the proper level to burn calories. Choose a low or high intensity Frisbee session and make sure you include your friends too in this fun workout.

Volleyball

•There’s no doubt about the fact that the worth-admiring silhouette of volleyball player girls is the direct result of the muscle toning ability of this sport. Indeed some might be eager to play it just for fun, still this beach game can also have a miraculous effect on our weight loss.

•According to professionals playing volleyball at least 1 hour at the beach can burn no less than 9 kcal every minute. Besdies the arms it will train your legs as well as back muscles. Moreover you’ll also have the flat belly you always dreamed about especially if you keep up with this routine for at least a few weeks.

Swimming

•Swimming is among the most relaxing and at the same time muscle training activities that feature in the top of popular workouts set by trainers. As one of the exercises that tackles all muscle groups and improves the condition of our bones and joints, swimming is highly recommended both for those who are eager to adopt a healthy lifestyle as well as lose weight.

•Without doubt regular swimming for at least 30 minutes t0 1 hour per day will help you burn 500-600 calories per session. Make sure you proceed from the simple to complex swimming patterns in order to get your body into the groove and also spare yourself from injuries and joint pain.

Tai Chi and Yoga

•Both of these relaxing and stress-relieving exercises are popular and practiced individually or in large groups on the beach. Enjoying the warm sunlight as well as the fresh air are some of the main benefits of doing Yoga or other breathing and stretching exercises on the sand.

•Choose the best time of the day as well as apparel in order to prevent your skin from burning and deterioration.

•Work on your abs, legs and shoulder to have a well-defined and flawless beach body. Keep in mind the importance of breathing and make sure you release the tension from your muscles with a daily 30 minutes Yoga or Tai Chi session.

Surfing (RockIt Mom’s favorite beach time activity)

•Surfer guys and girls have the most polished beach bodies due to the fabulous effect of this sport and exercise plan on their body. As a workout that would require balance, flexibility and above all muscles it is advisable for those who are keen to experiment with new things. Start with the easy and smaller waves then proceed to the next level when ready for some challenge. Surfing will target the upper body as well as buttocks and legs. Therefore engage into a similar whole-body workout plan and learn from professionals to have the desired effect.

Turn your summer holiday on the beach into a cool and soothing silhouette makeover. Work on your critical sections to have the most stunning beach body and make an impression with your toned muscles. Take special care also of your skin in order to prevent it from the damaging effect of the sun.

Thanks www.becomegorgeous.com.

Weekly Tips for June 28, 2010

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN & 2. HEALTHY - This week we are combining the Green and Healthy tip because this item works for both categories.  GREEN TEA.  I have been doing a great deal of research lately for some special ladies and have read and read and read about the fabulous benefits of drinking green tea.  (more…)

Family Fun for the Weekend, June 26, 2010

Posted on 23. Jun, 2010 in Fun

Hello all my rocketeers!

I am jetting off to a weekend with my high school friends, so I won’t have a compliations of Free Family Fun for this weekend. But here is something to check out:

An Evening of Art – Thursday’s on the Coast. Located at 300 Carlsbad Village Dr in the Village Faire Shops. Check out the Visual Arts, live Music & Food from 5:30-8:30pm. More details: www.shopcarlsbadvillage.org (more…)

Weekly Tips for June 14, 2010

Posted on 13. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN-This is from RockIt Mom’s own personal observations!  We hosted parties over the weekend and of course in preparation for these parties, we hit the large club warehouse store.  In a hurry, purchases were made for pure convenience (fruit platters, vegetable trays and other snacks).  On the day of the first party, while putting out all the food, it was ridiculous how most of the food in the “party trays” were rotten, overly ripe or just plain bad. (more…)

Weekly Tips for June 7, 2010

Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN-Great Greenery tips for backyard fun. 

A. Say Bye-Bye to Mosquitoes. “We love to eat outside in the summertime, but nothing makes guests run for cover faster than a swarm of (more…)