Feeling like a smoothie? Try this one from celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak. http://ow.ly/htiKq
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?
Are you “done” with summer and getting ready for back to school or trying to enjoy every last minute? This launch pad is trying to squeeze as much fun as possible out of every minute. (more…)
Is this not the best summer ever? So much going on, fabulous weather and amazing adventures! How is your summer going? (more…)
Where you spoiled and loved this past weekend? Did you dive into that box of chocolates and regret it this morning? Did your sweetie appreciate your fitness and health goals with an appropriate symbol of love? RockIt Dad handled the best of both worlds; flowers, wine, dinner and new headbands for the gym. How about you?
Now on to the tips for the week. (more…)
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…)
Here is one for fairies and Dads’ of lil fairies:
Fairy Festival at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, Ca on Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Fairies! Come celebrate summer and wear your fairy costume if you have one, or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen. Free with admission or membership. Many free activities, small fee for some crafts.
Tips from RockIt Mom:
1. GREEN - Are you getting ready for a spectacular summer vacation? Asking yourself “How do I go green while traveling?” Here are some ideas to make your hotel stay a little greener, try out the following:
•Reuse your towels. If you’re staying in a hotel more than one night, hanging your towel back on the rack universally means “I’ll use it again.” That way, you’ll be conserving extra water and energy from washing an extra towel. (more…)
Here is your FREEBIE to keep your sanity this week: FREE Pancake Puppies Sundae at Denny’s. Check it out, only until April 9th!
Weekly Tips from RockIt Mom:
1. GREEN - Here are just a couple of ideas to round out your green activities. Take your own cup to your favorite coffee shop, you may even get a 10 cent credit. Use hand dryers in public restrooms, instead of paper towels which are not recyclable. Use cotton fabric rags to clean the house and save almost $72/month. My new favorite: Throwing a party, instead of buying disposable tablecloths, go to a fabric shop. Buy remnants of fabric and finish the edge. Some large pieces can be bought for less than $2. Or buy flat sheets and cut to fit your tables. Finish the edges and you have a new tablecloth for less than $5. (more…)