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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?

Weekly Tips for June 7, 2011

Posted on 05. Jun, 2011 in Uncategorized

If your babes are not already out of school, I am sure they are counting down the days.  RockIt Mom has finished and posted the “suggested” Summer Camps 2011.  Look for the Summer Fun Ideas coming soon. This list will include fun suggestions to do with the kiddos that are inexpensive and fun for all ages.  The ideas will be “Southern California” influenced but hopefully will inspire ideas for your area.    Remember Father’s Day is fast approaching.  Start working on those crafts for Dad.  One favorite it to take a picture of the kids, buy a wooden frame from craft store and cover it in buttons.  Then put “Cute as a Button” on the frame or picture.  (more…)

Weekly Tips for Nov. 8, 2010

Posted on 07. Nov, 2010 in Uncategorized

Remember to stay focused and keep on pushing to maintain healthy habits and lifestyle through the holidays. Since the retailers like to start pushing Christmas in October, keep your wits about you. You are more than 7 weeks from the December holidays. Don’t eat that extra cookie, dessert, cake, cupcake, candy bar and think in 2011 I will be better. That is not what YOU are about. YOU are about being healthy, now TODAY! Stay in the zone. Get at least 30 min. a day of some type of movement (walk, dance, skip, shuffle around your parking lot, hula-hoop) and you will be ecstatic with yourself come 2011. You don’t want to be one of “those people” at the gym in January. You want to be a happy, confident woman keeping your routine in check. (more…)

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…)