Tag Archives: mom

Take a good long look!

Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 in Fitness, Friends, Fun, Uncategorized

Today was an intersting observation day. I was watching an old episode of Sex & the City while doing cardio. Kim Cattral had on a string bikini in this episdoe. She looked fabulous! I started thinking, she is 40+, I am 40++. Even though she has a trainer, the Hollywood life and I’m sure a chef, I could look that with some more dedication. (more…)

Ms. T is sharing her journey

Posted on 28. Apr, 2013 in Uncategorized

Ms. T is traveling on an amazing weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey.  She is so insightful and brilliant! I have known her most of my life.  We are so very lucky to have a peak inside. She will be sending journal entries throughout the month. Here is her first one. Grab a cool drink, read, digest then read again. You will LOVE it!  (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?

Heroines that Inspire

Posted on 18. May, 2011 in Uncategorized, You Go Girl

We all have idols and heroes.  There is Condoleezza Rice, Jillian Michaels, Jackie Warner, Kelly Ripa and Justice Ginsberg.  But who do you have “locally” or in your group of peers that really stand out and make you think, I have my own heroine right here.

We have a RockIt Mom, let’s call her “Tinks”. “Tinks” works more than full-time, is married and has 3 young children under the age of 6.  She works so hard at her job, her marriage and  being a mom that is rarely any Tinks time.  Her weekends are packed with sports, dance, swim, birthday parties, helping friends, Daisy leader, fundraising for her favorite charity, grocery shopping, cleaners, and and and… (more…)