I think I misunderstood Douvette’s “Last Chance Workout” from last night’s episode of Biggest Loser! He had them running for 30 seconds at speeds of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (or so I thought). I tried running these today (after running a 5K) and made all the way to 10. But speed 10 was only for 22 seconds. I think maybe he meant incline? This afternoon walking has not been my friend! I am going to have to go back and watch the DVR.
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…)
No matter where you live, a weekend of no plans and hanging with the family (at the park, beach, river or hiking) is so rejuvenating not only for Mamma, but the whole family, too. No rushing, no divide and conquer, just “go with the flow”. While you are perusing your multi-colored and post it note covered calendar to find that open weekend, here are the tips. (more…)
My friend is THE PERSON to talk to before going to Hawaii. When contemplating which island to visit, she provided some excellent information. She was very generous to allow this information to be included here at RockIt Mom. (more…)
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions, other than health, fitness or nutrition? How about trying to be a gentler and kinder person? To stop yelling at other drivers? Stop shopping when frustrated? Or making yourself genuinely happy?
In the process of cleaning out aka Forced Spring Cleaning, 10 year old boxes were found and organized. In such boxes a lot of self-help books, guess I was looking for something in the late 90′s? Found – 52 nice things to do to make someone happy by Jeri-Lynn Johnson. In reviewing this book, I thought I would add these sharing ideas to our weekly tips. (more…)
Over the years, during my self-education in a marketing career, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing business individuals that have taught me a great deal and want to work in the “community” of cross-marketing. This is a list of businesses, with personal experience, and consider it as good as your most trusted posse member givin you the referral. Tell them you were sent over by RockIt Mom aka Dana! (more…)
Tips from RockIt Mom:
GREEN - After going through your old documents or junk mail, be sure to shred them. Save the shredded paper and use it for packing material-whether it be packing for a move, mailing a box or just storing something away for the current time. This is great for holiday ornaments.
One more – Have old magazines or books? Donate them to your local nursing home where they will be much appreciated!
HEALTHY - 10 Thoughts on Whole Living.
1. Something worth doing once is worth doing again.
2. Flexibility isn’t wishy-washy. There’s a difference between knowing your priorities and no knowing your own mind.
3. The road to wellness isn’t straight, clear or predictable. It’s a path you forge yourself.
4. Dream up a simple project, then shape it with your own hands.
5. True generosity doesn’t leave you with less, it leaves you with more.
6. Wait two seconds before you say something you can’t take back.
7. A balanced life looks and feels different for everyone.
8. Patience is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, it wastes away.
9. Vulnerability brings trust. Trust brings opportunity.
10. Let sensory pleasure, not rules, guide a healthy appetite. (www.wholeliving.com)
RECIPE - Rainbow Quinoa Salad. Great for summertime and easyto take to BBQ or pool parties. Skip over to the Recipe Tab for more details.
Thought to Ponder: What book have you recently read, that you would love to meet the author over green tea?
I have read three books this past month, Run Like a Mother by two best “running” friends, Among Pigeons by Dr. Lawerence Woods which is so moving about the homeless and Food Rules by a journalist trying to answer the common question of “What do we eat?”.
Run Like A Mother is great because each chapter the authors take turns tackling themes. The best part is they actually write about issues most athletic women won’t admit, even to themselves. By seeing other women admit their pains and fears, it makes you willing to actually identify yours and determine it’s fate.
Among Pigeons is a great can’t put down book. It really let’s the reader see the life of the homeless. It makes the reader want to hug their families and appreciate everything.
Food Rules is a general consensus of the common individuals who read and don’t know what is good for them or not anymore because there is so much conflicting information. The reader does not feel alone in this quandry.
Have a great week and let’s hear your thoughts.