Now that I am a true insomniac, these are great ideas. I just get up and start the day, even if it is 3:30 am.
The first month of 2012 is almost over! Those resolutions are still burning strong and you have taken the bait to make “2012 the year to get in gear!” (more…)
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?
Time for honesty!! I am tired! I am fried! I am exhausted! It has been a long month and extremely long past 72 hours. I am going to recover the lost 20 hours of sleep this week. So this week’s tips are a little different. (more…)
Tired of the same thing, so are we! Time to switch it up a little. So this week, we are providing information that I bet you didn’t know or some fun facts to break out of the workout routine, Mom routine and Life routine!
IT IS ALL ABOUT CHANGE AND INSPIRING CHANGE!
SNACKING: How to snack sensibly. Use muffin liners to portion control your snacks. A muffin liner is about 1/2 cup or 50 calories. So use them for berries, chips, popcorn, pretzels and cherry tomatoes. (more…)
How are you handling your long weekend hangover? Exercising, eating healthy or taking care of that sunburn? The whole country seemed to enjoy beautiful weather. What was your favorite part of Independance Day? (more…)
How is March treating you? Like a lion or a lamb? March can be a very stressful, mundane and trying month, so take some time break out of your routine and mix things up a bit. Instead of drinking coffee, try herbal tea or a tea latte. Tired of the same cardio routine, mix it up with a jump rope, hula-hoop and some head banging rock music. Work those legs, while doing dishes or checking out at the store, do calf raises. Instead of plopping down at the computer, stand and Facebook, instead. This week’s tips are Nice, Green, (more…)
For some, bedtime is a nightly battle of tossing, turning and exhausted frustration; I have been there myself. As with any of life’s imbalances, there’s usually an underlying reason for insomnia and although stress and tension are usually the root cause, there are natural solutions to help you get the rest you deserve. Try some of these ideas and see which ones work for you. (more…)
Festival of the Bells at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. July 16-18, 2010. There will be food, fames for all ages, historical themes, talent show, live music, dancing and more.
Tom Swift and His Airship, Jul 17 7:30 pm, Sheraton Hotel Mission Valley
Hillcrest Farmers Market Bubble Bonanza, Jul 18 9:00 am. DMV parking lot in Hillcrest
Canine Companions for Independence Fundraiser, Jul 18 10:00 am, Postal code 92078, United States
Target Free Family Drop In Day, Jul 18 11:00 am, The San Diego Museum of Art
Super Sonic Samba School – Sundays, Jul 18 12:00 pm, Centro Cultural de la Raza
Story Time Jul 17 11:00 am Mira Mesa Library
For website and contact numbers for all of these events, go to San Diego Eventful.
Looking Forward to Future July Weekends:
Community Play Date at Calaveras Hills in Carlsbad, CA. July 24, 2010
SLEEP UNDER THE STARS at Second Annual Overnight Adventure on July 31, 2010 at Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos, CA. There is a cost per family which includes your spot, s’mores and pancake breakfasts. Reservation are a must and last day to register is July 23, 2010.
FREE YOUR KNEES, seminar by Dr. Brad Cohen, well-known orthopedic surgeon. Pomerado Hospital Room C/D on July 29, 2010 at 6pm. FREE, but registration is required. THE HEALTHSOURCE, 858-628-2880.
Tips from RockIt Mom:
1. GREEN – Mr. RockIt Mom and I have the discussion, repeatedly, about the waste of electricity while we sleep. One would think a professional energy efficiency engineer would agree with me. Yet, he continues to argue that turning a light off at the base, while the switch is on is NOT a (more…)