Tag Archives: stress

Release Stress

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 in Uncategorized

During a stress management class this week, I was given a number of stress reducers.  Here is one to slow you down and just think about reducing your stress.

Take a sip of water. Hold it in your mouth for 20 seconds.  Do not swallow.  Focus on the water in your mouth.  What does it feel like? Is it cool? Is it warm? Why did you take this drink? Were you thirsty? Were you bored? Were you hungry?

After 20 seconds start to swallow the water SSSLLLOOOWWWLLYYY.  Feel it trickle down your throat.  Think of it slowing dripping into our stomach.  Did it satisfy the reason why you took the sip?

A letter to the families at Sandy Hook

Posted on 30. Dec, 2012 in Uncategorized

To the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy,

I watched this tragedy unfold on the news for hours. I was frozen in my spot! I could not believe what was happening. I refused to even acknowledge the deaths of these babies.  I know I cannot saw anything to help ease the pain.  No matter what anyone says or does, no one will ever be able to feel or comprehend the grief, sadness, pain, anger and frustration that you are going through during this terrible time.

I have thought about you every day. Every day, I hug and kiss my babies a little tighter. I watched your agony during the funeral services. I thought of you on Christmas Eve as I sat in my living room with my tree getting ready for “Santa”. I thought of you on Christmas morning after all was unwrapped and the gifts were all about. I thought of you at the dinner table and that empty seat. I thought of you while I was sick in bed, I could take medication to ease my symptoms. I know there is nothing to ease yours.

The entire country is in mourning and so many of us would do anything to take away some of your incomprehensible sorrow.   I  feel so incredibly helpless, angry, sad, frustrated and at a loss for you.

You are constantly in our hearts and thoughts during this difficult holiday season. We send you our love and support today, tomorrow and for as long as you need us.

I am so sorry for your tragic loss.

Love,
RockIt Mom and all our friends and followers.

Weekly Tips for September 3, 2012

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here it is September ALREADY! Ready for fall, cool weather, sweaters, pumpkin lattes and football! On the West Coast it is still hot, hot, hot. It finally broke 91 degrees at our house for the first time in over three weeks. How are you getting ready for Fall? (more…)

Weekly Tips for March 12, 2012

Posted on 11. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

After two long weeks of change around our launchpad, it is exactly what we needed to really look at how lucky and fortunate we are in our lives.  There are lots of tangible things we “could” have or “want” to have, but when it all comes down to it, what we really “need” is our family, friends and health. This has lead to lots of spring cleaning and clearing out the useless stuff around the rocket.

Here are this week’s tips to get you cleaning out the clutter, physically and mentally. (more…)

Weekly Tips for March 4, 2012

Posted on 04. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lots and lots going on around here — kids, soccer, baseball, swim team, school, homework, birthday parties, packing a friend for a big move along with the regular duties, have made squeezing that workout out in every day challenging but doable. (more…)

Weekly Tips for February 5, 2012

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Uncategorized

February is a short month with lots going on; Groundhog Day (more winter), Super Bowl Sunday (Monday recovery is painful), Valentine’s Day (no pressure there), President’s Weekend (have to plan something fun and exciting for the kids) and Mardi Gras (another temptation).

This week’s tips are for you to remain calm and stress free with all of these events on your busy schedule. (more…)

Weekly Tip for January 17, 2012

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, almost three weeks into 2012, how are you doing on your “lifestyle changes”? 2012 is the Year to Get in Gear!

We started 2012 with making breakfast healthy and a couple snacks. Are you still on this road with us or do you need to step back reset and begin again.  Based on an incredible insight during a beach run, I was able to develop the new RockIt Mom motivation: There are no failures, only attempts that were not the correct way, so let’s try it again a different way.  Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” As women, we know — Failure is Not an Option! Let’s try lifestyle changes another way.  Hopefully, these tips will get you started.

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Weekly Tips for Dec. 19, 2011

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 in Uncategorized

Not only are the holidays here, but in full swing.  Parties, cookies, sweets, fudge, cocktails, appetizers, caroling, sleigh rides, Christmas lights and shopping! How do you keep your sanity and stress under control? As the Mom in your household, it is your responsibility to keep everyone happy, the house clean, the gifts bought and wrapped, baking and decorating cookies, and keeping the whole family happy and in the spirit! That is more than enough to send anyone over the edge and into a vat of Christmas martinis and decorated cookies! This week’s tips are to be there for you! (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?

Tip for the Week

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

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…)