I find myself in?AWE this month about the amazing community we live in here in Huntington Beach California. I have lived in this community known as “Surf?City”, ??for?about ?15 years and have never lived somewhere so wonderful!It’s interesting because, right now where I go to church (?SeaSide Community Church) where ?we attend each Sunday with my family, we are in conversation about a series called,” Community”.
We all know how important family time is, however I think this year it’s more important than ever. I think this year it might be safe to say, that going back to basics with how we spend time together is really a must. Just like I tell my clients when it comes to losing weight and fitting it all in, it’s the same way with family time, KEEP IT SIMPLE.
My son Micah age 4 had his last soccer game of the season tonight. It was so sweet to watch his team buzz around the small field like little bees. It has been his first experience with the sport and I have to admit, he did really well. As a mother of three boys I have watched my boys learn the love of sports from very early ages. I believe they were kicking soccer boys even in the womb. But what I really enjoyed tonight was knowing that my littlest man and my last child was growing up.
Photos by Keri Welch
Here are some photos of me and my boys that I have long wanted to share with you but well, you know – just never gotten around to uploading. Well, here they are now!
Get yourself moving when you can.! Your cardio workout doesn’t have it be done all in one time frame. When I help coach clients on getting started with a exercise program the first thing I have them do is start a walking program.
Being a busy mother it is hard to fit in your exercise. However, if you only have 10 minutes. here and there go for it and get it in. Your cardio doesn’t have to be done all at once, in fact studies show that three bouts of 10 mins. throughout the day is just as effective as doing it all al once. So moms get the kids and get yourself moving, you will feel better and clear your mind at the same time. The kids will love it too! Happy Walking 🙂
Well we made it through the first month of being back to school and most likely attended back to school night to meet our children?s teachers. Did you go?? Are you excited about the year ahead? I am, and I hope that you are as well. Back to school night is always a challenge because they ask you not to bring your children to the classrooms with you. However, like most families one parent is still working and unable to attend. That was the situation in our house and it doesn?t make it very easy.
Happy September and back to school month to all of you!
Like me, perhaps many of you are breathing a sigh of relief that your children are back in school. Despite this relief, you still may feel overwhelmed with getting back on track with homework, sports, making meals, packing lunches, keeping up with the carpool and the laundry. Yes, I can relate. I feel like I’ve been thrown into a dryer and am spinning at full speed ahead all with in ? a week of school starting!
However, now that school has started, your exercise plan can easily take a backseat to all that there is to do being a mom and maybe even a mom who works. These conditions make it a little bit more challenging to get a workout in.? I know, I am one of those moms I have ?three boys and two businesses, I feel your pain.
Here are some suggestions I have to jumpstart your BACK TO SCHOOL WORKOUT!
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT AND GO THROUGH THAT DRIVE-THRU, CONSIDER YOUR HEALTH AND EVEN YOUR WALLET! Try these healthy food options.