School’s Out For Summer – A Teacher’s Guide

Summer vacation is finally here for myself and all my fellow teachers! We get a few weeks off, nine to be exact, which is about the length of a marking period. Many of us will catch up with our families and make up for lost time, the time taken when work became the priority. We will try to relax, travel, begin planning for next year, and release the Sunday anxiety for a while… well at least until August creeps in. 

My goal this summer is to relax and enjoy my babies who are growing up so quickly.

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Friday Fitness Tip – Be Prepared For Your Workout

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This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to “Be Prepared For Your Workout.”  Do you work out in the morning, in the middle of the day, or at night? We workout at night during the week, and in the morning on the weekends.  One thing we found helpful was to be prepared. This can range from laying your clothes out the night before (for an early morning workout), or packing and putting your gym bag in the car for an evening workout.

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Festive 4th of July Desserts

Happy 4th of July from us to you! The 4th of July to us means spending time with family and friends, reflecting on our amazing country – the land of the FREE, and eating delicious food! We compiled a list of festive 4th of July desserts that we came across, to help make your BBQs and family meals brighter! Enjoy!

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We Worked Off Some Serious Frustrations At UFC Gym (Lansdale)! TRX and Kickboxing In One Class?! Sign Up Now!

Name: UFC Gym

Location: Lansdale, PA

Instructor: Dan – He was fantastic! Dan was constantly walking around the room, demonstrating, and offering modifications those of us that needed it.  He was also very encouraging and let us know when we were doing a good job. 

Exercise Type: MATRX – no, not like the movie, even though that’s the first thing we thought… Kenau, anyone?!

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Do You Need A Quick And Easy Meal For Your Family? We Have Just The Meal For You! Teriyaki & Pineapple Chicken Meatballs

Need an easy meal? Craving something sweet? One of my favorite meals that I like to make is Aidells Teriyaki & Pineapple Chicken Meatballs, in pineapple juice.  I serve them over brown rice with a delicious green vegetable. The pineapple gives it the right amount of sweetness, and it’s great for leftover lunch! It takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Yum!

Melissa

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Are Vitamins A Waste Of Money?

I was watching a rerun of a Big Bang Theory episode the other day on TV when Penny and Sheldon were at the grocery store. Penny talks about picking up vitamins and Sheldon, in only the way Sheldon can, let’s Penny know that even though she purchased vitamins, she really purchased very expensive urine, since her body could only absorb a small amount of nutrients in the vitamins she was taking. That got me thinking, are vitamins a waste of money? 

So… are vitamins a waste of your hard-earned money?

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Friday Fitness Tip – What Are The Best Post-Workout Snacks?

A little while ago we posted about finding the right pre-workout snack, and now we want to share the perfect post-workout snack.  This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is “What Are The Best Post-Workout Snacks?”

Most of us give a lot of thought to our pre-workout snack, and just let the post-workout snack fall to the wayside. It is just as important. The bottom line is this, consuming the right nutrients after exercise can help rebuild your muscle proteins and glycogen stores (these are used as fuel when you are exercising). It also helps stimulate growth of new muscle.  The best post-workout snack has a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein. 

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6 Stylish Outfits to Workout In {Guest Post}

Admit it, motivating yourself to get up early and go to the gym or spin class is a lot easier when you feel good in your exercise clothes. Once you’ve put in the work you’ll feel great, but we all know that getting there is half the battle.

To give you a little extra motivation, I’ve put together 6 stylish athletic outfits to take you to the gym and beyond. (The best part? You can also wear them to run errands in and you’ll still look perfectly put together). 

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Yummy, Colorful Kids’ Trail Mix

I’m back on the hunt for kid-friendly snacks. This time I found a great recipe for a trail mix! All I had to do was buy the ingredients, and throw them all together.  

The beauty of trail mix is that you can add as much or as little of something as you want. When I first gave it to my daughter, so went straight for the M&M’s… duh, what kid wouldn’t?!  She eventually ate every piece in the mix because she really does like everything in there. This trail mix is perfect to put in a little baggie and go. Give it a try, and see if your kids like it too! Did I mention that my husband also had his hands in the bowl?

Meghan

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Friday Fitness Tip – Don’t Pay Attention To Your Thoughts When Exercising

Why do you work out? Do you do it to stay in shape? To lose weight? To help your mental health? Maybe all of the above? This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is going to focus on your mental health – “Don’t Pay Attention To Your Thoughts” (when exercising, or when your toddler is throwing a tantrum).

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