Can you believe it? We are fully into Fall, almost to Winter. The leaves are mostly off of the trees, crisp air has a bite to it that hints to something more, and the rain is acting more like Seattle rain – only dropping when we have something to do, and dropping with vengeance when we are trying to look pretty. Thankfully we have our inside locations for Stroller Strides to provide a dry option to us and our littles! So far Mother Nature has been kind and we have been outside more often than not! Remember to always dress in layers and bring a blanket or two for your stroller bound workout buddy, so everyone can stay warm and healthy. If it should happen to snow, we will be following the Edmonds School District decisions on road safety, if schools are closed or the start delayed past 9am, our classes will be cancelled for the day as well and we will post an online workout to do at home on our Facebook page. You can sign up for email alerts here: http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=4224
As the holiday season approaches and your social calendars fill, it is important to remember to take some time for yourself, to retain your sanity and your holiday cheer. We hope that your daily hour of Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, or Running Club can help you maintain that much needed calmness. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for some special December themed classes, as well as a little contest, the “12 days of fitness!” where can win you some fun prizes by attending 12 classes!
No time to read all of the articles that populate your Facebook Feed? Here are a few articles that we thought you might find interesting:
- When you have to clean up before these holiday visitors: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/green-living/natural-cleaning-recipes?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_realsimple
- Feeling stressed? How about a little yoga might help you out: http://upliftconnect.com/yoga-and-stress/
- A little funny for our pregnant mommas: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-extremely-pregnant-woman-has-a-few-questions-for-the-motherhood-maternity-customer-service-desk
- And a funny for all the mommas: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/9-photos-that-show-parenting-is-really-easy_562a51c2e4b0aac0b8fc9da1?pbx=310&ncid=edlinkushpmg00000185&te=PregnantChicken
Honey, what’s for Dinner? Not sure about all you Mommas, but prepping dinner is something that I’ve just not been very excited about lately. It is so hard to think of something that everyone will eat, and then to somehow get it prepared before a ‘hangry tantrum’ (a fit including but not limited to: ear piercing screaming accompanied by flinging oneself down kicking and punching the floor fit brought on by anger caused from hunger.) A new favorite of ours, goes from fridge to table in about 20 minutes, delicious and everyone, picky toddlers included, like it.
Grab your food processor or blender, start with 1/3 of olive oil, add 1.5 cups of fresh basil leaves pulse until blended. Add 2 cups fresh spinach. Pulse until liquefied – add additional Olive Oil as needed to assist with liquefying. Add 5 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. For a little heat, add ½ ground chili powder, for a little zesty freshness add the juice of one lemon. Pulse until blended. Add as needed to cooked pasta. You should have quite a bit of extra sauce, unless you are cooking for a large group. We keep ¼ to use for sandwiches and quesadillas, and put the remainder about a cup in the freezer for an even quicker meal in the future.
**If your little is allowing you a little extra time, this bread recipe is pretty foolproof, delicious, and ready to eat in an hour! ****
***If you bought the Costco bag of spinach and you’re not sure how to use the rest, try these “12th Man Muffins!” A serving of veggies is hidden in each muffin that is daddy and kiddo approved!
Remember - You are an incredible Momma! You are an intelligent, strong, brilliant woman. You are doing an amazing job. Take it all IN STRIDE. #yourpaceyourworkout