Thursday, December 18, 2014
Posted by Melissa G. at 5:09 AM
Sunday, December 14, 2014
There's a lot of information on fitness out there. A lot. I'm not an expert or a doctor however, I am someone who has studied and researched and found a system that works. So here are the main "rules" or truth's that I've found to be the cornerstones for success.
I know there are a lot more healthy options available in restaurants and takeout places now than there used to be and I'm all about enjoying a dinner out however unless you cook it yourself you don't really know what's in it. Preparing your own meals at least 5 times per week can really help you stay on track. Make extra and take for leftovers or to grab in a pinch.
Most people have no idea about the correct serving sizes. I didn't either until I actually started measuring things. Here is what your serving sizes should look like
Life is too short to never enjoy the foods that we love, like cupcakes, wine, lasagna, or a bowl of ice cream. There's no reason you can't enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. There's a big difference between a bowl of ice cream and a pint of ice cream. I always strive for 80/20 this way I don't feel deprived and I can stay on track without feeling like I can NEVER treat myself. I always have 1 cheat meal per week and 1 cheat snack. Make it a choice to indulge.
Posted by Melissa G. at 4:05 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Posted by Melissa G. at 5:27 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I am a H.A.M in the mornings...a Hot Ass Mess. I can barely get myself out the door, let alone fed. Now usually I have my Shakeology for breakfast because it's so easy to grab and go, but one cannot live on superfoods alone, so I've started making these eggs in a muffin tin.
They're super easy and super delicious and I have to make like 24 a week because my husband and both girls love them. I just make them, portion them out in zip lock bags, put them in the fridge and then reheat for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Easy peazy.
Posted by Melissa G. at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Isabella loves school. She loves her teacher. She loves to learn. She loves her friend. What she does NOT like is the bully who sits at her table.
Lately she's been complaining about a kid who sits next to her...let's call him Fred. So Fred has been pretty much harassing the people at his table. He's called them losers, tattle tales, said he wouldn't be their friend if they told on him, and he even made up a song about a little boy that made him cry. I tried to tell Isabella to ignore him, to tell him to stop, and to tell her teacher. She wouldn't because she didn't want Fred to be upset with her. She's kind and passive to a fault.
So I e-mailed the teacher and explained the situation and she changed Isabella's seat.
Well the next day Isabella comes home and says that Fred PUNCHED her in the stomach on the playground. Punched. In the stomach. On the playground.
She was so sad because she didn't understand how her good friend could hurt her. I wanted to tell her that her "friend" is a little tool, but I decided that it would be wiser to just tell her to stay away from him. I also told her that if he hits her again to hit him back. I don't care what your stance on that piece of advice is, I want my daughter to be able to defend herself.
I had a very long phone conversation with the teacher about Fred, Isabella, Fred's parents, and the situation. She seemed like she was all on board with it and was calling his parents and informing the lunch aides of the situation. We spoke for a long time and I felt good about the conversation.
Apparently whatever she said to Fred's parents really made an impact because there hasn't been another peep out of Isabella's mouth about Fred since. I've followed up with the teacher and she hasn't seen any misbehavior in the class since.
See what happens when parents take responsibility and hold their children accountable for their action instead of becoming defensive and entitled? Changes are made.
Posted by Melissa G. at 5:00 AM