Relax on Sunday – Daily Tip #153

RelaxonSundayWe have more fishing in store this Sunday. Hopefully I catch one. I’ve been twice so far and haven’t caught anything. I’m ready for a fish to take a bite! We will see though. On Sunday, try to take this day to relax and do a fun activity as a family. It doesn’t have to be a huge extravagant affair, but just some family time to help you reset before getting going tomorrow, Monday morning! Focus on rejuvenating yourself and also your family. Maybe set up a rotation and do a day of (insert family member’s name here). Make this a day all about what they want to do, whether that’s nothing at all, going to an amusement park, or more! Rotate evenly so everyone is included 🙂

Healthy Tip Saturday – Daily Tip #152

HealthyTipSaturdaySince I dish out healthy tips weekly, I’m looking for some tips from you, the readers! 🙂 Here is my situation:

We have a 5 year old daughter who refuses to sleep through the night. She wakes up probably 5 out of 7 nights a week, and it’s usually 1-2 times each night. This is obviously getting old quickly, and it’s been happening off and on for the last 4 months or so. I’ve increased her Omega-3’s. We have down time before bed. I read to her every night while she’s laying in bed. She has her favorite blanket and stuffed animal that she sleeps with. I’m kind of at a loss. What are some of your recommendations for getting your child to sleep through the night?

Follow Friday – Daily Tip #151

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Release the Stress Thursday – Daily Tip #150

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My husband turned me on to reggae and this song in particular. He used to sing it to his oldest daughter when she’d wake up at night. But now when I hear it, I get an instantly calm feeling. Give it a listen!

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds

“Three Little Birds”

“Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right! ”

Rise up this mornin’,
Smile with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, (“This is my message to you-ou-ou: “)

Singin’: “Don’t worry ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right! ”

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, “This is my message to you-ou-ou: ”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don’t worry! ”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing” – I won’t worry!
“‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right” – I won’t worry!
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Workout Wednesday – Daily Tip #149

WorkoutWednesdayWith summer in full swing, exercising outside can be hard. Here are 8 tips for exercising in the heat:

  1. Consider changing the time that you exercise. If you typically exercise in the afternoon, try exercising in the morning or evening when temperatures tend to be cooler.
  2. Wear sunscreen. Not only will it help protect your skin from skin cancer and a sunburn, but a sunburn can hinder your ability to work out for 1-2 weeks after the initial burn.
  3. Stay hydrated! Drink 1-2 cups of water 30 minutes before your work out. Continue to drink water every 15 minutes while working out. When done with your work out, drink another 1-2 cups of water.
  4. Switch up your workouts. If adjusting your workout schedule won’t work for you, try different workouts like yoga, pilates, exercise classes, etc. that are offered during your preferred exercise time. They typically take place in areas that are air conditioned so when it’s hot outside, it’ll be cool inside.
  5. Work out inside. If you prefer to run or ride a bike, try a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike instead. You can adjust the incline to create hills while working out inside.
  6. Listen to your body. If you start to experience headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, or cramps, it’s okay to stop. Take it slow and it’s possible the heat is getting to you causing heat exhaustion. Don’t push your body further than it can go.
  7. Take the workout slow until your body has acclimated to the hot weather. Slowly work your way up to the pace you want to achieve.
  8. Exercise with a partner. This will make your workout more fun, but also in case of an emergency, you have someone there to help or vice versa.

Recipe Tuesday – Daily Tip #148

RecipeTuesdayMy kids have been BEGGING me to make this again! Guess I should add it to the weekly meal plan 🙂

Shrimp & Sausage Boil

1 bag Zatarain’s Crab Boil Bag
2lb small red potatoes
2 onions, peeled and quartered
2 pork sausages, cut into 2-3 inch pieces
4 ears of corn, cut in half
2 lbs shrimp
Old Bay Seasoning

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In a large pan, combine water and boil bag, then bring water to a boil. This needs to be a very large pan. If you don’t have one, split all the ingredients into 2 separate pans and purchase an extra boil bag. Once water is boiling, add potatoes. Bring back to a boil and boil for about 5 minutes, then add sausage and onion. Cook for 20 minutes, then add corn. Once corn has been in the pan for 10 minutes, add shrimp. Continue to cook everything together for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander, then spread on large platter. Once food is on a platter, lightly sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning.