Set An Example For Your Kids

If you want your kids to have a healthy lifestyle then you have to give them the opportunities so have one. It’s amazing to me how much Olivia watches my every move. She mimics things I do and say and long before she was born I decided she was going to be active. I don’t care what size she is, I don’t care if she dances or plays sports but I want her to be active. I want her and Madelyn to know that getting out and moving your body is fun and makes you feel good. And I want them both to see how amazing this world is. So in St. George last week, when every day was 105 degrees, we got up early and headed out with our girls. We picked a hike Olivia could do and for a good 40 minutes she led the way. She showed us how she could jump off of rocks. She showed up how strong her legs were to climb. And we talked about how gorgeous these red rocks are. You don’t have to do anything crazy, just get up off the couch and get outside and teach your kids by your example how much fun being healthy is!

P.S. This piggy back rider that I won was awesome! Olivia tested it out as we headed back to the car and thought it was so cool. Me on the other hand HATED the hiking backpack, it was killing my shoulders from the second I put it on! So if you have any good recommendations for a not expensive but awesome hiking backpack please share. Good thing I borrowed this one but thinking I would love to get one!


Be Strong Like Popeye!

I know a lot of people don’t like to buy spinach because it can go bad so fast. Spinach is so good for you! It is full of iron and is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. It’s a powerhouse of good things for you! I may be crazy but for my little family I buy the huge bag of spinach at Costco. It’s SO cheap compared to any other spinach you will find anywhere else. Yes, I often have a little of it go bad but it’s such a great buy (and I am the queen of frugal!) and so I would rather save a little money and have a tiny bit of waste. Even though I hate wasting food!

So a year or so ago I tried a trick and it worked a lot. Granted every bag is different, some more fresh than others, but it helps a lot. When you open up the bag stick a couple of paper towels in the bag. There is always extra moisture in the bag and that makes it spoil fast. So you stick in paper towels and leave them in there and it soaks up the moisture! You can change them out if they get too wet but it really works! I most times now get through the whole big bag and it’s sad but I get excited when that happens! 😛

So don’t be scared, go buy that big bag and save some money! Chop it up and add it to your eggs, throw it in your smoothies, make big salads out of it for lunch. Give this trick a try!