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Live with what you love: Holiday Decorations

Live with what you love: Holiday Decorations

The New Year is almost here!  Tonight we will be ringing in 2016, and begin to start thinking about packing away our holiday decorations (if you have not done so already).  

Now is a great time to really look at all the decorations that you have, from tree ornaments to center pieces, and decide if you really really love it and want to continue to live with it.  We all tend to accumulate more than what we truly need, so take a close look.  Make room for sentimental items that invoke wonderful memories.  Every year, we hang my husband's grandmother's hand painted ornaments on our tree.  They don't match, are pink and blue, don't sparkle anymore, but our tree would not be complete without a few of these precious ornaments that are well over 100 years old.  

It’s Over. Say Goodbye. Get out and MOVE

It’s Over. Say Goodbye. Get out and MOVE

You heard me. Put it down. You don’t need that last Milky Way. No seriously, you don’t. Will one more kill you? No. But you don’t need it. Step away. Throw it away. Like deep down in the trash so you aren’t tempted to dig it out later in a moment of weakness. Is it in there? Deep down? Good. Now get out of the house and go for a walk. Crisis adverted.

You’re welcome.

I think we can officially welcome Autumn at this point since it doesn’t appear it will hit 90 degrees again in the coming weeks. So welcome beautiful cool, crisp, air. Bright, deep, gorgeous fall colors, and every holiday that center’s around eating. We here at Mama Bootcamp welcome you with open arms. (notice I did not say open mouths?) but open arms yes, because it is the most wonderful time of the year!

GOT A MINUTE? PLANK IT OUT!

GOT A MINUTE? PLANK IT OUT!

Here in the Land of Mojo, we are on Week 2 of our Planking Challenge.  You can plank just about anywhere, anytime.  Great for you and easy to do.  Challenge yourself!  Grab your friends, family members and strangers and plank away!  Like our page and post your picture to our Facebook Page: Mama Bootcamp 

Your body will say "Plank you very much"!

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

Small tomatoes fresh from the garden.  Crisp bell peppers and chips.  Carrot chips!  They are a great compliment to any meal, right out of the bag or steamed for a few minutes.  You can find them in your produce section of your market.  The next time you are shopping for your veggies for the week, take your time to see what is new in your local grocery store or farmer's market.  Pre-cut jicama is a great time saver.  Snap peas, already washed and ready to go.  Add color and have fun while eating clean and healthy.

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

Our wonderful Coach Lisa A. upgraded to this beautiful Cervelo road bike with the help of Rich and his team at Rocklin Endurance Sports.  Congrats Lisa! You deserve it!

Get all your gear out this week and do a few checks.  Does my bike need a quick tune up?  Are my running shoes ready to be replaced?  Where are my goggles?  Get those kayaks out and ready for the water.  

It just takes a few minutes...Be proactive with your equipment so you can have a wonderful time when you are out there in the world!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

Check out this mat recently spotted at a Mama Bootcamp class.  Don't you love it?!

FOCUS on pulling that belly button into your spine, especially on that third set of planks.
DON'T QUIT believing in yourself - you can do this!
HAVE FUN with your tribe in an empowering, supportive environment.

Do you have a black sharpie pen?  Write a few motivational words to yourself on your exercise mat.  Or maybe even a short term goal.  Challenge yourself a little harder at your next workout (you know you can do this!)

A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

Have you noticed? All kinds of melons are showing up in our grocery stores...YAY!  A favorite summer treat, and you have lots of variety to choose from.  From honeydew to watermelon, they are so good and so good for you.  Try a sprinkle of cinnamon on your cantaloupe.  Throw some honeydew in your smoothie.  

Have you ever made a granita?  It is super easy and very satisfying summer treat.  Here is a great recipe from one of our partners, Whole Foods.