Here are some silly fitness gags and games to kick your April off on a high note!
Be warned: Those around you require a sense of humor“
Creative Travel: Tip-toe like a ballerina, skip and gallop like a cowboy, move in slow motion, or shrink down and move as if the ceiling is low. Play this with your kids while you run errands or when walking to and from offices at work.
Thursday, March 24, 2011: www.meganmerchant.com
I plan to run 3 days a week in April and practice P90X on off days.
Below is my Day Two 5k Training Run, with notes only that differ from Day One.
40 F, Brooks shoes with inserts, gloves for my hands
Sore spots: dorsal flexors (top of foot) and R hip, Ab Cramp at 1 ½ miles
5 AM: 200 mg Ibprofen (accident, I meant to grab my Levoxyl!)
5:30 AM: 8 oz water, 6 animal crackers
6000 Steps Total
6:30: 2 miles
½ mile segments or ¼ mile hills (Down Up/Down Up/Up Down/Down Up)
It has been one year since I started running for the first time in my life. My passion was dance, a my body is built for short power/agility bursts rather than endurance. I've been practicing P90X for the past year as well as monitoring my aerobic activity by wearing a pedometer for about a month now. I'm recently averaging 10,000 steps most days.
http://meganmerchantsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-spring-break-frame-giveaway.htmlThanks to everyone that commented and
entered at www.meganmerchant.com!I'll have another giveaway soon.
You've expanded my vacation to-do list, YES!
The winner was selected by Random.org.
To celebrate Spring break, I posted last week about teaching home school
with your kids
and my friend Mindy Evans from Stampin Up donated this
picture frame for a fun raffle.
are some recent classes I put together for my 2 and 5 year olds,
with links (all at www.meganmerchant.com) to the free handouts and books and music you can buy
or check out from your library. Now that you have some
guidelines and a budget
to create fun 30 to 90 minutes classes at home, you can see how fun and
easy it is!
www.meganmerchant.comHappy St. Patrick's Day! The
following two recipes have a full platter base ingredient followed by
the items for the rainbow colors. Plan out your shopping list by
letting your kids help you draw the recipe as you make your list, like
our picture for fruit pizza below.
Skip to the end for some fun St. Patrick's Fun web links and a great
field trip tip. Rainbow Fruit Pizza:
So now you know the components
of a basic preschool class at home, here are supplies to purchase
that will last for 6 months under $60! All of my recommendations
are on the bottom of this post at www.meganmerchant.com for easy searching (and price verification).
www.meganmerchant.comIf your barrier is simply, “What would we do?” here are basic
pieces in creating your own 2-5 year-old preschool class. The more
frequently you hold school (2 or 3 times a week), the easier it is to
incorporate the whole list; the length of class can be from 30 to 90
minutes. In upcoming posts I’ll share how to run 6 months of classes
under $60, and two lesson plans to get your thoughts flowing:
www.meganmerchant.comIt's Spring Break; let's celebrate!
This week I'll be posting about finding classes for your passions and
interests, teaching home school with fitness for your kids, and more.
To kick off the week on a high note, my friend Mindy Evans from Stampin Up
www.meganmerchant.comThey are finally here!! After four weeks of trials and records,
here are my tips on how I've enjoyed and benefited from a pedometer,
starting with the biggest revelation:Mental exhaustion is NOT the same a