Fill Your Cup

Raise your hand if you are struggling through bedtime this week?! I love the longer days, but this week has me questioning whether that love is enough…Sloane has been waking up at her normal time, which I thought would mean she would be going to sleep on schedule, boy was I wrong! Bedtime has been a fight involving lots of tears and hysterics. So, after about a week of these stressful nights, this mama needs to recharge.

So often when we think about health we think in terms of nutrition and exercise, but equally, if not more important is our mental and emotional well-being. As moms it is so easy to make this, our mental health, a low priority on the long list of people and things we take care of. However, as the saying goes “you can’t pour from an empty cup”.

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Healthier New Year for YOU and your family

I don’t know about you but, a New Year means a new list of goals my husband and I have come up with together.

 

These goals are improvements we want to make in the upcoming year not only for ourselves but, also for our family. Yes, I know it is almost February but, you do not have to put the goals you came up with aside and wait for January 1st of next year. Let’s not be so hung up on the day of the week or the start date. Let’s be honest any day you decide to make positive changes in your life is the perfect day to start.

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Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

The day after Thanksgiving is full of relaxation, shopping, and lots and lots of leftovers! My fridge is filled to the brim with leftover turkey, stuffing, potatoes, all that good stuff. Does anyone else plan how much food they are going to cook to make sure there are plenty of leftovers to go around?

Lunch the day after Thanksgiving was always my favorite! I would make a big open faced turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, and whatever else looked like it would be tasty on there.

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Pumpkin Pancakes

In our house we LOVE pancakes, and this time of year we are all about PUMPKIN PANCAKES 🎃🥞

I know mornings are often the busiest time of day, at least in our house anyway, so I am always looking for healthy and delicious breakfasts that are quick and easy. These pumpkin pancakes definitely fit the bill. One of our favorite things to do is make a big double batch on the weekend and freeze one to eat during the week. This way every weekday can feel like a Sunday morning .

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Making Healthy Counts…

We can all strive towards a healthier lifestyle and improve our entire families overall health.

Erika Burdick says, “Check out this chart. It is a great guideline if you don’t know where to start to with your family to get on a healthy living path. i love all of these and I stick to most of them except maybe the screen time.”

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Seen Enough Tobacco

ALBANY, N.Y. – Youth in this region have seen enough tobacco promotions. It’s time to protect them and put an end to youth smoking and other tobacco use. That’s the message Tobacco Free New York State is working hard to communicate to millions regionally and statewide with its “Seen Enough Tobacco” campaign.

With the goal of safeguarding children from the billions of dollars of hard-hitting tobacco promotions in places where they can see them, the campaign uses video, social media (#SeenEnoughTobacco), digital advertising and a “Jack and Jill (and Tobacco)” storybook that describes children’s encounters with tobacco promotions in convenience stores. Provocative images creatively combine cigarettes with common children’s items, like crayons, a birthday cake and a crib mobile, in scenarios intended to grab the attention of community members and parents and prompt their outrage. Viewers can learn what they can do to protect children from tobacco promotions and join more than 15,000 others throughout the state by pledging their support at the campaign’s website www.SeenEnoughTobacco.org.

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Erika Burdick- B.Fit Long Island

Hi I’m Erika Burdick, Long Island native, mom and ACE  certified personal trainer. I love learning new exercises to challenge myself and helping friends and family stay motivated to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

After having my daughter, Harper in 2015 my time was extremely limited.  I needed to get creative just to find 30 minutes to workout. I thought I must not be the only mom struggling to find some balance. This sparked the idea for BFit Long Island. I became an ACE certified Personal Trainer and developed a 30 minute full body workout program to be done right in the comfort of your home.

 I aim to bring affordability and convenience to local families with my in home training.

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