Meal Planning and Prepping

You know the people who love to cook and experiment in the kitchen? That is not me. I wish it was. I am always a little envious of the people who talk about cooking like it is therapy. I love the idea of going into the kitchen and starting with a recipe as a base, and then making it my own with different seasonings and spices, but in reality I like to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible.

I also like to wait until I am already hungry to start thinking about what I want to eat, or at least I used to until I realized that 1). waiting until I am hungry to start thinking about what to eat leads me to make less-than-healthy decisions and 2). planning ahead makes life a lot easier with a toddler in the house.  This realization is what made me start thinking about meal planning and prepping.

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Magic of Lights at Jones Beach West End

We had the greatest time seeing the lights at Jones Beach!

“Get in the holiday spirit with Magic of Lights – Jones Beach! 🎄Now open every day until December 31 🎄
Bring the whole family to experience LED light displays, digital animations from your favorite movies, a Holiday Festival Village, & more!”

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School Lunch Check List- B. Fit Long Island

Now that school is starting back up parents all over are racking their brains…”what should I pack for lunch?”

Here is a school lunch check list (with a few examples) to make sure you are sending your kid to school with a healthy lunch thanks to Erika Burdick of B. Fit Long Island.

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Learn what your body is saying to you

As parents we all know that when hunger strikes, a tantrum can follow quickly!

Teach kids to get in tune with their body and learn cues from what their body is telling them.

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How many snacks do we eat each day?

My kids are always asking for a snack! As a result, I always have a snack.
Snacking is okay but, are we making the healthier snack choice? And, how often are we snacking?

As a parent we walk around the house we pass the counter and if there is a dish of cookies or chips we would put our hand in grab one or two and keep moving, without even thinking about it. Then, that one cookie turns into two, three or even four cookies. Imagine how many calories we are eating and not realizing it.

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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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Stop Arguing Start Listening

According to the Cambridge dictionary to argue means, “to disagree especially strongly and sometimes angrily in talking or discussing something.” If you read my article, “Are You Listening?” you might be noticing how well you really listen to others when they speak. Hopefully, you are practicing some of the insider tips in how to be an effective listener and speaker. Be aware when trying to make self-improvements, it’s easier to practice new skills when you’re not under pressure. This prepares you to be ready and avoid a meltdown when things get heated.

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