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.
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.
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.
Have you ever tried speaking to someone who seemed too busy to really listen? Someone who doesn’t’ seem to really care? Maybe you encountered people who as soon as you mention you had a difficult day interrupts you and tells you how their day has been worse? They may have been looking at the phone, distracted by their surroundings or lost in their own thoughts and only mustered up a darting glance and a passing comment. A darting glance that was just enough to keep you talking and continuing to make your point. Maybe they said the “uh-huh’s,” “really,” and ” I can’t believe that” at just the right time during the conversation but in actuality their attention was anywhere, but paying attention to what you were really saying.
You just finished dinner with the family and it’s that time of the night… bath time. After corralling your children, you plop them in the tub filled with warm water and their favorite water toys (that help make bath time less like a necessary evil and more like playtime). Your mind is sprinting from one thought to another. “Do the kids have clean clothes for school tomorrow?” “What are we going to have for dinner tomorrow night?” “Do I have any meetings tomorrow?” But do you ever stop to think about the water your child uses everyday to clean themselves, play in, and even drink?Where does it come from and how clean is it?
During the Holiday season, it is very easy to get swept away in all of the commercialism. When this happens, all too often, it is easy to find yourself looking around the day after Christmas wondering where the holiday went. It seems to get lost somewhere between the shopping mall and the bank, and all you have to show for it are aching muscles and credit card receipts.
This year try something different, give what you can afford and resist the temptation to buy things on credit, for that is only going to cause unwanted stress when the bills come rolling in.
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