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**Keep in mind that I’m not a baby food expert or baby nutrition specialist – these are just the foods that Alia likes. Always check with your doctor or paediatrician regarding feeding your baby.
Is it just me or can feeding children be frustrating as hell?
First of all what is it about a mouth full of food that makes babies sneeze?
One day they let you spoon feed them, the next they karate chop the spoon out of your hand because they have apparently become adults over night and can feed themselves.
One day they love Puree, the next it’s everywhere but in there mouth.
AND THE MESS, we have 2 outfits for meal time around here, naked or covered in a garbage bag. Not really…..but really.
In my quest to find new finger foods to feed Alia I discovered that the girl loves pancakes, especially dipped in apple sauce.
Here is a pancake recipe that is full of vegetables and “healthy stuff” and your child is sure to love it….try it and report back to me.
Many people are starting 2013 with goals of weight loss and exercise both good resolutions however many of those people should also be adding “get more sleep” or “get better sleep” to the list.
I decide to write this blog post today because I have a 10 month old and I KNOW TIRED. I can’t remember the last time I had a solid 8 hours of sleep without waking up. Alia is “sleeping thru the night” more often lately but I’m still waking up every few hours out of habit…apparently this is normal new parent behaviour.
Here is a 20 minute cardio workout that I want you to do this weekend. If a 6 month old can do her ab exercises and hold a conversation, you can do these 20 minutes.
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This workout uses high intensity interval training (HIIT) to burn calories and tone your body
You will perform the following 7 exercises for a full 60 seconds with a 20 second low intensity interval in between, during the 20 second rest intervals I want you to keep marching in place and take deep breath to get ready for the following 60 seconds of exercise.
Your body weight is all you need for this workout..You will complete the 7 exercises twice.
Warm up with 2 minutes of combined walking and light jogging in place, and 20 squats.
Exercises in this routine:
Jumping Jacks – Remember these from gym class?
Jump squats – . These are intense. If you can’t complete the entire minute of jump squats without stopping, that’s okay, take a break and just jump right back into the exercise as soon as you can. Same goes for all exercises.
Mountain climbers – Remember to keep your abs engaged and your body should form a straight line from neck to feet. The quicker you go the harder it is.
High Knees - Running in place lifting knee’s high up.
Burpees – We all hate them but they work.
Fast pace butt kick’s - Running in place but trying to hit your butt with your heels.
Alternating leg reverse lunge – Try not to pause in between legs. Keep it quick and steady as long as you can maintain proper form, again, same goes for all exercises
Cool down (5 minutes), stretch.
Please Google any exercise that you are unfamiliar with and remember to listen to your body and stop if you feel weak, check with your physician before starting any exercise plan if you have concerns and drink water during and after your workout