If I told you my 23-month-old Bennett sometimes lives on Love Child Organics purees, would you judge me? When I first became a mom, I did everything I could to live up to the standards of the perfect organic, well-planned, and, of course, nutritionally sound mother. Although I was armed with the newest Vitamix and every type of fruit and vegetable from the farmers market, I’m here today to say, “I have failed a time or two.” Okay, maybe hundreds of times!
The truth is my kids will often refuse to eat the labors of my hardworking hands, which is why I started researching food I could grab when we are out and about or when I need to set the babysitter up for success without her having to try to convince them that my spinach and kale blend is amazing!
One of the things I have learned from being a trainer and researching supplements is that you need to know where and who the product is coming from. Natural, organic and healthy really mean nothing until you know your supplier and the guidelines under which it operates. I started picking up Love Child Organics at Natures Fare here in Kelowna because I loved the variety of vegetables and fruit the company was putting into its product. Once I went online and read through the values of the company, I was super-impressed.
After McCarthy spent a week in the hospital this year due to an infection caused by his having a weak immune system, I became very aware of the effects of preservatives, added sugars, and chemical fertilizers in our children’s food. These additives are affecting their immune systems, behavior, learning capability, and overall wellness. Once I did my research on Love Child Organics, these products started becoming a staple in our weekly shopping. Bennett and McCarthy will suck back their pouches of kale, broccoli, quinoa, and pears like they’re the most amazing things in the world. This would not happen if I blended those ingredients! There is something about the puree little bag and the twist top that my kids go crazy for. I cannot explain it, nor will I try.
So in honor of this week’s focus on “fueling the little ones,” my top pick for children’s snacks for home and on the go is Love Child Organics. Thank you, Love Child Organics for making this mom’s life a little bit simpler.
Goal of Exercise:
The pull up is a fantastic exercise to strengthen your back, shoulders and arms.By using the TRX you also target the stabilizing muscles of your abdominal wall and your legs. If your goal is to be able to do full body pull ups, the TRX is a great place to start. If you can already do a regular body weight pull up, this is a great exercise to do afterwards to really push the muscle to complete fatigue.
- Latissimus Dorsi (Lats)
- Brachialis (Lower Biceps)
- Brachioradialis (Forearm)
- Biceps Brachii (Biceps)
- Teres Major (Outer Back)
- Deltoid, Posterior (Rear Delts)
- Infraspinatus (Rotary Cuff)
- Teres Minor (Rotary Cuff)
- Rhomboids (Middle Back)
- Levator Scapulae (Rear Neck)
- Trapezius, Middle (Upper Traps)
- Trapezius, Lower (Lower Traps)
- Pectoralis Minor (Chest)
- Biceps and Triceps
- Quadriceps and Hamstrings
After lots of questions from my Vegan clients and readers, I decided to compile a short list of a few key vegan essentials that I feel are necessary when attempting to follow a vegan diet. I’ve been exploring and experimenting with vegetarian and vegan recipes lately, and both my family and I are falling in love with these types of dishes. Simply removing meat out of my diet has already had some positive effects on my body, and although I am still very new to this way of eating, many aspects intrigue me enough to continue to try it out. Here are some tips and tricks that have helped me thus far. Read More Here.
Goal of Exercise:
This exercise is great for creating shoulder definition and strength through the shoulder joint. Keep weight light so you do not stress the shoulder. Move slowly for a count of 1,2,3,4. Keep core tight and chest up.
- Deltoids – front, middle and back of shoulder
The thought of building a set of six pack abs for many feels unattainable, but it’s not as far off as you may think. Before I started to practice clean eating, I would have never thought I could achieve the stomach I currently have. 6 months after having my first child, with a strict clean-eating diet and a lot of weight training, I sprouted my first set of abs! I can tell you from experience that it required a ton of dedication. Making smart choices in the kitchen and following a proper workout plan are the keys to developing a strong and defined ! Read More Here!