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Charity Workout!

December 17, 2011

What a perfect morning at Fair Haven Fields! This morning was a charity workout for One World Women’s Health and we raised over $600.00 from the workout! Thank you OutdoorFitters for your support and everyone else that came. Thank you Fair Haven for your beautiful fields!

 

For those of you who couldn’t make it and would like to contribute.

Please send a check made out to

Africa Surgery Inc.   (OWWH on the memo line)
You can send them to me, Nina Seigelstein, 71 Little Silver Parkway, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Check out the short video!
The Perfect Day for a Relay Race!

Charity Workout on December 17th!

December 8, 2011

While I was at the dog park with my friend Jean Lee I met a woman named Nina Seigelstein and her dog Otis. Nina is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and she also happens to be the doctor who delivered Jean’s children by way of cesarean section. She explained that if Jean Lee had lived in Sierra Leone, Africa, she would not have been able to have had a cesarean section as there is a complete lack of obstetrical care. Both Jean and her daughter would very well have died. I think of my son Thomas who was born with so many birth defects and how blessed we are to live in this country. He wouldn’t have survived in Sierra Leone Africa.  I feel very honored to have met Nina and OutdoorFit is happy to support her foundation.

Nina is working to prevent these sorts of needless deaths from childbirth by building a Maternity Ward in Sierra Leone. She has started a foundation called One World Women’s Health which is committed to improving women’s health care in Sierra Leone. In January 2012, she is once again traveling there with a medical team to perform gyn surgery and to educate the Sierra Leonean community about the importance of utilizing the Maternity Ward in order to save women’s and children’s lives.  Nina needs all the help she can get to make her hopes a reality and we at OutdoorFit would like to contribute.

We are holding a Charity workout on Saturday, December 17th at Fair Haven Fields @ 9AM.  The Fair Haven Department of Recreation is donating the use of the Fields free of charge and Christa and I are donating our time to instruct. The normal drop in rate of $20 will apply and ALL proceeds will go toward the cause of One World Women’s Health.  Come Saturday and we will have a great workout as always and your money will go to a great cause helping women.

First OutdoorFit workout? Please download the registration form and bring it with you along with a check to OutdoorFit.

Thanks!

We love our OutdoorFit family!

Mary & Christa

Tis’ the Sugar Season…

December 6, 2011

I am doing it differently this year. There has been so many years where I ended with a yeast infection in January because of all the sugar I ate in December. There are delicious healthy ways to avoid all of the sugar. This weekend Tom and I made hot Cocoa with almond milk, stevia, and unsweetened cocoa. It was perfectly delicious and guilt free.

Hot Cocoa!!!

Do a cookie search on the blog and you will find some great recipes for low-glycemic cookies that won’t spike your blood sugar.

Here is the recipe for our OutdoorFit Energy Cookie. I am going to try them again this year but I am going to reduce the amount of honey and use stevia instead.

Please send healthy treat recipes and I will post them on the blog!

It is so important to stay on good supplements all year-long but especially during the winter months. Antioxidants protects against  inflammation from all of those chocolate chip cookies.

Here’s to a Healthy Holiday Season!

Mary

Family Fun Time at OutdoorFit!

December 5, 2011

My brothers Mark and Paul came to OutdoorFit on Saturday. It was great to have them and they relay seem to enjoy the Prowler Relay. I think they will make another Saturday morning appearance! We did a 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 workout!

Family Fun Time at OutdoorFit!

CBA won the Nike Cross Nationals!

December 3, 2011

Congratulations!!!

CBA ran as Lincroft in brick red jerseys. Check out the race…what an amazing race!

We need some of those Wop de Dues at OutdoorFit.  How cool would that be?

1. 91 LINCROFT XC CLUB (16:00 79:58 0:24)
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1 4 337 George Kelly M 15:50
2 9 334 Jack Boyle M 15:53
3 14 336 Tim Gorman M 15:55
4 28 340 Mike McClemens M 16:06
5 36 335 Will Bragg M 16:14
6 ( 54) 339 Conrad Lippert M 16:26
7 ( 89) 338 Aaron Liberatore M 16:46

“Get through the kid-vitamin gauntlet”

November 30, 2011

This post is from my friend Maddy Vertenten. Check out her wonderful website, vibrantone.com.  I know some of our OutdoorFitters have a hard time getting their kids to take vitamins so I wanted to pass this along.  My son, Tom takes his vitamins everyday twice a day and tells me that it is Vitamin Time!

Get through the kid-vitamin gauntlet

Vibrant One
Vibrant Health Note ♪
Yes Virginia, you can convince your kids to take their vitamins. Here’s how:

  • Don’t give up too fast. It took me two weeks of consistent focus with my then 2 and 7 year-olds for these tricks to work.
  • Bribe them. Not with presents, but dessert perhaps, or a favorite story, or extra time awake before bed. Little bribes – not the same ones every night or they’ll take advantage of you.
  • Take your vitamins, visibly.
  • Tell them why it’s so important. Talk about the toxins in our environment and the diminishing nutritional value in food. Tell them that their cells need fuel. Kids really dig health, and with just a little effort you can totally get them on the bandwagon. Which is a huge plus, by the way – because they will keep you there too!
  • Sticker charts work for everything.
  • Appreciation is rare and priceless – praise them as they gulp and shudder, no matter how long the cajoling took.

Seriously, 2 weeks is all it took with my kids – and now they love spinach, kale, even the occasional cup of green juice. And they know which vitamins are theirs, get them ready every morning and night, and are tuned-in to their bodies. Totally worth the bribes.

Godspeed!
Maddy

P.S. Quality is key – don’t waste your efforts on a gummy or a cartoon character.

The “keeper of the keys”!

November 29, 2011

I am in the keeper of the keys in my house. I take care of the shopping, meal planning and cooking. There is responsibility and power in that. How do things work in your house? I think it is very sad that the obesity rate in kids is so high. One out of three kids is obese. How does this happen? It feels like things have fallen apart.

Small changes can have a huge impact.
We are creating a wellness community with OutdoorFit. We talk about balance eating of protein, carbs and healthy fats. We know the importance of exercise and high quality supplements, for ourselves and our kids.

The changes need to start with you. Are you ready?

Imagine…
I would tell you to close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose but you need to read this.
Here goes…take a deep breath through your nose. Inhale and Exhale.

Imagine…

getting dressed and your clothes fitting.
going through your day with great energy. (without feeling exhausted at 3pm and craving chocolate chip cookies)
freedom from aches and pains.
loving working out.
glowing vibrant skin.
feeling good at any age.

Join me for an intimate wellness gathering at my home. Sunday, December 4th at 4 PM. My intention is to expand our wellness community. There are small changes you can make that will begin to have a great impact on your life and health. This will extend to your family’s life as well.(I am flying solo this Sunday, Christa, my wellness buddy is going to be away.)

My house is small and cozy so I need to keep the group small so please let me know if you can make it so I can save you a seat. Please email me at outdoorfitnessnj@gmail.com
Mary