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Summer Meals in 30 minutes or Less

It’s Summer in the kitchen!  Time to  use the oven less and prepare lighter, healthier, tasty summer dishes.  It’s the time of year to prepare meals in the crock pot, wok, and stove top.  Temperatures outside are warm and who wants to slave over a hot oven for hours.  So whether you are vegan or a meat lover, you’re sure to find something on SCW’s list of delicious summer meals that you and your family will love and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!

10  Delicious Summer Meals

  • Meals Prepared in a Wok

Beef and broccoli stir fry – Delicious and tasty you can use either rice or noodles

Chicken stir fry

Vegetable stir fry

Spaghetti

Italian Pasta Salad

Chicken  Caesar salad w/Parmesan cheese

Wedge Salad

Baked Talapia or a light pan fried coating

Pan fried lamb chops- olive oil, coat and brown on each side

Grilled barbecue chicken

  •  Keep plenty of fresh fruit around wherever possible

Delicious Summer drink

Coconut Penna desert drink

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Summer Inspiration & Safety travel tips 2017

  • Summer is a time for fun, food, relaxation, travel, outdoor activities, and vacation.  Being smart means a summer safety checklist that will ensure you keep your family safe.  Following these simple effective tips will take the worry out of your summer adventures.  With the 4th of July holiday coming up millions of people will hit the road.  So whether you’re hosting guests, traveling by car, plane, or train make sure safety is first for a stress free summer travel.
  • Smart safety tip of the day:  Do not announce on Facebook or any other social media platform that you will be on vacation and will not be at home!!!

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Spring Break Fitness

Make your new spring 2017 body your best yet!  Healthy and fit in mind, body and spirit!  Below are some simple effective workouts that can be done at home or in the gym.  The warm up is on the way so do get out into the fresh air and be active!

Core and Pelvis exercise

Thigh, hips and legs exercise

Wall squat

Medicine ball squat

Light weights for arms

Heart and lower body Elliptical

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Glowing Skin in Spring 2017

Pamper your skin! While you’re looking forward to spring, for your skin there’s nothing worse than a long, cold winter.  The low humidity in addition to the hear, and hot air, can leave your skin looking dry and dull. We’re all covered up in winter and often times we neglect what we do not see.  So there’s a tendency not to moisturize as much or at all during the winter months, which is a mistake! Going a whole season with no moisture on your skin will cause the skin to dry out and become itchy and flaky and more prone to look older and wrinkly.  Youthful skin glows. The best place to start is head to toe moisturizer.

4 Ways to develop a healthy relationship with your skin

Every girl should have three main moisturizers.  A facial moisturizer, an all over body moisturizer, and a foot moisturizer. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, that is the key.

Accept and embrace your body as it is right now!  Both good parts as well as flaws, especially flaws. You have to begin where your at.  Ask yourself which parts of my body do I like?  For example : you might say, “I like my legs”, great.  Show them off with skirts, dresses, shorts, heels.  Which parts of my body do I like the least? example: You might say I don’t like my stomach, I’d like to have flat abs this summer. Okay that’s a great goal to have, while you get to work on that, you’ll want to stay away from clothes that emphasize your stomach like midriff, and minimize your stomach at the beach with a one piece swim suit.  Accentuate the positive, minimize the negatives!

If you’re prone to skin problems on your face, such as breakouts, etc… you’ll want to use the three prong approach to keep breakouts less frequent. #1 a good cleanser  example: Clean and Clear. #2 an astringent to clean pores, #3  and a facial moisturizer. Wash makeup completely off at night and cleanse.

Hydrate from the inside out by drinking water to keep your skin clear and healthy.


All over body butter Moisturizer

Feet moisturizer.  Gold bond is great for taking care of your feet at home in between pedicures as well as everyday use. I personally use this and started to notice a difference in the first application. The cost is around ten dollars but totally worth it.

 

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Fit for Life in 2017 New Year New You

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It’s fresh start week at SCW and we’re making a fresh start with a healthy lifestyle. This year get moving!  The number way to stay healthy is to be active.  An active lifestyle that keeps you on the go is also burning calories.  Don’t think diet, think lifestyle.  Studies have shown physical activity leads to improved mood and feelings of well-being.  The positive changes you make this year will set you on track for a blueprint of healthy lifestyle for years to come.  Easy? No, but worth it.  The hardest part is to start.
Change is hard.  If you need to pray about it, do so.  Pray that God will strengthen your willpower to help you meet your goals.  If you do not make a change you’ll actually be worse off than last year because you will gain MORE weight.  The more you gain, the harder it gets, and the more unhappy you will be. My motivation for working out is that I know I will be unhappy with the way I look if I don’t.  There used to be a time when I could eat anything I wanted and not gain a pound those days are no more!
I have to work at it now.  I’m in the gym every weekday morning by 6am because I’m committed to my health, to myself and to my husband.  When I had a check up last year I found that had improved my overall health significantly by diet change and exercise. That made me feel awesome. Do something good for yourself!  Live long and be strong because you’re a Smart Christian Woman.  Remember your health is your greatest asset.

Round up the moms in your neighborhood and start a fitness group

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If you have a significant amount of weight loss as your goal, 100 pounds or more get a trainer.  There trainers at the local gym that can help you.

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Do what you like and what works for you. Yoga, and dance classes are very popular among women and also gives you a sense of community so you don’t feel like you’re alone.

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Calisthenics at home. Hard to get to the gym with small children?  There are tons of workout videos on the internet, get your laptop and follow along from the comfort of your home.

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Make healthier diet choices. Replace bad choices with good choices.

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  • New Year New You

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New Year’s Faith Resolutions

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Time to make those New Year’s resolutions.  What changes do you want to make in 2017?  Forget about the word resolution, what it comes down to is change.  Change is hard which is why most people do not keep resolutions.  Think in terms of positive lifestyle changes which will bring you closer to your goals.  This year pick one of these worthy goals and start there!

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5 Lifestyle changes to kickstart your New Year

 

  • Making healthier eating choices. Eat healthier alternatives. Instead of sugary snacks do fruit instead.  Snacks like trail mix, mixed nuts, yogurt and cheese are tasty healthy snacks.

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  • Getting more sleep, Instead of just saying I want to get “more sleep” set a goal, for example 3 more hours per night and work toward it. You may not always meet the goal but strive for it.

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          Change the course of your life for the better with a new career. When you love what you do it’s not work.  You don’t have to have all the details worked out just start..

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•  Add years to your life with diet and exercise, in the long-term.  In the short-term, lower your stress levels, tone your body lose weight control your appetite.

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          •  Whatever area of your life where you need to take a leap of faith to get you where you want to be, do it!

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