My son and I have found fun ways at home to stay active and in shape. One of our favorite activities is to spell our name or favorite words using the alphabet workout we created below. You are welcome to create your own depending on how tough or easy you would like your workouts to be. For a harder workout, spell your first, middle, and last names. Enjoy this fun activity with your family!
A – 10 burpees J – 10 lunges S – drink 1 cup of water
B – 1-minute plank K – 10 jump squats T – 20 sit ups
C – 40 jumping jacks L – 10 tricep dips U – 1-minute high knees
D – 10 pushups M – 30 arm circles V – 20 bicycle crunches
E – 10 squats N – 10 side lunges W – 30 butt kicks
F – 1- minute wall sit O – 1-minute high knees X – 20 reverse crunches
G – 20 crunches P – 10 jumping lunges Y – 20 star jumps
H – 20 calf raises Q – 20 walking lunges Z – 20 skaters
I – 20 mountain climbers R – 1-minute of stair runs
With warmer weather and COVID19, many families are getting outside more than ever. Below are 3 easy tips for enjoying the outdoors safely!
1. Planning – most common emergencies and injuries are weather-related. Always check the weather forecast and consider the 3 D’s (difficulty, duration, and distance) to plan and prepare accordingly.
2. Preparation – read up on trail etiquette, study a map, and research information on your specific activity. Essential items for outdoor adventure are: navigation (map, GPS, or compass), sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat), water, extra food, a first aid kit, flashlight, and a lightweight jacket.
3. Prevention – common sense, planning, and preparation can prevent many outdoor injuries including dehydration, sunburn, knee and ankle sprains, insect bites/stings, and snake/animal bites.
For more information, visit: https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2019/07/19/live-well-how-safely-enjoy-outdoors/1781785001/.
A fun activity to do during COVID is to go outside and look for cool rocks! Rock hunting is a fun activity for all ages. Once I find some unique rocks, I paint them with vibrant designs. The flatter and smoother the rock, the easier it is to paint. Your children will love using their creative ideas to paint as well! I’ve enjoyed writing inspirational words on rocks and placing them throughout our neighborhood for people to find. I’ve placed these rocks along our walkway as well as in baskets which add beautiful color to any home. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while using your creative side!
Spring is right outside our window in so many ways with birds chirping, grass getting greener, and flowers blooming. Now is the perfect time to use your green thumb to grow beautiful flowers that can be arranged into perfect arrangements. Pick some of your favorite flowers and greenery in your gardens and place them together in a vase or bouquet. These will brighten up your day in your home or can be given to a friend, neighbor, essential worker, or nursing home. It is a great way to put a smile on someone’s face while using your creativity in the garden!
With warmer weather headed our way, now is the perfect time to get your family outside for some fun games! Start up your grill, grab a drink, and get outside. Some of the games require equipment while others do not. These games can all be found on the internet, if you don’t know how to play. Below are some of my favorites!
Capture the flag
I know everyone is looking forward to getting back to a somewhat ‘normal’ life one day. I sure am! When asked what will the first thing you will do when the quarantine is over, I’ve seen so many different responses. Some of the most popular responses have been visit family/friends, visit the hair or nail salon, a dinner date or night at the bar, or a beach trip. Hopefully soon all of this will be possible. What is the first thing you will do when the quarantine is over?
Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!