First meeting of the F.A.T. club

I have recently started hosting a health club that will meet monthly, and at our first meeting, we voted on a name.  The winner was F.A.T. (Fitness Accountability Team).  I guess that just goes to show what type of sense of humor we all have!  At this past meeting, we did a brief training on excitotoxins, based on the book Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by Russell Blaylock.  Some of the excitotoxins we discussed are MSG and aspartame.  We learned the many ingredients in which MSG hides, and how to make better food choices.  We also sampled some Sambazon acai berry juices, courtesy of Moms Meet.  Then we discussed our goals, and most of us had goals in the area of fitness and exercise.  I suggested using a group workout iPhone app like Teemo -- the kids and I have been using it for quite a while and they love it!  You do exercises that go along with a story, almost like Amazing Race.  And you earn badges and supplies for your challenge -- best part is you can see what your friends are doing as far as how long they've been exercising.  Great for accountability!

All in all, it was a huge success, and we will be meeting again in June.  For more information on how you can participate (we are in the Denver/Parker, CO area), contact me.

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If any of you parents are totally at the end of your PlayDoh rope already this spring, as I was, let me share with you a cool idea the kids and I came up with to make PlayDoh a bit more interesting (for the adults, too!).  All you need is PlayDoh of various colors (and you can always make your own as well), and a cookie cutter in the shape of a gingerbread man.  I cut out a basic "person" shape (as you can see my cookie cutter had become a bit deformed from being squished in the drawer one time too many!) and then patterned clothes for her.  My kids had so much fun with this!

 

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My son even made a Tim Te-Dough:

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I'm sure it's been done before, but I had not seen it so I thought I'd pass it along! Enjoy!

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