Friday, March 26, 2010

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" Love it or Hate it?


LOVE IT! I love this show. Jamie Oliver is this English Chef who has come to America's most unhealthiest city and is challenging the community to change their eating habits.
The show is full of shocking events such as the fact that the children seem to know NOTHING about veggetable's, would still it a chicken nugget after seeing how it was made, and choose processed foods over fresh foods. BUT, out of all the shocking things, what shocked me the most was the fact the kids didnt even know how to use a knife and fork because it is not allowed in the school.
The lunch ladies seem horrid, and no matter how much Jamie stands up for them they hate him. They don't appreciate anything that he is trying to do. Also, they seem to have an attitude with everything he comes up with.
This show is a win, and I cant wait to see the rest of the season. A couple of years ago I had a project for health class on Children's Nutrition, and I did a project with the triplets in my classroom. They did awesome, and after seeing how much kids dont know about nutrition I have decided I am going to do it again with my new group of kids next week.

Check out the show on ABC.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yoga-er...YOGO!



So last night I went to a yoga class at my gym for the first time. The class is called Cyntergy, which is a combination of yoga and pilates...I was looking to have a relaxing, calming hour along with a couple of stretches- Pssh...YEAH RIGHT! So much harder than it looked, but surprisingly, I completely enjoyed it! While I looked around the room, all of the women made it look so effortless, as I was swallowing in sweat...
However, after a couple of stops to reposition my body, I finally got into the groove. Once we finished, with the hard stuff we did a couple of really relaxing moves. Although I was really sore today, in muscles I did not even know I had, I am really looking forward to going back next week....

Today I was talking to a parent at the day care about my experience and one of my lovely 3 yr olds over heard. When I came back into the classroom they started to ask me what "YOGO" was. I tried to explain it to them, but unfortunately, they demanded I show them my new moves...it was a show to say the least.
We worked on the "downward dog" and the "warrior pose" afterwards we got the scarves out and did some relaxing movements, it was too cute. I have decided to go look up childrens yoga moves on youtube.
All in all it was a great experience and I cannot wait to continue into my routine...both Yoga and Yogo...

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