We just began week 5 of Insanity. It's our "Recovery Week" Core Cardio and Balance. Somehow I thought that "Recovery Week" meant a lighter workout. Boy was I wrong! It wasn't what I expected at all. My hips were on fire!
I'm thrilled to share an update on the workout/nutrition plan & results so far. I've lost 6 1/2 pounds in a month & my blood pressure is down near normal levels again. I feel stronger, more confident and eager to jog a few miles, go on long hikes or take 6 mile hilly bike rides with my kids.
Beyond the Insanity buzz we're prepping for an upcoming boating & camping trip with my folks, siblings and their families. I can already smell the salt air and campfire,taste the morning bloody mary's, imagine the football games, volleyball burn on the forearms, hikes around the island & lazy moments on the beach. It isn't really summer until we have had our Sucia Island time.
If you camp in large groups and divide up food like we do I hope this "How to" will be helpful. This method helps to avoid having to "police" the s'mores consumption. Each child receives their s'more pack on the first evening and can choose to ration their goodies for each night or *gasp* eat most in a couple evenings.
How to pack S'mores for a group camping trip:
- 18 Chocolate bars
- 10 Peanut butter chocolate bars
- 2 bags marshmallows
- 3 boxes of graham crackers
- zip lock baggies
- newspaper- I chose the funnies, crosswords & sports sections to encourage kids to read a little.
- twine or crochet thread (anything cotton based that can be burned over the camp fire)
Yield: 4 nights camping for 6 kids plus an extra bag of marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate + peanut butter bars for the adults
Place 10 marshmallows in each zip lock baggie. Portion 2 chocolate bars, 1 peanut butter bar and 1 package of graham crackers. Place those items vertically on an opened newspaper. Using both hands roll the newspaper over the S'mores. Using cotton based thread tie each end of the packet to mimic a candy.
What tradition marks the beginning of summer for you?