5 Minutes for Me

Making time in your life for you and the things you love to do!

I Just Want to go to Bed ! September 30, 2013

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I just want to go to bed!
It’s been a rough week; everyone in the house got the cold that’s been going around. My husband was traveling, and I had to work every day. That’s what happens, nothing stops, and you just have to find a way to slow it down to a speed you can keep up with. You do what you have to and cut out what you can do without. Something always has to give, otherwise if you push too hard you end up down for the count and then nothing gets done.
So at the end of each day, which came earlier than normal this week, there were things that just didn’t get done so I could get to bed and get enough rest to make it through the next day. Then on Friday night I gave myself the night off, no one had anywhere they had to be and so I took that time to catch up on anything I missed on TV. My daughter wanted to go out so she had to find someone else to drive her, and I spent some much needed time on the couch.
Then on Saturday it was back to business as usual. My weekends are jam packed with driving, errands, activities, and parties, all the normal craziness of the week. I’m so glad I took the time to rest when I had it because I never would have been able to make it through my regular weekend schedule otherwise.
So take good care of yourself so you can do all the things you want and need to do.


Tip of the Day September 27, 2013

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farm market

For the freshest fruits and veggies of the season
Stop by and support you local farmers market.


Tip of the Day September 26, 2013

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An apple a day is definitely a good thing
And apples are in season now
So pick up some apples today.
Here are some apple facts from
Apple Nutrition Facts Worth Thinking About
• Apples are absolutely fat-free!
• One apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of bran cereal. That’s equal to one fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber.
• Apples are loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion and may help reduce cancer and heart disease.
• The complex carbohydrates in apples give your body a longer, more even energy boost compared to high-sugar snacks. Snacking on apples can keep you going throughout the day.
• Apples provide boron, an essential trace element that helps harden bones. Strong bones help prevent osteoporosis.


Tip of the Day September 25, 2013

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Clean and prep some veggies as soon as you
Get them home from the store.
Celery, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and
All your greens, will keep in the fridge after being washed and chopped.
Now they will be ready to be added to all your meals with minimal prep time.


Tip of the Day September 24, 2013

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Get in as many greens as you can each day.
Have some with every meal. The more nutrition you pack into your meals,
the less likely you are to crave junk in between.


Fall Food September 23, 2013

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Fall Food
Well the weather is changing and it’s making me crave a good hot meal again. I always eat lighter when it’s warm, but now it’s time for some heaver, starchier foods. I do try my best to eat healthy and nutritious foods, so here is what I came up with last night. It’s simple, healthy, easy and fast.
Gluten free Pasta with Fresh Veggies
1 lb pasta whatever you like (I used gluten free linguine)
1 cup baby spinach
¼ cup broccoli
¼ cup cauliflower
½ cup zucchini
Cook pasta according to box directions
With 5 min remaining throw in all the veggies except the spinach
When pasta is cooked remove from heat and throw in the spinach and stir
Drain and rinse with cold water
Top with your favorite sauce or sautéed diced tomatoes
• As an alternative you can sauté all the vegetables with diced tomatoes and use that to top your pasta.
• Either way it still quick easy an delicious.


Tip of the Day September 20, 2013

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perpetual motion
Follow the law of nature
A body at rest tends to stay at rest
A body in motion tends to stay in motion
Slowly get your body use to being more active
As you get used to keeping yourself more active the easier it
Will become to keep yourself motivated.