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2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

'Tis the Season, right?

The season for parties, family commitments, shopping, wrapping up projects at work, charity events, Secret Santa, visits to Santa, Elf on the Shelf, open houses, white elephant gift exchanges...the list goes on and on and on.  What this adds up to is one very full calendar, and one exhausted Mama!

How many things on your list do you really want to do?  I don't mean what are you willing to do, or what you feel you "should" do, but what do you WANT to do?

This week, we challenge you to say NO to the good, and YES to only the GREAT.

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Jubilee of the Holiday Season

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Jubilee of the Holiday Season

Spread some cheer and celebrate the spirit of the season at Calistoga Holiday Village to welcome the extraordinary jubilee of Christmas. From Dec. 6-8, Calistoga is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with fun activities for the whole family.

The entire community is invited to delight in this holiday extravaganza.  Visitors will be greeting by the winter bliss of Christmas, holiday refreshments, and the heart-warming song of Christmas carolers. The weekend will feature a variety of activities for the entire family including gingerbread and ornament decorating, a one-of-a-kind bazaar filled with local arts, crafts, holiday candies and gift items, a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus, and the Lighted Tractor Parade.

CDPH Offers Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts

Nov. 25, 2013 -- With the holiday season fast approaching, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman today reminded consumers about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness... Read More

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

The number one question I hear this past week at Bootcamp was "Do we have Bootcamp on Thanksgiving?" 

The short answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

The long answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day BUT you can, and should, still get a workout in!!

This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Tough Turkey Express Workout! It will only take a few minutes, and its a great way to start off your holiday weekend.

Here's the set (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively):

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

Dips (20,25,30)

Butt Bumps (20, 25, 30)

Wall Sit (60 seconds for all levels)

Thanksgiving dinner recipes roundup

Thanksgiving dinner recipes roundup

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? No worries. You've got this. To help, we've gathered recipes for your entire Thanksgiving meal, from the turkey to desserts and side dishes to drinks... Read More

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

As the holidays approach, remember, it is time for the “Annual Turkey Drive” hosted by the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and City of Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Detrick.

With many individuals, families, and seniors in the Elk Grove area struggling to make financial ends meet, we are asking for community assistance to help with donations so that we may provide them with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  

We are asking for the following donations:

Frozen Turkeys (12-16 lbs. preferred)
Canned cranberry sauce
Stuffing mix
Instant mashed potatoes
Canned/dry gravy
Canned vegetables
Canned pie filling
Canned fruits

Donations can be dropped off at Elk Grove Food Bank Services at 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140 from November 12th – 22nd (Monday – Friday) 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 23rd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stonelake Club Drive for the Philippines

Stonelake Club Drive for the Philippines

Haiyan or Yolanda has left a damage of apocalyptic proportion in the Philippines. Let us be proactive and help our brother and sisters who have been left homeless, hungry and distraught.

Please join us for a picnic at the park on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

Stonelake Clubhouse Park

300 Riparian Drive, Elk Grove CA

For questions please call:

Cynthia at 916.690.2822 and Lynette at 917.208.8070

Your monetary donations will go directly to the following foundations in Bantayan Island and Leyte.

Three H Childhood Academy

Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez Foundation

c/o Rotary Club of Cebu.

Please bring a dish to share.

Together we can do this!!!