Eating smart...making better choices of what and how much I eat.
Getting 8 hours of sleep per night.
Forcing myself to exercise!!%$#@#$!!
Replacing sugared drinks with water and tracking my daily intake WALKING WALKING WALKING WALKING going to bed earlier each night and tracking my progress
trying different fitness routines after watching videos, and then tracking my efforts to do themI
I am 65 years old, married for 43 years, have three grown daughters, and two young granddaughters. I live in Illinois and am retired from a 20-year job as an activities assistant on an Alzheimers' unit in a nursing home.
After retirement I decided to "broaden my horizons" by expanding my activities. I joined a knitting class, volunteered in a kindergarten class, and caught up on my reading. One of the ladies in my knitting group "sparked" me with informatin about this program...and here I am!
Hi! thank you for your encouragement, to my blog.. i do not like the idea that each time i take a pill (it reduces water and salt) i get nausea pretty bad and the dizzy feeling.. but i am going to deal with it..
Without knowing your granddaughters, I can only suggest what resources I used with my own children, and now what they use with their own...
First of all, if you haven't met your local children's librarian, you should go down and introduce yourself.... they LOVE talking about good children's books, and can put some in your hands so you can get a feel for the authors and illustrators that most children cherish, love, and adore. The Newbery Award is given annually to the best children's book, and the Caldecott Award goes to the best picture book, so you have some fabulous suggestions right there.
I particularly loved using 2 books that guided many of my purchases over the years: "Honey for a Child's Heart" by Gladys Hunt ( http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Childs-Heart-G ladys-Hunt/dp/0310242460/ref=sr_1_1?ie =UTF8&qid=1380165363&sr=8-1&keywords=H oney+for+a+Child%27s+Heart) , and "The Read-Aloud Handbook" by Jim Trelease (http://www.amazon.com/The-Read-Aloud-Hand book-Seventh-Edition/dp/014312160X/ref =sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380165475&sr=8-1& keywords=the+read-aloud+handbook+by+ji m+trelease). Both of these break suggested books down by reading level, and their suggestions are almost always as good as predicted.
Your library probably has both of them on their shelves... but I really enjoyed having them on hand to read at home so I'd know if I ran across a title at a used book store for a much reduced price. (books don't have to be new to weave their magic)
Incidentally, our library has an annual ised book sale and it's a wonderful place to stock up on good children's books at a great discount.... hope you can find one nearby soon.