Commit to Be Fit Newsletter
April 18th, 2022
24 February 2023/ Issue No. 237
On February 21st, our monthly meal prep workshop featured tasty overnight oats recipes: Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Muffin, Peanut Butter Cup, and Apple Pie. Participants each made three jars of oats to take home and enjoy throughout the week. Yum! Be sure to check out one of the recipes in our Featured Recipe section below.
This week, RCHS students had an opportunity to test out their reaction time with BlazePods during lunchtime. The students were challenged to tap only the blue light, which randomly and quickly switched among the four pods. This 30 second activity measures reaction speed and heightens the mind body connection using flash reflex training. The students had a blast trying to beat the top score. As an added bonus, they were treated to some refreshing orange and strawberry infused water too.
Recently, Commit to Be Fit asked the elementary school classrooms to complete a cafeteria survey. As an incentive, the classroom with the highest survey participation rate would win a smoothie party. All 3rd grade classes had 100% response rate.
On Friday, February 24th, the entire grade level was treated to a Smoothie Bar Party. Students enjoyed flavorful Strawberry Banana Smoothies and Triple Berry Smoothies (raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries). Many of the students said they tasted delicious!!
Rocio was the winner of our kindness gift basket drawing from our Kindness Challenge. The basket included a plush throw, colorful water tumbler, scented candle, stationary, and love sign. Enjoy, Rocio!
Huge shoutout to our awesome circuit participants! This class incorporates both cardio and strength in one awesome 30-minute workout. Join us on Wednesdays at 3:45 in high school room 110.
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
To view the FEBRUARY CALENDAR, CLICK HERE.
The March Calendar is now available! To view the MARCH CALENDAR, CLICK HERE.
As a friendly reminder, classes will not be held on early release days or when school is not in session for students. Be sure to join our Facebook GROUP (search Commit to Be Fit) or sign-up for our newsletters at the bottom of our website homepage (www.rappc2bf.com) to receive class updates and/or cancellations.
Location information is available on our website www.rappc2bf.com/activities
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Registration for the 2023 Fodderstack 10K Classic is now open. CLICK HERE to register. Due to a generous donation from the Rappahannock County Park Foundation (RCPF) and others, registration for the first 50 YOUTH (17 and under), registering by 2/28/23 will be FREE!!
Valley Healthy Community Wellness Festival
The Valley Health Community Wellness Festival, in partnership with Shenandoah University, will be returning to the Simon Apple Blossom Mall on Saturday, February 25. There are free and low cost health screenings available, and much more for the entire family. Advance registration may be required for lab services.
Wellness Fun Facts of the Week!
Tips from the Team
Let's Talk About Discipline
So often I have people tell me how they want to be fit or change their body composition. Even this broad objective exhibits motivation because the person desires to want something. I would conclude most of us are not lacking motivation, but come up short on discipline. Discipline requires having a plan, a routine, and sticking to it no matter what. Get out of bed for that early morning workout. If we miss the morning, the workout gets done in the evening. On vacation? Family over? The workouts still get done. Discipline means turning down certain foods for healthier options and not rewarding ourselves just because we think we deserve it. Discipline requires barring the excuses and executing actions on purpose every day. If we want to see our fitness improve, our discipline takes no days off. We may hear sarcastic remarks from others regarding our dedication. Don’t let it be discouraging. Continue on even when you don’t feel like it. Who knows? You may be the one to inspire them.
Make Time for Breakfast
We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but yet we are guilty for skipping it on those busy mornings. Did you know that bypassing breakfast to save time in the morning can make you feel fatigued and low on energy? What you fuel your body with in the morning will set you up for the rest of the day, so if you’re not eating breakfast or grabbing that sugary donut on your way out the door, don’t expect to make it throughout the day without a fatigue crash. Breakfast breaks that overnight fasting period, allowing the body to replenish glucose levels and nutrients, which in return raises your energy levels and boosts alertness. Research has shown that those who eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning have an improved metabolism, better digestion and a healthier heart. Save time in the morning by investing in healthy, grab and go breakfasts. Set out your cereal, oatmeal containers, whole grain bread or peanut butter the night before so it’s ready for you in the morning. Meal prep and cook your hard boiled eggs the Sunday before the week or maybe make yourself overnight oats to enjoy every morning (check out our recipe this week). Think of breakfast like working out. Make room for it in the morning and you will feel great the rest of the day!
Commit to Be Fit is a school sponsored, grant funded program in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Through the generosity of the PATH Foundation, Commit to Be Fit was created to promote a culture of wellness in Rappahannock County Public Schools and the Rappahannock community.