The World of Gluten can be really overwhelming. If you don’t have Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance, you do not need to eliminate gluten entirely from your diet. However, cutting gluten from the areas of your diet where it does not need to be and making simple swaps will lead you to feeling and being healthier. Here’s my cheat sheet for getting to know what’s-what with this wheat protein.
If you’re looking for something to do this Saturday, or any Saturday over the summer, head over to Sundial and give the BBQ Blowout a try! Barbeques and cookouts are summer afternoon staples. This year, at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, the staple came early with the introduction of weekly BBQ Blowouts. My family and I have spent more than one Saturday piling our plates and playing the afternoon away.
So what actually is Circuit Training? It’s a workout technique where you rotate between aerobic, strength, resistance and cardio exercises, and repeat for a designated amount of time or circuits. What adds to this workout method’s appeal, and part of what has led to its rise in popularity over recent years, is its success as a fat burner and metabolism booster. Combine that with the ability to knock out a full-body workout in as little as 15 minutes and even customize your own circuits and it’s no wonder there are entire gyms dedicated solely to circuit training.
Now is the perfect time to cultivate a “workout+” wardrobe because summer is just around the corner. “Workout+” clothes are clothes or accessories that you can sport even when you aren’t working out. They are designed to breathe and move with you while also looking causal enough to wear anytime. Here are two examples I think would make great “workout+ items.” Hopefully they’ll inspire you to get more use out of your workout clothes!
For everyone planning a visit to Sundial or swapping winter clothes for warm weather clothes and dreaming of the sun, here are some of the things I’ve learned that’ll help you keep yourself and your family protected while enjoying the outdoors. I hope these tips will help you all stay protected in the sun this spring and summer and insure that no one is doomed to feeling like a boiled lobster!
The big weekend is still ahead of us, though, and we’re definitely planning on ending spring break on a high note. This weekend is going to be crazy! Our family is hitting TWO Easter Egg Hunts, BOTH BBQ Blowouts at Sundial and taking a little time at the Children’s Spring Festival! When I saw how much food was involved in all of this I decided I needed to find a few creative ways to burn calories on the move. Here are some Easter holiday ways to work off those chocolate bunnies!
I can’t believe Spring Training is almost over and Opening Day is only a week and a half away! So far my husband and son have already been to 3 games, and they’re going to more during spring break, but they’re lamenting the end of spring training. While I don’t get to as many games as the boys, I do love having the Red Sox and Twins in our neighborhood every year, even if it is only for a month. It’s exciting to watch the teams get back together after their break and find their rhythm, getting revved up for opening day.
Hey everyone! Great news – I just got an updated copy of Sundial’s March Children’s Activity Calendar. There are a ton of different crafts, competitions, games and other goings-on to take part in every day. For example, if your kids are into animals they won’t want to miss Feeding Frenzy where they can take part in the daily feeding of the creatures in the Eco Center. Of course, beach volleyball is always a hit with kids and those of us who are just kids at heart. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of fun to pick and choose from on this month’s calendar!
St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday! Everyone in our house is excited for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend. There are plenty of opportunities all over the island to eat, drink and dance like the Irish! Here are just a few that you may want to check out this holiday weekend.
Corned beef and cabbage is one of the most popular St. Patrick’s Day meals, but it tends to be a bit calorie-filled. Check out this recipe for classic celtic cuisine – done healthy!
Last week, I shared a workout routine that is customizable to almost any lifestyle and designed to get your body swimsuit-ready. While going through my own mix and match of the ten moves this week, I started thinking that I left something out: YOGA!
It’s almost spring break – which means it’s officially swimsuit season! I recently found this great workout designed by Pro Volleyball Player Nora Tobin in Shape magazine. What I love about it is the ability to mix and match the 10 different exercises to target trouble zones, and it also keeps every workout interesting. All of the moves are super simple and most can be done anywhere without fancy equipment.
This week, I found a great recipe for healthy smoothies in Women’s Health magazine! They offer five different recipes, but my favorite is the “Awesome Almond.” It includes only 233 calories and 8 grams of fat. With 6 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, it kills your hunger and gives you energy for quite a while.
With Spring Break just a little over a month away, it’s hard to think about much else. The kids are thrilled to be getting a break from school because they have BIG plans. Here’s a look at our proposed agenda for Spring Break week. Maybe it will give you and your family a few activity ideas!
Sanibel Island is a great place to be for Valentine’s Day. When long walks on the beach and sunsets over the gulf are part of the norm, it’s hard to not feel romantic. However, I have no idea what I’ll be doing for the big day Thursday because my husband has decided to keep it a surprise. Maybe it will be a grown up night away. He knows I love Sundial, so maybe that will be it!
Recently, my girlfriends and I had been talking about planning a girl’s getaway in the spring, but none of the ideas we had quite fit for us. Every place we thought of, when we weighed out the pros and cons (i.e. cost of travel, rates, amenities, etc.) fell short somehow. I was mulling over the different ideas we had tossed around when it suddenly hit me – the new upcoming spa at Sundial!
I’m always trying to come up with ways to keep my family healthy and moving. Last time we ‘spoke,’ I mentioned taking a bike ride on the beach with the kids and this is something Joshua and I try to do with the kids as often as possible. We even get out of town guests in on the cycling (thanks to Sundial and being able to rent bikes for our visitors for the day)!
So now that you know a little about me, and my history, I want to tell you more about the island that is Sanibel! Sanibel officially became a city in 1974, which wouldn’t be that interesting for most people but… at that time. an organization called the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation formed and became the driving force behind what Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are today.
Ric Base of the Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce tells us why Sanibel Island is paradise! Learn about the natural beauty and fun Sanibel has to offer! Perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, Florida destination weddings and meetings on Sanibel Island!
Welcome to my brand new blog: Shelly’s Sanctuary! I want to tell you about this place called Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel Island but, more importantly, I want to share with you what this resort, and the island as a whole, means to my family and me. Let me introduce myself. My name is Shelly Sanders.