This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

5 Days of Raising a Competitive Athlete ~ day 5, wrap up

Whew, day 5 already and I feel as if I have only touched on the surface. There was a question about what exactly I feed these girls of mine so today I will give you a little rundown of our menu from yesterday.

Breakfast ~ homemade biscuits,  boiled eggs, and a strawberry/mango/banana smoothie
morning snack ~ apple slices & cheese slices
Lunch ~ leftover Chinese food ( sweet and sour chicken, fried rice), pineapple chunks, and  water
pre-practice snack ~ yogurt & homemade granola bars
mid-practice snack ~ boiled egg & peanut butter crackers (6)
Dinner ~ whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garden salad
I linked to the homemade granola bar recipe that we love.  They are simple to make and delicious to eat. I usually add in craisins and sunflower seeds and then top it with mini chocolate chips. I also wanted to share with you the link to the homemade Sports Drink. Try it out, it is just 3 quick steps and it will lead to better hydration during these hot summer months.
Thanks for everyone stopping by and leaving a comment. I have enjoyed sharing with you what it takes for our family to raise a competitive athlete. We are on a journey with an end goal in sight. There are sacrifices that have to be made but staying focused on the goal and providing the support and love that my athletes need is crucial.  We have hidden in our hearts Joshua 1:9 ~ Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
There is so much more to share, so I hope to continue to provide you with other tidbits in the near feature. Be sure to check out my other Crewmates as they wrap up their 5 days.

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