Calorie burning just got more fun!
As you have heard me say before, losing weight can be boiled down to basic math. Calories in versus calories out. Burning the calories can sometimes be the toughest part. Here are some common and not so common ways of burning calories and the associated calories per minute BURN (FYI…these are based on a 135 lb woman, according to Self magazine) Low impact aerobics 5.3 High impact...
Flat Abs Food List
Hi! If you are like me you are on a constant journey to flatter, tighter abs. My wine intake actually hurts me more than anything. Booze in general just sabotages any efforts you make to get a 6 pack…heck I would take a 2 pack:-) So while I know that I have to cut back on my wine, I also know that there are a few foods that can actually help you get closer to having fabulous abs. This...
Slimming Tactics 101
Here are some slimming tips that will help you navigate your kitchen and your food! Have a fit day and a fit 2011! 1. Clear your kitchen of packaged snacks! - don’t make it easy to rip open a bag of chips…even the baked ones! If you have to prep your snack you may be less inclined to eat and if a delicious red apple doesn’t seem appealing….then maybe you are not that...
8 diet foods that may be your worst enemy
Some “diet” foods may be your worst enemy. That’s because they’re tricking you into eating too many calories. So what are some of the worst offenders? Sushi: Fish wrapped in rice and seaweed. Not a diet food? Yep, that’s right. It’s not always as “light” as it seems. Some sushi has calorie levels so high it might just shock you. Diet Shocker: One...
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Lose Weight Like a Guy
When a guy wants to drop a few pounds he just cuts soda out and loses 10 pounds in 1 week…ok maybe that is an exaggeration, but seriously…don’t you feel like guys don’t have to try as hard as women to lose weight? What is their secret? I was reading an article in Self magazine that seem to answer just that. According to this article it is all about mind-set. Guys tend to be better at taking...
Set yourself up for success!
When planning your fitness program you need to establish a plan of attack for your training regime. Unless you know what you are going to do next, you are liable to start floundering around and miss workouts or worse still, give up all together. The best way to decide on a workout plan is to prepare a program that is not only designed to achieve the results that you are after, but also to fit in...
Get the most out of your precious workout!
Do you want to get the most out of those 35 minutes on the treadmill, or any kind of cardio exercise? You maximize the benefits of cardiovascular activity when you exercise in the zone of your target heart rate (THR). In general terms, your THR is 60-80% of your maximum heart rate. The Karvonen Method of calculating THR is one of the most effective methods to determine target heart rate because it...
Eat healthy - get the good stuff!
Just a quick story from a freind of mine….too good not to share! “I wanted to let you know about an article that I read in Glamour about a girl who chose for one week to eat foods that were advertised on TV - she found when she ate processed foods that she craved more, her doctor told her it was because she was eating more but getting far less nutrients from her food. Too bad she...
Wish it! Dream it! Do it!: What Are You... →
coachjend: This is a great read by my friend Jen……good stuff people….read up! Don’t drink your calories!!! What have you had to drink today? Did you have a big glass of orange juice w/breakfast? Or just the juice? Did you stop at Starbucks and get a venti drink of your choice? Or you might enjoy a smoothie from your favorite smoothie chain. Maybe you drink black...
10 tips for taking your health back!
You always start the day with the best intentions. You eat a thoughtful breakfast. You pack a sensible lunch, and even remember to bring it with you to work. But then comes mid-afternoon, a dip in energy, and lowered self-control. If you’re already in that weakened state and you hear that there are cupcakes in the office for someone’s birthday, well, in the words of Donnie Brasco,...
The Countdown is on
Two more days until the big 35 and I am brimming with excitement. Embrace getting older and celebrate!
The Down Low on Beverages →
This is one hits home for me…I am a diet coke addict….but I am going to MAKE a change! Good stuff…Thanks Mindy!! The Down Low on Beverages I think this is 1 area that most overlook because these calories are so easily consumed and also calorie counters forget to count these empty calories and wonder why they aren’t losing weight. This blog is going to show you what beverages...
The 30 Day Shakeology Slimdown challenge is on!... →
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Need some "me" time?
In need of some real alone time with yourself….maybe just 30 minutes or an hour? I am not talking about being alone so you a get a bunch of stuff done like house chores or errands….I am talking about a 30 or 60 minutes with nothing but yourself, thinking about nothing, focused only in the moment. Sound good? or maybe scary? I believe that everyone needs a little “me”...
Yummy Granola Bars
I just love this homemade granola bar recipe. I make a batch every week so my family can have a healthy snack….and depending on how big you cut your bars, it could be a meal. These things are packed full of healthy ingredients and my 3 year old loves them! At first glance it seems a bit overwhelming, the ingredient list is quite long, but once you have all the stuff, they take minutes to...
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