Fitness Blog / Archives for October, 2009

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Protein: Your Daily Requirements

October 30

Protein is an essential nutrient that builds lean, healthy muscle, beautiful skin, lustrous hair, as well as vital internal organs. Consisting of chains of amino acid, including the essential amino acids, which we depend on our diet to supply, as our bodies do not produce these essential amino acids.

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Healthy Cooking

Turkey Meatloaf/Turkey Meatballs

October 29

Ladies choice! Whether you like it in a loaf or shaped in neat round meatballs, this lean ground turkey tastes great. Slice the loaf and serve on sandwiches during football season for a touch-down taste.

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Positive Affirmations Create Positive Experiences

October 28

Every single thought I have and every sentence I speak is an affirmation. I use my affirmations wisely. My new affirmation habit is to only speak of the good that I want in my life. This keeps me focused on the positive and actually causes so many good things to come to me.

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Healthy Cooking

Spicy Shrimp

October 27

This dish is simply the best when served over rice or pasta. Serve it in 1/2 cup servings. Remember portion control is key! Goes great with a colorful salad, too.

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Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You Exercise Routine #2

October 27

Are you inspired to get in shape and motivated to get started? Okay ladies, I hear you loud and clear! Many of you have been writing to say that you’re ready to exercise. Let me tell you, that thrills me to no end. So, I want to give you a few workouts from my 30 Minutes to a New You exercise program to get you started.

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Healthy Cooking

Chicken Cacciatore

October 22

“Oh, what an exquisite meal!” That’s what your family will be saying when you cook this delicious dinner. The white wine gives it a rich taste, but without adding the calories you’d get from a heavy sauce. This dish is best when served over spinach!

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Breakfast at Karen’s

October 22

A delightfully romantic film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn provides a great look-back at the wonderfully vintage style of the early 60’s in New York City. Adapted from the novel of the same name, written by Truman Capote, it’s a story of a young woman, Holly Golightly, who exudes confidence and charm.

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Healthy Cooking

Apricot Turkey Breast

October 20

Oh yummy! This is a naturally sweet way to dress ol’ Tom in all the brightest colors. Fortunately for you, the only parade he’ll be seeing is the one on your tabletop. Dig in and enjoy.

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The Shiny Red Mustang

October 16

After Lisa’s divorce, she needed some new zing in her life. It was time for a new car, and now without someone telling her what car she needed to buy, Lisa decided to get the car that she wanted to buy.

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Healthy Cooking

“Panini Please”– A Ficarelli Favorite

October 15

Serve this up for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. It’s yummy good for everyone! Design your very own to please your taste buds.

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Exercise

Explaining the Exercise Principles – Part 2

October 15

In the previous post, Explaining the Exercise Principles, Part 1, we discussed the first three principles of the 30 Minutes to a New You exercise program. We talked about how essential daily activity is to overall health and all the benefits associated with regular exercise.

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30 Minutes of Exercise a Day for Optimum Health

October 14

Investing as little as 30 minutes a day in exercise, by combining resistance training and aerobic activities, can help you live longer and healthier. The benefits of exercise go beyond physical. Staying active is beneficial to our mental health as well.

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Healthy Cooking

Healthy Crab Cake Casserole

October 13

No need to feel crabby, when you come home to this casserole. Assemble it the night before, then all you need to do is grab it right out of the fridge and pop it in the oven when you get home from work, school, church or gym. Serve it up with lots of veggies.

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Explaining the Diet Principles – Part 3

October 13

Congratulations, you are sliding into home base in the third and final report of Explaining the Diet Principles.
In Parts 1 and 2 of Explaining the Diet Principles, we discussed portion control, skipping meals, adding fiber, protein, fruits and veggies and reasons to avoid or reduce carbs, salt and fats.

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Affirmations Just For Exercise

October 9

Have you ever noticed a waning in your motivation right prior to leaving for the gym? Deep down, you know that you will be happy that you worked out, rather than sitting here on your butt. However, your mind starts rolling over all of the reasons you shouldn’t go to the gym.

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Journaling

Goal Setting with My Fitness Journal

October 8

In order to set goals, you have to think about what you really want and how you will achieve it.
Goal setting differs from just daydreaming about something you would like to change about yourself or your life.

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Healthy Cooking

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Pesto Sauce

October 6

Quick and easy to make, especially if you make the Pesto sauce in advance, or buy it ready-made from the store. This meal is a great choice for a busy week night, when you just don’t have time to cook.

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Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You – Exercise Routine #1

October 6

Are you inspired to get in shape and motivated to get started? Okay ladies, I hear you loud and clear! Many of you have been writing to say that you’re ready to exercise. Let me tell you, that thrills me to no end. So, I want to give you a few workouts from my 30 Minutes to a New You exercise program to get you started.

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Lift Your Spirit

October 5

When you’re feeling down or disappointed in yourself for some reason, you might find that exercise can help to alleviate those emotions and help you to recover your positive outlook.
When we don’t have a physical outlet for all of the challenges we face

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Motivation Through Attraction

October 5

When you need a little motivation for your fitness routine, you need look no further than your newsstand. Lining the walls of any bookstore, or magazine rack are plenty of selections that specialize in ways to get fit. The covers boast buff bodies that attract the reader to buy.

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Explaining the Diet Principles – Part 2

October 1

In the previous post I talked about the first three diet principles. Eating 5 meals instead of 3 meals, why you should not skip meals, if you are trying to lose weight and the benefits to your health of adding good sources of fiber to your daily diet. In this post, I will elaborate on the next four principles.

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