Fitness Blog / Archives for November, 2009

Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You Exercise Routine #3

November 30

Women’s fitness and health can be improved with a regular exercise program. 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.

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Positive Affirmations for a Positively Wonderful Day

November 27

Positive affirmations are your brain’s way of redirecting your body’s energy to keep you motivated. The brain cannot see or hear it only reacts to the stimuli that you feed it. Negative affirmations like: “I am always tired” or “Why can’t I ever do anything right?” Only serve to reinforce negative energy and stand in the way of your progress.

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Healthy Cooking

Vivacious Vegetable and Bean Soup

November 26

This is my favorite soup. Everything but the kitchen sink creates this pot full of goodness for mind, body and soul. A great comfort food when the weather gets cold, or serve it anytime of the year, when you just want a satisfying soup to come home to.

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Dinners for Winners

November 25

Growing up, I remember fun times playing outside until my mother called us in to dinner. It was always after Dad came in from work and once we saw him, we knew it wouldn’t be long before it was time to eat.

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Healthy Cooking

Karens Power Pack Blueberry Banana Smoothie

November 24

Anti-aging never tasted so great! What a way to start the day—or you can enjoy this flavorful feast at any hour. Packed with muscle building, carb burning potassium. This fruity concoction is a meal in itself. Power up and drink up!

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Rest and Rejuvenation are Crucial to a Womans Health

November 20

Getting your beauty sleep is not just a phrase. When a woman doesn’t get enough rest, it shows in her face. Inadequate sleep wreaks havoc on the complexion, with fluid retention causing unsightly bags under bloodshot eyes.

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Healthy Cooking

So Easy Salmon Patties

November 19

This dish is simple to prepare and offers plenty of protein. Use oat bran instead of flour to add soluble fiber to your meal. Make extra to store in your fridge for a quick snack. I love salmon patties with a salad, rice or sweet potatoes. It’s also super delicious with a little unsweetened applesauce. Yummy!

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Eat 10 or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Each Day

November 18

You’ve probably heard of the USDA food pyramid guidelines that suggest “five to seven servings per day of fruits and vegetables.” That strangely misleading guideline sounds like it means that seven is the upper limit recommended, but that is not the case.

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Healthy Cooking

Cajun Chicken with Salsa

November 17

This kickin’ chicken is low in fat and sodium, while providing a great source of protein and iron. Vitamin rich and nutrient dense, it’s a healthy meal that is sure to please.

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Walking Your Way Thin

November 16

If you are just getting started with your fitness program and looking for an aerobic exercise that’s easy to do, try walking for 30 minutes. This is the simplest form of cardio that you can do, unless of course, you have a physical problem that prevents it.

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Help! My Meds Are Making Me Fat

November 16

I have worked with many women who have complained about gaining weight after their doctor put them on various medications. Certain meds for diabetes, high blood pressure and psychiatric disorders have been known to cause weight gain. These medications may be critical to your health, so it is important that you continue to take them unless otherwise advised by your physician.

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Healthy Cooking

Banana Walnut Bread

November 12

This is a delicious recipe that is meant for sharing. Bake one and take it into the office or classroom. Serve it to your family for a breakfast treat or snack. Remember: Life is all about balance. Moderation is key. Don’t sabotage all that hard work for something sweet.

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Journaling

Counting Calories with Your Journal

November 11

Calories are not a bad thing  in fact calories are the way we get our energy from food. Your body has an insatiable appetite for energy and uses the calories from food to keep functioning. Energy from calories fuels all of your body’s actions; much like gasoline powers your car.

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Healthy Cooking

Turkey and Spinach Mushroom Burger

November 10

If you get tired of the same old burger, step out of that rut and try something new. Turkey and spinach are great together, so why not marry them in a burger? Stuff in some mushrooms and you’ve got a hearty meal.

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Break the Curse

November 9

Are members of your family obese? Do you look at them and say to yourself, “my family’s overweight and I’ll be overweight too?” It doesn’t have to be that way. You can break the curse, you can change the way your body retains fat and burns calories. Sure, certain body types are prone to fatty deposits and body shapes.

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Exercise

Explaining the Exercise Principles – Part 3

November 6

Welcome to Part 3 of Explaining the Exercise Principles. In part one, I discussed the benefits of exercise, the amount of time needed to get results and the crucial element of training your brain for success. In part two I covered the areas of exercise in my 30 Minutes to a New You program.

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Healthy Cooking

Tuna Salad Bowls

November 5

You’ll be the talk of the town, when you serve your guest these ruby red, edible salad bowls. Stuffed full of flaky white Albacore tuna, they look so appetizing! Tasty fresh, nutritious and delicious

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Using Affirmations To Bring About Success

November 4

Affirmations and gratitude changed my life. Affirming what I want and putting my words on paper helps me to focus on my goal. When I acknowledge all that I have to be thankful for, a feeling of peacefulness and satisfaction surround me.

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Healthy Cooking

Chicken and Broccoli with Brown Rice

November 3

Grab up the chop sticks–Chinese never tasted so good! This quick and easy meal will soon be your favorite for delicious nutrition that cooks up in a flash.

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