Ladies, did you know that after January of 2006, the month that Congress made the food manufacturers squirm by forcing them to list trans fats on food labels, the American public got a glimpse at just how bad the processed food was that we were consuming on a daily basis. But what does that actually mean when it comes to our health and fitness?
Fitness Blog / Archives for January, 2010
A quick and easy healthy dish that will please the whole family. Serve with a green salad with lots of tomatoes for the best health benefits. This recipe will be a nice addition to your diet program.
No doubt, women everywhere have heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” What was true regarding your health and fitness in 1866, when this phrase was coined is true today. “Eat an apple before going to bed, you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”
You know Ladies, foods that are pretty on the plate attract our appetite and seem to satisfy us quickly. This colorful dish is really beautiful as well as healthy. Serve on white dishes and red napkins for a color coordinating presentation that is sure to please all. Serves 6.
Swimming is a fun fitness activity for women that burns a magnitude of calories, is easy on the joints, supports your weight, builds muscular strength and endurance, and improves cardiovascular fitness.
I found this special poem and was so inspired by it that I wanted to share it with women everywhere. The words touched my heart and lifted my spirit, and I hope that they do the same for you. It is titled “A Strong Woman Versus A Woman Of Strength”
A strong woman works out every day, to keep her body in shape
but a woman of strength looks deep inside to keep her soul in shape
A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything
but a woman of strength shows…
If you are having trouble getting motivated to start exercising, think about joining a team. This may sound far fetched, but just hear me out. Remember when you were a kid, and played on a team whether it was an organized or a pick up game, camaraderie with other players usually brings out the best in our athletic abilities.
A great meatless dish, this meal is satisfying and delicious. If you would rather have meat, you can substitute the beans for chicken. Cooks up quickly and the leftovers can be enjoyed for lunch, later in the week. This dish makes 6 servings.
There’s an old saying, “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.” The same holds true regarding the chatter that is going on in your head. If your mind is filled with negative self-talk that threatens to rob you of your happiness then you need to change the conversation.
This salad makes a great meal for lunch or dinner. I like to serve it with Ken’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing. Choose any fat-free or low-fat, low calorie dressing that you like. Keep it light though, this salad is tasty all on its own.
Have you been thinking lately of getting back into a fitness routine? Perhaps you’ve wanted to join that new gym around the corner, but you’re just too self-conscious about going in there alone.
For a fast lunch when the girls are over, I like to serve them this heart-healthy sandwich with a tropical flair. Stack it up, decorate with a frilly pick and serve them on some colorful plates. The girls feel like they’re dining at the resort. No need to add mayo to these clubs, the avocado will take care of that.
Much of your happiness and your success in life are controlled by the thoughts you hold in your subconscious mind. You are what you think you are. If you start the day off with a positive attitude chances are your day will end positively.
Turkey burgers are some of my boy’s favorites. I like to serve them with side salad that’s loaded with our favorite veggies. Offer balsamic vinegar or homemade hummus for dipping.
You can still eat healthy and enjoy dining out. Many restaurants offer lighter menu choices. Just watch out for excess fat or sugars by asking for your sauces “on the side.” This way you can be in charge of what you eat.
These thin cutlets are easy to fix and so tender. Serve these up with a salad of chopped tomato and fresh herbs, garlic, basil and a pinch of salt and pepper tossed lightly with balsamic vinegar. Or serve it up with a side of broccoli or whole wheat pasta.
Heart disease affects more than 60 million Americans. It is the leading cause of death in this country. However, there are things you can do to help protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Super food when you have super goals. This is a healthy salad, that is tasty any time of the day. I like the warm spinach leaves combined with the cool taste of the strawberries, the tomatoes, feta and walnuts give this salad a fabulous flavor.
Calories, for so long have been treated like a bad word. We cringe at the numbers of calories in different foods. We make dinner selections based on the calorie count of certain entrees.
If you haven’t made your New Year’s resolution yet, you might consider adding fitness to your list of things that you resolve to do in the coming year. It’s a wonderful way to look better and feel better and the benefits can last a lifetime.