Fitness Blog / Archives for February, 2010

Healthy Cooking

Spicy, Yummy and Crunchy

February 25

This is a great treat anytime you have a crowd over. It’s easy to put together, but looks and tastes like it took hours! Makes 16 half cup servings. Pita chips are low in calories and fat. Much healthier than potato chips, pita chips are every bit as tasty. Pineapples are high in Vitamin C and manganese as well as being beneficial to digestion. Those of you ladies who are serious about your health and fitness will want to include pineapples in your full line up fruits to choose from. Health benefits…

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Tropical Fruity Ambrosia

February 23

Fruity and fresh tasting, this ambrosia is truly delicious, colorful and fun to eat. Low in fat, sodium and cholesterol. This dish is chock full of Vitamin C and fiber, both necessary to compliment any women’s health and fitness program. Ladies, when you are working out every day, you need to replenish your energy with healthy carbs such as fresh fruits and veggies.

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How’s Your Sexy Back?

February 22

Your exercise program is going well, but, when you stand in front of a full-length mirror and appraise your body what do you think of your back? Are there any areas you need to work on? Maybe it’s those side bulges where your thighs meet your torso or perhaps it’s a post-baby tummy that has lasted too long. For many women, it’s your back that’s not as defined as you would like.

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The Cold Hard Facts About Cold Water Fish

February 19

When we’re talking women’s fitness and health, omega-3 faty acids are so important. Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce insulin resistance, and the potential for atherosclerosis and heart attacks. Omega-3 fats are found abundantly in cold water fish like salmon, sardines, tuna, rainbow trout, anchovies, and herring, and in lesser amounts in flax seed oil, some nuts and seeds and beans, like walnuts, pumpkin seeds and soy beans, and in much smaller quantities in dark green leafy vegetables.

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Healthy Cooking

Goat Cheese and Vegetable Casserole

February 18

High in protein and calcium, and relatively low in fat, considering the cheeses added. Make sure you use low fat or fat free cheese, especially if having a meat serving with this meal. When it comes to women’s fitness choices, we all need a little variety of tastes. This casserole will satisfy your hunger and keep you satisfied until your next meal.

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Get Thin by Exercising 30 Minutes a Day

February 17

Some women don’t exercise at all because they think that a fitness program means they must spend hours in a gym, when actually as little as thirty minutes of moderate exercise each day is enough to improve or maintain your physical health? Look, with 1440 minutes given to you each day, surely you can spare 30 minutes for a life changing investment. By making the choice to include daily exercise as a part of your life

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Wild Rice and Chicken Salad

February 16

If you like chicken salad, you’ll love this healthy variation with wild rice. An excellent source of protein, chicken is low in fat and calories. Wild rice is a much healthier choice for your fitness program than white rice and the salad greens and tomatoes add fiber and wonderful antioxidants needed to fight the effects of free radicals.

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What To Do When Your Workout Becomes Stagnate

February 15

It happens to the best of us; even fitness women who are seasoned athletes experience an idle period in their workout program where it seems like no effective change is taking place. That’s probably because you’ve reached a plateau in your exercise plan and need to rev things up a bit.

Jillian was a young lady who wanted to lose about 25 pounds. She hired a women’s fitness trainer…

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Journaling

Nurturing Your Spirit with Journaling

February 13

The single most important instrument for nurturing your spirit is a personal journal. The most successful tool for encouraging any women with regard to your weight loss and exercise program is a diet and fitness journal.

Down through history, women and men have kept journals. It’s a good thing that they did. If not for their steadfastness we would not have any reliable records of the past.

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Orange Banana Nut French Toast

February 11

A wonderful way to start any women’s day! My version of French toast is sure to please everyone in the family both youngsters and adults. Keep it healthy with whole wheat bread and sugar free syrup.

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The Secret Ingredient To A Healthy Lifestyle

February 10

The path to a fit and healthy body is not only achievable; it’s much easier than you can imagine. But it requires a secret ingredient that is such a critical component that without it, you will fail time and time again.

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Breakfast Pizza

February 9

This pizza recipe can be enjoyed at any meal—breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to start out the day or you can look forward to having it after a hard day’s work. Keeping with our fitness program, choose low-sodium tomato sauce and fat-free cheese to keep your dish heart healthy. You can add other veggies to your pizza, too.

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Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You – Applying the Exercise Principles

February 8

In the previous posts we described my ten exercise principles and talked about each one. Now we will take those principles and apply them to your daily workout.

Based on my ten principles, the 30 Minutes To A New You exercise program will help you transform not only your body but also your entire life! Ladies, by applying these principles, you will actually see the results of how nutrition and exercise work together to help you achieve a healthy body and lifestyle.

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Affirmations

Affirmations for Dieting

February 5

What is it about these words that make them an asset to any successful fitness or weight loss program? Can just speaking these words empower you to stay on a diet? Well to begin with, your diet is your way of life. It is the way that you eat. Women choosing a healthy diet shouldn’t be just about losing weight.

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Healthy Cooking

Sesame Vegetable Stir-Fry with Oriental Noodles

February 4

Ladies, here is a great way to eat Asian foods without leaving your home. This healthy dish is easy and quick to prepare for any day of the week. Add chicken or shrimp for a complete meal that will compliment your fitness program and is truly delicious.

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Healthy Tips to Trick Your Mind and Your Tummy

February 3

Much of the way we eat; is out of habit. If we strive to become more mindful of what and how much we are eating, we can cut down significantly on the amount of sugar and fat in our diet. These lifestyle changes are essential to any women’s health and fitness program.

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Pasta with Eggplant and Vegetable Sauté

February 2

This dish is a real comfort food. The pasta and beans are tasty and will satisfy your hunger. This is a great meal to enjoy with family. Gather everyone at the dinner table and enjoy. Low in fat, sodium, sugar and cholesterol. A great source of protein and fiber, the beans are beneficial to every women’s health. Whole wheat pasta adds fiber and vitamins and the herbs and olive oil contain antioxidants to help protect against the effects of free radicals and toxins.

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