Fitness Blog / Archives for March, 2010

Bosu Balance Trainer

The BOSU Balance Trainer

March 31

The BOSU® Balance Trainer

This balance trainer is a great tool to add to a women’s fitness program. It constantly works the core muscles and strengthens the back, leg and stomach muscles. A great way to flatten the tummy, the BOSU® Trainer makes it easy to engage the core continuously, giving your torso and waistline that long lean and tightened look of a beautiful dancer.

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Journaling

The Perfect Fitness Journal

March 31

In search of the perfect fitness journal, I’ve found many great examples along the way. There are journals that include pages for counting calories, sodium, protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Some allow space for exercise while others are strictly diet oriented.

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Healthy Cooking

Protein Smoothie Pops

March 30

This healthy snack is my boy’s favorite. It’s a great protein pick me up and can be enjoyed any time of the day.

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 Inspiration

What Are You Afraid Of?

March 29

There are many women who are so afraid of making a mistake that they don’t do anything. Instead, they sit around worrying about being saying the wrong thing, getting laughed at or appearing vulnerable.

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Sole F80 Treadmill

March 27

I had the opportunity to try out a Sole Fitness F80 and can say that I would consider purchasing one for a home gym. This mid-priced treadmill offers the quality of a commercial fitness treadmill and is suitable for women or men.

Since I normally review equipment suitable for women’s fitness, I was curious about the features that women normally look for. There are two fans in the front to keep you cool, although I like to get heated up when I exercise to burn fat.

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Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You Resistance Training Program

March 26

Welcome to my resistance training program. I hope you have read all of my previous posts, because that’s where I explained my 30 Minutes to a New You exercise program.

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Healthy Cooking

Healthy Pork Chops Parmesan

March 25

The other white meat, pork chops can be enjoyed even when you are watching your weight. My family loves them and so I look for ways to make meals healthy without being boring. Garlic and parmesan cheese really bring out the flavors of the meat without adding a butt-load of calories.

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TKO Home and Gym Folding Exercise Mat

March 24

Whether at home or the gym, when doing resistance-training or most any of the exercises included your women’s fitness program, it’s best for your protection to use an exercise mat. But with so many out there, you’ll have to determine your own needs before choosing the exercise or fitness mat that’s the right one for you.

I recently found the Folding Exercise Mat by TKO. This easy to fold mat is portable with handles on the side that make it easy to carry

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Affirmations

Form a Fitness Future With Affirmations and Positive Attitude

March 24

An affirmation is a positive statement of fact that one makes to manifest their desired future. It can be about succeeding in your career, excelling in a class or getting your body in shape. Affirmations are instrumental for helping you to attain your goals.

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Healthy Cooking

Spicy Popcorn Snack

March 23

Just in time for the holidays. You know when the kids are out of school or you’ve got family and friends staying with you, snacks are in big demand! This is one that you can pop out anytime that guests “pop-in!”

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Never Count Calories Recipes – Part 1

March 22

Ladies, are you tired of eating the same grilled chicken three and four times a week? Do your kids beg you to cook something different? Well, I want to give you some great recipes for low fat meals that will have your family jumping for joy.

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Healthy Cooking

Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes

March 18

This scrumptious dish is easy to make, yet your family will think it took you hours. Wonderful in the Fall or any time of the year.

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 Women’s Health

The Truth About Diabetes

March 17

Diabetes can be a dangerous and debilitating disease and is the fifth deadliest in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 21 million Americans have this disease, with 9.7 million of them women, and almost 7 million people don’t even know they have it.

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Healthy Cooking

Baked Artichoke Dip

March 16

I love this dip and it’s one of my favorites to bake when we’re watching football or just sitting at the table chatting over some pita chips. To keep calories low, maintain portion control of about 3 tablespoons. Best to put a little on your plate rather than dipping and double dipping from the bowl. Makes 16 servings of 3 tablespoons each.

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Bodacious Benefits of the Banana

March 15

Because of their impressive potassium content, bananas are highly recommended by doctors for patients whose potassium is low. One large banana, about 9 inches in length, packs 602 mg of potassium and only carries 140 calories.

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Lifting the Myths about Weights

March 12

Are you taking an active role in your health? Eating right? Daily aerobics? Drinking plenty of water and getting your required amount of vitamins and nutrients? Yes?

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Healthy Cooking

Sole Dijon

March 11

A marvelous restaurant quality dish that is sure to please everyone in your family. The mustard adds a zesty flavor and the mayonnaise keeps the sole moist and flaky.

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 Motivation

How to Avoid the Seesaw Diet

March 10

Are you the kind of person that commits to a diet once a year as your New Year’s Resolution? You lose the weight, and then as soon as you stop dieting, you gain it all back again? If so, then you’re like thousands of other women out there. You are a seesaw dieter.

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Healthy Cooking

Quick Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

March 9

When you don’t have much time, but still want to serve your family a nutritious and delicious meal, toss this together and relax and enjoy.

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Journaling

Does Your Weight Affect Your Self-Esteem?

March 8

Low self-esteem is a problem that affects many women and men, too. Sometimes it is surprising to find that people whom you might have considered confident and self- assured, actually suffer from some self-esteem issues.

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 Inspiration

How to Have Wealth Without Losing Your Health

March 5

“In the search for wealth, we destroy our health.” The Buddha, 600 BC

It’s true, you know. It happens to the best of us. As we grow older, get fixated on achieving wealth or just making ends meet, concerns for our health are “back burnered.”

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Healthy Cooking

Chicken Cordon Bleu

March 4

Oh, so French, yet you can make it right in your own kitchen. This delightful dish makes 6 servings. If you have leftovers, be sure to save them properly so you can enjoy this fine entree for lunch or snack later in the week.

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Healthy Cooking

Marinated Mushrooms

March 2

The great thing about marinated veggies, is that you can pack them in a lunch and enjoy fresh veggies any time of day. Serve as a side dish for any meal, or break them out when guests come by for an appetizing snack that’s healthy too.

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Affirmations

Getting Fit With Affirmations

March 1

We all know the health benefits that fitness offers, so what’s holding you back? Could it be that you just don’t have the motivation that it takes to stay commitment to an exercise program?

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