Fitness Blog / Archives for May, 2010

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9 Simple Rules to Food Shopping on a Diet

May 31

It’s one thing to want to lose weight, and it’s another to actually put a plan into motion to lose weight. Dieting can be all well and good, but just one bad trip to your local grocery store can undue your eating habits for the next week or so!

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Healthy Cooking

Sweet and Sour Chicken

May 27

You can use store bought sweet and sour sauce or make your own, low calorie version. I’ve included my own favorite sweet and sour sauce recipe here, also. Spoon over rice and serve 6 to 8 hungry guests.

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 Women’s Health

Exposing the Skinny-The Other Side of Weight Problems

May 26

When the majority of us think about weight problems in the United States, we immediately think about the huge problem with obesity this country faces. Sure, most of us have waged war with the belt before. And who hasn’t had to try to squeeze themselves into their favorite pair of jeans every now and then?

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Healthy Cooking

Marinated Broccoli

May 25

A great side dish with a little something added to sweeten the prize. These broccoli bites are served chilled, to bring out the full flavor.

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Diet

Life Imitates Artichokes

May 24

Okay, life imitates art is the correct quote by Oscar Wilde but I thought I’d have a little fun with a great vegetable that’s highly versatile. I’m talking about the artsy looking artichoke.

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 Women’s Fitness

Boost Your Attitude With A Beautiful Butt

May 21

How does your butt look? It’s hard to see it since it’s located on the backside of our bodies but it’s one of the parts of our body that we look at the most. I mean there’s nothing like a great looking butt in a pair of jeans. The way that denim cups the cheeks of a well-toned and formed rear is a sexy image indeed.

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Healthy Cooking

Favorite Flounder Oriental

May 20

Flounder is a wonderful white meat fish that tastes good and is usually pretty easy to find. Check with your fish monger for the best times to find flounder at his market. This delightful dish with an Oriental flair is one of my favorites. Makes 4 servings.

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Healthy Cooking

Berry Trifle Chocolate Angel

May 19

Every now and then everyone falls to temptation from some sort of devilish pleasure. If you are watching your weight or even if you aren’t try this glorious dessert. Bite after bite, it’s simply heavenly.

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How to Make Your Goals Work for You

May 19

Have you set goals for yourself? While we all have dreams of what we want, both in the present and the future, by setting goals, we put that dream into action. This excites our brain as it begins to fire off neurons, figuring out how to complete the task of making lifestyle changes. This is a key factor in motivation. You must keep the brain stimulated to success.

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Healthy Cooking

Crisp Oven-Fried Chicken

May 18

If lip smackin’ and such sounds as MMMM good, and yum yum, drive you crazy, you better not serve this scrumptious oven fried chicken. It is so crispy, yet so moist inside, you’ll declare it’s got to be fried! Be prepared, everyone will want seconds, so serve it up with some mashed potatoes and healthy veggies to keep the meal balanced.

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Journaling

Whats the Real Reason Behind Your Diet?

May 17

So you’ve decided to go on a diet. Perhaps you hope to lose a few pounds or maybe you need to lose a substantial amount of weight. But regardless of your size and shape, there is a reason that you have decided to go on a diet.

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 Inspiration

The New Vessel

May 14

If you’ve ever made a decision to change something in your life like losing weight, working out or getting a promotion, you know that once your mind is really made up, everything seems to fall in place. Hurdles that once seemed impossible to cross become easily maneuvered.

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Healthy Cooking

Creamy Dreamy Mashed Potatoes

May 13

These are great with oven-fried chicken or as a complement to any meal. They’re extra creamy without adding extra fat, thanks to the fat-free sour cream.

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Women's Health

Celebrate Fitness During Women’s Health Week May 9 -15

May 12

To show support for women’s fitness and health during National Women’s Health Week, Fitness4Her is kicking off the celebration by asking women to make The Pledge For Health. Joining the initiative with national companies, Fitness4Her has dedicated a section of the website to allow women to make the Pledge for Health. Health pledges can be anything that will benefit your physical or mental health. Some examples might be to…

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Exercise

30 Minutes To A New You Total Body Workout

May 12

Welcome to my 30 Minutes to a New You exercise program, featuring the Total Body Workout. As you will note in the chart below, each exercise in this workout will help you target specific muscle groups.

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Healthy Cooking

Christian’s “More Pleeze” Cheese Spread

May 11

My oldest son can never get enough of this chunky cheese spread. Serve it with pita chips, cause they’re low in fat and calories, yet have the strength to hold up under a heavy spread. But don’t let the weight scare you away, it’s made with fat-free and reduced fat cheese…so enjoy!

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Affirmations

Maintain Your Motivation with Affirmations

May 10

Is there fire in your fitness program? Do you burn with desire to workout every day? If not, what’s happened to the drive that you had in the beginning? Learn to maintain your motivation by saying affirmations.

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Healthy Cooking

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

May 6

An excellent source of protein, but low in fat, cholesterol, sodium and sugar. This recipe is ideal for any women’s fitness program and can be enhanced with other healthy accompaniments.

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Sensational Salmon Oriental

May 4

A quick dinner to make that puts a smile on everyone’s face. Salmon has so many health benefits that I often order it when we dine out. This Oriental take on one of my favorite fish dishes is so yummy, that everyone always wants seconds. While many people like to use brown sugar on salmon, the orange juice and ginger adds flavor without masking the true taste of the salmon.

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 Women’s Health

What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis

May 3

Osteoporosis is a condition that can strike you without warning. It can silently sneak up on you throughout the years, and you may not know until later in the disease when simply picking up the vacuum cleaner causes your bones to fracture.

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 Women’s Fitness

Ladies Dont Forget May Is Fitness Month

May 1

The month of May is observed as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Organizations and individuals have joined in the “fitness fun” to promote awareness of the value of physical activity and how it relates to happier, healthier and more productive lives. To encourage this important mission, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports reached out to both public and private organizations to form the Presidential Fitness Partners in May.

Fitness4Her has joined the fun and is encouraging women to make a Pledge to enjoy a healthier lifestyle through physical fitness. Exercise is a vital part of a successful fitness program and it helps women to build muscle and burn fat. Physical activity strengthens the heart and offers a wealth of health benefits that last a lifetime.

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