Need a little inspiration to begin a fitness program? You know what they say about inspiration, it’s 99% perspiration! And that’s never truer than when you are talking about exercising. Seeing the results that exercise provides is usually all the inspiration that’s required to get motivated. Results like a stronger physique and beautiful six-pack abs.
Fitness Blog / Archives for June, 2010
You’ll never feel like you are on a calorie-restrictive diet with this entree. It’s so delicious, you’ll feel like you are cheating. Serve with twice baked potatoes, sweet potato fries or whole wheat pasta.
There is something very sexy about a woman who cares for her body. It’s true for men, too. Perhaps, it’s because pampered, physically fit bodies represent health and beauty and that’s very sexy, indeed.
I always recommend stretching and warming the muscles before exertion in order to avoid injuries. However, sometimes during exercise, sports or even everyday tasks, muscles can become overstressed and injuries may occur. The discomfort from the injury can get in the way of a successful fitness program. That’s when it helps to have some hot and cold therapy to relieve the pain.
When you feel your motivation start to suffer from a slump, you might try positive affirmations to get you back on track. Many people find that affirmations are the fuel to get them going each and every day. I believe in these and begin each day by saying my own. Positive self-talk is vital to a healthy mind and body. To get you started, I’ve gathered 35 affirmations geared for fitness. Stand in front of a mirror and repeat any number of these affirmations to your self to give you the charge you need to get going.
This recipe is a Ficarelli family favorite. You know no matter what diet you or your family members are loyal to, old family recipes need to be revisited. There are many options you can take to your recipes to make them lower in fat and calories. But keeping everyone in the family happy with meal choices is important too.
As women, our bodies need vitamins and minerals that are different than a man’s. Ideally, we would get these essential vitamins through the food that we consume on a daily basis. However, in this fast-paced world and the modern woman’s schedule, we’re lucky if we eat at all, never mind making sure our body is getting what it needs to function.
This reminds me of Sunday dinners at Grandma’s house. No matter what we were having, seemed like there was always a roasted chicken on the table. Not only is it a nourishing main dish, it’s great for making sandwiches the next day and when it’s down to the bone, toss in a pot, add some veggies and rice and enjoy the comfort of homemade chicken soup.
It’s what allows you to appreciate a golden sunset sitting poolside on a warm summer’s day. It captures your children as they take their first hesitant steps on their own. And it let’s you see the world around you in all its perfect splendor.
Great accompaniment to the Roasted Chicken main dish. Roasted veggies are a great alternative to fried foods but still have that same great taste.
Do you ever feel like no matter where you go, no matter what you see, there seem to be constant messages about dieting and losing weight? You may even feel like you are suffering from so much information that your brain just doesn’t want to even think about dieting, the effects of dieting or how to diet wisely.
I serve my family fish a couple of times a week, so I’m always searching for healthy and delicious ways to serve it. This variation calls for soy sauce and orange juice which gives the dish a remarkable oriental flavor. Makes 4 servings.
World-class cyclist “Jonny G” created the aerobic activity referred to as Spinning. Goldberg as a convenient and quick way to train for races. In 1989, he and John Baudhuin opened the first spinning center in Santa Monica, California and then developed a program to certify other spinning instructors.
Let us not be weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
When we first begin a diet and exercise program we are on fire with enthusiasm and fully believe we will be successful this time.
This is a great soup to come home to, especially after a long day at work or play. It’s a protein power punch that will help to energize you and give you the pick-up you need.
Sometimes getting fit can seem like an impossible task to achieve. There are so many different obstacles to overcome, so many life changes to be made. Then you’re faced with the big question: where to begin? The most important step in your journey may be starting a fitness journal. In it, you can log your progress and, more importantly, make goals.
Quick, easy and inexpensive to make, these black beans make a wholesome meal when served over rice. So high in protein, adding meat is purely optional.
I was walking on the beach the other day when I spotted an interesting shell. As I bent down to pick it up, a wave pushed in and covered the area with water. My first thought was one of dismay. I knew the wave had washed my shell away and chances of finding it were very slim.
I just love the word salsa, it slides off the tongue so well. I also love to eat salsa, especially this recipe with two of my favorite fruits.
Affirmations can be used on nearly every part of your life. Positive words of encouragement combined with feelings of gratitude and empowerment help us to break free of old ways of thinking and bad habits and change our patterns of behavior. This is especially true when it comes to losing weight.
Grilled swordfish is a real treat at our house. This variation with a spicy chili-lime sauce gives it a southwestern flair that will delight your family and guests. I like to serve it on colorful dishes, for that South of the Border ambience.