Fitness Blog / Archives for October, 2010

Healthy Cooking

Happy Ham, Mushroom and Cheese Frittata

October 28

Serve this recipe for breakfast or lunch and make the whole family happy. It tastes good and is easy to make. Serve it hot and watch everyone make it to the table on time. This recipe serves 4.

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Journaling

Get Moving! Keeping a Fitness Journal at Work

October 27

Are you always at work? Do you feel like your work is keeping you from the healthy lifestyle you want? There are countless ways that your time spent working can sabotage your plans for a healthy lifestyle. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. A little bit of effort can go a long way if you are taking the time to incorporate a fitness journal into your work routine.

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Healthy Cooking

Creamy Peas and Onion

October 26

When my husband and I were first married, we used to go to this little restaurant that served the best creamed peas. The boys were small so getting out for just a short while by ourselves was a real treat. I always ordered the turkey meatloaf which came with a side of creamed peas. I wanted the boys to like peas too, so I kept trying variations of this recipe until I found the version that fit my guys the best. I hope your family will enjoy it too.

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 Inspiration

Womens Fitness: Who Among You Is Inspired To Take The First Step

October 25

If you’ve been thinking about losing weight and getting in shape, I have to wonder what is standing in your way? If you are looking for a fitness program that is designed for a woman’s body, then you are in the right place.

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Healthy Cooking

Rich and Creamy Banana Shake

October 21

A friend of mine gave me this recipe and says she craved banana shakes so often when she was pregnant that her doctor suggested this alternative. Like its name, this shake is rich and creamy, but a purely guiltless indulgence. Makes 4 servings.

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Affirmations

Learning To Diet Successfully With Affirmations

October 20

Have you ever started a diet and knew deep down that you would not be able to stick with it? Perhaps it was too calorie strict, eliminated too many of the foods that you like or just wasn’t the right diet at the right time in your life. One thing is for sure, if you have doubts about your ability to succeed with a diet that is a good indication that it will not work for you.

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Healthy Cooking

Grandma Lucchesse Italian Pork

October 19

Oh, my Grandma could make the best Italian dishes. This is one of her recipes that I remember her cooking frequently. I used to like to watch my Grandmother in the kitchen, and as I got older, she let taught me how to prepare basic items and even let me assist her on some of the more difficult dishes.

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Portion Control = Weight Control

October 18

One of the key factors in using the five meal a day program instead of the traditional three meals per day, is portion control. If you switch to eating five meals a day, then obviously you realize that you cannot eat the same amount of food at each meal. Therefore portion control is the key to weight control.

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Healthy Cooking

Cheesy Baked Salmon

October 14

This wonderful dish makes 4 nice healthy servings. I like to serve it with rice and broccoli or asparagus. Potatoes are a great complement too. Toast some whole grain bread and serve.

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 Women’s Health

Women And Depression – How Staying In Shape Can Protect Your Mental Health

October 13

Mental health as well as physical health is important to a long and happy life. But while there is usually visual evidence of physical ailments, mental illness is not as obvious to the casual observer and oftentimes masks itself even to those closest to the individual who harbors the condition.

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Healthy Cooking

Tall Cowgirl Turkey Sandwich

October 12

When I’m feeling mighty hungry, I belly on up to the bar and enjoy me a Tall One. A tall turkey sandwich, that is. It’s a healthy version that tastes as good as it looks. It will give you that Cowgirl attitude to stay slim, long and lean.

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Diet

Turkey Is Terrific For Just About Any Meal

October 11

Turkey is a good choice of meat for any meal. Not just for Thanksgiving, turkey can be enjoyed year ‘round. Not only as a main dish, but it can be added to chili, soup or stew as well. I love turkey sandwiches and turkey salad for an alternative to my regular favorite, chicken.

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 Women’s Fitness

When Cellulite Becomes A Social Problem

October 8

Almost every woman I know has cellulite on her body. You know, those fat deposits that appear on the thighs, hips and butt? Although it can be hard to look at when it shows up on your body, you don’t have to worry—it’s not anything serious.

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Healthy Cooking

Sunny Lemon Herb Veggies

October 7

This dish always makes me think of summer, but with the ready availability of squash, this dish can be enjoyed all year around. The pretty yellow squash and bright green zucchini make it the perfect accompaniment for a Mother’s Day or Easter Dinner.

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 Motivation

Motivate Your Metabolism By Building Muscle

October 6

Your metabolism dictates how your body uses the calories that you consume. It determines the rate that you burn calories and in the end whether you gain or lose weight quickly and easily. So what factors affect how your metabolism works or are we stuck with the metabolism that we’ve been dealt?

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Healthy Cooking

Healthy Italian Soup

October 5

This extremely healthy soup is my kids favorite. It tastes like pizza, so they usually want seconds. It’s even better on the second day, that’s when I usually sneak a bowl for lunch or snack. My kids always ask for cheese please, so be kid friendly and think of all the veggies they are getting.

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Journaling

Improve Your Accomplishments with a Fitness Journal

October 4

Taking the time to log those workouts in a fitness journal or diary? If not, you may be missing out on an indispensable tool that can keep you on track for ultimate goal achievement.

At the very least, a fitness journal is a systematic organization of the work you’re putting in on yourself. It’s a written record of reps and sets that you do. It keeps track of how much weight you are adding. It can even be a log of your miles, route and time. It can also be a record of the duration and type of any workout, along with the days and frequency of each routine.

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