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Journaling

Begin A Fitness Journal Today

August 26

Maintaining a diet and fitness journal has been proven to be the number one motivator for helping a person succeed with their goals. Writing down everything you eat and drink and all of your activities each day will help you track your progress as you …

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 Inspiration

Love The Body You Have

August 8

Don’t wait for the body you want to love, love the body you have right now. No matter what your age, size or shape, it’s your body and it deserves all the love you have to give it. A complete work of art, a woman’s body is a gift to be treasured and …

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Exercise

Get A Beautiful Bikini Butt

July 31

For the girl who cares about her backside, I have some easy to do exercises that will get your butt in the best bikini shape and just in time for the big waves of summer. So, if the beach is calling your name, and the sound of breaking waves is music to your ears, it won’t be long before

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Affirmations

Positive Is The New Pretty

July 13

You have no doubt heard the saying, Pretty is as Pretty does. It means that a person’s actions and their attitude about life can be the difference in how pretty they look on the outside. People with positive attitudes, who treat others with respect and kindness, are …

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Fad Diets Or Bad Diets – The Secret To Never Dieting Again

June 26

Fad diets come and go, but the truth is you shouldn’t have to go on a diet at all. Your diet should be the way you eat all of the time. Most doctors agree that going on a severely restrictive diet will help you lose weight temporarily but won’t help you over time. As a matter of fact …

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Healthy Cooking

Red Potato Salad

June 12

Health Benefits: Potatoes are a great source of Vitamin C, B6, copper and fiber. Potatoes are low in sodium, low in calories, low in cholesterol, low in fat and contain antioxidants that help to fight cancer causing free radicals.

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Sleep Like A Baby – Look and Feel Fabulous

May 29

Aw, to sleep like a baby…peacefully, without any worries. Although, babies don’t always sleep restfully, one thing is for certain, they are not worried about what the next day brings. For many women, shutting off the to-do list is difficult and a worry-free night’s rest is exactly what they need to look and feel fabulous. Beauty sleep is not …

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Diet

How To Cook Without Butter

May 15

If you are watching your cholesterol intake, looking for ways to cut down on saturated fats or just searching for new ways to cook old foods, try cooking without the addition of butter. It’s not that I am an enemy of butter; it’s just that …

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Five Points To A Perfect Posture

May 7

Good posture is the foundation for a fit and healthy body. The better your posture the greater your balance, strength and range of motion. Increase flexibility, improve digestion and reduce stress as you learn the five points to a perfect posture…

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 Motivation

Five Fabulous Fitness Tips To Motivate Your Workout

April 30

Motivation, the word itself gives the impression of movement, yet one of the greatest areas in need of motivation is exercise itself. It seems so many other things are more important or just more fun. Many of us need a …

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Journaling

Put Your Diet To The Test With Your Fitness Journal

April 23

If you have been dieting for a while but not seeing the results you would like, try keeping a fitness journal for 30 days and you may see a big difference. I have been keeping a fitness journal for years and it has helped me go above and beyond the goals I have …

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 Inspiration

Staying Motivated With Inspirational Messages

April 16

Sticking to a diet and fitness program is not always easy. With all the temptations to over eat and be lazy, it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated. Once you give into these obstacles, the harder it is to get back on track. You may have forgotten what …

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Exercise

Get Off The Treadmill And Go For A Spin

April 9

If you are tired of the treadmill and not seeing the results you would like, my advice is to change up your workout plan and find a variety of activities to do. As with any repetitive exercise, your body becomes accustomed to the same movements and after a while the muscles build up a resistance to the stress. This means it takes …

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Affirmations

Say Something Nice or Nothing At All

April 2

Anytime I find myself thinking negative thoughts about friends, family or acquaintances, I try to shift those feelings by replacing these negative thoughts with positive ones. It’s very much like the philosophy of saying something nice or nothing at all. When I feel agitated with someone whom I know, I …

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Peruvian Tastes – The Newest Superfoods

March 26

Get supercharged with the latest superfoods from Peru. South American foods are trending at many upscale restaurants that are featuring these tasty delights. Popular for their versatility, these healthy foods are high in vitamins and nutrients. Great sources of antioxidants and vegetable protein, these superfoods will …

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Healthy Cooking

Berry Delicious Dessert

March 19

Looking for a colorful dessert that looks great and keeps you looking great? Well, this beautiful berry dish is sure to provide the solution and is guaranteed to be enjoyed down to every mouth-watering morsel. 6 oz blackberries
6 oz raspberries
1 pint ..

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 Women’s Health

How To Relieve Unhealthy Stress Levels

March 12

Stress is so common in women’s lives that we seldom realize how much damage unhealthy levels of stress can do to our bodies. Finding ways to relieve stress are not only essential to our health but they can be very gratifying as well. The more control over your ..

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Diet

Fat – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

March 5

The very word fat carries its own stigma, making many of us cringe at the thought of being considered fat or even indulging in fattening foods. But as we all know, fat is an essential part of any diet and not all fat is created equal. There are good fats, such as those derived from ..

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Get Outside and Get Fit

February 26

You don’t need a gym membership to get in shape and stay fit. There is nothing wrong with going to the gym, of course, it’s a great place to workout with lots of options to help you build muscle and improve your cardiovascular system. But, let’s face it—the gym can be quite boring. Remember when ..

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 Motivation

The Secret To Lasting Motivation

February 19

Recognizing where you are and planning where you want to be are the first steps to lasting motivation. Step by step, you can develop healthy habits that will inspire and motivate you for success. That success can be centered on your health, career, finances, relationships or weight loss. The secret to lasting motivation ..

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Journaling

Love Letters To My Soul

February 12

Self-love is a good love and nothing you should feel guilty about. Be thankful for your life and everything that you are. You are enough, just the way you are. Remind yourself of that everyday by keeping a fitness journal—it is like writing love letters to your soul. If you write ..

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 Inspiration

Take Control and Gain Confidence

February 5

When you take control of your life, you free yourself from inner conflicts, weight problems, and many health problems. You must be willing to accept responsibility for your life in order to gain confidence. In everything you do, you must take ownership of the choices that you make. But ..

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Affirmations

Thirty Days of Affirmations

January 22

Positive thinking brings positive results. I truly believe in the power of positive thinking and affirmations. In order to achieve weight loss and fitness you must believe that it is possible. Affirmations are positive phrases that you say aloud to affirm what ..

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Fight Cellulite With A Healthy Diet

January 15

A majority of women have cellulite, that bumpy, lumpy, cottage cheese-looking fat that appears on the thighs, buttocks and stomach of nearly 90% of women. Most men are not plagued with cellulite and never have to worry about it. Cellulite occurs when ..

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Healthy Cooking

Sweet Mango, Onion, Papaya Turkey Burgers

January 8

You will think you are in the Islands when you try this tropical treat. Rich and sweet, these burgers are great served over rice or lettuce leaves.

1 peeled papaya
1 peeled mango
1 small ..

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year – Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

December 31

Eat healthy, drink in moderation and keep a merry and positive attitude. Celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a resolution that will be easy to keep. Instead of resolving to lose weight and exercise more, change the language that you speak to yourself and instead make healthy, happy choices that can last a lifetime.

Beginning day one, make …

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Happy Holidays

The Magic of Christmas

December 25

Christmas is such a busy time that I have to remind myself that every day is a gift and each life a treasure. Through all the celebrations, please don’t forget to remind yourself of how much you are loved and how valuable your life truly is. My wish is that you …

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Diet

Turkey, The Healthy Choice

December 24

A great mainstay that’s perfect all year long, turkey is the healthy choice for the best in women’s fitness. Free of saturated fat and low in total fat, this versatile meat can be served in many different ways. A good source of protein and iron, turkey is healthier than even ..

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The Truth About Women’s Fitness

December 18

In the last couple of decades, women in particular have been getting more concerned with the state of their fitness in relationship to a healthy body image. Women of past ages have always been concerned over their weight and desire to keep a girlish figure. But the trend for exercise has never ..

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 Motivation

Time To Test Your True Strength

December 11

When your workout becomes old and stale, it’s time to test your true strength and ramp up your fitness program. Doing the same exercises at the same level every time you workout is not only boring to your mind, it’s also boring to your muscles. No longer a challenge, your muscles ..

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Journaling

Journaling Builds Character With Each Stroke Of The Pen

December 4

Journaling helps to build character. Keeping a daily record of your activities, keeps you accountable for everything that you do. That is why keeping a fitness journal is so important to the success of your fitness program. With every stroke of the pen, journaling builds character, discipline, and ..

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 Inspiration

Food Is The Answer To Permanent Weight Loss

November 27

Losing weight is not an easy accomplishment. If it were, we would all be walking around at the perfect weight for our size. But losing weight is not impossible, either. As a matter of fact, the answer to permanent weight loss is in the food that we eat. The simple truth is that ..

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Exercise

Control Cellulite with Exercise

November 20

Stand naked in front of a full-length mirror and take a good look at your body. Do you see the tell-tell signs of cellulite? This unsightly, dimpled, fat that looks like cottage cheese and appears on the legs and buttocks is caused by ..

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Affirmations

Fuel Your Body With Positive Thoughts

November 13

Affirmations begin as positive thoughts and are given power once you speak them aloud. They are positive, empowering statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging, negative thoughts. Affirmations help you visualize, and believe in, what you’re affirming to yourself, helping you to make positive changes in your life. There is evidence that ..

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Make Meals The Nicest Herbs And Spices

November 6

Imagine foods without the garnishment of herbs and spices. It would lend a rather boring palette to say the least. Always held in high esteem and worth their weight in gold so to speak, herbs and spices have been flavoring the foods of kings and peasants for centuries. Adding flavor is only one of …

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Healthy Cooking

Raspberry Rhapsody

October 30

This is a tasty pudding that can be enjoyed morning, noon or night. It’s quick and easy to make, so you can have a healthy snack in just minutes. Increase the ingredients and serve it to your guests, they’ll find it hard to resist as this lovely dish will leave them with a lasting impression.

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There Is Such A Thing As Being Too Skinny

October 23

If you are one of the special women who has a problem gaining weight, this problem may affect you. The problem is that the majority of robust people don’t see a problem for their underweight counterparts. Society believes so whole heartedly that skinny is better that they seemingly dismiss any ..

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Diet

Healthy Foods To Eat When Breastfeeding

October 16

Women’s fitness and health suggests a healthy and well-balanced diet to keep your body and mind working at its best. It’s important to remember that if you are breastfeeding your new baby, you will need about 500 extra calories per day. Follow the Fitness4Her diet and eat ..

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Getting In Touch With Your Inner Athlete

October 9

It’s there, living deep within or just under the surface, your inner athlete. Strong, persistent, hungry for attention, your inner athlete yearns for the freedom to prove just how great she really is. Are you feeding your inner athlete or quietly suffocating her until she no longer exists? It really is ..

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 Motivation

Fifteen Fabulous Ways To Keep You Motivated For Fitness

October 2

1. Find an exercise buddy. Having a friend to exercise with makes it so much more fun. It also keeps you accountable so you don’t miss any sessions. It’s nice to have someone to talk with and who will keep you motivated to reach for the next level. 2. Keep a ..

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Journaling

The Importance of Journaling

September 25

If you want to lose weight, get in shape, tone up, build a better body, and stay motivated and inspired, start keeping a fitness journal. Journaling will set your spirit free. Journaling will motivate you without ever telling you what to do. A journal is like a quiet witness to your challenges, your struggles, your victories and your ..

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 Inspiration

Love Your Body and Dress It Up

September 18

Clothes don’t make a woman, but they can certainly accent her beauty. New fashions signal the coming of the next season and are great inspirations for revamping your wardrobe, especially when you’ve dropped a few pounds. Trying on clothes can be unpleasant, or it can be a source to inspire you. If you notice ..

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Exercise

ABSolutely Fit

September 11

Do you want great abs but can’t seem to get the definition that you desire? I’ve got a few suggestions for some tried-and-true moves to get you ABSolutely fit and fabulous. Let’s face it—a toned and trim mid-section is an eye-catching sight. Beautiful to behold—it’s the sign of a truly fit body. But, those ..

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Affirmations

Wipe Away Worry With Positive Affirmations

September 4

The next time you feel stressed with worry about a crucial matter, try to curb that worry with positive thoughts and affirmations. The problem with worry is that it seldom helps to change the situation that you are worried about. Sure, it is natural to be concerned and ..

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Reduce Inflammation and Lose Weight Now

August 28

Your diet is the main catalyst in weight loss, but it isn’t just about counting calories. Studies have shown that reducing inflammation may be the solution to help you reach your desired weight. A major problem that has been found to be responsible for many health problems, inflammation has recently been attributed to obesity, too. Certain foods that contain …

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Healthy Cooking

Brussels Sprouts and Hazelnuts

August 21

If you have trouble eating your vegetables or can’t get your kids to at least try some of the green varieties, try this twist on Brussels sprouts for a healthy switch. Hazelnuts have a distinctive taste and are usually reserved for desserts, making this an enticing topping for a common vegetable.

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Major Age Dangers Lurking In Your Home

August 14

There are many factors that can cause premature aging and some of these dangers could be hiding inside your home. No matter how many anti-age creams and lotions you have, if you are guilty of succumbing to the below temptations, you may be aging yourself well beyond your years. The top 10 …

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Diet

Chia – The Champion Of Seeds

August 7

Chia pets were common when I was growing up. They were sold in stores everywhere and came in a little terra cotta pot, all you had to do was add water and it grew into the shape of an animal overnight. Now, chia has gained popularity again, but not just as a grassy green animal shaped plant. Chia seeds are …

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Take Your Workout To The Next Level

July 31

Anyone interested in women’s fitness should be aware of the importance of taking your workout to the next level. It simply is not okay to do the same exercises time and again at the gym or at home. Sure, any exercise is better than none. But if you think about it, doing the same exercises over and over are not much better for your body than walking around the house.

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 Motivation

Lose Weight Easy When You Learn To Train Your Brain

July 24

The hardest part about dieting is giving up foods that you enjoy eating. If you want to keep the weight off, you know you must make certain changes in your lifestyle that will most likely be permanent. Certain foods must be avoided and others must be monitored carefully. Sometimes even the thought of giving up these comfort foods is more than we can endure, so we give up on our diet before we even get started.

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