month : 02/2014 22 results

March Madness Challenge Your Diet Calendar

Hey everybody!  Who's in for the FFFC March Madness II Challenges?  If you haven't read up on it visit HERE for the scoop!  One of the challenges is "Challenging Your Diet by Changing It".  Here is the calendar. Download it, tape it to your refrigerator and follow it closely.  If it takes 21 days to form habits, let's see what 31 days of ...

Friday Five: My 5 Favorite Exercises

It's that time again - Friday Five.  Since I don't think there was a theme I am choosing my own. This link up is sponsored by Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up For What? and Mar from Mar on the Run!  Their fitness and running blogs are awesome so make sure you head on over and check them out. Last week ...

Zooma March Photo-A-Day Challenge

I love participating in our own Femme Fitale Fit Club challenges but I also like challenging myself beyond my comfort zone by participating in others.  I found this awesome challenge while reading Mar on the Run! blog and decided I would like to do this myself. Read here for more details:  ZOOMA BLOG Basically you take a photo each day and ...

Friday Five: Fitness Fashions

I happened to stumble upon a new LINK UP and I am really feeling these.  This one is sponsored by Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up For What? and Mar from Mar on the Run!  Their fitness and running blogs are awesome so make sure you head on over and check them out. This week I thought I would highlight some ...

Product Review: Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale

[Tweet "Read my #productreview of the @FitBit #Aria Wi-Fi Smart #Scale and whether you should buy it."] I said I was gonna do it in this article and now the time is here.  My husband was on a hunt for a smart scale that could give him more information than just his weight.  He wanted over vital information he felt would be good for his ...

Fresh Fruit Protein Smoothie

I went back to the gym after taking about a week off and this is my tried and true, GO TO smoothie!  Try it!  You will thank me later. Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk Handful of baby spinach 1 cup frozen mixed fruit 1 scoop of Vega One Protein powder Instructions:  add to blender, blend until well mixed and enjoy!...

Meal Mondays: Black Bean Tacos

I received this delicious black bean taco recipe through  my Dinnertime subscription from work and this had me FULL for hours!!!  You definitely want to try this.  This is a nice vegan meal (leave off the cheese and sour cream) the entire family will love.  The black beans are full of stomach-filling fiber and the salsa gives it a very ...

Feature Fridays – Vega One

This week we wanted to feature some new products we tried and absolutely LOVE.  These products do what they say they are going to do so let us know what you think of them if you decide to buy some for your own.  Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.      There you have it folks - this week's round up of featured ...

Five Friday: What I ate

It's Five Friday and this week was a week of challenges from all over.  Recovering from a brief knee injury, to work demands to trying not to gain too much weight since I am sidelined and not working out as intensely as I normally would.  With that said I have tried my best to EAT better and DO better.  It is a work in progress because I ...

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe

[Tweet "Make this Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe and enjoy! It's good. #smoothierecipe #blueberries"] My co-worker told me this is his favorite smoothie to make.  Since he looks to be in pristine physical shape I thought I would try it.  DE-LISH-US!!!!!  This tastes amazing.  Here's the recipe, try it and tell me how you like ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 3

I wrote an article regarding whether I should eat before a workout.  Check it out here - "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" .  Today was Day 3 of this experiment which consisted of sliced green apples and peanut butter.     This is a W-I-N-N-E-R!!!!!  It was just the right amount of carb and protein.  It kept me ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 2

If you read my article the other day about whether "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" before a workout (pre-workout), I stated I would do an experiment on myself and start eating a light snack before my workouts.  Today was Day 2 of this experiment which consisted of cottage cheese and strawberries.   This was perfect. ...

Meal Mondays: Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

I reposted this on our Facebook Fan Page and it was a big HIT!  It's from Mel's Kitchen Cafe and a total scrumptious recipe.  I decided to try it for myself on my family and received thumbs up all around.  This was very easy to make so please try it out and let me know what you think. Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable, canola ...

Friday Five: MNB Challenge 5 Fitness Favorites

I happened to stumble upon a new LINK UP and I am really feeling these.  This one is sponsored by Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC and Mar from Mar on the Run!  Their blogs are awesome so make sure you head on over and check them out.   My Friday Five are all really RANDOM yet focused on FITNESS so don't be mad at me. Moti...

Keeping Everyone Healthy and Happy During Family Travel Excursions

A balanced and active lifestyle should be goals for all of us who are raising a family! As mom to three children, I have learned that the combination of good food, happiness in the family and positive pursuits is essential for the well being of growing young people. My family does a good share of travelling together. I found an article on ...

Feature Fridays

We are an affiliate of Amazon.com and we thought it would be a great idea to feature some of the fitness-related products so you can read up on the product features and purchase directly from our here.  We are going to feature a handful a products every Friday that we have either tried ourselves or plan to try.  Here's to our first Feature ...

Winter Olympics 2014 – Sochi, RU is HERE!

Is anyone else excited the Winter Olympics 2014 start tonight at 8 pm EST?  I am always impressed with the athleticism of the participants from all around the world.  I plan to tune in on NBC. You know I have to ask - which Winter Olympic sport is your absolute favorite?  Vote below and leave us a comment. [polldaddy poll="7778357"]

Is The Winner of The Biggest Loser Too Much of A Loser?

Apparently the popular body transformation and weight-loss show announced its winner the other night Rachel Frederickson.  I watched her on morning talk shows today from the doctor's office and she appears to be EXTREMELY happy.  They showcased her before and after photo and announced she lost over 60% of her total body weight. I have to ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 1

If you read my article yesterday about whether "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" before a workout, I stated I would do an experiment on myself and start eating a light snack before my workouts.  Today was Day 1 of this experiment which consisted of cottage cheese and sliced pineapples.   The snack tasted very good and I ...

Featured Fitale B.Michavery

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). BM:  I am B.Michavery and I am founder of the T.a.t.o.o (Talking about things others oppose) Campaign which is an organization geared towards uplifting and encouraging individuals to be better versions of themselves. Ive produced documentaries, ...