Fitness For Beginners

You know - I need to take a step back.  I have been participating in exercise and fitness since 2005.  I started running outside at that time.  Stopped exercising for a few years in 2006 and 2007 to have my son and started back up in 2008 by hiring a personal trainer.  She patiently taught me the various exercises and proper form and started ...

Beginning Your Fitness Journey: Prepare for the Marathon this Time, Instead of the Sprint

When it comes to your fitness journey and weight loss efforts, prepare for the marathon instead of the sprint. Submitted by: Amber Marathon vs. Sprint When it comes to your fitness journey, consider it a marathon and not a sprint.  Being an unconventional person, I often give unconventional advice or have odd reasons for my actions. W...

Go For It Workout

Should have known I was going to have a challenging day when my high pony tail got caught in the car door this morning!  I walk into the gym and lo' and behold...it is humid....and muggy.  Where is the air conditioner when you need it?  With that much dampness in the air it really helps with the AROMA of the entire place.  Yes, I complained ...

I Was Hating Life Today

Today, the alarm clock did NOT go off but m body clock woke me up instead.  I opened my eyes, stared at the curtained window in the dark while the clock time announced5:05 am...and I was not happy! I was tired still and did not want to leave the warmth and comfort of my cozy bed at such a God-awful time of morning.  So I contemplated rolling ...

No Future in Your Frontin’ Workout

This workout is one of my favs because I enjoy the multi-faceted usage of the cable machine. Equipment needed: Cable machine Balance ball Leg press Dumbbells First Set Exercise Reps Weight Cable machine –   squats, shoulder presses 10 10 Cable machine – squat   position, alternating shoulder presses 20 ...

Push Up Variations

I enjoy watching Peter Carvell, Home Fitness Expert, of 6 Pack Abs.  I've been watching his challenging videos for well over a year and he keeps things interesting.  I bet you noticed I said "watching".  I haven't actually tried a specific routine but have done each and every exercise he has showcased on my own in the gym during a variety of ...

I Love Veggies

I love vegetables!  I like them raw, grilled or mixed in main meals!  Some of my favorites are onions (LOVE LOVE), garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, red lettuce, brussel sprouts (new found love), cabbage, kale, collard greens......well ummmm...you get the picture!  LOL!   I was moved the other day to go to Home Depot and get me some veggie ...

I Feel Good Workout

Today was my workout day with my trainer Heather who is FANTASTIC!  Anyway, felt good today and was ready to get active and challenge myself.  Heather never ceases to disappoint. Unfortunately the gym environment felt a little hot and muggy which always makes me crabby but hey it was 6:00 am in the morning and it takes a while for the A/C to ...

Shake Your Booty

Sarah Dussault, better known as SarahFit is one of Femme Fitale's favorite fitties!!!!  Here is a video of her participating in some hot new fitness trends (Cardio Dance and Crossfit).  I do plan to participate in Crossfit one day!!  It looks so challenging and amazing. Anywho - check her out. http://youtu.be/DvuWozMYpV0

no pain no gain

No truer words have been spoken.

Rootbalance Negative Ion Bands

I found out about these interesting bands that is supposed to help with with body performance including balance, strength, and flexibility.  It touts the benefits of energy boosts during awake time and restful effect in the night to assist with comfortable slumber.  Considering the workplace and general life stress I have been under for the past ...

Water Water Everywhere Challenge #1

This week's challenge for the Femme Fitale members is to drink at least 64 oz of water a day Monday - Friday.  Water is essential for proper body function.  It helps to flush out toxins and impurities.  And since the body is made up of 55% go 75% water - we can live without food for an extended period of time but we can not live without water ...

Fitness Idol – Cheryl Brown IFBB Pro

Cheryl Brown is one of the best in the business.  She is a 6X IFBB pro who is a professional nutrionist, exercise physiologist, certified trainer and fitness model.  She has only had her pro card for the past 4 or 5 years and made a major splash in pro competition field. She is very intelligent and a savvy business woman who runs her own ...

My A-DIDAS! (Actually Asics)

In 2005 I learned about the power of running.  When I first started I did not realize the importance of the running shoes and gear.  So I went out on the happy trail to get some distance in.  Came home with blisters, overly wet and heavy cotton t-shirt and hurt feet. Then I discovered the world of running shoes and learned which ones were ...

Homemade spaghetti sauce

For years my hubby complained about my spaghetti sauce.  I normally use the jar from the grocery store and add a little Italian seasoning along with a bay leaf.  He frequently complained that it was too runny and did not have enough red sauce.   With the power of my Vitamix blender, I made a homemade sauce that was to DIE for.  It was ...

10 Moves to Make You Feel Fit, Fast

Nice workout to keep things tight.

Morning Delight Juice

  [Tweet "Wake up to this delicious Morning Delight Juice sure to get your day started. #juiceforbreakfast #juicing"] Another refreshing juice coming at you from Femme Fitale Fitness. Equipment Needed: Juicer Equipment Used: Breville Juicer JE98XL Ingredients: Pineapple Cantaloupe Strawberries Grapes ...