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 ...

Poll Friday

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Last Dance – RIP Donna Summer

I remember being a young child of the 70's listening to the Disco Queen blaring out of my mom's stereo.  I spent hours studying her Bad Girls album cover and singing the words to the song at the top of my lungs.  Who knew what she was really talking about?  I thought and still do think she was so beautiful.  I wanted to be like her when I grew ...

New Equipment Madness

Has anyone ventured into their gym lately and seen this thing? One day I did and was like (^@(*&@^#(@!  So brave me (yeah right) decided to jump on.  Umm, the thing does not appear to be turned on (none of the lights are on).  Oh oh I have to start peddling to get the thing to light up so I can set my workout.  After figuring that out, ...

And Then There Was One

  This workout was completed a few months ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday!  OUCH! Equipment needed: Platform or bench Dumbbells Exercise Reps Weight Step up lunges on platform – left 12 20 lbs Step up lunges on platform – right 12 20 lbs Bicep curl and shoulder press 15 20 lbs Close grip incline ...

Run For Your Lives Workout

Due to extenuating circumstances I have not been able to get to the gym at ALL this week OR to my home gym.  The last time I worked out with weights was Friday, 5/11th and today was my first time back in the gym.  I sort of knew I would regret it.  I hooked up with Heather the trainer and she proceeded to start with the challenging workout.  I ...

Bust Your Butt Workout

Exercise Weight Reps Walking lunges 40 lbs 12 reps Squats 40 lbs 12 reps Shoulder presses (palms facing each other) 40 lbs 12 reps Alternating bicep curls 15 lbs each 30 reps Kick backs 20 lbs each 15 reps Calf raises 40 lbs 50 reps REPEAT Box jumps NA 15 reps Wall sit NA ...

Simple Smoothie Recipe

This is my basic go-to smoothie when I am short on time but need something filling.  ENJOY! [Tweet "Smoothies don't get any simpler than this. Try this Simple Smoothie Recipe and feel great. #smoothierecipe #fitfood"] Simple Smoothie 1 cup unsweetened almond milk handful of fresh strawberries hulled handful of frozen blueberries ...