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!
Platform or bench
Step up lunges on platform – left
Step up lunges on platform – right
Bicep curl and shoulder press
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
Shoulder presses (palms facing each other)
Alternating bicep curls
15 lbs each
20 lbs each
Simple Smoothie Recipe
This is my basic go-to smoothie when I am short on time but need something filling. ENJOY!
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1 cup unsweetened almond milk
handful of fresh strawberries hulled
handful of frozen blueberries
Who knew I would grow up to love eating kale! This is my favorite recipe for it. I like simple, quick and easy.
Bunch of kale
1 red onion sliced
2 TB olive oil
Remove stems from raw kale. Heat olive oil in skillet. Add onions. Sautee for 3 minutes. Slowly add kale (the more the merrier). Sautee down for about 10 ...
HBO Documentary – The Weight Of The Nation
I started watching the first of a 4-part HBO documentary which tackles America's obesity problem head on! The first 2 parts aired May 14 and the last 2 air tonight. If you watch, share your thoughts on it.
Flashback – Jumping Rope
I remember as a kid playing jump rope by myself or double dutch with the others kids either around the neighborhood or at school. It was so much fun and little did I know I was getting such a great workout. But again, as kids, we would run, walk and ride bikes all over town (I mean miles and miles of play a day).
Fast forward several ...
What I’m Listening To
When I workout I need some heart-pounding, body-rocking, bass-thumping music in my ears. My propensity for the BASS comes from my years spent at one of the best universities in the country, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University!
So let's go...this is what I am listening to this week. I tend to rotate my music about ...
There May Be Something To This
A few weeks ago I completed my annual physical exam and the vital counts were very impressive. My blood pressure was 100/62 and my HDL was 146 with my LDL at a low 45 or so. I'm in my early 40's and do workout so the numbers were not THAT surprising but considering I had a biometric screen done this past December .. and the numbers were not ...
Look what came in the mail – The Bizzy Diet 21-Day Fitness Plan
Going through my email inbox I found a link to this web ad on bodybuilding.com which is a major website for those who work out with weights to build muscle. There is a host of information on this site who are intense and intent on this way of life.
I must have subscribed to something because I received an email which linked me to this page ...
Shape Cardio Workout
Incorporating cardio into any workout routine is a very good bet as it revs up the metabolism, burns fat and helps to strengthen the heart. I found the following routine in Shape Magazine which is one of my go-to magazines.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained...Let's GO! Leave a comment on how you felt afterwards.
Femme Fitale’s Home Gym & Youtube Faves
In an effort to save money I built out our unfinished area and equipped it with enough equipment to actually consider it a home gym. It isn't pretty, but it is effective!
When I was trying to save a few dollars by not paying for a gym membership, this was my workout haven I affectionately call "The Cave". Below are some of the ...