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 ...

Sauteed Kale

Who knew I would grow up to love eating kale!  This is my favorite recipe for it.  I like simple, quick and easy. Sauteed Kale 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! Go Rattlers!!! 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 ...

Longevity Workout (FitnessRx Magazine)

Keep it fit by working this full body workout as instructed below.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained...Let's GO!