Workout Attire

When I first started working out I did not know any better and went for the cheapest items I could find from tops, bottoms, socks and shoes.  Now that I know that workout clothes should allow you to breathe (and cheap fabric doesn't allow for that) I have begun studying my attire selections much more closely and realize what works for me as far ...

Walking 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 on jillfit.com which is one of my go-to sites for tough cardio routines. Who knew walking could be so heart pounding?  ENJOY! http://jillfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/...

Fitness Idol – Ava Cowen

Ava Cowen is one of the best in the business.  She is a professional fitness competitor, trainer, and model and is very well known in the business. She has graced the cover of too many fitness magazines to count but here is one. Check out her workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCypWkOCoTM&feature=player_embedded#! She is one of my ...

TABATA Workout (Fitsugar.com)

Tabata is one of the best ways to burn calories and excess fat! ENJOY and leave me a comment to let me know if you completed this routine and how you felt afterwards.  

The Beast

Oh the all classic stepmill. My workout buddy and I endearingly call it "The Beast". You have seen this machine before. Oftentimes empty with no brave soul to dare attempt their fate by tangling with "The Beast". The machine that consumes its victims in less than 10 minutes and leaves them in a pile of sweat and heap on the floor. I had my ...

Femme Fitale Frenzy Workout

Remember to push hard! Exercise Reps Weight 1 Cable machine - one   arm standing chest press left 20 15 2 Cable machine - one arm standing chest press right 20 15 3 Cable machine - side   lunge, lateral raise 20 15 4 Cable machine - side   lunge, lateral raise - right 20 15 5 Cable machine - front   lunge, front raise 20 15 ...

Rise and Shine Smoothie

One of my favorite foods are smoothies because, if done right, they are whole foods loaded with nutrients and vitamins.  They really pack a punch!  Below is the smoothie recipe I made today to get me going as I have a day full of meetings. [Tweet "Rise and Shine with this delicious fruit smoothie. #smoothie #recipe"] Rise and Shine ...

Femme Fitale Fever Workout

Happy Workout Wednesday!!!! Every Wednesday I will post one of my most favorite workouts designed by my personal trainer.  Please note, before starting any workout program check with your physician.  Also, please adjust the weights to your fitness level.  The weights noted in these workouts were set based on my fitness level at the time the ...

I Enjoy My Juicer

I purchased a Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL about 3 months ago.  I located it at Bed, Bath and Beyond and was able to use one of the many 20% off coupons to purchase so it cost me about $100 bucks!  Yes...I was feeling lucky! I have made so many delicious juices with it I can't believe I went so long without this quality of juicer.  I ...

Cardio Routine

Cardio is one of the best ways to improve stamina and endurance.  You have to play and go hard to get the results you desire.  Femme Fitales don't give up and are not afraid of a little hard work and sweat.  Let me know if you complete the following cardio routine and how you feel afterwards by leaving a comment. Nothing ventured, nothing ...

Oh Where Oh Where Has My Sports Watch Gone?

I woke up 5:00 am today bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to start a challenging run on my treadmill. I reached into my gym bag - picked up and put on the monitor belt. Reached back into the bag for the actual HRM watch....and nothing. With a foggy memory I worked to retrace my steps the last time I remember using my watch. Wasn't it on ...

Athleta Training Guide

I have noticed that several of my friends have started running.  I went to a friend's birthday party in December 2011 and she looked GREAT!  I mean she was always attractive but in her fitted dress it was noticeable...she had been working hard for the body.  When I asked her what she was doing she let me know she started running.  She started ...

Say what, say who, say what?

Every once in a while my trainer goes off the deep end and comes up with a workout routine she must have dreamt about during one of her sadist nightmares!  I mean why take it out on me?  Anywho, the exercises hurt, the acid burns my muscles and I just feel like I can't go another rep.  That is when she says it should be getting GOOD TO ME!  ...

My workouts

There are many things I enjoy about working out with my trainer. She is firm yet fair She is very good at what she does She takes very good care of herself and can do anything she asks of her clients She is flexible She pushes you to your physical limit She never repeats a workout and constantly moves me around the gym so I can gain ...

Butt Lift

Are you in need of a butt lift?  Well have no fear your solution is here.  No expensive or painful surgeries are needed - just good ol' hard work and dedication.  Below is a workout posted by one of the premier ladies fitness magazine out there - FitnessRx.  ENJOY! Butt Lift Workout Butt Lift Workout II  

I love to eat

Everyone who knows me well knows...I LOVE TO EAT!  I do not care the color or texture - I will try it.  I grew up with a multi-ethnic background so I can eat everything from Southern food to Latin American food doesn't matter to me.  With all of this eating it is imperative I am at least conscious of my portion sizes.  With that said I am ...

Running in beautiful weather with friends

So...I hit the pavement in my neighborhood today with a college friend who has not run outdoors in forever!  We started with a good warm up walking briskly up a steep hill and walking back down and then beginning the jog around the hood.  Now I must say - considering this is my friend's first time running...she did extremely well.  Yes, we had ...

Annual wellness exam

Being healthy is more than just going to the gym or running around outside.  For all women, not just those of us who are a little more *ahem* mature for our age, we should make it a priority to get annual wellness exams to make sure we are maturing gracefully and healthily.  I got my results and I am very pleased to say according to the ...

My Thursday workout with trainer

I have a wonderful personal trainer.  She works at Brick Bodies which is a local franchise here in Baltimore, MD.  She is inspiring and is a professional ballerina dancer. I enjoy working out with her and she is very knowledgeable about health and wellness.  I ask her a lot of questions and if she doesn't know, she will research and follow up ...

Hello world!

Hello everyone.  My name is Diatta and I am a normal woman who wants to live an enjoyable life.  I am a wife, mother of 2 with a demanding yet rewarding career.  Ever since I can remember I have been inspired by athletes and those who maintain an active lifestyle whether it be running, weight lifting or some other fun activity.  I want to ...