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D is for Diet

When I started working out with a trainer in 2008 she constantly told me I should eat clean.  In other words I needed to clean up my diet.  Honestly – I had no idea what she was talking about.  I thought I was eating healthily.  I mean my diet consisted of eating fruit at the bottom yogurt, orange juice not from concentrate and grapes or ...

C is for Cardio

We women tend to lean towards cardio.  Perhaps it is because we are told it burns fat.  Also, if you don't sweat during a workout do you ever feel like you ever really worked out?  I love cardio like the next person so let me share some of my favorite forms of cardio. 1.  Stepmill:  I normally call this machine a BEAST because it will ...

B is for Burpees

Don’t we all find burpees just fantabulous?  I mean the more you do the more you want to do right?  We absolutely love the feeling of your heart about to pound out of your chest while trying to catch your breath.    Of course I’m being facetious but you get my point.  Burpees are my least favorite exercise for oh so many ...

How To Find A Fitness Friend

If you need staying accountable with your workouts, perhaps you need to find a fitness friend. I’m a strong believer in workout accountability partners.  While I realize there are people who can keep themselves accountable everyone isn’t able.  We know the cycle.  People start a new year with all types of resoluti...

Friday Five: Spring Forward

It's that time again - Friday Five.   This week's theme has to do with Spring Forward:  what five things am I looking forward to this Spring.  Of course I am relating this to my fitness so check out what I am anticipating starting this Spring season. This link up is sponsored by Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 3

I wrote an article regarding whether I should eat before a workout.  Check it out here - "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" .  Today was Day 3 of this experiment which consisted of sliced green apples and peanut butter.     This is a W-I-N-N-E-R!!!!!  It was just the right amount of carb and protein.  It kept me ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 2

If you read my article the other day about whether "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" before a workout (pre-workout), I stated I would do an experiment on myself and start eating a light snack before my workouts.  Today was Day 2 of this experiment which consisted of cottage cheese and strawberries.   This was perfect. ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 1

If you read my article yesterday about whether "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" before a workout, I stated I would do an experiment on myself and start eating a light snack before my workouts.  Today was Day 1 of this experiment which consisted of cottage cheese and sliced pineapples.   The snack tasted very good and I ...

Featured Fitale B.Michavery

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). BM:  I am B.Michavery and I am founder of the T.a.t.o.o (Talking about things others oppose) Campaign which is an organization geared towards uplifting and encouraging individuals to be better versions of themselves. Ive produced documentaries, ...

Featured Fitale – Cynthia Lundi

My name is Shurida Lundi and I would like to nominate my sister to be featured on your blog. Her name is Cynthia Lundi and she has come a long way on her fitness journey and she is the sole provider of our household after my mom lost her job two months after my grandmother passed away from a diabetic coma and brain tumor. I admire her strength so ...

The Busy Dad and Busy Mom Workout

No matter what technological advances come out to make our lives more efficient and effective, we seem to have less and less free time in our daily lives.  With the daily responsibilities of being a parent, it seems nearly impossible to consistently make time for the gym.  But don’t worry; there are exercises you can fit into your existing ...

Featured Fitale Becca Bryant

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.).  RB:  My name is Becca and I'm a mom. FFFC:  What sparked your weight-loss transformation journey? RB:  I started my weight loss journey a year ago when I realized I needed to get healthy in order to keep my kidneys function and not have a ...

Twelve Days of Fitness – Days 12

  I'm recording Day 12 of the Twelve Days of Fitness challenge by Fit Armadillo.  This challenge encourages fitness bloggers to blog every day for the next 12 days about our workouts. Today is the 12th and final day of 12 Days of Fitness.  Boy has the time flown by.  Today I can describe my workout in a single word – ...

Twelve Days of Fitness – Day 11

  I'm recording Day 11 of the Twelve Days of Fitness challenge by Fit Armadillo.  This challenge encourages fitness bloggers to blog every day for the next 12 days about our workouts. Let's see where do I start?  Today I signed up for an hour of Sanders Optimum Fitness boot camp which I have been doing for well over a year.  ...

Twelve Days of Fitness – Day 10

  I'm recording Day 10 of the Twelve Days of Fitness challenge by Fit Armadillo.  This challenge encourages fitness bloggers to blog every day for the next 12 days about our workouts. Wow ....all I'mma say is if you are on a workout regiment - DON'T take a break.  Figure out how to get something in because getting back into it ...

Twelve Days of Fitness – Day 7

It is Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Fitness challenge by Fit Armadillo.  This challenge encourages fitness bloggers to blog every day for the next 12 days about our workouts.  I am hanging in there. Today is Day 31 of the December challenge and it consists of 270 squats and 80 scissor kicks.  I have plans to do them before I go to my ...

FFFC Balance The Scale January Challenges 2014

This year you will see something a little different.  Challenges will be presented in 3 categories: 1.  Physical fitness challenge 2.  Nutrition challenge 3.  Spiritual/Mental challenge Optimal health and wellness is multi-fold so to help all of us develop into improved beings - we are using these categories for this year's monthly ...

Weight Loss Harder for Black Women – Really?

Excerpt:  "Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that black women have to eat  less and exercise more than white women to lose the same amount of weight,  because their resting metabolic rates are lower." A cool dude, fitness and nutrition guru shared an article on Facebook titled "Weight Loss Harder for Black Women".  I ...

Twelve Days of Fitness – Day 6

It is Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Fitness challenge by Fit Armadillo.  This challenge encourages fitness bloggers to blog every day for the next 12 days about our workouts.  I am hanging in there. Today is Day 30 of the December challenge and it consists of 255 squats and 30 side plank reach throughs.  That may not sound like much but ...

Femme Fitale Fit Club Is Dreaming Big in 2014

2014 is going to be a GREAT year.  I claim it!  We are very excited about how big this blog has grown and continues to grow!  We can only THANK YOU for that growth.  We are extremely excited about 2014 because we are working to take things to a whole 'notha level! 1.  We plan to continue with our monthly challenges but they will not ...