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How Many Drinks #Workout

Aaaaand I was back in there on Friday to turn it up and turn it loose.  I walk in and I am just as chill as I wanna be.  I was feeling good.  Not anticipating the discomfort from the workout.  I came in, stretched and sat down on the bench.  Then we got it started and I didn't think about it - I just kept moving as best I could.  I got ...

Take a Seat #Workout

YAY today was leg day ----- NOT!  I couldn't catch a break with Heather my personal trainer today.  First she had me picking up my own weights!  Told me it is about time I go and get my own weights.  She normally picks them up and hands them to me.  Then she had me walk lunging all over kingdom come and THEN she had me sit on the wall for ...

Ouch #Workout

There is something to be said for the term "No Pain No Gain".  I don't want to think of it like pain but rather soreness.  Pain means the body is in some sense of danger or distress.  Being sore to me just means I pushed it and now the body needs to rebuild.  Welp my workout last Tuesday had me so sore it was ridiculous!  She spared no ...

Captain Chair #Workout

Folks, I am back in the gym with my personal trainer Heather Brooke Malone Wolf.  It was on today!!!  Have you ever looked at yourself and felt you could look better?  I know push the negatives aside and focus on the positives.  I am sore so that IS a positive!  A good sore of course.  You know trainers can help you push you through your ...

Shoulda Let You Go #Workout and Week In Review

I guess you have figured it out by now I am naming workouts after songs that I have felt the need to use as my power songs for that week.  I am not really hip to all of the latest R&B music out there because I basically listen to CNN in the car, but when I do get an opportunity to hear a new song with a LIVE beat - I find out what it is and ...

Leggo #Workout and Week In Review

I'mma be honest - this week was a wee bit slow.  I only worked out 3 days this week!  EEK can't remember the last time I did that but this is NOW the most recent time.  I remember in the beginning of my workout journey I was aiming to work out 5 days a week at least and NOW I can't imagine working out less than 5 days a week.  My how times ...

Featured Fitale Georgina Graham

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). GG:  Good Day! My name is Georgina Graham.  By day I am an aviation expert, acting as an advocate and promoting excellence in safety, security and environmental issues in Civil Aviation.  By night,I am a shoe-loving, time-travelling scribbler ...

30 Minutes of Funk #Workout and Week In Review

This week was a very busy week when it came to my workout.  I travelled back from Virginia late Sunday and ran around very early on Monday so Tuesday we got things back to some sort of working order.  Plus my diet over the weekend was HORRIBLE so I had to get back on the grind to work it out which I did. Monday No fitness activity Tuesday I was ...

Bodyweight Exercise

    For centuries bodyweight exercises have been heralded as an excellent way to workout, get stronger and build endurance.  I have received the following infographic from my friends at Strength Stack 52 which highlights many of the bodyweight exercises available for anyone to do just about anywhere.  Click on each icon and you will see a ...

Busted! 5 Fitness and Health Tips That May Make You Cry

Myth: The more ab exercises I do, the skinnier my waist will be. BUSTED: Doing stomach exercises can strengthen your abdominal muscles, but it won't burn body fat to give you that 6-pack you’re after.  If you want your ab muscles to show, you need to either be naturally skinny or embrace a diet low in carbohydrates and high in proteins with a ...

Wanna Grab a Quickie? The 2 Minute Workout that Will Kick Your Butt!

I don’t know about you, but I have too much stuff to do. Like you, every day I deal with email, Facebook, tweets, work, pets, family, and so on. Finding time to go to the gym is getting harder and harder each day. Well, have no fear. I have assembled for you a workout you can do anywhere called the 2 Minute Workout that only takes, you guessed ...

Featured Fitale Vee Bleu

  FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). VB:  Veronica Adegoriolu aka Vee Bleu. Currently I work for a telecommunication company. My hobbies, as of late have been working out and trying to inspire and motivate others to share in a heathy lifestyle as well. FFFC:  What sparked your ...

My New Normal

I have been working out regularly since 2008.  I started working out regularly again then because I went out with some friends, one of whom I hadn't seen for a year, and she looked FANTASTIC.  Small waist, petite physique ... all that.  I wanted to learn how she got that way.  I found out she had been working with a personal trainer.  I knew ...

Featured Fitale Marquita Taylor

I have always been bigger than my peers. In middle school I was the first girl to have to wear a bra and I failed gym class in high-school because of my disinterest in physical activity outside of the sport of competitive swimming. The need to be well changed my life. So many times African-American women attribute our “assets” to genetics ...

Worthington Overlook Running Crew

I woke up at 6:30 am because since I normally wake up at 5 am my body is just used to being up.  Not a bad thing just an observation.  I sent out an invite earlier this week about a Worthington Overlook Run with the ladies of Femme Fitale in the private group as well as on the email distribution list.  I received 2 RSVPs.  One person showed ...

Zumba Virgin

I am so proud of myself.  I finally a Zumba class!!!  Yes, yup....I know - what took me so long?  I have heard a lot about this thing called Zumba since ohhhhh 2008!  I had a co-worker take the class and tell me she thought I would love it and I should try it.  Five years later and I finally took her up on it. I am visiting with my mom ...

Inch by Inch

I have worked really hard to share amazing transformation stories with all of you.  The ladies who have been featured are nothing short of AMAZING!  In all of this I failed to take a look in the mirror at my own progress.  It is slow but steady and I could not have done it without the support of my loving husband and amazing friends!  I have a ...

No Excuses #Workout

Sometimes you have to be flexible and that is just what I was this morning.  My trainer needed to move my time so I met her bright and early at 5:00 am today.  Well it actually wasn't that bright - it was PITCH BLACK but I showed up rearing to go.  I got there before they even unlocked the doors.  Below is the workout of the day.  No excuses ...

Featured Fitale Cherie Steffen

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). CS:  Cherie Steffen, NASM-CPT. I’m a Leasing Consultant by day but my passion and what I would love to make my full time job would be fitness/motivational coaching & personal training. I am already certified personal trainer and working ...

Featured Fitale Jennie G

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). JG:  My name is Jen, I am in the Royal Air Force and love anything fitness related, I have recently had a little girl who is now 1. FFFC:  What sparked your weight-loss transformation journey? JG:  After I had my daughter I weighed over 196lbs and ...