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September #NoFluff Fitness Challenge

  Registration is open so sign up today for the #NoFluff Challenge (SEPTEMBER): http://bit.ly/NoFluff3. [Tweet "Start your #fitnessjourney with our #NoFluff challenge. Register today http://bit.ly/NoFluff3."] This program is a total body challenge with workouts to focus on 1 body part a day, 6 days a week with 1 day's rest. ...

How to Get Lean With Cardio

Ah, cardio, the bane of gym rats everywhere. For people not looking for bulk, however, cardio is an invaluable tool to sculpting out the perfect summer bod. Apart from shredding fat, cardio plays an important role in producing lean muscle mass. The key to burning fat and gaining said muscle mass is to constantly bombard your body with challe...

Cardio Versus Weight Training For Fat Loss

The average gym goer would probably tell themselves "If I want to burn fat, do more cardio" and "If I want to build more muscle, I should lift weights". Well with this article, we prove that weight training tops cardio for fat loss for many reasons. Could Weight Training Strictly Be Used For Fat Loss? Yes it can. Here's why. WEIGHT ...

The Body-Positive Guide to Working Out

There’s plenty of body-shaming to go around in this world—and unfortunately, we in the fitness community aren’t always immune. The vision of a slimmer, more attractive you makes for a powerful motivator, and why not? After all, one of the perks of working out is that you can finally try on that tiny swimsuit you threw into the back of ...

6 Reasons Why You Want to Invest in At-Home Cardio Equipment

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Matrix Fitness. All opinions are my own. It is getting cooler outside and for some, performing cardio outdoors or heading off to the gym to jump on a machine is just not in the cards.  I have a solution – at-home cardio equipment.  Trust me, as someone who has cardio equipment in her home, it is ...

Necessities for Outdoor Running

Summer is almost here and the weather, for the most part, is warming up (we still have rain daily here in Baltimore, Maryland) so it is finally time to take runs outdoors.  The other great part is if you are an early morning runner, it gets lighter earlier.  YAY!!!! Now that you are back outside running on the pavement here are some key ...

Key Essentials For Running In The Dark

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary GoVivo reflective vest and running belt for the purposes of this review and giveaway.  As always, all opinions are my very own.  This post contains affiliate links. I enjoy running but the only time I really have time to run outdoors is early in the morning before the sun rises in the dark.  I ...

5 Running Myths Debunked Once And For All

Learning how to run can be overwhelming.  And for every positive article about the benefits of running, you can find another article officially declaring how running is “bad for you” in one way or another.  But are they right? Over the past 5 years that I’ve been running and racing, I’ve heard it all. “I can’t run because of ...

#FitnessFriday – Fitness Giveaway Round Up II

Hey Femme Fitale Family - it's time for me to share some awesome giveaways with you guys.  My fitness blogger friends have some amazing prizes that I think we ALL want to enter for a chance to win.  From Smarty Pants vitamins to Fitbit Charges....there's something in here for everyone. Make sure you submit some entries for a chance to win ...

#FitnessFriday – Fitness Finds 2

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. Man this week has been a whirlwind.  First we kicked off our new "No Sugar In September" challenge which has over 300 challengers.  You can join us by joining our private online group for encouragement, food replacement ideas and much more.  Also make sure you are following me on Instag...

#FitnessFriday – Fitness Finds

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. What a busy week!  We kicked off our "Beat The Bulge" DietBet challenge and our Femme Fitale Private Online Fitness Accountability Group continues to grow with women interested in not just losing weight but seeking encouragement, motivation, inspiration and healthy tips and tricks to make ...

Product Review: Timex Run X20 GPS Watch + Giveaway

Disclaimer:  I was provided a complimentary Timex Run X20 GPS Watch to workout with and another one to giveaway.  As always, all opinions shared are honest and my very own.  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and/or make a purchase I earn a few coins to keep this blog going.  Thank you very much in ...

#FitnessFriday – Fit Giveaway Round Up

  If you have been following this blog for a little bit then you know I LOVE hosting giveaways and entering giveaways because when I win, I win some pretty awesome stuff.    I won't go down the list here but just know I use most of the items I've won weekly so I am super excited to share with you a round up of giveaways my blogger ...

FFFC Get Lean in 2015 January Fitness Challenges

Hello my lovely FITALES!!!!  Welcome to the first fitness challenge in 2015.  I hope you are motivated, focused and dedicated to get this done because I know I sure am.  I am happy you are choosing to workout with us and I am confident you will see improvement at the end of each of these challenges. Disclaimer:  I am NOT a certified ...

5 Tips to Remain Active During Season Change

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9 all opinions are my own. Guess what everybody?  I think Winter is rearing its head early here in Maryland.  We went from mild Fall temperatures to hawkish weather what seems to be ...

Workout Week Recap + Product Review

Last week was a whirlwind of a week!  I had boot camp (no two-a-days though) plus I got to run with some of my lovely running buddies.  My clothes feel a bit looser and I tried out some new workout gear (Kushyfoot® socks) so keep reading to see how my week went and what I thought about these performance socks. Monday 8/11: This was boot ...

FFFC August Beat The Heat Fitness Challenges 2014

It's been a minute since I published one of these regular monthly fitness challenges but no time like the present.  This month we have a nice challenge in store for you.  Before I get to them though, can you believe we are already in August???  This year is flying by and before you know it we will be showing off our brawn and muscles from these ...

My Race Results in the Metro Delta 5K Race

Guess what, my race results in the Metro Delta 5K were awesome!  I ran a 5K on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, MD.  You are probably thinking, big WHOOP, but no seriously I ran it, hills and all, and had like a new race-time PR.  I am very excited about it. The race was hosted by my sorority sisters, the Baltimore ...

#FitTube Tag Episode 4: Overcoming Obstacles to Fitness Goals

[Tweet "6th episode of #Fittube Tag is about Overcoming Obstacles to Fitness Goals.  #fitfam #fitness "] I had fun with this episode of #Fittube Tag but best believe - what I explain as a major obstacle for me is MAJOR!  I have to work at it every day.  Also check out what Markita Staples of Sweshfit and Sheila Simmons of The Frugal ...

FFFC June Summer Is Coming Challenge 2014

  http://youtu.be/SglFYeTHOhE   Hi everyone!  We have survived the May Challenge with flying colors and we are keeping it going in the month of June.  We have simplified this month's challenge to only include 1 major activity we will be tracking. Back by popular demand we introduce to you the June MILEAGE challenge. ...