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6 Ways to Maximize Your Post-Workout Out Recovery

Do you know what it takes for your muscles to grow? The vast majority of people believe that it is only important to lift, lift, and lift. The more you lift, the bigger the muscles will be. But, that is only partially correct. You have to be aware of the fact that muscle growth starts when you stop lifting, and it cannot happen without the ...

Why Rest Is Important For Effective Weight Loss

Disclaimer:  I was provided a complimentary Queen-size mattress by OSO Sleep for the purposes of this review.  All opinions are my own.   I'm asked constantly by my readers and Femme Fitale Fit Club members how to lose weight.  Many say they know all they need to do is eat right, drink plenty of water and exercise and they do that but ...

Napping 101

April is Stress Awareness Month and naps matter. Too much stress can have a profound negative effect on our mental and physical health and wellness. These effects aren’t always immediately noticeable, but severe, they include: increased blood pressure, a weakened immune system, and even heart disease. It can also wreak havoc on our ...

Recovery Tips for Gym Newbies

Every beginning tends to be hard and this fact is very well known to the gym newcomers who are facing post-workout muscle soreness, or the Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) how experts like to call it. But, while DOMS can be great achievement indicator proving that philosophy of “No pain, no gain”, no matter how old it may seem, makes ...

How Your Mattress Could Be Affecting Your Training

When you train there are three main things you should pay attention to: eating, workouts and sleeping. The most underestimated of these is sleeping. To ensure your body a healthy and deep sleep, you should have a mattress made of high quality materials. It is one of the most important pieces of furniture in every home because we spend a lot of ...

Fitbit Flex Review Coming Soon!

Hubby came in the house last week with a new package from Best Buy.  I peek in and lo and behold he purchased a Fitbit Flex Activity and Sleep Wristband.  He was pretty excited and since he has had a chance to use it while asleep, in the shower, at work, in the gym and even in the car he gave me some feedback which might be helpful to anyone ...

FFFC #Challenge #23: Log your meals

Have you ever thought about your nutrition as you begin to pick up your daily fitness activity?  Have you hit a plateau and wonder why you can not seem to break through even though you are going to 80 fitness classes a day and sweating profusely?  Maybe it is time to look at what you are eating.  The fitness gurus state that 80% of your ...

FFFC #Challenge #22: Drink Green

Who has not heard of the benefits of drinking green smoothies?  Well here is our challenge for this week.  Drink a green smoothie every day Monday - Friday of this week and report in on your progress.  This is how this works: Advanced challenge:  Drink 3 green smoothies daily Intermediate challenge:  Drink 2 green smoothies daily Beginner ...

FFFC #Challenge #21: Daily Fit Workout Challenge

I'm following instructions and reblogging this for all of you to follow!  Do this on a DAILY basis when you are feeling at your physical peak whether that be at 8 am, noon, 3 pm or midnight.  DO YOU to OPTIMIZE you. I believe in YOU.  Let's GO!  Check in below by leaving a comment on your progress!

FFFC #Challenge #20: Wake Up Call Challenge

And here is another daily challenge that can really make you sweat.  Try it you just might like it.  Continue this challenge Monday - Friday (don't cheat).  :-) I believe in YOU.  Let's GO!  Check in below by leaving a comment on your progress!

FFFC #Challenge #19: Challenge Workout

I'm not saying this weekly challenge is a piece of cake but try each round and beat the time every day.  Round 1, do Day 1, etc. and repeat until you get in 5 whole days.  I didn't say it was easy, but change NEVER IS! I believe in YOU.  Let's GO!  Check in below by leaving a comment on your progress!

FFFC #Challenge #18: No Junk Food

This challenge will require WILL POWER vs. the physical ability to lift, jump, squat, roll or press.  The mind is a powerful thing and if not properly prepared, you are defeated before ever beginning this challenge.  Do your body proud and embrace this challenge with ZEST! My only caveat with this challenge is, as long as you are consuming all ...

FFFC #Challenge #17: Planking

For rock hard abs it is important to uncover the fat to reveal those abs.  Once you uncover the fat, this challenge will help ensure, there are strong abs underneath to put on display.  Besides being a showpiece, having a strong core is extremely beneficial. Here are some primary benefits: Provides stability during exercising. Supports ...

FFFC Challenge #16: (REPEAT CHALLENGE 14) 7-8 Hours of Sleep a Night

We are keeping this challenge simple and straightforward.  The plan is to complete a full body circuit 3 times, 3 days this week. Complete Full Circuit Cardio 1 minute high knees 1 minute jumping jacks 1 minute mountain climbers 1 minute jump squats 1 minute split jumps Now, in order for this cardio circuit to be effective you MUST keep it ...

FFFC Challenge #15: (REPEAT CHALLENGE 14) 7-8 Hours of Sleep a Night

This can't be stressed enough, our muscles grow while we sleep.  All of the hard work performed to tear, lift and go heavy really goes to work as our bodies rest and rejuvenate.  That happens when we sleep.  short-changing your necessary hours of quiet rest is doing a disservice to you, your body and frame of mind.  Sleep is not for the ...

FFFC Challenge #14: 7-8 Hours of Sleep a Night

This can't be stressed enough, our muscles grow while we sleep.  All of the hard work performed to tear, lift and go heavy really goes to work as our bodies rest and rejuvenate.  That happens when we sleep.  short-changing your necessary hours of quiet rest is doing a disservice to you, your body and frame of mind.  Sleep is not for the ...

Rootbalance Negative Ion Bands

I found out about these interesting bands that is supposed to help with with body performance including balance, strength, and flexibility.  It touts the benefits of energy boosts during awake time and restful effect in the night to assist with comfortable slumber.  Considering the workplace and general life stress I have been under for the past ...