month : 04/2013 23 results

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 ...

Who Needs Medicine?

I work for a health insurance company and every year we have an opportunity to decrease our annual medical benefit premium by participating in a biometric screening.  They measure our cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, BMI, and blood pressure.  I signed up last week and silly me forgot I had it this morning.  I drank my green smoothie with ...

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 ...

Phine Body vs. Booty Boot Camp

I must admit I watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta faithfully since well...since it started.  This season there are two characters who both came out with workout DVDs.  On the show one of the characters had plans to make a video about "donkey booties".  Her term for plump, fat buttocks which is a trait often associated with women of African ...

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 ...

Only 40 Days Left – Did You Vote Yet?

I entered a contest at the beginning of March that lasts until May 31st.  It is a contest (Social Treadmill Challenge) at my gym, Brick Bodies, and I am really trying to win.  Right now I am in second place with 404 votes and trying to take over first but it is an uphill climb. I know many of you who follow this blog have never met me in person ...

If You Didn’t Come To Party

Then you should go home.  That is how it is in boot camp.  If you didn't come to work hard - why come out at 5:30 am at all?  We don't come out there to sit on the wall or the bleachers.  We come out there to WORK!  Today was no different.  Thursdays are normally toning day and that means we focus on hand weights and upper and lower body ...

Can You Hang?

If you are actively participating in or lurking on the FFFC private or public Facebook pages you know over the next few weeks we have scheduled 5:45 am 3-mile runs.  I am excited about this because I am ready to take it back outside.  The air is fresh and it invigorates me.  I also like the camaraderie as I tend to run with my neighbor.  I ...

Who Run The World?

Today started off as a very good day.  Got up, got dressed, picked up my neighbor and started Sanders Optimum Fitness boot camp - Week 2.  Our warm up was a walk/jog/sprint to get in our first mile.  Pheewwww I'm used to that later on in the session!  It was good though - I never walk now because I will never catch up if I do.  We did ...

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 ...

Day 3 Boot Camp – DRINK MY SWEAT!

Arrived at boot camp late ya'll.  They had already started the 1-mile, 10-minute jog as I was putting down my stuff.  Something told me they were going to warm us up with running in the Sanders Optimum Fitness Boot Camp so I prepared and already had my earphones and iPod shuffle hooked up ready to pop in my ears so I dropped my bag and TOOK ...

Yoga For the Traveler

Author:  Wesley Vonn Yoga can be a great way to stay in shape, stay centered, and become more self-aware. However, you do not need to be in your regular studio or in your own home to receive these benefits. It is becoming increasingly popular for those who are traveling to use yoga for a variety of reasons. Yoga can have many benefits on ...

Day 2 Boot Camp

My routine is to pick up my neighbor on the way to boot camp by 5:15 am Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  She usually gets in the car with a big sigh dreading the activity that lays ahead of us.  We park, walk in and we are basically always just arriving on time before the warm up.  The warm up could be anything from  X-drills to 1-mile jogs ...

KALE LOVE

I am just posting this quickly to say how much I LOVE eating kale!  I love it in my smoothies, sautéed, in chips or salad!  There are so many benefits kale provides let me count the ways. If you are digging kale too let me know by posting a comment and tell me your favorite way of eating it. Femme Fitale Fit Club Motivating you to Firm, Fit ...

My Treadmill, My Friend

My husband set aside the unfinished area of our basement as our home gym.  We have equipped it with a lot of stuff so if we chose to, we could workout downstairs vs. having to get in our cards and trek on over to the gym.  One of my most favorite pieces of equipment is my Proform 785SS treadmill.  I purchased it back when we lived in a town ...

Boot Camp, Green Smoothies OH MY!

It's April 8th and we started off the April boot camp session today!  Wow, what a difference a week off makes!  I didn't really have an entire week off.  I did continue going to the gym, doing the stepmill and working on my cardio but this stuff never ever really compares to a boot camp session.  BUT I got it in and got through it.  We did ...

Guest Blog on FFFC!

Do you have a weight loss journey story you would like to share with others? Do you enjoy a certain physical fitness activity or class you want to spread the word about? Do you like to prepare delicious and healthy meals or have a special healthy recipe (with pictures) to showcase? Are you interested in contributing to the Femme Fitale Fit ...

SMASHED!

I made PROGRESS!  My endurance has definitely improved.  I did the 30-minute Oxygen Stepmill Workout today and SMASHED IT!!!!!  I mean I got through it without having to adjust any of the speed OR feeling like I was going to fly off the back.  That is progress in my book!  I credit the Sanders Optimum Fitness Boot Camp for that progress ...

Oxygen Stepmill Routine – Taming The Beast

Back in November 2011 I got hooked on the stepmill.  It is a great way to work those glutes, hamstrings, and quads.  It is also exhausting and really gets the heart rate up there.  For that - I need to renew my love for the stepmill.  I've been away far too long.  This routine I found in my November 2011 issue of Oxygen Magazine (perfect ...

It’s April – Did You Vote Yet?

I entered a contest at the beginning of March that lasts until May 31st.  It is a contest (Social Treadmill Challenge) at my gym, Brick Bodies, and I am really trying to win.  Right now I am in second place with 404 votes and trying to take over first but it is an uphill climb. I know many of you who follow this blog have never met me in person ...