month : 03/2014 16 results

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: Favorite Fitness Activities

Today's Friday Five has to do with our 5 Favorite Fitness Activities.  If you have been tracking my blog you know I did a Friday 5 post about my favorite exercises so you will see some redundancy here but since this is also asking about our 5 fitness activities - I did expand my list a bit. This link up is sponsored by Courtney from Eat ...

Tips To Reduce Sugar Intake

Learn how to reduce your sugar intake with these tips.   Let's talk about tips to reduce sugar intake.  Whenever I’m trying a diet, whatever it is, things start working out great. I eat extremely healthy for a week or two. Then, I start to realize that I have a lot of wiggle room within the limits I set. In short, I figure ...

60% Off Reebok Shapewear Today Only

    I was going through my closet this morning and had a hard time finding something to wear to my early-morning boot camp workout.  The reason being, I have worn these items day in and day out for the past 12 months.  And luck would just so have it I review some mailing and see that Reebok is sponsoring a nice 60% discount ...

How To Prep for An Early Morning Workout

Whether you are a morning person or not if you have to make an early morning workout WORK then here are some tips to get you on your way. Anyone who knows me knows I am a morning person.  I tend to roll out of bed and am ready to tackle the day very early in the morning.  Now 9 pm at night is another story.  I think that ...

Reebok Introduces Customizable ZQuick for Men and Women

The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and that open running road is calling to you to put in some miles in the fresh air. Now is a great time to update your workout shoes, but this winter might not be done with us yet.  Check into the new Reebok ZQuick sneaker for men and women. These shoes work in the gym as well as out ...

Friday Five: Five Inspirational Quotes

  This week I thought I would share some of my favorite inspirational and motivational quotes that keep me going especially when I don't want to, feel like it or feel tired/fatigued.  Before I go into my favorites I must shout out the wonderful hostesses of this Friday Five Link Up. This link up is sponsored by Courtney from Eat ...

In The Gym with Connie of Ripped Goddess

Name and basic stats:  Connie Itchon | Age 43 | Height 5’5 | Weight 126 ( on “good” days) Introduction Connie Itchon is the owner  of the Ripped Goddess fitness community – a community that started as a way for women of like minds to meet with other women. Women who wanted not just to LOOK good – but to FEEL amazing! To feel ...

Friends and Family Sale – 30% Off Reebok Gear

30% Off for Friends and Family at Reebok Friends! Family! Loyal Blog Readers! Reebok has just given the green light for you to get 30% off on their gear! So go shopping and at checkout use the promotion code FAM30. Just know that my powers aren't all encompassing, so this deal doesn't include their Crossfit gear, products ending in .98, ...

How To Avoid Sabotaging Your Workout

Avoid workout sabotage with these 9 tried and true strategies. Do you need help to avoid sabotaging your workout?  Are you committing workout sabotage?  Do you run a gazillion miles and then come home and eat thousands of calories of food and drink and justify it by telling yourself you worked out?  Do you have a food or beverage that ...

Friday Five: Off To The Races

Hi everybody.  Checking in with my Five Friday topic "Off To The Races" which fits right in with my half marathon update.  Last time I checked in I let you all know I had not done a hill of beans of training.  That was for a few reasons including a bum knee and horrible Maryland weather with record amounts of snowfall.  With all of that ...

Trader Joe’s Green Grocery Haul

I went to Trader Joe’s on Saturday, March 8th and had to hold myself back from going hog wild.  I enjoy perusing their aisles because you always find interesting things there like their habanero soft taco shells.  FIYAH!!!!  Literally and figuratively.  They are so good with refried beans! I had a good time there and highly recommend ...

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 ...

What’s Behind Those Food Labels?

Have you heard?  The word on the street is our First Lady Of The United States, Michelle Obama, is making an impact by challenging food labels and forcing companies to make updates they are more realistic and fair.  Ms. Obama has an initiative called "Let's Move" where it combines better nutrition with activity to help make a positive impact ...

Feature Your Fitness Journey Here

Would you like to have your fitness journey and body transformation featured on our blog?  Then we would love to feature you.  Every Tuesday we host Transformation Tuesday where we share an awesome stories of young women who share their fitness journey with our readers. [Tweet "If you have had a major weight-loss transformation then DM me to ...

Meal Mondays: Tomato Basil Pasta

I'm  not Italian but I must admit - I PUT MY FOOT up in this dish.  This is an excellent side dish to any Italian meal such as chicken parmesan for example.  I found this on Facebook in Simply The Best You private group and then shared it.  It appears it was originally from the website Apron Strings.  I decided to try it for myself and let me ...