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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 ...

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 ...

March Madness Challenge Your Diet Calendar

Hey everybody!  Who's in for the FFFC March Madness II Challenges?  If you haven't read up on it visit HERE for the scoop!  One of the challenges is "Challenging Your Diet by Changing It".  Here is the calendar. Download it, tape it to your refrigerator and follow it closely.  If it takes 21 days to form habits, let's see what 31 days of ...

Friday Five: My 5 Favorite Exercises

It's that time again - Friday Five.  Since I don't think there was a theme I am choosing my own. This link up is sponsored by Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up For What? and Mar from Mar on the Run!  Their fitness and running blogs are awesome so make sure you head on over and check them out. Last week ...

Zooma March Photo-A-Day Challenge

I love participating in our own Femme Fitale Fit Club challenges but I also like challenging myself beyond my comfort zone by participating in others.  I found this awesome challenge while reading Mar on the Run! blog and decided I would like to do this myself. Read here for more details:  ZOOMA BLOG Basically you take a photo each day and ...

Friday Five: Fitness Fashions

I happened to stumble upon a new LINK UP and I am really feeling these.  This one is sponsored by Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up For What? and Mar from Mar on the Run!  Their fitness and running blogs are awesome so make sure you head on over and check them out. This week I thought I would highlight some ...

Product Review: Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale

[Tweet "Read my #productreview of the @FitBit #Aria Wi-Fi Smart #Scale and whether you should buy it."] I said I was gonna do it in this article and now the time is here.  My husband was on a hunt for a smart scale that could give him more information than just his weight.  He wanted over vital information he felt would be good for his ...

Fresh Fruit Protein Smoothie

I went back to the gym after taking about a week off and this is my tried and true, GO TO smoothie!  Try it!  You will thank me later. Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk Handful of baby spinach 1 cup frozen mixed fruit 1 scoop of Vega One Protein powder Instructions:  add to blender, blend until well mixed and enjoy!...

Meal Mondays: Black Bean Tacos

I received this delicious black bean taco recipe through  my Dinnertime subscription from work and this had me FULL for hours!!!  You definitely want to try this.  This is a nice vegan meal (leave off the cheese and sour cream) the entire family will love.  The black beans are full of stomach-filling fiber and the salsa gives it a very ...

Feature Fridays – Vega One

This week we wanted to feature some new products we tried and absolutely LOVE.  These products do what they say they are going to do so let us know what you think of them if you decide to buy some for your own.  Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.      There you have it folks - this week's round up of featured ...

Five Friday: What I ate

It's Five Friday and this week was a week of challenges from all over.  Recovering from a brief knee injury, to work demands to trying not to gain too much weight since I am sidelined and not working out as intensely as I normally would.  With that said I have tried my best to EAT better and DO better.  It is a work in progress because I ...

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe

[Tweet "Make this Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe and enjoy! It's good. #smoothierecipe #blueberries"] My co-worker told me this is his favorite smoothie to make.  Since he looks to be in pristine physical shape I thought I would try it.  DE-LISH-US!!!!!  This tastes amazing.  Here's the recipe, try it and tell me how you like ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 3

I wrote an article regarding whether I should eat before a workout.  Check it out here - "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" .  Today was Day 3 of this experiment which consisted of sliced green apples and peanut butter.     This is a W-I-N-N-E-R!!!!!  It was just the right amount of carb and protein.  It kept me ...

Pre-Workout Snack Experiment Day 2

If you read my article the other day about whether "To Eat or Not To Eat - That is the Question" before a workout (pre-workout), I stated I would do an experiment on myself and start eating a light snack before my workouts.  Today was Day 2 of this experiment which consisted of cottage cheese and strawberries.   This was perfect. ...

Meal Mondays: Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

I reposted this on our Facebook Fan Page and it was a big HIT!  It's from Mel's Kitchen Cafe and a total scrumptious recipe.  I decided to try it for myself on my family and received thumbs up all around.  This was very easy to make so please try it out and let me know what you think. Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable, canola ...