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Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 8)

Alright y'all.  I felt GOOD today.  I mean I felt ON this morning at 5:30 am.  Perhaps it was the 7 hours of sleep.  Maybe it was water I drank beforehand.  Most likely it was the dinner I ate the night before.  Whatever it was I was ready.   Now I am not saying I was pleased with the 1 mile jog warm up under 7.5 minutes!  Or saying I was ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 7)

It wasn't a good day y'all.  I mean the workout was good.  Monte did what he was supposed to do but the morning started off rocky.  For one, I did not get a good night's sleep after going to bed after 11 pm because someone next to me was sawing logs.  I mean it woke me up in the middle of the night to the point I had to sleep with the pillow ...

Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 6)

  I feel good!  Made it through the second of four weeks of this boot camp!  I will admit, I felt much better today than I did yesterday.  Today I arrived and had a chance to stretch before he put us to work.  We warmed up with a mile jog he wanted us to complete UNDER 9 minutes.  Then he had us do 100 jumping jacks. After that warm ...

Featured Femme Fitale – Michele Theknottytruth George

Submitted by: Michelle FFFC:  Please introduce yourself. MG:  Hello, I'm Michele ‘TheKnottyTruth" George a mother, sister, friend, scientist, certified personal trainer and natural hair coach, author and at the root of it all a child of God. [Tweet "Check out the latest #interview with Michele George of The Knotty Truth. #kinky ...

In The Gym with Carla Douglin of Raw Raw Life!

When you watch this woman's videos or read her book 101 Juice-Fast Recipes you can FEEL her energy!  I mean she makes you want what she is having because she is super dynamic and full of energy.  I first came across her blog and book while reading up on the raw food lifestyle and I am happy I stumbled her way.  I think you all will see exactly ...

Run For Your Life

Submitted by: Low Carb Tiki So you want to start running but you don’t know where to begin. It’s easier than you think.  Some people think they can’t start running because of various health issues but it’s not true. For a number of diseases running can help reduce the impact or reverse the condition. I know a number of people who were ...

Featured Femme Fitale – Masani

Submitted by: Masani FF:  Please introduce yourself. MP:  My name is Masani Poinsette.  I am a mother, grandmother, wife, and entrepreneur. FF:  Why did you decide to join Femme Fitale Fitness on Facebook? MP:  I have always been an active person.  Fitness is fun to me!!!  I am concerned about the pervasive state of ill health among ...

Two Can Play This Game

Submitted by: Ramona First week of training is in the books!  I was on vacation in Memphis, Tennessee and it was around 105-110 degrees everyday and in the 90s at night! I had every reason to believe that no running was going down for me...but the first morning I was there I woke up with no alarm clock and had running on my brain! I sat on my ...

Anxiety And Myths, What Is Holding You Back?

Submitted by: Tim Joseph The following is what I have learned from years of trying to accomplish my own fitness goals. I know a lot of out of shape people who wish they could get themselves in good shape.  For every person that says "I want to look good in a bathing suit" there are a thousand excuses as to why they cannot get themselves off ...

Time for a Rock & Roll Encore

Submitted by: Ramona I'm doing it again! That's right...training for another half marathon! The timing is right, too. My weight loss efforts have been at a standstill for about 2 months and I've even gained weight! Boooo!!! So I'm hoping the extra miles I'll be getting in weekly will turn things around. I have a goal to lose 20 lbs. At first I ...

These Shoes Were Made For….

Submitted by: Ramona It's my second training run and it actually went really well! 4 miles today and I felt strong afterwards. So strong that I decided to take a Zumba class after my run. You see...while I was on a little "run-cation" I really got into other forms of exercise. I was getting my cross train ON! ;-) Zumba, by far, turned out to be ...

My Bahamas Body

And this is what I looked like coming out of the water in the Bahamas.  I can stand to lose some more fat so the definition can show through. Hey - at least I am honest.  Plan to participate in an ab challenge this month with Strong Like Susan.  Stay tuned as I post my progress and gulp~measurements! [slideshow]

Weight loss stall

I believe that when taking on a new routine, you follow through on the commitment, and then assess the results after a special period of time.  I have been working with my trainer twice a week (give or take skipping some weeks due to other commitments) since April 2011. I step on the scale and it hasn't moved.  I weigh almost the same now as ...

Fitness Idol – Jade Teta and Jill Coleman

A few nights ago on Facebook the Metabolic Effect team hosted a 1 hour Q&A session with Jade Teta who is one of the authors of The Metabolic Effect Diet book.  He is a biochemist, holistic physician and personal trainer!  Phew!  The session was wonderful and it looked like he responded to each and every person's questions.  I was impressed ...

A Quickie

During a holiday weekend like this weekend it can be a challenge making time to work out when spending time with family and friends BUT here is a quickie workout that will at least allow you to achieve some activity for the day even if it doesn't burn all of the extra calories you may be consuming during this fun time! ENJOY and let me know ...

Beginning Your Fitness Journey: Prepare For The Marathon

When it comes to your fitness journey and weight loss efforts, prepare for the marathon instead of the sprint. Submitted by: Amber Marathon vs. Sprint When it comes to your fitness journey, consider it a marathon and not a sprint.  Being an unconventional person, I often give unconventional advice or have odd reasons for my actions. When ...

Push Up Variations

I enjoy watching Peter Carvell, Home Fitness Expert, of 6 Pack Abs.  I've been watching his challenging videos for well over a year and he keeps things interesting.  I bet you noticed I said "watching".  I haven't actually tried a specific routine but have done each and every exercise he has showcased on my own in the gym during a variety of ...

New Equipment Madness

Has anyone ventured into their gym lately and seen this thing? One day I did and was like (^@(*&@^#(@!  So brave me (yeah right) decided to jump on.  Umm, the thing does not appear to be turned on (none of the lights are on).  Oh oh I have to start peddling to get the thing to light up so I can set my workout.  After figuring that out, ...

HBO Documentary – The Weight Of The Nation

I started watching the first of a 4-part HBO documentary which tackles America's obesity problem head on!  The first 2 parts aired May 14 and the last 2 air tonight.  If you watch, share your thoughts on it.