The holidays will be upon us before you know it and who wouldn't like a little extra "bonus" to help with gift-giving?
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I don't know about you, but when I get a serious craving I am not about go through my recipe books and start measuring, chopping or heaven forbid, begin cooking.
When I get a craving, I want it satisfied it NOW!!
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That usually means grabbing something not-so-good for me (cookies or those Hershey Hugs I love so much) and even when I don't keep calorie-laden things in the house I still find ways to put a huge dent in my diet by eating whopping bowls of cereal -- usually it's Mini Wheats or some type of "healthy" cereal but still, those calories add up. Plus when you eat too much of a "healthy" cereal, you usually end up not feeling so good (b-l-o-a-t).
Thursday, August 15, 2013
My friends over at Diet-to-Go have whipped up a couple of promotions that may interest you.
The first is a Twitter chat tonight. Here's the details:
A one-hour Twitter chat on Thursday, August 15 at 9
Here are just some of the topics Diet-to-Go will discuss:
- Motivation – Inspiration about how to get fit & eat healthy.
- Routines – Establishing a healthy living routine.
- Stress – Overcoming back-to-school stress
- Recipes & Tips – Healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner & on-the-go snack ideas
Monday, August 12, 2013
Targets abs, arms, back, chest and shoulders
Targets abs, arms, back, chest and shoulders
Images and directions provided by AceFitness.org
LT Note: I love to use this exercise in Tabata training as a substitute for those dreaded burpees!
Starting Position: From a standing position with your feet together or slightly apart, engage ("brace") your abdominal muscles to stabilize your spine.
Gently exhale and bend forward from your hips ("hip hinging"). Try to keep your knees straight (but not locked). Slowly lower your torso towards the floor until you can place your fingers or palms of your hands on the floor in front of your body. If your hamstrings are tight, you may need to bend your knees slightly. Try to keep the spine flat.
Slowly begin to walk your hands forward, away from your feet. Your heels will begin to rise off the floor. Continue walking your hands forward until you reach a full-push-up position where your spine, hips and head are level with the floor (plank position).
Perform one full push-up, bending the elbows and lowering your chest and hips simultaneously to the floor. Maintain a rigid torso and keep your head aligned with your spine. Do not allow sagging in the low back or ribcage. Keep the hips level. Do not allow your hips to hike upwards during this downward phase. Continue to lower yourself until your chest or chin touches the floor. Allow your elbows to flare outwards during the lowering phase.
Press up to plank position keeping the torso rigid and your head aligned with your spine. Do not allow sagging in the low back or rib cage. Keep the hips level. Do not allow your hips to hike upwards during this phase. Continue pressing until the arms are fully extended. Slowly begin walking your feet forward towards your hands, taking steps without moving your hands. Maintain a flat spine throughout and continue walking until your feet are close to your hands.
Repeat this movement and continue for 10 - 15 yards (9-13 m).
Exercise Variation: You can progress this exercise by adding multiple push-ups in the lowered position.
To maximize the benefits of this exercise and reduce the potential for injury, it is important to monitor the position of your spine throughout the exercise. Focus on keeping your spine flat and avoid any rounding of your low back. Smaller steps help maintain correct body position. Reaching too far forward with your arms will put unnecessary stress on the shoulders.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
I'm not sure who makes up the National Food Months, Weeks and Days...maybe the producers and manufacturers? But did you know that August happens to be the month for:
Trail Mix Day - August 31
Get your mix on with 12 healthy trail mix recipes from examiner.com. Or if you're like me, throw together a handful of almonds and Craisins and enjoy!
Farmer Market Week - August 5 through 11
Not only will you be supporting your neighbors but you'll most likely be getting fresh produce that's not trucked in from another country. 9 Reasons to Shop at Farmer's Markets