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[8 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Another reason to stay healthy

Staying Healthy
I didn’t really need another reason to stay healthy and take care of myself, but I got one any way! My second granddaughter joined us on Oct 27th… so precious and such a miracle. I spent one glorious week helping to care for her, my daughter and my 4 year old granddaughter. Things were a little crazy that week and I wasn’t as committed to my workouts, but once I got home I jumped back in, eager to set new goals and renew my commitment to stay healthy. I …

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[10 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome ~ Avoid it or make the change to improve your health!

Metabolic Syndrome: (also known as syndrome X or the dysmetabolic syndrome) – is a diagnosis that has been around since the 1980′s to describe a combination of health risks. It includes, but not limited to, obesity, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, high cholesterol and an increased risk for the formation of blood clots.
The definition and criteria actually depends on which source that you are looking at. The 2001 National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III), uses any …

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[9 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Five Generations of Hands

This was sent to me via email and it truly did touch me. I am blessed to still have my grandmother alive at the young age of 97. I always remember her telling us that we need to eat right, exercise and limit alcohol use. You can’t get any better proof than a woman that has lived to be 97! The rest of the story below makes you appreciate what you have… Enjoy!

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[29 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

P90X does it again!
There are plenty of testimonials and lots of reasons why you should try P90X. Thousands of people have reached their health and fitness goals, including me (at the age of 50). This program has been touted on TV programs and magazines.
Well now SHAPE magazine has joined in, and we appreciate that.
Just thought I would share… it’s a well written article that lists 10 reasons why you should try P90X. Hopefully it will answer any questions that you might have. But, if you have more questions, feel free to …

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[28 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Low Fat Shrimp Scampi
with Spinach and Tomatoes
This is a great lower fat recipe for shrimp scampi, and I love the fact the the vegetables are already mixed in. It is easy to prepare and my family loved it! It is still a little high in fat, and you could omit the butter (I didn’t miss it), but it’s a nice treat and is very tasty! Remember to weigh and measure everything to be certain you are not over eating!
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion, finely …

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[26 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Insanity – Cardio Recovery Review
“Don’t get your hopes up – this isn’t the recovery you’re expecting. But it should help your body and muscles prepare for more INSANITY.” It last about 35 minutes.
This workout combines yoga, strength training and core work to get you ready for the rest of the program. It’s a nice break, but certainly will still get you sweating. The stretching is a welcome benefit to help those sore muscles!
I think it’s also a great marker to test your strength and flexibility. I’m presently in week 3 …

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[24 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
What is the best time to workout?

What is the best time to workout?
Are you trying to figure out when to fit in your workout into your busy day? This truly can be one of the biggest obstacles for people trying to start (and continue) a fitness plan. I often hear “I just don’t have time” and “I have too many other commitments”.
There is also information out there about the best time to get the most out of your workout.
I believe we need to take both of the above into consideration. I for one find that working …

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[23 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]

Insanity, Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs
To coin a phrase from Shaun T:  ”That “sh**s bananas yo!”
Just as you’re getting used to the Circuit/interval training, the plyo, the resistance… the “little” breaks that you get in between the “long” intense workouts… Shaun T throws in Pure Cardio! It’s a very intense, nonstop aerobic workout that will take you to places that you have never been! Once again the workout lasts around 40 minutes (and you can obviously take breaks if you need to… you can also modify moves and reduce the …

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[16 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
A Reflection of Fitness Goals for 2011

A Reflection of fitness goals for 2011.
Did you make them? Was it a New Year’s Resolution? Did you make a promise to eat healthy? get fit? lose weight?
As we quickly approach the upcoming New Year 2012 (and I say quickly because I woke up to very crisp, cool temperatures and was wondering where summer went) I became reflective of this past year. I started out deciding to get fit and take better care of myself. I started P90X and got into the best shape of my life! I’ve strayed …

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[6 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Flax Seed, Fun Facts

Flax Seed, Fun Facts
What is Flaxseed? Derived from the flax plant, an annual herb believed to have originated in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians used flaxseed for nutritional and medicinal purposes. They also used the fiber contained in the flax plant to make clothes, fishnets, and other products. Throughout history, flaxseed has been primarily used as a laxative. It is high in fiber and a gummy material called mucilage. These substances expand when they come in contact with water, so they add bulk to stool and help it move more quickly …