Archive for April 2010

The Shakeology Cleanse Follow-Up

Alright, so I’m here after completing two days of the Shakeology Cleanse.  I’m down 4.9 pounds in two days and I notice that my stomach looks significantly less bloated.  Normally, this cleanse is supposed to last for three days, but due to my schedule today I’m not able to do the cleanse as designed, so... Read more »

Detoxing At Home and the Shakeology Cleanse...

I’m sure that many, if not all, of you have heard of detox diets.  Maybe you’ve even tried one yourself!?  I have to admit, I’ve always been a critic of these such things.  Why?  Well, the main reason is simply because if you eat properly, drink water, and exercise regularly, your body should be doing... Read more »

Operation: Eat What's In Your House

So, I’m trying to eat what I’ve already got around the house.  It seems like whenever people, including myself, strive to eat healthy we will buy lots of healthy groceries but then we’ll go out to eat… and the food we bought, if perishable, will go bad. Are you one of those people? Of course,... Read more »

5 Quick, Easy, and Healthy Desserts

If I find an article worth sharing, I will!  People always struggle with dessert.  It’s a natural tendency to want to finish off meals with something sweet.  However, “sweet” doesn’t have to be the enemy.  Check out this great article with 5 dessert ideas that won’t bust your budget or your belt buckle. Many of... Read more »

What is your WHY?

Why do you want to get healthy? Why do you want to lose weight?Why do you want to get stronger?Why?Why?Why? Have you ever really looked at your reasons for doing things?  Any time that we set goals in life it’s important to know why we are setting those goals. Maybe your goal is to lose... Read more »

The Best Sugar Substitutions

There is a lot of debate out there about sweetners and how they affect our bodies.  Which ones to choose?  Should we just stick with regular sugar?  What side effects could I have from using other sweetners? Well, I can tell you, straight off, that if it’s been created in a laboratory by man, you... Read more »

Fitness at Home LIVE class review: FLY YOGA

Fly Yoga Review Sometimes, even if you workout at home, for the most part, you may still want to get out there from time to time and give a live class a try… and what not!?  There are some very fun and creative classes out there.  We are lucky to live in Chicago and have... Read more »

Home Fitness DVD Review: ChaLEAN Extreme

Are You Ready To Get Extreme??? Part of what I want to offer with my blog is a comprehensive review of home fitness programs that I, personally, have tried out. I want to start with a relatively new program that, perhaps, you’ve heard about. If not, you’ve GOT to check this out! Keep reading for... Read more »

Get Outside, Chicago!

Fitness Outdoors   In case you haven’t noticed, Spring is FINALLY here!  This means that those of us living with cabin fever can get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.  The city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs offer lots of great ways to get active outdoors.  See my list of recommended spots to... Read more »