Category: Fun

Piercing The Darkness... With Positive Motivation!

Today there is an e-event taking place today called “Piercing The Darkness”. The basis behind this event is that you will leave positive affirmation notes in random places for people to find and, hopefully, brighten their day. I decided to take this day to post messages at the gyms where I work… providing motivation for... Read more »

Healthy Egg White Southwestern Omelete... A Pictorial Recipe

Dice up 1/2 of a Roma tomato.  Add tomato to 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper in non-stick skillet.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than breakfast foods, and using my iPhone for iPhone photography on Instagram (if you are on there, follow me @melaniebolen), so I decided to combine those two loves for a pictorial blog recipe for you to enjoy!  The recipe is for one serving/one omelet.  This tasty omelet with satisfy the... Read more »

Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Bars
This recipe comes compliments of Chalene Johnson, one of my favorite fitness gurus!   Ingredients:Wet: 1 c egg whites 1 ½ c sugar 1 c applesauce 2 c canned pumpkin Dry: 2 c all purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 TB baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg... Read more »
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Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Treats

Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Treats
Ok, I cannot take credit for this post, but I also know I couldn’t have come up with a better array of treats!  These are FANTASTIC!  If you want healthy options for your Halloween party, you simply need to check these out, because they are so fun!  Who says Halloween needs to be all about... Read more »

Join The Holiday Fitness Challenge Group on Facebook!

I like to organize fitness challenges around the Holidays to help people get through one of the hardest times of year when it comes to treats being everywhere!  This challenge is goal based and YOU set your goals.  Use the group to post your progress to help motivate yourself and others!  I’ve started my fitness... Read more »

Get Your FREE Fitness Trading Card Deck At the CEC Show This Weekend!

Get Your FREE Fitness Trading Card Deck At the CEC Show This Weekend!
If you come out to the Chicago Entertainment Collectors Expo in Carol Stream tomorrow night (Friday), or Saturday during the early morning or afternoon, you can come to my booth and enter a raffle to win a copy of ChaLEAN Extreme.  All proceeds go to the Treasure Chest Foundation.  For entering the raffle you’ll get... Read more »
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Salutation Nation Happens THIS Saturday! Free Yoga!

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“On Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 9 am your local time, roll out your mat and do yoga. Join your community to move, breathe, connect and get your downdog on!” Go to http://www.salutationnation.com/ to find the one closest to you!  The Chicago one is happening at the Oak Street Beach.  You can RSVP on Facebook,... Read more »

6 Reasons Why Yoga Is a Great Way to Start the Day!

6 Reasons Why Yoga Is a Great Way to Start the Day!
6 Reasons Why Yoga Is a Great Way to Start the Day! By Maura Tibbs (as printed in the Team Beachbody newsletter) Sometimes it just feels great to start the day with a good workout. That being said, springing out of bed and hammering out a session of P90X® Plyometrics can be a tall order.... Read more »

An Event That Will Make You Train Like An Athlete

An Event That Will Make You Train Like An Athlete
Well, it’s time.  I’ve registered for the Metro Dash – http://www.metrodash.com/chicago/ A friend first posted it on Facebook, and it peaked my interest, but I do admit that it scared me a little.  Even though I’m obviously into fitness, I get a little intimidated by events such as these… but I decided to step outside... Read more »
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Help A Local Chicago Pilates Instructor Earn Internet Fame!

Help A Local Chicago Pilates Instructor Earn Internet Fame!
Local Chicago pilates instructor and studio owner, Jennifer Golden Zumann, is in the running to be the next Pilates Anytime instructor, and she needs your votes! VOTE FOR JENNIFER Who is Jennifer?  Jennifer is the co-owner of Pilates Chicago (http://www.pilateschicago.net/), a great pilates studio in Rogers Park.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer and... Read more »