Archive for 2012

Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...

Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...
Let’s face it, going out to eat is a time-honored tradition that most people are unwilling (or unable) to give up.  I know that we hear, “It’s healthier to cook at home,” all the time, but sometimes we just want/need to go out to eat.  Sure, lots of restaurants have their “fit” or “light fare”... Read more »

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
“When the situation becomes difficult, the strong will work harder to meet the challenge.” Well, I’m back!  After a month of being almost constantly on the road I’m back with more stories of where I’ve been, what I’ve done, lessons I’ve learned, and also some great tips and stuff for you, as well! I want... Read more »

Quick And Easy Protein-Full Salad

Quick And Easy Protein-Full Salad
I enjoy coming up with my own recipes that fill in nutritional gaps that I need to fill.  One area where I always need work is protein intake.  So, I’m working on finding more ways of getting it into my diet.  BEHOLD!  I give you a bean based salad that is quite tasty and super... Read more »
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Love YOURSELF on Valentine's Day

Love YOURSELF on Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is often viewed as a day when you are supposed to/required to buy your loved one flowers, candy, dinner, etc.  Then, all the single people huff and puff about being single (I’m single, I can say that, right?).  Well, I think that’s silly!  I view Valentine’s Day as just a day of love,... Read more »

Valentine's Day Gifts For The Fitness Lover In Your Life

Valentine's Day Gifts For The Fitness Lover In Your Life
Are you burnt out on flowers and candy?  Does your significant other really like exercise and/or physical activity?  Well, here are some ideas for gifts for your fitness lover!  While I feature mostly pink images in this blog, keep in mind that many of these suggestions are, indeed, unisex  😉   FOR THE YOGI IN... Read more »

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 2

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 2
This week has really been focused on inspiration… finding those qualities that inspire you to be better, and finding the role models who inspire you to be better.  I’m continuing by sharing another one of my fitness role models with you all, in hopes that she may inspire some of you too. One of my... Read more »
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Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 1

Find Your Fitness Role Model, Part 1
To follow up yesterday’s post about determining what qualities your idols have, now it’s time to think about who your fitness role models are… I’m talking real people this time.  Over the past few years I’ve had many fitness role models, and I plan on spending a few blogs highlighting them, because maybe they will... Read more »

Superhero In Training...

Superhero In Training...
When I was a little girl I always looked up to strong female figures.  At the time, that figure was She-Ra and the various characters on She-Ra.  I was always inspired by warriors.  Just when things looked bleak, they seemed to pull through and win the fight.  As I got older, my sights started to... Read more »

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 »
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Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?

Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?
Every year we make resolutions, and every year most people give up on fitness related ones in less than a month. I find that the reason a lot of people do this is because they weren’t strong enough to start, or they just weren’t properly planned out and executed. If you are already starting to... Read more »