Dirty 30: 5k Foam Fest

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsCome visit this healthy runner at http://www.fitfoodieruns.comHey ya’ll! I am super happy to finally be able to write a post! I’m so sorry for the three week delay! (I had no clue or I would have warned ya first!)So much to tell you – it’s going to be like that hour chat when you call your Aunt Rita once a year and you know you should call her once a week….so let’s get to it....more

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Nikki lost 103 pounds

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Nikki lost 103 pounds. Tired of feeling invisible and dealing with low self esteem, she decided that enough was enough.  She embraced healthy eating habits and worked out with DVDs at home to transform her body.  Here is her story:...more

HIIT: The Calorie-Burning Routine You Can Do Anywhere

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is rising in popularity amongst the masses at supersonic speeds. Besides body weight training, HIIT is the top fitness trend of 2014. This upbeat, fast-paced method requires dedication, commitment, stamina, and endurance, but the results are well worth the effort. ...more
Thanks. Great way to burn fat.more

The Easiest Way to Work Out At Work

Ideally, I would love to go for a jog after work, and while living in Florida has many year round benefits, my after work jogging plans are usually foiled by this:...more

Work Lunges Into Your Exercise Routine

Summer time is upon us, which means that we're wearing shorts, skirts, and swim suits! Summer styling is just so much simpler. And, I know you've heard about my love of flip-flops. I'm a happy girl, just because of my flip-flops. Along with the summer season we usually have more travel and less routine. Two things that also make me happy! But with these changes can also come the need to squeeze in more exercise "on the go." The cool thing about a lot of different exercises are that you really can do them anywhere. Today I am going to break down the STATIONARY LUNGE for you. As a fitness instructor, this is probably the exercise that has required the most amount of coaching over the years. Lunges are hard. Lunges take a lot of discipline to do correctly. But trust me, they can get you some awesome results. Results of lean, strong, and toned legs. Which sounds good to me with all of this short and skirt talk. ...more
Of course!!!more

Nothing Makes You Feel Better than a BODY PUMP Workout

OK, the title “NOTHING Makes You Feel Better than a BODY PUMP™ Workout” may’ve been a tiny bit misleading – because I can actually think of one thing that feels better… But the feeling you have after you’ve lifted weights for an hour in a BODY PUMP™ c...more

The Importance of Diet and Exercise during Pregnancy

Healthy diet and some exercise can be ideal for both pregnant women and their babies. While healthy weight gain is part of any pregnancy, it can be achieved through healthy foods that support the mother and baby's nutritional needs. Moreover, exercise can keep a pregnant woman's weight from getting out of control and keep her muscles toned. Pregnant women who exercise also find it easier to lose weight after the birth of the baby. Exercising during pregnancy helps women experience less fatigue, which is just one more reason that it's so beneficial.   ...more

Black Girls RUN!: What Can You Achieve if You Focus on the Goal?

In running and in life, the first mile is the hardest. At least it is for me. It takes time to get the creak out of my bones, loosen up my muscles, and get into a groove. Any little thing can distract me. My arm band is not quite right, my bra is a little tight, or the weather isn’t as perfect as I’d hoped it would be. I think to myself, I said I wanted to run a 10K, but did I really mean it? I know this is just my laziness trying to get me back into my comfort zone: in my bed watching Netflix. But stopping isn’t an option. ...more
EchoingIda Have you heard about the new running film 4MinMileMovie? Sounds like it might relate ...more

Gym Update #6

I fully intended to go to the gym thus week. Apparently, I once again had write lofty goals. I mean, we were fully ensconced in making these beautiful cloth diapers for a friend of mine, along with all my regular activities (taking care of Baby Boy, blogging, choking, etc.). Somehow I figured I'd be able to fly through the sewing of these diapers....more