Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb
16

Spaghetti Squash

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Living a healthy lifestyle sometimes means giving up a few things to reap the benefits of the healthy things.  I believe in my nutrition choices, but I know they are not for everyone.  I have chosen to give up grains in my diet for the most part.  Breads and pastas have such a high sugar …

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Feb
15

Record Your Progress

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Are you recording your fitness progress?  Did you know that if you do, you are more likely to be successful in reaching your goals?  It is true.  Keeping a nutrition and workout log will really add another dimension to your fitness journey.  It allows you to see where you started and if you are making …

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Feb
14

Treat Yourself!

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Valentine’s Day is about treating others with a loving heart and showing them how much we care about them.  Sometimes, we also need to treat ourselves the same way.  How long has it been since you treated yourself?  I am going to give you some ideas for treating yourself right in your fitness journey.  These …

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Feb
12

Workout of the Week

This week we are going to go with burpees again, but change it up a little bit.  The weather where I am is supposed to be quite nice for the weekend, so I may do this all outside.  My neighborhood circle is about 400m.  Use a dumbell or a kettlebell. Workout 5 Rounds for Time …

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Feb
11

Friday Musings

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The power to shape the future is earned through persistence.  No other quality is as essential to success.  It is the sandpaper that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles.  It is the ability to move mountains one grain of sand at a time.”

Feb
10

Processed Food…Yuck!

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What you choose to eat on a daily basis is completely up to you.  Today I am going to make you aware of a few of the things I have learned about food since deciding to live a more healthy life.  I encourage you to do your own research as well.  Spend some time reading …

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Feb
09

Paleo Banana Muffins

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  A few weeks ago, I published a recipe for pumpkin muffins.  At the end of the post, I added some suggestions to make different muffins using the same base recipe.  I think it is easier to read a recipe written out in its entirety, so this is the full recipe with the adaptations.  These …

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Feb
08

Work the Weakness

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As the years pass by, I am reminded daily that I am not good at everything.  I am good at a lot of things, just not everything.  I have weaknesses.  I have things in my fitness that I want to improve.  When I find a weak link, I work on it so that it gets …

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Feb
07

What I Learned about Movement, I Learned in Kindergarten

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My son is a kindergarten student this year.  I marvel at his sense of wonder, his desire to learn new things, and his absolute joy of movement.  He told me the other day that Physical Education class and Recess are his favorite subjects.  Although I would have been happy to hear that he liked Math or …

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Feb
05

Workout of the Week

I’m in the middle of a 100 Day Burpee Challenge.  I started 61 days ago with 1 burpee.  Day 2 was two burpees, and day 3 was three burpees, etc. until 100 days.  To celebrate burpees, we are going to do a workout containing only burpees. Workout 50 Burpees for Time  Burpees A burpee is a …

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