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February 24th, 2013 · No Comments
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January 9th, 2013 · No Comments
Must read and listen to the video on Body Image in the Media. These women have the guts to talk back and to say to those people calling them fat that they are far more than a number on a scale. Women these days put enormous amounts of pressure on themselves to look a certain way, to dress a certain way and to just”fit in”. It’s ridiculous and we should all be so confident in our own skins to be the person we were meant to be!
On going gluten free and the advantages of it. Personally, I’ve found that if I completely remove it from my diet, I eliminate a host of issues including allergies and gut issues, that were huge issues for me when I was eating gluten. Read this article on other illnesses you can improve with a gluten free diet.
via Bowery Boys
This article from 1913 discusses a woman’s perfect body! At 5’7″ tall and weighs 171 she is described at length as having the perfect shape for a woman. By our standards today, she would be considered overweight if not “fat”!
For the long knee sock lovers out there, check out these adorable knee socks.
Shop, Prep & Eat for a week!
Does Exercise Make You Smarter?
That’s a wrap! If you have an article you think would be a good fit for this blog, please leave a comment.
December 10th, 2012 · No Comments
Image Credit: NAYAD
I have recently had the pleasure of testing out Nayad’s swimwear and I am in love. Not only are these pieces designed by women athletes, they are designed for us to be outside doing athletic things in them! NAYAD Made for Movement Swimwear can be personally designed by you! You can choose from 4 different styles of Bra Tops and at least 4 different styles of bottoms and then choose the colors you like. I chose the longer short bottom and the cross back sports bra top and they are perfect! It would be highly unlikely to run into another woman on the beach in the same suit as you! In comparison to other suits I own, this one fits snugly yet, still not revealing, and I can do more in it–such as handstands, sprinting or even lifting it I wanted! These suits will work great from the gym straight to the beach or surfboard!
To learn more about NAYAD swimwear, please click over here! Show your love by “liking” their Facebook page.
FTC- Much thanks to Kate Fox for giving me the opportunity to review your wonderful product! I love it! A NAYAD swimsuit was provided to me for purposes of review and the above opinions are my own.
December 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments
How much weight do most Americans gain during the holiday season?
Is it ten pounds??
From Thanksgiving to New Years most people enjoy their holiday festivities to the point that they end up heavier on the other side of the holiday than before, especially when you have multiple friend and family gatherings throughout each week for six weeks straight! The opportunities to over-eat are abundant and the opportunities to exercise might become infrequent if the social life demands it.
So, I plan to manage the holiday NOT weight gain as follows! Feel free to offer suggestions or comments on my plan.
Yes, I love sugar as much as the next person, however, I have learned how to keep it under control…
Eat dark chocolate only when you crave it!
1. If at a party, chose the foods that are the cleanest (veggies, fruits, and proteins).
2. Skip the chips and dips in favor of a cocktail, water or tea.
3. Eat desert that will be the best thing you ever tasted rather than something that is just “good.”
4. Maintain your exercise routines to the best of your ability. Lift heavy weights, walk frequently and sprint or do high interval training 1-2x per week.
5. Enjoy the people rather than the food!
6. If eating out due to lack of time at home to prepare home cooked meals, eat a salad with protein!
Skip the bread, etc…It’s nothing but calories.
7. Get good sleep, drink green tea, take your fish oil and generally enjoy life!
What do you think? Will I come out ahead or behind this holiday season with these rules/tips?
November 15th, 2012 · No Comments
So, it’s seems I’ve become a robot. Go here, do that. Day in and day out. Take care of everybody and yourself to the best of your ability! I’ll spend upwards of 1+ hours a day cooking and doing the dishes because I care about what I eat- I’m okay with that. I’ll spend 1+ hour a day most days working out, I’m okay with that. On the weekends, I might get to take a nap. In the evenings, I can spend an hour reading on my ipad (although, only the news, no fiction). In addition, I’m home with my kids and I am my kids teacher ! Now, these are all good things, however, what I’ve noticed is that there isn’t any time to just be me, Rachel. Time to just do something that doesn’t involve exercise, cooking or being a mommy. Possibly, to be a little selfish? To just have some fun outside of the usual activities?
In an effort to change this, I’m implementing a once a month girls night out! This month, I’ve assembled a group of great friends for a night of painting. Me, paint?! Yeah, right. However, it’ll be completely different and I might come home with a gift I could give away! Next month, we might go rock climbing or go to a yoga class or attend another art class, I don’t care, I just care that we get out and do something ELSE.
What do you do that involves balancing your life?
November 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment
2008 was the first time I’d heard of Lucy Activewear. I fell in love with it then, and I still love it now. I recently got to visit an actual Lucy store during the CAF triathlon and as I walked through the store, I was admiring all the really soft cotton shirts, the textures of the running clothes and the styles of the yoga gear.
And, within a week or so of visiting the store, Lucy reached out to me for a product review! Yes, it’s my lucky day.
So, far this is my favorite piece of Lucy gear, the Get Up and Go Quarter Zip! I’ve worn it everyday since receiving it and have received multiple complements on the color and style of the shirt. I love the ruching on the sides, the thumb hole and the soft cotton feel of the shirt. This shirt has been a perfect for wearing over my workout gear on cold mornings and it’ll look great with jeans as well. I can’t wait to wear it again!
Lucy is having a sale of 25% off today only in celebration of their Birthday! Check it out!
FTC- The shirt was provided for purposes of review and the above opinion is my own.
September 12th, 2012 · No Comments
This new product will be launching at the Health and Fitness Business Expo in Las Vegas next week. Unfortunately the you tube video link is not working, so, here is the information I received in an email.
The Fit Wet Jet Bike allows you to pedal on a stationary bike all with the ease, comfort and health benefits of being submerged in water. It combines the effects of biking, water resistance, & jets to improve results 10 times faster than an average bike. Check out the visual demonstration here: http://youtu.be/R3hXwumX05o
The Fit Wet Jet Bike restores flexibility, reloads calcium to the bones, fights water retention, slows down the cardiac rhythm, improves muscle balance, reshapes the body, and activates the blood circulation.
Now, seriously, who wants to try this?
August 28th, 2012 · No Comments
Life is good if we value the important stuff.
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August 27th, 2012 · No Comments
I answer this question almost every single day. My usual answer is “what’s better for you a slice of bread or zucchini and spinach?”. This answer does not go over well with most people. It just goes over their head, like, yeah, so? Yeah, so, I don’t eat any grains of any kind ANY more. I want the MOST nutritious bang for my calorie buck. Want another reason? My stomach doesn’t tolerate it. Ever eat an entire bowl of taco chips, tortillas, rice, beans, etc…and PAY for it in the morning? Yep, that would be my gut…like for days following an episode of a Cheat Meal. Now, I know what happens to my gut, so I don’t eat it.
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August 18th, 2012 · No Comments
Are you loyal to one brand of athletic clothes? What is your favorite “Go To” dress when it’s time to go out? These dresses are just a few offered from companies such as Carve Design, Horny Toad, Lole Women and Lululemon. I’d love to hear about other brands that offer dresses for the athletic body!