Festive Mardi Gras Menu

March 14, 2011 by  
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Festive Mardi Gras Menu  Menu
Festive Mardi Gras Menu
<p>Happy Mardi Gras! Recreate the colors and taste sensations of a New Orleans Fat Tuesday with these simple and delicious recipes.</p>

Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola 500-Calorie Menu

March 14, 2011 by  
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Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions &amp; Gorgonzola 500-Calorie Menu Menu
Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola 500-Calorie Menu
<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/shop"><img width="30" class="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/shop30-500-Calorie.jpg" /></a><p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/shop"> Buy the book now, EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners.</a></p>

<p>In our humble opinion, steak is best topped with sweet caramelized onions and salty Gorgonzola cheese. We recommend seeking out good-quality Gorgonzola for the best flavor, but any will work.</p>

<p><strong>To round out your 500-calorie meal, serve with 1 cup of asparagus drizzled with 1 tsp. of olive oil.</strong></p>

Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 2

March 14, 2011 by  
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If you missed Part 1 of Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight, check it out now. Complexities Leading to Weight Gain So we begin to see the complex interrelationships that lead to poor metabolism and weight gain. Medications like Prozac and Omeprazole don’t really “fix” anything. They simply attempt to control symptoms while leading to other […]

Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 1

March 14, 2011 by  
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Say hello to Lisa. Lisa recently responded to an article I posted entitled “Diet & Exercise But Still Can’t Lose Weight?” that went on to detail 5 metabolic reasons that often make losing weight difficult for many people. I found her brief story to be rather compelling as it is a theme I see played […]

Which Seafood is Good for Your Brain & the Environment?

March 14, 2011 by  
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We’ve all heard how wonderful omega-3 fats are for our health. They have tons benefits, including: Preventing fatal erratic heart rhythms Reducing inflammation Making up cell membranes throughout the body, especially the eye, brain and sperm cells Preventing cardiovascular disease and stroke Easing depression According to Dr. Mark Hyman, author of Ultrametabolism, research suggests that […]

Is Yogurt Healthy For You? 5 Tips to Be Sure

March 14, 2011 by  
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“Is this yogurt good for me?” she asks. “Probably not” I answer. As long as food manufacturers continue to see health and wellness as a “trend” and not a “philosophy” you will have to remain on the diligent path of informed and proactive consumer. Unfortunatley as consumers, we can never trust the front of a […]

What are YOUR Expectations?

March 14, 2011 by  
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Attention Grabber

While I have met women who resemble this featured “attention grabber”, and in days gone by maybe I hit my peak fitness at around 29 years old and …..no, never mind.  I never  hit a peak that looked quite like that!   For the majority of us, we can attain peak physical condition, have strong muscles, bones and a healthy heart, but can this type of media selling be part of the reason so many give up?  How is this different than those magazine images in which we are warned to steer our daughters away due to unrealistic expectations and creating a poor self image?  Although this frame captures an apparently  healthy yet very very slim physique, there is a small if not closed window of opportunity for MANY (most) to ever attain this body!  I ask you, average healthy women in America, “THEN WHAT?”   When you see that window diminish, does this imagery still lure you in or cause you to turn your head and drive on down to Taco Bell?  Additionally, those who struggle with obesity or borderline obesity, physical limitations and what I like to refer to as, “post but not forever baby belly,”  this “Warrior Princess”  image seems far too intimidating if not unrealistic to make me want to run to this gym, yes, I extracted this from a fitness facility website, and throw my money at them screaming, “Give the me that Warrior Princess body on your website!”  Again, are these the images that beat us down as we collapse on our treadmills, roll off the back of the belt and lay in a sweaty heap on the floor with baby bellies still intact?

What are YOUR expectations?

I do realize there are those between 16 and 26 baby-less women who see that image as a self portrait and I’m thinking, Rock On Baby!  These are the best body years of your life.  Enjoy and never give up on your fitness goals.  I don’t regret one single hour that I have spent jogging, lifting, biking, swimming, hiking, walking etc.  30 years of living a fit life has paid off both in appearance and youthfulness.  The real payoff however,  is not necessarily sporting a six pack, although I semi regularly lift my shirt and look for signs of this in the mirror.  I’m still running at 53.  The pay off for us all may be to realize that something did in fact grab our attention which probably wasn’t a gym promotion trying to sell you with an image of a skinny hard body.  It was your first taste of running a mile or walking five.  It’s about downing 16oz of cold water with sweat dripping from your brow.  It’s about knowing that you can play hard then rest then get up and go again.  You have learned how to challenge yourself with your fitness with the expectations of becoming stronger, faster, leaner and more capable in everyday life.  If you are still dreamily looking at that picture, stop.  Take a look at yourself.  Talk some affirmation talk, then get out and play!

A.M. Fitness Schedule for Week of March 14!

March 13, 2011 by  
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All Camps begin at 5:30am (you’ll be ok)

The following is WEEK ONE schedule for our a.m. Fitness Camp Come out and join us at $12 per day or register on this site for 20 consecutive camps at $199.  You can do this!  20 days!  Great results with proper nutrition.  Make the commitment, have FUN, and find out just what YOU are made of!  Fitness assessment included to track progress.

Mon – Tue – Wed  Pride Athletics Henkle Dr.  (the fun floor)

Monday Triple Threat Drills with acceleration

Tuesday Lucky Number 7 Tabata Train!

Wednesday Attic to the Basement with Burnouts!

Thursday Bike Trail Foster Access The Reprieve! (needed)

Friday Little Miami Football Stadium Building Ladders (capture flag)

Pleast note*  Thursday and Friday are outdoors and dress appropriately with layers.

Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans 500-Calorie Menu

March 1, 2011 by  
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Skillet Gnocchi with Chard &amp; White Beans 500-Calorie Menu Menu
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans 500-Calorie Menu
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<p>In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with: Mixed greens with 2 Tbsp. Goat Cheese &amp; Tomato Dressing. </p>

Flemish Beef Stew 500-Calorie Menu

March 1, 2011 by  
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Flemish Beef Stew 500-Calorie Menu Menu
Flemish Beef Stew 500-Calorie Menu
<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/shop"><img width="30" class="left" src="/sites/default/files/images/shop30-500-Calorie.jpg" /></a><p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/shop"> Buy the book now, EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners.</a></p>

<p>For this slow-cooker interpretation of Carbonnades Flamandes, a Flemish stew made with beer, if you can't find a brown ale, use a strong, dark beer (but not a stout).</p>

<p><strong>To round out your 500-calorie meal, serve with ½ cup of <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/node/8748?slide=2">brown rice</a>.</strong></p>

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