Category: Fitness

Welcome

If you’re like most women, your day’s looked something like this so far:

  • Wake up (too) early
  • Greet the day (and your kids who are already begging for sugary cereal - who gave those kids coffee when you weren’t looking, anyway?)
  • Grab a shower (lock the door! there’s got to be some place you can have a moment alone… even if all the hot water’s already gone)
  • Get dressed (dig, dig, dig through that pile of laundry - there’s a bra in there somewhere!)
  • Off to the races!

Whether you work outside the home, stay home with kids, or have managed to design some other schedule that’s so amazing the rest of us might be jealous, there’s still one thing we’ve got in common…

We are today’s women. We’re doing our best to make life great for ourselves and those around us. We’re making it happen - every day.

So this blog’s for you.

A chance to kick back (even for just a minute or two), to connect, to chuckle, to get some good tips and tricks, and to celebrate being a woman.

And hey, we all know how hard it can be to get your two cents in throughout the day - it’s an amazing thing to be heard.

So, here’s your chance. Sound off, vent, boast, or just ask what you’ve always wanted to know - this is your site, and your few minutes.

Make it a great day!

Diet: It Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

Whenever you hear the word diet, you probably think of hunger, pains and boring food.

Face it. Drinking a protein shake and counting calories is just not fun.

Is it possible to lose weight, eat healthy, and enjoy the whole process?

Of course it is. It just takes some imagination.

Before you even begin the process of shaping up your body and your diet, you need to change your views on eating.

Part of the problem with diets is that they fail. But if we take the word “diet” and change its meaning in our minds, we can put a positive spin on the idea. Don’t think of diet as starvation or hunger. Instead, change the definition to mean healthy eating habits. You need food to live. That’s not a sin. Traditional diets are sinful because they deprive you of nutrition.

Okay. Let’s get started. To succeed in this process, you have to think about the reasons you want to change your life. It can’t just be about weight loss. You have to think about your health as well. Write down your reasons for eating healthy in a notebook, sign it and date it. You have just made a commitment to yourself to live better.

Now, you have to plan how to eat.

Instead of grabbing the first thing you see in the refrigerator or stopping at the fast food window, brown bag it for lunch. Make a shopping list that includes foods you like that are healthy. Throw in healthy salad dressings and other condiments and spices to liven up the flavor.

Finally, go shopping and get started.

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Food: Lunch on the Go

Lunch on the Go!

Lunch on the Go!

Are you brown bagging it for lunch?

If so, you’re saving a lot of money, and eating healthier.

Most people think of sandwiches or leftovers for lunch. After a while, sandwiches and leftovers get boring.

Maybe you’re one of many who hit the drive through window for lunch.

Besides costing you an arm and a leg, fast food is unhealthy. Many of these tasty lunches pack a hefty 500 to 800 calories per serving. It’s no wonder that people who make a daily habit of grabbing lunch at these fine dining institutions pack on the pounds if they are not careful.

How can you make lunch interesting without taking a lot of time?

There are many things that you can do to eat healthy without spending hours in preparation.

One of the most obvious things you can do for lunch is buying the time-tested TV dinner. You might be asking, “Is this person crazy? TV dinners are full of preservatives and salt. That’s not healthy.” While that may be true of most TV dinners, fortunately for the lunch eating crowd, there are healthy alternatives.

Several companies make low-sodium microwavable lunches. Just read the labels. When your favorite store is having a sale, stock up and put them in the freezer.

If you like salad, make your own easy taco salad. Get some romaine lettuce and put it in a bowl. Add some chicken strips. Top it off with salsa, guacamole, a few tortilla chips, and low-fat sour cream. Voila. You now have a healthy lunch that is easy to prepare.

Now dream up some of your own recipes.