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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Happiness Project

Great book! -Can "teach" you how to be happy.

By-Gretchen Rubin -Jinifit review

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one day while simply riding on a NYC bus.  “The days are long, but the years are short,” she decided. I couldn’t agree more.  When I read this on the back cover of her book, The Happiness Project, I was immediately interested.  From there, I found that the best description of her book could be found in her Note to the Reader

A “happiness project” is an approach to changing your life.  First is the preparation stage, when you

Friday, July 20, 2012

Holy Guacamole!

I am a foodie, that is for sure.  I grew up in a family of foodies, I worked in upscale restaurants for a number of years and  I consider myself to be a confirmed culinary snob, a gourmand if you will. So what does a foodie do when following a healthy lifestyle, eating to stay lean and mean and on top of her game?

First, I indulge every now and then-that's a given-and there is nothing wrong with that!  IF, every now and then does not turn into...every day.  Then, I am always looking for new and interesting recipes to satisfy my craving for undeniably good food that fits in with my healthy lifestyle goals.

Friday, July 13, 2012

How to Break a Fitness Plateau -Part II

Last week’s post on overcoming fitness plateaus focused on dietary and lifestyle aspects of training that could be preventing you from reaching your goals. This week, we take a look at some more strategies, this time targeting the way you spend your time in the gym…

•    Change up your workout-Fitness experts are always talking about how important it is to change up your workout and keep your body guessing; that’s good advice. But what is meant by “changing things up?  Can you be more specific?  Well, sure...

Get honest with yourself –There’s no need to bring yourself to the brink of death to experience a training effect.  But let’s be honest…are you hot and sweaty when you finish working out?  Or do you chit chat your way from one side of the gym to the other, with no

Friday, July 6, 2012

How to Break a Fitness Plateau-Part I

You’ve been working out for…not months, years!  You read all the magazines, talk about workout trends with your friends and you're always trying a new diet.  You’re well-educated in this area and you feel like you’re doing everything right.  But your body isn’t changing and/or you’re not getting stronger and you don’t know why.  You know there’s nothing medically wrong with you yet, you’ve reached a plateau.  It happens to every “gym athlete” at some point.  So what can you do to get “unstuck” and move forward with your training program, to start seeing results again?  Here are five suggestions that will help; and they will work-IF you do them!  
  • Eat more protein -Most people have no idea