Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Healthy Tip: Make 2009 a great new year
May 2009 bring you health and happiness! Happy new year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Healthy Tip: Smoothies are refreshing and great post-workout treats
I saw this recipe on the Food Network this past weekend. Looks delicious. I'm definitely trying it! Happy drinking. Cheers.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Healthy Tip: Keep fitness accessible
Anyone who knows me, knows I like to work out. I own more gym clothes than I do work clothes. So, to keep me motivated (although this doesn't always work), I keep my gym bag in the trunk of my car. Therefore, I can always hit the gym or slip on my tennis shoes for a run. Just today, I wanted to burn off some of those Christmas cookies, so during my lunch break I hit up the stationary bike at the gym just to burn a few hundred calories, rather than spend the $$ at a restaurant. So I saved money, burned off some of those holiday fixings, and didn't ingest some bad carbs (like my beloved French fries from Wendys). Happy training!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Healthy Tip: Track your progress
I love setting goals for fitness. I find it gives me a sense of purpose when I go to the gym. Gym time becomes quality, not quantity. I know what I need to do to reach the finish line in a race and the effort that I need to put in to get me there. Whenever you do an endurance race, whether it be a triathlon, marathon, or even a 5K, there is a website that lists your finish times. Many people who do these races do not even know their stats are available online. Link to the site at My website is If you have ever competed in a race, type in your name and see what results come up. You may be surprised! Also, if you competed in a race that is outside your home state or country, it will list your name with the state in which you competed. You can track your results and see the progress you've made. Happy training!

Healthy Tip: Learn from the masters

I found this new website that is great for podcasts and articles. Check it out. I joined Twitter. I am also on Facebook.