January 2009

Orange Vegetable and Lentil Stew

This weeks hearty Orange Vegetable and Lentil winter stew is loaded with all things orange that are good for you! It is another magazine find, and yet again I’ve altered a few things to make it healthier. Vegetables and fruits that are bright orange get their color from a high concentration of Beta-carotene. Why is […]


Tony Robbins speaking for 22 minutes at TED on why we do what we do. Tony discusses the hidden forces that motivate everyone’s actions. Could easily be said that this might be the best 22 minutes you spend on yourself today. Tony Robbins is one of the worlds leading motivational speakers. His book “Unlimited Power” […]


weight watchers inches or pounds

It’s come to my attention that Weight Watchers does not track inches lost over the week, but rather focuses squarely on the scale, giving no credit to a gain in muscle. Does weight watchers understand or even promote an active lifestyle? and if they do, they simply MUST understand that a body building muscle is […]


fitness predictions for the new year

This is a guest post by Tom Venuto, the author of the #1 best selling diet book Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Happy New Year! In this article, I’m going to predict your future and forecast exactly what kind of results you’re going to get in the next 12 months. Sylvia Browne, step aside… […]


Poor Me Syndrome

by Christina on January 18, 2009

gym bag

PMS. The Poor Me Syndrome. Guys, you too can be afflicted by PMS and not even know it. This disease selects all gender, every ethnicity and all demographics! Its running rampant and I saw three cases of it yesterday. Myself included! Levels of severity can differ day to day and some of the symptoms to […]


Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic

We found this roasted squash and garlic recipe in a magazine and altered it to be more healthy – as we do! All I have to say is “ah garlic!” We love it! We put it in almost everything we cook, in large quantities. We actually thought we used a lot of it until we […]


Found this little upper body (abdominal / core and shoulder workout) on the Diesel Crew website. I can see myself doing this with a good heavy kettlebell, but I suppose one could start a bit lighter. I like it. Tweet Share


Video: The Basic Squat

by Rob on January 7, 2009

This squat video by the American Council on Exercise shows proper form and technique for the squat. They’re doing body weight squats in this video, to show form and function, but it’s also a good idea to progress to a point where you’re using weights. Adding weight to your squat can come in the form […]


eating in front of the tv

It wasn’t until today that I decided that I need to revitalize a old tradition from my childhood and reminiscent of the Thanksgiving or recent Christmas Dinners – Eating at the table. Eight weeks ago, we purchased a gorgeous dark wood pub style table and chairs for our kitchen. We live in a smallish condo. […]


Mint Pea Lime Soup with Spinach

Greens, greens and more greens! It is not only a very festive Christmassy color, but most things you can eat that are green are super charged with nutrition. Dark leafy greens are on the top of the charge for nutrient density, and the more you can eat of them the better. Many people think of […]