Dec 30, 2013

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Mz Everythang! Robin Roberts

Mz Everythang! Robin Roberts

Incomparable. Brilliant. Stunning. Fighter. Role model. Advocate. Cancer Survivor.

Mz. Everything Robin Roberts.

I, like everyone who has grown up in this country knows who Robin Roberts is. Whatever her parents did needs to be bottled and immediately sold in Costco sized quantities. Robin Roberts fought sexism and racism throughout her career beginning in sports and later into the morning news. Funny how waking up would be unimaginable without her on Good Morning America.

The New Year is fast approaching and regardless of what your fitness goals are, like loosing those last stubborn 10 lb.s are really insignificant when you think of what Robin Roberts has come against. As superficial as it may seem to just highlight Ms. Roberts fitness regimen I thought if we all could have an understanding of how dedicated to health and fitness this woman is that this could serve as some sort of inspiration. Looking at this example to better our lives inside and out. Realizing how her healthy lifestyle mentally and physically has helped her fight cancer, her career, and anything else this lady touches.

Her nutrition intake consists of foods high in nutrient density. The key is eating foods low in calories while being high in nutrients (vitamins & minerals). Great nutrient dense foods are kale, spinach, Greek yogurt, and a wide variety of fruits, grains, and healthy fats. Remember that fiber and omega-3’s are a large factor as well. Instead of spending money on supplements your nutrient dense food intake should be your supplementation. By taking in fiber and omega-3’s your body will fight off hunger while also allowing you to eat as much as you please since there is little to no calories in nutrient dense food sources.

And… REMEMBER TO EXERCISE!!! It’s a no brainer. Eating Clean + Exercise = a Healthier YOU

 

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Aug 8, 2013

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The McGriddle’s Arch Enemy; The Waffle Taco

The McGriddle’s Arch Enemy; The Waffle Taco

Taco Bell has just unleashed there brand new breakfast item…The Waffle Taco…

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Jul 10, 2013

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Throwback Thursday; The Michael Phelps Diet

Throwback Thursday; The Michael Phelps Diet

Do you remember wishing that you had the metabolism and diet of Michael Phelps? I know I do….every day of my life! Let us walk down memory lane  in remembrance of what was the glorious Phelps’ diet that somehow produced an amazing physique and a love of the bong….o drum???:-D

 

 

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Jul 3, 2013

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Run Tarahumara Style w/ Chia & Pinole

Run Tarahumara Style w/ Chia & Pinole

If you’ve ever ran before than you’ve probably heard of the book Born to Run about the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico who are know to run bare feet for hundred’s of miles nonstop for pure enjoyment. Their diet is primarily made up of two things Pinole and Chia Seeds. These two sources are known to have great energy boosts and are a huge help to the Tarahumara people and other runners (newbies and athletes alike).

I tried for myself a few recipes that were noted in Born to Run and found them very helpful with my running with ample energy throughout the rest of my day. Pinole is most commonly known as Cornmeal/Maize and is toasted in a skillet on low to medium heat. They most commonly make it into a paste or even put into a drink.

Here’s the paste lowdown/recipe;

1/2 cup cornmeal, ground as fine as possible (Whole Foods Grain section peeps ;-D)

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp brown sugar, honey, or agave nectar

Chia seeds (optional but I do recommend it)

Toast the Cornmeal on low to medium heat, and be careful because it toasts FAST! If you burn it the “toastyness” will over power the flavor of the paste….believe me I should know it was not cute the first time :-( Then take the toasted Cornmeal and transfer it into a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. After the remaining ingredients are added then add your water. Be careful with the “water” step you control how much water you put into. Remember that the key is to add enough water until it becomes a paste.  After you’ve done all of these steps you can either put the paste into Tupperware or bake it at 350 * till’ it has a brownie consistency. I usually just put it in Tupperware and eat a tablespoon of the paste before a run on my way out the house first thing in the morning.

Here’s the drank lowdown/recipe;

10 oz of water or a bottled water (easier to grab and go if your a busy body like me)

1 Tbsp dry chia seeds

a few teaspoons lemon or lime juice

honey or agave nectar, to taste (optional I usually don’t add this but you can do your own thing :-D)

Add all of your ingredients to your water and let it sit for a couple minutes. Chia Seeds are like a gel consistency that absorb water. The texture might be odd to you at first but after a couple of times you won’t care. Chia also has a slimey consistency as well, so there might be a lil’ to overcome but you’ll get over it. Et VOILA! You have your Chia Fresca/a.k.a Tarahumara Drank to kick butt and take names on your next run.

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Jul 2, 2013

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The Iconic Prancersise

There are no words to describe this…just watch!

http://youtu.be/o-50GjySwew

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Jul 2, 2013

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Skechers Shape-Ups Lawsuit

Skechers Shape-Ups Lawsuit

Lawsuits keep pouring in for Skecher’s Shape Up’s since 2011 till’ present. Countless lawsuits continuing to poor in claiming the shape up’s caused stress fractures in both hips… and a flabby butt.

The distinctive rounded sole was marketed as an instant toning workout all in a pair of shoes. The added bonus is that the Skecher’s Shape Up’s were suppose to prevent injury and correct body alignment. They did everything but what they promised. One lawsuit details the injuries’ of one young lady;

“The femoral bone is the strongest bone in the human body and I fractured not one but two of them without being in a car crash or any traumatic incident,” she said.

Let’s just be honest with ourselves. Who in there right minds really thought that these half mooned shoes were gonna work?

 

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Jul 2, 2013

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Nutrition is 80% of your Results

Nutrition is 80% of your Results

No matter how hard you push yourself to the limit or how much gym time you get in. If your diet is poor your results will be too. Our bodies are made to recognize food. Not something that’s man made. That’s why when I came across Eat to Grow I had to share it with everyone. When your eating and living a clean lifestyle you can often find yourselves in a monotonous meal plan. That’s when Eat to Grow comes in…

Eat to Grow  provides athletes and those who are committed to a healthy diet and life the leanest and cleanest protein food sources on the planet. They find it. Package it. Deliver it and insure that you get the best possible food protein source with endless choices with the savvy vegetarian in mind. There clean food can help you gain muscle to lean out and get your skinny on. They offer;

All natural turkey and chicken, bison burgers, seafood and low fat beef cuts.

If you want the best protein for your body here it is —> Eat to Grow

 

Peace & Love,

-The One Fit Love Family

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Jun 27, 2013

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Learning To Run Early In The Morning

Learning To Run Early In The Morning

 

By Coach Kelly from Runner’s World;

 

 

Hi Coach Jenny!   I am fairly new to the running world.  (About 6 months)  The furthest I’ve run is 5 miles on a treadmill.  I am nursing a sore IT band.  My question is whenever I get up early to run I have no energy.  I can barely get through 2 miles.  If I run in the afternoon, I have loads of energy and feel I could go forever.  My problem is that mornings work best for my schedule.  Should I be eating something before I run? If so what and how far in advance?  Thank you for your advice and time!
Twyla Meyer

Hi Twyla.  Welcome to the running world!  I completely agree with you, it is challenging to run first thing in the morning.  It is mostly because your muscles are cold from sleeping all night, your blood sugar levels are at their lowest from fasting and your mind is just booting up for the day!  The good news is there are several tricks you can use to run stronger in the mornings.  And…once you get it in first thing, you are running on high for the rest of the day!  Try these and let us know if they help you.

  • Give your blood sugar levels a little pick-me-up prior to running by eating half a banana, 6-8 ounces of juice or a toast and jam 15-20 minutes prior to your run.  Your body will tell you what it can handle and what it prefers.  It may mean waking up a few minutes earlier, but it will pay off because your mind will wake up and you will have plenty of energy to get you through your run.
  • If you normally consume coffee or tea in the morning, consider drinking a half cup or so to provide an additional boost for your run.  Research studies have shown moderate amounts of caffeine to be an effective performance enhancer pre-run.
  • Walk for at least 5 minutes to properly warm your body up before you run.  It takes a little longer to warm up in the morning so start with an easy walking pace and gradually increase it to a brisk walking pace.  Walking for five minutes will make all the difference in allowing your body to more efficiently prepare for the transition to running.
  • After the five minute walking warm up, run easy for 5-10 minutes.  Your body will reward you with a strong performance if you gradually bring it up to speed.  Like warming up a car in the winter, your body needs time to wake up, warm up and run!  You won’t believe the difference!  If that doesn’t help, alternate running for a minute or two and power walking for a minute before you hit your running tempo.  Run-walking works wonders in transitioning to running, especially in the morning.
  • Develop an iPod playlist that starts out slowly and builds with your favorite motivational tunes!  Music is a very effective way to motivate even in the hardest of times during your runs.

Good luck and let us know how it works out for you!

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Jun 26, 2013

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Resistance Training a MUST

Resistance Training a MUST

Many people underestimate the muscular system in our bodies. Many people don’t have an understanding of resistance training and how many of us are not using what we were born with…muscles.

The human body is made up of over 600 muscles that are made up of over 100 billion muscle fibers. Muscles make our fingers close, eyes blink, even give us goosebumps. For real! When we get goosebumps were actually contracting these teeny tiny muscles that are popping out….they are muscles. Muscles are responsible for making our digestive tract work , air being pulled into our lungs, and even increased blood flow when an emergency happens.

Many of us have never even felt some of our muscles. Most people just like to keep the majority of their muscular system anonymous.  When we work our muscle and put them to use by resistance training we strengthen our bones, heighten our metabolism, decrease heart disease and manage our weight.

Now put that muscle to use and lift something!

BTW No ladies if you pick up a 2 lb. weight you will not look like Rocky you’ll just loose the giggle and slenderize those arms and thighs!

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Jun 26, 2013

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Arnold’s Way Legs &Chest on the Same Day

Arnold’s Way Legs &Chest on the Same Day

One of the best pieces of advice that I learned was to work your legs and chest out on the same day. I know…I know… It sounds odd right? But, it’s worth it. Arnold Schwarzenegger was known for this and his titles to this day are still iconic.

You see your legs are made up of some of the biggest muscles in your body, as well as the longest. You naturally take in deeper breathes while you work them naturally expanding your chest while your working your legs. Your chest is getting warmed up without you even being aware of it. Your also expanding/working out your lungs as well.

Think about your basic old squat. Imagine yourself going into a squat as your coming down you are taking in a big breath automatically expanding your chest. After you work your legs work your chest out and superset in between the two movements. Legs and chest. It’s a two in one. While your working your legs out your stretching out your chest preventing it from injury while your also prepping it for that contraction that your going to do when you go into a  a press or fly. Get it….it’s alway’s a stretch then a contraction in any movement and in this case both chest and legs ;-D

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