Smoothie-licious

Here's a recipe for my super sneaky top secret delicious healthy smoothie.  Even my daughter loves them and she can detect hidden, healthy ingredients in anything. 1/2 c nonfat plain or Activa light vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup OJ 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 scoop protein powder *optional -- 1 scoop ground flax seed 1 large …

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Dear The Biggest Loser

I am a huge fan of The Biggest Loser.   I love to see people transforming their lives, the impact they have on their loved ones and the positive message that it's never too late to get healthy.  This season, however, I've been surprised by some of the contestants and the dynamic "on the ranch".  What …

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Group Endeavors

I love doing group training classes.  The energy and noise from the group provides great feedback to what I'm doing and most importantly how effective the exercises are. Grunts: a good indicator of the difficulty level of an exercise Sighs:  a not so favorite exercise has been introduced Chit chat:  not challenging enough Heavy breathing: …

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