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[2 Aug 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
Getting Results: My Favorite 30 Minute Workout

I’ve done P90X … twice, and as much as I love it, I’m not only a little bored, but it’s also summer, and the last thing I feel like doing is a 60 to 90 minute workout in front of the TV. I’d been struggling for a few weeks, and unable to get into the groove of a fitness routine, but early last week, the answer emerged.
I received a fitness pack at the Fitness Blogger Conference in June. It looked like a great travel idea, a resistance band, pedometer, and jump …

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[24 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
When Does Fitness Step Over Your Dignity Boundary?

Up until a year and a half ago, I’d never done a workout video. But then, I discovered P90X (from BeachBody) and the amazing Tony Horton. He led me down a road of empowerment. For the first time in my life I have strong arms. I can do pull-ups and push-ups like an army recruit. And up until now, I felt invincible! But it broke my spirit when BeachBody emailed me this …

I am not judging mind you. I know for many people dance workouts are awesome and the way to go. But …

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[20 Jan 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Are You a Walker or a Runner?

Sometimes I feel a bit in the minority as I cruise healthy living blogs. Runners abound, but my running days are long past … and I definitely don’t miss them.
I gave up the pavement pounding around the ripe old age of 21, when my knees simply couldn’t take the repetitive forward motion (soft surface or not). I was still very active, playing soccer a few times a week for years and years, as the side to side motion and occasional sprints were no problem at all. Soccer too has become …

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[1 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
What Does Jillian Michaels Eat?

The face below may soon be sporting a coconut milk moustache as I reported today on Go Dairy Free.
I repeatedly receive concerns from fitness lovers and body builders that cutting out dairy will slash their potential gains, and somehow undermine their health. Rather than going into a long-winded article addressing this issue, I thought an example might hit home a little more efficiently. Though I can’t confirm if she is 100% dairy-free, a day in the food life of Jillian Michaels, as reported in an interview with Self magazine, would …

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[13 Jul 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
Holy Crap, Insanity Works! My Fit Test Results …

So here I am, two weeks down, and I just finished my second Insanity Fit Test (the first being the “baseline” that you do before you start the program), and I am seriously impressed. Is this P90X? No, it’s a totally different animal (more on that later). Do I still like P90X? Tony, have no fear, I am a Horton loyalist. But, has Shaun T finally won me over with his Insanity? Maybe, just maybe.

(photo blatantly stolen from one of Katie’s Insanity posts)
I still think Insanity has its downfalls, and …

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[9 Jul 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Maximum Heart Rate Calculations Get an Overhaul for Women

Have you ever worked out struggling to keep in your target heart rate zone to no avail? (she says with both arms raised high). The ever-so-awesome Katie sent me this article: Recalibrated Formula Eases Women’s Workouts. Thanks Katie!

It seems the old formula for calculating our maximum heart rates was too simplified, and this new version (which is just barely more complex) is the way to go. In the olden days (you know – last week), we would calculate our maximum heart rate by subtracting our age from 220. From there, we …

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[5 Jul 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
Healthy Homemade Breakfast Bars

Wow, I have kept up with the Insanity workout program each day, but the real insanity was outside this weekend. I live in a tourist town, and it literally exploded this weekend with people. Our little town of oh, about 2000 or so full-time residents (with three stoplights total and one two-lane “highway” that runs through it) expands to an estimated 30,000+ on busy weekends. We attempted to hibernate, but it was futile … just too much going on.
But, my husband brilliantly found a wide open park with only about …

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[30 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Cookie (and Chocolate) Cravings

Yesterday, I posted about how proud I was of my self control … like my old ways, I enjoyed mini-meals throughout Monday and was satisfied with one chocolate explosion cookie. Well that was Monday, and I am happy to say that I am human, and completely proud of that too. Yesterday (Tuesday) I had three of these nicely sized babies, and enjoyed every minute …

Fortunately, I am well passed the age of feeling guilty about some awesome cookies! Hmm, perhaps I should type up the recipe to post on One …

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[29 Jun 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
60 Days of Insanity

My husband and I took some vacations in May and June, including a lot of time with family, so I took a blog break to allow me to mentally recharge and get ready to go. Fortunately, I always plan ahead, so you shouldn’t see a blip in the content at Go Dairy Free, even if I am away from the computer for two weeks!
But before we left on our last trip, I spotted Biz’s 101 Days of Summer Challenge and opted to join in … a little late of course (they …