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Toning Up with Tone-y-Bands

Isn’t part of enjoying any activity having cool stuff that can make it more fun? Well, in the case of working out, that cool stuff includes accessories...like cute, colorful weights. Am I right? So in the name of helping you all, I recently bought these arm weights called Tone-y-Bands , to test drive them and see if they’re really worth it (and ye...

Drink Up!

People, do you give a lot of thought to the kind of water you drink? I mean, are you someone where you’re just glad that you actually drank a decent amount of water each day, or are you very particular about the brand or type of water you drink? It may not be something you’ve really thought all that much about, but I have been – all because of a growing wat...

Top 4 Ab Exercises (for people who don't like ab exercises)

So, many of you know that back in the fall, I earnestly started incorporating regular exercise into my routine. And it hasn't been easy. I hate exercising. I've pretty much always hated exercising. But you know what I hate more? My flabby stomach and arms. I don't need a six pack, believe me, but I wouldn't mind being more toned and seeing some defin...

10 Totally Awesome and Easy Tips to Cut Calories – Even if You Hate Dieting (and Love Candy!)

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re very much like me – want to get in shape, want to try and make some healthy changes, but aren’t really willing (or able) to cut out every single vice. I’ll admit, I’m a candy lover (and I may drink Diet Sunkist on occasion – if by “occasion” you know I mean regularly) , and I bet I’m not the only one living larg...

From Taco Bell to quinoa?

Hi, my name is Jessica and I love Taco Bell. Yep, I do. And judge me all you want, but I know you secretly have your own fast food fix of some kind (McDonald's fries anyone?). Well anyway, I've been on a quest to make healthier choices. And I admit, it's not always easy. Especially for a candy/Diet Sunkist addict like myself. Does this sound familiar...

Working It

Alright, it’s been almost 6 weeks since our very first training session, and I’m still in it. That’s pretty huge, people. Not only am I still in it, but I’m still (kind of sort of) having fun with it, and still proactively looking for new ways to do it. Thus bringing my daughter with me as my accountability partner (above). So far it’s been limi...

If You Hate Exercising...

Then you and I should be BFFs. Because I hate it. I mean, I love all the accoutrements - the cute leggings (hello? picture above?), fun sneakers, witty t-shirts and all that stuff, I just really dislike the actual exercising part. This is not new. I've pretty much been like this my whole life. I remember in college having friends that began go...