Food tends to be the foundation of celebration during the holiday season. How can we possibly munch on treats and still maintain the way we look and feel while staying healthy? No one should have to deprive themselves, but having a little self restraint during the holiday season may help you stay ahead of the game. Here’s your guide ...Continue Reading →
While I am standing in the check out line at the super market, I take a moment to glance through various health & fitness magazines. “Lose 30 lbs. in 30 days!” “Use BRAND X, the most powerful fat burner in the world!” Recently, I actually saw an ad that said, “Have your cheesecake and build muscle, too!” The sad part is, many consumers believe this stuff!
Some of my new ...Continue Reading →
After all, competitive bodybuilding was my “passion”, back in the day, so it was fun to train at Gold’s Gym, Venice, amongst the stars. It was a dream of mine to travel and I ...Continue Reading →
Many of us believe that, if you want to follow a clean and healthy meal plan, going out to eat is not an option. Actually, this is not entirely true. You can go out to restaurants, eat at fast food establishments (on occasion), enjoy food with your partner, family or friends, and even go to parties or other social events!
Healthy meals are served almost anywhere. However, it ...Continue Reading →
1- Practice “positive self talk”. Whether your fitness goal is to lose weight, improve your health or improve your athletic performance, be aware of your attitude about yourself, your fitness goals and what is possible. Use positive affirmations like, “I can do it.”, “I love how I feel when I exercise.”, or “I like my body more and more each day.” Be kind ...Continue Reading →
- 1. Drink half your body weight in ounces of pure water, every day. Hydration levels should be higher if you are overweight or increasing your activity level. Being dehydrated has a negative effect on performance, leads to decreased results and causes fatigue. Did you know that you absorb more of the nutrients from your food when you are well hydrated? Minimize all caloric beverages, including alcohol, in favor ...
Freedom of Fitness …..”It’s a lifestyle, not a life sentence!”
Welcome to my first Freedom of Fitness Blog post. I will be posting fitness, bodybuilding, & nutrition tips, recipes, articles and special events. I will provide useful information that will support you, as you work towards your personal health & fitness goals. Join me on your fitness journey and let’s have fun, along the way! I appreciate your input & participation.
Sandra Blackie, ...Continue Reading →