We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
Mornings are crazy in my house, as I’m sure they are for many of you. Every morning, I try to exercise and do some work before my family gets up. Then, I make breakfast for my four kids and me, maybe throw in some laundry and deal with any emer... Read more
Are you someone who jumps out of bed each day, bursting with energy and ready to go? If not (and not many people are!), then you aren’t alone in wondering how morning exercisers do it. Somehow it must be easier for them to get up wh... Read more
No matter what season it is, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in the cooler months, it becomes that much more crucial. Not only will it fill your belly, ward off hunger, and keep you going strong until lunchtime, but the thought o... Read more
Had a frustrating morning yesterday with my kids. They were fighting and really stressed me out. I wanted to run for the chocolate and stuff my face ....but I didn't! I drank some water, talked to my hubby on the phone and cried... Read more
I am so discouraged this morning. I have stayed under my maximum allowed calories all week and excercised three times this week!!! Why did I gain weight? This is the very first week and I gain!?!??... Read more
Really blew it this morning. Faced with my favorite desserts - chocolate chip cookies, bread pudding, pecan pie - I ate like a pig. Then I woke up. Strangely satisfying. No, I did not eat my pillow. Do nocturnal calories count? Do you record them?... Read more
Feeling a little down this morning. I have had 3 rough days if eating and not meeting my goals of 5 small meals and 8+ cups if water. It's the day before weighing and I am up past my original weight. Today I refocus.... Read more
The reason I like the Ab Lounge is that it gives my head and neck the support I seem to require vs. doing ab exercises on a mat on the floor where I'm prone to wrongly using my head and neck to "assist." For me ab work is torturous and the Ab Lounge... Read more
Since I work fulltime and the weekdays are uber busy I make sure to get to the grocery and farmer's market on Sunday to be sure the family will have all the fruits and veggies we'll need for the week (including the fruit I'll need to take with me to... Read more
For many of us working our core is one area of the body that is often neglected as it takes time to see the results of all our hard work. But working these muscles is just as important, if not more so, than working the other areas of your body. The r... Read more
One of my fitness goals this year has been to incorporate more strength training into my routine. I've found that if I'm going to push myself, it doesn't happen with a bunch of exercises I just do on my own. I need a video to follow. So far this y... Read more
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