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Archive for February 2012

Workouts for the Novice

February 23, 2012

Hello! I got back into the gym this week!  My proposed workout didn’t go quite as planned…but that is okay. I worked out. For me, I find it necessary to do 30-40 minutes of cardio AND weight/strength training. Getting fit is a total body effort. For example, you cannot lift weights and expect your heart to […]

Getting Active for Life

February 17, 2012

Each year, my employer has an exercise and fitness challenge for several weeks near the beginning of the year to encourage everyone to live healthier and to get moving. The challenge usually becomes a friendly and fun competition between departments and is commonly known as “Active for Life.” I always enjoy participating in it because […]

The Cardio Question & The Weighting Game

February 15, 2012

What is Cardio? Why should you have been doing a cardio workout ages ago? Cardio is short for Cardiovascular. This means that this exercise is meant to work out your heart. Why is this so necessary? Your heart is an organ and a muscle. You wouldn’t ask a 5-year old to open that incredibly frustrating, […]

Vita’s Garlicky Kale

February 12, 2012

We are so excited to link up with our very own Levita Mondie who is teaching us all about healthy eating! Check out her blog post and recipe for Garlicky Kale! Vita's Garlicky Kale.

A Guide for a Healthier Life? Let’s get the preleminaries out of the way!

February 7, 2012

The title seems to be a bit grandiose, does it not? I think I may have over promised. Healthy. That’s a loaded word. It’s dependent upon subjectivity and objectivity. Healthy for all of us means different things, right? When we think about fitness, health, and wellness we must become completely selfish. I view the Weight […]

A Day in My Health Journey: Gold Star Report!

February 6, 2012

Originally posted on The Happiness Bucket (old):
Alright people, one thing you will learn to do on your journey is to celebrate the wins and not focus too much on the fails lol you experience. Now don’t go overboard and start having more fails than wins…you need to have a good balance. I’d say about…

A Day in My Eating Life: My Journey

February 3, 2012

Originally posted on The Happiness Bucket (old):
My journey started in May/June of 2009 after I successfully did my big chop (I stopped putting relaxers in my hair and returned to naturally born hair texture) so I am no longer putting those chemicals in my body from the relaxers. Wait that’s another story for another…

Are You Living Smart?

February 1, 2012

Are you living smart? If so, take this brief quiz provided by the American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandcalculators/quizzes/app/nutrition-activity-quiz  

There is no “Day 1” Just Now!

February 1, 2012

Hola blog family and to all the BacVolLife followers, I’m Robert and I’m here to give you some motivation to get out and get fit. #1 pet peeve I see with people working out is waiting till a certain time to start. “I’ll start at the beginning of the year” “I’ll start after finals” “I’ll […]