Congratulations Team Back Bay!

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Shoot I was clearly so caught up in explaining away my extended absence by distracting you with Welcome Back Ceviche that I forgot something really, really important. The team from Reebok CrossFit Back Bay made it through the regional games and is heading to Continue reading Congratulations Team Back Bay!

Congratulations, Amanda! (And the Benefits of Pilates)

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Congratulations to my AMAZING Pilates Instructor Amanda Schall on CRUSHING her Instructor Trainer exam! Now Amanda can go off and make even more amazing pilates instructors! Actually, I haven’t written about Pilates in a long time, so for those of Continue reading Congratulations, Amanda! (And the Benefits of Pilates)

Now for Something Completely Different: Quinoa Scramble

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Okay, it’s not Monty Python-different in it’s different-ness, but it’s different for me. I’ve been pretty  much eating the same (delicious) frittata for, ummmm, months. I’m not even bored of it. I could eat it every day, and have. BUT Continue reading Now for Something Completely Different: Quinoa Scramble

Balsamic Pork and Italian “Rice” (in honor of David Bowie)

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Freakin David Bowie, huh? That one came out of NO WHERE. Monday morning I was driving in my car and the dude on NPR (who probably is not called a dude too often) says “tributes are going out to David Continue reading Balsamic Pork and Italian “Rice” (in honor of David Bowie)

12 Days of Christmas at Home Workout (and the end of the Pushup Challenge!)

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Hellloooooooooo!  Sorry (not sorry) I haven’t posted all week, but I’ve been having way too much fun on my week off, visiting friends and making new ones in New Jersey and New York.  Crazy good times. Have you all heard Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas at Home Workout (and the end of the Pushup Challenge!)

Christmas Present Panic: The Remedy

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ARRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH. It’s only 9 days until Christmas.  Holy Crap!  There’s only one weekend left. There are presents to be bought. There is wrapping to be done. There are holiday parties to attend. There are an untold number of Christmas cookies Continue reading Christmas Present Panic: The Remedy

Strength vs Cardio (The Adrienne Workout)

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This is my friend Adrienne attempting to open one of our conference room doors.  Adrienne, as you can tell, is itty-bitty. The door is large and heavy.  Once I went bowling with Adrienne and I watched the bowling ball throw Continue reading Strength vs Cardio (The Adrienne Workout)

Public Service Announcement – Throw out your Plastic Containers!

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We’re taking a brief break in our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this important message: Stop using plastic containers to store and heat your food. Everyday, I pack up my healthy lunch, which I have prepared carefully to ensure Continue reading Public Service Announcement – Throw out your Plastic Containers!

Stephanie’s Eggplant (or Eggplant, Roasted Pepper and Quinoa Salad)

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Hey can somebody explain to me what is going on with allergies? Is this an official allergy season, or do allergies just last the whole year now? Is this a global warming thing? There was a time when I didn’t Continue reading Stephanie’s Eggplant (or Eggplant, Roasted Pepper and Quinoa Salad)

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

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I might have told you this before.  It’s only been a year and I’m already repeating stories.  Yikes. Bad sign. You’ll have to put up with it like you love me. Anyway, you know how people say if you watch a Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

Theme From Swan Snatch Love (and Day 6 of the 50 Day ‘Til Christmas Pushup Challenge)

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Admittedly, it was someone else’s theme before becoming (today) the theme for Swan Snatch Love. But they don’t need it anymore and they didn’t use the Joan Jett version, so I’m stealing it.  It’s our theme now.  It is kick-ass anthemic Continue reading Theme From Swan Snatch Love (and Day 6 of the 50 Day ‘Til Christmas Pushup Challenge)

It’s Getting Cold, but not too Cold to Run for Charity!

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Remember when you could just decide to go out and you’d slip on a pair of flip flops and you were ready to go outside?  Look I’m inside.  Now I’m ready to go outside.  In. Out. Simple.  Quick. Not requiring Continue reading It’s Getting Cold, but not too Cold to Run for Charity!

The No-Excuses No-Equipment, Anywhere Workout

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Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  I had an amazing weekend.  My sister, niece,  nephew and two of my nieces friends came to Boston. The girls were looking at local colleges (and shopping) and my Continue reading The No-Excuses No-Equipment, Anywhere Workout

The Summer’s Over, Getting Fitter Plan: 1 month update

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Okay, I promised (and I know you’ve been waiting patiently) to hear an update on my end-of-summer-refocus-on-fitness-and-nutrition-get-off-the-slippery-slope- of-alcohol-and-excess plan.  I should brand that plan name.  . . .So, two things that I want to make clear:  1. After one  month Continue reading The Summer’s Over, Getting Fitter Plan: 1 month update

Boy on Girls (or a Guys take on CrossFit benchmark wods)

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Hey!  Exciting news!  You may remember way back when,  my friend Denis (that’s not a typo.  He spells his name like that)  did a guest post. Well, while Amanda takes her hiatus, we hope to hear from more folks:  friends Continue reading Boy on Girls (or a Guys take on CrossFit benchmark wods)

Pilates Monday, featuring the Gluteus Medius

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We’ve gone over the Pilates principles; have talked about important things like shoulder and scapula stability, neutral vs. imprint…etc. So in an effort to bring some more Pilates or fitness based content back to the blog I’m going to go Continue reading Pilates Monday, featuring the Gluteus Medius

CrossFit: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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People can be divided into two camps:  those that love CrossFit and those that hate it/are scared of it/make fun of it.  That’s just the way the world is divided these days.  It’s not red state/blue state, conservative/liberal, vegetarian/carnivore.  It’s Continue reading CrossFit: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The World is Your Gym: Get Outside and Play

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A couple things happened after I loft my phone.  First I (re)discovered that I have insurance.  So instead of paying $600 to replace my brand new Iphone, I only had to pay $150 deductible.  Then I (newly) discovered that f Continue reading The World is Your Gym: Get Outside and Play

My New Favorite Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash with Spinach Eggs

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So last week, because of the stupid, wet, disappointing Spartan Race (Yes, I’m still having issues.  BUT I’m not longer in a constant state of depression.  Progress), I didn’t have a chance to shop or cook.  Man it is EXPENSIVE Continue reading My New Favorite Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash with Spinach Eggs

Farmer’s Markets, The Great Bacon Debate, and T minus Six Days to the Spartan Super

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That title is a bit of a mouthful.  Maybe I should have shortened it:  Farmers, Pigs, and Greeks.  I wonder if that would have made more people click on it and read it.  I mean what would a blog called Continue reading Farmer’s Markets, The Great Bacon Debate, and T minus Six Days to the Spartan Super

Travel Workouts – Hotel Room Edition

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Well, here’s a total surprise:  Easter . . . .Easter!?!  Of all the holidays, how did Easter become my food downfall?  Halloween, no problem.  Even at Christmas I made conscious choices to indulge in some special favorites, but otherwise kept Continue reading Travel Workouts – Hotel Room Edition

Foam Roller Exercises for Back and Shoulders

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The foam roller…you either love it or hate it! I for one have a love hate relationship with it, depends on what I’m using it for. However, this winter I’m leaning a little more towards the love side, especially since Continue reading Foam Roller Exercises for Back and Shoulders

Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Broccoli, and Sundried Tomatoes (and Spinach!)

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I’m back from my sales meeting.  It’s always so great to see all the folks whom we rarely get to see through the year.  We get to celebrate wonderful successes and build momentum for the upcoming year.  (That’s the good Continue reading Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Broccoli, and Sundried Tomatoes (and Spinach!)

Back to the Basics… Pilates Basic Principles-Pelvic Placement

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I know it’s been awhile but if you remember a few weeks ago I started going through the Pilates Basic Principles.  I began with Breathing, you can check out that post here, and now I’m going to continue on with Continue reading Back to the Basics… Pilates Basic Principles-Pelvic Placement

Pilates Basic Principles…Starting with Breathing

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Pilates Basic Principles, if you’ve taken a Pilates class you’ve probably heard this term before.  Not all principles are the same, different Pilates methods promote different principles, but for the most part the Principles are used to help you find Continue reading Pilates Basic Principles…Starting with Breathing

(It’s Not My Mom’s Eggplant Parm, but It’s Pretty Good Anyway) Eggplant Sausage Bake

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My mom makes the the most amazing eggplant parm.  It’s so good, I can’t eat it anywhere else.  I’ve tried.  I’m always disappointed.  I also can’t make it myself.  So, rather than even attempt it (in all its breaded, cheesy Continue reading (It’s Not My Mom’s Eggplant Parm, but It’s Pretty Good Anyway) Eggplant Sausage Bake

Feel Taller and Stronger with 3 easy Exercises

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I don’t know about you but this time of year I always feel like I shrink about 3 inches! With the weather getting colder, I feel my shoulders bunching up by my ears and my upper back rounding all in Continue reading Feel Taller and Stronger with 3 easy Exercises

The Cardio Machine You’re Not Using . . .But Should Be

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You go to the gym, regularly or sporadically, and if you’re not a class junky, you’re probably spending most of your time on cardio machines.   You run on the treadmill.   You bang out some time on the elliptical. Maybe Continue reading The Cardio Machine You’re Not Using . . .But Should Be