Posts Tagged "running"

Fitness Bucket List Update 00

Fitness Bucket List Update

Fitness Bucket List Update

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So far so good is all I’ve got to say about my half-marathon training thus far. Monday I did some strength training at the gym as well as a yoga DVD at home. Yes, I FINALLY purchased a workout DVD. I went with the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD; not because I want to lose weight, but because I feel like I get a better workout with power yoga; which is exactly what this DVD is. This...

Running a Half Marathon 00

Running a Half Marathon

Running a Half Marathon

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I finally did it. I built up the courage to register for a half marathon. I am going to be running in the Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon on August 1st! I’m super excited but extremely nervous! I’ve got my training schedule printed out and posted on my refrigerator. I’ve got 19 weeks to train and plan to kicked-off my regimen on Monday! Back in 2008 I trained for a...

Healthy. Happy. Well. 00

Healthy. Happy. Well.

Healthy. Happy. Well.

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Happy Friday Everyone! Jenna from Healthy. Happy. Well. has written an inspiring guest post for Eat Chic! Enjoy! First of all, thank you so much Amari, for giving me the chance to guest post on Eat Chic! I love this blog and it’s such a fun honor to be a part of it! Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoy my little guest blurb in the blogosphere as much as I enjoy Amari’s posts! I...

Exercise Equipment Calorie Counts 00

Exercise Equipment Calorie Counts

Exercise Equipment Calorie Counts

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Ever wonder how accurate the calorie count on your exercise equipment is? While not 100% exact, the treadmills and elliptical machines at your gym can at least provide an estimate of how many calories you burned during your workout. Most treadmill and elliptical machines allow you to enter your body weight before beginning and therefore are typically more accurate than bikes and rowing machines....

Why Be Vegan? 00

Why Be Vegan?

Why Be Vegan?

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun, safe evening last night and are thinking about healthy ways to start off the new year! So what’s my big 2010 resolution? WellÔǪ(drum roll please)ÔǪI am officially going vegan! I have been a vegetarian on and off for the past 8 years of my life and am now up for a new challenge, veganism. Upon recently reading a number books regarding animal...

Best Christmas Music 00

Best Christmas Music

Best Christmas Music

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This morning I loaded up my ipod with my favorite Christmas tunes! I can’t wait to get outside for a run around the neighborhood with the snow all around me and Christmas music pumping in my ears! Here are a few of my favorites, both modern and classics, that are perfect for a holiday workout: “All I want for Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey “What Christmas Means...

Jingle Bell Run! 00

Jingle Bell Run!

Jingle Bell Run!

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This Saturday I ran the 5K Jingle Bell Run here in Chicago! It was so cold outside, but totally worth it! I stayed at the Palmer House downtown and grabbed a bus at 6:30 am to be at the race by 7. The Palmer House had the most beautiful Christmas decorations! The giant Christmas tree and Nutcracker was my favorite, everyone was taking pictures by it! After waking up at 6am, we tied jingle...

Post-Run Snack 00

Post-Run Snack

Post-Run Snack

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After today’s run I decided to give Runner’s Granola a try! This granola is hand-made in Omaha, Nebraska by a local runner who decided to create the perfect post-run snack. The granola has approximately a 4:1 carb to protein ratio to aid post-run recovery, however athletes of all kinds can appreciate it. I thought it was stange that the calories were not listed on the Nutrition...