Mixing apps for cardio interval training

Tried something interesting during the weekend with my iPhone. Usually I use the Nike+ GPS app to track my distance runs and the Nike ProTraining Boom app for resistance workouts, mostly because it has interval training built into the app. One thing the GPS app doesn’t have is intervals, and the NPT Boom app doesn’t … Continue reading

The Workout Mix (My soundtrack for fitness)

The Workout Mix (My soundtrack for fitness)

Ten songs to listen to before, during and after a workout (workout defined as any physical activity, because, yes, I have separate lists for cardio workouts and weight-training workouts on my iPod). Links provided via Spotify.

Asian Shrimp Wraps

Asian Shrimp Wraps

This week, as I’ve done in the past, I set out to create and cook something different. Since spring is definitely in the air, a lighter dish is in order. I’ve always enjoyed sandwich wraps; They’re easy to make, and a a great lunch food light on calories (depending your contents), and after seeing shrimp … Continue reading

Originally posted on Sweet Pea's Kitchen:
Photo Source: Jason Lavengood With the Super Bowl only 5 days away have you thought of what food you are going to serve? If you haven’t decided what you are going to make for the big game I’ve got you covered. I have chosen 25 of my favorite football friendly…

Homemade Garlic Fries

Homemade Garlic Fries

A very basic and healthy way to make fries at home. Clean and slice lengthwise about four or five potatoes; drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, add garlic salt and pepper; arrange on a tray (covered in foil) and toss in 425 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes. Voila! You can swap out a variety … Continue reading

The validity of social media in reporting

A person in the news industry doesn’t want to get on board with expanding social media, citing specifically how Twitter was an unreliable source of info. As an avid user of social media, be it Facebook, Twitter or a host of other microblogs, my contention with the above statement was simple: When the information is bad … Continue reading

Save some cash on a gym membership (via Men’s Health)

MensHealth.com has a handfull of tips to save money at the gym. Obviously this is the time people flock en mass to either shed some holiday pounds and/or get started with their resolutions (here’s mine). Read the article here. Some important points include the fine print (does a contract stipulate an automatic renewal?), negotiation points, … Continue reading

New Year resolutions

With the new year comes a sense of renewal, so I’ll share my thoughts on what I want to accomplish in 2012. 2011 was a good year, but I don’t think I gained enough insight about me (What? A Leo blogs about his resolutions for himself? Big shock, right.) so for the next 12 months … Continue reading