Skoogfit Blog

Oct 28

PARTY Time!

Throwing your own Halloween Party can be pretty daunting…but amazing fun. Trust me, I nearly went insane. I could have used some of your kids to help me prepare! So just for you, I’ve compiled some of my favorite tips in this nifty little Halloween Party Guide. I’ve included healthy …recipes that won’t turn your butt into a pumpkin,

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Oct 24

“What’s for Dinner?”

All these veggies from my farm-share are amazing. But sometimes I end up with a fridge full of about-to-spoil must-be-eaten-now veggies. Last night’s dinner was literally a catch-all of just those ingredients: peppers, tomatoes, onions and cabbage. As I began chopping, I remembered about the chicken sausage in the freezer…what happened turned…

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Oct 23

Recipe Makeover!

Thanksgiving is literally 5 weeks away! If you’re doing some cooking, chances are your traditional recipe is calorie-packed, which does not bode well for the waistline! For those of you hosting, why not begin planning now for a healthier holiday season? Cooking is my passion, and modifying recipes is my specialty.
Join my recipe makeover event by emailing…

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Oct 22

Captain Obvious Says…

Captain Obvious says, “We are what we consistently do.”
Lately, my consistent has been indulging a little too much in the kitchen and not enough strength training. And it shows. My backside is a bit more rotund, my abdominal muscles are hidden under a puffy, fleshy layer. Overall, I feel less svelt, which does not bode well with my emotional levels.…

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Oct 18

Rock-Tober Fashion

With the days getting shorter and colder, it’s time to yank out all those layers and gear up for some brisk weather. If you’ve lost half of your winter wardrobe thanks to a recent move or mold, it’s time to stock up on a few of the newest trends. Or, if you’re like me, it’s always fun to add some new gear to the mix – a new top or thermal…

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Oct 16

5 Reasons to start a Fitness Routine in the Fall

Have you been off your game for awhile? Have these last couple months been so busy that you haven’t “had the time” for fitness? If you don’t start now, then when? Fall is the PERFECT time of year to set new goals and begin a new fitness routine. In fact, here are 5 reasons to start a fitness routine RIGHT NOW:
1. Winter weight gain begins now:…

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Oct 14

Veggie Stir-Fry w/ Chicken Breast

Whenever I’m having a “what should I make for dinner” crisis, this is my go-to. Since I always have organic, farm-fresh vegetables from my CSA, I literally toss everything in. If you’re making this, please deviate and get creative, too. Don’t be discriminatory with your veggies: treat stir-fry as a catch-all!
Skoog’s…

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Oct 12

10-Minute Ways to Better Health

By now, most of us know that 30 minutes daily of moderate exercise is essential for good health. But not all of us has a solid 30-minute window to devote to ourselves. Studies show that breaking up those 30 minutes is just as effective. Below are 6, 10-minute ways to get those 30 minutes in, and all you need is your determination to get through!
Workout 1: Calisthenics…

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Oct 09

6 Healthy Snacks for the 3 o’clock Schlump

Some years ago, when I was chained to a desk making other people rich, I’d get to the office, wolf down my coffee, bagel and cream cheese, work, and was ravenous by lunchtime. I’d scarf down some type of convenient lunch (always an afterthought) and hurry back to sit and look busy. But, never fail, EVERY SINGLE DAY at 3pm, I’d be falling asleep…

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Oct 08

The Core Problem

So on twitter today, this male trainer was all braggy about how his fitness programs help  women avoid the abdominal gap during pregnancy… by standing with good posture (define ‘good posture’), avoiding pushups (!), overhead press (!), planks (!) and – get this – avoiding multiple pregnancies!! So ladies, if you train with this

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