Nov 09

Budget-Friendly Workouts

With the economy still struggling, it seems everyone is looking for ways to save. While gym memberships can be pricey, some good alternatives include home workouts. To avoid boredom, try building a library of different exercise DVDs and switch up your routine regularly. I like to keep a regular office binder with pages from fitness magazines in it. Each day, I turn to a page, and do that series of exercises.

When shopping for exercise equipment, check out local second-hand shops for great deals on barely used gear. Retailers like Play It Again Sports offer great deals on used gear.

Also, consider purchasing fitness equipment that has multiple uses. An exercise ball, for example, can be used for ab work, to support the body during cardio or to improve balance, try using one as a chair while watching TV. A step can be used for cardio exercises and can double as weight bench.

Of course, all you really need for a great workout is a pair of shoes to get walking.

For additional tips on budget-friendly workouts, click here.

Nov 09

Kicking off Christmas in Fort Worth

Looking for a great way to switch out of the Thanksgiving mode and jump right into the Christmas spirit?

The 27th annual Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights presented by CHASE in downtown Fort Worth will feature over 100 entries, a special Holiday Fun Zone presented by XTO Energy and the lighting of the Fort Worth Christmas Tree in Sundance Square.

Bring yourself and your family and holiday visitors downtown this Friday and watch it all come alive!

Get More Info Here…..

Nov 09

Give the Kids a Tasty Treat

RedRedCherriesChewy Cherry Almond Bars just sounds delicious. Made with rolled oats, sliced almonds, and cherry preserves; your kids are sure to love them.

Here is the recipe for chewy cherry almond bars.

Nov 09

Green Tips for the Bedroom

Picture 14Find sheets with organic cotton, stop sending your clothes to the dry cleaners, and open a window and cut down on air-conditioning usage. Follow those tips and others provided by Martha Stewart and her team to make your bedroom nice and eco-friendly.

Nov 09

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Picture 12Tossing and turning all night can make you absolutely miserable the next day. Stress does factor in the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep. There are somethings you can do before it’s bedtime to help yourself fall asleep and stay asleep.

Read about what to do here.

Nov 09

An Elvis Kind of Christmas

On Saturday, November 21 at 7:30pm, World premier Elvis Tribute artist, Kraig Parker, returns to the Uptown with his Royal Tribute Band to rock you into the holiday season with AN ELVIS KIND OF CHRISTMAS. Kraig will be performing Elvis Christmas favorites along with the King’s rock n’ roll hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. He will be joined by a special visitor from the North Pole, so bring the whole family. It will be a Blue Christmas without you!

For more information..

Nov 09

DIY Draft Eliminator

Picture 17You’ll be feeling the cold of the winter very soon.  To help slight drafts from coming from the windows and doors you might want to get your sewing machine out to make a draft snake.

Drafts zap home energy use 5% to 30%, while 11% of a home’s heat loss is through windows and doors.

Find out how to make one of these handy draft snakes here.

Nov 09

Unconventional Ways to Get the Laundry Done

Picture 6Moving dressers into the laundry room, hang a hula hoop from the ceiling, and throwing a damp town in the dryer to release wrinkles; these are all unconventional ways to get the laundry done without spending hours on end trying to get it all done.

Here are some tips to help you through laundry day..

Nov 09

Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Kids are hard to please when it comes to their food.  It’s always a good idea to make chicken fingers.  But if you don’t want your kids to eat the unhealthy coating that chicken fingers tend to have on it, you can try the more healthy alternative, almond-crusted chicken fingers.

Try the recipe here…

What did your kids think about this meal?

Nov 09

Resident Poll: What Are Your Gym Pet Peeves?

Here at Lincoln Trinity Bluff we have a fantastic athletic center where you can have a fantastic workout.  However, whether it’s here or a gym where you pay a membership, or even a facility where you work, what are your gym pet peeves?

Personally my pet peeve is when someone just sits on the bike, pedals slowly, and basically watches the TV instead of working out.

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