September 28th, 2017
 
October is a few sleeps away and we are ecstatic about the eve of festive-eating!  From Thanksgiving-fullness to Christmas-baking galore, we better not miss a workout from now on!
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September 29th, 2017
 
Girls just want to have fun, so the song goes - but not during a workout.  Let's face it: it's hard and I don't know if I can keep it up!  Butt (pun intended), it's worth it when I think about my goals.  Here are some of the world's fiercest women who definitely kept their goals in mind, and who absolutely deserve a place in history.
  • Malala Yousafzai -- intellectual warrior, ambassador of peace
  • Emmeline Pankhurst -- women's rights warrior, learned jiujitsu to fight  
  • Flora Sandes -- fought during WWI + WWII as captain
  • Qiu Jin -- superior martial artist, fought for women's rights
  • Tomoe Gozen -- fought invasion of samurai clans 
  • Agueda Kahabagan -- Filipina army general who slaughtered foreign invaders
  • Tomyris -- queen of Cyrus who beheaded Persian king  
  • Yennenga -- African princess with exceptional fighting skills
  • Goyen, Lozen, Dahteste -- Apache avengers, killed opponent close-range to avoid noise
  • Hatshepsut -- Eqyptian warrior queen
Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai
Suffraggettes
Suffraggettes
Katipunan
Katipunan
This princess never needed rescuing!
This princess never needed rescuing!
Beheader of Kings
Beheader of Kings
October 3rd, 2017

As we gather with our family and friends this Thanksgiving weekend, please keep electronic devices away from the dinner table.  Show respect to the host who prepared tirelessly for the feast; enjoy the delicious food and have old-fashioned conversation.  After the meal, compliment the host then offer to help with clean-up; I'm sure it will be much appreciated.
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October 5th, 2017
 
Want a few ideas to be active and productive at the same time during the weekend without leaving your home?  Gardening, organizing your closet, cleaning large appliances and meal-prepping would not only keep you active but would also empower you.
Beautify your yard while getting a total body workout!
Beautify your yard while getting a total body workout!
Think about a local food drive while organizing your pantry.
Think about a local food drive while organizing your pantry.
Save our planet. Donate reusable clothing to your local thrift store.
Save our planet. Donate reusable clothing to your local thrift store.
Meal-prepping prepares you for the week without having to rush-cook, plus you get to snack while chopping veggies & frui
Meal-prepping prepares you for the week without having to rush-cook, plus you get to snack while chopping veggies & fruits!
October 12th, 2017
 
As the sunrays of summer bids farewell and rests upon autumn's golden leaves, I reflect.  We need a moment to pull out from the chaos and the daily decision-making.  Reflecting is a novel, profound act that varies from person to person; it is closure and growth dramatically happening at once, allowing us to dive deep within our ourselves so that we may ascend to a higher purpose.
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Mulan, reflection scene
Mulan, reflection scene
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October 20th, 2017
 
Not all exercisers drink tea or likes tea, but if you want to continue harvesting post-workout weight-loss benefits, drink green tea! This super drink supports hydration, detoxification, anti-inflammation, and is a known badass in fighting cancer cells. If Wonder Woman drinks tea, green tea is definitely her tea of choice!
green tea plantation
green tea plantation
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