Archive for November, 2011

November 25, 2011

TODAY’S WORKOUT!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Here is Day #5 of my workout! I am adding extra cardio to it since I indulged a little! ūüôā

DAY 5: BACK/BI’S/DELTS

 

Please do 1 warm up set of 15-20 reps for the first circuit of exercises to warm up muscles. Never lift heavy on a cold muscle! You can injure yourself. Do 3 sets 8-10 reps heavy!

 

3 sets/8-10reps

 

Pull ups

Dumbbell bicep curls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av7-8igSXTs

Dumbbell frontal raises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTphpkybKuA

Lat pull downs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3kAMDNjtt4&feature=fvst

Hammer bicep curls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5hrzb0DzOU

Rear delt cable rows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDd7zJ8

End with 30 minutes of cardio!

 

 

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November 22, 2011

DAY 2 OF THIS WEEK’S WORKOUT!

Sculpt lean arms!

Here is Day #2 of this week’s workout!

Here you go! Here is day #2!

DAY 2: Chest/tri’s/delts

10 minute cardio warm up

Remember to do 1 warm up set of 15-20 reps to activate muscles with medium weight.

3 sets/ 10-12 reps heavy (In correct form of course!)

Pushups  (as many as you can do! Man or women push ups-your choice.)

Tricep dips off bench with feet on another bench (as many as you can do)

Dumbbell lateral side raises (shoulders)

Bench press

Cable rope tricep extensions

Dumbbell frontal raises

Repeat circuit back from the top

Have a great workout!

Marzia

November 21, 2011

Let The Sun Shine Down On Me!

Happy Monday everybody! I’m wishing for a little sunshine, our¬†weather is kind of bla here in Texas today. Speaking of Mr Sun, I would like to share an article that I read this weekend and found interesting! ¬† ¬†Click here to read for yourself.¬†¬†

November 21, 2011

TODAY’S WORKOUT!

Hey Everyone!

I get a ton of emails everyday asking me I do to workout. It had me thinking so I am going to start posting my workout for you guys to view. You can see what I do from exercises, sets, and reps. I change my workout program every 2 weeks. Here is the layout of my workout program this week.

Weekly Weight Training Split-

Day 1: Legs (Large muscle groups)

Day 2: Chest/tri’s/delts

Day 3: Abs/cardio

Day 4: Legs (little muscle groups)

Day 5: Back/bi’s/delts

Day 6: Sprints/abs

Day 7: Rest

HERE IS TODAY’S WORKOUT- DAY 1: Legs (HEAVY)

10-15 minute cardio warm up is essential for legs! I usually do 1 warm up set of 15-20 reps for the first circuit of exercises to warm up muscles. I never lift heavy on a cold muscle! (You can injure yourself.) Always prepare your muscle before you lift heavy.

1 set/15-2- reps medium weight

3 sets/12-15 reps heavy!

Squats (Can be machine, barbell, or hack squats)

10 plyo jump squats immediately after

Walking lunges (With dumbbells in hands)

10 plyo jump lunges immediately after

Deadlift (Barbell)

Hamstring curls (Machine)

Calves (Machine)

1 minute jumpope

Repeat circuit from the top

Check back tomorrow for Day 2! If you do this leg workout, I would love to hear your feedback!

Have a great workout today!

Marzia Prince

Weights are essential to sculpting a body!

 

November 19, 2011

Tell the truth-do you wash your fruit and veggies??

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to ask you a question-do you wash your fruit and veggies? I ask because for a long time I was one of the many who would quickly rinse my produce with water and put it right back in the fridge. Bad idea! After doing a little research I realized our healthy and nutritious produce can be covered in pesticides, dirt, wax (yes wax!), human perspiration, oil, and exhaust fumes from shipping and transport. Um, ew! I was disgusted, and I realized that water alone is not enough to clean produce, I needed something stronger. I went on a search for a natural and effective fruit and veggie wash that would remove this nasty stuff. I found VEGGIE WASH, a fruit and vegetable wash that cleans all my goodies without leaving a smell or taste on my produce. It uses natural ingredients to get my produce truly clean and it gives instruction on how to clean different types of fruits and veggies too. I would recommend everyone get your own fruit and vegetable wash, and no not just any soap or detergent will work, it needs to be specifically for fruits and veggies! I hope this was enlightening for you all out there like it was for me, and if you want more info check out the article below. Have a great and healthy day all!

http://www.livhealthy.tv/articles.php?action=view&articleID=Why_You_Should_Wash_Your_Fruits_and_Vegetables

November 19, 2011

Organic, natural, huh? What are we buying?

When someone asks me, “What do you eat?, my response is, “I eat clean, with a few cheat meals here and there.” I mean what would the world be without chips and queso, right?! When we shop and fill our carts with foods labeled all natural, organic and healthy, do we know what we are really buying? Let’s dive in and educate ourselves so when we discuss our newfound passion for buying organic, we know what we are talking about.

The term “organic” refers not to only the food itself, but also how it was produced. Foods labeled organic must be certified by the National Organic Program. They must be grown and processed using organic farming methods that recycle resources and promote biodiversity- two key elements of environmentally sustainalble agriculture. Crops must be grown without the use of synthentic pesticides, bio-engineered genes, petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers. Organic livestock must have access to outdoors and be given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic foods may not be irradiated.

The term “natural” applies broadly to foods that are minimally processed and free of synthitic preservatives; artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, and other artificial additives; growth hormones, antibiotics, hydogenated oils, stabilizers, and emulsifiers. Most foods labeled natural are not subject to government controls beyond the regulations of health codes that apply to all foods. Exceptions include meat and poultry. Also the labels must explain use of the term; all natural; no artificial ingredients.

Phew! That’s a lot to take in! But aren’t you glad you know now? To learn more read on. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/03/26/organic-foods-part-one.aspx

Healthy Eating!
Shelly Mac

November 14, 2011

Winterize Your Home!

Hey everybody! I just wanted to share what the kids and I did this weekend. We winterized our home WHILE enjoying the beautiful weather! No procrastination this year! Why wait for the cold! Here are some budget and eco-friendly tips for conserving energy and getting your home winterized. Check and replace weather-stripping where needed. (The kids had fun looking for the cracks and spaces where air can get in or out.) Also inspect and cover your spigots and outside faucets. Now is a good time of year to schedule an inspection of your furnace to make sure it is running efficiently. Make sure your attic has the proper amount of insulation. And last, repot and bring in plants. This is my favorite, I love plants and during the winter one section of my home usually looks like a greenhouse! Indoor plants provide many health benefits. Plants filter toxins out of the air, reduce stress, decrease headaches and can even help fight colds! This is due to their effect of increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust. Oh and they make you happy! Studies show they contribute to well-being, SO no winter blahs in my house!

Sandy C. ūüôā


					
November 11, 2011

The dangers of soda

Hey everyone, it’s Shanon G. I just wanted to give everyone some quick information about soda-I am ashamed to admit that for the past 8 years I have had a secret and consuming addiction to Diet Coke! Since I started drinking Diet Coke over the years I have tried to quit drinking it several times, all ending in failure. When I found out that I was expecting a baby I decided my only option was to quit cold turkey. I did and I am proud to say that I have not had a single Diet Coke, not one, in 12 weeks. I felt that I had to give up my addiction not for me but for the health of my baby who is totally dependent on me for all his/her nutrition. I have done alot of research on the internet about Aspartame and the other harmful ingredients in soda, particularly diet soda, and if you want to check out some of the side effects go to http://aspartame.mercola.com/ you will be surprised and hopefully enlightened to quit or at least cut back.

I have been amazed at the changes I have noticed since kicking my Diet Coke addiction (also I have stopped drinking any caffeine altogether!) I get great sleep, I don’t get a headache if I don’t get my Diet Coke “fix” first thing in the morning, my skin and hair look better, no more fatigue, and those are just some of the benefits!

I sincerely hope that me sharing my story will inspire others out there to quit as well. Trust me when I say you won’t regret it!

November 10, 2011

WELCOME!

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Healthy Housewives website!

It’s 11/11/11 and welcome to our soft launch of our website! Thank you for taking time to stop by and check it out. I want to introduce to you myself (Marzia) and my team of Healthy Housewives (Shanon, Sandy, and Shelly). We are one green team that would like to help educate you to living¬†a healthier lifestyle with the planet in mind. You can take care of your health and save the planet at the same time! We have expertise¬† in fitness, nutrition, beauty, fashion, animals, home, garden, green parenting, and kids. Please take the time to read all the valuable information on our site.

Since this is our soft launch, we don’t have all the¬†articles up yet but, we will be adding more information weekly. So keep on stopping by to check out new weekly blogs, recipes, tips, and videos. We will have a healthy cooking show coming online Jan 2012 and a reality makeover show in early 2012. You can see in the store we have workout music that I personally coach you through your workout, nutrition¬†plans,¬†workout programs, and even the new HH workout DVD Cardio Burn!

We have lots of exciting thing going on right now: We will have a cookbook coming soon and we will reveal the new Healthy Housewife come Jan 2012! We have added a new addition to our Healthy Housewives family and I can’t wait to introduce her!

Oh, and congrats to Shanon Griffee! She is expecting baby #1 due in May! Ladies, you can follow her pregnanacy health tips, exercises, and advice right here. So excited for her journey into motherhood. The timing couldn;t be more perfect!

Have fun looking around.

Yours in health,

Marzia Prince