Flip the Switch: Week 6

It's the little things in life that count, and trust me, nothing is more true than when you're trying to lose some weight and achieve physical fitness. I love the shows The Biggest Loser, Heavy and I Used t...

Flip the Switch: Week 5

By now you know I'm working out with personal trainer Jess Hogue, owner of Shape Plus. He lays out a road map of what to do to reach my goals, I do it, and then, I notice how much slimmer my face is, how mu...
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Pregnant Practice: Prenatal Yoga

Despite its physical challenges, we all identify yoga practice as a means for relaxing and nurturing our bodies. And in the midst of the aches, sickness, and general discomfort of pregnancy, there may seem to b...
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Miss BeFit: Metabolic Training

In this day and age, we’ve all become used to wanting something, then seeing it delivered, and quickly. We’ve got movies being sent straight to our TVs, "friends" are acquired with the click of a button, and ...
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Miss BeFit: Yoga

Yoga. We’ve all talked about it, we’ve all dabbled in it, we’ve all seen photos of our favorite celebs' bodies who swear by it. Some of us love yoga and are seldom seen without our mats strapped to our backs....

Flip the Switch: Week 4

It's the eye of the tiger right now. And, if I'm rising up to the challenge of my rival, my rival is me. I'm working out at Shape Plus with personal trainer Jess Hogue, and I'm officially in the double d...
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Miss BeFit: Circuit Training

Say au revoir to workout slumps with the bundle of exercise fun that is circuit training! The worst part of working out is getting bored with the same routine and feeling exhausted with the mundane-ness of it a...

Flip the Switch: Week 3

As you're hopefully aware at this point, I'm giving my life a makeover. I've started working out with a personal trainer--Jess Hogue at Shape Plus. After being told that, in order to reach my goals, eati...
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The Patrician Palette: Lose those “Holiday Hips” Part III

IT’S OKAY TO BE RAW. Another way to save calories is to eat raw! Raw meats can be eaten in the form of a tartare, ceviche, or sashimi and sushi. Tartare is usually associated with chopped raw steak mixed with spices and herbs, and ceviche is thinly sliced fish or red meats marinated in citrus juice and oils. The citrus will actually pickle (cook) the meat.

Flip the Switch: Week 2

I announced last week that I, Laura Jane Standley, editor in chief of 303 Magazine, am making the change--I'm getting healthy, dammit. Having had much anxiety about my body image, shopping, being in a bathin...