Eliminating Artifical Dyes From Your Family’s Diet

Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1... read the labels on hundreds of foods and beverages sold in the United States and you are bound to see these and other artificial food colorings among the ingredients.  There are some studies that link these dyes to behavior problems in children.  Earlier this year, a Food and Drug Administration panel investigated a link between hyperactivity in children and artificial … [Read more...]

FMFLers rock the Fargo Marathon

Hi!  It's Patty again!  One of Dustin's bloggers.  I forgot to blog about the Fargo Marathon in May!  I'm not a runner.  If you've followed any of my blogs, you'll know that I used to lift weights, then got the crazy idea to train for a half marathon, because the Fargo Marathon has become so big!  The first year I was involved, it was with my son, we did the 5K, just because it looked like fun.  … [Read more...]

Random Thoughts

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Got up nice and early this morning to attend Memorial Day Boot Camp. It was kind of a humid morning but there was a little breeze so all was good. Afterwards I had a chance to reflect a bit since no work today. Nothing particularly profound but thought I 'd share them with you anyways! … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Anyone?

Hey - It's me, Patty, one of Dustin's FMFL bloggers.  Just a quick blog on a recipe that you need to try!  Memorial day is not a good one.  It's cold, it's wet, and there are severe storms headed our way later this afternoon/evening.  So - I'm inside, catching up on some bookwork, housework, recipes, planning, batch cooking, blogging, etc.  A friend of mine from Spark People challenged me to … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Bootcamp

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. I woke up pretty rested today. The television said it was 44 degrees out so I figured that's not too bad. A hoodie and sweatpants should do the job. Ok workout, I thought, here I come! … [Read more...]

30 minute workout you can do anywhere

 Post by Katie C., blog contributor Before I started bootcamp, if I only had 30 minutes to work out (or even if I had more time), my default activity would be running.  Now that I've been doing bootcamp for almost a year, I've learned the importance of incorporating strength activities and am a fan of circuit workouts. Here's a 30 minute circuit workout that I've adapted from iVillage.  It's a … [Read more...]

How Many Days to Make it a Habit?

Patty - one of Dustin's blog contributors here! Hot Lemon Water - do you do this?     Tosca Reno - Love her books.  In every single one of them she talks about how she starts her day by squeezing a lemon in a mug of hot water.  I tried it once, didn't like it.  Tried it again, didn't like it.  Kept reading about the health benefits of it and thought I'd try it for a few days.  Well - after about … [Read more...]

Extreme Couponing – healthy?

Hi! It's Patty - one of the bloggers for Dustin.  I just happened to turn on TLC and that new show called Extreme Couponing was on and caught my eye.  In the past I have tried to use coupons to save money, but honestly have found that as far as food - there really is not a lot of nutritious items that have coupons.  I find that the majority of coupons is canned soup, boxed meals, cereal, soda, … [Read more...]

My Ah-ha Moment

This post is by Melissa K.So I've been dealing with back pain for quite some time now.  I've tried many different things to find relief, but nothing helped for long.  Every time I heard a story about a treatment that worked for someone else I would run out and try it.  I felt discouraged many times.  All these other people found their ah-ha moments, where was mine? Well, there was one thing I … [Read more...]

Hello, I’m Back

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. It's been a while but I'm finally back at fitness boot camp. As some of you may remember I had a rather inauspicious beginning to 2011.  Well, after finally getting my car situation resolved and my back settling down I was all ready to return and then...I got sick. Was out of work for 3 1/2 days. Looking on the bright side, I did miss two of my … [Read more...]