up in the gym just working on my fitness

Like a great majority of Americans, I resolved to be more healthy and work out more often in 2013. So far, I’ve done a pretty good job (I even earned the “Gym Rat” badge on Foursquare for hittin’ the gym 10 times in 30 days!). Exercise is good for your body, mind and soul … and once you get into a routine of working out, it get a lot easier.

In this day and age, there are a lot of ways to get your fitness on — whether it’s a trip to an actual gym, fitness DVDs in your living room or streaming workouts on your computer. Here are some things that I’ve tried lately:

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put a little love in your february

We’re now less than a month away from Valentine’s Day. Ah, yes … the lovely holiday that many people say was created by Hallmark in order to sell more cards. But isn’t that true for most of the holidays out there? Anyways … whether in a relationship or not, I have always loved Valentine’s Day. It’s the one day where you can go out and show someone — anyone, really — how much you care about them. Or, if you prefer, it’s a great day to sit on the couch, by yourself, with a bottle of wine and some delicious desserts!

Nevertheless, here are five fun, lovey-dovey (not really) things I’m planning to try on or around February 14.

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