Lizzy has written 9 posts for The L Stop

Program Design: Designing the road map to your dream body

Hello old friends! I apologize for my absence as I have been interning at a sports performance institute in Florida. I’m learning a lot from some of the brightest and best trainers in the industry. One of the most important lessons is program design. “Failure to plan is planning to fail.” If you have a […]

New year, new you

Happy New Year girls! I hope that all of our readers enjoyed a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. Like many of us, we’ve already made or started resolutions for the New Year. Before you commit to those 2013 resolutions, think about this for a moment. What if this year instead of resolving to lose […]

Start the new year off with a workout

The holiday season is full of many joys and warm wishes. None of those joys however come from the dreaded winter weight gain. To avoid this seasonal pitfall and stay on track, try this higher intensity workout in your routine. This workout is meant to be performed with full effort and with little break time. […]

Why abdominal exercises won’t deflate that tire around your middle

What!? Only doing my gold medal abs routine won’t give me a six pack like Alex Morgan? Grrr. The truth about fat loss is that you cannot target where you lose it. Only two things determine how fat cells (triglycerides) shrink and grow; genetics and hormones. That means you can thank your dear parents for […]

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Over-Eating on Thanksgiving

With the holidays upon us it is easy to get a little carried away. Thanksgiving is the day to stuff a turkey; most people end up stuffing their face as well. Here are a few easy ways to safe guard your diet and your waistline. Follow these tips and you won’t need to set a […]

Gold Medal Abs

Did watching the Olympic Games this past summer get you thinking, “Man, I should get back into the gym”? This is a common reaction given the display of incredible bodies. But you don’t have workout like an Olympian to look like one. With the right diet and exercise you can shed away that extra filling […]

Market Days 2012 Wrap Up: The Adventures of Strange Encounters

As the summer comes to a close, we celebrate one last time through the two-day festival that is North Halsted’s Market Days. As Chi-Town’s second largest gay festival outside of the Pride Parade, this event brings a host of different members of our community out of the woodwork. It’s no surprise, then, that you’ll probably […]

Sculpt the Perfect Summer Arms

Summer is now in full swing which means breaking out the piece of clothing that is a staple in any lesbian wardrobe; the cutoff. The cutoff can be as simple as a wife-beater to as fancy as a sleeveless tuxedo shirt. Either way you want to make sure your arms are ready for their big […]

Where to get protein from non meat sources

Attention all Vegbians! You could be missing a very important P from your life; Protein. Whether you excluded meat from your diet for moral, health or religious reasons, it is important to supplement that lack of protein in your diet. Protein is significant for many reasons. Adding protein to a meal leads to feeling fuller […]