The Ultimate Beyonce Playlist for Glam Fitness

Whichever phase of Beyoncé’s diverse career is your favorite, you’ll find it represented here. In addition to her own chart-topping singles, this workout playlist features Bey singing with (then future) husband Jay-Z, tearing it up with Destiny’s Child, remixed for the dance floor by Dave Audé, and collaborating with Lady GaGa. In other words, you’ll go from warm-up to cool-down without skipping a single track!

Beyoncé & Jay-Z – Crazy in Love – 99 BPM

Destiny’s Child – Survivor – 81 BPM

Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls) – 127 BPM

Beyoncé – Countdown – 84 BPM

Destiny’s Child – Lose My Breath – 118 BPM

Beyoncé – Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix) – 98 BPM

Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Dave Audé Remix) – 127 BPM

Lady GaGa & Beyoncé – Telephone – 122 BPM

Destiny’s Child – Jumpin’, Jumpin’ – 89 BPM

Beyoncé, Bun B & Slim Thug – Check On It – 83 BPM

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.



Roasted Mini Cabbages With Bacon

Everything is better with bacon.

Everything is better with bacon.

Everything is better with bacon.…even brussel sprouts. Click photo for easy recipe!

Workout and Running Music Listed by BPM

56/365 morning run

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or the gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” – African Proverb

Workout/Running Music Listed By Beats Per Minute

Full List of over 100 songs at Fleurty Naturelle’s Tumblr Page.

75      Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – ET
87       Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
90      Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars – Lighters
90       Jason DeRulo – Ridin’ Solo
91       Annie Lennox – Train in Vain
91       Rihanna – Hard
93       Madonna – Revolver
96       Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
97       Blink 182 – The Rock Show
101    Selena Gomez and The Scene – Who Says
102    Jordin Sparks – One Step at a Time
103    Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
105    Adele – Rolling in the Deep
106    Taylor Swift – Picture to Burn
108    The Black Keys – Tighten Up
109    Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
110    All-American Rejects – Move Along
110    Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
111    Bruno Mars – Grenade
111    Jason DeRulo – In My Head
112    Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started
113    Alien Ant Farm – Movies
113    C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat
113    Madonna feat. Timbaland and Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes
114    Black Eyed Peas – Disco Club
114    Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder
115    Britney Spears – Circus
115    Sean Kingston – Take You There
115    Shannon – Let The Music Play
115    Taylor Swift – Sparks Fly
116    Maroon 5 – Never Gonna Leave This Bed
118    Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
118    Taylor Dayne – Tell It to My Heart
119    Michael Jackson – Thriller
120    Chris Brown – Forever
120    Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
120    Ke$ha – Blow
120    Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
120    Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
121    Ellie Goulding – Lights
121    MC Hammer – Pray
125    Kylie Minogue – Love at First Sight
125    Rammstein – Du Hast
125    Rihanna – Breakin’ Dishes
125    Technotronic – Pump Up the Jam
126    Amber – This is Your Night
126    Annie Lennox – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
126    Cascada – Evacuate the Dance Floor (Radio Edit)
126    Flo Rida – In the Ayer
126    Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Outta My Head
126    Panic! At The Disco – Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have…
126    Pink – So What
126    Rihanna feat. Sean Paul – Break It Off
126    The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
127    Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
127    CeCe Penniston – Finally
128    Adele – Rumor Has It (Rascal Remix)
128    Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne – Hit The Lights
128    Kylie Minogue – In My Arms
128    LMFAO – Shots
128    Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Move Like Jagger
128    Muse – Neuron Star Collision
135    Ace of Base – Beautiful Life
135    Jordan Knight – Give It To You
135    Pink – Trouble
135    The Killers – A Dustland Fairytale
135    Theory of a Deadman – Bad Girlfriend
135    U2 – Beautiful Day
135    Weezer – This is Such a Pity


How to Eat Well and Stay Glam

Salad at Lunch

Many of us want to eat better, but don’t know how to start. Making a few small, simple changes to the way you eat can make a large difference. Here are Fleurty’s tips:

  • East a salad every day (loaded with rainbow veggies, avocado, nuts, and seeds)
  • Eat a plant-based dinner once per week (check Vegetarian Times magazine online for tasty simple recipes)
  • Use your herbs and spices! (quality olive oil, ginger, cumin, oregano, and chili all will add depth to flavor)
  • Colors of the wind (eat as many colors of the rainbow as you can, each day)
  • Get your protein from plant-based sources (check out the stats on protein in your veggies, you’ll be surprised, and then you can cut down on that meat you thought you needed today – too much animal protein can be detrimental to your health)


Operation Urban Farming: Grow Veggies from Kitchen Leftovers

I’m in love with the tips in Don’t Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps

The premise? Grow your own veggies from your cutting board remains! 

Grow your own celery from your celery remains. Just chop off the base and plant. One week of growth shown in photo to the right. 

One week of celery growth from

One week of celery growth. Source:Growing Organic Eating Organic

“Magic and wonder hide in unexpected places — a leftover piece of ginger, a wrinkled potato left too long in its bag, a humdrum kitchen spice rack. In Don’t Throw It, Grow It! Deborah Peterson reveals the hidden possibilities in everyday foods.

Peterson, former president of the American Pit Gardening Society, shows how common kitchen staples — pits, nuts, beans, seeds, and tubers — can be coaxed into lush, vibrant houseplants that are as attractive as they are fascinating. With Peterson’s help, a sweet potato turns into a blooming vine; chickpeas transform into cheery hanging baskets; the humble beet becomes a dramatic centerpiece; and gingerroot grows into a 3-foot, bamboo-like stalk. In some cases the transformation happens overnight!

Don’t Throw It, Grow It! offers growing instructions for 68 plants in four broad categories — vegetables; fruits and nuts; herbs and spices; and more exotic plants from ethnic markets. The book is enhanced with beautiful illustrations, and its at-a-glance format makes it a quick and easy reference. Best of all, every featured plant can be grown in a kitchen, making this handy guide a must-have for avid gardeners and apartment-dwellers alike.” – From Amazon [physical book]: [kindle version]:

Thanks to these friends for the info:,

Glam Girl’s Guide to Clean Eating

Recently, on a trip to visit the in-laws in Tennessee I decided to blog and vlog about clean eating and whole living.

What is Clean Eating??

The crux of clean eating is consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life – one meal at a time. 


New Orleans: Crescent City Farmers Market, Mag...

New Orleans: Crescent City Farmers Market, Magazine & Girod Streets, Saturday morning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tips to baby step your way to clean eating:

Eat five to six times a day
Three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. This keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long. Consider patronizing local farmer’s markets and grocery stores.

Drink at least two liters of water a day
Preferably from a reusable container. Limit your alcohol intake to one glass of antioxidant-rich red wine a day.

Get label savvy
Clean foods contain just minimal ingredients. Any product with a long ingredient list is likely highly processed and contains toxins or additives not beneficial for optimal health.

Avoid processed and refined foods
This includes white flour, sugar, bread and pasta. Enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains instead.

Know thy enemies
Steer clear of anything high in saturated and trans fats, anything fried (because it has absorbed a ton of oil) or anything high in sugar.

Shop with a conscience
Consume humanely raised and local meats.

Choose organic whenever possible
If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, dairy and the Dirty Dozen your organic priorities.

Consume healthy fats
Try to have essential fatty acids, or EFAs, every day.

Learn about portion sizes
Work towards eating within them.

Reduce your carbon footprint
Eat produce that is seasonal and local. It is less taxing on your wallet and our environment.

Slow down and savor
Never rush through a meal. Food tastes best when savored. Enjoy every bite! (We live by this in New Orleans)

Take it to go
Pack a cooler for work or outings so you always have clean eats on the go.

Make it a family affair
Food is a social glue that should be shared with loved ones. Improve the quality of your family’s life along with your own.

(via Clean Eating Magazine, with Fleurty Naturelle input)

Fleurty Naturelle’s Whole Living Giveaway

Giveaway time! I use my blog to promote clean eating, healthy hair, herbal medicine, and natural beauty so the purpose of this giveaway is the same. The winners will receive either $50 Whole Foods gift card or a $50 Body Shop gift card.

The first phase of this giveaway involves using your Twitter account (if you do not use twitter, see below). To enter, follow me on Twitter @fleurtynaturel and retweet my giveaway announcement:

@fleurtynaturel’s #giveaway! Follow, RT & win a $50 giftcard to @wholefoods or @thebodyshopusa. (Details:

 The contest will begin on February 15, 2013 and end on March 1, 2013.

If you don’t have Twitter, you can enter via YouTube here (or embedded below). Just watch and follow the directions in the video description.

Let your friends on facebook, tumblr, youtube, and twitter know.