Monday, February 28, 2011

Green Monster and MINI Cooper Crash Pic Blog

I started back on green monsters and love them!

I missed them sooo much! As you know spinach is a super food and after listening to Tony Robbins cd again on the "Exceptional Life getting the Edge" he talked about spinach, and how spinach and wheat grass naturally energize you and detox the body.

No wonder I felt so sluggish and blah all winter. (ok could have been all that snow too, just sayin)
However if you make them remember cals add up, so with mine I usually just do 1/2 banana and use water. (I just fold the other half of naner in the fridge and use it the next morning.)

You can find the recipes at my website click the link
or at

Ingredients I use, 1 c water, 1 c spinach fresh, 1/2 banana and 2 scoops vanilla whey - D-lish!

Mixing in the mini blender

The finished product

The spinach I use is about a cup fresh right from the bag, and it really keeps me full from after my workout 7am-ish till 10am breakfast.

Here is the MINI boo-boo will be fixed this Tuesday and Wednesday I will have a rental. Total bill = $680.

Thank goodness just missed my headlight

Off to make March Madness my best month, stronger and leaner.

Please help me stay focused and cheer me on I will be 49 in July and want to look my best Rockstar Body ever. Thanks!

Weekend workouts:
Yoga class - 1 hour Saturday
2 mile walk - 45 min Sunday
Wt - 125
BF - 24
BMI - 23.1


Friday, February 25, 2011

P90X Chest and Back

Again we had snow this morning, so I had to get up early for that...WHEN WILL IT END?

However, I managed to get in 20 minutes of P90X Chest and Back.
Now I should have fast forwarded to the strength training part, because the beginning is just like what I did last night at core minus the pull ups. Ugh! so sore, I kinda whimped.

Don't bother looking for my body stats this week either. I will post those over the weekend if there is change, I just did not feel there was any big change again this week at all. (remember that sugar melt down?)

I have to say doing my Green Monsters this week, I have really felt more energy and full longer. I drink it at 7.15am and am usually starved by my breakfast at 10 am but now I feel just right.

Thinking I may include one of those for my afternoon snack, it just makes me feel TOTALLY energized by all those good greens.

Find Green Monsters here:

My Green Monster:
1/2 c blue berries
1/2 banana
1 c cold water
2 scoops vanilla whey

Today's Workout:

Workout - P90X Chest and Back
Time of workout - 20 min
Cals burned = 50

Pushups - 20
Pull ups asst - 15
Military pushups - 15
Wide grip pull up asst - 10
Close push ups - 5
Reverse grip chin ups asst - 10

Train client TRX & Cardio

Last nights Workout:
Workout - Yoga Core
Time of workout = 1 hour
Cals burned = 266

Includes 200 core moves:
Bridge w/ball at knees
Dolphin push ups
Modified push ups
Advanced push ups (downdog, to plank, to hover (chaterunga) to updog to downdog)
Reverse crunches legs up
Folded knee reg crunches (lotus crunches)


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Back and Bicep Part 2 w/Zumba

"Without a background you can't have a foreground" Tony Robbins on The Exceptional life program.

I finished yesterdays P90X workout right after work, plus I did a 20 min incline walk at lunch it was so cold. Complete with my 20 minute Zumba with Client.

My green Monster was blue-nana delish:
1/2 fresh spinach
20 blue berries
1/2 banana
1 c water
2 scoops vanilla whey

(still looked fabulously green for Monsters click the link on my side bar)

Workout = P90X Back and Bicep + Zumba
Time of workout = 60 am/pm split + 20 pm
Cals burned = 263
Warm up 7 min

Workout 32 min:
Lawn mowers 15lb 15
Wide lawn mowers 15lb 15
Cross body 15lb 15
Wide bicep curls 15lb 12
Reg bicep curls 15lb 12
1/2 way bicep curls 10lb
21 10lb
Asst pullups 15
Corn cobs 15
Wide asst pullups 20
Bent over rows 15lb 15

Lunch workout = 20 min incline walk

PM Workout split 25 min:
Bicep curls 15lb 12
Out curls 15lb 12
Hammer in out 15lb 15
Crouching bicep curls 10lb 20
Sitting bent over rows 15lb 12
Pull ups of choice = reg 10
Flip grip hammer - 15lb 12
Superman's x 3
Bent over row curls 10lb 12

Cool down:
Pot stirs

Zumba express = 20 min


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

P90X Back and Bicep

You can't get a better workout then P90X!

Today I went back to P90X for a good upper body workout, gotta love Tony Horton. Heck he has my same initials. TH and I have to be careful when I say I have a "love/hate relationship with TH" lol......I am not talking about myself.

I can't wait for his M3 to come out, its going to be a KILLER I saw the preveiw YIKES.

If it gets nice at lunch, I will walk or do inclines and if not it is Zumba tonight for cardio.

On the pay if forward with shoes update: Mary loved her shoes last night, as a matter of fact she kept the ones that were the rocker style with the larger heal. She said she really felt like they were made for her! They had the best reviews from nurses so I figured they have to be good.
She was so super grateful to have them and NOT have to wear her support insoles with them. I felt really blessed to give them to her, and she said she never had anyone give her something so nice and thoughtful....tears in eyes.

I will return the other pair later this week.

Green Monster:
1/2 c spinach
1 cup water
1/2 banana
2 scoops vanilla whey

I can't remember the order of this workout, since I did not log it as I went I didn't have time today we had an ice storm.

Workout = P90X Back and Bicep
Time of workout = 40 min
Cals burned = 50

Warm up 7 min
Stretches static and ballistic

Workout 32 min
Lawn mowers 15lb 15
Wide lawn mowers 15lb 15
Cross body 15lb 15
Wide bicep curls 15lb 12
Reg bicep curls 15lb 12
1/2 way bicep curls 10lb
21 10lb
Asst pullups 15
Corn cobs 15
Wide asst pullups 20
Bent over rows 15lb 15


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Do I Remember ME?

Today's Green Monster:
1/2 peach
1/2 banana
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 water
1 tsp olive oil

I am feeling so much more energized and its only been day 2 back on my monsters woo woo!

Do I remember me?
Sometimes we get lost in being busy, and we lose ourselves.

This happens to me when I try to do too many things on my to-do list. How do you fix this you might ask?


Reflect again.

I remember ME when I accomplished:
Starting another new business
Growing my relationships
Decorating my home to where it is my Zen space
Learning the practice of Yoga
Going to the beach and meeting another trainer
Taking new classes
Getting certified in Zumba
Writing on line
Listening more
Caring more
Giving more

I am not the same as I was last year, 2011 is going to be a better year then the year prior because I am learning, growing and changing.

Do you know everything that does not grow dies?

Its work but growing pays off, it lets you accomplish more then you thought and you look back and say......I remember me when I couldn't even ________ look at me now!

I like to keep a "Things that work" journal and I have talked about this before if you read my blogs. It is just about "dumping" what is not working for you and keeping what does. If you are repeating patterns something is not clicking.

Your either not ready for change
Not being honest, truly your heart does know
Making excuses (like I have with sugar)

If you did something that got you great results, stick with it. If your not seeing a change get information that will help you in that area.

Don't lose yourself in things, take time to know who you were, and who you want to be. Get with others that can help you, and cheer you on.

If you have broken or toxic things in your life that are changing you in a bad way, work on changing YOU then see what happens. You can only control yourself so why not be the BEST you that you can?

Seek experts
Watch videos
Have quiet time and reflect
Pray or spend time with God in his word

Dream, plan and go for the life you want!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Back To 2 Missing Pieces

This weekend I went out of town to do my taxes in the country where my mom lives, and I completed them by myself...a first.

My mom usually does them, but this year she was not feeling up to it so we got a new software by HR Block and I completed them. They will go in the mail on Tuesday thank goodness!

Since I left early to head out of town, I did not do a workout on Saturday morning missing my Yoga class *sigh.

But I did do 15 minutes of Yoga later that day, and I tried not to over eat at my moms since she cooks southern and has lots of chocolate around.

The main thing is I revisited 2 missing pieces that I had not been in my life lately. (Got off course)

1. Anthony Robbins - Extraordinary life program
2. Green Monsters - Smoothies with spinach yum!

There is an area that Tony talks about is setting goals and how to achieve them, by finding out your stumbling blocks. Mine seem to be that I don't have them clearly written. I have them written from Darren Hardy's Making Your Best Life program (another super guy) however I think I need to make them on small cards and focus more.

I also missed the breathing which I did on my way home. It is 4 breaths in, and 4 out saying a gratitude. You touch your thumb to each finger as you do this in unison. LOVE IT! Talk about changing your mood FAST!

After doing stressful taxes for 6 hours, I needed it!

Then this morning, I also decided to get back to Green Monsters. Tony reminded me in this series as he talks about health and cleansing and what "greens and wheat" do for the body.

My spark friend Jen (Jensfitjourney) has a full blog on this.

I am not that dedicated but he does recommend a 3 day weekend for starters. Talking about how alkaline and acid in the body makes you have energy, or not and lets illness in or not.

So that was that, back to adding spinach to my smoothies because that is when I felt so much more alive and energetic.

My Green monster smoothie today:
1/2 cup spinach fresh
1/2 banana
1 cup water
2 scoops vanilla whey

Saturday workout:
15 min Yoga

Taxes 6 hours

Off day
Train client tonight - Circuit

Green Monsters and recipes


Friday, February 18, 2011

Pay it Forward with Shoes

Day of Dance for Health in MO is Feb 26 if you want to know the moves here is the dance - its at the Hilton Frontenac I think I may go.

This morning workout:
Workout - Cardio
Time of workout = 20 min Zumba
Cals burned = 50

1 cup water
3 scoops vanilla whey
1 tsp olive oil

Today will be another great day for running, however I won't have time at lunch to do so with errands to run.

Let me explain, there is a woman that comes to our Bible Study and this week she came in limping.
I asked her what was wrong, she said her tennis shoes were too small and that they hurt her feet but that she could not afford to get any right now. I asked her what size the shoes were, thinking maybe mine would fit (yes I have 4 pair). She said 7.5 and I think I need an 8.

She is a home care specialists (always giving to others) and is on her feet quite a bit with clients, she said she was getting by just walking slow.

So yesterday I went to Kmart (I know here we go again) and found these shoes for just $15.00.
Hey they were $35.

Then I got to thinking what if she can't wear these? She is in her late 50's I guess, so today I am going to get these and let her pick. Same price same savings.

Since these are more like the type she had on, she may like them better then I will return the pair she doesn't like after the sale.

She is the sweetest woman, she has always come to my community fitness class, never missing a class. So of course I have to pay it forward with shoes and I know she will be so surprised next Tuesday.

This weekend Taxes part 2.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Running Totals

This week has been all cardio and I have been on FIRE! (JUST IN CASE ANYONE THINKS I HAVE BEEN SLACKING, NOPE)

Tonight: Yoga 1 hour class
Friday: Kettlebell training client

Morning smoothies:
3 scoops vanilla whey
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup water

This week I have ran 5 miles walked 7 miles with inclines and it feels great to back out in the fresh air.

Here are my standings now that I have LOCKED ALL SWEETS out of the house it is time to get this year in gear = almost 49 Yikes!
My trainer is doing much better but still on hiatus, and I hope to have her helping me in March.

I feel good, last night I did have a slight pain on my left leg on my side near my calf but no big deal I still blasted out a great Zumba workout.

40 / 60
210 / 240

180 / 360
871 / 1440

Yesterdays Lunch and evening workout:
Workout - cardio inclines & Zumba (evening)
Time of workout = 1 hr 40 mins
Cals burned = 476

Tuesdays Lunch workout:
1 mile run 10 mins
30 min inclines

I was going for 20 -20 ended up with 10-30.
Cat standing

Zumba Party - 1 hr

Tuesday Lunch workout:
Workout - Cardio running
Time of workout = 40 mins
Cals burned = 210

Ran 2 miles 20 mins
Walked 20 mins
20 incline pushups
20 tricep dips
Big toe hole
Runners lunge

Monday Lunch workout:
Workout - Running
Time of workout = 40 mins
Cals burned = 185

Running 2 miles 20 min
Walking 20 min
Bench pushups 3x10
Tricep dips on bench 3x20

Forward bend
Side lunge


ps, I have not forgot about the Rachel_Mac challenge just no changes.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All About Running

I just love this blog that Julie wrote about running, she let me use this information and I thank her.

All about running is how I feel right now, looking back at many blogs of people that start to run how accomplished they feel.

It doesn't matter if you finish, you go, you do and you be yourself.

I don't really talk too much about running and some of you may know or not know that I was a runner for 20 years.



I just loved being outside jamming to some good tunes and running in the wind, it felt like magic.

Never competed until a few years ago asked to do a 5K by a friend so I did .

I placed 3rd in class.

9.11 min mile.

47 years old.

Haven't ran in years.

But its something you love or you don't and I never got hooked on competing so I never really tried to do any runs for metals now I have one.

Just one.

I ran 5 miles every day for 20 years sometimes more, on a service road by my house in rebok tennis shoes. No fancy shoe, no inserts, no gels or goos just me and my altoids.

Once I did 7 miles on an elliptical, without cracking a sweat at a 10 min mile. Treadmills bore me, they just do but are used by many runners to practice when its winter or for sprints and inclines.
Now I am thinking about just running to run this spring and see how far I go and how many miles I complete and in what time.


Maybe add a halfie or full to my bucket list.............

Monday run:
4 miles 10 min mile = 40 min
Tuesday run:
3 miles run walk 1 mile inclines = 40 min


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Focus on the changes

The Devil is so sly!

Today I had a bit of guilt not working out and eating chocolate last night but that is not the worst of it.

I have created my new plan of action but a few things Satin is trying to mess with, and I command him to FLEE!

My client had the flu last night and canceled
Last night we did not go out we just relaxed - this is a first for me EVAH!
I was tired from my trip out of town and did not want to get up today
Eating that chocolate made my tummy upset - hence why I should not eat it
I have been feeling like I am unsure about things

Let me explain.



I want so much.

There has to be more.

I love business.

I like to live to the fullest.

I enjoy planning and goals, lists and accomplishing.

I help as many as I can, and try to remain humble which is hard at times, like most people we like to live for the flesh. Things. Fashion. Shoes. Money. Memories.

Why do I feel like the Devil is messing with me?

I have been caged all winter, and I feel a bit lost in direction. My business is good, my job is good, and my relationships can always be better. Enter the devil of temptation.

I have everything I need and want, but I feel fear. Like maybe I should be further along then I am in my goals. Or maybe its because of "old man past" working on me...trying to say I am a failure.

Failure in past relationships that I don't want to repeat, I want to grow and move forward.

Failure in trying to teach as well as I want to I want to be the best I can be.

Failure because I am not having fun like I have in the past traveling, camping and eating at new places.

Maybe I need change?

I just need to reflect on the all the positive changes I have made and move from there. Its not a funk, its just a little Devil trying to tell me I can't have all the Glory God has given to me.

Have you ever felt this?

Fear, jealousy, anger, uncertainty, they all come from the my prayers today will bring peace and joy to me as I kick the Devil to the curb! I'm looking for MORE.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Go With It


Ok, I did not do very good over the weekend with my goal to practice Zumba. However I did do quite well with my nutrition.

Here are the stats:

NUTRIENTS: GOAL 2/8 2/9 2/10 2/11 2/12 2/13
Calories: 1,410 - 1,760 1,767 1,842 1,647 1,224 1,430 1,611
Fat: 37 - 65 46 58 34 20 43 50
Carbs: 187 - 270 187 211 168 132 187 129
Protein: 60 - 145 150 114 170 133 108 151
Fiber: 15 - 30 17 18 23 17 11 9

Monday is my off day, so no workout today. I will get in a walk at lunch its going to be near 50 and I train a client tonight.

Oops, I did not get my photos for last weeks challenge so I will do it this week. Honestly not much has changed.

I saw the movie "Just Go With It" it was very cute, lots of campy stuff but all in all the scenes at the beach were amazing. If your a beach lover like me, you will enjoy it just for that and of course the little girl was too funny with her Brit going on.

My new goal now that Valentines has passed is to get back to an earlier (back to 5.45 instead of 6.30) morning routine that I can hit harder then I do at night.

I am a morning person and I agree with Tony Robbins that mornings set the day.

Here are his cantations I was doing last year:
Breathing in 4 breaths through the nose and 4 out the mouth. I love my life, while touching each finger tip with your thumb. Love it! Try it I blogged about this before and got away from it, now I will go back to it and get centered again.

March Madness Goals:
Only sugar free ANYTHING
Nothing past 7pm
No coffee at Bible study
Doubles - adding back my lunch workout according to weather
1 run a week
ST - 3 times a week
TRX 2 times a week
Back to Kashi cereal - I like to make this into granola

I will journal out all my plans and push forward. It is never good to go with a plan like "just go with it" because a plan needs to be set for achievement.

S- specific
M - measurable
A - attainable
R - realistic
T - Time related

Plus it must be for YOU, it must MOVE YOU not any one else.

I have let myself get too comfortable in the winter (as I always hibernate) and now it is time to come out ....F-I-E-R-C-E!

Happy Valentines Day


Friday, February 11, 2011

Yummy Low Cal Cake

JoAnne I thank you for this cake, check out her spark recipe on her blog your going to looooove it. (extra low cal too)

Last night workout was Yoga core and it felt great, considering I missed a whole week due to the weather the studio was closed.

Workout - Yoga Class
Time of workout = 1 hr
Cals burned = 266

Client workout tonight, and cardio on Saturday. I did forget my challenge pic for Rachel_Mac and will do those tonight.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Motivational Blog

Tonight is Yoga Core, and I am super motivated today since we have some sunshine.

Plan for the day:
Wash car
Get Valentines
Practice Zumba

Thursday Motivation:

" Struggles! Difficulties! Challenges! All these we see daily and we feel like giving up but remember: there is a dawn after the night."
Written in 2011 by Andrew Effiong

" Dream big and aim your goal toward the stars. You may not be able to reach them, but for sure they will guide your way through a satisfying successful life. Everything being built is the fruit of a dream. Dream big but above all, act upon it."
Written in 2011 by Eduardo Dominguez

" Hard work and Success are prone to attract each other with the same force."
Written in 2011 by Dr. Pravin Dhikale

" Your conscience tells you what your heart doesn't want you to know."
Written in 2011 by Louise Smith

" It takes an instant to change... for the better. Deciding to finally make the change could take years... or an instant."
Written in 2011 by Pete W. Zafra

" Don't put your happiness in the hands of someone else. If you really want to be happy, you have to find this happiness within yourself."
Written in 2010 by Lawal Olanrewaju Kazzym

" Successful people always have two things on their lips... silence and a smile; a smile to solve the problem and silence to avoid the problem."
Author Unknown

" If you have never made a mistake, you would have never learned anything."
Author Unknown


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Zumba Love IS in the air

Image: Salvatore Vuono/

I can't believe Valentines Day is Monday. It is my works 70th anniversary in business and we are having a party.

It is also my nephews birthday he will be 14 this year and already so tall he towers over me.

Tonights workout is going to be Zumba class if the weather holds, we have snow again today. Blah! Lets hope for a 9 or 10 this week on my grade.

Is anyone planning a special Valentine?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Client Training and Back Workout

Tonight we host Bible Study, I may try to finish a bit more back or stretch before we start.

Last night I had a dream about a big snake, so I did not sleep very well. I kept trying to hide in a box in an empty house, it was just scary! Eeek!

Ok, workouts as follows.

Tuesday Workout:
Workout - P90X 10 Min Stretch and Back
Time of workout = 30 min
Cals burned = ?

P90X Stretch
Arm circles
Side stretch
Bicep/tricep combo

Asst Pull ups w/chair
Wide = 10
Close = 10
Bicep grip = 10

Asst Chin up w/chair
Center grip = 10

Back Rows 25lb 2x12
Triceps kick backs 5lb 2x10

1 banana
1 c water
2 scoops vanilla ice cream whey
1 tsp olive oil

Monday off day
AM P90X Stretch - 30 min
1 hour CPT training session w/2 clients on Buddy training

Warm up 6 min:
Ballistic stretches
Arm circles
Wrist circles/prayers/prayer press downs
Neck rolls
Shoulder/tricep stretch
Runners lunge to triangle to forward bend
Toe lifts in goddess pose

Circuit Client training change each 1 min:
Jacks / jogs on board
25lb Kettle swings
Alt Lunges w/10lb db w/bicep curls on step
Jogs on board - high knees
Med ball wood chops = 6lb
Step alt single leg squats w/10db
Med ball pass twists = 6lb
Crunches off bench - knee ins
25lb Kettlebell straight leg dead lifts
TRX combo move - forward shoulder lateral/side laterals - TRX is a great training tool
Chair pose w/squeezing pilates ball at knees
Jacks on board w/suspension band at ankles
Band chest cross overs
Push ups on jog board
Pull ups on TRX w/bar from floor - I love this TRX
Sumo squats w/10lb db behind back

Cool down stretch 5 min:
Forward bend
Straight leg forward reach right then left and hold
Shoulder/tricep stretch
Neck rolls
Arm overhead to side reaches
Squat to press R & L shoulder down
Back round outs
Goddess with toe lifts w/3 deep lifting breaths


I am using the TRX system with my clients now and this works great. Not only for training but stretch and flex too.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Bob Harpers Kettlebell Workout Moves and Review

Even though it was Super Bowl weekend, I busted busy with some great workouts at home.

We had snow on Saturday so I did not go to the gym and Yoga was canceled. So here are my workouts and I kept my food pretty good except for goldfish crackers in chocolate.....who knew?


Workout - Step w/3lb weights & Zumba
Time of workout = 60
Cals burned = 290

Today was cardio:
30 min step w/3lb db
10 min Jog square w/leg lifts and J rope
20 min Zumba
20 step ups on bench

I thought I would detail this out for you so you can get a better grip of a 50 min Kettle bell workout and how you may need 2 size bells. This workout to me I rate = 10
This workout is worth the money, get it.

My favorite moves were the MODIFIED Turkish get up (as that is hard enough but a great starting point)
Second - the pass though lunges with the bell under your leg as you lunge
Third - the open and close leg as you swing
Fourth - the stretch at the end where you place your hand behind you like a yoga move

Also his 30 min Shred is very good, and nice for a split workout.

Bob Harper Inside Out Kettlebell Cardio Shred (12lb & 20lb Kettlebell) 50 & 20 min Zumba
Time of workout = 70 min
Wt = 124
Cals burned = 352

Warm up:
Arm stretches over head
Forward bend
Runners stretch
Straight leg stretch
Sumo squat w/shoulder touches to knees
Open leg forward bend

Work out:
Squat touch kettlebell
Dead lift
Squat w/upright row
Swings R then L
Swings R bring leg in step out
Swings L bring leg in step out
Single arm R x 4
Single arm L x 4
Switch arms x 2 swings
Switch arm singles
Double arm swings 4
Bell on ground between arms pushups - 15

Row lunge x 15 R and L
Swings 15
Bell on ground between arms pushups - 15
Row lunge x 15 R & L
Pop up cleans - 15
Squat w/shoulder press - 10
Windmill w/bell overhead reach for ankle w/feet wide - 10
Burpees - 15
High knees -20
Squat w/shoulder press overhead reach for ankle w/feet wide - 10
Burpee -15
Swings -20
Squat w/shoulder press overhead reach for ankle w/feet wide - 10
Swings - 20
High knees 20

Alt forward lunges R and L
Alt lunge R and L w/bell pass under leg - 35
Snatch w/shoulder press R - 15
Swings - 20
Alt lunge R and L w/bell pass under leg - 35
Crab lifts w/single leg lift R and L - 10x10
Modified Turkish roll up - 10 L
Crab lifts w/single leg lift R and L - 10x10
Modified Turkish roll up - 10 R

Lunge forward hold bell at side L - 10
Lunge w/ wood chop L - 10
Lunge forward hold bell at side R - 10
Lunge w/ wood chop R - 10
Swings - 15
Clean and press L - 5
Clean and press R - 5

Swings - 15
Alt swings - 30
Snatch L - 5
Snatch R - 5
Close grip push up -15
One arm row R w/opp leg out w/leg lifts R & L - 15 x 2
High knees - 20
Burpees - 15
Arm stretches
Round out back

Crunches - 20
Knee up crunches - 20
Twist w/bell sitting - 20
Straight leg crunch 1/2 w/overhead press - 20
Oblique bicycle crunch twist - 20
Fast bicycle - 20
Hold bicycle pulse - 20 sec each side x 2

Cool down;
Hug knees to chest
Single leg stretch R and L
Back rolls
Single leg forward bend sitting
1 leg bent in reach arm on straight leg other arm reach behind you
Squat down
Standing forward bend
Shoulder back stretch
Overhead reaches
Forward reach out stretch


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Random Pic Blog

Snow again today. Worked out at home Yoga was canceled.

Random pictures

Ice trees

Looking out the window to the bird feeder

The MINI Cooper covered again......

The front yard

Bay window I love this shot

Breakfast french toast with chocolate white pb, honey and cinnamon yumo!

Workout Kettlbell with Bob Harper
45 min cardio Kettlebell workout
20 min Zumba with Beto

Side view

Notice the handle on the larger bell that is from Bob Harper much better to use I love them so much more then my regular bells.

My new short hair cut

Some different poses



Scary close up.................

Friday, February 4, 2011

Motivational Blog

" Success lies in your power to focus and realize what you have seen in spite of the odds."
Written in 2011 by Bassey Ndon

" A positive attitude can really make dreams come true -- it did for me."
Zina Garrison

" When you feel that you are at the end of your path and there is a ten foot high brick wall right there in front of you, and you have nowhere to go but backwards, break down that wall and move forward. There are great and wonderful things on the other side of that wall… and, they have always been there. Let nothing divide you from what you need to do in life, and see the solutions that are right in front of you. The key is, you must break down what separates you from them and choose to find them."
Written inn 2010 by Rich Barnes

" There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say Watch Me."
Author Unknown -

" Life sometimes gets TEDIOUS; you got to be TOUGH ENOUGH!"
Written in 2011 by Swapnil G.

" YOU are the person that can change YOUR life."
Written in 2011 by Sharad Khare

" Vision without Action is Fiction."
Coach Abid

" Success is waiting for those who are ready to persist and face the obstacles in the path with positive attitude."
Author Unknown

" Over every high mountain there is a path, though it may not be visible from the valley."
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" Willingness + readiness + ability = destination."
Written in 2011

" As long as we persevere and endure, we can get everything we want."
Mike Tyson

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Turbo Sculpt Workout

Yesterday was a tough day on the ole body, I hate to shovel anything. But got it done, all shoveled and made it to work just fine today. Thank goodness!

We have sunshine and 5 lovely degrees and the ice looks like a field of diamonds its really a wonderful site to see.

Here is my workout yesterday, with the details.

I took in about 2,108 calories to make up for the big calorie burn. My weight today = 124

Range: Sun - Wed
Calories: 1,410 - 1,760 1,343 1,937 1,353 2,108
Fat: 37 - 65 29 52 49 38
Carbohydrates: 187 - 270 205 226 125 319
Protein: 60 - 145 84 141 99 130
Fiber: 15 - 30 21 17 12 27

Workout = Turbo Sculpt and Snow Shoveling
Time of workout - 2 hrs 30 min
Cals burned = 807

Turbo Sculpt w/5lb db
Great leg workout and I like the curtsy lunges

Then I attempted Bob Harper Kettlebell:

20 swings = 20lb Kettlebell and I was whipped like a puppy :-)

Tonight Yoga


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shoveling snow *sigh Picture Blog

Today was another fun filled snow day at home. I really don't like the ice at all, or snow for that matter and when you drive a MINI Cooper you have to watch out for all the SUVs that try to "slather" you with stuff from the big tires they have.

Needless to say, I spent half the day clearing snow, and ice from the car and the driveway. I have to key in how many calories that was but a bunch yay!

For breakfast I made some thinned out pancakes, and had vanilla whey with water, it was D-lish and energizing. Here are the pictures as I went to shovel mounds of snow, you can see it was very cold.

Me heading out to blast some calories and find my little red MINI Cooper ;-)

When your talking a 1/4 acre long driveway it can take a while as a matter of fact 2 hours and its still not clear of the sleet. Plus Mr. Nice County snow plow blasted the end of my driveway with a mound of ice about a foot tall I still have to get to or the car will not make it over it in the morning *sigh gotta love paying taxes....Can you see the road marks at the bottom of the hill?

I am standing about 1/2 way

It was a tough job so I went in for lunch protein packed and tasty too!

Bun less turkey burger, beans and popcorn plus fat free fig newtons for dessert - sorry scarfed those down no picture :-)

Then I did today's workout:
30 min Turbo sculpt w/5lb db

What I liked about this workout that I was re-visiting from 2005 is the energy level, it really flew by. Plus it was a lot of leg work, and after shoveling that was just what I needed.

Oh I was going to Bob Harper's Kettlebell workout but that may be later because honestly I am pooped!

I will be back at the office tomorrow, and I think the MINI will make it just fine now that the roads are much better.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Blizzard

I did not go to work today due to the ice blizzard, who knows about tomorrow.

I tried to go out and shovel the ice and returned back in, too much ice!

The car is covered

Barbie house with ice from the gutters

Ice balls everywhere look like snow

Trees with ice

Birds looking for food

We are due to get more snow tonight on top of this sleet, should be fun right?