Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sandbag Training

I have been working hard on my goals and added new fun toys to the fitness studio AGAIN. I have not started my P90X2 however I have worked with my new Sandbag.

New toy, 15lb sandbag.




Kettlebell on steroids.

Nuff said, if you have never worked with sandbags you can do just about anything with them that you can do with dumbbells or kettlebells. work against the gravity of the sand moving so MORE stabalizers are engaged.

So far to date on my 1,000 pushups I am on a roll!

1,000 - 875 = 125 to go.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Super Cool FREE Website!

Have you seen this website?

I made this picture in a few seconds and you can post it right to your facebook! I just checked it out quick but if you had some fun pictures you could make a great card or gift for someone INSTANTLY!

Or stocking stuffer :-)

I got the bestest gift card ever from my good friend JoAnnie it had my picture on it....I can't wait to post a picture of it! Thank you, thank you, thank you its just the BOMB!

Who knew techies would take over the gift world too? Is there any option you can't do with electronics now? I'm still wondering about Facebook LIVE, what is that all about???

On to the workouts:
Supreme 90 still plugging along and love it

1000 pushups before Dec 31 = 740 total need 260 more
Teaching Yoga 8.45-9.45 am drop in class tomorrow
If the weather holds Saturday run?

Is anyone watching the X Factor?

I'm addicted! And to make matters worse I love them all especially Melanie Amaro so talented.

Still have not used my Gymboss yet, but I know how to set it now :-) that was half the battle T. V's Electronics (electronics always wins) lol.

With just 9 days till Christmas how are you doing with it all?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yoga Mats w/Fierce Dogs!!!

Here are the Yoga Mat bags I am selling that I made, and a few extra pictures. With just 10 days till Christmas I better get in HIGH gear!

With my grandmas machine

Lots of colors, and I sold the pink right away :-)

Finished product this is my personal bag for my green Yoga mat its adorable!

The fierce dogs next door watching me from the porch....I call them Cujo!

The Sparkler Ty that I met last Saturday at Starbucks #3 Sparkler met to date and I loooove meeting new people!

That's it for now, I will be adding my goals and accomplishments later this week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

8 Top Workouts 2011

I have decided I would just post some of the top workouts or workout sites that I enjoyed doing in 2011 and why.

You may have a certain trainer that you enjoy as do I. I guess my favorite would be Denise Austin,
and Jillian Michael's, online Zuzana Light aka Body Rock TV.

This year I did not add any new workouts to my DA collection except for "Sculpt and Burn" but added several to my JM collection. I also got the opportunity to review a few workouts that I may not have choose to buy myself and truly loved them.

So here are my chosen 8

1. JM Killer buns and thighs - this workout is not just about the bum or legs it really incorporates all the muscle groups. Plus lets face it JM knows what she is doing. (well I did not like her Yoga workout but hey all the rest are ALL good) Worth the money, its a 3,2,1 style and motivating, no need to say more.

2. Supreme 90 - although I have not finished this program completely it is worth the $20! Same style as P90X some say copy cat but it is not, but so much less time involved. Lets face it most people don't have over an hour to workout each day. Don't hate on me Tony Horton, I'm still a huge fan and can't wait to complete P90X2.

3. Will Power and Grace barefoot workout - I did an article on this workout and its really tough!
Plus you get a great cardio workout BAREFOOT. I love being barefoot and if I could live on the beach I would :-)
Just saying this workout is worth the money as an unknown in the BIG video world, think cardio Yoga. Yes Yoga can be tough, its more then you think and until you try it you won't know what your missing but go with a "Flow" style.

4. Bob Harpers Kettlebell workout - BAM! Bob does a great job with flow as a shorter workout and still getting the variety by adding in pushups and lunges for a complete fat blaster. I looooove working with kettlebells and even did an article on a kettlebell workout studio in St. Louis but did not have near the fun Bob brought. Again, worth the money but watch the how to. My tie choice is Paul Katami Build and Burn, adding a step to kettlebell is like HEAVEN.

5. - Holy. Smokes. I have been watching this site grow since 2008 and it gets better and better each year. If you think your tough, just try her workouts and then get back with me. (ok and guys your just going to love her body nuff said)

6. Scott Herman Fitness - Another killer workout, Scott breaks it down online, and he has the body to prove it. Ok, and he is good looking too!

7. Making the best - Ahmad, on Youtube this guy is amazing, he works with celebs and creates easy to follow workouts with "pop up" challenges and amazing tunes.

8. Cathe Friedrich - I can't name just one workout....anything Cathe, that is all I have to say about that. Her name and body says it all. If you want a good clear trainer, she is it. Nothing fancy just an awesome workout. Period.

I could go on and on, but these are my top 8 for 2011 I hope you enjoyed reading about them and if you try them leave a comment.

Friday, December 9, 2011

P90X 2.

My new car, I just love it! 2011 Juke SL with all the bells and whistles and as requested here is my picture with it :-)

It came! P90X2 and with more toys, 1 roller, 1 stability ball and 2 med balls. Not sure when I will start this one it looks intense and its only 5 days of workouts per week!!!

So did my Gymboss

If you don't know about these you can time just about anything, HITT, Tabata or any moves you want I am PUMPED!

Really maybe I will look like Zuzana .....ahh insert dream big here!

Big pot'o Chili I made yummo...

and some Yoga poses, that I took at mom's house before we sold it.
I was wanting to use one on my website but they came out blurry......

I have only completed the first week of Extreme 90 and need to stick more with the program.
Teaching tomorrow at the Yoga Studio early shift, I will bring the new Yoga Mat bags I made to sell tonight.

Saturday it will be all about getting the house organized and then a Christmas play I just can't wait for!

To do:
1. Tax software bought
2. Paper work sorted
3. Christmas gifts wrapped
4. Holiday plans

How are your holiday plans going?

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Extreme 90 Day 6

2011 Nissan Juke SL Pearl White with the Sports Package and heated leather seats.

This is the exact look of my car, and its just super cute :-)

I took some pictures but have not had time to load them up so I will add them to this blog later this week. (I know time gets away from me)

I have only drove it 1 day so far on Saturday! Since we have had rain/snow I have to get used to the Juke before I take it out in bad weather. I know I am being a "scardy cat", but I just don't trust other drivers really in bad weather and have NO idea how this one will react in it.

Also since its 12" bigger then the MINI Cooper I have to learn how to back it up in my parking spot so I need to leave for work earlier then I have been. Something about winter, it makes it harder for me to get up at 5.30am.

Is anyone else in hibernation mode during winter???

On another note, I made 8 Yoga Mat bags to sell at the Yoga studio and I will be posting pictures of those as well. I think they turned out really great I just have to get a new draw string for them because what I bought was too big for the closers. *sigh

What would you pay for a homemade Yoga mat bag?

Extreme 90 Day 6 today....tonight plus client. After the first week I will post my thoughts but so far I really like it!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Remarkable Barefoot Workouts

I just love teaching Yoga, and I enjoy being barefoot every chance I get! By the way I did post my new 4 Minute Yoga workout, just click the "Youtube workout with me".

So I got this video sent to me and I must say, it is more then a workout it is tough! (not being paid for this review)

I did an article on it here, its called Mile High

Stacey the trainer is in amazing shape and the reason I really liked it was because it did incorporate some yoga style moves but also regular fitness moves that I do with my clients and when I teach group fitness.

I'm still doing 2 challenges right now:

1. Extreme 90

2. 1000 Pushups before Dec. 31st = 775 more to go

I am on day 4 of Extreme 90 and I want to get more involved before I do a review on it, but so far I really like it.


It is much shorter workouts then P90X!!!!

Most are just 40-45 minutes, works for me. Most of my Christmas shopping is done and now its sending out the cards and wrapping and I am good to go.

Remember one thing going into the holiday season, portion control!