Friday, March 29, 2013

Insanity Week 4

Today at the office.....finally it feels like spring!
Oh and the good news is Week 4 of Insanity day 1 is complete.
Picked up Gracie from the groomers yesterday and look how white she is again. She was so dirty from the snow she looked cream colored lol....

Where is my treat?

And my belly rub? Coming right up little Gracie. She could sit like this for hours getting her belly rubbed.

Yesterday I logged 2 miles at lunch, this was before my walk with my new necklace which I cut off ha ha. I am not very good with a first time shot.

Good news down 1% body fat this week, my meal plans have been pretty spot on. I also added back my 1/3tbs of olive oil in the morning. Weight up a pound, which is just perfect for building my muscles for my photo shoot this summer.
Insanity Week 4 Day 1 - Cardio Max Intervals
March weigh ins:
Friday Stats:
WT - 125.8
BF% - 26.6
BMI - 21.0

Friday Stats:
WT - 127.0
BF% - 26.6
BMI - 22.0

Friday Stats:
WT - 127.0
BF% - 26.6
BMI - 21.0

Friday Sats:
WT - 126.8
BF% 25.6
BMI - 21.6
WEEKLY TOTALS / WEEKLY GOAL: 268 / 360 1575 / 1440
I should meet my minutes goal after today. Happy Easter weekend, thanks for reading!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Insanity Round 2 Week 3

Round 2 week 3 Insanity is done!
Glad that week is over now its on to more fun filled Shaun T. action. My pulled abductor was still bothering me but I pushed through since this workout is mostly plyo, my fav. (plyometric cardio circuit to be exact)
Good news, got a new yoga client she starts on Monday. Yay!
Check out my family that took up residence in my tree :-)

There are 3 of them, so not sure who is who but they are the cutest little woodpeckers!
I love birds.

Gracie got a new "Toughie" toy. Yeah right, this was after just 7 minutes.
7 minutes = destroyed!

She went to Jenny the groomer today, can't wait to see her and smell her when I get home!
A clean puppy is a happy puppy (mommy)
Last nights workout this is a HITT workout.
Client training 35 minutes:
10 - Min High intensity cardio warm up

1 min intervals - 1 round each w/30 sec rest:
Ball decline hip lift triceps dip
Ball in and out core
Bench step ups
Plank push up w/ 8lb triceps kick back
Bench climbs
Chair pose on toes w/ 12 lb db bicep curl
Chair pose on toes w/ 12lb db to single leg bent over row
High plyo jump
Med ball 8lb wood chops

Monday, March 25, 2013

10" Snow Storm!

I made it to the office, after getting up early to workout and come in 30 minutes early for my dentist appointment. Whew, glad that's over with! I got my crown cemented back in, and I can eat stuff other then soft food yippee!
Well we got hammered Sunday with snow, and Gracie loved it!

It was so pretty on the trees a wet snow, great for snowmen and angels!

Here is how the snowman looked.....then it just kept snowing, and snowing!

Check the poor guy out after a few more hours in the snow.......can't even see his poor little eyes or buttons!

It is still trying to snow, but I'm at the office and Monday is almost over!

Insanity round 2 week 3 day 5 completed!
Thanks for reading......

Friday, March 22, 2013

J-Lo Towels by Jennifer Lopez!

Yay, I bought new towels!
Lookie how pretty this light grey looks in the bathroom :-)
I couldn't be more pleased.

I bought these at Kohls, and they were on sale 50% off!!! Oh yes please, got them for 110.00 instead of the 220.00 = LOVE saving money.
I washed them and they did shed but that's fine, that is the point of new towels. Now they are even softer and the detail on the edges is so nice.
I feel like I am at a spa at my own house. Nuff said.
Insanity week 3 day 2.
Thanks for reading!

New Elements of Yoga: Earth Foundations, Air & Water Flow and Fire Dynamic

I just love these workouts, and talk about amazing scenery!!! Who does'nt have time for a 20 minute workout that makes you feel AMAZING :-)

Recently released by one of the top UK teachers’ celebrity yoga expert Tara Lee now has her workouts available in America via New Shoot Pictures.
All of the workout DVD programs are divided into three 20 minute sequences and can be played in succession or individually. Each also offers 10 minute bonus segments each on balancing, core workout and breathing exercise and include a 5-minute relaxation session.
The flow series consist of three DVDs, Elements of Yoga: Earth Foundations, Air & Water Flow and Fire Dynamic sold separate you choose which workout is best for you. Each has been shot on location in the beautiful English countryside.

Here is my take on it, and how to order:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ahh The New Dryer Arrived!

I couldn't be happier my new dryer came!
This is my new belt, and orange it!
Oh and I did get Gracie a new Kong Toy. Its a blue donut shaped that squeaks, she looooves it!

The beauty of a dryer that does NOT eat your clothes = fantastic!
Its a GE

The studio, where I am on week 2 round 2 of Insanity.
Nuff said.

Thanks for reading!

Danni Wins Biggest Loser!

Motivation get it here!
I could not be happier, this girl RAWKED her training with Jillian!
Yes, lift lots of weights = fabulous body!!!!

She stayed humble and found herself, and it shows. Yeah even with the spray tan :-)

Losing 121 pounds and the most percentage, it was a joy to watch.

The moment you work for something and achieve it, this is how you show it!
Each of the finals were amazing, and inspiring I couldn't be more proud of them and the kids.
Here is my take on it...........
Who did you want to win?
Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Body Transformation launches online training

Body Transformation launches online training!
Recently launched is a new online fitness training website. According to the Body Transformation website “It is a complete service catering for everyone’s dietary, lifestyle and exercise requirements. The Body Transformation team is made up of Nutritionists, Motivational Speakers, Lifestyle Coaches, Menu Specialists, TimeLine Therapists and Transformational Specialists. In addition to this we offer a 24/7 online support. Together the Body Transformation team works to assist members to incorporate the Body Transformation philosophy “Change Brings Change” into their lifestyle.”

As part of your membership you will have access to many great exercise programs accompanied with instructions on the website. If you feel you would like more specific attention to your program or really want a personalized exercise regime, the Body Transformation Exercise Specialists can prescribe you the most safe and effective exercise programs to assist you in achieving your goals.
Here is my take on it.......
Thanks for reading......

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The 5-in-1 ProUnit Performance Trainer

Once in a while a really cool fitness gadget comes around, this is it!

I wish I would have thought of this because I have all the items and this is great because its compact and easy to use. I like easy!

The 5-in-1 ProUnit Performance Trainer and 90 day system can help us function in daily life with things like lifting grocery bags, putting on our seat belt, and playing with our kids by training consistently in a very functional way.

Some of the many benefits:
• Easier To Exercise
• Increases Aerobic Threshold (Endurance)
• Higher Level of Exercise Possible
• More Calories Burned
• More Fat Calories Burned
• More Calories Required At Rest

Here is my take on it...........oh and don't forget to check out the video :-)

Thanks for reading......

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Insanity Week 1 Round 2 Completed!

I decided to color tip my hair with the new Feria hair color Wild Ombre. Love. It.

OK its week 2 Insanity round 2 and I have hurt my left knee, caused me to miss my Yoga class with Connie. back bends! Thanks Shaun T. :-)

Oh quick recipe for 2 ingredient cookies from my friend Kim!

2 bananas, 1 cup quick oats. Mash together, Flatten out to cookies, I made about 12 but it varies. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!  (You can add in chopped nuts, raisins, cinnamon, chocolate chips or whatever extras you like)

New BANANA 2-ingredient recipe to try:

1 ripe banana
2 whole eggs

Mix it all up (add-ins and flavorings optional) and make like pancakes!

Thanks for reading...........

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Guest Post: Top 5 Tips for Running Outdoors

Yay guest blog from Macy.........about running my favorite :-)

Top 5 Tips for Running Outdoors


Outdoor running isn’t as easy as when we are running on the treadmill. For one thing the terrain usually isn’t even, and you have to be careful and watch out for other elements on the road or trail. It is more challenging and requires a lot of preparation. Here are some tips that can help and guide you in your outdoor running.


Things to Consider


Choose if you want to run in the morning or at night, but make sure that it is the most convenient time for you and the time at which you can train regularly. When running when its dark outside choose a well-lighted road, where reflective clothing, and consider taking or wearing some type of flash light.



Be aware of other vehicles on the road, including motorcycles and bicycles. When running outdoors on the road, be careful wearing earphones or headphones—you have to be alert and aware of your surroundings all the time. Run opposite the traffic flow so you can see the vehicles driving towards you—it is easier to avoid accidents when you can see what’s coming. If possible, choose a road that gets only light vehicular traffic.



Get a running buddy, join a running club on pack runs, sign up in a fitness program—do something that can make you keep on doing what you have started. Always welcome a challenge to motivate you to train outdoors.



Always prepare your body for any physical exercise, especially outdoors where you need to act quickly to avoid obstacles and make sure you run properly. Do warm-up stretching before your run and cool down afterwards as well. Stretching conditions your muscles and prevents cramping and muscle stiffness after running.


Food and Water

Eating a heavy meal before a run is a no-no; you can, however, have a banana (or something similar) before running. Bananas are rich in energy and can power you up during your run. Drink some water an hour before going out and after your run to replace lost fluids.




·       Always have a simple, specific, and different goal every day.


·       Always wear comfortable clothes with light and bright colors so you can be easily seen by other runners, drivers, and pedestrians. If you’re running at night, wear running shoes and gear with reflectors.


·       Do some warm-up and cool-down stretching.

·       Drink plenty of water the night before you run.


·       Alter or modify your route so you won’t get bored running along the same road every time.


Outdoor running is adventurous and exciting but it needs a lot of mental and physical preparation. To prepare yourself for the outdoors, you can build endurance indoors with Nordictrack® Treadmills  - Buy a Treadmill from the #1 Brand Online.



About the Author

Macy is an avid fan of the outdoors, and she likes helping others reach their fitness goals, whether that is exercising indoors or outdoors.



Monday, March 11, 2013

Clean Cuisine Change How You Age!

Who doesn't want to stay young looking?
I know I do!!!
Check out this book, it can do just that for you.
You even get a workout routine!

Over 100 recipes............yum!

You can find my take on it here:
My yummy favorite lunch, avocado, chicken and cuties!

I can't wait for spring!

Thanks for reading...........

9 Spring Pieces Worn 26 way!

I added 9 things to my wardrobe totalling $150 (or $180 if you add the 2 scarves I got that are not pictured)
This spring is all about color and floral!!!
Here is how I spent my money:
Jacket - $45 JCP
2 Sweaters yellow and multi - $29 each Maurice's
3 Cami's 2 striped, one floral - $6 each The Rainbow shop  
1 Sleeveless blouse - $13 The Rainbow shop
2 Necklaces (long silver & black and gold chain) - $8 each The Rainbow shop & The Trading Co.
I thought I would show you how you can mix and match these 9 items, if you have some basics in your wardrobe already.
Black pants, Tan pants, White pants and a black and white cardigan. (not showing) I also had an existing White tank, Tan tank and pink necklace.
26 different looks, either by changing pants or tops or was a lot of fun to do on a rainy Sunday.


Again here is what I bought, and this will take me from spring to summer.
Isn't fashion fun?
Top row: Cami's
Next row: 2 necklaces
Bottom row: Sleeveless blouse, 2 cardigans, 1 blazer

Thanks for reading...........