Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Strong Back

This has been a crazy week for me...I wanted to show you some of my back exercises but I could never work out a time to have my super cute camera guy, aka hubby,  to help me.  So you get something a little better.  I'm going to share with you my biggest success secret, Her name is Flavia Delmonte.  She is awesome! I have achieve 90% of my success so far from her work outs.  There now you know!  She has inspired me to think "outside of the box" in fitness.  I have learned so much from her.  You can learn more about Flavia RIGHT HERE.  So on to her back exercises.  I have done this and LOVE it! Give it a try and let me know what you think.  NOTE: you can substitute the barbell for dumbbells at home.


Inspired by my personal push up challenge (if you don't know what I'm talking about visit the "my push up challenge" page above) I wanted to show you a few chest exercises with some arm work outs that will help you increase your push ups as well.  I will have that for you ASAP!
Honestly, I will only be posting once a week until I can get my CPT certification done.  I'm focusing my energy there.  However, I do post fun little pick me ups on my Facebook page.  Please show some love and stay connected by "like" ing my page VISIT HERE

A little personal update: I'm excited to share that I will be doing my first photo shoot in MARCH!  I have 12 weeks to get photo ready.  I have some help from a couple trainers that I LOVE!  I get some very helpful info from them.  I wanted to share this experience here with you as well!  I'm excited! The Purify detox/cleanse system was an awesome way to jump start this journey.  I lost 2 lbs and nearly 1% of body fat for my first week.  This is from an already lean state.  By using that system my body is now completely ready to function at 100%.  This will be FUN! 

My new favorite snack:  I love ice cream! especially when I'm watching a movie.  Now obviously I won't be eating ice cream for a while so I came up with this sweet treat. 

Berry Frozen Yogurt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup berries
1 tbsp Stevia
Mix well and place in freezer until semi frozen
I usually share this portion with my hubby:)

CONTEST:  Try these back exercises and let me know what you think! 10 POINTS  Leave another sweet (sugar free) recipe in the comments and receive 5 POINTS

Thanks Ladies!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fresh Start!

Wow! It feels like it has been FOREVER! I love my new Internet.  We have been without for about a week.  Now, it time to get caught up.  I love the beginning of the year!  It's a great time to start fresh, hence the new blog look. What do you think? Anyway,  I  LOVE resolutions, as long as they keep changing every year.  Weight loss seems to be at the top of the list for most people.  I know my gym has been a little fuller since January 1st and statistically speaking, most of the newbies will be done by February.  NOT GOOD!  For those of you who have made resolutions, I have a few tips you could try to turn those resolutions into habits.  First of all, write them down where you can SEE them everyday and read them.  I like to use a dry erase marker on my bathroom mirror.  Next, is to find a partner! It is so much easier to have a support system.  You always want to surround yourself with people that support you, and that are headed in the same direction as you.  For example, a work out or running partner is awesome!  You are less likely to skip a gym session or a run if you have to call your partner to cancel.  Third, is to set a time line.  Some people set a resolution for the year and that can be overwhelming.  Set a date!  For example, be sugar free for 3 weeks.  By setting a date, you can see an end point. Once you get to that end point, reevaluate your goal.  Push yourself to the NEXT level. You will soon see that your way of thinking will change.  Keep in mind, it takes 3 weeks to make something a habit.  You can do it!  I have a post that I did a while back that has some more good info. Visit Here

Here are a couple updates:

I will HAVE my CPT by Feb. 17th! WHOOT! I did take some time off in December to enjoy the season.  My family also celebrates 2 birthdays and an anniversary.  We love to party but It feels great to be back.

that means...

The CONTEST is almost over!  There are a few of you who are rockin it! As a refresher, this is what I'm giving away:
10 personal training sessions by ME! valued at $500.00
1 Purify Cleanse and Detox system valued at $130.00
30 day supply of Zrii Achieve, all natural meal replacement valued at $108.00

If you want to get caught up or are NEW you can still do so! I have labeled all challenges under the contest label. Or, visit RIGHT HERE to get started.

I have some chest and back exercises to show you, I'm just waiting on the video...I will have that up this weekend.

CONTEST: In the comments, leave your thoughts on New Year's resolutions. Love/Hate or any tips you have for keeping them. 5 POINTS

Thanks everyone!
"Take control now. Forget about the negative thoughts which others have told you - that you are too old or too young. Stop letting the thoughts of others rule your life; stop being weak and cowardly, blaming your lack of progress on those negative programs. If you begin now and become a do-er, you will have earned your right to remain here."
~Thomas D. Willhite~