Sunday, August 28, 2011

Do's & Don'ts @ the Gym...

There is something called Gym Etiquette.  And i wish i would have reminded the people at the gym today!
I was so annoyed and wanted to share a few do's and don'ts the fellow gym members (not that they read my blog).


1. Talk about religion, politics and sex (LOUDLY)
2. Play Fitness Instructor
3. Bring your cellular phone into the gym
4. Bang the weights and or the machines
5. Play your ipod without your earbuds!
6. Wipe your armpits and private areas infront of others
7. Groan loudly
8. Hog the equipment
9. Work out when you are SICK!


1. Wipe off the machines
2. Keep your voice at a reasonable level
3. Return what you use
4. Be courteous and friendly
5. Work Out Already!
6. Return equipment to it's right location
7. Do Cover cuts and scrapes
8. Wipe out your sweat
9. Respect personal space

Ladies, please pass this on and stop the RUDE people at the gym!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Really You Want Me to Believe That Tt Works?

So i love Brooke Burke!  Who wouldn't, she is adorable

She comes across as a very genuine individual in her role as a mother of four, wife, business woman (check out Modern Mom, an amazing website for mothers) and fit woman.  And i found her very believable until i started seeing her commercials for Skechers.

Is she really trying to sell me on the fact that she works on her fitness by wearing these?

Really Brooke and Skechers?

Now i know most celebrities do not wear the shape ups to work on their fitness.  But most regular people do believe they work and will go and purchase them.  Honestly, i think it is a waste of money and probably hurts your ankle and back the longer you wear them.

I wish celebrities like Brooke Burke and companies like Skechers would endorse the good ol' fashion sweating your butt off in the gym and eating the right foods to remain healthy and fit! But then of course, they wouldn't  make money.

Ladies and men, stay away from the commercialization of fitness and hit the gym HARD!

But just for kicks, here are a few of the commercials showing us how to stay in shape in shape-ups!
What a joke!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I have a confession to make, whenever i can't get to the gym, i slip into my DVD player, an old Billy Blanks cd and just go at it! I go hard or go home. I have been using his DVDs for years.

Not consistently of course but for years, he has been my go-to man for fitness whenever i can't get to the gym.  It's effective, efficient and fun! 

Whenever i do it consistently for a month, i notice a change.  So here is to more and more change!

Here is a little preview! You can find them all on youtube! 

How about you, do you have an exercise dvd that you dust off once in a while?

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Workout Outfits!!

Here are some new items i got for working out.  

There is nothing better than new workout clothes!

Always a great motivator:-)

                                                                        Pink Tank

Another Sports bra

Running dri-fit shirt

Dri-fit hoodie!

Dri-fit pants!

Have you purchased anything lately that got you excited about working out?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What I'm Doing @ Home...

When i am unable to go to the gym and or need a little extra workout session, i use a DVD.  The one i have been using recently is called The FRIM....transFIRM your trouble zones.  Cheesy right but it seems effective.

All i need is my DVD player, the DVD and the 5lbs kettle bell.

Your instructor is Kelsie Daniels, apparently she is a master instructor.  The workout is supposed to tighten your abs and sculpt your entire body.  You will swing the Kettleball like a pendulum.

DVD includes:
45-minute complete workout
20-minute Express workout
Learn the moves

Bonus 8-minute Core Workout: strong abs and back

Equipment: The Firm 5lbs kettleball with a good grip

Apparently the FIRM has been around for a long time.  It combines weight training with cardio in a unique, effective way to help develop the body you've always wanted.

So far, i love it! It is definitely challenging but i am hoping that it will help me to sculpt certain parts of my body.

I would totally check it out if i were you!

These are some of the moves.

What are some of your at-home workout techniques?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Snacks Anyone...

I wanted to share some of my snacking history because i wanted to steal other snacking options!

Here is a brief history of my snacking...

A long time ago, I started with popcorn! Yum...the more butter the better!

Then i moved onto almonds. 
I used to eat them so much, my co-workers thought i would turn into an almond!

I am currently in love with trail mix (tex mex from Target)! I am in love with everything about it.  And it has some paprika which is awesome! It properly has a little too much sodium but i am eating it in moderation!

What are you snacking on lately? 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mel B Inspiration!

Someday soon i want to become pregnant.  however before that...i want my body to become somewhat like this:

Her abs, legs, thighs, arms, back, she looks amazing!
It's definitely a combination of hard work and the right eating!

I am determined because at the end of the day, no one wants to feel like a sloth!this is not working!

My measurements are coming soon! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Celebrate Your Flawless-ness!

I am of course dealing with body issues on a regular basis.  
When i saw this commercial from Fruit of Loom, 
i couldn't help but smile and be thankful for companies that celebrate women and all their perfections and imperfections!

I hope it makes you smile too!