Monday, December 31, 2012

My Fitness Resolutions for 2013

It's that time of the year to make resolutions...and discard 99% of them in two weeks.  Let's see what I can actually stick to in 2013...


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tried Turbo Fire after a long hiatus...

...and I am glad to know I still got it!  Was definitely a bit tough on my calves, but thankfully no plantar fasciitis.


Friday, December 7, 2012

I'm back!

Per usual, an absence on my end of things usually indicates that I have fallen off the wagon--not so fast!  I'm happy to report that I have been consistent this past month and I am starting to see results.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Quickie Reviews

 *UPDATE: I have added two reviews in the Reviews section and am organizing all reviews based on instructor profile. 

I have noticed that when I write reviews for workout systems or DVDs, those blog posts get the most views and bring the most hits to my blog.  Unfortunately, I cannot take the time to review every workout I come across.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My favorite Samhain recipes

In honor of that time of the year where the fall harvest ends and we are at the mercy of evil spirits,  I thought I would lighten the mood by sharing some of my favorite seasonal recipes. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Okay, I take back what I said...

So on Monday, I lamented that Phase 1 of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution wasn't very challenging.  I even had the audacity to call it boring!


Monday, October 22, 2012

I like Body Revolution...but I love 30 Day Shred more!

So I just finished the first two weeks of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution and while I do have to commend it for being a solid program, it is making me long for her individual workouts, like 30 Day Shred and Ripped in 30. 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The last 12 weeks of the year

I apologize for my absence and if this blog post seems a little...rusty.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Workout schedule for week of 9/17/2012

This is a first for me: I am about to embark on week 3 of an exercise program...and still madly in love with the program!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today is my birthday...

...and since I am stuffing my face with treats, validating my free drink at Starbucks and am just overall being chill and lazy, I have no right to lecture anyone about fitness and health right now.  Enjoy your day!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

When I'm consist with exercise...

...I notice that things around me just fall into place.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Workout schedule for week of 9/10/2012

As you may have noticed from Thursday's post, I have fallen out of love with the Weider X-Factor ST program after 3 weeks and am cheating on it with JNL Fusion.  I know...I am a horrible girlfriend when it comes to building relationships with my workout systems.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

JNL Fusion Review

Okay, this is starting to get obscene, but I recently traded for a new workout system to cure the reappearance of my exercise ADD.  What did I end up getting?  The mother of all systems meant for the exercise ADD crowd: JNL Fusion.

Believe me, that's actually a compliment.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Clicking with yoga

If you are not a yogi or yogini, you probably wonder what it is that makes them so infatuated with that prehistoric form of exercise?   We all have our excuses for why we don't like: boring, too long, too hard, lacking coordination, clashes with our spiritual beliefs, etc. 

I spent many years trying to "get" yoga by purchasing DVDs, trying online tutorials, even signing up for classes (I never attended)... but it never clicked with me until recently.


Friday, August 31, 2012

I've got nothing interesting to write about

In the spirit of keeping up with my tri-weekly posts, I am here to report that I have nothing interesting to talk about today, nor do I have a concrete workout schedule for the week (notice how I didn't post on Sunday?).  Hope everyone has a good weekend!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bought myself a running belt....does that mean I will take up running?

One of my favorite new sites for shopping is OpenSky, which I love perusing mainly for fitness gear and other healthy living products that pique my attention and take a hit to my wallet.  I recently came across a running belt for a reasonable price....but does that mean I now have to take up running?


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mango Salsa: my savior for eating healthy

In the battle of healthy eating, I admit it can be as brutal as Custer's Last Stand.  Sometimes I need help from an unlikely source, and in this case, it's mango salsa.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

10,000+ views...wohoo!

Just thought I'd share.  Thank you to everyone who reads my blog! ;-)


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Review: Weider X-Factor ST Program

A couple months ago, I was given a heads up about this program from the Video Fitness Forum.  Like Kim Kardashian does with men, I set my sights on the program, obtained it...and chucked it away when something else caught my attention.  Well, how wrong was I to overlook this program!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Cult of Shakeology

Even as a longtime customer of Beachbody products, I had spent years avoiding this strange liquid substance being hocked at me in every commercial, print flyer and e-mail, telling me it was the greatest fitness shake on the planet.

Coming as no surprise at the expense of my curiosity and impulsive behavior, I caved. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tracy Anderson's got some major competition

Whoops, forget yesterday was Tuesday!  I am only on week 1 of my new blogging schedule and my silly scatterbrain can't keep up!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Some blogging updates

Good Sunday afternoon, my fitness junkies.  This is reminder that I'll be making some changes to this blog.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TapouT XT: oh *beep*!

Even when I'm stuck in a rut or am at my worst, fitness-wise, I've never shied away from any fitness program...and then I met TapouT XT. 


Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Ugi Fitness Ball

After resisting the temptation to splurge on some fitness purchases, I caved and bought a few things, including the Ugi fitness ball.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Break from blogging, but not exercising

So I may have been absent temporarily from the blogsphere, but I am happy to report that exercise has become a more consistent part of my daily routine.


Friday, June 22, 2012

8 Simple Goals

Now that I am back into exercise action, I thought I would make a list of 8 tangible and real goals to get me back on track.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Back from a long hiatus

So you may have noticed that I was beginning a rotation last time I logged on here (almost 2 months ago).  You are probably wondering: what happened?

Life happened.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Workout 1 from Jillian Michael's Body Revolution

So upon reviewing my previous post where I bitch (a lot) about the packaging of Jillian Michael's Body Revolution, I realized I wasn't concentrating enough on the positive aspects of the set.  Having tried the first workout, I can say that I am liking it so far and feel I will be able to finish the 90 days.  I do believe this could be Jillian's best product yet.

But killing all those trees is still inexcusable!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jillian has arrived!

I just want to first start this post by saying that I despise the new look for blogspot.  I think it is more confusing than that damn Facebook timeline!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

I caved

I know...I am predictable.  Because I lack willpower and I am a slave to fitness trends and hype, I just purchased Jillian Michael's Body Revolution

But I don't give a damn if you judge me.  I haven't been this excited for a fitness purchase in a long time!


Monday, April 2, 2012

April Showers!

Spring is the air and we are already 1/4 through 2012.  Now is the time to reevaluate how I have done so far and bring on a new rotation.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Update on my pre-spring rotation

I have been visibly absent this week due to a busy schedule, but after playing around with some workouts, I have decided on rotation.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

The next 28 weeks

Although I have had some ups and downs this year so far, upon taking an introspective look, I am going to make the best out of the next 28 weeks.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Getting in shape doesn't have to cost much

 Thanks to Netflix, I was able to catch on Supernatural, a show that garnered my interest back in 2005.  Unfortunately, college got in the way, so I wasn't able to keep up with all the adventures and shenanigans of those Winchester Boys (Dean is my favorite, btw). I have been so addicted and glued to the TV these past few days, I didn't even want to pop in any of my fitness DVDs.

But not forgoing my desire to get back in shape, I improvised.


Monday, February 13, 2012

It's time to expand my collection

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I am due a bit of money soon and plan to spend it on some more fitness goodies.  Oh, except I already made purchases prematurely.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Why must you do this to me, Jillian?

Just when I started to warm up to Jillian Michaels and allowed her into my workout rotation, she had to go and to this.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I think it is time to get reacquianted with Ms. Chalene

After hitting a new all-time record of having to quit P90x five days into the program due to injury, I am hitting the restart button with Ms. Chalene Johnson.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ther goes my trap...again

I'm less than a week into the P90x rotation and I have injured my trapezius muscle for the 4th time in 2 years.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

My next rotation


After consideration and realizing that I need a swift kick in the ass, I have decided to do...

Friday, January 20, 2012

The quest to eat healthier: oatmeal pumpkin pancake recipe

When I say recipe, I really mean me just flying by the seat of my pants as I go along.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Extending the Jillian rotation (sorta)

Love her or hate, Jillian Michaels has the reputation of being "America's Toughest Trainer."


Thursday, January 5, 2012

My other New Year's resolutions

This blog is mostly to document my struggles, triumphs and opinions on all things related to fitness, but a recent conversation I had with a friend the other day had me thinking about my overall New Year's resolutions.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Updates on January Rotation: Looks like it is all Jillian for me!

After having a little taste of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred today to prep me for my January Rotation, I think I'm slowly converting into a fan.