Friday, April 18, 2014

Getting To Know Me - Video Blog


video

Okay everyone, I'm in this video link-up and this is the first movie I made by myself.  It's nothing high tech for sure and maybe a little grainy, but it is my story.  Check it out and then check out the next video in the link-up.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Workout Wednesdays - WOW! Week 23


Welcome to this week’s Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up!

Brought to you by your hostesses 

Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.



Intro, intro, intro, introducing……our new co-hostesses of this link up

Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard, Natalie | Clean Eating Teen andJenn | Comeback Momma
Co-hostesses
Meet our lovely co-hostesses
They all have really cool blogs full of information so stop by there, read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe of course so you constantly receive their latest and greatest blog posts.  
You can also check them out on the social media channel scene.
Amanda | Blog | Twitter | Instagram
Natalie | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Jenn Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Point & Purpose:

The purpose of this link up party is to mix and mingle and support each other’s sites by visiting, subscribing and/or leaving a comment.  Please do not drop a link here, disappear and not follow through by visiting other party goers’ sites.  


Theme:

We are linking up blog postsGoogle+ posts or Facebook posts related to FITNESS, RUNNING, HEALTH or WELLNESS.  

Simple Rules:

1. Follow, Like and Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
2.   Don’t be a wallflower.  I can not stress this enough.  Show some comment luv and support to other party goers of this link up by visiting their blogs and either leave a comment on a post, subscribe or both!  Visit at least others who have joined the party.
4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)
5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone’s post for easy identification.
6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party.



Monday, April 14, 2014

Chili's Restaurant Lighter Fare Review And Giveaway


Yesterday after my workout, I decided to stop at Chili's restaurant to pick up lunch.  I'm on phase one of the South Beach diet so I had to choose something that was low carb, no fruit, pasta, rice, potatoes and etc.  I didn't know that they had a take out area in the restaurant so you can order To Go.  I chose from their lighter menu which had six items to choose from.  I decided to go with the Lighter Choice 6 oz. Classic Sirloin because most of the other dishes came with rice.  


As you can see, it is pretty light, only 250 calories.  The broccoli was good but the steak was kind of bland for my taste.  I had to season it up a bit with red and black pepper and salt.  It tasted better after giving it a little oomph with the seasonings.  The cost of 10.99 wasn't frugal but I used a gift card I got for my birthday.

I would like you to try a Chili's Lighter Fare meal so I'm giving away a $25 Chili's gift card and you can have lunch on me.  Enter to win and good luck to all (GLTA).


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Workout Wednesdays - WOW!


Would you like to be a co-host for Workout Wednesdays - WOW?  Your picture will be featured with moi, The Frugal Exerciser and Diatta Harris from Femme Fitale Fit Club blog.


Point & Purpose:

The purpose of this link up party is to mix and mingle and support each other’s sites by visiting, subscribing and/or leaving a comment.  Please do not drop a link here, disappear and not follow through by visiting other party goers’ sites.  

Theme:

We are linking up blog postsGoogle+ posts or Facebook posts related to FITNESS, RUNNING, HEALTH or WELLNESS.  


Simple Rules:

1. Follow, Like and Subscribe to your hostesses:
2.   Don’t be a wallflower.  I can not stress this enough.  Show some comment luv and support to other party goers of this link up by visiting their blogs and either leave a comment on a post, subscribe or both!  Visit at least others who have joined the party.
4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)
5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone’s post for easy identification.
6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party.




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The South Beach Diet - A Review For A Sugar Addict

I'm addicted to sugar, plain and simple.  I can usually control it but ever since Christmas, it has been out of control.  Last Tuesday, I had a dark chocolate bar, hot chocolate, tea with a lot of honey and a whole package of bubble gum.  I guess my body crashed from all of the excessive glucose in my system and it said ENOUGH!  So on Wednesday, I asked my friend/client Kathy to do the South Beach diet phase one with me and she immediately said, yes.  She also wants to lose some weight she picked up last year.

The South Beach diet is a low carbohydrate eating program for a period of two to three weeks and then you reintroduce good or low glycemic carbs back into your diet.  On phase one, you basically have low fat meat/fish, low fat dairy/cheese, 20 nuts, eggs, and vegetables and most beans.  Here is the list of phase one foods: South Beach Phase 1 Food List.

The goal of phase one is to cut out the cravings by consuming low glycemic foods which will help stabilize your blood sugar levels.  In this phase, you will see the greatest weight loss.  If you have a lot of pounds to drop, you might see an eight to ten pound loss in weight.  Right now,  I haven't gotten on the scale but I know I have lost weight and I'm not craving sugar anymore.  I'm weighing in on Thursday so I will let you know the results. Kathy has already lost four pounds and she started on Thursday also.

After phase one, you move to phase two in which you add the good carbohydrates back into your diet.  I tell my clients the best way to do it so you won't crash, would be to add one carb per day to your diet a week.  So by week three, you should have added 3 carb servings a day to your eating program.

Picture courtesy of the South Beach Diet
I feel great so by next Monday, I think I will be ready to add one carb to my diet a day and I'm excited about making the South Beach diet pizza recipe.  If you want more information about The South Beach diet go to their site or Facebook page.

The South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet Facebook Page



Friday, April 4, 2014

The Brazilian Butt Lift Treadmill Workout For Beginners

The original Brazilian Butt Lift treadmill workout is for runners so I know a lot of walkers who would like to try this workout.  So you know me, I had to develop one just for you guys.  I tested it out on my clients to see what I needed to change or add to the workout. 


First, there are two beginner levels, level one's speed is from 2.0 to 2.5 mph and level 2 goes from 2.5 to 3.0 mph.  What I found to be very important, I don't want you holding on to the rails of the treadmill, that is cheating. However if it is a matter of balance, of course, please hold on, I don't want you falling off the treadmill.  If you find yourself not being able to get through the program, you will need to decrease your speed.  

If your treadmill's maximum incline is only 10%, this program's highest incline is 12%, make that your maximum incline and decrease the two highest incline positions by two levels. 

Walking on an incline, especially inclines over 10%, activates and strengthens the muscles in the calf, hamstrings and glutes.  For those looking for a lift to the derriere, this is a program for you. 

Next week, I will post the workout for intermediate and advance walkers.  Do you walk or run on an incline and on what level?