Sunday, April 26, 2015

My  affinity to workout challenges.. my problem is being able to follow through and complete them.  Life’s interruption seem to take away my days from the challenges.

Currently I am doing two challenges.  I am following Purely Twins and Tone it Up, Bikini Series.

I have been

Workout : Day 1 and 2 of Purely Twin Kettle bell Challenge.

First day of Challenge: April 21st : 100 KB swings and

I enjoyed the workout, short and sweet. Purely Twins are sisters that enjoy working out and sharing their dedication to eating healthy and living healthy. Check out their blog.  I also completed the The total mermaid workout (great inner thigh workout)

Second day of Challenge: April 22nd : 25 KB swings and #Purely Training 67 (find on you tube). Fun!  Short and sweet. I also completed TUI (Tone it UP) workout Itty Bitty HIIT workout.

New Barre Fav

I didn't feel like working out, cardio that is!  I decided to do a barre workout. I used to teach as some of you know... but when I have no energy, I would rather be the student. I completed the 21 Day FixBarre Workout today.  It was challenging enough to feel that I worked out. What workout do you do instead of Cardio?

Friday, April 24, 2015


Today was a great day! 

I have been struggling with focus and sleep for a long time and found something that works for me. Essential oils. My dad calls me a "hippie" because I don't eat red meat or the other white meat, eat clean, compost, recycle, animal lover... oh and work in Boulder Colorado.  Now I am an "oiler".  I wasn't huge on using chemicals on my body or face, so found DIY recipes using essential oils.  LOVE pinterest!

Here is my latest favorite oil.

Frankincense, Topical/Aromatic 
  • Diffuse during meditation for grounding and purpose. 
  • Use for massage after activity. 
  • May help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin. 
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituent alpha-pinene 
  • Key ingredient in many products, including Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™, Brain Power™, Awaken™, Highest Potential™, and Forgiveness™.

I just completed another workout from 21 day fix! I completed the PLYO workout. I am starting the Challenge in a week.  This workout always KICKS my butt!  You will definitely get a leg workout, along with a mean cardio burn.  My average caloric burn is between 315-345 calories in only 30 minutes. 

I work late hours and find it difficult to find time to workout. I think I speak for a lot us!  If you are interested in learning more about the workout, send me a message or follow the link.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

21 day FIX Challenge......

I am starting for the second time the 21 day fix challenge by Beach Body. I didn't quite finish the 21 days. I think i completed 12?!?  My "clean eating" lifestyle ebbs and flows, usually 80% eating this way and 20% "cheating".  I have learned that I can't judge myself any longer. I need to move forward and not look back. I am happy that I am not eating crappy all the time in comparison to most folks out there. I exercise most days, whether it be walking, taking the bus instead of driving or a good honest workout in my basement or even a yoga stretch and or pilates workout. I need to learn to accept myself the way it is and where I am and be OK with it.

I hope you join me on this journey of working out with me at home, following other great fitness advocates/gurus/mentors.  I may occasionally add a workout of my own. Let's do it together and be real! Drop me a line if you are joining me. I am trying to be better about using Facebook and  Twitter.
See you soon in the GYM.