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Friday, September 25, 2009


Here are some random thoughts since I likely won't be blogging for a couple days (the start of the week usually slams me!).

* I think Planks are a testament to true ab/core strength. Challenge a friend or significant other to a Plank-Off. Perfect form-toes and forearms and see who can go the longest! Forget floor crunches, plank it baby plank it!!!!!!

*I'm obsessed with homemade hummus. I'll post a recipe next week-but I tell ya, tahini paste and LIME juice (not lemon) make all the difference. I could eat it every day (oh wait, I do!!!)

*Why didn't anyone tell me how FREAKIN AMAZING spaghetti Squash is. Myyy ohhh myyyy, it's fabulous

*Between my clients, Family & Dear Husband, I must log over 100+ texts a day. I am sorry if anyone things it's insincere---I think it's special :)

*When I run on the treadmill I watch Exercise TV on demand. I'm such a "DOWNBEAT SNOB" from my experience as a group fitness instructor--that when Jillian Michaels gets off beat in her "shred it" workouts, I seriously turn it off. I'm not doing the workout, I'm just watching it as I tread along, but still---would it kill you to start your concentric motion on the downbeat?? commmeeee onnnn, it's my pet peeve!!!

Okay, that's all for now! I'm so stoked for Nicole winning Figure O. I think she is outstanding------and she qualified in both Figure AND Fitness.....are you kidding me?!? LOVE HER!!!!!!

REMEMBER!!!!!! Start the week off with a BANG! Get some momentum rolling and kick BUTT!!!!!!!



Sooooooo, it's FINALLY Friday evening and I've caught my breath! Thank God-It's been a BUSY week and I loved every minute of it!!!!!! I packed a TON in and felt totally energized the whole time! Onnn FIYAAAA!!!!!!

Tonight we went down to the Greek Orthodox Church we got married at and helped at the Greek Bazaar. Holy goodness, this is a HUGEEEEE Event!!!!! My in-laws are in charge of the Green Beans and it's quite a production to doctor them up. They're greek beans with plenty of Olive Oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic to the max and a little S&P. (We were there for a few hours, but then puppy duty required us to be home. B2 had to get out and play for goodness sake!) It was quite a ball down there--I kept hollering at our "Yaiya" to ask if I was doing the concoction correctly, and about Three or Four different ladies would turn around & answer (all referred to as Yaiya as well) Lots of laughs, plenty of Greek Beans, loukamathes for Em, Mythos for hubby and garlic & oregano smelling hands for the whole evening! :) :) :) love it!

This weekend will be full of relaxation! We're planning a Fitness Saturday filled with bikes and maybe hikes??

Oh, my Garmin has been so fabulous this week. I've clocked over 17 miles. Low and slow (as my Papa says) as to not rush into running and get hurt, but DANG I'm hooked.

There ya go, have yourself a fabulous weekend
Oh, one more thing----If you're keeping tabs on the Olympia-I will voice my opinion real quick-------simply put---I will NEVER strive for a PRO FITNESS body. Nope.


Monday, September 21, 2009


I think you've just gotta change your mind set and say BRING IT ON MONDAY!!!! :) Make your monday as fabulous as a friday! Why must we wait for a "GREAT" day to happen the latter part of the week? DO IT TODAY!!!!!!!!

Alright, enough of that! I hope some of you maybe tried my recent "INSPIRE 2 PERSPIRE" cardio session. I did it Sat. and it kicked my booty!!!!! Loved it!

Yesterday I did a quick 3 miles in 28 mins. For me that was FLYIN! Pretty sweet! Felt awesome! Possibly today (maybe tomorrow) I'm going to set my virtual training partner and do a slow (11 min. mile) 6 miler! yahhh!

So, yesterday after church, I had a little shameless photoshoot so I could get a good pic of the dress I wore to the seattle wedding (didnt get any fullbody pix there). My momma picked it out while they were up here, and I lUVVVEEED IT!!!!!!!! It was so comfortable! DressBarn of all places!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

SHREDMILL WORKOUT!!!!! *edited format*

Here's a new cardio for ya!!!!!! This is adapted from a couple different ones I've seen: *NOTE* When it gets challenging, pump your arms. apparently the quicker your arms move the faster your legs move! Also, keep the traps relaxed (and your face, don't furrow or frown) and BREATHE!!

Warm up 5 mins. Whatever pace suits you!


CONGRATS, YOU DID IT! NOW TAKE A GOOD 5-10 mins. to cool down & Foam Roll if necc.!

Have an amazing SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love love~