Saturday Workout

It’s Saturday!  It’s the weekend!  I’m sleeping in past 7!!!  (Yay!)  And it’s just a few days ’til Christmas.

I am hosting a Christmas party this evening.  I have a hundred and one things to do today before I even start to get ready for tonight, but I’m going to make sure I get a great workout in in spite of my crazy day.

I know that it’s the time of year when things are bananas and we just seem to run out of time to get everything amid the hustle and bustle, but believe me, you can find the time for even a mini-workout.

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Do yourself the favor and take a few minutes for yourself.  Try and fit in a little workout today.  Exercise is a great way to release stress and even 5 or 10 minutes can change your entire mood and outlook resulting in a more productive day.

Remember, you’re worth it.

Here’s a great little workout to get you started.  Do it once, twice, three times.  Whatever your pleasure.

via Back on Pointe

via Back on Pointe

Have fun!

~Fit Bitch

The BEST Salad I’ve Ever Had

OhEmGee!  There are 10 days ’til Christmas!  Can you believe it?

I have been running around like a mad woman trying to get my shopping and wrapping and baking in. And getting my house party-ready, on top of working, teaching, and participating.  It’s hectic and I’m tired.

The last few days I’ve been taking some time to get some of the treats made – I have batches of goodies made for my party this upcoming weekend, for Christmas dinners, for work (I’m now the favorite) and for my boyfriend’s work.

I’m being careful not to sample or lick the spoons.  And on top of that I made the best salad the other night for our dinner.  It was so good that my boyfriend took a big bowlful to work with him the next day as I did today.  AND after my incredibly exhausting class tonight I was ecstatic to come home and stuff my face with it again.

The original recipe is HERE.  I’ve omitted the nuts and seeds and the feta….and I didn’t put any dressing on it.  It is still delicious and it’s so pretty.

I will definitely be eating this salad often.  I just can’t get enough.  And the pomegranate just adds that little extra pizzazz.  It’s like a sweet little festive decoration.

See?  It’s still easy to eat healthy during the holidays.

~Fit Bitch

20 Nutrition Facts that Should Be Common Sense

20 Nutrition Facts That Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

I saw this post today and wanted to share it.

A lot of it is “no brainer” stuff but some of it you might be surprised.  Give it a read.

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/13706-nutrition-facts-that-should-be-common-sense.html

~Fit Bitch

I Want to be THAT Person

When I first began my weight loss journey those years back it was for just that – weight loss.  Once I began losing the extra weight I’d gained I became more focused on the fitness and healthy living.  And once I focused on those aspects I became inspired by other people while on their journeys.

Sir RichardMy fitness and healthy living is an endless journey.  I continue to learn and educate myself so that I can educate others.  I want to be the inspiration to others.

Even while I (continue) to struggle with my ongoing demons I want to be the person to give others a little push; to compliment and encourage and motivate.  I want to inspire.

And truth is, you all inspire me.  I find inspiration every single day.  From the ladies I see power walking on their lunch breaks to my office mate kayaking and hiking on the weekends, to my boyfriend and his recent weight loss and incredible smoothies to the new girls in my classes.  Inspiration is everywhere I look.  I hope you see it too.

~Fit Bitch

Where Are the Men??

I’m apologizing in advance for the stereotypical photo about to follow this sentence.  It was the best one I could find.

via Yahoo

via Yahoo

I’ve been teaching my boot camp classes for about 5 months now and I have not yet had one single man show up.  Sure, I’ve had a few guys say they’d like to try it out but I haven’t seen any of them put their money where their mouths are. Guys….what’s the problem??

I think, however, that my luck might be changing.  Tonight I had a phone call from someone – a male someone – inquiring about my classes and hoping to show up next class.  *FINGERS CROSSED*

But my question to you – dear male readers – what’s up?  Boot camps are intense.  And they’re not aimed for one particular sex (I’ve seen tons of video of co-ed boot camps and the workouts are crazy).  So, why no love over here?  What’s your take?  COMMENT….PLEASE.  :)

~Fit Bitch

Monday Love

I have so much to say….I need more time.

Life is catching up with me these days and I’m super tired.  But hang tight…I WILL be back.  In the meantime I leave you with this:

You're Awesome!

Stay tuned….more to come from me.  :)

~Fit Bitch

Read This!

This is a great article.  I’m heading out of town this very minute but you should all this.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/anonymous/2014/07/im-a-personal-trainer-and-here-are-10-things-i-wish-every-one-of-my-clients-knew/

~Fit Bitch

30 Day Yoga Challenge

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Happy November (and Movember)!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween.  And if you had a great Halloween full of candy and junk then today is perfect for beginning  the 30 Day Yoga Challenge.

I can’t stress enough how great yoga is for one’s body and how everyone can benefit from a yoga practice.  (For a little taste of my yoga preaching go here.)

A daily yoga practice is also a great way to detox your mind, body and soul.

Know yogaI’ve been wanting to post a yoga challenge for a while now and I think that today is a perfect day to start.

via source

via source

The awesome thing about this challenge is that it not only gives you the pose for the day, it also provides a YouTube page (DOYOUYOGA) so you can watch your yoga practice.  Brilliant.

Also, you have the option of doing just your new pose everyday or adding each pose on the next day (ex. on Day 5 you can either do just the Bridge pose OR you can do Downward Dog (from Day 1), Warrior 2 (from Day 2), Cobra (from Day 3), Camel (from Day 4) and Bridge (from Day 5) flowing all together) <<— This is what I recommend but it’s your choice.  Listen to your body – it knows best.

I am so excited about this Challenge.  I hope you will give it a whirl and see how your body feels in a month’s time.

Namaste.

~Fit Bitch

Horror Movie Workout

I was going to save this for Friday night to post but, if you’re like me and LOVE Halloween and have been counting down the week with a scary-movie fest, then I figured this would be a fun way to get some exercise in while shlumping on the couch (I’m watching Psycho right now).

Have fun!

via Blood Sweat & Cheers

via Blood Sweat & Cheers

~Fit Bitch

Buti-licious Yoga

Tonight I tried my first Buti Yoga™ session.

I’d seen it advertised just a few days ago and it piqued my interest so I decided to give it a whirl.  And….

….At first I really hated it.  But after a few more minutes I got into it and really enjoyed it.  Like, liked it.  Enough to do it again.  And maybe again and again.

So what is it?

Buti Yoga™, a movement practice that fuses power yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics into a high-intensity workout that transforms the body from the inside out. We train the core using the Spiral Structure technique created by Founder Bizzie Gold that transforms the way the body looks and performs almost instantly.  (http://butiyoga.com/)

Buti Yoga™ via Yahoo

Buti Yoga™
via Yahoo

Buti™ is different from your regular yoga practices.  It’s energizing and it’s cardio-yoga. It incorporates your practice’s poses with some booty-popping, core-engaging cardio and plyo.

After I got over my hatred of stepping outside my yoga comfort zone I really got into this workout.  I could feel my core muscles working (along with the rest of ‘em) and by the middle end of the workout my heart rate was up and I was sweating and I was happy with the level of intensity.

I’m looking forward to participating in this again (the sooner, the better!) and I encourage you to try it too – men, don’t be shy!

Have fun!

~Fit Bitch

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