Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Healthy Life Cover Model Journey DAY TWO

Today was my shopping trip to get fitted for outfits for my photo shoot!  It was a blast!  Boscovs and Healthy Life were wonderful.  There was a rack of clothing waiting for me when I got there.  Some really cute dresses, tops, jeans, sweaters, etc.  I hate shoppping.  I would rather shoot myself in the foot then go shopping so this was such a treat!  After trying on many outfits, four outfits were picked out for me and I get to wear them for the photo shoot tomorrow.  Jewelry was also picked out to go with each outfit.  One problem....it's supposed to be 95 degrees.  I had to tell Janet from Healthy Life Magazine that I have a sweating problem and that I will most likely ruin the clothes and have sweat marks under my arms for the photos.  Seriously...that's the only part I'm worried about, oh and my hair frizzing....and make up running...Those of you that have been spinning with me KNOW how much I sweat.  It's absolutely DISGUSTING.  Stay tuned for more...tomorrow is Kimberly's for hair and make-up and for the interview and then the Crossings in Colonie for the photoshoot!  Wish me luck!  I hope I can get the jeans on over my sweaty legs...Janet took some pictures of today so I'll try to get them to post!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Healthy Life Cover Model Journey DAY ONE...

So, I spent three and half hours in the chair this morning at Kimberly's getting beautified.  I have NO business pampering myself right now with having to prep for a presentation at a national conference on Thursday, moving van coming next week and vacation and closing on the house ALL within the next 3 weeks!!!!!  So, why today in the middle of all of the craziness?  Today is the beginning of my Healthy Life Cover Model Journey!  I'm so excited....I won a contest back in September for Healthy Life Magazine.   I am going to be on the cover and interviewed for the September issue.  Why am I so excited?  First of all, it's a FANTASTIC, local magazine and secondly, I entered the contest a few years ago, made it through the first cut and did terrible during the interview.  Needless to say, I didn't make it. So...I decided to put myself out there again and try again this year!  I wrote my 100 word essay on how I lead a healthy life and then  they called me to come  down to the TU for a trial photo shoot and an interview.  This is where I bombed the last time so I was nervous.  However, I felt good when I left, and the next day I found out that I made the cut and would be one of the cover models for 2011!  What I didn't realize is that I would be treated like a SUPERSTAR!  So, today was my first day of super stardom.  I went down to Kimberly's for the first step of a total make-over....my hair.  Barbara, Master Stylist spent 3.5 hours on me.  I had the ROYAL treatment!  Color, highlights, cut, style....it was awesome and my hair looks fabulous!  Tomorrow is shopping day at Boscovs and Wednesday back to Kimberly's for hair/make-up, interview and photo shoot!  This is great!   Here are some pics from my appt this morning.  It takes quite a bit to make me look pretty.....


Tune in tomorrow after shopping day!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bikini or Tankini?

Summer is in full swing and  I have my yearly beach vacation coming up SOON!  During my summer vacation,  I am far away for the world of judgment and no one in Delaware knows me or my profession or really cares.  Therefore, I am confident to prance around on the beach for 7 days straight in a bikini with my battle scars of carrying two babies and my cellulite out there for the world to see.

My struggle is at HOME at the town pools.  This is the first year we have joined the town pool and we are there every day.  I bought  a few new 2-piece tankinis to wear to the town pools.  I shouldn't care what people think, but c'mon people....I'm human too.  I'm the Boot Camp Lady....the MUD GIRL,  the fitness girl on Channel 13.  I watch people look me up and down when they first meet me WITH MY CLOTHES ON.  I can't imagine what goes on when I'm prancing around the town pool in my bathing suit.  Therefore, I made a decision to wear one-piece bathing suits to the town pool....until my tan lines got all messed up.  So...yesterday I sucked it up finally and put my new bikini on and caught up on my tan.  I entered the gate a little self conscious, then I took off my cover up and put it all out there for the world to see.  After about 5 minutes I was fine.  I saw people looking me up and down, I'm sure noticing my dimples in my legs and the extra cushion around my mid-section.  However, I held my head up, tied my halter a little extra tight to get the girls nice and high and I was fine!  I tell my clients to be proud of who they are and what they look like.  What kind of a role model would I be if I didn't implement the same beliefs?   Here are some photos from my past few years of vacations.  All 125 lbs of me :)  I'm not perfect, but I work my TAIL off and I'm going to be proud of what God gave me...cellulite and all! DISCLAIMER:  This blog entry is not about me complaining that i am fat.  I am NOT fat, nor do I think so.  In fact, I am extremely healthy and in great shape.  The purpose of this entry is to let people know that we ALL are critical of our bodies and feel a bit self conscious at times.  We see ourselves differently then others do.  It's human nature!

Me and my hubby. Matt's body...compliments of DS Janet.  Ha!
Me and my Aussie.  See how he's in front of me covering me up?  Hey, this was HARD for me to post bikini pics...I need to ease into it....

Monday, July 11, 2011


Many people ask me what makes the Boot Camp Challenge different from other fitness boot camps out there.  The fact is, I have never taken another fitness boot camp.  Therefore, I do not have enough experience with other programs to properly compare or to give my opinion.  What I do know, is that I put 1000% into my program, my trainers and my clients.  I am confident that most who have invested in the Boot Camp Challenge would support me on that statement.  Though I cannot compare my program to other fitness bootcamps, I have devised a top 10 list on why you should give BCC a shot.  Then research some other fitness bootcamps and YOU make the decision.... (top 10 in no specific order)

1.  All camps are led by seasoned, CERTIFIED Personal Trainers, certified by accredited fitness organziations. My trainers are extremely qualified and professional, putting time and effort into each and every client.

2.  accountability...all clients are carefully followed by their trainer and trainer takes attendance EVERY DAY!  We know if you don't show up!

3.  Program is packaged and results-driven.  Package includes assessments, fitness testing, nutritional guidance and workouts.

4.  BCC is for men and women of ALL fitness levels.  We welcome EVERYONE!

5. Safety is number ONE in our book!  Our goal is NOT to make you puke, pass out or die.  We challenge you within your own personal fitness level.  We will push you out of your comfort zone, while keeping you safe.

6.  We never repeat a workout.  Within the 6 week program, you get 18 different workouts!

7.  We offer FIELD TRIPS!  Field trips include nutritional tours at a local grocery store AND field trips to The Revolution indoor cycling studio to introduce our clients to the different workouts out there!  all field trips included in fee.

8.  We are very reasonably priced and are always offering deals, specials and incentives!

9.  We start ON TIME and end ON TIME!  Our time is valuable and we know yours is too!

10.  Our customer service is SUPERB!  All trainers follow the Make It Fit 24 hour rule.  If you call or email us, someone will get back to you within 24 hours with an answer to your question!

If you are not ready to committ to a full six-week BCC session, consider "trying us out" during our Summer Express camps.  These are shortened camps for 2 or 3 weeks through the months of July and August.  We offer a reduced rate and it's a great time to give it a whirl before our full sessions start up again in September!  My BCC team and I are here to serve you, so call me any time with questions!  Visit http://www.makeitfittraining.com/ to check out our schedule of classes for our Summer Express Camps.  Express camps offered in Clifton Park, Niskayuna, and Colonie!


Friday, July 8, 2011


So, I am an ice cream junkie.  I love ice cream.  I dream about ice cream and someday I would like to train to be a competitive eater so I can enter the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream eating contest.  Serioulsy....did anyone see Joey Chestnut and that other guy with the mohawk hairdo shovel down over 60 hot dogs (with buns) in 10 minutes?  After I was done dry heaving as I was watching, I soon became obsessed with competitive eating.  I believe it's a sport.  Is it the best thing for your body?  Hell no...but I still am completely obsessed with the sport of competitive eating.  Back to the ice cream.  So, maybe if do enter the B and J ice cream contest, I'll eat so much that I will never want ice cream again....but I highly doubt it.  So, until that day, I will continue to LOVE and enjoy ice cream...but enjoy it in moderation.  Here are a few ways that I stay in control of my love for ice cream:

1.     Eat it out of a cone.  You can't fit as much in a cone and you are less likely to drown it in toppings
2.     When going out for ice cream order a kiddie size with NO toppings. 
3.     Go to Pirates Hideout and order Only 8.  It's low fat, low cal, high protein...delish
4.    Stick a popsicle stick in a banana and freeze it.  YUM.  Such a delicious , healthy frozen treat!

stay cool my friends.....


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Friday's Exercise Journal

It has been a very busy Holiday weekend and this is my first chance to log in my exercise for Friday, July 1st.  It was leg and cardio day again.  That means I completed six workouts this past week.  2 days of upper/cardio, 2 days of lower/cardio and 2 days of just cardio.  Remember to work out your major muscle groups 2-3x per week and to perform cardio most days (5-6).  Coupled with a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet, I promise you that it will pay off.  Last night, my hubby told me that my booty and thighs are looking nice and tight without me even prompting him.  Woot woot!!!!  Okay so, here was my sixth day workout:

*walking lunges (3x around YMCA track.  About 300 lunges..this counts as cardio too!)
*loaded squat press (DREADFUL....180 lbs 3 sets/10 reps)
*heel raises on the squat press (180 lbs 3 sets/10 reps)
*leg extension machine (60 lbs 3 sets/10 reps)
*stiff legged dead lifts (50lb barbell...careful...perfect form is crucial here.  2 sets/10 reps)

plus 20 minutes on the DREADMILL:  I mixed it up with an interval workout today. I repeated the following for 20 minutes:

*5 minutes running at 6.2
*5 minutes walking at 3.2 on the highest hill incline possible (level 20)  WITHOUT holding on.  That's the key...do NOT hold on.  Holy cow...i was DYING.  Much harder than running.  My tush, legs, and lungs were BURNING!!!!

Happy 4th of July weekend!  Make smart, healthy choices and watch those summery, sugary drinks!