Wednesday, October 31, 2012



1.  I can't exercise today, school is closed and my kids are home
2. Gym is closed due to inclement weather....guess I can't workout!
3.  I can't get out of my driveway....workout will have to wait until tomorrow!
4.  Boot Camp Challenge was canceled due to snow.  Guess I have a rest day!!!!
5.  There is a predicted hurricane and the gyms are closing...can't go for a run or a walk, I might blow away.

Should I go on?  You get the idea.  Yesterday, during the predicted hurricane, it made me think of the up and coming winter and the endless excuses I hear because of bad weather.  There are no excuses anymore now that most of us have smart phones!  There are so many apps out there that you can buy for a few dollars to keep you fit and healthy even on those days where you are homebound.  My favorite one is the Boot Camp Challenge App.  You get 6 weeks of workouts in one little app that you can do at home with ZERO equipment!  Check it out peeps!!!!!!  It's also a great app for your hotel room when you are traveling or for when the kids are home sick and you can't get to the gym or when your car breaks down, etc...  NO EXCUSES!!!  xxxooo

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I hear from my clients all the time that they are tired of their “sqooshy tooshie”.  As we get older, gravity takes over and boom!  All of a sudden our buns are down to our knees.  It’s not too late!  Check out some tips to tighten your tush,  and smooth out those saddlebags for a tush that will crack and egg!  All can be done at the gym or in the privacy of your own home.  Burn those buns baby! check out the attached link for a demo!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Childhood Obesity...There is HOPE!

This morning was a good morning that gave me new hope for our children.  Since the Autism 5k back in September, my son Anthony has been a 5k crazy man... We completed the Autism 5k as a family this year.  However, I put ZERO expectations on my kids.  I didn't care if they crawled across the finish line, as long as they crossed...we were doing it in honor of all of those that live with an Autism Spectrum disorder and I wanted it to be fun for them. 

Well....since then, Anthony has become ADDICTED to 5k races.  I am loving this because the only outdoor physical activity I could get this kid to do was to turn the page of a book while sitting in a chair on the deck. He has run a 5k almost every weekend since then and has completed 4 of them in the past month.

It was the Great Pumpkin Challenge that they ran this morning. This was the first race in a while that I have not run.  I was on the sidelines cheering on some of my clients and my husband and two sons. 

As I stood there watching the runners finish, something hit me....The number of children running the race was amazing!  I have been running 5k races for over 13 years, and I have NEVER seen so many kids involved. 

Our society is headed in a very dangerous direction in regards to childhood obesity, but there was a ray of light shining today that gave me hope for the future!  Fit, healthy kids running with their parents and actually ENJOYING it!

My advice (if you want it)...get your kids involved WITH you in physical activity.  If the parents are fit and healthy and excited about exercise, our kids stand a much better chance of becoming fit, healthy adults.

I will NEVER force my kids to exercise,  but i WILL encourage them to find something physical they like to do and I will do whatever it takes to keep it a positive experience.  I am so grateful that Anthony has become interested in running 5k races.  It has become a weekend family affair for us.  It has really helped us all to become closer as a family too!  My 8 year-old is enjoying it too and I couldn't be happier.  I went to a psychic last year and she kept telling me that she saw wings on Anthony's feet.  I wasn't certain what she meant by that....I think I understand now.

Here's to healthy families!!!!