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Monday, November 14, 2011

Today is the start of the 7 week stretch until 2012...wow...that's all for 2011....but that is plenty of time for me to do SOMETHING in the right direction towards my fitness goals....so I think I am going to just stay busy, stay active and stay smart about my food choices until then and see where I land...no big declarations or anything, just common sense....

Anywho, we had our department luncheon today and I must admit, I did rather well....I'm not big on eating other folks cooking anyway (especially if I don't know you) so I had some ham (it was a Honeybaked Ham...can't resist that one), some green beans, salad and some sweet potato casserole....I also had a couple of cookies and some pie....not too bad considering everything that was there....I did get some turkey breast for dinner later (which works for me since I didn't take anything out of the freezer)...

I am going to the gym after work to get some cardio in as well as hitting the weights...I have a program from the Nike Training app that I am going to give a whirl...we'll see how it goes....

My "Fit, Fab and 40" model today is Toni Braxton...I am a huge fan of her music (she is underrated) and she has always been in shape...she is much shorter than I am but she still looks wonderful!!



Get it, Ms. Braxton!



I hope you all had a great day..

ttyl

  
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KSTYLEFITNESS 11/15/2011 9:12AM

    Toni's my height, so looking as great as hair is my goal!! We pave a potluck here in the office this week. And I'm not good with other people's cooking either. I buy things from the store to bring.

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The week ahead

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just a short blog....

We have our Thanksgiving luncheon at work tomorrow so I'm making a cake...and I need to iron my clothes for the week...

I'm plotting my "new" workout regimen since I have been instructed to beef up the strength training...I am looking at a few phone apps that are aimed towards weights...I have always been kind of scared of lifting "heavy" weights but I KNOW I need to get my back and core stronger...not to mention lose weight/inches....the bootcamp is good but I need to be doing something on a daily basis....sigh....

Anywho, time for me to go frost my cake and get ready for tomorrow....hope you all had a great weekend...

ttyl

  
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JAZZYNUME 11/14/2011 12:08PM

    Hey lady!
My weekend was peaceful and super duper chill. Check out the Fitness App- Fitness Free they have lots of exercises on their, and there are a few others that I have used that I can get the names if you are interested.
Good Luck!!

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iPhone blog...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Church anniversary block party was a big success...nice weather(windy though) and nice turnout!!!! I'm tired...lol


ttyl

  
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GONABFIT 11/13/2011 9:38PM

    Glad you had fun sis! :-D

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The weekend is here!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011




Yeah!!!

I have a busy day for Saturday already...I volunteered for our church anniversary this year and we are having a Community Block Party, which means a LOT OF WALKING for me...we'll have vendors, health care, kids areas, food, etc....I don't know where I'll be stationed, which basically means that I will be all over the place!

I am going to a book release tonight...one of my friends has written and published a book of his poetry so we are going out to support him....this is normally my laundry night....BUT it's for a good cause....lol

That's it for now...My "Fit, Fab and 40" model today is Donna Richardson Joyner...she is a fitness guru and has some Body Gospel DVDs that are out and very popular...she is in her 50s....

Go Girl!

ttyl

  
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SONYALATRECE 11/12/2011 1:32PM

    She is truly an inspiration!
Enjoy the block party.

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ANGIEINTRAINING 11/11/2011 4:01PM

    Busy, but fun sounding weekend. Enjoy! I love your background!

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What is your POWER SONG?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

If you listen to music while working out, what is your POWER SONG? That would be the one song that gets you going or pushes you a little further...I normally would listen to anything upbeat for my cardio time and since I am trying to become a jogger/runner, I'm trying to pay more attention to my breathing, form, etc. while on the treadmill....

So this morning, I hit the gym before work and a song by My Morning Jacket (that's the name of the band) came on....I have it on my iPhone thanks to an episode of American Dad where the dad became obsessed with this band...otherwise, I would have never heard of them...lol....anywho, the song is called "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream" and it's about 8 minutes long....so it starts off slow, then builds up and then slows back down...perfect for warm up, brisk nonstop jog/run and then cool down/slow down pace.....I tried it this morning and tagged it as my "Power Song" on my Nike + app....I am creating a playlist for "running" so I will find more songs that are a little longer than normal but have a good rhythm to help me with my pace....

After the gym, I had to go to the doctor to have more blood drawn...I was diagnosed as Vitamin D deficit in August so I've been taking supplements...had to get myself rechecked....also, during the conversation with my doctor, he asked about my weight loss and I told him that I hadn't lost anything even with consistent work outs so he told me that I need to increase my strength training/weights because I might have a low metabolic rate and no matter how much cardio I do or how much fat I drop, if I'm not building my muscles/bones I'll stall on the scale.....I must admit, I don't do enough ST....so I am going to tweak things to get that in....

But that's about all for today....my "Fab, Fit and 40" model today is my girl, Madonna....yeah, she is WAY past 40 but her body is rocking....she has always been fit and it's very good to see her still in shape after all this time.....and she is a YOGA BEAST....whew!!



Go Material Girl!!



ttyl

  
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AKAFIT 11/11/2011 10:33AM

    I have to admit I don't have a song that gets me going. I usually just run playing IHEART RADIO or PANDORA. However, when a grooving beat comes on it does make me pep up my step.

I LOVE ST. Girl, I have had the best results with the 5-6 days a week program I am doing right now. I am worried that once I complete it what will I do to continue to get the burn and shrinkage I am getting right now. I have shrunk 5 inches since I began this program about 2 months ago. The scale doesn't reflect that, but truthfully for the first time in my life I DON'T CARE! So, definitely beef up those muscles girl.



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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 11/10/2011 11:33PM

    Oh Miss Madonna,She is a vegan, and really is into fitness and health and well living. Even if she was a little nutty back then. She was the one to watch when I was a young girl growing up. I love her style, and always will.

As for your ? My power house song is by EVE.. Let me Blow ya mind. I love it. I think I love Gwen the most. But I love the song, and the beat of it. That song is my warm up song, and then I move into. Janet Jackson Feed Back. Everything has to be up beat for me. No sad dragging songs for me. I hear a slow jam I want to sit down and rest. If the beat is popping. I'm popping with the beat. One of my instructors asked me. How on earth do you dance on a stepper. I do not know, but as I be stepping on the stepper at the gym. The stair stepper.. I be dancing, and I have one at home, so I guess I got it down pat from doing my stair workout at home.

Oh, and I also love Lauryn hill. Everything is Everything...
The after the winter must come spring. Is my cool down song. So, I have time listed pretty well so I can flow for a good 60mins...

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SONYALATRECE 11/10/2011 11:28PM

    Flexible!
Wow... emoticon

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