FITPRIS's SparkPeople Blog FITPRIS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Catching Up It's been a while... <BR> <BR> Life has been a romantic, frantic, loving and crazy ride! I am enjoying every minute of it! I just finished another dance competition in Little Rock, Ark. Everyone took 1st in their divisions. Prepping for Nationals in November. <BR> <BR> I'm now back on track for food/nutrition. I'm down 12lbs from the last 2 months. Looking to drop another 5-6lbs for maintenance. <BR> <BR> I have a huge workshop next month that I'm the event director for. Great danci... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:10:14 EST My Week I'm prepping for a dance competition in Ft. Worth, Tx next weekend. Lots of dancing going on with my partner! <BR> I started Tuesday evening at Dynaic Dance in Blue Springs, Mo. Those kids are amazing! I had a blast!! <BR> The volleyball girls are winning now. There attitudes are better...always a plus when dealing with teens! <BR> Fitness and dancing....that's about it! LOL <BR> <BR> I'm teaching my 4 year old grandson how to 2 step. OMG! Now thats what life is all about! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16:12:04 EST Friday.... 2 aerobic classes <BR> 1 client <BR> Staff evaluation <BR> then dancing the night away! <BR> <BR> Good food and keeping warm!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend!! Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:09:23 EST keeping warm Rest day.... <BR> getting ready for 3 clients and then chilling on the couch tonight with Ted. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 15:52:25 EST Busy, Busy, Busy! I try and slow down, but I have trouble saying no! I enjoy being busy, but WOW! I'm happy I have great support around me. My ship my sink if not!! <BR> <BR> Much Love Everyone! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:37:24 EST KSHB 41 Tomorrow, one of my Big Changes members will be on at 11:45am. I'm totally excited for her!! <BR> <BR> We shot some video of Cynthia Newsome, Donna and myself working out. Donna had an injury that had to be surgically repaired. She still drop weight and graduated the program! <BR> <BR> I'm very proud of her!! <BR> <BR> Strong Mind, Strong Body, Stay the Course! <img src=""> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:01:39 EST Fabulous Day Beautiful weather, great fitness classes this morning, productive afternoon and danced the night away! <BR> <BR> Life is good! Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:43:47 EST Violence and the News I really don't watch the news anymore, but I did watch it Sunday evening. Unfortunately, 6 miles down the road a man and his daughter were shot at while driving. She is 7 and was injured. This was followed up by many other stories of violence. <BR> <BR> I started crying. I wonder what our world will be like in a few more years. This makes my heart heavy. <BR> <BR> Mantra for today: <BR> Be kind to one another <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> Strong Mind, Strong Body, Stay the Course! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:55:30 EST Be Awesome Today This has been my mantra for the past week. I wake up and think to myself...I want to be awesome today! <BR> <BR> It makes me feel good all day long. <BR> <BR> Strong Mind, Strong Body, Stay the Course!! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 11:30:41 EST Good Day of Work Outs Step class, Lower Body Power Hour and Yoga today. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed all my classes today. Pushing to the next level <BR> <BR> Strong Mind, Strong Body, Stay the Course Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:44:13 EST dance comp Dallas Dancing with Ted in the morning and James Sunday morning. Nationals! Totally excited!! Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:09:06 EST Saturday Taught 2 H.I.I.T. advanced, one begiiner/inter <BR> flow yoga fusion class <BR> 1 hour of lesson <BR> <BR> Food not logged, but did well with it. <BR> <BR> Dance comp in Dallas next weekend. Need to fit in costumes :-) <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend! Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:10:14 EST Catching up.... Life has been interesting the last year and half. No explanations, just bullets! LOL <BR> <BR> trying to finish up an ugly divorce and the side effects from it <BR> found a guy that really likes me for me...scary I know!! <BR> Dancing as a Pro has been awesome :-) <BR> 2 grandsons and yet another grandbaby on the way in May! <BR> My hair was fried by a terrible dye job...way over processed:-( <BR> Started blogging and tracking again today...just because <BR> <BR> Goal setting for 2015: <... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:10:46 EST Sunflower dance competition We had a blast in Wichita this weekend. Ted took 3 first and 1 second place. I'm very proud of him. I'd upload pictures, but sp doesnt like me right now. Lol <BR> <BR> Maybe tomorrow I can get some pictures loaded. <BR> <BR> Strong Mind, String Body, Stay The Course Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:44:11 EST on task Hair done for the weekend <BR> 60 min of dancing <BR> 5 mile run <BR> good eats <BR> lawn mowed and weed eated with the help of Fabian, my son. <BR> <BR> I have my long day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Strong Mind, Strong Body, Stay The Course Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:51:24 EST Full weekend with a little black dress I had a lovely weekend! Dancing, fitness and 2 birthday parties. A little tuckered out, but it was well worth it! <BR> Today was my rest day. <BR> I fire right back up on cardio tomorrow. 2 runs planned...1 short, 1 long. 1 1/2 of dancing with James. <BR> I had a sllendid night out with Ted on Friday. <img src=""> <BR> I was proud of myself for only eating half of my meal and 5 to 6 chips/salsa. Hard to do at my favorite Mexican re... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:44:48 EST Catching up life is good right now. I'm still having trouble with getting divorced, but life is still good. We're all moved in and things are settled down right now. Just been working a heck of a lot of hours. Nothing new! Lol <BR> I have another dance competition coming up soon. I'm really excited about this. My amature student Ted is doing really well. I'm very proud of him. <BR> <BR> As far as my fitness and overall health, doing really well. I'm very pleased on how I look and feel. My fitness class... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:24:32 EST Moving.... We started moving last night! 4 loads moved last night, furniture getting moved this afternoon and the rest will be done in the morning!!! I'm hoping the snow stays away just a little longer! <BR> <BR> Much love!! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:57:15 EST a few photos from the shoot...a little racey <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> I'll post a few tomorrow that I like. A little less skin on those. Lol <BR> I think these 2 are pretty. The darker of the 2 shows up better in a dark room. <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed doing this. It was very freeing. <BR> <BR> Enjoy life! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:18:24 EST What a week! Life has been running full speed ahead. I'm trying to keep pace, but dang! <BR> <BR> Monday-Awesome <BR> Tuesday-winter storm <BR> Wednesday-packing up the house for the move/shoveling over a foot snow <BR> Thursday-more shoveling! car repaired No work today due to car repairs <BR> Friday-Awesome! <BR> <BR> I guess we have to start with a positive, get to the issues at hand and then finish with a positive! <BR> <BR> Life has it's way of taking care of itself <em>211</em> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 11:23:26 EST Pictures and Acceptance I did a photo shoot a few weekends ago. I received some of my photos yesterday. I was a little surprised on how they turned out. I will post some of them, but not all of them <em>211</em> <BR> This was a very empowering. I think I've been a little harsh on myself for too many years!! That was understated by the way! <BR> It really doesn't matter if your male or female, we are so critical of our bodies. <BR> <BR> At 46, I am accepting my body as it is. I will keep working out to ke... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 08:45:30 EST Good Week After Sundays big push on positivity, this has been an awesome week. I feel like I'm alive again :-) <BR> <BR> I'm hoping the snow stays away so I can go dancing at Whiskey Tango tomorrow night! The riding group and my Friday night dance group are all suppose to come out. That would be nearly 50 people! <BR> <BR> Enjoy life! Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:30:50 EST pushing my own boundaries Sunday, after running with Big Changes group, I had a photo shoot. I was very nervous about this. After dropping so much weight, I have skin issues on my belly. It unsettles me and gives me lots of anxiety. I eat when I get nervous. <BR> <BR> I made it through the shoot feeling very empowered. I was very surprised with myself. I seen a few of the pictures. I didnt recognize the woman in the pictures. Growing emotionally and mentally! <BR> <BR> Loving life and myself :-) Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:35:02 EST pushing my own boundaries Sunday, after running with Big Changes group, I had a photo shoot. I was very nervous about this. After dropping so much weight, I have skin issues on my belly. It unsettles me and gives me lots of anxiety. I eat when I get nervous. <BR> <BR> I made it through the shoot feeling very empowered. I was very surprised with myself. I seen a few of the pictures. I didnt recognize the woman in the pictures. Growing emotionally and mentally! <BR> <BR> Loving life and myself :-) Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:26:36 EST pushing my own boundaries Sunday, after running with Big Changes group, I had a photo shoot. I was very nervous about this. After dropping so much weight, I have skin issues on my belly. It unsettles me and gives me lots of anxiety. I eat when I get nervous. <BR> <BR> I made it through the shoot feeling very empowered. I was very surprised with myself. I seen a few of the pictures. I didnt recognize the woman in the pictures. Growing emotionally and mentally! <BR> <BR> Loving life and myself :-) Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:23:51 EST Haven't blogged for a long time.... Lots has happened since July... <BR> separated from my husband <BR> seeking bankruptcy and divorce...yeah, it's that bad, but I'm still standing! <BR> met a wonderful man who doesn't judge interesting twist on life <BR> went Pro in country western dancing <BR> Had my 1st paid photo shoot <BR> My 1st Big Changes member, Adam, passed away at 35 years old...devastated! <BR> Found a new place to live <BR> ran my 1st marathon <BR> did my 1st Pro/Pro Dance showcase <BR> Taught my 1st Big g... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:44:24 EST Enjoying Life I have been busier then ever and loving life! I have not been logging as much as I use to, but am maintaining my weight. <BR> <BR> I enjoy SP and think it's important to motivate and inspire others, but I feel like I'm a slave to the computer. Too much sitting time for me!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> 8am step aerobics <BR> 9am Big Changes walk <BR> 10am client <BR> 2p dancing with Rafael <BR> 4p meeting with head coach, Marta, about my future!! <BR> 6p client <BR> 7:30ish gym with Fabi... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 23:23:33 EST Push Week! This is the final push towards the River Run fundraiser this weekend. Everything seems to be going really smooth....too smooth! LOL Just breathing and getting through it til Saturday <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> My crazy agenda: <BR> Wed <BR> CPR at KU Med Ctr <BR> hair appt <BR> p/u event shirts <BR> client <BR> pre registering people at Red Eye bar/grill <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> 3 clients in the morning <BR> 5 in the afternoon <BR> <BR> Friday: <BR> Work til 3 <BR> Dancing at Walter's "Prom ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:20:26 EST Cha Cha Springfield 2013 We are on the far side of the floor. We took 1st in Cha Cha. Lots of fun with Rafael!!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> 8am aerobics <BR> 9 client <BR> 10 dance <BR> 11 Big Changes <BR> pick up fundraising items! <BR> 4 client <BR> 5 dance <BR> 7 group dance <BR> <BR> Positives: <BR> 1. Beautiful day <BR> 2. Great run this morning <BR> 3. Had an awesome time with clients!!! <BR> <BR> Stong Mind, Strong Body, Stay the Course! Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:30:33 EST Waltz Springfield 2013 I was very pleased that we took 1st. I had a total of 5 hours of lessons to learn the routine and dance with my pro. I feel very accomplished with this!!! <BR> <BR> I will add more videos throughout the week if you are interested in watching. Some are better then others, but I'm proud of my achievements!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> Instruct CPR class at KU Med Ctr <BR> hit the gym for a run...rain!! <BR> birthday dinner with the kids <BR> client <BR> chillin at home!! <BR> <BR> Positives... Tue, 28 May 2013 23:29:57 EST Organization I feel a bit disorganized right now. I have a lot of things going on in my life/work. It's not a bad thing...just very busy!! Dance competition coming up this weekend...I think the nerves are not helping any. <BR> <BR> I sent out all the changes for the gym this evening to the staff. It will be interesting on the response I will get tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> meetings X 2 <BR> dance with Larry <BR> Meeting for River Run <BR> Dance at 1:30 <BR> Oil change...I don't like down ... Tue, 21 May 2013 21:32:25 EST Enjoy my rest day I really didn't do anything today. Danced a little bit with Larry, but he came in late. Hung out with Fabian at the DMV forever! Enjoyed a late lunch with him. Had my hair done for next week. Seen my client late. <BR> <BR> Enjoy birthday cake with the youngest who turned 16 today. We will do a big celebration on Saturday afternoon with the other 2 birthday "adults" (Fabian and Makayla) with some Barbeque! I will then have 16, 19, 21, 23 and 25...oh yeah, and Lakyi turns 3 on the 27th. ... Wed, 15 May 2013 21:33:39 EST Someone lost her mind today... For some unknown reason (maybe 8.5 hours sleep last night), I had too much energy today! I ended up instructing 3 regular H.I.I.T. classes, 1 modified H.I.I.T. class and the "killer" hills with the Big Changes program. <BR> <BR> At the end of my last class tonight while I was stretching, my arms were shaking like crazy! I just finished dinner, heading to the shower, then to bed...imagine that! LOL <BR> <BR> Overall, it was a great day!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> meetings X 2 <BR> dance w... Tue, 14 May 2013 21:52:18 EST 1 1/2 weeks til dance comp I've been working really hard with my 2 male pro partners and Marta, our coach. I feel like if I'm not working out or working, I'm dancing...a lot! This is my 1st time dancing pro/am. I'm really excited about it. <BR> <BR> Heading off to bed now. Big day tomorrow!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> H.I.I.T. <BR> Big Changes Aerobics <BR> Easy 3 mile run <BR> Break <BR> Low Impact Aerobics (Big Changes <BR> Break <BR> client <BR> cleint <BR> Pump Class <BR> Bre... Mon, 13 May 2013 21:20:27 EST Foot is better! My right foot started acting up last Tuesday. I've been rolling, icing, ibuprofen, actually staying off of it!, and had reflexology on Saturday. It's much better today then even Saturday. Yeah for taking care of myself!! <BR> <BR> I ran for the 1st time since last Tuesday. I did 6.5 miles in 53 minutes. Very happy with my time and even happier about my foot! <BR> <BR> It has been a rather pleasant day today!! I hope the rest of the week stays the same!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> 8a... Mon, 6 May 2013 20:51:50 EST Nice Day Even though it was rainy and dull out, it was a nice day. I met some wonderful people today. I danced with some new folks, which is really awesome!! <BR> <BR> Game plan: <BR> 5 mile run <BR> client <BR> cleint <BR> client <BR> client <BR> <BR> Positives: <BR> 1. Great class this morning <BR> 2. Enjoyed Lakyi this afternoon <BR> 3. Awesome dancing tonight!! <BR> <BR> Strong Mind, Strong Body, Stay the Course! Sun, 5 May 2013 00:56:47 EST Catching up... I've been super busy...imagine that! LOL <BR> <BR> Did a talk at a church last Sunday. I enjoyed the folks there. They were very nice. <BR> <BR> I've been working hard on my dancing...event next month. <BR> <BR> Thyroid meds are kicking in after a week or so. I ran some high energy classes today and felt awesome afterwards. <BR> <BR> My schedule is changing next week to allow a little more down time for me. It doesn't mean I won't be doing anything, but I will be off my legs and will... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:09:43 EST Sleepy I've another awesome day! I hope you had one too!! <BR> <BR> Big step class this morning and they all brought great energy to the class. Big Changes group walk (and some jogged) "the route" today. They all made it through with flying colors!! <BR> <BR> I did a 4 mile interval run. I really felt good today with my run. I cut off about 45 seconds...happy, happy, happy! I had a lesson with Rafael. All 4 dances went well. We are now running dance rounds. Pump class tonight...enough s... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:09:49 EST You're a Beast I was told that today while running on the treadmill. I thought it was a great compliment!! LOL A few others came by and said some kind words also. It made me work harder. <BR> <BR> I was do a "fartlek" today. In other words, I was doing intervals that were not regimented. I ended up running 9 miles. <BR> <BR> I've been hit and miss on blogging and logging food. Life has been so crazy busy. I'm hoping to slow down a bit, so I can breathe!! LOL <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> 8a aerobics... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:05:28 EST WOW!! What a day! I think I saw myself coming or was it going? Very busy, but productive day. <BR> <BR> I'm heading to bed because I have another big day again tomorrow!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> aerobics <BR> client <BR> client <BR> Big Changes aerobics <BR> client <BR> Teach CPR at KU Med Ctr School <BR> client <BR> Breathe!!!! <BR> Teach group dance lesson <BR> <BR> Positives: <BR> 1. 2 new clients today <BR> 2. Good 7 mile run <BR> 3. Enjoyed McDonald's Sweet Chili (grilled) chicken wrap without the... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:16:41 EST Fatiuge, Wt Gain, Cranky... The past few months I've felt a little odd. If you have read my blogs before you know I've very active. I've packed on about 8lbs over the past few months. Fatigue has been an issue especially into the evening. I'm a bit cranky at times!! LOL <BR> <BR> I thought it was due to over training to be honest with you because my sleep pattern as been off. They took some blood yesterday and upped my meds for synthroid today. I'm usually pretty good at knowing when my thyroid is "off," but it w... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:12:07 EST WHEW!! My game plan was modified today! <BR> <BR> cardio kickboxing <BR> walked a major hill X 2 1.8 miles <BR> kicked at 3.25 mile run <BR> 35 min interval training <BR> pump class <BR> over the top H.I.I.T. class....awesome!! <BR> <BR> My butt is tired!! LOL Rest day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> meetings X 2 <BR> dance with Larry <BR> River Run meeting <BR> dance with Rafael at 1 <BR> client <BR> client <BR> <BR> Positives: <BR> 1. Great Cardio today <BR> 2. Mailed out fundraising stuf... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 22:02:52 EST Been too busy It's been over a week since I blogged. I feel like I've been chaing my tail lately!! <BR> <BR> It's late so short blog just to touch base. <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> 8am Cardio Kickboxing <BR> 9am Big Changes aerobics <BR> 11am easy 3 mile run...treadmilling it...thunderstorms <BR> 1pm Big Changes aerobics <BR> 2pm client <BR> 3pm client <BR> 4pm Pump Client <BR> 6pm H.I.I.T. class <BR> go home and collapse!! LOL <BR> <BR> Positives: <BR> 1. Beautiful day <BR> 2. The Royals won the Home Op... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 23:50:30 EST Happy Easter!! I was really proud of my son, Fabian, for running 4.2 miles with me this morning. He did great!! <BR> <BR> The family really didn't eat Easter dinner together this year. Did enjoy Lakyi this morning!! We are working hard on potty training. His favorite part is washing his hands <em>334</em> That makes me very happy! LOL <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> step aerobics <BR> Big Changes Aerobics <BR> Not sure what the morning holds! <BR> 1pm hair appt <BR> 6pm Pump Class at Walter's Dance Ctr <BR... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:13:22 EST Kickin' it with Douglas Elementary! I had a total blast with the kids from Douglas Elementary in Kansas City, Ks today!! Age range: 8-10 years old <BR> They were an awesome group to talk with and workout with! They said I was the best speaker and wanted me to come back. That made me feel good! <BR> <BR> I talked with my costume lady, Lara, today. She is meeting Rafael and myself Saturday to start on my Waltz dress! I'm soooo excited about this. The colors will be a Sapphire blue for the skirt, nude for the body suit and s... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:54:43 EST Rest Day I have literally done nothing in the form of exercise today. I really needed it today. Yesterday was an "extreme" workout day. I'm feeling my back from Cardio Kickboxing last night. <BR> <BR> I'm working on incorporating my rest days on a weekly basis instead of my normal "collapse" basis!! LOL <BR> <BR> In the morning, I will talking to 3 classes of 20 third graders about my career. Ok, I won't totally be talking, but they won't know that until we get up and move & groove to some great ... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:45:47 EST What a Fabulous Day! I had a great day today. It was busier then all get out, but great. I ended up having to teach a yoga class in the middle at noon, but it was great hearing the feedback from this new group of folks. It makes me smile knowing that I was able to give them something new and fresh!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> Instruct CPR class at KU Med Ctr <BR> Hit the gym for weights...I'm on a mission! <BR> Finish my taxes!! <BR> client <BR> client <BR> a movie! <BR> <BR> Positives: <BR> 1.... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:56:40 EST POLKA!!!! If you put 2 really high energy people together to dance, you get POLKA!!! LOL I had such a blast today. 50 minutes of craziness!! <BR> <BR> Rafael has danced German Polka, but not competitive Polka. I talked him through a routine I've done. He tweaked it some and had me doing turns like crazy. That was soooo cool!! <BR> <BR> We were sweating, laughing and burning up the floor!! Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> 8am aerobics <BR> client <BR> client <BR> 11am Big Changes aerobics ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:41:08 EST Busy Day! I went non stop for literally 4 hours this morning! <BR> kickboxing <BR> Big Changes aerobics <BR> dance lesson <BR> run on the treadmill <BR> ate lunch <BR> another Big Changes aerobics class <BR> Whew!! <BR> <BR> Of course the day just flew by! <BR> <BR> I had an awesome time in H.I.I.T. class tonight. I'm very happy tomorrow is an off day of exercise. I need the downtime for my body to rest and recover! Good sleep tonight will help also! <BR> <BR> Game Plan: <BR> meetings X 2 <BR> da... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:20:57 EST Hormones, Anxiety, dancing.... Crazy things are happening in my life!! <BR> <BR> I think my hormones are slowly on the decline. All of a sudden, I'm getting really emotional. Frustration, a little wheepy, anxious at hot flashes! I had a total hysterectomy 10 years ago. I need to look into avenues to take and to avoid! <BR> <BR> I danced with Andy last weekend. I ran into him last night. My old dance partner, Bill, found out he takes lessons and lives about 1 hour from me. I don't know if he would be int... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:43:08 EST