TRAINER_T's SparkPeople Blog TRAINER_T's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community T-25 Workouts 4/14 - 4/18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wednesday 4/16 <BR> 30 Day challenge Day 15 <BR> <BR> 26 Pushups <BR> 60s Tricep dips <BR> 50 Jacks <BR> <BR> T-25 Day 17 - Cals 150 <BR> Speed <BR> <BR> Criss cross jacks <BR> Heisman hops <BR> Burpee w/leg lifts <BR> Squat boxing <BR> Side hops w/knee ups <BR> Stability moves <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> Off <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> Off <BR> <BR> Sunday <BR> Gardening which had me take 2 ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:41:31 EST The Pond!!! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love it. <BR> <BR> More later........... <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:54:43 EST T-25 Workouts 4/7 - 4/11 <img src=""> <BR> Week 2 <BR> <BR> Friday 4/11 <BR> 30 Day Challenge Day 11 <BR> 20 Pushups <BR> 42s Tricep dips <BR> 50 Jacks <BR> <BR> T-25 Day 12 - Cals 150 <BR> Lower body <BR> <BR> Squats <BR> Jump squats <BR> Lunges <BR> Lunge pulses <BR> Criss cross squats <BR> Jog w/high knee <BR> Side squat w/hops <BR> Lunge squat lunge <BR> Abductor squeeze with cross leg touches <BR> Abductor squeeze with squats <BR> <BR> Lunch t... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:15:29 EST It's Official (and Landscaping design) <img src=""> <BR> Official.............yay! <BR> <BR> Ok, now on to the weekend. I did my workouts and landscaping. Lets just say I took today off because of my back and hammys. Lots of raking, mulching and pulling weeds, what a workout! <BR> <BR> Here is the start of the front yard. I am doing this because we have a new Islamic center across the street and the lights from them at night are blinding the house. Even though the driveway i... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:45:57 EST T-25 Workouts 3/31-4/6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This weeks workouts: <BR> <BR> Friday - 4/4 = cals burned 150 <BR> 30 Day challenge - Rest day <BR> <BR> T-25 Lower body Day 5 <BR> Squats <BR> Jump squats <BR> Lunges <BR> Lunge pulses <BR> Criss cross squats <BR> Jog w/high knee <BR> Side squat w/hops <BR> Lunge squat lunge <BR> Abductor squeeze with cross leg touches <BR> Abductor squeeze with squats <BR> <BR> Thursday - 4/3 = cals burned 150 <BR> 30 Day Cha... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:43:57 EST Cupcakes and Cocktails Party! (Lots Of Pics) I love supporting women, and those trying to make a better life as in other sideline biz along with the day job. <BR> Here is the party I had to support them, we had a blast and eveyone got a goodie bag containing, cupcake nail file, hair shampoo for after sun, pink nail polish and the new spray in Kertin for hair............. <BR> Now on to the photos, I missed a lot it was just so CRAZY! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:08:18 EST Cupcakes and Cocktails! I'm having a girl party!!! The theme is pink and black. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The party is 3-6pm on Saturday, here is the set up/layout. The cupcakes will go on top the covered oven and the drink/ice set up is by the sink. <BR> <BR> Red, white wine and skinny cosmos with be on tap. <BR> <BR> and the coffee bar (with Baileys of course) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Picking up the... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:15:35 EST Begin Again BEGIN AGAIN <BR> <BR> One of the best things we can do in our lives is this: <BR> Begin again. <BR> <BR> Begin to see yourself as you were <BR> When you were the happiest and strongest you've ever been. <BR> <BR> Begin to remember what worked for you <BR> (and what worked against you), <BR> And try to capture the magic again. <BR> <BR> Begin to remember how natural it was when you were a child -- <BR> To live a lifetime each day. <BR> <BR> Begin to forget the baggage you have carried wit... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:27:25 EST No 7 Skin Care is Amazing! <img src=""> <BR> This is what I have been using on my face and I really think it makes a difference! <BR> <BR> You can get it at Target <BR> <link><BR>nate-day-night-serum/-/A-14689055#prod<BR>Slot=medium_1_3&term=skincare+no7 </link> <BR> <BR> I read a lot of celebs are using it too. <BR> <BR> I forgot the paper with the type of facial I have been alternating but will fill that out next week.... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:12:55 EST Before And After Facial (Pic) <img src=""> <BR> This is my face 2011 and Today 2014 (For Jessica) <BR> <BR> I think you can really tell a difference even though the lighting is different, my skin looks smoother. <BR> <BR> I started getting facials in the end of 2013 and have had one a month, every 2 months. 1 facial a month, next month facial with chemical peel, next month massage and repeat. <BR> <BR> Guessing this is about 10 facials? <BR> <BR> Can you see the... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:16:59 EST Facial And March Program (pics) <img src=""> <BR> I got myself some flowers <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Just for spring........cheers!!!! sick of snow :-) <BR> Yesterday I wore my mom's neclace for St. Patricks day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Miss you mom everyday. <BR> <BR> I have been steady at my challenge: <BR> Challenge day 18 <BR> <BR> 105 Crunches <BR> 70s pla... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:46:21 EST New Microwave! <img src=""> <BR> Sick if winter.........come on spring!!! <BR> We got a new phone system at work so I have been learning that, things are better this week getting out the bug. <BR> <BR> I missed sparks!!!! <BR> <BR> Good news my microwave came in, kitchen complete :-) <BR> <BR> Before and after......... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:12:49 EST Shoe Shopping Blitz (pics) <img src=""> <BR> Yes I need landscaping.......but I got 5 pairs of shoes instead :-) <BR> <BR> I was going to by some MK shoes that were on sale for $70 but I decided not to and then I got an email from Payless. <BR> <BR> Here is my shoe blitz......... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Love these! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Cute spring wedge... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:18:00 EST I'm 200hr Yoga Certified! <img src=""> <BR> Done, completed and very happy! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This was just a nice surprise when I came home <BR> <img src=""> <BR> From D and Gracie.........and it made me cry! <BR> <BR> All my hard work has paid off, I have seen many changes in my practice and form. This was by far the hardest training ever and alth... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:42:41 EST Weekly Workouts 2/17 - 2/21 <img src=""> <BR> Posting my weekly workouts to remain accountable <BR> <BR> Monday - off <BR> <BR> Tuesday - 120 cals burned <BR> Zcut #12 <BR> <BR> x3 <BR> Squat alternating w/over head db <BR> Chair jumps <BR> Reptile pushups <BR> Lunge w/db <BR> <BR> 5 min Cool down stretch <BR> <BR> Wednesday - 90 cals burned <BR> <BR> ZCut bonus <BR> <BR> x2 <BR> Single leg squat <BR> Burpees <BR> Chair hops <BR> In-out push up ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:32:20 EST My Nephew Turns 17 - I'm Officially OLD! (pics) <img src=""> <BR> My nephew turned 17 here at photos of the party I had for him. He lives in the country in Poplar Bluff where my mom lived. I only have one, him and his actual birthday is on Valentines day. So he also got a gift for that too. <BR> I asked him to bring a friend so he could have more fun. My sister is Sherry my middle sister, the older one lives in Oklahoma and is the hairdresser that is married. <BR> So I always do more... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:10:43 EST Happy Valentines Day! <img src=""> <BR> Someone gave me a Valentine......... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Gracie!!! <BR> Happy Valentines Day everyone, its going to be a super day!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> and a few selfies with my hair down ;-) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:09:04 EST Weekly Workouts 2/10-2/14 <img src=""> <BR> Sometimes you see hearts in everything this time of year :-) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fridays workout: <BR> Off day Valentines ;-) <BR> <BR> Thursdays workout: <BR> ZCut workout 11 <BR> <BR> x2 <BR> Single leg squat <BR> Modified push up w/clap to burpee <BR> Alternating overhead side crunch <BR> <BR> Wednsedays workout: <BR> Off <BR> <BR> Tuesdays work... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:42:22 EST One Degrees! <img src=""> <BR> ITS SUPER COLD HERE! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Good news the forecast is shapping up <BR> <img src=""> <BR> at the office today.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Todays workout: <BR> ZCut 10 <BR> 50 JJacks warm up <BR> <BR> x2 <BR> 3 way lunges <BR> Ketlle... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:11:12 EST If I Had A Beach! <img src=""> <BR> This is what I would be inspired by everyday :-) <BR> <BR> But I don't and its 1 degrees here, ONE. DEGREES. <BR> <BR> Confession.........this is the first year I have waited to do my workout plan till after the New Year. I could use the excuse its been so cold, snowy and un-motivating but I am a trainer and it is in me to train. <BR> <BR> With that said, I am going to have a bit of a flex-workout routine until I fi... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:33:10 EST I Won Superbowl Bingo! <img src=""> <BR> Ha haaaaaaaaa I won Bingo! I got this from Kelly Ripa show, it was fun to play and see the commercials and the half time show with Bruno. <BR> <BR> I am not much a football fan but it was fun for the first half then I went off to shower and to bed, body parts killing me. <BR> <BR> Basically Bingo was my hightlight ;-) <BR> <BR> Back to work at the office....... <BR> <img src=" Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:27:21 EST 2 Weekend To Go (Yoga Pic Blog) <img src=""> <BR> I bought these lovely flowers since its been so cold out! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Cheery :-) <BR> <BR> There are 2 weekends left till I complete my Yoga training, this weekend and February 21-23. <BR> <BR> A total of 45 hours to go. <BR> <BR> One of the homework assignments was to create your own sequence in which you could physically do and teach. <BR> I have m... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:50:38 EST The Yoga Photo Blog This view from my desk of the snow, more snow! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I wear a scarf everyday......... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My nephew turns 17 on Valentines Day I have been shopping.......for a 6'5" boy, and its hard! <BR> His shoe is size 14 :-) here is some of the haul...... <BR> <img src="http://pho... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:44:54 EST New Smoothie Maker (Pics) I got new flannel sheets! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sleeping is so much better now in these cold months. <BR> Have a new product I love.....have to share <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This stuff is great, and it smells really light so I can even wear it to yoga training and no one notices. Yeah, its like a yoga no-no to have any scent when you go to sweat your butt off! <BR> Also I got this ne... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:42:42 EST The Chrismas Photo Blog! <img src=""> <BR> Christmas was fun, only I came home with a bad cold! Finally feeling better and so happy I did NOT have yoga teacher training on Sunday due to the 10" of snow. I needed. rest. <BR> <BR> So here are some photos of gifts and family on my icey way to Oklahoma to see my sister. <BR> My best friend, Diane :-) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 09:48:09 EST Wild Thing 2014! <img src=""> <BR> I love this pose, its great. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> These are a few shots from Yoga teacher training....... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year time to crank it up! <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:25:17 EST Snow and Treat Pic Blog A few pictures from the weekend snow............and my Christmas tree. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and the snow....... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:24:22 EST New Holiday Wear (Pic Blog) <img src=""> <BR> This is the new stop watch I had to have for Yoga teacher training, $15 bucks at walmart love it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Its been super cold here so I wore this Burberry scarf my client gave me last year love it with the color rust, yes or no? <BR> <BR> Also got myself 2 new tops for the holiday one for Christmas and one for the Chirstmas party/New Years day.... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:36:10 EST Foggy Morning (Photos) <img src=""> <BR> Foggy morning drive to work! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It looks so pretty...... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I made it safe and sound on the parking lot, in my car <BR> <img src=""> <BR> We got this huge pointsettia at the office its just beautiful <BR> <img src="htt... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:05:50 EST Holiday Recap (Pics) <img src=""> <BR> Gracie and Scrabble......and we decorated the Barbie house too. What a great weekend! <BR> Some random holiday pictures..... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:07:36 EST Z-Cut All Workouts Z-Cut 12 Workouts <BR> <BR> Workout #1 <BR> x2 <BR> Cross over burpee <BR> Dragon planks <BR> Side lunges <BR> Squat jumps <BR> Cross over lunge w/knee lift <BR> Jump lunges <BR> <BR> Workout #2 <BR> X2 <BR> Side plyo w/burpee <BR> Mule Kicks <BR> Crab crunches <BR> 3 Way V-ups straight leg, open leg, bent knee <BR> <BR> Workout #3 <BR> x3 <BR> Hop overs to burpee jump <BR> Donkey kick ups <BR> Crab toe touches <BR> Ab splitters <BR> <BR> Workout #4 <BR> Tabata: <BR> Burp... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:07:59 EST Insanity Week 3 Day 1 - Fit Test! <img src=""> <BR> This mornings workout was the fit test. You can see some improvement but after training with heavy weights last night I feel like I could have done better but am still pleased. <BR> <BR> Insanity Week 3 Day 1 - Fit test <BR> <BR> <BR> Dates 3-6-13 & 3-20-13 <BR> <BR> Switch Kicks 65 - 95 <BR> Squat Jacks 35 - 44 <BR> Knee-ins 55 - 76 <BR> Power jumps 45 - 50 <BR> Globe Jumps 6 - 10 <BR> Suicide Jumps 15 - 15 ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:38:49 EST 9 Pieces of clothing worn 26 Ways <img src=""> <BR> I went to dinner on Friday night at Flemmings it was so good!!! <BR> <BR> and......I got a facial! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Check out how my face looked AFTER my facial...... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Then I made some protein pancakes yesterday because it rained all day, ugh. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:42:04 EST OMG It Took 1.5 Years...I Did It! <img src=""> <BR> This is Connie, and well worth the money! <BR> <BR> My new black hair <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sunrise....... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For one and a half years I have been trying to master Wheel pose. <BR> <link><BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> Last night finally wit... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:43:06 EST Gracie My Rescue Dog (On-Going Pic Blog) Meet Gracie........... <BR> Born 7/7/11 is a rescue Spitz I got on 12/31/12......and since we can only have 50 spark pictures I decided to post a blog with some pictures to share.......... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I lo... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:13:12 EST 10 Days In MAUI (Lots o'pics) I spent 10 Days in Maui for my 50th birthday here are the photos, Aloha! <BR> Getting there...... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:29:33 EST I Got Mail...ROYAL MAIL!!! <img src=""> <BR> Its a birthday card from my dear friend Mandy xoxox <BR> <BR> I was so surprised to get it yesterday!!! <BR> <BR> Check out that Royal seal..........very impressive to me. I'm sure this may not be a big deal to some, but to me I was jumping with joy not only because of the loving gesture, or the thought, or the fact I got a card from a good friend, but that it somehow made me feel like ROYALTY. <BR> <img src="http://... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:43:31 EST Top 5 Reasons You should be Lifting Weights to Lose Weight <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Top 5 Reasons You should be Lifting Weights to Lose Weight <BR> <BR> Losing weight is a very difficult task. There are so many ways to get aerobic activity, that, from spinning, to yoga, to running, it can be difficult to figure out the right regimen to meet your goals. However, what many gym-goers don’t realize is the fact that lifting weights is another activity essential to weight loss. Building muscle will hel... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 09:42:07 EST Understanding Exercise-Induced Weight Gain It is common knowledge that exercise burns calories and helps you to shed extra pounds. <BR> <BR> Armed with this knowledge, many people think that losing weight should be easy with enough exercise. You may take this as bad news, but the truth is that for those who aren't used to exercising and are out of shape, beginning an exercise program may actually lead to weight gain. <BR> <BR> This fact, however, shouldn't stop you from exercising, as you'll eventually turn the weight corner and sta... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:38:12 EST P90X2 ALL Workouts + Bonus =16 P90X2 all workouts + 2 bonus+ 2 One on One = 16 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I have previewed 14 Discs. Plus 2 more the one-on-one with Tony Horton new 4 Legs and Upper Body Balance. <BR> <BR> Some moves like Frog and others are in this program but some like the "Draya roll" gets a medicine ball added to it or something to make it more difficult. <BR> <BR> 1. Warm ups are the same in each (is this a copy cat of 90 Supreme?) <BR> 2. Lots of b... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:24:31 EST The House is SOLD! The house sold today, its just sad....because of the land, all the flowers, trees and pond that mom enjoyed so very much. <BR> <BR> I doubt I will ever be back to it again, here are the listing pictures I am posting them to have the memory of the love that filled this house. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:23:24 EST Review Build and Burn Kettlebell <img src=""> <BR> Build and Burn Kettlebell Workout with Paul Katami <BR> <BR> Ok I love this if you have time for it, a full hour plus a core bonus. I did do both but I would only do one if I were to do this again, and alternate. <BR> <BR> I got it at Collage Video and according to thier website "Certified instructor description: The primary workout is an aero/tone interval program that combines a kettlebell with a high step (“bi-lev... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:48:05 EST Review 30 Min Jackie Xtreme Workout <img src=""> <BR> Don't have much time to get your sweat on? Then I say get this workout! I love it and I will be adding this in from time to time. <BR> <BR> Some of my favorite moves were Front lunge w/tricep head banger and the split squat wood chop! <BR> <BR> Here is my Saturday workout: <BR> <BR> Jackie Xtreme Time Saver Workout I give it a Rating 10 <BR> <BR> Warm up <BR> Plie reach <BR> Toe jump forward and back <BR> Back lung... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:18:44 EST Jillian Michael's Killer Buns & Thighs (Level 3) <img src=""> <BR> Level 3 <BR> <BR> Many of these moves are challenging but also things she has done before. This workout is FIECE I really like it. <BR> <BR> I give this DVD a 10 rating (9 on creativity since some moves are from P90X) <BR> Get this workout it is one of her best if you want to step up your game! <BR> <BR> Warm up: <BR> Repeat 2 X <BR> <BR> Swing kicks in and out <BR> Alternating elbows to knees side oblique crunch <B... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:07:35 EST Jillian Michael's Killer Buns and Thighs (Level 2) <img src=""> <BR> Level 2 <BR> <BR> I think it is one of her best workouts. (Besides 30 day shred) and she uses some of the same movements again. <BR> <BR> Rating 10 (again because she is adding Yoga movements) <BR> <BR> Workout - Jillian Michael Killer Butt and Thighs (Level 2) <BR> Time of workout - 20 min <BR> Cals burned - 132 <BR> <BR> Level 2 <BR> <BR> Warm up: <BR> (Repeat 2 X) <BR> <BR> Jacks <BR> Lunge to standing split ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:46:07 EST Jillian Michael's Killer Buns & Thighs (Level 1) <img src=""> <BR> I have only done level 1 of this workout and loooooove it! <BR> <BR> Oh I give it a 10! <BR> Same girls as in her other videos, both are fit and sweating which is a good sign. <BR> <BR> What I like so far: <BR> The yoga moves <BR> That it is a circuit = more cals burned <BR> Level 1 is a challenge so I can bet the rest will be too <BR> So far not hurting my knees <BR> <BR> Here it is so far, and I will give a full r... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:52:23 EST Denise Austins "Shrink the Fat Zones" Review So many times I get people that love doing planks and pushups but have pain in the wrists. I did a video on this and if you have some discomfort you may want to check it out it is what I teach in class, and use myself. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Last night I finished the "Shrink the Fat Zones" Pilates workout by Denise Austin I give it a 9. <BR> <BR> 1. Love she uses a towel for resistance <BR> 2. Some flow moves are fun and challenging <BR>... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:52:01 EST R.I.P Mom I will miss you forever <img src=""> <BR> Sadly I lost my mother on Thursday August 18th at 7pm. <BR> <BR> 77 years 4 months and 10 days old. <BR> <BR> She was my hero, an amazing mother with too many gifts to name. She never met a stranger and loved pets. <BR> <BR> Mom, I love you forever with all my heart you are everything to me. <BR> God bless you and keep you forever in his arms. <BR> <BR> <BR> I just got this message and wanted to share it........ <... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:27:27 EST JM Ripped Week 1-4 Review <img src=""> <BR> For those of you that want to know the moves in JM Ripped here they are, and it is well worth the $20 price tag. <BR> <BR> I did not do it week per week, I did week 1 then 2, 3 and 4. This way I could give a review. <BR> <BR> Rating = 9 <BR> <BR> Pros - Good moves and variety <BR> Easy to understand <BR> Short time workout big cal blast <BR> Each workout felt different and fun <BR> Variety you get 4 full workouts at ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:28:22 EST