Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shaq is My New Hero!

Just saw this on Myspace, watch the whole thing if you have time. What an inspiration! Look at the emotional affects this had on these kids.

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This is what it's all about, parents, kids, school system working together to save kids from a lifetime of obesity. Imagine if we did this in every state, every county, every school! My favorite part is how the kids wanted to bring a friend. Then that friend wanted to bring their friends and it was contagious. It can be done.

With more people getting their friends, who get their friends who get their friends, we can win. Visit me HERE if you want to learn how you can spread the health and make a difference.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Good Food Search: Riceworks Chips

I am a southern girl and I LOVE food! For me, following a healthy diet has been the hardest part of changing the way I live. Working out has been a breeze in comparison with letting go of some of my favorite foods. Because of my love affair with great foods, I am always on the lookout for healthy options that actually taste good. To me, if you hate the way something tastes then why force yourself to eat it just because it's supposed to be good for you? This is what ALWAYS leads me to stray from eating healthy. I get so fed up with eating twigs and cardboard that I end up binging on Doritos and sour cream just to get some flavor. So, I am on a mission to find healthy options that I really and truly like. As I find them, I'll share with you.

Today's spotlighted item is Riceworks Chips! These things are GOOD ya'll! When I read the nutrition facts, it was hard to believe what I saw. First of all, they are made with brown rice. So there's no bleached crap. The most surprising thing to me was the fairly low sodium content. Read here Riceworks to find out all about them. I normally cannot stand chip substitutes; they usually taste like flavored sand. But these are delicious! Seriously, try them out!

Friday, August 21, 2009

If You Think You Have Time to Wait

We have all been guilty of putting our health on the back burner. There are a million creative excuses we make for why it’s acceptable to wait; “I’ll quit smoking next week because I have too much going on at work this week”, “I’ll start my diet next month because my kids will go back to school then”, “I’m only 25 years old, I have plenty of time to quit smoking”, “I just started a new job, my kids, my car, my house, I’m too stressed out right now and I will do it later”, “I have to start my regimen in October because that’s when Pluto aligns with Jupiter and all will be right with my life”. These excuses are nothing more than an attept to justify no sense of urgency to start NOW.

This weekend, one of my employees ended up in the hospital. He had a heart attack. The doctors discovered that he had a 40% blockage in one of his arteries, so he had to undergo an angioplasty. It’s no surprise that he also had extremely high cholesterol and discovered that he has developed Type 2 diabetes. They had to keep him an extra day to regulate his sugar before he was discharged. How old does this person sound to you? 55, 59, 65? Guess again. His lifestyle is sedentary, he smokes and what do I see at his desk every day for lunch? You guessed it, fast food and for breakfast he eats cinnamon rolls from the gas station almost daily. Why not? He’s only 37 years old and he has plenty of time to change his diet and quit smoking later.

This reminded me of something that happened to me about 4 years ago. I smoked and partied all the time. I kept telling myself that I had time to take things more seriously, get healthy and quit smoking. Well that lifestyle and that mindset landed my ass right in the hospital with a Pneumomediastinum (aka, a collapsed lung). The damage I was doing to my body in my 20s took a dreadful toll at only 31 years old. Needless to say, I quit smoking immediately, joined the gym, dropped over 40 lbs and started leading a healthier lifestyle. I have become much more serious about fitness in the last year with P90X and now Insanity. I still know how to have fun every once in a while but things are much different now and I feel stronger and better than I have in years!

If you think you have time to put your health off one minute longer, you don’t! If you think it won’t happen to you, you’re wrong! The damage can happen to your body a lot more quickly than you realize.

The time is NOW and the excuses are crap. If you want to get healthy and change your life visit me HERE

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Insanity Week #2:

I started Insanity, week 2 on Sunday. All I can say is WOW. I feel much more energetic. I can also push through a lot further than week 1 …already! I love it!

For me, finding a good cardio program has always been a challenge. I am not good at following choreographed “dancy” routines. I usually end up spending the entire time stumbling over myself trying to learn the moves. So, I can never quite get my heart rate up long enough to accomplish anything significant. I have a Precor Elliptical at home and I also enjoy running. However, both of them become too monotonous after a while. If you’re like me, you need good music motivating you to push your heart rate high enough to make an impact. After a couple of weeks repeating the same 20 songs my iPod gets really old. Cardio becomes the drudgery work-out that I hate doing.

INSANITY is exactly what I have been waiting for. It is boot camp, sports training, body conditioning all in one. It’s hard core, good old fashioned, kick-ass training. It’s a different work out each day with constant change in movements every minute so there is no time to be bored. The workout is done before you know it. 40 minutes feels like 5 minutes and suddenly you’re in a complete flop sweat, your chest feels like it is about to explode and you’re totally spent. Shaun T is so motivating! You really feel like he’s there, in your face pushing you through it.

I feel like I have the perfect balance with both p90x and Insanity. I will keep you posted on my progress and results.

You can check out Insanity HERE

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Welcome ...to Insanity!

My first post! What better way to start than telling ya'll about the arrival of Shaun T’s Insanity! After much anticipation it's finally here!! Insanity is Beachbody's newest, most intense workout yet. I just ordered mine and can’t wait to add it to my P90X routine. If you're ready to take on the greatest challenge of your life click on the link INSANITY . It’s going to be unreal!

I'll be there with you every step of the way and we can do it together… compare tips, results, blood splatter patterns on the floor.

If Insanity is a little too intense for ya, Beachbody has tons of other stuff too for all fitness levels. See me at CoachCT.net to get on board or shoot me an email at ct@coachct.net . I’m here to answer any questions you may have.