Thursday, July 20, 2017

What's Good For The Goose

Fact #1
I live in a small beach town.  There is nothing to do within 45 minutes of here unless you want to go to the beach.

Fact #2
I go to the gym 6 days a week and my trainer has atleast 30 minutes for cardio scheduled into all my workouts.  I'm at the gym atleast 90 minutes a day.

Fact #3
I enjoy food.  A LOT.  I like carbs.  I like eating.  I like cooking.  I enjoy every aspect of food.

Fact #4
My weight loss has stalled (after I gained a lot of weight for unknown reasons) for a while.  I have been tring different things to get myself back on track.

Last week I realized that I spend 75% of my day sitting.  As I am writing this, and then again as I am typing this, I am sitting.

Did you know that sitting too much can actually reverse the good things that you are doing when you workout?

Did you know that sitting can make your ass spread?  Instead of being perky, you'll have a flat ass.

I have taken a few steps to keep me from sitting so much.  I make sure to stand up for atleast 5 finutes every hour.

I have also been adding in an extra hour of exercise whenever possible throughout the week.  I go to yoga some nites and other nites I take the girls to Hangar15 to jump for an hour with me.

Now I know alot of people might not have the extra hour to spend at the gym, or in a class.  

Any extra activity is good if you sit all day.   It doesn't have to be actual exercise.  It can just be movement.  Go for a walk (even window shopping at the mall is good), a nice bike ride around the neighborhood, or even simple things like, parking farther from your office/the grocery store/your apartment.  Something that gets you that bit more time up and about.

What do you do to get yourself up and moving throughout the day?

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Tuesday was my anniversary.  Every year we try to go out of town.  It's the only holiday that my husband doesn't have to work so, we make the most of it.  We try and find a new place to do every year.  I originally wanted to go to Cocoa Beach but, they did their fireworks on the 3rd of July instead of the 4th.  That's so dumb!  Part of the reason we got married on July 4th was for the fireworks.  

But, we decided to go to Fort Lauderdale.  It's my new favorite place!  We went down Memorial Day weekend for Sunny to perform in a show.  We didn't do much but, I really wanted to go back.  I have a few Instagram people that I follow that are in the area.  

We left our house at 6 AM.  The drive wasn't bad and we got there around 10:30.  I normally leave early in the morning so that one day of a trip isn't completely wasted with travel.  We changed and headed straight for the beach.  

They had a bunch of stuff going on for the 4th so we only spent about an hour on and off in the water.  {Side note: The water down there was so crystal blue!  It was gorgeous!}

At 3:00 we decided to start walking back to the hotel.  Check in was at 4 so, by the time we got back to the hotel, got our bags out of the car, and go inside, it was time. I didn't get any pictures of the hotel but, we stayed at the Bahia Mar.  It was really nice.  They are currently renovating so, the pool wasn't working but, other than that it was good.

We decided to change and head out for a late lunch/early dinner around 5.  We picked a nice Italian restaurant because I really wanted a salad and they had the best ones out of all the beach restaurants.  

Ken and Sunny split a pizza.  Mo got Cheesy bread.  Kaylee got shrimp and scallop pasta.  I got a shrimp and scallop salad.  Everyone was really happy with their food.

After dinner we stopped for fro-yo and then went to the hotel to get ready for fireworks.  

Fort Lauderdale has a great fireworks display that you have an amazing view of from the hotel.  

They next morning I got up and went to the gym.  It was really nice.  Obviously a personal training company trains clients there.  I would love to do that!  If anyone owns a hotel in the Daytona area let me know!  I'd love to talk.  I got in a good workout.  They had all the stuff I needed {and an ACTUAL squat rack.  Planet Fitness only has Smith machines :(  }

After that I woke the Mo up to watch the sunrise.  One of the things I really miss about living in a beach front community is being able to watch the sunrise in the mornings.  

For breakfast we went to The Original Pancake House.  We tried this place in Texas and fell in love but, it wasn't as good as Texas.  We would have been happier at the hotel for breakfast.  But, it's decent.  

Kaylee and Mo got chocolate chip pancakes but, Kaylee added peanut butter chips to hers.  Ken got a ham steak, hash browns, eggs, and corn beef hash, Sunny got M&M pancakse and I got an egg white omelet and gluten free pancakes.

After this we packed up and headed home. It was a fun 2 days.  

What did you do for the 4th?  What do you normally do for your anniversary?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

20 Minute Anywhere Workout

My trainer has me sheduled for 45-60 minutes of cardio most days of the week.  Alot of time I only have enough time/ patience/energy for 20-30.  Most days I will go back for my remaining time.  Other days I will switch it out for a different type of cardio.  (A trip to the beach TOTALLY counts as cardio!)

I did this workout in the front yard.  I did my sprints and back pedals from one side of my yard to the other.  I have no clue what the actual distance is or how long it took me.  All I know is that I was out of breath from running hard.  Make sure it's a decent distance though.

This workout took about 20 minutes and I burned over 300 calories.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1st

It's been a while since I last wrote anything.  Before that, my posts were few and far between.  

Honestly, I ran out of things to say.  I couldn't find a topic that I wanted to write about.  I'm back now tho.

I can't believe that this year is more than half over!  It feels like the months and years have started going by quicker and quicker.

The past few months have basically been very repetitious. School, dance, work, nothing much else.  I'll give you the monthly breakdown on the "important" out of the ordinary stuff that has gone on.


* Samantha won a bunch of awards (she literally won every award), at her first competition this season
*We got Disney passes


*We went to Dallas for a hip hop convention.

*I started teaching HangarFit classes.  (Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 pm!  Daytona Beach Hangar15!)
*Sunny performed at the Gold Coast MuscleMania competition Memorial Day weekend.  It was a blast!

*2 recitals.  1 at our studio in our city and another in their other studio, 20 minutes away
*We bought a house

So, I plan on writing atleast once a week.  I don't want to promise y'all too much but, it will be back to business like it used to be.  Same content, hopefully you guys will come back and see what's in store.