Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
- Down eight or more glasses of water a day.
- Eat five to six planned, well-balanced meals a day.
- Load up on fiber.
- Never eat from the bag! Put your food on a plate or bowl.
- In the morning, plan out what you are going to eat for the rest of the day, healthy snacks included.
- Keep a food journal.
- Find a weight loss partner you can consult with daily about what you've eaten.
**source: Oxygen magazine**
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
**pics: courtesy of oxygenmag.com**
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Mon- Athletic Training (class)
Tues- Strength Training (class)
Wed- Total Body Workout w/ Leg/Back Targeting while incorporating cardio (jump rope)
Thur- Total Body Workout w/ Shoulders/Triceps Targeting while incorporating cardio (jump rope)
Fri- Total Body Workout w/ Leg/Back Targeting while incorporating cardio (jump rope)
Sat- Active Rest Day
Sun- Make-up day for workout missed during the week or Rest Day
This Friday though I will meet w/ a personal trainer: I received a coupon to have one free 50min consultation w/ a personal trainer @ my gym which I am excited about!
When I do the total body workout, I pretty much train my weakest parts (shoulders, triceps, back and legs) My legs are pretty much where I want them to be but I think I need more work on my hamstrings.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I also workout, I changed my workout schedule to Mon-Fri. Most days after work (9-10am) I will workout after the workout I will have another protein shake.
Alicia Marie is a formidable fitness model who has appeared on the pages of Muscle & Fitness magazine, HERS, Oxygen, Flex magazine, Ironman, Musclemag, Planet Muscle, Fitness, SELF, O Magazine, Glamour, Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness . She is also a freelance fitness writer, her articles and workouts have appeared in numerous publications such as Men’s Health and Men’s Edge magazines. She is now part of my fav fitness magazine Oxygen, she has a column there titled "Ask Alicia". She does not hold back and gives great adives/tips!
Alicia Marie is the spokeperson for BSN, the supplement company which makes my favorite protein powder/shake: whipped vanilla and now cinnamon roll, yum...
I got this book a few months back, I am learning a lot from it in terms of make-up and hair. It has lots of tips about beauty from beauty experts ranging from Lisa Price form Carol's Daughter to Frederic Fekkai for hair and Wende Zomnir (urban decay) for make-up. This book is my go-to reference for anything beauty, I get a A-to-Z glossary of terms and ingredients, a great guide to the best product. One of my fav is the Sephora's 100 must haves!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
She is such an inspiration to me in terms of fitness, she embodies what I want to accomplish. Jennifer Nicole Lee, wife, mother of two and fitness extraodinair, went from being 70 lbs overweight to Miss Bikini. She has lots of great tips and info to help us w/ our fitness/training routine. Go JNL!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Tues- Strength Training, 60 min and Jump Rope, 30 min
Wed- Total Body Workout w/ Leg Targeting, 45min
Thur- Rest Day
Fri- Total Body Workout w/ Back Targeting, 45 min and Elliptical 45 min
Sat- Total Body Workout w/ Leg Targeting, 45 min and Elliptical 45 min
Sun- Jump Rope 30 min and Elliptical 30 min
Sunday, February 1, 2009
- Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15
- Blot Powder in deep dark
I was in serious need of a moisturizer for my face. I don't think that I ever moisturized my face properly: I have combination skin and I shy away from moisturizer thinking that it will make my face even more oily. I did my research and realized that I needed to moisture my face more and properly, so I got the Studio Moisture Fix w/ SPF 15. The first time I used it, I was not too fond of its fragance it was a bit too much for me. But I got over it and like it very much. For my combination skin I got the Blot Powder to help me control the shine I get on face. I can't believe that I never heard of a blot powder before! I am a novice w/ make-up and want to master it.
- Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor
- Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo
- Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
- Vitapro Fusion Protective Moisture Leave-in Hair Treatment
- Direct Leave-in Weightless Moisture Conditioner
I had the chance to try all products on Saturday. I prepoo with the Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor for 15 min w/ heat then shampoo with the Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo. This shampoo looks and feels like silk! I found it good (I am not that much into shampoos), it does not contain any laurel sulfates. I deep conditioned w/ the Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner mixed w/ rosemary oil and castor oil. I loved it! It's a keeper! After rinsing the deep comditioner out, I detangled my hair in sections w/ Silken Child Leave-in Detangler then I applied the Direct Leave-in conditioner and proceed to twist my hair to air dry it. The following day after moisturizing w/ Silken Child Moisturizing Cream and sealing w/ Vatika Frosting, I found my hair to be in great shape! Minimal breakage occured and that was what I was looking for. I will this line of products consitently for a month to really see the results.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
When I go to the gym, I always find myself going straight to a particular machine such as the elliptical or treadmill because one, they are the most popular, second they seem easy, not complicated machines and third I’ve come to enjoy them. However, I’ve decided to try new pieces of equipment at the gym and learn what and how they can help me achieve my fitness goals. One such machine is the rowing machine. I was intrigued by it, saw others use it and decided to give it a try and to learn more about it. Verdict: I will definitely use this machine for my cardio work out! Researching about this machine I found these facts:
- Rowing unites aerobics and resistive exercise slashing workout time in half. It triggers 86 percent of the muscles, stresses the heart and lungs, and overworks core muscle.
- Rowing helps with fat loss, builds up curvy and sleek muscles, and builds stable core muscles that improves appearance and prevents back pain.
- Rowing is a whole-body exercise that builds cardiovascular and muscular fitness. However, if done incorrectly, rowing can cause severe overuse injuries that can damage the back, hips, knees, elbows and shoulders.
So let’s give it a try and if you don’t know how to use this machine ask a trainer on duty(@ the gym) to show you.