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TGIF. Finally!

Disclosure: Reebok is a client of my company, FitFluential. All views expressed here are my own.

Are you tired of my feet focused photos yet??

Are you tired of my feet focused photos yet??

Happy Friday! It is with glee this morning that I woke up and put WORKOUT SHOES on! And walked around the house and was able to keep them on, not feel the toe with healing blood blister crying out for me to stop.....big moment. Because you will ask, the shoes above are the Reebok ATV -- VERY VERY cushiony shoes really intended for being outdoors but hey, I walk on the wild side and wear them inside. ;-)

So happy. Yesterday was a tease because although the blister is indeed healing, it was still to the point that putting shoes and socks on was too much pressure and even attempting down dog or anything, NOT appropriate. Today is my first day back.

That said- my eats have been good this week, definitely need to GROCERY SHOP but I have been loving the chicken with that McCormick spice on it- yesterday one meal was that chicken plus lettuce plus avocado mixed with the killer green salsa I am in love with now:

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I like this on eggs. I like this in salads. I like it. I also like that it sets my mouth on fire. 

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I can say this, I am sick to death of tilapia. So I am going to try some new fish seasoning, toppings and new FISH CHOICES. I'm actually surprised I'm liking chicken again but I gotta tell you this spice is pretty life changing. Who knew? Now- here is my babble-on-a-thon from last week. Sorry, getting caught up with my vlogs and blog. It's a new year- and I am back blogging! Yayay! New habits galore! BOOYA.

On a side note, more on this later but I have to tell you- the folks at Nautilus sent me the new Core Body Reformer. I remember looking at it thinking, this might be fun- you guys know how in the past I've loved/enjoyed like barre type workouts and I love a certain Jennifer Kries very old DVD for Pilates- method precision something or other. But-- I can say this, this SYSTEM blew my  mind- TOTALLY NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.

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Here is the thing- and I am taking this with me over to my parents house to show them- you can do virtually EVERY conceivable move for your body- and some stretching like a foam roller almost-- with the resistance (3 levels) of the cables- it's pretty awesome. And then, because so many of the moves you can stand on this circular thing-- you gotta BALANCE so it's not just core, tightening the core but I've talked about balance too- equilibrium in our bodies and frankly- my mom after her chemo is working DAILY on just getting her legs and feet ok to BALANCE, she feels just off balance or weak there sometimes. When I say resistance this is not going to be the heavy resistance you can get doing the cable machines at the gym but - these would be different moves and frankly adding the core and balance thing you couldn't do HEAVY HEAVY -- I think this thing in your bedroom or living room, I would do this just work back or shoulders or core or legs while watching TV- I think honestly it is BRILLIANT. Totally not what I expected. Of course I never look at things like this as "This is all I will do". I don't view them as a program- it comes with a DVD and workouts and I am sure they are great but I see this is a key staple tool for at home workouts like kettlebells, Bosu, TRX etc. What do you think?

I'm in love. ;-)  Check out this random video I found with some demos:


Get After It.

Disclosure: Reebok is a client of my company, FitFluential. All opinions expressed here are my own.  

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Happy Saturday people! How has your week been? I've had a tough week, I cannot lie. I won't get into the details but suffice it to say that I am having to kind of give myself a pep talk today. Yea, I get down. I get down and out. I get discouraged and sometimes just plain upset and feeling depressed like the next guy. I've just gotten a lot better about bouncing back from these times, but there are days when...I want to be bad. Meaning I want to scream at people for how out of line they are, I want bad things to happen to bad people that seem to just keep getting away with it. I want selfish people that seem to drink greed for breakfast to wake up or have something horrible happen to them to pay them back for all the wrong they've done.  

So yea, I have those bad thoughts. But I just keep learning, I keep learning the lesson that I need to learn and I shake it off. It's not easy, and that's why I'm sharing it here because some people think I have it easy to be happy/motivated/positive/optimistic and that's not true. It's a choice and it's not always an easy one. But I keep making that right choice and believing for the best. What's the alternative? I don't want to go there. 

 

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This was my cardio circuit the other day, and this morning I am getting ready to do my strength circuit. Mark told me I should try to do a short run this weekend and see how my Achilles feels -- I am excited to do this, as I have indeed missed my running for sure. I shot a vlog about the whole changing my workout approach and my opinions on it all- will post that tomorrow or Monday. But I am not missing the cardio DVDs believe it or or not, just have missed running. I read last night a bit more about Achilles issues and it seems that a primary CAUSE is not stretching your calf muscles. Let me tell you people I will make sure to get my dang stretching in for sure. I was not stretching at all before-- at all!! BAD KELLY. 

On the food side, I've been a bit bored. Just plain bored lately. I wrote to Dr. Mike and told him about it and how sometimes I know I haven't eaten my allotment that day and I hate the idea of "force feeding" and he wrote back and said it's not bad to have days like that where your appetite isn't there, and that he is not a fan of force feeding either. That made me feel better- NOT that it is a goal to not eat-- do NOT misinterpret me. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood and it's maybe 7pm and I dont' feel like making a protein shake then just to eat because I "SHOULD". Does that make sense? 

Now, I must go hit my strength circuit. Yesterday -- was a rough day and I did not workout. I just couldn't really do anything. And now I'm ready to bounce back. I know I will feel 200% better after my sweatfest. In the mean time, please enjoy this babble-on-athon below- I did a wrap up of all my favorite Reebok clothes/shoes from this year for you, per many of your requests. Will do the other brands and categories coming up so you can get your holiday gift guides going......yes, the holidays are here.....can you believe it? 

What are your workout plans for this weekend? and hey give me some new favorite meal ideas if you think of it. I'm bored. ;-) 

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