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Manic Monday!!!

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OMG. I cannot wait to get back to the GYM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This body is screaming for heavy leg day and screaming for a killer shoulder session and then some back and biceps....................and more. Oh boy, I'm so excited because I feel like now that I have finally really RESTED the right way to get better from the dang strep throat madness, I can safely say we can get back to some serious hard core gym time. I've still been able to fit in some cardio obviously and SOME yoga the past 4-8 weeks of madness but certainly not my usual routine. Wow-- see how one week can turn into a long nightmare?? Yea.  

But I'm moving on and EXCITED!! I've told you all recently how my new training will have 1) the above mentioned hard core gym time -- and yes, now that I can finally be well enough to GO to the gym, Michael and I will shoot VIDEOS of our training and some photos from the gym as well.) 2) a LOT more yoga-- hot yoga at Corey's studio (and yes, stay tuned for more here and on FitFluential.com-- and on our MOBILE APP!! from Corey the bada** Yoga dude you must follow. He rocks.), the Ultimate Yogi and Janet Stone DVDs for when I don't make it there or when I travel and 3) mixed up cardio-- including Turbo Fire, Cathe, running and Les Mills Combat plus...throwing in some Ballet Body and Physique 57. HOW COOL IS THAT! 

Now-- today I am in NYC. Flew in this morning, head home on Friday. Have a lot of crazy-exciting meetings for FitFluential-World. ;-) But-- for some reason-- and this points to an OPPORTUNITY for me-- I did not sleep THE ENTIRE NIGHT last night. Seriously- tossing and turning. I took Advil PM two times. TWO TIMES. My mind just does not shut off. I have to dive into some serious meditation and a wind-down routine to clear my head before bed because---- no rest, that causes a ton of bad health issues. I have the best thing going with the dreamy Technogel Bed and the pillow that keeps my head  COOL (I set the AC very cool at night-- cooler temps are good for sleep!) -- then I cover up my clock so that light isn't disturbing me but folks, it is MY MIND racing about work that keeps me up. It must be silenced.  

That said, I am off to bed. I'm at a great hotel with a great bed and it's QUIET. Amen.  

Ready to kick some a** tomorrow!! I brought all my DVDs, not sure how the gym is here but I have my Valslides, valbands, TRX, resistance bands and such. It's rainy and gross in NYC so I don't know that I'll be running outside for a day or so....we'll see.  

Stay tuned! what's your weather like this week?? 

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YES! YES! YES! I'M BACK!!

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WHAT'S UP PEOPLE?? Yes. I am so psyched to say that --- I was a good girl. I rested this week.  (Rather easy to do when I get to rest in my most awesome Technogel Bed. Seriously, this takes GOOD SLEEP to a new level. Plus I've shared before how much I love that the mattress and pillows don't conduct heat so you stay cool. EPIC. ) I listened to the doctor, I didn't keep working all day. I moved calls/meetings to next week. I RESTED. I did not workout. And today- I woke up to NO pain when I swallow, no white welts on my tonsils and feeling FULL OF ENERGY!! I did my first workout in 5 days and wow it felt awesome to be back.

Of course, I got a little pissed this morning when I weighed myself and the scale was up 2lbs. But-- I'm marking it down and using that annoying fact to fuel the next week of a** kicking. HELLOOOO I haven't worked out in 5 days and I've been eating nothing but soft foods like oats and Greek Yogurt and some pizza yes pizza, and eggs. And Starbucks. Yea-- it was a one-two punch, dental work plus tonsillitis made my mouth a sad place. But. I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S ON. I AM DETERMINED TO PUT ALL THIS ILLNESS BEHIND ME. To focus on taking care of me so I am never here again!

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How simple but true is this? You don't like your results? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Stop wishing for it, stop whining about it and start WINNING every day. EVERY DAY. 

So....I am very excited about the next chapter of my training. Things are about to get taken up many notches and yes, I said that probably right around my birthday but let's be real people, I've been either sick or dealing with major dental work for the past 2 months straight. FREAKING OVER IT. I'm proud of how much I did stick with it but-- I probably stuck with it too much when I should have rested.....Lessons Learned.

Here are a couple of things I'm going to be incorporating into my FULL OF VARIETY training plan. SO EXCITED.

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Excited about this. I plan to use Leah's workouts plus I'm going to start using Physique 57 as well mixed in. Love the idea of mixing in this type of focus with the cardio, yoga, and heavy weight training we'll be doing. Here is a peek at Leah's workouts:

Now, when I can I always want to go to Yoga, Hot Yoga- at the studio. At Corey's Studio or when I'm in Miami-- wherever Kelly teaches or has friends teaching....but when I am on the road and sometimes when I am at home and can't make a specific class I wanted to add to the Janet Stone DVDs I had. I really wanted some GOOD GOOD TOUGH ZEN Yoga DVDS for home. Hello Ultimate Yogi. I think I discovered this on Collage Video:

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Here is the preview video I saw that sold it for me, then when I saw how much you get in the package I was all like OH HELLZ YEA.

I am in love already-- last night I previewed the first workout and I can tell I am going to be Ga-GA over this. They have meditation guide in here too which CLEARLY this woman needs to quiet her brain down. I am very excited about this.

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I also may or may not have ordered over 10 books on yoga while I was sick. My girl Jami kind of nudged me with her getting her yoga certification and I realized that not only do I feel like yoga just changes me in every way- physically, mentally, spirtually-- yea, I've got that fever people-- but I want to understand it. I want to know how to do it better and the history and what muscles I'm using and how to work up to certain poses. What I love about this is that you can study yoga forever. Like life-- you always can re-examine your life and change and improve right? ;-)

Of course I will still be doing the TURBO FIRE AND LES MILLS COMBAT which I love. Throwing the occassional Insanity in there. Trainng with Michael HARD at the gym-- and finally people we'll shoot some videos!! Now that I'm not like a sick dog in the doghouse anymore.....It's all good.

What's your latest obsession or new focus? What do you want to try that you haven't??

enjoy today's babble-on-a-thon. More tomorrow. ;-)

Focus on BETTER.

Hey Peeps!! Happy Saturday! How are you today? I was up at 6:30am today! BOOYA. Yes with all of my technology issues this week I was ......getting to bed later and sleeping in later which just ANNOYS ME to no end.

And yes, I am still sleeping like a baby in that Technogel bed. It's funny- the mattress is so deep my sheets barely fit it but they don't ride up. Maybe that's why I'm sleeping in lately--- LOL I haven't been setting my alarm maybe I'm just sleeping so WELL on that heavenly mattress.........Hmm let's test this out next week. Stay tuned. I don't need more than 7-8 hours sleep a night- what about you? 

Anyway, I've been up and kicking butt since early today. I did cardio -- LES MILLS COMBAT.....Um people. Here's my "review" so far. Disclosure-- I am a serious fan and lover of all things kickboxing. So it would be hard for me to not like this. 

I. Am. In. Love. 

Now- I have at this point only done the intro 30-minute workout and then the 45 minute Power KATA on DVD 1. That 45 Minute Power Kata is SO FUN and -- it's all new punches, new combos and new things I haven't done before. If you really like kickboxing and all of that, I'm sure you are like me, you've bought everything advanced out there......this is nice because there are moves I've never done before-- my ABS were hurting so bad after the first day, what does that tell you? Also, there is something about people with the great Australian or whatever accent they have that is just well COOL.

Um, yes please. I'll have 2. To-Go.

Suffice it to say- Krissa, you were asking me about this, yes you should get it. It is FUN and fast paced, and I cannot wait to move up and do more. WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE CREATE THIS BEFORE?

Love!!

And if you want to get your own, of course you can order from my BeachBody website by CLICKING HERE.

Now. Here is another thing to share. Wow I have so much to catch you up on but trust me, now that my new office is FINALLY up and running there won't be long spans of no-blog from KO. Watch.

Anyway, I have started to weigh myself EVERY DAY. I faced my fear. How silly is fear of the scale? I've FEARED what the number is just like when I am a clueless moron and don't balance my checking account and then squint my eyes when I check my balance because.........my office is a mess and I let things pile up and then it's two weeks later and panic sets in where Kelly goes "Ooh my WHAT THE how is it the 20th of the month?? What month is it?" Yea -- no more of that baloney.

GET ON TOP OF THINGS PEOPLE. In all areas of your life. Face your doubts and your fears. It's empowering. I am now really looking at myself like a fun science experiment. I am tracking EVERYTHING and when you track yourself-- I don't know somehow you take more ownership of your actions because you know your actions determine your RESULTS.

Here is what's funny about the scale and why I am glad I am hopping on that bad boy every morning. This is the pattern from this week.

 

  1. Sunday-- this was my first weighing myself since like November. So based on my last memory, I was down 4lbs since November.
  2. Monday -- UP .6 POUNDS. I did not panic. Pissed me off but I didn't panic.
  3. Tuesday ---DOWN 1 pound from Monday's weight.
  4. Wednesday ---Down 1/2 pound from Tuesday.
  5. Thursday --- Down 1 pound from Wednesday.
  6. Friday ----Down .8 pound from Thursday.
  7. Saturday --- UP ONE POUND from Friday. 

 

Yea, I was a little like this -

But then I calmed down. Did I do anything crazy yesterday to really GAIN A POUND? nope. I'm on track. And overall-- from the weight I was on Sunday, I am down a total of 1.6 pounds. 

Doing this, weighing myself every day, it's helping me to see patterns and to see how the scale can fluctuate. Will be interesting to see what happens when Aunt Flo arrives.

Either way, I KNOW I AM MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. MY BODY IS CHANGING EVERY DAY. I will not give up.

Here is my Ramble-On-A-Thon from Thursday:

And I have another video I'm going to shoot this weekend to tell you all about the new very cool Diet-To-Go food I've been eating. You'll see in the left sidebar in my Flickr photos feed some of the snapshots of the food. But y'all know my #1 issue has been MAKING TIME TO GO TO THE GROCERY STORE(S) AND PREP MY FOOD. I'm working with the folks at Diet To Go and using their Lo-Carb meal plan (it's 1200-1300 calories but I do add a shake/protein meal for my specific plan monitored by Dr. Mike based on my workout intensity)

Here is this morning's breakfast, by the way:

Western Omelet with sausage. I honestly can't get over how ridiculously convenient this service is-- it's fresh real food, portioned out for you and all you do is heat in microwave for 2-3 minutes. All of the meals. That's it. I have had my mom and dad try them too and they were like "um Kelly do you have any more?". It's great tasting stuff. I've had a LOT of people express concern about the high levels of sodium, and I will quote Dr. Mike here on my next blog and what he said (because he is wayyyy smarter on the scientific explanation) but--- in MY OPINION-- hello!!!!! It's a packaged food! If you package food - fresh food-- and you don't want it to go bad and spoil, you have to PRESERVE THE FOOD and that calls for sodium. I just can't get over how people think you can have it all. They complain that McDonald's doesn't serve Grass-Fed Organic Free Range Beef with Gluten-Free Buns. WAKE UP PEOPLE if they did, you'd wait 9 hours in the drive through and pay $25 a burger. You can't have it all!

Rant over. ;-) 

I will share more about Diet-To-Go but I find it to be an INCREDIBLY valuable service-- portion control, great tasting REAL FOOD and wow time-saving. All meals based on my calculations end up being under $8 or so- for fresh pre-made meals delivered to your door, I find that a tremendous value. 

What do you think??

That was Chicken Something. Delicious. ;-)

I'd say most meals are 250-600 calories. The breakfasts are amazing as are the lunches, the only one I've had so far that is "meh" is the Turkey Meatloaf. Very MEH. But I'm spoiled with the one I make. So there's that. ;-)

Gotta run y'all. I'm off to help my parents with some stuff (mom had her fourth chemo treatment this week!! We're more than 1/2 way there!! yayaya) and then will be back later tonight.

BOOYA!

Disclosure: Technogel and Diet-To-Go are both clients of my company, FitFluential and have sent me products at no-charge. All of my opinions are CLEARLY my own.