Manic Monday!!!


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 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?? 




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!


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.


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:


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.


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. ;-)