Saturday, October 27, 2012

STOP ZOMBIE MOUTH!!!

The toothbrush goes IN your mouth, Mr. Zombie.

Halloween is this Wednesday (can you believe it? Where has October gone to?!?) and if you participate in trick or treating or any gaming, you are going to want to read this!

One of my favorite online games, Plants vs Zombies, is pairing up with The American Dental Association to give away free games INSTEAD of teeth rotting candy.



With the children's obesity epidemic on the rise, wouldn't it be nice to give something fun and calorie free?  Pop Cap, makers of the game, are allowing you to download as many coupons as you wish to pass out to all the ghouls and boos out there.  The game is normally $20, so you would be the coolest house on the block.  And the game is super awesome- I happen to have it on my iPhone, my lap top, and for the XBox 360.  It's kind of a big deal.

For further incentive, watch this clever little music video.  And Happy Halloween!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Another Reason to LOVE Richard Simmons. . .

Jessica Simpson says "It's working!". . .

. . .but you can't see it.  Jessica Simpson is the new spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.  If you follow the tabloids, Jessica allegedly is under contract to lose a certain amount of weight because she is getting paid to be a spokes model for the product.  But is it working?  I've never seen a more tightly shot ad.  It's actually comical.




Can you imagine being in her shoes?  There is A LOT OF PRESSURE!  I hope she succeeds!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MAY CAUSE MIRACLES!

Watch my hero Patricia Moreno discuss intenSati and the POWER of the I AM presence with fellow Sati leader Gabby Bernstein.  Warning:  this may cause miracles!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Drop it like it's hot: Why I am for the SODA "BAN"

Sugar Pyramids!


I love being an American.  I love the freedom to choose whatever I want to eat, whenever I want to eat it, wherever I want to eat it.  It's awesome.

HOWEVER.

And it's a big however.  (see how I did that?)

I also know what it's like to spiral out of control with my choices.  I feel like my willpower is not a common trait.  If others willpower were as strong as mine, they could take on the daunting task of trying to lose weight and succeed and actually keep it off.  But as a personal trainer, I know this isn't so.  My job is 90% motivation ALONE.  10% the workout.  The mental game is the one most people lose when they set out to get themselves healthy, or face any challenge, really.

Sometimes we need a little extra help.

I see these dietary "restrictions" as just that kind of help.  The proof is out there.  Just this week I read two articles:  the first article was how New Yorkers now ingest less trans fats because trans fats have been banned in restaurants and the second was that children in California are eating healthier in schools because the school menus have been revamped.  There is also plenty of evidence linked to calorie counts being posted on menus so people can see how much they are ingesting is helping people consume less.

These changes seem small, but the long term benefits are so HUGE.  Can we even imagine how obesity may be slowed because people don't have to drink a 44 ounce Big Gulp?  And if you really want that much soda, order two sodas.  It's not like they are banning Coke or Pepsi.  Even though it's not the worst idea on the planet. . .

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Put Your Boobies In This!



I am chesty.  Sports bras have always been an issue for me- either too loose and I am smacking myself in the face, or so tight I can't even breathe!  There is chaffing, there is tube boob- boob issues, am I right ladies?

I was very excited when Under Armour Women asked me to try out their revolutionary new sports bra, the Armour Bra.  The bra is not one sized fits all or small, medium, and large.  It is sized like a regular bra for a custom fit.  I am a 34 DD, so I received a snazzy purple and black design, the colors for my size.  The bra has lightly padded shoulder straps, removable pads, and sturdy hooks in the back for an adjustable fit.

Yes, the bra is pretty.  Can it stand up to the jiggliest conditions?  I had to try it out in Zumba class, the one class where you only want to shake your ta ta's when you want them to shake.  I felt cool and comfortable the entire class AND there wasn't any wiggle unless I wanted it.  Since I received the bra, I have washed it three times and worn it for weight lifting and yoga class, and I have been completely happy.  Other bras I have used rub me the wrong way, but I haven't felt an ounce of chafe.  

I HIGHLY recommend the Armour bra for any activity, not just for the high impact activities.  It's cool looking, comfortable, and reasonably priced for being far superior to other expensive bras I have tried.  It's a tits up winner!

SUNDAY FUNDAY! Post wedding edition

So this happened.



That is me and my new husband!  And that's what I have been busy doing. . .but now I am back.

GET UP AND DANCE!!!!


 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weight of the Nation

I just saw a little blurb on HBO for this new two part documentary about obesity in America.  It looks informative- and a little scary.  Anyone planning on watching?


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's just Schmidt!

The title has to be sung like Zooey Deschanel.

I have been watching the funny comedy New Girl instead of The Biggest Loser- because there is a more lovable loser on this show.  SCHMIDT!  He is douchey and hilarious.  And what if he made a work out video?  You know it would be about spinning.



TOP TRAINER TIPS!

Fellow personal trainer and overall awesomesauce person Carly Pizzani picked my brain and others to see what advice we give and live by.

Check it out!: http://trainingwithcarly.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-trainer-tips.html

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Funday- Almost Pizza!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Cleansing!

Through intenSati I have met the fabulous Michele Pauker, wellness coach extrordinaire.  She is launching an assisted cleanse to get your body ready to shake it's winter coat and ready to see the sun!  This isn't a master cleanse or a water fast- this is a cleanse done right under the tutelage of a coach that knows what she is doing and can help you reach your full potential.

The cleanse is starting today- here are the deets!


Do you feel like you're ready for spring but your body is not?

Maybe you're feeling sluggish, heavy, and tired, rather than light and energetic. Maybe you feel dull, lackluster and moody. Or perhaps you feel like there is an extra layer dampening your sparkle.

The truth is, many of us are feeling that way right now. During winter we hibernate, eat lots of comfort foods, get less exercise and spend more time under the blankets on our couch.

Then spring arrives and we intend to clean out your bodies, our homes, or our lives and yet never quite find the time or just simply dread it.

What if we told you that getting a jumpstart on losing the winter weight, resetting your eating habits or de-cluttering your home or life doesn't have to be so hard?

Introducing...

The Ultimate 5-Day Urban Life Cleanse For Beginners!
 
The Fast Track Cleanse For Busy Professionals Who Want To Detox Their Lives, Shed The Winter Weight And Get Their Sparkle Back - But Never Seem To Find The Time 
 
Click here to enroll now!
What difference would it make in your life right now if you could....
  • Cleanse your body for Spring without feeling weak, foggy and exhausted
  • Feel mentally and physically lighter so that you can wear clothes you love
  • Jump start your winter weight loss without deprivation or starving yourself
  • Supercharge your batteries for all-day, long-lasting energy...no more ups and down
  • Rediscover your sparkle and break free from your winter rut
  • De-clutter your home for more simplicity, ease and joy in your day
Now, when you hear the word "cleanse" a lot of things might come into your mind - like starving yourself, or drinking scary weird juices or water with lemon and maple syrup all day.  

Unlike those cleanses, in the Ultimate 5-Day Urban Life Cleanse For Beginners you'll be eating delicious, mouth-watering foods that are designed to nourish your body while giving it a rest from our winter habits like overloading on heavy comfort foods, indulging on too many sweets and moving our bodies less.

Doors are officially open! 

And to make it even easier for you to reclaim your beaming smile, radiant complexion, and spark we're offering a special BONUS for the first 10 to respond.

Here's the scoop:

If you're one of the first 10 to enroll in the Urban Life Cleanse For Beginners you'll receive our bonus report:

Secrets To Stocking A Superfoods Pantry (Value $27), which includes our Label Reading Cheat Sheet & List of Pantry "Must Haves"

Click here to enroll now

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

First Intensati Class as a Leader!





Since becoming an Intensati 2 weeks ago I have been nervously anticipating my first practice class.

Well, it was just AWESOME!

I'm happy to be the change I want to see and so pleased to share it with my friends and coworkers!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Please watch this!

I just saw this 90 minute movie called Hungry For Change that is all about living a life you love in a body you love right now.  Very Sati Life!

I was moved by how our bodies want to return themselves to a state of perfect health and happiness but are unable to because of the things that we put into our mouths and on our skin.  It made me think.  What am I doing to myself that is hurting me?  What am I doing to myself to show my body that it is a temple?

Watch it and tell me what you think!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Want to be a jump rope?

What does a jump rope see when it goes around you?  Check it out, courtesy of Buzz Feed.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Not Me, It's You: Why I am Breaking up With "The Biggest Loser"



I have been thinking about breaking up with The Biggest Loser since last season.  I have been blogging about the show since the beginning of my blog's life in 2009 and I thought it was a cornerstone of my blog.  The show drives a lot of traffic and I have made so many great friends and connections through the live tweeting every Tuesday night that I was having a hard time coming to this decision.

How did I choose to break up with something that has been such a big part of my week for the past 4 years?

The very first season of The Biggest Loser I didn't watch.  I watched it later in reruns, but I would not watch the show.  Why?  I was a former fat person and I thought that the show was going to trivialize the condition and make fun of the people participating.  I gave the show a chance in the second season, and I was hooked.  I found it inspiring and I dreamed of becoming a personal trainer like Bob or Jillian.  I longed to worked with people who wanted to make a change in their lives and I wanted to help them get there.

I watched every single season and was moved and excited to see the transformations.  Yes, the trivial game play also made the show more fun to watch, but overall the show produced people like Ali and Tara and Sam and Abby and Hannah- there are many others but you know I can't sit here and list names all day!- that made me excited to share the message of the show.

Then something changed.  The in show plugs got pluggier, the contestants got cattier, and the heart and soul of the show started to fade.  It turned into The Biggest Loser Inc., churning out season after season of people who have become faceless and nameless.  I think season 11 was the last season I enjoyed.  I have started to dread writing my weekly recaps, and although I love my Twitter friends, I have also started to dread watching the show.

I also don't like the products being hocked in the name of The Biggest Loser.  Weight loss pills and shakes, instant meals, body shapewear, and Subway sandwiches (Which are not a truly healthy option in my opinion. I mean, compared to other fast foods?  Maybe.) have become the main stars of the show.  The show is a money making machine, selling whey protein and scales and Jenni O Turkey to people who hope to get the same results as the people on the show.

Also, I think it is sad that so many contestants have reverted back to their old habits after the dust settles.  The real change didn't happen within.  It's sad to see that this express pass to happiness and wellness didn't really happen and now onto the next season two weeks later.

So, I have made a decision.  I will still live Tweet with my friends (for the rest of this season, anyway), but I am no longer going to write about the show.  It is filled with a negativity that I am trying to cleanse my life of and I no longer choose to participate in.  The show, in my opinion, has turned into what I feared in the beginning- a show that trivializes the obese and the journey it takes to get there.

Please read the recaps on @theblblog.  Jen spends a lot of time and energy writing about the show and she could use your love!  She has a great relationship with many former contestants and is fun to read.

So, The Biggest Loser.  It's not me, it's you.  Maybe we should start seeing other people?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fideo Friday #6


Watch my video about hitting the wall and crying over spilled soup.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Funday!

Who doesn't love a dancing dog?


Friday, February 10, 2012

Fideo Friday!

Today I talk about the satiLife Warrior Challenge and leading a Zumba class!!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tanya Beardsley from Zumba Fitness in Shape Interview

Tanya ws my instructor for my Zumba cert and she is ridiculously inspiring!  Watch her interview to learn what I am talking about. . .


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Biggest Loser- #BL13- week 5- "Haters make you thrive."



OH MY GOD.  Gail is gone and so is my joy.

This episode of The Biggest Loser was SO NEGATIVE I almost didn't want to write about it.  I am in the middle of practicing daily meditation to make myself a better more positive person through intenSati Warrior Training (www.satilife.com) and it is hard to watch and write about a show that has taken a nasty turn.  And not a fun game play kind of turn where people drink water and throw weigh ins like the good ol' days.  There is a level of cattiness this season that is unparalleled to any other season.  Red team's Conda is the Queen of Mean and her minions are surprisingly obedient.  I guess Kim is the muscle?

Here we go.


  • Aqua team comes back to the ranch!  Sister Daphne pulls 26 pounds and Brother Adrian pulls 34 pounds!  They have earned their place as serious competitors on the show.  They also earn immunity for the week.
  • Unfortunately, the only people that are excited are Bob and Dolvett.  The Red team is especially nasty.  Surprising!
  • Red and Black teams all say that the Aqua team needs to prove their worth.  Adrian and Daphne kill it in every single challenge they are given.  Yes, Daphne "mysteriously" disappeared during homework workouts (which may just have been editing- what if she was just going to the bathroom?), but these people EARNED their right to be on the show by losing over 50 pounds per the rules.
  • Kim didn't even think it was fair that they were given a second chance.  She was on the other team that ALMOST didn't make it on the ranch.  What if the shoe was on the other foot?  I'll bet she wouldn't be so snide if she was the one trying to get back on the ranch.
  • Dialogue of the night:  Adrian: "It's not easy to get here."  Conda:  "It's not easy to stay here."  Unless you start crying and make everyone feel sorry for you.
  • At the Challenge, Conda asks if it is "drowning our new teammates".
  • Daphne looks like she might want to take down Conda.  Reminds me of when that other guy called Conda's brother Tank at the weigh in and Conda got all territorial.  Now that Conda is making fun of Daphne's brother, I guess we'll see how Conda likes it.
  • Best story of the night was Adrian talking about how he got to the ranch after his pregnant wife lost their daughter at 6 months.  I am normally not a crier, but I did tear up at his story and determination to get his life back on track.
  • The Red team wins the challenge and the ability to sit one member of their team and one member of the Black team out at the weigh in.  They choose Nancy from the Red team and Megan from the Black team.  How does it all weigh out?
Nancy:  From 200 to 196- 4 lbs lost
Megan:  From 238 to 229- 9 lbs lost

Daphne:  From 245 to 244- 1 lb lost
Chism:  From 320 to 318- 2 lbs lost
Emily:  From 235 to 230- 5 lbs lost
Chris:  From 215 to 211- 4 lbs lost
Cassandra:  From 206 to 200- 6 lbs lost
Jeremy:  From 347 to 338- 9 lbs lost  Total:  27 lbs lost, BW 1.72%

Adrian:  From 336 to 334- 2 lbs lost
Kim:  From 220 to 215- 5 lbs lost
Kimmy:  From 197 to 193- 4 lbs lost
Roy:  From 272 to 268- 4 lbs lost
Mark:  From 255 to 251- 4 lbs lost
Buddy:  From 353 to 345- 8 lbs lost
Conda:  From 265 to 263- 2 lbs lost  Total:  29 lbs lost, BW 1.53%

The Red team loses, but instead of sending home Conda, they send home Nancy.  And Mark accuses Adrian and is sister of throwing the weigh in even though his son Chism ALSO lost 2 pounds.  And Conda.  Blurgh.

Nancy is rapping at home about her huge family and is down to 178.  If she wins the at home prize she'll buy a motorcycle and travel across the country.  I smell a spin off, NBC!

Next episode:  More Adrian/Conda Drama fo' yo' mamma. 

Even Dogs Need to Work OUT!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Biggest Loser- #BL13- ONE HOUR LOSER!


Due to the President's address, The Biggest Loser only ran for one hour as it does every so often.  I feel this just proves that the show really could be one hour, even with in show plugs!  But NBC must make a fortune in advertising from this program- how many other reality shows are two hours?  Besides The Bachelor?

Because it was only one hour, there wasn't even time to mess around with the theme song- so let's get on with it!


  • The show opens with the "Gym versus No Gym" concept and challenge.  The winners get to use the gym, the losers get to work out outside.
  • The Black Team must have REALLY wanted to work out without the gym because they got EVERY QUESTION WRONG in the challenge.  I have to say that the questions were challenging.  I always thought that carrots would have more vitamin C than cauliflower or that chicken had more muscle building protein than fish.  I would have spent my time knee deep in mud pits just like the Black team.
  • Red Team wins the challenge, causing Santa Roy and Chris to get into an argument.  Which causes Chris to lock herself in the bathroom and threaten to quit.  What is wrong with these people!?!
  • Bob comes in to talk to Chris and tells her to SUCK IT UP.  Let down your walls, stop being afraid, and realize you are on NBC's top rated show and you can't hide in the toilet.
  • We are treated to a "24"-style montage between gym and no gymers.  Unfortunately the weather looked unseasonably cold for Southern California and the Black team looks REALLY cold.
  • Chairs, canned goods, and sweatshirts make suitable replacements for gym equipment.
  • This week it is Conda vs Dolvett and Gail vs Bob.  Gail vs Bob is way more fun.  Gail skipping and crying is one of my favorite images of all time.
WEIGH IN!  Who "can" win?  See how I did that?

Emily:  From 244 to 235- 9 lbs lost
Chism:  From 332 to 320- 12 lbs lost
Cassandra:  From 212 to 206- 6 lbs lost
Jeremy:  From 358 to 347- 11 lbs lost
Gail:  From 302 to 297- 5 lbs lost
Chris:  From 222 to 215- 7 lbs lost
Megan:  From 240 to 238- 2 lbs lost  TOTAL:  52 lbs lost, 2.72% BW

Buddy:  From  363 to 353- 10 lbs lost
Roy:  From 278 to 272- 6 lbs lost
Kimmy:  From 203 to 197- 6 lbs lost
Mark:  From 266 to 255- 11 lbs lost
Kim:  From 230 to 220- 10 lbs lost
Nancy:  From 205 to 200- 5 lbs lost
Conda:  From 275 to 265- 10 lbs lost  TOTAL:  58 lbs lost, 3.19% BW

So the moral of the story is you CAN lose weight without the gym.  But you won't win The Biggest Loser.

Gail is sent home, and I am really sad because it should have been Megan.  I need entertainment and Gail is SO ENTERTAINING!!!!  Oh well.

Gail is looking sassy and slim having lost 56 pounds total.  All she wants is for Bob to tell her she did it.  Hopefully we will see that at the finale!?!

NEXT EPISODE:  Will the Aqua team and the Ascot make it back on to the ranch!?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fideo Friday! #4

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Biggest Loser- #BL13- week 3- FACE OFF WEEK

Don't you wish it was this kind of Face Off?
This week of No Excuses is "I have no time to be healthy". I don't know why this was the theme because all it tied into was one super lame Subway plug.  Subway is my healthy option when I don't have time to make a good choice?  FAIL.  Yes, it is healthier than eating a pepperoni pizza, I guess.  I thought we would have had some good recipe segments, maybe Curtis Stone would stop by?  But instead it is Face Off week where the red team and the black team face off against each other as individuals.


  • Chinese food is the temptation challenge.  It was really not tempting- it was all brown and fried!  YUCK.
  • Cassandra from the black team decides to eat and wins control of the game- all for the low cost of 60 calories from 2 fortune cookies.  She also earns a 2 pound advantage.
  • Cassandra was smart to eat:  If no one had eaten, each team would immediately go against their loved one on the opposite team.  NBC is not messing around- we need some drama!
  • Kimmy is a Chinese food alcoholic.
  • Turbo Tax is a new sponsor!  I don't know what paying your taxes and losing weight have in common except that they both suck.
  • Conda says Cassandra eating a fortune cookie is a sigh of weakness- what a bitch!
  • Right after the challenge black team Joe decides he misses his family and leaves.  He gets quite the earful from Bob who calls and bitches him out.  
  • Because Joe left, the black team loses the point for that weigh in putting them in the hole.  The black team is ANGRY.
  • Bob says that Joe is the first contestant to ever quit The Biggest Loser, but didn't Rulon quit?  Or was he asked to leave?
  • Gail vs Bob in the workouts is HILARIOUS.  His imitation of her crying is spot on- but some how over the course of the episode they become friends.  I smell a spin off!
  • Per Cassandra, fat people can't get into publishing.
  • Santa Roy rides his row machine like a sleigh!
  • Conda and Cassandra face off in a Bosu squat thrust challenge.  Cassandra wins and Conda accuses her of cheating.  They face off again and Cassandra beats her again.  FACE OFF.
  • After competing in a water themed challenge, the red team wins video chat with their families- very sweet.  Even I was moved, and you know how jaded I get.
  • Nancy sat out of the challenge AGAIN but got to talk to her family.  LAME.
  • Bob goes to visit the Aqua team and Adrian's ascot makes it's second national appearance!
  • At the weigh in, Ali's lipstick matched her burgundy velour suit.  Eek.
WEIGH IN and FACE OFF!

Emily vs Roy:  6 lbs vs 9 lbs- point to Red
Jeremy vs Lauren:  11 lbs vs 3 lbs- point to Black
Joe vs Nancy:  0 vs 2 lbs- point to Red
Chism vs Kim:  9 lbs vs 6 lbs- point to Black
Mark vs Chris:  8 lbs vs 4 lbs- point to Red
Megan vs Buddy:  8 lbs vs 9 lbs- point to Black
Gail vs Kimmy:  6 lbs vs 3 lbs- point to Black
Cassandra vs Conda:  8 lbs vs 3 lbs- point to Black

Conda gets schooled!  And she gets schooled by Dolvett who tells her she isn't doing all of her homework.  Which makes next episode look especially tasty!  The Black team wins the weigh in, forcing the Red team back into the elimination room.  So Nancy or Conda are going home, right?  No.  It's Lauren, Gail's daughter.  Kimmy's vote was the one that sent her home and she was competing against Gail.  OUCH.  I guess Kimmy gets the last laugh.

Lauren goes home and has lost 53 pounds and has learned to embrace her inner athlete.

Next week:  Conda vs DOLVETT.  Should be amazing.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fideo Friday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQQ2TZBNzmc&sns=emhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQQ2TZBNzmc&sns=em


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Zumba DVD Review and Giveaway!





I was contacted by Shine from Yahoo, a website that "covers family, health, fashion, beauty, finance, career, food, relationships and much more", to review Zumba's Total Body Transformation System for their at home fitness segment on their Get It Guide.  How did they know that I am Zumba obsessed?  And that I love at home workout DVD's?  I'm as happy as a little girl!










I have only taken Zumba in person and was wondering how it would translate to an at home experience.  For those of you not in the loop, Zumba is a dance fitness class that uses international rhythms and non verbal cuing (no talking, more dancing!) to get your body to move and shake until you are all hot and sweaty.  I was skeptical before my first class.  I enjoyed dance but how would I fare with the sexy samba or sizzling hip hop?  After the class I fell in love and have been preaching the gospel of Zumba for over a year and just recently became a Zumba instructor.  I adore my instructors and classmates:  How could these DVDs be a similar experience?




The Zumba system comes with two one-pound toning sticks (they shake like maracas!) and six workouts:  Zumba Fitness Basics, Zumba Fitness 20-minute Express, Zumba Fitness Cardio Party, Zumba Fitness Sculpt and Tone, Flat Abs, and Zumba Fitness Live!  The exclamation point is theirs, but I was very enthusiastic with the amount of product that came in the box.  That is A LOT of Zumba!



The workouts are primarily hosted by the feisty Tanya Beardsley (my teacher at my training) and Beto Perez, creator of Zumba.  Zumba Fitness Basics introduces you to the steps and rhythms that will be used in the series, and once you have the moves you can pick your poison with the other workouts.  I liked the Cardio Party the best because it was the longest and had the most dancing.  The only thing jarring was the talking!  In class the instructor rarely speaks; instead, they lead by hand gestures and demonstrating the moves.  On the DVDs there is a lot of chatter.  It's not bad if you've never done Zumba before, but if you've taken a live class it kind of takes you out of the moment.  I love the feeling of losing myself with the music and I can't when I am listening to instruction.



I did enjoy the Sculpt and Tone DVD, but only for the toning sticks.  One pound weights are not challenging, but they do add a fun musical twist as you move around.  I loved the fact that the "sculpting" moves were set in time to the music like a body pump class.  I do wish they were heavier!  Unless you have zero experience with weight training you will soon outgrow the toning sticks.



Overall, I think this is a fun system that will get you results if you also watch your eating and you are consistent.  I think the DVDs are a great introduction to Zumba and when you feel comfortable, you should log on to Zumba.com (it's all over the box, the DVDs, and in the workouts) and find a live class where you can experience what it is all about!  It is way more fun than your workout has ever been!



Want to try it out for yourself?  Shine is providing me with one Zumba system to give away!  Simply leave me a comment below or tweet to me at my Twitter handle @fosterfitness and let me know why you want to try Zumba!  I'll choose the winner soon and Shine will send you your own kit to start your Zumba transformation!





Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Biggest Loser- #BL13- It's Just Gail!

The lovable scamp from The Biggest Loser:  GAIL!
Ah, the dreaded week 2 on The Biggest Loser!  Everyone knows that on the second week of the show it is notoriously hard to lose weight after the first week's big numbers.  Everyone knows EXCEPT Kim and Kimmy from the red team who gamble in a challenge that the red team will lose a total of 94 pounds at the weigh in.  That's a little over 10 pounds per team member.  Hardly anyone lost 10 pounds last week!

Aye aye aye.  The highlights!

  • The new nutritionist says a turkey sandwich has less calories than sushi and is more nutritious.  But a turkey sandwich is NOT sushi.
  • Mike not only sees sushi as a take home snack but also puts liquor in the shopping cart and chews tobacco.  The target has been set on your back, sir.
  • Jeremy's new nickname is Alfredo J!  Better than the old one:  Senior Pepperoni Nipples.
  • Gail is SUPER good at puzzles. (she's not super good at puzzles).
  • Can no one remember where they were standing in the photo puzzle?  It must have JUST been taken like five seconds ago.
  • Gail's idea of reality is a lot different than everyone else's reality.
  • When the nutritionist goes to visit the Aqua team, I thought they were married.  Turns out they are brother and sister!  Wow.
  • Aqua Adrian totally rocked an ascot on national television.
  • The nutritionist's fave adjective is great!  Mine?  Awesome.  Or gorgeous.
  • Dolvett and Bob are getting real catty with each other.  Dolvett tags the gym with spray paint and "steals" Bob's workouts.  Bob rolled is eyes a whole lot this episode.  Bob leaves the gym to escape the "toxic environment".  Get these guys a tampon and some chocolate!
  • Quote of the night by Gail: "Come on Bob.  I cant sit on this- it's too small!"
  • Mike further insures that he is being eliminated by opening up about his problems with half brother Joe, alcohol, and tobacco.  Not looking so good.
WEIGH IN!  Will the red team reach 94 pounds?

Kim:  From 239 to 236- 3 lbs lost
Kimmy:  From 210 to 206- 4 lbs lost
Roy:  From 292 to 287- 5 lbs lost
Lauren:  From 237 to 233- 4 lbs lost
Nancy:  5 lbs lost (fast forward- apparently these people aren't important.)
Conda:  7 lbs lost
Mike:  7 lbs lost
Mark:  8 lbs lost
Buddy:  9 lbs lost  TOTAL:  52 lbs, 2.09% BW

Wee woo.  Black team earns a 5 pound advantage and the red team didn't make their mark.  Looks like Kim may be going home, right?

Gail:  From 313 to 308- 5 lbs lost
Megan:  From 252 to 248- 4 lbs lost
Cassandra:  From 225 to 220- 5 lbs lost
Emily:  From 254 to 250- 4 lbs lost
Chris:  From 232 to 226- 6 lbs lost
Joe:  From 342 to 334- 8 lbs lost
Jeremy:  From 376 to 369- 7 lbs lost
Chism:  From 349 to 341- 8 lbs lost  (+5lbs) TOTAL:  52, 2.22% BW

If the red team had gambled correctly, they would have won!  CRAZY.  Chris has immunity and gives it to Santa Roy.  Mark has the highest percentage of weight loss so he is immune.  Who's going home on the red team?

Mike.  What?  Why not Kim or Kimmy?  If eye rolling and smirking burned calories Conda would be the thinnest person on the planet.  She was pissed that Mike called Alfredo J "tank" during the first weigh in and bitches and complains until Mike is sent home.  Because Mike needs less assistance, not more.

When we see him at home he has lost some, and promises to be Alec Baldwin and tobacco free by the finale.  Let's see!

Come live tweet with us during the show Tuesdays!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Miracle Product!!!

The hottest new weight and fitness trend!  It's not to be believed.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Fideo Friday! #2

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Biggest Loser- #BL13- week 1- "The Place Where Dreams Come True!"

The sexy new face of The Biggest Loser, KIM!!!

Here we go again!  Not even two weeks have passed since the finale of season 12 of The Biggest Loser and NBC is throwing us another action packed season full of weight loss, tears, and puke.  Hopefully this season will have the drama that makes the show so fun to write and tweet about!

Instead of a long winded recap, I've decide to cherry pick my favorite moments each week.  Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section below or tweet me at my twitter handle, @FosterFitness.  You know I like to dish!


  • Wow moment #1- new contestant Kim in her pink bikini.  I mean, wow.  She was pretty hot.
  • Santa Claus is coming to the ranch and he is codependent.  AND REALLY HAIRY.
  • The best name of the season: Chism.  Yup.
  • Grandma Nancy has 13 children and 54 grand kids.  Ben has 9 children.  These contestants are getting busy, but not in the weight loss way.
  • Contestant Mark claims the first FACE PLANT of the season in the very first challenge!  CONGRATS!
  • The drinking game for this season is NO EXCUSES:  If you hear the term no excuses or the word excuses, take a drink.  You will be drunk in about 15 minutes.
  • Kim was a pro wrestler and Emily was an Olympic weight lifter.  These ladies are going head to head- I can't wait to see the cat fight!
  • Dolvett is so ripped this season my fiance said he could see his abs through his shirt.  And we don't have x-ray vision.
  • Fake vomiting is a new trend this season.
  • Planet Fitness is the first PLUG of the season.  Sorry, Jennie-O.
  • Ali drops the bomb that the couples will be AGAINST each other, not on the same teams.  I love this new twist!  No partners, and no excuses! *drink*
  • Bob and Dolvett have a score to settle.  Or Dolvett has a score to settle and Bob is like, "Oh, you are still here?"
At the first weigh in, the folks are smaller- will that mean bigger results?  Bob is nervous.

BLACK TEAM (BOB)
Gail:  From  322 to 313- 9 lbs
Chism:  From 361 to 349- 12 lbs
Megan:  From 259 to 252- 7 lbs
Chris:  From 240 to 232- 8 lbs
Jeremy:  From 389 to 376- 13 lbs
Joe:  From 357 to 342- 15 lbs
Ben:  From 396 to 381- 15 lbs
Emily:  From 264 to 254- 10 lbs
Cassandra:  From 239 to 225- 14 lbs  TOTAL: 103 lbs BW:  3.64%

RED TEAM (DOLVETT)
Roy:  From 306 to 292- 14 lbs
Conda:  From 294 to 285- 9 lbs
Mike:  From 358 to 345- 13 lbs
Kimmy:  From 219 to 210- 9 lbs
Lauren:  From 246 to 237- 9 lbs
Mark:  From 291 to 282- 9 lbs
Nancy:  From 217 to 212- 5 lbs
Kim:  From 252 to 239- 13 lbs
Buddy:  From 403 to 381- 22 lbs  TOTAL:  103 lbs BW:  3.98%

Dolvett: 1  Bob:  0

The Black team heads to the elimination room where Ben volunteers to go home because he really didn't want to be there anyway.  Thanks Ben!  I'm sure there wasn't any other contestants who may have wanted to take your place in all of America.  Isn't there someone like this every season?  And if you are reading this and you are that person, could you NOT be that person?

Anyway, Ben has gone from 396 to 346, a total of 50 pounds lost.  He wants to lose 150 pounds and prove he can do it at home.  With 9 children and 1 more on the way!  God speed, Ben.

Next week:  GAMBLING!  Sounds like Game Play.  Me likey.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fideo Friday!

My very first video blog!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Train to be an @Intensati Warrior!

My hero, Patricia Moreno, has developed a new program of accountability! No time like 2012 to have the best year of your life so far, right? Here are the details in her words: http://www.satilife.com/warrior_training.html It's very inexpensive ($75 for 6 months) and a powerful tool to make some serious changes in your life! Please check it out! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, January 2, 2012

Beat the Winter Blahs Inside Outside

Another reason why I sometimes love this wierd and wacky city. Behold: http://parkhere.info/

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Whatever happened to that Shay?

Dietsinreview.com gives us the skinny on Shay Sorrell and where she is now. http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/01/the-7-deadly-sins-that-caused-shay-sorrells-post-biggest-loser-weight-gain/ - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday Funday: You say you want a revolution?

Want to try that again? http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/20-people-who-dont-know-what-a-new-years-resoluti - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone