Showing posts from April, 2009


Weekends go by way too fast!! This weekend we had beautiful weather! In the upper 80s, all sunshine-perfect.

Didn't really do anything exciting...just enjoyed the weather-layed out a little, washed and cleaned out my car, planted some flowers....had a dipped cone from Dairy Queen last night-it was soooo good! :)

I had a little too many "treats" this I guess I'm going to have to do some extra cardio(ugh!) this week! Gotta try to get these abs to pop!

Wanna get toned?

The most common goal of women when it comes to working out is to get "toned" or to get "definition". I hear it ALL the time, as a personal trainer. I also hear right after that, 'but I don't wanna get bulky'. I'm going to scream next time I hear that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most women have NO proper understanding of what it means to get "toned". I see them on the machines or with their little 5 lb dumbbells, repping it out, not looking focused at all and actually looking bored! They do this for months, or even years, and they never look any different! If you are one of those women, stop-because it will not get you results.

You wanna get toned? Lift heavier. It should be hard! They ONLY way to get toned is by building muscle and losing body fat. You build muscle by lifting weights, and you lose fat through cardio and diet. It's that simple!!

You won't get results if you're stuck in the 12-15 repetition zone. That repitition ran…

Miss USA

So last night I watched the Miss USA pageant. During the question and answer round, or whatever it's called, Miss California was asked the question of whether or not more states should legalize gay marriage.

She answered that she was raised to believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and of course, that reply sparked lots of controversy. Perez Hilton, who asked her the question, of course did NOT like that answer! Now he is talking about it on his twitter, saying how dumb of an answer it was and blah blah blah.

I think it is AWESOME that she said what she believed and didn't sugarcoat it or anything to make herself sound "politically correct." She didn't care that giving that answer was probably going to get a lot of people against her. I think we should always stand up for what we believe in and that we should not be made to feel bad about it.

As a Christian, I believe that God made marriage to be between a man and a woman and that's all…

Losing Weight

Personal training can be sooo frustrating sometimes! People are always wanting a quick fix when it comes to weight loss. When they don't see they weight come off as fast as they want it to, they say 'what's the point?' and quit exercising. It just blows my mind.

ANYONE can lose weight. However, you cannot lose weight fast HEALTHILY! There is no way. Sorry to break it to you. If you are losing more than one or two pounds a week(yes, that is the MOST you should be losing a week), what you don't realize is that it is probably NOT fat-it is water and muscle-and you never want to lose muscle. If you go on some type of fad diet and lose weight fast, you will AlWAYS gain it back! That's how so many people get into a cycle of on and off dieting and up and down weight loss. No wonder they are so frustrated!

What it really comes down to is how bad you really want it. YOU are in control of your body and how it looks. Losing weight may not be EASY and it will not b…


So today I was training someone at the gym, and I overheard this lady saying to her husband(?), "I'm not doing that machine today because it made my back sore." And I was kind of just thinking, 'hmm...I think that's the point.'

Being sore just means that you caused tiny, micro-tears in the muscle, which is the reason why your muscles repair themselves and build themselves back bigger and stronger! But for some reason, a lot of women think that it's bad to be sore and that it's supposed to be EASY to lift weights.

Well, not if you really want to get results!

Being sore is not always a bad thing. To me it just shows that I worked my muscles really hard! I did back today, and I sure hope it's sore tomorrow!! : )


I hate that Matt has a job! Not really, but I do hate it that he works a lot now and I don't get to see him as much! It's boring and lonely in the house without him!

Actually, I do have stuff I could be doing right now...but I'm waiting for my hair to dry.(Every now and then I try to let it air dry so I'm not constantly frying it!! Takes so long, though.)

I need to go pick up some dog food for Asher today, do laundry, go to Vitamin World to get some protein...then I work from 4-7...then I'll probably work out after that since Matt won't be home until 10:30 or so.

Everything is almost finished with the condo! We painted our bedroom over the weekend, and all the decorating is finished! So now it feels like home. Next thing to do is put up a fence so we won't have to take Asher outside 50 times a day to "potty"!

Happy Easter!

Don't forget the real reason for Easter.

It's not about a bunny or eggs or baskets filled with candy!!

It's about the price that was paid so that we can be forgiven and FREE.

Jesus is ALIVE!

New Condo

This past weekend we finally got everything moved into our condo. I spent all day yesterday unloading boxes-so fun. Now we are pretty much settled in, and it is such a relief!

And even though I miss our old house, I really like this condo, and I kind of like having a smaller place! I just hate not having a yard.

I'm so glad to be done with moving! Now I can decorate, which is my favorite part! But I really I hope we don't move again for a loooooong time! It's not fun.

3 years

Today is the three year anniversary of the death of my dad. I miss him so much. When he died, it felt like a piece of me was gone, too, and it still feels like that.

I wish I could see him and talk with him and laugh with him makes me sad that if I have kids some day they'll never know their grandpa...

It hurts me the most when I think of my little brother growing up without a dad. Everytime I think back to the day he died I most remember right after he passed, my brother just saying, "no, no, no, no, no". It still breaks my heart thinking about it.... My brother was only 13 when my dad died-I can't imagine going through that at 13 years old.

I guess time does heal the pain...I think about my dad every day still, but at least I don't think about the day of his death like I used to. When he died, I just couldn't get the picture of him in the hospital out of my head for the first few months....I can handle thinking about the memories with him, but I ju…