Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So even though my husband and I are in our 7th week of P90X, I decided to throw Rev Abs into the mix. Today was Day 1 for Rev Abs, another 90 day workout program by Beachbody Inc, a company I love more and more everyday.

Well my review of Day 1 of Rev Abs was ----good to start but great by the end. I love the interval training of Disc 1. I also included Mercy Abs and really enjoyed "old school" crunches. In P90X and Insanity you do other "ab" exercises. Mercy Abs was challenging and I definitely felt the burn. I also sweat alot which was nice. My only complaint is the breaks when Brett's is demonstrating an exercise. I feel that those should have all been included in the SET UP. Overall Day 1 was great.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Blueberry Banana Bread

I had 4 over-ripe bananas in the house but I didn't want to just throw them away. I also have too many frozen so I didn't need to add more to that bunch.
In my search for making healthy and delicious food I came across the website which I will post below. Now I am not a vegan nor do I plan on becoming one however I do make vegan and vegetarian meals and do believe in a kinder lifestyle. So back to to the blueberry banana bread. I was nervous as this contains no butter, no sugar and no eggs..I used applesauce and only 1 tbsp of lemon juice. This was a HIT with my delicious. I will post a picture of half as the other half was eaten at my in-laws last night.

Valentine's Day -The Movie

I had high hopes for this movie...not sure why but I loved the cast. While it definitely was "cute" and "enjoyable"...its a rental. I would not recommend paying $20 to see it in the theater. Rent it....if you want to see it.

Lovely Bones

This was my 2nd attempt at reading this book and I am so glad I tried again.

When this first came out I was too scared to read it...perhaps immature. Well the second time around I was still scared but this book is about so much more than murder. It is scary, sad, emotional, loving, joyful, wonderful. I really loved it...its at the top of my list.

Time Traveler's Wife

I know I may be one of the only ones ...but I really did not like this book. I struggled through it. I watched the movie the other day during a snow storm. Also not worth $4.99 but better than the book...if that is even possible!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Exercise TV : On Demand

As you know I am always looking for new workouts to stay motivated. The other day I was looking through On Demand--not expecting to find anything that challengeing. Well I was wrong. I have now tried 3 workouts and they are all free!

Rock Hard Total Body -Body by Jake with Trainer Marco Reed- 40mins of SWEAT. Its 45 seconds on and 15 seconds rest! I really liked it.

Rock Hard Body Xtreme -Body by Jake with trainer Steve Maresca. 40 mins using a medicine ball. I was sore for days!!!!

Rock Hard Abs -Body by Jake with trainer Steve Maresca. 22 mins of core! Will do this one again.

I will actually do all of them again.

Exercise and Pregnancy

So as many of you know---I think I have one reader ( thanks Jenn!) I try to live a healthy lifestyle and am dedicated to a strong fitness/exercise routine. I also like to eat which is where the need to workout hard comes into play. As I also mentioned before we are trying to have a baby. I started doing research about exercising when pregnant because I am a planner. I also know that the heart rate rules really are outdated. Listen to your body is what I have been reading especially if you are in great shape. So my plan is to continue teaching spin classes but I wanted to know what else is out there---many of these prenatal dvds just seem BORING. Can I weight train? So I started googling. I found an answer and her name is Lauren Brooks. She actually has a training studio out in CA not far from where my sister lives. I emailed her and will definitely go for a workout the next time I am in the neighborhood. Okay sorry for the tangent. I have attached a link to her website and am ordering both of her DVD's. I will review them after they arrive. No joke your jaw will drop when you see the abs on this mother of 2. After watching this---there are definitely no excuses!!! The website is