It’s HERE! The June edition of Oxygen Magazine has hit the shelves and I have some tips for you!
Improve gains, prevent injury and create balance with these key moves guaranteed to sculpt a long, lean, YOU! Pick up your copy today!!!
It’s here!!! The May edition of Glamour magazine has hit the shelves and there is an article featuring some of my last minute work outs to get you beach ready! Get your copy of Glamour magazine today!!
You can also find the article online at this link below:
Each year, millions of people make the resolution to lose weight in the New Year. Are you one of them? I see this seemingly innocent declaration as the most direct route to failure because you are starting off on January 1st as “not” accomplished. I encourage you to instead create a resolution, set goals and milestones and get an accomplice for your journey!
Here is what I mean:
I (your name) resolve to live a healthy lifestyle in 2015! My Goal, or measurable result, will be at my yearly doctor’s appointment (Insert actual date: December 2015), my doctor will give me a good bill of health including:
After your resolution and goal is set, go backwards from your goal date, and create smaller monthly goals for each of your primary goals. For example if one of your goals is to walk 2 miles in 30 minutes then your goals could look this:
December 15, 2015
My Doctor tells me I am in good health, my body weight is a healthy weight and my blood pressure and cholesterol are all healthy. I feel good and look good! I have Walked 2 Miles in 30 minutes 4 x’s a week for 4 Weeks.
November 15, 2015
I Have Walked 2 Miles, 3 x’s a Week for 4 Weeks.
October 15, 2015
I Have Walked 1.5 Miles in 20 Minutes, 3x’s a week for 4 weeks.
September 15, 2015
I Have Walked In An Organized 3K Fundraiser, with Friends, at A Leisurely Pace. I Have Walked A 15 Minute Mile, 4x’s a Week for 4 weeks.
August 15, 2015
I Have Walked A 15 Minute Mile, 3x’s a week for 4 weeks.
July 15, 2015
I Have Walked 1 Mile In 15 Minutes. I Have Walked 1 Mile 4x’s a week, for 4 weeks.
June 15, 2015
I Have Walked 1 Mile 3x’s a week, for 4 weeks.
May 15, 2015
I Have Walked 4X’s A Week, For 4 Weeks, For 15 Minutes.
April 15, 2015
I Have Walked 4X’s A Week, For 4 Weeks, For 12 Minutes.
March 15, 2015
I Have Walked 4X’s A Week, For 4 Weeks, For 10 Minutes.
February 15, 2015
I Have Walked 3X’s A Week, For 2 Weeks, For 10 Minutes.
January 15, 2015
I Have Walked 2X’s A Week, For 2 Weeks, For 10 Minutes.
Now that you have your primary and monthly milestone goals set, you need to find your accomplice. This is someone who is priceless in helping you reach your December 2015 goal! Choose the person you are confident won’t let you wiggle out of your resolution, share with them your goal and ask them if they will hold you accountable to reaching it. Perhaps ask them to go along with you, or better yet, ask them if they have a resolution for which they want to be held accountable.
After your accomplice has agreed, create very specific check-ins or guidelines, such as; “Will you email me every Monday with a few words of encouragement?” “Can you be there in September at the finish line of my 3k?” Additionally, let them know what you need from them if they see you slipping from your game plan. Last but certainly not least, be sure to celebrate each of your goals along the way!!!
I know you’re wondering what happened to my Day 5 prep journal, so am I! That day was so crazy and hectic, I didn’t have a moment to write up anything. It was more of the same in terms of exercise, clients and food from the days prior – from what I can remember anyway!
So, shooting day finally arrived and ready or not, we arrived at the location before sunrise to get started. However, there was ONE huge obstacle that we had to get around at first, we were locked out of the location! Elena joked that we were probably just trespassing and didn’t really have permission to be there! Ha! We stayed cool as cucumbers until we got access inside the house and were ready to go!
Now, I’m going to keep you in suspense a little while longer to find out what this video shoot is all about, but what I CAN tell you is that involves bringing you my unique style of fitness with many other cool and fun surprises!
Here is where you wanna be in 2014! In the meantime, please check out the photo diary from the big day below! I am grateful and loving the opportunity to share with you and this is only the beginning!
Taking in the gorgeous view from our stunning location in the West Hollywood Hills!
After the week I had, thank goodness Elena was there to do her magic!
My pre-shoot pose- what?
In my zone and in my happy place performing some yoga moves.
Plotting and planning with Elena between takes as well as being silly with David Velo Stewart who was in charge for the day!
No, I’m not sleeping! More shooting on the balcony as the sun begins to set.
“Say cheese”–pizza that is –what was on my mind as the shoot was drawing to a close!
The beautiful sunset peeking behind the clouds as we finish up with final takes.
IT’S A WRAP! PIZZA TIME! Yes, I was caught devouring a slice in mid-bite.
No, I don’t care! I earned every morsel! #Heaven
Thank you for sharing the first part of this journey with me! So much more to come, so be sure to stay tuned!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Day 4- Rough Day
The effects of low-calorie, low-sodium, high intensity workouts and minimal solid food feels like it’s catching up to me today. I’ve got a little bit of a short fuse and low energy. However, a great reprieve was training my east coast client via Skype. It was so nice to be able to sit down in a calm place in Beverly Hills for an hour training her from afar!
I tried my best to keep my social calendar clear for this week, to both conserve energy and not tempt my palette, but who could pass up seeing a sneak preview of then Hunger Games?! Certainly not me! This outing also included dinner before..uh-oh! Before I arrived, I jokingly asked my friend to order me a cucumber for dinner and when I arrived, there was a plate of sliced cucumber and lemon slices. I savored every bite!! It still wasn’t enough to fend off all of the Italian goodness wafting in the air, so I folded and had one piece of Italian bread and butter. Butter never tasted so good!!! I also had a glass of Cabernet and wine has never so quickly gone to my head!! I made it through the movie without any popcorn and by the way I loved it and can’t wait for the 3rd one!
Workouts: 1 1/2 hours
An advanced yoga class with Rebecca Benenati- thank you Rebecca! My yoga mat was drenched once again!
Warm water lemon juice from 1 Organic lemon
3 bottles throughout the day: 16 oz of filtered water, 1 organic lemon, Organic Blue Agave and Cayenne Pepper to flush the system.
Breakfast: Pressed Juicery-Greens 2
Lunch: Kale Salad with lemon
Afternoon: Pressed Juicery-Roots 3
Dinner: Cucumber with 1 slice of bread with light butter
Before Bed: 8 oz Organic Aloe Vera Juice
Taught classes and trained clients back to back. By the time I got home, I crashed and my Calm Powder (more on this later) helped give me a good night’s sleep!