Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Workout Wednesday; I’m Broken

Hey loves! I wasn’t planning to post a workout vlog today since I can’t physically do anything right now because I fractured my ankle ayer while running (stupid pothole!).  I headed out ayer in the morning for a 3 miler and half way through, I stepped into the pothole and I felt my bone just crack. I wobbled to a pole on the corner and just stood there crying like a baby…I joked with my friend Margo (Brooklyn fit chick) that I must have looked like the saddest prostitute in Queens haha. Thankfully my dad lived a few blocks away and he was able to come get me and drive me to the ER. Two things that I learned yesterday: Always carry my phone with me for emergencies (I used to always leave it at home) AND ALWAYS SHAVE YOUR LEGS! Holy hell, I was so embarrassed haha

broken

Buuuuut this is a perfect excuse to share an older workout that I love.  You won’t need any equipment besides an interval timer.

3 ROUNDS 35 SECONDS EFFORT AND 25 SECONDS REST
1. REVERSE LUNGES
2. SKATER JUMPS
3. SQUAT JUMPS
4. SPLIT LUNGE JUMPS
5. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
6. JUMPING JACKS
7. FROG JUMPS
8. BURPEES

 

Have an awesome day and watch out for potholes!

Namaste…

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Morning Rambles; Call Me Sherlock…

Happy Monday my love!!!!!! It is a gorgeous day and I started it off by getting a surprise by one of my clients! This morning she gave me the Monk/Elephant that I wanted from Pier 1! I am so happy because I really wanted this one and the fact that she remembered and went out of her way to get it for me, makes it even more special. Thank you so much Linda! They look great with Cornelius Maximus…I need to think of name for them two. 

 

Monk and Elephant

On this week’s MMR, I talk about he latest Biggest Loser episode, how to find the balance during the holidays and of course some other nonsense that is going on in my head ha!

Have an awesome day!

Namaste…

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Workout Wednesday:Building The Beast Metabolic Routine

Happy Wednesday my loves! It is Workout Wednesday and today’s workout is for my girl Samantha! Sam does my workout almost every week so I asked her what she wanted to see this week and she wanted a metabolic routine that she could do after a strength workout.

Incase you are unfamiliar with metabolic training; it is a structured interval routine to maximize calorie burn and “after burn”. You can create workouts with or without weights; depending on your fitness goals (and equipment you may have). For today’s routine you will need 1 Kettlebell and an Interval Timer; you can download the Gymboss app.

Before you tackle the workout below, please make sure that you warm up first so you avoid any injuries. If you are doing this routine after a strength workout, great! But if not…warm up for 5 minutes (examples Air Squats, Lunges, Side Lunges).

METABOLIC ROUTINE: 10 ROUNDS 30 SECONDS REST AND 30 SECONDS EFFORT

(YOU CAN ADJUST THESE RATIOS BASED ON YOUR FITNESS LEVEL AND DESIRED OUTCOME)

1. AMERICAN SWINGS

2. SQUAT JUMPS

3. SPLIT LUNGE JUMPS

4. SQUAT AND KETTLEBELL PRESS

5. SAME ON LEFT

6. THRUSTER

7. SKATER JUMPS

8. RUSSIAN SWINGS

9. FROG JUMPS

10. BURPEES

Below I demonstrate all the moves oooooh and someone makes a cameo and basically steals the show!

Namaste..

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Monday, December 8, 2014

MMR: Is This Friendship Worth Fighting For?

Happy Monday my loves!!! so I have a declaration…I have officially declared Mondays…BAGEL MONDAY!

bagel 

I went to a small bakery in my neighborhood this morning and their bagels are soooo delish! Usually people dread Mondays but if you have something to look forward to, it might make it a little better!

On this week’s MMR I mostly speak about Friendships and when should we call it quits.

Have an awesome Monday!

Namaste…

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Workout Wednesday; World On Your Shoulders…

Hello my loves! I am so sorry that I am posting this so late but it has been on of those days.

Do you ever feel like the whole world is on your shoulders? I am sure most of you answered yes and if you said no, I want to know what your secret is. Well since the weight of the world is on our shoulders…it only seems right that we make them strong.  For today’s workout you will need a set of dumbbells. I usually use 10-20lbs depending on the move. Find what works for you…and make sure you challenge yourself.

SHOULDERS AND LEGS

1. SUMO AND UPRIGHT ROW 10-12 REPS

2. STANDING SHOULDER PRESS 12 REPS

3. ONE ARM KETTLEBELL SQUAT 10 REPS

4. SAME ON OTHER SIDE

5. RUSSIAN SWINGS 15 REPS

6. LATERAL RAISE 10-12 REPS

7. ARNOLD PRESS 10-12 REPS

8. PIKE PUSHUP 10 REPS

Have a great day and hug someone that love.

Namaste…

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday Morning Rambles: Eat The Bagel…

Happy December 1st!!!!! It is a glooooorious day in NYC and I feel ahhhmazing.

On this week’s MMR I talk about NOT Binging this week…yup you read that right. It has has been 8 days since I had my last episode and I am so freaking happy.

binge

I also talk about, Self Love, setting intentions for the remainder of the year, nesting, stopping the negativity, ohhh and about eating the bagel dammit! ha.

Have an awesome day!

Namaste…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Workout Wednesday…Gobble Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!!!! I can not wait until tomorrow.  I have been singing “I’m all about the sides. ‘bout the sides, no Turkey”. Am I the only one who looks forward to alllll the sides instead of the Turkey? My mouth is watering up, just thinking about it.

Before I even begin this post…I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me in regards to Monday’s MMR post! Thank you for all the support.

So with the holidays coming, sometimes it is hard to squeeze in a workout but if you give me 20 minutes…I will kick your bum.

Grab your kettlebell and set the timer on your phone for 20 minutes and lets get moving.

Courtesy

20 MINUTE AMRAP

1. RUSSIAN SWINGS 10 REPS

2. GOBLET 10 REPS

3. THRUSTER 10 REPS

4. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS 20 REPS

5. PLANK SHOULDER TAP 10 REPS

6. RUSSIAN TWIST 10 REPS

Make sure you get a kick ass workout tomorrow morning before you start all your festivities. I watched a segment on the Today show and a family of 10 consumed almost 25,000 calories, GASP! Let’s workout so we can put a dent in those extra calories but remember to enjoy every single bite without any regret!

Have an awesome day and I am thankful for you guys!

Namaste…

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