Monday, February 17, 2014

Continuing my Journey! Slim in 6 / 21 Day Fix!

Here we are starting our third week of February.  The weather in Texas has finally gotten nice.  I think it will be in the 70's today!!  :)   My husband and I went hiking at a local community center yesterday and it felt so good to be out in the beautiful sunshine.

In my last post I had mentioned that I would be starting my "21 Day Fix" when I finished my six weeks of "Slim in 6".  Well, because of the overwhelming response to this program they have had a backup in orders.  I should be receiving my "21 Day Fix"  by March 1st and I  plan on starting a "Fix"  accountability group then.  If you're interested in joining me contact me Sharon Ferone Anderson on fb or Twitter.

Slim in 6 "Burn It Up" is still a challenge to me!! I am working up a great sweat and feeling the pain! I am still losing weight and inches.  Currently I have lost a total of 8 pounds and 5 inches since January 1st. Being a 57 year old mother/mimi I am not physically or mentally perfect.  I have my imperfections and flaws but I cannot emphasize how much better I feel since the first of the year!  With me working out 5/6 times a week, eating right, (which includes my morning shakeology), and getting 6/7 hours sleep a night, I am mentally and physically stronger.

I am also thankful for my online Food, Focus, Fitness group!  This group has done so much to keep me accountable.  We are working hard to achieve our goals by  checking in daily with our food, water intake, and workouts which also helps to keep us all motivated.

My groups are fun, free and inspirational. There is no pressure or judgement.  Contact me if you are interested in improving you health and fitness.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Food, Focus, Fitness

Burrr, It's still cold here in TX!! I'm ready for summer.  Then again don't bring out the swimsuits just yet!  I'll be ready in a few months :)

As I said in my last post this is my year!!  I am currently in my last couple weeks of Beachbody's Slim in 6.  So far so good!!  I have been consistent with my workouts, eating, and water intake.  As of today I have lost 6 lbs. and 5 total inches.  I am Excited!!

I am still a member of my original Facebook accountability group but, have also branched out on my own.  My group is called "Food, Fitness, Focus.  Like my original group we have daily tasks and daily check-ins with our accountability.  

When I complete my Slim in 6 I will be starting a "21 Day Fix" group which is a fitness and nutrition program that helps you lose 6-15 pounds in 21 days. Each workout is about 30 minutes a day seven days a week.  The nutrition plan uses portioned food storage containers.  There's no weighing, measuring or calorie counting.  The best part is there is no food that is off limits.

I'm ready for my next challenge!!! Let me know if you'd like to join me! Have a great week!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

My 2014 health & fitness journey

Well here we almost at the end of January 2014.  Has everyone kept up with their New Years Resolutions?  I am proud to say that I have!!! I have been eating right, drinking right and working out.  This is my year!!  

Today will be day 21 of my Slim in 6, Beachbody workout.  With my consistency and accountability I have lost 5 lbs. and a total of 4 inches since the first of the year.  Also, my legs and arms are getting toner.  I am so proud of myself!!

I have been a part of an online accountability group where we check in daily on how we did with our diet and exercise.  I can't emphasize how much being a part of a accountability group helps.  It's is fun being with others who have the same commitment and goals not to mention meeting new friends.

February 1st, I will be starting my own accountability group,  This is an online group where people wanting to achieve their health and fitness goals get together and share.  It is a private group.  There will be simple tasks given daily and you will check in with your workouts, water intake, and diet for the day.  There is also a prize given at the end of each month.

If you're interested in joining my group let me know I would love to have you!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Slim In 6 Day 15

My Journey for this year has continued in a good way!! I have been consistent with my Slim in 6 workouts and it has gotten easier.

This program consists of three DVDs.  The first dvd is "Start It Up" a 30 minute moderate intense workout.  For this first week Debbie Siebers introduces the strength and cardio moves.  You continue to "Ramp It Up" a 45 minute workout for the second and third weeks, and then "Burn It Up" a 60 minute workout for the last three weeks.   This program uses resistant bands and dumbbells for the strength training and targets your arms, hips, thighs, and abs.

I am currently in the second phase the "Ramp It Up" dvd and in only fifteen days I have lost three pounds and a total of three inches.  My main reason for this workout is to tone and I am already noticing some toning and difference in the way my clothes are fitting.

Tonight I start the last phase which is "Burn It Up".  I know this is going to be harder, but I am looking forward to the Challenge.

My goal is to finish this program then move on to P90X, continue to drink 60/70 oz of water daily and eat clean.

This is a lifestyle change for me!
If you'd like to join me with my workout I would be glad to have you!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 New Beginnings

This is the year!!! 
If you have read my blog I am a 57 year old mother of four boys and a ten year old grandson. I have been married for 33 years and love my husband dearly.  I have been fairly healthy most my life but since I retired a year ago my weight has exceeded my desires.  Being 20lbs over the average weight for my height has made me feel lazy, tired, fat, undesireable, embarrassed, and totally blah!!! I basically go day to day and don't have the desire or energy to do anything. 
I have continued to do Slim in 6 but with the holidays the last few months I have slacked.  Starting January 1st I began my new journey.  Thanks to my coach Casey Beard and our group I have been checking in daily with my challenge group, eating clean, drinking my shakeology, working out with Slim in 6, and drinking 1/2 my body weight in oz of water daily.
My goal is to be down at least 10lbs by July and hopefully be toned enough to get into a swimsuit without being embarrassed!!
It starts today!!!
If anyone cares to join me or our group let me know. There are no fees and no pressure!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Slim In 6

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a year since I have blogged!! My Journey to Health and Fitness continues in some form or another. I try to be consistent on working out and eating right. I continue to tell myself "I will not go on cholesterol or blood pressure meds. I will stay healthy the natural way".

Currently I am doing Slim In 6 with Beachbody and love it.  Debbie Siebers coaches/instructs in 3 easy to follow workouts.  The first one is Start It Up. This is about a 30 minute moderate intense workout. The next one is Ramp it Up which is about a 45 minute workout and more intense. It targets your arms, hips, thighs, abs.  I never thought I would be able to do this but totally agree with Debbie Siebers!  With consistency it gets easier every day.  The final dvd is Burn it Up which is about an hour. This a more rigorous workout including some cardio and more focus on thighs and abs.

 Last night was my first Burn it Up workout.  I must admit it was hard but I believe with consistency I will master this one also.  Please note that I am a 56 year old grandmother.  If I can do this anyone can.

Hope you all are looking forward to this wonderful cool, Fall, weather.  I know I am. 

Here's to being Healthy & Fit :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tips On Losing Weight

This is an article from Cosmopolitan


This does work I have been doing it for 4 days so far and have lost a pound a day. 


Drink Mainly Water

A sports or energy drink, fruit smoothie, or light beer — each serving contains about 100 calories. Yet these beverages don't satisfy you the way 100 calories of food does, so they're a waste. Other liquids may be high in sodium and carbohydrates, which trick your body into retaining water, puffing you out.
Water, on the other hand, has zero calories and carbs and little to no sodium, making it the perfect slim-down drink. And strangely, it actually helps flush out excess water weight as well as jump-starts your metabolism. If it's just too boring, add lemon wedges or mint leaves.

Ban White Bread and Pasta

Cutting out all white grain products — such as white rice, spaghetti, sandwich rolls — will instantly slim you down because the simple carbs in these foods cause bloating, especially around your belly. "Simple carbohydrates wreak havoc on your weight because they're digested very quickly, leaving you hungry and more likely to overeat later," says Jana Klauer, MD, author of The Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan.
To go a step further, instead of replacing them with healthier yet still bloat-triggering whole-grain bread products, substitute vegetables for the week. This way, a chicken sandwich becomes chicken salad, and chips and dip turn into carrots and dip. The complex carbs from vegetables are digested more slowly, so you remain full longer. And because veggies are mostly water, they also help flush out excess water weight.

Do Cardio 30 Minutes a Day

Any workout that gets your heart rate up will burn calories. But you'll use more calories if you pick a cardio routine that engages multiple muscles simultaneously, says Wendy Larkin, personal-training manager at Crunch's Polk Street gym, in San Francisco.

Three to consider: spinning, cardio kickboxing, and boot-camp workouts. Half an hour of each torches 200 to 300 calories while toning up your arms, legs, and core so everything appears sleeker and tighter.

You'll burn even more calories per session if your workout incorporates interval training: alternating short bursts of intense cardio with slower activity. Experts aren't sure why it works, but trainers swear by it.

Read more: Drop 5 Pounds in a Week - Cosmopolitan



Drink Coffee an Hour Before Working Out

This is the one exception to the stick-to-water-only rule: Just as a coffee run makes your morning at work more productive, a pre-exercise cup of java with a splash of skim milk (about 11 calories) or black (just 5 calories) will energize your workout, explains Dr. Klauer. "You'll burn more calories without realizing you're pushing yourself harder."

Have Nightly You-on-Top Sex

Not that you needed an excuse to hook up with your guy every night, but the fact is, this position is a fat blaster. Being on top means you do the rocking, and the more active you are, the more calories you burn — up to 144 for 30 minutes.
Sex also pumps levels of feel-good neurotransmitters, endorphins, helping you ride out food cravings. Get on top in reverse-cowgirl (i.e., facing away from your guy) to give your thigh and butt muscles an extra push.

Do 36 Push-Ups and Lunges Every Other Day


These gym-class staples will help sculpt muscle, so you'll sport a more streamlined appearance. Do three sets of 12 of each exercise every other day. "Push-ups target your upper body, while lunges work your butt, hips, and thighs," says Larkin. Quick tip: Make sure your back and legs remain in a straight line during your push-ups; it'll improve muscle tone. Also, you can build even more muscle with the lunges if you hold free weights in each hand while doing them.

Sleep 30 Minutes More a Night


That extra half an hour, whether you sleep 5 hours or 8, can refresh you enough that you will make better food choices (in other words, no quick sugar fix for breakfast in search of energy) and won't feel lethargic and skip the gym, says registered dietician Esther Blum, author of Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous. More restful sleep (7 to 8 hours is best) also boosts your metabolism. And since your body builds muscle while you snooze, getting zzz's equals better muscle tone.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Fresh Start

Hello all, it has been almost ten months since I've gotten on here!! I've been real lazy!!
I haven't done anything in the last ten months except maybe some treadmill and Jillian Michaels.  This is my summer break and I have just gotten back from our Vegas Vacation which was Awesome. 

This summer I have put on about ten pounds which was not hard to do between going out to eat, playing on the computer and going on vacation.  So again I'm making a fresh start

On August 1, I decided to eat as clean as I could which will include less meat and less carbs.  I will also be doing some kind of workout every day.  Work outs I've done include the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1, the treadmill and some walking or running in the evening. 

My meals have included oatmeal or eggs for breakfast, salads for lunch and a small portion meat and vegetables for dinner.  Of course I can't forget my shakeology some time during the day!!

I think I just got burnt out on P90X.  I may come back to it some day or do some other form of Beachbody workout but for now it's Jillian Michaels which is only 30 minutes a day.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

P90X Lean Program Done


P90X Lean Program Done!!!

I can finally say I have finished the Lean Program!!!  Last night I did my Cardio X and today I did Yoga X.  Tomorrow is rest day and the Last day of this program!!!!  Whoohoo!!!

I have definitely noticed a change in how I feel and how much more I am able to do.  In the beginning of these workouts I could barely do the exercises and now I can do them all with ease. 

I have noticed a difference in the way my clothes fit especially in the mid section.  My measurements are basically the same as the October 16th post. I just needed to finish the program.

I now will continue on and go into the Classic Version of P90X which I know will be more work.  This Classic Version includes Plyometrics which is definitely harder than the Cardio X workout.

Like I’ve said before this is a “Lifestyle Change” for me so, I will continue to press play.
I may miss a day here or there but I’ll just continue on where I left off.

A lot of people start P90X and say it’s too hard or miss days and quit.  You’d be amazed what our bodies can do over time with persistence.  Anything is possible.


Have a Wonderful Sunday!!

Tony Horton and P90X