Wednesday, November 24, 2010

11.24.10: Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Tomorrow: Have a wonderful & healthy Thanksgiving everyone!

Yesterday: Check out this crazy sunset I caught driving home last night! Very cool. Love the sunsets here.

Today: Got in a lunchtime walk- yay! I didnt get to my Natural Journeys hula workout I wanted to do last night because I was lazy-no actually thats not the real reason (I may very well be lazy though). We had an unexpected friend for dinner who ended up staying till late. Today's another day though...

Today's Tip: Satisfying Foods For Weightloss- Salmon
Fish ranks higher than lean beef or chicken when it comes to filling protein sources, and salmon is rich is omega-3 fatty acids, which may actually help your body naturally burn up more fat. More from LivingInThin (Jessica Smith) on Fit Sugar here

Today's Workout:
-Results Fitness 10 Day's to a Better Body (UB)
-Workout: One-on-One Training with Jackie (UB)
-Gorgeous Core
*total w/o time 60 min + stretch (plus bonus walk)

Today's Review: Workout: One-on-One Training with Jackie
Jackie Warner, 2008 ***** (5 of 5 stars)

This dvd has three 20 minute workouts on it: Upper Body (plus cardio), Lower Body(plus cardio), and Abs/ Core (plus cardio). Jackie works out with her crew of trainers from her TV show Workout in a nice open set with hardwood floors. In the UB & LB workouts she starts with the group warming up together and then all but one trainer goes and sits in the back and Jackie and one trainer alone workout together for each set. One trainer shows beginner mods in the core w/o. You will need a variety of dumbbells for this workout.

I actually like that the other trainers go sit in the back-it gives you the "personal trainer" feel that Im sure Jackie was aiming for-since afterall, they are all PT's. In each segment they do 3 or 4 strength moves for 1 minute each and then follow it with a cardio move. A lot of the cardio moves compliment the strength moves you just did (i.e. shuffle with speedbag after working your shoulders).

The upper body work inclues: bicep curl variations, lat row variations, tricep kickbacks, pushups, pec fly, skull crushers, bench press, delt work, etc. The lower body work includes: weighted and unweighted (you can add weights to up the intensity) squat and lunge variations, bridge work, lying leg scissors, kicks, etc. The core work is TOUGH (possibly the most challening ab w/o I own) and includes: crunch and V sit variations, plank, plank twists, Mt. climbers, burpees, bicycle crunches, etc. All the cardio is athletic and straightforward.

In 20 minutes you really accomplish a LOT in these workouts!!! I really enjoy this workout and it makes a great add on to other cardio-split workouts. I like Jackie's style and her cueing is good-oh and shes beyond super fit. I would rate this a high intermediate w/o. She does move fast so you can either a) use lighter than normal weights, or b) slow down the pace. I highly reccomend this w/o!

Today's LOL:


  1. Wow - that sunset really is amazing! I've never seen an electric blue sunset before.

  2. The sunsets here are amazing!!!! I'd never seen anything like them either :)