Thursday, November 4, 2010

11.4.10: Egg Nog

Today: Eggnog is in the stores people! Go out and find it! Silk Nog is one of my absolute favorites. Yum Yum! Found a recipe for egg nog that is made with almond milk. I'll try & post that tomorrow.

Sunday: This is a picture of my cat & I all dressed up to pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters. I had cool spiderweb leggings on too. Very exciting. Oh and this is my "roll out of bed & do nothing" hairdo...

Today's Tip: Organic Milk
Organic milk is more expensive--about $4 versus $2.50--but it's worth the splurge. It contains 75% more beta-carotene, as much as a serving of brussels sprouts. It has 50% more vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that aids the immune system and fights cancer and heart disease. It provides 2 to 3 times the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, and about 70% more omega-3 fatty acids. Organic milk also contains more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This good fat has been linked to numerous health benefits, including stronger immunity, less belly fat, a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, and healthier arteries. More on Prevention here.

Wednesday's Workout:
-The Ultra Fat Burning Workout (Enter to win this dvd on my giveaway here!!!)
-Natural Journey Pilates for Fat Burning
*total w/o time 60 min + stretch

Today's Workout:
-FitPrime G-Force (cardio & ab section)
-Natures Journey Pilates for Fat Burning
*total w/o time 60 min + stretch

Today's Review: FitPrime G-Force
Tracie Long, 2004 ***** (5 of 5 stars)

This is a 53 minute rebounding + weights + yoga dvd. Tracie is working out alone on a small set that has a mirror and some art in the background-very Firm mansion set. Tracie is, as always, an excellent lead. Cueing is spot on and her form is always impeccable. She has great rebounding form tips throughout as well. The dvd is chartered very well so you can skip all the strength or cardio segments (if you want) by pushing "next" on your remote. You will need a rebounder, a pair of weighted gloves, and various dumbbells for this workout.

This dvd is interval style-you do a cardio rebounding circuit and then step off the trampoline and do a set of strength work. After 3 cardio sets, and 3 strength sets you do some yoga-esque ab work on the rebounder and then move into a cooldown stretch.

I usually skip the strength work in this dvd and just do the cardio because there really isn't enough strength work to count for much IMO. The work includes: lat row, bicep curls, lunges w/ one foot on the rebounder, ab work, push ups, tri dips, etc. A little of a lot of things really.

The rebounding is pretty straight forward: health bounce, jogging, some tuck jumps, high knees, shuffles, a unique hop scotch move (actually took me a few times through to get this one but I am choreo challenged), jumping jacks, and the likes.

The at-home-workout-world is really lacking rebounding w/o's IMO so I consider this a must have for rebounders! I would rate this an intermediate workout done as is. But if you add more and faster arm movements you can get a higher intensity workout. As with all rebounding workouts you really get out what you put in depending on how you bounce. Rebounding can really be a great challenging cardio w/o or it can be an easy playtime-you decide :) Adding bigger arm movements, wearing weighted gloves, and always giving it my all (adding more tuck jumps, etc)

Today's LOLz:


  1. I love your kitty - my Honeydew is a big one too!

  2. First, congrat's on your success! Second, you're hilarious! I love all of your fun little pictures! The bit about Organic Milk was great, thanks. I buy organic, but I never have the info to back it up, so I sent it to my DH and posted it on my FB! I'm also grabbing your button to put on my weight loss blog! You are a force to be reconned with and an inspiration!

  3. Darn, now I have to revisit GForce on my new bungee!!! Thanks for the reminder.