Oct 7, 2015

I'm a Cize Instructor!

I took a HUGE leap of faith last weekend and did my Cize Instructor Training.

Never, ever did I even imagine ever teaching a group fitness class, but my coach mentioned that there was a training happening in Miami, and it was being done by Tania "The Machine" from the Insanity and T25 videos! And for real, I couldn't not meet Tania.

As luck would have it, of course, I got a cold the week of the training. I was planning on doing some extra Cize workouts to get ready for my training, but that was not in the cards. By Friday, I was able to get in a workout, and then Saturday was my training.

Tania was so nice and greeted me with a hug. We were all cramped into a little dance studio, but we made it work. The day started out with a master class by Tania, which was a huge, sweaty, fun dance party!

Then we got into the nitty-gritty of breaking down the class and how to teach it. It was so hot inside, that we did one of the last parts of the class outside. You know it's hot inside when a slight Miami breeze is refreshing.

Before we were done for the day though, we Cized it up! one more time. It was such a blast and the energy was so great.

So I'll be practicing and hopefully soon, will be sharing the fun that is Cize with others in the Miami area. EEK! I'm still kinda in shock about it, but it's so cool.

Aug 30, 2015

Weekly Workouts 8.24.15 - 8.30.15

It was my last week of 21 Day Fix Extreme. The workouts were still hard, but at least I wasn't as sore as I was in the first weeks.

Monday, 8.24.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Fix Extreme

Tuesday, 8.25.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Upper Fix Extreme

Wednesday, 8.26.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Pilates Fix Extreme

Thursday, 8.27.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Lower Fix Extreme

Friday, 8.28.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Cardio Fix Extreme

Saturday, 8.29.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Dirty 30 Extreme

Sunday, 8.30.15: Cize Crazy 8's and 21 Day Fix Extreme Yoga Fix Extreme

So the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika have done a lovely number on the weather today. It was thundering all night, and when I went to get up for my long run at 5am, the thunder was almost non-stop and the rain started up again. Then I tried to go out at about 3pm. As soon as I got down the block, another storm started and drenched me. So I came back home and Cize-d to burn off that energy. Hopefully I can get in some miles tomorrow.

I also finished the 21 Day Fix Extreme! I'm gonna review the program here this week. I really liked the program and want to see what my results are, so I can share with all of you.

Aug 23, 2015

Weekly Workouts 8.17.15 - 8.23.15

This was week 2 of 21 Day Fix Extreme. The workouts weren't as foreign to me as they were the first week, but they were still challenging!

Monday, 8.17.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Fix Extreme

Tuesday, 8.18.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Upper Fix Extreme

Wednesday, 8.19.15: 3.5 mile run with Kendall Run Club & 21 Day Fix Extreme Pilates Fix Extreme

Thursday, 8.20.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Lower Fix Extreme

Friday, 8.21.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Cardio Fix Extreme

Saturday, 8.22.15: 21 Day Fix Extreme Dirty 30 Extreme

Sunday, 8.23.15: Orange Theory Fitness & 21 Day Fix Extreme Yoga Fix Extreme

I also got in a run with the Kendall Run Club, and finally tried out an Orange Theory Fitness class with my bestie, Kris. The class was good, so hard, but they make it fun and challenging. One more week of 21 Day Fix Extreme left! I know I'll see some real change!

Aug 16, 2015

Weekly Workouts 8.10.15 - 8.16.15

Let me tell you one thing, 21 Day Fix Extreme is no joke! I've been sore all week. I know that just means that it's working, so I'll take it!

Monday, 8.10.15: Plyo Fix Extreme

Tuesday, 8.11.15: Upper Fix Extreme

Wednesday, 8.12.15: Pilates Fix Extreme and 3.75 miles with Kendall Run Club

Thursday, 8.13.15: Lower Fix Extreme

Friday, 8.14.15: Cardio Fix Extreme

Saturday, 8.15.15: Dirty 30 Extreme and running 6x800s

Sunday, 8.16.15: Yoga Fix Extreme

I also did Yasso 800s for the first time ever. Last time I tried to do them, I got rained out. I almost got rained on again, but it was just a sprinkle and that felt great in the heat. I did pretty well, I think. Let's see if next time I can get a little faster.

One week of 21 Day Fix Extreme down, and another 2 to go. This program is hard, but I can already see some differences in my upper body and abs. I had my eating pretty close to plan early in the week, but derailed a bit on the weekend. I'm gonna try to keep my eats as clean as I can, so let's see how far I can take it! And if anyone is interested in the 21 Day Fix, please click on the link or contact me! (I'm a Beachbody coach, so this will take you to my site!)

Aug 9, 2015

Weekly Workouts 8.3.15 - 8.9.15

This week was a crazy combination of stuff: Insanity, running, and Cize. I even threw in some Piyo, cause I really needed to stretch.

Monday, 8.3.15: 2 mile walk

Tuesday, 8.4.15: Insanity Max :30 Max Power and Cize Crazy 8s

Wednesday, 8.5.15: 3.5 mile run with Kendall Run Club

Thursday, 8.6.15: Rest Day

Friday, 8.7.15: Insanity Max :30 Max Strength and Cize Crazy 8s

Saturday, 8.8.15: Piyo Lower Define

Sunday, 8.9.15: 6 mile run

I started Cize which is so much fun, and really doesn't feel like a workout, but it's the one that's left me the most sore! I might be brave enough to post a Cize video soon. Just gotta work on my swag a bit more.

I've been really trying to keep my nutrition in check, cause tomorrow I'll be starting 21 Day Fix Extreme. EEK! I'm a little scared, but know I can do it. I also wanna keep my nutrition on point to get the best results possible. I'll keep you updated!

Jul 14, 2015

Suck It Up Buttercup 10k Recap

I don't know how we manage to find these races, but inevitably somehow we do. And with a sale going and a race called "Suck It Up Buttercup", how could I not do this race?

The race was in DeBary, Florida, about 45 minutes from Kris's house. I headed up to Central Florida, and early Sunday morning we headed out to DeBary for the race.

Now this race was called Suck It Up Buttercup for a good reason. It's hot in July in Florida. And those "Florida hills" on the course were no joke.

It was a sluggish 10k, but it still felt good. Plus, it was just the start of half marathon training, so it was a good way to kick my butt into gear. 

I think the racing is over for now until Wine & Dine (for now at least), so it's just training and more training til then.

Jun 22, 2015

Kris's 40th Birthday Party

I've gotten back on a little party roll lately, and with my bestie having a big milestone birthday this year, I knew I had to do something for her. So along with her husband, Eddie, we decided to throw Kris a big 40th party.

We decided it'd be easiest to make the party happen at Kris and Eddie's house. This way the kids could stay and play, as the adults chatted and had fun. I totally got inspired by some black and white stripes I saw online paired with bright peonies, so the theme was done. Finding the striped plates and napkins wasn't easy, but I finally found them online. Then I called in to a local florist and he was able to set aside some peonies and garden roses for me. Eddie got a few balloons and the decor was done.

Eddie had a great idea for a taco bar, since Kris loves Mexican food. It was so easy to set up. Just some crock-pot taco chicken and all the fixings. Add some chips and we were set.

Since we were having the taco bar, we had to have margaritas. I made regular and strawberry margaritas. I used a mix they recommended at Total Wine, and they were great. Plus, they looked super cute in Mom's drink dispensers.

For the strawberry margaritas, I just added some fresh strawberry puree to the mix. They were perfect and not too sweet.

I couldn't throw my bestie a party without making some cupcakes. Since we were already making strawberry margaritas, strawberry margarita cupcakes were a no brainer. I also made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes for the kids, I didn't think they'd like the strawberry tequila filling.

I also made a little cake to add to the top of the cupcake tower. I decorated it with some of the fresh flowers and it looked amazing.

The birthday girl just loved it!

This girl is one of the best friends anyone could ever have, and I was so happy to be able to throw this party for her. We all had such a great time at the party. And this girl makes 40 look good!