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Okay, we all slip sometime ... that's life. I am here to help you stay focused and challenged. We are Blasting the Fat away one day at a time. We didn't put it on in one day, so let's be real ... it will take more than one day to take it off. If you are up to the challenge, join me on this journary to total health and fitness. Feel free to follow me and leave comments. We are in this for the long haul ... together.

Be Smart: Always check with your Doctor before starting any weight loss or fitness program.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Transformation Story in the Making:

I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of the Lord!

I still cry when I read my story. This is my before picture from a Mary Kay Career Conference in 2005. Although I have not reached my ultimate goal, I praise the Lord for the progress thus far.

My initial journey started February 26th of 2005 at 260 pounds and wearing a 26 size dress. Unhealthy and unhappy with, I was convinced that at my age I was too far gone, so why even think about losing the weight. Why even bother? I am married to a wonderful man. If my weight was a problem, he never let on about it. My mind-set was: "If he doesn't mind...then it doesn’t matter!" My wake-up call was the passing of a first cousin at the young age of 47. Her mother, my aunt passed away at the age of 55. Both died of Congestive Heart Failure.

I did not want to go out like that. It was at that time I made up my mind to do something about my weight and fitness level. I started with Michael Thurman’s 6 week body makeover. It helped me get a grip on my eating. With the proper eating and exercise, I was able to lose 90 pounds. In the latter part of 2006, I got comfortable and lost my mind for a minute. I went on a Fast Food Frenzy and gained 20 of the 90 pounds back. Oh No!

With Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease and Circulatory issues running loose in our family, I became concerned when I was waking up in the middle of the night with pain in both arms because they had fallen asleep. Mom’s a RN. She checked my blood sugar. I was relieved to discover that my sugar was excellent! Praise God!

Not wanting to take my health lightly…I jumped back on the wagon traveling the road to health and fitness. So, here I am today with a new goal to lose the 20 pounds I gained, plus 25lbs. for good measure and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I love Beach Body Products. I started with HHA, moved to YBB, P90, SI6, CLX, RevAbs and BBL. I became so impressed with TBB that I decided to become at coach. I knew that if I can help others reach their goals, success in reaching mine would follow.

Be Blessed, Be Well, Be Fit! and don't forget to press play!

Are you a Fast Food Junkie?

To burn off the 410 calories in a Taco Bell Burrito Supreme, Beef, you'd have to dance for 70 minutes. Biking for 77 minutes will take care of a large order of fries from Wendy's.Here are some more popular fast foods—and an example of the exercise you have to do to burn them off.
1. Dunkin Don...uts Chocolate Frosted Donut (230 calories): 59 minutes of walking (3 mph).

2. McDonald's Egg McMuffin (300 calories): 32 minutes of running (5 mph).

3. Panera Chocolate Chipper (440 calories): 62 minutes of biking (10-11.9 mph).

4. One slice of a Pizza Hut Large Hand-Tossed Style Cheese Pizza (320 calories):

39 minutes of swimming (slow to moderate laps).

5. Starbucks Cinnamon Roll (500 calories, varies by location): 85 minutes of dancing.

6. Burger King Original Whopper With Cheese (770 calories): 94 minutes of swimming (slow to moderate laps).

7. 1/2 cup of Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream (270 calories): 29 minutes of running (5 mph).

Note: The minutes of exercise are averages based on a 155-pound person. If you weigh more, you'll burn more calories per minute.

What do you think? If you're dieting, is the exercise you'd have to do after eating one of these foods worth the indulgence?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Facebook | The A.M. Fat Blasters

What does 5 pounds of Fat look like? Yuk!
Kinda makes you want to do something about it, don't it?

Facebook | The A.M. Fat Blasters

Facebook The A.M. Fat Blasters: "What to Do When You're Starving Before Bed

Steve Edwards

Here at Beachbody, we're always drilling the 'no eating for 3 hours before bedtime' rule into your head and, sure enough, it's important not to go to bed with undigested food in your stomach, especially carbohydrates and fat. So what about those nights when you're... so hungry that if you don't eat, you know it will affect your sleep?
The answer is a protein shake. Usually, truly feeling hungry is a sign indicating a lot of muscle breakdown. When you have muscle breakdown you need protein, especially at night, which is when your muscles do most of their recovering. So if you are famished, a small protein shake with no added ingredients, like fruit or milk, will not only allow you to sleep but speed up your recovery process as well."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Facebook | The A.M. Fat Blasters

Facebook The A.M. Fat Blasters: "Don't Try to Work Through Pain
Steve Edwards

You're working hard, making progress, and then it hits. PANG! You pull something, you twist something, you strain something. Whatever you've done, it's not crippling, so push through it. Right? Wrong.

If something doesn't feel right, your body's telling you to take care of it.... If you don't fix yourself up, it could lead to a more serious injury—or to a chronic pain that might one day become arthritic.

Instead, take time off. Ice the sore area to reduce swelling and resume the activity when there is no more pain. Then take it easy and keep icing post-workout. If the pain doesn't get better within a week, it's time to see a doctor.

Facebook | The A.M. Fat Blasters

Health benefits of drinking water

regulate appetite

increase metabolism

Boost energy levels

Less water retention

Alleviate some headaches

Help reduce blood pressure

Help reduce high cholesterol

Ease joint pain

Decrease in risk of some cancers

Less chance developing kidney stones

Release toxic waste products

Improves skin

Cautions to consider ... People with kidney problems or other conditions were fluid intake needs to be limited should follow their doctor’s recommendations with correct sodium intake. One potential but rare side effect of fluid intake can be hypoatremia in which electrolytes become imbalanced. Always seek advice from your doctor before trying any new diet or changing eating / drinking habits!"