My RCR Action Hero Babe Transformation Journey

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Prepping for the 5-in-6

Gosh, next week I'm gonna be super busy. I gotta get ready for my upcoming photoshoot AND I plan on doing the 5-in-6! Geesh! The madness does not stop, lol... Fortunately, I thought of a way to make the 5-in-6 less stressful. Above all, I've got to stay positive in order to succeed. I love this quote, "Fail to Plan, and Plan to Fail!" That is true on so many levels. So planning will be key for next week!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Special Video Request - Balance Ball Exercises

Hi everybody!
This video is dedicated to those that requested it during last night's general RCR chat. I hope you enjoy!! Sorry if the audio is kinda low in the beginning.

Here is the link for several other balance videos I made (about 4 months ago): http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=smilebaby12345+balance&aq=f (P.S. in one of the videos I teach you how to progress to standing on the stability ball)!!

On another note, are you feeling down?? Think your life is bad? Need a quick pick me up?? ...Then check out: http://www.fmylife.com/ (It's bound to give you a good laugh - I promise, lol)!

Upcoming Fitness Photo Shoot!

Hi all!
Here I am getting ready for my upcoming fitness photo shoot! This is a *first* for me, so I'm really excited!! (P.S. I think this will be an awesome personal reward/achievement for me at the end of my Diamond journey).

If you've got questions, suggestions or feedback after watching this video, please let me know! I'm hoping to make this photo shoot a success! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

3 Week Diamond Progress Report

Just sharing my 3-week progress report in Valerie Water's Red Carpet Ready Diamond Coaching group!! The great news is that I know my weightloss has been true fat loss (not just water weight)!! :)

I'm loving it!

K, I'm going to keep things tighter for these final 3 weeks (I want to look like a true action hero babe by the end of this program)!! It's not going to be easy, but I'm determined to get the job done!

P.S. on Valentine's Day weekend, I went a little overboard with the cheat snacks/meals! ...I'm back on track now :) . Overall, I'm happy b/c I find that clean eating is sort of becoming an everyday habit now (and my GOAL is to have a healthy lifestyle)!! ~After all, I don't want to hit my goal physique and then gain all the weight back b/c I don't eat/exercise properly~

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!... Enjoy that special sweet treat with your honey! If not, go treat yourself!

This year I'll be indulging in a little cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries. I'll even be going out to dine at a restaurant, but I'll try to stick to a serving of lean protein and veggies.

Anyhow, in the video I also show some Valentine donuts that I brought back from the office... Last year, I would've had a few bites from the cute looking donuts (no joke)! This year, I'm saying no!

P.S. Next year, I hope to treat myself (or get treated) to a nice massage! A sweet treat without the calories!! :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Diamond Journey - Midway Progress Report Coming Soon!

A midway progress report is coming real soon! Anyhow, I'm kinda nervous & excited, but definitely trying to be accountable while on my Diamond Journey... If there's any questions you want to ask me before I make my midway progress video, please let me know!

K, I'm gonna get hit the gym soon! ... as Val puts it, you're one workout away from a good mood! :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Looking on the brighter side of things!

It's not always fun being sick, but at least yesterday I was looking at the brighter side of things. When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Now it's time to get my mojo back!

Life can be so hectic sometimes! I'm just happy that I found some time to read a few chapters from a new fitness book I bought several weeks ago for additional motivation on my Diamond journey ... Hopefully you find some of the information in this second video useful/motivational on your journey to health & fitness.... Sorry if the video is a bit long, hehe. It's a great book so far!

P.S. If you read any cool new fitness books, please share! Thanks! :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Attention: Peanut Butter Lovers!

K, I'm still sick... and it's apparent in my voice. Anyhow, I'm still trucking along and trying to make progress.

BTW, when you're sick, do you undereat or overeat?? Just curious, because I OVEREAT!! ...Yesterday, I tried to somewhat control it (b/c I now watch my portions), but I have to admit that there were a few times I ate when I wasn't even hungry. I call that "Comfort Food for the Throat" eating... not a good habit to develop, but at least I'm becoming aware of it and trying to create strategies to prevent me from going overboard.

Anyhow, I also want to introduce a new product to you Peanut Butter Lovers!... Here I am trying out PB2 (Powdered Peanut Butter) in Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavors! Someone recommended this natural peanut butter to me because it has 85% less fat than regular peanut butter (WOW!)... So not only is it a low-calorie snack, but it's also low in fat (containing the good fats)! I must say that this is a huge PLUS for me, considering I'm trying to trim off the last bit of stubborn fat and I LOVE peanut butter!

Click here for Nutrition Stats:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Being sick ≠ being weak in your intentions!

Yesterday, I could tell that I was starting to get sick... I'm hoping this doesn't hold me back. For now I plan to focus my energy on clean eating and exercise. However, if I get awfully sick, I will listen to my body and take it easy. I must note that being sick, does NOT mean being weak in your intentions! We've got to keep a strong & positive attitude while on the road to recovery.

Update: woke up this morning and could really feel a change in my voice. Yup, I'm sick! Anyhow, I drank some caffeine-free herbal lemon tea with a packet of splenda. I also plan on taking some Airborne throughout the day, and hope that this just passes... BTW, when I get sick, Vicks Vaporub is my friend!

Great News: Last night I bought my airline ticket for the Diamond Coaching Club Dinner! I'm very excited to meet Val and all the wonderful ladies in the coaching club.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl Party - How'd it go??

Even though I planned ahead and was prepared to eat clean at the Superbowl party, the temptation of other foods was a little too strong!! Last night, my willpower was not that strong, and I definitely got a bit off track!

Here's a quick list of food items I had at the party in order from healthiest to not-so-healthy (all eaten from 4pm to 10pm):

  • 3 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cold shrimp
  • 2 one oz string cheeses
  • 1 wheat cracker
  • 1 large lemon chick thigh
  • about 2 tsp cheddar broccoli (that's all that was really left... this item went quick!)
  • 3 chocolate covered strawberries (these were a HUGE hit at the party!)
  • 1 deviled egg (mmm yummy, first time I tried that)
  • 1/2 slice domino's pizza (medium-size pie)
  • 1 KFC drumstick (skin removed)
  • 1 brownie
  • 1 slice pecan pie

It could've been worse! Fortunately I avoided: cake, donuts, chips, soda, wine, chicken wings, the hoagie subs made on white bread, the white pasta macaroni salad, KFC biscuits (I love em)! There was WAY more food at the party, but for now that's all I can remember.

On another note, my stomach felt very full 2x during the night. I had to keep chugging water to feel better... I was amazed by how much water I drank that night!

Good news:
I got in at LEAST one good hour of dancing last night! ... Moreover, my mind is back in the game, so I plan get right back on track and eat better throughout the week. The only reason I'm posting all this is because I really want to stay accountable while on my Diamond Journey!!