Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Are you drinking enough water?!

Because I sure am! My poor husband has to sit in either the middle or window seat when we travel on planes because of my constant trips to the restroom on the plane!

I drink at least 2 full Nalgene bottles in the first half of the day (that's 48 ounces). Plus I drink around 8 ounces at each meal, and around 4 ounces in between meals. I need to stop drinking water by about 8 p.m. if I don't want to make 6 trips to the restroom during the night. (Once on our honeymoon we ate dinner so late that I had to use the restroom at least 6 times during the night. I have THE smallest bladder in the world!)\

The reason I bring this up is that water is a great way to keep the headaches at bay, hunger in place, and to lose the attitude. Seriously, drink more water today and you'll be a bit happier, have less headaches, and be less prone to reach for some candy at 3 p.m. Most people confuse thirst for hunger. Have you done that today? If so, try again next time. When you think you're hungry, try drinking around 4 ounces of water and see if you're still hungry.....

To spice up your water, add lemon, lime, a small packet of crystal light, or ice cubes. These are all delicious ways if you don't love the taste of water. I love my water slightly cold (not too cold, though), so I let some ice cubes sit in the Nalgene for a few minutes and then slurp it on up! Enjoy your watery day--and don't be surprised if you visit the restroom a few times between now and dinner....take it as a good sign when your urine is almost see through. Dark yellow is a bad sign (you're dehydrated!) So drink on up to good health today! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

BodyPump is COMING!

That is right, BodyPump is coming to 24 Hr Fitness where I work, which means I will be teaching BodyPump starting mid-November! BodyPump is hardcore and WAY fun and a REALLY really good workout- get ready to sweat buckets!---WHO is excited about this?! Let's hear it..... :)
Have a lovely Friday!

Of interest:
a quiz on HOW well you know your metabolism (
30 small tricks on how to BOOST your metabolism (


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


In conjunction with the last post, I wanted to show some pics of my new favorite obsession....
love my spaghetti squash--and so does my husband!

get in my stomach!

hello vegetables!!
Yah, I thought so....I bet you're running off to the Farmer's Market to go get yourself some :) See earlier post on how to prepare- it is super easy!

Another update: I did get the job at 24 Hr Fitness, and now I know which classes I am teaching.... I will teach Body Pump and sub for other classes including Pilates, PiYo, Zumba, S.E.T., and Lift. SO excited about this! I am taking the Body Pump training this weekend (way stoked) and will be all set to teach it, stat! Hope you're having yourself a lovely, healthy day!