Sunday, April 25, 2010

Indulge much

I recently read in Fitness magazine, Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D., Fitness advisory board member "Instead of having an all or nothing attitude towards treats, switch "no sweats ever" to "social sweets only". Indulging with others makes eating treats special and mindful rather than guilty solo binge."
So I think we should have a ladies treat night! Of course we would need to research treats that are still good for you. Like dark chocolate! Maybe have a pudding night or jello night. Something yummy and good to indulge that sweet craving! Let me know what you all think.

Oh and I got on the treadmill tonight after a long time of no treadmill. Felt soo good!! I didn't have a hard time wogging and stretching afterwards was a breeze. Now I remember why I started working out. The feel so good feeling you get after you just worked out. Its like those peppermint patties commercials (which would be a good ladies treat night treat), "When I step onto the treadmill, I get the sensation I'm.....".
And a quick update on my ankle. I took two sick days from work last Thursday and Friday. I kept heat on it and it is feeling better than it has in several weeks. Going back to Zumba tomorrow night.

Ok enough updates. I hope everyone is doing good and if you need motivation, just let any of us know.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For reals here ladies...and gents....

K. so lets be honest. as soon as we decided that we wouldn't worry about the $$ and just do a raffle I haven't gotten off my butt. no joke. the $$ is the only thing that keeps me working out because we CANT AFFORD to lose any $$$. that was the point to doing it this way. no one wants to give $ away just because you didn't do your part! YAY or NAY on continuing the $.50/lost workout, or the raffle? Just because we're four months into the year should not mean that we all don't care about the sizes of our rear ends anymore right??? Summer is always the worst when your kids want to go swimming every 5 seconds. Lycra only flatters skin and bone in SMALL amounts. Even super models look scary in one piece swim suits. So why are we all slacking off? are we still going or what? Do we need a party to revamp our resolve? you know I can do a party. Tell me. Be brutally honest. are we continuing? are we QUITTING? Party? no Party? Raffle? $$$?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Still doin what I do

Hey just wanted to tell ya'll that I was still working out. I do Zumba every Monday and Friday! I squeeze in a few work outs during the week as well. Although this week hasnt been very good. I did something to my ankle and I was having a hard time doing anything, include just walking around my house. Dont know what happened, but its doing better now. I do have a bruise as well, lucky me!
So Zumba tonight and I am going to get back in the habit of doing pilates and my Biggest Loser work outs!!
Come on ladies get on this work out train to skinny land!! Woo Woo!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm here

But I am afraid I haven't done a ton better the the exercise dept. I really have NOT wanted to exercise, literally. and have contemplated quitting. I have projects that I am doing and my house is a mess and well exercising by myself is not fun at all. At least I can't make it. If anyone has some motivation that would be great.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hello? is anyone there?

I have to admit: I've slacked off. I've fallen off the band wagon. I've exercised ONCE in TWO weeks. yes. you read that right. and the one time I did exercise is when stacie took me to ZUMBA. totally fun, awkward, sweaty, and totally laugh-inducing the ENTIRE time. we should all go this friday. $5/time 6:30 sharp. be there or be square. so anywho- will someone pull me back onto the wagon? I've lost my drive to exercise! (that even rhymed...yikes. someone help.)anyway. if anyone reads this sad little post- please comment back so I know that this exercise support group still has someone that's committed...


Friday, March 19, 2010

Rocked it!

I made it to Zumba tonight! I didnt want to go alone, since Amanda couldnt come and I couldnt get ahold of Kellie. But I went and I got tired half way through it, but still pushed myself to work out. I totally loved it though! I am going to be going every Friday night. For those of you that want to join, its Fridays at 6:15 pm and its $5 for nonmembers. Hope you guys can go and have fun! I was smiling the whole time!! ;D

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I finally made it to the blog! Thanks for you help Amanda! Well I must say that I was skeptical about the add it up party, but it turned out to be just GREAT! I felt much more connected to this group and committed to my personal goals! We should for sure do these parties at least once every two months if not more. I would be happy to bring some fruit pizza to the next one! :)

Thought I would drop in, say hi, and leave you a QUICK recipe! I THINK this should be healty... though eating healthy is NOT my area of expertise.

1 package cooked turkey or ham chunks (pretty cheep to buy them this way actually)
1 can cream o chicken soup
1/2 cup or so sour cream
handful of peas, corn, chopped carrots, celery, onions, and any other goodies you desire.

pour into a casserole dish

Prepare a box of stove top stuffing according to mix directions.

Spread stuffing mix on top of cacerolle mixture.

cook @ 350 for 25 min.


Well - ok - TECHNICALLY I haven't tried it yet! LOL. I made up a box dinner tonight that was this basic idea. It was pretty good.. but tasted like a cheep 'dinner in a box'. I thought to myself that it would be a killer easy recipe to make on your own! Instead of dumping in their cans of casserole goop just mix up your own in 5 min and then put the worlds best stuffing (stove top of course) on top!! I am sure it would be tasty!! I think I will be trying it out next week!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday's ADD IT Up Party!

So the add it up party was a great thing for me. I did not realize it until after I had to leave. Sorry again guys for my negativity. It truly ended up inspiring me to keep it going and try to push it up a notch, no kidding. It was my exercise therapy and I really think we need to do one every month. Some will need it more than others as a positive reenforcement. I really, really like the idea of doing a few workouts together and I think the record sheet is a good thing to have to account for and bring to each monthly meeting. I can make one for myself and keep track. Thank you guys for including me in this journey. Love you all.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Calling all participitators....

Anyone that would like to come to an ADD IT UP party at my place is welcome THIS FRIDAY (as in March 12, 2010) at 7 pm. Bring your jars of change! We need to talk about where we want to set the ground rules now that we've been doing this for a month! So- meet at my place (email me if you need directions or address: ) Do we want to have snacks at these parties??? we are, after all, trying to get into shape- but what's a party without munchies??? Give me some input on whether we want food or no food. ALSO: I'm going to try and borrow my brother's xbox so we can have four Dance Dance Revolution mats to play! Feel free to bring the kiddos I'll try to put a movie on downstairs for them to watch while we party. ***Unless a spouse will be chillin at home-instead of coming to the exercise pact party***
PS give me a YES or NO (for whoever is interested, and whether you want snacks) and # of people coming (INCLUDING kids that you're bringing)


So Matt and I got a membership to the Magna Rec Center, and found out they offer Zumba on Monday nights from 6 pm to 7 pm and Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. So I would like to round up some of you ladies to go and give it a try one of these Friday nights. If you would be interested in participating, let me know and we can decide which Friday night works best for everyone.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Vegas Workout

So my workouts last week were grueling. I walked around the bellagio, Caesar's palace, the Aria, excalibur, new york new york, m&m factory and everywhere in between with a 15 lb weight for half the time. I'm good. viva las vegas on a walk.

Neat little tid bit

Check out your Waist-to-hip ratio with Jillian Michaels in this quick little article.

How about Friday Evening March 12 for our add it up party??? Sound good? PLEASE let me know if that will work. sorry for the late notice. no one has been responding to my last question about it.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring is upon us

Spring is almost here and it is starting to get warmer outside. Not to mention the sun stays out longer. I am thinking its time to get out the ole bike and get to riding again. I am thinking I will be checking tires sometime this next week and start heading out on rides. Cant wait! If anyone else has a bike that would like to join me, let me know. Or we do have an extra bike that can be used.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

workin out

anyone want to come do some jillian michaels this week? it's pretty brutal. Just let me know. Also, I need some input on when to have the party where we can discuss all the particulars!!! Sometime in the first two weeks of MARCH. Stacie's the only one that's responded. PLEASE give some input- even if it ends up being: :"I don't care- I'm not coming to your stupid party." It won't hurt my feelings, promise :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I get to watch TV!

I've finally figured out how to exercise....find your favorite show that is on at the same time each day. 10:00 p.m. works for me. That is my time to watch tv for a second AND get my exercise done at the same time. I don't want to quit early in the routine because then I can't justify sitting to watch t.v. And no one wants me at 10:00 at night. It's MY time and I'm keeping it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New video

So we bought the Jillian Michaels Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout DVD. Kicks. Your. Butt. Way fun, I love it to pieces but its....whooo. Anyone up for a butt whooping? Me and jack are going to try to do it in the evenings so if anyone else wants to come sweat it off and have fun doing it let me know :)

Week 3 Results (as far as I know...)

Gayle: 2/4
Stacie: 4/4
Kellie: no response yet
Tina: 3/3
Amanda: 3/3
Katherine: 6/6
Darin: 5/5
Jack: 4/4
Kathy: 3/3
Alisha may be joining us :)

Great job guys!
I have to say that we're still having some issues with reporting in- I think it would be most useful to just make a comment that reports your week {ex: 3/4} . That simple? Or you can always email me at What evening works the best during the week for everyone for a kick off party??? I'm happy to host- also a Saturday may work really well too- just let me know your preferences. I'm looking to host it somewhere between March 3-13Th. Preferably sooner rather than later so we can iron out details. I'm hoping that we can play some Dance Dance Revolution so that we can get some exercise in that evening all together :)


Say it with me now, ZUMBA (Zoom-Ba)!

Whats the deal with this new work out fad? Have you ever heard of this new fad?

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away.

I have seen one of my friends from St George doing this crazy fun work out and I have to say that I want a taste.

Last week I found out that the Kearns Fitness center offers this class on Mondays at 9 pm and Thursdays at 9 pm. West Valley offers it Wednesdays from 8 - 9 pm.

I am thinking that we should get together on one of those nights and go check it out. Or another alternative is to purchase a video online and try it out that way. Which route would you ladies and gents want to go? Post a comment and let me know what you think.

Just checking in

I totally forgot to check in for last weeks work out. I did my 4 out of 4 days.

This week is going to be hard for me. I have a lot happening, Monday and Tuesday I have been sick, tonight (Wednesday) I have the Blue & Gold Banquet for the cubscouts, Thursday I have a photo gig for the BSA at the 100 anniversary Gala event, Friday and Saturday are really my two only open days. I could of course work out in the morning tomorrow since the Gala is in the evening. I will work it out. I will get my 4 days in!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The high school track

So I went to the HS track at 10 min to 7am this morning. I met Stacie and Alicia and we walked the track and then ran the stairs between each lap. It was a great workout and we had fun chatting but you know ladies and gent. I think it is not about the size you are or want to be but HOW YOU FEEL. there I said it. Go with it and RUN.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jillian Michaels

I get emails from Jillian Michaels' web site daily and sometimes there are totally great tips on there. I'm posting a link for one question she answered: When to eat? Is it better to eat before or after a workout? Way great article! Check it out. loves!

Kellie's update

So here it goes I have been in my own little world literally. But I have been exercising. I have done all but one day last week. I had a way busy weekend with errands, writing talks, preparing all new beginnings and everything in between. I have found that I need to change up my routines a lot. I was a dance major so i can make up my own workout pretty well and the rest I rely on my yoga videos and jillian michaels. The Jillian michaels vid that I have is way hard for me and I haven't got all the way through it, so that is the biggest reason I do other stuff in the middle. i am working up my endurance. I was talking to my brother yesterday and he mentioned he had started taking an hour and a half yoga class. where they lock them in a super heated room and make them work it out the entire hour and a half. He says he drenches his clothes and the towel below him. Man, I wish I could join him, but he lives in Reno. Dude, I could totally get in shape if my bro was here. He trains for triathalons. he is looking for a job here in ut. So maybe I will get lucky. He says his dilemma is that his friend dietician says he has to eat 5,000 calories a day to keep up with his workouts and he doesn't know where to find all the high in calorie and nutritious stuff , plus money is always an issue too. It was an inspiration in you can call it that talking to him yesterday. I even did my jillian michaels vid I was so inspired. Yay me! not the whole thing of course but I am getting closer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Week 2 Results

Gayle: No response yet
Stacie: 4 out of days 4
Kellie: No response yet
Tina: No response yet
Amanda: 3 out of 3 days
Katherine: No response yet
Jack: 4 out of 4 days
Kathy: 2 out of 3 days

I can't add things up if no one is responding...Please try to get a hold of me somehow to let me know EACH saturday night or sunday what you've done the week before. Thanks :)

Is anyone interested in doing a party sometime?? to go over things??? Do we want to count this month? I really want to know who's actually still interested and who isn't anymore now that it's feb instead of right around new years....let me know

just because I can.

I found this in my redplum coupon thing that comes in the mail. Click the picture to make it bigger so you can read it. Not joking. "Like people shirts- only smaller!" ROTFL....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

whatcha doin???

What are you guys liking to do for your exercise??? Any fun new ideas?? I've enjoyed doing some days on my ex ball. doing crunches and push ups and leg lifts on there really sends you for a loop the next day.

I was thinking maybe in april we can do a feild trip with our groupies to the zoo with the kiddo's and hubbies...what do you think?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adding up the first week

Okay so I've been keeping track for everyone on a pretty xcel sheet but I don't know how to add it to you just get an ugly list instead:
Gayle: 3 out of 4 days (and she was soooo sick! WAY TO GO!!!)
Stacie: 4 out of 4 days (great job on that 17 min mile by the way!!)
Amanda: 3 out of 3 days
Jack: 4 out of 4 days
Tina: (no response yet for the week jan 31-feb 6)
Kellie: (no response yet for the week jan 31-feb 6)
Katherine: (no response yet for the week jan 31-feb 6)

Kathy will be starting this week with us. Let me know if anyone else is willing to join our group- the more we have the better the support system. (stacie- is bobbie wanting to join our group??) I know for me I was about to not exercise on saturday night- it was the last thing I wanted to do knowing that church was going to be at 9 am and it was late already- but I did it because I didn't want to let ya'll down. Let's keep this going!
Good Job so far!! Keep on going! Get your spouses to do it with you- it's more support that we all can have :)


Saturday, February 6, 2010


K, so I want to do a reprint of the previous posts so that we have them on this blog, but it won't let met paste anything to this post...I know I've done it before but for some reason it's not letting me. Tell me what I'm doing wrong!! Anyway I'll summarize some of it I guess.
*instead of typing the word exercise a whole bunch of times I'm going to refer to it as "ex" from here on out.*
  • Keep track of which days you complete your ex. time and email me at the end of each week to let me know which days you missed. I don't need to know what you did for your ex you just need to tell me whether or not you COMPLETED your time you've committed to.
  • If you're sick I think we should go by what jillian michaels said on her web site about working out while sick. If it is chest or above (common cold/flu coughing sneezing runny nose and such) you can still work out. If it affects your stomach area or lower ease it up a bit. For the easy work out I think we should accept 1/2 a workout for that day. Part of doing your workouts is not leaving them until the end of the week when you're sick.
  • You need to do your ex SEPARATE days. You cannot do two workouts on one day. You cannot do an extra long workout one day to pass off more than one work out.
  • (this is up for a vote) If you have done all your committed ex early in the week and have a few days left you can do an extra workout that week to save for a week in that month that you missed a day. (Like if you get sick???)
  • Any week that you miss ex days you have to put .50 in the pot per day you missed.
  • I think that's the jist of it. let me know if you have issues with what I've posted. I need more people to input to this blog. Tell me if you're willing to contribute :) I'll add you as an author.

PS. This is a list of who has committed and what they've committed to do. If I'm missing your commitment let me know!:

  • Gayle: 4 days 30 min
  • Stacie: 4 days 20 min
  • Kellie: 3 days 30 min
  • Tina: 3 days 15 min
  • Amanda: 3 days 30 min
  • Katherine: 7 days 50 min
  • Jack: 4 days 30 min

Any other spouses getting in on this??? ;)

P.P.S. if you need to look at the past posts to figure out what in the crud we're talking about go to my personal blog: and look up the posts that say things like "exercise pact" I beleive they're both in january.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TA DUM!!!!!

Ladies and Gents! I'm makin a blog for our Exercise Pact. Contact me if you'd like to be one of the contributors- the more the better! I want everyone to contribute regularly- whether it's to complain about missing a night of exercising or BRAG about a really really great work out idea I'd love you all to put your two cents in.
Thanks for all your support! Let's get this ball rollin!!