Taking Your Fit Life with You

Hello Fit Peeps!

Have you ever wondered how fit people make it happen when they travel?

I have been a homebody as long as I can remember! I come by it honestly :) I do enjoy shutting myself up in-house with my loved ones and I have found that it works in favor of my fitness goals. I mean, I always say that your environment is far more important than your motivation right? I control my environment like a well oiled machine and it has certainly worked in my favor. So, what is a fit girl to do when she takes on a big trip? Here are a few things I have learned….

In preparing for my trip to Moldova (to read more on THAT, check it out HERE) I consulted some fitness competitors who travel a lot as well as just regular people who rack up frequent flier miles. Here’s what is in my own personal travel play book:

  • Water is essential! You cannot take water into security, BUT you can take empty bottles and they are nice enough to have fountains for fill ups just past security. I plan on taking a large, re-usable bottle to use the whole trip.
  • I freak out at the thought of pre-packaged airline food! Seriously, freak out. So, I’m packing what I can for air travel. Kind bars are filling and gentle to the stomach, so they get on the list. I’ll also be taking some pre-chopped veggies, dried fruits and fresh fruits. This helps keep my energy up and deals with the dreaded dehydration from being in the cabin too long (hello? 15+ hours from the US to Munich). I’ll still contemplating the protein I will take. You will be posted…
  • I’m also VERY aware of the fact that my actual energy expenditure will be very low while sitting on my can in the plane. If I feel overwhelmed by hunger, it is most likely the nerves talking (I hate flying). Therefore, I’m taking some books, Bible studies on MP3, plenty of magazines and sleeping pills. Yes, I have trouble sleeping and I plan on forcing it as much as I can while in air.
  • Once I am safe in Moldova and have retrieved the rest of my luggage I’ll be pretty set. I’m making sure to have packets of pink salmon to help keep my protein intake high and my fatty acids on point. I’ll also have packets of Shakeology (which will serve as my vitamins) and Fighter Diet Greens. A mix of these 2 in water will keep all systems go. I’ll have probiotics and EmergenC packets for each meal to insure the immune system stays in good working order.
  • As far as the workouts are concerned, YES I completely intend to get some in. I probably will not take a mat, but can make use of a hotel towel if needed. I am taking 2 resistance bands and my anti-gravity trainer that hooks to the door. Workouts will be short and sweet, maybe 15-20 minutes just to knock the edge off of my nerves. The hotel says they have a gym, but you never know what you will get. I will have my running shoes, HOWEVER in below freezing I can tell you my baby butt will not venture outside unless it is a necessity. I always have the ability (and the JOY!!!) of shadowboxing to bring my heart rate up and warm up my muscles as well.

Well, that’s all I have to far for this trip. My first flight takes off Sunday and I do intend to keep you updated on the happening (both fitness and non-fitness) so stay tuned!

Until I see you tomorrow, LIVE OUT LOUD!!!


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Thirsty Thursday!

Can you believe we are so close to the weekend already? Hello Summer!

As we enter into the warmer months, it is important to stay hydrated and what better way than with luscious drinks that also increase your beauty and radiance? Yeah, I thought you’d like that! Read on for a few of my current favorite indulgences :)

Infused Ice Cubes

Water is great in and of itself, but I find it’s much more fun to drink if it has a little personality.

Simply crush fruits of your choice and place them into old school ice trays (about 1/3 of the cube), then cover with water and freeze. Need an extra nutrient and skin hydrating boost? Use coconut water!

Some fruits to choose from and mix are:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupe melon
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Watermelon

You can mix and match too. Have fun with it and get the kids involved!

Fruit Flavored Water Pitcher

OK, I keep this in a large glass pitcher right in my fridge. We can all dig into it any time we need something a little extra refreshing.

  • 1 lemon, finely sliced
  • 1 lime, finely sliced
  • 1 cucumber, finely sliced
  • A few mint sprigs

Place into pitcher then cover with pure water OR coconut water if you’re in the mood for more hydration.

TAZO Passion Iced Tea

You can totally get this at the Starbuck’s drive through for less than the coffees! PLUS, it’s packed with antioxidants for glowing skin. Another benefit is the hydration factor. Most of the time when we reach for caffeine, we really need water, or in this case, tea. Skip the sweetening syrup though, it will take fluids out of the body. You can also buy Tazo Iced Teas at your local grocer and make it by the pitcher. :)

Slimming Berry Smoothie

You know how you wash your berries and then they tend to start molding as soon as you bat your eyelashes? Yeah, embrace that they are in full season and at the peak of antioxidant perfection! Just don’t eat the mold ;) . I place mine in freezer bags once I start to notice them moving into adolescence, then I can use them for a super slimming smoothie. Plus, I saved money by using the food I bought.

  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt (for protein)
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk (I prefer the almond/coconut milk blend on the market now)
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 handful blackberries
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 2-3 large frozen strawberries
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Stevia to taste (you can opt out of this one and leave it plain. At their freshest, berries are very sweet)

You can have a 24 oz glass (whoa! That’s huge) for about 150 calories. Hello slimmer you! The health benefits of this smoothie are a better running digestive system, clearer skin and even a boost in metabolism. If you’re drinking it post workout feel free to add a banana for extra potassium.

I hope you enjoy your slimming sips this Summer! Get creative and make sure you stop by to share your recipes.

Have a healthy day!


Workout Wednesday! Total Body Toning in 30 Minutes

If you have 30 minutes, you can tighten and tone all your problem areas!

Do the entire circuit 3 times through, aiming for 12-15 repetitions of each exercise.

If you have more time, add on 30 minutes of intense cardio OR add cardio bursts of 30 seconds to 1 minute (HITTS), such as jumping jacks, jump rope, mountain climbers, jump squats, etc. between each move.

Have fun!


How to Use the Ultimate Reset Day 8!

By the way…..

Forgot to mention, but my energy has been non-existent for the past 3 days! Plus, I’ve felt like I’ve gained weight, though I never get on the scale. I’ll keep you posted on all that!

The SKINNY on Food Labels

Oh. My. Goodness…Have you heard about this?

Sorry about the no makeup thing I have going on! LOL

OK, so this is THE challenge for those looking to change their physique. Hey, did you know it’s officially 90 days until summer as of today? Crazy!

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To the FIT LIFE!