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Workout Wednesday: Baby Beast Mode

In ‚ô• & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/09/2014 at 14:55

I can’t work out because I can’t take time away from my BabyūüĎ∂.

Rather than saying, “I can’t,” say, “I can,” and do take your Baby!

Here are 3 sure-fireūüĒ• ways that both you and Baby can exercise together!

* Push the stroller while jogging! {like my friend, Amy the Birthday Girl, did with her son, Nathan the Birthday Boy}
‚ÄĘ The stroller with your Baby provides resistance, in particular for your arms! ūüí™
‚ÄĘ The jogging provides cardio, while you tone up your legs!

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* Do sit-ups while showing your Toddler flash cards! {like on my novelaūüďļ Be Careful with My HeartūüíĖ}
‚ÄĘ The sit-ups work your abs!
‚ÄĘ You’re teaching your Toddler new words at the same time!

Baby Girl Meadow

Baby Girl Meadow

* Do lunges with your Baby on your knee! {like mi Cu√Īada Janet with her Baby Girl Meadow (5mos) ~ mi Cu√Īado Ray suggested that I do them with their daughter Toddler Sylvia (18mos) for the more advanced version}
‚ÄĘ Lifting your child helps your upper body and core as you switch legs ~ therefore, this turns into a total body training session!

Big Sis Sylvia

Big Sis Sylvia

Baby Beast Mode Time! ūüĎä

Oh yeah, and if you’re pregnant, please check out my¬†recommendations to stay Pretty Fit!

Fitness Friday: Guy Day

In ‚ô• & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 06/20/2014 at 22:00

Train like a chick & still stay slick!

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As one year approaches for my debut of Top 5 Workout Videos, here are 2 featured here, fused together:

Cassey Ho of Blogilates + Tony Horton of P90X = dynamic duo

And Sarah Fit brings on a unisex HIIT!

Enjoy exercise this weekend, so workouts make it complete!

Workout Wednesday: 2014 Strong & Limber Legs

In Health, Public Interest, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday on 04/30/2014 at 08:00

Strut your stuff!

‘Tis the time to start baring your legs with shorts, skirts and dresses with higher hemlines and of course swimsuits!

Yesterday, I addressed feet and toes, and now we’re moving our way on up to those limbs attached! This training session will shape up your bottom half by keeping you limber and tightening up your tush so you can show off your stems¬†in these warm days! (20x each)

Full Legs ‚ÄĘ Calves ‚ÄĘ Thighs ‚ÄĘ Butt

Recommended Resistance: wrap around weights for your ankles or resistance bands

Props: mat for laying exercises, stable chair for sitting exercise (leg extension*)

Let’s start our legs with a Squat Series for full leg sequence…
1. Narrow Squats: stand with feet together, squat to sitting position and raise to starting position (20x)
2. Squat Pulses: stand with feet facing forward and legs at hip width, squat low and raise halfway (20x)
3. Plié/Sumo Squats: stand in wide stance with feet facing out at 45* and legs last hip width, squat low and raise all the way up (20x)

Let’s step into our Lunge sets to keep working out our whole legs…
4. Side Lunges: stand in wide stance with feet facing forward, lunge to each side, alternating sides for each repetition (20x per leg)
5. Split Lunge Pulses: bend forward knee at 45* and drop backward knee toward floor one leg at a time, switch sides after set (20x per leg)
6. Lunge Box Step: start side lunge, followed by forward lunge, another side lunge, backward lunge and finish rep with one side lunge, then switch sides (4x per leg x 5 lunges per leg per rep = 20x)

Calves for your Bottom Halves
7. Calf Raises: stand with legs at hip width, start at tippy toes than lean back on ankles (20x)

Thigh Time
8. Leg Extension (quadriceps, top of your thighs): sit down on stable chair, extend legs out, your choice of one at a time per set, alternating sides or both at once (20x per leg)
9. Leg Curls (hamstrings, back of your thighs): stand with legs together OR position hands shoulder width apart and knees on mat, raise one foot at a time toward backside (20x per leg)
10. Leg Abduction (outer thighs): stand with legs together, raise one leg to the same side up to hip level, switch side after set OR lay on one side with legs straight out and lift top leg upward (20x per leg)
11. Leg Adduction (inner thighs): stand with legs together, raise one leg to the opposite side up to hip level, switch side after set OR lay on one side with top leg bent in front of you and lift bottom leg upward (20x per leg)
12. Clam Shell (overall thighs): lay on back with legs raised and heels together so knees face outward, bring knees together (20x)

Wrap up this Round with Your Butt
13. Donkey Kicks (glutes): position hands shoulder width apart and knees on mat, raise flexed foot one at a time toward ceiling while clenching your glutes (20x per leg)
14. Bridge Pulses (thighs and glutes): lay on your back with feet flat and knees together, raise hips while separating your thighs and clenching your glutes (20x)

For more high time for thighs, here’s my Thigh Day Friday post, which I originally shared for the sake of my soccer student’s request for inner thighs!

For the remaining 2014 routines, please click on the following links:

Go Beast Mode! 

To the tune of…

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Wayback Wednesday: JRob took this at the Vela Wedding almost a decade ago! Click for more wedding wear!

ZZ Top’s

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I sang “I’m Every Woman” as a tribute to the recently deceased Whitney Houston/Queen of the Night @ Karaoke Night a couple of years ago! Click for more warm weather wear!

She’s Got Legs

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Representing my *DALLAS COWBOYS* on my 30th Birthday! Click for my Ball Calls¬†on my ‘Boys & the NFL!

‚ôęShe knows how to use them…‚ô™

Workout Wednesday: 2014 Upper Cut for Upper Bod

In Health, Public Interest, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday on 04/23/2014 at 08:00

Raise the Roof!

Spring Break has passed, so swimsuit season has been sizzling for a while, and if you want to bust out your bikinis, you must come out on top, from head to toe! This segment of my 2014 series will focus on your upper body: ABC for arms, back and chest!

Bentsen State Park

Wayback Wednesday: Climbing Trees in the RGV 5yrs ago w/well-defined bis!

2014 Upper Cut Upper Bod

Briefing: Stand up for the first arm series (1-3), go into reverse plank (hands and ankles on ground, front facing up] (4), go into full plank [hands and toes on ground, front facing down] to transition from tris to chest (5-6), go onto bench or back for more chest (7), stand back up to complete chest (8), return to full plank for back (9), then stand up again for the remaining for back then back to arms (9-14)! Of course, you can switch up the order per your liking, but I found this arrangement to be quite challenging yet still streamlined smoothly!

Recommended Resistance: light dumbbells or wrist weights for lifting moves

Other Equipment: bench* if available

  1. Upper Cuts: kick this bad boy off by curliing arms up tae-bo style while slightly lunging side to side (20x per arm, both sides = 1 rep) [biceps]
  2. Raise the Roof: pump up both arms at the same time, starting @ 90* angle w/elbow @ shoulder level (20x) [shoulders]
  3. Arm Twists: extend arms out at wingspan, rotating inward then outward (20x) [forearms & upperarms]
  4. Tricep Dips: on reverse plank, dip triceps then lift back to starting positon (20x) [triceps] *bench can come in handy
  5. Tricep Push-Ups: in full plank with hands flat on the ground narrower than shoulder level, as well as toes, keeping back straight, lower body to where chest almost touches the ground then push back up (20x) [tris] 
  6. Chest Push-Ups: in full plank with hands flat on the ground at shoulder level, as well as toes, keeping back straight, lower body to where chest almost touches the ground then push back up (20x) [chest] 
  7. Chest Flys/Gate Goal Posts: start with arms together at 90* angle directly in front of you, then pull apart to contract your chest (20x) [chest]
  8. Chest Press: go onto bench* or back with elbows hinged at chest level, lift resistance then lower (20x) [chest]
  9. Renegade Rows: go back into full plank, then pull arms in one at a time (20x per arm, both sides = 1 rep) ~ add push-ups to the mix if you wish (20x) [back]
  10. T-Bird Deadlift: stand back up with one foot on the ground while lowering resistance & raising the other leg behind you (20x ~ perhaps 10 on one leg, 10 on the other) [back]
  11. Lat Pulldowns: start with arms overhead, pulling down resistance with chest arched and back straight (20x) [back]
  12.  Shoulder Pinches: lean forward with legs hip width apart and arms hinged at hips, pulling resistance back (20x) [back & shoulders] 
  13. Tricep Extensions: lean forward with arms at side, pulling resistance back (20x) [tris]
  14. “W” Curls: stand straight in split stance or legs hip width apart, curl arms directly in front of you, then at 45* angle, then at 90* angle from the side (20x, 1 “W” with all three angles = 1 rep) [bis]

For these previous 2014 routines, please click on the following links:

Stay tuned next week for this last but not least set for your legs!

Fitster Friday: Fitness Junkie Tag

In Fitness Friday, Health, Public Interest, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot on 04/18/2014 at 08:30

Thank GOD It’s GOoD Friday!

Consider it this way: JESUS CHRIST had to bear the heaviest cross, so any challenge that we rise to can never top that. Therefore, anyone can strive to greatness, both in spirits and in health. That’s why¬†I think that it’s fitting to post this¬†Fitness Junkie Tag¬†today…

Power Shack

Flashback Friday: Beast Mode a Decade Ago!

Since some of the questions (in italics) are the same as other tags (i.e., Lifestyle & Fitness, TMI), some of my answers (in bold) may be similar. I tag all of you who read this to share your fit-spirations!

20 Train-Happy Questions

  1. What is your age? the BiG 32 
  2. Care to share your height and weight? 59″ & 125#¬†
  3. How many times per week do you work out? 5-7d/wk, sometimes 2-a-days
  4. What are the main types of exercise that you do? cardio & strength
  5. What is your fitness style? casual & comfy
  6. What is your favorite body part to work out? legs
  7. What is your favorite body part to show off? my calves, which I used to be ashamed of for being buff, yet their definition is distinctive
  8. When did you first start working out? (non-sports related)¬†when my dad & my Auntie Lou (his younger sister) took my sis & me to an aerobics class when I was a youngin, so I’ve led an active lifestyle ever since
  9. What is your current favorite power song?¬†Motto by Drake’s been my theme song to pump me up for the past couple of years
  10. What is your current favorite wind down song? Fotografía by Juanes, makes me want to take sweaty selfies j/k
  11. Do you prefer to work out in a group or alone? either or, I like to mix it up 
  12. What (honestly) is your top reason for exercising?¬†to feel like I’m in control
  13. Show us your favorite ¬†exercise.¬†up & give me 20+ … of Jumping Jacks ~ wherever, whenever, even when I’m waiting for food to cook!
  14. What is your favorite pre-workout snack?¬†nuts, great source of protein, & the crunch helps stimulate the brain juices … Mind over matter, baby
  15. Who is your fitness inspiration? Sage, the dude pictured above, is a success story; he used to be out of shape then got into powerlifting & bodybuilding, including the Ronnie Coleman Classic
  16. Have you ever made money from fitness? yes, as a Fitness Consultant @ Power Shack Gym & Fitness (again, pictured above), as well as for contributing to Pretty Fit Way blog and Pretty Fit iOS app
  17. Are you a morning exerciser or an evening exerciser?¬†preferably morning, for an energy boost to get me through the day; there’ve been times when I’d have @ least 2-a-days for both AM & PM
  18. What is your favorite brand for gear? adidas: All Day I Dream About Sports
  19. What fitness myth do you NOT believe? One single diet works for everyone — absolutely not true. I’ve never dieted and don’t believe in a single diet plan, but anyone who diets must expect to hold themselves accountable¬†in order for it to be a success.¬†
  20. What is your fitness philosophy? No excuses. Period.

Eggcellent Eggsercise for Workout Wednesday: 2014 for Your Core ~ Eggsactly What We Need Before Chocolate Easter Bunnies!

In Health, Public Interest, Sports, What's Hot on 04/16/2014 at 00:00

Let’s hear it for Midweek Midsection!!!

That’s what I call Wednesday, but I prefer to train my core every time I work out. After all, our abs and lower back must be in shape to maintain balance for the whole body.

I know that these moves work because I have fab ~ as opposed to flab ~ flat abs  and a smaller waist when I do them consistently!

F-AB-ulous

Wayback Wednesday: Flat Fab Abs

You’ll start out on your feet with standing exercises (1-4), then get down and lay your back on the mat (5-10), then wrap up by going on all fours and finishing in plank (11-14).

2014 for Your Core (20s or 20x for 14)

1. Knee Raises: lift knees up while leaning torso forward to curl abs; arm raises optional for more effect (20x)
2. Right Elbow to Knees: in wide stance and slight squat with hands behind your head, tip right elbow down to right knee (20x)
3. Left Elbow to Knees: in wide stance and slight squat with hands behind your head, tip left elbow down to left knee (20x)
4. Knee-to-Elbow Twist: with feet on the ground and hands behind your head, raise your knees to opposite elbows (20x)

5. Single Leg Lifts: with back on the mat and arms relaxed, lift one leg at a time to a 90* angle and lower with control (20x, alternating legs)
6. Double Leg Lifts: same as #5, lift both at the same time (20x)
7. Leg Circles: lift both legs slightly off the ground and make circles with each leg at the same time (20x); bonus set optional in opposite direction
8. Texas Tornado: lift both legs and keep them together while making figure 8s up (1 rep) and down (1 rep) (20x)
9. V-Ups/Star Abs: spread legs and arms, then raise all limbs at the same time to curl the abs
10. Bicycle/Criss-Cross Crunches (laying version of Knee-to-Elbow Twist): with feet on the ground and hands behind your head, raise your knees to opposite elbows (20x)

11. Mountain Climbers: on to plank while drawing our knees to opposite elbows in running motion (20x per leg, both sides = 1 rep)
12. Bird Dog: extend opposite arm and opposite leg (20s each pair)
13. Tip Hips: back to plank, tip each hip to the ground (20x per leg, both sides = 1 rep)
14. Full Plank: finish this series by placing your hands flat on the ground, as well as toes, keeping back straight and chest level (hold for 20s); get into Child’s Pose stretch while on your knees and arms extended on the floor to reward yourself

Here are my previous routines for this 2014 series:

Coming up next…

  • Upper-Bod
  • Lovely Legs

How about we go Beast Mode for our bodies and Feast Mode for our souls during this Holy Week? Can I hear an AMEN!

Workout Wednesday: 2014 Pre-Easter Thank GOD Stretch Sesh

In ‚ô• & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 04/09/2014 at 05:00

With Easter Sunday 10 days away, I encourage us all to take care of our bodies and souls through our relationship with the LORD Almighty by extending our muscles and our gratitude for JESUS CHRIST, who carried the heaviest cross of all.

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This is similar to the THANKSgiving Stretches that I suggested on Pretty Fit in spirit of Turkey Day. Yet to keep up with the 2014 workouts, which in this case will be 20 seconds (s) of 14 different stretches with gratitude and a positive attitude.

2014 Easter Extensions (20s each)
1. Inhale: squat with arms and hands raised to thank GOD in Heaven (5s); Exhale: release squat while bringing hands to heart in prayer (5s); repeat
2. Chest: intertwine fingers together with arms straight forward
3. Back: intertwine fingers together with arms straight behind you
4. Right Bicep: bring left hand to right upper arm across chest
5. Left Bicep: bring right hand to left upper arm across chest
6. Right Tricep: bring left hand to right upper arm down back
7. Left Tricep: bring right hand to left upper arm across chest
8. Shins: stand on tippy-toes
9. Calves: stand on ankles
10. Right Hamstring: while standing and bending left knee, extend right leg forward with palms of hands on right thigh; lean on right ankle
11. Left Hamstring: while standing and bending right knee, extend left leg forward with palms of hands on left thigh; lean on left ankle
12. Right Quadricep: while standing on left leg, hold right foot with both knees together
13. Left Quadricep: while standing on right leg, hold left foot with both knees together
14. Butterfly: sit up straight with knees bent and soles of feet together, palms of hands on knees; breathe deeply

BONUSES: Shoulder rolls forward and backward, plus neck rolls clockwise and counterclockwise until your heart is content to get on with your day…

In this case, Hump Day. Happy Hump Day, my Fit & Fine Friends!

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Thank you all for stretching with me today!

Workout Wednesday: 2014 Post-April Fool’s Pranks & Planks Are Where HIIT’s At!

In ‚ô• & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday on 04/03/2014 at 03:20

Welcome to Pretty Fit Elaine‘s Greatest HIITs!

Just when your heart wasn’t racing enough on April Fools’ Day from pranking and being pranked, how about we be planked today? Here’s my combo of plank and HIIT (high intensity interval training) moves!

Let’s ring in Spring with a Spring in our step to fling bling on our body ~ as in when we’re seen, our peers go “Bling-wow” at the sight of our amazing beauty! It’s really a matter of feeling good, and we’re bound to feel good with this series will seriously get us into shape come Spring and Summer!

Recap from last week’s 2014 Kickoff/Tipoff: these routines have 20 reps (x) or secs (s) of 14 different sets!

Recommendation: turn on upbeat music to maintain momentum and rhythm! Groove is in the heart…

2014 Planks & HIITs
1. Burpees: squat to plank (on hands and toes, straight back) to jump (20x)
2. Quick Run: to recover from the powerful start (20s)
3. Superman Rollovers: lie face down with arms and legs extended, roll entire length of your body to one side, raise your arms and legs simultaneously (20x each side)
4. Split lunges: back on feet, jump into lunge (20x each side)
5. Mountain Climbers: back to plank while drawing our knees into alternate sides in running motion (20x per leg, both sides = 1 rep)
6. Kick Line: back on feet, lift knees one at a time then extend into kick straight up into air toward the other side [right knee lift to kick in left direction, alternate] (20x per leg, both sides = 1 rep)
7. Bird Dog: on all fours with hands flat and knees on ground, lift alternating arms and legs (20x)
8. Side Kicks: self-explanatory (20x per leg)
9. Tap-Out Push-ups: push-ups while tapping shoulders one at a time with alternating hand (20x)
10. Squats: your choice of narrow, wide ~ sumo or plié squats (20x)
11. Crunches: your choice of sit-ups [hands behind head or arms across chest, feet on floor or legs crossed in the air], v-ups [extending and lifting both arms and legs simultaneously] or bicycle/cross-cross [hands behind head, elbows meeting alternating knees] (20x)
12. Fast Freestyle Dance (20s)
13. Plank ~ stay still to stimulate your core (20s)
14. Tae Bo Jumping Jacks by punching alternate sides: left fist to right side, vice versa (20x per side)

This training session is no April Fools’ prank. We start strong and we finish strong! Beast Mode = Banging Beautiful Bods, right? We got this!

While resistance strengthens and defines our muscles, and stretching loosens them and relieves tension, cardio is absolutely essential because it builds our endurance and melts fat. HIIT it to stay fit!

Optional: Rearrange the sequence of these moves according to similar positions, such as planks together and standing sets together. However, I organized the order in such a way that the mix of targeted areas should provide a more effective challenge.

*Keep Beast and Wild-Train On*

Workout Wednesday: 2014 Study Pump-Up the Jam Session

In ‚ô• & Soul, Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 03/26/2014 at 17:30

My 2014 Series will consist of 20 repetitions (x) or seconds (s) of 14 different moves! Since I’ve been devoting many hours out of everyday to my dissertation, this routine has helped ease my ergonomic tension and loosened up tight muscles from sitting at my computers. When I taught my summer speech class, my students and I took a breather through this brief routine to hype the body up from Beast Mode while warming up the brain into Scholar Mode!

Work Break to Workout
1. Raise the Roof: chant (optional) “Put Your Hands up in the Air” while pumping up¬†your arms (20x)
2a. Forward Arm Circles (20x)
2b. Backward Arm Circles (20x)
3a. Right Arm Stretch diagonally in front of you (20s)
3b. Left Arm Stretch diagonally in front of you (20s)
4a. Right Tricep Stretch behind your head (20s)
4b. Left Tricep Stretch behind your head (20s)
5a. Clockwise Neck Rolls (20x)
5b. Counterclockwise Neck Rolls (20x)
6a. Left Trunk Twist (20s)
6b. Right Trunk Twist (20s)
7a. Right Hamstring Stretch leaning on ankle, extending shin in front of you (20s)
7b. Left Hamstring Stretch leaning on ankle, extending shin in front of you (20s)
8a. Right Quadricep Stretch pulling in foot in behind you (20s)
8b. Left Quadricep Stretch pulling in foot behind you (20s)
13. Football Fun Run in place with quick feet (20s)
14. Jumping Jacks (20x): spell out a motivational word or phrase ~ mine for the day is this:

1. M
2. A
3. S
4. T
5. E
6. R
7. P
8. L
9. A
10. N
11. What does
12. that spell?
13. Master
14. -plan!
15. Master
16. -plan!
17. Master
18. -plan!
19. Master
20. -plan!

The Game Plan is to create more 2014 Workouts for various activities and to target certain areas with just our body weight or minimal equipment, with these tentative titles:

2014 Post-April Fools HIITs
2014 for Your Core
2014 Pre-Easter Thank GOD Stretch
2014 Upper Bod
2014 Slender Legs

Happy Studying & Exercising!!!

@blogilates #MiniBandSelfie #SweatySelfie #SweatBand #ExerciseBand #ResistanceBand great timing; I was already wearing my #headband before finding out about the #giveaway in this #workout! #KeepingItReal w/ #GymHead #GymRat #GymGlow #ManiMonday #VictoriasSecret #Addictive #NailLacquer #OPI #SilverSnowflakes #GlitterTopCoat #BeastMode #SweaterWeather #SnowDay #SexySweaty #GucciFrames #BaltimoreSweatshirt #PumpUpTheJam #GoodVibrations #valentines #love #HeartHealth

Champion

In ‚ô• & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/03/2014 at 17:46

Happy Super Bowl XLVIII Monday!!!

Today’s¬†Word of the Day is:¬†Champion.

Almost two years ago exactly, I judged this¬†Skills USA speech tournament, in which the students presented their interpretations of the word “champion.” What does it mean to you?

For me, a¬†champion¬†is someone who takes a winning approach to life, even in moments of defeat, one who still demonstrates good sportsmanship and holds her/his head up high without giving up. Last night, the NFC Champs won the “Big Game,” but the AFC Champs still are champions in my eyes because they still maintained a championship attitude. The heart of a champion does not feel like a loser even when it is beat.

This is what I aim to accomplish in my dissertation research and after I earn my Ph.D.: to show coaches that genuine leadership is based on developing their players into champions in life, not just in the game. I myself also am practicing this championship lifestyle by persisting along the way…

Here is a quote that I posted on my FB Fan Page:

“The¬†#character¬†of a¬†#man¬†is to¬†#establish¬†something where no one else has ever done before.” ~¬†Reggie Miller¬†about his time w/his only¬†NBA¬†team, the¬†Indiana Pacers

Before I get back to writing my study, I am about to go beast mode for energy. Speaking of which, here’s some comic relief that I posted on my friend’s Facebook last week:

  • My Buddy: How does a guy get man boobs?
  • Yours truly: By not working out their #pecs! #Dudes with #moobs must hit the #weights & work on their #BenchPress both #flat & on #incline for more #definition + try the #ChestFly… Go #BeastMode!
  • My Buddy: Thanks, Elaine. I’ll diet hardcore the next couple of weeks…
  • Yours truly: ¬°El gusto es m√≠o, mi amigo! I just sent ya an invite to the #BestWorkoutForMen #app for #iPhone which is the #male version of the 1 that I contribute to: #PrettyFit. Best wishes on the #diet but I hope you also add more #exercise into the #mix so that way you could #reward yourself w/a #YOLO (i.e., #PanDulce) every once in awhile…

Without further ado, here are my latest on the Pretty Fit Way:

Other winners in my life include my¬†Double A-Team,¬†Asia and¬†Annie, who my good friend and spiritual mentor,¬†Bishop Mike, has so graciously blessed during his leadership of the¬†Diocese of San Angelo, before his retirement and the ordination of¬†Bishop Sis¬†one week ago. Here are¬†A&A‘s and my heartfelt¬†Valentine’s¬†greetings and their photo full of¬†love:

♥LOVE♥ is in the air & on the way, so we pray …

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For you to have a HAPPY ST. ♥ VALENTINE’S ♥ DAY!!! 

Warmest Wishes Sealed with a Kiss & ♥HEART ♥felt  Hugs

XOXO from: Elaine + the ‚ô•CUPID ‚ô• Cats Asia & Annie

… who would do the Cupid Shuffle, but they’d rather stay comfy & content on their ♥LOVE♥ bed!!!

♥Now, Asia is joining Annie on the Cardio Cat Challenge, as her New 2014 Resolution is to exercise more, Dr. Price’s orders!