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Fitness & Foodie Friday: Health or Treat? Nooky Quickie

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/30/2015 at 09:00

While trick-or-treaters may be house-hopping and candy-popping this weekend, I’ll continue consuming my healthy supplements on the ☼daily!

Ginkgo Biloba: to promote mental focus

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Centrum VitaMints®: to aquire essential nutrients in a tasty way

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  • I’ve come a long way since my childhood Flinstones chewables ~ which I doubt are the best bet for my teeth with the acidity
  • I’m still not a fan of swallowing tablets without having water and food in handy
  • Therefore, I’m all about double-duty of fulfilling my ☼daily☼ needs while freshening my breath!

Of course, I don’t skimp on the actual food that I need to fuel my brain and body ~ which I’m actually including in an analogy between my marathon and my main statistical method (multiple regression) for my doc research!

Pumpkin Trail Mix

Study Mode Trail Mix: Since almonds helped my bod during my 26.2-mi. course and my mind through my dissertation process, they were the main feature of this snack combo for the crunch + the Pumpkin Spice flavor along with the pumpkin cookies & candy, as well as more chocolate to cover these Brookside blueberries that also benefit the memory!

Study Mode Trail Mix: Since almonds helped my bod during my 26.2-mi. course and my mind through my dissertation process, they were the main feature of this snack combo for the crunch + the Pumpkin Spice flavor along with the pumpkin cookies & candy, as well as more chocolate to cover these Brookside blueberries that also benefit the memory!

Speaking of my race, although I haven’t run as many long distances in awhile, I’ve fit in mini drills to keep my energy levels high while I’ve been drained from my dissertation, a.k.a., my doc docs …

During my dedicated eating time (yes, I must make a meal break away from my computer, according to my Bestie Evie‘s birthday advice), I actually HIIT before I sit!

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Olive Garden Leftovers from Ladies’ Night with the Holy Spiri† (counter-clockwise from bottom right): Chicken Cacciatorie & Cheese Manicotti (2 of my fave entrées rolled into 1) • Pasta e Fagioli w/ breadstick • MinestroneBestie Evie‘s Better-Than-Sex BrowniePumpkin Cheesecake (which took me 4 days to finish!) • Andes Mints ~ gotta ♥love♥ these after-dinner chocolate mints to cap off a classic OG meal!

While I wait for my chow to cook ~ simmering in the crock pot, boiling on the stove, or nooking in the oven/microwave/toaster ~ I do the following quick set(s), to induce more calorie-burning even after I’m done exercising:

Standing ♥Cardio♥

Floor/Mat/Carpet Core

More ♥Cardio♥

  • Dance ’til your ♥heart’s ♪content♫ ~ or your grub is ready

Stretch

Relieve those muscles after sitting at the computer desk and before sitting down to eat

Happy Early Halloween, All †Saints’ Day y el Día de los Muertos! ✌

Workout Wednesday: BB3

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/08/2015 at 15:00

Just like in life, let your booty help you out.

~ Katrina Scott, The Ultimate Booty Call

My Beach Babe 3 DVD has arrived!

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My newest addition to my workout DVD collection: Beach Babe 3!

This was my reward for finishing my dissertation research, teaching the first ☼summer☼ session and completing the Fit Fabulous Fierce program!

Before this special delivery from Tone It Up, I downloaded the digital videos (part of my purchase) to my devices:

  • desktop
  • laptop
  • smartphone

K&K have come a long way since I featured them in my Top 5, and added *bonuses* include:

  • call for a beach ball
  • kettlebell & resistance band routines
  • valuable tips clips

Starting today, I now could work out to it on the big screen TV!

TIU!

My TIU collection now is complete … for now!

The opening quote was my Hump Day Affirmation for sure!

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

In ♥ & 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*