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Workout Wednesday: Dr. D Shuffle

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 12/09/2015 at 05:55

Back in 1985, all the way live: there was the ♪Super Bowl Shuffle♫ from Da Bears of Chicago

Three decades in between, with many line dances seen, another one comes to the ‘lene scene from this newest Dr. Dispo.

Wayback Wednesday: Watch That ♫Crank Dat♫ ♪Soulja Girl♪ Ms. Dispo video

Series of Grapevines with Victory Moves

  • Grapevine to the left, kickoff
  • Grapevine to the right, kickoff
  • Grapevine to the front, kickoff
  • Grapevine to the back, kickoff
  • Freestyle, turn clockwise and repeat grapevine, this time with upper-cuts
  • Freestyle, turn clockwise and repeat grapevine, this time with shoulder rolls
  • reestyle, turn clockwise and repeat grapevine, this time with head bobs
  • Freestyle, turn clockwise and repeat grapevine, this time superhero pose

While there isn’t much to it, I”ve been happy to groove a little bit to it since a week ago to celebrate and appreciate!

 

Countdown to my Touchdown! Score! Smile! =D

Workout Wednesday: VA is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 09/09/2015 at 16:00

Viral Vital Active Apparel!

Exercise experts’ whose limited editions that I follow:

BeYOUtiful

Winning wear from Blogilates! How oGorgeous is this? #BeYOUtiful

Woman Crush Wednesday *Bonus* Move to +Add+ to the Mix:

Calf Raises for Legs like Lifetime‘s Devious Maids‘ Dania Ramírez (20 reps each set as follows ~ feet shoulder width apart):

  • Toes facing forward
  • Toes facing inward
  • Toes facing outward

Stand on tippy-toes to raise calves, then release on balls of feet

You can do these while watching Season 3 (which aired its finale 2 weeks ago) episodes!

For upper bod and core, take it down to the floor to score more!

Sunday Fun Day: B is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Fitness Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Manic Monday, Mixer Monday, Motivational Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sunday Fun Day, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/26/2015 at 08:00

As applies to yours truly:

BrainsBrawn / Buff Bod / Beast + BeautyBadace♠!

Add this comic relief to the mix:

So, B also is for Beer!

Above, this “expert” brings up valid points!

Workout while getting dolled up!

  • Lunges & squats while blowdrying my hair {1 set = 1 stance}
  • Curls: hold dumbbell and work bicep toward you with one hand, hold curling iron and style hair with the other! {1 set = 1 strand}
  • Extensions: hold dumbbell and work tricep behind your head with one hand, hold mascara wand and extend lashes with the other!
  • Abs: lay on mat/soft surface and lift legs with core and lower back while keeping arms at your side to dry your nails!

No brainer, am I right?

Moving Makeup

Makeup moves WON’T work in a car if you must hold up your phone/mirror/compact with your other hand {as a passenger ~ NOT while you’re behind the wheel}

Seriously, though, you may not want to try this at home unless you’re extremely coordinated and can master multi-tasking!

We workers and scholars all can witness our fitness at our desks ~ which I’ve had my students do during long class breaks:

  • Neck rolls clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • Shoulder rolls forward and backward
  • Arm circles forward and backward
  • Leg extensions (quads) while seated
  • Leg curls (hams) while standing
  • Stretches ~ to ease ergonomic tension
  • Jumping Jacks ~ for ♥cardio♥ to bring the blood flow to the brain

#DISPObustAFlow

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S is for … ☼Sunday☼ Sippy Selfie Somewhat Throwback: South Padre Island for my homecoming en el Valle! ¡Salud!

So, I suggest the second series during study sessions and when you tune into your TV!

#NOexcuses + #NOcouchPotatos = #NOflabTaters

Paleta

S is for … Sippy Selfie ☼Summertime☼ Sappiness Somewhat Throwback Thursday: Mango Paleta at Zoo on Field Trip with my ☼Summer☼ Speech *Superstar* Students!

For me, my peak-of-summer☼ primetime shows (new episodes all air at 8PM Central time) ~ during which I can do these sets of moves ~ include

  • Sunday: Beach Flip (HGTV)
  • Monday: Devious Maids (Lifetime)
  • Wednesday: Property BrothersBrother vs. BrotherBuying + $elling (HGTV)
  • Thursday: Mistresses (ABC)

Fitness Friday: Sun Buns

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/17/2015 at 09:00

☼Sun☼ Out, Buns Out!

In this case, I don’t mean the buns-in-the-oven that I mentioned recently, unless you have one (or more on the way) ~ at which case I suggest that you consult with your physician about the upcoming physical activity!

Once upon a time (a decade ago), someone told me that I have a bubble butt ~ he meant that as a compliment: that my behind looked lifted and firm!

Melo & ME

Flashback Friday: My BFF & I rock out the same EXP ReRock Jeans! #2greatMindsThinkAlike

So, our ☼sunny☼, sweaty series goes down to the derierre to round out all of the ☼summer☼ routines!

As Ice Cube raps:

♫Put your back (or another word) into it!♪

~ from the Save the Last Dance soundtrack

Bottom Moves to Get YOU into Tip-Top Shape

  • Squats (legs): try variations of stances (wide/plié, hip/shoulder width, narrow) and my 1K challenge!
  • Deadlifts (legs & back): while standing with your legs hip/shoulder width apart and holding your choice of resistance down in front of you close to your body, lower the weight toward your ankles then raise it up to your hips ~ lift with your knees, NOT with your back, and DON’T lock your knees!
  • Clean Press (my personal favorite for legs & shoulders): start at deadlift position, then squat while lifting the weight over your head!
  • Standing Extensions (quadriceps) & Curls (hamstrings): while standing with your legs together, lift one leg directly in front of you (quads/front of your thigh) then bring it behind you (hams/back of your thigh) ~ 3×20 each leg
  • Vic(tory) Kicks: kick your legs up to the sky!
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Flashback Friday: *DCC*

Workout Wednesday: Sprint in Stilettos ~ Jurassic World-Style

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 06/17/2015 at 09:00

Run in heels!

Heels

♪These heels weren’t made for running…♫ Would you be caught in the Jurassic age sprinting in (a) platforms (east & west) or (b) stilettos (north & south)? Gotta ♥love♥ my glitz & glam collection of shiny spikes

That’s exactly what Bryce Dallas Howard did in Jurassic World ~ which hit box office record-high revenues in its debut weekend ~ as her character, Claire, ran amidst dinosaurs.

This bombshell daughter of Happy Days actor and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard shows us that not only can she rock out nude pumps (one of my recent footwear options for my dissertation defense), she can race in them as well! Here’s more Heel Hype

  • On The Late Late Show, the Howard junior’s cast mate, Chris Pratt, mocked her in his own run-in-heels rendition
  • On Inside Edition, one of the hosts did a series of ankle-strengthening exercises to boost her own potential stiletto-sprinting training:

Lunges are essential.

Calf raises also help.

While skinny heels aren’t particularly my first choice to login miles (obviously, those and platforms aren’t the most practical), some of us runners and good-cause advocates may have raced in them to raise funds for awareness and research.

[Sidestep note: I’m probably one of the only people into pop culture who still hasn’t seen it yet could’ve with my Jurassic fan Bestie ~ but am predisposed with my research now]

Dino Run = Dyno-mite!!!

Workout Wednesday: Prayer Pose

In Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 05/20/2015 at 12:50

Maligayang Bati. Mami Aya! * HBD, Nurse Nanay

In spirit of the recent Church💒 Sacraments (including my students’ First Communion and Confirmation), how about we put prayer into practice in our workout routines? 

I propose the 🙏Prayer Pose: place palms together in front of your chest, with your elbows bent at 45*

Here are lower bod and midsection moves that you can do in Prayer Pose (as opposed yet similar to Tree🌳 Pose) while standing and maintaining your balance …
During each rep, say something that you’re grateful for👏 (THANKSgiving prayers) or say a full☝️ prayer during a set✌️
3 sets of 12-15 reps
🙏Squats (as opposed to Prisoner👮 Position with hands behind your head): alternate stances between sets ~ wide/plié • narrow • shoulder width ~ drop low [legs]
🙏Lunges (as opposed to Warrior⛺️ yoga🌅 poses): extend one leg in front of you with knee bent at 90* and stretch other leg straight behind you then drop it down
🙏Calf Raises: alternate toe-point directions between sets ~ facing each other • facing forward • facing outward ~ start on tippy toes than lower to balls of feet👣 (calves)
🙏Abductors: with both legs together and toes facing forward, raise one leg outward to hip level; repeat on the other side after each set [inner thighs]
🙏Extensions: with both legs together and toes facing forward, raise one leg forward to hip level; repeat on the other side after each set [quadriceps]
🙏Elevated Curls: with both legs together and toes facing forward, raise one leg backward while bending the knee at 90*; repeat on the other side after each set [hamstrings]
🙏Bun Press: with both legs together and toes facing forward, raise one leg straight backward; repeat on the other side after each set [glutes]
🙏Knee Raises: draw one knee at a time up toward your chest [legs and core]
🙏Trunk Twists: turn your torso to the left, then to the right for one rep [core]

More bonus🌠 moves while laying on a clean, flat surface …

🙏Pray-Ups (as opposed to Pistol🔫 Pose): on your back, with palms together in prayer pose and legs extended straight out, tuck tummy in while bringing arms and legs together [core]

🙏Laying Curls: on your belly, with palms together in prayer pose and knees bent, curl legs behind you [hams]

And another 1 …

🙏Pray Raise (as opposed to Pistol🔫 Pose): either standing or sitting, lift arms up in prayer [chest]

Workout Wednesday: Blogilates Quickie Series

In ♥ & Soul, Community, 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 04/22/2015 at 10:00

Once, there was 8-Minute Tae Bo

    (on VHS ~ no less)

Now, there’s 5-Minute Cassey Ho!

#DISPObustAFlow

Around the clock, make your body rock!

Monday Gun Show

2 for Tuesday Booty & Legs

Midweek Midsection

Thursday Total Bod / Friday Fat-Burn Full Bod / Saturday Sweat Sesh

Fitness Friday: Tris and Thighs, Oh My!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 04/17/2015 at 20:50

More knock 2 muscles with 1 stone as we tone

Our triceps and thighs!

Enjoy these moves that target both at the same time:

Seesaw (20 reps each side)

  • On your side, bend the bottom leg and extend the top leg while placing the palms of your hands on the mat/floor with your arms facing each other 45*
  • Then press your arms to engage your tris while you raise your top leg to engage your thighs; switch sides per set

Clam Dips (20 reps)

  • While seated, ring the soles of your feet together in butterfly/clamshell position and  the palms of your hands on the mat/floor with your arms straight back
  • Then bend (dip) your elbows to lower your back to contract your tris while you bring (press) your thighs together

Butterfly (20 sec)

  • Keep your soles together and stretch out your thighs by lowering them to the ground
  • Stretch your tris by alternating your arms behind your head, holding the palm of the outstretched arm
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Flashback Friday: The mild weather of early ☼spring☼ (now) and pre-♣fall♣ (then) plus being in *beast beauty mode* takes me back to my 10-year h.s. reunion when I worked those *tris* and *thighs* (with my military brat bestie Nora to my left)

Workout Wednesday: Beautify Your Thighs!

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 04/01/2015 at 10:00

Happy April Fools’ Day! Rather than joke and be broke (can’t quit my day job), how about I share the wealth of health?

While styling your hair, you might as well knock multiple birds ~ or in this case, leg muscles ~ with one stone and be bad to the bone* and rock solid!

10-20 reps while you heat-dry or iron each section:

  • squats (alternate sets of narrow, wide, plié)
  • lunges (sets of the same leg, then switch)
  • glute lifts (alternate between each leg)
  • knee raises (alternate between each leg)
  • thigh raises (sets of the same leg then switch)
  • calf raises (both legs at the same time)

Your thighs look like sweet potato pies!

That was a line from my fellow trainer‘s brand-spankin’ new single, 1994

This jam makes me want to dance ~ so now I can get my ♥cardio♥ on!

* #DISPObustAFlow

Workout Wednesday: Double Dip, DON’T Trip + Tips

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 03/11/2015 at 09:00

Let’s do double leg raises!

These will work out not just our legs and lower back, but also our hip flexors as we twist …

We’ll get creative by making shapes.

As we’re laying down, we’ll do the following sequence of 10 per set:

  • Legs together
  • Spiral/tornado up then down
  • Scissor legs ~ spread out then bring back together
  • Draw ♥hearts♥ for Belated ♥Valentine’s♥ Day
  • Draw four-leaf ♣clovers♣ for Early ♣St. Patrick’s♣ Day
St. Patty's Cat

♣St. Pat’s♣ Cat inspiration: Soon-to-Be Bday Girl *ASIA* (in almost 2wks) is chillaxin’ w/♣Good Luck♣ Care Bears ~ we can reward ourselves w/R&R after we work out our legs & core to score! #DISPObustAFlow

Extra guidelines from XHIT expert Rebecca Louise: