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Fitness Friday: ADIDAS

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Sports Sunday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 07/24/2015 at 09:35

All Day I Dream💭 About SOCCER⚽️

SI USA

World Cup Champs! 🏆

After all, how’d I land my muscular legs?

Actually, although folks have pointed out how I could pass as a kicker, I didn’t play fútbol, but I’ve surrounded myself with many fellows who 💕💞💓💗💖💝love💟❤️💛💚💙💜 the game, including

F is for … Flashback Friday

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Don’t use this peak 🌅summer🌻 😅heat💥 as an excuse not to kick around the ball. You may have an indoor field ~ just like the one in the city where I’m pursuing my PhD which is happens to be run by someone from my hometown (how’s that for a small 🌍world?)!

FYI: All Day I Dream About 💡Scholarship🏤

And I’m taking those steps👣 to follow through toward scoring my goal!

Just like in soccer!

Workout Wednesday: Blogilates on the Clock

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/22/2015 at 12:45

Got a ¼- to ½-hour per day?

Then you can spare a few minutes on sculpting your bod this ☼summer☼ and always!

POP Pilates Fast Flat Abs DVD

Cassey‘s latest DVD for fab abs in a synch: *Fast Flat Abs*!!!

Combine these 8- and 6-minute Blogilates routines to stay on the scene!

Monday Gun Show

6-Minute Sexy Arms

8-Minute Tank Top Arms

… followed by unloading groceries and lifting laundry!

Tuesday Booty

8-Minute Bikini Butt

6-Minute Sexy Booty

Midweek Midsection

8-Minute Abs & Obliques

6-Minute Sexy Abs

6-Minute Sexy Little Waist

Thursday Totes Tone

8-Minute Bikini Body

… followed by Beach Ball Beast Mode with Blogilates on Cosmo!

Friday Thigh Day

8-Minute Bikini Thighs

6-Minute Sexy Thighs

Saturday Sweat Sesh

8-Minute At Home ♥Cardio♥ x4!!! (>½h)

Run, swim and/or bike & hike for a mini-tri(athlon)!

Sunday Stretch Sesh

Leg Flexibility 

More sessions from Cassey Ho‘s Hot Body Year-Round!

Here’s to happiness & wealth of health!

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!
DCC

Flashback Friday: *DCC*

Workout Wednesday: Blogilates on the Beach 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/15/2015 at 10:45

🌊Beach🏊🏽 👊🏽Beast💪🏽 Mode on 👛Cosmo💄

Blogilates on Cosmo

B is for … * Beach Ball * Babe * Beast Mode * Blogilates * Body * Bada**

#DISPObustAFlow

Fitness & Feline Friday: Sun Core

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/10/2015 at 17:35

☼Sun☼ Rise, Slim Set!

This ☼sunny☼, sweaty ☼summer☼ series continues with our midsection …

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Hello Kitty belly button bling ring

… because we want to rock out our abs on the beach …

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½ my ♥

… or poolside!

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The other ½ ☺

Core Combination

  • Standing Knee Raises (lower abs): standing hip-width apart, draw knees up one at a time while bringing bent arms down toward chest ~ 3×20 for each leg
  • Plank Side Bends (obliques): leaning on one elbow at a time with feet stacked, bend and press your hips ~ 3×20 for each side
  • Side Plank Turns (obliques): leaning on one palm at a time with feet stacked, twist to side plank one side at a time for 10 seconds each ~ 3×5 for each side
  • Reverse Plank Dips (core & tris): with palms of hands & heels on the mat/flat surface, pop pelvis upward while bending arms ~ 3×20
  • Double Leg Raises (lower abs & back): while laying down, lift both legs up slowly and with control ~ 3×20 alternating sets with legs together and apart

Next up, we’ll hit our lower bod!

Fitness Friday: Sun Guns

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/03/2015 at 10:00

☼Sun☼ Up, Guns Up!

No, I’m NOT talking about arming ourselves with ammo ~ despite the recent open carry law in my state (that caused controversy and healthy debate among my ☼summer☼ speech students)

Elaine the Sharpshooter

I don’t shoot at moving targets ~ simply for sport!

but I do mean business when it comes to our arms!

Since we’re baring more skin in the ☼summer☼ heat, we want to be eye candy, am I right?

Here are some moves to take your company to a gun show!

Arm Yourself in the Gun Show Scene with this Routine

[with bodyweight ~ shoot for 10 per set]

  • Standard Pushups {wide grip for shoulders}
  • Diamond Pushups {narrow grip for triceps}

[with weight resistance ~ 2-3×10-12 heavy or 2-3×15-60 light]

  • Chest Flies {to firm up our pectorals to reduce unsightly armpit fat} ~ holding weights directly in front of your chest, push outward to your sides
  • Shoulder Raises ~ holding weights at each shoulder, raise directly above your head
  • Bicep Curls ~ holding weights at 45* facing you, curl toward you; I recommend variations from in front of you to your sides to create a “W”
  • Tricep Press ~ holding weights at your side with arm hinged, press behind you

Bonus Baby Back

  • Renegade Row ~ from plank with weight in one hand, bring up to chest level
  • Lateral Pulldown ~ while seated at the bench, bring arms up to hanging bar with arms facing forward, pull down to chest level

Even when you’re not in beast mode, or getting ready for a major event or a special somebody

Happy Independence Day to the Great U*S of *A!!!

Workout Wednesday: Beast Mom Mode ~ Go for Prego!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 07/01/2015 at 12:00

With many of my special loved ones being moms or mommies-to-be, they’re not just “eating for 2” (or more) ~ they’re also exercising for multiples as well!

Pretty Fit Mama2b

Take care of your baby bump by working out with your bundle of joy(s) while s/he’s/they’re in the womb!

Here are ways to stay in shape while* you’re expecting and after** you give birth!

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I didn’t need much muscle to handle my *USAF* wife bestie’s baby (whose birthday is the day before the *4th of July*), but at least my arm muscles were toned right down to the bone! #DISPObustAFlow

***DISCLAIMER: Please consult with your physician prior to starting an exercise program***

Here are some sessions that I selected specifically for *pregnant women and **newborn mothers!

*Prenatal Routines & Tips

Sweat with Lauren Hefez‘s Bun in the Oven Series

POPSUGAR Fitness‘ Arm Workout ~ Safe for Pregnancy

POPSUGAR Fitness‘ Prenatal Leg & Butt *Squat It Out*

Tracey Anderson‘s Toned Butt c/o POPSUGAR Fitness

POPSUGAR Fitness‘ Heidi Klum Pregnancy Workout

Debra Geymayr‘s Prenatal Yoga

POPSUGAR Fitness‘ Workout in Comfort with Maternity Gear {not an exercise video but may be helpful in picking out clothes}

**Postpartum Moves

Sarah Fit‘s Flat Post-Prego Tummy

CONGRATULATIONS on Your New Additions, Babies’ Mamas!!!

Workout Wednesday: Wedding Season Shape & More!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, 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 06/24/2015 at 08:25

HBD to my Uncle Dr. Rudy!!!

When my Tito’s daughter/my oldest cousin, Melissa, got married (exactly 12 years and two months ago today and exactly two weeks after I graduated from McMurry), I spent the ☼morning☼ of her nuptials running in the Maryland rain!

Ate Mel's Wedding

Wayback Wednesday: I can’t believe that back then, I thought that ruching made me look fat ~ it looks fab#PrettyInPink

Those  were the days when I didn’t have to ~ as Milli Vanilli (whose ½ of the duo would’ve turned the BiG 5-0 almost three weeks ago) would ♪sing♪ (or lip-sync) ~ ♫Blame It On the Rain♫ … BEFORE my crazy cold after I chilled on the chili Corpus Christi beach during my business trip.

Even though I myself am NOT a bride, that isn’t stopping me from wanting to stay in shape during wedding season, and most of all, when I defend my dissertation and graduate this fall. Check out my fave fit babes‘ workouts to get wedding-ready for those of you who are about to walk down the aisle or have another important upcoming event:

Recent Wedding Collab to be Bride-Fab ~ The Bridal Bootcamp Collaboration [c/o Kin Community]

Wayback Wednesday Wedding Workouts

Happy Training, Brides-to-Be!!!

Addendum

As I work on my stats scoring manual, the timing couldn’t have been better as this special delivery arrives to my door …

Doc grad regalia

Dr. D, here I come! {Final reveal as we finish 2015 strong}

My Doctor graduation regalia!

Doc regalia

All the pieces together … They’ll all fall into place as long as I finish this chase/complete this race & keep a happy face! #FutureDoc #DISPObustAFlow

I must be as excited as a blushing bride because I just received the gown that I’m wearing on my BiG Day!

Speaking of weddings, check out this ^– one –^ of the HAPA who ♪sang♪ the feature ♫track♫ from WFP‘s Everything Before Us

Fitness Friday: Bunny Buddy 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 06/05/2015 at 12:15

When I lived in the 🌅Bay🌉 Area, home to Western Conference Champions, the Golden State Warriors, who beat Eastern Conference Champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in last night’s 🏀NBA Finals🏆 Game 1, I actually had friends who walked their 🐈cats {Happy Belated Hug-Your-Cat😻 Day yesterday, by the way}

 
This morning, I joined Mami Aya and Coco 🐰Bunny🐇 on their 🐾walk! #QTwithThisCutie

 


Since my mom’s taking care of my sis’ Yorkie, they’ve been 👣walking👟 everyday, and I made a point to join them this time around!



We went to my Bestie’s 🏡house🏠 now that we’re neighbors, so Coco made friends with the Cake🎂 and Cookie🍪 Corgies: Twinkie and Oreo!

 

One of my buddies also 🏁rolled🚗 by…

 
 … And we proceeded with 🚦caution🚥 as we approached this 🐍snake!

 

Since I haven’t exercised much 🌳outdoors🌴 this 🍀spring🌷 due to my 😰sickness, I shoot to login more miles this 🌞summer🌼 little by little again!

Workout Wednesday: National Running Day 

In ♥ & 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 06/03/2015 at 15:33

Happy National🇺🇸 Running Day!

Thanks to my 👣RunKeeper👟 📳app, I got that 📱message📲 loud and crystal clear!

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All I need are my speed on my 👣feet, pump from my arms💪🏽 & 💞heart💞 + my 🎧jams!

The timing couldn’t have been better because I spoke to my 🌞summer🌼 students about pursuing and preparing for the goals, like our graduations🎓 and my 🏆marathon, just as we would with our 🎤speeches!

Race Bib Quilt

Wayback🏉 Wednesday: Race Bib Quilt from my 🌴RGV/STX🏁 🏆courses!

Today’s Paper📦 👛Bag👜 💼Speech included my 🏁race bib quilt from my full 🌉26.2⛲️ to a few more fun runs and walks!

Now it’s a matter of practicing what I preach! ✌🏽️  3:33 ~ make a wish!!!

*Bonus*: AM Fun Runs