Monday, May 11, 2015

40 Day Workout Challenge!

Results from my first 40 day challenge
I've decided to try the 40 day workout challenge again!! Starting today, May 11-June 20th, I'm committing to healthy eating and workouts with no breaks. All workouts are listed below and I'll add on each week. Feel free to join in! Don't forget to take your day 1 picture. Let's go!!


Day 1
HIIT http://youtu.be/zpeN0xX1VVg?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Tank Top Arms https://youtu.be/CHg9sjx-DEQ

Day 2
Kickboxing http://youtu.be/FsQTDLeqTJo?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 3
Dance http://youtu.be/QxqQCvVciWE?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvk7xaxHV94r12IcZOw-B8U0
http://youtu.be/fhUP6FQj3t4
http://youtu.be/URjNResROLE    

Day 4
30 minute brisk walk

Day 5
10 minute ab FB http://youtu.be/1919eTCoESo?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Biggest Loser HI Cardio http://youtu.be/EZp4UqTVqXs?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC7960yMaxA

Day 6 Lauren Fitzgerald dance workouts. 45-60 minutes=10-16 videos in the playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRtl4XRNMts&list=PL5rZLXJrZPx4jG4j_RBpBN3CbfOqLIFMJ

Day 7-Repeat 4-6 times
25 squats
30 crunches
30 jumping jacks
30 seconds butt kickers

Day 8
Cardio Kick and Plyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DRq0y2VpU

Day 9
Butt & Abs Tabata, add in extra cardio
https://youtu.be/FSRu6D_0rVE?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 10
Pop Sugar Arms
https://youtu.be/XjHCKDF0Z5o?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Abs https://youtu.be/9mq2IOAEQwk?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 11
Quick Sweat Cardio https://youtu.be/X1TuhAn6C-g?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
100 Rep Squat Routine
https://youtu.be/mGvzVjuY8SY?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 12
Latin Dance https://youtu.be/y9raJrc-X9k?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvk7xaxHV94r12IcZOw-B8U0

Day 13
Tank Top Arms 2 https://youtu.be/go8rGQro3dY?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Brutal Butt and Thigh https://youtu.be/11JXbBBgfWg

Day 14
Belly Dance Hip Hop https://youtu.be/7MBd23DWWUk

Day 15
Dynamic Strength Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8T3I9zycNU
Cardio Extreme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9rSPm-6s94
Toned Abs & Arms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edjii2v9z-A

Day 16
Ski Step Workout https://youtu.be/qJlTmMXe3Mc?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Jumping Jacks Routine https://youtu.be/7w6M4bOXJ_s
5 minute Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iY5V0xiiKw

Day 17
30 minute walk/jog

Day 18
HIIT Cardio Butt & Thigh https://youtu.be/A4y4FDoUz70?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 19
Fat Burning Cardio & Upper Body https://youtu.be/w-5VTmZYDko

Day 20
HIIT Cardio & Abs https://youtu.be/NugcsykcpCg?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 21
Strength & Yoga https://youtu.be/NzJPbWWcWqs

Day 22
HITT, Butt & Thigh https://youtu.be/gnBXknF1-Ig?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 23
Latin Dance https://youtu.be/y9raJrc-X9k?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 24 (or repeat another strength workout)
Full Body Strength https://youtu.be/Z3EpAnRxPiQ?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 25
30 minute walk

Day 26
Stretch https://youtu.be/P8DOZRtIIEQ
Abs & Obliques https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1919eTCoESo

Day 27
Booty Shaking Waste Workout https://youtu.be/r_J8btnIEKQ?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Fat Burning Cardio https://youtu.be/lOZDN1UnZ9U
Boxer Babe Workout https://youtu.be/i85WUbYQSbI

Day 28
Upper Body Workout https://youtu.be/MSMc7wwMLyY?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Quick Cardio https://youtu.be/X1TuhAn6C-g

Day 29
30 minute walk/jog

Day 30
HIIT https://youtu.be/BS7XkoGmhXQ?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 31
Latin Soca Dance https://youtu.be/OI55TKGinLQ?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 32
Kickboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsQTDLeqTJo&index=22&list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Day 33
Abs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBiWl_4fbzk
Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN3sHkni1gI

Day 34
Upper Body https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSMc7wwMLyY
Cardio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVkf1nLbdLs&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z&index=48

Day 35
Boot Camp w/ Jeanette Jenkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpZL-Iuij2s&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z&index=34
Booty Boot Camp w/Jeanette Jenkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gITa5wSKhXo&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z&index=35

Day 36
30 minute walk/jog

Day 37
Jillian Michaels Banish Fat https://youtu.be/FTT4W8ygJ7w?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 38
Persian Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wul79m1BKY

Day 39
Fat Burning Cardio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcN37TxBE_s&index=50&list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Day 40
Latin Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9raJrc-X9k&list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5&index=2



Monday, March 9, 2015

Weight Loss Prayers

This year for the lent season, I decided to spend more time in prayer and personal study with God. I admit that I've allowed life and social media (help me Lord) to get in the way of my priorities. Since I started my weight loss journey in 2014, I've learned that consistency is key. Anything, and I mean anything can throw you off course...only if you let it. The second half of 2014 was a bit tough for me. Losing my grandfather hit me hard and I had to readjust to life without Gramps here on earth. I stopped working out, my eating fell completely off and my weight went up and down. I know my body very well, and I can always feel when I'm gaining weight.
Me and my Gramps! 


I knew that 2015 had to be better for me. I can't have a great quality of life if my relationship with God and my health aren't in order. It's easier for me to make drastic challenges, so, I challenged myself to workout for 40 days straight while increasing my prayer and study time with God. Along with that, I've decided not to eat out, unless it's my last resort. I've already eaten out 2 days, but that's better than 3-4 times a week. Yep, it seems like a lot, but I get the best results when I make drastic changes and goals that sometimes seem unrealistic. Oh, but this goal is reachable. I'm on day 18 and I feel pretty good. I love prayer and quiet time everyday, and my body thoroughly enjoys working out.

Day 2 of my 40 day workout challenge.
Excuse my room! I was purging! 
During my quiet time, I started writing prayers for weight loss and healthy living. Prayer is the foundation of everything that I do, however action is definitely required on my end for weight loss. One morning I prayed, "Lord, you have blessed me with this body and I haven't always treated it the way I should. Help me to remember that you created me and that I'm responsible for maintaining your temple. Put holy and healthy desires in me so that I can live a Kingdom quality of life. In Jesus name, amen." Whew, that's powerful! A Kingdom quality of life! That's the life that I'm going for and I'm already experiencing it. Miracles have taken place. Business is growing and I can hear God through the clutter that sometimes clogs my spiritual ears.

I've got 22 days left and I can't wait to share my results, not only physically, but also spiritually. If you're wanting to change your life and feel as though you're out of touch with God and your health, I invite you to join in with me. If you can't commit to 40 days of working out (yea that's a lot...I know) at least commit to prayer and study time with God. It'll change your life, your mind and eventually everything else will fall into place. Stay tuned for my results!


Monday, February 9, 2015

My workouts February 9-13, 2015


I'm feeling like a little Turbo Jam this week. I need to kick my healthy lifestyle back up, so I figured I'd hit the ground running! Check out my workouts below and feel free to join in! 



Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Workouts


Here are links to some of my favorite home workouts.

Youtube Workout Playlist 1 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Youtube Workout Playlist 2 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Youtube Dance Workout Playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvk7xaxHV94r12IcZOw-B8U0

Latin Dance http://youtu.be/y9raJrc-X9k?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvk7xaxHV94r12IcZOw-B8U0

Lauren Fitz Dance Workouts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJYqB9IxpJsQl9mFmJd28JQ
Hip Hop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYH4X5WtfnQ&list=TLw4HiYRNF8s6gemzr8MlTl-fNgOleq7KL


Turbo Jam
Cardio Party Mix 1 http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Ml77gwFOWp0
Cardio Party Mix 2 http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/reEcn5yckOU/
Cardio Party Mix 3 http://www.4shared.com/video/f1gNvcdD/Cardio_Party_Mix_3aviff.html
20 Minute Workout http://www.4shared.com/video/XZKDYDqu/20_Minute_Workoutaviff.html
3T Totally Turbular http://www.4shared.com/video/G48u3-GL/3T__Totally_Tubular_Turbo_avif.html
Fat Blaster http://www.4shared.com/video/ReyM_ZI3/Fat_Blasteraviff.html
Lower Body Jam http://www.4shared.com/video/wLdqRnTs/Lower_Body_Jamaviff.html

Tiffany Rothe Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffWgsCSfy26LmaY-5HcxmQ
Booty Shaking Waist Workout http://youtu.be/r_J8btnIEKQ?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Get You Sexy Back Fat Burning Cardio http://youtu.be/lOZDN1UnZ9U?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Boxer Babe Workout http://youtu.be/i85WUbYQSbI?list=PL28E659DAA3CD775D
Burn Baby Burn Biceps http://youtu.be/-9zaIWVbOs4?list=PLCq8G6A586DcgSNELkr04RRnoVF5I8crx

Fitness Blender Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender 
HIIT Workout http://youtu.be/zpeN0xX1VVg?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Cardio HIIT http://youtu.be/BS7XkoGmhXQ?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Fat Burning Cardio http://youtu.be/fcN37TxBE_s?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Kickboxing and HIIT http://youtu.be/HRXyTHFL02U?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Quick Sweat Cardio http://youtu.be/bYO8V-6IFs0?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Tank Top Arms 1 http://youtu.be/oUychjqfO8I?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Tank Top Arms 2 http://youtu.be/go8rGQro3dY?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Toned, Lean Arms http://youtu.be/NDw5dxst_ls?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
5 Minute Butt and Thigh http://youtu.be/afghBre8NlI?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Adios Love Handles http://youtu.be/_OCa-IN2EdA?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Squat Challenge 1 http://youtu.be/mGvzVjuY8SY?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
Squat Challenge 2 http://youtu.be/3FNAoJpGbrI?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5

Jillian Michaels
30 Day Shred Level 1 http://youtu.be/1Pc-NizMgg8?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
30 Day Shred Level 2 http://youtu.be/ZEz0VGxsiqc?list=PL6hQSphvAs0kJ3U6I9FMwn3vP9E5AZBa5
No More Trouble Zones http://youtu.be/VfkuK3mMowM
Banish Fat Boost Metabolism http://youtu.be/FTT4W8ygJ7w

Adrian Bryant Now Loss Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVhZfOJbmWsNUyExuTVS7Q
Ski-Step Workout http://youtu.be/qJlTmMXe3Mc?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Quick Weight Loss Workout http://youtu.be/k8AMC2HssMw?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Jumping Jack Weight Loss http://youtu.be/7w6M4bOXJ_s?list=PL5qWKDYV54nHu7QQzGD0PtXGYrdJg0P-s
Home Fat Loss Workout http://youtu.be/KVJd1Yhguqg?list=PL5qWKDYV54nHu7QQzGD0PtXGYrdJg0P-s


Jeanette Jenkins
Booty Boot Camp http://youtu.be/gITa5wSKhXo?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Fat Blasting 10 Minute Workout http://youtu.be/S-VH0aTOOik?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Bikini Bod http://youtu.be/qpZL-Iuij2s?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z

Tae Bo
Billy's Bootcamp Cardio Inferno http://youtu.be/-x640lbMucc?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Advanced Exercise To Lose Weight http://youtu.be/-dTApo0gkdY?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Lose Belly Fat http://youtu.be/WxFqq_TxndE

5  Minute Workouts with Tammy
Tone Body Lets Workout http://youtu.be/dxm-PtHHgto?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Tone Body Butt http://youtu.be/nazEcHd9k-w?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Tone Body Chest and Back http://youtu.be/5Dc4WNcJrss?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z
Tone Body Shoulders http://youtu.be/q5FY1231ElI?list=PLIl1l0WfXkvnHiAMCjZvOsjnEObDKxv_Z






Saturday, May 24, 2014

Something New!

Wow, it's been a little over a month since the Genghis Grill Health Kwest competition ended, and things are going well! Although, I was not crowned the winner, I'm extremely grateful that I had a chance to participate and win the commercial challenge! Y'all, God is amazing!! I'm excited that my brand new line of faith based fitness and inspirational apparel is now available for purchase at www.bydesignministry.com. My staple tee is the "God's temple" design. 



You know the story. I was the Christian who would quote numerous scriptures and encourage others, but I'd pray and ask God to lower my blood pressure and blood sugar without lowering my calorie intake (ouch). I finally took responsibility and got my life!! I've got 1 shot at this life here on earth. I want to live a great quality life by honoring God's temple (my body) with a healthy lifestyle. I want to be spiritually, mentally, emotionally, financially and physically healthy. Will you support me and By Design by purchasing our new apparel? Make your purchase at www.bydesignministry.com. Be blessed! 





Friday, April 11, 2014

Day 60 of Health Kwest






My plan tonight was to go out and order a large pepperoni, stuffed crust pizza to celebrate the end of the Genghis Grill Health Kwest Competition. When I hopped on the scale this morning and it told me I was 36 pounds lighter, I changed my mind!! 27 of those pounds were lost during the competition and the rest was done on my own! I feel so good! You're not only looking at weight loss, but you're looking at lowered blood pressure, lower cholesterol and lowered blood sugar. I was on blood pressure meds for 5 years. I researched and weened myself off. In August, 2012, my doctor told me that I was pretty much a type 2 diabetic, but it wasn't bad enough to where I needed medication. It was still reversible. I prayed, completely changed my diet and added in exercise. This journey isn't about being skinny, I really want to be healthy for the rest of my life!


The day I met my staff


I thank God for the experience I've had with the Genghis Grill Health Kwest competition. It has literally changed my life! The staff exceeded my expectations. Everyone was loving and really took the time out to be supportive during the competition. I'll forever be grateful! Plus, I won the commercial mini prize! Yay! Shout out to Ed, Ted, Ross, Kurtis with a K, Forrest, Cheyenne, Sydney, Alex, Claudia, Marta, Loren, Britton, Kelsey, Jennifer, Fernando, Serano, Angel and the rest of the staff!! I love you dearly!!

                                                    April Fools Day with the staff!!!

                                                   Ross, Kurtis and Cheyenne. My loves!!

                                                      Wow...I've changed a lot!! God is grand!


What's next?? Well, you have to stay tuned! Until then, I'll continue to eat healthy, workout, blog/vlog and keep up this healthy lifestyle. My goal is to be 100 pounds down by my 31st birthday! 64 more pounds to go!!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TYKU Sake

Genghis Grill, along with Ty KU, gifted us with a bottle of their Citrus Liqueur.  Ty KU Sake is a healthy beverage that is low in calories  and low in sugar. It's an all natural drink that is filled with yuzu, mangosteen, goji berry, honey dew, green tea and TY KU Soju. Learn more about their wonderful products at www.trytyku.com.

There are many wonderful health benefits to drinking Sake. Alongside the low calories and low sugar, Sake aids in the prevention of several diseases. The amino acids help with brain function, memory and helps to prevent cancer. It also helps with maintaining good cholesterol and the flow of blood. Women are able to prevent osteoporosis with by drinking 3-6 glasses of Japanese Sake a week.  Hair growth and glowing skin have also been a result of drinking this rice wine regularly. Although, it's a lighter wine, it's best to drink moderately.

Be sure to check out www.trytyku.com for a complete list of their award winning healthy beverages. They've also got wonderful recipes with drinks under 100 calories! Thanks Genghis Grill!