Thursday, July 10, 2014

This is INSANITY! FitVlog #15

I finally got around to starting Insanity!

In this, the 15th installment of FitVlog, you'll see a little sample of one of the most challenging Beachbody workouts I've done so far.  You might not be able to tell from my pitiful attempt at doing this program, but it is TOUGH!

So what is Insanity?

Let me tell you a little about it.  First, it's a 60 day program of intense cardio.  The workouts are about 40-60 minutes long, depending on where you are on the schedule.  Did I mention the cardio is intense?  The exercises are designed to work your whole body.  Trust me, you'll feel it!  The warm-up alone is just as difficult as the entire workout.  It's about 10 minutes long.  I've yet to make it all the way through the warm-up without stopping.  (O.o)

Stay tuned to see more videos of me attempting to complete each workout.  It's only going to take me a couple of months.  We'll see how it goes!

Oh!  If you're curious about Insanity and want to try it for yourself, check out my page here:
http://beachbodycoach.com/sdchan
Or click the banner below.    

Also, if you have any questions or comments, send me a message.  I'd love to hear from you! :)

Okay, as for the rest of what I'm doing to get myself back into some kind of shape...
The diet.  It needs a little tweak.

Yes, I'm a vegetarian.  But, that doesn't mean I'm fit and healthy.  You can be a vegetarian and still nosh on cookies, crackers and candy.  And if you do that, like I have been, you're probably not going to be at your healthiest.

Healthy alternatives?
My plan is to stock up on the fruit and veggies.  I don't plan on being a raw vegan, however.  The reason is, it's just too expensive!  And good fruit is hard to come by.  Instead, I'll incorporate some cooked rice, pasta and potatoes.  Also, I'll avoid having fats, dairy and too much salt.   All of these goodies will be enough to keep me full and energized.  Yep, no shortage of carbs for me.  I look forward to feeling even better than ever!

I hope my experience inspires and motivates you to take charge of your own health.  Eat better and move!
Take care out there! (^.^)v



Thursday, July 03, 2014

Bike Ride to Allen USA Celebration 2014

Allen, Texas likes to celebrate our country's independence in a big way!  

On June 28th, the city of Allen put on one of its biggest events of the year.  The Allen USA Celebration 2014!  The headlining group this year, Pentatonix!  Who is Pentatonix?  Check them out on YouTube here:  PTXofficial  
 
As usual, we loaded up the bike trailer with kiddos, jumped on our bikes, and headed towards the big party.  All in effort to avoid parking issues and traffic.  Well, that, and it's just a fun way to travel.  And even though the air was heavy, humid, and sticky that night, I pretty much always enjoy a bike ride.  

I suppose I wasn't prepared to see so many people.  This year over 90,000 attended.  Quite a sight!

We missed out on most of the activities there.  I saw things for the kiddos to do, including a rock wall to climb.  Of course, there was lots of food!  Yep, we missed out on most of that.  Partly because we showed up a bit late, and partly because it's expensive!  (O.o)

You know what...I'll just show you the movie~~  Enjoy! (^.^)v

  
By the way, the video was captured with a Samsung Galaxy S5 and a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition. (^.~)d
    

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

1000 Eyes in the Dark & Other Silly Things

Alrighty, let's get to it!

We got new phones.  Finally!  As much as I enjoyed the old iPhone 4 (when I first got it), its temperamental behavior and self-inflicted screen cracks had me a bit concerned.  Not to mention that pesky power button that only worked up until the warranty was out.  (cringe)

Now I'm the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S5.  It's screen is much larger than the iPhone 4, to be sure.  Funny thing, now that I've had it a while, it doesn't seem all that big!  haha!  Maybe I should've gone for the Mega!  Hmph...  Maybe next time.

So, what was the first thing I did with the GS5?  Well, make a video of course!
And here it is, the first vid taken with my phone.  Maybe someday I'll figure out all the features the phone has and make something truly grand.  (^.~)d

Enjoy~~