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Fit Friday: Extra Motivation and FitnessBlender


Boy oh boy, there is nothing that’ll motivate you to get your workout on more than an upcoming vacation. The thought of looking a mess on the beach has revved my engines.

Actually, looking back at my cruise and vacation photos last Sunday while I was writing Monday’s post about choosing a cruise really impacted me. I saw that skinny little girl that I used to be and I was like “I’m gunna get there again”….then I looked down and realized I actually have hips now…and was like….”naaahhhh….I’ll keep em, thanks.”

I ordered swimwear from my new best friend ASOS for the trips ahead this year, and I was brazen enough to order bikinis…soI hope I’ll actually fit them in time *gulp*


So I discovered FitnessBlender last week on Youtube and have been obsessed ever since. I kicked Gaiam to the curb and have been using the videos they provide. They’re all 100% free! I love the videos because they’re fuss-free. Just the voiceover directing you, one person on the screen with a plain white background doing the moves along with you. No music, no sickeningly fit people bouncin around, no “you can do it, way to go, yeah!” crap. Just the work you gotta do and that’s it. I absolutely love it.

I can’t say I don’t miss seeing Shaun T take off his shirt mid-workout, so I’ll definitely be popping in an INSANITY dvd every now and then, but FitnessBlender has about 300 videos of all styles of workouts (HIIT, Strength, Cardio, Tabata, Pilates, Kettlebell, Bodyweight, Total Body or Body part specific vids) and all lengths from 5 minutes to an hour and a half.

Last night I lost my mind and did this one:


It was rough. But when I finished I felt like the bossiest boss!


Well, what had happened was…….

I went back to eating less veggies and more…everything else. Well, that’s not accurate. I haven’t slipped back into the junk food by any means, just notice I was eating MORE overall. And my intention of eating veggies with every meal was slacking. And snacking was increasing.

Because of this, I started this week to not eat past 5pm. I was previously trying not to eat past 8pm so this is a new challenge for me. So far so good.


OK so let’s see. My weight is still the same. Body still looks the same. But I guess that’s to be expected when I’m not eating well. I’ve got 47 days until vacation. I really hope to make some type of noticeable difference by then. John says my belly is going down, but I don’t see it. (Body dysmorphia, anyone?) Good thing I’m documenting with photos so at the end when I’m a sexy momshell hardbody I can look back and follow the progress pictorially.

 How are you doing with your fitness efforts? Do you have any new finds or anything giving you renewed motivation?



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Saturday 30th of March 2013

I just love ur posts! I recently discovered fitness blender too and since I have only two months till my wedding, I decided to kick myself in the butt and start working out now. I got bored with insanity as well but would def still go back to it from time to time. Looking forward to sexy momshell pics ;)

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