Tag Archives: exercise

5 Minute Fat Burners

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 in Exercises

No time to get a full work out in? No kidding! Slip into one or more of these cardio blasters. It just takes a little initiative to think of more. Let us know which ones you like or thought of and share.  (more…)

2012 is coming in with a BANG!

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hello all, this is more of a personal note to all of you and an explanation of being MIA lately.

First, I apologize for not keeping up on my social media, website and the like. Initially, I took a step back (more…)

Weekly Tips for Dec. 19, 2011

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 in Uncategorized

Not only are the holidays here, but in full swing.  Parties, cookies, sweets, fudge, cocktails, appetizers, caroling, sleigh rides, Christmas lights and shopping! How do you keep your sanity and stress under control? As the Mom in your household, it is your responsibility to keep everyone happy, the house clean, the gifts bought and wrapped, baking and decorating cookies, and keeping the whole family happy and in the spirit! That is more than enough to send anyone over the edge and into a vat of Christmas martinis and decorated cookies! This week’s tips are to be there for you! (more…)

When to work out? Whenever you can!

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Here are two similar but quite different questions:

1. What time do you like to work out?

2. What time do you work out?

There are scientific studies and surveys and talking heads all giving their input about different benefits associated to exercise during different hours of the day. Early risers, night owls, or somewhere in between… When you sweat may determine your workout results! (more…)

Weekly Tips for November 28, 2011

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, it is official — “The Holidays are here!”. Even though we still may think it is summertime here in Southern Cal or a warm autumn in the rest of the country, the calendar does not lie. (more…)

Pain does not mean Gain.

Posted on 12. Nov, 2011 in Exercises, Fitness

Some of the alleged health magazines don’t always give you the truth about exercise. If you are looking for answers, be sure to look to the professionals. Recently SHAPE had an article about muscle pain, but some controversial points. Here is an article explaining Pain and Gain. Don’t be set off from the trainer, read through it.

Halloween is over – but this Black Widow is ALL YEAR

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 in Exercises

Spiderwoman planks

No more daylight savings?!?! UUGGHH!

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 in Fitness

HEALTH TIP – It is still dark out, I don’t wanna get up!

Now that we have “fallen behind” in preparation for winter, these dark fall mornings are going to make it tough to climb out of bed. When you should be up and at the gym, hiding under the sheets is not a good alternative. Since, daylight saving ended last weekend, hopefully these tips can help the not-so-morning people get up and get moving before the sun comes up. • Before you go to sleep, either sleep in your gym clothes (which seems so college days) or at least lay them out next to your bed. Then you don’t have to think in the dark. • Studies show doing some yoga stretches or general stretches in bed get your body moving. • Fresh flowers in your room make you feel energized, per all those scientists. Just don’t keep stargazers in your bedroom, their strong aroma can hinder your sleep. • If getting into the routine will take time, skip the gym, but get up and move! Put in a DVD, go to FITTV.com or even ON DEMAND has great workouts that are just as strenuous as being at the gym. • This is one of the hardest, especially for moms, but GO TO BED EARLIER. A recent workshop shoes most women 30-63 yrs old do not get enough sleep. Less than 8 hours of sleep can cause lack of good judgment, overeating, and dizziness. • Put your alarm clock in the bathroom or across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Keep moving it around, so it is not in the same spot all the time. • Set your clock at least 25 minutes ahead of time. That way the first time it goes off, it shocks you out of REM and it makes the waking up process a little easier. • Get a self-timed coffee maker. The aroma will get you out from under those sheets in no time. Just be weary of the self-grinders, they can scare you awake. If you are an am workout queen, this type of early exercise can really burn that metabolism. In recent survey of RockIt Mom members, getting up and working out with just a small snack (banana/bar or yogurt) gives you a long term burn all day. So why not have a revved up metabolism, keep up that energy and make solid decisions. Now, what is your excuse?

November Challenge

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 in Exercises

Better late than never for your next Challenge- while you are working on your 7 exercises, add this one into the mix. 200 squats/day. Just like our push up challenge! Pick a time every hour, crank out as many as you can, set your timer and go again. Your glutes (minimus and maximus) will love you!

Keep a journal/diary of how much you increase week by week. And when you feel like that extra piece of pumpkin pie, get up and crank out 30 squats and you won’t even think about that pie!

Make sure you fill us in on how you are doing!

Weekly Tips for November 1, 2011

Posted on 02. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ok, originally I thought the tips would not get done this week, you know with Halloween. Halloween is getting almost as big as the December holidays!! Well, found some time late yesterday and didn’t want to leave you hanging. So here are the tips. Welcome November, let the crazy battle of the holiday pounds and general nutz-o begin! (more…)