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BeautyFitHealth.com Update

beautyfithealth.comWell, another busy week at work and I went to the Duran Duran/CHIC concert with my friend. It was great to see her and the concert was awesome!  If you have a chance to see them on their summer tour, do it!  You will not be disappointed.  Ok, it’s time for the beautyfithealth.com update.

In the last post I said I would be doing the Fitnessblender.com Booty and Abs workout plans.  I did well until this week.  My friend and I did walk a lot and danced for two hours at the concert, so it wasn’t a total loss this week.

What I have to concentrate on is not working until the work gets done.  To take a break and workout for at least 30 minutes and then get back to work.  Sometimes I work through lunch and then by the time I’m finished it’s time to start cooking dinner and finishing laundry.  The last thing I want to do is work out.

My diet has been good.  I try to vary my meals each day so I won’t get bored.  Using the 80/20 rule seems to work well for me.

I have been able to button a pair of pants that were too small for me.  Yay, for me! What I’m doing is working, but I have to be more consistent.

I will continue with the Fitnessblender.com workouts and try to keep my diet as clean as possible.  I still have a class reunion in less that 4 weeks.  I think what I’m doing is making a difference.  I’m still drinking the apple cider vinegar in the morning and drinking a ton of water every day.

ICYMI:  I did a couple of  reviews of some great  products recently.

Malibu Beach Beauty Tea

Radiant Skin With Skin Dew Hydrating Mist

Have a great week! Thank you for reading beautyfithealth.com!

 

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get fit

I Need To Get Fit! No More Procrastinating!

 

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Yes, I need to get fit.  I have a Duran Duran concert in July and class reunion in August.  More than likely I will be going to the DD concert with my friend Paula.  That means we will probably get backstage and I want to look good for my boys.

This would be my first class reunion.  I haven’t seen most of my classmates (outside of Facebook pics)  since the 80s.  I want to look great.

The first step to get fit is getting out! Now that the weather is finally getting better, I plan on doing more walking and maybe some jogging.  I also have dozens of fitness DVDs that have been collecting dust, because most of my workouts have been online.

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Years ago I did a different DVD every day challenge.  It was called 30 Day No Repeat. You can see the first week’s schedule here. I’m going to be doing that again.  I will be doing the exact same schedule.

Get Fit

In my recent post I Didn’t Worry About Gaining Weight During My Vacation, I talked about how much walking we did during our vacation.  I experienced a lot of pain in my legs every day.  Recently I started taking Omega-3s to combat that pain.  I have read that Omega-3s are essential for my heart health, but they are also great for reducing inflammation and joint pain.

I need to get fit

One of my favorite fitness gurus PJ Wren also included Omega-3 as one of the best vitamins you can take.  Read her post here.

I’m taking flaxseed oil capsules, eating more fish (more sushi)  and adding flaxseed to my food.  I have less leg pain and I don’t get stiff after sitting for a while.  So, I will be keeping Omega-3s in my diet permanently.

#dinner tonight is #sushi from #KiboSushiHouse! #Twitter #Toronto

A photo posted by Kelly (@kellym7609) on

Now that the weather is improving, are you spending more time outside?! What is your favorite way to get fit?!  Do you have a favorite workout DVD?!  Let me know in the comments below!

 

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The Groundhog was so wrong

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation

Can you believe it’s April already!  I know it doesn’t feel like it, but it is spring.  We had 6 inches of snow last week in Toronto.  Yes, I know other parts of North America are dealing with the same thing.  That groundhog was so wrong.  I’m not listening to him anymore.  Can I blame him for my lack of fitness motivation?!

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation
It’s springtime!

This weather is killing my fitness motivation! It’s hard for me to get motivated when the weather is like this, but before you know it, it will be hot and I’ll be regretting my procrastination.

Last week I started to get back on track with some Yoga.  It felt good to do a little something.  If I want to get more toned, I have to start weight training and cardio.  My favorite form of cardio is walking.  I did a lot of that on my vacation and I wrote about it last week.  The post is here.

I want to get outside more now.  My body is craving it.  I did look at the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks and it looks promising.

Fitness motivation

I’m drinking my protein shakes again.  I made a really delicious one with pears, peaches, strawberries and banana.  The protein powder I used is one of my favorites.  You can read a review of it here.  I also love using cashew milk in my smoothies.  It adds a creaminess to it without a lot of calories.  I reviewed one brand of cashew milk here.

I’m just taking it one day at a time.  I have a couple of events I want to look good for.  The first one is the Duran Duran concert in July.  The second one is my high school reunion in August.

Time’s a wastin’!  Let’s get moving!

Is the “spring” weather getting you down?! How are you staying motivated with your fitness routine?!  Please share in the comments section below!

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Shrimp and Grits From Shane's in Brooklyn.

I Didn’t Worry About Weight Gain During My Vacation

I haven’t worked out at all or watch my diet during our vacation.  I had fun and gave myself a break.   I didn’t worry about weight gain at all.  I just ate what I wanted and walked a lot.  It felt so good!

I didn't worry about weight gain
Shrimp and Grits From Shane’s in Brooklyn.

Spent our spring break New York, Boston and Easter weekend in my hometown, Chicago. Walking is my favorite form of cardio, so I loved keeping fit this way.

 


My Fitbit has died.  Luckily I was able to track my steps with the Google Fit App.  I don’t have to open the app to use it.  It keeps track of the steps on my phone and tablet while in my purse.

It’s so simple to use.  The app also tells you how many calories you burn, active time and distance.

Google Fit Steps
All of the steps we took in NYC and Boston.
Google Fit App
All of the steps we took while in Chicago.

I know that I will have to get back on track soon.  I have a high school reunion in Chicago in August.

 


You can download the Google Fit App from Google Play, here.

How do you stay fit while on vacation?! Do you worry about weight gain during your vacation?!

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Ozeri Digital Pedometer

Ozeri Digital Pedometer Review

Ozeri digital Pedometer

How has your new year been so far?!  I’m trying to get back into the fitness mindset.  It helps when I have a new gadget to try out.  My new toy is the Ozeri Digital Pedometer.

The pedometer records steps, distance, calories and time.  It has an advanced Tri-Axis Technology or 3D Motion.  Which means it can provide an accurate recording of steps horizontally, vertically or on its side.   The Ozeri Digital Pedometer is small enough to slip in a pocket, attach to a belt or it can go in a purse.  It can count up to one million steps. There’s a 7 day memory, so you can review the previous day’s activity.

The set-up was very easy.  I was able to add in my information in minutes.  I really like the slim design and the split display, so I can see my steps, the time and day all on one screen.  It also has a blue backlight for night viewing.

Ozeri Digital PedometerTo find out more about the Ozeri Digital Pedometer and Ozeri’s other products, please go to http://www.ozeri.com/.

Also check out my review of the Ozeri Total Body Scale.

Disclaimer: I received a free Ozeri Digital Pedometer from Moderna Housewares LLC in exchange for a honest review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary. I received no monetary compensation for my review.

 

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Ozeri Total Body Scale

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I was asked by Moderna Housewares LLC to try out one of their products.  I decided to try the Total Body Scale.  I haven’t had a scale in my home for well over a year.  I’ve been keeping track of my weight by the way my clothes fit and body measurements.

The scale is the Ozeri Touch II.  The scale a total body scale which means it not only tells your weight but also calculates your fat ratio, water ratio, muscle mass and bone mass.

The scale is very easy to use.  First you program the memory profile.  You can put in up to eight profiles.  The profile includes age and height.  If you perform at least 14 hours of physical activity like me, you would choose female athlete. The scale can hold up to 440 pounds.

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Step on the scale to get your weight.  Stay on and it will flash the fat ratio, water ratio, muscle mass and bone mass.  I think it’s more accurate to use this scale than to depend on BMI.

It also has a Tare mode that can be used to weigh something you can carry, like an infant or luggage. I highly recommend the Ozeri Touch II Total Body Scale and will be using it weekly to keep track of my weight.

To find out more about the Ozeri Touch II Total Body Scale and Ozeri’s other products, please go to http://www.ozeri.com/.

Disclaimer:  I received a free Ozeri Touch II Total Body Scale from Moderna Housewares LLC in exchange for a honest review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary. I received no monetary compensation for my review.

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