Friday, January 7, 2011

Online Deals for Health & Fitness

Looking for a way to save money yet still be fit and healthy?  Look no further than online sites such as LivingSocial or Groupon.  You can find locations near you that provide a discount on fitness classes, massage, hair cuts, entertainment, food, and so much more.  They even make great presents for friends or family members.  Enjoy and spread the word!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, New You! 2011

Last year in my New Year's fitness program I lost 7lbs, 3 inches in my hips, and a few in my waist within a few simple months.  This year I'm at it again with a new program to give me focus for winter.  One of my goals for 2011 is to run a half marathon.  My focus with each workout will help get me in overall lean shape at a rapid pace.  The workout will be a mix of Pilates standing barre work, intense core matwork and consistent runs.

Pilates acts like a multivitamin no matter which sport you enjoy.  The mix of Pilates and running (walking/jogging can be a good replacement also) is sure to get you an improved figure for when spring approaches.  

Just as a reminder my stats after my program as of 3/22/10:
  • Height- 5ft 4in
  • Weight- 133
  • BMI- 22.08
  • Waist- 30inches
  • Bust- 32inches
  • Hip- 36inches
  • Thigh- 22inches
  • Upper Arm- 11.5inches
Current stats as of 1/2/11:
  • Height- 5ft 4in
  • Weight-133 lbs.
  • BMI- 22.08
  • Waist- 30.5 inches
  • Bust- 31 inches
  • Hip- 35 inches
  • Thigh- 21.5 inches
  • Upper Arm- 11.5 inches
Goal: Stick to a 90-day plan with Pilates and running to get in shape for a half marathon in 2011.

Start Date: January 2, 2011
End Date: April 1, 2011

The Plan: 
  1. Run outside or on elliptical for half hour 3x/week
  2. Combine Barmethod exercises along with a few others variations I know for a half hour routine 3x/week (done on off running days)
  3. Pilates basic ab 10-minute routine called Pilates Abs on Hulu 3x/week (done with running days)
  4. Take a Pilates studio lesson 1x/week
  5. Post updates on this blog and final results