Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Fit New Year Goals for 2013

This year, I am setting different goals for myself. I will hit them, no doubt!

Last year, I hit LOTS of my goals. This year, keeping it short and sweet.

2013 Fit Goals:
- Run a 1/2 marathon
- Blog more, and help others get in to fitness by inspiring them with little weekly motivations.
- Do a walking handstand for 10 steps.
- Do 5 strict pull-ups
- Make one of my ideas, a reality. ( Secret ideas from my journal)

What are your fit goals?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

My Holiday Eating Tricks!

Ok, we all know it isn't realistic to skip out on all the delicious food & drinks the holiday has to offer. I mean it is possible, but it might drive you a little crazy. Go in to your day with a plan.

For example, my trick is to....

1. Workout the day of the holiday, so I am feeling ok before going in to the party.
2. Eat what I want or drink what I want, NOT BOTH. If I want numerous cocktails, I will try to not have numerous cookies. (it's hard, but worth it).
3. Walk around after your meal. Get a group together, and go out for 15-30 minutes.

Hope these tricks work for you. They are simple, and do-able!

Have a happy holiday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Nail Glam

Loving being in the holiday spirit, so today I treated myself to a Mani/pedi! I got the gel manicure with gold, one nail red with a gold stripe! My toes I got all gold, with one toe red and a gold stripe.

Go treat yourself, maybe even a family member to some nail glam! Get creative!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Gift: Crafty, Affordable, and Thoughtful

I am passing around gifts this week. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a homemade gift. For those of us whose wallets aren't full this season, it's time to get creative.

I made a jar of workouts (around 20). The workouts range from body weight, to fun cardio ideas, circuit training, TRX, deck of cards workout, and park workout.

If you need some workout ideas, go to my workouts of the day.

Here's one: Thea's Fit Countdown

Monday, December 17, 2012

14 Days Until The New Year: 14 Daily Fit Tips

What are you waiting for? Does January 1st mean you are going to wait to start your resolution and for now just slack off?

In 14 days, you can make big changes! You can seriously start getting super fit, before 2013!

14 Days of Fitness Goals

December 18: Drink 8 cups of water minimum. You can add fruit to your water to make it easier to drink!

December 19: Increase your normal workout to push your limits. This can be increasing your weight on a lift, increasing the distance you run, adding on 5 minutes to your cardio, doing more advanced moves in yoga, etc.

December 20: Eat more green veggies. Make today the day where salad, asparagus, broccoli, cucumber, edamame, avocado, zucchini, parsley, lime, cilantro, bell peppers, and everything else green us your friend! Greens are rich in fiber, vitamins, and also are very hydrating!

December 21: Cook a meal
Spend some time at the market picking out seasonal organic veggies to cook a scrumptious meal! Skies the limit with this one!

December 22: Catch up on sleep
This holiday season be sure to take care of yourself. We need recovery, and that happens when we sleep! If you normally sleep 5-7 hours shoot for 8 or 9! If you sleep 8 or 9, take a mid day nap to recharge!

December 23: Try something new with friends or family.
Do you have a urge to check out a new hiking trail? Want to try a new spin class? Ever tried hot yoga? Want to try a vegan restaurant? Go for it!!!!! Take today to explore:)

December 24: Be self-less
Enjoy your time writing cards and wrapping gifts for your loved ones. Remember why you are thankful for them, and how they have impacted your life. Giving feels great!

December 25: Walk more
Today, it's inevitable there will be junk food surrounding you! Try to go on a walk in the morning, after breakfast, after lunch, and dinner! It's easy to do and will help you remember to get your blood flowing and your body moving!
December 26: Start fresh
This morning take the time to jot down all the things you love about yourself. Before we go in to the new year lets reflect on all the positives of 2012.
December 27: Partner up for your workout
As a friend, co-worker, or family member to push you today. Both of you can "train" each other and help one another push your workout to the next level.

December 29: Cut out salt and sugar
Try to cut out all added salt and sugar in your diet for a bit and see how you feel. You may feel less bloated, more clean, and healthy!

December 30: Set new goals for 2013
When goal setting make a few pages. Make professional, personal, and social goals for yourself!
3 year:
5 year:
10 year:

December 31: Clean up and prepare for the new year
Start the year off right with a washed car, clean clothes, a HEALTHY stocked fridge, a clean room, and organized desk! There's no better way to start the year with a clear mind and clean space!

January 1: Enjoy the process of accomplishing your new goals 😃

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thea's Workout Of The Day: Good Luck Chuck

 I created a little workout for myself post-birthday. I named it Good Luck Chuck, because this workout should be a killer!

Buy in 100 double unders
1 mile run
20 pushups
1000 meter row
20 pull ups
1 mile run
20 push press
1 000 meter row
20 toes to bar
Buy out 100 box jump

I'm in it with you:)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thea's Ultra Triathlon

Thea's Ultra Triathlon
1500 m row
3 mi bike
1.5 mi run
1000 m row
2 mi bike
1 mi run
500 m row
1 mi bike
.5 mi run

Thea's Paleo Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am going to a CrossFit potluck tonight, and that means people are definitely aware of what's being served. Picky eaters who like to eat healthy will be looking at each recipe to make sure it's something they will eat. I hope this recipe can wow a few! It's gluten-free, free of white sugar, flourless, and DELISH!

4 organic eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. In a bowl, mix the coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs and almond milk together.
3. In a seperate bowl, stir the coconut sugar, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt together.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Grab a spoonful and roll into a ball with your hands then place on oiled cookie sheet.
7. Bake for about 20 minutes until lightly brown.