12 Days of Christmas: BOGO

On the 12th Day of Christmas my trainer gave to me, a BOGO bag of goodies…

Bless. One. Get. One.


People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. 
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. 
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. 
Think big anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them. 
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. 
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. 

Dr. Kent M. Keith
American Author and Inspirational Speaker
© Copyright Kent M. Keith, 1968

 “Smile at each other, 

smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other — it doesn’t matter who it is — and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.” 
    Mother Teresa

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”  

“The Wise Woman’s Stone” 
 Author Unknown

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

  Hebrews 13:2

11 Faith Boosters: “He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him & how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers”  – Hebrews 6:10

10 Healthier Holidays! – Fitness, Nutrition, Diet, Weight Loss Official Web site.

9 holiday treats, 8 kitchen pantry reviews, 7 healthy emotion tips, 6 lateral leaps, 5 Tummy toning tips, 4 Mountain climbers, 3 Gold’s Gym fat blasters, 2 minutes of burpees and 1 exercise from the Insanity FIT TEST.

9 holiday treats

8 Pantry review: A) Either your pantry is looking like your support system or B) it’s lookin’ like sabotage ground zero. Be honest with yourself and your results will show up!

7 Steps to Emotional Health

(adapted from the book Lord I Want to Be Whole -Stormie Omartian)

“Your mind and emotions, like your physical body, need to be freed from stress, fed properly, exercised, cleansed, nurtured, retrained, exposed to freshness and light and given rest.” Here are seven steps that will help you to do all these things:

  1. Release the Past – confess to God the times you failed, and release the times others have failed you by moving in full forgiveness.
  2. Live in Obedience – Understand that God’s rules are for your benefit, and try to the best of your knowledge to live His way, knowing that every step of obedience brings you closer to total wholeness.
  3. Find Deliverance – Recognize who your enemy is, and separate yourself from anything that separates you from God or keeps you from becoming all He made you to be.
  4. Seek total restoration – Refuse to accept less than all God has for you, and remember that finding wholeness is an ongoing process.
  5. Receive God’s Gifts – Acknowledge the gifts God has given to you, and take the steps necessary to receive them.
  6. Reject the Pitfalls – Avoid or get free of the negative traps and deceptions that rob you of life.
  7. Stand Strong – Believe that as long as you stand with God and don’t give up, you win!

These seven steps are really natural laws that work for our benefit when we live in harmony with them. (from Lord I want to be whole)

6 minutes of lateral leaping

Maximized Living Lateral Leaps

5 Tummy Toning Tricks 

5 Tummy Toning Tricks… 4 Mountain Climbers, 3 power moves from Gold’s Gym., 2 sets of Burpees and 1 FIT TEST exercise (pick one) from INSANITY


  1.  FIBER! Fiber improves digestion, promotes regularity, and can even lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the absorption of dietary cholesterol and other toxins into the bloodstream.* It also slows the absorption of glucose—thereby preventing sugar spikes—and makes you feel full faster and longer, so you eat less! Not getting enough fiber can lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, gall stones, and possibly even colon cancer.
  2. SHAKEOLOGY! This patent-pending daily nutritional shake helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. A proprietary blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotics helps your body progressively eliminate the toxins that build up over time from eating today’s highly processed foods.At the same time, whole-food ingredients deliver the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to curb cravings, allowing your body to shed stored fat while the more than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.Start by swapping your usual breakfast for Shakeology®. It’s only 140 to 150 calories and tastes great, and you can add healthy ingredients like milk or a dab of peanut butter and still keep the total calorie count low. Next, try cutting your total calorie intake by 250 calories per day. Give it a couple of weeks and see if you like the results. If you’re losing weight, stick with it, and if not, cut out another 250 calories and reevaluate a couple of weeks later. If you’re already doing everything else I’ve mentioned in this article, you shouldn’t have to starve yourself to lose weight.
  3. ACCOUNTABILITY! Find an accountability tool/person to track your “food journal” at the end of each day
  4. GREEN TEA! A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the catechins—antioxidant flavonoid compounds—found in green tea may stimulate the body’s fat-burning activity. You’ll get the most benefits from about 4 cups of green tea per day, but if you don’t want to drink that much, green tea extract supplements appear to have similar benefits. It’s kind of cool to think that you might be able to relax with a cup of green tea and burn fat at the same time!
  5. WEIGHTS! Lift heavier weights for fewer reps. Boost your metabolism long after your workout by training with heavy weights. As researchers at the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education have learned, the heavier you lift, the greater the rise in your metabolic rate and the longer the boost will last. The result? Increased fat loss. For amazing body-reshaping results, try ChaLEAN Extreme®P90X®, or RevAbs®.

Grab your tummy toning gift today – 5 packets of Shakeology for only $25 +shipping & handling!


AND here’s your ACCOUNTABILITY gift!  Beachbody Nutrition Tools  will help figure out what your calorie in-take should be. ALSO! If you’re a Beachbody Club member, check out the meal planner! It’s FABULOUS & you can include Shakeology too! Let me know if you need some ideas for workouts/programs too. :)

If you haven’t already joined Team Beachbody, please do. IT’S FREE, SILLY!!!


Mountain Climbers

Gold’s 3.2.1 workout




Here’s to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Rear