Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fit Tip

When counting calories, it can be a guessing game unless you have a method of tracking and measuring. When in doubt, look it up!!! And write down what you eat each day. You will be amazed at the little things that can sneak in without you hardly noticing!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Results for July 23rd

This week we lost a total of 19.3 pounds!

This coming Friday is the last weigh in for the month. When you send me your number let me know if you want to play again next month - that will be your starting number for August.

Brittny 2.52%
Pepseas 2.35%
Kira 2.01%
Valarie 1.00%
Leah 0.69%
Terri 0.62%
Alicia 0.58%
Kelly 0.57%
Stephanie 0.53%
Kristi 0.52%
Kimberly 0.40%
Tiffany 0.40%
Matt 0.20%
Katrina* 0.00%
Kelly's Belly 0.00%
Kevin* 0.00%
Kyle* 0.00%
Maria* 0.00%
Rebecca* 0.00%
Shilo* 0.00%
Lindsay -0.58%

*Didn't weigh in for the week.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Workout reviews

I've had a couple people asking about different workouts. So here is a little blip about my favorites or the ones that have impressed me the most.

Beginner – Intermediate

Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred – is a great beginner workout. Very basic, easy to understand, no coordination needed. It’s set up as a 30 day straight circuit training workout, and runs about 30 minutes. Strength, cardio, abs. Really good starter workout, you will hurt. But after 1 or 2 months I got bored with it. And was ready to move on to something else.

Turbo Jam – Love this workout! It’s kickboxing and dancing rolled up in one. Fun music, cool moves. And there are lots of different Turbo Jam workouts – so you’re able to mix it up. To see a video on what the workout is like check out

Power 90 – Good workout, very straight forward. Fat burning and total-body sculpting focused on abs, thighs, and upper body. This was actually the first workout DVD I bought almost 10 years ago. To see a video on what the workout is like check out

ChaLEAN Extreme – This one I haven’t done, but I know people who have and I’m crazy impressed with it. I think this one can take you from beginner to a strong intermediate. You burn fat, build lean muscle. It’s a fact: The more lean muscle you have, the more fat you burn. You can lose up to 60% of your body fat in just 3 months To see a video on what the workout is like check out

Intermediate – Advanced

Turbo Fire – From the same creator as Turbo Jam. This is less dancy, and will push you much harder. This actually can be used as a starter program too, they have a modifier in all the DVD’s to start someone out with until they are ready to move to the advanced moves. You can burn up to 9x more fat than with regular cardio doing TurboFire. Featuring High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), these 12 workout classes make you sweat with the hottest music and moves. (I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m thinking this will be the next one I try after my half marathon – it looks so cool!) To see a video on what the workout is like check out

Insanity – OMG! This workout is not for everyone! It is so hard! It will push you harder than you thought possible. And you will see results if you are willing to push through it! Almost every day while doing the workout I would say to myself… WHY AM I DOING THIS? But then you see the results and see how much better you get and you know why. For me it’s a love hate relationship. To see a video on what the workout is like check out

P90X – this is an extreme home fitness training system that contains 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workout DVDs, designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days. I haven’t tried this one yet. I should have more to say on it soon. My husband is planning on doing it. To see a video on what the workout is like check out

*Lots of beginners do use the intermediate – advanced workouts, they just modify them and do what they can until they can do the full version.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Results for July 16th

As a group we lost total of 12.1 pounds... not as good as last week - lets see what we can do this week!

Pepsea's 2.16%
Tiffany 1.47%
Rebecca 1.26%
Kelly M 1.14%
Terri 0.93%
Leah 0.69%
Kellys Belly 0.61%
Kyle 0.49%
Kimberly 0.40%
Brittny 0.36%
Alicia 0%
Katrina 0%
Kevin 0%
Kira 0%
Lindsay* 0%
Maria* 0%
Matt* 0%
Valarie 0%
Shilo -0.30%
Kristi -1.06%
Stephanie -1.07%

*Didn't weigh in this week

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fit Tip

Fit Tip - when your working out Work at your own level, but "up" your intensity every couple of days. Your efforts will determine your results.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Results for July 9th

As a group we lost 21.1 pounds in one week. Lets see if we can do better this week.

Kelly's Belly 2.57%
Tiffany 2.48%
Matt 1.83%
Kyle 1.44%
Brittny 1.42%
Leah 1.36%
Kimberly 1.20%
Rebecca 0.52%
Kevin 0.36%
Terri 0.30%
Alicia 0%
Kelly M* 0%
Kira 0%
Kristi 0%
Lindsay* 0%
Maria * 0%
Shilo 0%
Stephanie 0%
Katrina -0.38%
Valrie -0.50%
Pepsea's -0.71%

* Didn't weigh in this week.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fit Tip

Fit Tip: What's the best way to tone your abs? By walking! Away from the kitchen, that is! Watch your diet and calorie intake or it won't matter a whit how many crunches you're doing. You have to uncover that six-pack hiding under there! Exercise and watching your diet = weight loss. Pure and simple!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How's everyone doing?

Hi One Month Shedders!

It's Tuesday - only a few more days before our weigh in. Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. I know it was probably hard to start on a holiday weekend. But even if you slipped you still have a few days this week to end it right.

A site that I really love to keep my calories in check and to average how many calories I burn in a workout is - it's totally free! If you want to find me there I'm KELLYSBELLY2

Hope it's going well!
(if you'd like to be able to post to the blog let me know and I'll set you up)