Showing posts with label Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monday. Show all posts

celebrity fitness & health, monday

Yay, it's Monday. Time to do it all over again.

Beauty Riot posted a buttload of slideshows regarding celebrities, their health, their fitness choices, & weight loss journies.

Here are some celebrity transformations to motivate, encourage, or envy...

(images from BeautyRiot)

Jennifer Hudson - Weight Watchers, also a WW spokeswoman

Jessica Simpson - has taken up boxing as her form of exercise

Jordin Sparks

Kelly Osbourne - DWTS jump started her healthy journey

LeAnn Rimes

Nicole Richie

Renee Zellweger

Sara Rue - Jenny Craig, also a JC spokeswoman

Star Jones - gastric bypass surgery

Tyra Banks
More on the "celebrity diet secrets"...
Olivia Wilde credits martial arts in prepping for the movie 'Tron' well as cutting out alcohol & bread
Amy Adams credits pole dancing for losing her baby weight

Ginnifer Goodwin credits WW, which she says she's been a member of since age 9
Denise Richards credits food delivery services

Brooke Burke credits the Mediterranean Diet, treadmill running, and pilates

Any thoughts??? 

Don't take any of these methods as the "optimal way to lose weight". You have to do what is right & healthy for your body.

If you could, would you pick a personal chef or a personal trainer? You have to pick 1 & only 1 :)

thunder + hail = typical summer evening

Typical summer time weather in Florida. The forecast says 20% chance of rain, but once 4pm hits, that percentage goes to 100%.

And then you see tweets like these:
Storm Team 8 WFLA-TV Dime sized hail reported around Hillsborough in Tampa. Hail also possible south of Temple Terrace east of 275. #weather #flwx

24 minutes ago · via TweetDeck
Luckily I got my run in...on the TM since it was already really grey on my way home from work. I opted for only 2.4 miles today (stopped when I heard the rumbling outside). I have a 10K Wednesday, and I'd really like to finish in well under 1 hour. I finished up my workout with a core circuit from the Women's Running magazine. I was pleasantly surprised with the level of difficulty! The moves by themselves were not hard, but combined in the circuit, it was really good!

I was supposed to go root on Matty at his softball game...but due to the dime sized hail and inclement weather...GAME WAS CANCELLED. Shucks.

What are you doing tonight?
I'm not gonna lie....I'm really looking forward to Dancing With the Stars.

make that a double please, barista

Tired doesn't even begin to describe it. Another exhausted Monday morning.

Dexter got all handsome this weekend...
...& he still would not sit still long enough for a picture. I took him to the groomer Saturday while I was baby shower-ing. I always just want to cuddle with him after he goes to the groomer...he smells amazing, (minus his breath), and he's so soft. He is just not a cuddler. It's really frustrating.

We spent our Easter afternoon at my grandmother's, eating way too much & playing SkipBo. And Matteo getting in touch with his barista side, learned how to use a Keurig.

In case the Easter Bunny brought you some dinero in those eggs, here are some sales of note for today:

Ideeli: Betsey Johnson
Gilt: Tibi, Denim Shop (featuring various brands, I'm assuming)
Hautelook: 7 for All Mankind (men & women's)
RueLaLa: Tom Ford, Tea Forte (all tea products in honor of Mother's Day), Shade of Grey (home decor items in, you guessed it, shades of grey)
theFoundary: serving pieces

Let me know about any amazing purchases or great finds!

Did anyone else over eat this weekend???

boston on the brain

Today is the 115th Boston Marathon! I've got the Boston site bookmarked to track the day's progressions. I can only imagine how much adrenaline is bouncing around that city right now! It's really making me want to be there :)

If you're interested here is a link to the course route.

Pictures of the 3 different bibs used today...which determine wave & corrals

Red bibs start at 10am, white 10:20am, and the blue at 10:40am

Naturally, I was looking for the finisher's medal, race pack goodies, and tshirt information. Why can't I ever find the important information???

And I just pulled this off the Boston are the qualifying times in case you've got your sites set on Boston:

2012 Qualifying Times (effective September 25, 2010)

Age Group   Men            Women

18-34      3hrs 10min      3hrs 40min

35-39      3hrs 15min      3hrs 45min

40-44      3hrs 20min       3hrs 50min

45-49       3hrs 30min      4hrs 00min

50-54       3hrs 35min      4hrs 05min

55-59       3hrs 45min     4hrs 15min

60-64      4hrs 00min      4hrs 30min

65-69      4hrs 15min      4hrs 45min

70-74      4hrs 30min      5hrs 00min

75-79      4hrs 45min       5hrs 15min

80 and over 5hrs 00min    5hrs 30min

*An additional 59 seconds will be accepted for each age group time standard. For example, a net time of 3:50:59 will be accepted for a 42-year-old woman.

For the 2013 Boston Marathon, qualifying times are more stringent, and must be run on or after September 24, 2011. Like the 2012 registration process, the acceptance of official race entrants will be based on qualifying time, with the fastest qualifiers (in relation to their age and gender) being accepted first until the race is full. All qualifying times are subject to review and verification.

2013 Qualifying Times (effective September 24, 2011)
AgeGroup    Men                   Women

18-34    3hrs 05min 00sec    3hrs 35min 00sec

35-39    3hrs 10min 00sec    3hrs 40min 00sec

40-44    3hrs 15min 00sec     3hrs 45min 00sec

45-49     3hrs 25min 00sec    3hrs 55min 00sec

50-54     3hrs 30min 00sec      4hrs 00min 00sec

55-59     3hrs 40min 00sec    4hrs 10min 00sec

60-64    3hrs 55min 00sec      4hrs 25min 00sec

65-69    4hrs 10min 00sec     4hrs 40min 00sec

70-74    4hrs 25min 00sec    4hrs 55min 00sec

75-79    4hrs 40min 00sec     5hrs 10min 00sec

80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec  5hrs 25min 00sec

*Unlike previous years, an additional 59 seconds will NOT be accepted for each age group time standard.

Notice the time changes between qualifying for 2012 & 2013?
I'm really wanting to branch out in to the world of marathons...and gain the title of "marathon-er"...but I find it so flipping intimidating, to the point that I have yet to really start training for any. I know that I should probably just register for a half, that way it's on the calendar, I have a specific date & just need to get on the ball!

Have you completed a marathon or a half? Any tips for a newbie?

In other news...I'm still a very red shade of...RED. In case you missed is the post from Saturday.

I plan on getting a longer run in today, in honor of the Boston Marathon...cheesy? Maybe. Make sure to do some sort of exercise today! Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of activity. Your body will thank you!