Sunday, July 1, 2012

Straight Vibin'



Uuuummmmm......holy shit.
I didn't realize that it had been almost a year since I've updated this thing.
A lot has changed but it's still the same.

Just way better.

Been vibin' since vibin' since vibin'. Fosho.

And I'll tell you something on the real. I've been a G-D dance machine. Can't stop and not even trying to in the first place. I don't think this is anything new. But at this very second I feel particularly enthusiastically about the topic.

Right now. As I type. 
Groovin'. Movin'. Lovin'. Jammin'. Like a squiggly worm. 
Cause it's awesome.

My good pal from the NKY, The Double O will be pleased to hear that I have resuscitated the hooping business. 

I think it's only right that I add adequate hula hooping quarters with access at my leisure to the ye old vision board. Right!
That's correct. So anyway...... Hula hooping is my newold favorite thing to do. The power of the hoop never left my soul. It had just been hibernating since last summer. You know how these things go. They're crafted out of magic and smiles for someones sake. Stop yelling at me!




This year has been the very best ever so far. 
January the first up to, and absolutely not limited to this second right here. Here. Here. Here. Here......infinity.......

Life is great. 
If you haven't been kicking it gem steady style now is as good a time as any. Open your pocket book for the Lord. Just kidding. 


But seriously. I'm not hosting the next annual drinking of the Kool-aid or anything. I'm just trying to spread the love and feel the maximum amount of happiness and fulfillment for my life needs and requirements!!!!
Can you dig it?

Hope everyone is having an awesome day. Thank you for reading my blog. I think I need to update a few things around here and get with the times. We'll see what happens. 

All the love in the world,

Brittany


Gem Steady adj. 1. The art of vibing out to the max. Being so incredibly awesome it almost hurts. Focusing on the good and trying your best all da tiz-ime. Spreading that positive energy everywhere you go. Word.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Almost Puked.

Guess that means I did something right.


Here you go.

I'm experiencing a time shortage, but this link right here will lead you right. It's, of course, my favorite website in all the land, bodyrock.tv. Zuzana knows how to beat the fat right off of you. For serious. 

I finished this workout in 31 minutes and 13 seconds. I subbed in a couple different exercises for the ones that  required the dip station since I'm lacking, and I use a 25 pound plate instead of a sandbag. Do what you feel, people.

Also, the raw vegan diet is still going well. I think it is working in my benefit for sure. Gotta be looking fly so I can cornhole me a hot gangster rapper :)

Now get off the computer and go burn a calorie. 

I'm off!



Saturday, June 25, 2011

I've Decided To Quit Cooking.

Alright, kiddie cats. It's been long enough.

I haven't fallen off the wagon or anything. Just been busy. Still working out. Still not eating anything that I wouldn't eat. What?

Anyway.

I decided yesterday that I was gonna be raw vegan. It's going well so far.
I'll keep you posted on what exactly I'm eating and all that neat stuff.

I'm a bunny.

Also. I've been doing some really great workouts. I've been making up my own. But, of course, I've been getting all my super awesome moves from Zuzana. Duh. She's the best.

This is what my most recent workout sounded like......

-5 minutes of interval skipping
-Diamond runner push ups-30
-Happy Monkey -30
-Surfer-30
-5 minutes of interval skipping
-Side plank lift (L)-25
-Side plank lift (R)-25
-Mountain climbers-50
-5 minutes of interval skipping
-Plank Jumps-50
-Jumper-20
-Pendulum-50
-10 minutes of interval skipping
-Sandbag mini squats-50

The End



I've been doing a lot more yoga and stretching before and after my workouts as well. I'm feeling like a rubber band. It's good.

You should probably try making up one of your own workouts. It'll be fun. Just click on this sentence right here. It will take you to a place where you can learn how to blast off all your fat and be strong and good. Pick a few moves you like and bust it out.

Sorry this is a plain and boring blog entry and not all picture-filled and aesthetically exploding for your eye-type area. I'll try to make the next one better.

Until then.....

Don't be poisoning yourselves with all kinds of disgusting, corn syrup filled,  hydrodge-o-nate-ed-fals-iiii-fate-di-date-erated non-nature created kind of stuff. Got it?

Sloth hand.




Monday, May 23, 2011

Short and Sweet.

I just got through with my workout for the day (evening).
I didn't get to do it this morning like I usually prefer, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut sometimesyoudon'tgetwhatyouwant.

Anyway.

You all know how I love to refer you to Zuzana.

Since it's a million o'clock my time I wanted to make it short and sweet so I could get to bed at a reasonable hour. Six minutes is short. I just blasted off a fair amount of calories....that's pretty sweet. I think I'm winning. Super. Click on this link right here and you too can feel your legs melt off. I hope you bust it out with me and quit being weak. Just do it. You could be done by now.

I'm going to bed. I hope everyone is really happy and positive and awesome. Don't eat any fried hogs tomorrow. You'll thank me later. Peace, love, and fat blasting.


   
Whatever could this be?




Friday, May 20, 2011

Oh Em Jee.

I just got through with a super brutal workout. Zuzana really knows how to treat a girl. Seriously. I had to pace circles around my house to cool down enough to even stretch it out afterwards. This sucker was only 12 minutes long and I damn near passed out towards the end. I love bodyrock.tv so hard. I've never come across any other workouts that can prove themselves to be so intense and effective in such a short amount of time.I never get bored, and I never even have to leave my house. All I need is my interval timer and I'm good to go.


This is what just happened to me. 

These workouts are super short and rewarding. PLUS Zuzana is way hot and you get to watch her break them down for you. I'm so thankful that this site exist and that I happened upon it one fateful day. Her constant encouragement, good attitude, and motivation has most definitely helped shape where I am at today. Not to mention the diet tips, which are imperative to achieving and maintaining your fitness or weight-loss goals. I love that anybody can write in and post their pictures and tell their story. It's truly inspirational and helps me stay on the right track.

ALRIGHT. Enough with the sappy nonsense. 

Click right here on this link. It will take you to a land where all your dreams can come true. To a place where miracles happen and fat turns into energy and just flies right off your body. Like I said before; this workout is ONLY 12 MINUTES LONG. Just do it and get it over with. Don't you want to feel super strong and ultra hot?  I know most of you people have a fancy iPhone or Android or something. Quit playing your lame prancing unicorn versus space hogs game and download an interval timer app. Do something beneficial for yourself. And when you do PUSH YOURSELF TO THE LIMIT. 12 minutes. Make it count. If you puke then you know you did something good. Here's the link again in case you somehow missed it the first three times.

Oh, and put down those Cheeto's. Nuclear bio-cheese powder isn't doing you any favors.

Good vibes to all.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Coconut Flavored Blog

Hi friends.

Good to see you here. How was your day? Oh?...... Yeah?....... Wow. That's really awesome.

Now let's talk about something else.
I went to the farmers market a few days ago and got stocked up for the apocalypse. So. Much. Food. It's great. While perusing the aisles (and getting my mind completely blown) I happened across some coconut flour. I've come across several delicious sounding recipes that call for this particular ingredient and it was dirt cheap so I went ahead and threw it in the cart. Good move. I have since made several tasty treats. First one being these delicious pancakes right here. I didn't take any pictures because I was pretty much gobbling them up straight out of the pan and, quite frankly, they were ugly. If you click on the link it will take you to some kind of coconut flour genius' blog were you can discover all sorts of wonderful things. I subbed out the eggs for ground flax seeds to make them vegan and used up the last of the maple syrup I had leftover from my cleanse. These things were awesome and packed full of protein and fiber so they kept me full all day long.

The next coconut flour adventure took form in the shape of coconut lemon cookies. These things were great. My band mate and I finished them off pretty quickly last night while we were practicing.

The actual cookies didn't survive long enough for photo evidence, but here's a little glimpse of some serious dough action.

I have about a trillion lemons leftover from my cleanse lemonade drink so I'm trying to use them in as many things as possible. I found a coconut almond flax cookie recipe and decided to make them coconut lemon flax cookies instead. I also cut out the sugar. Here's the original. Mine went like this....

1/4 cup ground flax seed
3/4 cups water
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
3/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 tsp sea salt
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes


Mix all that good stuff together. Plop spoonfuls on a baking sheet. Stick in an oven that has been preheated to three hundred and seventy five degrees Fahrenheit. Let them hang out in there for about 15 minutes. Take them out of the oven. Behold their beauty. Wish they weren't as hot as the dickens. Let them cool down before you go sticking your grubby little hands all over them. Shove them in your face.

These cookies stayed super moist, kind of crumbly, and extra yummy. 

Shall we move on to coconut recipe number three? I think so.......

I feel like posting photos of the food after I've already started eating let's you know that I truly think it was irresistibly delicious.

That is a Cilantro-Lime-Coconut Adzuki Bean Stir Fry.  A recipe that I modified from here. This was seriously delicious. I had to hurry up and put the leftovers in the fridge so I would quit stuffing my face. The original recipe called for mangos but mine aren't ripe yet so I just used it as a guideline to create my own dish. Here we go......

The Sauce
2 inch piece of ginger minced
1 clove garlic (or more) minced
1/2 cup cilantro
juice from 1 lime
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 Tbs agave nectar

Everything else
1 onion sliced
1 1/2 cups or so adzuki beans
handful of snap peas
2 carrots sliced thin
1 Tbs coconut flour
 Tamari or soy sauce to taste
handful toasted peanuts

For the stir fry; put your onion, snap peas, and carrots in a wok with some hot sesame oil. Cook for about 10 minutes. In the meantime blend together all your ingredients for the sauce in a food processor.

Once your onions and everything are nicely cooked stir in your adzuki beans and sauce. Let them simmer up for a minute and stir in the coconut flour to thicken it up a bit. Add your Tamari to your liking. I used about 2 Tbs' or so. 

Plate it once everything is good and hot then top with sliced avocado, toasted peanuts, and Sriracha. Eat it. Love it. Then eat it some more.


Hope you enjoy all these coconut themed recipes. They're truly delicious. After pigging out it's important to make sure you're blasting off some calories with a good workout. Today I did a pilates video that had my abs and buns burning like wildfire. I'll let you know what I decide to bust out tomorrow. Something good, I'm sure. Yesterday I did 100 burpees (10 variations 10 times each) and 20 minutes of interval skipping. Burpees are a great full body exercise that will definitely get your sweating.



Check it out and sweat it out. Here you have Zuzana breaking down all the different burpee variations. Pick a few that you love then get at it.

Hope everyone is having a super day. Good vibes to all and tidings of grain free goodness. Thanks for reading. See you next time.