Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bye Bye Blogger - WE'VE MOOOVED!

Hello Get Fit Followers – I am writing this post to let you know that we have moved to Wordpress. Due to the move, the readers that are following with Google Connect will no longer get the posts automatically; therefore I am also asking for a HUGE favor! Can you please go to Get-Fit-Naturally and re-follow using email or Networked blogs (at bottom of page)? In order to continue doing giveaways from awesome sponsors I need to keep my reader numbers up – and to do that I need you to re-follow at the new link. I would appreciate it very much! Thank you in advance! ~Lori

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What the hell am i doing?

Heaven knows i may regret this one! 

One of my fellow bloggers has issued a challenge to do a video every day in the month of August. Now, while I know I will not be able to do a video every day, this challenge may push me past my comfort zone to do something different. For those who do not know me, I am a little camera shy – so videos are friggen terrifying! Here is my first video, short and sweet - an introduction to my blog.

Tell me, do you watch fitness and health videos on YouTube?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal!

Lindsay, over at The Lean Green Bean, holds a Foodie Pen Pal swap every month and I was excited to give it a try. I see you scratching your head – what is a Foodie PenPal Swap you ask? You are given a name (and someone is given your name) in which to send a food package which can include fun-foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The swap is open to both bloggers and readers.

I received my package from a blog reader in Rochester, NY. I thought this was really cool since I have been to Rochester to visit friends, and have actually been in Wegman’s, a well-known local grocery store in which some of my products came from.

She sent me Salt potatoes - along with the recipe, Maple Syrup from New York, Bar-b-que sauce made locally, and a Kind bar.
I received my package just as I was going out of town so I haven’t had a chance to try the salt potatoes – but they sound delish. And can you believe I have never tried the Kind nut bar – so I opened it almost immediately. This bar is friggen fabulous! It only has 4 grams of sugar and protein from the nuts. The bar is a little high in fat – but it comes from the nuts – so I stashed half of it away to keep from eating it all in one sitting – it was that good!

The Foodie Pen Pal swap was a very fun thing to try and I would encourage you to participate at least once – especially if you love surprises – which I do!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Meet Kyra - The Get In Shape Girl

   As a fitness enthusiast I am always surfing the internet for workouts, recipes and inspiration. I run across tons of ebooks and if I bought every single one I wanted to – I’d be a very BROKE woman. I have been a follower of the Get In Shape Girl on facebook for so long I can’t remember when I first found her. I loved her stuff so I also subscribed to her weekly emails and free workouts. Can you imagine my surprise and delight when I received her email offering me the chance to review her ebooks? Needless to say, there was a small squeal of delight!

   If you aren’t familiar with the Get In Shape Girl, let me introduce you to her, she is none other than bikini model Kyra Williams. She is also a personal trainer and author. Kyra may be a bikini model, but she is also someone who knows what it’s like to need to lose weight and become healthier. Read about her journey on her website The Get In Shape Girl.

Her first ebook, 12 Week Bikini Guide, is a workout plan that is sure to blast fat. Workouts are broken down into circuits, followed by cardio. The program is broken down into 4 week segments, with small changes each week to keep your body from getting used to the routine. For a free preview, click here. I love the workout plan - you will definitely see results! 

Her second ebook, The Bikini Competitor's Cookbook, is filled with delicious meals and snacks; you are sure to forget that they are actually good for you!

Kyra has graciously allowed me to share one workout and one recipe from her books.

This is a total body workout performed as 1 giant set / circuit fashion. Perform a total of 3 rounds.
There is a definition section in the beginning of the book that describes each of her exercises.

Warm up / dynamic stretches (definitions in book)

10 Squat to overhead press
20 Mountain climbers
12 Stability Ball Hamstring Curls
10 High plank, knees to elbows
10 Side Shuffles
10 Bulgarian Split Squat
12 Russian Twists
12 Plyo Push-ups
8 Single Leg Squat
6 Alternating dumbbell rows
15 Plank Jump Through

Cool down / dynamic stretches (definitions in book)

Cardio 30 minutes at approximately 70% of your HR max for 30 minutes

Steak Tip Salad

1 -2 ounces (grab a couple of handfuls.. don’t be shy here) arugula leaves
4 ounces flank steak, grilled or baked to the temperature of your choice
1/4 cup cucumber slices
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced re d onion
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Grill or bake steak to temperature of your choice. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and toss.
Serve steak on top of other ingredients.

Calories –212
Fat –9g
Protein –25g

So, to sum things up - i give both these books a Thumbs up!