Thursday, January 29, 2009

Me and Combat (Oil and Water?)

So many of you may know that I am about to venture to training next weekend for a class called Body Combat. If you haven't checked it out yet, you can click on the link of my previous post or go to the Les Mills Website and check it out (
OK, so today I was out and I picked up the hand wraps I need for the class. I was told these are important because it helps the trainer to see if your hands are correct and your knuckles are striking the target correctly. It also makes you "Feel" like a fighter.
Funny thing is... as if you didn't know this was going to be funny... They don't come with instructions... I mean, how hard can it be? Just wrap it around your hand, right? Um, no!
I'm not trained in the art of Combat just yet, but I'm pretty sure the Everlast name shouldn't be on the back of my hand.
I don't think it should gap like this either. I feel like an idiot!!!!

Well, if all else fails find someone to find directions... (thanks T)
Welcome to

And look at me, 4 steps later and I'm actually feeling pretty cool!

That's where the Everlast goes!

You see that fist? I am one bad ass Combat ready girl!
OK, I still feel alittle stupid, but maybe I will grow into them!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

Shhhh! I got to sleep in alittle today-- I got to enjoy my cup of coffee in peace! Once she woke up she was ON THE MOVE.
My older two didn't want anything to do with the freezing cold, so it was just Sydney and Mommy!

While she was busy playing in the snow I was busy with my tricep and bicep workout of scraping 2 inches of ice off the front of my van so I could get the heck out of here!

And after a good 45-mins of scraping I was able to uncover one of my buried wipers only to find the rubber had come off.... Just my luck!
OK kids-- hop in the car we're going to Advanced Auto!

Next weekends training

Well, I'm headed out of town next weekend for a tough training course in order to bring a new program to World Gym. What to see a sneak peak of our new class called COMBAT? Click the link and let me know what you think!

touch and go

Well, it was on the fence this morning about m 930am spin, but all morning classes were cancelled. I plan to teach Body Pump at 4pm today.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thank you and I'm sorry

OK Guys, Thank you to all of you who braved the snow and came out for bootcamp this morning-- I had a great time and I hope you had a great workout!
I'm sorry, but our evening classes have been cancelled for tonight, so no 4pm spin. Keep checking my site for updates on classes tomorrow:
(click on the "schedule of classes" tab at the top of the page)
Stay warm, but not too much comfort food!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Squat!

A proper squat done in a body pump class... Heels are slightly wider than hips and toes are turned out just a bit. Elbows under shoulders, bar on the meaty part of your back. Abs tight!
(yes, I'm still freezing and my photographer extraordinaire kept making me laugh)

Try not to bend forward while squatting down, this puts a strain on your lower back. Your bar should be moving straight up and down.

That's better, keeping your chest lifted and pushing your butt back and down.

This is the top of the squat, it shows the bar on the meaty part of your upper back.
(Nice leg profile there if I do say so myself)

This picture shows the low position of your squat. You should never go lower than 90 degrees.
(yeah, I was already getting tired of holding the bar)

This is TOO low for a squat.
(I cut my head out-- I didn't have a very cute look on my face-- I was having MVA flashbacks!)

My last photo just reminds you how far apart your feet should be. Remember, slightly wider than hips, toes turned out a tad.
(Wow, I really need some new tennis shoes-- anyone know of some good ones?)
And my serious note, we push through our squat track very quickly in class, bottom half pulses produce alot of burn in our upper legs. Keeping the bar, upper back, and abs in proper form will give us the BEST results and burn the most calories!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Set Position for Body Pump Class

Proper Set Stance position for a Body Pump class...Heels under hips, knees are soft, shoulders are lifted, and shoulders blades pinched together.
(notice my lack of smile above? It was REALLY cold in the GE room Friday morning-- like 58 degrees)
From the side profile, chin is slightly tucked in.
(Just look at that tricep!)

Try not to hunch shoulders forward, this causes alot of strain in the upper back.
(oh yea, that's a cute picture)

Squeezing your shoulder blades together gets you set up to start your Body Pump class.
(That's better-- see how happy I am now?)

Again, from the side-- try not to roll or round your shoulders forward. Keep your abs in tight and shoulders lifted.
(that's how I look after eating at the Japanese steak house!)

Perfect set stance is how we start almost every standing track in a Body Pump class. Practicing good technique can help us get stronger!!!!
(on a serious note, proper technique is important and helps reduce injuries in our quick moving and very intense classes-- see you soon!)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

4th times the charm?

So after MANY attempts to get my Maryland license, I arrive at the ANNAPOLIS MVA at 9am this morning with my passport, social security card, and two pieces of mail ONLY to find out that I cannot have my mail sent to a Post Office box-- I have to have a physical address! Needless to say I was FUMING when I left. I went to the mall to my Navy Federal Bank and changed my address and printed a bank statement and headed back to the MVA-- FINALLY, I get through to sit and wait for my number to be called.
I mean really-- an illegal alien can get a drivers license easier than I can!
I go in, take my eye test and as I'm pressing my forehead against the eye test, I'm thinking that I'm going to have a red mark on my forehead for my photo-- I'm already upset, so I'm going to be frazzled looking too!
Than comes the bill-- $90.00!!!!!!!!!!!! It's $45.00 for EACH class you have on your license. Of course I ride a motorcycle too, so that makes 90 bucks! So, let's recap-- frazzled, stressed, pissed, red mark on forehead, and now mad that I have to pay 90 dollars for all this-- oh yea, my photo's gonna be GREAT!

But, finally-- here it is! I am officially a Maryland resident with a Maryland license and I am legal to drive again!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm the White Sheep!

OK, so my dad gets the Nintendo Wii for Christmas, along with the Guitar Hero game. For those of you who don't know-- it's a virtual game you play with little guitars. You get the option of choosing your charterer on the game. My Children and I walk into the house the other night, and my parents are the couch-- each with a guitar in hand playing the game. At first I laugh, than I look at the screen and see this!!!
I said "Mom, is that you?!?" She laughs and says "yes". I I I can't believe this! My 57 year old mother has chosen this leathered, tattooed, half dressed woman as her charterer!

She is strumming away, and i see the top of her thong coming out of the top of her pants! I said "Mom, your thong is hanging out!!!" She says "I know, that's how I win-- your dad looks at my butt and misses his beat"
WHAT?!? EWWWW! Did I need to hear this? I mean, I am scared for life now-- and my poor children!

I'm planning to show these photos to my shrink and hope she gives me a discount on my next session!
What can I say guys-- these are the seeds that sewed me!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Just my luck!

As most of you know by now, my license is expired. I've been to the MVA TWICE and have yet to renew. The MVA is also closed today for MLK and tomorrow for inauguration day, so no chance of getting my new one until Wednesday.

What some of you don't know is that my van tags are ALSO expired.. it's a long story, but the van is in my ex-husbands name and the stickers have not arrived. They have been ordered and paid for, but I guess the postmen is WALKING them from Florida to Maryland (if you happen to see a postmen hitchhiking on 95, please pick him up).

Anyway, I was parked innocently at Starbucks this morning and I get stopped by a police officer. I assume he saw me pull in and noticed I had only a front tag, ran my FL tag and found it to be EXPIRED. Well, if that's not bad enough, he asks for my license which is ALSO expired! Yep, all this BEFORE I had my Starbucks coffee--- I'm thinking we are all lucky there were no casualties-- I mean, I don't even speak to people before coffee in the morning!

Well, it must have been my day because I got off with a $60.00 expired tag ticket and a warning on my expired license. What a morning!!!!!

I haven't gotten pulled over in YEARS!!!! Of course, as soon as all my stuff expires, here is Maryland's Finest-- oh well, I'm glad he didn't give me both tickets!

Oh, and my coffee and oatmeal were perfect!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Superbowl Food

Our Prince Frederick Super Supers has put together a bundle for your Superbowl party! The thing I like most about Super Supers food, is it's all home made to order and you can pick and choose items, or spices to be added or deleted from the recipe to suit your needs. They have all the nutritional value listed on the food for those of us who count calories!

Have a crowd coming for the game and don't know what to serve? Need to take something to a Super Bowl party? We have your solution! Check out our assortment of appetizers, soups, chili's and desserts.

Superbowl Bundle Pack:
Cowboy Caviar
Cranberry BBQ Meatballs
BBQ Chicken Braided Bread
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Beef and Cheddar rolls
Serves approximately 10.Bundle Price: $ 50.00

Place you order by January 26th to ensure availability. You may order online , by email or by phone 410-535-6004. Please prepay at time of order.

Super Suppers Prince Frederick Super Suppers 410-535-6004 choose Prince Fredercik as your location.

We are located across from Safeway, next to KFC, betweem Houligans and La Tolteca.

Tell them the spinchick sent you!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

She's Funny!

I know you've all seen the commercials, but the more I watch them the more I laugh and the more she "Flo" reminds me of ME!!!!!
She's annoying, yet funny- she knows her stuff, but can laugh at herself-- with her cool tricked out name tag to telling Santa she loves cashmere socks, to the latest commercial where she writes her own "noise maker" music!

So the next time you see Flo doing her Progressive commercial-- see you think she reminds you of anyone!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Florida out of the Girl?

Yes, I realized that it is freezing outside, but I just had to do it!
I know you may not see my toes during the winter, and it was way to cold to walk around outside today with just flip flops on. In fact, I went to Safeway in my sweatsuit and flip flops-- people did look at me funny...
but look at how cute they look... SO much better, I guess you can take the girl out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of the girl!

Oh, and yea-- that's the same lady from the nail clippings in the cleavage post!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A mothers love...

So my child gets a wonderful cupcake maker for Christmas. Most of you know that my birthday was this past Monday, so my child decides to make me a birthday cupcake....
Before I finish out this story, I want to publicly apologize to my parents for making them eat all the cakes and cookies I used to make for them with my easy bake oven...
Now, there is nothing even close to the taste of a cupcake that you can make in the microwave in 15-seconds. My daughter mixed the batter, put this "dough" into a cupcake paper and nuked it for 15 seconds. Than, she adds water to this gritty powder and mixes that and calls in icing. She pushes the icing through a tube onto the top of this so called cupcake and presents it to me singing "happy birthday"....
I realize this all sounds nice and sweet, but YOU didn't have to EAT the darn thing, and smile and swallow!
Please, let me know when its your birthday and I will have her make one special-- just for you!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


OK, so here is the bottom half of my Florida drivers license-- I had to cut it off so my DL number wouldn't be out in cyber world.
As you can tell in this picture that my license expires on Jan 12, 2009-- that was yesterday!
Last Thursday I went to the MVA in Calvert county. Parked pretty far away from the court house annex. Walked to the door, only to see the sign that says, no cell phones. I walked back to the car, put my cell inside, than back to the annex. I entered the first set of doors and see another sign that says the drivers license office is only open Mon-Wed.... OK... I guess I'll be spending my birthday at the MVA.
I go to the MVA office yesterday-- without my cell phone, thinking I will be taking a quick eye test and turning over my sunshine state license for a Maryland one, but nooooooooo! It can't possibly be that easy right? Because I am from another state I have to have proff of residency here-- like an electric bill, and two forms of ID-- one of which can be a social security card. Needless to say, I didn't have a bill or a second form of ID with me. That pretty much means I am currently driving on an expired license until I can locate my passport.
With this much trouble, I can't even imagine what my Russian sister-in-law had to go through to get a drivers license here. At this rate, I'm thinking it will be faster to hop a Southwest flight to Florida and back...

Saturday, January 10, 2009


This show on abc cracks me up. Contestants have to go through an obstacle course and one at a time they are eliminated until there is only 1 standing. First off, they have to stand on a pedestal, in a sack and jump over a fast moving pole...
Each time around the pole gets higher and faster-- that is waist high there!

To make this even more funny-- there are commentaries that show instant replays of people falling... over and over and over... it's hysterical!
IF they make it past that, they go onto something called the "dreadmill". It's a belt moving at 15 miles per hour. They have to run, pass through three doors, and avoid tennis balls. IF they fall, they get tossed backwards into a pit of FLOUR-- so their face is all covered in white!

The final 4 go through a huge course, of whipped cream slides, barrel jumping, they get soaked and have to jump onto a fast moving spin wheel, it is so so funny!
Of course the best part is when you get to see the instant replay of them wiping out over and over again! See the flour on his face?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Your World Gym Trainers

We had a trainers meeting in the Owings location today. All the trainers get together to learn new things, discuss problems, and get questions answered by the big man himself.
Here we all are above, listening intently as our future is discussed. That sure is alot of red and black!

And that's JP addressing us all, telling us how well we are doing, where we are slacking, and what the new policies are for our new year. AND THAN..... He tells us he has ordered lunch for us...

That's right, he has ordered PIZZA-- right there in the gym-- FIVE LARGE PIZZA'S to be exact!

I don't see any veggies on this pizza....

And here is one of your trainer extraordinaire chowing down!

Got a sweet tooth? Don't worry-- we've got chocolate chip cookies!
Ever heard the saying "Do as I say, not as I do?" I think that is one to be followed here.

And here is what's left from Holloways plate-- two crusts and an empty amp can-- is that Amp sugar free?
So! Now you know I'm not the ONLY one that eats bad.... At least I don't do it right out in the open in the middle of the gym floor!