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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hello Friendship!

So this will be a short post...BUT I'VE MOVED ON TO ANOTHER BLOG/WEBSITE! Please, for the love of all things that are holy...follow me there. I will be leaving this site up indefinitely, but I will be posting from (drumroll).... WWW.DEMIBEANFITNESS.COM NOW and loooookkkkk!!!


Monday, August 27, 2012

Im in another Infomercial! FOR INSANITY THE ASYLUM!

So here I am again-in another infomercial (the first one was P90X). As you can see in my before pic-I was in pretty good shape...but my word-Asylum took me to a whole new level of athleticism. I am so greatful for this program, what it did for me, for Beachbody, and for all the support I have recieved over the years. Hard work does pay off! Never give up on any of your goals, because if you want it bad enough-you'll get it!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A title. Can't think of anything clever right now.

Whatup bitches. So. I haven't posted in awhile. It's because I've been busier than a stripper in vegas. Speaking of Vegas-I'LL BE THERE THIS WEEK! Woot! But not as a stripper. Its for Beachbody's Annual Summit-basically a ginormous gathering of Coaches, and everyday we learn through breakout sessions (usually hungover), and have parties everynight (causing the hangover'ness). But then at the end, they give away a shitload of money to people that have had amazing transformations and worked their asses off and SO deserve it. It's pretty frekkin awesome. And they end the whole thing with ANOTHER party. I wonder which coach will end up with a tiger in their bathroom? But I we have been in the middle of an epic move. Why is it epic? Because we've been moving and renovating at the same time. WTF. Who does that? Clearly-us. Last night was my first night finally giving in and sleeping in our "new" place, and I drank last night to celebrate..and well yeah that ended well. I fell asleep in the office chair. Awesome. But I have my Shakeology, and I'M GOOD. I swear that stuff has hangover cure in it, somewhere on that ingredient list. Whatever. It works and I won't question it. Are you on Shakeology? Tell me your experience with it in the comments. If you aren't...why the hell not?! Besides curing hangovers in the speed of light, it keeps weightgain at bay, boosts energy and metabolism, and makes your body all sorts of happy. It's vegan too. Well one flavor is. And it happens to be my fave-STRAWBERRY. Word. Get you some HERE! Or click on the friggin huge banner on this blog to get it. Remember to save 15 bucks a month on shipping charges by going on Home Direct (HD). You can cancel at anytime. Seriously you can. And customer service doesn't bitch about it, so if you go on it, be smart and go on HD. So I've been doing Les Mills Pump. I think it may be my fave...shit is hard but doable. And the trainers make funny faces and yell at you in euro accents, while listening to euro techno and country music (??)..hey it's all good. I sweat buckets and it's mostly weight training, which I'm a big fan of. Ok that's it for now. I'll post later after I'm done packing for Vegas and unpacking the house. UGH we have moved 7 times in 6 years. WHY. Anyway-at least we are on the water now-and we have a boat so that makes sense. --DB

Friday, May 25, 2012

SORENESS. Friend or Foe?

I really do love waking up and feeling sore. I do. Call me a masochist. Whatever. The soreness we experience after workouts are really the body’s natural response to pushing yourself to a higher level of physical activity than it’s normally used to, and a part of our body’s normal process of adaptation. This is an amazing progression in which our body breaks down, then starts the recovery process, heals and rebuilds. As a result, we get stronger (the process of building muscle). We will notice that the soreness usually hits you the second day after your physical activity (DOMS-"Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and after a day or so of uncomfortable soreness, you get progressively better and soon return to feeling your normal self. So this is something that I love to feel-BUT! If the soreness is messing with your sleep patters, you are angry all the time, you lack appetite-THAN it can lead to overtraining. That's a whole 'nother beast so I suggest you let Google help you with that. The following pic is something I won't do. Not that I CAN'T DO IT, because I CAN, (not really), but I still think it's a cool pic. Plus I would be worried about getting ran over. And that would definitely make me sore.
OK-so today is my oldest daughter's graduation day from 4th grade! Bring on the Summer sand and water. Will post more pics laters. -DB

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Probably the best thing ever that made it's way in my mouth. That's what she said.

So. I made THIS as my bedtime snack-a-doo. (It's not a picture of what I actually made, obviously-but it looked just like this).
Chocolate Shakeology Pudding *1-½ scoops Chocolate Shakeology (or Vegan Tropical Strawberry- 1 ripe avocado- 1 large banana- 1 cup almond milk- 1 tsp. lemon juice- PREPARATION: Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth. If pudding is too thick, add a bit more almond milk. Pour into 4 small individual dishes and refrigerate for an hour. OPTIONAL: Garnish with chopped pecans, chia seeds, or walnuts. HOLY BALLS. This was SO good I can't even tell you. My kids were chomping at the bit to have some of this yummy HEALTHY goodness. Makes for a great dessert! P.S. I know the Avocado sounds crazy, but you can't taste it, and it's what makes it into a great pudding texture. Plus, this recipe is chock full of healthy fats and low in calories. And did I mention it tastes AMAZING?! It does. Until next time.. -DB

So. What have I been doing Post Reset? Read on.

Alot of you will be surprised that I am still eating the Reset meals that are outlined in the guidebook for the Ultimate Reset. Many of you have been asking me what am I doing to maintain, how are my workouts now, etc. So I want to answer all of that right here, right now. Throughout my 21 days-I have discovered that personally, I want to remain a Vegan. I want 50% of that to be Raw Vegan as well. I just know, FOR ME, it helps me feel better and have more energy. PLUS-I recover from my workouts faster, therefore I can push harder in my workouts. I am on the maintenance program for the Reset-which includes Alkanize (the nasty green sweat sock powder-but is SUPER good for you) and Optimize (digestive enzymes). I also wanted to include Oxygenize (liquid oxygen-oxygenates the blood-making you feel oh so good, and your workouts are super fly when you are drinking oxygenated water), plus once a day I will take Detox. To keep things moving. You know what I mean by that. And since doing this every day, almost a month post Reset-I STILL have my post reset results, and I still have that clarity of mind, the peacefullness, the energy, all of the benefits that came with the Reset. Figured out I can keep that feeling forever! Which I LOVE.
I do allow myself to have a little more snacks than usual-but I am experimenting with vegan/raw snacks and side dishes to "get my feet wet" to speak. I have alot to learn, like always, and I want to know what my body likes, and what it shuns. Sort of a self experiment. I like science. OH-and as far as my workouts..I basically feel like the Gladiator. For reals. I am doing Asylum with a dash of Les Mills Pump thrown in for good measure. My performances on the hardest workouts I've ever done are SO MUCH BETTER. And with that I feel like a spartan. A gladiator. Or Rocky.
Anywho-that's all I have for now. Summer is upon us, which means LOTS of boating. Who knows-maybe I will drink and eat my face off the next time we are out on the boat. All I know is-is that with Beachbody-I have the tools to get back on track. I can help you do the same thing. KNOW THIS. -DB

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So what is the point of all this ANYWAY?

Why am I involved with health and fitness? Why am I trying to get YOU healthy? Why do I write this blog talking about all this? Why SHOULD YOU CARE? To start off-I will share WHY I started doing all this. In case you didn't know already. I USED TO BE FAT. Like not just, "OH-I just had a baby, NBD..." YEAH-6 MONTHS AGO. Anyway-I'm 5"4, and at my heaviest I was inching towards 170 lbs. That's not very cute. I mean, I used to do fitness modeling, I was so comfortable in my own skin, and now, NOW..I was this chubby girl that couldn't fit into any of her clothes. I had NO waistline, I was wearing mom jeans, tights (OMG TIGHTS ERRRYDAY), and my husband's tshirts. I was so close to becoming that schoolyard everyday mom. (NOT bashing anyone here, it just isn't me). I KNEW I was created and destined to do so much more. I KNEW that I needed help. I was straight up-ADDICTED TO FOOD. It was my comfort and my solice. I didn't have anything but my family, and my food. Plus the fact that I'm puertorican, and my parents live very close to me-so they were more than willing to stuff my pie hole with all the greasy goodness (which in moderation, I still enjoy). Like EVERYONE says, late at night while inhaling icecream straight out of a gallon bucket, alternating with swigs of wine-the P90X infomercial came on. Being a former Marine-that's when everything hit me like a sledgehammer. I was the most happiest with my body when I was in the Marines (when I was crazy active). P90X seemed alot like what we used to do in the Marines-so I KNEW that's what I needed. My personality type is one of that is you remove pain and agony-LIKE A BANDAID. Go hard or go home. That's just me. So I ordered right then and there. When it came-I didn't have any equipment. I did have a strength band though. So I looped my band around my stairwell, and modified pullups. We used to go to Sams Club alot-so I had these huge Aunt Jemima gallon containers of syrup. They each weighed 5 lbs. And I had 2 of them! (NO EXCUSES!!) So I used Aunt Jemima syrup bottles for alot of my weighted excercises in my first month and followed the nutrition plan exactly as written. No cheats, nothing. First month-I lost 10 lbs. I was CRAZY HAPPY. So that definitely motivated me into the rest of my transformation journey, and slowly-I started to purchase weights, until I had a miscolored, rusted out weightset that went up to 20lbs! Then I FINALLY got the pullup bar. As my first 90 days came to a close-I lost almost 30 lbs. And then the craziest thing happened-I WON $10,000 FOR DOING THIS!! *THANKS BEACHBODY*...I knew I could do more, so I went further and did more Beachbody Programs, and now I can say I am the fittest I have ever been. During my initial 90 days, that's when I decided to become a Beachbody Coach. I was helping people anyway by sharing my story. Why not get compensated for it? I mean-time IS money. Making that decision is what changed my life. I eventually was able to be a stay at home mom. I discovered I had a serious passion for helping people-because I was in their shoes! There IS a way out-through healthy nutrition, Shakeology, and sticking to fit programs 6 days a week-like P90X, TurboFire, P90X2, Insanity, RevAbs, and Les Mills Pump-I have the ultimate workout library that I know will always be there for me. And being a stay at home mom-this WORKS. I don't have to fuss with going to the gym, carting off the kids with me, etc. I can just do my workout as soon as I wake up, and I'm done. More time with my family and friends and a sleek healthy physique are my reward. And that can be your reward too! Whether it's by being client of mine, or being my business partner and becoming a Fitness Coach-I can help you-physically and financially. Bottom line. The choice is yours! P.S. 3 weeks post Ultimate Reset. Results still hold true and I feel amazing! I recommend this to everyone! Please comment with any questions! I would love to help you. -DB OH and here is my before pic, complete with monthly progress photos through P90X.. Isabel was around 5 months old in the first before pic. Before pic=NOT HOT.