Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stay tuned - Spring/Summer FUN




The Alpha Sweets Tasting Party was a success!
my gluten free pumpkin brownies were a huge hit

thank you to my beautiful lady friends that came to sample & giggle
i really needed a night on the couch with you guys!

It made me think of other things that people can do to be social without the bar scene
I am sure I am not the first person to bring this up.........our society has become so concerned with nightlife.
Would you mind having a fantastic time without the hangover? Maybe even learn something?

As the weather gets warmer I will be having weekly "networking" dinner parties
The only reason I say networking is because I have such a wide variety of friends
We can all help EACH OTHER!

These gatherings will be based around healthy foods and laughing
Come one come all to my backyard for some scrumptious healing of the body and soul

add a comment or shoot me an email so I can make sure you are on my invite list

Recently I was having a conversation about the fitness shows I have been a part.
We were talking about the politics, drugs and the TOTAL warped vision of the judges
I have been wanting to be a part of another one this season. WHY you ask?
I do not want to win.
BUT I like to test my discipline...that is what it has always been about!

My focus now, on top of looking good is to correct the faulty movement patterns that I have adopted over the years.





Lets strive to look good, while being as healthy as we can on the inside. No crash dieting, no excessive cardio. Trust your body and love life.
Good things to come......just HELP THEM HAPPEN

Monday, March 29, 2010

HeAd sHOulDeRS kNees & ToEs


i write this blog about what i learn, what changes my life and things that effect me

this weekend i was privileged enough to watch a longevity conference, and learned SO MUCH

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes.....will be a weekly addition to my blog. Starting today!

things you can eat, supplements you can take and physical things you can do to make each part (of this preschool song) healthier

1 head - for sleep: tryptophan
2 shoulders/lungs - Bacopa Monnieri to ease your asthma
3 knees - joints health: Living Silica
4 toes - Grounding Technology, you the power of the earth

do you homework......learning can be addictive!
I know this information will change my life, and open new doors for me to help others. xoxox


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

recycle your shoes!!!!!


amazing
if you do not donate your sneakers PLEASE do not throw them in the trash


There are a number of charities that send your used sneakers to impoverished places with little access to athletic shoes.





create: rubber, for ourdoor running tracks
padding, for basketball courts
& foam for tennis courts

They collect running shoes,
and ship them to East Africa
The first pair donated back in 1995
went to Mark Wendot Yatich
he went on to win the Los Angeles Marathon!

Soles4Souls receives large donations from
footwear companies, retailers, churches,
nonprofit ministries, civic groups,
schools, and individuals and saw that this
could become a full time organization
Gently worn shoes

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Prevention vs Intervention


HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE AMA?
American Medical Association?

If you have.....read this book
and try to not be furious with them.


Ask yourself this question,
"Would I like to prevent illness & injury or intervene once they have surfaced?"



HEALTH INSURANCE
You are "safe" if you are insured?
Really? Then why are nutritional counselors, alternative herbalist,
health club memberships & yoga not covered by insurance?
These are the things people should be doing to PREVENT needing to spend money on medication or horrible things that insurance DOES cover.

What if......there was a cure or non toxic alleviation for cancer?
What if the AMA worked as hard at they could to keep it under wraps?
What if pharmaceutical companies run our country?
What if our government was turning a blind eye?
What if there were specialist that devoted their lives to figuring out how to PREVENT illness?
WAIT THERE ARE, AND OUR INSURANCE COMPANIES DONT SUPPORT THEM!

I am so angered by our "traditional" medicine
That is what led me to a degree in Natural Health
To help create healthy lifestyles
There is no greater rush than to help make a change in the life of a suffering client.

example 1 :

a few years ago doctors found a blood clot in my father's leg
of coarse they put him on blood thinners
......and that was pretty much it
oh ya and to loose some weight (in his words)
no counseling or advice was given, just "loose some weight"
while taking blood thinners you are to steer clear of Vit K
because one of the benefits of Vit K is that it aides in the clotting of the blood
where is Vit K found?
Vitamin K is in green, leafy, vegetables
some of the greatest super foods are green and leafy!
.......healing properties are endless.

did it work?
no heart attack.....no stroke......
now he just goes in to check blood pressure every month to make sure the thinners are working
dad has been doing that for the last 4 years or so.

then says his blood sugar is high, borderline diabetic
what caused the clot in the first place?
how could this have been prevented?

BRILLIANT

I KNOW why dont we teach patients how to feed themselves properly?
if he had of been eating enough Vit K all along, there wouldnt have been a problem

example 2:

weight loss surgeries.......great, problem solved?
ok your stomach is now the size of a walnut
and you have really bad eating habbits
AND insurance doesnt cover nutirional counisling

high five health care
high five government

UP TOP to the people that put the time in to take care of themselves
because apparently we need to DO IT OURSELVES

if you invest time and money into maintenance of your health
you shall not need to pay the f-ing insurance companies for MAKING us ill
WHO'S WITH ME?

ALPHA SPORT gear up for summer starts next week
310 310 3719
call for pricing and package options







Friday, March 19, 2010

when your heart breaks a little each day


writen november 19th @ 9:10pm


FRI morning i woke up next to someone i am so in love with

it is a new love....one that has not yet been spoken of

i stayed in bed and skipped the gym

having laughs over breakfast there were thoughts of disbelief

could i really be this lucky to have this person in my life?

WED night, the night before he ventured back from the UK

there were words exchanged about my lack of verbal affection

as the conversation continued via skype i watched him walk away from the computer to make his late night snack

it was then that i noticed the smile on my face and the tug between my stomach and my chest

i started to make a list
thinking i would email to him to explain how many things about him a adored....something he would read before boarding him plane back to me
something to make HIM smile

FRI 1045am i recieved a call
i did not know then the severity and how i would not feel the effects until now almost 1 week later

as we settle back into my house it is Thurs @ 850pm

as the man that i love without saying lays asleep in my bed i cry

my whole body is finally allowed to release the emotion i have been withholding
the blood stained/stapled scalp, the neck brace that holds the 3 broken vertebrae, to the metal objects that have been inserted to reassemble all the bones in his right leg....i scan his body

the first thing on my list in the email i never sent
"the way you walk"

and i cry for him
for how strong he is being
and for how much i love him
i cry because before i left my house last friday for work
i had the best hug and kiss that i have ever felt
it lasted a little longer than i had time for but i did NOT let go
and once again i watched him walk
back into my house as i drove away

that embrace will happen again and it will be better than before
because i am here for every step that it takes to get back there.
i will be here to dance with him when WHEN he is back to being
SIMON

Thursday, March 18, 2010

YOGA & 12 weeks to your summer bod



Yoga! just one of the many things that i would recommend for 12 weeks to a healthier you!

My first day of yoga.........almost 5 years ago
I cried
NOT HAPPY TEARS
the frustration was unbearable
i was mad that i could not do every every pose perfectly
i was judging my flexiblity...or lack there of
and got caught inside my head

now i am so proud to say that yoga has brought so many positive changes to my life
there are aspects of my life that it has helped me let go of
i know it can have the same effects on others

i now approach new situations without judgement i truly believe it is do to patience that I have tapped into practicing yoga.
I can breathe through times of panic and anxiety;
acceptance of my body has been the most drastic change, and the appreciation for what my body is capable of.

I promise you if you stick with it, your bod will thank you!


BENEFITS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...

Increasing Flexibility
Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons
Massaging of ALL Organs of the Body -
perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough manner. This stimulation in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.


The Alpha Sport 12 Week Plan

Personal/Group Training Sessions
TRX & WBV Classes
Nutritional Coaching
Alpha Sweets Weekly Cheat Day Treats
Yoga
Meditation
Cardio

GRADUATION:
Infinity Spray Tanning &
Bathing Suite Shopping Day

Who's With Me!?


VENICE NUTRITION - IT'S TIME TO DO IT

12 weeks online nutritional assistance....meals, recipes, exercise tips, full support with by phone or email
i will track your progress and keep you on top of your game

i will host weekly meetings at my house to ask & answer questions, share workout stories and support each other

CLASSES, TRAINING SESSIONS & TIPS INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE OF THE 12 WEEK PACKAGE
LET'S GET A BUNCH OF CHICKS TOGETHER AND KNOCK 'EM DEAD THIS SUMMER!
CALL FOR PRICING INFO
310 310 3719
XOXOXO


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

purchases of the week...yay or nay?



What have i done today........
noticed that my clients are dropping like flies:
sinus surgery
colds
inactive thyroids
torn medial meniscus (not from me)
trips to paris
trips to australia
changes in work schedules
taking jobs in atlanta

woke around 645 this morning with a swift lick
to the face breakfast while watching the news,
nothing interesting more talk of earthquake kits
YOURS SHOULD INCLUDE -amy says:
jeans a nice shirt, lip gloss and marcara...
all under your bed incase you need to jump
up get dressed and apply before running
for your life.

HIGHLIGHTS of the day:

walking the cheeky dog
rushed to an appointment that never happened
my brief bmx ride in the sunshine
giggles with the girls over Alpha Sweets and tea
watched Chuka rip an arm off her stuffed lamb
finding my extra staples in a desk box i havent opened yet! yaaahooo

reading about my MUST HAVE purchases of the week!

KOR ONE water bottles

The KOR logo both resembles a water drop and is inspired by the Chinese concept of yin‐yang, which describes two opposing and yet complementary aspects of any phenomenon. Green and blue sides of the KOR water drop join to represent the dualistic relationship and balance of earth and water.

The KOR logo both resembles a water drop and is inspired by the Chinese concept of yin‐yang, which describes two opposing and yet complementary aspects of any phenomenon. Green and blue sides of the KOR water drop join to represent the dualistic relationship and balance of earth and water.

POWER BALANCE bracelets




Most everything has a frequency inherent to it. Some frequencies react positively with your body and others negatively. When the hologram comes in contact with your body’s energy field, it allows your body to interact with the natural, beneficial frequency stored within the hologram. This results in improved energy flow throughout your body.


REMEMBER
"one of the greatest gift you can give to yourself of anyone else is inspiration"

#1 thing to work on today 3.17.2010
dont expect people to connect the dots
you must spell it out, ask for what you want,
tell people what you mean, and be as open as possible
ASK: our minds can create any scenario, wouldn't you rather know the truth?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"LEARNED"



When you get very excited for new adventures in your life........
When you want to include people that would benefit........
When you are open to sharing the ride........

go for it, ALWAYS TRY
if they are closed off to you, dont take it personally, you have done all you can

NEVER stop reaching, NEVER become jaded,
just know that when it is reciprocated, it was meant to be
then brace yourself for the roller coaster ahead

work hard, dream big and listen without judgement

Recently I have been offered many opportunities by DKN,
a company based on WHole BOdy ViBratIon.

As new possibilities came about all I could think of was how one of my brilliant friends would be perfect to include
This could be the next step in his process....to finally receive the recognition he deserves
be my "partner" in WORLD DOMINATION
How THIS was the reason we were brought into each other's lives
His methods with my studies of vibrational benefits.....UNSTOPPABLE!
WHAT?????!!!!!!
but apparently I am not worth the time it would take....to teach me his methods
to give me a chance to learn and SHARE
instead of trusting, thought I would take and leave
instead it is quite the opposite
perhaps he has been effected by doing this for years

will this jade me to include "friends" in the future?
NO you cannot stop taking chances in life or with people
even if you have been burnt before...........i say it out loud, to myself and to him

1. you cannot stop taking chances
help it happen
2. allow yourself to let people in
3. don't be old and bitter
4. learned is not a word used by the brits

Stay tuned for WORLD DOMINATION

until then
be kind and view each experience without your past


Monday, March 15, 2010

SPITTIN GAME


Rappers from day 1 say how bad ASS they are.........

they dont start with money or "hoes"
these are things they want to achieve
but what they are doing is sending it out to the universe
by starting to believe what they say,
it can become a reality

become a rapper
believe your own hype
help it happen
find your dream
and wake the F*%$# up

live it
know you can do it ON YOUR OWN

you are smart, unique & talented
in your own very special way
get there
SAY IT OUT LOUD

ONE xo

Sunday, March 14, 2010

pole dancing at the iHRSA


This past weekend in San Diego, Ca
I had the privilege to experience the future of fitness.

My eyes are now open even wider in excitement
to the education I am still yet to attain.


The energy in the convention center was through the roof! Multiple "booths" dedicated to the testing of new equipment, demonstrations of new techniques and the purchasing of recently rejuvenated accessories flooded this massive arena.

Damn my injury....there were loads of fitness enthusiasts taking classes and trying out the next generation of tools to make you go hoom.






As a certified TRX instructor I implement many of these techniques with my own clients, but damn would I have loved to give these trainers a run for there money.

Friendly competition is a great learning tool.
I will "help this happen"

My TRX classes are held Mon & Thurs Evenings from 6-630 & 630-7pm




DKN Technology
Controled Whole Body Vibration










-German Engineered Motors that very in Amplitude
-Frequency ranging from 20Hz - 50Hz per machine
-rehab, anti-aging, circulation & lymphatic drainage
-4 pre programed workouts with visual explanations
-prices range from $2400-$4000

BONUS.....ME as your trainer!

You're looking at the NEW SPOKESMODEL for DKN!




The most interesting
booth at the event
If I must say.........
THE POLE

Girl of the classy persuasion swinging around and encouraging men to try. BRILLIANT
They must have been part of the movement recently to add pole dancing as an Olympic Sport.
You've got to be F-ing KIDDING
not that is doesn't look hard
I am sure you are very strong....between your legs



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Muffins, Spray Tans and WBV

SHHHhhh I am not eating another!

Thank you to the ladies for a very successful night of muffin tasting.
After some constructive criticism, another item has been added to the menu!

PLEASE email me recipes that you would like to see at future ALPHA SWEETS wed nights.





Last night I went in for my Infinity Sun Spray tan at Hollywood Tans
(Tomorrow I am presenting for DKN at the iHRSA Convention in San Diego
MUST BE TAN AND GORGE)


I must say.....VERY happy. The technician deserves a pat on the back.
Not just for getting me stark ass in the room, but for doing an even job in minutes.
I am sure if he were straight there would be a line around the block for that job!

LOOKS REAL, AINT NO MYSTIC SHIT

Other than smelling a bit weird.....I am sure it just looks like i sat at the beach.
At the beach with goggles and a spartan shield!
The sandy wind these day.........hold on to your hats.



I am so excited for the next couple of days! There is so much to learn and experience at this event. Unfortunately I am injured so I cannot partake in the morning workouts (I say shedding just a single tear).

I will be educating the passers by on WBV - Whole Body Vibration Technology

DKN has approached me, they had heard of my acceleration training capabilities with Power Plate and asked me to jump on board. They are an 18 year old company that have been very successful in europe and want to break into the american fitness/rehab community. Soon enough I will have their plates in my studio and you can see your yourself!

The same benefits as Power Plate without the bells and whistles.
If a product gets the job done, why add things that take away from the purpose.

When I met with Patrick and Chip, they spoke with me about the very things I questioned with the Power Plate product. As a Power Plate trainer I NEVER used the higher frequency option. Occasionally I would amp it up during the massage mode after an intense workout. This would increase the circulation & flush the lactic acid out of the muscle. No 125lb woman needs to be jolted like that. If you have a massive 300lb athlete, maybe. The basic 30 Hz gets the job done. Don't over do it, without doing the research it can have the reverse effects.

Let's get this SHIZNIT up and running...educate the new-bees of the benefits WBV has to offer!

GO TEAM!!!!







Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Little Thang called METABOLISM


So here we go......

Metabolism slows down with time
Things that worked for you in your 20's wont work in your 30's 40's and 50's
Once you hit your 60's your just screwed (kidding)
You can't just not eat pizza for a week and slim down........
Or survive solely on HoHo's and look fit (yes i've done it)

There are rules, body rules if you will, that one must follow to keep after that metabolism

HERE ARE MY RULES TO LIVE BY -

1. EAT
2. SLEEP
3. exercise
4. stimulate you mind
5. massage your love muscle


WHY?

EAT
1. if you aren't eating within 30mins-1hour of waking you are behind the game
this is your first chance of the day to set the bar
protein, fat and carbs ONE OF EACH - simple
-i am not a believer of mixing proteins
-fruit and grains don't digest well together
-nobody needs more than one healthy fat per meal
ON THE RUN - shake it up OR have my fav PROTEIN PANCAKES on hand in the fridge
email for Venice Nutrition recipe

alpha.myarbonne.com



SLEEP
2. the body MUST recharge:
all of the daily "damage" AKA stress must be repaired
-you cannot operate at your full potential without recharging your battery
everyone requires a different amount of sleep, find your amount
-start to unravel 30 mins before bed
-no tv, computer or other distractions
-make sure you room is dark & quiet
-write down all your thoughts so you can clear your mind
(i keep a pen & paper next to my bed)



STIM YOUR MIND
3. learn, feed your brain and challenge yourself
having meaning, keeps you young and sharp
-find purpose, live longer

MAY I RECOMMEND AN INCREDIBLE BOOK
I MET DR. ROB BOARDING A PLANE FROM
ATL TO LAX
READ THE BOOK COVER TO COVER ON THE PLANE
CUTE, CLEVER & INFORMATIVE






MASSAGE THAT HEART OF YOURS
4. passion should drive us all

love & be loved - extend yourself
there is nothing more satisfying
life isnt complete until you can share you







TOMORROW NIGHT WED 3.10
ALPHA SWEETS TASTING GROUP MEETING
630 PM MY TREEHOUSE

WHICH ONE HAS YOUR NAME ON IT?

HURRY UP LEAHA MIGHT EAT THE TOPS OFF THEM ALL!