Friday, October 29, 2010

dedication





we have all been dedicated to something at some point in our lives
obviously certain things take center stage
others we brush aside

but sometimes you can be that person that triggers something in someone
for me there is on greater feeling


my clients have all been so on top of their game
for the past few months
some have done the "2 week challenge"
a handful of those
have seen such great results in those 2 weeks
and turned 2 into 6
(some still on it)
along with those clients
the rest,
have been here every chance they could
& THEY WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF!

if you have yet to see the ghetto
ALPHA SPORT LA
there you have it!

we have lost inches
gained strength
increased our muscle endurance
fixed imbalances
improved our stamina greatly
and most importantly LEARNED a lot about our bodies
AS INDIVIDUALS

thank you so much for turning up each week
ready to go
prepared to push yourselves
and to challenge ME

if you do not have the privilege of working out at ALPHA SPORT LA
come take a class FIRST CLASS IS FREE
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wanted to share my most recent before & afters
you may have caught it at the end of the reel
actor, musician extraordinaire



started
with
2 weeks
of balancing
his diet

he saw such
great results
that we
continued
on

trained with
me 4x week

got his
cardio in




and VOLIA, 6 weeks later......body of a gladiator!
little tweaks make all the difference in the world.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
310 310 3719
ALPHA SPORT LA
SANTA MONICA, CA 90405



Thursday, October 28, 2010

skin fitness



while getting my facial (such a girlie girl)
yesterday
i got to talkin with my esthetician,
FLORINA
she is a bubbly, informative, little chick
that LOVES what she does
and it shows!
dont you just wish everyone you came across could be like that?


is what was recommended to me for my skin type
and i OBVIOUSLY went for it!
FITNESS.....i'm there man
THEIR MESSAGE:

The secret to healthy beautiful skin is really no secret at all....

It's simple.

Pure and Simple Workout

Physical exercise promotes stress reduction, muscle strength, youthfulness, and energy, not to mention an overall balance of mind, body and spirit.

There is nothing more rewarding when you start to feel your muscles work and your mind and body reconnect. Circuit training provides a sensible way to concentrate on strengthening and toning different muscle groups. With the same objective in mind, our Skin Fitness workout routine concentrates on perfecting your skin by rotating different treatments.

Any qualified trainer will tell you that ones body adapts to a specific form of exercise to the point that it is no longer as effective. In the same way our skin constantly needs to be introduced to a new routine. Initially, when we try a new product our skin looks and feels great, but after a while we no longer feel the same benefits. With our unique rotation therapy your skin is constantly being challenged, energized and revitalized.

Just as your body needs supplemental minerals and vitamins, Skin Fitness provides your skin with essential daily nutrients. Unlike commercial products containing chemical additives that are often harmful to your skin, our therapeutic treatments combine the purity and potency of nature's healing agents. Skin Fitness effectively stimulates and redefines your skin with the finest of all natural ingredients and ultra concentrated formulas. With our commitment to creating a healthy youthful appearance Skin Fitness provides you with 'Back to Basic' nutrition for your skin.

i left the spa with the Pure Oxygen Serum
-infuses pure oxygen, promoting regeneration of cell metabolism
an exfoliant of Enzymes, Grape Seeds, & Glycolic Acid
along with the nighttime Retinolic Serum
-treatment of combination skin
so i shall be looking glamourous in NO TIME


go visit FLORINA.....tell her "THE ALPHA" sent cha!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

allow me to introduce you to......


THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD!!!!
after a morning with my favorite clients
& a good book on the treadmill
i somehow ended up at

RA ORGANIC SPA in burbank

swedish massage
facial
and my eyebrows did (for the first time)

as i stumbled out feeling high on life, i thought to myself
i need to do this more often!

NO TRAFFIC getting home
when i arrive what was seated peacefully waiting for me?
we all know it
WAS NOT CHUKA!!!!

do i need to sensor this pic?
hey brit...be a lady.

multiple boxes from NIKE!!!!!






















happy as a girl that just got out of the spa, and received numerous, well deserved presents
i dug right in!!

new luna-
glide2

&

training
quick
fits

to add
to my
stash
of
amazing
swoosh-
ers....
its not
a
problem
if you
admit it
RIGHT???
that's just the kicks.....how tomboy of me to put my heals on the bottom,
with a few exceptions
my elizabeth & james heals ALONG with my new favorite coach puppies have to be on display

now all i need is a reason to wear them
and an IT band that works





nike
pro
combat
drifit
pullover








hooded
training jacket


ALSO FOR SNOWBOARDING SEASON.......
(DONT LET MY IT BAND HEAR THAT)

therma
fit
set

awe
how cute

she looks
like
a

GRAPE
APE

(fitness
husband
you shut
your GD
mouth!)

bright yellow, good lord
believe it or not, i have never owned a NIKE dry fit tshirt

so ya, today was rad!
later gaters
xo
will give you a full product report
over & out

Monday, October 25, 2010

addiction/suppression






















it's amazing the connection we have to food

our associations with contentment
happiness
joy
pleasure
excitement
even companionship

sugar
salt
grease
carbs
processed "goodies"


my my......the power of suppression that food holds
INCREDIBLE
you are feeling something and what do you know
the next thing you know
your head is in the fridge
WHO HAS BEEN THERE?



the addiction i have felt to food is ridiculous
"i know this is bad for me"
"i know i dont need this right now"
"i know that i doing this because my mind is telling me not to"
WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?

being a nutritionist
working with blood sugar stabilization
eating every 3 hours
food is your life
food/meal planning takes over

you can plan properly
or you can let food rule your life

once you realize that food is fuel
not pleasure
or a stress reliever

then you can really face your problems







SUGAR
CAFFINE
ALCOHOL
NICOTINE
all effect Brain Chemistry
our emotions
and sugar

"The Society of Neuroscience claims drugs,
such as morphine, and sugar act on the same pleasure receptors
in the brain which makes certain individuals want more of the substance."

two brain chemicals,
serotonin and beta-endorphin,
tend to be lower in sugar sensitive individuals.
These two chemicals can influence your mood and energy levels.
They make us feel mellow, content, and even help block pain

similar to the way you feel at the end of a GREAT workout!

withdrawals can lead you to feel emotional, depressed & just out of whack!

Eating sugar increases the release of these brain chemicals,

but the effect this has in a sugar sensitive person can be dramatic. Sugar can make the sugar sensitive person feel giddy, confident, lively, talkative, and other symptoms similar to having too many alcoholic drinks!

WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW YOURSELF FOR REAL?

thoughts become more clear
your body will start to function properly
things will start to happen

many issues will probably surface
this is your chance to get to the root of the problem

you can conquer this!

AS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE ONCE SAID TO ME

"GO OUTSIDE
LAY IN THE GRASS
STARE AT THE SKY
AND WAIT FOR THE EARTH TO MOVE"

IF YOU CAN SIT WITH YOURSELF
THE PROCESS HAS BEGUN
BE STILL
LISTEN
& START TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE





Friday, October 22, 2010

THE MASTER CLEANSE


who deemed worthy to dub thee?

when googled this is the first site to come up.......

The Master Cleanse is such a simple program. First, squeeze Fresh Lemon Juice, then add Rich Maple Syrup, and Cayenne Pepper into Pure Water. Drink a minimum of six to twelve glasses throughout the day whenever one is hungry. Take a laxative, morning and evening; or instead of the morning laxative, you can do the Salt Water Flush. Every day of The Master Cleanse that you overcome the psychological need to eat, you feel a growing sense of control that motivates you to complete the process. The Master Cleanse is by far my favorite of the Detox Diet Recipes.


The Master Cleanse
was originally developed in 1940
as a stomach ulcer cure
by alternative health practitioner
Stanley Burroughs (1903-1991)

Most medical authorities don’t believe that a few days of fasting will harm you
(and the Master Cleanse is more of a low-calorie, nutrient deficient diet than a fast)
BUT longer periods will begin to deplete muscle, and your heart is among the muscles that will suffer — not a good thing. In addition, longer fasts can damage your kidneys and liver.

Master Cleanse Diet Pros

Withholding normal food (and junk) intake takes a burden off the liver, colon and kidneys. Of course, you will feel better by stopping consumption of alcohol, junk food, coffee and tobacco.

Additionally, not eating conventionally raised meats, eggs and dairy eliminates artificial hormones, antibiotics, mycotoxins from grains fed to these animals, and other poisons lightens toxic burden on the body. Ceasing to eat vegetables and fruits heavily sprayed with insecticides removes another big source of toxins.

Some people feel better on this detox program simply because they have stopped putting poisons in their bodies!

Do the dangers ultimately outweigh the benefits..?

Master Cleanse Diet Cons

Depletion of lean muscle mass by protein deprivation. Fasting is voluntary starvation, with all the bodily depletion and breakdown associated with that unhappy state of affairs.

Lean muscle mass is broken down to supply energy. This is a survival mechanism that would keep you alive and marginally maintain body function if you could not get food for a period of time.

Continual consumption of pure sugar. Constant consumption of maple syrup has several dangers.

Sugar eaten in the absence of sufficient protein, vitamin and mineral consumption will STEAL these elements from your body (because they are used to metabolize the sugar)!

Two, sugar raises triglycerides in the blood.

Three, sugar demineralizes bones and teeth. The minute amount of minerals in Grade B maple syrup can't possibly offset the deleterious effect of all the sugar.

Last, but certainly not least, sugar fosters the growth of fungal forms such as candida yeast.

Can Play Havoc With Thyroid Function!

This is because food deprivation causes the thyroid to slow down in an effort to save energy.

Too many people are already hypothyroid (low thyroid), lacking energy and the metabolic fire to burn calories!

Pile a starvation diet on top of that, and voila! you lower thyroid function even more. When normal eating is resumed, the pounds pile on even faster because the body's metabolism is set too low to burn a normal amount of calories. This is how yo-yo dieting (including periodic voluntary starvation!) accomplishes the exact opposite of its weight loss and cleansing objective!


THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY CONCERN WITH THE CLEANSE

EVEN AFTER HEARING GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT

OUR MAIN CONCERNS SHOULD BE TO BALANCE OUT BLOOD SUGAR

WITH FOOD

WHILE INCREASING OUR METABOLISM

I GET THAT THE SYRUP & LEMON BLAH BLAH HANDEL THAT

BUT WHAT ARE YOU BURNING WHEN THE SUGAR IS GONE

YOU ARENT BURNING FAT? YOU WOULD BE BURNING MUSCLE

JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL

IF YOU EVER ATTEMPT SOMETHING LIKE THIS

YOU HAVE TO GO BY THE BOOK

START

FOLLOW THROUGH

AND COME OFF IT PROPERLY

OR IT CAN DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD