Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New workout: NTC + Bar Method

Once again, I have gotten bored with my workouts. I started another round of Insanity but just as quickly as I started I stopped. It was still as challenging as the first time I did it but I just didn't have that same commitment to it. So I'll try another round of Insanity after the new year. A bloggy friend of mine, Steph over at Babes Rockin Mami started P90x and has been going strong. I would love to join her on that journey but like I said, I just don't have that commitment set in my head right now.
So I am back to my NTC workouts. If you haven't downloaded the app yet, you need to do it NOW!!! I am also doing the bar method workouts as well. What is The Bar Method you ask...well here is what is found on the website...

The Bar Method in Brief
The Bar Method™workout creates a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training into a powerful exercise format that quickly and safely reshapes and elongates muscles.

Lean, firm, sculpted body? Sign me up! Oh this method burns so bad, but oh so good! My legs shake during the workouts and after too. It's been a long time since I've done any type of formal dance and felt like a fat slob at first LOL. I know it gets better. And I can't wait to show you my "new" body after this entire month of doing it along side NTC. My workout is as follows:
Week 1 and 3: Monday, Wednesday, Friday = NTC and Tuesday, Thursday = Bar Method
Week 2 and 4: Monday, Wednesday, Friday = Bar Method and Tuesday, Thursday = NTC
*never repeating the same NTC workout over those 4 weeks*

I have been eating so much better too. I used to eat out at least 4 times a week for lunch but I can happily say that I have been taking a lunch to work everyday for almost 2 weeks now. Good stuff too! Its either left overs from the night before or a tuna sandwich and some fruit. I did over indulge on thanksgiving a bit but that hasn't stopped me from working out at least. I am paying for it, trust me.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another great shopping day!

Oh Black Friday...I didn't venture out this year and by the news reports I saw, I'm sure glad I didn't! CRAZY!! I read on FB that 2 women got into a fist fight over the last $2.00 waffle maker at Walmart! I did go out to Walmart with my MIL later on during the day and it was just like any other day with regular crowds, but definitely messier.
Yesterday, thanks to American Express, was designated small business Saturday. I did venture out for this. We even ate at local food places too. Got some great one of a kind stuff that I know everyone will love.
And tomorrow...Ahhhh Cyber Monday. Online shopping at its finest! I haven been holding onto my $25 gift card to Amazon for a month and a half now and its definitely burning a hole in my pocket.

So in cyber Monday spirit, I am having a sale for Jamberry Nails! They make GREAT stocking stuffers!!
To take advantage of the sale, all orders will need to be placed through my facebook page or you can email them to me. I am offering extra incentives to those that "LIKE" my facebook page that include free sheet with purchase and 1/2 price sheets.

To see all the styles we have, click the picture above or visit http://nicole.jamberrynails.net.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Soft, gorgeous skin

The other day at work, a lady I work with complimented me on my "soft, gorgeous skin." Now she didn't actually touch me. She said she could tell it was soft just by looking at me.
There is one word when it comes to the weather here in central Texas...DRY. No matter if its cold or hot its DRY. Mix that dry, cold weather with some wind, a clear sunny sky, and hard water and what you get is DRY ASS SKIN! I see all these lotions claiming to seal in moisture, but I don't like how thick they are, and it takes forever to rub it in. Sheesh I don't got time for that...it's getting cooler which means any extra time I'm not spending with the dudes and getting them settled for the night is time I need to be curled up with Big Daddy.
My secret to my soft skin? It's non other than Johnson's baby oil with aloe and vitamin e. That's it. Nothing more. It absorbs into my skin quickly too. I shower at night and put in on as soon as I get out. Well, I don't completely towel dry...I pat my skin down first, then I apply the oil all over my body (except for my face - I have combo skin, which oddly enough, seems to get more oily in the winter). I love the way I feel when I slide into bed after.
Got the dry skin blues? Try some baby oil and let me know what you think!

P.S. baby oil is a great to remove make up too

*I was not contacted by Johnson's or any affiliate working with or for them. This is my own experience with the product that I wanted to share*