Month: August 2014

DREAMY APPRECIATION…MOTIVATED MONDAYS!

Have you been listening to your Dreams lately? Ive been dreamy this weekend!  There is a surprising cool breeze here in Augusta that brings a smile all over my body, it’s absolute ‘magic’ to what was an oppressively hot week! This wind is heavenly and much appreciated….  APPRECIATION!  LISTEN to your Inner Self what is being said right now, what have you been ignoring? … Read More DREAMY APPRECIATION…MOTIVATED MONDAYS!

Spin, Cycle or SoulCyle? Is it worth it?

The Cycle Challenge One of my BodyBuilding.com ‘friends’ boasted that she had a “Beast” of a workout  which caught my attention. I had just gained an extra 5 pounds in muscle but was still bothered by the natural weight gain and realizing I needed to even my numbers out to keep my 1lb in the negative so I would not put on unnecessary fat. … Read More Spin, Cycle or SoulCyle? Is it worth it?

I’m Here, I’m Now, I’m Ready!

I’ve been studying and passing my exams- whoot, whoot! passed them all no lower than 95%! Go Ria!  On my way to the gym to workout out at 5am this morning!!! My workout yesterday was mostly Abs and Core (included God-awful Burpees!!!!)  which put me in a sweat and Im missing the iron so here I go. Have a Fit Fabulous Thursday Family! xo ~ Ria 

BeFit Mondays!

Motivation Mondays! Balancing Self in this Real World! Stay Focused and Manifest Your Goals!!!  I have a ‘ton’ of articles I’ve written for this blog, was working a few last night before my Sun interrupted me with Tumblr and CNN live footage from Ferguson! I was overwhelmed feeling Ive been purposefully in my own little bubble, ignoring the realities of the very real problems … Read More BeFit Mondays!

Protect Your Knees, Pilates and Yoga Reign Supreme!

For your Erector Spinae (lower back) and knees /hip flexors get in some quality glute, hamstring, lower back exercises!  Ive incorporated some Glute-Ham, Weighted Hyperextensions and Lots of Core building exercises into my workouts lately and find that my soreness is not the pain I was feeling after heavy weighted Squats after Leg Day. My knees feel better, stronger! Here’s an exercise routine from … Read More Protect Your Knees, Pilates and Yoga Reign Supreme!

Fitness Motivation Fridays!

I know, I know, Im preaching to the choir! WE know all about Eating Right and Eating Clean, so we have the proper nutrients and hormone levels to get the most out of our Training, Bodies and Mental Health, right? We know that the glow of our skin, nails, and Hair depend on our right eating choices and combinations. WE know that getting exercise is … Read More Fitness Motivation Fridays!

Own Your Shit, You Create It, You Own It!

Relationships, this quote really struck me as I read this article on “We Are The MEN Women Want and We Are Sexy, Conscious and AWAKE” Kelly Marceau in Yoganonymous blog. It was actually something I may have written and made me chuckle. Is it time to clean up your own shit? Well I can agree owning it is half the battle. Remember that this life … Read More Own Your Shit, You Create It, You Own It!

Leg Day and Core, Shout Outs!

Leg Day (Thursday, Aug 14) Shout out to Tony (Captain America!), Alex (the 6 foot wonder), Sharon (Get At Em Girl) and of course Mike and his Big Boi’s for training with me today, during various workouts. Ray for treading with me in conversation on the elliptical and getting in my Plie Dumbbell Squats! Mike and the Boi’s for my pre-workout core routine, and … Read More Leg Day and Core, Shout Outs!

Empower: The UnHealthy Truth, Why Organic Matters

  One of my favorite Natural Hair bloggers is a Sister who’s curl pattern is much like mine and my daughters, Naptural85. She’s honest, clear spoken, an introvert and has the best natural hair remedies I seem to relate to organically, holistically and somehow spiritually. For me that’s a big deal, down to earth, athlete turned glam goddess is in my eyes a powerful mix. Today … Read More Empower: The UnHealthy Truth, Why Organic Matters

Supermoon, Perseids Meteor Showers and Peace!

With the Supermoon still glaring between the trees and the constellations aligned, Im in a warm surge of energy, part earth, part cosmic, all me, at peace and in gratitude. Like the shooting stars (comets) of Perseids, bursting from the cosmos to earth, may you also see your dreams to fruition in the here and now. Time for Meditation, rejuvenation, silence, listening, and becoming… Peace … Read More Supermoon, Perseids Meteor Showers and Peace!

Back/Cardio, Elliptical and Impromptu Group Ab Routine

Dont look back at what you did or didnt do, just do, now!  A big huge thanks to Mike and Ray who inspired me today to do more, be on point and train dirty. The Big Bois were heavy deep and shredded up in that house (smiling) and truly helped me along the way. So much gratitude brothers!! For all the Smiles, and “Are … Read More Back/Cardio, Elliptical and Impromptu Group Ab Routine

motivation mondays! Fitness, Happiness, Love!

It’s been a busy weekend! Lots of recipes, lots of  laughs, so much learning! Here’s to rediscovering yourself!! Moving past fears and illusions and embracing the greatest love of all 😉 I’m so grateful for the small things: 1. Watching my Sun wake up and Vitamix himself (and me) a GREEN Fruit Smoothie for breakfast! (some things ive done ‘have’ stuck with my kids..yeah … Read More motivation mondays! Fitness, Happiness, Love!

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