Saturday, April 30, 2011


Hi everyone and Happy Sensational Saturday!  I am so happy to say that I just had a fabulous 90 minute (60 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight resistance training) workout after not being able to workout for 2 days due to surgery on my arm.  Now I'm sure you're thinking..."ummm...what's the BIG DEAL about 2 days off?!  Shouldn't you take 2 days off?!"  Well, to answer your question...YES and NO!   No working out for me meant I couldn't teach my INTENSE Wed morning bootcamp class the sleep in was nice, but the GUILT for not being there to instruct my bootcampers and put in work with them was alittle overwhelming and then Thursday was actually fun because it meant spending the day with not only my son of course but also my parents for a bit.  It was very fun to watch my son and dad (his Paw Paw) play together on my dad's puttin green...hey!  at least I got to enjoy WATCHING them be active, right?  But I must say I actually SURVIVED taking two whole days off from physical activity and let me tell you my body in a way said "Thank You Famisha!"  I will say however, that teaching Boxing bootcamp yesterday to a room full of hardworking, fitness goal seeking warriors was tons of fun and being able to get back on it today has felt great!

So here's my point...YES...there is actually a point to all this madness!  It is OKAY to take 2 days off to let your body rest and recover.  Now if you don't exercise that day, then you must focus and be on top of your nutrition...PROPER food intake is key!  Like I always tell my IN vs. energy OUT.  If you know you're going to go out that night and woop it me and my hubby last Saturday, shout out to my bro Marlon for babysitting for me so I could FINALLY have a date night with my hubby!!  Then you make sure you start your day off right with as much calorie burn as you can for that day so that you can enjoy your self that evening.  Life is about smart choices...I chose to drink a cocktail or two on my date night so I also chose to do a 90 min workout to start my day off right so I could end my day off right with some adult fun!

One more thing, exercise doesn't mean you have to KILL yourself in the gym like I enjoy doing to myself most of the time...but it also means MOVEMENT.  Going on a bike ride with your family which I did enjoy doing last night with my hubby and son to the park OR it can mean gardening which brace yourself...I will be doing later on this beautiful morning with my son.  I am planting some more seeds in my flower gardens...that counts as exercise.  Whatever you do this weekend, just get outside and enjoy the beautiful day.  Go for a walk, bike ride, a nice run, garden, throw a frisbee, fly a kite...whatever it is...just MOVE.

So guess what I'm trying to say is...I'm feeling good today and I wish YOU the same!  Take some time to do something for your health and fitness this weekend and week...

As always...Stay Fit and Happy!
Famisha :-)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

MOMS! You CAN get in shape!!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my very first blog!  If you are taking the time to read this...I thank you.  I've decided to start a fitness blog because fitness is something I'm very passionate about.  Something else I'm very passionate about is my FAMILY.  Being a mom is a FULL-TIME job.  Now if you're like me, you also work a full-time job and when you aren't doing that, your other full time job begins which tag please, MOMMY.  I love being a mommy and frankly with all the things I have accomplished in my life and let me say humbly I have accomplished and done some pretty amazing things already in this lifetime...becoming a MOM is and will always be my biggest, best and proudest accomplishment ever!

As we moms all know and should try to remember there was at sometime in our life a time that we were an individual...not "oh are you Pry'nce Millman's mom?"  But rather "Hi!  I'm Famisha La'Pree (if it was for an audition) or Hi!  I'm Famisha La'Pree J-Millman if it were for work as a Personal Trainer, social gathering, what have you.  Well, now that we've established that there was life before child, I want to also let you know something else....YOU CAN STILL BE A BUSY MOM, WIFE, DAUGHTER, SISTER, ETC and be the size you want to be, feel good about yourself and most importantly be a great example to your child on how important it is to get away from the DVD, COMPUTER, VIDEO GAME, etc and actually PLAY.  Going for a walk, riding bikes, playing basketball, kicking a soccer ball or even playing's all FITNESS related.

I must say, however, that even though I work for a beautiful fitness facility and have access to some fantastic equipment at work...well, I'm lucky enough to also have a home gym.  And let me tell you...NO EXCUSES!  My four year old son has seen me work out (or as he calls it "put in work") since he was 6 months old chillin in his bouncy.  Nothing makes me prouder than having him stand next to me and imitate the exercises he sees me do in the mirror or challenge me to a "AB CRUNCH OFF!"  It is so important that we instill the importance of health and fitness to our children at a young age so they see how fun it is to MOVE and keep their joints...growing joints that is, nice and strong and healthy.

I'm going to stop now because I could go on and on...but would like to once again THANK YOU for actually taking the time to read my VERY FIRST BLOG and promise to add a PART 2 very soon on how you can make FITNESS FUN for both you and your family!  I will also be posting my YOUTUBE video soon of me and my 4 year old son working out together in my home gym and how it really is fun exercising with your child.  Not only do YOU feel good, but so does your child.

Stay Fit and Happy!