Thursday, October 31, 2013


Good morning friends!  Today is the day that begins the OFFICIAL season of parties, parties and more parties.  If you work in an office, there's going to be POTLUCK after POTLUCK and after work "holiday season" gatherings, Holiday parties, etc...etc..  This is the day that YOU decide how much Will Power you are going to display to get you through the next couple months.  TODAY marks the day that YOU decide to make your "FIT NOW" YEAR'S RESOLUTION...not in JANUARY.

Here's the deal, I'm sure many of you like myself will be heading out into the "chilly" night of Halloween with your kid(s) to trick or treat.  We always have a traditional Halloween get together at my house where my son invites his closest friends to come enjoy some fun at the house then head out for a fun evening of trick or treating.  Decide NOW to not consume a ton of candy...let your kid(s) enjoy the holiday.  I know some of you are a BIG KID like myself, but gorging on a tone of snack size candy bars isn't worth your waistline beginning the season of "I don't know WHY the scale is suddenly up 5-10 lbs...I don't know why my jeans are so tight...I don't know WHY my energy level is low..." 

Stay STRONG my friends!  Enjoy this beautiful, fun holiday of dressing up and dressing your kid(s) on a day as whoever they/you want to be for the day.  That's what Halloween is all about, right?!  But be sure to MOVE...TODAY!  Make NO EXCUSES as to why you miss your workout today.  Do something!  I will be at my son's school most of the day, so I got up and had an intense Boxing session in my fitness studio because I know I won't be able to make it to my favorite Hot Yoga practice.  If you can't make it to the gym, WALK during your lunch break today.  Drop and do 20-30 pushups, drop and do a 30-60 second plank, stand up and do 100 Jumping jacks.  NO EXCUSES!

That's my advice for today friends!  Now have a blast today and please be safe.  If you're feeling a little guilty because of all the CANDY you consume(d) and live in the East Valley, please come join ME this Saturday at my Results Based Bootcamp at Cosmo Park in Gilbert at 6:30AM.  Check out my 30 second video of what my FUN Bootcamp entails and for more info, check out my website at: .

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!!
As Always...Stay Fit and Happy!
Famisha :-)

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Good morning friends!  It's a BEAUTIFUL, CRISP Fall morning here in Arizona.  Hopefully, it's a gorgeous morning for you too wherever you may live.  Today is going to be a quick REALITY check for all you Halloween candy lovers out there.  Hey!  I feel it's my duty to inform you of what you will need to do to BURN OFF the calories you consume in one of your favorite Halloween candy YOU'RE WELCOME in advance!

Okay here we go!  20 pieces of candy corn= 1 mile/2200 steps to BURN IT OFF
2 caramels= 3/4 mile/1700 steps to BURN IT OFF
2 Hershey's kisses= 1/2 mile/1100 steps to BURN IT OFF
Small Tootsie roll=1/4 mile/550 steps to BURN IT OFF
Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cup=1/3 mile/750 steps to BURN IT OFF
Bite-size Chocolate Candy
Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Butterfingers, etc...=1/2 mile/1100 steps to BURN IT OFF
Fun-size Chocolate Candy
Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Butterfingers, 1 REGULAR Peanut Butter cup, etc...=1 mile/2200 steps to BURN IT OFF
Full-size Chocolate Bars
Snickers, 2 cup pkg of Reese's Peanut Butter cup, etc...=2.75 miles/5800 steps to BURN IT OFF
King-size Chocolate Candy Bars
Snickers and all items listed above...5 miles/11,000 steps to BURN IT OFF

Cut this out, tape it to your fridge, tape it to your pantry door...put it wherever you will see it, when you think about going and having a bite of your candy that you bought for the Trick or Treaters but have been enjoying since it went on sale back in SEPTEMBER.  If having a King size candy bar is worth the 11,000 steps that you will need to take to BURN IT OFF worth it...then enjoy!  But one thing you need to remember is that TRICK OR TREATING FOR CANDY IS FOR THE KIDS!  Speaking of kids, be aware of how much candy your kid(s) eats once they do go out trick or treating next Thursday.  Cavities and Childhood Obesity is not worth ONE NIGHT of gorging on candy! 

Take the time today to do something POSITIVE to promote your health and fitness.  EACH DAY counts, so don't put off exercising TODAY because you're too busy and TOMORROW you will have more time.  MAKE.THE.TIME!!

I hope I didn't shock you too much with how much you'll need to move to burn off consumed Halloween candy.  Some of you may think "oh that's all I have to do to burn it off?!  That's nothing!"  Remember, everything in MODERATION.  Enjoy life and remember the Law of Thermodynamics friends!  ENERGY IN vs ENERGY OUT.  Whatever you consume for the day, make sure you've burned most of it off.  Take this candy info with you as you prepare for FUN Halloween parties this weekend and be sure to workout!

I now need to get ready for my favorite Hot Yoga practice, so take the time today to MOVE and make it a FITabulous rest of the week!  Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!  I will post another "Fitness is Fun with your Kids!" video next week...

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

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Good morning friends!  I hope you are all having a FABULOUS morning so far.  I myself am having a fantastic one and am looking forward to attending my favorite Hot Yoga practice this morning.  I want to talk briefly about MOVING today.  A lot of people make EXCUSES as to why they didn't work out TODAY, but I will TOMORROW.  "Oh, I'm just too busy."  "I just don't have time."  "I'm soooo tired."  "I'll just do it tomorrow..."  Let me tell you friends, TOMORROW comes and goes.  Make TODAY the day you decide to make FITNESS a part of YOUR life! 

If you have kids do it for you want to see them grow up?  Graduate from high school/college?  Attend their wedding one day?  Etc, etc...there is NO excuse for not being healthy for YOURSELF and your FAMILY.  Here's the deal, exercise immediately helps your brain.  It helps ease STRESS, gives you ENERGY and you feel good about yourself for doing something to promote your health and fitness for the day.  The EXTRA CREDIT is seeing the inches fall off, scale go down, Body fat go down and suddenly muscle definition showing that you haven't seen before or in a very long time.

There is NO magic pill, special WRAP, top secret shake, etc..Fitness is a LIFESTYLE.  All you have to do to lose weight is drink 64 ounces (minimum) of water a day, 5-6 servings of fruits/veggies a day and watch your SODIUM intake.  If you do these things, it becomes a LIFESTYLE.  The key to getting to your fitness goal and staying there is making FITNESS and HEALTHY CHOICES a part of your lifestyle.  The minute you rely on "quick fix" ways to lose weight, you may indeed lose weight...but the minute you start to incorporate "regular" food items back into your diet, you either gain back the weight you lost or maybe even MORE. 

So, there's my FITNESS LECTURE of the day!  ;-)  Now, let's get into what today's video is about.  Today's video is one that I know some of you may have missed a few weeks ago of my 6 year old son Pry'nce demonstrating exercises that you can do from the comfort of your HOME.  Remember, there are NO EXCUSES to be the healthiest YOU can be.  So take some time to check it out and feel free to do the exercises he demonstrates.  Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed today's video and decide to make TODAY the day you dedicate towards making yourself a healthier, happier you!  Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you have a "FIT"ABULOUS day!!  I'm off to my favorite yoga practice...NAMASTE.

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Good morning friends!  So I have decided for the month of OCTOBER, I'm going to show my "Fitness is fun with your Kids!" videos EVERY week.  I will be showing some old ones and of course some NEW ones.  I think this is great for those of you who may have small kid(s) at the age of 3 years old who may think that's too young to introduce them to an exercise's not!

The video I'm showing you today, is another outdoor one that we filmed when my son Pry'nce had just turned 5 years old.  It shows how sometimes they just want to do their own thing...and you know what?  If they keep moving and are having FUN, let them!  The key is for both Mom/Dad and kid(s) to be ACTIVE together!  Once they get older...they start to listen much better to direction and have more of an UNDERSTANDING of fitness.  My son is now 6 years old and has such a better understanding of fitness as a whole and absolutely LOVES working out with Mommy.  As a matter of fact, this kid can push me pretty hard...which I love!  Then he'll say "look Mommy BEAST MODE!"  Which is a term we love to use in our household when we are giving 110% and pushing ourselves to the limit in our exercise that we're performing.

So take the time to check out this ENTERTAINING video shot a year and a half ago to give yourself an idea of exercises to do OUTSIDE with your kid(s).  The weather is so beautiful, why wouldn't you want to get outside and MOVE, right?!  Enjoy!!

I hope you enjoyed today's oldie but goodie "Fitness is Fun with your Kids!" video and take the time to grab your kid(s) and go outside to play with them.  You WILL definitely burn some calories and have FUN while doing it!

Make today and the rest of this week an absolutely "FIT"abulous one!  I'm heading out soon to my Hot Yoga practice...NAMASTE...

As Always...Stay fit and happy!
Famisha :-)