Thursday, October 30, 2014


Good morning friends!  It's THAT time again...time for me to give you the low down on WHAT you will need to do to burn off all that Halloween candy that your kid(s) gets tomorrow night when they go trick or treating.  Now if it's your kid that's going trick or treating WHY am I talking to YOU???  Well, you know why!  You will be looking at what they receive and say "Oh!  Save that mini-snickers bar for ME...yummm!  You got a mini-Hershey bar...I'll take that!"  Really?!  If you say you don't do this or won't do this....YOU, my friend are in DENIAL.

So tomorrow night is a night that kids all over the world look forward to every year.  They get to dress up and walk around their neighborhood in their favorite Superhero, Princess, Athlete, Character, etc etc costume; knocking on doors asking for a treat.  As they approach each door giggling with their siblings or friends and come back to show you what they make a comment on whether it's a GOOD ONE or whether it's ONLY a non-piece of candy.  What's up with THAT?!  Now over at my house every year, not only does my son trick or treat with his friends (our house is the meet up spot) but then everyone comes back to our house to PARTY.  So there's a lot of not so healthy SWEETS being eaten by some very excited kids and their parents.

Now that I've broken down what we all know is going to occur tomorrow night, let me just say THIS...MOVE TODAY...MOVE TOMORROW...BE SMART!  If you know you're going to have some Halloween candy or sweet treats or adult beverages tomorrow night (or for some of you that work in an office, at WORK), burn some serious CALORIES today AND tomorrow.  NO EXCUSES!  Every year, I like to educate you on how much you will need to work off that YUMMY Halloween candy you eat so are you ready for REALITY???  Here you go friends!

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 tomorrow night.  Cavities and Childhood Obesity is not worth ONE NIGHT of gorging on candy! 
Remember, just because the candy is in the house, doesn't mean you have to eat it...

Have a good time but remember the FACTS of how much you will need to work out to burn it all off!  Now for those of you who live in Arizona, tune in to FOX-10 NEWS this Saturday November 1st at 8:45AM.  I will be live in the studio with anchors Ty and Nicole Garcia to show you fun exercises you can do with all those left over PUMPKINS that not only will help you burn OFF all those calories consumed, but have fun and make good use of your pumpkins.  For those of you who don't live in Arizona, but still want to watch my can watch a live stream of it via the FOX-10 News website.  Tune in!!

Now that I've talked to you about all these sweets, it's time for me to go BURN some serious calories at my FAVORITE Hot Yoga practice...make it a HAPPY HEALTHY DAY!  Namaste...


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

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Good morning friends!  I haven't written in a couple weeks, so I wanted to stop by and say HELLO!  And remind you all to NOT LOSE FOCUS on your fitness goals!  The weather is starting to finally COOL off (okay if you live in Arizona, it's in the "chilly" 90s instead of 120 degrees) and you are now wearing more clothes.  When the weather cools off, the workouts start to SLOW DOWN and you find yourself too busy to get to the gym...too busy to get up and go to Boot camp...too busy to make it to your favorite fitness class or yoga practice...too busy to go on that hike...too busy to take your kid(s) to the park to PLAY...too TIRED to workout today....etc, etc.  Do some of these excuses sound familiar???  As a Master Personal Trainer, I have heard them ALL. 

Decide to make this Fall AND Winter the season that YOU decide to get into the BEST shape of your life!!  Have your bulkier clothes this holiday season fit you looser...not TIGHTER.  Be able to go into your closet and grab whatever cute outfit you're in the mood to wear, rather than find yourself in the situation of a pile of clothes on the floor of your closet because the top is way to snug, your "skinny" jeans obviously SHRUNK in the dryer because they were fitting just fine LAST YEAR, your go-to leggings that fit comfortably are dirty.  Give yourself CHOICES this season!

Start TODAY.  Get up and get moving!!  No time to hit the gym this morning?  Go after work.  No time to go after work because your kid(s) has soccer practice?  Go for a run or brisk walk around the field...wear your workout shoes.  Don't wear your workout clothes for FASHION.  Wear your workout clothes're actually going to WORKOUT in them TODAY. 

Remember, you don't even have to leave your house to workout!  Drop down and do 20 push-ups, 30 squats, 100 Jumping Jacks, 30 floor crunches, 30-60 second prone-iso abs (PLANK), 60 second mountain climbers, 30 chair tricep dips and a 30 second side plank.  Repeat this 2-3 more times and BOOM!  You just burned some calories!  HOORAY!!  Just do it!

I have to get ready to leave for my favorite hot yoga practice so I will leave you with this...YOU are worth taking 10-15-30 minutes or an HOUR of time to do something to promote your health and fitness.  It will make you feel better MENTALLY and the extra credit are the RESULTS you start to see in how your clothes fit.  JUST.DO.IT!!

Next week, I will blog about calories VS. workout time necessary to burn off all the YUMMY Halloween treats that YOU (let's be will be enjoying some of your kids Halloween candy) will need to burn off after consumption.  So prepare yourself, because the TRUTH is coming! ;-)

Get up and Get moving...and make it a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!  Namaste...

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