Thursday, February 27, 2014


Good morning friends!  I hope you're all doing FANTASTIC today and have a game plan on doing something POSITIVE to help your Mind, Body and Soul get STRONGER, CALMER and HEALTHIER.  As most of you know, Spring Break is coming up very fast!  If you live in Arizona like myself, the weather has already been absolutely beautiful which allows us to already wear "Spring-like clothing."  How you choose to FUEL your body with nutrition first thing in the morning sets the TONE for the rest of your day...BREAKFAST IS KEY.  Starbucks drive-thru for a high calorie, high fat scone...empty calorie frap drink or a quick donut from a donut drive-thru is going to have you CRASH fast in just an hour or so.  Believe it or not, SKIPPING BREAKFAST is even worse.  Here's the deal, your body is counting on YOU to fuel it properly with nutrients that are going to help you push thru your morning workout, business meeting or the balancing of dropping off your kids to various schools that each one may attend.  So grab a big glass of water (with lemon if you like) and a healthy carb to get that energy flowing and get out there!

Here's the thing that drives me crazy as someone who has been a Successful Fitness Professional for over 12 years and that's when people...women in particular want to look for the QUICK FIX.  What is the magic pill that can get the scale DOWN quickly?  What shake can I drink that will get my weight down?  Basically, what can I do instead of WORK HARD on my body thru FITNESS and drink plenty of WATER, fruits/veggies and monitor my SODIUM intake?!  Do yourself a favor and stop looking for the quick fix.  Once you decide to make FITNESS a LIFESTYLE, you will see the inches FALL OFF, body fat drop, scale go down and your skin will glow!  Fitness is a beautiful thing...MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY.  If you choose to workout for even just 30 minutes a day...even 10 minute increments are fine, you are not only doing something great for your BODY...but the instant gratification you get from feeling ENERGIZED and PROUD of yourself is the INSTANT RESULTS to be happy and proud of.  You will be amazed at how you start to see not only a difference in your body but in your mood and confidence as well!

So I will end with this, if your goal is WEIGHT LOSS...keep your eye on the prize!  Every choice you make, can get you either one step closer to your goal or one step back.  One thing I do tell my clients is to not associate GUILT with the food that you choose to put in your body.  If you decide you're craving a scoop of ice cream at that moment, think first "will this help me get to my fitness goal?  Or am I celebrating a weight loss and I "deserve" this?  You are not a DOG, therefore you should never REWARD yourself with food like a dog.  If you decide to still enjoy that scoop of ice cream after you think about it, then go for it!  Just make smart choices in what you fuel your body with for the rest of the day.  The key is to enjoy life and not deprive yourself!  However, if you continue to eat unhealthy choices you can't say that "working out doesn't must be my metabolism...thyroid...etc, etc."  Life is about CHOICES...make a good one! 

Celebrate your JOURNEY and celebrate each 1/2 pound to 1 pound to even 2 pounds you may lose in one week.  You are getting CLOSER to your fitness goal and YOU.CAN.DO.IT!   Now, going back to my initial question...are you ready for Spring Break?  If the answer is yes and you're ready to put that bikini on...HIGH FIVE!  If the answer is NO...that's okay, start working towards warmer weather TODAY!  You can do it...yes, you can do it!

Now, GET MOVING!  I'm heading out to my favorite Hot Yoga practice, so make today a HAPPY, HEALTHY day!  I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog.

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

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Good morning friends!  I hope you are having a great morning so far.  I myself have a BUSY day ahead of me and thought I'd blog real quick so I don't forget to do so later on today.  Plus, I enjoy blogging in the morning before the day gets too crazy!  Speaking of that...LIFE IS CRAZY, isn't it?  Especially for us Moms (and Dads) out there!  And when you throw Full-time Mommy with Full-time job into the gets even crazier!  But you know what???  I LOVE IT!  And wouldn't trade it for anything.

So you guessed it, today's topic is "Life IS Crazy, but you still have time to get your workout in for the day."  For example, today my schedule is not the norm...Hot Yoga unfortunately has to be missed because I'll be CHEERING my son on in the FunRun Boosterthon for his school which of course happens to be during my yoga class time.  Then a lovely unexpected tire going flat on my car now needs to be patched up right after since I have to drive back to my son's school to VOLUNTEER today and drive him to Soccer yes, flat tire is not on my agenda for the day.  I now have to MAKE THE TIME to get in a HIGH CALORIE BURNING quick workout today in between all my craziness of running around...and I WILL.

Here's the deal my friends, even if it means 300-400 jumping jacks followed by a quick full body weight training session or I hook up my TRX Suspension training for a very high calorie burn in a small amount of time...I'll do it!  Hey!  I may even decide to run a bit with my son in the FunRun since he is committing to completing 30-35 laps around the school field.  But I will GET.IT.DONE!

I will finish with this, if you have a CRAZY day set up for the day too...don't stress, don't make excuses...figure out how you can knock out 10 minutes here or 10 minutes there.  Go for a walk during your lunch break.  Do some squats at your desk.  Calf raises at your desk.  Shoulder rolls at your computer.  Pushups in between running around today...but do SOMETHING and MOVE!

I'm now off to go CHEER LOUDLY for my son in his run and wish you all the most FIT, FABULOUS day ever!  Thanks as always for reading my blog!

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Greetings friends!  Happy Early Valentine's Day!  I just finished an INTENSE weight training session in my fitness studio and am feeling the feels so good!  And I thought, let me blog real quick just to say THANK YOU to all of you who continue to read my blog and listen to me give my fitness advice or share with you how EASY it is to make fitness a LIFESTYLE.

If you are someone who looks forward to Valentine's Day every year I say HAPPY DAY OF LOVE!  For those of you who roll your eyes and say "Oh great!  Now I have to hear all about how this person and that person got, etc."  I say make TODAY and tomorrow a day of LOVE!  A love for your HEALTH and FITNESS!  Show your body some love by moving and doing something that's going to help guarantee you a longer LIFE SPAN...a healthier way of living...and get you once again, closer to your fitness goal!  Show some LOVE for your MIND, BODY and SOUL!  Turn a holiday that some of you may not like into the holiday that YOU love your body! ;-)

This Saturday, February 15th I will be a guest on a LIVE Radio Show and will be speaking on...yes, you guessed it!  FITNESS and Weight LOSS...if you would like to listen, tune in via the internet.  Go to this Saturday, February 15th at 10am and hear me LIVE!

Also, if you want to BURN OFF all those calories you may be consuming on Valentine's Day...join ME on Saturday at 7AM for my RESULTS Based Bootcamp.  It's located at Cosmo Park in Gilbert, Arizona and only costs $10 cash!  To see a quick clip of my Bootcamp, go to my website: and watch what it entails on the home page.

Thanks as always for taking the time to read today's quick blog and make TODAY a Fit and Fabulous day!!  Happy Valentine's Day!

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

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Good morning friends!  Have you done anything for your health and fitness this morning?  Do you plan on doing something during your lunch break?  Or how about right after you pick your kid(s) up from school for some fun at the park?  Or right after work?  It doesn't matter WHEN you do it today, just MOVE!  Now this morning, I have already had a KILLER workout in my fitness studio...TRX was NO JOKE today!  I'm feeling strong...I'm feeling a great calorie burn of over 900 calories...and most importantly I'm feeling SELF-ACCOMPLISHED!

Now as I always tell you, it doesn't matter if you only have 5-10 minutes here and 5-10 minutes there.  Go for a goal of getting in at least 10 minutes of MOVEMENT 3 times TODAY.  If that means stand up at your desk and do some squats...sitting at your computer?  Do some calf raises.  Doing tons of laundry?  Add some Side bends as you throw the laundry into the dryer.  There's NO EXCUSE not to move today!  EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!

Always...always...always BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!  If you have a big goal set for yourself for THIS YEAR, celebrate each little step you take to get yourself closer to making it happen!  Do not let negativity get in the way of what's most important to YOU.  Rather than looking into the mirror saying to yourself "ugh!  Look at (insert body part here), I'll NEVER get it to where I want it to be!"  Ummm....STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!  YES, YOU WILL!  Each time you take a moment to do something to promote your health and fitness, you are getting another step closer to your FITNESS GOAL.  Did you get in 5-6 servings of fruits/veggies today?  YAY!  CELEBRATE!  Not a big fan of water...but got in 64 ounces anyway?  YAY!  CELEBRATE!

Never stop believing in yourself!  You CAN and you WILL accomplish your fitness goal! 

One last thing, quit looking for the "QUICK FIX!"  A lot of people with big weight loss goals expect the weight to FALL OFF overnight...well, it took you a long time to put on the weight so it's going to take a while to get it off.  Remember, 1-2 lbs of weight LOSS a week is the HEALTHY amount to lose a week.  You do NOT have to starve yourself to drop the healthy amount a just need to MOVE and be at a 3500 calorie deficit by the end of the week for a ONE POUND weight loss.  And don't self diagnose..."I'm allergic to GLUTEN (do you know what gluten is???)" "I have a thyroid issue (but I live at the McDonalds drive-thru)."  Just be HONEST with yourself and you will start to see all your hard work and dedication pay off!  So BELIEVE.IN.YOURSELF!!!

Thanks as always for taking the time to read my blog and if you'd like to join as a Follower, please do so.  If you're on Facebook and looking for fun challenges or my motivating thoughts of the day, "like" Glisten Girls Fitness on Facebook.

I wish all of you a very HAPPY, HEALTHY day!!!  And remember...YOU.CAN.DO.IT!!!

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