Thursday, December 31, 2009

A New Year a NEW YOU!

It's been a while but I wanted to share something with you all. My fiance and I are in January 11th's issue of PEOPLE MAGAZINE!!! You all have to pick up a copy to read about my participation in their weight loss challenge. I can not discuss the details here so pick up a copy it's on page 94 and 98 :-).

Also, I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! Remember it's a new year and you have the opportunity to leave all those bad habits behind. Some of you have probably already created a list of New Year Resolutions but this year try creating a New Year Action plan. You need more than just goals, you need to create a list of at least 10 changes you will make starting tomorrow. Make your commitment to increase physical activity and change your eating habits. Trust me it will be worth it, make you action plan as detailed as possible. Include when and where you will work out, what you will eat, etc. You have the chance to be Fit and Fabulous this year so take advantage of it!

I will continue to post throughout the year to keep you motivated. Also, look for more posts by Rosethefitnessinstructor. She's been doing an awesome job at keeping you all inspired.

Lastly, One of my major focuses is planning my wedding and I will continue to keep you all posted about that as well.I am looking at either having it in D.C. or Chicago. It's all soooo exciting so I will keep you all posted about my journey. I am working with another blogger, Coretta, from "Coretta's Elegant Events" to plan my wedding. So look for more to come. My posts will be on a separate blog, and I'll let you know soon as it's up!

Have a Happy New Year!!!!


What is your New Year Action plan?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Power of the Stairmaster!

Today at the gym, I decided to use the machines for my cardio workout. I've noticed how the stairmaster is rarely used, which I love, because I hate having to fight for a machine. I started to think: Why is it rarely used compared to the other machine? Maybe because it looks to easy? Maybe because it looks to hard? Everyone is so quick to jump on the treadmill but sometimes the gym is packed, so you need to be creative in the limited time you have.

Don't be afraid of the stairmaster! You can start of easy, by choosing the manual option and keeping it a low level. You can pick up the speed or slow it down to your comfort level as well. I think some people also think everyone is watching you because you're so high up and you stand out. Trust me, everyone is on their own lil' world listening to music, watching the TV, or keeping track of how many minutes they have left. If they are watching, its because you look HOT!

Here are some perks to the stairmaster:
-Cardio enhancer: it works the heart and challenges your fitness. You can always increase your level of work when you're ready to move to the next level.
-Calorie buster: Just 30 minutes can burn 200-250 calories on average, depending on your weight and such.
-Curves creator: Black women, and women of all shapes and colors, love their curves! And the stairmaster loves them too. This machine will tone and strengthen your lower bottom half for sexy legs, calves, and, of course, the booty! You'll be jumping at the chance to wear those lil' shorts when summer hits.

Need more convincing? Check out this weight-loss inspiration story from Women's Health Magazine! Taisha Juanita Hayes from Washington, DC discovered the Stairmaster and went from a size 12 to a size 8 and lost 20 lbs.

So stop reading this blog, grab your gym bag, and get to that Stairmaster! And if you don't have a gym, use the steps in your house or a local building with plenty of stairs.

Yours truly,


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Worlds AIDS Day 2009: Get fit. Get healthy. Get Tested.

Hi Everyone!

It’s me, RosetheFitnessInstructor! I know, I’ve disappeared for a few months but I wanted to drop in and say “hello”. I plan on posting some inspirational/motivational tips on fitness during the holiday season. But first, I wanted to quickly touch on an important topic.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services’Office on Women's Health,HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25 to 34 within the U.S.. This is unacceptable! While I encourage everyone to stay healthy and keep fit to live a long and healthy life, there is one important thing you can’t forget to do—get tested.

Although the date passed, this post is dedicated to World AIDS Day 2009. In honor of this observance, please take a moment to educate yourself about HIV/AIDS. You could not only protect your life, but you could protect a friend or family members life.

Check out these resources for more information: : Information about women and HIV/AIDS. : Information about getting tested. For the young ones in your life who have risky behaviors. : National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is on February 7th. If you are involved in your community, take this opportunity to spread the word and encourage others to get tested.

Get fit. Get healthy. Get Tested.

More to come on fitness :)!