I jumped at the opportunity to review this product. Specifically, I wanted to try the Sane Fitness Preggers version. What is Sane Fitness you ask? Well, let me tell you.
Sane Fitness is a product developed by Beverley Caen, along with the help her trainer, John Cruz. Beverley is like most of us. She's a busy mom of 3 without a lot of time to devote to an exercise regime. The program actually comes as a set of cards that takes the guesswork out exercising as well as gives you a complete work-out.
The program currently comes in 3 different levels:
Sane Fitness Quickstart You receive a set of color-coded cards with a lanyard. You also receive a guide that explains how to use the cards. You are asked to begin your workout with any type of cardio for 20 minutes. You follow that up with your strength training program that consists of using your included cards. It explains that you'll pick 6 full-body weightlifting exercises, 2 abdominal exercises, and 3 stretches. The cards have pictures and directions that demonstrate each exercise done correctly. The workout guide suggests which exercises to pick from for each week. I love the lanyard, because if you're doing this at the gym you can wear it around your neck and have your exercises right there. Also, you don't need a lot of fancy equipment at home if that's where you choose to workout. The guide suggests an exercise ball, exercise mat, a set of light (5-8 lbs) and heavy (10-15 lbs) dumbbells, body bar, set of ankle weights, and a step bench. You can even purchase all of these items in a set from the website for less than $100.
Sane Fitness Next Level This set of card as states adds another level of difficulty to the original program, or you start with this program if you consider yourself already pretty fit.
Sane Fitness Preggers How awesome is it that Beverley came up with a program specifically designed for pregnant women. This program is designed for use in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. I love that the guide explains why exercise is great for pregnant women but also cautions you to advise your doctor of your plans to workout and make sure there isn't anything that should keep you from doing so. This program works the same as the original program. The required items are the same, except that it also adds two exercise bands or tubes to that list.
I love, love, love this program. It's so easy to use and you know your're getting a great work-out for your entire body. It's very affordable, and you can use it at home or the gym. If you're looking for a program that isn't too complicated and you can get started on right away, I would definitely recommend Sane Fitness.
Here is a great interview with Beverley Caen discussing the program.
I'm feeling better after yesterday's drama in my previous post. It was a lesson learned for both of us.
I've been sick AGAIN for the past 5 days with a sinus infection. It really pissed me off considering how sick I got last month. I was thinking I was in the clear for awhile. It seems to be getting better, so I'm really hoping for no more sickness at least for more than one month.
I have an appt with the new OB this afternoon. I'll be 19 week on Thursday, so it sure would be nice if he would break out the ultrasound machine and tell me everything looks good and what the sex is. I girl can wish, right? I need to find out the latest I can make the 8 hour drive to Alabama to visit family. I want to do this sometime this summer.
Abby and I went to a nearby consignment store today. I was letting her look at some toys, and I was standing about 6 feet away looking at something. I turned my back for about 30 seconds, and when I turned back around that child was gone. I didn't panic at first, because this place isn't that big and I assumed she was looking around (even though she knows better). So I walk the perimeter of the store and back around but I don't see her. The heart starts to beat a little faster, but I figure we just missed each other. I call her name...no answer. I call her name again more loudly...no answer. The breathing and heartbeat get even faster. I walked around two more times. Just as the panic sets in, I find her back at the place we were. As soon as I see her, I start crying like a baby. She tells me that she just went to the bathroom and thinks it's no big deal. Well, we had quite the conversation, and we were both crying on the way home. I haven't been right for the rest of the day. It really scared the crap out of me.
I'm an Examiner with the Cleveland edition of Examiner.com. I was the Cleveland Early Childhood Parenting Examiner, but I'm now the Cincinnati Early Childhood Parenting Examiner. Even though its the Cleveland edition, they've begun letting examiner's focus on different parts of the state. Anyway, they need examiners and are giving cash for referrals from current examiners. You don't need to be an award winning writer, and you won't make tons of money. It's just fun way to pass on some knowledge. If you'd like a referral, send me an email or comment here and I'll pass on the information on how to apply.
I've never heard of this contest, until I saw Dee's tweet from Two of Kind, Working on a Full House. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to submit a picture of Abby from the Butterfly Show last year. Click on the button below to enter or see the other submissions. There are great photos in both the kids and adults categories.
I have childhood memories of my mother losing her temper and yelling at us kids for various reasons. I was the oldest with more responsibilites, and so I felt like I got yelled at more often then others. There was one particular time I remember very vividly. There was a family gathering at a campground at Noccalula Falls. I think I was probably about 10 years old. My cousins and I were going to explore the park. My mother specifically said to me not to go down into the falls. I was a good kid who always obeyed, but I succumbed to peer pressure. My cousins told me she'd never find out. Well, of course I took my clumsy self down there and ended up falling and scraping up my knee pretty badly. We walked back to the campgrounds and found my mom and several of the adults at the pool. My mother asked me if I went into the falls, and of course I couldn't lie to her. There have been few times I've seen her so angry. She yelled at me so loudly in front of all of these strangers and extended family at the pool. I was so completely humiliated and embarrassed. Now that I'm a parent, I totally understand why she was so upset. I should have never gone down into those falls. One of us kids could have been really hurt. She never sat down with me afterwards and explained why she was so upset.
I don't want my daughter to have memories like that. It still brings up a lot of emotion when I think about how she made me feel that day. Sometimes I find myself getting really frustrated with Abby. Last night, for example, she was whining and crying because I told her no. I tried to have a talk with her, but she just kept on and on. Eventually, it finally pushed me to the point where I yelled. Of course, afterwards I felt so guilty. My husband also told me he didn't like that I yelled at her. There have been other times when I've almost yelled, but was able to remind myself that I should do that. I don't yell often, but when I do I feel horribly guilty. Abby yells sometimes when she gets angry, and of course she gets into trouble for it. What kind of lesson does it teach when she gets into trouble for it and then I do it. We did have a talk about it last night, and I apologized for yelling.
I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted. It's been hectic around here, and I'm tired.
I've been saying for weeks that I need to get some tires on my car. I kept putting it off. Well I didn't realize how bad one of them was, and when I left work at 1:30 yesterday morning I had a flat. Well, I have new tires now.
I don't know why everyone is so shocked at what happened on the Bachelor. It was obvious when he sent Molly away that there were some strong feelings there. I think it was pretty shitty the way it played out, but I'm sure he made some big cash for doing that on TV.
It annoys the hell out of me when my husband gets angry while playing a sports video game. He acts like his million dollar contract is on the line or something. It's a game!
I have a review that I really need to get done. I'm off work tomorrow so I'll do it then, probably.
I'm intrigued with watching the posts by Ashton and Demi on Twitter. I have no idea why, but I just find it interesting.