Leg Day

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Hey Sweaty Betties!
Lets get going on a workout today!
I thought legs and butt would be a great focus since #1. Who doesn’t want a more toned tush? and #2. your glutes and your legs are your largest muscle groups so you’ll get much more calorie burn out of doing these exercises!






 

Fitness Holiday Gift Guide

this is MY bag. I love black, its sexy and goes with everything!

A Sweaty Betties Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

are you wondering what to give your fellow fit gals for Christmas? Do you need to just drop a giant hint to your husband/boyfriend/parents? Here’s a great gift guide full of some of MY personal favorites and some of these are also a hint to my hubby… so make sure you leave this page open and pass the link around;)

Workout Clothes– when you’ve been working out as long as I have, you realize that a brand spankin’ new workout outfit can make you have the best workout of your life! Seriously! I used to just think “Oh I’m going to get sweaty anyway” and just wear scrubs to the gym… but I got the cutest workout top and pants from a friend.. and man! Nothing like a feeling of looking good to feel good! Here are a few of my favorite brands (and a little less $ but cuter (in my opinion) that Lululemon)

MPG (Mondetta Performance Gear)– This is great gear for runners, yoga peeps, weight lifters and group exercisers. Just good quality and I LOVE the colors and how they change it up each season.

I have this exact top. I LOVE the color. One of my faves

WOD Gear I’m totally into Crossfit, even though I don’t belong to a box. These are super cool clothes for the crossfitter (and just cool chick) in your life

I love the wide waistband pants… very slimming

Lorna Jane Activewear– OK I was visiting in Marina Del Rey and just walked into a Lorna Jane Store. I had vaguely seen the brand before, on Instagram, but I fell in LOVE after really seeing their stuff. OMG–> Seriously, Lulu just needs to go. Not only do they have fun colors, styles, etc. but I LOVE the brand message: MOVE, NOURISH, BELIEVE.
Powerful Stuff. They do have a few stores in California (based in Australia) but you can shop online.

I don’t have this top yet, but I’m in love with the back and I want it!

Books— I’m a total book nerd and you can see my past post on my FAVORITE inspirational & workout books

Gym Bags- Hello!! The one thing I love to have besides cute workout gear, is a cute gym bag! It makes carrying my jumprope, workout papers, towel, water and ID much more fun. (and stylish) Here are two really cute ones:

oGorgeous– these bags are to DIE for. Seriously. I am lucky enough to call the designer, Cassey, my friend, and I saw how much work she puts into each bag.. insane. The quality is amazing, they are lined, have cool zippers and pouches where you need them and are cute in and out of the gym (Mine has become my day to day purse. LOL) Great for yoga mats too!

and there’s even cute Yoga bags!

 LiveWell360– these are also some sassy bags I just came across. I love the colors and they have cute inspirational quotes on the liner! LOVE!

love the yoga strap on this one!

Fitness Jewelry- a bunch of you wanted some dumbbell, kettlebell and other assorted fitness jewelry, so here were a few I found

cool tire and sledgehammer necklaces

Creative Galina etsy for Dumbbell Necklaces

www.gymgems.com for other silver dumbbells

Motivational Jewelry- my favorite bracelet all year that I wear almost everyday, is my Cynthia H Designs “Believe in Miracles” I love to have little reminders

LOVE these!

EQUIPMENT:

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline- This is just so cool, especially if you live in a tiny apartment, as I do now.. and sometimes things get a little boring! These things are fun, foldable and there’s a lot more you can do than just bounce!

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline

 

Kettle Bells/Dumbbells– gotta get em!! All the SB Workouts need at least SOMETHING!!

Motivation & a Plan- Well hello! I’m totally going to plug my own site! Get a Sweaty Betties Fitness Membership, you’l get weekly emails with meal plans, motivation, workouts to follow and monthly webinars and calls with ME and other experts. BAM! Your year is covered.

Eco-Friendly Re-usable Water Bottle– I found this cool water bottle on the Egg Whites International site. You can private label them (A SB Bottle??) but they are carbon filtered, so you can fill your water up anywhere and have safe, clean water! Great for the environment and travel!

TRX System- this is a cool ass gift– a little pricey and I’m totally glad I WON mine. A must-have for the hardcore at-home gym person. These are so great for creativity, core, balance and strength

Footie Pajamas– There is something ridiculous, yet cozy and sexy about one-piece pajama sets. I totally want one!!

One-Piece  Pajamas

Stocking Stuffers:

Dry Shampoo- this is the workout girls dream. I swear. You just can’t wash and style your hair every day because you’re sweaty. It just wrecks it (plus who has time?!) Blow dry your sweat out, spray this is to tame the grease and it smells amazing! You won’t want to wash for a week! LOL BONUS: Under $5

Socks- I’ve been getting socks for years for Christmas. Nothing like a cute pair of fun lifting or crossfit socks. I love these socks from Sox Box they have all different colors and fun words!

Jump Rope- I’ve bought plenty of jump ropes in my day. I used to try and find the cheapest ones I could, which were still around $7.99 and buy about 10 of them for my group training classes. Unfortunately  these things would break after just a few uses and I’d end up pissed! I finally broke down and decided to pay a little more for a rope and honestly, it was a great investment. Ever since the May Jump Rope Challenge I’ve gotten to be a better jumper, plus, you can take your cardio with you anywhere. Here is a cute pink rope (its the one I got!)

Headbands– I’m going to do a shameless plug for my own personal “I am a Sweaty Betty” Sweaty Bands.. but honestly, Sweaty Bands are the best invention in head bands, ever. I love throwing my hair in a pony tail, throwing on one of my three (and hopefully soon to be more) Sweaty Bands and just go! They are so cute, easy and don’t slip! They have sooo many, you’ll want at least … well.. half a dozen. LOL

Sin<less Cocktails– I’m not a big drinker. Once in awhile (like once or twice a year) I like to have a drink, but I hate the calories and I’m totally a sweet, cocktail girl. So, I was soooo excited to find this brand who not only makes a low-calorie cocktail mix, but they do it with stevia and other healthier ingredients– TOTAL QUALITY. Seriously, read their “about us” page and you’ll love the company as much as you do the drinks. Anyway, they have a LIMITED HOLIDAY MIX of flavors, including: green apple, vanilla sour, and cinnamon! YUM!

Upper Body & Quick Core Circuit

Upper Body & Core Workout

After the brutality which was Killer WOD SBW #14 — which wasn’t bad at the time.. but the aftermath was brutal,
I decided no legs would be harmed in the making of this workout.

Here is a quick– can do during commercials– upper body and core circuit that your abs, obliques and shoulders will love me for!

Too excited for words!

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I realized I seem  a little high-strung and nutso here!
I’m sorry! This is my explanation of what is going on lately!!








Burning Buns & Pants on Fire

at-home metabolism busting workout

Kettlebell swings x 120… uh.. yeah. Buns and legs on fire!
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at-home metabolism busting workout

500-Calorie Candy Torcher

500 Calorie Burn workout

OK… maybe you aren’t like me and didn’t eat half a bag of tootsie rolls.. well if not, good for you (show off! LOL)
Either way, I’m sure you could still use an awesome workout!
Beginners can go through this once; if you’re advanced, go through it 3 times and then you can decide if its a Calorie Torcher…. or just TORTURE!

(also download your free 12 week program here to get started!)

500 Calorie BURN- Candy Calorie Torcher!



Double B Workout! SBW#11

Double B Workout

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Why I spent $107.17 on a wallet

Dannys new wallet

I posted this picture on Instagram. The top picture WAS my wallet, the bottom picture is my new wallet.

My zebra print one was a duct tape wallet (a little girl made me, it was cute, I liked it)

However, it was very sloppy, I definitely wouldn’t want to keep money in it, as lord knows what would happen. (LOL)

It did the job, kept my cards in one spot, my ID, etc. I never really cared what anyone thought about it.

I have always had issues keeping cash, in fact, I HATE having cash on me.

I am afraid I will lose it, it will get stolen, etc. and its very apparent, by my wallet, that I don’t “respect” money.
So, last week I had my meeting with my mentor and millionaire, Ali Brown.

Ali started asking me questions about money and she said, “Let me see your wallet.”

GULP.

I never cared about showing anyone my wallet… in fact, I’d even bragged about it before, but sitting in her home.. suddenly I was EMBARRASSED. I KNEW what she was getting at.
I dug in my purse, and winced and uncomfortably laughed as I handed her my wallet (with receipts and cards falling out of it) ugh… (face turning red)
She basically flipped it over and said
“First, get a new wallet.. a NICE wallet.. and keep some money in there”
She also told me to start hanging out with people who have money. (my husband said, “So does this mean we should go hang around the Mercedes dealership on Monday?” LOL)
The reason for all this, and why I’m posting about it,  is simply, a MIND SHIFT.
I understand it, and she didn’t need to explain.
When I was forced to show her my wallet, my duct tape wallet, in the millionaire’s house, I got it.. right then.
I need to stop acting as if there is nothing, that I have nothing, or as soon as I do it’s gone.
I need stop fearing money and need to realize its ok to have money in my purse, in my wallet, in my bank account.
I need to feel ok with DESERVING it.Its a simple concept for me in weight-loss…
I have a client who lost 125 lbs.,  yet he still wore this HUGE gawd awful 3XL shirts! I hated that! Stop dressing like you’re fat!! You ARENT.
I totally GET IT..With money and myself, it was the same thing.
I continued to “wear fat pants” even though I am a successful (or trying to be successful) person.
So…
Not only did I get a nicer wallet… I spent $100 fucking dollars on that wallet!
(This is something I would NEVER do… OMG… who spends $100 on a wallet?!!)
Well I did.
and you know what? I was really comfortable with it, and I LOVE my wallet… in fact, I took this so seriously, I went to every freakin’ store in the mall, from Gucci, to Fendi, to Louis Vuitton and I actually came back to the very first wallet I liked.
This is not to say that ANYONE needs to spend $100 on a wallet.
This was specifically significant for me and some of my personal hang-ups. (and I can tell  you right now, my mother is probably reading this and screaming in her kitchen, “Danyell I can’t believe you spent $100 on a wallet!!!…. its ok mom :) there’s more where that came from)
However, look within yourself.
Maybe its weight or clothing— you don’t deserve nice clothes because you “aren’t there yet” or you only eat cheap food because “you’re just going to poop it out anyway” (LOL but I’ve totally heard this)
Whatever it is.. is there something you are denying or maybe not giving the respect it needs in order for YOU to become a bigger and better version of you?
Hell, I know, not every millionaire has a nice wallet or a nice purse.
It is a reminder for ME. That is all.
I hope you can see where a mind shift may help you get out of whatever rut or block is holding you back :)
Be YOUR best YOU.


Upper Body Strength Circuit

Upper Body Strength Circuit

By popular request— dun dun dun….. here is a great upper body routine!

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3-2-1 Workout

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This workout isn’t quite as easy as 3-2-1 but its effective and you’re done in 20 mins. So with that…. LET’S GO!!

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