Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Fitness Plan

I've always been a fitness fanatic. I was a track star in high school and still enjoy running today! But, seven years ago I decided I needed to add weight training and overall body fitness to my plan. I ordered the P90X program. I thought I was in really good shape at the time...I had no idea how fit I would soon be! I had never lifted weights before, and didn't want to "bulk up." I didn't want to lose weight, I just wanted to get some lean muscle on my frame.

A quick three months later, I had those lean, sexy muscles on my back, toned upper arms and washboard abs that almost gave me the confidence to hit the beach in a bikini! If you're looking for a great fitness program that keeps you motivated, you should seriously consider the P90X BeachBody Program.

I have now moved on to the Insanity and TurboFire programs for added variety and LOVE those workouts, too!
 My daily workouts are my little gift to myself each day.  Do something just for you today!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dance into Spring 2012

For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences, showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles, from free and playful and light and breezy, to contemporary classics. Colors likewise reflect these differing moods, encapsulating vivid brights, soft muted tones and fun-loving pastels.

"Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "They have learned how color can help them alter a mood and provide the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations."

Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone's outlook this spring. Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power radiates warmth and cheer.

Fanciful Bellflower, a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity. Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret is a sensual and intense rosy-red — an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics.

Sodalite Blue, a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette. Cockatoo, a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will surely make a statement this spring.

Margarita, a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. Reminiscent of a blossoming garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe.

Natural versatile neutrals add practicality to this season's brights. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel, and Starfish, a perfect warm summer neutral, complement all colors featured in this season's top 10.

For an ultra-bold vibrant look this spring, try mixing Bellflower with Tangerine Tango and Cabaret. Combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Cockatoo for a subtle alternative, or combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Driftwood for a more practical variation. Solar Power is best juxtaposed with Sodalite Blue. For a safer bet, add a natural neutral like Starfish to the mix.