The teen queen is soon to be a high school graduate and to celebrate the occasion I'm throwing a party! She wanted the party to be frilly and fun. I rented a OH MY SUGAR BAR gorgeous full 8 feet by 8 feet flower wall as a picture backdrop! It's feminine and soft for all… Continue reading GRADUATION STATION PARTY & GIFTS
This is the time of year I start forecasting my Spring and Summer workout wardrobe. Freshen it up a bit. I like to add a few new colors to the mix. This three pack of muscle tanks is a sweet deal! Choose from a variety of colors. They are light weight and super breathable. Tanks… Continue reading Set me up Spring & Summer
It’s time to level up my toothbrush game! Welcome to the ORAL REVOLUTION! Last week my BURST arrived. I plugged this baby in and watched the clock tick until I could brush my teeth with the latest and greatest in dental hygiene. Click any of the BURSTS links in my post for a $50 savings!!!!!… Continue reading BURST
Wellcome to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Home of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Mr. Chicken Fry planned a college trip visit for our beloved teen queen. An informal "family" college visit to see the University of Arkansas. Our first time to see the city and state that our precious baby will live in for the next several years. From… Continue reading Arkansas
I was not a stellar stand-out superior student. The last time my report card had a sea of A's, was in elementary school. But before all of you brainiacs label me dumb please keep reading. I honorably held a strong A-B, with the occasional C in math, sort of report card. And...unlike most of my… Continue reading Report Cards
It happens! I have it to. I'm middle-aged so sue me! My 30's seem like a complete blur! It's as if I was trapped in fast forward. Forty-five came out of no where and sucker punched me in the gut! Two years later, I celebrated a small covid birthday which with good math puts me… Continue reading Middle Age Workout Guide
Where does pure motivation come from? The answer might surprise you! It comes from the inside. It’s what drives you to do something. Motivation is the thing that moves you to action. Inspiration comes from the outside. We are often inspired by outside influences. We might find inspiring solace in a book or catching a… Continue reading Motivation moves you
This time of year always begs for something new. Spring seems to be a time of renewal and openness to getting organized. As a fresh start to the month, I say toss out all of your old hole-ie socks! You know the ones. The pair that bug you because they have lost their strength. Stock… Continue reading Spring Time = Gym Time
This post is NOT about coffee! It's about how to start your day! I operate under the assumption that there are two kinds of morning people, those who are graceful and collected and those who aren't! Which one are you? Are you one of those smooth morning routine types whose morning mimics a professional pit… Continue reading Bold Beginnings
Caffeine, Coco nibs, red peppers, grapefruit, ginger, and green tea, have all been linked to weight loss. Is it true? The answer is yes, but... In day to day real life, these "superfoods" only contribute to weight loss or help speed up the metabolism a tincey tiny bit. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about… Continue reading Move more, Eat less + other rocket science-savvy
No one told SOREL started making sneakers! Coming in hot at $139 but I have to say I'm surprised they aren't $250! These shoes are the bomb. I love the look all the way around. They come in four other color combos. They are unique in that they tie under the shoe. They tie tight… Continue reading For the love of ACTIVITY! (active wear)
My spouse, my kids, my roommate, my bestie will NOT eat healthy. How are you suppose to clean up your diet when those around you eat like crap? YOU DO YOU! DO YOU BOO! No one is holding you hostage and force feeding you SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES. Those friends, family, or co-workers who choose to inhale… Continue reading But _____ won’t eat healthy with me!
I'm about to say some things about the D-word. DIET. A lot of what I'm about to harp on you already know to be true. What I hope is that maybe my direct words and approach will enlighten you when it comes to DIETING. A huge problem with RESTRICTIVE diets or dieting is this, "if… Continue reading A prediction on restriction
I'm going to keep it real and keep it in the family. And by family I mean, my tribe, my friends, my goal-getters and girl gang workout warriors here is a little something different. Today is an all inspiring post about a bad to the bone female who can't be stopped. A girl who genuinely… Continue reading Novaturient (online boutique)
First week of January in the books...How did it go? I hope you didn't do what I think you did?!?! Don't do it! Don't do it! Whatever you do...DO NOT set your pretty little self up for shame and disappointment. If you are contemplating weight loss or living a more active lifestyle for your beautiful… Continue reading Set RESOLUTION but now experiencing severe to moderate anxiety!
Happy new year everybody! We had a white Christmas from the bustling valley of Crested Butte, Colorado. A place I hadn’t been since I was 15! What hasn't changed is the darling quaint gingerbread town. Brightly painted shops, restaurants, and galleries galore! The town of Crested Butte is approximately 2.5 miles away from the ski… Continue reading Crested Butte, Colorado
How do I get by during the long cold Winter months? I buck it up and bundle up! It's the only way to survive and breathe in fresh air! I hit the pavement looking like a bloated bank robber. Hat, scarf, gloves, several under layers, a puffy coat and whatever else I can find. Id… Continue reading BUCK UP AND BUNDLE UP
YEAR END sounds so final! And like never before this "year-end" will be a biggie. I for one will be giving 2020 a queen-worthy, TEXAS size wave goodbye. Bring on brighter days. CHECK OUT ALL THE ABERCROMBIE & FITness APPROVED active wear, gym equipment and more! ABERCROMBIE FITness AMAZON STORE! Calendars and schedules are… Continue reading Tighter and Brighter CHRISTMAS FITness
The following low carb recipe is not only easy but it's also a low-fat Abercrombie and FITness approved recipe. While I can't take credit for this tasty warm delightful dish, I can boast that I put my own personal spin on it. It's a hybrid between bean soup and hearty chili. Speaking of hybrid -… Continue reading White Chicken Chili
Prepare now. Do your due diligence to prevent the post holiday blubber regret. Typically the day after Thanksgiving is a shocker. You wake up feeling bloated and guilty! Reality kicks in. You suddenly realize that Christmas is four weeks away which means five weeks until New Year's Day! Honey, we need to get excited about… Continue reading HOLIDAY DUE DILIGENCE
We are a week away from Thanksgiving. A traditional holiday that fundamentally revolves around food, family and football. Do yourself a ginormous favor and make a plan. Heaven knows you don't want to make the same mistake you made last year. Remember? Remember you stuffed yourself so silly that you had to resort to… Continue reading Thanksgiving overload
I'm a sucker for vibrant stripes. I guess it's the strong 70's vibe I get when I wear it. I found this darling pull over/tunic on Amazon. This top is not bulky or thick and it easily tucks into jeans. I have been wearing it untucked with leggings or tucked in with jeans. I'm wearing… Continue reading Sweatshirt Season
2020 has been groundhog year. I'm still in shock that the whole world actually shut down for an extended period of time. There was fear of the unknown, panic, and terror of a highly contagious virus. I can't deny that all of the above and then some added to my habitual wine intake and foggy… Continue reading Wake up in the morning feeling like…
With a look of bewilderment, I tilt my head and wonder. What would it be like to have a one on one sit down with the CEO or founders of Little Debbie snack foods, Hostess or Nabisco? (just to name a few) My first question would be, "What exactly is your company mission statement?" I… Continue reading Don’t be a DING DONG
Why is Abercrombie & FItness any different from all the other on-demand or virtual fitness programs out there? Heart and Soul. I'm living, breathing and full-on sweat proof that the program works. I'm doing the workouts too. I'm following exactly the same program that I share with you. I personally write each workout. I pour… Continue reading Heart and Soul: Abercrombie & FITness
Hey Turkeys...we are entering into a season of THANKSGIVING! Be excited with me because I have some goodies coming your way. November can be a long dud of the Fall season. To me, it's kind of brown, rainy and grey. Thank goodness for red and orange which color up the month with beautiful falling leaves.… Continue reading Thanks-GIVE-Away
When I was a young Wonder Woman trick or treater, my parents threatened my life and forbid me to eat my hard-earned Halloween candy until I got home. No joke...I was not allowed to go home and rummage through my candy bag until my parents had thoroughly checked it for razor blades and needles!! Does… Continue reading Wonder Woman Halloween 2020
Thankful for the sporty casual look these days. Ladies, we can still be comfy casual and feminine. For instance, I spotted this funky fun tank and paired it with leggings and sneakers! Shhh don't tell but I love wearing leggings and sneakers! lol Remember you can shop ALL of the Abercrombie and FITness approved casual… Continue reading No hastle keep it casual
Remember StarKist Charlie? The blue and white fish with the glasses and red hat!? He's my main man! I have always been a huge fan of the tuna can.Is it just me or was tuna like a happening dish and kind of a big deal in the 70's and early 80's? I recall TUNA being served… Continue reading Tell Em Charlie Sent Ya
LONDON FOG COMFORTER It's time to cozy up the bedding for colder temps. Yall, I love me some hunker down under the covers weather and so does Mr. Chicken Fry. In prep for the season change, Mr. Chicken Fry purchased two comforters for every bedroom in our house and two extras for coucj snuggling. They… Continue reading Fall Spruce ups and other fun finds
I think I’m allergic to MONDAY mornings. In fact, I hear it might be going around and that it’s highly contagious. What if we collectively petitioned the Surgeon General’s office for a leave of absence on all future Monday’s across the board until further testing of all reactions have been determined!?!?! For as long… Continue reading Mangey Monday
About this time of year, most girls are thinking about covering up in yummy cardigans and long sleeve sweaters. And while there is nothing wrong with that...keep in mind that the holiday season will be here in a jiffy. This time of year I like to forecast holiday shenningans, party dresses, off the shoulder sweaters,… Continue reading Guns and ROW-ses
Happy Birthday to my Mr. Chicken Fry. He's the most energetic, charismatic￼ man on the planet! He planned a quick "long weekend" get away to the all too cool Lake Tahoe. It was our first time to visit the lake in its natural glory! The air was crisp. The sunshine was strong and warm as… Continue reading Lake Tahoe
I'm no stranger to sweat. I welcome it with open arms. But lets face it...no one likes the stench of mildew from a laundry hamper, gym bag or teenager...capiche?!?!? As a mom of an active student athlete, I'm all too familiar with the odors that come from sweaty teenagers and adults. To keep my… Continue reading Some Like It Sweaty
One big thrill of my field is finding fun ways to mix it up! Taking the mundane out of exercise and make it interesting. Some call it torture I call it artistic. Utilizing the creative side of my brain is my favorite part. 10-to-1 I'm going to show you how to take a few basic exercises… Continue reading Ten to One
Do you have FOWO? Pronounced like FOMO but sounds like FO-WHOA! FEAR OF WORKING OUT! It's a thing. I know for certain that gym environments can be intimidating. More than ever before, thanks to the pandemic, people are freaked out. Germ awareness only heightens the fear and skewing self awareness. The gym machines, the sweaty… Continue reading FOWO
From the second I laid eyes on Terra Core it was love at first sight. Almost like a supernatural connection of fast friends. Since the official introduction on Friday, it's been hard to keep my hands, feet, and quite honestly all other major body parts away from it. We have become inseparable which is why it's high… Continue reading Terra Core it up!
Unfortunately the answer is, "no, no it isn't." If you are determined to lose weight, I'm proud of you. This is a great place to be and a good place to start but this it isn't enough to get you to the goal line. ****If you are here about the FREE GIVEAWAY, scorll down to… Continue reading Is determination enough? (give away)
Never have we experienced times such as these. The whole world has been cattyampus since March. As we gradually take baby steps toward a new normal, never has there been a better time to start a routine. "Anything is a hassle before it becomes a habit" ~ Angi Abercrombie Girl it's time to climb! Climb… Continue reading Routine or Rut – you choose!
I might have taken my cross training a little to lightly. Cross training as in bouncing between food and wine. I had a small scale melt down Friday and let it all go. BLAME IT ON Post VACA blues! SIGH! To get my mood and mind right I seek FITness inspiration via retail therapy. Therefore… Continue reading Random Restocks Plus Some
The title of this post was originally..."Bahamas...know before you go!" It was mainly going to be a tell all of the tales on how to get to the Bahamas! SKIRT!!! But...after three hours of landing in Spanish Wells, a small island next to Eleuthera, the Prime Minister announced that all US flights to the Bahamas… Continue reading But we just got here!
A growling tummy is a marvelous manifestation of a healthy appetite. Dear girlfriend a hefty appetite is what we are after. A high functioning metabolism is a beautiful thing! August is breathing down our neck. It's practically here but no need to panic because you're on a role! You have been grinding out the weekly workouts… Continue reading But I’m still hungry?!?
No one, I mean not one single person is getting a chiseled mid section with just ten minutes of ab work! Any person on the planet with hard-core ripped abs will tell you that they didn't earn their tight abs by simply doing 10 minutes of ab exercises a day! I hate to bust your… Continue reading 10 min my abs?!?!?
Why live a healthy lifestyle anyway? What's in it for me you might ask. Don't you want to feel better? Why lose the the weight...BECAUSE.... You've tried to lose weight before without proper encouragement and training but you have been unsuccessful. You've tried to moderate and portion control. You've tried all the fad diets and… Continue reading Why lose weight anyway?
The scorching Texas temperature is a ceaseless reminder. Texans keep fingers crossed that the extreme heat will plateau then quickly nose dive back down into the mid 90's. Speaking of plateaus, I want to address this real phenomenon that can happen to anyone. Perhaps you are one of many who hit the weights hard during… Continue reading Push past the plateau
Hi, My name is Angi and I WAS a scale -a-hlolic! I weighed myself as much as 8 times a day or more! Naturally, I hid this nasty little addiction from my husband and friends. After all, why did they need to know that a 5 to 7 pound flux on the scale was driving… Continue reading Scale-A-Non
The heat is still sweltering hot and I thought y'all could use another cool summer meal. This one will take you through the Texas September warm weather and is a Labor Day weekend hit. Yesterday I concocted another version of my original LITE CHICKEN SALAD. Like my infamous lite chicken salad, this too is bold… Continue reading CHIPOLTE CHICKEN SALAD
Besides sitting in the sun, my only enjoyment during my 3 week long covid19 quarantine was combing the internet. I checked on everything from summer sundresses to dumbbells. They say that the mind is a super powerful tool. In which case I kept my mind laser focused on inspiring FITness and travel essentials. My mantra… Continue reading Summer (travel) essentials
TRINA TURK ROMPERThis romper is made out of bathing suit material! It's so light weight and soft. The floral. tropical pattern is bright and made me feel like vaca vibes. I will be wearing this with a pair of flip flops or wedges to dinner but it could easily be a slip on cover up!… Continue reading PRIME WARDROBE try on session
I want to get right to business. I swoon for smart soft active wear. Hello I practically live in it year around. More so, I enjoy stretching my dollars and therefore don't mind hunting and pecking for a deal. Y'all me and my family are no strangers to the all heavenly Lululemon. It's hard not… Continue reading Active wear comparison
It's been exactly 15 days since I tested positive for COVID-19. That's 15 days of full blown boredom browsing! I found myself surfing the internet from the confines of my media recliner. There was nothing to do but BROWSE and BUY! Why not make good use of the down time and give my active wear… Continue reading Boredom breeds browsing
Are we going anywhere for Summer vacation? A million dollar question that millions of Americans are asking themselves. Like you, we too are are itching for a get away. Not to mention that we have been quarantined for what seems like two decades now. Where are you headed? Perhaps a low-key private Bahamian bungalow beach house?… Continue reading Pandemic Vaca FIT or FAT?
Have you ever tried to change a bad habit? Smoking, drinking, weight loss, diet, relationships, foul mouth, speeding, drug addiction, over use of technology, hairspray, eye liner, or bangs!?!? It's not the easiest thing to do. It takes a whole lot of stamina and determination sprinkled with spoon fulls of CHANGE! Often times, we go… Continue reading Slow your ROLL!
I have never said it was easy. I know...trust me...I know how nerve racking it is navigating a new healthy eating regimen. There is so much buzz and opinion circulating about what's healthy and what you should and should not eat for weight loss. You make your mind up then what? If this isn't… Continue reading Fooling you health foods 15 to be exact
What's in your tool belt? Don't look at me like I'm crazy. You have a tool belt too. we all do. When I met the infamous Mr. Chicken Fry he was a charismatic 34-year-old bachelor with a tool CUP! YES, A CUP! He literally had a plastic red drinking cup tucked away in a… Continue reading What’s in your TOOL BELT
Well Sh*t y'all... It got me! As if I hadn't already been having a helluva week, last Thursday I tested positive for Covid-19. I know you have questions and I plan to address all of them. But to do that it's also important to explain the lead up. Sunday, June 14th It was scorching… Continue reading Code Covid-19
Do you feel that? It seems to me that there is a certain electricity in the air. Or could it be that it's just the sense a heightened awareness of germs. Everywhere you look you can spot a Purell pump, a table with GIN grade sanitizer and a jumbo box of latex gloves. I'm a… Continue reading Keep Calm Stay Cool
Before we dive into today’s deep subject, I want you to clear your mind and open your ears. I want you to listen up and hear me loud and crystal clear. HEALTHY HABITS OUT PERFORM GOOD GENETICS. Is that profound and super exciting news or what? It's the truth. Healthy habits run circles around the gene pool.Right… Continue reading Gene Pool
Get ready for a funky fun fast total body workout. It's called TABATA and ladies, it's not a sandwich!!!! A Tabata workout torches calories increasing the heart rate and sculpts lean muscle. If you are new to the TABATA format allow me to explain. WHAT IS IT? Tabata is a timed high-intensity interval training experience. We will… Continue reading TABATA TUTORIAL
Just when you think it's safe to to chill and relax into June... Father's Day sneaks in. I will not be caught off guard this year! My Mr. Chicken Fry officially became a daddy at 41 years young! When I look back now, I always knew he would be a good cool dad. But this… Continue reading FIT & FUNNY Father’s Day Gifts xws
Over eating is a tough touchy subject. It's uncomfortable. Exposing an area of weakness is unnatural and therefore awkward. Unfortunately, over eating exposes itself. It's hard to hide. It's hard to hide because over eating causes multiple internal and external issues including a morphed soft blob of a body further leading to mental and physical struggles.… Continue reading Over Eatery
Hello beautiful you! I'm Angi Abercrombie, a FITness professional and certified personal trainer with over 22 years experience in the industry. I own a boutique personal training studio in Coppell, TX. I beyond pumped to bring you the best of the best workouts from the comfort of your home. Let's rock this thing! ZOOM? FROM YOUR… Continue reading Abercrombie & FITness virtual ZOOM
You wanted it, now you got it. You want it, baby you got it!!! Lately I have been asked a lot about home exercise equipment. My advice is always simple..."FITness doesn't have to be fancy." Ladies and gentleman you can get a FITastic workout in with minimal equipment. In terms of home workout, I'm a… Continue reading Just Bust a Move
It's Friday which in home sheltering/quarantine mode doesn't mean as much as it once did! But I still like the sound of it! The world slowed down a little bit. We're not all out running and gunning living life "balls to the wall" but it sure isn't going to slow my roll on the FITness… Continue reading Balls to the wall
In girl world, pantry lines are a serious crime. Any sign of a crease or hint of an undergarment outline is taboo. Almost an unforgiving forbidden felony in this modern decade! Last year, panty lines, was a hot topic and most frequently asked question: What kind of panties do you wear when you workout?… Continue reading PANTY TALK
It's almost Summer and I couldn't be more excited. We Abercrombie's spend the majority of the Summer, (next three months) in our backyard. We hang in the swimming pool, lay in the sun and or sit outside as much as we can! In Texas, it get's hot in a hurry therefore a backyard umbrella… Continue reading Summer Time 101
Hello fellow workout warriors! How is everyone holding up? I have been hunting for some new fresh active wear and landed on a few items too good not to share! ON WOMENS's CLOUD FLYER CROSS TRAINER I have been dying to get my feet in a pair of the newest rage in cross trainers. A… Continue reading The FITting Room: Active wear
Approximately six weeks ago I received a call from my beloved friend and soul sister, Cassie at Hi Sugarplum.Little did I know she was about to brighten my day with more than just her sparkling personality. She was calling to see if I would train and host a LIVE Saturday workout for she and her… Continue reading A sincere Sugarplum thank you
In light of my upcoming (47th) birthday I want to gift you with a passing of the torch so to speak. I'm gifting you with my favorite timed workout in the whole wide world. I'm passing the tabata torch to you! For those of you who are new to TABATA, here is a tutorial of… Continue reading TABATA BING TABATA BOOM BIRTHDAY
I begged, I pleaded and then out of desperation I used the o'l Mother's Day is coming guilt trip! What do you know, it finally worked and I got the teen queen to partner up with me for an ABTASTIC core workout!!! (WORKTOUT VIDEO featured at the bottom of this post) She's sporting some new vibrant… Continue reading Mother daughter partner workout
To YOU! SALUDE! SKOAL! Kung Pai. Cheers Y'all! It's FRIDAY! Toast to the fact that you have made it through another week and that TARGET is having a sale! That you made it through the weeks on end of home sheltering. That you can see the light at the end of the tunnel because we… Continue reading What do women/ MOM’s want?
Hello and welcome to another Wednesday! Before COVID-19 quarantine I was working on this blog post about inspiration. I never fully finished it because I think in the wake of the virus I became UNINSPIRED! Now that time and people are slowly turning the corner I think there is much hope and inspiration to… Continue reading Intimidation can become inspiration
Hello and happy Monday! Welcome to another Amazon prime wardrobe active wear try on session. I had been feeling a little out of sorts and pining for a style refresh but then COVID-19 came and destroyed my shopping dreams. Quarantine caused a cataclysmic hault on what I thought was going to be a closet overhaul.… Continue reading Amazon Active Wear
Strange times call for strange desperate purchases. Please note that the following list of Amazon goodies are all in stock and get greater with need /desperation! So start from the bottom up! Nobody wants their nail girl back more than I do but until then I need one of these. Sure I have clippers and… Continue reading Strange times call for strange things
This covid-29 quaranine has forced even the most uncreative creatures to think outside of the box. However, this little diddy is nothing new.To see the full list of the ABERCROMBIE AND FITNESS APPROVED FITness goodies check out my new AMAZON STORE FRONT HERE Abercrombie and FITness Amazon Storefront My Amazon site is updated frequently so check… Continue reading Side walk chalk not just for kids
Hey y'all and Happy Monday. In a recent live IG workout with my best girl Cassie at HiSugarplum there was a comment about wrist pain and or wrist discomfort due to certain workout positions. This is a such a common ailment and high on the complaint spectrum in the gym yet a topic I had never… Continue reading Wrist Mania
Hello Yall. I have been a cleaning machine! It's never ending over here but between virtual workouts and cleaning...I'm keeping super dee duper busy doing all of the spring cleaning projects. Like the OVEN! Every bone in body is cringing at the sight of this photo. I really can't believe that I'm even revealing the… Continue reading I PLAY A CLEAN GAME
Remember when most American's worked all week just to get to the weekend? (sigh) As a FITness instructor, a main stay question / gym topic has always been "the weekend" like "what did you do this weekend?" or "what are your plans for the coming weekend?" Of course the answers always varied. Some people had… Continue reading Working for the weekend
My eyes and nose are watering like crazy as I write this yummy post. If you follow my exact instructions you too will soon catch my drift. If you enjoy spicy, mouth watering, make your head perspire, kind of dishes, then this your meal ticket. This is true comfort food to fill your belly and… Continue reading Asian Style Spicy Soup
The world is in March madness. This VIRUS is trying to close exercise! HUH NO, over my dead body. Big box gyms have been ordered for a (TEMPORARY) shut down and while I understand it will help cut down on the spread of the virus, PEOPLE NEED THEIR EXERCISE. As of right now Abercrombie and… Continue reading March Madness got you bugging?
Just because you can't physically get to me doesn't mean you can get lean!!! Are you panicked? Scared? Bored out of your mind? Do you feel landlocked? Are you running out of ideas for the kids? Now is the time to exercise. Get the blood flowing and oxygen to the brain. Crush come calories and… Continue reading The low down on lock down
Bring on SPRING! Bring on the itchy watery eyes, sneezing and snotty nose if it means warmer sunny days are ahead! I'll be happy to endure all that Spring brings if the hope and promise of Summer is ahead. Are you in the spring cleaning groove? Are you working on cleaning up your diet? … Continue reading FITting room: SPRING TIME EDITION