The word "too" before or after anything is what we call imbalance. Too much or too little of anything is not balanced. We can drink too much water and we might not be drinking enough. We can over-exercise and yet not exercise enough. We can shop and overspend and those who don't ever spend both… Continue reading IMBALANCE
Girlfriends, the pesky last 5-10 pounds can be so frustrating. RIGHT?!? Why is it so hard? Most likely it’s because vanity pounds have nothing to do with actual health. The last 5-10 pounds are generally a personal preference! I look at vanity pounds as a personal individual ascetic. We all have a set… Continue reading Vanity Pounds
For mature audiences only! After four or more years of listening to women discuss their hormone treatment plans, I made a calculated decision that it was now my turn. I felt an abounding need to have my very own hormone panel. As a mature 47 year old woman, I scheduled an appointment with LIFESTREAM ,… Continue reading Let’s talk about sex baby let’s talk about hormones and ME!
Introducing the NouFlex High Bar! This adaptable piece of home workout equipment caught my eye about 8 weeks ago. And like I thought, it's a compact, versatile piece of FITness equipment. The NouFlex HighBar is a resistance training system for all FITness levels. Offering different ranges in resistance, the NOUFLEX High Bar comes with three… Continue reading NouFlex High Bar and resistance bands
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Angi who from the time she was born had blonde curly eyelashes. She grew up knowing that mascara was a lifeline. For decades, Angi swabbed coats and coats of mascara on her lashes daily to compensate for the lackluster blonde lashes and eyebrows that left her… Continue reading A TALE OF TWO LASHES!
This compact piece of equipment is operational for home, gym, outdoor or hotel travel workouts. It’s light weight but sturdy for high impact high intensity interval training. My newest FITness obsession is the TerraGlide. A four wheeled wicked cool balance and core trainer. It’s core- iffic! At any time pop the wheels out lock them… Continue reading TerraGlide
It's true - the Baby Girl Teen Queen is headed to college. All my mom ears hear is that my baby girl is going to live in another state (AKA 5.5 long hours away from my arms, I mean home!) GULP! To ensure that she has all the comforts, all the cuteness and all the… Continue reading Girl Dorm Essentials
Are you ready for the EASIEST most simple family-style meal on planet earth? It's loaded with protein and there is almost no prep time. If you're into chicken get ready for finger-licking finger food. I have made it with drumsticks and or chicken thighs and both cook up flavorful and perfect every time. WHAT YOU… Continue reading Drumroll for Drumsticks
I have eagerly been anticipating the big announcement....drum roll, please. The fine folks at TerraCore have asked me to participate in a giveaway. I'm beaming with excitement to gift someone my very favorite piece of workout equipment on planet earth! GIVE AWAY DETAILS AND HOW TO ENTER - SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM From the second… Continue reading TERRACORE GIVEAWAY – AUGUST 1
It had been over 15 years since Mr. Chicken Fry and I had visited Cabo San Lucas. And although CABO was not on our regularly scheduled Summer travel agenda it was a perfect place to land for the long holiday weekend. We packed our bags for some sun and family-friendly fun. Viva Los Cabos! Landing… Continue reading Sun kisses from CABO
Muscle Tank by Core 10 bright-colored muscle tank is the Summer vibe. It cuts in at the waist and has detailed ruching on both sides. It comes in other colors and is thin and lightweight. Breathable fabric perfect for summer sweat sessions! And these leggings are incredible. Soft, compression and can you even believe this… Continue reading Active wear
Stepping way out of my box and into poblano peppers! Y'all know that I don't necessarily "cook". It's not my true love language but something came over me yesterday and I had to have it. What started as light bar banter chit chat the night before was stuck in my head and I had to… Continue reading Stuffed Poblano Peppers – healthy home cooking
It's a funny thing to say..."but from the moment we met online we just clicked." I met Amber online through my virtual workout program. There is a very specific vibe of cheerful happiness in Amber's presence. You will see it in her pictures and I felt it from the second we connected on Zoom for… Continue reading Amber: An Ambassador of Pure Energy
Welcome to the week. Summer is in full swing. Thankfully, all of the excitement and hustle-bustle of graduation is behind us. But there will be no settling down per se. The obligation of all things freshman year of college is full steam ahead. In fact, it reminded me of a previous post I wrote… Continue reading Healthy Obligations
How could anyone forget this smile! Sharon’s sweet smile and precious heart came to me virtually about 9 am so grateful for Angi and her work-outs! They helped me to get through a Spartan Race on June 12, 2021 that had been postponed from June of 2020. Leading up to March 2020, I lived in… Continue reading Smiling Sharon: inspiring grit
For a full look at all the Abercrombie and FITness top picks for activewear, fitness equipment, kitchen essentials, muscle recovery, supplements and sparkle click HERE! Have you heard of AIR TAGs? Apple has now made it easy and crazy affordable to find your stuff! By stuff I mean your dogs, cats, animals, bags, keys, purse,… Continue reading Prime day + Healthy Savvy Fun Finds
I have been traveling to Cancun, Mexico for the better part of 40 years. Suffice it to say I have watched it go from jungle to a bee bopping hot spot! What I have never experienced in Cancun until recently is an ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT. To tell you the truth I was terrified. To think of… Continue reading Viva La Mexico
All the way from SAN FRANCISCO, CA meet Michelle. This amazing woman came into my life last year during the pandemic. She was one of the many who choose to have the camera on during the workouts. Michelle was always bright, cheery and most engaging. Not only was she inquisitive about the exercises but I… Continue reading Strength over Skinny! – Meet Michelle
Introducing....all the way from Oregon, Suzanne H. Would you believe that Suzanne and I had a one-time day trip encounter in San Diego, California on a private boat. Neither of us really knew that one 40 min deep conversation on a random Sunday boat cruise would turn into a full-fledge friendship. BUT IT DID! Suzanne… Continue reading Suzanne H: Success Story
June marks a significant anniversary and special moment in time for Abercrombie &FITness! It was las June when I began hosting large zoom workout sessions! Over the last year I have had the privilege of training women ALL over the United States. Many of which have stayed the course and committed to the workout sessions.… Continue reading MARGIE GOSS SUCCESS STORY
I'm taken by a true story. There is nothing like a true story to sweep you off your feet and tug at your heartstrings. I don't read or watch a lot of fiction but honey I can get LOST all up in a true story. This month, it's all about true testimonials at Abercrombie and… Continue reading Samantha: Success story
Stay Golden...I just love this sleeveless tank! I found it on Amazon. It's a quality t-shirt material and it's under $20. I love the colors and the positive theme! Stay Golden! Why yes...I like a golden glow, I love the golden sunshine and CRZ Yoga biker shorts! The naked feeling high-rise biker shorts are truly… Continue reading STAY GOLDEN
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
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
It’s time to level up my toothbrush game! Allow me to confess. I’m a massive over-brusher. I’m a little obsessive and tend to brush my teeth on average 5-6 times a day. It’s the first thing I do in the morning. My second brush comes just after my two hour coffee ritual. Burst brush I… Continue reading BURST
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