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The thrilla with Gorilla

My Mr. Chicken Fry isn't the handiest man on the block. I don't mean to imply that he's completely helpless.  It's just that most things around the house are outside of his rhelm of fixing. Sometimes our fixer upper needs are more than his tinker toy tool cup can manage. While he has certainly matured… Continue reading The thrilla with Gorilla

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Party People

It's party time with a whoopie tee doo and a dickery dock. The lights are strung, some presents are ordered and on their way and just maybe a few are wrapped under the tree.   But what's more is that you've ACCEPTED the Christmas party invitation(s).   Your festive sparkly bling and fancy shoes are sitting… Continue reading Party People

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What’s the deal with hotel coffee?

I can remember a time when small coffee pots made their entrance into actual hotel rooms. At the time, mid nineties, I was in my early twenties working my way up the corporate ladder and jetting around the country for business conventions. I hope you think that sounds so adult and cool because at the… Continue reading What’s the deal with hotel coffee?

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Best of 2018 (workout series)

Welcome to the Abercrombie and FITness knock out "BEST of WORKOUT" edition for  2018! I can't believe another year is drawing to a close. While some parts of the year seem to crawl by, long cold winter days, others fly past fast and furious zooming by in such a hurry. I can't believe we are… Continue reading Best of 2018 (workout series)

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Changes and Exchanges – phase 3

I wrote the piece on Jeff Rhorer to fill in the gaps for anyone struggling with their own sexuality or for those who simply don't understand. There are plenty of us, gay or straight, that are confused and disconnected by such a CHANGE! In 2018 there seems to remain humans who are totally lost on… Continue reading Changes and Exchanges – phase 3

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California ramblings.

Palm trees make everything better! The shadow picturesque giant palm leaves drooping against a California back drop is dreamy. People ask me all the time, "where is Palos Verdes, California?"  This sporty bubble of a town is south of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach just above Redondo. It's in on a cliff I would say elevated… Continue reading California ramblings.

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Nothing Has Changed – A Jeff Rohrer story phase 1

Standing at a wedding reception in San Diego, California five years ago, Mr. Chicken Fry and I were making small talk catching up with our long time friends Heather and Jeff Rohrer. I was excited but a bit surprised to see Jeff and Heather together at the wedding because the had divorced a while back.… Continue reading Nothing Has Changed – A Jeff Rohrer story phase 1

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ON SALE – SAVE NOW –

This is a generous friendly reminder that CHRISTMAS IS COMING! The most celebrated and over purchased time of the year.  Speaking of spending...it's hard to beat a gosh darn honest to goodness sale.  Who doesn't love a great deal! If you missed my Holiday Gift Guide - click over and check out some sassy, sizzling… Continue reading ON SALE – SAVE NOW –

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Turkey Abercrombie FITness Approved

This post is dedicated to my loving father in law Don Abercrombie who generously passed down his traditional turkey recipe.  It is the easiest most flavorful lip smacking turkey in town.  Thank you Don! People flip out at the mere thought of cooking the Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey! There is great fear and pressure to… Continue reading Turkey Abercrombie FITness Approved

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Back in pack mode

Good Morning friends and happy Friday.  I hope you all caught a glimpse of my Holiday Gift Guide and found some goodies for yourself or someone on your list. Today, the Abercrombie's are off on yet another family friendly adventure.  This time we are jetting to southern California for a week-long Thanksgiving break. Our trip begins… Continue reading Back in pack mode

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Holiday Gift Guide

Good Morning gorgeous!  Let me be the first to wish you all a fa la la la Merry FITness and happy holidays! I was going to post this on Friday but why wait?  Let's the fa la la la fun begin! I have been a busy little elf putting together a special holiday gift guide… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide

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NOT like EVERYone ELSE

When I was a pre teen, I became acutely aware that I did NOT posses certain qualities and features that some of my pre-teen counter parts displayed. But it's NOT what you are thinking. Being a native Texan, I spent every Summer in a bathing suit splashing in and out of swimming pools or the… Continue reading NOT like EVERYone ELSE

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About the elections…

A quick word about the US elections. This is not the end of the world as we know it! No matter what side of the fence you are on...these elections don't define who you are as a person! Listen up hot stuff...tomorrow when you wake up...you will still be you!  You will still be beautiful,… Continue reading About the elections…

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Junk food

In my wonderings, I often gaze out in the sky and imagine what it would be like to have a sit down and interview the CEO or founders of Little Debbie snack foods, Hostess or Nabisco. Like what even could be their premier mission statement? Would it be..."To sell sweet treats that make people happy"… Continue reading Junk food

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November GIVE away!

BE_WARE of the candy buzz because in case you live under a rock, tonight is HALLOWEEN! Trick and treat seekers will be out and about ready for a good scare and a bunch of candy! Halloween If you're an adult, the nostalgia of Halloween's gone by will flood your brain with memories of free candy,  running… Continue reading November GIVE away!

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Stocks and Bondy – bone broth

Rise and shine superstars. How was your weekend? I was so thankful that the sun graced us with its glorious face and filled the sky with bright blue skies. I spent much of my weekend outside soaking up the vitamin D! Check out this basic pool side workout consisting of jump squats, curtsy lunges, tricep… Continue reading Stocks and Bondy – bone broth

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Workout of the week 

As promised here are the best of the best from last week's workout series. The loyal workout warriors were so super bummed!  BUMM ba ba BUMMM if ya know what I mean. They were bummed out because their boo-tays hurt so bad...good! Bum, butt, booty, lady lumps, humps, behind, hiney, buttocks, hind end, ass, cheeks,… Continue reading Workout of the week 

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Fitting room Fall 2018 edition

Target! The place we women folk gather to shop and fill our love tanks. Target is like a well-organized mini mall which means anyone at anytime is subject to an unplanned abyss of shopping. Take me for example. I was only at Target to buy guest bathroom towels. That's it. Do you think that there… Continue reading Fitting room Fall 2018 edition

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Slow Cooker Chops

It's been a cold, rainy and wet week in the Dallas, Fort Worth metroplex. Out of nowhere mother nature brought in a damp cold front sending everyone scrambling.  We literally went from sweating in shorts and tank tops to shivering in Ugg's with umbrellas overnight. Burr rabbit. This drastic climate change could only mean on… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chops

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Tanked

Easily distracted? This modern techy age we live in is full of alluring distractions.  As a driver, these conveniences only add to the bait that suck our attention away from the road.  Navigation is so utterly awesome but it does distract my eyes from the road.  As does the phone, radio, or pesky fly on… Continue reading Tanked

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SLACKER?

If you aren't an individual who often runs late, chances are you at least know one or two.  Some people just aren't good at it.  Being on time just isn't in their wheel house. Does this mean they are a SLACKER? If you're methodically time delinquent, you might be experiencing a slightly elevated heart rate… Continue reading SLACKER?

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Meal Prep Pep

Hello my friends and top of the afternoon to you.  Yesterday, like most Monday's I hunker down in the kitchen for about an hour/ hour and half to food prep.  By food prep I mean I begin a monotonous process of preparing healthy foods in an organized fashion so during the week I can make… Continue reading Meal Prep Pep

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Plank-tober Fest (anniversary series)

October, three years ago, I blindly began a FITness blog. I jumped in, not knowing how much time or effort it would absorb and or how it would be perceived in public. My whole goal was and is to share information relating to living a healthy lifestyle through funny true stories, client testimonials and human error.… Continue reading Plank-tober Fest (anniversary series)

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Abercrombie FIT FREE FRIDAY

WHOO wee that was fast! Another week and month in the record books. As promised, I have comprised a compilation of the week's top tier exercises for your workout pleasure.  They are grade A challenging movements designed to tone and sculpt lean muscle and burn the mommy muffin top off! These exercises are not to… Continue reading Abercrombie FIT FREE FRIDAY

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Health foods that have you fooled

I have never said it was easy. I know...trust me...I know that navigating a new healthy eating regimen can be difficult.  For starters it takes making your mind up and follow through...also known as, DICIPLINE. What I do know is this...once you wrap your mind If this isn't already enough, then you are left to blindly feel your… Continue reading Health foods that have you fooled

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Scale Away

Come scale away, come scale away and throw the scale away! Trust me girl... that scale is NOT your friend.  The scale is more like the rude, back stabbing friend that you tolerate and let back in your life.  The scale represents way to much drama for a girl like you.  The numbers are nothing… Continue reading Scale Away

The FITting Room (FITastic fashion & sales)

The FITting Room – Trainers Picks

It's time for another trip to the Abercrombie and FITness infamous FITting room.  The place where we women folk like to go for new fresh ideas and to try on workout clothes. This is the time of year that we are itching for a good buy and mark downs on cute inspiring active wear.  I'm… Continue reading The FITting Room – Trainers Picks

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FIT (free) Friday

Welcome back to another FIT Friday. Today's exercises are body weight movements only.  That means there is no equipment required.   I actually did this from the confines of my hotel room while on vacation. Anything to combat the bloat and fluff from the salty margaritas and chips and salsa I was inhaling. Give this… Continue reading FIT (free) Friday

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Parasitic

There is nothing attractive about this word or what I'm about to share but I wanted to come clean. I have been a bit off of my blogging regimen due to some unforeseen issues that have put me down in the dumps. When I was in Mexico I apparently contracted some type of intestinal parasite,… Continue reading Parasitic

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Mexico Gains

Mr. Chicken Fry nailed it.  He booked us five prime time nights in a familiar, close to our hearts, sunny beach destination....Cancun, Mexico.  We share a deep love for clear ocean water and white sand beaches and Cancun was a perfect hop skip and jump from Dallas, Texas. We were greeted and treated like royalty… Continue reading Mexico Gains

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FIT Friday

Hay hay hay…it’s Thursday. Welcome to the second edition of a new FRIDAY... YES I know it's Thursday....it's early this week because I had an epic fail last week while in Cancun...but more about that tomorrow morning. Speaking of...don't you dare miss tomorrow's tell all from Cancun...a travel diary of sorts.  I have 20 plus… Continue reading FIT Friday

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Friday

Hay hay hay...it's Friday day! Welcome to the second edition of a new Friday series here at Abercrombie and FITness.  Each friday for the next few months, perhaps ongoing, I will be showcasing the two best workouts of the week. Free ninety nine to you...to use and abuse. These are custom workouts that I personally… Continue reading Friday

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This is 20 years

This time 20 years ago I was a blushing bride awaiting my grande debut. I was hours away from making the long-awaited traditional walk down the white center flowered pedaled aisle with my daddy.  He would be passing the torch so to speak to the one and only Mr. Chicken Fry.  The butterflies and the… Continue reading This is 20 years

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Workout (a new series)

Good morning friends! I hope you're September is off to a fine fresh start. As the fall calendar begins to fill up make sure to SHARPIE, which is permanent marker,  in time for self-care! Find your mojo girl and Make time for a walk, jog or workout.  I fully grasp that you're juggling work, kids, home,… Continue reading Workout (a new series)

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TABATA Burn (workout video)

Labor Day weekend 2018 has come and gone. I hope you all did your 3 day holiday weekend just the way you like it. Whether that was resting, bird hunting or party hopping I hope you had a grande ol time because the party is over and we are turning it up! Over here at… Continue reading TABATA Burn (workout video)

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Back FAT be gone! (videos included)

You strap on your bra and accidentally catch a glance of your back in the mirror.  Your head jerks around for a reactive double take and you see it again. With a heavy sigh followed by shame and disgust it is officially confirmed. The thick roll of skin squishing out from under or above your… Continue reading Back FAT be gone! (videos included)

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Super Size Surprise!

I tried the impossible.  I did my dead level best to pull off the impossibility of a surprise sweet 16th birthday party for the teen queen.  Do yall even know how virtually impossible this task is living in the year 2018? Yall, I gave it my best savvy techy well thought out, or so I… Continue reading Super Size Surprise!

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APPS anyone?

One of the country's most threatening issues is the growing APPETIZER epidemic! This should frighten some of you because football season has arrived and we all know what that means....FOOTBALL PANTS!  Oh sorry...what I meant to say is...it means endless grazing on super unhealthy freakishly "State Fair of Texas" fried appetizers. Appetizers are totally out… Continue reading APPS anyone?

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Brusha Brusha Brusha: a tooth tell all

Until about three years ago I was in the dark on athletic socks. I was not aware that all  socks were created equal.  That was of course before I was randomly introduced to FEETURES socks which changed my daily life.. One area I generally experienced confidence has been my big bright wide white smile.  I… Continue reading Brusha Brusha Brusha: a tooth tell all

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5 things a trainer wants from YOU!

Hello Tuesday and mid August. Does anyone else feel like the Summer zoomed by? I have another Tid-bit Tueaday for ya! Since I'm basically being forced into the whole back to school routine I want to discuss it and how it relates to working out. How you can make training work for you. As a… Continue reading 5 things a trainer wants from YOU!

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TRX Tuesday

Well hello friends! How's your Tuesday treating you? Over here we are in the final farewell to the lazy days of Summer. It's sad but true. Soon our lives will be busy and ruled by the school bell.  With school we get more schedule and plenty of fun fall social activities. I welcome change and… Continue reading TRX Tuesday

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Back Talk

This isn't what you think it is.  This isn't another story about a back talking teen although I could fill a few thousand pages.  I have no clue where in the world she would pick up on such a snarky bad habit...HUH! A little back talk is expected right?  I mean as a mom I… Continue reading Back Talk

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Chipotle chicken salad

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 Chipotle chicken salad

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Doggie Style

Hello and happy Friday! Have you ever noticed that pet owners and their animals kind of / sort of look-alike?   They say that dog owners will subconsciously choose pets with the same type of personality or some certain physical characteristics that are familiar or comforting. (if you're only here for the workout, scroll down… Continue reading Doggie Style

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Bad Days

Even energetic sunshiny happy people have the occasional bad day. Because if you are a living breathing technology owning or running human you might experience "technical difficulties". And because sometimes we just can't remember the stinking password and because of that we might sit on the phone unable to do what we originally set out… Continue reading Bad Days

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Lash Ask

Lately I have been getting a ton of questions about my eyelashes. Thanks for noticing by the way! The answer is NO, these are not fake/false eye lashes. These are all mine! The real deal! MY REAL very own natural lashes and I can't even believe how long they have grown.  Thanks to Nashville Lash,… Continue reading Lash Ask

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DIY SUSHI

I've heard about it. I've seen it done in the Hollywood box office movies. I know a few people who have tried it but in all honesty, I never expected to be one of them. However on our recent trip to Orange Beach, Alabama, I Angi Abercrombie, Mr. Chicken Fry and the teen queen made… Continue reading DIY SUSHI

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Vacation FAT or FIT ?

Don't lose the momentum that you gain leading up to vacation. Take it into real life and continue to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here's how! #abercrombiefitness #mealplan #fittips

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Orange Beach Tell All

They say there is no place like home...but Orange Beach, Alabama gets pretty darn close. Also known as, Disney World, Orange Beach is the greatest family friendly coastal adventure in the United States. It's booming like crazy and I'm a tad conflicted about sharing this precious home away from home truthful tell all but hey,… Continue reading Orange Beach Tell All

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Red, white and New

I'm always in. A decent self description would be that I'm willing to try almost anything that involves activity such as exercise and movement. Even a silly stupid crab hats in a pinch. Did somebody say dancing? I'm a sucker for a dance floor. Toss in a live band or great DJ and I'm a… Continue reading Red, white and New

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Getting out of town

Does anyone else feel like a crazed lunatic before leaving town? I was so much better at it in my mid twenties when less adulting and thought played into leaving the house for a week. Now it looks and feels a lot more like chaotic torture coupled with an endorphin rush that I have come… Continue reading Getting out of town

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Better Than Chipotle

I don't avoids carbs. Carbohydrates are a way of life in my house. While I'm careful to not overindulge one thing is for certain...I have a heart and stomach for carbs. As does my beautiful baby girl teen queen who was breaking the bank with her passion and high maintenance taste for Chipotle. She was… Continue reading Better Than Chipotle

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Vacation Essentials re-visited

Jumping June bugs, it's almost the 4th of July!  Many of you much cooler kids have already made your way out-of-town.  You've stretched your legs on a sandy beach,  taken photos in an Italian landscape, watched a Hawaiian sunset of six, hiked a mountain in Colorado or traveled abroad for a frosty shot of vodka… Continue reading Vacation Essentials re-visited

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Honey Were Home FITness challenge

Hello and Good Monday morning to you! Today  I'm delighted as giddy as a school girl, to be the featured FITness trainer by my sweet and lean friend Megan atHONEY WERE HOME . It's more like a dream come true.  This doll is FIT as a fiddle and workout warrior in her own right! Megan is… Continue reading Honey Were Home FITness challenge

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Vacation: A mixed bag

Vacation is a mixed bag of what you put in and make of it! Vacation is what you want it to be. So why not fill your mixed bag of vacation fun with FITness, happiness, laughter, good healthy balanced eating? Some folks put an incredible amount of energy into dropping weight or working on a… Continue reading Vacation: A mixed bag

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Planktember

Shiver me timbers y'all...it's "Planktember Time" here at Abercrombie and FITness.  Planktember is an actual thing and this is your special invitation to join me and all of my workout warriors in a no pressure, FITastic, plank-a-thon! All month long I will incorporate one or more planks into each and every workout. I sneak them… Continue reading Planktember

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Condiment CRAZY

I'm the condiment queen. I should have a condiment crown!  (that's fun to say)  I love me some condiments. Who in their right mind doesn't LUV to dip a warm crispy French fry into some ketchup? (especially fancy ketchup from Whataburger) It's the American way! Maybe you're alien from outer space or dropped on your… Continue reading Condiment CRAZY