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
Holy smokes it's almost FRIDAY! I'm firing up FRIDAY with a Tabata workout guaranteed to torch calories and sculpt lean muscle. If you want to try a drop in session sign up today by 10pm Abercrombie & FITness ZOOM REGISTRATION If you are new to the TABATA format allow me to explain. Your free to… 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
Abercrombie and FITness celebrates TEN FITastic years! This equals an exorbitant amount of Muscles and Mascara! From the burbs to online coaching, I have officially fulfilled 10 full years in business. To be a small business owner has been a dream come true. My little slice of the pie as a professional FITness instructor has… Continue reading TEN FITastic YEARS
Yesterday was another dreary cold day in Texas. I chose to break out of the funk and go for some serious. retail therapy. I know it's odd but I found my self wandering aimlessly in Southlake Town Center. OH look, ATHLETA. has a sale. I popped into a sea of racks leggings and folded sports… Continue reading FITting room: Athleta Edition
Not ALL vacations are hotel worthy. The travel industry turned upside down when VRBO and Air B&B came on the scene. These agencies bonded travelers to easy online access to RENTAL properties all across the globe. There has been a massive uptick in vacation home rentals for travelers here and abroad. The high demand for… Continue reading The Art of Stocking Up
Where are all of my "side line warriors?" Where are all of the moms and dads, parents, grand parent, aunts, uncles or undying fans of an active child or teen? I'm preaching to the coaches and friends of friends on the side lines. If you spend countless hours, weekends and week nights cheering or coaching… Continue reading Side Lines
URGHH...It's still FEBRUARY! I dont know about you but I have a very hard time finding inspiration and motivation in the blah ho hum Winter months. It's grey, cold and wet and I miss the sunshine. Unfortunatly I can't just crawl under the covers with a delicious book or Netflix marathon for the month. So… Continue reading Inspiration Invitation
Football fanatics beware…SUPERBOWL 54 is hear. This is by far my favorite instant replay time of the year when I gingerly remind Mr. Chicken Fry that he is OLDER than the Super Bowl. An ANNUAL sweet little fun fact that I sarcastically deliever with a whisper. Yall, I knowingly married a man who was… Continue reading Bowl Time
Sweater weather in Texas is a fickle beast. There are months of agonizing cold dreery wet days and blistering brisk winds with sunny skies. By my calculation as a native Texan, we have approximately 7.5 months of what I call tentative "sweater weather". As an active woman, keeping up with the constant temperature swings is… Continue reading Wednesday Rewind – wine – wind down
From workout wear to date night Amazon has it going on! As an active wear enthusiast I value searching for quality active wear. I want cute clothes that that will have at least a two year life span in my closet and priced as such. The key word is QUALITY. Like this V neck pull… Continue reading Keeping it cazz-u-all: Try on session
Hello lovelies, In the sweet spirit of fast approaching February I think we should talk about about LOVE! Self love! Roses are RED, Violets are BLUE...February is the month to sprinkle much LOVE on precious special YOU! Girls, it's perfectly acceptable to shower yourself with gratitude and Botox! Lol This is what I call self… Continue reading Love Yourself – Amazon Goodies
You can take the girl out of her leggings or sweats but you dang sure better have a pair of her best jeans near by! I love jeans and tees. The only problem is, I HATE to shop. Earlier this week, I put my big girl panties on and hit the FITing room. In a… Continue reading The Fitting room: Jeans edition
Hello fellow friends. Welcome to my FAB FIVE FITness gadgets! Introducing the GoBe 2 (click the highlighted link for direct access) Prepare to be amazed! This Abercrombie and FITness approved go go gadget will really wow you with ALL of the things it can do! What's more, it's on Amazon for under $200. The price is… Continue reading FAB 5 FITness GADGETS
Take seat! Grab a hot tea, cup of coffee or glass of wine and nestle in by the fire for my Telluride tell all. It's going to be a senic treat I assure you. Not to mention home of the Coors Light blue mountains...the only beer Mr. Chicken FRY DRINKS!! (we should own stock) The… Continue reading Take me back to Telluride
Have you ever suffered from severe shin pain, shin swelling and/or shin bruising from snow skiing? GIRL I feel ya! Shin Bang has been a real problem for me for way too many years. HOWever, with a few quick affordable tips, shin bang can be corrected and managed for life! FOREVER! THE END, bye bye… Continue reading Bye Bye Shin Bang
Are you on Christmas overload? Are you struggling or suffering from Obsessive Christmas Disorder? Are you holiday partied out or ready to shake your groove thing until 2020 rolls around? Anyone need some tips and guidance for not over indulging at ALL of the fun holiday parties this season? Check out these former blog posts… Continue reading Sports Conditioning
Walking in a winter wonderland is one thing. Snow skiing on a wintery mountainside is another! Please read, follow and shop along my small "SNOW WOE" tale with a happy ending. ***IF YOU ARE ONLY HERE for the designer shoe sale and shopping links, scroll down!! (also see Amazon hot deals) Have you ever heard… Continue reading Shin Bang
Does your holiday spread need a little dolling up? Are you tired of the same-ole same -ole casseroles and traditional dishes? There is not anything particulary fufu or uber special about the following recipe other than it's spicy and EASY like Sunday morning to make! It's also happens to be an ABERCROMBIE AND FITNESS approved… Continue reading Abercrombie & FITness: Spicy Corn
Do these goggles make my butt look big? Lol Where are all of my active snow sport fans? Any ski bums, snow bunnies, or snow boarders in the house? And forgive me, but what is the proper terminology? Do I just say boarders?? Do I even need to add snow to the front of boarders?… Continue reading The FITting room: Ski Season
O CHRISTmas tree O CHRISTmas tree... Another Abercrombie confessional... This year, dear friends, I just didn't have the heart for it. I'm a big FAT NO on nostalgia this year...so sue me! I just have not been feeling it. Therefore, I couldn't fake it. GRIEF IS __________. (fill in the blank) Okay...so for 21 years… Continue reading Nostalgia Lost
YEAR END sounds so final! And this year end will be a biggie. We roll over into a whole new decade. 2020 is on the horizon and like it or not it's coming for us all! (for the santa secret reveal scroll to the bottom of this post) Gift ideas for the man in… Continue reading Gifting and planning!
Have you come out of your food coma? Wake up friends..it's CHRISTMAS SPIRIT TIME! Time to lace up your sneakers and get a move on! I can feel the frenzie already? When I was growing up we called our sneakers,"TENNIS SHOES." However, in 1887, the word SNEAKER was already in use because The Boston Journal… Continue reading SNEAKERS
HAPPY FRIDAY YALL! Maybe... I'm the last one to know...but have y'all heard of Amazon prime WARDROBE? This is what I'm talking about!!!! Amazon prime wardrobe allows you to choose up to 10 or more items to "try" TRY ON before you pay. NO CHARGES UNTIL you make your selections! Only pay for the items… Continue reading The FITting Room: Amazon try on session
This post is dedicated to my loving father in law, Don Abercrombie, the man who taught me how to prepare and oven roast the most flavorful lip smacking turkey in town. Thank you Don! People flip out at the mere thought of preparing and cooking the Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey! I use to be one… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bird: Abercrombie FITness Approved
Amazon...where have you been all of our lives!! An online soup to nuts store with delivery and easy to use access! I love it and I genuinely love all of the below featured products. I wanted to share a few of my latest and greatest FIT finds. Everything from active wear...click here... to toothpaste. Supplements… Continue reading Amazon FIT Finds
I have been on an active wear search. While I love and appreciate everything Lululemon has done for women's athletic apparel...the prices are often a little rich for my budget. Scroll down for the surprise party announcement coming November 18th Just in time for holiday shopping and gift season...here are some FIT and fab pieces… Continue reading The FITting room: Active Wear
I would like to begin today with a cooking confession: I have never ever made a meat loaf or a meat ball. To be more transparent about my less than cooking practices, I have also never cooked a lot of things! I'm not the interested maker of dishes such as Chateau Brion and Lasagna. But… Continue reading Turkey Balls: Abercrombie&FITness Approved
Are you up for some dynamic dinner or table conversation? Have you ever wondered what exactly it is about someone that you really really adore or really really can't stand or that you can't quite figure out? Well who knew that the answer could lie in a simple dinner topic. All you need to do… Continue reading JUST BEET IT!
There is an unurmountable amount of voices in modern culture. So many people talking and sharing. By my calculations this is "A LOTTA" lot of voices floating around in your sphere. This is the decade we are living in...everyone has someone to influence or to be influenced by. I have a lot of outside influence...it's… Continue reading Voices Carry
You have kicked the unhealthy habit(s) to the curb! You hit a stride and found a comfortable routine. You know the drill and you are keeping to your uncompromising promise to exercise at least twice a week. Food choices, by comparison, are lights out better than ever. Gone are the days of binge eating or… Continue reading Now what?
We had a wonderful whirl wind weekend in San Diego. It's taken me a week to re-center and get back to reality. I was on a patriotic high due to our great nation and those who dedicate their lives and careers serving the United States of America. As I mentioned, Mr. Chicken Fry received a gracious… Continue reading Once in a life time
It's time! I know it's been a while since I did a try on session but hey...I'm here now! The weather is slowly starting to cool down. Which means, our skin tone changes and we make adjustments to our wardrobe! Hello leggings and capri's! Tis the season for a Lululemon haul! Ladies ...I'm not a… Continue reading The FITting Room: transition time!