Opinions of Your self WILL Come to Fruition

18 Sep
While in public a women stopped and asked me, “How do I make my tummy flatter. My doctor said after two c-sections that I’ll never have a flat tummy but I just want it firmer.” I was really annoyed!!! I get this A LOT. She caught me at in a saucy mood b/c I lifted up my shirt and said, “Your doc is full of bull shit… I’ve had two c-sections too”. My Doctor, the late Royal Benson NEVER put these defeating thoughts into my head! I gave her some tips and we parted ways while she still had defeat in her eyes. grrrrrrr, Just because a repressive doc. tells you one thing, does not make him/her correct!!
Dream BIG. Your opinions of yourself are self actualizing. You will be surprised what your body is capable of if you really work for it! Just another note of gratitude I have towards ol’ Roy Boy…  empowerment!

10 Minute Garlic Green Beans

16 Apr

Yes, even your kids will eat this quick and easy side dish.  The First secret to this dish is, don’t put too much thought into it.  Cook it up, dish it up and pack it up for leftovers. It’s made ‘quick and simple’ by the genius creation of pre washed, organic green beans.

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Before Picture. After picture couldn’t be taken before consumed. We were starving

Ingredients

1 pkg of the pre washed, organic green beans (prep time: 15 seconds.  cut open the bag)

4-6 cloves of garlic finely chopped.  Don’t get fancy about it, rock that knife and chop away… pull your thumb under so it doesn’t entice your knife.

salt/pepper to taste.  I use Himalayan salt it helps regulate your body’s blood sugar, water and ph levels.  Plus, It’s PINK, how cool is that!  Image

Directions

Heat 2 tbls EVOO and add ALL the garlic and Himalayan salt on Medium heat.  Let cook for two minutes or until you can smell the garlic but DON’T let the garlic get too brown or it will end up burning and you will have bitter Green Beans that your kids nor your dog will eat.

Add your Green Beans and let cook for 3-4 minutes.  Then add just a touch of water and do NOT cover.  This is the second key.  The small amount of water will reduce and create a sauce like consistency.  My kiddos like their green beans less snappy than I so I advise to cook them (beans, not the kids) to a texture that is appealing to your entire family.

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This 93-year-old has a message for us: “A beach body at 90 is no longer a dream”

4 Apr

I created a strength building class format for 55 – 99 yr old Fitzees 3 years ago. Today, my classes are packed! I believe in the human mind and body! We are more capable than we think and my students at ANY age, LOVE to be pushed a little! This blog is so encouraging! EjnoyErnestine-Shepherd+74+year+old+body+builder

Ms. Ernestine…. 74 years Old!

Strengthen Your Wrists, Your Core Will Thank You!

7 Feb

Many people think that exercises that strengthen your wrists are for body builders or people that lift heavy.  While this is true, EVERYBODY will benefit from stronger wrists.  The stronger your wrists are, the longer you will be able to hold a plank, a yoga pose or even Pilates moves.  You will be more likely to intensify the plank by adding movement and creating seamless transitions from one plank to another.

It’s a damn shame for you to have to come out of a plank you can hold for longer or even intensify if your wrists could handle it.  Not on my clock, My Fitzees!   I’ve brought up this topic because after a workout, tired wrists are frequent complaints of people everywhere.  Those that are experienced Fitzees and those that are just beginning their exercise journey!

The solution is very simple and quick.  Here is what I want you to do….

AFTER your workout grab a two heavy weights.  Walk around the room with the weights simply hanging at your side.  Let your wrists naturally move with the flow of your walk.

Continue this for as long as you can stand it.  If you can go longer than a minute, you need to try a heavier weight. 

Repeat 2 times.

The End.  Your done so now, check out your Vasodialation in your arms!  Ba-Boom!!!

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1 Feb

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29 Jan

Straight Jackets and Chicken Wattles

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Don't freak out at Super Bowl!

So, as Sunday, February 3rd approaches, you are dreading all the temptations that will be in front of you lurking at every table.  You are already hearing the voice in your head, “it’s okay to cheat one day… It’s the Super Bowl!”  You might even be fighting with yourself because you know that one day of temptation and failure could spiral out of control and leave you with a defeated attitude and of course, you don’t want this but you know that it may very well happen.  Am I right?  Take a deep breath, and don’t freak out, I have your solution!

Here is the plan.  I am going to create for you, a Super Bowl menu that your husband and guests won’t even know is healthy. On top of that, it will be portable so,  if you are not hosting you can simply take it with you as a…

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Super Bowl XLVII Fun, Healthy and Gluten Free Party Food!

29 Jan

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Don't freak out at Super Bowl!

So, as Sunday, February 3rd approaches, you are dreading all the temptations that will be in front of you lurking at every table.  You are already hearing the voice in your head, “it’s okay to cheat one day… It’s the Super Bowl!”  You might even be fighting with yourself because you know that one day of temptation and failure could spiral out of control and leave you with a defeated attitude and of course, you don’t want this but you know that it may very well happen.  Am I right?  Take a deep breath, and don’t freak out, I have your solution!

Here is the plan.  I am going to create for you, a Super Bowl menu that your husband and guests won’t even know is healthy. On top of that, it will be portable so,  if you are not hosting you can simply take it with you as a special treat for the host of the party.  All I ask from you is that you ‘like’ my business Facebook page and I will PERSONALLY email you my Fun and Healthy Super menu.

First, my four tips for successfully making it through Super Bowl Sunday….

1.  write this on a piece of paper and put in your pocket….  ‘The average person will burn between 80 to 140 calories per mile walked’  on the back of the paper write, ‘There are 300-600 calories in 5 Buffalo Wings’  This is NOT worth it!

2.  Stay away from alcoholic beverages.  Does this sound like a big joke to you?  Then do this one tip and it will cut back on your calories and sugars…  *drink 16 ounces of water (regular,  flavored (no sugar) or sparkling water) between each glass of beer/wine/liquor.

3.  Don’t be afraid to say “no, thank you.”  You don’t need to give your host an excuse.  You simply say, “no, but thank you.” and then  change the subject. OR,  Flat out tell people, ” I’m committed to my resolution.”  when people hear that, they hone in on your emotion words, ‘commit and resolution’ and people respect that.  You might even strike up a New Year’s Resolution conversation and inspire them to keep on track!   Did you know it’s that easy to help people with out them even know you are helping them.  Our dedication and words have so much power.

4. Stuff your face with veggies and fruits.  All at one time… well one sitting, maybe even before the party starts.  The fiber will keep you feeling fuller for longer and more satisfied!

What’s next???  Get Your Party Menu!

  • like my blog because you think I’m cool and have great ideas
  • Share this blog on with your friends and social media sites so they have the opportunity to receive the free menu and tips to stay on track
  • ‘like’ my Facebook page..  www.facebook.com/yourfitnessgirl
  • Once you ‘like’ the page, simply message me your email and BOOM!  a fantastic and sneaky healthy Super Bowl Menu

Ultimate Reset Day 5 – 7

16 Jan

Coming into day 5 I hit an unexpected trouble point.  I have so much energy, I feel like I must workout to expend it!  I good problem to have, I guess. Image

I knew going into the Ultimate Reset that I would not be able to workout moderately or hard.  Truthfully, I didn’t think it would be much of a problem.  I viewed it as that is the way it is and I’ll do what it takes to feel great.  So now, at day 5, I’ve had 3 workouts.  Albeit they were ‘light’ for me, no cardio and light weights but still burning calories I need to reclaim my body back to perfect nutrition.  With working out, I’m losing control and losing sight of the most important reason I’m doing this… to remedy my adrenal fatigue raise my thyroid and progesterone levels and get off all these damn pharmaceuticals.

I’ve decided after week one, I will no longer be doing my ‘easy’ workouts.  I will be taking 30 minute walks and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

wanna know what I’m doing….

www.myultimatereset.com/teamervin 

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Ultimate Reset, Day 3 & 4

14 Jan

Day 3 was so much easier!  Not that the first two days were that difficult but my hunger pains subsided and allowed me to concentrate on something else like, my life.  I took a Yoga class on Day three but I made sure to add to add the proper amount of protein/fat/carbohydrate consumption to insure that my body doesn’t slip into a catabolic state since my calories are a bit more restricted then normal.  I think I did just find, still metabolizing like a RockStar!  All in all, day three was a success.

Day 4:

My husband was out with his friends and my energy is so high right now, I’m about to rocket through  the ceiling.  This feeling is grade school.  I felt like this in High School when we would all take 2 Nodoze pills before our Volleyball games.  Remember those?  The funny thing is, all the supplements through The Ultimate Reset have nothing in them to create this type of raging energy.  They are simple herbs and minerals from our earth and un adulterated by humans.  Guess this means the food is awesome!?

I spent all morning in the kitchen cooking to prepare for this week and create a stress free environment for my family prior to meal times. Although it was a lot of prep, da-damn, the food is fantastic!  I followed the recipes but they give you room to add our own herbs and spice options which i LOVE!  I added cayenne pepper to almost everything because I love the little kick at the end of a swallow.  (Get your mind out of the gutter, please)

One thing I have done is created double of each of the dishes I created since there are some dishes I don’t eat such as tempeh and anything miso.  I just make sure they are all balanced throughout the day.

Wanna know what I’m up to?  Check out this website…

www.myultimatereset.com/jiggyervin

Please give me a shout if you would like more information or have questions on my progress.  Have a wonderful New Year!!

What is the MOST vital nutrient

12 Jan

This quick blogs serves answer the question that I posted on my FB page on January 11, 2013.  www.facebook.com/yourfitnessgirl 

The question was: What is the most vital nutrient for out bodies?  Some answered with organic compounds (water) and others answered with chemical compounds (Vitamin C).  The most widely recognizable nutrient is a chemical compound.  However, there is a subculture out there that considers organic compounds a considerable nutrient. 

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For my friends that answered water…. close!  But break it down one step further.  Take away the Hydrogen and you have Oxygen.  There you have it.  Oxygen 02 is the most vital nutrient for our bodies. 

Think of it this way, you can go a week or two with out water but we are goners in minutes without oxygen.  Oxygen makes up the inorganic compound water and H2O allow us to create many other essential nutrients. 

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