Monthly Archives: August 2010

Celebrations

We have had so much to celebrate lately!  Anniversaries, birthdays, and Brian’s recovery!

Brian was completely released from doctor’s care yesterday – WHOO-HOO!!!  (or if you saw my facebook post yesterday SHOP-HOO!!!  I got a new phone and was posting from it and didn’t realize that it auto-corrects my spelling :)  We came home from Springfield and decided to celebrate – Brian wanted to go to the casino.  We had a nice dinner and had some fun at the casino.  Unfortunately, we didn’t win…. but we had a good time!

Madelyn’s birthday party was so much fun.  Talk about a crowd.  I didn’t count how many people showed up, but the house and deck were both full.  Madelyn looked adorable as usual, got way too many presents and the cake was delicious.

Don’t forget about the Workout Challenge that starts tomorrow!  I hope that you will join me, it’d be a great birthday present to me! Oh goody, another celebration!!!!

Fit Club Monday – TurboFire Challenge Edition

Another fresh start this beautiful Monday.  It’s a clean slate, what will you do with your week?  I am going to have a full week.  I have Brian’s dr. appt today.  This means travel, but we are hoping for a full release today.  Brian so wants to play golf again.  I hope and pray that he will be able to.  My birthday is this week, I will be 45!!  Hard to believe, I remember when I thought 45 was old.  Now, I know that it is means I am just getting started! 

Since my birthday is coming up, I’m going to do a TurboFire Challenge!  I would love for you to join me.  It will be farily simple. Do the workouts, take your measurements and weight, follow the food plan and get in the best shape of our lives.  I’ll be taking my before photos as well. We are starting out with the Inferno Plan and then switching over to the food plan from there.  Even if you don’t have TurboFire, please feel free to join in the challenge.  You can do whatever workout you like, I don’t care, just workout every day and eat clean.  We will be posting on the message boards daily with our progress, any questions you may have and talk about anything and everything.  Check out the thread here.  Daily accountibility will help you get the best results.  We are not going to judge anyone,.  It’s just a way to help each other get better results!

Purchase Turbo Fire.

“What positive things have you said to yourself today?  Acknowledge your greatness.” – Chalene Johnson

Fit Club Recipe:

Turbo Fire Inferno Plan Sneak Peek:

Turkey Avocado Wrap
3 slices turkey breast (approx 3.5 inches square or 3-4 oz)
1 whole wheat tortilla (approx 70 cals)
1/2 tomato, diced
1/4 avocado, sliced
3 lettuce leaves or a handful of mixed greeens
1 Tbsp. nonfat Italian dressing

directions:  assemble all ingredients on top fo the tortilla and fold into a cone

I would change the turkey breast to either black beans or hummus.  Also, I would change out the dressing, using Annie’s goddess dressing YUM!

Hope you will join me in this challenge.  If you have any questions, please contact me:  facebook, twitter or email.  I’ll get back to you right away!

Party Day Gratitude

We have had a big weekend, celebrating with family and friends.  But, today is the big party day!  We are having Madelyn’s birthday party at our house today.  I have a lot to accomplish before 3 pm and party time. Cleaning and cooking are on the agenda first.  I am making spinach dip and lemonade.  I can’t wait to see the cake.  We went out to dinner on Mads’ actual birthday and she was a bit cranky and had to leave her own party early!

It’s been so nice to have my parents here.  I don’t get to see them nearly as much as I would like.  We had a good day yesterday just hanging out, getting a little shopping done ( new cell phone Yay!), and visiting.

So today I am so very grateful for my family.  All of them.  I am so blessed!  I’ll take a lot of photos and be back to share with you all!

Discussion:  What are you grateful for today?

Girls Trip!

I know that I have blogged about my trip to San Diego, but I want to look at it from a different angle.  This was an all girls trip and we had a blast, but friendships were made and will not be forgotten. 

We started off by getting together Thursday night at the Sundeck at the Hotel Del Coranado.  Some of the girls I was good friends with already and others I got to meet for the first time.  We had a blast, hanging out, chatting and getting to know each other better. Even though this was a “working” weekend, we knew we would be having fun!  Thunder Bob was celebrating his mother’s life and he joined in our fun and bought us drinks and we enjoyed our time with him.  There was some singing (see my facebook video), a bit of a throwdown (plank challenge) and just lots of laughter.

Friday morning we had small group breakfast and beach time!  What fun that was.  While we were on the beach, we were sharing ideas for our businesses, talking about family, and more fun! We explored the island and shared a great lunch! 

Friday night was the first official meeting.  Monica’s mother was kind enough to allow all 25 of us to be in her home (condo on the beach!!!) and the apartment was beautiful, almost as beautiful as Monica’s mom, Lisa. She shared a beautiful toast.  I will post it at a later time, it deserves it’s on post! We got the most amazing swag bags full of goodies.  We each shared our stories and let me tell you, these women have the most amazing stories, rags to riches, debilitating illnesses to great health and overall beautiful people!

It was a long night, but we enjoyed hearing every one’s stories. Those of us not on pacific time were really feeling the time change.  Especially the east coasters.  I’m so glad that they hung in there to the end!

After a short night’s sleep, we were up bright and early for yoga in the park with Missy Costello (Tony Horton’s personal chef!)  She is such a breath of fresh air!  So sweet and led us in a great workout!

We then had a little beach time and then the big night!  Monica and Melissa arranged for the pavilion on the beach for the meeting!  It was amazing.  The tables were beautiful, we worked on our dream/vision notebooks and had a wonderful meal, danced and got ready to receive more inspiration and a wonderful presentation from Denise Needham.  Talk about an inspiring, beautiful woman!

It was the most awesome evening and I have learned so much on this trip.  I have met so many great leaders and can only inspire to do the same for other people.  I can’t wait for the next trip!

I gave my Friendship Stones to my roomies!  Sherri, Tina and Dani! In our busy weekend, I can not believe that we forgot to get a photo with our stones, but we did.  It truly was a busy weekend! We really had a great time and lot of fun when we were so tired and giggly in the room.  Some of the best conversations were had while we were in our beds in the dark trying to go to sleep.  I have so many memories from this trip that I know I will never forget and am so grateful to have been able to spend time with these truly wonderful ladies!

GIVEAWAY:

I have a set of Friendship Stones for you to give to your friends!

To enter:

Head over to Friendship Stone and check out some of the other amazing stories, come back and let me know which one inspires you

Bonus entries:

1)  follow my blog – if you already do, just say so!
2)  follow me on facebook – again if you already do – let me know!
3)  post about this giveaway on facebook or twitter @Danamoritz I hope I win the Friendship Stone giveaway on Feelingfitwithdana.com
4)  follow the friendship stone on facebook

Leave me a note on each entry. You must do the original entry to be eligible to use the bonus entries!!
Pretty easy to enter!  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.  You will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or I will do a second chance giveaway!  Winner will be chosen September 6, 2010 by random.org

Good luck!

Oh My Goodness, I’m busy

I am just now getting a moment to get my blog post done today.  It’s almost tomorrow already. 

I had Miss Madelyn today and she kept me on my toes all day long.  She is walking now and doesn’t want to stop for one second.  I think this might be dangerous :)

We are having Mads’ 1 year birthday party on Sunday.  All the family and friends are coming in for the party and it happens to be at our house!  That means, cleaning and a little cooking will have to be done.  I am still pretty tired from my trip and then going out for our anniversary yesterday! 

Married for 26 years now to the love of my life!!

I am going to be starting a Turbo Fire Challenge.  You can check out the message board thread.  Hop on over and let me know if you will be joining in, you can do any workout, but if you want to get TurboFire, get it now.

I hope you’ll join in.  It will be a LOT of fun!

I am looking to add to my beachbody coaching team.  If you love fitness and would like to add a second income or a first, then please let me know.  Things are getting exciting and now is the time to get involved!  Remember, you get a 25% discount as a coach as well as getting to help others get healthy!  It’s a win-win situation!

P90X One on One – Ab Ripper X 2

You love it and you hate it – Ab Ripper.  Well, here is another one to love and hate all at the same time!

“Abs are made in the kitchen” – Tony Horton

So, let’s do our ab and core workouts, but we have to clean up our diets or we will not see the desired results!

Eat fruits and vegetables, clean proteins and drink a LOT of water.  If you have any questions, please let me know!!

Fit Club Monday – Traveling again

I am up getting ready to head to the airport.  It truly has been a life-changing weekend for me.  I can’t wait to get home and implement all this into my life!  Not to mention the fact that I can NOT wait to see Brian.  I have missed him!!

Since I will be traveling today, there will not be a fit club tonight. 

We made our dream notebooks while we were here.  I took a photo of mine.  I love the way it turned out. I know that some people are skeptic of dream or vision boards, but several of the things I put on mine from the beginning of the year have already happened.  Put your wish, dream or vision out there for the world to see and hear and think positively about it and it will happen!

I hope that you have a extraordinary day!

Attitude of Gratitude – Coranado Edition

I am in my hotel room, feeling oh so tired, but so full of gratitude.  How can you not be filled with appreciation with the beauty around us??

 I am very thankful to Monica Ward, our fearless leader and my friend.

 I am grateful for Denise Needham.  She is an amazing woman and very inspirational. 

 I am also very thankful for all the wonderful women I have met and been able to spend some time with this weekend.  We have bonded, shared, laughed and cried together.  It has been an amazing journey and I am so glad that I came on this trip and that I first stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to be a Beachbody coach.

Over the course of the last 3+ years, my life has changed. It is all for the better (of course there are always ups and downs along the way).  I have grown as a person tremendously, I am fit and healthier, I have learned so much and I have made the most amazing friends. 

Today is all about gratitude, positivity and friendship! 

As we were talking last night, Angie mentioned that  she loved to pop people’s bubbles.  Of course I was trying to figure out what she meant by that, and she explained that we live in our own worlds.  Connected to our cell phones, not wanting to interact with other people.  I thought about this and realized that it is sad, but true.  We are so involved in our own lives that we forget to look up and see the beauty in the people around us.  We are truly missing out on getting to know other people and making new friends.  But, even better than that, we are missing out on just a few acts of kindness.  A smile, when you are having a bad day, someone saying that they love your shirt, that you look nice, saying hello, it’s nice to meet you.

We need to disconnect from the electronic world and join in our real worlds.  Make connections with people, look them in the eye, tell them hello, smile as we pass.  You never know, you could make their day. 

I know that I will be more aware of my surroundings, the people around me and I will at the very least, share a smile!

Discussion:  are you guilty of staying in the electronic world?

Leadership Trip

I am so loving San Deigo! I could really see myself living here.  Coranado is perfect!

Here’s a few shots from all the fun we had on the beach yesterday!

Last night we had our SWAG party!  Got some great stuff and had the best time listening to how each of these women got started with Beachbody.  It was so moving and there are some amazing stories!
Off to the meeting on the beach.