February 12, 2012|
DVD Update, New Leg Workout + Week 7 Challenge Exposed
Hey guys! Yesterday I taught my first ever international POP Pilates meetup class! It was sooooo much fun. Aussie POPsters were so enthusiastic and vocal! I have a ton of pics to show you, will blog on this later in conjuction with my Lorna Jane shopping spree experience. The weird thing about vacations is that you somehow end up either not having time for anything or you just crash on your bed when you try to do something at the end of the day. My check list does not like me this week!
Also, I filmed a challenge video yesterday and we had some awesome scenery…then when I came home to edit it, half of my footage was damaged. I have no idea why?? It was the saddest thing ever. Maybe it had something to do with the downpour Jackelyn and I were stuck in at the Opera House. Oh well. Will try to refilm a quickie one today! But for us POPsters who actually read my blog and aren’t just getting YouTube new video notifications – you’re in luck! I’m gonna tell you what your challenge is this week. Right now. Right here.
WEEK #7 Blogilates Challenge: Kick the Condiment
Your challenge this week is to pick one condiment you’re eating daily (ie. ketchup, mayo, ranch, BBQ sauce, salt) that you think you can’t live without and KICK IT. For 7 days. And just so you feel better, I’ll kick my sriracha hot sauce. Condiments make food taste better but they also have a TON of sugar, fat, and sodium. You can pile it on if you’re not careful. This will also allow you to enjoy what real food tastes like. I’ll talk more about the challenge in the video plus great substitutes. But for now, pick something you wanna kick.
And your mini challenge within this challenge is to tweet me a vote for the Shorty Awards! The nominations end Feb 17 so we only have a few days left to make a difference. Blogilates is one of the top contenders for the #socialfitness award and guess what. We are the underdog. We’re up against celebs and supplement companies – let’s show the judges who we are and why we deserve to be recognized! I mean c’mon, Blogilates is motivating healthy lives through YouTube, Tumblr, this blog, facebook, twitter, and Pinterest! How socially fit can we get!!??? Hahaha. Please please please vote if you love our community. It would mean the world to me.
GO HERE: http://shortyawards.com/blogilates
And tell them why you love Blogilates. The more creative/clever the tweet, the more points we get too!!! So get cray cray!!!
Alrighty, and as you can see, there’s a new POP Pilates workout up!!! How exciting is that? We filmed this is Cairns, Australia which is where the Great Barrier Reef is located. The scenery was excellent. But what you don’t know is that this video was NOT supposed to happen.
Jackelyn and I were at Port Douglas on the beach at 6am SHARP on Friday. We had about 2 hours to get the POP Pilates DVD filmed before the sun came out to scorch me. We set up shop, played the music, starting filming, and just as I was going onto my second song, the water nearly swallowed me up!!! The tide was going up!!?? Umm, ok. We did not do research on the tides, and we should have, because I just ASSUMED that the tide would be low til about noon and come up after that? So dead wrong. We kept moving my mat closer and closer to the drier parts of the shore but before you knew it, the sun was out and sandflies and mosquitoes were attacking me. Yup, so POPsters, our first attempt at the DVD shoot was unsuccessful! The Ho sisters have a lot to learn about beach shooting! The 10 min of footage we did get was gorgeous though…up until the part where I ran away because a small wave was about to eat my hair!
Yup, so we decided to make lemonade out of lemons I suppose and film at least SOMETHING!!!! After all, I was dressed up and everything. So we found a shady pier and did the Long Lean Legs workout you see above.
Something to learn my friends…when things don’t workout, don’t give up!!!! Make the best of the situation, shrug your shoulders, and say hey, life happens. Move on.
Yup, so that’s all POPsters. Watch for my new challenge video later and try the workout above! It also kills your butt too.