Cheers to the Fricken’ Cupcake

Did a double workout yesterday; P90X then 30 minutes on the elliptical all because my kids wanted me to bake cupcakes.  I know me, and when it comes to sweets – no discipline.  So rather than worry about it I just put my tunes on and got in an extra  30 minutes of cardio. Every song that came up on my favorite play list I inserted the word cupcakes.

Here’s Rihanna.  Cheers to the Fricken’ Cupcake 


Cheers to the fricken’ cupcake
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Oh, let the frosting sink in
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Don’t let the haters get you down
Turn it around and don’t gain a pound

There’s a cupcake o’er here yo
Everybody pull ‘ya paper off
And I eat to that
Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah(And I eat to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

Life’s too short to be sittin’ ’round miserable
People gon’ talk whether you doing bad or good, yeah
Got a cupcake on my mind and my mind on my belly, yeah
Looking so bomb, gonna find me a honey, yeah

Got my Nikes on and I’m feelin’ hella cool tonight, yeah
Everybody’s workin’ out so we give fat a fight, yeah

Cheers to the fricken’ cupcake
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Oh, let the frosting  sink in
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Don’t let the  haters get you down
Turn it around and don’t even gain a pound

There’s a  cupcake o’er here yo
Everybody pull ‘ya paper off
And I eat to that
Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah (And I eat to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah
‘Bout to hop on the treadmill,
workin’ on my cardio tonight, yeah
Might be sore in the morning
but you know we goin’ hard tonight
It’s getting Coyote ugly up in here,
no Tony (Horton)
It’s only up from here, no downward dog ‘yo

Got my Nikes on and I’m feelin’ hella cool tonight, yeah
Everybody’s workin’ out so we give fat a fight, yeah

Cheers to the fricken’  cupcake
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Oh, let the frosting sink in
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Don’t let the  haters get you down
Turn it around and don’t gain a pound

There’s a cupcake o’er here ‘yo
Everybody pull ‘ya paper off
And I eat to that
Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah(And I eat to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah
(And I eat to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah(I eat to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

Cheers to the fricken’ cupcake
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Oh, let the icing sink in
I eat to that, yeah-e-yeah
Don’t let the  haters get you down
Turn it around don’t even gain a pound

There’s a  cupcake o’er here ‘yo
Everybody pull ‘ya paper off
And I eat to that

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah(I eat  to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah
(And I  eat to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah(I eat to that)Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeahYeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah(And I eat to that)

Next up on the playlist, Ziggy Pop, Lust for Icing (Life)
What’s your favorite workout tune?

Today – YogaX

Today’s workout is yoga.  A lot of people avoid programs with yoga in them thinking that it is just a bunch of stretching and it isn’t in alignment with their goals of slimming down or bulking up.  They envision something like this

or this

not this (but I thought it was funny)

I looked up what yoga is.  The word yoga means unite.  To unite the body with mind and the mind with the soul. Yoga is an entire lifestyle philosophy which includes exercise as one part of it. Training your mind and body and connecting with your spirituality to achieve a balanced life are the main goals of the yoga lifestyle.  Active forms of yoga that are included in many exercise programs, like P90X, improve strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. Many people who do yoga say that it reduces anxiety and stress, improves mental clarity, and even helps them sleep better.

Yoga Baby

That’s what I read, this is what I know. During the first 30 days of P90X yoga was the most difficult of all of the exercises.  I didn’t have the strength or the flexibility to do a lot of the poses.  As I continue with the program I have noticed a tremendous difference in my strength and flexibility that carries over into my other training and has improved my running.  Each time I push play on the YogaX dvd I am able to do more.  The sense of accomplishment doing each exercise is incredible and gets my day off to a perfect start and I have so much fun doing it everyone wants to join in.

Yoga Kitty
 
To read more check out this article Why Every Athlete Should Do Yoga

Best Workouts of 2012

Are you looking for an exercise plan for the New Year?  Here is a list of my favorite workouts from 2012.

The Best Cardio Workout – I know you’ve sung like no one was watching, but have you ever danced like no one was watching?  Put on your favorite tunes and just go for it. It’s a great way to get your heart rate up, blast fat, build lean muscle, and burn 300-500 calories per hour.

The Best Ab Workout – laugh until it hurts. Not only is it good for your soul it is a great Ab workout.  It can also improve your overall health.

The Best Workout to Tone Your Arms – whisk something up in the kitchen.  Oh, feel the burn as you whisk away.  Never mind the calories you will consume enjoying your creation.  You’ve just worked on toning your arms and shoulders.  Making dinner made #1 on the list of 10 things to do to drop 100 calories now.

The Best Workout to Tone Your Legs – I have 2 favorites for burning those leg muscles.  Combine the two and you have a super leg workout that’s a lot of fun.

  1. Give someone a piggyback ride.
  2. Take a brisk walk on the beach, ankle deep in water.

Put these two together and you have a muscle burning good time.

My three tips always for fueling your energy – free, fun, and friend.  Find fun ways to get your heart rate up while spending time with friends and family this holiday and remember to make holiday gatherings are about the friends not the food.  You won’t leave with any regrets!!!

Happy holidays

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