Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. This New Year 2009 will brings us good health and good workouts. I am working my hardest on FIT Party. I have completed all of the choreography for Kick Party, Upper Body Party, and Lower Body Party. I have 2 blocks of choreography for Step Party and I'm currently working on the third. So in the next couple of weeks I will be working on Step, Core, and Yoga Party. I will also be using different music to see what works the best. After that I will take it to my class and get some feedback and make some adjustments. I'm thinking that I will be ready to film sometime between February and April of 2009. I'm really excited about 2009. Let's all believe that this is going to be our BEST YEAR YET.



Friday, December 19, 2008

Fit Party Update & Merry Christmas!!!

I've been in my studio working on Lower Body Party/Upper Body Party/ Kick Party. I'm always trying to come up with new and interesting ways to work your muscles. I have stumbled upon a unique way to keep everything quick, sweaty, and results driven. Lower Body Party and Upper Body Party each will be 15 minutes total in length. Each 15 minute block will be broken down into 5 minute segments covering the major muscle groups but each 5 minute segment will work the muscle groups in a different kinds of ways. So once you get sweaty with the 5 minute block and can't take another "whatever" you are on to the next block. I'm going to be testing this 5 minute block concept on my body these next couple of weeks. I will show my progress. Kick Party will be similar with 3 blocks lasting 5 minutes with kicks and punches in between to transition from block to block. I have also forgot about Core/Abs. I will be adding a 15 minute core/ab workout to Fit Party. (Thanks for the suggestion Jennifer!)
New Breakdown for Fit Party
Each segment 15 minutes (3 blocks of 5 minutes)
1. Step Party
2. Kick Party
3. Lower Body Party
4. Upper Body Party
5. Core Party
6. Yoga Party
Total= 1 hour and 30 minutes
I would like to Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas!! Be giving and grateful for your health.
Katina Hunter

Friday, December 12, 2008

How to Get Your Groove Back

I have had several people email me about having problems staying on track with their exercise routine. I'm a great person to ask because I'm having a similar problem. I think at some point or another we all get into a rut. It can be so hard to stay on track when demands of your life consume so much of your time and energy. And if you get out of the groove, it hard sometimes to get back into the groove. Look, we shouldn't feel bad about being somewhat deficient because even Oprah can get off track. The good news is that we can get it back! The first step is to develop your Get Your Groove Back Plan. You can always reassess, redevelop and reinvent your psychy and exercise routine. Here are some things that I suggest you do when you get your groove back:

Get Your Groove Back Plan

1. Cut ourselves some slack--- It's ok that you got in a rut. Don't focus on the past behaviors. Today is a new day with a new plan to get your groove back.

2. Fitness Calendar-- I am a check off girl. I love list --- so write on the out on a calendar and mark my workout off when I have completed it. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and it helps keep you on track.

3. Realistic Goal Setting and Rewards-- You tend to stay on track if you have a specific goal that you want to obtain. Set realistic short term goals so that it will be obtainable. And once you reach that goal, you are motivated to continue with your next short term goal in order to reach your overall long term goal. And reward yourself with each short term goal accomplishment-- new pair of jeans, new workout tape, new workout clothes, or new workout shoes--- whatever you like.

4. Get a Fitness Buddy--- You can't let your buddy down and you can't let your buddy out do you. So this keeps you motivated and on track. (Tamra is mine--- she is so great about calling me on my days off and getting me to the gym-- Tamra is featured in Party3 series)

5. Psychy Training
Quote some of these saying--- pick your favorite
" I can do anything for 30 minutes" ( And once I start, I usually exercise more than an hour)
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
" I will feel so much better if I do it."
"Can I give more?"
"Every step I get closer."
"I can do this."
" If I fall, I will jump up!"
" If I believe and I will receive"

6. Walk your walk. Just make sure you move throughout the day. Get a pedometer!!!
The most common excuse for not exercising on a regular basis is lack of time, so stop thinking of exercise as only planned activities and instead simply try to move more all day long. For most people, the majority of their calorie use during the day comes from these types of unstructured activities rather than a formal exercise plan. If you need a visual reminder, wear an inexpensive pedometer as a simple way to motivate yourself to take those steps.

7. Try something new--- don't go back to your old exercise routine-- try something different and mix it up. Be creative!

Happy Holidays,

Katina Hunter
"I've got my Groove Back" (Another motivational quote)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Keep the Fat Devil in Hell with 275

Have you been in a great groove---eating right, exercising, and finally reaching your goal weight and maintaining it. And then out of the blue, the fat devil arrives. Changes in you schedule have cause you to skip some workouts, grab some not so good choices of food and before you know it those 10 or so pounds that you lost have found their way back into their favorite places on your body. DARN IT!!! Well you are not by yourself it has happen to me. So what do we do to kill the fat devil. We drag out tired old body and work out. Have many minutes? I have the answer to get it back and maintain it. You will not believe what you have to do.

I have read an interesting article from a medical journal that found that the group who exercised at least 275 minutes per week maintained weight loss compared to the group that did less. I thought that was very interesting, since I've been somewhat deficient in only getting about 180 minutes in per week. So I'm stepping up my game.

Fit Party Update

I have worked on Kick Party and Upper Body Party. Just have to tweak and teach it in my class to see how it goes. In 15 minutes it will be intense from start to finish in each section---- no time wasted here.

I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!!!!

Katina Hunter

Remember exercise at least 275 minutes a week these next couple of weeks (during this good eating time-- Holidays). Let's keep the fat devil in Hell !