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WARNING:  Gaga ALERT!  Ya'll know I'm goo goo for GAGA.  Here's my latest Gaga find.  Her Viva Glam MAC lipstick in pink :)  Love it!  What Gaga fan isn't complete without her very own Gaga lipstick, right?!  All you fellow Little Monster can relate, right?!  Haha, I know some of you think, "How on earth can someone love Lady Gaga that much?!"  My response to that... I know you know who she is and what she LOOKS like, you've heard her music, but have you ever actually sat down and LISTENED to her speak?  Like words, like actual conversation.  She is one of the the most real, intriguing & inspiring individuals I've ever come across.  She is a true story of someone who fought her way from the bottom and never stopped believing in her dream.  She truly believed in her own mind she was a rockstar before anyone even knew her name.  She faced scrutiny, negativity and backlash in her fight to the top, but she never gave up.  That's character right there and despite what some may think of her, you can't take that away from her.  Don't judge this book by it's cover, she's a phenomenal read, you just have to learn to read this one between the lines ;) 
 
 
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So, I kinda have some exciting news  to tell.... Recently I've been kicking around the idea of starting my own Fit Club.  As a Team Beachbody Coach I have the unique opportunity to run one of these on my own.  Basically, a Fit Club is a gathering of individuals that workout together to the Beachbody programs, whether it be P90X, TurboFire, Insanity, ChaLEAN Extreme or any one of the programs Beachbody offers, the idea is to change it up every week.  Fit Club is just a way others can come together and offer eachother support in reaching their fitness goals.  Anyway, I totally want to do a Fit Club that I can call my own and recently I had the amazing opportunity to speak with a woman named Tammy Polenz who just opened her own health club in the downtown Cleveland area this past January.  It is an amazing space and a great place (I thought) to start my Fit Club.  My main target is to hit up the lunch crowd, those that are looking to get in a quick 30 minute burn on their lunch break.  Turns out, Tammy thought it was a great idea too :)  Tammy's health club is called, Vedas.  It is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland on E. 9th Street.  It is a wonderful facility that offers a full gym service and group classes at an amazingly affordable rate.  Tammy is also a published author of a great health and fitness book called, 'Think Fit 2 Be Fit'.  Which she just so happened to have a copy on hand for me and she signed it as well!  I've only read the first few chapters so far, but I can tell this is definitely going to be a phenomenal read.  In it she goes into depth about how getting fit isn't only about the phyisical aspect, but about the mental aspect as well.  Before reading this book, I can remember back a few years ago when I was trying to get to a healthy status and drop some weight and would fail miserably over and over again.  I would always tell myself that if I could just find the right mindset, I could do this, I could stick with it.  THE RIGHT MINDSET.  I can't tell you how much in common I have with the words that are printed in this book.  While reading it, I feel like they are my own thoughts on the page.  It really is so refreshing to know that there are others, others that are successful in this business, that I share common thoughts with.  You can find 'Think Fit 2 Be Fit' at any Borders (while they're still open), on Amazon and on iPad.  I'm very excited about this opportunity to work with Vedas and to do my part in helping others achieve their goals in fitness and help them get in the right mindset so they CAN get there.  So, on Thurs. August 18th at 12 o'clock NOON, Vedas and myself will be conducting our very first Fit Club.  All our welcome, even if you are not a member of Vedas.  For Vedas members it is free and for non-members a donation is requested.  Stay tuned to FitLiz for more details coming on this, and if you are going to be in the downtown Cleveland area that day and you'd like some more information on this you are free to shoot me a message through my email.

 
 
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Happy Friday ya'll!  Well for me anway ;)  Tomorrow I will be well on my way to Kelley's Island for 4 glorious days of island life!  I plan to catch as many rays as possible, do some boating and front porch sitting!  I'm all packed and am so ready to go.  Don't worry, I don't plan to fall completely off the wagon with my fitness and nutrition.  Tony and I have planned ahead for some nutritious meals to make at the cabin and we even packed a bag with our travel friendly workout gear; resistance bands, weighted gloves, etc.   But, I think what we both are looking forward to is yoga on the lakeside, really don't need much for that, just yourself, some piece of mind and a whole lotta stretching :)  Here's to a fabulous weekend it will be indeed!  I can hear the Casino, Bag the Moon (strawberry shots included) & West Bay calling my name now..... I'll be there soon!
 
 
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The season for vacation that is!  I've been thinking about this for a few weeks now because we are going to be going on a mini vacation next weekend to Kelley's Island and I've been going through my thoughts and wondering how I am going to keep up on my fitness while we are away.  I can't exactly bring my home gym with me, but I can definitely bring some things along that will help me stay on track.  For one I guess I can bring along my TurboFire DVDs, however we are staying in a cabin with another family and I don't want to be hogging up the tv and entire living room with my awesome turbo moves ;)  So, having said that I went right to my handy dandy iphone and starting searching the fitness apps!  Oh how I love technology :)

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After searching a gazillion apps I found one, a FREE one, that I absolutley love.  It's the Exercise TV app.  This app is so cool, it plays video of numerous exercises ranging from Upper Body, Lower Body, Total Body, Abs & Yoga!  I'm already picturing in my head the awesome yoga session that I will have Saturday morning on the front lawn facing a beautiful view of Lake Erie, doesn't that sound fantastic?!  I'm super excited about this app, it's right on my phone and I can take it anywhere and I won't have to worry about disturbing anyone.  I'll probably throw my resistance bands in the suitcase and get in a few upper and lower sessions as well.  So there you have it... go ahead and take that vacation, no more worries about how you're going to manage to stay on track!  Of course, I'll be giving myself a little cheating room here and there, hey, it's vacation and I'm gonna enjoy it and you should too!
So tell me... how do you manage to stay on track while on vacation?  Any other good apps out there?  Maybe a favorite fitness magazine?  Spill!  :)