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June 28, 2013

What’s Beautiful

Under Armour Women announced their Top Ten for round 3 of the What’s Beautiful Competition. Three of those ten will be flown to Costa Rica for the UA Retreat…four days of yoga, surf and pampering! UA is also giving two finalists from the previous rounds the opportunity to go as well… which means I COULD BE DOING YOGA IN COSTA RICA!! 


Please take two seconds to click the link and vote for Round 3 Top Ten, and then scroll down and vote for me…Carly H!

(click the title of this post for the voting link)

Yoga is my passion, please help me get to Costa Rica!! Thank you!


With YOUR help

April 21, 2013

I could win some awesome gear from Under Armour! They selected me, along with 499 other athletes, to participate in their Spine Venom Challenge. They asked us to upload a video to YouTube of  all the cool things we can do in these kicks. View count is taken into account to decide the winners, so PLEASE help an athlete out! All you have to do is VIEW the video and like it, and feel free to share it on an media outlet. I’ve got until May 4 to up my view count, so I will keep you all posted! THANK YOU!


Under Armour Spine Venom Challenge

April 14, 2013

Hey guys! UA selected me, along with 499 other awesome contestants, to show off all of the cool things we can do in our Spine Venom shoes(which were given to us by UA). Part of the challenge is to create a video showing off our skills, and judging by creativity, badassery and view count on YouTube, UA will select a winner. The winner gets an awesome Grand Prize which includes but it is not limited to meeting/training with elite UA trainers, UA swag, free shoes for five years, etc. Needless to say, I WANT TO WIN! So please help me by VIEWING and SHARING my YouTube video with all of your friends. All you have to do is VIEW (and comment/like if you wish). The contest ends on May 3rd. I will keep you posted! Thank You!

shameless brag

June 18, 2012

I still got my back walkover!

I’ve been practicing on the fludity of the movement for a few days and I got it down. Now just trying to work my way into holding the handstand, not walking all the way over.

Deck of Cards Workout: Plyo!

June 18, 2012

Hey y’all! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

It’s Monday, dreaded Monday. Time to get back into the work week and get that body moving again. Today’s workout is using a deck of cards for a quick and effective plyo sesh. This is great for those who don’t have a gym or equipment assessable to you; most people have a deck of cards lying around! It’s quick and effective and to the point!

You’re going to run through nine different exercise, using the cards added value as your rep amount. Once you run through the nine you’re going to repeat the set two more times for a total of 3 sets(or more if you want!). So, flip three cards over face up, add up their values and then complete the first listed exercise. Continuing on with flipping three more cards and working your way down the list.

  • squat jump
  • high knee
  • mountain climber
  • jumping jack
  • push up
  • jump lunges
  • butt kicks
  • star jumps
  • bicycle crunch

card numbers 2-10 are worth the number of that card(3 of hearts= 3 reps, 9 of diamonds= 9 reps), Jack- King are worth 10 reps, Ace and Joker are wild cards–so they can be worth either 1 rep or 11 reps.

Here’s a little preview for ya, just so you get an idea of how the workout runs.


Keeping The Tag Moving!

June 11, 2012

Hey y’all!

My in-real-life- friend and fellow blogger, Rose from happyhippierose, tagged me in blogging game of sorts! She tagged me and asked me a question that I’m supposed to answer here on my blog, so I’m totally participating and keeping the “tag’ going!

Here’s how you play:

I’ll link your blog in this post + ask you a question;  you answer the question and keep it movin’!

There’s no set number of people to “tag”, just think of a few who you’d hope will participate and write back. If I tagged you in this post -come back and “comment” on this post with your link to your reply! Got it? Super!

Rose tagged me over here. She asked:

Are you so stoked about your new job teaching/training Kosama? What about Kosama excites you? What all will you be doing as part of this new job?  (Congrats btw, I’m super excited for you!)  And if you want to get into Jordan’s new job, can you touch on what you’ll be doing to stay busy over the next year (other than working your tail feather off??) “


Rose, I am beyond stoked about my new job as a trainer at Kosama! Kosama is a complete body transformation program. We focus on muscle confusion, total body workouts(kick boxing, TRX, kettlebells, body bars, bands, body weight, plyo, pilates and yoga), heart rate, nutrition, and consultations. When you sign up for the 8 week program you get unlimited classes, two trainers(ME!), a heart rate monitor to keep, kick boxing gloves to keep, weekly assessments, and a personal nutritional plan/profile.

Kosama becomes your family. The support you get from your trainers and the other people working out with you is so motivating and encouraging. We give real challenges that will produce will results. CHANGE WILL HAPPEN- not only physically, but mentally. What excites me about Kosama is that it’s new and fresh, but REAL! We are here to help change people’s lives! Our closest comparison would be CrossFit- the intensity of the workouts is the same, if not higher, but we are focused more so on heart rate zones and making sure you’re working at your own level. So, it’s not for time, like CrossFit, which more often than not leads to injury from improper form and body mechanics.We work out as a group in a big ol’ box/studio, and all of our members are encouraged to work at their own level introducing new challenges when ready; everything about Kosama can me modified and molded to what the individual needs.

As a trainer at Kosama, I’m there to lead the workouts. I’m the chick on the mic, yo! Or, I might be the mic-less ninja trainer on the floor roaming around from client to client, assisting, modifying, pushing, motivating. You just never know, muhahah. I also give the weekly assessments. These assessments serve a great purpose! The first one is during your very first week-showing your starting point(body weight, body fat%, strength, flexibility, endurance, pictures, etc), and then at the halfway point you have a follow-up to see your progress, and then again at the end of the 8weeks to see the final results. It’s very motivating!

I can’t believe I waited so long to do this! Using my passion, my God-given talent, to help others! I’ve already connected with a few clients in our first week and it just feels amazing!

Oh yes, and Jordan! Well, he got a jerb, too! The mister got out of the Marine Corps 3 months ago. He was planning on starting school in August, but life likes to throw us curve balls every now and then, ya know, just to keep things interesting, so now- school is on hold for a year while he takes a gov’t contracting job in Afghanistan! It’s hard to believe he’s deploying yet again. Not as Marine this time, so it’ll be interesting to see the differences in stress level, work load, danger, etc. But uh, yeah, by the end of this month he’ll have started his sixth deployment. He’s actually on his way to visit me right now, as I type (insert big ol’ grin here)! We gotta spend some time together before he heads back over to the desert!

While he’s gone I plan on staying as busy as possible! I’m hoping to find another training job, and shortly I’ll be shadowing with a big fitness guru down here–learning some tricks of the trade. So, I’ve got some good things going on for myself during the next year. It’ll be exciting. This isn’t new territory to me, I’m a deployment champ(cocky? I don’t care. I know J and I can get through anything!) so I’m just ready to get it started. The sooner he leaves, the sooner he comes home!

Please, if you remember, keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I’d really appreciate it.


Ok! Now for my “tags”!

Noursish.Surf.Exert ~ This badass fit chick blogs about her life, which just so happens to be enjoyable consumed with fitness. She’s an avid distance runner, fellow yogi, PE teacher in training, Group Fitness Instructor, etc. She blogs about her healthy adventures and always has some great advice to give!

I want to ask her this:  I always envy distance runners, the pure stamina and endurance, the love they have for the sport. I’d love to hear what how you got into distance running? What was your first race? When did you know you were hooked, and what’s the longest distance you’ve run so far?

thegivingtreeyogini ~ this blog is shared by two rad yoginis. Together, these two chicks are pursuing their passion for everything yoga. Yoga is everything, afterall. They’re on an adventure to travel the country learning more about yoga and the people who practice. On their adventure along the way they’ll be attending and creating different events to give back to the local community. As they’re preparing for their cross country excursion, they’re teaching donation -based yoga classes in the park every weekend. Rad!

I want to ask them thisWhat are y’all most excited about for the upcoming cross-country journey? Learning more about yoga? The people who practice its’ many forms? Learning more about yourselves? Maybe it’s all intertwined. Let’s hear it!

the healthy diva ~ She blogs about everything fitness and nutrition related! Recipes, tips, techniques, etc. She is able to relate to a large population of people who have/had an eating disorder, and uses her blog as an outlet to heal herself and others.

I want to ask her thisIf there was one piece of advice you could give to someone struggling with an eating disorder, or even someone struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle, what would it be?

Alright y’all, don’t forget to “comment” back here and link your reply on your blog. And then keep it goin’!


Fit Life Friday: Revisiting NY’s Goals.

June 1, 2012

Well y’all, it’s June 1st which means we’re half way though the year! Time sure does fly by when you’re having fun(“having fun” = getting older, am I right?)!

We’ve had six months to make some changes in our lives. Six months to reach some goals. Six months to tweak our lives a bit. What have you done since January 1st 2012? Did you set any goals? What were they? Have achieved any/none? What are some things you still want to achieve or accomplish? Will you try, will you succeed?

I made some New Year’s Resolutions/Goals and I think i’ve done a pretty decent job so far. Let’s revisit the post  made here

2012 Goals 

Random Acts of Kindness: Even though I haven’t posted any of my experiences I have stepped up my game slightly. I won’t lie, I could be doing more, but I’m glad I’ve been doing something! Oh, I think I did post about one! YOU are beautiful!

-CPT job:  I consider this half way done! I haven’t taken my CPT exam yet, but I did score an awesome job as a Coach/Trainer at Kosama! My exam is scheduled for later this month and then I’ll be shadowing with an awesome trainer in the area!

-Nag less: this is a slow process. I’m not as aware as I should be.

Grain free: Ha! Let’s just say having my life plan change 27 times hasn’t helped. With all of the moving and lack of income my diet hasn’t been my top priority. Not that I’ve been slacking, I just haven’t been able to go as grain free as I’d like. I still consider myself a moderate paleo.

-Six pack: I’ve stalled since here. I’m going on a cruise in a month, so I’ve got another motivator. Let’s see where I can get in a month!

That’s it! 

Overall, I don’t think I’ve done too bad! I’ve made improvements, but I still have half of the year left to get ‘er done! 

So far, 2012 has been interesting to say the least. Lots of changes, both positive and challenging. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the year throws my way!