Monday, December 31, 2012

Shoulders & triceps

{Tank:F21, Bottoms: Nike c/o my bro, Sneakers: Nike in-season tr cross-trainers c/o sis}

I have been reluctant to take full body pictures lately because I feel like I'm not where I want to be physically and athletically. Blame it on the fit girls that I follow on Instagram.  Believe it or not, I actually wouldn't mind gaining some muscle weight.  No, I am not trying to look manly or like She-ra, but I seriously feel like muscle makes a woman look curvy (especially, in their lower body).  I like my upper body BUT my main goal is to grow a nice toned arse (Phaedra would call it a "donkey booty")  and a chiseled tummy...summer is just around the freaking corner.




I know that this is a little late but this video makes me laugh every time that I watch it.
I woke up to this video in an email on Christmas morning and I've been cracking up ever since.
CJ always dances for me in real life but his dance moves are a little stiff and out dated (sorry babe).  This video is funny because it actually looks like he can dance, hehe.
I WOULD love to learn this dance in real life though!

Friday, December 28, 2012

What I'm Reading......

{ hanging by the bonfire...some random coat that I found in the closet}

"don't be afraid of silly ideas"..........I'm reading this new book called It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden.  It's about how to succeed in the world.  In 2013, I want to strive to be the best that I can be.  I have a ton of creative ideas but I always talk myself out of making them happen.  Sometimes, I am my own worst enemy.  This year, I'm going to give my silly ideas a try. 

Have you read this book? 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas!
xo, Jin

The Nutcracker

On Friday a sweet friend of mine invited CJ and I to watch the North Carolina Dance Theatre perform The Nutcracker.  We had a wonderful time.  The dancers were incredible and the props were dazzling. 

The Charlotte Symphony also performed live, which  totally tickled my inner band geeks pickle. 
All of the little girls were dressed up in the prettiest little dresses.  During intermission the lobby was filled with  girls twirling and leaping.  It was super cute. 
Okay, I attempted a couple leaps and twirls myself once I got home (imagine that).  I'm sure that I looked like a fool but I had to give it a try.  I've always admired ballerina's but I was told that I didn't have the feet for it. 

Overall, I had a blast and I can't wait to do it again next year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

{sweater: goodwill, chambray shirt: Marshall's, lipstick: Wet 'n Wild "sugar plum fairy"}
One of my favorite couple's in the whole wide world hosted a Christmas party at
their beautiful home this past Saturday.The theme of course was the infamous "Ugly Christmas" sweater party. 
The drinks flowed and the music thumped ALL night.  The girls had a dance off inside while the guys chilled outside near the fire.  
Periodically, the guys would walk in to grab a drink and glare at us like we were crazy, but we didn't care one bit.
{of course I had to make a yummy s'more}
My knees hurt the next morning from 'dropping it like it was hot' too many times (seriously).  I was really sad when it was time to leave the party BUT I am looking forward to
seeing everyone again.

{the beauty to the right of me (your right) won the ugly sweater contest}
Have you been to any fun holiday parties this year?
Are you done with all of your shopping? I'm not done with my shopping :(

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gift Guide: Fit Gal Pal #2

I think that ALL of these gifts are great picks for the fitness enthusiast in your life.
  I would be more than delighted to have any ALL of these gifts (ahem).  I can't 
believe that Christmas is only 14 days away.  I am pulling my hair out
over here because I still have a ton of
shopping to do.......

Ear Warmers AND headphone far the coolest invention on the planet.

Cute pants to keep her legs warm.

a GPS watch so she won't get lost on her jogging escapades.

A subscription to the best fitness magazine ever!

a protein shaker for her yummy protein shakes

Nike+ Fuel Band which tracks your daily activities.  You must check this gadget out


If you need more gift ideas for the fit chick in your life, you  have to check out
yesterday's Gift Guide. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: For a Fit Gal Pal

a reversible sports bra so that she can keep her babies strapped in
headphones so that she can plug in and jam out

Cute tank to wear to the gym

A light weight gym tote

Digital Food Scale to help with portion control.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Instagram: @jinfitness

{United States Marine Corps tee, courtesy of my lil bro who is a marine}
Today's Workout:
15 min warm-up: Treadmill. 9.5 incline, 3.5 speed without holding on to the handles
Legs: Hack Squat 3 sets, 12reps
Static Lung 4 sets, 15 reps
Hamstring Curls (machine) 3sets, 15 reps
Leg Extensions: 3sets, 12 reps
Biceps: Dumbbell Curls 3 sets, 10 reps
Closed Gripped Barbell Curls 3 sets, 10reps
Hammer curls 3 sets, 10reps
Isolated Bicep Curls 3 sets, 10 reps
*if you need a demonstration of the workouts listed please head over to this site.
I was able to knock out this workout in 1hr and 4 min.  I'm not really sure how
many calories I burned because my heart rate monitor has been acting up.  I need to adjust the settings but I lost the frickin' manual. 
 All I can say is that my heart rate stayed between 100 bpm and 150 bpm. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Finally, it's time to watch the VS Fashion Show!
I secretly wish  that I was Brazilian.....It's not fair that Brazilian women are so damn hot.
talk about good genes.
Rihanna is smoking hot too.  I can't stop singing "shine bright like a diamond"
It's funny because I know that tons of women will decide to hit the gym after watching the VS Fashion Show tonight.   I bet that gyms across the world will be packed with women tomorrow trying to work towards getting a naughty body. 
Personally, I think that these biotches are way too skinny *Hating* BUT I would kill to have
their confidence.  Alessandra Ambrosio  and Heidi Klum are the only VS models that
actually look healthy in my opinion.
Did you watch the Fashion Show?  if so, What did you think?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Instagram: @jinfitness

{shopping with my mom and big sis...that's her book arse in the background, lol}

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Steak and Pork Stir Fry

Tonight I made a Stir Fry for dinner! 
I made the meal healthy, but it turned out to be  super flavorsome even though I
left out a ton of ingredients ( in an attempt to cut down on calories).  Somtimes, I find that some meals don't taste as good when you try to make them healthy BUT this one did not disappoint.
I traded in my Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Coconut Oil.  For the most part I
couldn't taste the difference BUT I was told that Spectrum makes
a tasteless Coconut Oil for all of you that hate the taste of coconut.

{I purchased ALL of the ingredients at Trader Joe's}

I also use coconut oil once a week for a hot oil treatment for my hair (I have a
separate jar that I use for my hair and body, lol).

Pork Tenderloin
Coconut Oil
Frozen Stir Fry Veggies
Island Soyaki
3/4 Yellow Onion Sliced
Crushed Red Pepper
Brown Rice Lo-mein Noodles
2 whole eggs Scrambled
The Island Soyaki sauce has about 300mg of Sodium per serving  which
is on the high end, but I drank a lot of water with my meal to balance
everything out.

Soyaki Nutrition Facts:

I cooked enough to take for lunch for a couple of days, but I'm thinking about substituting
quinoa instead of the Lo-mein Noodles. 
What did you have for Sunday dinner?