Saturday, April 18, 2009
KITTENS!! We are moving to the new website. So this page, www.kellyolexa.blogspot.com will stay up for a while. I don't think I will attempt to move an entire year's worth of posts and videos to the new site. The new site for KellyOlexa.com is live. I'm clearly not finished with it as two sections are still in the works but I was tired of putting it off, so head on over there~ www.KellyOlexa.com and mark your pages!! WOOT!! More fun to follow!! Indeed! I promise!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hey Kids!! What's new? Happy Hump Day!! Wow it's 4:30pm and I'm just posting, what's going on there? Crazy day. Busy. I'm doing my workout in about an hour....so~~~ AND, here's a little note, I'm so excited!! My new website will probably go live by the end of the weekend. Stay tuned. I'll leave this blog up, but www.KellyOlexa.com will be moved to another site that's WAY COOLER. Imagine that, eh? ;-)
Is everyone having a fabulous week? Are you drinking your water? Taking your vitamins? Being sassy? Oh wait, that's MY JOB!! haha!! Love you all-will blog more later. I hope. Dear God. I need a 48 hour day.
VLOG love below.
Monday, April 13, 2009
PEOPLE I'M ALL ABOUT GIVING YOU SOME SWEET STUFF TODAY. So many of you ladies have given me some sweet grief about also not featuring Adam Rodriguez. He is totally a Manolicious Cupcake but ~ do a Google search, there is lacking good photos of this specimen. Help a girl out?? But please enjoy this lovely Montage below. Dear God. A moment please.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!! I'm such a giver. I said I would pick one winner to get a copy of the book, "Naturally Thin" by Bettheny Frankel. GUESS WHAT?? I have 2 WINNERS:
- Michelle Anderson
- Jen Adams
WOOT!! Ladies, you need to confirm your acceptance by leaving a comment on this post!! YEA YEA!! Next week, we have a new promo, so if you are NOT on my lovely Cupcake list- to the right, step it up! You can win it if you don't play! ;-) Have a fabulous day y'all! XOXOXOXOXO
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter! I saw this on Serenity Quotes ~ check it out. The quote above says, "It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." (the photo was blurred at the bottom, so I cannot distinguish the author, oops!) Anyway, I won't be blogging today- off to church, and later today, Mr. Rene is coming over and then we are going to a movie after massage. I'm so blessed.
Quick Reminder- I'm giving away a copy of the book "Naturally Thin" by Bettheny Frankel- sign on to my email list to the right, I will choose one winner tomorrow and send the book! Yay! I hope to do giveaways weekly going forward.
I'm sharing two videos today of songs that I've posted here before. The words are just words to live by, and particularly appropriate in my life as well. I want to work just as much on improving my MIND and my SOUL as I am on my body. That phrase "peace of mind" is one we don't hear that often. Do you have it? I can't say I've had that 100% lately and I want to focus on that. In a big way. I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful rest of the day! Love you!! :-)
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This might sound really silly, but if anyone is interested- I have about 5-6 Victoria's Secret IPEX Full Coverage Bras in 36B. I also have TONS of Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Bras in 36C. For those of you following my blog for a while, you may know that my bra size went up and down with going on and off the Pill last year. For some ungodly reason, right now my bra size is BIGGER. No idea WHY but what the heck am I gonna do, wear an ill-fitting bra until my body adjusts? Heck, who knows the boobs might just stay this way, I'm fine with that. Gotta love hormones. For crying out loud. Anyway, I'd say 80% of these were never worn, if only once or twice. I'm looking to unload them and will offer them at 50% off the price on Victoria's Secret.
Email me at kellyolexa at gmail dot com if you are interested! Could be a sweet score for someone! ;-)
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Peeps! Some of you may or may not know but I was chosen as one of the 100 Ford Fiesta Movement Agents!! WOOT!! Read more about the cool gig here: FordFiestaMovement and you can see MY page here: Kelly Olexa's Ford Fiesta Agent Page.
How fun!! And who knows how many of you I'll get to come visit in our Ford Road Trips!! Watch out!! Spread the word. Ford ROCKS. (I've always driven a Ford. Always.)
SORRY, ABOVE I WAS TOURING MY REFRIGERATOR, SO BELOW IS LIKE A NORMAL VLOG!!
Ok- running out quickly. I'll blog more this evening! I promise!! Feeling great!! And I encourage you peeps wanting to lose the Splenda- YOU CAN DO IT!! YOU CAN DO IT!! I DID IT!!!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Hey Guys!! Wow, I feel like I am bursting with STUFF to tell you!! AND AND AND!!
Finally, I'm getting organized enough to do the fun things I've wanted to!! So, if you have not yet signed up ----> to the right for my email list~ please do so. WHY? Well, I'm having a GIVEAWAY this week. So many of you have asked about the Betthany Frankel book, "Naturally Thin", that I am giving away a copy to the lucky random winner from my email list this week!! WOOT!! And hopefully, we'll be doing some fun giveaways every week. You will be seeing a whole new look to my website and I'll be including a lot more "stuff"- yes, still focusing on me and my fitness goals but also on nutrition and clean eating and staying motivated, positive and excited along the way. You in?? ;-)~ I am. I will announce the winner of the book on Sunday!!
I also wanted to tell you all how PSYCHED I am to be making so many good postitive changes in my life. I will share this all with you bit by bit so as not to overwhelm you- but the bottom line is, I really found myself becoming beyond normally obsessed with my fitness program. It was beyond an unhealthy way of thinking for both body and mind. I absolutely believe that we can lead a fit, healthy, positive life without being psychotic about it and rigid in eating. And at the same time, I believe that we are all 100% unique and each one of us will have a "way of life" in this regard that is "just right" for us. Not one program or "diet" will work for all of us, and it doesn't mean we are "wrong" if we choose one or the other. I was finding myself constantly berating myself for doing something "wrong" or "not enough" and everything about my life was taking a back seat. I don't want to LIVE like that. That's the key- and I had such an epiphany moment when I read that book, it opened my eyes to how ridiculously obsessed I have been trying to achieve perfection in diet and body.....
I love working out. I love all kinds of working out. I haven't been doing a lot of things that I like because 'it's not on the program'- that's crazy. I love Yoga. I love Pilates. I want to do some. I want to do some kickboxing. I want to continue training in the gym and blasting my upper body and my lower body when appropriate. But you know what? I also like circuits and Jay-style all over the place crazy-core killers. I want my body to have no idea what's coming next.
I also love healthy food. I don't fantasize about eating King Dons all day. But, I want to not freak out when I friend asks me to dinner. I want to not freak out when a guy asks me on a date because I'm worried I might eat RICE with sushi!! I don't want to obsess over whether that apple I ate the other day is making me store fat.That's not normal.
I truly, truly, finally feel like this is all coming together for me. My body has been through some serious medical CRAP the second half of last year, and then I've been punishing it/me to extremes with killer training and rigid dieting rules (and please, do not misunderstand me, this is about ME and my own mindset, NOT in any way saying that a typical comp prep training program and diet are 'bad' or wrong. I hate it when people say that. It's just not for me; I'm not going to compete. I like variety in my workouts and in my diet. And frankly, I firmly believe that this program, it was not working FOR ME. It's not what MY body needs. This is MY opinion. I could be wrong, but it's what I feel) that, combined with some serious serious STRESS and family drama- all that can take a toll.
It's time for me to LOVE my life again. And I do- I always have, but I've allowed my fitness goals to overtake reality. I'm not going to live in fear that I can't achieve perfection. I'm going to ENJOY every day I've been given. I'm going to stop the extremes in my diet, my diet 'behavior' and my poor self-image. I'm going to RELAX and be nicer to ME.
Overall, what does this mean? It means that - as you know, my diet has become more varied but also more CLEAN. I've cut out artificial sweeteners and fake chemical crap. But guess what? I'm having some healthy whole grains GASP! Carbs like Ezekiel Bread or Brown Rice Pasta- and in normal portion sizes. I'm going to have a dang glass of wine if I want to. I'm going to continue with what I've learned in the gym from Jay and from Jenny, and I'm also gonna do the things I love and want to try; spinning, kickboxing, yoga, pilates, riding my bike etc.
Life should be fun. Fitness should be fun. I want to bring the right BALANCE back in my life. And that's my biggest focus right now IS BALANCE. Balance in all things. Hopefully some of what I'm going through will help those of you that have written me recently make some changes for you!!
I also promise to not write long posts like THIS one again! Dang!!! Time for a bubble bath. Then I'm have a small filet mignon with spinach tonight, cappuccino for dessert!
ALSO who is using STS?I know I asked this before but would love to hear your feedback....and does anyone else have those exceedingly expensive Bowflex adjustable dumbells? I hate the idea of continuing to buy more dumbells..but $900?? Geez.
Monday, April 6, 2009
FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Indeed. Hey guys, dang, today has just flown by....had to go grocery shopping and I CANNOT STAND IT. It takes up so much time and I really REALLY need my Manny ASAP. You laugh. I'm not joking. Perhaps Channing wants to be my Manny? ;-0 Sweet Mother of God! Anyway, I got a ton of great organic healthy foods...and I'm feeling so RIGHT about what I'm doing and so GOOD. I don't want to get overly detailed here~ I'll share more maybe in my vlogs this week when I'm not so rushed. But, y'all- I will say this. Pay attention to what you are putting in your body. It all adds up. Big time. I'm really feeling great about my decision to eliminate the chemical/toxic crap in my life that was POLLUTING my being- and that means I'm also cutting out toxic PEOPLE and/or relationships that are POLLUTING my life.....hard to do. And yes, I sound very Dr. Phil right now but honestly, I just won't allow haters and bitter angry people to destroy my mindset any longer. I will not. And it's a sad thing to watch these people POLLUTE THEIR OWN LIVES but "What you can't affect, you must accept" and with acceptance, you have to, HAVE TO LET GO, CUT IT OUT AND MOVE ON. Can't stress that enough.
Let's all pause for a moment and consider Channing Tatum. He really has a lot on his mind as you can tell. And now, I need to go outside and jump in the snow. (yes we got MORE SNOW last night!! Lovely!!) In case you were wondering who Channing Tatum is, check out the preview for Fighting- coming out this month!! Sweet. KO VLOG to follow later today, have much to share!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Hey Y'All! How is your weekend? I'm telling you, I barely remember last week! Sheesh! It was a whirlwind of crazy activity, that's for sure. Yesterday, I slept in a bit, then Mr. Rene came over for a well needed 'de-stress' massage..and then we went to go see Fast & Furious which was KICK BUTT. Yummy!!!
Today, I'm doing a self-imposed, "Stay in an Chill" day, no pun intended because it's supposed to be really cold and then we get bad snow/rain tonight 2-4 inches and then the next few days also. Yowzers. Welcome to Spring in Chicago. LOL
I'm planning to catch up on everyone's blogs today too, I'm so behind. But just to update you all that have been asking- I'm totally down and feeling fine with the "no artificial sweeteners" thing! It's been 2 weeks. Yes, I had some headaches but they were NOT bad headaches and frankly I almost think that's more due to having NO soda, and less coffee overall- so less CAFFEINE overall, I don't (personally) think it's about the sweetener. I'm also tapering how much Raw Sugar I'm putting in my Tassimo cappuccinos and I'm realizing I enjoy the taste with less.....I'll never go without sugar, I don't see the need for that. I'm learning moderation. I'm learning - perpetually learning, to calm down and eat like a normal healthy person instead of freaking out about an extra granule of oats or an apple. I'm not gonna live that way, and put ME through that psycho mindset and the people around me that want to smack me.
So- at this time, I'm consuming NOTHING "artificial" and that means no protein powders, no SuperPump, no nothing. I don't think that protein powders and such are BAD- please understand, I'm just saying this is the direction I'm going in for MY body and MY peace of mind. I may very well incorporate some in the future, but I'd have to research some without artificial flavors or coloring etc. I may try our Arbonne protein powder in that case, and MizFitOnline had recommended one made from PEAS of all things! Imagine!
Ok peeps, I'm out. Have a great Sunday, and let's make this first week of April ~ the first week of the 2nd Quarter of 2009- ROCK. Are you ready to make an impact in your year?? I am!!! I am~!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Hey Kids- here's a little sampling from last night's Birthday Bash. It was a great time, I got to hang out with friends and Tweep-friends, we had a great time. I am SO BLESSED by awesomeness surrounding me. Above is Anna, one of my cherished friends and she's just amazing. A Great Mom and amazing woman. And hawt too! Bow chicka wow wow. You go girl. We had fun and I was home at 2am!! DANG! That's late for this girl. It was funny being a nightclub.....it reminds me of my twenties you know and watching it from an older perspective it's just bizarre. Kinda funny. Anyway, Mr. Rene is coming over for a massage and then we are going to see Fast And Furious 4. Enough Said. Utter Heaven. Life is good. Also, I wanted to share this piece of great "advice" I found on "Live Passionately" Blog by Christine. I've shared her before and she is wonderful. After dealing with even more family drama last night, this is incredibly timely wisdom for me. Sometimes, you have to cut ties and move on, building your life with the positive people and removing that which is toxic and bitter. Easier said than done but I have SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH GOODNESS surrounding me and I'm learning so much and building so much in this life, I cannot allow emotional pollution anymore. It destroys our bodies- the stress. Rene says every time he massages me that my back is in KNOTS and he can tell how full of anxiety and stress I am. That's not good; all these things can add up and cause adrenal fatigue, and well we all know how that goes. Focus on the good in life, in people. Cherish those who are around you -- AND TELL THEM. Make sure you tell people how much they rock and how much you love them. None of us are promised tomorrow. Don't want to sound preachy here, just sharing. Life is good. Life is short. Live out loud.
Surround yourself with:
People who motivate you
People who inspire you
People who acknowledge you
People who support your desires
People who love you!
Stay away from:
People who are jealous of you
People who are negative
People who blame others
People who make light of your dreams
Surround yourself with
enlightened people who will
help you soar above your
perceived limitations and
inspire you to the success
you so rightly deserve!
Well said, would you agree?
Thursday, April 2, 2009
A friend of mine passed this on to me today after hearing me talk about using Casein protein. I am NOT posting this to say, "This is the end all statement, this is what I believe"- I'm posting it to share and see what you all think, feel and have heard. Just curious.
Talked to Mr. Jay this morning. He is kicking a** and taking names as usual. This is a sample of his boot camp- the one I did and seriously ran out wanting to throw up! Seriously. No joke. I so miss him. He Rocks. Peeps- if you are in Boca, there is a waiting list to train with him. Sign up.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Hey Kids!! I hope you all don't nominate me for the Wall of Lame this week- I'm just warning you- with it being "Birthday Week" - the Big 40! WOOT! my schedule is insane! Today I had to run out and get pedicure/nails done (yea I know it's not work but it still is an appointment, driving blah blah blah), run all the way over to this other mall to exchange a pair of pants and a top that I bought for the party Friday night (MAJUH DRAG), then haul a** home, I have to do WORK, then Mr. Rene is coming over for a Massage at 7pm. (I'm getting double doses of massages this week for my birthday, how blessed am I? Whoa!). Then tomorrow, I have my usual morning, then have to get to the gym EARLIER than normal because I have to get back here to shower, head over for a 3pm appointment, then come home and then head out for another dinner. Then Thursday is my ACTUAL birthday- so usual morning, I have "birthday lunch" with mom and dad, then gym, then home, then work, then Mr. Rene is coming over again! (WOOOOOTTTT!!) then Friday- well hello, I'll train in the morning and then get ready to PARRRRTTTTYYY!! ;-) I can't wait! Tons of pictures up on Flickr and TwitPic I promise! ;-) THEN Saturday and Sunday we (my business partners and I) have photoshoots for our website, our book (that will be coming out in the next couple of months! Whoa!) and several business meetings. THEN I may pass out for 1/2 day. If I can. HAHA
So please, bear with me if over the next week my posting is sporadic, I'm trying to squeeze SO MUCH in it's crazy. I also have a BIG FUN ANNOUNCEMENT to share as soon as I can, probably tomorrow. Stay tuned!!! Love you guys. And also, I'm still REALLY GLAD I chose to lose the Splenda and the fake stuff. I feel good. I feel that my body is responding positively and I feel that this will be a positive long term decision. I'm all about getting healthy and staying fit LONG TERM, not just doing "whatever it takes" to get buff fast and then not be able to sustain it, make sense? ;-) The future is getting brighter with each and every day!! oh YEEAAAA!!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Good Morning Kittens!! Happy Sunday. As you'll see below, we indeed got all that snow they were predicting. And of course my driveway is not plowed yet~ I'm thinking of returning the favor to my neighbors and shoveling all the snow from my driveway onto THEIR driveway. Maybe they'd enjoy that. WHAT?
I'm also enjoying my morning Cappuccino from the lovely Tassimo maker. All my Tweeps shared with me that it is the BOMB so I did some research, and ended up getting a SICK deal at Bed Bath & Beyond. They ROCK. So, KO is happy once again. Doesn't take much! ;-) Life is good.
Guys, I also wanted to tell you- for those of you lurking in blog-land and working hard on your fitness/figure/bodybuilding goals- START A BLOG. I cannot tell you how much this has added to my life -ESPECIALLY when I begin to get down and doubt myself. I met Sherry like 8-10 years ago via - gosh, I think it was Body For Life Yahoo Groups or something....anyway, she is truly my best friend. We've talked/emailed/texted more than most people I know and she and I have encouraged each other, picked each other up, kicked each other's butts when needed and - well, she rocks. She could tell I was feeling SO down and discouraged the past 10 days or so....it's the same thing I've told you all- I have this packet of FAT that is not budging. And I could feel myself beginning to have those thoughts of "what's this all for anyway?"....all it took was a great email from Sherry to jolt me back out of it. You may think that's silly or lame but seriously, sometimes that's all you need.
And she was pointing me to Tina's Blog to make a point and then I'm reading Tina's stuff and realizing - WE ALL HAVE THESE TIMES - I'm not alone, I'm not a freak, (well many of you may disagree with that haha), this is the ebb and flow of this journey. But guess what, I've said this before; I WILL NOT STOP. I WILL NOT GIVE UP. Angela was just saying that on her blog too. And wow, last night I was starting to read everyone and I saw- what an AMAZING group of people here. Everyone is so dedicated and YEA WE ALL GET DOWN AND DISCOURAGED when we plateau or get sick of chicken and broccoli but how admirable that we help each other and we KEEP GOING.
I think you all ROCK. You all motivate and inspire me. And this is a great year and it's gonna get BETTER EVERY DAY!! So, I'm telling YOU- DON'T YOU DARE GIVE UP!