06/ 03/ 2017

SWEATER WEATHER: HEADED TO NYC!

| Headed to NYC today to chill-❄️🌬literally!☃️

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03/ 03/ 2017

ARMY OF LOVE OOTD

| Friday’s always feel so good to me. The energy of the week gets lighter, the overall vibration in all of my classes feels electric and celebratory! We’ve all made it another day, through the workweek and into the weekend! I had a fantastic day celebrating @sj.sugs and @jadegirlsmom on their birthdays and I’m wishing @teriweinberg and @stern3000, @americaferrera and @ryanpierswilliams a joyous and successful race in their triathlons this weekend! Life is good and I am proud to be in this tribe, together we are an Army of Love!

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02/ 03/ 2017

Standing with Standing Rock

| When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money! I still stand with Standing Rock!

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22/ 12/ 2016

Wherever Whenever Workouts with Untangle

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| Happy Holiday’s y’all! I partnered with a new app that allows you to program your fitness, skincare, appointment, etc. regimens and routines to stay organized called Untangle for 3 workouts to get you through the holiday! Download the free app by clicking my photo and signing up at http://bit.ly/pixieholidaytravelworkouts and you can workout with me whenever, wherever you want! Also, tag me @pixopatomus and let me know how they feel on your body! I want to see your sweat, smiles and success!



22/ 11/ 2016

BE A DAMSEL BUT NEVER IN DISTRESS

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Be a damsel, but be a self-sufficient ready for any type of emergency one. And with the world’s smallest effective survival, you can be! Disaster can strike at anytime and most likely will be when you’re least expecting it. Driving home in harsh weather conditions, an earthquake, a blackout, a broken down car at 2am, a terrorist attack, a flash flood, this world is getting crazier by the minute, who knows what’s next. We pay for car insurance, health insurance, medicare, 401k, etc., but what about when shit hits the fan in the present moment? Like, tomorrow? Then what are you gonna do? Call 911 and sit by the phone and wait? Also, if you live in a big city you know how slow first responders can be due to traffic alone. Anyway, you catch my drift. You never know what crazy predicament you may find yourself in and this kit will make you feel safe, prepared and even teach you how to handle the situation step by step. This kit is fool proof! So let’s talk about it!

Studies show that most emergency situations can be resolved in 72 hours. What you do in those 72 however can be the difference between life and death. I personally grew up with a father that taught me a lot about camping, the wilderness and the great outdoors. Most women however, don’t know much about even being outside let alone how to set up camp, start a fire or handle a life threatening emergency without a cell phone. This kit is perfect for the inexperienced adventurer, the first time camping Dad and the Mother stranded on the side of the road with her kids. It has everything listed by scenarios, well labeled compartments and simple, direct instructions to help you step by step through any emergency.

It’s 10.5lbs in weight, which let’s be honest, women in LA carry bags that big and heavy around all day as purses, this is nothing. It’s fully waterproof, can be used as a floatation device. Has everything you need to keep warm, keep you hydrating, fuel you and your family for days and has a water filter that will filter 100,000 gallons of water! That’s more water than you’ll consume in your entire life!

Shelter? You’re covered. Fire? You can start one. Smoke or dust mask? Got you covered. Broken bones? Slings inside. Burns, cuts, scrapes? Bandages, antiseptics, gause and rope and to stop the bleeding. Cellphone dead? Need a flashlight? Charged! Have to icepic or shovel some dirt mud or snow? Done. Need a radio to listen for weather reports to be prepared? Tuned in! Flares to signal for help? Illuminated! Freezing temperatures? Warmed up! Sunscreen, bug spray, chapstick? Moisturized and protected.

The point is, you have no idea what you’re gonna need but Uncharted supply does! They have teamed up with high elevation medical advisors, professional climbers who have multiple Everest Summits under their belts, stuntmen, Mountain Guide and Avalanche specialists, fathers, farm boys and more. They’ve got you covered. They pride themselves on only providing you with what you need and not weighing you down with the things you don’t.

So where do you keep this pack you ask? Well, your car! This way it’s always with you on the road, and if you’re at home it’s easily accessible in your driveway or parking spot.

Ok, so the best part is this life saving pack is really affordable and will last you YEARS!!! The food inside alone last for 5 years! So for $330 you can be completely prepared and ready for almost any situation! Take a moment and check out their site, it has video tutorials and pics to help better explain why you need a life saving pack today!

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31/ 10/ 2016

HAPPY HOUR TO-GO

| Now you can carry pre-made, all natural, blood orange margaritas in a box anywhere you want! Now I can mix three of my favorite things; sunsets, picnics and  margaritas! Also, under 100 calories a glass! Can’t wait to try the cucumber jalapeño flavor!

Margaritas available at http://bit.ly/DragosSTORE

Las Bayadas blanket: http://bit.ly/2dM9zT5 (on sale!) and http://bit.ly/2eKqOUi



21/ 10/ 2016

WORKING OUT AIN’T PRETTY

| As promised, here’s your friday workout! Do it today, do it Saturday, do it Sunday, store it for a day this week when you just can’t get to class! Also if you’re killing it at Turn It Up 20 then this is excellent cross-training!

So, this time I made a speedy chipmunk video with a write up for a little variety and maybe a little laugh factor on your Friday morning. Laugh at me or with me, just laugh!

If you know me then you know that feedback is very important to me. When I teach at SoulCycle I am not performing to room or putting on a show. It’s not my workout or my opportunity to shine or show off my sexy hair-flip, although let’s keep it 100, I love a good hair-flip! Our time in the room together is just that, our time together. I am teaching to you, I’m talking to you, I am protecting you and pushing you to be your best, in that moment. 

So let me know if you enjoy a slower version of filming or a quicker, time-lapse version. 🙂

Ok, back on topic.

Monday I woke up feeling unmotivated. I didn’t want to put any makeup on, didn’t want to be in a room socially to sweat and didn’t want to follow any kind of regime for my workout. Heck, I didn’t even want to workout, much less make a video of me working-out. Then I thought; so much of working out these days is the super fancy yoga pants, the strappy sexy- meshy bras, and let’s not forget gorgeous scenic picture and pretzel yoga poses, most the time in bikinis and panties! Again, love those too! My point is, it’s not for everyone. Maybe you don’t feel sexy in yoga clothes, in bikinis or even in your body enough to take yourself to a group fitness class. Maybe you feel awkward in your hand eye coordination and ar intimidated by doing funny movements in front of people you don’t even know; listen, I get it.

Let me just say.. firstly, if that’s how you’re feeling then SoulCycle is for you! Meet me there and I’ll take care of you, make you feel safe and supported and we will show for each other, with each other and get stronger together.

So without further ado here is this weeks anywhere, everywhere workout!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  •  I have a 10lb med ball and 15lb and 25lb kettlebells in the house and with the magical work wide web you can have them at your doorstep in 48 hours or less! If you think you don’t have anything similar, think again! You can use a cookbook, a gallon of milk-hopefully almond or something non-dairy as we’re talking about health here.  A bag of something heavy, 5-1olbs will do! Soil, dog food, a helmet, a vase, a backpack of books, anything you can carry to add a little umph to your load!
  •  A mat or a soft area to lie on.
  •  Proper workout shoes.
  •  A good soundtrack or a killer view!

LET’S SWEAT!

THE WARMUP

  • Stretch and roll out your hips, listen to your body and feel what it feels like to be in your physical form today.
  • A few vinyasas/ sun salutations (down-dog, plank, chatturanga, up-dog, down dog) Pedal your legs out and bend your knees and breath into the back body and hamstings.
  • Open up the hips and iliosoaze with a runners lunge and open your thoracic with a juicy twist and maybe an arm to the ceiling.
  • Chair pose (utkatasana) to build a little heat in your legs and glutes.
  • Feet wide apart about a legs distance with a forward fold. Interlacing the hands behind your back and focusing on pulling the shoulders away from the ears.
  • Add a twist to this if your mid section is feeling good.

THE WORKOUT

  • Single arm kettlebell swings with a small squat (you can use anything weighted here just make sure you can get a good grip)
  • Dead lifts with kettlebell (keep your chest open and your spine long and the slightest bend in the knee)
  • Forward lunges with kettlebell alternating legs (be mindful that your knee tracks over your ankle and doesn’t go any further)
  • Squats with kettlebell (wish I was talking about kettle corn)
  • HYDRATE!
  • Single leg dead lifts (keep the hips neutral by flexing the back foot so the toes point to the floor)
  • Squat press with med ball
  • Russian twists with med ball
  • Reclined toe touches with med ball
  • Single leg hip thrusters with weight on the hips
  • Full hip thrusters with med ball (again keeping the knees over the ankles)
  • Russian twists with med ball (focusing the twist in the torso now that you’re warmer)
  • Crab abs alternating legs
  • Low walking squats forward and back holding kettlebell close to the body  (stay low, don’t straighten the knees)
  • Plank
  • Plank walk in the arms, alternating sides (keep the wrists directly under the shoulders)
  • Side plank (Drop the bottom leg to a knee if you need help with your balance)
  • Tabletop core work. Extend alternating arm and leg and crunch as you bring them together)
  • Cycling abs
  • Penguins (keep the arms straight and focus the contraction in your obliques to reach the hands as far down the sides of your shoes)
  • Magical rope climbs (use the imaginary rope! It works! Use it to go up and back down so you control the descent back to the mat)
  • Starfish sit-ups, my fave and the hardest! ( keep your legs and arms spread as wide as possible with one hand behind the head. Use the extended arm to direct your body movement to the ceiling, keep your gaze up and once you’re sitting straight up twist in the torso and touch the opposite toes)

 THE SECRET TO THIS WORKOUT

On days when I don’t feel motivated to be with a group or bossed around and I just want to listen to my body and move until it feels good. This workout has no timers, no reps, no strategic intervals or agenda. Just me, my legs, my hips, my breath, my reps, my time and my energy. Doing whatever my body wanted to do.  So many workouts are done best when you listen to what your body wants and you let go of the idea that you have to compete with or impress anyone else around.

Enjoy this workout, enjoy your day but mostly, enjoy your body! 

For more workouts visit http://pixieacia.com/category/tabata.



19/ 10/ 2016

TURN IT UP 20!! 

 

| Hey Soulstars!  

I’m so impressed and inspired by all of you who have signed up for #turnitup20! I’m no stranger to loving a good challenge and commiting to a goal and love the feeling of a finishline! I’ve seen so many of you in class already and it’s awesome!

So as your coach I’d like to share a few tips to make sure your turn it up 20 journey is a fun and successful one!

Here’s the skinny: 

1. You’re not doing this to be skinny, you’re doing this for fun and to celebrate all that your body can do! Stay with THAT motivation! It’s healthier and sustainable.

2. You need to eat MORE than usual. Make sure you’re fueling your body with what it needs from the moment you wake up, pre workout, post workout and before bed!

So many of us hate to eat before a workout, I get it, puking on a bike isn’t the best way to start your day. You’ll need to start your metabolism, turn your brain on and give your body the glucose supply it’s about to burn. You can start with something light like berries, bananas, oats etc., eggs, nuts, pre workout drinks; whatever you can stomach!

3. Hydration station! It may be TMI but I’m your authentic honest coach and I’m gonna keep it real. You’re urine should be clear, every morning and every night. Your hydration starts the day before your workout. First thing in the am before coffee, whatttt? Nothing happens before coffee! Until now. Before class, after class, before and after every meal, even when you’re not thirsty, drink water!

And lastly, before bed. Drink up buttercup!

4. Recovery days are a must! If you plan them however, plan them with flexibility. So if Sunday is your rest day but Wednesday you wake up feeling beat, LISTEN to your body and take Wednesday off, call the studio, have them book your classes to Sunday, your original rest day and take time to recover. The intimacy of listening to your body is more important than the six pack, trust me.

5. Ride Schedule. Give yourself one to two rest days a week, this is so important! Recovery is how you get stronger, it’s how you let your body rebuild and repair after you break down the muscles and use all of its energy and fuel. It’s SO important. Secondly, if you’re doing doubles then the best way to ride is 2 classes a day as close together as possible. So 7am, 9am or 10:30-12:30 or 9:30&10:30 but not 6am and 6pm, you need as many hours of recovery between exercises especially when they are the same workout.

6. Crosstrain! Cannot stress this enough. Yoga! (Maybe not hot yoga as you’ve been sweating more than an nun in a cucumber patch by adding all these classes to your schedule) but maybe a yin class? A stretch class, Pilates, swimming, barre, something to stretch you out and move your body on multiple planes.

7. Do it with a smile! Remember that if you’re not doing it with a smile on your face you may be doing it wrong. 😉  Have fun with it! Get a buddy, communicate with fellow riders, share stories etc., this is the best time to fully experience the community of SoulCycle! Commit to this completely and see the change in your physical form, the boost in your confidence and see how happiness is in fact a byproduct of achieving your goals!

Cheering and coaching you through it from the room to the finish line! 

#getit #turnitup20 #soulcycle #athlete



18/ 10/ 2016

IMPOSSIBLE MADE POSSIBLE!!

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Just when you think they can’t, they do.

Real talk:  Giving up meat is really hard, well -maybe that’s a lie- not really hard at all, it’s been crazy easy actually. It’s giving up the flavor of a juicy burger hot off the grill that’s really making my tastebuds cry. The smokey charbroiled taste, the smell of the classic American food, the aroma as you wait in line at the drive-thru of In-N-Out, BBq’n in your backyard or just a nasty but oh-so-good burger at a sporting event; those are the things I miss. Knowing what I know now however, there’s just no way on earth I can support sinking my teeth into another juicy burger… Until today!

Today I had it all! Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles serves it from 10am to 2pm five days a week! The smell, the flavor that literally BLEW my mind, the charbroiled juicy bloody bite that made me feel like a carnivore again, the classic american diet paired with warm greasy fresh cut fries and an arnold palmer. Let’s be real, even though I love fitness and I practice eating healthy, I love to EAT also; after-all food IS love! Today was the first time I had this meal 100 percent guilt free!  

Why you ask?  Today’s sensational meal was not brought to you by a heartless money making corporation, it was not brought to you by clearing a rainforest, no animals were displaced or driven out of their habitat, hundreds of gallons of water weren’t wasted and most importantly no cows were tortured tormented and or slaughtered for this burger! It was in fact made of 100% plants and brought to you by Impossible Foods!

WAIT, whaaaaaa?  Well then it had to taste like a cardboard veggie burger? Probably frozen a few times and covered in hot sauce to cover up the flavor. WRONG. Well it’s all soy and gonna give me man tits then. NOPE, INCORRECT.  So then, it for sure doesn’t have as much protein or iron than a meat burger and I need my protein!  Yeah, sorry gonna have to try again.

This Burger is IMPOSSIBLE! Here’s why:  It has more protein AND iron than a regular burger with ZERO animal fat. In fact, because Impossible Foods uses 0% cows, the Impossible Burger uses a fraction of the Earth’s natural resources. Compared to cows, the Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions. And it’s 100% free of hormones, antibiotics, and artificial ingredients. #organic

SO HOW does it taste so good???  Here’s what they say:

“Our burger is made from simple, all-natural ingredients such as wheat, coconut oil, and potatoes. What makes the Impossible Burger unlike all others is an ingredient called heme. Heme is a basic building block of life on Earth, including plants, but it’s uniquely abundant in meat. We discovered that heme is what makes meat smell, sizzle, bleed, and taste gloriously meaty. Consider it the “magic ingredient” that makes our burger a carnivore’s dream”

And boy does it smell, taste, juice and LOOK like real meat, it even starts out pink and turns brown as you cook it!!!! MIND BLOWN! 

SO, here’s why it’s so important. If you aren’t onboard because you don’t have compassion for the animals, then fine, all good, I get it 100%, no judgment. I mean I’m 35 and I’ve JUST only now figured out that this is how I’m supposed to eat and for my own reasons, no one else’s. However, when I think about the generations to come and the state we’re leaving our planet in, then my moral compass really starts going haywire!

Impossible foods says: “The way the world produces meat today is taking an enormous toll on our planet. According to livestock researchers, animal agriculture uses 30% of all land, over 25% of all freshwater on Earth, and creates as much greenhouse gas emissions as all of the world’s cars, trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes combined.

We make the Impossible Burger entirely from plants, without the destructive impact of livestock, so that you, your children, and your grandchildren’s children will always be able to enjoy a good ol’ fashioned burger.”

With impossible foods we are revolutionizing the way we think of eating, the way we can get our protein, and are treating the planet with more respect and compassion so that our children and their children can in fact have longer healthier lives on this gorgeous green (or so we hope it stays green) planet.

SO, wanna sink your teeth into it yet? 

Here’s where you can find it, but it’s been selling out at all locations because it’s that good! I had a burger for breakfast just so I could get my hands on one of these!

Have more questions, here ya go! TELL ME MORE!

Happy guilt free eating!

 

And also, Crossroads has an insane vegan Chicken’n waffles!
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15/ 10/ 2016

YOGA OOTD

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| That yoga school teacher training life

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