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Monday, November 28, 2011

Gym Session :: 11/27/2011 :: Legs, Legs, Legs

So Hubby Had work yesterday, so since we have a home gym - he had his childhood friends over (we're all neighbors!) they got their gym session on.. here is what Xtian did:

Today's leg session

AM session before work

Quick dynamic warm up

Barbell Deficit deadlifts (4 inch deficit)
135 lbs x 8
205 lbs x 5
275 lbs x 5
335 lbs x 5
415 lbs x 5

Dumbbell walking lunges
95 lbs x 8
115 lbs x 8
135 lbs x 8

Timberwolf style arm work out
3 sets to failure

PM session after work

Barbell back squats
135 lbs x 12
185 lbs x 5
205 lbs x 5
255 lbs x 5

Dumbbell SLDL
65 lbs x 8
75 lbs x 8
100 lbs x 8

seated machine leg extension
100 lbs x 12
110 lbs x 12
130 lbs x 12

lying machine curls
130 lbs x 8
130 lbs x 8
130 lbs x 8

Reverse hanging crunch(trx) -super set to- Ab wheel roll out
BW x 12 to BW x 12
BW x 12 to BW x 8

seated calf raises
80 lbs x 12
80 lbs x 8
80 lbs x 8

For the PM Session after work, Hubby invited me along :) I always love working out with him - it truly is a great motivator having him there :) Hubby took video of me doing squats and dumbbell SLDL's lol i look kinda silly working out with a preggo belly :) but it was fun.. here's what I Did:

-  Barbell Back Squats

- Seated Leg extension (machine)

- Seated Leg curls (machine)

typically i'd do biceps after working out legs, but i was already out of breath at this point and super tired, that i ended it there. I'm glad I did go though :) Thank you to my hubby for the motivational push to go to the gym :) 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

E.L.F. Holiday Eyeshadow Palettes + (CLOSED)Giveaway!

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday! Hope you all are also enjoying your weekend. Since I had a few minutes, I wanted to take the time to show you some E.L.F. Holiday palettes I had purchased a few months back when they first started surfacing at target. 

There were TONS of different eyeshadow palettes, but I chose to get these below. I know that Target just recently had a 10% off sale during black friday, so if you didn't snag these, no worries - they are still pretty inexpensive to begin with! these are also great gifts to get someone for Christmas (can you believe it's just around the corner?!) 

But here is what I purchased a few months ago!

These two are the 32 eyeshadow palettes, there's a warm palette and cool palette
even though on both said "warm" lol.. but nonetheless - really convenient to tote around! :) 
these were only $5!
 And here they are below without the box

This is the 100 eyeshadow palette!
Silly me because I didn't realize I already had one
That I purchased a year ago LOL!  so this one I'm giving away!

Like I mentioned above, I already had this palette, so these pictures are NOT from 
the one i'll be giving away - these pictures below are pictures of the 100 eyeshadow
palette I had purchased many moons ago!!

The 144 "Ultimate eyeshadow palette"
$15.00! great variety of colors, neutrals, shimmers, mattes

Without the box

With the case open, so you can see the colors (no flash)

So Like I mentioned, these are great gift ideas if you can get your hands on them, specially after the Black Friday sale - but don't forget I think E.L.F. (eyes lips face - if you're unfamiliar) has these listed on their website as well.

I also got an e-mail from them that they are extending their black friday sale! Today only

So without further ado, on to the Giveaway!

The Prize:
One Brand New in Box (NEVER OPENED) 100 e.l.f. Eyeshadow Palette 

(Giveaway has now ended!)
Giveaway Rules! (Required!)
  • You must be a follower of this blog via google friend connect (i will check)
  • You Must be 18 years or older to participate (will need parents consent if you're not)
  • US Residents only (sorry!)
  • Please in ONE comment only (Post your google friend connect name or name you are following this blog, your e-mail in case you are the winner i will need to contact you, and one comment on why you want to win the 100 elf eyeshadow palette! & ONLY if you're doing any extra points below, please tell me - in the same comment- your youtube, facebook and/or twitter name that you are following me!)

EXTRA POINTS! (not required, but will give you better chance at winning!)

And that's it! :) I will hold this contest starting Today November 26, 2011 Until December 4, 2011 12:00PM PST. Good luck! :) 

FTC: I purchased these palettes with my own money. I was not paid to post this, nor was I sponsored in anyway by ELF to do this giveaway - I'm doing this on my own.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Official - My Hubby's final picture - 12 week body transformation

Please visit his bodyspace. (please feel free to sign up and start your fitness journey too! IT'S FREE!)

But without further ado, here is a picture of my Husband's Body transformation.

So for those of you who don't know, he entered a 12 week (84 day) Body transformation on, it's sponsored by musclepharm. He started on August 28, 2011 and his end date was yesterday November 20,2 011. His overall goal was to lose 20lbs and get "shredded". 

I'm so proud of My Husband for not only surpassing his goal, but showing great determination and strength during this entire challenge. :) I cannot express to you all how proud I am of my Man! 

The winners are chosen based on the most dramatic transformation of before and after pictures. If the above picture isn't proof enough of an amazing body transformation, then what the heck is? 

He looks so amazing, and pictures really do no justice! but we are going to hope and pray that he gets this win! the winner of this body transformation contest wins 10k, a year supply of supplements, a professional photo shoot as well as other goodies! so please cross your fingers, and if you'd, visit his BodySpace and comment! 

He'd like to post his final essay with pics/vids on here, once the contest has officially ended. But for now this awesome picture will do!

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I've also had a few questions about now that I'm pregnant, do I feel pressured to be equally fit as my husband. I do not feel pressured as i'm freakin pregnant LOL.. no way i'd want to lose weight right now. But surely if you knew me before at my old blog ( You'd know I Lose 21lbs after my second baby before getting preggers, and now that My Husband has finished this, I'm so much more motivated to get fit and go beyond what I was before. I am still continuing to work out and lift weights so that I can build a strong foundation for when I give birth and am ready, to give it my all :) 

I have such an amazing husband and family who supports me :) so this will be no problem for me! feel free to check out my bodyspace as well (not really updating it since i'm not wanting to lose weight during my pregnancy).. but it's free! :)

UPDATED (posted his final essay from his bodyspace)

"Why I joined: I have been working out for about 5 years or so. I spent all that time building muscle and gaining weight, but never took any time losing fat. I think now is the best time than any to take things to a whole other level and live shredded.
Date Joined: 08/28/11" - Xtian

I wrote that 84 days ago before joining the Inspirational Live Shredded Body Group and Challenge. Now I'm at the end of this epic journey and I can say with confidence, that I'm living shredded. I have lost more than 20 lbs., and even dropped under 6% body fat. How I accomplished my goal? Consistency played a major role for accomplishing my goal. I have been consistent with my supplementation, training, diet, and most importantly, spent a lot of time on the Live Shredded Body group for motivation.  Seeing others make tremendous progress was very empowering. I knew I wasn't alone in my journey and I was able to look to others for the needed inspiration. 

Watch this video of me while I have my body fat measured!

My workout routine/schedule
The days I go to the gym may vary, as I juggle my schedule based on childcare/family time and work.
Day 1 Leg/Arms/Abdominals (Quadriceps dominant, hamstring accessory)
Day 2 Back/Shoulder or Shoulder/back 
Day 3 Rest
Day 4 Leg/Arms/Abdominals (Hamstring dominant, Quadriceps accessory)
Day 5 Back/Chest or Chest/back
Day 6 Rest
Day 7 Rest
My routine varies as I train based on how I feel on a particular day, some days I spontaneously throw in a max attempt (to gauge my strength levels), some days I throw in a huge amount of volume (to keep my body guessing). No training day is ever the same! I don't like restricting myself; I like the freedom of listening to my body! However, I do like to start off each muscle group by working my way up and increasing the weight for every set until I reach a 3-6 rep max, I try to do this for each muscle group. 

Here's an example.

Back squats, below parallel
135 lbs x 10 (warm up)
205 lbs x 8 (working set)
255 lbs x 5 (working set)
300 lbs x 5 (working set)
315 lbs x 5 (hit my 5 rep max)
I usually try to add an additional 2-4 exercises, 3-4 sets, of 8 or more repetitions for each muscle group that I'm training on that day. What I do is all dependent on how I feel after working up to my 3-6 rep max. I also love throwing in a combination of compound and isolation movements. My favorite exercises are different variations of squats, deadlifts, lunges, dips, presses and pull ups.

See my video for samples of my exercises

My diet/supplement regimen
Muscle Pharm's Assault, Shred Matrix, Armor V + Calorie Deficit + Training + Consistency = Weight Loss!

I used a combination of Muscle Pharms Live Shredded stack (Shred Matrix, Assault, Armor V, MuscleGel Shot), calorie deficit, intense training, and consistency to lose more than 20 lbs in 12 weeks. This was my first attempt at trying to lose some serious weight and I was surprised at how simple it was with the right supplements, training, and diet! I started off by determining my calorie deficit; I came up with around 2500 calories as my range for losing 1-2 lbs a week. I used a combination of intense training, and a daily intake of 180 grams (minimum) of protein to transform my body into a shredded, muscular machine. I adjusted my Fat intake to less than 100 grams, and filled in the rest with carbs to round out my diet. My goal was to eat less than 2500 calories a day, while hitting my nutritional goals. 

Here is a breakdown of my typical day Monday-Sunday. 
6:30am 3 capsules Shred Matrix 30 minutes before breakfast
7:00am (meal 1) Breakfast 
  • 1 serving Protein shake high in carbs = calories 385, fat 9g,  carbs 36g, pro 40g
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese + 1/2 cup fruit = calories 119, fat 2g, carbs 12g, pro 14g
8:00am*(Preworkout) 1 full scoop Muscle Pharm Assault = 80 calories 18 carbs
8:30am gym 1-2 hours of intense/heavy/vigorous activity
10:30am (meal 2) AM snack
  • Muscle Pharm MuscleGel shot = calories 90, fat 0g, carbs 2g, pro 22g
  • oatmeal cookies (1 serving = 3 cookies) = calories 110, fat 2g, carbs 21g, pro 2g
*6 capsules of Muscle Pharm Armor V Multivitamins

12:30pm (meal 3) Lunch
Beef and egg omelet and salad
  • 4oz ground beef = calories 295g, fat 23g, carbs 0, pro 19g
  • 2 Large eggs = calories 160, fat 9g, carbs 0, pro 15g
  • 2 cups bistro salad = calories 20, fat 0g, carbs 4g, pro 1g
3:00pm (meal 4) afternoon snack
Egg salad sandwich
  • 3 Large eggs = calories 240, fat 13g, carbs 0, pro 21g
  • 2 slice wheat bread = 130, fat 1.5g, carbs 25g, pro 6.0
  • 1 tbsp. mayo = calories 90, fat 10g, carbs 0, pro 0
  • 3oz Romaine lettuce = calories 15, fat 0, carbs 3g, pro 1g
6:00pm (meal 5) Dinner
  • 7oz salmon = calories 340, fat 22g, carbs 0g, pro 37g
  • or 8oz chicken = calories 240, fat 3g, carbs 0g, pro 52g
  • 2 cups bistro salad = 20, fat 0g, carbs 4g, pro 1g,
  • 2 tbsps. Italian dressing = calories 80, fat 7g, carbs 4g, pro 0g
8:00pm (meal 6) night time snack
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese + 8 oz mixed fruit = calories 119, fat 2g, carbs 12g, pro 14g
  • oatmeal cookies (1 serving = 3 cookies) = calories 110, fat 2g, carbs 21g, pro 2g
10:30pm sleep

approximate total = calories 2317, fat 94g, carbs 157g, pro 194g
I don't like restricting myself to the same foods every single day, so I like to throw in a variety of foods. I'm always looking for the nutritional values when I take my family out to dinner. If I can track it, I will eat it, just as long as I don't exceed my 2500 calorie limit!
Why I should win?

I say this to everyone, if I could do it, anyone can. My wife recently lost her job, and on top of that, we're expecting our third child. As a result, I had to work more hours to keep my family afloat. I needed to be at peace with myself, away from the heavy work week and the stressors of life, and I found that place while I transformed my body. I want to show everyone that this can be done as long as you’re dedicated and consistent. I have shown great perseverance and dedication throughout the challenge even though my preexisting injuries could’ve set me back. I have a torn shoulder labrum, and have been rehabilitating after ankle surgery a few years ago. I’ve inspired my family, friends, and colleagues to live a healthier lifestyle. My neighbors have started working out with me, I even get random people stopping me while I go about my day, asking me how did I get my physique. This challenge has not only made me stronger in the gym, but also stronger mentally. I have so much more confidence, and I'm most definitely a better person, father, and husband because of it. 
I plan to keep this momentum rolling by joining a bodybuilding/fitness competition. This challenge has catapulted me into greater things. Thank you and Muscle Pharm for this life changing experience! I want to thank my wife, for her patience, support and motivation, my girls for making daddy laugh after a long day, my brother Jay, and my friends and family for pushing me on. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Final Day...

For those of you who have been following My Husband's transformation challenge (progress)... Thank you ALL for the support you've given to us! :)

Today is the LAST and Final day! He's taking his final pictures.. I'm SOOOOO proud of him! I'm going to be posting his before and final after pictures on our NEW blog.. (hope your subscribed!) because you won't want to miss it! 

I'm amazed at the transformation, My husband has always looked amazing, but this transformation... just blows my mind at how much his body has changed (and i didn't know it was possible it could change to this!) So thank you to everyone for the support and kindness of spreading the word! 

Also, I wanted to give a quick shout out to Heather & Candace from Airbrush by Heather! (Please check out this amazing tanning company) I found Heather on trying to find somewhere for My Husband to get a spray tan (if you're not versed in the fitness world, it really is a must to show more definition to your muscles).. anywho - Heather is AMAZING! this was My husband's first time getting a spray tan, he was super skeptical (didn't want to be orange).. and so, after reading the many reviews on, we decided to go with Airbrush By Heather because of the many 5 star ratings she received. 

When I called her, she was super friendly and answered all my questions. The day of our appointment, she met us outside, and I swear it was like meeting up with an old friend. She was a sweetheart and made us both feel very comfortable. My Husband & I are overall impressed with the tan and I cannot express to you how amazing the customer service is! He went on Wednesday and because he is so active (working out/showering etc) the tan faded (ever so slightly) but he needed a touch up before his big shoot, well - I called Heather and she was so kind and went out of her way to squeeze us in last minute :) 

That's where Candace came to play - She was just as amazing as Heather! And it was awesome because Candace was into fitness and had previously competed before, so she knew what My Husband was looking for with his Tan. She answered all of our questions and made us super comfortable. I totally recommend this company to you if you're looking for an amazing tan that's natural looking. I will tell you, I'm so jealous of my husband - his new tan makes me look like death LOL.. not to mention, I wanted to lick the tan off my husband because he smelled like freaking chocolate chip cookies after his tan haha :) 

But I guess you guys will have to be subscribed to our new blog to see his results! :) 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I'm moving blogs! :) Please Update your subscriptions!

Hi Everyone! I know I had posted this on twitter a few weeks ago with the possible change in direction for MyFitBeauty... 

so without further ado, I present to you - !

This blog will be dedicated to ALL things fitness & beauty related by myself and my husband Xtian! 

We have decided to bring the best of both worlds into one blog (and youtube channel) for maximum enjoyment! We hope you will enjoy this blog and we are looking forward to providing you with our personal fit tips and beauty tricks :) 

Please excuse the look of the blog, while we are trying to move everything over and update our design! :) Please feel free to find us at the following social networks:

we will update you as our blog grows! 

Sephora VIB Haul :: Picture Heavy :)

Since I totally missed out on the Sephora Friends & Family sale, I was so ecstatic to find out that Sephora was having an event for VIB (very important beauty-insiders).. and they were given 20% off from November 10th - November 14th (in store and online). Also there was an instore event at our local participating Sephora store on November 10th..

At this VIB event, you could learn new tips & tricks from their makeup studio, see the latest beauty picks and newest items.. and of course get a free bag (i didn't since i came to the event later - but got chocolate instead lol)..

but nonetheless, I was so glad My mom came with me, she took me shopping lol! :D so i got tons of goodies! :) mind you, it's not very often I go shopping with my mom - cause we're both so busy with work (and school for me).. and since i'm not working at the moment, she decided to spoil me! <3 I Love my Mommy! <3

Oh and no she didn't purchase ALL of these for me.. (just the danmari palette & the amazing grace perfume because I also had a gift certificate to Sephora which covered the rest :D)  

Here is what I Hauled! I'm so excited to use these ALL! lol

Here is everything together

Got 3 samples:
Hourglass face primer, Marc Jacobs "Oh, Lola" perfume & Issac Miyake "Floral" perfume

I went ahead and redeemed my beauty insider gift :D

Benefit "Watt's Up!" highlighter

brush cleaner (for in between washes)

 Philosophy "Amazing Grace" :D

Josie Maran Seductive Golds set 

This was the gold skin illuminator 

 This lipgloss smelled like caramel popcorn!

the last one was an eyeliner brush, eyeliner gel & eyeshadow in one!

The NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette

Lastly, the Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara Set

Did you pick up anything from the F&F or VIB Sale? 

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