About Me

My name is Serena Gunter. I was born and raised in Alaska (as were my mother and my mothers mother) and lived there many (many) years. After swearing I'd never live anywhere else, I up and moved to South Carolina in 2007. Things are a little bit different here! I intent to post about my ever changing hobbies, weight loss (or gain), exercise (or laziness), and Life in general. Welcome to my blog!

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DIY Lazy Susan

Recently we replaced our out dated in wall oven and separate electric cooktop with a gas range. This left a space where the in wall oven used to be. We turned this back into cabinet space. As it was fairly deep, I knew I would need some way to easily reach stuff that I put . . . → Read More: DIY Lazy Susan

Cocky Hat – getting approved for the University of South Carolina’s Crafter Program

I love to crochet and to figure out how to make unexpected things with crochet. The Crochet Cocky Hat idea came along after I had been goofing around with all sorts of other silly hat ideas. Here in South Carolina, college football has a rather rabid following, so it seemed anything to do with the . . . → Read More: Cocky Hat – getting approved for the University of South Carolina’s Crafter Program

Kathy Smith: Lift Weights to Lose Weight

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, just a fat chick trying to get fit.

Kathy Smith: Lift Weights to Lose Weight http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FZ7NS0/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This workout consists of 2 twenty minute workouts with weights.  One for upper body, one for lower body. There is an additional 5 minute segment for abs and core.

You will . . . → Read More: Kathy Smith: Lift Weights to Lose Weight

Skinny Sculpt (Exercise DVD Review)

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, just a fat chick trying to get fit.

Skinny Sculpt

http://www.amazon.com/Skinny-Sculpt-Ellen-Barrett/dp/B0037LKWCA/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

I do this work with the silly name out a LOT.  I like it a LOT.

You will need yourself and a mat for this workout, and optionally some 2 – 5 pound weights.  The workout is . . . → Read More: Skinny Sculpt (Exercise DVD Review)

Pick your Level: Weight Loss Pilates (Exercise DVD Review)

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, just a fat chick trying to get fit.

Pick your Level: Weight Loss Pilates

http://www.amazon.com/Pick-Your-Level-Weight-Pilates/dp/B000GEIRBO/

This workout uses no weights, just you and a mat. It is also performed barefoot.

This is the DVD where I first ‘met’ Ellen Barrett (and Erin O’Brien!). I first started doing . . . → Read More: Pick your Level: Weight Loss Pilates (Exercise DVD Review)

Power Fusion (Exercise DVD Review)

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, just a fat chick trying to get fit.

Power Fusion

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Fusion-Ellen-Barrett/dp/B005OMN9E8

This is one of my favorite DVD workouts that doesn’t use any hand weights.  Just you (and a mat if you need one).

It is about 45 minutes long and was filmed live all in one . . . → Read More: Power Fusion (Exercise DVD Review)

Strong Body Ageless Body (Exercise DVD Review)

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, just a fat chick trying to get fit.

http://www.amazon.com/Strong-Body-Ageless-Erin-OBrien/dp/B000WH5AWO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365511396&sr=8-1

I first saw Erin O’Brien in “Pick your Level Weight Loss Pilates”.  She was referred to as Erin Denton in the credits.  She was the one doing the level one moves and was (for a long time) the . . . → Read More: Strong Body Ageless Body (Exercise DVD Review)

To SparkPeople: I *AM* a fitness success story!

Hello Spark People!

I was perusing your page dedicated to weight loss success stories, and I thought that perhaps I don’t qualify in the weight loss category (depending on your perspective), but I *DO* qualify in other ways.

I just want you to know that I *AM* a fitness success story.

Last year, April 2nd . . . → Read More: To SparkPeople: I *AM* a fitness success story!

Self: Bikini Ready Fast (Exercise DVD Review)

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, just a fat chick trying to get fit.

Self: Bikini Ready Fast

http://www.amazon.com/Self-Bikini-Ready-Ellen-Barrett/dp/B0007TV63O

 

I used this DVD for my workout this morning.  Usually I aim for at least a 45 minute workout each morning, but I was running a little late due to the fact that somehow . . . → Read More: Self: Bikini Ready Fast (Exercise DVD Review)

Pick Your Level: Fat-to-Firm Fast (Exercive DVD Review)

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, just a fat chick trying to get fit.

This DVD is one of (if not THE) first Exercise DVD’s I bought.  I had read the reviews on Amazon.com and thought it looked like the combination of cardio and strength training that I wanted.  And I was right!

http://www.amazon.com/Pick-Your-Level-Firm-Fast/dp/B000GEIRC8

. . . → Read More: Pick Your Level: Fat-to-Firm Fast (Exercive DVD Review)