Holla Atcha Girl! … or Your Fave Charity…

I suck at finding time to volunteer. 
I have the time. I just forget to sign up for things.
Plus, a lot of events happen on the weekends,
when I’m traveling…
SO the next best thing is donating to charities… 
I got a few charity auction invites this week, 
none of which I could actually attend, 
soooo sending money via the intronet!
My good friend, Lynn has an annual wine auction for her birthday. Each year she selects a charity to benefit and this year’s was the Flagship Program. This program sets up cultural, physical, social, and academic activities for youth in Missoula, MT. I couldn’t attend because she lives in Montana and I live in Kentucky, but sending money via PayPal made me feel somewhat involved. Great job, Lynnie! 
Donate here
Charity #2: Nanz & Kraft Florist and Maker’s Mark Four Roses 
(Because your heart is important and bourbon is yummy!)
An invite, in case you live in Louisville and you can go: 
To donate, mail your dolla dolla bills (not really, write a check)
to the address above or stop in and drop it off! 
Charity #3: Huntington’s Disease Society of America
(Wisconsin chapter, specifically)
My good friend and colleague, Shana Martin is a strong advocate for Huntington’s Disease research to find a cure. Her mom has the disease so it’s possible that she could have it too, though we’re all hoping she doesn’t! Shana does a lot of great things in the community, including a Re-Prom that will be a fundraising auction, an excuse to dress up and re-live Prom for a night, (maybe better than your first prom?) as well as have a generally kickass good time, I’m sure. I’m bummed I can’t make it to Madison, WI for what seems to be an awesome evening, but donating will help. : ) 
Donate here
So if you’re looking to lend a hand in any way, 
give a couple bucks to these guys.
It’ll be fun!
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Tips from a Figure Competitor

Shana Martin is a fellow TRX Master Trainer and also a nationally ranked fitness competitor. (She’s ALSO a 5 time Lumberjack Sports champion – how effing cool is that?)
She’s also my bud… here’s proof:
Here she is talking about 3 TRX moves you can do to improve your strength. A common misconception that women have when wanting to “tone up” is that they want to drop fat around their muscles, not build muscle so they don’t get big/bulky. Well, you actually need to build muscle first. You don’t have big muscles to start with, so building them is what makes them show. Also, building muscle burns fat in a serious way. So if you’re spending all your time on the treadmill or walking, instead of lifting your own bodyweight, don’t expect to “tone up”. You need to build some strength! Just sayin’
Girlfriend, Shana here has some serious strength,
is super lean,
but doesn’t look creepy or bulky.
Case in point.
Watch this:
So that’s Shana. And those are a couple tips. Go do some work!
She also does a lot of work for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
You can donate here if you’re feeling awesome and giving today.
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