Brooklyn Fit Chick Giveaway…@Wendys Gift Card for Apple Pecan Chicken Salad @SELFmagazine Workout in the Park! 18

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY FOR WENDY’S APPLE PECAN CHICKEN SALAD!

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Hi Gang!

This weekend Wendy’s will be sponsoring SELF magazine’s Workout in the Park in New York’s Central Park. If you are interested in winning a $7 gift card to Wendy’s to try this salad for yourself (There aren’t any near me or I would try them myself!) Please post a comment below and I will be giving away 3 Wendy’s Gift Cards to 3 lucky winners.

I will pick the three winners next Friday, May 17th at NOON eastern time. US only please!

Good luck and here is more information about the event and Wendy’s new salad option.

IT’S NO SECRET: Wendy’s® SPONSORS SELF MAGAZINE’S Workout in the Park Events TO BRING YOU THE FRESHEST DEAL IN TOWN

Discover Wendy’s Best-Kept Secrets in Salads on its Online Discovery Hub

and at Central Park in New York City

WHEN:
Saturday, May 11

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:        

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Enter at 69th Street & 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10021

WHAT:            

Just in time for salad season, Wendy’s is sponsoring SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park events in Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago. Wendy’s is the first national restaurant chain to sponsor the event, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

At the event, Wendy’s will be sharing its best-kept secrets in salads, such as hand-leafing and chopping whole heads of fresh romaine every day rather than using bagged romaine lettuce, and serving warm chicken breast, grilled and hand-chopped right in Wendy’s kitchens – unlike other café-like places that serve it cold and pre-bagged at a factory.

On Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wendy’s will “bring the fresh” to SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park event at Central Park in New York City to delight consumers with:

  • On-Site Salad Preparation and Sampling: Consumers’ cravings for fresh ingredients will be satisfied with FREE samples of half-sized portions of the popular Apple Pecan Chicken Salad and FREE $5 gift cards to sample any of Wendy’s Garden Sensations® Salads in its restaurants.
  • Interactive Q&A with a Registered Dietitian: Tara Gidus, registered dietitian and nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health, will be available to educate visitors on Wendy’s and provide her own secrets for creating and choosing the perfect summer salad.
  • Instaprint Snapshots: Consumers who upload pictures on Instagram® using the hashtag #NowThatsFresh will be able to instantly print and pick up their captured moment at the Wendy’s tent, giving attendees a modern day photo booth!

 

LEARN MORE:

Visit wendys.com/secrets for more information on Wendy’s best-kept secrets in salads for a chance to win a $25 gift card*. Follow Wendy’s on Facebook.com/Wendys and on Twitter @Wendys #NowThatsFresh for latest updates from the events.

ABOUT WENDY’S APPLE PECAN CHICKEN SALAD:  

Wendy’s Garden Sensations salads are freshly prepared every day and topped with a variety of premium ingredients not usually experienced at fast food restaurants. The Apple Pecan Chicken Salad includes a blend of 11 salad greens, including Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce and a Spring Mix, topped with real blue cheese crumbles, U.S. grown, hand-picked Granny Smith and sweet red apple pieces, seasoned roasted pecans, sweet dried cranberries and warm grilled chicken. This salad comes with preservative-free Pomegranate Vinaigrette dressing.

What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with @AliSweeney on the Cover! #fitbloggin 3

What Did We Learn This Month? 

 Shape: May 2013

Alison Sweeney photographed by Nino Munoz for Shape.

Alison Sweeney photographed by Nino Munoz for Shape.

Shape Cover Star for May:

Alison Sweeney graces the cover in a cute bikini showing off her tone frame. “Ali” has become something of a fitness fanatic since becoming host of The Biggest Loser adding triathlons to her workout schedule after conquering her first marathon.

Ali was a bit of a carb/sugar addict when she was younger but after her dentist discovered a large number of cavities while getting a check-up in her 20s she began her transformation into adapting a more healthy lifestyle.

Here are Ali’s “Success Strategies” from the Shape Interview:

  • Readjust Your Food Attitude
  • Step Up Your Game
  • Open Your Mind
  • Be a Little Lazy

If that doesn’t offer you enough “Ali” how about a peek at some of her favorite moves she learned from trainer Steve Lee.

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So what else is inside the May Shape?

 

“Summer SHAPE Up Workout”

If you are looking for a workout created by Jillian Michaels to up your game—try this one (below) the famous badass created for Shape.

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“Give Your Gym Bag a Checkup”

Spring cleaning should apply to your gym bag as well as your home and here are tips to keep yours ship shape. (Gaw—I can’t even think about my gym bag right now…)

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“Lean Machine”

If you have any interest in learning about Pilates reformer techniques—check out this feature! You can get “insider tips” from trainer Chris Ann Reuter of JK Zen Fitness in Los Angeles.

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“Field Day”

Here we get an awesome workout should you have the ability to get out onto an open field and play created by trainer David Siik who is based in Los Angeles.

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“2013 Shape Sun Awards”

Summer is the time to take your badass bod outside but please remember to protect your skin with some of the excellent products featured here. Please!

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“The Yin/Yang Workout”

Trainer Jessica Smith and her husband Guillermo Gomez (fourth-degree black belt) offer us this 30-minute routine that combines graceful moves with kickboxing.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Shape:

  • “Hot Wheels” Shape features really cool bikes on page 76.
  • “Bosom Buddies” This is the title for one of my favorite shows of all time and an article about workouts bar tops in the May issue.
  • “Skin Cancer by the Numbers” Once again—if you are going to play outside PLEASE use sunscreen. Shopping in open markets counts as play as far as I am concerned.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Excellent workouts and smart features makes me a happy fit chick!

Have you read the May Shape yet? What was your favorite article? Let me know!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @SELFmagazine With Kelly Osbourne on the Cover! #fitblog 9

 

What Did We Learn This Month? 

 SELF: May 2013

Kelly Osbourne photographed by Dewey Nicks in the cutest bathing suit by Betsey Johnson

Kelly Osbourne photographed by Dewey Nicks in the cutest bathing suit by Betsey Johnson

SELF Cover Star: Kelly Osbourne

I think Kelly looks fantastic and am very happy that she is seeking to be a healthy role model to young girls rather than being just another skinny famous person. But I don’t know—there is something a little strange to me that as a teen she felt harassed by the media for talking how her looks and then she gets a talk show where she makes fun of people for the way they dress. (E’s Fashion Police)

Anyone else feel this way?

Or am I over analyzing this one? (It wouldn’t be the first time!)

Really love Kelly’s bathing suit on the cover by the way. (OMG it is from Betsey Johnson—no wonder I love it so much!)

So What Else is in the May SELF?

“Drop 10 Workout”

Trainers Karena Dawn and Katrina Hodgson of Tone it Up are back at it with a whole new workout this month that you can tear out and take to the gym.

Drop 10 001

 

“Dying to Try it—Pull-Ups”

Trainer Kiley Schoenfelder (http://kfitnyc.com/) shows women how to do a real pull-up. (It’s not that scary, people!)

By the way, Kiley is a Type 1 Diabetes athlete! How incredible is that? Go Kiley! (SELF editors—you must do a story about her!)

Pull Ups 001

“5 Minute Abs”

SELF asked exercise physiologist Michelle Olson her favorite quick abs moves. They ask and ye shall receive.

Abs 001

“How Did I Ever Bike Without This?”

SELF knows how to make this Fit Chick happy—put in some bike gear! (So who is going to get me the Stella Mccartney-designed Adidas jacket?)

Bike 001

“SELF: 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards”

I love beauty stories and here we get the best of the best in lotions and potions as decided by SELF readers.

Healthy Beauty Awards 001

The Rest of the Best of the March SELF:

  • “How Bad Is It to Have a Drink Before You Work Out?” I was ready to make fun of this article when two (count ‘em two) of my friends told me they have worked out “tipsy” before. So apparently this is a real thing that happens. (Gawd—I am so out of it!)
  • “Why Didn’t I Step In?” Here we get a very interesting and thought-provoking essay from Sushma Subramanian whose friend died of liver failure at 26. Holy sh*t!!

Overall Grade:

B+ It was a great issue but I wish they not make the copy so young sounding. It comes off a little teenager-ish at times.

Have you read the June SELF yet? What do you think of Kelly Osbourne? One a scale of 1-10, how cute  is her bathing suit?

You can check out SELF online at: www.Self.com
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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 35 with The Super Duper Mika Brzezinski Book Giveaway “Obsessed” 9

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 35 

Featuring: Maintaining Healthy Boundaries, the Recharge Bars Free Samples and

Mika Brzezinski’s “Obsessed” Book Giveaway

 

Courtesy of Weinstein Books

Courtesy of Weinstein Books

 

 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Spring has sprung in New York and the world is looking so bright and lovely right now—I just want to tear through Prospect Park on my bike and yell “Look everyone! I can see the sun!” at the top of my lungs.

But before I can do that—I must get to today’s Vlog post. (My 35th—can you believe that?!) So in the words of Marty DeBergi (Rob Reiner) of This is Spinal Tap “enough of my yakkin’—let’s boogie!”

Featured on my Vlog this week:

  • I talk about the difficulty of setting boundaries as an instructor.
  • My giveaway of Mika Brzezinski’s book “OBSESSED: America’s Food Addiction–And My Own” which a fast, interesting read. On TV she is cool and always in control co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe but in real life it turns out Mika has spent most of her life “obsessed” with food and exercise. She would put herself on a strict diet and exercise plan (even lecturing friends and family on what they should and shouldn’t eat) and then in private consume large quantities of food (like an entire box of Cap’n Crunch) in a quick amount of time.
  • If you want to read an in-depth “behind the scenes” view of the book—check out this excellent feature of Mika and collaborator Diane Smith (a fellow journalist who has also struggled with food issues) in this interview from More magazine.

Now let’s check out today’s Vlog post! (Please ignore the screen grab. My eyes are not behaving today.)

Here is the official information about Mika’s Book:

Obsessed
America’s Food Addiction–and My Own
By Mika Brzezinski
Published by Weinstein Books

The New York Times bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe shares the story of her own struggle with food, hoping to inspire us all to begin the journey toward healthy eating.

Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America’s eating habits that some people have dubbed her “the food Nazi.” What they don’t know is that Mika wages a personal fight against unhealthy eating habits every day, and in this book, she describes her history of food obsession and distorted body image, and her lifelong struggle to be thin. She believes it’s time we all learned to stop blaming ourselves, and each other, and look at the real culprits — the food we eat and our addiction to it.

Mika feels the only way to do this is to break through the walls of silence and shame we’ve built around obesity and food obsessions. She believes we need to talk openly about how our country became overweight, and what we can do to turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health.

So Mika made a deal with her very close friend Diane: they would work together on this book and on their personal goals, to help Diane drop 75 pounds and to break Mika’s obsession with staying superthin. As she did in her bestseller Knowing Your Value, Mika has packed each chapter with insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics. Singer Jennifer Hudson, the late writer and director Nora Ephron, TV host Gayle King, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and many others open up to Mika about their own challenges and what works for them when it comes to food and diet. It’s time we stopped whispering the F-word (“fat”) the way we used to shun the C-word (“cancer”). This book — with its trademark Brzezinski smarts, honesty, and courage — launches us into a no-holds-barred conversation with family and friends, in schools and kitchens, in Congress and the food industry, to help us all find ways to tackle one of the biggest problems standing between us and a healthier America.

Author Bio
Mika Brzezinski
, author of Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction — and My Own, is co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and the author of the New York Timesbestsellers All Things at Once and Knowing Your Value. She is the mother of two daughters, Emilie and Cariie, and is married to investigative journalist Jim Hoffer.

For more information please visit http://amazon.com and http://bn.com and follow Mika on Facebook and Twitter

Diane Smith is an Emmy award-winning TV journalist, radio talk show host, and author. For more information visit www.dianesmithmedia.com

If you are interested in winning a copy of “Obsessed” (Continental U.S. Only!) Please do the following:

  • Post a comment on my Blog below (very important!)
  • Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to me at my Twitter handle @BrooklynFitChik (note the spelling!)

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, May 13th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

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