I am a Brooklyn-based health and fitness Blogger who teaches indoor cycling, core training and bootcamp. I am also a NASM-certified trainer who enjoys my red wine, HGTV, my kitties and a good read (the order of that changes daily.)
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Episode 23 with Lesley Alderman
Have you ever struggled with finding your happiness or maintaining an upbeat attitude when the world seems programmed to stress you out? (Raising my hand here!) Well in this episode we talked with author, editor and psychotherapist Lesley Alderman about tips to overcome negative thinking based on her excellent article in the New York Times Well Blog The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking.
The Margos announce in this mini ep their intention to record weekly recaps of FX’s excellent (we think!) new miniseries “Fued: Bette and Joan.”
The plan is to get together every Monday to record our thoughts on the previous nights’ episode and offer our off-the-cuff and sometimes thoughtful comments. Can’t wait! Subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode!
It’s a bonus mini time and in this ep Margo D. is joined by Sonia of the Dorking Out with Chris & Sonia podcast and the two decide the best chick lit noels that have been adapted into film. What did they pick? What are YOUR picks?
Clips from the show:
“The Best of Everything” Hope Lang & Sue Carson
“Bridget Jones’ Diary” Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth
Howdy y’all! The FBG crew is all here and we are ready to talk about some good ol’ country music on this show as our guest is Autumn Calabrese — the Beachbody superstar who created the Country Heat cardio workout.
Autumn is a busy single mom who is passionate about helping folks of all ages and backgrounds get healthy and we were lucky to catch her for this episode.
Inspired by Autumn’s new workout, the FBGs decided to have some fun and each share our favorite country song of all time. How did we do? See for yourself!
I am back to trying to crank out a new playlist every other week which is a herculean task considering how many songs are in my repertoire—but I am up for it! My goal in 2017 is to branch out and listen to new artists and new kinds of music so if any of you out there have suggestions—hit me up in the comments.
In the meantime—take a look/listen to today’s playlist as I hope it inspires you for your next workout.
I Lived (Arty Remix):OneRepublic
I prefer this “Arty Remix” as it has some fast-paced intervals in there which makes for a great warm-up song.
Hell: Tegan and Sara
This is one of my favorite songs from Tegan and Sara because it has the right amount of happy energy and a good beat. The video, however, is just a wee but pretentious IMHO.
Blow Me (One Last Kiss):P!nk
P!nk is one of my favorite artists and this song always makes me want to sing along even though she sings in an impossible key during the chorus!
Long Road to Ruin:Foo Fighters
The Foos are my “go-to” for most rides as you can probably can tell by now. Therefore, I cannot believe this is the first time Long Road to Ruin has been featured on one of my playlists. (Bad Margo!)
Dangerous (featuring Joywave):Big Data
I love the bouncy beat of this song and how when it plays—my students bop their heads to the bass line. (So freaking cute!)
2 Heads:Coleman Hell
My mother refers to this as the ‘banjo song’ which also makes her giggle every time she hears it. So now you know—you’re welcome!
I Am One: Smashing Pumpkins
My inner 90s rock chick needs to be listened to from time to time and the Smashing Pumpkins reminds of those fun days.
Starboy: The Weeknd
I am beginning to become a big fan of The Weeknd even though the spelling of his stage name is pretty lame. (Do you think he regrets it already?)
Gold, Girls, Guns: Metric
This is one of the best songs I use for sprinting intervals because it has an intense feel to it without being overwhelming. Try it for yourself!
If you love pop & hip hop music—give Canadian k-os a listen some time. You will thank me later!
24k Magic: Bruno Mars
No—I am not sick of this song yet. Bruno knows how to create a funky beat that makes folks happy.
Moves Like Jagger: Maroon 5
This is the song that made me like Maroon 5. I can’t help but start singing along to it.
Sara: Fleetwood Mac
Sometimes I just need to hear some old-school Fleetwood Mac to mellow me out after a tough workout and this song fits the job perfectly.
That’s it for me this time. I will be back soon with another batch of tunes to get you all kinds of motivated!
The 1958 Classic Ian Fleming Novel versus the 2006 Daniel Craig Movie
One half of the Margos is out this week due to laryngitis so we decided to once again post our Casino Royale ep which was so popular last year at this time.
The Margos are both shaken and stirred in this episode where we talk about the Ian Fleming classic 1953 novel “Casino Royale” and the filmed adaptations. (We mainly stick with the Daniel Craig classic thankyouverymuch.)
In this ep the Margos discuss:
The various James Bond theme songs
How a La Perla bathing suit for a man is a very good thing
The differences between the classic spy novel vs. film
The beauty of Daniel Craig
The different versions of evil with Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen)