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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 89: Big News, Cranky Fitness and Postcards from the Edge of Brooklyn 4

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #89

Super-Secret Project with a Fellow Margo, The Joys of “Cranky Fitness” and

My Super Brooklyn Postcard Extravaganza!

Could you use some postcard cheer?

Could you use some postcard cheer?

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am filled with good news today and want to shout it out from the rooftops but alas, I must keep it under wraps for another week or so. (Ooh—how can I keep this to myself? I am dying to talk about it!) Hang on impatient friends and family—there is a new project I am working on with my fellow Margo of She’s Nacho Mama Podcastand we are both crossing our fingers and sending good Juju out to the world that it will be something that lots of folks will enjoy. Not just our usual yoga, Zumba, spinning, workout and “playout” crew but also those who love entertainment.

Entertainment? What kind of entertainment Margo?

I have already said too much! Wait right here until next my next Vlog post (my 90th!) next week to get all the details. (Dying to say something but must restrain myself…)

In the meantime I want to introduce you to a new friend of mine—Jan from Cranky Fitness. Jan used to be an attorney and family therapist but now makes her bones as a life & wellness coach (as well as an ACE-certified wellness coach) and Blogger whose motto is “Healthy Living is a Pain in the Ass!” (What is not to love about this woman?) Cranky Fitness is an excellent resource on all kinds of health, fitness & nutrition topics including a few of my favorites here:

Jan also won the bike seat from Terry Bikes (and me!) at Fitbloggin this year. Be sure to check her out!

And now for my “Super Brooklyn Postcard Extravaganza!”

Recently I participated with a group of fellow Bloggers to send postcards to one another as encouragement and to say “hello” to people we don’t get to see in person very often. This idea had me thinking about all of the times when my students and social media followers take the time out of their busy days to tell me that I make them smile. I get so bogged down with all of my projects and responsibilities that it frankly makes me a “cranky” mess at times. (I know—shocking news, right?)

On Sundays I teach three back to back classes (spin/spin/core) and I have to admit there are times when I say to myself “Screw it—it’s Sunday and I am working again? Grrr!” (Especially on a beautiful morning when I would rather be out on my bike—double grr!)

However every week I still keep going and get such a happy buzz from helping folks end their weekend on a healthy note.

Today one of my favorites said to me that she loves my 10:30 am core class so much she schedules the weekend around it. “My kids know not to make plans with me until after 11:30 when you are done.”

This made me so happy that I decided to send my own encouragement out to those in the world who could use it. Are you in the need of a little postcard cheer? Then be sure to post in the comments below and send me a note on Twitter (@brooklynfitchik) and I will personally send you a postcard from my lovely Brooklyn. Really!

Here are more details!

 

Got that?

I will collect names & addresses until midnight, Sunday, July 27th (eastern time.) Hope you all have an amazing week and I can NOT wait to tell you my BIG news!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health magazine with Maria Menounos on the Cover! 8

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

July/August 2014

Maria Menounos photographed by James White

Maria Menounos photographed by James White

Health CoverStar for July/August

Maria Menounos

All I know about Maria Menounos comes from listening to her interviews with Howard Stern where the entertainment reporter says “nooooo-uh!” and “yes-uh!” constantly. Plus, she also has a fun/goofy laugh.  After reading this interview I now know that Maria has a reality show on Oxygen called Chasing Maria Manounos and just published her own diet book The EveryGirl’s Guide to Diet & Fitness.

In college Maria had at one point ate “competitively” to keep up with her guy friends and wound up gaining 40 pounds by her junior year. Then she noticed a sign for a Miss Massachusetts pageant with a $1000 entrance fee thinking spending that much money would give her to motivation to lose weight and fix her bad eating habits. She has kept the weight off 16 years later!

You can get a look-see at some of Maria’s favorite exercises here:

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So what else is inside the July/August Health?

“Good Morning Yoga”

One of my first events I attended as a Fit Bottomed Girl featured yoga star Kristin McGee and I was gaga for her right away. So sweet and down to earth! Here is her favorite morning yoga warm-up.

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“Tracy Tones You”

I love how Tracy Anderson mixes it up on the mat and create unique movements to work smaller muscles. Though some of these had me scratching my head but will try them out and see how they work.

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“A User’s Manual: Your Muslces”

Whether your muscles are sore, strained or cramping—Health shows how to take care of them in this feature.

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“The Right Running Show for Every Foot”

Looking for more speed or stability? Check out these running shoes to help every type of foot problem.

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

  • “What’s In her Beauty Bag” I love finding out what other women use for beauty products and here we get the beauty bag lowdown from Erin Andrews, Simone De La Rue and Wende Zomnir.
  • “The New Slimdown Truths” Think you can’t eat after a certain hour or all calories are equal? Guess again!  Health tackles the latest research on weight loss methods.
  • “Do You Need That Mammo?” Find out what age and how often you should schedule a mammogram here. (Over 40 years old—every one-two years!)

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B I like this issue very much but wish there a couple of tougher workouts included. Maybe in September?

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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