Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 23 with a Digital Scale Giveaway! @EatSmartScales 47

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 23

 

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 23: Featuring Answers to “Random Questions” from a Fit Cheerleader,

Plus My EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Scale Giveaway!!

 

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everybody today? I am having a cuckoo nuts week this week so I apologize in advance if I do not Blog as often as I normally do but I will get in as much as I can. First off today I want to say “hey” to my fellow blogger Janice of Fitness Cheerleader.com. She gave me a little shout out on her Blog and asked me to answer a few questions for her. Here is her link: http://fitnesscheerleader.com/about/an-award-from-wisdom-courage-power/.

I decided that today I would answer all of her questions via My Vlog and then get into this week’s giveaway—an EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Scale!!! This is a $54.95 value and a super-nifty item so pay attention on how you can win one.

Now on to the latest Vlog and the details of the giveaway!

The 11 Random Questions from Janice of FitnessCheerleader.com (@Fitcheerldr) That I Answer in the Video Below:

  1. What was the first sport that you played?
  2. What’s your favourite song to workout to? (Janice is  Canadian so they spell “favorite” that way.)
  3. Are you a cardio or a weight junkie?
  4. What is one thing that you would like to do better?
  5. What is the one thing that you do really well?
  6. Are you a back, side or front sleeper?
  7. Do you workout in the morning? night? or other?
  8. What do you do when you aren’t working out or blogging?
  9. Who is your celebrity crush?  ie: Who would you  like to workout with?
  10. How many burpees can you do in a row? (Yes – you have  to do as many as you can and report back to me).
  11. Can you touch your toes?

Got that? Now here is some more information about this week’s giveaway:

EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Scale

The EatSmart Precision GetFit is not your ordinary bathroom scale as it can quickly and easily measure weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using our new ITO BIA technology. This scale is perfect for individuals who are serious about taking control of their health.

BIA (Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis) technology allows you to easily calculate your body fitness by imputing information of gender, height, age, activity level and your weight. In bare feet, this technology sends a low-level electrical signal though your body fat and then measures the resistance the signal encounters. This signal is perfectly safe and will not be felt.

The Precision GetFit Scale stores up to 8 different users’ personal profiles and will be able to recognize these users as soon as they step onto the scale. This auto recognition software makes it simple to operate, since all you have to do is stand on the platform barefoot and it identifies who you are based on past weight. Not having to select a user gives it the same functionality as a basic bathroom scale with added benefit of % body fat, % body muscle, % body water and bone mass.

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If you are interested in getting a EatSmart Precision Digital Scale (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following:

  • Post a comment on my Blog below.
  • Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to both: @BrooklynFitChik and @EatSmartScales

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, February 18th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

Now I want to know your answers to the questions from above. Feel free to use the comments to answer as little or as many as you like.

Ox Ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month? @BicyclingMag @MoreMag @PreventionMag 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, MORE, and Prevention

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

The East Coast is gearing up for some kind of a super storm (or just some rain/snow bull sh*t which always makes me crazier) so let’s call this our Pre-Nor Easter magazine extravaganza—yes?

I have a few titles today that will keep you motivated during the winter doldrums so let’s get to it shall we?

Photograph by Chris Hinkle

Photograph by Chris Hinkle

Bicycling: March 2013
“Safety Flair” Who’s gear couldn’t use just a bit more bits of flair, eh? I liked this page of bright-colored safety-type things that made me think spring is around the corner.
“Take it Inside” OOOOH I get jealous reading about indoor cycling tracks. Do you have one near you? Is it as awesome as I think it is?
“Balancing Act” I am a BIG fan of probiotics and so is Bicycling apparently—read all about it here.
• “Winter Warriors” And now for some gear that will inspire me more to get outdoors in the winter.
“Home Remedies” What every cyclist should keep at home to handle common cycling issues.
“The 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards” 5,000 readers answered the annual Bicycling survey and offer their opinions on a variety of topics from favorite pro cyclists (no one names Armstrong in case you are wondering) to whether or not they would cycle naked if they could. (Read it for yourself to find out!)

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

Katie Couric photographed by Peggy Sitora

Katie Couric photographed by Peggy Sitora

More: February 2013
Katie Couric: The star of the new hit talk show Katie admitted to having a pretty easy going life for her first 40 years and then she turned 41. Her husband Jay Monahan died of cancer in 1998 and then a few years later her sister did as well. Her time as the anchor of the CBS Evening News was troublesome and she was becoming more known for dating younger men than her news chops which would be irritating for anyone to deal with. Good interview with Couric and she looks fabulous in the magazine.
“Make Over Your Metabolism” More asked four women their secrets for managing their metabolism ranging in age from 35-53 years old.
“How to be Employable Ten Years from Now” I love this topic and appreciate the advice here for keeping relevant in your career. .
“Cancer: A Huge Leap Forward” There is an “unreported revolution” happening in the world of cancer research and treatments that could be a saving grace for most of us in the future.
“Boredom Busting Workouts” If you are looking to add a little oomph to your workouts—try some of these suggestions including: TRX, CrossFit, Barre Classes and Dahn Yoga.
“The Best Superfoods of 2013” Honestly—some of these foods that are being nominated by a variety of experts I have never heard of but I am willing to now give them a try. (Do any of you know about black garlic?)

Check out MORE online here: www.more.com

Photograph by Jenny Acheson

Photograph by Jenny Acheson

Prevention: February 2013
“4 Foods for a Longer Life” One of them is coffee so I love this list for sure!
“Walk off 10, 20 30+ Pounds” Three different “fat-burning” walks are featured here and will help you lose any extra weight with jarring your joints.
“Happiness is 10 Friends” Studies prove that women with 10 or more friends are much happier than those with five or less. Will you add to my friendship circle?
“A Crazy, Sexy Anniversary” Kris Carr is a ten years survivor of cancer and a New York Times best-selling author (Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips which I bought for my friend Jude when she was dealing with breast cancer surgeries and recovery.) Kris is also on the cover and gives an inspiring interview to Prevention in this issue.
“Hot Yoga Changed My Life—And Helped Me Drop 30 Pounds!” This is the true story of Johnni Southerland who lives in Evansville, IN and looks amazing. My friend Marrilee loves hot yoga. Have any of you done it. Is it really that cool?
“30 Days to a Healthier Heart” A Prevention special on how to get your ticker into its best shape possible.

Check out Prevention online www.prevention.com

So that is all I have for today folks. Have you read of these magazines this month? What did you think? Let me know!

Until next time!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @SELFmagazine with Emmy Rossum on the Cover! 11

What Did We Learn This Month?

SELF: February 2013

Emmy Rossum photographed by Kenneth Willardt

Emmy Rossum photographed by Kenneth Willardt

SELF Cover Star for February:

Emmy Rossum
Emmy is one BUSY lady! The star of Showtime’s Shameless (Never seen it. Is it good? Should I check it out?) and the upcoming film Beautiful Creatures is also an opera-trained singer (did not know that!) whose new album Sentimental is on sale right now.

Emmy is super-fit and likes taking group classes such as Soul Cycle, Flywheel and Physique 57 to keep in shape. You can learn Emmy’s “Hot Body Secrets” at this link from Self.com.  http://www.self.com/healthystars/2013/02/emmy-rossum-hot-body-secrets-slideshow?intcid=homepage0201_1#slide=1

So What Else is in the February SELF?

“The 13-Minute Fat Melt”
Trainer Angela Leigh shows us some “stacking” workout moves that will help get you in shape and burn calories in record time.

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“Get a Hot Everything!”
SELF calls this issue their “You & Him” special edition so they make it much more guy-centric than normal. Not all of it appeals to me (the “Looks Guys Love & Hate” page, for example, is just plain annoying. I want to read about ME and not HIM when I get a women’s health & fitness magazine.)
However, I do appreciate handsome male trainers offering their best workout advice and this article does just that…

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“Minimalist Floats to the Top”
Check out these groovy new sneakers that are more level (with less heel raise) than “normal” running shoes. I might actually start running now!

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“Cool New Tech Gear That…”
SELF shows us the latest techy stuff that will help you run longer and stay more motivated for all of your workouts.

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The Rest of the Best of the February SELF:
“At 17 I Never Thought My Life Would Turn Out Like This” I really enjoyed this essay by Kit Rich who found a note she had written to herself 17 years-old asking her future adult self if she would have more confidence and feel better about herself in ten years’ time. As someone who lived through both 17 and 27 I can tell both Kit’s that life is a journey and serenity will be yours one day if you are willing to fight for it.
“Don’t Blame the Cookies” If you are still struggling with holiday weight gain the culprit might just be your office heater, common colds, the sorter or more woes associated with the winter months.
“Dude Food Made Light” Friends of mine have a dog named “Dude” and I am pretty darn sure he would want me to offer some of the tasty meals shown in this story. Nom nom!

Overall Grade: 
B+ This issue was lacking a bit in workouts for me. Hopefully next month SELF!
Have you read the February SELF yet? What was your favorite feature?

You can check out SELF online at: www.Self.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 22 with Awesome News about @SweatyBetties and my @BalancedBites Book Giveaway! 18

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 22

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 22: Featuring my Chopped Off Forehead, “Sweaty Betties,” My Standing Desk and the
Practical Paleo Book Giveaway!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

First off—I want to apologize for the cruddy “crop” job I did with the You Tube clip this week. (Oy!) I kept cutting myself off the forehead and had to go back and redo several times. (Does anyone out there want to volunteer to be my cameraperson? I can you back with gratitude and dirty jokes!) However, what I do like about today’s Vlog is the fact in it you see me making yummy bacon-wrapped chicken thighs—aw yeah!

Anyhoo, enough of my self-conscious complaining-today I am also announcing my latest giveaway—Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo! This is one of my favorite Paleo reads and I was thrilled when Diane herself contacted me to ask if I would want to give one of my lucky readers a copy for themselves. You can find Diane at her terrific Blog Balanced Bites (http://balancedbites.com/) plus she has a podcast on iTunes called Balanced Bites as well. Be sure to check them out!

Now on to the latest Vlog and the details of the giveaway!

Episode 22 of the Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Notes:
“Sweaty Betties” I am beyond excited to join the team of ambassadors for The Sweaty Betties—yee ha! I will have more details soon but here is their website in the meantime. (Thanks so much Danny J!) Check out their website here: http://thesweatybetties.com/

Metro NY Article: Check out this link to see what I had to say about sitting being “the new smoking” and what you can do about it. http://www.metro.us/newyork/life/article/1160797–why-you-need-to-stand-up-for-your-health

My Practical Paleo Giveaway: (See below!)

You Tube Link Herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYN3YYQlZjc

 

Got that? Now here is some more information about this week’s giveaway:

Practical Paleo

by Diane Sanfillippo

With Practical Paleo, Diane Sanfilippo, Certified Nutrition Consultant and author of the very highly trafficked health blog, Balanced Bites, has created a comprehensive, user-friendly resource on the Paleo lifestyle that is truly for everyone.
Are you an athlete seeking to improve your performance? Do you suffer from health problems, such as an autoimmune condition, blood sugar regulation, or digestive issues? Practical Paleo can help you turn your life around. “This is not a diet,” says Diane.

“Practical Paleo is a way to change your lifestyle, lending to long-term health benefits. A diet is temporary: this book will show you how food works inside the body so that people can design a plan that works for their body.”
Diane’s developed her approach to a Paleo lifestyle based on her personal experiences. After suffering for years from chronic illness and digestive stress, among other deteriorating health-related challenges, she broke her diet down in minute detail and identified the culprit. “What I didn’t know about grains was hurting me”, says Diane.
Now a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Diane shares her discovery of how to become and stay healthy with others. “People are just beginning to realize that they are no longer destined to suffer from diseases, or even minor ailments—which are caused by modern food and depleting lifestyles.”
Divided into three parts, Practical Paleo is an invaluable guidebook, providing a in-depth look at everything Paleo:
• Part 1 teaches people the basics of why eating real, whole foods is optimal for health, including Diane’s signature 1-page guides to help put the information into action.

• Part 2 provides guidance for when a standard Paleo or grain-free approach may not be enough for specific health conditions, including autoimmune conditions, diabetes (1 and 2), neurological diseases, and cancer recovery to name a few, as well as for specific goals like fat loss or athletic performance.

• Part 3 includes over 120 easy recipes that provide the foundation for each of the 30-Day Therapeutic Meal Plans in the previous section.

One of the secrets to success with the Paleo lifestyle is personalization—what works for one person will most likely not work for the next. Diane’s 30-day plans and her delivery of the information relating to each of these plans allow each of us to truly help ourselves.

Practical Paleo can be found in stores nationwide, including at Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Costco and independent retailers, as well as online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Practical Paleo is written by Diane Sanfilippo and published by Victory Belt Publishing, Inc. For more information about Diane and Practical Paleo, visit www.balancedbites.com or listen to her top-rated weekly podcast, The Balanced Bites Podcast, on iTunes.

If you are interested in getting a copy of Practical Paleo (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following:
• Post a comment on my Blog below.
• Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to both: @BrooklynFitChik and @BalancedBites

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, February 11th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!
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New Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist “Personal Jesus” Ride #FitFluential 7

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S WORKOUT PLAYLIST

“Personal Jesus” Playlist (50-minute Ride)

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am really working on getting up my playlists on a timelier basis as I really do enjoy putting them together. Please feel free to send along your own suggestions for music I should check out especially warm up and slow, hard driving “climb” songs as those are crucial for getting people motivated.

In fact, leave comments below on what songs, music, musicians and bands that put you in the mood to workout.

Is there a tune that makes you run faster?

Do you lift better listening to hard rock?

If you hear Alanis on your iPod—does your inner rock goddess make you work even harder on the elliptical?

Let me know!

So on to today’s playlist. There isn’t any particular theme attached to it—just a mixture of old and new songs that get me in the mood to be the best teacher I can each time I walk into the gym. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Personal Jesus: Johnny Cash
When my brother served in the Navy he told me that when his crew would go for deep dives in their submarine—this song would be playing as they explored the deep sea. I just love the image of it and wanted to pass it along to you. You’re welcome!

Town Called Malice: The Jam
Really fun piece of 80s British pop that puts me in a spirited mood.

Breathing Underwater: Metric
This is one of those bands that played in NYC recently and I could just kick myself in the arse for missing them. (Dammit!)

Ain’t Messin’ Round: Gary Clark Jr.
If this song doesn’t get your heart rate pumping—you need to have someone check you pulse!

Take a Walk: Passion Pit
This is one of those “add gear and start climbing” tunes that gets everyone in a good mood.

Walk Away: James Gang
I hear this and it makes me want to drink beer and get in a bar fight. (In a good way!)

Pinhead: The Ramones
Gabba Gabba Hey!

Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The video really used to freak me out back in the day. But the song is still great.

Butterfly: Crazy Town
The lead singer of this bad is a sad drug addict who gets kicked out of home on Celebrity Rehab. It can’t be easy to be a one-hit wonder.

Natural One: The Folk Implosion
I liked to do “heavy sprints” to this song.

Without Me: Eminem
Remember when Marshal Mathers ruled the world? Me too.

Midnight City: M83
I love how “mid-80s techno” this sounds (Like it should have been on the soundtrack for Real Genius) and it is fun to climb to as well.

Southside: Moby

For some reason I hated this song when it came out which seems insane to me now.

Try: P!nk
I have been going through a big P!nk phase right now and I like it!

So what do you think of my list? Remember to send me your favorite tunes in the comments below.

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn this Month? @Shape_Magazine with Jenny McCarthy on the Cover! 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

Shape: January/February 2013

Jenny McCarthy photographed by Nino Munoz

Jenny McCarthy photographed by Nino Munoz

 

 

 

Shape Cover Star for January/February: The cover star this month is Jenny McCarthy who will have her own late night talk show on Vh1 soon and is also a columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times. I am not her biggest fan for my own reasons but I won’t dwell on that here. Instead I will say that I love the workout featured inside which was created by Jenny’s trainer Mark Harari who is hella cute I have to say.

Jenny McCarthy & her Trainer Mark Harari

Jenny McCarthy & her Trainer Mark Harari

So what else is inside the January/February Shape?

“Cool Ways to Blast Calories” I have never been great at working out in the wintertime but these pages may make me change my mind. If nothing else—I want to hang out in a ski lodge by the fire. (My apartment is freezing right now!)

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“Spin to Slim” Shape asked Ruth Zuckerman of Flywheel Sports (a top-notch spin studio in New York City) came up with this routine you can do on your own. (photo)

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“6 Clues to Your Heart Health” Cardiovascular disease is the top killer of women and not enough of us are cognizant of this fact. Shape has the exclusive excerpt from Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book on the six things you need to pay attention to in order to keep your ticker healthy. (photo)

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“Fast-Track to Fit” Jillian Michaels is back ladies & gentlemen and she offers us this butt-kicking workout based on Jillian Michaels Bodyshred.

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“Step & Repeat” Weeeee! Ms. Lorna Kleidman designed this workout based on her KettleX Step class which is based out of the Fitness Cell Collective in New York City. I have taken a class with Lorna and can verify her talents as an instructor. Now try this routine which requires a step and a kettlebell.

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“Katy Perry” Billboard’s most recent “Woman of the Year” recipient talks about how she keeps such a fabulous figure while she is on the road.

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

• “Your Skin, A to Z” Shape’s big beauty story rocks my world with all sorts of recommendations for lotions & potions that are good for your skin. (Good job picking out Juice Beauty by the way—they rock my socks off!)

“Intimate Appeal” I am a big believer in owning pretty underwear even if you are the only person who sees them. (Need to try out the brand Wocoal…)

• “Take That, Fat!” Simple (really simple) fixes to make your workouts more effective.

• “Give Your Desk a Check-Up” My desk is messed-up and gross right now. This article reminds me to get my crap together—stat!

“Help—I Can’t Sleep!” Having sleep issues on and off over the years—I always appreciate advice on how to get more zzz’s.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade: A! I have to hand it to Shape—they really brought the workout pages this month. Loved them all!

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

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Giveaway: My Top 7 Paleo Books “It Starts with Food” @Whole9Life @VictoryBeltInc 5

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 21

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 21: Polar Watches, ECA NY Conference, NASM eLearning,
My “Top Seven Paleo Books” Picks Plus
It Starts with Food Book Giveaway!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am very excited to present this week’s Vlog and my latest book giveaway as I was inspired by my Blogger bud Keri of Fit Views Blog who helped me get into the Paleo lifestyle in the first place. Keri recently picked her “Top 5 Paleo Cookbooks” which inspired me to do my own list of my favorite Paleo tomes that I have leaned on and been inspired by these last few months. But I am getting ahead of myself—let’s start with what is on the Vlog today…

Episode 21 of the Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Notes:
Polar Watches: A big THANK YOU to Polar watches for finally either fixing or just replacing my FT60 as the light never worked properly and now it is perfect. Yay to good customer service!

ECA NY: I am going to attend this year’s ECA NY from February 7th – 10th whoo hoo! Here are the details—please let me know if you plan to be there as well. ECA New York Conference Feb 7-14

NASM eLearning: One of the proudest moments of my life was when I passed the notoriously tough NASM exam on my first try people! Being the lucky gal I am—they asked me to try out their eLearning workshop “Weight Loss Specialist” which I am about halfway through now. (Thank you NASM!) I plan to write more about it this week but in the meantime—check it out for yourself here: NASM “Weight Loss Specialist”

My “Top 7 Paleo Books” List plus My Latest Giveaway—It Starts with Food. I talk about my favorite Paleo books of the last year with many, it turns out, from the catalog of book publisher Victory Belt Victory Belt publishers. If you are either a newbie to Paleo looking for information or just someone looking for healthy, clean recipes to add to your meal plan—check out my suggestions in the Vlog below.

More Information on My “Top 7 Paleo Books”:
Robb Wolf Paleo Solutions: For me it all began with Robb’s book which I followed nonstop during my first month of eating completely clean (Whole 30) and I can honestly say I have not felt this good in years. Robb is a no nonsense kind of guy who also has a popular podcast that I quite enjoy—The Paleo Solution Podcast. In the clip I mention I followed his book’s meal plan 80% of the time but I want you to know I was strictly Paleo the Whole 30 Days! I just made some slight adjustments with ingredients as there are certain things I do not eat (salmon and anchovies for example.) Check out all of Robb’s work here at his official web site: Robb Wolf

• Diane Sanfillipo Practical Paleo: I just adore this book and the recipes here are to die for. She offers sound advice plus handy pull-out sheets to keep on your fridge and keep you on track. The Spaghetti Squash Bolognese recipe is divine! Be sure to check out her Blog Balanced Bites as well Balanced Bites

Dr. William Davis Wheat Belly: I can’t pretend to you all that I understand every single word in this book (the medical stuff goes over my head sometimes) but I was impressed with Wheat Belly. You can check out his Dr. Davis’ Blog here Wheat Belly Blog

Melissa Joulwann Well Fed: Oh my—the recipes here are so yummy and good here. This one I have on my Kindle but might have to buy a hard copy as well to keep in my kitchen library. Melissa’s Blog is called “The Clothes Make the Girl” Melissa Joulwann Blog

Tammy Credicott Paleo Indulgences: Over the holidays I went a little baking-happy and made quite a few yummy treats from this book. Tammy’s Blog is called “The Healthy Gluten-Free Life”  Tammy Crdicott Blog

Amelia Simons: Paleolithic Slow Cooker Soups & Stews: Wow! I just got this cookbook on my Kindle and as I am typing this out there is an Italian Soup cooking in my slow cooker and making me crazy. Seriously, I might just have to turn it on “High” so I can have it sooner! Amelia’s books are featured at:  Amelia Simons Amazon.com page

Dallas & Melissa Hartwig It Starts with Food: I had this book as a giveaway back in November and it was so damn popular I had to bring it back. This is one of those “Paleo Bibles” I think everyone interested in the lifestyle plan should read. Check out the details of the book below and how to win your own copy right below…

It Starts with Food
Discover the Whole30® and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways

by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig

Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, the popular health and nutrition bloggers famous for their tough love, have helped tens of thousands of people develop a healthier relationship with food through their underground Whole30® program. Now, their program has gone mainstream with the release of their first book, It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways (Victory Belt Publishing, $26.95).
It Starts with Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to permanently change the way people eat, and transform their lives in profound and unexpected ways. “Our recommendations are based around the framework of a Paleo diet, but it’s not about history…it’s about health in today’s modern food landscape,” explains author, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Whole30 co-founder, Melissa Hartwig. “Our program achieves amazing results in just 30 days by giving readers a clear and simple plan focused on eating nutrient-dense, fast food, 100-calorie pack, eat-on-the-fly era, our book introduces a new perspective for how people approach each mealtime.”
Through their program, thousands of people have reported the astounding elimination of a variety of symptoms related to lifestyle-related conditions like diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and fatty liver disease; autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s and celiac disease, and psychological conditions like bipolar disorder, depression, and ADHD.
The Hartwigs detail not just the “how” of their Whole30 program in their new book, but also the all-important “why.” It Starts with Food reveals how specific foods may have a negative impact on how people look, feel, and live—in ways that many never associate with their diets. They address psychological attachments to unhealthy foods, and offer a strategy for banishing unhealthy cravings, habits, and patterns.’
The capstone of the program is their powerful nutritional reset—the Whole30—designed to support the immune system, heal the gut, and restore a healthy metabolism.
The end result is a balanced, sustainable way of eating that promotes a healthier relationship with food, optimal health, and radically improved quality of life.
Co-author Dallas Hartwig, a licensed physical therapist and certified sports nutritionist, agrees, saying, “Food can change your life, and It Starts with Food will show you how.”
About the Authors
Dallas Hartwig earned a BS in anatomy and physiology and an MS in physical therapy from Andrews University and has been a licensed physical therapist since 2001. He co-owned and operated a strength and conditioning facility with Melissa until founding Whole9 in 2009. He is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition and an RKC-certified kettlebell instructor.
Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition, an RKC-certified kettlebell instructor, and a current candidate for a master’s of science in health and nutrition education at Hawthorn University. She co-owned and operated a strength and conditioning facility with Dallas until founding Whole9 with him in 2009.

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Registration open for @FitnessMagazine @MoreMag Half-Marathon (Central Park April 14) 0

Hello Half-Marathoners!

The More Magazine/Fitness Magazine 1/2 Marathon Registration Opens Now!

More/Fitness Women's Half Marathon

More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon

Full deatils are listed here. Good luck all of you wacky runners!

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR MORE MAGAZINE/FITNESS MAGAZINE WOMEN’S HALF-MARATHON Over 10,000 Women Expected for 10th Anniversary Race in Central Park on April 14th

NEW YORK, N.Y., (January 24, 2012) – More and FITNESS magazines announced today that registration is open for the 2013 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event.

The 13.1-mile race is open to women runners and walkers of all ages. Registration is accepted online at http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/more-magazine-fitness-magazine-womens-half-marathon-2013.To enhance the race-day experience for all, the size of the event will be capped, so participants are encouraged to register early.

“This race started ten years ago with just over 2,000 runners and is now the largest women’s-only half-marathon in the country,” says More Editor-in-Chief, Lesley Jane Seymour.  “This race has become the destination for women from all over the country—first time runners, elite athletes, women who have overcome an illness—to come together to challenge themselves to reach new goals—and cross that finish line!”

More and FITNESS are co-hosting the event with the New York Road Runners and are expecting more than 15,000 runners and spectators in New York’s Central Park on April 14, 2013. Athleta and Skechers are the presenting sponsors, Duane Reade, Oakley and Tonalin are the official product sponsors, Hole in the Wall Gang is the charitable partner, CARE is the Expo sponsor and The Better Show is the official media partner.

“Every year, women from all over the U.S. and the world flock to this race for a fun, empowering run,” says Fitness Editor-in Chief, Betty Wong. “I look forward to sharing the course with these fit and fierce females and having a blast celebrating our tenth anniversary!”

The event weekend will kick off on April 12th and April 13th with a two-day Health & Wellness Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th),  where women can participate in various health-oriented activities, pick up their runners’ bags and bibs and meet magazine editors and running experts. The Expo is free to the public and will feature health screenings, fitness seminars, food and product sampling, shopping, sweepstakes and more. On race day, supporters and spectators are welcome to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to enjoy live music, complimentary samples and sweepstakes.

“The incredible partnership with More magazine and FITNESS magazine is one that we are very thankful for and continually inspired by,” says Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of New York Road Runners. “Together we have been able to motivate hundreds of thousands of women to run, move and make a meaningful commitment to their health and well-being. We are thrilled to celebrate the tenth running of this extraordinary event and look forward to seeing the excitement of these women as they cross both the start and finish lines in April.”

More and FITNESS also invite all half-marathon participants to raise money for Hole in the Wall Gang, a non-profit, residential summer camp and year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. Women will be given the option to make a donation when registering for the event. Registrants can also opt to run on behalf of Team Hole in The Wall to raise money directly for the charity.

Registrants can also donate to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women around the world to help end global poverty.

For more race details, free training guides and registration information, please visit: http://www.morefitnesshalf.com/

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine Feb Issue with Top Workout DVDs #fitblog #FitFluential 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 

 Fitness: February 2013

Model Annalaina Marks photographed by Terry Doyle

Model Annalaina Marks photographed by Terry Doyle

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Power Play”

Ooh, I loved these moves that (in my mind) imitate swooshing down the slopes of Chamonix! (A big dream of mine though I admittedly do not know how to ski.) This comes from trainer Stephanie Levinson who created the “Aspen Ascent” class at the Sports Club/LA in New York.

Now I want to hang out in a lodge and sip whiskey, dammit!

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“10 Hottest Workout DVDs”

Fitness compiled a list of their favorite workout DVDs and I have to say that now I need to add a bunch to my collection. Here is the list:

  1. Denise Austin: Shrink Belly Fat
  2.  Pure Barre: Pre Barre Mile High 2
  3. Ellen Barrett: Live Grace & Gusto
  4. Kristin McGee: S3 Strong, Sexy, Svelte
  5. Spark People: Total Body Conditioning
  6. Amy Bento Ross: Kettlebell Power
  7. Jeanette Jenkins: Cardio Kickboxing
  8. Dance Off the Inches: Latin Dance Party
  9. Amy Dixon: Breathless Body Volume 2: The Edge
  10. Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution

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“Dressed to Chill”

Tonight in Brooklyn (as I am drunkenly typing this post) it is fah-reezing and I cannot imagine wearing anything but flannel pajamas in the near future. BUT, this page has some super-cute “get warm” items that give me the “I Wants.”

(Roxy Coral Socks on top--damn cute!)

(Roxy Coral Socks on top–damn cute!)

“Reboot Your Running”

Believe it or not, winter is the perfect time to get your running game reworked and sorted out. Follow this plan by Brad Hudson, co-author of Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon.

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“The Eye-Opening Truth About: Protein”

I am a big believer in a high protein food plan (I do NOT call it a diet) but read this feature first before considering making any changes in your own menu.

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“Sculpt Sexy Arms”

Brynn Jinnett of the Refine Method studio in New York City developed these moves that will make your arms look even more beautiful than they already are!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Keep on Ticking” Heart disease is responsible for the deaths of 1 in 3 women in the U.S. so please read this article and take better care of your ticker. Please.
  • “ReVealeD: Secrets to Perfect Skin” I love me my beauty stories and my skin is a new obsession because I am getting creaky and old. Liked this article very much!
  • “In the Bag” If you are in the market for a new gym bag—check out page 61 of this issue.
  • “The Perfect Match” Laura Dave writes about discovering her love of Pilates after trying out so many other workouts. Keep at it until you find yours!

Overall Grade:

A- Loved the workout pages and will bust my Amazon.com budget on workout DVDs now.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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