What Did We Learn This Month! @WomensHealthMag with @ElizabethBanks on the Cover! 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: September 2013

Elizabeth Banks photographed by James White

Elizabeth Banks photographed by James White

Women’s Health Cover Star for September 2013: 

Elizabeth Banks is on the cover of both the front and back of the magazine as this is their annual “Fall Fashion Special.” Whoo hoo!

Elizabeth seems like such a warm and nice person who just happens to be a successful actress. She has been with her husband all of her adult life and they have two boys together under the age of three-wow!

Her next film will be The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which comes out in November and the trailer alone is making me giddy. (My inner 12 year-old is dying to see it!)

The interview in this issue lists “23 intriguing things” about the actress including the fact she has 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@ElizabethBanks,) is a big fan of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and stays slender by splitting  one appetizer and one entrée with her husband when they go out to eat (which completely bums me out.)

Here is a photo of Elizabeth in a New wave-inspired from the back cover.

 

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So what else is in the September issue of Women’s Health

“Take the Women’s Health Chin-Up Challenge”

Just today someone in my Bootcamp class asked me if “girls can do chin-ups”—this was from a grown woman. Grrrrr. Anyhoo, Women’s Health is offering their own six-week plan. You can follow the editors on Twitter at the “ChinupChallenge” hashtag.

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 Flour Power”  

Want to learn the difference between almond flour, quinoa flour, barley flour and more? Check out this page!

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“Cardio Redifined”

Whether you love nothing more than a high-intensity aerobics or would rather lift weights—trainer Brett Hoebel has a plan here for you to get your heart beating.

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“15-Minute Workout”

Trainer Alli McKee has a workout here that will get your gams in shape.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Is Aspirin the New Wonder Drug” Women’s Health looks into the benefits taking aspirin.
  • “Diet-Friendly Drive Thrus” Not sure I buy the concept of eating anything from a fast food place. (I worked at one when I was 16!)
  • “I Survived A Shipwreck at Sea” Amazing true story about a woman (Kate Suski) who survived being stranded in the ocean for over 14 hours. Yikes!

Overall Grade:

A-! So much here to enjoy though funnily enough the fashion pages were not my favorite this time. Normally I like their style pages. Oh well, maybe next month?

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

 

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 46 Talking about Forgiveness, “Barbra” and (Not) Getting Old #SweatPink 8

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 46

Featuring: “She’s Nacho MamaPodcast Shout Out, Learning to Forgive Yourself and

My “GI Jayne” Kickboxing DVD

GI Jayne

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all? Things have been pretty good by me but I have been thinking quite a bit lately on the topic of forgiveness. How, for me, it is so much easier to forgive someone who has hurt me than for me to forgive myself when I make a mistake. Are any of you like that? Do you beat yourself up emotionally when you fail to reach a goal or make a totally dumb error of judgment? Lately I have noticed many of my friends on Twitter and Facebook castigating themselves for bot ordering the “right” thing for lunch or not running long enough even though the weather is nice. Why do we do that?

This past week I made an error of judgment with a client which I could have avoided if I had just asked a question at the beginning versus trying to find the answer on my own (long, boring story.) And honestly—it has bothered me for the last 3 days straight. The only time I feel good about myself completely is when I am teaching and can shut out the voices in my head. Does this sound familiar to any of you? How do you handle it? I would love to get your tips!

 

Anyhoo—let’s get to the short list of what I am covering on this week’s Vlog:

  • The Power of Margos! Thanks so much to my good friend Margo who included me in her amazing Blog and Podcast and giving a shout to my Vlogs. (I am in such great company by the way!)
  • The Power of Forgetting the Past: My good friend Marrilee Wilson and her story of forgiving a former coworker.
  • Forgiving Myself: My difficulty in forgetting my mess-ups and seeing the same thing in many of my online friends.
  • The Fantastic “Old is the New Fat Talk” post by Miz Fit Online (Carla Birnberg)
  • Buyer & CellarA terrific play that is a fictional account of Barbra Streisand’s home mall. Really!
  • My good friend Alicia of Poise in Parma who helped me with this week’s groovy DVD giveaway.

 

Here is this week’s Vlog post:

 

Here is more information about this week’s giveaway:

Cleveland-area Fitness Trainer “GI” Jayne Engeman Delivers a Punch With Kickboxing DVD Release

Reach for your goals. Experience the fulfillment of treating your body right.

CLEVELAND, May 14, 2013 /—GIJAYNEFITNESS (gijaynefitness.com) and trainer-entrepreneur Jayne Engeman debut first home workout DVD –GIJAYNEFITNESS Kickboxing – on May 28, 2013. GI Jayne Engeman harnesses over 25 years of fitness teaching experience in this 30-minute high impact kickboxing boot camp, designed with your body in mind, and challenges you to kick it with GIJAYNE.

The Workout
Kick start your day with GIJAYNEFITNESS Kickboxing. What began as GI Jayne’s outdoor boot camp for local Clevelanders now moves the high energy training indoors and into your living room. Engeman invites you to challenge yourself with, “Straight forward moves with a lot of intensity! Nothing fancy, nothing complicated—just hard work!” The 30-minute total body kickboxing workout is designed specifically to target your arms, legs, core and butt.

The DVD

The Motivation
Full body fitness is a way of life for Engeman, and it can be for you too. GI Jayne Engeman was voted Best Group Fitness Instructor 2012 by readers of Northeastern Ohio’s Cleveland Magazine. She’s an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and was the Featured Instructor at the Cleveland Clinic Annual Health Fair (2012). She teaches a variety of fitness courses including boot camps, kickboxing, barbell, weight training, core training and indoor cycling.

Engeman has been delivering her fitness expertise to Cleveland-area participants for over two decades, but now you can experience her motivating spirit, encouragement and energy right in your home. She draws her motivation from helping her students experience personal growth and progress toward their fitness goals. She focuses on the journey – not the end result – and expects hard work along the way.

Engeman also understands how hectic life can become. “Make time for yourself and your body’s fitness, no matter how busy you are. You can’t continue to use your commitments to family or kids as excuses. You can set aside an hour for yourself and your lifestyle,” says Engeman. Jayne also has a unique message for participants in their 40s and 50s, “It’s not about how you look, but how you feel.” She considers it her personal goal to help each student incorporate daily fitness into their lives. GIJAYNEFITNESS Kickboxing producer, Christopher Harris explains, “Jayne has the gift of being able to bring people of different fitness levels together as one. Her intensity seems to bring out the best in people, and that’s why we’ve continued to support her and come back for more.”

Get Started Now! Find more information at:
www.gijaynefitness.com
http://twitter.com/GIJAYNEFITNESS
https://www.facebook.com/jayne.gijaynefitness.9
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jayne-engeman/29/362/15

About GIJAYNEFITNESS LLC
GIJAYNEFITNESS LLC, founded in 2009, offers fitness courses and merchandise by ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Jayne Engeman. Visit online at gijaynefitness.com

Disclaimer: Consult with your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program. The creators, producers, participants, and partners of this program do not assume liability for injury or loss in connection with this exercise program or instructions therein.

 

Go that? Okay—if you want to win a copy of this DVD, please do the following:

  • Post a comment in the section below.
  • Tweet out your interest to me @BrooklynFitChik and @GOJAYNEFITNESS

I will pick a winner at random (Continental U.S. only please) next Monday, August 12th. Thanks so much in advance and good luck!

 

Until next time…

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Check out @ShesNachoMama Podcast This Week! (Thanks Margo!) #fitbloggin 4

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK RECOMMENDS

She’s Nacho Mama Podcast

The Power of Margos!

The Power of Margos!

 

A big THANK YOU to my pal Margo of  This is Not You Mama’s Blog who mentioned moi on her podcast as among one of her favorite You Tube channels.  (Aw shucks!)

Check it out here!

http://www.nachomamasblog.com/2013/08/podcast-episode-50-youtube-playlist-and.html?m=1

All of you out there will bow to Margo Power!

Until next time…

BFC

 

 

What Did We Learn This Month? @BicyclingMag @MOREMag @MandFHers #fitfluential 4

What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, More and Muscle & Fitness Hers

 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

We are right in the middle of summer here and I am experiencing magazine doldrums here. Most produce July/August issues so it might be a little light on the review and recap side on my blog for the next couple of weeks. (Oh when do those September issues arrive already?)

Anyhoo—I did find a few that I enjoyed this month so let’s just dive into them today and have some fun, shall we?

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Bicycling: September 2013

  • “Sugar Shock” According to the New York Times food editor Matt Bittman sugar being added to our foods is “the biggest public health challenge facing the developed world.”  Bicycling magazine talks about how the sweet stuff will affect your rides and how to keep an eye on sugar and carbs.
  • “Take a Look” Loved this photo spread here which features cute bicycling fashions.  (Yes, they CAN be cute fashion creators!)
  • “City Guide: New York City” Now you know I have check out the “Brooklyn Ramble” section which featured in this article!
  • “Southern Comforts” Have you ever heard of the “Tour d’Epicure” which takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains? It sounds totally amazing!
  • “The Basics of Shifting” Honestly, I wish someone would have given me this advice on how to shift into gears properly when I first began to ride!

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

 

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MORE: July/August 2013

  • Charlotte Rampling: One of my biggest style icons talks about dancing in Mary Quant skirts (sigh!) in the 60s and her “not getting married” code of freedom. (LOVE this woman!)
  • “Foods that Age-Proof Your Brain” The things you need to eat and drink every day in order to stay mentally sharp.
  • Melissa McCarthy: Have any of you seen The Heat yet? I need to check it out but loved this interview with the actress in the meantime.
  • “Summer of Self-Discovery” If you are looking for books to dive into this summer—this article had some great ideas!
  • “She Got Rich Doing What?” MORE features incredible women who have made their bones doing everything from creating stylish fanny packs to making theater backdrops. Go Ladies!  

Check out MORE online www.more.com

 

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Muscle & Fitness Hers: July/August 2013

  • “Must-Try Move…Great Glutes” Advice on how to make your backside higher and tighter from Nathalia Melo (IFBB Bikini Pro,) Essence Monet (IFBB Figure Pro) and Bella Falconi (Fitness Model.)
  • Terry Crews: The smoking hot actor from HBO’s The Newsroom talks about his fitness motivators and the secrets to his 24-year marriage. (Does he have a brother?)
  • “Shortcut to Amazing Abs” Excellent moves from IFBB Bikini Pro Talia Terese.
  • “8-Minute Metabolism Booster” Five different moves from Icelandic CrossFit star Annie Thorisdottir.
  • Rutina Wesley: Tara from True Blood is played by an actress with arms I am working my tail off to get. Rutina avoids sugar and junk food when filming her sexy vampire series.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

That’s all for me today. Let me know what you are reading this month!

Until next time!

 

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog EP 45: Lights vs. No Lights, “Joe vs. The Volcano” and @NOWFoods Giveaway (Bonus Cat Video) 18

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 45

Featuring: “Lights Versus No Lights” in the Cycling Room, “Joe Versus the Volcano” and My NOW Foods Giveaway

Plus: Bonus Kitty Video (Tuxedo Cat Enchanted by iPad App)

 

You can win the orange backpack filled with NOW goodies. The kitty stays here with me.

You can win the orange backpack filled with NOW goodies. The kitty stays here with me.

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

This has been an emotional week for me with friends moving to hither and yond but I know that this is a part of life and that (thank goodness!) we live in the 21st Century so goodbyes never have to be final.

I also had a very interesting discussion with a friend of mine who is a fellow instructor and tough as nails as the saying goes. She is one of those “bright lights” people and I would rather live by candlelight if I could (far more forgiving to my Dark Irish looks!)

On top of all that—I have a big orange backpack filled with stuff from the goof folks at NOW Foods who have lots of freebie samples on their Facebook page.

So let’s just dive into today’s post, shall we?

First—I am sad to say the best neighbors in the world (they have lived upstairs from me for five years) have moved to a place called Raleigh, North Carolina and while I am sure it is a nice place—I will miss them terribly and selfishly hope they make it back to Brooklyn one day!

 

Second—I had lunch with a friend of mine (who is also an instructor) this week and she insists that she teach her indoor cycling classes with the lights on (they are fluorescent lights) so she can see everyone and all of her students can see her. I state that I can see fine if there is an ambient light source (which there is) and that it is more pleasing for the students who often ask for the lights to be turned off during the ride.

 

My whole life I have had a particular hatred for fluorescent lights and think I can sum up “why” perfectly by showing this scene from one of my favorite movies of all time—Joe Versus the Volcano. (If you are really impatient-just move it to the 3:53 mark and you will see what I am talking about.)

 

So where on you on this debate? Do you prefer lights off or on during your indoor cycling class? I want to hear from you!

Third—this week’s giveaway! It comes from the good folks at NOW Foods and it is a groovy backpack filled with tons of goodies. (Check out this week’s video post below to see what you can possibly win.)

I am not being paid to sponsor this giveaway. (Please consult your physician about what vitamins and supplements will work best for your lifestyle.)

 

Here is this week’s Vlog post:

 

Go that? So all you need to do (Continental U.S. residents only please!) is:

  • Post a comment below.
  • Tweet out your interest to me @BrooklynFitChik and NOW Foods @NOWFoods

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, August 5th by Noon eastern time. Good luck! Enter as often as you like! 

Now for those of you who want to watch a Tuxedo kitty become fascinated by an iPad app that imitates the sound of cats—here you go! (Goodbye E—you were a great neighbor! We will all miss you!)

 

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @goodhealth Health magazine with Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the Cover 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health: July/August 2013

Julia Louis-Dreyfus photographed by Cliff Watts

Julia Louis-Dreyfus photographed by Cliff Watts

 

Health Cover Star for July/August:

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I have yet to see VEEP but now I am dying to get through every episode because I just love JLD that much! Julia keeps in shape by running (she HATES cycling) and claims to be something of a “binge-knitter.”

So what else is inside the July/August Health?

“Gear Up for the Great Outdoors”

A whole page of cool gadgets and gear that gives me the “I Wants.” (Like those Stella McCartney hiking boots—me like!)

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“Is Something Fishy in the Seafood Aisle?”

Really important article about the safety issues of buying seafood. Read this one if nothing else!

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“How to Read a Label”

Have you wondered what all of those nutritional facts listed on the side of packaged food actually mean? This page will show you what to look for on the label before consuming.

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“Your Joints: A User’s Guide”

My hips and knees can be wonky at times so this information is always useful for me.

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

  • “How to Never Overeat Again” Seems like a big of a stretch to promise that, no?
  • “You Don’t Have to Dread Breast Cancer” Actress Angelina Jolie preventative mastectomy (while controversial) has given many women hope for a longer life and more control over their destiny.
  • “The Must-Eat List” The most healthful packaged foods are featured (including my favorite thing in the world—almond butter. Yum!)

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B- Kind of a stingy issue with no workouts. Not my favorite read this month. Looking forward to September though!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Summer Playlist Featuring Kid Rock, Bryan Adams, Lady Gaga and More #fitfluential 7

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“Summer Playlist” (50-minute Ride)

How much do you love this beach wrap?

How much do you love this beach wrap?

 

Hey there! Hi there! How there!

 

The heat! Can someone please give me some relief from this damn heat?!! I am so tired of having my air conditioning running 24/7 and fighting hair frizz and it is making me cuckoo.

 

However, I do love the longer days, drinks on rooftops and summer music so today I am presenting a list I created last year that features my favorite fun in the sun tunes. You’re welcome!

 

To set the mood, I am featuring a picture of myself from my childhood. Back then I couldn’t have cared less about the heat—I just wanted to get to the beach!

 

  • Summer of 69: Bryan Adams

I have a very hard time NOT singing along to this song. “Standing on your momma’s porch—you told me it would last forever!”

 

  • Vacation: The Go-Go’s

This is probably the best “vacation” song every written.

 

 

  • Fantastic Voyage: Coolio

Aw yeah! This makes me want to drive down the coast with my windows open.

 

 

 

  • Rain in the Summertime: The Alarm

I can listen to this anytime of the year.

 

 

  • Waterfalls: TLC

Aw, RIP Left Eye…

 

 

  • Spill the Wine: The Animals

If there is ever a song to enjoy while sipping on fruity drinks by a pool—it is this one!

 

  • All Summer Long: Kid Rock

Kid Rock was smart enough to mesh some of my favorite parts of Sweet Home Alabama and make it his own beer swilling theme. (I mean that as a compliment.)

 

  • Boys of Summer: Don Henley

Have you heard this song at top volume lately? It freaking rules!

 

  • Poker Face: Lady Gaga

Gaga always says “summer” to me for some reason.

 

  • Pumped Up Kicks: Foster the People

This was my favorite song a few years ago and you know what? I am STILL not sick of it.

 

  • Fly: Sugar Ray

Because I just wanna fly too.

 

  • Sexy & I Know It: LMFAO

For obvious reasons (I am too damn sexy and I know it!)

 

  • Steal My Sunshine: Len

I really loved this tune from the soundtrack of the film Go. (Whatever happened to Len?)

 

That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs. I am always looking for good tunes.

 

Until next time…

 

Ox Ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine July/August 2013 #sweatpink 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: July/August 2013

Model Deborah Mace (Elite Miami) photographed by Jeff Olson

Model Deborah Mace (Elite Miami) photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Firm Up, Slim Down”

Brian Nguyen (owner of Brik Fitness in Redondo Beach, CA) offers this workout which uses free weights to help develop muscles. Me likey!!

 

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“Play it Cool”

The heat—I can NOT take this heat anymore. Now if I had some of these groovy items that promise to cool me off while working out my attitude on it might improve. (Though I can’t guarantee it!)

 

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“White Out”

I am not a big tennis person (I can barely hit the ball back!) However, these skirts make me want to act all preppy and super WASP-y.

 

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“Best Road Trip Ever”

Looking for ideas for the rest of summer to both relax and get a good sweat going? Try this feature which includes a hike I MUST try out near Philly real soon.

 

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“Drive-Through Done Right”

Ever been on a road trip and had to face nonstop, lousy fast food options for your meals? (Yuck!) Fitness offers suggestions for “safe bets” to order from the top ten popular chains.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Running in the Family” Marathoner (and writer) Alyssa Shaffer talks about learning to run with her five-year old twins.
  • “Workouts Gone Wrong” There are tons of people out there doing a particular workout (coughs…CrossFit…coughs) that isn’t particularly a. safe or b. good for you. Get the details on what can go wrong  (with the aforementioned one as well as others) and how to avoid injury.
  • “Pool It” Are you one of those lucky so-and-sos who has access to a pool? I hate you! Kidding! Look at this feature for moves you can do while hanging out in your pool. (Your pool? I hate you!)
  • “Pour it On” If you love juice but worry about empty calories—here are some healthy options.
  • “Ditch the Sugar Habit” Tips on how to ditch the sweet stuff from your life.

Overall Grade:

A- Excellent read to get you through those hot summer days.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 44 @WalktheWalk Half-Marathon Recap plus Compression Socks and Tarted Up Bras #sweatybetties 12

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 44

Featuring: Walking All Night in NYC, Tarting Up Maidenform Bras, Compression Socks and More

 

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Yesterday/last night I had a hell of a fun time with our friend Toni Church of Running Loving Living and her buddy Crystal as they walked their first marathon and I competed my first half marathon for breast cancer awareness—yay us!

The charity is called The Moon Walk/Walk the Walk and after many years of taking place in the U.K. they held their first overnight walk in the U.S. which started and ended at Randall’s Island. A place that in all of my 18 years living here have never been to and I still have no idea what they actually do there or why it even exists.

The actual walk began at 10:30 pm and the point was to walk by the moonlight for either a half or full marathon wearing a colorfully decorated bra to show support of breast cancer survivors. Having never run much less walked a half marathon before—this seemed like a daunting task.

However, Toni is a very convincing person and, of course, I signed up to join her team–Empire Blue Cross.

Overall the night was fun and fabulous though I could have done without the heat, humidity or the drunks on Second Avenue.

Though, I must say, many of them were sweet enough to offer high-fives along with an encouraging “Atta girl Sweetie!” And they say you can’t meet a decent guy in New York!

 

But let us start at the beginning…

 

The day started with Toni, Crystal and I meeting up at the Millennium hotel and modeling our tarted bras provided by Maidenform. I was going to glue stars all over mine but the glue gun I bought did not contain any glue (grrr) so I slapped on a bunch of stickers and called it a whimsical day.

 

Toni went a foxier route…

 

Toni and Me Walk the Night

Then we headed up to Randall’s Island to look for our VIP tent.

Randall's Island? Where the hell is that?

Randall’s Island? Where the hell is that?

Did I mention the VIP tent? Well this Paleo-loving gal was so happy to be on the Empire/Blue Cross team because we got to hang out in the fancy VIP tent and chow down on some top quality nosh along with water provided by Balance Spring Water which rocked my word.

 

Nom Nom!

Nom Nom!

Before leaving I was able to meet Ms. New York United States 2013 Stephanie Jill Chernick who is totally adorable and I plan to interview soon to talk about her love of teaching kids fitness and health.

She is the gorgeous blonde to the left of me. (Of course I am made to pose with a line of hot, skinny 20-something cheerleaders before I take off for a 4-hour sweaty workout!)

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The walk itself was incredible (hoping to get more photos to post for you guys!) and though I was hoping to complete the whole marathon with Toni and Crystal—my knee gave out on me somewhere around the South Street Seaport and said TAKE ME HOME NOW!

 

So I did just that at the half-way mark. After bidding a fond farewell to my homies a sweet cop hailed me a cab to send me off into the night.

 

Here I am enjoying the ride home (ah—air conditioning!)

 

Jimmy Kimmel interviewing a totally bored (and boring) Bruce Willis.

Jimmy Kimmel interviewing a totally bored (and boring) Bruce Willis.

My cat Sarah greeted me when I finally got back to Brooklyn (about 2:30 am.)

 

Lights out now!

Lights out now!

And she meow-reminded me that I should wear my compression socks and knee brace to bed. So take a gander at this sexy shot fellas—you’re welcome!!

 

Try not to get too turned on looking at this.

Try not to get too turned on looking at this.

So those are my major walk highlights from my first half-marathon walk. Now on to my Vlog for this week! Here are the highlights:

 

 

Thanks for dropping by today! I will be back this week with my playlists and magazine reviews aplenty. So y’all come back, ya hear?

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Maria Menounos on the cover! 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: July/August 2013

Maria Menounos photographed by Tom Shirmacher

Maria Menounos photographed by Tom Shirmacher

Women’s Health Cover Star for July/August 2013: 

Maria Menounos who has an UNREAL body!!!! Maria is a host on the TV show EXTRA and is helping to judge the Women’s Health Next Fitness Star (more on that later.) She also has a rather unique laugh that I try to recreate here in this Vlog post.

The one thing that made me sad reading her interview was that she has a cup of hot water every morning to start her day. (Sounds very depressing to me…) Anyhoo, you can see Maria and ace trainer Harley Pasternak featured in the workout inside:

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So what else is in the July/August issue of Women’s Health

Women’s Health Next Fitness Star”

Women’s Health invites you to find the next workout superstar with their very own competition—.The Next Fitness Star.com. You can check out all of the finalists in this issue.

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 Food For Thought”  

Can junk food actually hurt your brain activity?  Learn about the good and bad foods for your brain here.

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“Chilling Effect”

Cool fitness gear that will help you beat the heat. (I  am eyeing a few things on this page!)

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“Soap Smackdown”

It’s the soap bars vs. the soap washes in this beauty smack down!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Hydrate for Your Health” Women’s Health talks about the importance of staying hydrated and “proper water consumption.”
  • “Go with the Pro” Oh how I probiotics…
  • “Even if You Live at Work, It’s Not Home” I really liked this article about people who overshare every single detail of their lives to everyone around them. (Boundaries, people!)
  • “I Survived Hurricane Sandy” Staten Island resident Kim Joyce survived the storm and has one hell of a harrowing story to tell. (Sorry about your sweet kitties Kim!)

Overall Grade:

B:  I say take this one to the beach (or by the pool) and enjoy this fun summer read. (However, I could have used more workouts.)

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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