What Did We Learn This Month?
SELF: January 2013
SELF Cover Star for January:
Kaley stars in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory (I have never seen it—should I check it out?) who is a big-time animal lover (just rescued her third pit bull—good on you Kaley as well as a spinning fanatic. (SELF doesn’t mention which studio she likes but it sounds like Soul Cycle to me.)
Check out Kaley’s “Theories on Life” right here at this link from Self.com
So What Else is in the January SELF?
“Look Dope on the Slopes”
I have not been on a pair of skis in almost 15 years but if I could wear something super-cute (say, one of the outfits below) you would see me covered in snow right away.
According to SELF readers, a whopping 93% of them need help raising their energy levels (changing my diet upped mine people—just sayin’…) Here we get advice on all kinds of ways to charge your own batteries.
“Butt & Gut”
Ooh—I liked these pages! If you have an exercise ball handy I suggest you try out these moves from trainer Bernie Zurella of Gold’s Gym in. Zurella is a former kickboxing fighter and Army drill sergeant who has a waitlist for folks who want to take his “Butt and Gut” class.
Here is a link for his workout as well: http://www.self.com/fitness/workouts/2013/01/firm-your-butt-in-six-moves-slideshow?intcid=trail1218#slide=1
“Jump Start Diet (JSD)”
SELF has a six-day diet plan which includes one ditch day (which is why the model below is seen with ice cream, I guess?) Developed by Patricia Bannan, R.D. (Eat Right When Time is Right) you can sign up online to try the JSD and win prizes at self.com/jumpstart.
“10-Minute Tone UP”
All you need is an exercise band to do these moves from Alexander Kaufman, creator of P.E.P.P.E.R. (Practical Exercise Personally Planned Equals Results) in New York City.
The Rest of the Best of the January SELF:
- “Trapped at Work” A new year can mean a whole new beginning job-wise. If you are ready to make a career change—check out this article before you begin making the big leap.
- “Why A.M. Exercise Rules…” I know for me—if I don’t exercise out of the way first thing in the morning I can wind up losing motivation as the day wears on. If you need advice on how to get your butt out of bed in A.M.—check out page 46.
- “Feed Your Face” I love my beauty stories and this one is filled with “trendy nutrition boosters.’ LUV!
A- If you are looking for some 2013 motivation—check out SELF!
Have you read the January SELF yet? What was your favorite feature?What are your favorite winter workouts? Post a comment when you can!
You can check out SELF online at: www.Self.com
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