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The Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast with Jillian Michaels as our first guest of 2017!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Shape magazine with Jillian Michaels!! 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape

July/August 2014

Jillian Michaels photographed by Don Flood

Jillian Michaels photographed by Don Flood

 

Shape Cover Star for June/August 2014:

OMG! The one and only Jillian Michaels is on the cover and looking as fierce as always. Jillian turned 40 this year and is feeling pretty darn good about her life (and WHY not?) Inside the magazine she is butt naked and showing offer her strong physique. (Mrow!)

We also get the second-part of her exclusive Summer Shape Up plan if you want to try out her personal “Bodyshred” class on your own.

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What else is on the July/August issue of Shape?

Venus Williams

I am a proud ambassador for EleVen by Venus workout wear created by the incredible Venus Williams who has a degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Go Venus!

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“Float Your Boat”

Kayaking is such a wonderful way to enjoy the water and get in an excellent upper body workout. Here we get tips for a day of paddling from pro Christie Eastman.

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“Stay Toned on the Road”

If you are travelling this summer (and good on you if you are!) this workout created by trainer Mike Donavanik utilizes a chair & a wall to get in a perfect 15-minute workout.

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 “Water Works”

Shape gives us a whole page of gear to help you spend a day splashing around in style. (The Astral water safe shoes give me the “I wants.”)

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“Hit Your Stride”

Elliptical training expert Annette Comerchero created “EllipFit” in Los Angeles and you can try her exclusive workout here.

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

  • “Sunscreen Savvy” There is much more to sunblock and sunscreen than just lathering it on and hoping not to get burned. The best products for all outdoor activities plus how to apply them effectively.
  • “Brave New Workouts” Top fitness experts talk about trying all kinds of ‘scary” workouts from CrossFit to obstacle races to Krav Maga. (need to try that last one!)

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  The July/August issue is an action-packed magazine you can take to the beach and enjoy. See you in September Shape!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Shape Magazine with Ivanka Trump on the Cover 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape

May 2014

Ivanka Trump photographed by James Macari

Ivanka Trump photographed by James Macari

Shape Cover Star for May 2014:

Ivanka Trump is on the cover and looking fantastic. The busy mom of two kids is a Wharton School grad who just happens to be the Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for the Trump Organization. (Before you yell “nepotism” understand she worked for other companies before joining her father’s office and is known for being hard working and down to earth.)

Ivanka is also a judge on Celebrity Apprentice and credits her mother’s work ethic for making her eager to be both a mom and a professional.

She keeps in shape with regular spin classes and a few mat moves created by her trainer Rhonda Malkin which you can see here:

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What else is on the May issue of Shape?

“Mix Masters”

I want just about everything on this page but especially the Soul Transform Headphones. (Can someone hook a fit chick up?)

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“Have a Ball”

If you are looking for a new workout to try at the gym—check out this soccer-inspired circuit from trainer Scott Piri of Team Expos in Los Angeles.

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“Blaze a Trail”

Summer is finally in our sites and I for one want to go for a nice long hike in the great outdoors. Professional rock climber Katie Lambert offers her best advice to keep safe while enjoying nature live and in person.

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 “Upward Bound”

And if you need some new gear for your hike…check out this selection!

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Shape Summer Shape-Up”

Hey, have you heard of Jillian Michaels? She has a pretty neat workout in this issue.

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

  • “London Calling” Editor in Chief Tara Kraft Lowenstein has moved on to a new life in London with her brand new husband. Good luck in the UK Tara!
  • “Here Comes the Sun” Believe it or not you need to change out your sun lotions every year in order to make sure your skin is safe. Shape has a great selection here for all types of skin types.
  • “Get Phone Smart” Sure we all love our cell phones but they can also be dangerous (stop texting and walking, people!).

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  I liked the articles and the workouts in the May issue!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with Britney on the Cover!! #fitbloggin 7

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape: June 2013

Britney Spears photographed by Don Flood

Britney Spears photographed by Don Flood

 

 Shape Cover Star for June:

Britney!  Alert all of your gay friends—because the queen of Pop is on the cover of Shape and looking totally amaze balls!  Brit Brit is about to head off to Las Vegas for a two-year deal with Planet Hollywood (they are still around?) so the singer and dancer is going through her paces to get as fit as possible to put on an amazing Extravaganza every night.

Tops on her list for fun active type things to do is yoga and inside we get photos of Britney going through her favorite poses. She practices at the EQI Yoga Studio in Los Angeles with the owner Elizabeth I. (That is not a typo. Really!)

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So what else is inside the June Shape?

 

“Team Up to Firm Up”

For those looking for a “couple’s” workout—try this one from the insanely gorgeous duo Heidi & Chris Powell who starred in Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Chris’s new book it titled Choose More, Lose More for Life and is on sale now.

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“Walk this Way”

Shirley Archer, author of The Walking Deck: 50 Ways to Walk Yourself Healthy shows how to get ‘a serious sweat session” from a good old-fashioned powerwalk.

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“Rule the Court”

Tips for you wanna be tennis pros from Mary Joe Fernandez, former singles champ and U.S. Fed Cup captain.

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“Tame Your Trouble Zones”

Another fabulous workout from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels that will help you get a hard body.

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Sarah Chalke

The actress talks about how she stays in shape in spite of a busy life. (She will always be “Becky” from Roseanne to me!)

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

  • “Well Suited” Shape asked fashion expert Stacy London to pick the best bathing suit for every figure type.
  • “Nice Hotels Don’t Have Bed Bugs” This month I head to Fitbloggin’ and you just know that I am ripping this page out as a guide for my hotel room. (For sure!)
  • “Surprising Skin Savers” The latest research on the best ways to prevent skin cancer (outside of the usual “wear sunblock and stay the heck out of the sun when you can” stuff)

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Tons of good workouts are featured and that always makes me happy. So nice to see Britney looking healthy and strong!

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

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with @AliSweeney on the Cover! #fitbloggin 3

What Did We Learn This Month? 

 Shape: May 2013

Alison Sweeney photographed by Nino Munoz for Shape.

Alison Sweeney photographed by Nino Munoz for Shape.

Shape Cover Star for May:

Alison Sweeney graces the cover in a cute bikini showing off her tone frame. “Ali” has become something of a fitness fanatic since becoming host of The Biggest Loser adding triathlons to her workout schedule after conquering her first marathon.

Ali was a bit of a carb/sugar addict when she was younger but after her dentist discovered a large number of cavities while getting a check-up in her 20s she began her transformation into adapting a more healthy lifestyle.

Here are Ali’s “Success Strategies” from the Shape Interview:

  • Readjust Your Food Attitude
  • Step Up Your Game
  • Open Your Mind
  • Be a Little Lazy

If that doesn’t offer you enough “Ali” how about a peek at some of her favorite moves she learned from trainer Steve Lee.

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So what else is inside the May Shape?

 

“Summer SHAPE Up Workout”

If you are looking for a workout created by Jillian Michaels to up your game—try this one (below) the famous badass created for Shape.

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“Give Your Gym Bag a Checkup”

Spring cleaning should apply to your gym bag as well as your home and here are tips to keep yours ship shape. (Gaw—I can’t even think about my gym bag right now…)

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“Lean Machine”

If you have any interest in learning about Pilates reformer techniques—check out this feature! You can get “insider tips” from trainer Chris Ann Reuter of JK Zen Fitness in Los Angeles.

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“Field Day”

Here we get an awesome workout should you have the ability to get out onto an open field and play created by trainer David Siik who is based in Los Angeles.

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“2013 Shape Sun Awards”

Summer is the time to take your badass bod outside but please remember to protect your skin with some of the excellent products featured here. Please!

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“The Yin/Yang Workout”

Trainer Jessica Smith and her husband Guillermo Gomez (fourth-degree black belt) offer us this 30-minute routine that combines graceful moves with kickboxing.

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

  • “Hot Wheels” Shape features really cool bikes on page 76.
  • “Bosom Buddies” This is the title for one of my favorite shows of all time and an article about workouts bar tops in the May issue.
  • “Skin Cancer by the Numbers” Once again—if you are going to play outside PLEASE use sunscreen. Shopping in open markets counts as play as far as I am concerned.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Excellent workouts and smart features makes me a happy fit chick!

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

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine with @JillianMichaels on the Cover!!! 11

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: April 2013

Jillian Michaels photographed by Justin Stephens

Jillian Michaels photographed by Justin Stephens

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Jillian Michaels

Oh boy—my love for Jillian grows by leaps and bounds with every interview. In this one for Fitness she admits that while she loves her kids to death—they also drive her crazy sometimes.  She also admits she now checks her e-mails while on the StiarMaster instead of giving 100% to all of her workouts (a big “no-no” before for the strict trainer.)

Jillian also gives us a look at her exclusive “Bodyshred” workout that is taught at Crunch gyms all over the U.S.

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“Spring Shoe Guide”

Ooh, do we see some cute sneakers in this issue? YES!

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“Tech Support”

Fitness shows us the best new gadgets to upgrade your workouts.

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“Walk Off the Weight”

Check out this 45-minute walk created by Danny Dreyer of Chi Walking that will help you get in a good sweat without aggravating your joints.

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“Hit the Spot”

Fabulous workout from Lauren Boggi (founder of The Lithe Method) that utilizes a Spri Sponge Ball (but you can switch it out with a “slightly deflated soccer ball.”

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Seven Ways to Save on Healthcare” Most of us spend an astounding $3157 a year on out of pocket healthcare costs. (Whoa!) Here are some tips to save some cash while remaining healthy.
  • “Have No Fear” I am big on trying to conquer your fears (not always successful at it) and this article in helping in identifying ways you can learn to deal with the things that scare you most.
  • “Eye Openers” I don’t know if my eyes look so heavy lately due to this crappy weather but I am trying some of the beauty products mentioned here to open up my peepers a bit more.
  • “Don’t Sweat It” Speaking of beauty tips—this section talks about common glam mishaps that can happen when you work out and how to avoid them.

Overall Grade:

A The April issue is a fun and informative read to get us all (finally) ready for Spring!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health mag. @goodhealth featuring @JillianMichaels on the Cover! 11

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health: March 2013

Jillian Michaels photographed by Jim Wright

Jillian Michaels photographed by Jim Wright

Health Cover Star for March:

Jillian Michaels–Whoo hoo!

America’s favorite cranky trainer is back with a new book—SLIM FOR LIFE and shows off some major hot moves in the new issue of Health.  (The only workout pages we get this month by the way—what gives?)

Jillian is now a busy mom of two, Lukensia (2 ½) and son Phoenix (10 months,) and raises her new brood along with her partner Heidi Rhodes. What the badass trainer didn’t take into account when deciding to become a mom to two kids at once was how she would fit in exercise into her new crazy, busy schedule (Sounds familiar anyone?)

Well, we are all in luck because in this issue of Health because Jillian offers her easiest “Ways (Ever!) to Drop 10 Pounds” as well as her own circuit routine you can do at home. See it for yourself here!

Love the "Figure 4 Squat!"

Love the “Figure 4 Squat!”

So what else is inside the March Health?

“25 Fresh and Easy Ways to Get Healthier”

All sorts of tips here on how to get your life on a healthier track including nuking the dish sponge (who knew?) dropping your panties (really!) and turning DOWN your iPod ear buds once in a while (gradually losing your hearing sucks.) Check out the magazine for yourself to find out why.

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“Exercise-Proof Your Workout”

The weather sucks completely right now and even I, Brooklyn Fit Chick, can lose motivation to go out and get my workout on when my body is screaming for my flannel pajamas and the DVR remote. So I liked these motivational tips on how to get my cold, excuses-making butt to the gym.

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“Wine or Waistline”

Did you know that alcohol slows down your metabolism? Especially in the belly where it will help store food as fat? I am not giving up my red wine anytime soon but this is an interesting feature on how to drink mindfully.

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“Your Stomach: A User’s Guide”

Having a tummy that behaves can mean the difference between a great day and the worst day of all time as far as I am concerned. So this article was really helpful for me. (Did any of you get that stomach flu that went around last month? The worst, right?)

(Blerg--was their dairy in that sauce?)

(Blerg–was their dairy in that sauce?)

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

• “Skin Doctors Reveal All” I love me some beauty stories and this one features the best skin doctors in the business offering advice on which products you should get today.  (Many available at your local drug store!)

 “How Bad is That Habit, Really?” Do you sleep with your makeup (never!) on or pop your zits (ew)? Find out if your undercover beauty habits are good or bad for you. (And for Pete’s sake-stop popping those zits!)

• “Should You Buy Your Meds Online?” If you have crummy health insurance (like I do) then this article will be really helpful.

• “Pump Up Your Immune System” How to stay healthy when the flu strains reach a Stephen King-like level.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade: B Once again we skimped on workout pages. What is happening with that Health? The rest of the magazine is a smart read, however.

Did you see the new Health magazine? What was your favorite section? How much do you love Jillian Michaels? Or does she scare the living sh*t out of you?

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog with @JillianMichaels book giveaway! Plus @SELFmagazine @FitnessMagazine @Shape_Magazine 26

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 24: Featuring My Latest Stack of Magazines to Go Through, My “Lip Threading” Mishap, The Latest Update on my Sexy Coccyx, Plus My Next Groovy Book Giveaway! Jillian Michaels’ SLIM FOR LIFE: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss  

Jillian Michales new book

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! How are you?

Things are good by me but busy, busy, busy on the day today (as I write this post) so I must keep things brief. (Sorry!) But the good news is that not only do I have a fabulous book giveaway (Jillian Michaels’ Slim For Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss) but I have THREE copies to give away—whoo hoo! So let’s get to the deets.

On today’s Vlog (below) I discuss:

• My most current stack of magazines with some I plan to feature on the Blog soon and the ones I read for fun. (Really!)

• My “lip threading” nightmare and how grotesque my mouth area looks right now.

• The latest news on my coccyx bone bruising.

• The damn book giveaway—so let’s get on with it already, people!

Got that? Now here is some more information about Jillian Michaels’ SLIM FOR LIFE: SLIM FOR LIFE My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss  

Every week, health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels energizes and motivates her millions of fans and followers — via television, her New York Times bestselling books, and her website podcasts — with her invaluable, straight-talk, tell-it-like-it-is guidance on losing weight and getting fit. Now she’s back with the book they have been begging for, SLIM FOR LIFE: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss (Harmony Books, on sale February 12).

In SLIM FOR LIFE, Jillian cuts through all the conflicting and complicated information about losing weight. Taking everything she’s learned, she has crafted an easier approach to helping you win your battle with weight so you can slim down for life. She shares her hard-earned secrets made simple — no gimmicks — all strategies and tips on eating, moving, shopping, and living that will transform your body.

Jillian has cracked the weight-loss code, giving you everything you need to personalize the plan and achieve dramatic results. There are calorie-crunching movements that get your burn on, ideas on avoiding self-sabotage, and methods to supercharge your slim. Plus, she offers hundreds of simple ideas and answers to those challenges and situations that might have thrown you off your game in the past. In SLIM FOR LIFE, Jillian reveals her secrets on:

• Optimizing your fat-burning potential

• Handling hunger and cravings, as well as avoiding diet trends that damage your metabolism, making it harder for you to lose

• Cracking the exercise code, because the quality of your workout — more than quantity — holds the key to success

• Inspiration to change course, build support, and cultivate lasting motivation

• Surefire ways to navigate pitfalls presented by those situations you come up against – from “It’s not in my budget” and time constraints to fitting in workouts with kids

• Facts about fasting, and why it is never a good idea

• How to eat, move, work (yes, work) and live in manageable and enjoyable ways that facilitate a slim physique

• How to supplement strategically with easy and tasty slimming foods and substitutions

• Managing stress to help ignite your metabolism

• How to “green your routine,” and remove toxins from your food and home to help you get and stay slim

• Plus, dressing to accentuate your slim, and the beauty products that support your health, not derail it

With savvy tips and actionable advice, Jillian Michaels helps you build a personalized plan that will bring out your inner slim, forever. Her advice is doable, sustainable, fast, and affordable. In SLIM FOR LIFE, Jillian is the advocate you’ve always wanted and the weight-loss coach who helps you taste success by doing what’s manageable for your life, while giving you better results than you imagined possible.

If you are interested winning a copy of Jillian’s new book (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 @JillianMichaels

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, February 25th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

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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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