Thursday, April 29, 2010

Live Life Now! Keep Pushing Play!

I say LIVE LIFE NOW. Be the best person you can be right now! Follow your passions, and be kind to yourself.

And exercise because:

You love and respect yourself and want to be fit and healthy.

You want to feel confident, be in control of your life, and be a happier person.

Everyone around you will benefit.

You will work out stress, and you will sleep better.

It is as necessary as breathing!

Be conscious and commit to making this day your very best day!

. . . And all that starts by PUSHING PLAY!

How I Overcame Compulsive Overeating

How I Overcame Compulsive Overeating
By Debbie Siebers, creator of Slim in 6®

My biggest challenge in life so far has been conquering my compulsive eating habit. I remember so clearly the hopelessness I felt because I had no control over my impulses. I would literally sit down to a pint of Häagen-Dazs® every day and swear that tomorrow I would start my diet. There are also vivid memories of me downing an entire bag of Chips Ahoy!® chocolate chip cookies and an entire big bag of Doritos®! I had those moments of sitting in my car, opening a jar of peanut butter, and polishing off almost half of it, and then driving to a fast food place for a burger and fries. And let's not forget the CHEESE! I am a Cheesehead, after all, and I would eat blocks of it at a time.

When I think of that now, it truly makes me sick to my stomach. How could my poor body handle that? No wonder my digestion was so screwed up and I have cellulite so bad—even now. You can't possibly expect to abuse your body like that and put such demands on your digestive system and not have major issues. I remember jogging around my block at 4:00 AM, desperate to burn off those calories, and then dropping down to the ground into a heap of tears praying for control and the strength to get my life on track. I do know that I was eating out of emotion—not knowing how to cope with certain feelings I was having.

I knew I had to confront my demons head on and figure it out. I'm not sure of the exact moment I decided to change. It was an accumulation of emotion and just being fed up with feeling and looking bad. Enough was enough! So, I joined a support group and through that program I learned how to eat properly. I learned about portion control.

Growing up, I was never taught any of those things. My mother had been severely overweight when I was growing up, and she loved to bake. And I mean BAKE EVERYTHING you can possibly think of. I would wake up every Saturday morning to hot chocolate chip cookies, gooey brownies, pies, homemade bread, you name it. I would stuff myself until I couldn't eat another bite. Having that support group made me accountable and got me on track. The first 12 pounds came off pretty easily. Then, it was a bit slower, but because I stuck with the program, it consistently came off.

When I moved to Los Angeles at 21, I was on my way to better health and felt more in control. I was a secretary at that time, so I sat most of the day. I definitely had bumps and challenges along the way, but I was determined to get the once lean, fit body back that I had when I was in high school as a cheerleader, gymnast, and sprinter! It was when I joined a gym and began working out with weights that I really started to see the changes. Unfortunately, I made a lot of the mistakes that many women do when they don't really understand how to exercise properly. I worked with heavy weights and didn't do enough cardio. So I got really strong, but I was very bulky! Also, I still was in the bad habit of eating three big meals a day instead of small little mini-meals throughout the day. It really wasn't until I was in my late thirties that I figured it out.

The last thing I needed to get control of was my love for sweets, and it wasn't easy . . . I decided to just starve myself of all carbs and sugars for about 2 weeks. It was truly amazing what happened. I sincerely didn't crave them anymore! I would never have believed in a million years that I would actually desire a delicious piece of fish with vegetables over a pizza!

I think having so much energy and feeling my body toned and lean also gave me extra incentive. Then, when I became a personal trainer at the gym I was working out at, I was literally exercising with my clients all day long doing ab and midsection routines with them. Before I knew it, my waist was tiny and my abs were ripped. I had a six-pack for the first time, and I was pumped!

Now if I really want to have a chocolate chip cookie, I'll have one . . . but only one. And sometimes, I don't even eat the whole thing. I am satisfied with a bite or two. For me, it was a major shift in the way I associated and looked at food. Also, the more educated and aware I became, the easier it was to treat my body with respect. I got into "right-thinking" mode and didn't want to sabotage myself anymore. Some of the tools that helped me along the way were thought-provoking, motivational, and inspirational books and tapes that would put me in the present moment. Now, there is such a wealth of extra support at your fingertips. Beachbody® has developed such an amazing community that you're crazy if you don't take advantage of it.

Get involved in the live chats and the Message Boards. Join the WOWY SuperGym®. Keep that journal every day to help you stay accountable. Empower yourself with knowledge and invest in YOU! You deserve it. You deserve to be happy and healthy! I know if I could do it, you can, too . . . we are all here to help cheer you on and support you to live your best life!

Now . . . GO PUSH PLAY!!


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Friday, April 23, 2010

Double-Duty Boost

Blast thorugh a tough workout with the power pairing of "GREEN TEA" & "WHEY PROTEIN" By: Tosca Reno & Jerry Kindela ( April 2010)


Ready in 5 minutes - makes 1 serving

1 Large Cup Green Tea, steeped from two bags

2/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce

1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed

1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder

Pinch Cinnamon

Ice Cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.

Nutrients per serving:
Calories:240, Total Fats:3g, Saturated Fat:1g, Trans Fat:0g, Cholesterol:40mg, Sodium: 50mg, Total Carbohydrates:33g, Dietary Fiber:6g, Sugars:23g, Protein:23g, Iron:1mg

Whey Protein - for muscle - For optimal results drink half of this shake before your workout and save the other half for afterward.

Green Tea - Catechins in green tea have been shown to dilate your arterial lining just 15 minutes after drinking! Improved vascular function allows your body to better reload your muscle cells with the fuel it needs immediately for muscle-building energy.

Flaxseed - Omega-3 essential fatty acids, found in flaxseed, help minimize potential muscle soreness brought on by postworkout inflammation.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Great Workout Deserves a Great Snack!

If you're like me, you sometimes need a little energy booster before or after you work out. After all, exercise is hard work!
When you're grabbing a snack before or after your workout, remember to pick something that's healthy! You don't want to replace all the calories you're either going to burn or have just burned! Some options are veggies, fruit, part-skim cheese sticks, low-fat cottage cheese or yogurt, a piece of toast or a small bagel, some whole-grain breakfast cereal, and a piece of pita with hummus or bean dip. These are all smart, low-calorie ways to replenish your energy.

Remember to stay hydrated, too! Water is always the best choice, so drink plenty before and after you work out. If you need something with a little more substance to keep you going, try a glass of skim milk! It has the nutrients you need, but it doesn't have all the sugar you'll find in those fluorescent-colored energy drinks. Now, that's the way to hydrate!

Morning Stretch with Denise Austin

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Because it helps you get fit. Studies have shown that people who schedule exercise sessions like any other important appointment are far more successful at sticking to a consistent, effective fitness program. When you stop treating your workout as just something you'll try to get around to, you're much less likely to skip it.

What's more, it just makes things easier. When you add the information in advance, you'll know exactly what workout routine you'll be doing and how long it will take, and you'll have a continuing record of your workouts that lets you know where you are and helps keep you motivated.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

A great eight hours of slumber, try:

Cutting the Noise: If your bedroom isn't a quiet sanctuary, block out noise with earplugs or a source of "white noise," like a fan or an air conditioner.

Removing the TV: You may feel as if you have to watch TV to fall asleep, but watching it in bed or even on your couch might prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. A disturbing newscast could leave you feeling agitated or anxious rather than relaxed. Laughing at a funny TV show may wake you up, rather than help you doze off. So, shut off the tube and go to sleep in peace!

Putting Away the Laptop: "Just one more e-mail..." Does that sound familiar? Working on your laptop or Blackberry in bed can get in the way of your much-needed rest. Besides, do you really want to dream about work?!

Curbing Your Puppy (or Kitty) Love: If you're an animal lover, and you let your pet sleep with you. He or she might be to blame for poor sleeping patterns. Sharing your bed with a furry friend can be disruptive, and if you're already sharing your space with a partner, you're sleeping in some cramped quarters! Consider purchasing a pillow or pet bed for your four-legged friend.

Bettering Your Bed: Believe it or not, your mattress, pillows, and bedding can affect the quality of your sleep. A lumpy old mattress may not support your back or neck, while a an overly stiff mattress can do more harm than good (despite what most people think), causing back pain instead of alleviating it. If your pillow is synthetic rather than feather, it may hold five times as much dust mite fecal matter, which can aggravate asthma symptoms. As for your bedding, find something soft and comfortable, and make sure you wash your linens at least once a

With these simple improvements, you're sure to enjoy a much more restful night's sleep right away.

Healthy Snacking

Stick to a sensible serving size and you're good to go!

Here are some ideas to get you snacking healthfully:

Cut up veggies with hummus
Sliced fruit with nonfat Greek yogurt
A few almonds or walnuts
Low-fat cottage cheese
Air-popped popcorn
Hard-boiled eggs
String cheese
Baked tortilla chips with salsa
Homemade smoothies or fruit shakes

Sunday, April 11, 2010

People who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Shine on!

Simple Ways To Add More Fiber Today

When it comes to nutrition these days, fiber is IT! Fiber is a nutrient that every one of you needs to include in your diet each day. According to the American Dietetic Association, most healthy adults should aim for 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day. Does that sound like a lot? Don't worry— it's not as hard to include in your diet as you might think!
Fiber is found in all the fresh and delicious foods I love: fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains. There are two types of fiber:

Soluble fiber is found in oats, barley, apples, pears, edamame and other soy products, dried beans and peas, and citrus fruit. This type of fiber may help reduce your cholesterol levels, which will protect you from heart disease.
Insoluble fiber is found in wheat bran, whole-wheat products, and most vegetables. This type of fiber may alleviate constipation by helping wastes move through your system faster.
Fiber is also fantastic because it fills you up so you eat fewer calories and lose weight! Research suggests that diets high in fiber may also reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Additionally, fiber may offer some protection against colon cancer, although studies have not produced consistent results.

Feeling pumped to get more fiber? Here are five simple ways to add fiber:

Eat fruit with breakfast every morning - try berries with your cereal, or slice a banana into yogurt.
Add lettuce, tomatoes, and onions to your sandwiches and swap white bread for whole wheat.
Throw a bag of mixed frozen veggies in the microwave for a veggie side dish that's ready in minutes!
Add vegetables to casseroles, soups, rice dishes - almost anything is better with more vegetables!
Drink plenty of water as you work on increasing your fiber intake.
Challenge yourself to try at least one of these tips every day in the coming week — before you know it, you'll be full of fiber, healthier, and feeling fabulous!

Morning Stretch with Denise Austin.
You can get in shape at any age. It's never too late to start taking care of you!

Q: I've never done yoga, but I see your Fitness Plan includes one day a week of it. What is yoga and why should I do it?

A: I love yoga! While it may seem different or intimidating if you've never done it before, it really shouldn't.

Yoga, which originated in India, is an ancient philosophy involving the unity of mind, body, and spirit. It incorporates an approach to achieving enlightenment through specific breathing exercises, meditation, and physical postures called asanas, also known as yoga poses. I've included several asanas in my Fitness Plan because they stretch and strengthen your muscles, improve circulation, and energize your entire body. Plus, they're incredibly relaxing!

A few to start off with are Child's Pose, a pose that stretches the back and is a relaxing, cool down move after a workout or hard day and Cobra Stretch, a pose that stretches your midsection and tones your buttocks and lower back. Trust me, once you try it, you'll be glad you added yoga, with all its benefits, to your workouts!

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Try This South-of-the-Border Breakfast

One of the best things about these breakfast burritos is that they can be made to order! People who like spicy food can ramp up the flavor with some hot sauce, people who aren't dieting can add a little low-fat cheese, and people who are following my plan can have a breakfast with plenty of zip but not a lot of calories!

Breakfast Burritos


1/2 cup firm red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 ripe avocado, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of salt
4 whole-wheat tortillas (7 1/2–inch diameter)
1/2 cup fat-free refried beans
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


To make the salsa:
In a small bowl, gently mix the tomatoes, avocado, lime juice, cumin, and pinch of salt. Cover and set aside.

To make the burritos:
Warm the tortillas in the microwave or a conventional oven according to the package directions. Cover with foil and keep warm. Place the beans in a small microwave-safe bowl, cover, and microwave on high power for 45 seconds, or until hot. Keep warm.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, water, salt, and pepper until well blended. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add the eggs and scramble until cooked but still moist.

One at a time, spread each warm tortilla with about 2 tablespoons of the beans and 1/4 of the eggs. Top each with about 2 tablespoons of salsa, reserving the rest to serve at the table. Roll up the tortillas, folding in the sides. Serve right away, with the remaining salsa.

Makes 4 servings

Per burrito: 290 calories, 32 g carbohydrates, 13 g protein, 12 g total fat, 210 mg cholesterol, 6 g dietary fiber, 480 mg sodium

Saturday, April 10, 2010

How to Lose More Weight

Being a Little Less Serious About Weight Loss Can Help You Lose Weight

Have you ever hopped on the scale during your annual checkup with your doctor and noticed that your weight hasn't changed a bit over the past year? But when you think about it, you realize that your weight has, in fact, gone up and down and up and down since your last visit? This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine, Tom, who lost 31 pounds, but then gained 33 back! When Tom stepped on the scale in his doctor's office, the doc said, "Your weight has remained constant." Then it hit him. All the hard work he'd been putting in . . . day in, day out, falling off the wagon and getting back on . . . had been summed up nicely by his doctor telling him, "Your weight has remained constant." For Tom, this was a huge disappointment. I wasn't necessarily surprised, though, because he always seemed to be on some sort of ambitious diet that left little room for error (in his latest attempt, he'd hired a personal trainer for daily sessions and greatly modified his eating habits). I know from experience that such an approach is usually a setup for failure because let's be honest: a vast change from your everyday routine isn't easy to sustain. This is what culminates in that vicious yo-yo dieting cycle.

If Tom's experience sounds familiar and you've also been a victim of the yo-yo . . . it's time to shift your focus and take the weight loss game a little less seriously. Instead of going all out on a diet that severely restricts your calories and has you schlepping to the gym at 4 AM to get a private session with a personal trainer, I want you to focus on the bigger picture. Go about it a bit more slowly, more progressively, more sensibly. First, see the entire year in front of you. Then concentrate on just the next 8 to 12 weeks. Commit to a plan that honors your weight and your health. Here are some ideas. . . some focuses to consider week by week:

Week 1:

Cut out refined and processed sugar; go for whole grain instead of starchy "white" carbs.

Week 2:

Eat more veggies, paying particular attention to leafy greens rich in vitamins and minerals; do 30 minutes of physical activity at least 3-4 times a week, even if that entails just a brisk walk.

Week 3:

Eat more omega-3-fatty acids in the form of flax (seed or oil) and fresh wild salmon.

Week 4:

Get more antioxidants in the form of whole fresh fruit, berries, and even green tea.

Week 5:

Eliminate trans-fatty acids and hydrogenated fats; choose healthy oils like olive, walnut, canola, and flaxseed.

Week 6:

Pay attention to getting enough fiber and calcium; boost exercise commitment to 60 minutes a session at least 3 to 4 times a week.

Week 7:

Focus on sources of hydration (eliminate sodas and curb caffeine and alcohol; drink lots of water).

Week 8:

Create your Survivor Kit (a small lunch or tote bag that has the right foods you can eat when you're on the go, or can't eat lunch or dinner on time, etc.

Week 9:

Identify foods you can't control portion-wise and completely eliminate them from your diet.

Week 10:

These ideas don't have to go in this order. Habitually eating right and making time for exercise is the only secret to lifelong health. Just remember: You can split up your workouts into two 30-minute sessions or three 20-minute sessions on a given day. It all adds up and it all counts! By: Kathy Smith

Friday, April 9, 2010


Only Skin Deep: A Guide to Preventing and Treating 4 Common Skin Ailments

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Only Skin Deep: A Guide to Preventing and Treating 4 Common Skin Ailments
By Omar Shamout

At the risk of being overly poetic, I like to consider our three layers of skin the brave knights defending the bodily temple from marauding microbes. As our largest organ, skin is the part of our anatomy that protects us from harmful invading pathogens. If the brave epidermis, the fearless dermis, and the dashing hypodermis weren't there to protect us from these intruders, we'd be as helpless as lambs to the slaughter.

Our skin has a total area of approximately 20 square feet, which leaves a lot of room for a myriad of potential medical problems. So, it's essential that we get a proper understanding of the most common of these ailments and take the steps necessary to ensure prevention. But sometimes issues can arise despite all of our best efforts, and it's important to understand all the options available to you in terms of treatment.

Before we even get to the list, one commonsense way to look after your skin is by staying properly hydrated. Waiting until you get thirsty means you're already dehydrated, so be proactive about it. Your body loses 2 to 3 liters of water a day just from normal activities, excluding exercise, so proper water intake is essential to keeping not only your skin healthy, but your entire body, and will aid in the prevention of many of the conditions mentioned below.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

10 Tiny Changes for Big Weight Loss

Turbo Jam™ trainer Chalene Johnson recommends taking baby steps to eat more healthfully. If you "slip," get immediately back on track. Never let a vacation or a special holiday be an excuse to overdo it the entire time. Go ahead, enjoy the occasional indulgence, but keep it reasonable. Here are 10 tiny changes you can make for big weight loss.

10 Tiny Changes for Big Weight Loss

1. Wait 2 minutes. Cravings will disappear after two minutes if you walk away and turn your attention elsewhere.

2. W.I.W.M. When you really crave something unhealthy, answer this question: "What do I Want More," that piece of chocolate cake, or a body I feel proud of? And on rare occasions, it's okay to pick the chocolate cake!

3. No one's perfect. Don't allow one bad choice to result in bingeing the rest of the day, or falling back into old habits.

4. Focus. Make eating purposeful, not something mindless to do while watching TV, driving, or sitting in front of the computer. Whenever you put food in your mouth, try to engage all of the senses in the pleasure of nourishing your body.

5. Don't skip breakfast. Start eating a filling breakfast, but one that's lower in fat. It will help you eat fewer total calories throughout the day.

6. Veggies. The majority of your plate should have veggies and/or fruit on it at both lunch and dinner.

7. See what you eat. Eat your food off of a plate instead of straight out of a jar, bag, or box.

8. Don't buy it. Stop buying the food you snack on all day. Just eliminate the temptation.

9. Eat more fruit. A person who gets enough fruit in their diet doesn't have a raging sweet tooth.

10. Watch what you drink. Cut back on or cut out high-calorie drinks like soda, sweet tea, lemonade, and, especially, alcohol. People have lost weight by making just this one change.

—Chalene Johnson

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Hip, powerful, and strong, Chalene Johnson delivers a healthy dose of fun in her dynamic workouts. Since the birth of Turbo Jam in 1998, Chalene has changed the lives of thousands of people, transforming their bodies with her unique brand of fitness.

Rock Your Abs!

Is getting a flat stomach one of your fitness goals? If it is, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: You can work your ab muscles all day long and achieve great results — just by going about your daily life! By paying attention to your posture and pulling your abs in tightly, you'll be giving your abs a continuous workout for hours at a time.
Does it sound too good to be true? Well it isn't! You may think that sexy abs can only come from doing hundreds of crunches a day, but you'll achieve more noticeable results much more quickly simply by standing up straight and tucking everything in.

Give it a try right now! Sit or stand up super straight. It might help to imagine that there's a string attached to the crown of your head and it's pulling your whole body upward. Picture your spine getting straighter and longer. You'll soon notice that your hips automatically tuck under and your tummy squeezes in — quite the opposite of how your stomach protrudes when you're slumped over. Standing upright like this works your abs — and, if you can keep it up all day, just imagine how 16 hours of ab work will strengthen your core! Even better than that rock-hard stomach you'll achieve will be the way you look slimmer and more confident with that excellent posture. Go for it!

Morning Stretch with Denise Austin.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Any workout is better than none! Fit Fitness Into 15 Minutes!

Has missing workouts got you down? Don't beat yourself up! On those super-hectic days, take just 15 minutes to do something active. If it seems impossible to accomplish anything worthwhile in 15 minutes, think again! Even on days when you're pressed for time, you can do the simplest things to squeeze in some physical activity.

Any workout is better than none!

Try these ideas and feel great knowing that you're making progress toward your goals:

Take the stairs! Climbing a few flights will be just enough activity to get your heart pumping and leg muscles warmed up. Plus, you'll feel satisfied because you made the effort!

Go for a walk on your lunch break! Choose a lunch spot that's a few blocks away so you can take a brisk walk. If you packed a meal, reserve some of your break time to go outside and stretch your legs. Can't get out? Stroll the office!

Get a jump on things! No time to fit in a full-blown cardio session? Grab a jump rope for a quick one, or do a set of jumping jacks before hitting the shower in the morning.

Deskercise! If all else fails, you can still do some great stretching and aerobic moves while you're seated at your desk. Try a series of side-to-side head rotations, shoulder shrugs, arm circles, glute squeezes, and knee lifts. It's so easy, and you'll be done in only 15 minutes!

Morning Stretch with Denise Austin

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Get Clever About Cardio

Want to build a body that you'll love? The best thing you can do for your figure is also one of the most convenient — cardio! Also known as aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, cardio includes any type of exercise that kicks your heart rate up — which is vital for burning calories and losing weight.

How can you amp up your cardio? That's completely up to you! There are many excellent cardiovascular activities out there that you can do indoors or outdoors, alone or with a friend. If you're new to my program, I suggest starting with indoor or power walking, light jogging, or even alternating between the two, until you get your body used to activity. Swimming and water aerobics are also highly effective forms of cardio (and toning) exercise — particularly if you have joint or knee problems. If you're feeling adventurous, try in-line skating, a salsa dance class, or kickboxing (Turbo Kick). Call a friend who's also trying to get in shape and ask her to join you on a bike ride or in a game of tennis! The possibilities are endless!

Don't forget: You can also squeeze in cardio in the privacy of your home, especially if you own a treadmill or an elliptical machine. Or you can pop a workout DVD in your TV or computer & work up a sweat that way. The best part about cardio is that your metabolism stays charged for up to two hours after your workout ends, so you'll continue to burn fat and calories even after you've stopped exercising!

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You can't beat a fun dance workout! Shake, kick, and twist your body slim!
Commit to doing a balancing act with your diet — it works!

Eat Right! Eat Healthy!

You've probably heard of — and maybe tried — many different diet strategies. Some diets encourage you to cut starches entirely and stick with just veggies and meat. There are diets that won't let you have even a tiny bit of fat. Still others ask that you balance your meals by eating precise percentages of different foods. Really, though, eating a balanced, nutrient-packed meal is simple! You can do it any night of the week, without a graph or a scale, with almost any kind of food you enjoy. Just follow a few rules of thumb when you're planning your meal.

Variety counts! Are you eating the most nutritious foods from several food groups? Always go for the basics — whole grains, a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins. This strategy can help you get as many different nutrients as possible without loading up on calories!

Portions are key. Use the Nutrition Facts label on foods to get a sense of what a real portion is, then stick with it! Another good rule of thumb is to fill half your plate with veggies, a quarter with a single serving of protein, and another quarter with a healthy starch. That's really all there is to it!

Balance high-calorie foods with low. You can have an occasional sweet or a cheesy casserole! Just be sure to factor it into your entire day's calorie intake: If you splurge at one meal, stick to a simple salad or some other low-cal dish at another. You can do it!

Focus on fruits and veggies. This is timeless advice! Fruits and vegetables are amazing sources of nutrients, and researchers are proving that they can fight all kinds of diseases! Shop for crunchy greens, sweet red berries, all colors of bell peppers — the sky's the limit! Make these the foundation of all your meals and you'll take a big step toward better health!

Morning Stretch with Denise Austin
You're only as old as you feel. You can be "young" at any age!

Q: Can I speed up my toning results by exercising my trouble spots every day?

A: I'm afraid you can't — and rather than speeding up your results, this could be a recipe for injury! So be careful! Your muscles need a day to recover from resistance exercise. If you work the same muscle group every day, the muscles never get a chance to recover and grow stronger. Worse, you feel sore and tired all the time, which may ruin your motivation.

The point is, mix it up, and allow each body area to recover completely. Your results will come, I promise!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What is Turbo Jam®?

If Turbo Kick® isn't taught in your area.....there is Turbo Jam®!

Turbo Jam's Chalene Johnson packs each workout with calorie-blasting kickboxing, body sculpting, and the hottest dance music. Last year over 1 million people chose Turbo Jam to get the body of their dreams... and now Turbo Jam has been supercharged so you can burn fat and calories to see results faster than ever! It's fast. It's fun. It works. Visit

In a recent university study, some Turbo Jam participants burned over 1,000 calories an hour—that's more than walking, strength training, Pilates, step aerobics, and even running! Plus, add Chalene's Turbo Sculpting Gloves to supercharge your workout and activate 96% more muscle activity than with Turbo Jam alone! order today!

What is Turbo Kick®?

Chalene Johnson, the creator of Turbo Kick®, is always looking for ways to increase the effectiveness and the fun factor of everyone’s workout. That’s why she invented Turbo Kick®. It’s a combination of intense kickboxing moves, as well as, dance moves all perfectly choreographed to high energy and motivating music. It’s the ultimate cardiovascular challenge that’s a unique blend of intense intervals strength/endurance training, and a relaxing cool-down. Turbo Kick® requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment.

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