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A Shoulder Workout You Won’t Shrug Off!

 

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Heidi Klum isn’t giving anyone the “cold shoulder” looking this hot!

Aside from being sexy eye-candy, our shoulders assist in daily movement and help physical performance more than you may be giving them credit for. Carrying heavy bags of fresh autumn fashion, dressing in your new duds, even swiping your credit card all call upon the most complex joint in your body.

As a former baseball pitcher, shot-putter, discus thrower and jiu-jitsu player, my shoulders have suffered soft tissue tears, bone chips, tendinitis, and arthritis.  After multiple dislocations and painful separations, nobody knows how important his shoulder strength is more than I do.

Check out my tips below to get your strongest, sexiest shoulders ever!

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How to Choose Your “Personal” Personal Trainer!

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Personal trainers come in all shapes and sizes and from tons of different fitness and educational backgrounds. From the drill-sargent drive of Jillian Michaels to the  ultra-positive Bob Greene, there’s literally someone for everyone.

Working with a trainer is one of the biggest boosts you can get toward attaining your fitness goals. As a personal training manager, there are certain things I look for when hiring a personal  trainer and you should too! Here are eight tips for choosing your “personal” personal trainer!

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The Princess Project: Week 2 of The Eat Clean Diet

The Eat Clean Diet, The Princess Project, how to lose weight, diets that workI’ve been an Eat Clean-vegan all , and am feeling fantastic! I’ve lost three pounds total, so far, and am heading to the beach today…in a bikini!

People tend to think that a vegan diet is super bland and restrictive, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! The Eat Clean Diet already promotes cutting down on dairy (no one ever lost weight on the “eat cheese diet”), avoiding alcohol, and sticking to lean proteins, so veg’ eating fits the bill perfectly!

Read on for some tips on adopting some vegan-ism into your diet and also for the recipe of the quick, delish Eat Clean snack I’m packing in my beach bag ! Continue reading

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How to Lose Your “Baby-weight” Like Gwyneth Paltrow!

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Having a baby is one of the most life-altering experiences a woman can have, but after the baby arrives, we’re often left with major physically-altering changes as well!

Post-baby body issues aren’t just for the girl-next-door. Even the stars have to struggle, as Gwyneth Paltrow recently revealed in an interview with  the Press Association (PA). It’s normal for a woman to gain about 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. It’s also normal for it to take 3 months to a year to lose your “baby fat”.

Read on to find out what Ms. Paltrow has to say about her experience beating the baby weight, and some FIT tips for you to do the same! Continue reading

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The Princess Project: End of Week Two of the Eat Clean Diet

The Princess Project, the Eat Clean Diet, What diets work, how to lose weightWeek two is up, and I am happy to report that I lost 2 pounds!

It was a tough week all around. I had to travel all day on Thursday, but managed to still eat clean. I really aimed to buckle down on the portion sizes and eating 5 meals a day. I even brought my own leftover veggie rice noodles to eat on the plane, and while I’m sure no one else appreciated the fragrant onions and garlic, I was happy to have stuck to my plan!

I also kept it up at the gym. Saturday morning, I took a step aerobics class for the first time since the 90’s. It should have been called “kick” because that’s what it did to my body! The instructor did a phenomenal job of mixing things up with step, weights, Bosu, and abs. I have to say that the biggest motivator for me was keeping up with my 60-something mom! Kudos to you, Sue (and happy birthday!).

What I learned this week:

  1. Buy re-usable containers in the sizes you need to help you keep proper portions. Don’t be cheap! Once you have them, they make life way easier.
  2. Mix up your workout as often as you can! I can’t believe that a step aerobics class challenged me as much as it did. Working out with a friend helps too!
  3. Persistence pays! The scale finally moved!

My goals for Week 3:

  1. I’m going for the Vegan Meal Plan this week! That means paying extra attention to ingredients, avoiding too much processed vegetarian fare, and keeping track of  carbs. Tosca’s vegan meal plan in The Eat Clean Diet book is excellent and motivated me to go back to being a super-veg for the week!
  2. 6 work outs this week!
  3. Lose another 2 pounds. This isn’t going to be easy, but I really want it!

I’ll check in to keep you posted on the week, workouts, and what I’m eating. I feel a recipe or two coming on as well 😉

Check out this article on Jessica Simpson’s extreme vegan diet to see how to do it  right!

Would you go vegan to lose weight?

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The Princess Project: Days 2 Through 5 of The Eat Clean Diet

The Princess Project, The Eat Clean DietI survived the 4th of July without exploding my whole diet!

I said it would be a challenge, and it was. I have to admit that I “indulged” in two cheat meals, but I really did my best to make them as clean as possible, and enjoyed them tremendously! I have also been kicking my booty big time at the gym, so I’m hoping to still see a little change in the scale at the end of Week One.

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Kelly Bensimon’s Diet Revealed! See How the Real NYC Housewife Stays So Lean

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There’s no denying that Kelly Killoren Bensimon has a body that could rival  women even 20 years younger than her, but we’re wondering if she’s taking her dieting a little too far. Should she change her name to “ANA“? In a recent article on The Huffington Post, Kelly reveals what she eats in a day. Check out how this super cut cougar keeps the calories way down!  Continue reading

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