Fitness

TomTom Spark is Music to My Ears

This is my new TomTom Spark Cardio + Music and GPS fitness watch. I know you’ve probably heard of many fitness trackers already but this one is the tracker of all trackers. I literally just went bonkers on a plane over it...but let me work my way into that story. I’m arguably one of the toughest critics of fitness watches and trackers. Most of the ones I’ve purchased or have been sent to review bite the dust in my gadget drawer at Mizzfit Headquarters. For the most part I find them to be unnecessary time suckers. I already have enough gadgets and gizmos in my life that if I'm going to add something to the mix, it better do something spectacular. I want it to improve my fitness routine and make it more fun, not complicated. To be perfectly honest, the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music frustrated me at first because there’s a bit of set up involved. You have to sync it to your computer, enter a bunch of personal info so that it can compute your stats, get the app on your...

Chef Robert Irvine Didn't Bite My Head Off!

Chef Robert Irvine is a really sweet guy even though he can come off as quite tough on his Food Network shows. I was so honored to interview him about his new book Fit Fuel and shift into fitness because I've been a fan of his for years and an avid watched of every Impossible show he's done. What I didn't capture in this interview is how much he adores his wife Gail Kim who is a professional wrestler and fitness lover. She's clearly a major inspiration to him. During the interview, Gail called him and you better believe he picked up his phone to take the call. So right in the middle of our interview, I got to see this "softy" side of him.  I could've cared less that we had to backtrack a bit and start the question over because I was overjoyed to see that a fitness woman melts Chef's heart. Please watch my interview with the Food Network's popular host and chef, Robert Irvine, and enter to win an autographed copy of his new Fit Fuel book by leaving a comment below or on...

What you need for a healthy, "appy" life

I recently appeared on CT Style to talk about my favorite health apps. I didn't get to mention all of them, so here's a list of what I love and use often. You might be surprised that they're not all fitness apps. The truth is I use very few workout apps because I like to get offline to sweat. But lately, I've gotten pretty techy with regard to my wellness. These apps help me feel and look my best "in a jiffy" without having to run all over town. So, here's what I'm using... 1. Rise App - I won't go into this one too much because you can hear me sing its praises in the video above. But really all you have to do is take pics of your food at every meal, snack hour, and quickly check boxes for how long you worked out (or didn’t) and how much water you drank, etc. You never have to go anywhere to weigh in, get lectured or fill out lengthy forms. Everything happens through the app and you get daily feedback from your nutritionist. Here's a special Mizzfit promo code for 2 weeks...

The Juggling Act

My life is anything but normal. 8 years ago I left a career in corporate advertising to pursue my dream of reporting on health & fitness. I ended up creating a brand, launching Mizzfit.com and becoming an entrepreneur and TV host.  It’s crazy where your passion can take you if you let it. Mine landed me a huge campaign with Ford Motors! I refer to my life as a juggling act because there are so many facets of what I do that need to be in constant motion. I have what seems like a billion projects going on at once, and if I ignore one of them—well, you know what happens—the balls, the chainsaws and flaming sticks come toppling down on you and scatter. It’s risky business juggling a lot in your life, but for me personally, I live for the thrill! To keep everything afloat, balance is a necessity. I strive for it because as much as I love work, I want to make time for other things too. Like walking my dogs—a job in and of itself with how they tangle me...

How To Use A Waist Trainer

Hi guys! That's me planking it out in a waist trainer from Hourglass Angel. In fact, I have more than a few waist trainers that I've been using for over a year since becoming curious about the waist training trend. Like many of you, I saw Kim Kardashian's selfie that she took in her trainer and wondered what's this? I reached out to Hourglass Angel (the most well-known waist training seller online) to see if I could try their products and, of course, come to my own conclusion. Let's just say I ended up falling in love with waist training, which is something I really didn't expect. There's a lot of talk about waist training out there... ...but what you'll find here is my perspective on it and pointers for how to use trainers beyond the crazy selfies you see on social media. I'll also share my favorite styles, recommendations on sizing and a great discount! Considering what I saw on social media wasn't all too inspiring, I decided to share snapshots over the course of 8...

Why You Should Always Ask Yourself #WhereToNow?

I went on a gorgeous road trip in a 2015 Ford Escape with Tri-State Ford to celebrate the “Where To Now” sweepstakes. I made some amazing stops—this one was my favorite—and had a lot of time to think along the way. I kept thinking about how unexpected my life path has been. I’ve worked really hard to get where I am, but if you had asked me years ago whether I’d be in the driver’s seat of my own business and reporting on women’s health, I’d think you were nuts. Life is unpredictable and you could end up anywhere. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look ahead a little and put your dreams into play. If there’s one thing I know it’s that... adventure, opportunity, love and fulfillment don’t just come knockin’ at your door. You have to go out and find them. You essentially have to ask yourself what’s next in my life…what road will I take and where do I hope it will lead me? If you’re not asking yourself these questions, how are you ever going to...

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