Wellness

REJECTED by Under Armour

It's hard for me to write this as I'm pretty upset...so bear with me here. I have something I want to get out and I'm going to try my best to use the right words here. About a month ago I was contacted by Popsugar and Under Armour to be a part of the I WILL WHAT I WANT campaign. It's a very empowering campaign about overcoming obstacles to achieve what you want in life no matter what other people have to say. I was honored to receive the invitation to say the least, esp after watching Under Armour's Misty Copeland commercial. Under Armour's request was to make a short video sharing my story to show how I will what I want. And so I did. You can watch it below. Once I sent in the video, I did not hear from them for weeks. Popsugar kept making excuses for Under Armour but it was clear my story wasn't good enough for them. Perhaps it was because I mentioned the D-word (depression) or because I didn't wear their clothes in a sexy way. Perhaps it was because I was a little TOO...

Bike Date for Dim Sum

I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer but the end of summer is knocking. It's September if you haven't noticed and the last official day of summer is on the 22nd of the month.  I think it’s important to acknowledge in order to take advantage of what’s left of this beautiful weather. So, I planned a bike date to Chinatown with a friend because the one thing I always miss when cold weather hits are warm nights that are perfect for getting outside and spontaneously experiencing new things. A bike date? Yes, really, a bike date. It was so much fun, so affordable and by the time I got home I think I burned off my dinner. I want to share this story with you because I hope my late summer adventure here in New York City will inspire you to do the same. Before you know it, your bike will be collecting dust so why not go for a ride? Grab a date! I mentioned the idea of experiencing new things. Well, in the 11 years that I’ve been living in New York City I’ve never...

Shocking Health Tips on Skincare to Vajayjays!

Boy, have I got some great info to share with ya! These health topics are HOT and in no way normal, which is why I like 'em and can't wait to hear your thoughts. So be sure to comment on what you like, dislike or just can't imagine doing (in the comments section at the end). Before I start, full disclosure... I've tried and tested the skincare tips ONLY. The rest, I'm very open to but have not yet tried only because the treatments were not made available to me. For the record, I did ask. But since all these topics are trending, I feel it's my duty to spread the word. As a human guinea pig (which I commonly call myself), I'm pretty much game to try anything. So you never know what I'll stick into my feet or up my vajayjay tomorrow! That was meant to be a joke...kind of. Hope you laughed. Watch the video above (click the image) or keep reading for more detailed info than I was able to provide in 4-minutes on the Great Day St. Louis show. I promise you it's worth the...

Share Your Healthy Place, Win Titan Tea!

Titan Tea, an amazing new tea drink, has asked me to share my favorite "healthy place" as part of their Healthy Place Contest, which you've got to enter! All you have to do is share a healthy spot you love to win a 1-year supply of Titan Tea! A huge score considering Titan Tea is my latest healthy indulgence (because it's electrolyte enhanced tea for active people and because the rasberry flavor rocks). Most of you know me as fitness lover and would probably guess that my go-to healthy place is in a workout class, right? Nope...although I do love myself a sweaty workout. My healthy place of choice is actually on my cruiser bike, riding through the streets of New York City. And what do ya know, I don't even wear workout clothes to ride! When I'm on my cruiser, I totally plug into the city and how it moves. You have to be really careful riding a bike in NYC because traffic and people getting out of parked cars are your worst enemy. Being alert and watching the city...

Followed: Priya Lawrence, NYC Nutritionist

Priya Lawrence has 2 full-time jobs. She's a NY state registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a loving mother to Raina, 4, and Trevor, 1. Can you imagine having 2 jobs that require all your attention, passion and love? It seems nearly impossible to me...but Priya does it...and manages to show up on time, twice a week, to the bootcamp class where I met her. She's an outstandingly balanced health professional but says her workout never truly ends. Priya is constantly on the move for clients, and with her kids. I got a few snapshots of her juggling act as I FOLLOWED her on a routine neighborhood walk with Raina and Trevor through Madison Square Park. "I run a growing nutrition private practice, Tried and True Nutrition, Inc. with my business partner, Pam. We focus on empowering our clients to make healthy food and lifestyle choices thru one-on-one sessions, corporate wellness programs and group education." "As anyone with kids knows, my day starts early in the...

Weight Loss At Your Fingertips

The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence is literally at your fingertips. First, in the form of a compelling book by tapping expert Jessica Ortner. Second, by way of your very own hands. Confused? It's OK, I was too, at first :) I made a video for you to watch about the growing tapping trend and its link to weight loss because it's hard to imagine let alone believe in without some kind of visual. Jessica Ortner kindly shared her time with me to answer all my burning questions. Watch my video and leave a comment at the end of this post to win a copy of Jessica's book and begin your own transformation. It's fascinating to me that you can give yourself therapy with your very own hands! Simply by tapping on the karate chop point followed by the other acupressure points on your upper body, you stimulate the release of toxins and decrease cortisol levels. If you're unfamiliar with cortisol, it's a stress hormone that leads to weight gain and has a...

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