A Tasty Giveaway To Fuel Your Workout


I'm a huge fan of energy bars especially the kind with all my favorite ingredients...and that can be hard to find in stores. Element Bars is offering mizzFIT readers the chance to win a box of their delicious energy bars (12/box) and the best part is that YOU get to customize them with the ingredients you love the most.

To enter this giveaway contest you need to design an Element Bar that makes my tummy grumble:

Build a custom Element Bar by picking your favorite ingredients HERE.

Comment on this mizzFIT blog post with the Element Bar you designed. Make sure to list your ingredients (Example: A + B + C + D).

The winner will be picked based on the comment that makes me the hungriest. All commenters will receive a discount coupon code from Element Bars. It doesn't get any easier than that. Now, go make mama hungry!



Grab a Water Bottle for Awesome Arms

What do you think? Is this workout legit or ridic? If you're going to try the Awesome Arms workout, you might as well invest in a nice set of the ones below.

Stock up on Fiji Water for Awesome Arms. Start light and increase your weight from 330 mililiters to 1.5 Liters. Thirsty? Kill 2 birds with 1 stone and unscrew the cap for a sip.

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Sleep is the Best Kind of Exercise


Not getting enough sleep does more damage than just leaving you with puffy eyes. It can cause fat to accumulate around your organs... (source)

Just don't overdo it. Too much sleep is equally bad for you. Aim for 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. For more info on sleep and wellness, read Extremes of Sleep Related to Increased Fat Around Organs.

The Fitbit tracks the quality of your sleep (as well as the quantity of your daily activity, i.e. calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled).

As you fall in and out of sleep, the Fitbit tracks the movements that your body makes and can tell you how long it took you to fall asleep, how many times you woke up throughout the night and the actual time you were asleep vs the time you were in bed. (source)

You can also train yourself to sleep better by reading the Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance by James B. Maas (my college psychology professor who happens to be...

Empowerment in a Bar

Nutritional Empowerment Bars made by Sable's Foods are an excellent fuel source for athletes with an interesting backstory.

Alicia Sable-Hunt, a veteran oncology nurse, originally created Nutritional Empowerment Bars for cancer patients undergoing chemo or radiotherapy. The fact that many cancer patients experience a loss of appetite or a change in the way foods taste presented a challenge she wanted to solve. Her Nutritional Empowerment Bars are packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein that other bars lack. Sable-Hunt wanted cancer patients to have an energy bar just like everyone else--so she made it! The result is a healthy energy bar that's baked like a brownie (most bars aren't baked), full of flavor and coveted by the cancer community and athletes alike. A "bite of every bar" is donated to cancer research. Wow! Alicia Sable-Hunt has definitely raised the bar in the performance food category.

Nurture yourself or your loved one with Sable's Foods!


New York Sports Club to give away inflatable dolls and free gym passes for mouth 2 mouth

New York Sports Clubs has partnered with FDNY and NYC Service to host free CPR classes for the public at locations throughout the five boroughs. FDNY’s CPR to Go offers basic “bystander” CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) training. In just one hour, trainees learn how to be Good Samaritans, gaining the knowledge and confidence to save the life of a child or an adult.

As part of the class, it’s requested that trainees pledge to give back by sharing their knowledge with five other people. To do so, they take home their kits, including an inflatable CPR training doll, and DVD in English and Spanish. Everyone who completes the training gets a free, one-week pass to NYSC.

Classes will be offered from January through March in all five boroughs. To find a class in your neighborhood or to register go here.

Kudos to NYSC and the FDNY for turning us into life-savers. I love starting the new year with NYC love and pride, and I’m happy to see the fitness community...

Checking into 2010


I can’t believe another year has passed. I mean, I can…but it’s so crazy how time escapes us and before we have time to think about our new year’s resolutions, new year’s has passed and the fireworks are long gone (I tried to freeze them in time with my blackberry cam). Last year I had a long list of resolutions, the most important one being to change my career path. I eventually did it and became a reality…and will officially launch next week (yup, finally). Who knows what will happen in 2010 but I’m ready to ride the wave and see where it takes me. With that said blogged, here are my resolutions for the new year. Wish me luck or cheer me on…even Jillian Michaels admits that self-discipline is hard (she has a trainer). Many thanks to Sam, Kru and Guy (my trainers).


The links shared below link to websites I find intriguing with no financial gain involved.

Make more fitness friends and embrace the...


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