“I’m a marathon runner and triathlete, and this top is perfect for running. It’s thin but super warm, so it’s functional. And it’s very stylish. I’ve worn it to work many times. It speaks to my style because it’s comfortable and casual and you can dress it up for down.”
No matter what happened, this week you get to start over. Not only food-wise, but also with the workouts. Let me say this: there are some days you are not going to work out. Period. It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s rainy, you’re tired, you’re achy, sleepy, sneezy, grumpy, a little dopey, and wheezy (the 8th dwarf?)… we get it. Here’s what most fitness sites will not tell you: Some days working out sucks. (Continue Reading)
Congrats! It’s Friday. You made it through the week! So you’re headed into the weekend. Usually this is where “very bad things” can happen. If you’ve had a bad week, you may want to “stress eat”. If you’ve had a good week you may want to “reward yourself eat”. Either way… you’re eating. AND if you don’t live under a rock, aren’t personality-challenged, and have friends, then you will probably be out with them eating and drinking, possible up in the club, where some more “very bad things” can happen.
The local WABC News show “Here and Now” will be doing a piece on me and MAD COOL FITNESS airing this Sunday at noon EST on channel 7. Thanks to all the CREW members who came out to MAD COOL CARDIO class last Monday night and rocked it out. You ladies were fabulous! We showed them how we get down MCF style. Please tune in Sunday!
This month’s BFT “Life Changer” Jennifer Turner, founder of NYC based MAD COOL FITNESS, a healthy lifestyle company that focuses on achieving long-term healthy living through behavior modification. Jennifer shares her story on why she started her company and how her life experiences, and her ability to overcome struggles with her own health, have put her in a position today to be able to inspire others and transform lives.
Q. What inspired you to take on the challenge of adopting a healthy lifestyle?
A. I was 24 years old and had not actually been overweight since I was about 13 but I had been struggling with an eating disorder (bulimia) for over a decade. Developing the disease is really how I lost weight in the first place. I had cheated. Over the course of 11 years, the disease had come in fits and spurts, highly correlated with the stress level in my life, but fundamentally I was bulimic. I felt completely out of control, trapped in my own mind and body and HONGRY, not hungry ALL OF THE TIME! I had done every diet under the sun, intermixed with bulimic bouts. I had no wellness skills, no stress management skills, I was miserable…
I hope 2013 is treating you fantastically well so far. Even if you have already fallen off the fitness wagon (or haven’t started on your New Year’s fitness resolution yet) put it all in a big ole lock box and move forward. This really can be a great year for you if you start with setting small, specific goals, with a PLAN.
One thing that can help you to achieve your fitness goals is to start with something fun. Something you would like to do, not have to do. My first fitness DVD and the first DVD for MAD COOL FITNESS, “MAD COOL CARDIO DANCE PARTY” is on sale now.
This is a little bit of a shameless plug but I am really proud of this DVD. Not because of me but because of the real women who participated in the DVD. These are “normal” women like you who are anything but normal. They did an AWESOME job and I really appreciate their commitment to inspiring others.
In addition to being an effective and fun workout for beginners and more seasoned fitness levels, interviews with the CREW are included. Hopefully you will get to know these amazing ladies and see a bit of yourselves in them.
That’s it That’s my pitch. Take a look when you get a chance. Let’s all work together to straight on the road to good health.