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August Challenge Group Featuring Cize

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Get into great shape at home with Shaun T’s newest, intense dance fitness program. You’ll have so much fun challenging yourself to master the dance choreography during this 4 week program that you won’t even realize you are getting a great cardio workout. CIZE truly is “The end of exercize.”

In each routine, Shaun breaks down challenging moves step-by-step, and builds them into a full dance sequence in just 35-40 minutes. So, while you are mastering the dance moves, you’ll also be burning fat and calories.

I will be running my first Cize challenge group in August and I would love for you to join me! Email me at nycfitfoodfashion@gmail.com and let’s get you registered. Get ready for lots of FUN, DANCING and loads of laughs together!

What are the commitments for a CIZE Challenge Group?

Time:

Approximately 35–40 minutes a day (7 days a week, including 1 day of rest per week), 28 days total.

Nutrition:

Follow the EAT UP! Meal Plan for simple, healthy recipes and to learn how to eat the right portions, so you can lose weight and reach your fitness goals without depriving yourself.

Progress Tracking:

Take photos and measurements on Days 1 and 28 and record your results on the Measurement Tracker on the Beginner or Advanced Calendar.



Volume and Value: The No Fear Mini-Guide to Hair Extensions

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Many women would love to try hair extensions, but they don’t understand them. That’s truly unfortunate. Here’s how to turn that around and get to know them better for your next hair salon visit.

What Are They?

Hair extensions are basically sections of hair that you add to your own natural hair to extend the length of it. Some women use them to add length when they don’t have enough hair or they’ve had a bad haircut and can’t wait for it to grow in.

They are usually attached by a professional, and may be made of either real human hair or synthetic fibers. Companies, like http://bellartesalon.com will weave the extensions into your hair in the most natural way possible, or you can try weaving it yourself (though this can be difficult).

How Much Do You Need?

This all depends on the length and fullness of your natural hair as well as the look you want to achieve with the extensions. As a general rule, if you want to add fullness, and your own hair is similar in length to the extensions, you should use about 2 to 4 ounces of hair.

This will give you lots of volume. If your hair is a lot shorter than the extensions, then you’ll use more. The longer the length you want, the more hair you will need for the extension.

Remy Hair?

Remy hair refers to hair that’s cut from one donor. It’s usually the healthiest hair because it’s hand- picked strand by strand to make sure that all of the cuticles are intact and properly aligned. If you take care of it, remy hair will stay soft and look great for a long time.

What About Shedding?

All extensions shed to some degree, but some do more than others. However, the higher the quality you buy, the less you should worry about extension shedding. In that sense, you get what you pay for – which shouldn’t be all that surprising.

How To Wash Extensions

Washing and conditioning is done very carefully. Basically, you wash the hair in one direction from top to bottom. Put the shampoo and conditioner in your hands and work it into your hair. Don’t wash the hair upside down or in the sink, because this causes scrunching on top of your head.

You should focus on using shampoos and conditioners that hydrate and add moisture. If you do use moose and gel or hairspray, it should be products that are alcohol free because alcohol is a drying agent and very bad for hair extensions, which get no moisture in the usual ways.

Never use bleach or attempt to lighten the extensions. It’s not going to look good.

How Long Will They Last?

This depends on how well you take care of them. In general, they should last you for 6 months, but well-maintained ones can last up to a year before they need to be replaced.

Odessa A. Doe is a hair stylist. She enjoys writing about hair care. Her posts can be found mostly on beauty and style blog sites.

21 Day Fix Challenge Group-July 2015

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I am looking for 20 ladies that want to completely change their bodies. You do not need any complicated equipment.. No heavy weights (unless you are at the level!) .. Never step a foot into a gym… You never have to leave your house!! This sounds like a dream come true… Right??

All you need is 30 minutes a day and we will help you tone your body and learn how to control your portions with our amazing portion control containers. There is no counting calories, points or grams of fat. You will not be hungry!

The start date is July 20th. You can be from United States or Canada to join our challenge group. I know that your time is precious, you can do your workout in your own home and at your own convenience. You will have me available to you everyday, to keep you on track and on the way to meeting your goals. I will walk you through every step and I promise it will be fun!

If you want to make this your healthiest year yet and are ready to commit to being fit, I want to work with YOU! I am looking for 20 ladies that are really serious about changing their lives. Ladies that are looking to be stronger, healthier and feel like the best version of themselves. This program is not free,  it includes:

  • 21 Day home workout program on DVD
  • Color coded portion control containers
  • 30 days of Shakeology to help you with your sugar cravings
  • Your own personal coach, Me!
  • Access to a private FB challenge group
  • 30 day trial membership to Beachbody on Demand (you can stream your workouts)

I’ve helped dozens of women change their lives and I want to help you! If you are interested click here to my FB page and message me. Let’s get you registered! Space is very limited because I like to be able to give you the attention that you deserve.

Do not put it off any longer! Let’s get started!

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Free People Gold Coast
Free People Gold Coast

Gold Coast Trend – From wind-blown bronze to sun-kissed blush, stay gold in summer’s most sensual shades and shapes. Our most coveted summer styles are here! From irresistible swim to casual day-dresses, your new summer essentials have arrived! Shop Gold Coast Trend today!

 

A Few Good Reasons for Planning Your Christmas Party Early

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Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Aside from the fact that there are often discounts given for early or advanced bookings for parties and other events, there are actually a number of other reasons why early party planning is a good idea. Since a Christmas party is typically something employers throw to show their employees gratitude for another good year, the party ought to be nice. Therefore, since we know awesome parties don’t throw themselves, it’s a bit important to look at what goes into planning a company Christmas bash. Following are just a few reasons why early planning and bookings can make or break your party.

Ordering Your Invitations

Barring any unforeseen circumstances you probably know who will be in your employ this coming Christmas. Getting your invitations designed, ordered and mailed is something you will want to do as early as possible. What good is an elaborate bash if you don’t invite people properly? Yes, some of you will choose e-vites but really, the old-fashioned way is so much nicer in our opinion. Many companies choose to keep a few blank invitations for last-minute additions so that is something you may want to think about doing.

Booking Live Entertainment

Keep in mind that loads of other people are going to be planning their Christmas events early. If you want to get in the running with the perfect choice in live entertainment you really should start booking your acts straight away. There is nothing worse than planning a superb party only to find your choice of entertainment limited at best. Go out and scout for new bands or look online for some ideas. Remember, the good ones go fast so get your entertainment sorted. In fact, many people start booking their bands before they do anything else. This is because you want to make sure the dates your entertainment act is available will mesh with your venue and so forth.

Hiring Caterers and Bar Service

Start looking at companies like liquidchefs.co.uk for your mobile bar service. You can’t possibly have a great Christmas party without a great liquor service! Many a memory is created at the good old company Christmas party each year and to carry on that tradition you will want to be sure you are not lacking in the drinks department. Like your venue and your entertainment, your mobile bar service can book solid as early as August. To avoid settling for last pick or pouring the drinks yourself at your company’s party, grab a solid bar service and get your dates locked in.

Planning any party early can help eliminate some very serious headaches. It doesn’t matter if you are planning for 50 or for 500 at your Christmas party, getting your plans laid out early and having all your ducks in a row will help to ensure a successful event. As soon as you know the dates that work best for your company and the venue you’d like to go with, start calling around and looking online to be sure you have everything ready on time.

My Swim Wear Picks for this Summer!

I may not be your regular girl, I actually love buying swim wear. I own a lot of bathing suits and buy a few every year. I have quite the collection! Here is a look at some of the suits I am eyeing this season:

 

Nanette Lepore Montecito Printed Bandeau
Nanette Lepore Montecito Printed Bandeau

 

Trina Turk Plumas Crop Top Bikini
Trina Turk Plumas Crop Top Bikini

 

Michael Kors Glazed Tile Halter
Michael Kors Glazed Tile Halter

21 Day Fix Challenge Group! Join Me

Hey guys! I will be running a 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Challenge group starting on June 22nd. This time around I will be coaching the group alongside a few other coaches from Team Inspire. We can not wait to motivate and inspire you to get healthy!

Here are some of the details:

-amazing 30 minute at home workouts!
-30 days of shakeology (amazing shake/meal replacement) instant energy!
-FB accountability group, a private group where you can share the experience with women just like you! Let’s motivate each other
-Team Inspire coaches, yes there will be more than one coach in the group to help guide you

I’ve found 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix extreme to give amazing results. I lost the last 15 pounds of my baby weight due to the program and the help of all of my wonderful challengers. Not only do I motivate them but they help me to stay on track as well. It is a team effort!

If you are interested in joining the group there are only a few spots left! MSG me on my FB Page  to register ASAP.

I promise you the hardest part of losing weight is making the decision to sign up and committing to the process. Let’s do this together!!

21 Day Fix Challenge Group
21 Day Fix Challenge Group

 

Tony Awards Red Carpet 2015

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Hey guys! You know how much I love red carpet fashion. Tonight was the Tony Awards here in New York City and there were definitely some fabulous fashions on the red carpet. Let’s take a look at some of the best and maybe not so amazing fashions:

Did you see the awards? What was your favorite look on the red carpet?

Tips for Getting Your Body Bikini Ready

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The weather has warmed up and you want to head to the beach, but you’re not so if your body is ready to fit into that bikini you recently saw at the store. No problem! Follow these tips to help you get your bikini ready in no time!

1. Embrace Your Body

The worst thing you can do is be self-conscious about your curves. You need to embrace the person you see in the mirror. Sure, you may have put on a little weight over the winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from showing off what your momma gave you, and nobody is standing in your way to shed the extra pounds except you. Focus on improving your self-esteem, as it is the first step in being bikini ready. We can be our worst judge when it comes to looking in a mirror, and that self-conscious attitude does more harm than good.

2. Drink Water

Aside from the obvious of keeping you hydrated, drinking more water and foregoing carbonated beverages like soda can do wonders for your complexion, skin tone, and reduce bloating from the foods you eat. Also, water contains no calories – just pure awesome, healthy goodness – so instead of drinking your favorite diet soda or opting for alcohol to relax, drink more water. Your body will thank you for it.

3.  Mix Up Your Workout: Do the Russian Twist

More and more research indicates that mixing up your workout is beneficial in producing results in weight loss and achieving your body’s overall health, and the reason is that it forces your body to constantly adapt – aiding in the fat burning process. If you’re a cardio-junkie don’t be afraid throw in some muscle building activities like weight-training to firm up your muscles, and also do core exercises, like the Russian Twist, that focus attention on tightening your mid-section.

4. Reduce Your Carb Intake

As always, nutrition is a big factor when it comes to getting your body bikini ready, and eating carbs is your biggest offender when it comes to trying to shed the weight off. Refined, complex carbohydrates promote water retention in the body and add an unnecessary amount of calories to your diet. Focus your attention more towards eating healthy fruits and vegetables – simple carbs that help provide a multitude of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs, but often lacks.

5. Improve Your Posture

Surprisingly, your posture impacts a great deal as to how your body looks in the mirror and to others. Yet, our current work culture of sitting at a desk all day negatively impacts the way we hold ourselves. To help you improve your posture, start by pulling your shoulders back. It will help pull in your stomach and improve the curvature your back so that you’re not looking hunched over with a pot belly.

While a bikini body takes effort, there are a lot of simple things you can do to help you get ready.

Clean Eating Mommy Ebook Launch

Clean Eating Mommy

 

Hey guys! I have recently launched an ebook over at Clean Eating Mommy. The book is titled “15 Healthy Recipes + Shakes & Snacks” and if you are always looking for help planning healthy dinners, this book is for you!

Features Include:

  • Original Clean Eating Mommy Recipes- Every recipe in this book was created by me  for me and my loved ones
  • Easy to Follow Directions
  • Photos for every recipe
  • Easy and healthy snack ideas, for you and your family
  • A great start to eating clean
  • and much much more…

Please note, that this is an ebook to be viewed on your computer, phone and/or tablet. Ebooks are awesome because they also save paper!

To buy “15 Healthy Recipes + Shakes & Snacks” click here

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