The stunning, gorgeous, slender and talented chef Giada DeLaurentis
is on the cover and she talks about how on earth she stays so damn tiny while
coming up with fabulous recipes all day. (She merely nibbles on her creations
versus the “tasting as I go along method” I usually employ in the kitchen, by
Plus, we get her tips on how to host the perfect dinner party as well as
her favorite party recipes including a Gingerbread Cocktail that looks out of
So what else is in the November
issue of Women’s Health?
Lately I have been
having the travelling jones so this feature jumped right out at me—luggage suggestions
for wherever your heart wants to go.
(Seriously, how cute is this bag from
Do you want a truly “can
do this anywhere” workout? Then tear out this page and try out these moves from
trainer Amanda Russell.
“Strong Body, Powerful Mind”
The Women’s Health Big Book of
Yoga comes with lots of different types of yoga poses including these
that will raise your heart rate.
“The Future is Now”
Do you love shopping pages as much as I do? How about when they feature
cool fitness things? Yeah—me too. The ones featured here have all some type of
a technological breakthrough that makes me all kinds of happy.
“Gobble Without the
My skinny jeans start to recede into the back of my closet sometime
around the first taste of turkey I get on Thanksgiving. Maybe this year I will
follow Women’s Health’s advice
and make more healthy choices? (Time will tell on this.)
And now the rest of the
best of this issue of Women’s Health:
“Raise Your Game” Women’s Health asked the top ten women athletic trainers in the
country to offer their best advice for torching up your workout sessions. Great
"Your Body on the Flu" You want to know why I
get a flu shot every year? Because the flu completely SUCKS.
"True Blood” Those numbers next to all of those tests on
your doctor’s chart actually mean something and you should know exactly how to
"Taking a Bite Out of Crime" Women’s Health talks about food fraud and all the ways we can
(potentially) get screwed over at the grocery store. (Like I need another
“Your Second Brain” Your gut is in reality
the “command center” of your body and can determine how healthy or unhealthy
you truly are. This article is a MUST READ.
A-! Loved all of the information here—good job
Recaps of Muscle & Fitness Hers, Oxygen and Prevention
Hey there! Hi there! Ho
I have a stack of
November issues to get through today so let’s just get into it and start with
the recaps. Whoo hoo!
Muscle & Fitness
Morin: The famous red-headed IFBB Bikini Pro is on the cover of two of our
magazines being featured today—quite an accomplishment! Véronique shows off
some pretty killer upper body moves inside this issue.
“Fit & Pretty Gifts” Ooh—the first holiday gift guide of the season
and it if filled with items that give me the ‘I wants!”
Cook Yourself Slim” Is there anything better
than crockpot season? I say no—here is a photo of mine. It is a “vintage” model
I picked up at a stoop sale. (Yummy recipes are featured in the magazine.)
Gennifer Strobo: A look at 24 hours in the life of the coach of “Team
Bombshell’ which includes two workouts per day!
“Say Bye-Bye to Seasonal Stress” The holidays do not have to turn into a junk
food and stressed out free-for-all. (Right?)
“Crush Ab Flab” tips from badass IFBB Bikini Pro Kelsie Burgin
using a stability ball and a medicine ball.
“Teach Your Treadmill Fat-Burning Tricks” There are a few unusual moves here from the
folks at Muscle & Fitness Hers—be careful if you try them for
Bertinelli: When I was a kid I LOVED
watching One Day at a Time reruns so
Valerie is always A-OK in my book. She has a new cookbook out (One Dish at a Time) and I wish her PR
person would get in touch with me so I can promote it (hint, hint.)
Your Way to Better Skin” Five
foods you should try today to help with your skin woes (should you have any.)
Beat Diabetes with Food” November is National Diabetes Awareness Month so
many magazines will feature articles about the disease. As a person with family
& friends affected by diabetes I encourage you to read as many as you can.
Cancer Prevention Diet” Prevention asked author Margaret
I. Cuomo (A World Without Cancer)
to provide her favorite cancer-fighting tips.
A few weeks ago I wrote about attending a special 12 Rounds Boxing Boot Camp class presented by Empower Fitness and led by four-time World Champion boxer Jamie “The Hurricane” Clampitt of Striking Beauties, which is a women’s boxing gym based in North Attleboro, Mass. Recently, those same folks sent me their 12 Rounds Boxing Boot Camp Kit that included a 12 Rounds workout DVD, a jump rope, a six-pound sand-filled toning ball and a pair of neoprene weighted gloves (one pound apiece).
Let me first say that this is one heck of a workout for an excellent price! The 12 Rounds Boxing Boot Camp Kit sells for $39.99, and you can find it at Kohl’s, Modells and Dick’s. The DVD features a 30-minute boxing-style workout, which includes a jump rope section for cardio (or just jog in place if you don’t have a jump rope) a series of punches that get progressively more difficult, your basic squats and then, my favorite—a section where you throw punches followed immediately by push-ups—ouch! There is also a separate abs section for those seeking an additional core workout—although throwing the punches in a proper stance will seriously work your abs, back and shoulders.
The weighted gloves are comfortable to wear and will have your biceps and shoulders begging for mercy after doing nonstop punches, jabs and left hooks. The six-pound toning ball will help make your squats tougher to perform for reals. Jamie, being a total bad-ass, demonstrates this by extending her arms and holding the ball out for the entire sequence. Like whoa.