Sunday, October 23, 2016

Win Cash For Thanksgiving - $1200 Thanksgiving Giveaway


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Monday, October 17, 2016

My Favorite Snacks Giveaway

My Favorite Snacks

Today, my cholesterol is being retested and I hope to have a lower score due to my increase in fiber in my diet. I have been eating more pears and eating NuGo Fiber d'Lish. They have 12 grams of fiber per serving and they are great for breakfast on the go.

My next favorite snack is for movie night. I love Graze's popcorn. It comes in a small bag for one  and they have it in lightly salted and touch of black pepper. It's also a good alternative to the vending machine popcorn, you find at work.

My last pick is for my after workout protein snack or my chocolate fix after dinner. I love the Cliff Builder bars. I'm a chocolate lover so my favorite is chocolate mint.

Today, I will be giving away a box of my favorite snacks to one lucky person.  I say that in my Oprah voice. Enter to win and good luck to all.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fitness Job Scam

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is"

As some of my followers and friends might know, I'm trying to make money online with my fitness business. Well, last year I got a Facebook message from a friend asking me about a company that contacted her about working for them. She wanted to know if I have ever heard of this company. The company, NHE- Wellness Services-Advanced Credentials for Health and Fitness Professionals, I have never heard of and I have been in the industry over 25 years. This should have been a big red flag right there.

I went on their site, which looks like something you would see in the early stages of the internet (red flag #2), and read about the careers they offered.  I saw a position for a Personal Fitness Management Specialist. It was a work from home position. They were looking for someone to help the company with their Facebook account. Red flag number three should have been the salary. For working part-time, 20 hours a week, the hourly rate of pay would have been $36.25 an hour. Of course, I sent them a resume (December 2015) and never heard from them.

Just last week, my friend who just got her certification was contacted by the same company but this time they were doing phone interviews. I told her about my thoughts on the company being a little fishy. I went back on the site and this time they are looking for people to write online fitness programs for people who have gone through fitness assessments. I decided to sign up for a phone interview and it was set for yesterday October 3, 2016. Something told me to Google information about NHE and this is what I found. They seem to look for newbies in the fitness field, somehow they get the information of people who just passed a certification, they send out emails about working for them. They are slick with their scam because they pick and choose who to scam. They tell them that they are interested but they must pass a test. They take the test and fail, then they tell them to buy the study guide which costs about $200. Because the pay is so good, people buy the guide take the test and fail again or they pass and they are never offered a job. 

I told my friend that I thought was a scam and I probably would ignore the call, if they called me for an interview. They called. The lady on the phone asked me a series of questions, like do I understand how to use the latest fitness equipment? Hello, that is a strange question to ask a fitness professional especially someone who is just certified or has been training or teaching for years. I asked her where they were located and she became very annoyed and told me she would send me an email. They are probably someone where in a small office with a couple of phones and a lot of boxes, well that's how I envisioned them to be. Anyway, don't fall for the okie doke, they don't have jobs, they don't certify anyone and if they do, you can't use that certification. If someone is trying to find employees, why are they making people pay for a study guide? It's a scam so watch out for this one fitness professionals.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The iClever Bluetooth Accessories Giveaway

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Win A $125 Amazon eCard or PayPal Cash

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Stationary Bike Workout - The Next Level Up

Intermediate - Advance

This is part two or the more advance version of the stationary bike workout. Part one is for beginners. If you need to know how to do the exercises, I have videos listed on the stationary bike workout part 1.

If this is your first Tabata workout, it is 20 seconds of very hard exercise for 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest. Tabatas are supposed to be 4 minutes long or eight cycles of 20 seconds work and 10 seconds rest. To understand the science behind the Tabata workout, read my post on this extreme form of cardiovascular exercise. 

Remember for this workout, you will need weights and of course your stationary bike. Don't let your bike sit in the corner of your basement or bedroom, get it out and try out the beginners or advance stationary bike workout. It is a total plan to help you increase your aerobic endurance and your strength fitness.

Equipment needed for the workout:
Exercise mat
Stationary bike

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Pear A Day Keeps the Cholesterol Away


You might know the old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, well, the same can be said about pears. I have come up with a new quote, a pear a day keeps the cholesterol away.

Why is that? Pears are high in fiber that's why. Fiber or soluble fiber which is found in pears, binds with the cholesterol in the body and moves it out of the system so it won't be absorbed in the bloodstream. If you increase your daily fiber intake to 21-38 grams a day, you can decrease your cholesterol levels by 15-20 percent. Pears have as much fiber as steel cut oatmeal and if you combine the two, you would have one of the best ways of lowering your cholesterol next to taking statins(cholesterol lowering drugs).

Pears have become part of my new part-time vegan lifestyle. I have become a part-time vegan to lower my cholesterol. You can read about my journey on the following post: Lowering My Cholesterol As A Vegan. I wasn't a lover of pears and I only would eat them in a salad. Today was my first day eating a pear by itself and I must say it was delicious. I think it was a texture thing on why I didn't like them growing up. I guess I have grown out of my issue with the fruit.

What are the different types of pears

There are hundreds of varieties pears with different levels of fiber. Some are great for cooking while others are best eaten out of hand. The average pear has about 6 grams of fiber and the Asian pear has the highest amount of fiber among all pear varieties. It has 9 grams in a medium size fruit. Check out the different pears along with recipes you can try on USAPears.  

If you have high cholesterol and you are looking for a natural way to lower your cholesterol, considering eating a pear everyday. Do you eat pears and what is your favorite variety?

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