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Don't Try This At The Gym | The Treadmill Dance Queen!

Two Planet Fitness gymgoers catch an "ex-Beyoncé" on the treadmill.
They don't call it the "dreadmill" for nothing. Sometimes, you have to spice up a trek on the conveyor belt to nowhere. Well, this woman did just that ... and then some:

Whose mama is this?

I'm not even mad. Kudos for her getting her workout on!


MTV 2's Guy Code | Working Out

Following a record-breaking debut, MTV2 aired the second episode of its hit show, Guy Code. A (non-politically correct) program based upon supposed 'rules' and unspoken behaviors of men.

The topics are diverse in nature; as comedians, actors and other entertainment personalities give their take on everything from bathroom etiquette, dance floor mishaps and even working out:

"Guys should exercise, because you never know when you gotta fight."
"That has to be the biggest lie told on social networks: 'I'm in the gym!' Then lay right back in bed."
- Charlamagne, NY Radio DJ + Lil Duval, Comedian

"You speak gym talk. 'Hey, Stacy. You been doing squats? I can tell. Keep it up, though.' Now either you're going to get that number, or you're going to get kicked out the gym." 
- Damien Lemon, Comedian

Trouble with the vid? You can check it out directly on MTV.com: Guy Code: Working Out 

I'll admit, this got a few chuckles out of me.

You can catch MTV2's Guy Code on Tuesdays at 10pm EST.


Fit Ads | Kim K.'s 235-Pound Weight Loss + Who Broke J. Hud?

The popular NY gym chain threw ultimate shade on Kim Kardashian and NBA player, Kris Humphries' short-term marriage. Ouch.

#ThatLean Does she not look like my somebody's drunk aunt at a wedding reception? I think her "new body" needs an alignment. 


Mariah Carey's 42-Pound Weight Loss + Jenny Craig® Deal

Watch out Screamin' Jenny, it looks like WeightWatchers® brand competitor, Jenny Craig®, has scooped up a singing spokesperson of their own! The one and only diva, Mariah Carey-Cannon. Debuting her post-babies physique in a teaser campaign for the company, the new mommy/singer/songwriter/actress (we've all seen Glitter) is proud of her transformation:

From JennyCraig.com:
"Jenny Craig® is excited to announce Mariah Carey as its newest brand ambassador. Mariah, like Jenny, hopes that by living as an example, and by teaching healthy habits, we can start to make a change. We can educate, raise awareness, and create a movement for a healthier life." PC Addendum: For a small fee of either you left arm, or right leg. 
Numerous weight loss-focused companies reached out, following the birth of her twins Morrocan and Monroe, for spokesperson-ship. But it was only after a call with Jenny executives, that she felt a special "kinship." I guess that's what we're calling the dynamic of whoever has the biggest check? Either way, she began the program (consultant-based fitness and meal planning) this past July and has lost an astounding 42 pounds!

Now, totally unrelated ...  but Mariah's husband, Nick Cannon, these days?
Photo Courtesy: Twitter

I'm just saying.

Cheers to the healthy, happy, family!

Source: USA Today
Source: Miss Jia


Quotables | Obesity Crisis Solved: Eat Less

Oh, okay:
Photo: Courtesy of Mark Bittman, food columnist for the The New York Times

See, America, why we're being passed up on all revolutionary fronts? Why didn't we think of this, first?!

While the titled-approach seems oversimplified in addressing any "obesity epidemic," England's Health Secretary, Andrew Langley, is charging fellow citizens with watching what and how much they consume:
"Being overweight or obese is a direct consequence of eating more calories than we need. Increasing physical activity is a part of the equation but reducing the amount of calories we consume is key." [Read Full Article Here]
Yet, while the government is calling for people to eat less, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), a cabinet within the same government, raised the recommended daily calorie intake for both men and women; saying average men should eat 2,605 calories, up from 2,500 and the intake for women also nudging up slightly to 2079 calories.


Keri Hilson Joins Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Campaign, Debuts 'Pretty Girls Sweat' Routine

Singer Keri Hilson pulled a Beyoncé and contributed to Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign with some dancing -  as part of Teen Diaries' 'Project Butterfly'. Donning a ‘Pretty Girls Sweat’ tee, a play on her hit single, Pretty Girl Rock, she taught 100 girls her themed choreography, along with other exercises - geared towards fitness and fun.

The event festivities included a workshop where the girls addressed issues concerning, nutrition, physical activity and body image; specifically how to embrace their physical uniqueness, despite the media's (and society's) status quo.

As Miss Jia put it, regarding another artist, "Beyoncé’s pregnancy has ignited the 'I can do it' in everybody," lol. But, I'ma let Miss Keri Baaaaabay be great with this one.



Angela Simmons Unveils 'Nude' PETA Campaign Photos, Talks to the TJMS

Angela Simmons channeling the biblical figure, Eve.
Like those alter ego photoshoots, posing nude on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is now the it thing in Hollywood - until it's not anymore. The most recent figure to get bucked-nekkid for the cause is Co-Founder of Pastry Footwear, reality TV star and daughter of Reverend Run, Angela Simmons. Last night, at a semi-private event, she unveiled her spread (no pun) of photos at the Paramount Hotel in NYC:

Angela Simmons on on the press carpet of the campaign unveiling.

The 24-year old shared, that while she still rocked leather and fur and consumed animal by-products, she was taking strides to become more "conscious" of how animal life was revered in her own:
"I really want people to know what happens to animals … Animals have feelings, and I think it's important we take action. As a devout Christian, I feel it’s very important to show compassion for all of God’s creation — and adopting a vegetarian diet is the best way to keep innocent animals from suffering. 
Hopefully, I’ll be a vegan in a couple of years, but I’m taking it one step at a time. My uncle inspired me to become a vegetarian, a vegan, when I was young. I tried to be a vegetarian and I couldn’t do it because I was in a family that ate so much meat. But I finally made the change and it’s been like a year and a half now and I’m pretty proud of myself."
By far, my favorite of the bunch!
Okay, lesbihonest - she looks HOT, but when are celebs just going to come out and say they just want to bare it all? I think the photos are classy. Why frame Sweet Baby Jesus and vegetarianism as the caveat to getting a little risqué? We won't judge you anymore than we did when we found out you were back kicking it with Lil' Bow Wow.


Jennifer Hudson Opens Her Own Weight Watchers® Center

I think she's preparing to fly off, with all of those birds.
Singer/Actress and 80-pound weight loss success story, Jennifer Hudson, is taking her belief in the Weight Watchers® system to new heights. Cutting the ribbon to a new program center - bearing her name - she opened the doors to a full-service facility in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago's South side. Coincidentally, the center is only a few blocks away from the First Family's other home.

Chicago Alderman Will Burns, Jennifer Hudson and Chicago Mayor Emanuel
At the unveiling, Jennifer was accompanied by now Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, who coined her "Chicago's Ambassador to the World At-Large." J-Hud, a major campaign supporter of Emanuel's (upon resignation of his White House post to run), could call this a returned favor. Ahh, politics.

Mayor Emanuel, J-Hud
Emanuel explains:
"Hudson's work as a spokeswoman for the weight loss company promotes a healthy lifestyle and dovetails with his initiative to institute a 'wellness program' for city workers that rewards employees with lower health care costs for participating." Emanuel also drew a connection between Hudson's weight loss work and his attempts to end 'food deserts' in Chicago by bringing in more fresh food options. 
He added, "While this center is focused on weight loss, it's also about healthy living, not just about weight loss."
On the part of the company and Jennifer Hudson, this is kind of genius. I perceive there will be no issues in  membership acquisition, nor revenue. While her commercials have tired many -  her story, down-to-Earth demeanor and continued success, have inspired even more.



Cuffing Season | ADUB365 Fit's Partnered Workout Series

It's Fall and we are in the infancy of "cuffing season." Yes, that time of year when staying warm indoors is best done, with a boo. Well, instead of cuddling up and hibernating ... until next Spring/Summer rolls around, grab your partner and get active! Combat the upcoming holiday eating season and year-end workout drive deterioration, with some creative and effective moves - for two:

The fierce woman behind this series is Andia Winslow. A Yale University graduate (fancy, huh?), professional golfer and certified fitness professional, whose efforts have been featured by Mashable and Heart and Soul Magazine.

Although an intellect and an artist, Andia is perhaps best known for her passion and pure athleticism. She hails from a family of athletes that includes current and former NFL players, a professional basketball player and martial artists. She is a formidable on-course competitor - who trained for a time with USA Track & Field - and serves as a professional athlete ambassador for the Women’s Sports Foundation and the LPGA/USGA Girls’ Golf Program. Believing that “the best experiences are those that are shared,” Andia conducts clinics and speaks around the country promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity for youth and adults. [Source]
For more of Andia's fitness demonstrations, including solo activities you can perform right at home - be sure to check out her out:
YouTube | ADUB365Fit

Twitter | @AndiaWinslow

Disclaimer: As I was advised, please practice precaution when attempting the presented moves. I, nor those associated with ADUB365 Fit, can take responsibility if your partner's arms get tired and he drops you performing that "Buffalo Soldiers" move - or any of the others. Honestly, I love hubby, but I'on know him all like that to be trusting him with that one, yet. We need to put some more years into this marriage thing, first.


Quotables | Bad Boys (1995) My Bologna Has a First Name

My bologna has a first name.

Well, actually, your bologna has about 30 names.

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In the 1995 blockbuster, Bad Boys, Det. Marcus' (as played by the hilarious Martin Lawrence) perception of bologna is crushed, after his witness (Tea Leoni), explains the production process.

I will admit, when I first turned vegan (16 months ago), I was that person. Apparently, disapprovingly asking others if they "knew" what they were really eating, lol. I stopped though. I couldn't afford to lose any more friends.