Monday, October 19, 2009

Your Best Holiday Season Ever!

Are you concerned about Holiday Weight Gain?

Whether it's fact or fiction, mere apprehension about gaining weight around the holidays makes people feel guilty or judgmental about what they're eating and/or drinking which takes the enjoyment out of the season. What's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year turns into the most miserable time of the year for many.

The reality is...

You have parties to attend with co-workers, friends and family. Crystal Balls, Holiday Balls, Charity events to dress up for. Thanksgiving is the #1 time of year to run into old high school friends in your hometown and everyone obviously wants to look their best on such occassions. Many people arrange to take their vacations to escape the cold of winter and even need to think about putting on a bathing suit!



5-week teleclass starting Monday Nov 9 through Monday Dec 7 @ 8pm.

Thrive for 5 is a collaborative effort of two powerful women Liz DiAlto and Nisha Moodley-with the tools to help you thrive this holiday season rather than just surviving like every other year.

How would you like to learn to navigate holiday parties enjoying food and drinks with the knowledge of how to be smarter about your choices? Imagine leaving these events not feeling bloated or hungover the next day.

How would you like access to 2-3 "exercise of the week" videos teaching you effective and efficient exercises you can do at home or at your gym to put some variety into your workouts (or put some workouts into your life!)?

How would you like to approach Jan 1 feeling and looking better than you ever have going into a New Year, rather than working your way out of your usual holiday funk?

Have you ever spent 5 hours....



on the couch watching movies/an all day TV show marathon?

napping on a rainy day?

Then you can DEFINITELY spend 5 hours (1 hour long call once a week for 5 weeks) learning how to thrive this holiday season and start off 2010 as a better version of yourself!

Here's what's included:

* 5 one hour conference calls & call recordings

* E-mail support for your questions

* Educational handouts & worksheets

* 2-3 effective & efficient exercises per week (video tutorial)

* Introduction to core conditioning

* Healthy holiday recipes

* Membership to a private facebook group

* 15% off Liz and Nisha's professional services

* BONUS: 6th call ($100 value) FREE when you pay-in-full by Nov. 9th!


Mondays, 8-9pm

Nov 9 - Dec 7 (6th call on Dec 14th)

Not sure you can commit to every call? Listen to the call recordings anytime!

Course Investment:
$237 (a $500 value!)
Save more!
Sign-up with a friend and pay only $197 each!

Payment Options:
Pay-in-full by November 9th and receive a Bonus 6th Call FREE!
Pay1/2 at registration and Pay1/2 30 days later


About the Teachers:

Liz DiAlto is a certified personal trainer through NASM, certified Spinning instructor and teaches Total Body/Core conditioning, Circuit Training and Small Group training classes that she designs at NYSC. Liz works with clients privately one on one, in pairs or small groups and provides virtual customized training programs for clients with extremely busy schedules who can't meet in person or at a health club. She is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Liz is passionate about showing people what they are capable of and helping them find personal strength and beauty through fitness.

"It is without hesitation that I recommend Liz. I'm in my mid 30s and was looking to tone my upper body and core area. I work out often and I'm in decent shape, but was never able to see results or feel good about my workouts. Liz was able to teach me new and effective ways of excercising while taking the time to make sure I understood which muscles I was targeting. Liz is a lot of fun, she keeps it exciting and keeps me interested. She is very good, energetic, kind, knows when to talk and when not to talk, she's patient and she's smart. What I learned from Liz I will take to the gym for years to come!" -Larysa Z

Nisha Moodley is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor, certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Nisha's training bridges eastern and western philosophies of health and healing; a truly holistic approach. Nisha performs individual and group health and nutrition counseling, conducts cooking demonstrations and leads nutritional workshops and lectures. Her mission is to help others heal themselves and live with balance and passion, while creating a healthy planet for all.

"Working with Nisha made me a more active participant in my own well being. I see a bigger picture with regard to my health and I'm making better decisions every day because of it. Examining the correlation between food and mood and learning to deconstruct my cravings/addictions were two of the most eye-opening things we worked on. Nisha is patient and extremely knowledgeable. Working with her really changed my life."

Colin, age 28, videographer

Where are you going to be January 1, 2010? Looking and feeling better than ever or unbuttoning your top button because your pants are too tight?

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Thrive for 5!

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.
Alan Greenspan

This is a great quote, and believe me-Alan Greenspan means gain in a positive way-not gain weight!

Do you have a love/hate relationship with the holidays?

You LOVE...
Eating, partying and catching up with friends, family and co-workers.

You HATE...
Putting on 5-10 lbs between Halloween and New Years.

You LOVE...
All the delicious food and holiday drinks like egg nogs, ciders and etc.

You HATE...
Having to buy "fat pants" and putting away your "skinny jeans"

I could go on and on but you know the story...too many people let themselves go over the holidays, overindulge at all the parties and events and go into the New Year with a resolution to lose the 5-10lbs they just gained.

Have you ever though about how it would feel New Years Day to know you didn't gain 5-10lbs, and for your resolution to be to get in better shape and IMPROVE your health and fitness level RATHER THAN just trying to undo all of the holiday damage?

This holiday season I'm teaming up with Nisha Moodley, health counselor for a 5 week teleclass called "THRIVE FOR 5!" Get out of survival mode this holiday season and THRIVE! We're going to teach you how to:

*make smart choices at those holiday parties

*enjoy yourself, not deprive yourself-but in a way that won't have you resolving to trade in your spare tire come January 1

*fit in easy and effective exercises around shopping, socializing, cooking, preparing, entertaining and etc.

*stay committed and motivated to avoid holiday blues.

*make your own personal entertaining endeavors more health conscious BUT STILL delicious and satisfying for you and your guests!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mental Health, Skip Voice Automated Dialing Systems!

Today I was stuck on hold with a voice automated dialing system. The kind you speak to and then usually says things like "I'm sorry did you say..." and it's usually NOT what you said. I just wanted to speak with a human and NONE of their menu options were what I was calling for-I ended up hanging up in frustration, my problem still in tow.

After posting an angry status on Facebook about it a friend of mine offered this link as a solution:

It's a listing of most businesses and the short cuts to navigate through their voice automated systems. It's a beautiful thing so I thought I'd share it with all of you because the rage induced by those irritating systems can't be healthy :P

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Did You Know?

The beauty of writing a blog about health and fitness is that people are constantly forwarding me useful ideas and articles. I cannot attest to the complete accuracy of the information below however, even if only 85-90% of it were true it's still pretty eye opening. It is so EASY to drink more water, and it has SO MANY health benefits. Check it out...

Water or Coke?

Very interesting


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half the world population)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of
Washington study.

#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke
and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the
toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour,
then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes
stains from vitreous China

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour
a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8.... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke
into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your


#1. the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean
engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water?

or Coke?