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Jay’s New You Boot Camp Challenge
Lin and Jay Johnson are looking for 20 people to take part in their 9 week “New You” workout challenge.  Its runs from January 26th thru March 30th.  Each participant will need to be available Tuesday’s and Thursdays to work out at Victory Park from 9-10 am.  If you are interested, log onto www.jaysbootcamp.com to register and answer some essay questions.   All of the rules/requirements are online.  All 20 people will be selected by Lin and Jay Johnson and the winner will also be decided by Lin and Jay Johnson.    Please consult your doctor to be sure you are ready for a new workout routine. 
 
If you are interested in working out with Lin and Jay during this 9 week challenge, but don’t want to formally enter the challenge, you can still work out at Victory Park from 9-10 am Tuesday’s and Thursdays.

 

 BETHENNY FRANKEL/ “THE SKINNYGIRL DISH: EASY RECIPES FOR YOUR NATURALLY THIN LIFE”

Celebrity Natural Foods Chef and Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel helps get the New Year started with THE SKINNYGIRL DISH: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life. The bestselling author of Naturally Thin, walks readers through her kitchen, her cooking philosophy, and the way she prepares for special occasions and for everyday snacks and meals. She inspires readers to use what they have, substitute empty calories for healthier ingredients, and create an endless array of personalized dishes. Treat yourself to Skinny in 2010!
 
 
Meet Bethenny Frankel:

Barnes & Noble Dallas
Tonight:   7:00 pm
7700 West Northwest Hwy                                                                  
Dallas, TX 75225

Legacy Books
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010. 6:30 pm
7300 Dallas Parkway, Suite A120
Plano, TX 75024


Recipe: Simms Wasabi Tuna Sliders
These sliders make great party food because they are masculine and fun, but they’ll help eliminate beer bellies. By the way, Pepperidge Farm makes whole-wheat slider buns, which I recommend for this recipe.
 
Serves 10 to 15
1 1/2 cups minced scallions
3 teaspoons minced garlic
2 1/4 cups chopped fresh cilantro
6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 pounds tuna steak, cut into chunks
6 tablespoons wasabi paste
3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
6 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
10 to 15 small buns or rolls, preferably whole wheat
 
1. Combine the scallions, garlic, cilantro, and soy sauce in a bowl and mix until incorporated. Mix in the tuna until combined. Add the wasabi paste, ginger, mustard, salt, and pepper.
2. Using an ice-cream scoop, make burgers out of the mixture. Place them on a plate and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
3. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tuna sliders and sauté for 5 minutes on each side. Serve on rolls with Pickled Ginger Relish (recipe follows).
 
use-what-you-have variations
Use any of these variations, or mix and match them according to your tastes.
 
VARIATION 1:    Instead of scallions, try:
                ~ Any other minced onions ~ Minced shallots ~ Minced leeks, white parts only ~ Minced chives.
VARIATION 2:    Instead of garlic, try 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder.
VARIATION 3:    Instead of cilantro, try any other fresh   leafy herb, like parsley or basil.                                                 
VARIATION 4:    Instead of soy sauce, try:                                            
                ~Worcestershire sauce ~ Teriyaki sauce ~ Steak sauce.
VARIATION 5:    Instead of tuna steak, try any lean ground meat or poultry.
VARIATION 6:    Instead of wasabi paste, try horseradish.
VARIATION 7:    Instead of grated fresh ginger, try 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger.
VARIATION 8:    Instead of Dijon mustard, try any other kind of mustard or mustard powder.
VARIATION 9:    Instead of olive oil, try any other cooking oil.

 
Recipe: Pickled Cucumber Ginger Relish
3 cucumbers (any kind), peeled, cut in half lengthwise and very thinly sliced                       
3 small red onions, very thinly sliced       
6 tablespoons finely chopped pickled ginger
I cup rice vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
 
In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine all of the ingredients.
 
use-what-you-have variations
Use any of these variations, or mix and match them according to your tastes.
 
VARIAT ION 1:   Instead of red onions, try any other onion, scallions, or chives.
VARIAT ION 2:   Instead of pickled ginger, try grated fresh gingerroot.
VARIAT ION 3:   Instead of rice vinegar, try any other light-colored vinegar.
 

Recipe: Brownie Cookies
These cookies are perfect for when you need great chocolate flavor. They have just a little fat from the nondairy butter, and bananas replace the eggs. When I developed this recipe, it was my intention to make cookies, but Jason said they tasted more like brownies. Bake this recipe in cookie form or in a pan, as actual brownies.
 
Makes about 24 small or 12 large cookies
 
1/2 cup nondairy butter, softened           
1 1/2 cups raw sugar       
1/2 banana, mashed       
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract 
2 cups oat flour                
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
 
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, banana, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until set. Cool slightly on the baking sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
 
use-what-you-have variations
Use any of these variations, or mix and match them according to your tastes.
 
VARIATION 1: Instead of nondairy butter, try:
                ~ Regular butter ~ Canola oil (the cookies will be thinner and spread out more) ~ Coconut oil ~ Trans-fat-free shortening.
VARIATION 2: Instead of raw sugar, try any other granulated natural sweetener.
VARIATION 3: Instead of mashed banana, try:
                 ~ Butternut squash puree ~ Pumpkin puree ~ Banana puree (baby food) ~ Prune puree (baby food) ~ Applesauce.
VARIATION 4: Instead of oat flour, try any other flour, preferably whole-grain, especially whole-wheat pastry flour.
VARIATION 5: Instead of chocolate chips, try:
                ~ 2 cups mini–chocolate chips (for more chips in each cookie) ~ 1 1⁄2 cups chocolate chips and 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, almonds, or peanuts
                ~ 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup raisins or any other dried fruit ~ 1 cup chopped dried fruit.


JAY’S BOOT CAMP FITNESS

Jay and Lin Johnson founded Boot Camp Fitness in 2001.  Since then, they have developed and marketed their business into the most successful military-styled fitness program in North Texas.  Jay and Lin have established themselves as leaders in the fitness industry.  Their ability to develop and implement unique fitness programs secured them the distinguished title of Fitness Trainers of "America's Sweethearts," the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

You can find out more about future classes by logging onto www.jaysbootcamp.com  or call 972-373-8344.

We have 12 locations - Mansfield, Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine, Plano, Highland Park, Sunnyvale, McKinney, Southlake, Valley Ranch, Denton and Flower Mound

Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness "Taking America Back" DVD series is finally here.
The 10 disc box set comes with the workout book and calendar. It is a 9 week system. There is a DVD for each week of the program and a bonus DVD that has one workout on it only.

The program is broken down into three- 3 week phases, Red, White & Blue, just like the real military Boot Camp.

Each DVD has 5 workouts already programmed and ready to go, all you have to do is press play on the corresponding day and go to work.  There is no shuffling of different dvds into your player like with other systems.  Each DVD also has a customization function as well so if you don't have a full hour then you can access and program your own workout just like you would a juke box or a playlist on your ipod.  There is nothing like this in the market.  So you don't have to to the same old 7 min abs or taibow everyday.
You get a new workout everyday!    All of the other pieces  help you keep up with your progress and stay on point.

The Complete Box Set is available exclusively online at www.jaysbootcamp.com and www.jaysbootcampstore.com

It sells for 3 easy payments of $39.95 plus shipping and handling but if you are really serious about it you can make one payment of 79.95 and Jay will pay the other $40.00 for you! So there are no excuses!

The four single DVDs are for people that might want to ease into getting into shape or have specific issues like Abs, Cardio or time.

The Ultimate Abs obviously focuses on the Abs and has a beginner, intermediate and advanced workout and is also programmable.

The Ultimate Cardio is the same set up but with Cardio

For the person on the go we have the Ultimate 3x30 which features 3 -30 minute workouts, again a beginner, intermediate and advanced. These are also programmable.

Lastly there is the Ultimate Body Vol 1 DVD that has one long workout that touches the entire body, and is programmable.

These 4 all come with a digital workout book to log your progress and Retail at $16.98. They are available at www.amazon.com, www.walmart.com, and more as well as borders and www.borders.com until the first of January then they will be in all stores.

These four titles are also available in Blu Ray so you can SWEAT IN HIGH DEFINITION!  They are the first Fitness Blu Ray Titles in the World!  So that's kind of a big deal.

So it doesn't matter if you are looking to commit to a new workout regimen this new year or want to ease into something new, we have something for the consumer, We call it No EXCUSES FITNESS!  Pick your poison and get to work or as Jay likes to say now GIVE ME 20!


Here are Jay and Lin’s 7 steps to a new you:

1) It's not a Resolution - It's a life style!  The word "resolution" automatically triggers negative ideas...so let's just call it a New YOU!  A life style Change!  Let's face it your health is something you need to pay attention to 365 days a year - not just 30 to 90 days!  It's a life style change!

2) Write down your goals! - IF you can't measure it you can't manage it!  So write down your goals - be specific and don't over bite off more than you can chew!  As you meet your goals - make more!  Post your goals in places you will see them and other will see them!  Refrig - Daily TO DO List, Iphone, daily schedule, bathroom mirror, desk, etc.

3) Spread the word!
Tell at least 10 people your fitness goals!  Ask them to email or text you daily - weekly - to help you stay on track!  Don't try to do it by yourself!

4) Recruit friends or family to join your quest!  Enlist others -  we are stronger in numbers!  Plus everyone could add more fitness in their life!  Jog/walk/join a class together!  Don't do it alone!

5) Reward yourself - for small achievements!  Set a weekly goal and then reward yourself!  Anything but FOOD! (New workout gear - new itunes - etc)

6) Diversify your workout - don't do the same thing!  Join a Boot Camp,  try Yoga, join a Cycling Club - join all three - keep changing your workout - remember Routine is the Enemy!

7) Plan ahead for distractions - Weather, sickness, work schedules - all can sabatoge your normal routine - so just prepare - if the weather's bad -  pull a DVD and workout in your house, if you are sick - listen to your body - get some rest and get back at it as soon as you feel better - don't give up your goals.  Just press rewind and start again! Out of town for work- most hotels have gyms, ask for an upper floor room and take the stairs, take a workout DVD to play on your lab top!


 
THE BEST AND HOTTEST PRODUCTS FROM PREGNANCY TO PRESCHOOL

www.MetroplexBaby.com

 
  Who: Expectant moms and moms with children up to age 5
  What: Dinner, laughter and opportunities to view the Best & Hottest products from pregnancy through preschool, and to meet and mingle with other moms/expectant moms
 When: Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 6:30-8:30pm; VIP entry at 6pm
 Where: The Dream Cafe near the Dallas Galleria at Village on the Parkway, 5100 Beltline, Addison, TX 75240
 How: Moms will draw numbers at the event to determine the order in which they each will choose one Best & Hottest product. VIP reserved priority seating is available, and VIP ticketholders will draw first. Every mom also receives a gift bag. Moms with VIP tickets will receive extra items marked with  .
 Cost: Regular tickets $50/mom; VIP tickets $65/mom. Metroplex Baby Savings Card holders receive a $5 discount off their tickets.
 RSVP: Space is limited. Tickets are not transferable. Last day to cancel for a full refund is January 15. Please see our cancellation policy.

 Other: This is a mom's night out; no children will be permitted; no exceptions.

 

JEAN PHILIPPE: NEW YEAR, NEW HAIR  TRENDS
 
www.jeanphilippesalon.com

5600 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209-4311
(214) 350-7897


ELVIS IMPERSONATOR KRAIG PARKER


A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
8 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Tickets are $18 - $75
817-665-6000
www.FWsymphony.org

 

DR. PETE STAVINOHA/ CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST/ DEALING WITH WINTER BLUES

www.DFWDrPete.com


Below is a recap of today’s segment on Winter Blues:

 It is estimated that up to 14% of the population experiences some depression as a result of decreased sunlight in the winter months. In children, symptoms may range from lowered physical energy to angry outbursts.   While seasonal depression tends to come and go, it is important to understand that any prolonged period of depression can have far reaching effects on a child’s success and needs to be treated.  Even temporary depression impacts how well children perform at school and how well they get along with other children.  There can also be an impact on how the entire family functions when there is a period of prolonged depression in a family member.  The consequences of temporary depression can last far beyond the depression itself, which is a main reason that it is so important to treat this in children.

What can parents do to help?

Give your child as much natural light as possible.  Arrange to have your child sit by a window to absorb natural light while doing homework or other indoor activity.
Reduce stress.  Avoid rushing and keep schedules as simple as possible.  Down time is very important for children.  Structure relaxation into your child’s day with music, quiet time and plenty of rest.
Ensure plenty of sleep and healthy diet.  Experts recommend children getting a full night’s sleep and avoiding excess carbohydrates and sugars.
Exercise. Keep your child physically active throughout the winter months.  Indoor activities can be useful stress relieves.  Physical exercise can release hormones and neurochemicals that may restore a body’s balance.

How do you know if it’s more than just the blues?

As many as 6 of every 100 people may have winter depression.  Another 10% - 20% may have mild seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD). SAD is 4 times more common in women than in men.  Although some children and teenagers get SAD, it usually doesn’t start in people younger than 20 years of age. The risk of SAD decreases as you get older and is more common the farther north you go.  For example, SAD is 7 times more likely to affect someone living in Washington than living in Florida.

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that follows the seasons.  The most common type of SAD is called winter depression.  It usually begins in late fall or early winter and goes away by summer.  A less common form of SAD, known as summer depression, usually begins in late spring or early summer.  Many experts believe SAD is related to the changes in the amount of daylight.

Although your child’s symptoms are clues to a diagnosis, not everyone with seasonal affective disorder has the same symptoms and it is important to get an accurate diagnosis.  Some of the most common symptoms of winter depression include:

Change in appetite, especially cravings for sweets or starchy foods
Weight gain
A heavy feeling in arms or legs
A drop in energy level
Fatigue
A tendency to oversleep
Difficult concentrating
Irritability
Increased sensitivity to social situations
Avoidance of social situations

Symptoms of SAD come back year after year and tend to end about the same time each year.  Winter depression is thought to be caused by a body’s reaction to lack of sunlight.  Light therapy is one option for treating the condition.  It is important to check with your child’s doctor to determine the best treatment for your child’s particular condition.  Your doctor may also want to try medication, behavioral therapy or a combination of all three.

 

GREEN LIVING
 
Lakewood Store
1904 Abrams Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75214
Phone: 214-821-8444
www.green-living.com


JANE JARRELL/ FAST FIXES FOR FRAZZLED PARENTS

www.janejarrell.net
 

 

Jay’s New You Boot Camp Challenge
Lin and Jay Johnson are looking for 20 people to take part in their 9 week “New You” workout challenge.  Its runs from January 26th thru March 30th.  Each participant will need to be available Tuesday’s and Thursdays to work out at Victory Park from 9-10 am.  If you are interested, log onto www.jaysbootcamp.com to register and answer some essay questions.   All of the rules/requirements are online.  All 20 people will be selected by Lin and Jay Johnson and the winner will also be decided by Lin and Jay Johnson.    Please consult your doctor to be sure you are ready for a new workout routine. 
 
If you are interested in working out with Lin and Jay during this 9 week challenge, but don’t want to formally enter the challenge, you can still work out at Victory Park from 9-10 am Tuesday’s and Thursdays.

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