Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nicole Richie and the Tracy Anderson Method

Tracy Anderson Celebrity Fan: Nicole Richie

Tracy Anderson 30 Day Method Book with DVD If you have visited this blog before you probably know that I’m a big fan of the Tracy Anderson Method. It seems like more and more people are finding, responding to and changing their bodies with the TA method. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow have been wowing with their lean, toned bodies hard earned through the Tracy Anderson Method. Molly Sims is a fan, Courtney Cox, Kristin Davis, Zooey Deschanel, the list goes on and on and seems to keep growing. One newish fan who always has all eyes on her is author, designer and fashion plate – Nicole Richie.

Here is a link to a list of all of the posts and reviews of the various Tracy Anderson webisodes, DVD reviews and Tracy tips and diet methods:
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I thought this little video of the style maven and mother with Tracy Anderson was cute. Granted – it starts out pretty cheesy as some shots of Tracy posing (which it seems hard to escape from in the videos and on the site).  However, the interaction is fun – you get to see some moves that Tracy has created for Nicole’s workout routine that you could incorporate into your own Tracy Anderson method workout by simply doing 40 reps of the moves targeted to your problem areas on each side during your workout routine.

Tracy, Nicole Richie and two of Tracy’s trainers also do a short cardio dance routine which could be either inspiring, educational or overwhelming depending on how you look at it and what level you are at with the dance cardio.

Nicole Richie says that what she loves about Tracy’s method is that she can actually eat whatever she wants on the Method.  She works out for two hours a day and pointed out that normally she had trouble going to the gym both because it was so boring and also because the normal weight training type exercises weren’t good for her body type. I’ve also found that normal weight training can lead to bulking up rather than the long lean muscles that the TA method promises.

Here is the video so you can watch for yourself. What do you think of it?
Whether you try the Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis program or the 30-Day Method or your own combination of the cardio DVDs and the different webisodes, post-pregnancy workout and mat workout – they key to the method is to be diligent about exercising 6-7 days a week. Tracy Anderson stresses the importance of the dance cardio portion. If you are only able to fit in an hour of working out one day – she says – do the cardio. The strength training is very important but the cardio getting you into that calorie burning mode is what is really going to change the body initially. Once you see yourself losing pounds, you will crave the fine tuning that the muscular structure work can do and that extra 45-60 minutes a day will be so worth it to show off those uncovered long and lean muscles.

With the 30 Day method or one of the other Tracy Anderson quick start plans that you can find in the archives of my blog like the 6 week diet and exercise plan – you will get diet guidance in addition to the exercise and muscular structure work which will improve and intensify your weight loss results dramatically compared to just working out alone.

Once you reach your goal weight, you can eat what you want and just continue the daily cardio and muscular structure work to keep your body looking amazing. It takes effort and you need to keep at it to maintain your beautiful body. Nicole Richie says she finds the dance cardio fresh and fun and it doesn’t get boring if you change it up. If Nicole Richie with her kids, and her fashion empire can do it - it makes me think I can probably find the time in my schedule for the Tracy Anderson method too.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Radiation Threat: Iodine Protection Kit

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After a horrible tragedy like the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophes in Japan, I am reminded of how quickly we can be thrown into an unexpected situation. And although we can't be prepared for everything, it is good to prepare ourselves in the ways that we can. With threats of radiation poisoning coming to US soil - Potassium iodide is a phrase on everyone's lips.

Selling out everywhere, potassium iodide is supposed to help your thyroid keep the radioactive iodine out of this important regulating part of your body. In addition to potassium iodine, I have been seeking out additional alternatives to support the body in case of radiation threats in the United States, particularly on the west coast.

As a big fan of micro plant powder, an amazing detoxification and anti-aging powder, I wondered if Micro Plant Powder would assist in the detoxification for radiation as well. Check this out for more information about radiation protection with Micro Plant Powder, Kelp, Iodine and the kits that combine the products.

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I've read that Kelp is an important supplement to help in supporting your thyroid in the case of radiation. Kelp, Potassium Iodide and Micro Plant powder could all be used together to help in the prevention of radiation sickness. I am not a health care professional and am in no way giving medical advice. These are simply items I am buying for my own family to make us feel better in case of worst case scenarios with radioactive material coming to the United States.

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We are so sad for and send our heartfelt wishes and prayers to the people of Japan during this horrible tragedy.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Metamorphosis by Tracy Anderson

Metamorphosis by Tracy Anderson
Has anyone tried Metamorphosis by Tracy Anderson? I am a big fan of the Tracy Anderson Method and when I’m diligently doing it – I see results. What about you?

If you are new to the Tracy Anderson Method, a good place to start is with Tracy Anderson's 30 Day Method Book. (It comes with a DVD that teaches you the intro cardio and she demonstrates the 'muscular structure' movements so you can easily follow along.) The 30 Day Method is a boot camp style program with menus, recipes, cardio and muscular structure work for each day. It's a great way to get quick results and get a sense of if the Tracy Anderson method is the right fit for you. It's challenging but very representative of the method. You can check it out by clicking Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible

Have you heard of the new Metamorphosis program offered by Tracy Anderson? This Metamorphosis intrigues me. I feel that there is a lot of free material or older cardio and muscular structure instruction online, on DVD and in her books so that it would be a while before one would need to take it to the next level with this Metamorphosis program but I am very curious and would love to check it out.

If you are new to the Tracy Anderson Method - I have tons of info and reviews on the method on this site.  You can read a few of my reviews of the method here - Mat Workout Review and Arms Webisode Review as well as links to other Tracy Anderson Method info HERE.

It appears to be divided up and specifically targeting various body types depending on which part or parts of your body you tend to store fat and gain weight.

The Meta Metamorphosis plan is targeted into four body type groups:

Omnicentric – if you gain weight all over your body – this is the one you would get. The Tracy Anderson Method for Omnicentric body types will help to firm and shape and pull in skin all over.
Hipcentric – for women that have a smaller waist but store fat in the hips and thighs, this series works to attack cellulite, pull in thighs and slim the hip and thigh area.

Abcentric – if you tend to store fat and gain weight in your belly or midsection area, the Tracy Anderson Abcentric workout would be the one for you. This is made to pull in the stomach, work the abs and get the famous sleek and feminine definition that Tracy Anderson is known for.

Glutcentric – if you have a saggy or shapeless bottom – this is the workout that will target your bum and lift and shape a sagging rear end. Tracy goes after your cellulite and creates a clear distinct lift between your butt and thighs.

I'd love it if she had a specific section targeting arms as I think the long lean arms that her workouts produce are one of the coolest things about the method. However, I am assuming the arms will get targeted with each of these four targeted workouts for the various body types.

Tracy Anderson has a loyal legion of celebrity fans – Zooey Deschanel, Kristin Davis, Courteney Cox, and most famously Gwyneth Paltrow among many other models and actresses. She really does transform bodies.

Tracy recently released a book the 30 Day Method with a DVD to transform your body. Is that not enough? I think if you feel that you have hit a plateau or are stagnating, you may want to take it to the next level and incorporate some new targeted workouts and eating plans. For beginners, the Mat Workout DVD, the Dance Cardio DVD and the book with the DVD are all excellent ways to get started and you will see changes in your body.

It looks like the Metamorphosis system is a 90 day program that will take you to the next level. As with any workout and fitness regiment, it’s important to change it up and keep challenging your muscles and mind. The new system will offer new combinations I am guessing that will take you from plateaus to new heights. However, I won’t be sure until I see and review it first hand that it would be necessary to purchase the 90 Day Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis program – the other DVDs, webisodes and book program may be enough. If you have tried this and had serious results and could compare it to the previous Tracy material – we’d love to hear about it.

Has anyone tried this new Tracy Anderson series or any element of it? If you want to contribute a review- please leave a comment and if you have reviewed it elsewhere – link back to your review in the comments! Will you try the Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis program?

Dukan Diet Book US Release Date

Dukan Diet Book US Release Date Set

Have you found it difficult to find The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan at your local bookstore? I know I did. I looked at Barnes and Noble, at Borders, at my local mom and pop book shops and I could not get this book. When you are excited to start a diet, you want the book now, yesterday really - you don't want to wait for shipping. However, there is always Amazon to the rescue.

Back when I ordered it, you had to order from the UK amazon site, and pay hefty shipping fees. For a while, you could get the Dukan Diet book from the US Amazon for a good price without the extra shipping charges. Not sure that this is still the case. It looks like with the new "and improved' copy which looks like it has been slightly changed up for the U.S. audience - you may have to wait for the release date of April 19, 2011 and a hardcover.
The paperback Dukan Diet which is the one I have is a UK import and appears to be available too. Click the picture in the box to see the current price and availability. The book is a bargain at any cost if it is the diet to change your life, right?
It will be great when the book is finally available at local bookstores this April 2011 so that you can browse and see if you like the style and if it will be the right diet for you before you commit. However, if you want to learn more or get started right away - you can do that too!

The general idea of the diet is fairly straightforward - it is a high protein, low fat diet but there are some important twists on the diet that make it unique and the book is definitely worth reading if you are serious about doing the Dukan Diet. It has proven successful and produced results for millions and has gained popularity around the world including celebrity fans such as J-Lo who is looking better than ever. For more info, recipes and Dukan diet basics - check out the website: Pierre Dukan Diet

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sale Alert: Tracy Anderson DVDs Discount Prices

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If you are looking for discount Tracy Anderson Method DVDs, take advantage of the flash sale today on Gilt dot com. We rarely see prices below the retail price for the fantastic Tracy Anderson workout DVDs. If you have been waiting for a sale to get started, now is your chance. It's the new year, it's a good time to get your body in shape so you look and feel amazing in the new year.

If you want to see reviews of the Tracy Anderson Method, click on the following links:
Tracy Anderson Mat Workout DVD Review

Free Tracy Anderson Arms Webisode Link and Review

Tracy Anderson GOOP Arms Webisode Review

Taking the Tracy Anderson Mat Workout to the Next Level

Tracy Anderson's Top Ten Tips

Tracy Anderson Results Accounts

Tracy Anderson Method to Lose 20 Pounds in 6 Weeks

Get Rid of Sagging Skin with the Tracy Anderson Method

Why you should only use 3 lb Weights with the Tracy Anderson Method

Tracy Anderson GOOP Leg Workout and 5 Day Diet for Gwyneth Paltrow

Tracy Anderson 5 Day Diet Cleanse

New Tracy Anderson Book

Tracy Anderson Method and Mini Trampolines

Tracy Anderson 30-Day Method Book Sneak Peak

Tracy Anderson Book Sneak Peak Part 2 (Choco Chestnut Pudding Recipe!)

Check out any of the Tracy Anderson Method information and review posts that interest you. If you haven't purchased any of the DVDs yet, you are definitely missing out. I recommend the new book which comes with a DVD that has both dance cardio and Mat strength training exercises that will kick your butt, the Tracy Anderson Dance Cardio DVD, and the Mat Workout DVD. I have heard great things about the Tracy Anderson Post-Pregnancy Workout but have not used it myself.
If you are a member of the Gilt Group website, an invitation only website, go to to get your Tracy Anderson DVDs on sale today! At latest check, a couple of them were already sold out. But you can still get some of the DVDs at about 27% off retail prices. Or, you can get any of the Tracy Anderson DVDs right here of course.