Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Workout Wednesdays - WOW #64

Welcome to this week's Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.


Workout Wednesday Link Up co-hostesses


JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:


Workout Wednesday Co-Hostesses
Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Heather | Divas Run For Bling

Please join us in welcoming Heather of Divas Run For Bling as one of our NEW CO-HOSTESSES!!!!!  

Be sure to stop by BOTH of our co-hostess' blogs as they are really cool and full of their fitness and running adventures so read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe so you receive regular updates.  We are very happy to have them as co-hostesses. 

DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ON FEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARD, AND DIVAS RUN FOR BLING BLOGS. 

How to Participate:

1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
      2.  Post our badge on your site so folks "hear" about our weekly link up3.  Leave no more than 2 links to your blog, Facebook or YouTube post or video using the link up tool/button below4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone's post so they know how you found them6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party.
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    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    The ABC's Of The Affordable Care Act And Why You Need It



    Last week, I was in the emergency room at a hospital near my home. What struck me was the number of people who were still without insurance. I even overheard a conversation about why they didn't think it was important to have insurance. Today, I want to breakdown some of the basic issues the Affordable Care Act (ACA) addresses, and why people should be insuring themselves and their family.

    The importance of a healthcare act
    Health care costs are rising faster than inflation. As a result, and for sustainability reasons, the government had to act on getting these numbers under control. To make matters worse, up to 50 million Americans lack health insurance. Why such a great number of uninsured and underinsured? It turns out some insurance companies had developed the bad habit of setting up unrealistic lifetime dollar limits or simply denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. But insurances were not the only culprits. Businesses played their part by failing to offer health insurance. Of course, they blamed it on the high premium insurance companies charged them, particularly when they had sick or injured employees. In the end, this left a lot of US taxpayers without health insurance.

    How the Affordable Care Act addresses the above issues
    The ACA eliminates "cover rescission," also known as "retroactive cancellation of insurance policy." In the past, insurance companies could retroactively cancel one's entire policy for a simple mistake on the initial sign-up application. Under the Affordable Health Care Act, rescission is illegal unless it is proven that the subscriber committed insurance fraud in the process

    With the ACA, people can no longer be denied health insurance coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions. Furthermore, gone are the days of lifetime limits on health care coverage.

    The Affordable Care Act requires each state to offer health benefits on the so called "Exchange Marketplace." This creates an opportunity for a more dynamic and competitive market environment for Americans looking for the best insurance coverage and rates. The great thing about those marketplace exchanges is that businesses and individuals can shop online and compare health insurance attributes before making a final determination. You can even navigate the exchanges via the phone, the mail or in person at certain locations.

    Why you need health insurance
    This brings me back to the hospital visit I had last week, and my thoughts on the issue. I have been blessed to have had health insurance most of my life but a lot of people haven't been so lucky. In the emergency room, I struck up a conversation with a lady who didn't have access to health benefits until recently. She suffered from all sorts of cardiovascular related conditions though we were about the same age. Had she had access to health insurance as I did, chances are she would have been in better shape, health-wise, today -- it has been demonstrated that uninsured individuals have higher death rates than those who are insured.

    Another benefit of having health insurance is protection against the unknown. Due to rising health care costs, it takes one serious health related incident to ruin an individual and their family financially. Major health events go well into the thousands of dollars. It is common to see medical bills in the tens of thousands of dollars or even in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Which average American can afford such bills? This is where insurance coverage comes in handy. You as a covered patient would only pay a relatively small portion of the bill while your insurance company would pick-up the larger portion.

    My next post will be on Open Enrollment for the 2015 calendar year, for Individual and Family health plans.

    For more information on the Affordable Care Act or any health related materials, check out United Health Care TV

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    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Win A Naked Me Tea Detox Kit

    It's time for 2 winners to win a 14-day Naked Me Tea Detox Tea Kit!!!


    Femme Fitale Fit Club and The Frugal Exerciser

    bring you an awesome giveaway you just have to enter!
    Two lucky winners will win a 14-day Naked Me Tea Detox Kit (ARV $64.90)!!
    The kit includes 1, 14-day Boost Me packet, 1, 14 day Cleanse Me packet and 1 NMT Steep Machine
    I recently received an opportunity to try the Naked Me Tea 14-day detox kit starting January 6 and ending January 20. I had 2 tea packets where I drank the Boost Me tea in the morning and the Cleanse Me tea in the evening right before bed. AMAZING is all I can say. It helped increase my energy levels, reduced bloat, cleared brain fog and helped me sleep like a baby. It's very gentle and tastes great. Here are my results from the tea. Naked Me Tea Results Before and After photo #nmt #detoxtea #teatox #nakedmetea 

     Key ingredients in the Boost Me tea are: Yerba Mate, Black Tea, Licorice Root, Cardamom, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Cloves, and Gotu Kola. Key ingredients in the Cleanse Me tea are: Holy Basil, Spearmint, Rose Hips, Lemon Myrtle, Linden Blossoms, Ginger Root If you don't want to wait to find out if you are one of the winners, you can purchase their tea kits at http://nakedmetea.com and use promo code "FITCLUB" to receive 15% off of your purchase. Check out the quick NMT Steep Machine demo as it releases the tea from the bottom into the mug. http://youtu.be/jk8KjoGHIyQ   Giveaway Details

    January 26, 2015 - February 16, 2015

    Open to US residents only, 18+ years. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to an email sent from Diatta@femmefitalefitclub(dot)com (consider adding this address to your contacts so it doesn’t go to spam!). This giveaway ends @ 11:59 pm EST on February 16, 2015. a Rafflecopter giveaway  

      Disclaimer: Neither Femme Fitale Fit Club or The Frugal Exerciser are responsible for prize shipping or fulfillment. Fulfillment of this prize is the responsibility of Naked Me Tea and will be shipped by Naked Me Tea. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to claim their before a new winner is selected. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet. If you have any questions, or want to have your product featured in our

    Sunday, January 25, 2015

    Prom Workout 2015


    I'm dedicating this workout to Aarika which I have known since she was 2 or 3 and now she's 17 years old.  I also have to give a shout out to Kandice who got accepted into Smith College and is also going to prom this year.  Time does really fly, let me tell you. They both want to Get Ready For The Dress. A lot of people don't understand all of the exercises above so I made a video explaining how to execute each move. Check out the video and give it to anyone who is going to prom this year.

    Aarika's Prom Workout Video

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Wedding Arms Workout

    This is the number one area future brides want me to help them on for their big day, their arms.  The request is always for toned not bulging but tight arms.  I usually do this workout with them twice a week for the best results.  

    You will need light weights(3-12 pounds or 1.5-5.5kg) for the Wedding Arms Workout and you use heavier weights for other body parts. Below I provided two workouts to choose from and remember to warm up especially your shoulders before starting the program.

    Workout Example 1
    Day 1: Wedding Arm Workout
    Day 2: Legs and Core
    Day 3: Chest and Back
    Day 4: Wedding Arm Workout
    Day 5: Legs and Core
    Day 6: Wedding Arm Workout
    Day 7: Rest

    Workout Example 2:
    Day 1: Total Body but work the arms and shoulders first
    Day 2: Cardio and Core
    Day 3: Repeat Day 1
    Day 4 Cardio and Core
    Day 5: Repeat Day 1 
    Day 6: Cardio and Core
    Day 7: Rest

    Check out the following videos if you do not know how to perform the following exercises:





    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Workout Wednesdays - WOW #63

    Welcome to this week's Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

    Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.


    Workout Wednesday Link Up co-hostesses


    JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:


    Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Heather | Divas Run For Bling
    Workout Wednesday Co-Hostesses

    Please join us in welcoming Heather of Divas Run For Bling as one of our NEW CO-HOSTESSES!!!!!  

    Be sure to stop by BOTH of our co-hostess' blogs as they are really cool and full of their fitness and running adventures so read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe so you receive regular updates.  We are very happy to have them as co-hostesses. 

    DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ON FEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARD, AND DIVAS RUN FOR BLING BLOGS. 

    How to Participate:

    1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
        2.  Post our badge on your site so folks "hear" about our weekly link up3.  Leave no more than 2 links to your blog, Facebook or YouTube post or video using the link up tool/button below4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone's post so they know how you found them6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party.
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      Sunday, January 18, 2015

      Win Organic Juice Boxes From Farmivore


      It's time to win some FREE organic juice boxes from Farmivore!!

      Femme Fitale Fit Club and The Frugal Exerciser







      bring you an awesome giveaway you just have to enter!
      One lucky winner will win a Farmivore Organic Juice Box (mixed or green) for 3 weeks (ARV $120)!!!


      If you have been following the Femme Fitale Fit Club blog for a while you know we love our friends at Farmivore and believe in their products! All of their produce is selected from local farms, 100% organic, non-GMO and picked in season. Each weekly box will include 4 packs of fresh produce packaged by juicing recipe. All you have to do is open a pack, clean the produce and juice to your hearts content. Each package produces between 12 and 18 ounces of juice depending upon your juicer. All product packs come with prep tips and nutritional information. Check out one of the recent unboxings of their juice box right here.

       http://youtu.be/EG8MMgd1iB8

        Giveaway Details 



       Open to all US State residents in NJNY (some zips not in service area), PA (some zips no in service area), CTRIMA (some zips not in service area), MDPACTRIMADE and District of Columbia, 18+ years. 

      Winner will have 48 hours to respond to an email sent from Diatta@femmefitalefitclub(dot)com (consider adding this address to your contacts so it doesn’t go to spam!). This giveaway ends @ 11:59 pm EST on February 9, 2015.


      Disclaimer: Neither Femme Fitale Fit Club or The Frugal Exerciser are responsible for prize shipping or fulfillment. Fulfillment of this prize is the responsibility of Farmivore and will be shipped by Farmivore to a zip code in their service area on their schedule. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to claim their before a new winner is selected. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet. If you have any questions, or want to have your product featured in our