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FitFortyForever Faves (Week of April 8, 2019)

(Last Updated On: April 22, 2019)

Three Cheers for the Ladies Featured in This Week’s FitFortyForever Faves!

This week @ Faves, we are sharing wellness and fitness gurus in three areas: healthy lifestyle, fitness, and food. Gretchen Rubin is a bestselling writer who helps her audience understand how to make themselves better in the many everyday aspects of their life. Robin Arzon is a former corporate lawyer who now leads the class programming at Peloton, the famous spinning company. And, this week we discovered nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein who has sustained a 100-pound weight loss and now leads a successful nutrition business in LA. We are highlighting these three amazing women as each one has valuable insights to help keep you motivated and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  

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Finds: Gretchen Rubin’s Outer Order, Inner Calm

Gretchen Rubin began her happiness journey with her bestselling book, The Happiness Project.  Explore Gretchen’s website for tons of life-inspiring, motivational routines to make yourself happier and ready to face life’s challenges. Many of her philosophies can be helpful in your healthy lifestyle journey. She believes by changing your habits, you will change your lifestyle. Check her latest book is Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Here is a summary from Amazon:  

Outer Order; Inner Calm
WIth Outer Order, Inner Calm, find countless ways to clear your environment and reduce your stress.

For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t work. The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we’re then able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment—one that helps us to create the lives we want.

As we have cited many times before, by decluttering your house, especially the kitchen, you will feel refreshed, organized, and relaxed. As Clutter, messiness, and disorganization negatively impact your healthy lifestyle efforts. It’s difficult to plan and prep your meals when your kitchen is a mess. Gretchen has a blog, a podcast, and other tools on her website to get you motivated to attain your best self. Listen to her top-ranking, award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin,” where she discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

Fitness: Robin Arzon

Shut Up and Run
An ultra-marathoner and running coach captures the energy and joy of running in this illustrated, full-color motivational interactive fitness guide and journal that will inspire every type of runner—from beginner to experienced marathoner—to shut up and run.

Robin Arzon is our fave Peloton instructor. She is super fit, super motivating, and super inspirational. One look at her and you’ll be motivated to achieve your best! Last week the New York Times highlighted Robin. Formerly a corporate lawyer, Robin is now Vice-President of Programming for Peloton as well as their lead instructor. The article is a fun, interesting read as the author follows Robin’s busy weekday schedule. Not surprisingly, she plans and preps all of her meals, taking clean food with her wherever she goes. Her first book was just released, Shut Up and Run. Who knew that Robin is an ultra-marathoner? She is also a Type 1 Diabetic and adheres to a vegan, low glycemic diet which is detailed in the New York Times article. 

Here is a summary from Amazon:  

Reflecting the excitement, color, and focus of the running experience, Shut Up and Run offers tips, tricks, and visual motivation to help every runner cultivate miles of sweat, laughter, swagger, and friendship. Combining a fitness manual, training program, and self-help advice book in one, this gorgeous, four-color book—filled with anecdotes and stunning action imagery, and supported by graphic inspirational quotes—contains essential training tips for every level, including meditation and visualization techniques, that address a runner’s body and mind.

Robin Arzon offers unique style tips and practical gear recommendations to help you show off your best stuff mile after mile, and tells you everything you need to know, from how to pick the best running shoes to how to get off that sofa and go. 

Check out how you can love Robin’s Peloton spin workouts at a fraction of the cost with the real Peloton Digital App.

Food:  Ilana Muhlstein

We discovered Ilana Muhlstein when she was interviewed on a  recent Hungry Girl podcast. Ilana is a nutritionist, entrepreneur, and has lost over 100 pounds.  In fact, she is head of nutrition at Beachbody On Demand and heads their 2B Mindset weight-loss program, focusing on eating the foods that will keep you satisfied and lose weight at the same time. Additionally, with a Masters in Nutritional Science, she also has a successful private practice in Los Angeles and has a YouTube channel. Ilana likes to say, “Water most, vegetables more,” meaning focusing on drinking your water and eating your vegetables at every meal. Plus, she has a signature recipe, made with Fage yogurt called, Wonder Whips. Mmmm!  We are very impressed with Ilana who lost all this weight and has kept off her weight! Check out her YouTube Channel and a sample video below:

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