Eating Better for the Holidays

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As the holiday season draws closer, one of the hardest ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle during this time of year is to eat right. Even if you have been doing great on your diet, the holidays can still lead to overindulgence and weight gain. One of the reasons for is this is that food seems to be extra plentiful during celebrations with plates and plates of delicious goodies. Plus, the majority of food served during the holidays is usually loaded with fat, calories, and sugar. If you are not careful, your health can suffer.

In order to stay healthier over the holidays, here are some tips for eating better:

  • Make Wise Choices – Instead of reaching for things like pie, stuffing, gravy, eggnog, bread pudding, and ham or beef, choose healthier options like turkey, chicken, fresh salads, and steamed vegetables. It’s OK to have some holiday treats, but it is important to choose your calories wisely. Keep track of your calories as much as possible so you know how much you are eating.
  • Bring Your Own Food – During many holiday celebrations, there is often not many healthy choices. By bringing a healthier dish of your own, you can give yourself and others that option. Plus, there are plenty of traditional recipes that can be modified in order to be healthier.
  • Control Your PortionsSmaller portions allow you to sample many different foods while keeping the amount of calories down. Also, it is best to chew your food slowly and take small bites to avoid overindulging. When you are done with your meal, it might be helpful to leave the room in order to keep from going back for more.
  • Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption – The holidays are notorious for alcohol but alcoholic drinks are high in calories and have hardly any nutritional value. Plus, it dehydrates your body. Practice moderation, if it is impossible for you to avoid alcohol then try and drink a glass of water in between drinks. But the safest bet is to stick to plain water and your body will thank you for it.
  • Stay Active – Moderation is critical when it comes to eating over the holidays but so is staying active. Keeping exercising regularly and get moving!

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Sexy Black Dress 30 Day Challenge

Hey there! It’s Stacy, owner of NYC Adventure Boot Camp. I am really excited to reveal a challenge that I’ve NEVER done before.

The holidays are just around the corner and I have decided to fit into a black dress. But this is no ordinary black dress. I paid for this dress that is a whole size smaller than I would normally wear. Let me call it my ‘ultimate fantasy’ dress size. And now, I’m going to fit into this dress in 30 days and get in the best shape of my life. But I also decided to do something I have never done before. I mean, why should I do this alone? I’m sure there are plenty of us who are dying to look incredible for the Holidays.

So here’s my challenge to you… I want you to think of a sexy black dress that you fantasied about buying. Now I want you to think of your dream dress size. Not just one size smaller but your fantasy dress size. The one you’ve always wanted to fit into. Are you still with me? So here is the hardest part.

I want you to go out and buy this dress TODAY.

Yes do this right now and keep the receipt. Over the next 30 days I’m going to reveal to you the step by step process of how to fit into this dream, fantasy sexy black dress. By the way, if you do everything I say and don’t fit into this dress, it’s very simple.

Just keep the receipt and tell me how much you paid for the dress and I’ll take care of the bill for you.

That’s right I will pay you in cash for the cost of the dress if you don’t fit into it.

You don’t even have to worry about wasting your money because I’m so confident I can get you into this dress. And by the way I’ve NEVER done anything like this before.  It’s the first time in my life that I’ve taken on such a big challenge. But you know, I’m pretty confident I can get you there. And here’s how I know why…

A few years ago, after doing a photo shoot for fitness boxing and not being happy with my body in the pictures, I was struggling to find a plan that got me in the BEST shape of my life for the next fitness shoot which was happening 3 weeks later.

So I got to work and slimmed down my body using a very specific eating plan and workout formula. And I recorded everything I did. I wrote down what I ate and the workouts I did every day, some super-secret ways for slimming down fast to actually lose the weight and the results were outstanding. I was thrilled with the progress!

Now, every time I put on some extra weight or I have a beach vacation coming up, a reunion or a family engagement I go back to what I did in those 3 weeks and it’s never let me down. And you know what; it’s never going to let YOU down either.

It is my secret get-into-sexy-shape-plan that’s always worked for me.

So now, I’ve created a 30 day ‘Black Dress Project’. It’s only for a handful of ladies, 40 of us total and we are going to do it as a team. At the end of 30 days, here’s what’s going to happen. We are going to celebrate and have a MAJOR party together. You will wear your sexy dream dress and we will have a professional photo shoot and VIP Champagne celebration!!!

So imagine this. You’re going to have pictures of yourself in your favorite sexy dress and your body’s going to be lean and in shape just before the holidays come around.  

Last thing, here’s one thing I can promise you. Everyone that sees you wearing this dress will ask you 1 question: How did you fit into that dress you look AMAZING.

This is the ultimate reward!!

Here’s exactly what to do if you want to be part of the Secret Black Dress Project

3 STEPS:

1. Sign Up for the Challenge

2. Go out and Buy Your Dress in the Size you Want to Wear ASAP

3. Email Me 2 Before Photos to stacy@nycadventurebootcamp.com

– 1 In Your Black Dress

– 1 In Your Sports Bra and Pants/Shorts

***AGAIN, I can ONLY TAKE 40 Ladies Total so if you want to be one of these lucky women; you need to Sign up ASAP. ***

Here’s how we will get you into your ultimate fantasy dress:

Eating Plan to lose excess body fat, here’s how it works:

Before the challenge starts, we will NEED to create an eating schedule for you and mentally prepare for success. I will send you all the info on what you need to do and what you need to have on hand to get this done ahead of time.

Every week on a Friday, I’m going to email you a step by step guide of what to eat for the next week ahead, so you will have time over the weekend to prepare. I’m going to give you a grocery list and special weekly preparation guide to do this with ease.

All you have to do is follow it to the T. That will take away the risk of you eating anything that is not on the list and not following the exact plan as it’s laid out.

Exercise to get your body lean, strong and sexy. Here’s how it works: Myself and the NYC Adventure Boot Camp Fitness Team are going to deliver the EXACT full body workouts I used to get into fitness model ready shape.  And all the workouts I’m doing now to get into my fantasy dress.

I have to get your body losing inches and feeling more energized in record time. For the exercise part, you MUST plan to commit to the following ‘SEXY BLACK DRESS’ Workout Program:

1) 3 Full Body Strength/ Cardio Sessions per week

*** Boot Camp Happy Hour 5:30AM

2) At home workouts twice a week.

You are never going to fail.

**Again, because I want you to have the BEST experience possible, I room for 30 ladies in total.

If you want to be one of the lucky 40 I need you to sign up and get your dress ASAP. We start Monday November 4th.

Remember, Here’s EXACTLY WHAT TO DO if you want to be a part of this Secret ‘Black Dress’ Project – 3 STEPS:

  1. EMAIL to Sign up for the Challenge
  2. Go out and BUY your DRESS in the size you want to wear ASAP
  3. Email me 2 BEFORE Photos to stacy@nycadventurebootcamp.com

– 1 Before Photo in your black dress

– 1 Before photo in your sports bra

If you follow our Step By Step, Secret Black Dress Project it’s laid out and Do Not fit into your NEW Dress, just give me your receipt and I will personally PAY for your DRESS in CASH…

That is My Sexy BLACK DRESS GUARANTEE!

1. New Clients – Now $279 through 11:59pm Sunday, Oct. 27

2. Existing Clients – (currently enrolled) Now $247 through 11:59pm Sunday, Oct. 27

3. On-line Clients – Now $147 through 11:59pm Sunday, Oct. 27

OR CALL 917-822-3440 for MORE INFORMATION!

I can’t wait to see how you look and feel at the end of this! You are going to LOVE your NEW Body!

See you soon!

Stacy Papakostas

P.S. Sign up now for this RISK FREE get-into-my-sexiest-black-dress-NOW program.

P.P.S. Remember we will buy your dress from you if it does NOT fit at the end!

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Ways to Beat the Flu This Season

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With the changing of the seasons, it is time to start thinking about another season coming our way: flu season. This time of year usually sees an increase in the number of cases of the flu as well as other illnesses like the common cold, strep throat, sinus infections, even pneumonia or bronchitis. The flu season typically peaks in January and February. The bad news is that the flu virus is easily spread from one person to another. Most people come in contact with the flu virus when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even talks and spread the germs around.

The good news is that just by taking a few simple measures you can keep yourself healthy and hopefully avoid catching the flu this season. Here are some tips:

  • Take Care of Yourself – When you eat properly, get regular exercise, and get enough sleep at night, your body’s immune system is able to function properly to fight off germs that can make you ill. When you don’t take care of yourself, the capacity of the immune system is markedly diminished and you find that you get sick more often. Ensure that your immune system can work by taking care of yourself and find ways to manage stress.
  • Wash Your Hands Regularly – Washing your hands is one of the best ways to avoid sickness and spreading it to others. You should wash your hands before and after preparing food, before eating, after using the toilet, after touching animals, and so on. If you are in a situation where you are unable to wash your hands, using hand sanitizer is highly recommended, although not as effective as soap and water.
  • Avoid Contact with People Who are Sick – Although it may not be always possible, it is a good idea to avoid people who are sick with the flu or cold until their symptoms subside. The flu and other illnesses are spread the most easily through contact with people around you. If you do come down with symptoms of the flu, be sure to stay home from work or school until you are feeling better.

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UNDOING THE KNOTS

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Have you ever asked yourself what are your intentions in life? Whether it is your career, your love life, fitness goals or perhaps it is your finances or spiritual goals. What are your intentions? 

We should all start by defining our intentions. The broad definition of intentions is “an aim or a plan” of something. We all know without an aim or a plan our goals are a lot harder to achieve. Defining our intentions can help us streamline our lives. Just think about your intentions as your “Whys”.

Why do I want to be a CEO of a company? Why do I want to lose 20 pounds? Why do I want better communication with my mom? Why do I want to run a marathon? Knowing your feelings about your whys and streamlining your intentions will assist you in taking greater control of your life.

Understanding your aims can transform your dreams into reality. It can transform your plans into action. It can even transform your fears into hope and possibilities. It can turn your will into results. 

Tomorrow, when you start your day, ask yourself what are the things that you DON’T want to do today? I am pretty sure if you start your day by asking yourself the things you do not want to do, you’d be more inclined to refine the things you want to do.

Now that you’re clear about your intentions, set a plan that excites you. Something that will make you smile and make you feel as if you made today count! Look forward to it everyday; even if you only have 20 minutes to dedicate to it and see how your life becomes more rewarding each day. Intentions are a powerful tool to living your most authentic life.

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Strength Training is for Women, Too!

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If you are a woman, you might be missing out on one of the most beneficial fitness activities, and that is strength training. Women often have misconceptions about strength training, believing that it will make them look like body builders. They might believe that lifting weights is only for men or people that want to look ripped. The truth, however, is that strength training is important for women, and this importance only increases as you get older.

Strength training has a variety of benefits for women. Here are just a few:

  • Strength training increases physical strength while decreasing body fat. The more you spend time lifting weights, the more you build lean muscle. The more you build lean muscle, the more you lose body fat and increase your metabolism. This means that you will burn more calories throughout the day.
  • You will develop muscle tone and definition. If you want to improve the physical appearance of your body, strength training goes a long way. Lifting weights two or three times a week will tone your whole body. The key is to target your major muscle groups including your legs, upper body, chest, back, and abdominals.
  • Strength training reduces your risk of injury. As our bodies age, our risk of injury increases. Strength training cuts down on this risk while improving athletic performance. Plus, weight lifting cuts down on the muscle fatigue you might experience while exercising or just participating in daily activities like laundry or carrying groceries.
  • Strength training cuts down on arthritis and back pain. Besides increasing the strength of muscles, lifting weights also increases the stability and flexibility of joints. Studies have shown that strength training also reduces back pain. This are especially important as we age.
  • Strength training reduces your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes. These three health risks become a problem as you get older, but strength training can cut down on your chances of developing them.
  • Strength training improves your mood. Strength training helps women feel more confident about themselves and it wards of symptoms of depression.

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