The Pulse: November 2013

By AFM – November 5, 2013

Worth it or Waste it?

Calories: 1,639 (1/12 of Turducken)
The Burn: Really—do we need to go here?

Try this instead:

Fresh Cranberry Sauce
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving time. Makes 2¼ cups.

Awkward Airport Workouts

Security Squeeze. Alternate tightening your glutes and abs while waiting to pass security. Tweak Up—add a pec flex to the rotation. Tweak Down—isolate just one area. Bonus points if your wait is longer than 20 minutes.

OJ Intervals. Sprint from gate to gate. Tweak Up—add suitcase leaps where applicable. Tweak Down—alternate walking and running. Bonus points if wearing heels.

Shake Weight. Use your partially-filled water bottle like a maraca; alternating hands, give five shakes per hand. Tweak Up—use a 1.5 liter bottle in each hand and add a curl. Tweak Down—focus on maintaining a steady rhythm. Bonus points if you can sing at the same time (and double bonus points for escaping annoyed airport personnel/passengers).

bookBook Bit
From Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

Your next great adventure—the 21-Day Cleanse—will tune your body, mind, and spirit. At the end of it, you’ll feel magnificent and look beautiful inside and out. If you love the new you, keep going! The Crazy Sexy Diet is an optimum way of life. Let it be your foundation, a home base to come back to whenever you veer off. The cleanse is intended to give you freedom from obstruction and liberation from bullshit. It’s not meant to create or support more stress in your life. As I said earlier, there’s no such thing as perfection. Perfect is beige.

matthew_editMatthew McConaughey just announced a new movie role; he’s playing Santa Claus in a 2014 Austin-based version of a classic Christmas film called Miracle on MoPac. The star, fresh off his award-worthy performance in The Dallas Buyer’s Club, said he was “looking for a stretch.”

“I’m a method actor,” explained McConaughey, “and the idea of exploring just what makes ol’ Saint Nick tick is really appealing. I’m going to have to focus to meet the character’s requirements here.” The international sex symbol has sparked a new diet craze—jkcalories (though the details remained shrouded in secrecy, rumor has it there’s a heavy emphasis on Amy’s Ice Creams and Gordoughs Doughnuts). When asked her opinion, McConaughey’s lovely wife Camila Alves, stated, “I’m just glad I can feed my man a sandwich.”

Ultimate 90’s Playlist

All Star — Smash Mouth
You Gotta Be — Des’ree
Mo Money Mo Problems — The Notorious B.I.G.
This Is How We Do It — Montell Jordan
Waterfalls — TLC
Closing Time — Semisonic
Jumper — Third Eye Blind
My Own Worst Enemy — Lit
You Get What You Give — New Radicals
Praise You — Fatboy Slim

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