The Pulse: November 2014

By AFM Team – November 1, 2014

Worth It or Waste It?

Pumpkin Noosa Yoghurt
Calories: 290 (8oz serving)
The burn:
Tennis = 1 hour playing recreationally
Rollerblading = 36 minutes 
Running = 30 minutes 
Shooting Hoops = 44 minutes 
Road Biking = 37 minutes at a leisurely 12 mph

This Should Be a Word

swole mate – noun : A person perfectly suited to you workout-wise, who shares the same beliefs and opinions about strength conditioning and weight lifting. He or she must understand your desire to hit the gym on the regular and frequently intersperse heart-to-heart conversations with the words fit, buff, jacked, and ripped. 
(Example sentence: “Will you be my swole mate and come with me to the gym?”

Perfect Polishes for the Season








1. Prelude to a Kiss – Orly 

2. Dark Side of the Moon – Deborah Lippman

3. Fall in Line – Essie

4. Take It Outside – Essie

5. Brown Sugar – Butter London

6. Stardust – Butter London

Austin’s 24th Annual Turkey Trot is set for Thanksgiving morning.

What are you wearing?

Step 1. Locate a brown T-shirt, black tights (these are either costume’s base).

Step 2. Gather essentials. Take a trip to the craft store. No $$? Get creative by repurposing items found around the house or get crafty with sale fabric.

Step 3. Create specifics.
Turkey: Look for feather boas for top feathers (white, orange, brown, and red are preferred colors). Tan hula skirts or brown tutus can serve as tail feathers. 
Pilgrim: Add yellow square stickers (Post-Its) to top hats

Step 4. Be sure to include finishing touches. Fashion a beak or vest. Bonus points for wearing red tennis shoes (turkey) or white knee socks with black shoes (pilgrim).

November 4th

Austin resident Matthew McConaughey turns 44. The actor was recently awarded a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his performance as an HIV-infected, hard partying, cowboy-turned-treatment activist in the 2014 hit Dallas Buyers Club. In October, he received UT’s Distinguished Alumnus award along with football great Earl Campbell and astronaut Karen L. Nyberg. Alright, alright, alright!


Austin’s best fall picnic spot is… 

1. Zilker Botanical Garden 
2. Umlauf Sculpture Garden
3. Mount Bonnell 
4. Emma Long Metropolitan Park 
5. Mayfield Park 
6. Other (leave other suggestions in the comments) 

Go to our Facebook page to give us your answer!

Book Bit

Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style

Just in time for the holiday season, Austin blogger and event planning extraordinaire Camille Styles ( imparts some of her best lifestyle ideas and party tips in Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style. Styles has been blogging about health, wellness, fashion, food, and how to put together creative, carefree, and stylish parties since she started her blog in 2009. Filled with more than 150 lush color photos and 75 recipes, topics range anywhere from approachable DIY projects, to tried-and-true tips for menu planning, creating a playlist, table and bar settings, the perfect wardrobe, and most important, staying stress-free. 


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