October 2013: The Fashion Issue

It’s breast cancer awareness month and AFM is bringing you stories highlighting charities and events focused on breast cancer, a mammogram unit on wheels and how to avoid donation scams. Plus we’ve got what you need to be fit and fashionable all month long!

 
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From The October 2013 Issue

October 3, 2013
Austin has a habit of cultivating thriving communities centered on obscure interests. No matter if its claw hammer banjo, stand-up comedy, or South Asian calligraphy, chances are someone in Austin is really into it...
October 3, 2013
Hi,Being a creative writer, I am ambitious to write on anything that creates an interest in me. Recently, I have learnt about Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, which is a kind of anti-aging procedure that is...
October 3, 2013
For the last several years, gluten has increasingly become a hot topic among the health and wellness industry. Gluten-free products now line entire aisles at the grocery store and, as of August this year,...
October 3, 2013
When I was nine months pregnant with our third child, my husband won a sales contest. The reward was the use of a 1992 Torch Red T-top Corvette (six speed, manual) for a month,...
October 3, 2013
When you walk between the garages and the club lounges at Circuit of The Americas, you can practically cut the testosterone in the air with a knife. The pit crews are male; the owners...
October 3, 2013
To perform.  To endure.  To get to the finish line, official or unofficial, feeling like you absolutely crushed it and looked great while doing it.  Style is more than what you ride:  It’s how...
October 3, 2013
Austin is most famous for being the live music capital of the world but another lesser-known Austin quirk lies in the fact that it is also one of the nation’s seasonal allergy capitals. While...
October 3, 2013
Serve this slightly spicy salmon with a fresh green such as bok choy to complete a simply delicious meal. NutritionCalories: 340Protein: 30 gFat: 19 gCarbohydrates: 10 gSodium: 480 mg What You Need1 tablespoon honey½...
October 3, 2013
How do you fuel your fit lifestyle? We at Austin Fit Magazine want to know. November is our food issue, and we want to feature YOUR healthy recipes on our site. Choose from one...
October 3, 2013
It’s October, and kids are brainstorming about costumes for Halloween. There are the inevitable requests to be Batman, Wonder Woman, or Superman himself. Superheroes are popular for a reason: They provide an ideal for...
October 3, 2013
GENaustin – the Girls Empowerment Network of Austin – is proud to present our annual, statewide “We Are Girls” Conference, which helps girls grades 5-12 – and the adults who care about them –...
October 3, 2013
With Halloween right around the corner, why not embrace a new sense of style with your hair?  Sometimes we forget or don’t have much time to focus on a costume, and a mask can...
October 3, 2013
Breast cancer touches many of us…and I’m not talking about the pink awareness campaign. I’m talking about a loved one going through the issues of discovery, diagnosis, and treatment; families pondering whether or not...
October 3, 2013
The landscape of the diet world is constantly changing, with new research and new fads popping up daily. As a registered dietician (R.D.), I am frequently asked about this topic, and so I decided...
October 3, 2013
I know it is a cop-out but I keep telling my triathletes, “If you could just race with a front-mounted snorkel, 80 percent of our issues would be solved!”  Unfortunately, they aren’t race legal....
October 3, 2013
Ask any masters swimmer from Longhorn Aquatics to name the single best aspect of our program, and the first thing they will tell you is how lucky we are to be coached by Whitney...
October 3, 2013
Tips To Help You Choose The Freshest Produce – This post will offer helpful tips when choosing fruits – we’ve all seen thumping and smelling at the market but how do you really know...
October 3, 2013
The Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge is one of the longest on-going running series in Texas, working on 15-plus years of combining distances of 10K to the marathon. There have been countless modifications since...
October 3, 2013
During our photo shoot with fashion designer Ross Bennett, AFM had the opportunity to peek inside the messenger bag this avid cyclist carries with him in his travels around town.  As you might expect,...
October 3, 2013
Famed motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar told a story of a 40-year-old woman who had attended one of his events and desired to become a nurse.  She determined that, on the basis of...
October 3, 2013
Whether it’s a zombie apocalypse or just the end of the world as we know it, you’ll need the right gear to survive.  AFM has pulled together a few items with the assistance of...
October 3, 2013
Mauro PilatesAlex: There’s nothing negative about this place. From the moment you walk in to this ultra clean, brand new studio in Westlake to being greeted with owner Liana Mauro’s lovely smile, you’ll enjoy...
October 3, 2013
If you’ve met me or seen my website, this won’t be a shock… I am NOT a woman.  I am a former professional athlete, football-playing man’s man.  So why I am writing about menopause?...
October 3, 2013
Last Saturday, October 19, more than 5,000 walkers joined the American Heart Association for their annual Heart Walk event in downtown Austin. The goal? To have fun, get inspired, and support a meaningful cause....
October 3, 2013
If you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a breast cancer helpline can provide support, information and resources to help you through a challenging time. Breast cancer develops as the...
October 3, 2013
Last month, I went on a search to train one lucky Austin Fit Magazine reader for the upcoming ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. My goal was to find a “normal” person, or someone who was...
October 3, 2013
Awesome, amazing, spectacular, incredible, the best ever, PR (personal record): Demonstrative superlatives infiltrate our vocabulary, thoughts, Facebook status updates, and Tweets.  Doesn’t it seem like the onslaught of exaggerated happiness leaves little room in...
October 3, 2013
This blog was inspired by taco salad. (Kidding.) Transitioning from my sweet, single life in Austin, Texas, to living with a man for the first time ever, has been quite the adventure (for many...
October 3, 2013
Jackie: “This must be love, ‘cause I’m shaking!” That was the first thing I saw scrawled on the “autograph wall” when I walked into Pink Gloves Boxing – and it turned out to be...
October 3, 2013
The motto: “Don’t just see the world, change it.” The organization: Austin-based nonprofit Goodwill Globetrotting. I recently had the opportunity to join founders Joe Morgan and Rebecca Charles along with four other volunteers on...
October 3, 2013
When old race-day T-shirts just won’t cut it, enter V23 Athletics apparel. Touting a motto of “strength and energy,” this local company’s name is fueled by the periodic element vanadium, which possesses properties that...
October 3, 2013
If you’ve gone to see the movie Rush, you’ve seen a bygone world of fast cars, macho drivers, and the women who watch (and love them). But the current world of motorsport is more...
October 3, 2013
For some, Halloween is just not complete without a good scare, and local nonprofit Scare for a Cure has managed to combine a frighteningly good time with a worth-while cause and youth education. Austinites...
October 3, 2013
I was 12 years old when my mother died from cancer, and her death made me very aware of my diet and how I could prevent disease. I read many books and articles about...
October 3, 2013
Triathletes and swimmers who plan to take on chilly water experience a special rite of passage: wetsuit shopping. Some may admire the sleek, superhero look of a wetsuit and welcome the extra buoyancy and...
October 3, 2013
I signed up for an Austin Fit marathon training group way back in 2001.  I needed some guidance and accountability as I attempted my first official “go” at a full marathon.  I was ridiculously...
October 3, 2013
Austin’s got it all, whether we’re keeping it weird or keeping it fit. There’s truly something for everyone here and that extends to shopping. In our Austin Retail Guide, you’ll find a few of...
October 3, 2013
Exercise can be daunting; it can be especially challenging following a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Though working out may seem difficult, research has shown that staying as active as possible before, during,...
October 3, 2013
In my life, I have been privileged to train and coach many wonderful women who were recovering from treatment for breast cancer.  I have seen first hand how each individual situation creates it’s own...
October 3, 2013
I’ve spent the last three summers in Colorado, escaping the Texas heat in order to get the most out of my training.  Endurance athletes have long used altitude training as a tool to gain...
October 3, 2013
What do Amazon.com, homemade dog food, a little pink dress, TV reality programming, Formula One, and fly-fishing have in common? If you can answer that question, you must know Ross Bennett. Bennett is a...
October 3, 2013
Having spent years working with women (and also being one), there’s no doubt that we are nurturers by nature. Putting our family’s, friends’, and community’s wants and needs above our own is in our...
October 3, 2013
Maria Lopez started training in boxing, kickboxing, and jiu jitsu four years ago, never did amateur MMA, and is fighting as an atomweight in her second pro bout on November 1 in McAllen. Sure,...
October 3, 2013
Miley’s Twerkout Video: Get a hot, rockin’ body with this 3-minute video! Includes the following supplemental programs: Teddy Bear Jazzercize Video—It’s Fun! Special Carbo-Loading Nutrition Plan! Water Workouts witha Friend! Bedtime Butt-Buster Moves! Book...
October 3, 2013
Chances are, you’ve been seeing a lot of pink this month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and, although there are many worthy charitable causes to support, the online consumer advocacy platform Scambook is...
October 3, 2013
Halloween, like most holidays, will sneak right up on adults, if we let it. Children, however, are always up for trick or treating, and finding the right costume is a big part of this...
October 3, 2013
Sneeze:  To make a sudden, violent, spasmodic, audible expiration of breath through the nose and mouth, especially as a reflex act (Merriam-Webster). What causes a sneeze?  Any irritation to the nose or throat.  Some...
October 3, 2013
Fashion. I’d be a fraud if I sat here and wrote an article on fashion, how to match clothes, find new trends, or how to look cute hitting the trail or gym. Half of...
October 3, 2013
Pull out the heels and run, jog, skip, and walk on down the road in style for a major cause. It’s time to lace up your pumps and stilettos to hit the roads on...
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