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Staff Health Challenge: The Joy of Results!
By Angie Romero | 05/04/2009 - 11:45

As promised, here are some before and after pics of my arms—my biggest hang-up when I signed up for this health challenge. I hated my arms. I mean, most of the time I wouldn’t even wear sleeveless clothes. Such was my disdain for the skinny fat girl arms. I found a particularly offensive “before” pic of me and my BFF Naomi where I think my arm looks flabtastic. Well, ladies, no mas! Check me out at week tres of my health challenge. And I owe a lot of it to my trainer Marc Hochstein (aka Christian Bale) at MPHC.


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Staff Health Challenge: Feeling the Burn
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2009 - 13:30

I like pain. When I used to play competitive sports it was how I knew I was really pushing myself and giving my all. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the endorphin kick you get when you are really physically exerting yourself, something people refer to as a "runner's high"—but you can get it from doing just about any cardio exercise for an extended period of time. So now, when I work out, I strive to for that feeling.


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Staff Health Challenge: Mariela's Motivation
By Mariela Rosario | 04/22/2009 - 10:30

I have a big trip coming up at the end of June involving about 15 of my besties and a bikini, so you would think that the horrors of having all of my closest friends seeing me half-clothed would be the kick in the pants I need to get my behind to the gym. But, perpetual procrastinator that I am, I'm always convincing myself that I'll just hit the gym tomorrow and sleep in today.


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Staff Health Challenge: Angie's Gym Essentials
By Angie Romero | 04/20/2009 - 11:45

I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve always had this phobia of gyms. Or maybe it’s the sweaty people who inhabit them. But now that I’ve started my health challenge, hired a hot trainer and begun to hit the Manhattan Plaza Health Club on the regular, I’m going to need to get over my fear once and for all. And there’s a few things that are helping me do that, including:


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Latina Staff Health Challenge: Day Three
By Mariela Rosario | 04/15/2009 - 13:15

For 90 days, three Latina staffers will give their unhealthy lifestyles a much-needed makeover as they shape up for summer. And with the help of nutritionist Christina Persaud, these ladies are ready to get their rears in gear. Let’s meet them!

Here's the third (and last) Latina staffer who took on the Health Challenge:

Mariela Rosario, 28
Online Editor
Stats: 5 feet 4, 146 pounds


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Latina Staff Health Challenge: Day Two
By Dorkys Ramos | 04/14/2009 - 18:30

For 90 days, three Latina staffers will give their unhealthy lifestyles a much-needed makeover as they shape up for summer. And with the help of nutritionist Christina Persaud, these ladies are ready to get their rears in gear. Let’s meet them!

Here's the second brave staffer who rose to the challenge:

 

Dorkys Ramos, 27
Assistant editor
Stats: 4 feet 9, 80 pounds


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The Latina Staff Health Challenge
By Angie Romero | 04/13/2009 - 18:15

For 90 days, three Latina staffers will give their unhealthy lifestyles a much-needed makeover as they shape up for summer. And with the help of nutritionist Christina Persaud, these ladies are ready to get their rears in gear. Let’s meet them! First up?

Angie Romero, 28
Entertainment Editor
Stats: 5 feet 0, 107 pounds


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Cool Meals For Hot Summer Nights!
Cool Meals For Hot Summer Nights!
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2008 - 11:22

If you're anything like us, you hate slaving away in the kitchen when the temperatures start rising. Beat the heat with these delicious, low-maintenance recipes that are perfect for the dog days of summer. Best part? You won't even need to touch the stove! The recipes below each serve 4-6 people and only take about 30 minutes to prepare. Served all together, this a great menu for a light and healthy summer dinner. Buen Provecho!

TRADITIONAL GAZPACHO:

Ingredients


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