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A Body Challenge, Weight Watchers Gains Momentum, and Pink Gloves

The National Body Challenge kicks off, Weight Watchers unveils a new plan, and one fun shopping bonus.

New Year, New National Body Challenge
Have a bad habit that needs breaking? Discovery Health wants to help. Its sixth-annual National Body Challenge is in full-swing, providing thousands with meal plans, workouts, healthy recipes, message boards and a free 30-day pass to any Bally Total Fitness. Heck they even have Gilad.

The free online program lasts eight weeks and is paired with a TV show, aptly named National Body Challenge. Like any good reality show, the competition pairs a diverse group of individuals (from a partying musician to an athlete-turned-couch-potato to a decadent chef). The series airs January 5-9 at 8 p.m. Eastern on Discovery Health.

Are you up to the challenge?

Core Flex Plus
If you’re going to go on a “diet,” Weight Watchers is probably one of the best ones you can do. On the whole, it’s all about lifestyle changes, realistic results and regular activity. But, the one thing that has always bothered me about the program is that it doesn’t always emphasize the healthiest of foods. In fact, many Smart Ones branded Weight Watchers foods have ingredient lists that are waaay too long for my regular-eating liking. While the Smart Ones don’t seem to be going anywhere, Weight Watchers recently unveiled a new plan that brings healthy, filling foods front and center. Hooray!

The new Momentum Program combines the best of the Core and Flex programs. If you’re not familiar with those programs,suffice it to say that the new program allows you to eat what you want (within your total points, of course), while putting a big emphasis on nutritious foods that fill you up like popcorn and cherries, although those may not be great together. Well, actually, maybe they would be…salty and sweet…hmmm…Gain momentum.Pants Plus
Now that Christmas is over, you probably thought your shopping was done for at least a few months, right? Wrong! Any good shopper knows that this week is ideal for finding good bargains as everything is on sale! Case in point, the goods at Lucy.com. They’re currently running a deal where you get a free pair of pink (yes, pink!) boxing gloves whenever you buy the new lucy Power Cardio Pant. The pant features powerful compression, moisture-wicking fabric and smooth supportive stretch, and is perfect for yoga or anything at the gym. The deal is only good for the first 500 orders, so get to clicking!I love lucy.


Feel free to give us your opinions on any of the above, below. —JennWant more details on the above? Check out Weight Watchers’ Applebee’s menu and Discovery Health’s other health reality show.

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  1. Erica says:

    Fun stuff Jenn! Those pants are super cute! That tv show also sounds pretty interesting- I love reality tv.

  2. MizFit says:

    Ive never been to Lucy!!

    Im off.

  3. choosinglosing says:

    Why must you enable my impulse spending!?!?!?

  4. Charlotte says:

    Oh I love Lucy! And I have not got myself a Christmas present yet (I know that sounds selfish but my parents didn’t give me anything and I’m trying to fill the void of their love monetarily. Yeah, I’m messed up.) ANYHOW, lucy pants. Yay!

  5. Jess says:

    I’ve never shopped at Lucy either, but I might start. And I will definitely try to remember to check out that reality show it sounds interesting.

  6. Every Gym's Nightmare says:

    i want pants! I was just thinking how much it sucks that I have to shave my legs before I head to the gym. bleh.

    Kelly Turner

  7. Sagan says:

    I love those gloves!! Pants are hot too:)

    Charlotte, get thee a Christmas present ASAP.

  8. Juliet says:

    What are you going to do with your pink boxing gloves???

  9. Jenn says:

    Charlotte: I agree with Sagan. You need those pants. 😉

    Every Gym’s Nature: I don’t wear shorts all winter just for that reason. Time to invest!

    Juliet: Oh, as much as I’d love to buy those pants, my drawers are already full of workout gear. But if you get them, I totally want to know how they are. I mean, pink boxing gloves…It doesn’t get more girl power than that, right?!

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