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I Didn’t Watch the Superbowl

It’s the Year of the Horse
But I did spend the day in downtown Manhattan enjoying Chinese treats and engaging with dragons in the street. It was crazy fun although seriously crowded in the normally crowded streets of Chinatown. But we loved watching people pop off their Chinese firecrackers loaded with confetti and little parachutes. I purchased my own firecracker, but decided not to detonate it, holding off for another time. We had an obligatory cone from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, and then headed to Sara Roosevelt Park for the festival, where elderly Chinese people cut the lines fighting for free calendars, Ramen noodles and Verizon gift bags.
We made it home in time for the Superbowl, but after all the fun, I just couldn’t engage in the sport after two minutes. So forgive me for not getting into the sport  and instead gazing at the pretty stars instead.

More Than the Wedding

 Ronnie and Lamar Tyler, founders of Blackandmarriedwithkids.com
When I watch some of these reality shows and their subsequent “reunions” I can’t help but think how much emphasis is placed on the ring and the big over-the-top wedding. But there is not so much time spent on making the marriage work.

(I see more destruction than construction, if anything). We already know that positivity doesn’t bode well for reality TV, but luckily there are many real-life couples across the web sharing their triumphs. I finally got around to looking at Ronnie and Lamar Tyler’s website Black And Married With Kids, and I loved the articles they have on relationship, family, and financial building. Because truly, its not just about the wedding.

 Here is the trailer for their latest production “Still Standing”
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Review: Heidi Klum for New Balance

Post workout in the yoga studio, modeling my  #HKNB Heidi Klum tee on Instagram.
You see that white band on my arm? That’s the sign that I’ve imprisoned myself to hard manual labor in  Equinox’s Spring Training Camp. For the next five weeks, I will arrive to a 5:45 a.m class to plank, burpee, TRX, and run myself to a slimmer, healthier body. So far, it’s working. But can my gym clothes keep up?
I will admit, I’m an ample, curvaceous lady. While once a lithe dancer, childbirth and office work has not been kind to my body. And neither have I. So everything on me is thicker and requires more fabric and spandex. Nonetheless, I’m really on my fitness game, and decided to try out Heidi Klum’s new fitness line for New Balance,

of which an entire outfit was sent to me: A tunic, ruched leggings, and a neon green tee. While the outfit looked great, I knew the real test would be the class’s first round of burpees. With my first squat, I could feel the leggings inch down past my hips. Luckily the tee saved me from embarrassing myself in front of the other 50 or so bootcampers. On our first jog around the perimeter of the gym, I knew the pants had to go, so I slipped into the locker room and put on a more booty-stable pair. The tee, however, did its job, masked my belly, and held the sweat which would otherwise be pooling in the floor beneath me as I held a plank.
I wouldn’t totally write off the pants, though. I tried them again in the Inside/Out class, a low impact toning workout in the yoga studio that doesnt require large movements. The outfit worked perfectly. And I love the tunic. Its a perfect throw-over after a luxurious shower and steam routine. Total win.
As far as workouts go, I look for a style that stays put, flaunts my best assets and keeps the sweat at bay. What’s your favorite workout look? Use hashtag #HKNB and Show it off on Instagram!

New Balance has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. The Heidi Klum for New Balance partnership combines New Balance’s expertise in fit and form with Heidi Klum’s commitment to sophisticated style, to create a versatile collection for women that is both everyday wearable and chic. Learn More.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by New Balance via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of New Balance. 

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