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BritsGetFit

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FIRST THINGS FIRST – part 2: (Continued from post dated 3/29/2011)
So you think you are a type 2? Often referred to as genetically gifted or as former athletes, Type 2s rarely get the credit deserved for holding it together over the years. Speaking from experience, I have spent most of the last decade convincing myself to stay motivated, determined and focused to take my health and fitness to new levels. Some of you are still working very hard for it, while others have the luxury of resting on their past accomplishments and achievements.  Either way, 2s have to face our own set of unique challenges in order to stay Focused, Committed and desirous of anything more.
A typical 2 will cycle through many “where do I go from here?” episodes during the course of a lifetime. You have the choice to continue to do as you have always done, or to go after more. You will have undoubtedly had countless opportunities to either settle for what you have accomplished or reignite your desire and ramp it up.…

A healthy muesli to get you off to a good start

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Before you run out the door and grab a coffee on route or assume that skipping a meal is going to keep the weight off, read this and make time for that breakie:) Not only does it supply you with energy until lunch, but helps maintain your weight as it jump starts the metabolism. Besides, by mid-morning who ends up hungry and potentially snacking on sugary things to try and make it through?
Now that the weather is warmer, perhaps porridge is a little warming for some, so here's another idea, 5 minute Muesli.
INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp Yogurt-non dairy (TJ's) 1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce (TJ's) 1/2 cup of oats or multi grain as in photo (TJ's) 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk 1/4 cup of pecans or walnuts chopped 1/4 cup of pomegranate, strawberries, or other berries/fruit 1 Banana Sprinkle of cinnamon

DIRECTIONS 1. Put all ingredients in bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon. 2. Let it sit for 5 minutes while the oats/multi grain soak. 3. Eat up and have a wonderful day!
Serves 1 healthy sized breakie:…

APRIL 4TH 2011 BRITS IN LA NEWSLETTER

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This week's newsletter is brought to you by


Happy Birthday Shoutouts to  members for this week • Mammarazi!!! -(Kerstin Alm)
, Ellie Rose Boswell
, Josh Rubin
, Georgina Cates

, Chinna Wodu
, Vanessa Esperanza, Treacle Tart, Gina Yashere
, Richard Peters
, Jane Temple, Bill Harrison, Hadrian Howard, Rayne Marcus, Rembrandt Flore and Sabra Williams.

Hey Breeps!
 BESFORE I GET INTO THE NEWSLETTER - WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT SOS ANNOUNCEMENT - HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?
MISSING GIRL IN LA - Brits in LA member Samantha Fielding's sister in missing - PLEASE HELP BY REPOSTING THE FOLLOWING LINK
http://britsinla.blogspot.com/2011/04/missing-person.html


I love LA - There I declared it! 12 years of living here has flown by and I will be sworn in to become an American Citizen on the same day Wills marries Kate, so there will be know forgetting when I became an American. Now don't get me wrong, I'm still a Brit at heart and will never forget my roots, but I will PROUDLY be embracing ever…

TRAVEL - VENICE BEACH

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Venice Beach and boardwalk.

First things first. The weather, Just because it's 73 and sunny in LA doesn't mean it's gonna be the same by the beach. Check before setting out in your car if it's sun that you want. It can drop up to 20 degrees in just 12 miles. Crazy but true -also early in the morning we have the marine layer - fog! That can take to 3pm to burn off.

















One of the first things you'll notice are the crazies, or as some people like to call them the eccentrics. Mixed in with the homeless are the street performers and now that medical marijuana is legal - the barrage of guys dressed as surgeons with neon signs, trying to get you to buy your supply from them., never mind if you have a prescription or not.

 What's guaranteed is that it's always fun - so long as you are prepared.





You can rent bikes or Rollerblades on the boardwalk and breeze past all the activity along the way. This will make you feel like all those iconic Venice postcards from back in …

BRITS LOVE MUSIC

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So, one of the things I like most about LA is that you can discover  and get to see to legendary music acts all in the same week. And through out the spring and Summer months at the back of the El Capitan theatre, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting a series of mini concerts with his musical guests for free. I went twice last week, and saw The Sounds, (see below) and was lucky to catch the legendary Duran Duran (in the rain - Simon made a cheesey reference to changing their name to D'rain D'rain - Stick to the singing Simon! ;-) ) They sounded terrific a mix of new and old songs, the full set included "Girl Panic," "Ordinary World" and "A View To A Kill." "Notorious" and The featured song on the broadcast was the title track from the new album: "All you need is now" see below for the live performance.


My good friend, and music PR Maverick, Mel Brown turned me on to the next band, The sounds, who are now on their fourth album, Something …

MISSING PERSON - PLEASE REPOST

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Tanya fielding British girl missing.

Please repost everywhere


BRIT IN LA - SAM FIELDING'S SISTER HAS BEEN MISSING FOR ALMOST A WEEK - SHE NEEDS HELP - PLEASE REPOST EVERYWHERE