Saturday, December 28, 2013

Your Daily Slice Journal - Celebrate Something About Your Life Daily by Raychelle LeBlanc

The Daily Slice Journal: Celebrate Something About Life Daily, is a journal that provides little slivers the best parts of life. It provides a platform for you to discover, celebrate, remember, evolve and share what ever your heart and mind desires.

FREE eBook – “A Short Discourse to a Kick-ass Life” by Wilma Jones

A Short Discourse to a Kick-ass Life (or The Living Happier After Manifesto) ebook is for people getting over relationship breakups, separation and divorce. For people trying to live happier AFTER relationships they thought would lead to happier ever after. Whether the relationship ended yesterday or ten years ago, if you’re still getting over it, this ebook is for you. It’s for people who are now single moms and dads – no longer a part of a couple, feeling oversubscribed and underappreciated. Maybe you are raising children and carrying way more than 50% of the parental load. If life sometimes seems like a series of days strung together, where you’re simply putting one foot in front of the other and before you know it another week has passed – A Short Discourse to a Kick-ass Life is for you.
You can use some positive reinforcement. You know there has to be more to life than the way you’re living, but you’re not sure how to get started or what it is you’re looking for. At some point you must face the fact that an entertaining, exciting, fulfilling life isn’t going to knock on your door and take you away from what you face every day. You’ve got to go out and get it.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Holiday S.N.A.P. Back Routine

 You know the story. Weeks of holiday gatherings seem to have set you back months with your fitness goals. After indulging in decadent food and cocktails, your pants are snug, you're less toned and your energy has plummeted. According to personal trainer, JR, owner of 2DayBeFit, all is not lost. In fact, you can shed more then you gained quickly with his secret weapon - The Holiday S.N.A.P. Back Routine. 
Consider that spare wreath around your waist obliterated when you S.N.A.P. - Squats, Nutrition, Arms & Abs, Post Workout - back!
 S=Squats.  4 sets.
·         25 Pulsing squats
·         15 squat  10 sec holds
N= Nutrition: Put down the donut and get back on the wagon.
A=Arms & Abs
Arms: Supersets Group 1-3sets, Group 2-3sets.
Group 1:
·         15 Preacher Curls
·         15 Hammer Curls
·         Plank Position (45-60 seconds)
Group 2:
·         Body weight dips 25
·         Push ups
·         Side planks each side (45-60 seconds)
P= Post Workout
Finishing your workout you never want to forget the all-important CARDIO!  30-45 Minutes of your favorite cardio exercise.  I personally enjoy the Stairmaster 72 step rate for 45 minutes.

Happy Holidays, let’s get it right today with @2daybefit

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Indie Review radio playlist - December 21, 2013

Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle and C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Twitter: @IndieRevue

            SONG                                      ARTIST
Say that Leela James, Anthony Hamilton
Dorothy dandridge Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding
Symptoms of love Margot B
Hold up wait a minute Antonique Smith
Where I go Art of Fresh
Interlude Lili K
Secret Johnny Popcorn
Love is the answer Aloe Blacc
True love Lydia Rene
The gift of love Temple Jackson

Friday, December 20, 2013

Indie Review welcomes JR Allen !!

Set your reminders and tune in! See ya Saturday :)
Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle & C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
Tweet: @IndieRevue

JR grew up as a chubby kid as health and nutrition wasn’t a primary focus.  When he was in college a girl called him chubby and that comment would change his life forever.  JR began working out intensely and eating much healthier.  He even entered into his first bodybuilding contest called The Tampa Classic and won first place.  As JR began to see his body more defined and his overall health improve, he decided that he would help others look and feel great, too.
JR’s interest in personal training started with an interview with celebrity trainer, Mark Jenkins. Mark has worked with Sean “Puffy” Combs, LL Cool J, Tyler Perry and Beyonce, to name a few. Mark became JR’s mentor and taught him to be innovative and creative with each client as everyone is different and has different needs.   Taking the advice, JR began working at Magnus Functional Training Group.  It was there he would implement his functional and corrective training with tennis pro’s. Although JR blossomed as a superstar for the company, he decided to start his own business.
Today JR is the owner of 2daybefit, which specializes in athletic, functional, strengthening, and weight lose training. As a personal trainer to super star celebrities, executives of major corporations and people that simply want to lose weight and feel good about it, JR focuses on designing individualized programs to reach their fitness goals as well as help them to gain a better understanding of the importance of fitness, nutrition and wellness.
He works with super star Mary J Blige, and is responsible for the amazing 6 pack seen around the world on the cover of Shape Magazine. Mr. Allen has most recently rolled out his S.N.A.P Back Routine to help us all get back in shape after the holidays.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Indie Review Radio Playlist - December 14, 2013

Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle and C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Twitter: @IndieRevue
Berries and cream Amel Larrieux
Secret Johnny Popcorn
Symptoms of love Margot B
Higher Sanura
Other girls LINA
Interlude Lili K
Love will save the day Yahzarah
Love is the answer Aloe Blacc
Dance with you Nat Burns
Be careful Collette
Maybe Amma Whatt

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Indie Review welcomes Johnny Popcorn !

Set your reminders and tune in! See ya Saturday :)
Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle & C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
Tweet: @IndieRevue

In 2001, Johnny Popcorn was at its early stages, and for the members it was a place to be creative. Considered as a project outside of the regular music careers, Johnny Popcorn would be the outlet when things got too stressful. Fittingly enough, recording Johnny Popcorn jams seemed to hit the spot. Fast forward to 2011 when Johnny Popcorn offered a unique musical formula—a concoction of highly fueled croons layered with its own views on topics ranging from teenage growing pains, self-gratification, weed, humdrum suburbia, and family values. Initially consisting of two members, Hezekiah and Tone Whitfield, the duo's inspiration and experience is the masterpiece that cements Johnny Popcorn. Vocalist and songwriter, Hezekiah, is no stranger to the music industry with 3 full-length solo albums as a hip-hop artist. Feeling like he was neglecting his Southern Funk/Rock upbringing passed down from his parents from Kentucky and North Carolina, he felt inspired for something new and exciting to develop—ultimately settling in on a new found passion. Bass guitarist and all-around producer, Tone Whitfield a.k.a. Grumpy Smurf, has produced numerous songs for Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Zap Mama, and others. Contrast to Hezekiah’s hip-hop background, Grumpy Smurf has always been a rock purist with an open mind. Today, JOHNNY POPCORN is a crow on a mission. An alter ego that was inspired by Hez and Tone, who would jokingly put down fake names on open mic lists. When the host called out JOHNNY POPCORN, the crowd would chuckle in amusement. “I think we have a name for a band,” says Tone Whitfield. If it’s riff-heavy, rolls off the tongue and is more filling, then it’s Johnny Popcorn. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Indie Review Radio welcomes Bradd Marquis!

Set your reminders and tune in! See ya Saturday :)
Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle & C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
Tweet: @IndieRevue

Boyishly handsome, towering with a strut accented by that indisputable New York swagger, and boasting a baritone dipped in the gravel and gravy of Southern soul, Marquis is one of the streets and the steeple. A committed man of dedicated faith and community service, Marquis is the anti-thesis of today’s R&B bad boys. Like his inspirations, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, Marquis started his stage life in front of the pews. Deriving from a rich family legacy of performers that includes blood ties to Phyllis Hyman, Debbie Allen, and Phylicia Rashad, Marquis traveled up and down the East Coast with family as a child performer in the “Family & Friends” gospel troupe. From age four to pre-adolescence when basketball dreams beckoned, Marquis rocked the church with his preternaturally grown vocals. After a love affair with the ball, a star-turning performance at a college show returned Marquis to music’s fold, quickly leading to two craft honing years as a member of the R&B quartet, Mass Appeal. Garnering the attention of Babyface’s production team, Marquis refined his music and engineering skills even further both in front of and behind the studio boards, meeting and working with future Finding My Way producer Jeremy “Cochise” Ball (Rhymefest, Notorious B.I.G.), Thank You producer Angelo Ray (Keyvon Edmonds, Pieces of a Dream) Joe Little and the Rude Boys, the production team of legendary Gerald Levert. In the midst of these refinement years, a much sought-after Marquis mixtape, All Love, All the Time, was released in 2006, opening more doors. Signed to a production company, it wasn’t long before Marquis was releasing his 2007 debut LP, Finding My Way, with the independent production company, Quiet As Kept. Breaking through the New York airwaves with the regional R&B hit, “Radio,” Marquis suddenly found himself a multiple guest on both BET’s 106 & Park and Showtime at the Apollo, in addition to an appearance on Apollo Live. Named Soul Singer of the Year by 106 & Park, Marquis booked the Soul Summer Tour and later the Budweiser Superfest where he traveled the country as the stable opening act for vets like Jaheim, Tamia, India.Arie, Blue Magic, Frankie Beverly & Maze and fellow newcomers Gordon Chambers, Hal Linton and Kameron Corvet. Marquis also had toured for six months as “Adam” in Oscar Brown Jr’s musical fable, ‘In De Beginnin’. More than an in-demand vocal talent, Marquis was also starring in videos and writing music for artists in New Zealand where Finding My Way and “Radio” had found a serious following. Marquis lyrical prowess soon scored song placement on international projects by Styles P, Ethical, Young Sid, and a forthcoming compilation by Super Producers Sly and Robbie, amongst others. Following Finding My Way, Marquis went on to release two additional independent projects. The 2009 mixtape, FMW2.5, was partially comprised of unreleased material from the uncensored Finding My Way sessions. While his debut told the aftermath of Marquis’s broken engagement, its 2011 follow-up, Authentic, was an introspective view of a man struggling to find himself artistically and personally. Marked by moody blues and torchy ballads, Authentic, was a raw, transparent portrait of a man making hard decisions at life’s crossroads. While Authentic doubled Finding My Way’s sales and whetted fans’ appetite for the new, the experience of singing about broken families, lost love, and the roughness of the climb opened something up in Marquis. Following Authentic, Marquis took a hiatus to make peace with his family history, study the industry, and re-discover his spirituality and the church.