As the weather turns to cloudy skies and blistery-cold days, staying in shape and maintaining an exercise routine becomes a challenge for many of us. Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis began the #MadFree #30for30 Movement to show Black women that #FitIsFly and to keep us motivated to exercise through the New Year. This online event started December 1, 2012 with the tagline: “30 minutes can make such a difference in our lifestyle and productivity!” Facebook group members pledge to be active for at least 30 minutes per day in an effort to be happier and healthier in 2013.
Approximately 360 members have joined the group. Posts range from sharing ideas about healthy snacks, tips on DVDs, apps and unique workout routines (e.g., hula hooping with weights, dancing in a musical, plank variations), and simply sharing in the progress of building a movement where Black women stay fit and healthy. The trending topic has also spread to Instagram and Twitter, encouraging women daily.
Diva Tip: For inspiration and a frequent reminder of your pledge – for the month of December, change the lock screen on your phone or tablet to a picture of your desired body image or to a graphic of exercise tips such the Say No! to Hibernation Winter Body Workout (below) from Fit Betty. As you go about your day, you’ll frequently be reminded to set aside 30 minutes for movement, exercise and healthy eating.
Need more than that to catch the #FitIsFly bug? Watch the official #MadFree trailer here:
Feel the passion pouring from Davis through the screen, then join the movement and share your progress!
Already joined the movement? Have more winter workout tips? Share below…
Last week fans here in America and across the pond were ecstatic to see this image on Facebook of hot British actor, Idris Elba, on set for the first day of shooting season 3 of the intense crime-drama and psychological thriller, Luther.
Since season 2 concluded in summer 2011, hundreds of thousands of fans have eagerly awaited the return of DCI John Luther, “a man in ruins, but with a heart the size of the moon. Bloodied and battered, but somehow still standing. And still doing what he can,” says series creator Neill Cross. After the vicious murder of his wife, Luther has become just as self-destructive as he is loving towards those he cares about.
At last season’s ending, Luther was sinking into dark depths to solve serial murders (remember the masked “folklore-ish” murderer and the “roll the dice” copycat killer?), while protecting a young Jenny Jones from sleeping prostitution and pornography after her father’s imprisonment (and subsequent suicide) at the hands of Luther himself.
Season 3 trailer promises “four perfectly dark, chillingly formed episodes” but leaves the question of whether the murderous child genius and seductress, Alice, will return to the show. Join together and cross your fingers for some steamy, flirtatious exchanges between Luther and Alice! Will they take their complex, wayward “relationship” to the next level?
As fans awaited Luther’s return, Idris has kept us entranced between filming the Nelson Mandela biopic, Long Walk to Freedom in South Africa (with Skyfall Bond Girl Naomie Harris!), appearing in British GQ, interviewing superstar Lucy Lui, spinning as DJ Driis, putting out house music under his alter ego 7 Wallace, and co-directing/starring in the recently released Mumford and Sons video, “Lover of the Light.” Elba’s dark and sexy looks, Renaissance-man swag, and award-winning acting stay winning for team #IdrisElba and #Luther.
What are your favorite Idris Elba films/appearances? What are you hoping to see in season 3 of Luther? Tell us below…
If you’re Mark Zuckerberg, the power of your status updates hold a whole lot of weight. And when it comes to sharing your love for what hundreds of Facebook users enjoy (besides Facebook) – you’re sure to spark a lot more than a few conventional “LIKES”. On Sunday night, Mark Zuckerbug posted about iGrill on Facebook causing an influx of “Likes” and visitor traffic causing the site to go down for over 2 hours. Mark Zuckerberg posted this comment on Sunday, August 19th 7pm via his Facebook account:
“I updated my grilling app, iGrill today and it now has Facebook integration that lets you see what other people are grilling right now around the world. Awesome. I’m making a Fred’s steak.”
Just in time for Labor Day cookouts, iGrill’s App update now lets users view maps of other people grilling around the world through Facebook, sharing information with all their friends and subscribers, as in Zuckerberg’s case. The iGrill is the world’s first wireless cooking thermometer for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad via a long-range Bluetooth (up to 200 feet) and app-enabled connection.
iGrill turns your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into your own personal grill or oven and guests with the peace of mind that your food is perfectly cooked, at target temperature and safe for consumption. ($79.99) iGrillinc.com