Welcome to 2019!!!

"New Year, New You"

This episode explores the topic of making a huge life change for your happiness and health. For the new year, I decided to quit my full time nine to five and pursue personal training full time!

What's holding you back from taking the leap towards chasing your dreams? 


Racism is such a serious and sensitive topic to discuss. And, the topic alone is so vast that even the small stories make for a long discussion. My point is that racism is sadly something that is experienced far too often and almost always it is experienced by people of color.

I am not black; I am a white female and can never possibly come close to fully understanding what it is like to be a person of color in any country but, I am conscious and aware of what goes on and what minorities go through. I especially have had an "awareness" of the injustices and hatred that black people in America endure in this supposed "diverse" country. To be honest, Hispanics are treated better than the African Americans that were BROUGHT HERE by whites! This is just the way it has always been and unfortunately, there seems to be no improvement or resolution in sight.

In 2018 alone, there have been several historical events of racism towards black people in America. If you recall the Starbucks incident where two black men had the police called on them for no reason and the eight year old girl who a white woman called the police on for selling bottles of water. Recently, a biracial teenage boy who was riding in the car with his white grandmother was detained by police and placed in the back of the cop car while authorities verified with the grandmother that she was not being kidnapped by her grandson. These events are just a few of many situations where white people have called police on African Americans for nonsense. And it is causing so much fear and trauma to the community. 

In this episode, I discuss something that has always been happening but that has just recently became so common that it was given the name "Living While Black" because African Americans have been getting pulled over, detained and even arrested while simply living their normal, everyday lives. There should be no reason for this at all and I wish that one day the world could not see skin color. But, we are humans and despite all of the good we do, we are still the horrible species that we are.


In this light episode, I completely waste your time by telling you a little bit about the Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton.

No, I am not a fan of her. I am not against her either. I really don't care. But, I thought it would be fun to remind you that we are so average and poor compared to royalty.


Just have fun with it!


In October 2018, a twin boy and girl were found severely beaten. So badly that the girl was already dead and the boy was clinging to life. 

This happened in a basement apartment in a Queens NY home that held a single mom of five small children and no father in sight. 

This story is a sad as it is mysterious.


This episode is mostly for the parents and caregivers out there. We all take our kids outside to the yard, to the park or some other facility in order for them to excrete enough energy for us, as the adults, to be able to relax later while they sleep or sit still. 

Have you ever looked around at these places and noticed what the adults are doing while the children are running wild? Almost all of the adults are sitting on the bench talking to each other or on their phones. 

Why waste this time? Why not be active and play with the kids or exercise alone while watching them? This would benefit you in so many ways! 

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As you know from a previous post, I am quite the Netflix® aficionado. In a prior episode, I gave you all of the shows to watch right now. This time you will read a list of a handful or so of best movies to watch right now. But first, know that there are tons of entertaining movies on the popular streaming app and this is just a small list of suggested films to check out.  But, stay tuned for future Netflix recommendations episodes.

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Today's episode addresses a controversial article that describes a young mom's social media post about the difficulties of being a young mother and how it is not such a simple and immediate  action to love an unplanned child.

Click the link below to read the article and let me know what you think about it. 


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Just wanna give you guys an update on the podcast thus far. 

I am learning as I go and definitely improving each episode.

Hop on over to http://thelifestylefanatic.com to read blog content and workout ideas.

I am also planning to add a product reviews page and a recipes page soon!

I also would love to have a guest or co-host to chat with sometimes so if you are interested, shoot me an email at thelifestylefanatic@gmail.com



Lets grow together!


This is another new segment in the podcast where I share with you guys things that I witness on the daily commute to and from work. 

We all see some pretty crazy stuff throughout the day. Well, imagine taking the NYC subway and bus system on a daily basis. It can get pretty weird. 

Join me in this new segment that I am adding! Laugh along and share something that you see that leaves your jaw dropped. 

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Just like many of you, I have been on a ton of various diets over the last 10+ years. Some crazier than the last and others were pretty good diets but, unsustainable as lifestyles. 

This episode includes a breakdown of each diet that I have tried with the pros and the cons of each. I do this in hopes that you will not ever have to waste your time and money on fad diets  again. 

The episode also has a full blog post on my website at  https://thelifestylefanatic.com/2018/08/29/the-diet-dabbler/ 


What diets have you tried and failed?

What worked for you long term?

I would love to hear about it!


By now we all know the Netflix app. It is one of the best ways to watch movies and shows. I have had Netflix since they came out with the dvds and while Blockbuster was still open.  I am a bit of a Netflix junkie. I have it on my phone and download stuff to watch on the train to and from work each day. 

This episode will cover some of my favorite shows that I have recently downloaded and watched. 


You can go to my website: http://thelifestylefanatic.com to read the full blog post on these recommendations. And, follow along for the future episode with my favorite movies on Netflix!


I have dabbled in both intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet over the years but, never before had I considered doing both together. That is until I listened to the great Dr. Eric Berg who recommends doing both for optimal results. I have an intolerance to dairy and starches as well as difficulty controlling my hunger. This LIFESTYLE has made it easy for me to eat within my dietary limits and to control my hunger based upon the time that I am alotted to eat. 

This post is meant to open the eyes of anyone even slightly curious about intermittent fasting and/or keto. And remember, you should never go on a diet. Make it a lifestyle! This will ensure continued positive changes in your appearance as well as your health. 


This is a new segment I am adding in when I see something at the gym that really interests, baffles or entertains me. 

People watching can be so fun, right?


   This week's episode is not really about the guy who always talks about last night's game or who wears the Yankees or Steelers logo on everything. 

   This episode is about an article I read that was more buttered up than Paula Deen's biscuits and of sports rioters who were referred to as celebrators.

   This article has racial bias all over it and it made me think of how little these "celebrations" are addressed. 



to find the article and read along with me and to make your own judgements. 

Feel free to comment your opinion.


Today I am talking about the weather. 

We all complain about the heat, the cold, the humidity, the wind, etc. No matter how miserable we were in the last season, we still find a way to hate the season we are in. 

My current nemesis is the humidity. What is yours?




Fat is where it's at!

I love fat! In this last episode in the "Food Fanatic" series, I briefly explain the different types of fats (the good and the bad fats) and what foods go in each category. 


Bro-tein Bro!

We are talkin bout GAINZ!

The macronutrient that's all the buzz in the fitness world. Gymrats shove as much protein down their gullets as humanly possible in hopes to get ripped and jacked!

How much protein is really needed and what sources are best?

I answer those questions in this quick but informative podcast.


This is an explanation of one of the three macronutrients. Carbohydrates can both help us and prevent us from reaching our fitness and nutrition goals. That is why Carbs are the most misunderstood and debated topic of discussion in regards to nutrition. 

I give a brief breakdown of what carbohydrates are and how to differentiate between good and bad carbs. 




Today's topic is pretty obviously, food! So much can be said about it but, I just wanted to express my love for it. As far back as I can remember I have been obsessed with eating and I surely am not alone in this. How does one make it through life, trying to maintain a fit body while being a fanatic of food? Well, I am still trying to figure that out.

I also introduce the topic of Macronutrients and open the conversation up for the next episodes which will focis on each macro (Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate). 

Sources of Information:

Macronutrients definition:  NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training; Fifth Edition. 

Endorphins definition:  "4 Chemicals That Activate Happiness, and How to Gamify Them". TechnologyAdvice https://technologyadvice.com/blog/information-technology/activate-chemicals-gamify-happiness-nicole-lazzaro/


I live in New York city and have to deal with a lot of B.S. on a daily basis. All commuting New Yorkers do. But, there was a day this past week that I was mentally and emotionally defeated by thepeople, the weather, the commute.....

I could go on and on about how bad my day was and know in my mind you are thinking, "oh my God, we all have bad days". Yes, we do. Yes, I want to complain about mine.

But, this episode is not just a way for me to vent about a bad day. It is meant to give some relatable insight into a working woman's day in a big city.


Hello Everyone!This is the intro to my new podcast for the person who is overly passionate about everything. So passionate that you become a fanatic or even a radical of whatever your crazy ass dives into head first with 100% effort!