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Winners and Winners

By on April 20, 2011

I found this quote by Ralph Marston to be quite profound and wanted to share it with all of you. I love my followers and know that each and everyone of you are winners.

There are those who win now, and those who will win later. If everyone were to win first place all at once, the victory would have no real meaning.
If you resent those who win the race, you give up a valuable opportunity. You give up the opportunity to learn from their examples.
There are those who win in one area of life, and others who win in other areas of life. If everyone was the best at thevery same thing, think of how terribly tedious and predictable things would be.
Just because one person wins, or excels, or achieves, does not mean everyone else loses. Life’s victories do not happenin a vacuum, and their valuable consequences reach far beyond those who achieve them.
Choose to be inspired, to learn from, and to catch the positive energy of those who win. Then make use of that energy, and build on it to win in your very own way.
Sincerely celebrate the victories of those who win. For that makes you a winner, too.
Ralph Marston


By on March 21, 2011




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Vibrant Superfood Morning Smoothie

By on February 9, 2011

Ready for that morning smoothie that will give you that wake up call you’ve been looking for ??

Well here it is ….

Greens are incredibly nutritious, and yet we struggle to get anywhere near the recommended amount in our diets. Many of us also find them hard to digest. It has been suggested that this is caused by insufficient amounts of stomach acid, as well as not having enough jaw strength to chew them till fibrous greens reach a creamy consistency. Blending greens breaks down their structure, effectively pre-digesting them. Adding fruit enhances the taste, and is also a clever way of getting more fruit into your diet, which most people also don’t get enough of.

Blending greens in a smoothie is an easy way to incorporate them into your diet. It’s also ideal from a nutritional perspective, as it ruptures the plant cell membranes, allowing the nutrients to be released and digested very easily.


Try to buy your greens organic; they’ll be free of pesticides and herbicides, and will contain more nutrients than conventional greens. If you can only buy non-organic, please wash them very thoroughly with a high quality, chemical-free fruit and veggie wash.


This smoothie may take you a while to enjoy, but try sticking with it every day for a week, and by the end of it, not only will you be bouncing off the walls with energy like 5 year-old, but your taste buds will have adapted, and you’ll find yourself craving it!

Don’t feel discouraged if you are missing an ingredient or two – simply leave it out OR substitute it for something similar.

This particular recipe was part created by my good friend, acupuncturist and herbalist, Debbie Kim.



1 cup of Kale

1 cup of Leafy Greens – Alternate (Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard)

1 Apple or Pear

1/2 cup of Fresh Jicama (peeled and cut into small pieces)

1/2 cup of Blueberries or Mixed Berries

1/2 Fennel Bulb

2 stalks of Celery

1/2 Cucumber

1 scoop of Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw (Superfood)

1 scoop of Garden of Life Raw Protein

2 cups of Water (Filtered or pure Spring Water)

1/2 tsp of Stevia (or more – to taste for sweeter flavor)



1.Place all ingredients in a blender container.

2.Blend until smooth and thoroughly incorporated. Pour into glasses and serve.


Enjoy :0)


Joey’s January Fitness Challenge 2011 is right here !!

By on January 4, 2011

After Many technical problems with emailing to the masses and people not receiving the challenge via email – I have decided to just upload them onto my website. If you havent started yet, it doesnt matter – just start now with day 1 and work your way through. For thos of you still on track – congratulations and just come here to my website each day and you will be sure to find the next challenge. Good Luck and God bless. You guys are the best – Joey :0)

Monday January 3rd 2011            Day1

Tuesday January 4th 2011            Day2

Wednesday January 5th 2011       Day3

Thursday January 6th 2011          Day4

Friday January 7th 2011               Day5

Saturday and Sunday – Your days to get creative and pick some things you have learnt this week and put them into action. Have a blessed weekend.

Monday January 10th 2011         Day6

Tuesday January 11th 2011          Day7

Wednesday January 12th 2011   Day8

Thursday January 13th 2011       Day9

Friday January 14th 2011

Saturday and Sunday – Your days to get creative and pick some things you have learnt this week and put them into action. Have a blessed weekend.

Monday January 17th 2011         Day10

Tuesday January 18th 2011         Day11

Wednesday January 19th 2011   Day12

Thursday January 20th 2011      Day13

Friday January 21st 2011             Day14

Saturday and Sunday – Your days to get creative and pick some things you have learnt this week and put them into action. Have a blessed weekend. Are you ready for your final week ????

This week is about simply picking 5 of your favorite days and repeating them this week – however look back at your notes for each of the days you have chosen and see where you can improve them in any way. Get out of your comfort zone and try beating your times, taking less rests, increase weight or repetitions. Making meditations longer, being strict with food challenges.

This week is all about seeing improvements and gaining more confidence with workouts that you are now familiar with.

Have fun with this last week of challenge – January is almost over and you have already accomplished so much.

Love to you all  –  Joey

Joey’s January Fitness Challenge

By on December 26, 2010

It doesn’t matter whether your goal for the new year is a weight loss goal or a goal to run a marathon — anything that gives you reason to exercise is amazing. And don’t think about setting yourself just one big goal. You should set yourself a ton of small goals that will ultimately contribute to that bigger goal, and these can be set as often as you like. ??Daily Goal Example (I will go walking for 10 minutes today)?Weekly Goal Example (I will do a minimum of 3 workouts this week)?Hourly Goal Example (I will get up every hour and do 30 push ups)??Always having something to work for, big or small will keep you motivated on a daily basis and takes the enthesis away from the odd goal you might not be able to complete with out completely giving up on the big picture.
Part of doing what we do each day has to do with routine and habits. If you can make exercise a habit, you’re that much closer to making it easier to do. It helps to have a regular day and time you workout so that, once that time comes, you know it’s time to get busy. Find ways to make your workout just another part of your life, like brushing your teeth.

Joey’s January Fitness Challenge

My January program isn’t about losing weight, but more about learning to
focus on making healthy choices each day which by the end of the month
should become habits. My daily challenges are designed
to keep you active and conscious of making better food choices.
I would love you to join me for my 20 challenges over the next 30-days
This isn’t a weight loss program, although you will lose weight during the next 30 days. In fact, I encourage you not to weigh yourself throughout this entire process. As I want you to focus on the journey, not the destination. Here’s how it works:

Every week day I will be sending an email detailing your challenges for the day. That’s 20 challenges for the new years 1st month. These challenges will include:

An Active Challenge – these challenges will require you to be more active throughout the day with a variety of ideas.
An Exercise Challenge – these challenges offer more structured cardio and strength routines. You’ll have many choices for your workout, but always feel free to do your own routine if you like.
A Flexibility Challenge – these challenges will help you increase your flexibility with stretching, yoga type exercises.
A Nutrition Challenge – these challenges vary and will help you become more aware of your own eating habits (this isn’t a diet)
A Mind/Body Challenge – here you’ll find a number of challenges that help you relax, regroup and enjoy some quiet moments throughout the day.

Each email will also include a checklist which you can fill out at the end of each day.
Not all challenges will work for you. Always feel free to substitute or create your own challenges. Each checklist contains blanks where you can enter your own personal goals and accomplishments.
If you’re ready to join me, simply sign up and get ready for your first of the 20 Fitness Challenges. First email goes out the day of January 2nd and you should start your 1st challenge on the morning of Monday January 3rd 2011.

Send your email to

in the Subject Line type : Joey’s 30 Day Challenge

In the email include :
Date of Birth,
Country you are from.

Here’s to a great 2011 !!
Much Love to you all Joey :0)


By on November 24, 2010

The Thanksgiving 101 Guide

Turkey and gravy, sweet potato soufflé, cornbread stuffing, and pumpkin pie! The tasty temptations of a Thanksgiving meal are enough to make even sensible diners overindulge. The average American consumes between 4,000 and 7,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day.

With Thanksgiving upon us, many of us will be indulging in all-you-can-eat buffets, hosting meals for friends and relatives, or visiting other’s homes to eat with them. I even know a few people who are attending more than one gathering for a celebration meal that day (one at her family’s at 2pm and then to his family’s home at 6pm). I get stuffed just thinking about it! Planning ahead is your best weapon to doing the right thing this Thursday. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Remember the reason for the holiday. Thanksgiving is a day to be shared with loved ones. It’s a day to be thankful and celebrate with food. Just enjoy the tasting, the sharing, the company, and don’t get carried away with overdoing it on the calories!

Foods to Avoid this Holiday

  • Pastry Appetizers
  • Spinach Dip and Bread Chunks
  • Anything Bacon-Wrapped
  • Buffalo Wings, especially with sauce
  • Creamy or Thick Dips
  • Caramelized Nuts, Apples or Other Fruits
  • Sugary Cocktail
  • Cotton Candy
  • Frosted Holiday Cookies
  • Queso Dip and Chips
  • Sugary Sodas
  • Eggnog
  • Fruitcake
  • Swedish Meatballs (because of the cream)
  • Creamed Vegetables
  • Pecan Pie
  • Roast Beef Cold Cuts
  • Creamy Pasta Dishes

Foods to Look for on the Table

  • Plain Meatballs or Chicken and Shrimp on Skewers
  • Salsa
  • Nuts in Shell
  • Green Salads without Heavy Dressing
  • Raw Vegetables
  • Low-Fat Chicken or Shrimp Salads or Dips
  • Carpaccio (Beef or Tuna)
  • Tuna
  • Hummus and Pita Chips
  • Bruschetta
  • Seafood such as Smoked Salmon that is served alone without lots of sauce
  • Fruit Salad
  • Lean Meats like Turkey or Ham Cold Cuts
  • Air-Popped Popcorn
  • Pumpkin Pie or Other Foods with Pumpkin
  • Sushi, no Tempura or Rich Sauces

Turkey. You can’t beat lean turkey breast. With nine grams of proteins and only 50 calories and one gram of fat per ounce, this is one of the healthiest things you can load up on. Even the dark meat only adds an extra gram of fat and nine more calories per ounce. But skip the skin, which adds extra calories and fat, and go light on the gravy. Try the salad-dressing technique—dip the tips of the fork in the gravy before you spear your meat to get more flavor with less fat. Also, if you’re cooking the turkey, baste the bird with broth, not butter, to keep the fat and calories low.

Sweet Potatoes have lots of nutrients that regular potatoes don’t have, including beta-carotene and vitamin C. The high levels of carotenoids in sweet potatoes also help regulate blood sugar, which will help you avoid the post-Thanksgiving “coma” that affects so many overindulgers after the big holiday meal. Although, once again, you can easily counteract the nutritional benefits by melting marshmallows on top, but at least marshmallows can be easily scrapped off.

Salad. Load up on salad! And by salad, I mean lettuce and vegetables, not a cream-based Waldorf style salad or mayonnaise potato or macaroni salad. This is a good contribution you can make if you’re a guest at someone else’s Thanksgiving dinner. Offer to bring a salad, with dressing on the side, and you’ll at least be guaranteed that there will be one healthy dish on the table.

Pie. Enjoy Thanksgiving pie plain, without whipped cream or ice cream. If you have a choice, go for pumpkin pie over pecan pie or apple pie. You can save more than 200 calories, and keep in mind that a slice of pumpkin pie has as much beta-carotene as an entire carrot. It’s also high in vitamin C. Unfortunately, it can often times also be high in fat and sugar. But if you’re making the pie, you can substitute skim milk for cream and even add silken tofu to thicken the pie filling and provide the extra health benefits of soy.

Beverages. Drink water or low calorie beverages instead of sugary sodas and juices. A recent study found that teens who consume sugar-sweetened drinks, like soda and fruit punch, drink an average of 500 calories per day. High soft drink consumption has been linked with health problems like obesity and diabetes in kids and teens.

Exercise A Little More…
Increase the usual exercise routine in order to burn off extra calories from the excess of holiday eating and treats. Do this by waking up a little earlier, or increasing the exercise routine by one or two more sessions per week. The holidays should be a fun time filled with family, friends, good food and great times. Don’t stress out about limiting food options, just be as smart about it as possible in order to keep off those extra five Thanksgiving or Christmas pounds.

Don’t Save Up Your Calories!
Don’t save calories from earlier meals for “the big one.” You’ll inevitably get too hungry and overeat to compensate for missing those meals. Thanksgiving day should include a healthy breakfast, lunch and a small snack in the afternoon. Then, you won’t be too famished to practice portion control when dinnertime arrives.

Don’t Sleep It Off
Tryptophan is a worthy adversary, but fight the urge to nap the evening away. Moving more than usual—a game of football or baseball in the back garden and go shopping on Black Friday—even if you don’t end up buying anything, at least it will help compensate for any little indulgences.

Make Maintaining Your Mission This Holiday Season
Losing weight during the holidays is a tough proposition. Resolve instead to maintain what you’ve already accomplished. Trying to follow a strict diet may lead to you eventually overeat or even binge. Don’t stress out over no net loss—celebrate a lack of gain!

That all being said have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and know that I am grateful for each and every one of you.



By on November 18, 2010





By on November 3, 2010

I was moved by this message i received on facebook just yesterday and wanted to share it with you. If you are just sitting on the fence about getting healthy and in your head you are already convinced that it couldnt possibly work for you then i am here to tell you that it can.

And its wonderful examples like this one that fill me with so much happiness.  Congratulations Staci Fosenburg. You are truly and example and inspiration to so many.

Last year, I got really serious about losing weight. I exercised regularly and followed what pop culture considers a “healthy diet” packed full of empty carbs and artificial ingredients/sweeteners. After losing around 30 pounds, I began to train for a 10K this past summer. I realized that the “diet” foods I was eating were actually hindering my performance when I ran. Then I stumbled upon your website. Your recipes and helpful advice on foods, when paired with my own training and motivation, helped me to not only run that 10K, but to lose 75 pounds overall. Having never been this size or looked this way, you have no idea what your help means to me. The looks and compliments I have received are nice, but the personal satisfaction from knowing I’m living a truly healthy lifestyle means the world to me. At first I was asked quite often if I had developed an eating disorder, but it makes me so proud to tell them that a healthy diet and exercise were literally the only things I needed. So thank you, Joey, for being passionate about what you do and about spreading healthy information to as many people as you can. You truly are making a difference in people’s lives!

God bless,




By on October 12, 2010

October 11, 2010

Do you find yourself strapped for time in between work or school and social time? Is it hard to fit a long workout into your day? Have no fear! If you have just 10 minutes, you make it count.

Find out how from our health & fitness expert Joey Rubino.


Ten minutes isn’t a long time, but it is long enough to quickly tone your body and do just enough exercise to jump-start your metabolism. Here is a quick ten-minute workout that can accomplish a mini fitness-goal: burn a few extra calories and strengthen your body. The best part of all is that you can do this quick workout right in your home. Use them as a compliment to your regular workout or when you can’t fit in a trip to the gym.

Quick 10 Minute Cardio Blast: Burn around 150 calories

Minutes one to two: High-intensity cardio, jump rope or run up and down stairs or jumping jacks.
Minutes three to four: Do as many push-ups as you can. Don’t just give up when it gets tough – the results happen when you work through those tough moments.
Minutes five and six: Jump Squats. Stand with your feet slightly more than shoulder-width apart and your fingers laced behind your head. Bend at the knees to lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the floor, then jump up as high as you can. Sink directly into the next squat without pausing.
Minutes seven and eight: Do squats by standing with your back against a wall and squatting as low as you can. Focus on form rather than speed.
Minutes nine and ten: Zig Zag Bound Skipping. Think about lengthening your stride as much as possible. Drive one leg into the ground to push off forcefully and lift your opposite knee high in the air as you surge forward. Propel yourself upward, forward, and slightly laterally so that you bound forward.
For more great health and fitness tips, check out Joey’s artist page & blog.


By on September 29, 2010

A Huge thank you to Katey Caswell – for creating my wikipedia page. Information is on point and feel really blessed to be a part of the wikipedia website.

You can check it out at (or click on the Wikipedia logo to your left).

I want to thank all of my followers and supporters for all of your love and feel truly blessed to be doing what i do  –

My job is so much more with all of you being a part of it – my mission in life is to help as many people as i can –

and each and every one of you are a part of that.

Much Love to you all,

Joey   xoxo