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Written by Valerie Bertinelli   

We had a great time at the American Heart Association’s Wall Street Run & Heart Walk in New York City on Thursday, May 30. I've participated in this life-changing event for the past few years, and it always renews my commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. As a brand ambassador for Jenny Craig, I had the honor of running the race with 30 successful Jenny Craig clients who achieved their weight loss goals as we celebrated Jenny Craig's 30th anniversary of changing lives.

As a national sponsor for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walks, Jenny Craig is supporting more than 300 walks across the United States in 2013. In New York, we met with fans, gave away prizes, sampled healthy snacks and celebrated the big "losses" that add up to wins with a healthy, lifelong commitment to smart nutrition and fitness. 

As you know, heart disease is a very personal issue for me: My mother has battled heart problems for many years and losing weight through Jenny Craig made a positive difference in her life, just as it did for me. Heart diesease is the number one killer in America - a healthy diet and regular exercise can loser your risk. 

I want to share with others that taking small steps every day can improve their health. It is doable; you just have to take that first step. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Jenny Craig, I'm asking you to commit to just 30 minutes of exercise a day - whether it's a brisk walk or your favorite exercise video. It's about making a proactive choice to do something GOOD for yourself and setting aside time for you - and you don't have to do it all at once: Maybe you walk the dog in the morning, do some sit-ups or push-ups in the afternoon and take a family walk after dinner. The benefits are immediate and long-lasting.

I hope you enjoy my photo album from the 2013 race in New York - it was a banner day for me as I broke 30 minutes for the 5K run for a final time of 29:38 (and I beat Tom too!)

Jenny Craig has helped more than 5 million people with their weight loss goals. To learn more, please visit www.jennycraig.com, or to find a local Heart Walk and download a free walking plan, please visit http://www.jennycraig.com/heart-walk

 
Valerie Leads Wall Street Heart Walk PDF Print E-mail
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Jenny Craig Brand Ambassador Valerie Bertinelli will be at the American Heart Association’s Wall Street Run & Heart Walk in New York City on Thursday, May 30, partnering with Jenny Craig as they celebrate 30 years of changing lives.  As a proud national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walks, Jenny Craig is supporting more than 300 walks across the United States in 2013. 

 

At the Heart Walk, Valerie Bertinelli will join Jenny Craig in recognizing 30 successful Jenny Craig clients who have achieved their weight loss goals and are on a path to better health. Bertinelli will also participate in the walk as part of “Team Jenny.” In addition to fielding walkers and runners, Jenny Craig will be onsite sampling healthy snacks, giving away prizes, and providing a fun, interactive photo experience. Attendees will also have the opportunity to talk with Jenny Craig consultants and clients. 

 

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Wall Street Run & Heart Walk again this year.  It’s important for people to understand that heart disease is the number one killer in America, and that a healthy diet and exercise can lower their risk,” said Valerie Bertinelli. “Heart disease is a personal issue for me. Losing weight on Jenny Craig has made a very positive impact on my life and those close to me.  I want to share with others that taking small steps every day can improve their health. It is doable; you just have to take that first step.”

 

 
Valerie, Jenny Craig support Heart Walk PDF Print E-mail
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Jenny Craig Brand Ambassador Valerie Bertinelli is proud to kick off the American Heart Association's Wall Street Run & Heart Walk on behalf of "Team Jenny," in New York City on Thursday, May 31.  The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event that brings communities together to raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight against this country's No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart diseases and stroke.  Jenny Craig is a proud National Sponsor of the American Heart Association's Heart Walk and is supporting more than 350 walks across the United States in 2012. 

"Hot in Cleveland" star Bertinelli, who lost 40 pounds* on Jenny Craig in December 2007 and slipped into that famous blue bikini, recognizes the importance of being in good heart health, and owes her mother's life to Jenny Craig.  Back in October, 2008, Bertinelli's mother Nancy required emergency heart valve replacement surgery. Afterwards, the cardiologist pulled Valerie and her brother Patrick aside and told them that if their mom hadn't previously lost weight, she wouldn't have survived.  Nancy lost 54 pounds* on Jenny Craig after seeing her daughter Valerie's success on the program, and got a whole new lease on life.

 

 

 
Boston Marathon - She Did It! PDF Print E-mail
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On Monday, April 19, 2010 before thousands of cheering race fans – and four days before her 50th birthday – Valerie Bertinelli completed the 114th Boston Marathon. It was her first-ever attempt at the daunting 26.2-mile distance, and Valerie and her personal trainer Christopher Ross Lane finished the race in a respectable 5 hours, 14 minutes.
 
“I am so overwhelmed, and so excited,” she said. “I can’t believe it. I’m just blissful. It was so hard, but so much fun.”
 
“I am just so proud of her,” Christopher said. “She was steady and strong throughout the race.”
 
 
Losing It and Keeping Fit! My DVD PDF Print E-mail
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This is it! Here's my secret to weight-loss success with two full-length workouts led by my personal trainer Christopher Ross Lane. "Losing It: Body Basics" is a 20-minute, beginner-level routine that works the entire body while focusing on trimming the hips, thighs, abs, and arms. "Keeping Fit: Bikini Ready" is a more challenging, 40-minute routine that sculpts muscles and burns fat by alternating toning exercises and cardio bursts. The program also includes the bonus workout "Bikini Abs Sculpting" to specifically target the troublesome midsection. This program, which you can do in the comfort of your home without a lot of fancy equipment, is what I used to get ready for my People Magazine bikini photo!

 
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