Posh Seven Magazine | The Holiday Issue

Dear Posh Seven Readers,
After the birth of my second child, I struggled to lose the weight I had gained during my pregnancy. I had come to terms with the fact that I would just be a little heavier and gave up on my quest to get my old figure back after the turned 2. I was happy with being a little plump. But as years passed, the little plumpness turned me into a major weight issue. I was out of shape and a miserable woman in my 40s. None of my clothes fit and I looked bloated and horrible.

I had to do something,

After being urged by our graphic designer here at Posh, I joined Orange Theory Fitness in Ashburn. While working out helped me, it certainly didn’t get me to the weight I needed to be at. I didn’t understand why working out wasn’t giving me the results I was seeking. I was in a good shape, doing push ups and things I never thought I would be able to do, but I was still fat.

While watching a Vox video on BMI, I discovered that we had a treasure right here in Ashburn, Todd Miller, PhD. The expert that was being interviewed was right here in Ashburn. He is the Director of the Weight Management and Human Performance Lab at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus. I immediately contacted them and scheduled their scientific approach to fat loss. Notice I didn’t say weight loss. Without giving away too much as you will read about this in this issue, I lost a total of 30 pounds in a period of 7 months.

I am still losing fat and building my muscles. I never felt like I was on a diet and I never felt deprived. My body changed when I took a different path to my wellness. I relied on science and experts to help me. I wanted to put this issue together to share my new approach to my own wellness. I hope you will enjoy this issue and get informed.

To sisterhood,
Hulya Aksu
Founding Publisher

CONTENTS

ENTREPRENEUR
YASMEEN SHIELDS
     Yasmeen’s Sassy Wreaths

FEATURED
DIGITAL IMAGING & TESTING FOR FAT LOSS
DRINK TO HEALTH
          Our Chat with the Inventor of LifeFuels
CAN YOUR DNA Be Your
            ‘Secret Weapon’ for Nutrition & Fitness?
GFLIGHT
EXHAUSTED BUT CAN’T SLEEP?
          3 Ways to Help Yourself Get Better Rest

HOLIDAY
CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC:
      Gaylord National Adds to the Magic of the Season
NEW BOARD GAMES
     To Lighten up Your Holidays
LOVING THE SINGLE LIFE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

MOM
NEW MOM IN THE BURBS, LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

TRAVEL
SNOW MUCH FUN:
     Great Winter Getaways Abound in the DC Area
ARUBA
    One Fun Island

HEALTH
HOLIDAY HOPE

GIVING BACK
HANDS ACROSS THE SEA

EDUCATION
WHAT CAN COMPUTERS TEACH YOUNG CHILDREN?

ASTROLOGY
YOUR POSH JANUARY 2019 HOROSCOPE

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