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Tracy Beckerman is Lost in Suburbia and trying to hold onto just a little bit of her former, COOL, pre-mom self!
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, ...
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, \x34The Balancing Act.\x34 She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for 10 years, managing the advertising & promotion department at WCBS-TV New York. Tracy is married to a very understanding guy. They have two children and live in New Jersey where she writes, does battle with woodchucks and avoids, at all costs, driving a minivan.
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mcdonalds-ffTHIS TIME LAST YEAR…



I was starting to plan the marketing for my new book when my publicist took my hand, stared me in the eye, and said,





“Tracy, your book is great, you’re really funny, and you do great interviews.



But you’re too fat for TV.”





Harsh?  Absolutely.  True.  Unfortunately, yes.

Was I REALLY too fat for TV.  No, of course not.  But I knew what she meant.  She meant, “This is your big shot.  Bring on your A game… mentally AND physically.”

The truth was, I’d been sitting on my duff for a year writing my book FINAL Book Cover copyand now it was time to pay the piper.  There’d been too many french fries while I fretted over my word count. Too much pizza while I pondered my narrative arc.

I knew I had to make a change, but where to start?  The gym I was going to wasn’t really working for me and the food choices I was making were working against me.

equinox-website-logoThen I found Equinox.

Somehow they inspired me to finally take charge of my health, my body, and my life.

Here’s how it all went down:





This week my local Equinox honored me as their first Fitness Member of the Month for my commitment to embracing a healthy lifestyle.

(L-R) Tiani Norman, Personal Trainer, me, and Leo Troso, Personal Training Manager

(L-R) Tiani Norman, Personal Trainer, me, and Leo Troso, Personal Training Manager



Yes, the food was a big part of it.  And yes, it was hard to just say no to Donuts. But the real difference was in making exercise a priority in my life. Through a combination of Octane (Elliptical) programs, spin classes, and weight training, I was able to burn the pizza fat and increase my strength and endurance at the same time.

Thanks so much to my trainer, Tiani Norman, for her expertise, encouragement, and ability to psychically know when I cheated and make me do a bazillion push ups to make up for it.

(*Note to self: Stop posting pics of my desserts on Facebook!)

And thanks to the whole staff at my Equinox who cheered me on from the sidelines and helped me out when I couldn’t figure out how to raise a bar, add a weight to a machine, or do a plank without falling over.

By the way, Equinox didn’t compensate me for this post or for the honor of being their Fitness Center of the Month. I just wrote this post to share my journey and thank them for helping me reach my goals!



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