Showing posts with label Getting My Yummy Mummy On. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Getting My Yummy Mummy On. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tasty Treats with All the Flavor and None of the Guilt! (Dessert Recipes from Kimberly Snyder)

Celebrity nutritionist and New York Times best-selling author of The Beauty Detox Foods Kimberly Snyder has some great diary-free {that I'm loving because I am lactose intolerant} ice cream recipes to share for the ultimate summer treat...

Banana Fro Yo

All you need for the first recipe, is frozen bananas!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"Now That's Some High Quality H2O!" AKA: Hint Water (A GMYMO Post)

Confession time: I don't like water. I try to force myself to drink it, because I know that I need it and it's good for me and all, but the fact is... I really don't like it. Every day we go through the same routine to make our skin look beautiful – wash, moisturize, and apply makeup. But in order to make our skin really beautiful, we have to go beyond our regular routine and learn about the functions of skin and the many ways to keep it healthy. This includes staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water. While this used to be a huge struggle for me, it has gotten easier recently, and one of the reasons why is Hint Water...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brooke Burke's Healthy Snack Behind the DWTS Scene! AKA: Getting My Yummy Mummy On Inspiration

I decided to catch up on Dancing With the Stars and when Lo saw Brooke Burke, she got super excited and said "Look mommy! It's the lady from Modern Family!" (Otherwise known as Sofia Vergara). That is a total compliment!

Anyone that follows her career, can't help but respect Brooke Burke's work ethic. But I think she's particularly admirable to me as a busy mom. How she manages to handle her hectic schedule AND look that fabulous, boggles my mind.

I've watch her videos for Modern Mom on YouTube, so I know that she works out regularly and partakes in a healthy diet with a big focus on moderation. Those are excellent habits to emulate and seeing the snack she chose to enjoy while behind the scenes of Dancing With the Stars (Quaker Oats new Real Medleys  Summer Berry Oatmeal)  helped me to realize how truly doable certain lifestyle changes can be for me too...

Until next time...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Don't Miss Your Chance to Chat Live With Fitness Guru, David Kirsch! AKA: GMYMO



Wondering how to fuel up for your fitness routine? Join wellness expert David Kirsch and Zico for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST to discover Kirsch’s insider tips and tricks for helping you get the most out of your workout. Prizes will be randomly awarded every 15 minutes to participants, who can join the conversation by following @DavidKirsch and @Zico and using the hashtag #GetFit to ask questions and engage.

WHO: David Kirsch and Zico

WHAT: “How to Fuel for your Fitness” Twitter Chat

WHEN: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:00 EST

WHERE: Follow @DavidKirsch and @Zico

Friday, September 7, 2012

No More Waddle!!! AKA: GMYMO with David Kirsch and LookTV

I HAD to share this week's episode of 5 Minute Quickies with David Kirsch because I KNOW I'm not the only one struggling with my upper arm area! Don't let the fact that your arms will most likely be covered up for the rest of the season keep you from working on this important area. It truly is the perfect time to get right and tight for next year. So join me on my journey to get Angela Bassett's arms!

Ever wonder how to sculpt biceps, triceps and shoulders without investing in a gym membership? In this episode of 5 Minute Quickies, fitness and wellness expert David Kirsch shows you three different types of push-ups (plus a fun trick involving two shampoo bottles) that you can do anywhere, anytime to help tone your arms into tank top-worthy shape.

I'm definitely putting these moves into action TODAY! I love this series and hope that you lovelies enjoy it too! What are your problem areas? What would you like to see covered on 5 Minute Quickies? My inquiring mind wants to know! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Until next time...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Got 5 Minutes? Put It Towards Your Butt!-AKA GMYMO (With David Kirsch and LookTV)

Alright, alright! I know you lovelies know that I'm a mommy to 3 girls: 2 of which are under 5, and one that is obsessed with breastfeeding. So I don't have to tell you that time is a very precious commodity and I very rarely get to spend any on myself. That makes my quest to get fit a little bit more difficult. That's why I love the idea of these new 5 minute workouts from David Kirsch and LookTV on YouTube (just what I need, another reason to love YouTube)!

LookTV is a new fashion and beauty channel on YouTube brought to you by the creators of Project Runway. They've enlisted fitness and wellness expert and celebrity trainer David Kirsch to share the same sculpting secrets he's used when training clients like Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler, and Dr. Oz. In this premiere episode, David shares quick tips and tricks for targeting the hips and butts (just in time to get ready for those form fitting sweater dresses). These toning moves can be implemented at anytime and anywhere. So enjoy lovelies, make sure to go to YouTube and subscribe to LookTV. And join me in getting your yummy mummy on!

Ciao, XxO


Monday, July 30, 2012

GMYMO-A Healthy Snack the Kids and I Can Agree On

This post totally brings to mind for me an e card I saw on Facebook this weekend: it was something about a mom feeling no shame for having to hide in the closet to eat a candy bar so as to not have to share with her kids. I can SO relate to that sentiment, although I don't hide in the closet, I just resign myself to have to share EVERYTHING with my girls (I promise you, I have not enjoyed a single piece of food in it's entirety, in the presence of my kids in the last 11 or so years).

In my effort to get in better shape, I've not only adjusted my exercise routine (by actually having one), I've turned attention to my diet as well. I have a really aggressive and persistent sweet tooth and sometimes fruit just won't cut it. I love Jelly Belly jelly beans, Skittles, Starbursts, Airheads, Now and Laters, Mambas, Twizzlers, and so many more gummy, fruity candies, it's kind of ridiculous. Once upon a time, you could count on me to have a wide variety of candy readily available, but in order to better my health and fitness, I've really tapered down my sugar habit. But I miss my sweets!!!

Who knew that the solution to my cravings was a treat that I regularly purchase for my girls: fruit snacks! Not just any fruit snack though...

Friday, July 27, 2012

GMYMO: Jump Rope Fitness

In my fitness journey, I've realized that in order for me to stay motivated to work out regularly, it has to be fun. And to get the best results, you have to change up your routine occasionally so that your body is forced to adjust and work differently/harder. So while I love my Zumba, I was on the lookout for something that was easy to do at home, in limited space, and with my little ones under foot.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Beat the Heat and Stay Fit with 5 Nutrition Tips from Amanda Skrip (Getting My Yummy Mummy On Series)

(photo via amandaskrip.com)

Amanda Skrip is a natural foods educator, chef, health coach, and wellness expert.  She received her culinary training at the Natural Gourmet Institute and continued her nutrition education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Amanda works with a variety of clients to create small shifts that have a big impact on health, weight and energy and teaches public cooking classes at Whole Foods Market in Chicago. She has been featured in DailyCandy, Vital Juice, Mindful Metropolis and has appeared on I Am Healthy Radio and NBC Chicago (and now Mama Fashionista, lol). 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Getting My Yummy Mummy On: Tone Up for Summer with David Kirsch

I'm making a public declaration: "I'm taking my body back!" I've been pregnant and/or nursing a baby since September 2007 and I'm ready to claim my body for myself and get my "yummy mummy" on. I started by making some adjustments to my diet (drinking more water, cutting out soda, trading in junk food for fruits, veggies, and nuts, and focusing on lean proteins, good fats, and fiber in my meals), and now I'm working on making exercise a regular part of my routine. 

Maybe you are like me and looking to improve your overall wellness and fitness, or maybe the fact that the warm summer months are  ushering in the arrival of bikini season have you motivated to tone up a bit. Either way, celebrity trainer David Kirsch has tips on how to shape up any problem areas you may have, getting you ready for your debut in that teeny-weeny bikini (personally, I just want to be comfortable wearing my one piece suit without a cover-up)!

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