Archive for November, 2007

Holiday Fat Loss Special

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1) The Busy Mom’s 7-Step Quick-Start Essentials Program
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3) The 6-Minute Circuits Emergency Workout Plan

And much more….. see Fit Yummy Mummy for details.
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But that’s not all …..You will also receive a Free 10 minute video created to specifically to help you “Tone your Trouble Spots“.

 

 

 

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I will cover everything from how to jump start your results, to fat burning nutrition tips for women and the need-to-know exercise strategies that will accelerate your results. The MP3 format allows you to refer back to them for tips and motivation at your convenience.

 

 

 

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Stylish Workout Wear: Look Great, Get Fit

Stylish Workout Wear!

Tips to Keep You Looking Good Before, During and After Your Workout
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In this series, Tammy Gibson – THE beauty and fashion Expert for Moms – shares tips to help you get your workout in and look put together before, during and after!

 

Listen up – you are about to learn how to pick functional and stylish workout wear that will take you from the workout to running errands without looking like you just came from the gym. You’ll also learn quick skin care, makeup and hair routines that will allow you to look ready for your day. And you’ll even be able to go from workout to play dates, or run errands and look great even when you don’t have time to take a shower and get ready!

Part 1:
Stylish Workout Wear- from Super Sets to Super Market
by Tammy Gibson
Sadly, I admit, that this Fit Yummy Mummy will miss a morning workout because I have nothing to wear. I really hate bringing my son to school wearing my gym gear. I’m not one for wearing tennis shoes (I used to be an elementary physical education teacher and got WAY burned out on the fitness gear) and looking like I am ready for a workout is not my favorite style. Non-the-less, I need to come up with a solution because I can’t be changing clothes all day long and missing my workouts is not the way to be fit or yummy!

 

It’s a true confession but I doubt I am the only one using that excuse! So, here I am to put a stop to the nonsense and put some serious style into your workout wardrobe. I know that you are faithfully working out at home to Fit Yummy Mummy, maybe going to the gym or involved in other forms of exercise. You are a busy mom and need clothes that can go from drop-off to workout to errands, if needed. A shower and outfit change are not always an option on a busy schedule!

It’s always important for you to feel put together, even when working out. Feeling good about your appearance increases your confidence. You’ll get a better workout. You don’t want to be distracted by worrying that your shorts are too short or your socks don’t really match the outfit.
Stylish Workout Wear to Avoid:

· Dirty gym clothes. Enough said, I hope

· Baggy clothes. You are working hard to tone up so don’t hide it behind frumpy, baggy tees and sweats! Besides, large clothing just gets in the way of good form during your workout.
· Overly skimpy. Now, if you are working out in the privacy of your own home and you want to wear your jogging bra on its own- go for it. If you are where others can see you, cover up! That goes for short length as well!

· No fanny packs, please. Use a locker for your keys and phone if you are at the gym. Use an iPod holder for your tunes.

Looking stylish and wearing functional clothing to workout in can be tricky. Hear are some tips.

 

Stylish Workout Wear that Works

~ Invest in solid color basics that you can mix and match
~ Wear white socks
~ During your workout is the only time you should mix two different strap types on your tanks. Somehow, a racer back and spaghetti strap tank look pretty cool when you are exercising!
~ Invest in cool (and comfortable) footwear. No need for basic white with so many options available!
~ A great fitting exercise bra
~ A good bag to transport your gear if you are exercising outside the home.

 

Where to Shop for Stylish workout wear:

Lucy.com- You can’t beat the great styles carried by Lucy. Shop by activity type and find every item you’ll need to look great before, during and after your workout.

SkirtSports.com- Yes, exercise skirts with built-in shorties! Love them! Offered in really fabulous fabrics, you’ll find skirts, tops and dresses to exercise in. I love the pink camo skirt- how stylish!
Gaiam.com – Organic workout and casual apparel. Green living at its most stylish!
My Alibi.com- Featuring cycling bloomers to wear under your clothes. A great little secret that keeps your bum from getting saddle sore during spin class or a spin through the neighborhood!
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Puma Stylish Workout Wear: Look Great, Get Fit

Puma.com- I love their selection of athletic shoes. Great colors and styles from running to lifestyle shoes, you are sure to find a stylish pair that fits your needs.

 

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Throw out any items you may be tempted to wear like baggy sweats, your husband’s old t-shirts or ill-fitting bras, shoes or shorts. Then, put together a few workout outfits that you can mix and match throughout the week. Having them accessible and easily matched will help you eliminate the excuse that you have nothing to wear.

 

Now, go get fit, yummy and stylish!

 

Thanks for the great tips and advice on Stylish Workout WearTammy!
Tammy Gibson is a mom dedicated to empowering

 

moms through beauty and style. For more fashion, beauty and yummy inspiration visit A Mom in Red High Heels.

Fit Yummy Mummy Wears Skinny Jeans In 6 Weeks

Meet Fit Yummy Mummy Cassie; 6 Weeks After Baby, Skinny Jeans Fit!

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Check out newest Fit Yummy Mummy – Cassie Holley!
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Can you believe she delivered her daughter Ava just 6 weeks ago?! The picture above shows Cassie before – at 35 weeks, and after – taken last night.
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To date, Cassie has already lost 19 pounds – just 3 pounds shy of her pre-baby weight. What’s even more exciting is the fact that she can wear her pre-baby clothes, including her skinny jeans…..6 weeks after having a baby!
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How did this Fit Yummy Mummy make it happen?
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Cassie made her nutrition and fitness plan a priority. Throughout her pregnancy and the first 6 weeks of her daughter’s birth, Cassie implemented the Fit Yummy Mummy nutrition habits and short burst exercise. Having a step-by-step plan in place made it doable for this busy mom (who is also a middle school teacher).
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Congratulations Cassie! You look amazing and Ava is adorable! You are an inspiration to moms everywhere!
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Get started today and begin the New Year in an entirely new, Fit and Yummy body.

Holiday Cravings – 5 Tips To Crush Them

Overcome Holiday Cravings

 

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Holidays = shopping, travel, stress and an abundance of tasty holiday food – especially sweets. They are everywhere!
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Not the best combination when your goal is to look and feel great over the holidays. Many articles even poke fun of the fact that “stressed” spelled backwards is DESSERTS! No wonder so many of us find ourselves more plump at the turn of the New Year.
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You can take control over those holiday cravings when you have a plan in place. No matter how busy you are, the following strategies will allow you to crush those holiday cravings and stay on track.
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1. Did you know…..a craving can only last for 15 minutes – then it goes away?
Make a list of things you can do to distract yourself for 15 minutes. When a craving hits, grab a bottle of water and get to that activity – you can even set a timer. Once you hit 15 minutes…your cravings are gone!
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TIP: include some form of workouts on your list….exercise is a natural appetite suppressant.
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2. Beat Cravings with Breakfast: Start each and every day with a high fiber, quality protein breakfast. Not only will breakfast supercharge your metabolism so you burn more calories all day long, but doing so will also keep you satisfied and naturally keep holiday cravings away.
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3. Eat Often: After a supportive breakfast, eating a balanced meal or snack every 3 to 4 hours will also help to keep you on track, energized and satisfied. Make sure every meal or snack includes a quality protein.
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4. Schedule your Treats: Plan when you will have those special holiday treats ahead of time. This allows you to enjoy that sweet snack without the guilt and allows you to stay on track the rest of the time. Cutting out the sweets while “on track” also helps to curb those cravings.
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5. DeStress Yourself: Sometimes cravings are simply STRESS related. Practice other ways to cope with stress – go for a walk , spiritual connections, a cozy fireplace, hot baths…all these stimulate neurochemicals that activate regions of the brain that stimulate pleasure associated with eating something sweet.
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One of the key reasons for holiday weight gain is because of holiday cravings.  It causes us to start eating more and exercising less. It might be we get too busy, too tired, or just too full with all that food, but don’t forsake your eating and exercise program. You can make your Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System a priority today.

Holiday Diet

Holiday Diet Tips to Lose Weight

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I came across the following holiday diet that is designed to help you cope with the stress, paranoia, depression and delusion that builds during the holidays…

Breakfast:
1/2 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
with 1 TBSP natural Peanut Butter
6 oz. skim milk

Lunch:
4 oz. lean broiled chicken breast
1 cup steamed spinach
1 cup green tea
1 Oreo cookie

Mid-Afternoon snack:
The rest of Oreos in the package
2 pints Rocky Road ice cream, nuts, cherries and whipped cream
1 jar hot fudge sauce

Dinner:
2 loaves garlic bread
1 Liter of Coke
1 large sausage, mushroom and cheese pizza
3 Snickers bars

After Dinner Snack:
Entire frozen Sara Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from freezer)

Great! Now I have your attention with a smile on your face.

Unfortunately, the holiday diet scenario is quite common. I felt the need to share this with you in the hopes that awareness of holiday eating habits can bring about a more positive result.

This is the time of year when Busy Moms are easily swept up in the stress and chaos of the holiday season. All best intentions to stay on track and take care of themselves go out the window.

All it takes is overindulging in one meal and you feel like your efforts are no longer worth it. So you fall into the mindset – why try….there are too many temptations, you just want to enjoy the holiday season without feeling deprived. Funny how many of us seem to accept and settle with this mindset.

I have great news for you!

You CAN enjoy, stay on track, feel great and even Lose Weight over the Holidays! No holiday diet necessary – just simple, proven fat loss strategies to help you beat the battle of the holiday bulge.

I’ll get you started with your first holiday fat loss strategy. Yes you can enjoy the cheats and treats the holidays bring….just not every single day. Instead, plan ahead and work them into your nutrition plan.

The holiday diet mapped out above started off strong….begin the day with a high fiber, high protein breakfast, eating every 3 to 4 hours……until the treat after lunch. Map out your meals for the next 5 to 7 days and fit in those holiday treats when appropriate. This will help you stay on track and avoid feelings of deprivation.

Stay tuned for more holiday fat loss strategies. Be sure to incorporate your Fat Blasting Holiday Workout – you only need 15 minutes, 3 days a week to look and feel amazing over the holidays.

I must say I love your exercises! My heart rate gets pumping and I sweat.” Kimberly Leonard

Unleash your Holiday Diet Yummy-ness with the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System today!

Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude Of Gratitude – Count Your Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the States. However, this posts relates to everyone, no matter where you live, or the time of year.

It is essential that you take the time to reflect and celebrate all that makes you unique, fortunate and what you have accomplished.

Think about it like this, the level of joy you experience in your life is in direct proportion to your experience of gratitude. So it’s important to develop an attitude of gratitude!

It is time to Be Grateful
You can have all the success in the world – a loving family, a nice home, a cool car, an amazing body……but if you are not aware of the happiness, fun and bliss this gives you, then despite your outer circumstances, your life will feel meaningless and empty.

At any moment – no matter how challenging those moments may appear to be — you can choose to stop, breathe and create gratitude, by asking these four simple questions (written by Coco Fossland)

1. What complaint, belief, or excuse can I surrender right now to feel closer to gratitude?
2. What can I be grateful for right now?
3. What is the lesson or wisdom of gratitude at this moment?
4. What action can I take right now to let in the feeling of gratitude?

Abraham-Hicks says: “Every time you appreciate something, every time you praise something, every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe: ‘More of this, please.’

You need never make another verbal statement of this intent, and if you are mostly in a state of appreciation, all good things will flow to you.”

What could be more powerful than that?

What are you grateful for?

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Each of us, has literally, a never-ending stream of reasons to be grateful. Create your list today.

I am grateful for….
- my family
- the ability to experience their unconditional love
- the ability to connect with and share Tyler’s joy of the little things in life
- having a husband who can see the very best in me
- having friends who support my highest good
- having the opportunity to give to others

Make sure you have an attitude of gratitude!

Fat Blasting Holiday Workout

Have 15 Minutes For A Fat Blasting Holiday Workout?

Short burst exercise is your solution to to burning Fat Calories – not just calories, over the holidays. High intensity exercise burns off significantly more body fat than traditional, steady-state endurance exercise. You work your entire body in a very short period of time. You will boost your metabolism, feel energized, beat holiday stress and look great, all from a mere 15 minutes of your day.
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Perform the pair of exercises in Superset A 2-4 times in a row with little to no rest, before moving on to Superset B to repeat 2-4 times in a row. Conclude with burpees for intervals in the fat blasting holiday workout below…

 

 

Superset A

1. Dumbbell Swings – 10-20
2. T-Ups – 6-10 1 Fat Blasting Holiday Workout

 

 

 

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Superset B
1. Reverse Lunge – 6-10
2. V-Ups – 8-15
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Intervals with Burpees
Burpee Fat Blasting Holiday Workout

 

 

 

 

Perform sequence of burpees for 30 seconds, rest 30 seconds, repeat for a total of 4 to 6 minutes. Yes, it is intense and yes that is all you need to do for “cardio” for your holiday workout.
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For 16 weeks, of step by step, fat blasting, short burst workouts (just like the fat blasting holiday workout above) be sure to get the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System and begin your Yummy transformation today!

Burn Holiday Fat

The Truth about How to Burn Holiday Fat

Thanksgiving marks the start of a 6-week period where we are bombarded with strategies to burn off the dreaded holiday weight gain. However, many are generic and flat out useless.

These strategies will do nothing to help you burn holiday fat.

It is amazing how every article posted tells you that you simply need to Burn More Calories – but leads you to believe this is easily accomplished by engaging in some form of cardio; cooking, shopping, walking, etc.

There are a few reasons why this will not lead to a successful way to burn holiday fat.

1. You are essentially being punished. You are told that if you eat excess calories, it’s going to cost you and you will have to make up for the “damage done”. I thought the holidays were meant to be enjoyed and spent with a bit of joy and cheer – not wasted on such a negative mindset based on fear and punishment. What good can come from it?

2. How much time do you have? If moving more is THE solution, are you ready to make the time to add in the extra activity?

EX – Eat a piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream = 450 calories

Misleading Solution – Brisk Walking, burn 3-5.7 calories per minute, do you have 80 to 150 extra minutes just to burn this one indulgence off? What about all the other treats?

3. Do you want to Maintain or Achieve?
“So go ahead and indulge, just plan on some extra time on the treadmill, and you will be back to your pre-holiday weight.”

This is a quote that is floating around out there! Yes, there is a difference between maintaining your weight over the holidays VS. not going overboard, gaining weight only to end up working your butt off to get back to where you started – if that.

4. “The best way to burn holiday fat is on a treadmill” – NOT!
“Treadmills are one of the most efficient means of burning calories. That is due to the fact you exercise one of your bodies largest muscle groups, your leg muscles.” Once again another piece of misleading information. Traditional cardio is not the solution to fat loss. It does little to nothing to boost your metabolism.

It is amazing that the basic principles of Fat Loss are abandoned during the holidays. Most people are obsessed with how many calories are burned during a workout, but one of the keys to losing fat is making sure your body continues to burn lots of calories 24 to 48 hours after the workout. You can easily gain control, boost your metabolism and make your body work for you over the holidays. Your Holiday Fat Loss Solution lies in moderation and Short Burst Resistance Training.

Stick around ~ tomorrow I’ll be sharing one of my favorite ways to burn holiday fat!
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Healthy Meals in a Hurry

No time to Eat? Need Healthy Meals In A Hurry?

My favorite healthy meals in a hurry take less than 5 minutes to prep! Ingredients are cheap and easy to keep on hand. Each meal contains a quality protein – which is essential in every meal, to not only provide your body with vitamins and minerals necessary for growth, but to keep you satisfied and help BOOST your Metabolism!

Enjoy and feel free to add your own creative twists to these healthy meals in a hurry.

Mexican Tuna
~Add salsa and veggies – tomatoes, onions, etc. Eat open face, I love mine on a bed of spinach. Or make into a sandwich, serve on toasted Whole Grain bread, wrap in a Whole Wheat tortilla or serve on a Whole Grain bagel.

Greek Tuna
~ Add Hummus and veggies – tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, etc.. Eat open face, tasty to serve in a bed of romaine. Or make into a Whole Wheat wrap.

Accelerated Eggs
~ Crack 1-2 egg or egg whites onto a slightly toasted WW English muffin. Cook in microwave or in toaster over until firm. Grab a piece of fruit and you are good to go.

Soy, Bean Burrito
~ Add black beans, tofu crumbles, shredded cheese, diced jalapenos to a Whole Wheat tortilla. Eat warm or cold.

Breakfast Burrito
~ Scrambled eggs wrapped in Whole Wheat tortilla topped with cheese, salsa and spinach.

Remember, the key to making healthy meals in a hurry is to plan ahead. Have a plan for what you are going to eat, make sure the foods are available and your “no time to eat” delima is solved!

Metabolism Boosting Snacks

Metabolism Boosting Snacks when Time is Short

One of the most common concerns of Busy Moms is finding the time to eat. If eating every 3 hours is key to boosting your metabolism and burning more fat, quick and easy snack choices are a must.

Unfortunately Busy Moms fall prey to all the bad stuff that falls into the “fast” and “easy” categories – chips, 100 calorie packs, candy bars, muffins, power bars, breakfast bars etc.

Yes, even if they are “Low Cal – 100 calorie packs” Sugar Free, Low Fat, Fat Free….Doesn’t matter!

Low-Fat and Fat Free foods have proportionately more simple carbohydrates. Simple carbs, not fat, are the most fattening foods per calorie – especially empty, refined carbs. These unnatural foods are nutrient poor and signal to your body that you are nutritionally deprived or starving.

Listen up! Processed foods have a negative effect on your body. Your body thinks it’s starving since it is not getting enough nutrients and begins to STORE FAT as a survival mechanism.

The QUALITY of your food choices plays a HUGE role in your body’s ability to shed as much fat as possible in the shortest time possible. You can accomplish this by choosing to eat more whole, natural foods.

Benefits of Metabolism Boosting Snacks:

~ your body will burn more calories digesting these HIGH Quality Foods
~ you will stave off hunger becuase you are satisfied
~ feeling satisfied crushes cravings
~you will have more energy
~your body will burn more fat

Awareness is the first step.

Preparation is the second step. Put aside a day to plan and prepare or at the very least just 5 minutes each night to make and pack your own “fast food” items. Have your snacks ready and set aside so that you can grab them in the morning and go.

On the Go? Think “portable”. Make your metabolism boosting snacks work for you. Options like meal replacement shakes, canned tuna/chicken, beef jerky, almonds, whole wheat crackers, fresh/dried fruit and small boxes of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal (see cereal guidelines under Burn Fat with Breakfast ) are all good choices that are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Some of my Favorite Metabolism Boosting Snack Combos are…
Granny smith apple/raw almonds
Dried Pineapple/pistachios
Cottage Cheese/salsa
Deli Turkey/Laughing Cow Cheese/red grapes
WW Mini Bagel/peanut butter/raisins
Vanilla Yogurt/walnuts/fresh blueberries