Saturday, July 25, 2015

DIY Thigh Wraps For Cellulite


I have been obsessed over making my own body wraps for some time now. I normally wrap my tummy to smooth and soften the skin, but lately I have been into wrapping my problem area: my thighs.

I have been thigh-wrapping for around 5 months now and while they have gotten a heck of a lot softer, I have noticed a huge reduction in my cellulite-mainly due to lifting heavier weights, drinking more water, and eating the right foods. 

However, I see a lot of ladies spend countless dollars on these crazy "It Works!" wrap things when honestly, you can make your own at home for less than you can imagine!

So, how does it work, anyway?

Cellulite enemy #1 is caffeine, which tightens and provides antioxidants to the skin when applied topically. When applied religiously, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite—especially over time. Here, we combine coffee grounds with moisturizing, skin-soothing coconut oil and a bit of sea salt for an extra exfoliating kick. By massaging this trifecta onto any problem area, you'll stimulate blood flow resulting in smoother, firmer skin.


Ingredients
  • 1 c coffee grounds
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar
  • empty jar
  • dry brush (optional)
Directions:
  1. Combine ingredients in a glass measuring jar and microwave for 30 seconds to melt the oil.
  2. Stir and pour into an air-tight container.
  3. Use once per week. Massage mixture into your thighs and wrap tightly with seran wrap. Let sit for one hour or so-maybe turn on a Netflix show and get lost.
  4. Shower off and pat your legs dry
  5. Optional: use the brush afterwards to help remove excess lymph.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Why I WANT You to See My Unedited Photos

This past month, I had the great opportunity of partnering up with one of my closest friends, Megan Chan of Mechan Photography, for a new photoshoot. The images that I shared yesterday were perfect and flawless and I was SO proud of them. But there's something that you need to see... 

We had a shoot last November, almost one year ago, and it produced some great photos. I was 9 months postpartum, but not totally where I wanted to be-so I pushed harder and told myself that I wanted to look even better for my next shoot! And I did it!
But, as perfect and flawless as I looked in my newer images, I need to let you in on a little secret-the photos were photoshopped-just as any fitness shoot normally is. It is part of the editing process of photography. They literally can take away any scars, wrinkles, marks, and even make you (GASP!) tinier. I remember watching one video on YouTube of how they Photoshopped this chick into a slice of pizza. Pretty, weird.

The point is this: I WANT you to see my unedited pictures and my edited pictures side-by-side. I WANT you to know that I am NOT perfect. 

Why? 

Because I don't want you lookng at my edited pictures WISHING you could look just like that. Now, I am not saying that my edited photos are all lies-I worked my ass off for 8 months and started lifting heavier and my body did transform, but my body is still a work in progress-and it will always be. I am not perfect, ladies, and I will never be perfect. But you need to realize just how easy it is to manipulate an image to perfection. Even the background can be changed!

I gotta admit that I am a little nervous about releasing these unedited photos because, yes, even I have my own insecurities. I have cellulite. I have hips. I have scars. But so does everyone else on the planet. I love you ladies and I want you to know that I am not some superfreak of a human. I don't want to do a disservice to you by only showing my good shots. 

I AM JUST LIKE YOU.

I really hope that you will share this post on social media to let others see just how easy it is to Photoshop a photo. I want to spread the word so that women will stop looking at fitness models as if they are perfect and flawless because we are NOT!

Here are my unedited vs. edited photos side-by-side. Please remember that you ARE good enough and that you are beautiful. There ain't no amount of Photoshop in this world that can replace inner beauty.









NEW 4 Week Home Programs & Clean Eating Meal Plan Pre-RELEASE SALE!

It is FINALLY HERE and I am SO proud! 

All 3 of my NEWEST 4 week at-home workout plans are available for 15% off for a limited time only (from $14.99 to $12.99)-along with my new 4 week clean eating meal plan. I have provided the eBooks in bundles as well to help you SAVE BIG!

I put my time, sweat, tears, and heart into these and they are the BEST programs I have ever made. I hope that you enjoy them and I cannot wait to see all of your transformations!!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at diaryofafitmommy@yahoo.com

Stay fit, my friends! XOXO



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Get ready to tone & tighten your butt & thighs with this 4 week at-home program with full step-by-step picture guides and exercise directory! Features 40 different moves that are designed to target the butt, thigh, and legs and a full 30 days of workouts that never repeat. No equipment is needed!

Get featured on our Instagram by hashtagging your transformations to #fitmommyarmy!

*Pair this workout program with our 4 week clean eating meal plan for the best results.


Get ready to tone & tighten your abs and love handles with this 4 week at-home program with full step-by-step picture guides and exercise directory! 
Features 40 different moves that are designed to target the abs and love handles and a full 30 days of workouts that never repeat. No equipment is needed!
Get featured on our Instagram by hashtagging your transformations to #fitmommyarmy!
*Pair this workout program with our 4 week clean eating meal plan for the best results.

Get ready to tone & tighten your arms with this 4 week at-home program with full step-by-step picture guides and exercise directory! 

Features 20 different moves that are designed to target the arms, chest, and back and a full 30 days of workouts that never repeat. NO GYM REQUIRED!

*You will only need one pair of dumbbells for this program*

Get featured on our Instagram by hashtagging your transformations to #fitmommyarmy!

*Pair this workout program with our 4 week clean eating meal plan for the best results.

Jumpstart your weightloss with this 4 week clean eating meal plan! With over 60 easy-to-make recipes, you are sure to enjoy the world of clean eating while losing those few extra pounds.
Pair with any one of our 4 week workout programs for maximum results!
Bundle & Save BIG!

In this bundle, you will receive:
-Butt & Thigh Blaster 4 Week Home Workout Program
-Armed & Fabulous 4 Week Home Program 
-Ab & Core Attach 4 Week Home Program

All programs are bodyweight exercises only-NO GYM REQUIRED! You can simply do these at home within the comfort of your own home. 
Features 4 weeks of high-resolution step-by-step pictures and an exercise directory.
*The Armed & Fabulous workout program only needs dumbbells.

"Can I do all 3 workout programs together?" Absolutely! You can actually alternate them and do your butt program one day, arms the next, and then abs. Then start over! 

For example: on Monday do your Butt ebook day #1, on Tuesday do your arm ebook day #1, and on Wednesday do your ab ebook day #1, on Thursday do butt ebook day #2, and on Friday do arm ebook day #2. On Saturday and Sunday you rest. Then on Monday, you pick back up by doing ab ebook day #2 and so forth. This actually creates it into a 12 week program.

Pair this workout program bundle with our 4 week clean eating meal plan for the best results.
Bundle & Save BIG!

In this bundle, you will receive:
-Butt & Thigh Blaster 4 Week Home Workout Program
-Armed & Fabulous 4 Week Home Program 
-Ab & Core Attach 4 Week Home Program
-Eat Clean, Get Lean 4 Week Meal Plan

All programs are bodyweight exercises only-NO GYM REQUIRED! You can simply do these at home within the comfort of your own home. 
Features 4 weeks of high-resolution step-by-step pictures and an exercise directory.
*The Armed & Fabulous program does require one set of dumbbells only.

Jumpstart your weightloss with this 4 week clean eating meal plan! With over 60 easy-to-make recipes, you are sure to enjoy the world of clean eating while losing those few extra pounds.

"Can I do all 3 workout programs together?" Absolutely! You can actually alternate them and do your butt program one day, arms the next, and then abs. Then start over! 

For example: on Monday do your Butt ebook day #1, on Tuesday do your arm ebook day #1, and on Wednesday do your ab ebook day #1, on Thursday do butt ebook day #2, and on Friday do arm ebook day #2. On Saturday and Sunday you rest. Then on Monday, you pick back up by doing ab ebook day #2 and so forth. This actually creates it into a 12 week program.



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Fitness Photoshoot 2015

I just received my edited photos back from Mechan Photography. This girl did an AMAZING JOB! I am so blessed to have her as my friend! Take a look and let me know your thoughts :)

Click to enlarge!





















Wednesday, July 22, 2015

3 Tips to Becoming Healthier With Your Kids



Before becoming a mother, I was already on my journey to getting fit. At one point in my life, I was once overweight and, at another, I was once underweight. My goal for life was to find a happy medium balance and to become the best version of myself. 

Now, that I am a mother, my goal is still the same, but I want to become the healthiest version of myself in order to set a good example for my children.


Here are 3 tips to becoming healthier while involving your children:

1. Baby see, baby do. 
Last week, while I was running on my treadmill, my son walked up to me and handed me a packet of my protein powder. He left for the kitchen and then came back with my protein shaker cup to give to me. This surprised me since he is only 16 months old, but as little as he is, he still knows, learns, and understands things. From time to time, I will see him pretending to walk on my treadmill, as well. These are prime examples that whatever you do as a parent will have a huge impact on your children. Make sure you are making positive, healthy choices and they will catch on before you even realize it!

2. Grocery shop and cook together. Who says grocery shopping has to be boring? Though this tip may be better suited for older babies and toddlers, you can always include your little one on the trip. Show them healthier products that you like or let them hold a product to help out. It will make them feel so important! One of my son's favorite foods recently has been from the Gerber® Organic line; the 3rd  Foods® Pouches! There are 2 servings of fruits/vegetables per pouch and the packaging is BPA-free. My son's favorite is the Apples, Kale, & Figs.

I usually homemake all of my son's food, but as a mommy, I tend to get busy at times and this is when I reach for this line of baby foods. It is nice to know that if I have to give my son something packaged, it is healthy and organic for him-the best choice that I could make. 

When you get home from the grocery store, show your child what to do with the products by making a healthy dinner while explaining how the meal is healthy. Lastly, enjoy eating the meal together.

3. Involve your children in daily exercise. 
Each night after dinner, my husband and I love taking our son on an evening walk. It is a chance for us to get our last bit of exercise in for the day, while also bonding and enjoying time away from tv and computers. We will push our  son in his jogging stroller or pull him in his red wagon. When he gets a bit older, we will have him walk with us the whole way. When you make exercise a habit, they won't know any different! 

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post through Gerber. All opinions stated within this post are my very own.


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