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Heavenly Touch Cosmetics and D & K Designs hosted it’s “Mad Hatter Tea Party Charity Fashion Show” at PURE in South Amboy, N.J. More than 100 people attended the event which benefited two charities, “All Fur Love Animal Rescue” and “Daniela’s Wish”. Attendees included local business owners, designers, models, photographers, musicians and media personalities.
This event was to help raise awareness and funds for two charities while bringing business owners together in order to strengthen the community.
Check out some footage from this fabulous show.
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So early this morning I went to Shore Results for my second body composition. I am definitely heading in the right direction and one step closer to my weight-loss goal. The main area that I still have to focus on which goes without saying is my trunk. Granted I can now fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans, but my ultimate goal is to tone and tighten my mid section more.
I started this program the first week of April and so far I am losing about a pound a week. Getting back to my preg-pregnancy weight sounds easier than it really is. Any core related workouts exhaust me beyond belief but I am slowly building up those core muscles again. After all it took 9 months to gain the weight in my trunk so losing a pound a week and already fitting into my pre-pregnancy pants is a great accomplishment and a step in the right direction.
Phase two of my baby bounce back program has been really kicking my butt. Deadlifts, kettlebell squats, get ups, OH MY!!! I use to do these workouts like a champ before I was pregnant and now I tend to struggle especially with anything that involves my core which is almost every workout that I do.
Besides my physical struggles, another struggle I have are my meals for the week. Breakfast is my favorite meal to make because it’s quick, easy and because sometimes my daughter is still sleeping while I am making breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Plus I could never get bored of my eggs with spinach, mushrooms or my protein shake. As for the rest of my meals I tend to get bored or sometimes I don’t have the time to prep. When you are dieting you either get so bored of the foods you eat or don’t have the time to prepare especially if you have a baby as my daughter is my #1 priority. So my saving grace lately has been the crockpot. Taking care of my little princess who does not like naps and does not sleep through the night yet while also taking care of all the housework on my own and on top of being a full-time mommy, career woman, wife, finding time to do my program which is usually really early in the morning or after one of my spin classes does tend to beat me up at times. Everything definitely seems like a lot of work and can feel very overwhelming. There will be times you feel like giving up, I have. I just remind myself that it is so easy to just give up and say the hell with it. The real challenge is staying focused and maintaining what you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Keep pushing yourself, no one is going to do it for you. “Never give up because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyways.”
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Nothing is better than a great workout to kick-start your day. Phase 2 Day A of my Baby Bounce Back program was a success. I am very sore especially after doing those trap bar deadlifts hence the word dead. I was pretty proud of myself to deadlift again although I think the trap bar has it out for me hahaha. Trap bar deadlifts really kick your butt!!! I think I sweat more deadlifting than I do on the elliptical for an hour.
My body is still trying to adjust to it’s non pregnant state so some of the movements and weights feel much more intense. Sometimes I feel discouraged not being able to go full force like I was able to pre-pregnancy but I just keep reminding myself that it took 9 months to get this way. My goal is to be in my pre-pregnancy body or even better by mid June. I still have some work ahead of me but I know I WILL get there!!!!
Stay tuned for Phase 2 Day B taking place this Friday.
I had my “Body Composition Test” done at 6:30 this morning, which for me was the most accommodating time being that I have a six week old. I was not surprised by the test results as it showed that most of my weight gain is in my trunk area of course (FYI trunk is stomach area not my butt). On my sheet that shows all the measurements, it recommended that I lose around twenty pounds which will put me back to my pre-pregnancy body. My first training session will take place this Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. I’m ready to kick my butt back into shape with the help of Shore Results. I look forward to sharing with everyone my week by week progress.
As a certified spin instructor, it is very important to include exercise in your everyday lifestyle especially while pregnant. Exercise is very important as well as eating a well balanced portion controlled diet. Many women feel that just because they’re pregnant that this is the time to eat whatever your heart desires…WRONG!!!! Your baby needs healthy foods that are packed with nutrients not that carton of ice cream or bag of snickers.
As a momma to be on top of instructing 4-5 spin classes a week and along with my additional strength and metabolic work outs, I am very conscious of what I eat that’s good for me and my daughter. If you eat right and exercise you will get that post baby body back in no time. Anyone can do it with the motivation and dedication.