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Congratulations to Ice-T and Coco!

I used to love to watch Ice-T and Coco on tv. Congratulations to the happy couple on the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Chanel. Coco gave birth to the little gal early and she came in at 5 pounds 7 ounces. A fantastic early holiday gift for the couple. Once again, congratulations Ice-T and Coco!!

Coco Austin Pregnant
Coco before little Chanel was born. Photo courtesy of @coco on IG
Coco Austin Pregnant
Ice-T and Coco
Coco Austin gives birth
New Baby Chanel Photo Courtesy of Instagram @coco

Black Friday Deals with Beachbody

Good Morning! Black Friday has come early for my clients and new clients with Beachbody. I can not tell you how excited I have been for this sale. These are some of the best prices we will see all year. Some of the workout DVDs are even $5.00! This deals would make for amazing stocking stuffers for the fitness lover in your life.

Click here to check out the deals but do not wait, these products tend to sell out very fast!

Black Friday Deals
Black Friday Deals


Black Friday Deals
Black Friday Deals

Get ready to start your New Years Resolution goals today!

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Wedding

If you have not seen or heard Modern Family star Sofia Vergara and Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello tied the know yesterday. The wedding took place in the evening at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Unlike most celebrities Sofia has been super generous with her fans. She had wedding event photos posted on her social media account over the last 3 days to share with her fans. This is a great tactic to keep the paparazzi at bay and to let their fans in and see how happy they are on this joyous occasion.

If you have not seen any of the images here are a few:

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Hit Your Health Goals With Some High-Tech Help

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With the holidays just around the corner, you have to be proactive about your health and build good habits now, before you’re surrounded by platters of temptation and eggnog. But committing to a workout routine will only get you so far because exercise is only half of the equation.

When it comes to food, garbage in equals garbage out. Keeping a food diary can greatly help to hold yourself accountable. Luckily, the following devices, apps and programs are making this easier than ever before.

Jawbone UP3

While Jawbone built its reputation on tracking steps and sleep, their latest version is packed full of other features. One of the UP3’s most notable features is a food log in its companion app. With a clean and crisp display that makes this process as simple as possible, it features a bar code scanner and a photo function, so you can take a picture of your meal as well as manually input nutritional information. Once you enter your meal, the app provides a Food Score, so you know how healthy of a choice it was in terms of your overall health goals.

Price: $179.99


Nutrino takes the guesswork out of what you need to eat to reach your health goals. Simply enter your goal and the program works its magic to create a completely personalized meal plan. It also features a highly detailed food diary, so you can track your meals over time. Nutrino is especially useful if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, as the meal plans can be custom-tailored to meet those needs.

Price: Free


In an age where you can track everything from your steps to your sleep patterns using a variety of apps and devices, Apple’s native iOS Health app is a welcome simplification if you’re an iPhone user. While the app is capable of tracking everything from your nutrition intake to your reproductive health stats to your heart rate, daily steps and sleep, the real value in Health lies in being able to aggregate data from all of your other health and fitness apps and devices into one place. You can quickly link your favorite tracking apps to Health, where everything syncs seamlessly and displays in a cohesive, easy-to-understand format. The latest Health app features are optimized to perform best on the new iPhone 6s, so you’ll want to upgrade your device to get the most out of this app.

Price: Free

Weight Watchers Online Plus

While hearing “Weight Watchers” may give you flashbacks of cheesy ’90s commercials promoting the brand, this evidence-based method for teaching healthy eating habits has gotten a face-lift in recent years, and now even Oprah is using it. Although the company’s previous model required attending in-person meetings, you can now participate entirely online using their OnlinePlus program. It includes access to an eight-week video series to learn healthy habits, 24/7 chat with its experts, customized meal plans, recipes and an online community of other participants for added support. This web-based interface also features integration with many popular fitness wearables, so you can get credit for your activity in Weight Watcher’s signature PointsPlus values.

Price: From $4.91 a week for a three-month plan


If you are looking for a comprehensive food diary companion to your activity logs and you like to think in terms of calories, MyFitnessPal is for you. Available for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry, its accessible for a broader audience, which has partly attributed to its widespread success. MyFitnessPal boasts the world’s largest calorie and nutrition database with over five million foods. This massive database makes it easy to log everything you eat and drink, so you can get back to your workout.

Price: Free

Motivation Monday: Change your life

It is Monday and in my social media circles that means it is time to get motivated. You know “Motivational Monday”??

I love Monday and I am going to tell you why. Monday rocks. It is the first day of the week, a time to make new goals and to really start fresh if you need to. Why do a lot of people hate Monday?

The obvious reason is that they have to go to work on Monday morning. I am telling you if you love what you do, is that really all that bad?

Find something that really lights a fire under you. Find your passion. It took me a really long to time to get to that place but I am finally there and I can tell you that it is such a relief to love every day. I mean I am obviously human and have bad days but there is absolutely something awesome in everyday.

You could attribute my change of attitude in that fact that I now work from home. I will admit I am really lucky to be able to do so. This all really started when I had o stay home and wait for my residency after moving to the States. This blog was what really kept me from going stir crazy. Then the amazing thing happened, people started reading it. The other great part is that people started to offer me jobs that pertained to my blog. I had a hobby that I loved and I was making income on it.

After blogging for a while, I had also made some incredible relationships within the fashion and fitness community. Most of these relationships flourished over social media. Social media is totally awesome if you know how to use it properly and I love it. I have many new friendships and work relationships that I would not have if it was not for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This also lead me to my biggest passion: fitness coaching.

I met some fabulous people within the fitness community on Instagram and I started to think about becoming a Beachbody coach. Yep, a beachbody coach. I know there are tons of them out there and lot on Social Media. Why did I want to be a beachbody coach?

Simple answer: Beachbody works. I used Beachbody programs to help myself lose my baby weight and it worked. Not only do beachbody programs work, they can inspire you to want to help other people to do the same. Beachbody has this incredible program that allows you to help others through the programs and to keep them on track in their weight loss journey. I became and coach and have not regretted it even for a second.

The other amazing part of being a Beachbody coach has been being part of a team. I would love to talk to you about being a part of this amazing experience. If we are the right fit and you are serious, I would love to mentor you in the start of your Beachbody coaching business. Shoot me an email at and let’s chat!



Feature Challenge Group November : Cize


Get into great shape at home with Shaun T’s newest, intense dance fitness program. You’ll have so much fun challenging yourself to master the dance choreography during this 4 week program that you won’t even realize you are getting a great cardio workout. CIZE truly is “The end of exercize.”

In each routine, Shaun breaks down challenging moves step-by-step, and builds them into a full dance sequence in just 35-40 minutes. So, while you are mastering the dance moves, you’ll also be burning fat and calories.

I will be running my first Cize challenge group in November and I would love for you to join me! Email me at or message me on my Facebook page and let’s get you registered. Get ready for lots of FUN, DANCING and loads of laughs together!

What are the commitments for a CIZE Challenge Group?


Approximately 35–40 minutes a day (7 days a week, including 1 day of rest per week), 28 days total.


Follow the EAT UP! Meal Plan for simple, healthy recipes and to learn how to eat the right portions, so you can lose weight and reach your fitness goals without depriving yourself.

Progress Tracking:

Take photos and measurements on Days 1 and 28 and record your results on the Measurement Tracker on the Beginner or Advanced Calendar.


The Paleo Diet: Is It Right For You?

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Diet fads come and go, but the paleo diet has proven to have surprising staying power. Or maybe it’s not surprising at all. Unlike other diet trends which require dieters to jump through hoops and purchase a pantry full of supplements, the paleo diet is mostly about self-control and common sense. For the uninitiated, a paleo diet promotes the idea that we should eat like our ancient ancestors, relying almost entirely on meats, nuts and berries for sustenance. That means no dairy, grains or processed foods. Although the idea of eating like a caveman has been around … well, since the cavemen, it was popularized by Loren Cordain in his 2002 book “The Paleo Diet.” Like every diet, there are pros and cons to surrendering to the paleo-lifestyle, and even if you aren’t ready to completely abandon milk, bread and sugar, a little knowledge can go a long way. Here are three things you might want to know before deciding if the paleo diet is right for you.

The Paleo Diet Emphasizes Fresh Food

There is an ongoing argument over the purported health benefits of the paleo diet, but most experts do agree about one thing: It places the focus back on fresh, simple food. It’s hard to argue with the idea of eating more vegetables, fruits and raw nuts. This is especially true if you’re replacing a processed snack like a candy bar or potato chips with an apple or a handful of roasted almonds. That said, the absence of whole grains and legumes means you do run the risk of missing out on a whole subset of important nutrients. A vitamin supplement is definitely recommended for those considering strict adherence to the paleo diet. But here’s the greatest thing about any diet plan: It’s a plan, not a law.

It’s All About Balance

One of the biggest complaints about the paleo diet is that it requires a constantly watchful eye on what foods you’re putting in your mouth. If you are the kind of person who likes to cook and is willing to plan your weekly meals in advance, this is less of a problem. But if you like to wing it and eat out a lot, then sticking to a paleo diet can be a bit of a pain. Although restaurants do offer gluten-free options which can meet all of the paleo requirements, it can be very difficult to find menu items that don’t have some dairy (especially cheese) or whole grains. If you are sticking to a strict paleo diet, then you need to have some discipline. Always keep a snack with you to supplement the limited options at local eateries. Better yet, invest in a food dehydrator, which transforms your favorite meats and fruits into delicious, easy-to-carry snacks. It’s the best way to avoid a “paleo-drought.”

An Active Lifestyle is Recommended

The paleo diet leads to weight loss by cutting a lot of carbohydrates and processed sugars out of your daily menu. However, this plan can backfire if you don’t lead an active lifestyle. Carbohydrates provide the body with a readily-available source of energy, so a low-carb diet can leave you feeling sluggish. It’s important to counteract this feeling from day one by staying active. You also want to give your body a chance to process high-protein, cholesterol-rich foods like meat and eggs. Most diets are a balance of conscious eating habits and physical fitness. The paleo diet is no exception.


Edible Corporate Gifts – Yes or No?

Most savvy business owners know that if they want to secure custom and a good reputation, it’s vital that they treat their clients well. Being respectful, polite, and meeting clients’ wishes on time are just some crucial ways of keeping clients happy, however more and more business owners are also turning to giving corporate gifts in order to keep their clients coming back for more. The market for corporate incentives in the US alone is worth around $38 billion, with most of that money being spent on small token gifts such as inexpensive bottles of alcohol or even events tickets. When it comes to buying gifts for their employees, your average US company will spend around $25 per head. With this in mind, more and more companies are turning to edibles as corporate gifts – after all, everybody loves food.


Inexpensive Edible Gifts

The best thing about buying edible gifts is that it’s entirely possible to buy them in bulk making it much easier for companies to gift their clients and employees. Gifts such as chocolate boxes are also quite inexpensive per box, meaning that companies won’t even have to stretch to the full $25 per person yet can still give their employees and clients a small gift that will make them feel valued and that they will enjoy.

Best Edible Corporate Gift Ideas

When it comes to choosing great edible corporate gifts for your clients and employees, there are a multitude of different options for you to choose from. For those looking to save money or those with a small gift budget, inexpensive boxes of chocolates or even doughnuts are often a great choice that are sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face. Other great edible gift ideas are gift vouchers for restaurants, food hampers, and even treating your clients and employees to a fully paid for meal out. Cookies are also a great choice for an edible gift – check out the great range of edible corporate gift ideas at GJ Cookies.

Why You Should Give Customers Gifts

Along with giving corporate gifts to your employees and clients, it’s also a great idea to include your customers – many customers actually prefer gifts over discounts. Whether it’s the holiday season or you have a special event on that you would like to attract more customers into your business for, giving out free gifts is a sure-fire way to entice more people. There are a number of different gift options that you can give to your customers, whether it be small free gifts with a purchase that they can use such as pens or shopping trolley coins – but edible gifts are often the best way to attract customers. Offer candy, cookies, or even chocolates to anyone who walks into your store for a day – you won’t be disappointed with the footfall!

Can you think of any more great edible corporate gifts ideas that could be given to clients, employees or even customers? How do you gift your employees and clients at the holiday season? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

How to dazzle in a dress on the casino floor


Wherever the destination may be for a night out, a woman will always want to appear as fashionable and attractive as possible. With the rise of casino online and other major casino sites, the land based casinos have become a popular destination. When it comes to going for a night out a casino, many people can often be left scratching their head about what to wear. The movies often portray casinos as places of tuxedos and high glamour dresses, but many modern day ones are far more relaxed about clothing.

This article will show you what to wear for those casinos with strict dress codes and those without.

High class casino dress

Looking at the stricter, high class casinos first, you should opt for a dress that is eye-catching without being overly skimpy – as the latter could see you fall foul of the dress code. Consider something like a little black dress, as this always impresses. Alternatively, you may want to go for a maxi dress, as these are fashionable and also classy. For shoes, high heels mean high glamour, while you should also consider light accessories. Jewellery (go with ‘less is more’ when it comes to that) and a nice bag will set off your outfit without setting off dress code alarms. T-shirts, jeans and trainers are all examples of clothes to avoid for this sort of casino.

Informal casino dress

It is only the casinos in big cities that tend to have strict dress codes, so if you visit your local land-based one, you don’t always have to dress to the nines. Here you can wear a comfortable jacket, blouse and trousers with flats if you want to concentrate on the gaming first and foremost, or a cocktail skirt and heels with red lipstick if you are there to party. Alternatively, if there is no firm dress code, you may be able to just wear a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and trainers – although these should still be clean and properly pressed.

Ultimately, it is always smartest to contact the casino you intend to visit and find out what their dress policy is, in advance – as you don’t want your night to end at the door.

Fall Styles Featuring SJP Shoe Collection

Good Morning everyone! I have posted before about my love of Sarah Jessica Parker and her amazing shoes. It is October 1st and no better time than the present to show off some fall shoe styles. SJP is now at nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, bloomingdales and on zappos couture.

Kilcar Lace-Up Suede Bootie, Gunmetal
Kilcar Lace-Up Suede Bootie, Gunmetal
Ursula Iridescent Fabric Sandal, Glow/Teal
Ursula Iridescent Fabric Sandal, Glow/Teal
Bobbie Scalloped Suede d'Orsay Sandal, Royal Blue
Bobbie Scalloped Suede d’Orsay Sandal, Royal Blue
Tartt Sparkly Mary Jane Pump, Black/Silver
Tartt Sparkly Mary Jane Pump, Black/Silver
Phoebe Patent Mary Jane Pump, Black
Phoebe Patent Mary Jane Pump, Black
Jade Suede Mid-Calf Boot, Cinnamon
Jade Suede Mid-Calf Boot, Cinnamon

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