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Tips for Getting Your Body Bikini Ready

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The weather has warmed up and you want to head to the beach, but you’re not so if your body is ready to fit into that bikini you recently saw at the store. No problem! Follow these tips to help you get your bikini ready in no time!

1. Embrace Your Body

The worst thing you can do is be self-conscious about your curves. You need to embrace the person you see in the mirror. Sure, you may have put on a little weight over the winter, but that shouldn’t stop you from showing off what your momma gave you, and nobody is standing in your way to shed the extra pounds except you. Focus on improving your self-esteem, as it is the first step in being bikini ready. We can be our worst judge when it comes to looking in a mirror, and that self-conscious attitude does more harm than good.

2. Drink Water

Aside from the obvious of keeping you hydrated, drinking more water and foregoing carbonated beverages like soda can do wonders for your complexion, skin tone, and reduce bloating from the foods you eat. Also, water contains no calories – just pure awesome, healthy goodness – so instead of drinking your favorite diet soda or opting for alcohol to relax, drink more water. Your body will thank you for it.

3.  Mix Up Your Workout: Do the Russian Twist

More and more research indicates that mixing up your workout is beneficial in producing results in weight loss and achieving your body’s overall health, and the reason is that it forces your body to constantly adapt – aiding in the fat burning process. If you’re a cardio-junkie don’t be afraid throw in some muscle building activities like weight-training to firm up your muscles, and also do core exercises, like the Russian Twist, that focus attention on tightening your mid-section.

4. Reduce Your Carb Intake

As always, nutrition is a big factor when it comes to getting your body bikini ready, and eating carbs is your biggest offender when it comes to trying to shed the weight off. Refined, complex carbohydrates promote water retention in the body and add an unnecessary amount of calories to your diet. Focus your attention more towards eating healthy fruits and vegetables – simple carbs that help provide a multitude of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs, but often lacks.

5. Improve Your Posture

Surprisingly, your posture impacts a great deal as to how your body looks in the mirror and to others. Yet, our current work culture of sitting at a desk all day negatively impacts the way we hold ourselves. To help you improve your posture, start by pulling your shoulders back. It will help pull in your stomach and improve the curvature your back so that you’re not looking hunched over with a pot belly.

While a bikini body takes effort, there are a lot of simple things you can do to help you get ready.

Clean Eating Mommy Ebook Launch

Clean Eating Mommy


Hey guys! I have recently launched an ebook over at Clean Eating Mommy. The book is titled “15 Healthy Recipes + Shakes & Snacks” and if you are always looking for help planning healthy dinners, this book is for you!

Features Include:

  • Original Clean Eating Mommy Recipes- Every recipe in this book was created by me  for me and my loved ones
  • Easy to Follow Directions
  • Photos for every recipe
  • Easy and healthy snack ideas, for you and your family
  • A great start to eating clean
  • and much much more…

Please note, that this is an ebook to be viewed on your computer, phone and/or tablet. Ebooks are awesome because they also save paper!

To buy “15 Healthy Recipes + Shakes & Snacks” click here

Negroni Sbagliato

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Cocktails are a type of drinks which were invented by creative enthusiast who wanted to experiment with their drinks. As the time passed by, they became heavily commercialized. Nowadays, everyone is making cocktails and everybody is trying to promote something through them. Only a handful of people still see fun and creativity when making these drinks.

Negroni Sbagliato is a drink with rather funny and interesting history. Original Negroni was created in Florence, Italy. It was created by count Negroni. He often drank Americano cocktail and he wanted a bit stiffer drink. So, he ordered his bartender to put gin into Americano, instead of soda water. Count Negroni loved the cocktail and even made his own distillery that sold Negroni. Given that it was popular all over Italy, it was also served in Milano. During one night, few decades after creation of original Negroni, unknown bartender wanted to make this cocktail. Instead of putting gin, he accidentally put prosecco instead. This is how Negroni Sbagliato was created (sbagliato means mistaken, flawed in Italian). In that regard, this was perhaps the most interesting and most unique cocktail which was made by complete accident. Today, Negroni Sbagliato is even more popular than the original. You can find it in many bars all over the world. One of the Toronto lounges that makes excellent version of this cocktail is D.W. Alexander, renowned Canadian lounge, located in Toronto.


 1 ounce Prosecco

 1 ounce Campari

 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth

 One orange twist

This cocktail is pretty easy for preparation. You need to take Prosecco, Campari and Sweet Vermouth and put them in a glass. Fill the glass with ice and stir the content. Afterwards, put orange twist on the edge of the glass for garnish. Negroni and Negroni Sbagliato are great examples that people are still creating cocktails for fun, which was their original role.

Met Gala 2015


The Met Gala 2015 was in NYC the other night. If you did not catch some of the amazing and outrageous fashions, here is a look at some of the stand outs:

Who was your favorite fashionista?

Skirts, Shorts and Leggings: How to Have Longer Leaner Looking Legs

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Image courtesy of marin at

We all want toned legs, but that’s easier said than done. Most of the stuff you’ll find on the Internet is either half-baked or flat-out wrong. Here’s what it really takes to get legs of steel to go with your abs.

Get Plastic Surgery

OK, so this might not be what you had in mind when you thought “toned legs,” but it’s the easiest way to shape and tone the skin after you’ve lost a lot of weight. Sometimes, it’s absolutely necessary because permanent, or semi-permanent, changes have occurred that won’t allow you to have that lean, toned, look.

In fact, plastic surgery can be used to shape all parts of your body, like breasts, hips, thighs, and butt, so that the sagging skin doesn’t kill your morale: see here what can be done with a simple scalpel and a few hours worth of work.

Walk More

If you want stronger leg muscles, you have to use them more often. That means walking more. Walk everywhere. When you have the option to walk or take an escalator, walk. When you have the option to take the elevator or walk, walk.

Park at the back of the parking lot and walk. If it’s less than a mile to wherever you’re going, walk. If you can afford to, walk before and after work. Are you getting the idea?

Walking is underrated but it’s, by far, the easiest way to improve muscle tone, coordination, and overall health. Another thing you could try is petitioning your boss for a standing desk. Move around more at the office. If he or she says no, take more breaks. If you can’t take more breaks, consider a different job. Unfortunately, there’s no substitute for walking. You have to do it.


Have you ever seen a sprinter’s legs? They’re ripped. Almost every sprinter has very defined glute, hamstring, and quad muscles owing to their exceptional “off the line” force production and limit speed training. Contrast this with “runner’s legs” which are usually lean and a little flimsy looking.

Bottom line: if you want strong-looking legs (they don’t have to be huge), start sprinting. Go to the local YMCA, YWCA, or join a gym with a track.

Do Squats and Deadlifts

Squats and deadlifts are the king of quad, butt, and hamstring workouts. The squat, especially, is a particularly effective way to train the leg muscles. Squats done for strength, in the 3 to 5 rep range, are less likely to produce bulky “bodybuilder legs,” and are more likely to make you lean and toned, especially if the weights are sufficiently heavy to prevent a sarcoplasmic hypertrophy – a condition where fluid fills the muscles, making them appear large.

This effect can be significant, and is responsible for the “bubbly” look that bodybuilders are known for. A gymnast’s body, on the other hand, is lean, very muscular, and strong. This type of strength is typically build through heavy weights, but lower rep schemes, muscle endurance exercises, and static holds – something your leg muscles naturally love.

Dr. Kevin Ruhge is a long-time cosmetic surgeon who as elected to the Alpha Omegal Alpha National Honor Medical Society during his extensive medical training. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he hopes to help people live better lives by sharing his insights and experiences online. You can find his illuminating and informative posts on a variety of today’s best websites and blogs.

Free People Launches New Intimates Lookbook!


Some Kind of Sunshine Lookbook – Intimately Free People’s latest lookbook, Some Kind of Sunshine, showcases our latest collection of irresistible intimates. Drawing inspiration from the 70’s, model Emily Ratajkowski shows off the expanded intimates assortment with the introduction of new styles including true boxer shorts, dreamy one pieces, and 8 new bramis. Touches of true apparel pieces perfect the easy morning lounging styles. Shop Some Kind of Sunshine Lookbook today!

The Bra Guide – From something special to the absolute essentials, discover our exclusive collections and made-for-you fits worth trying! Shop The Intimately FP Bra Guide today!

The Spirituality Shop – Artisan candles and essential oils set the mood. Explore The Spirituality Shop today!


Mother’s Day Ideas

Are you looking for Mother’s Day ideas? Well since I am a Mom, I have a few Mother’s Day ideas that I am sure your Mother or the Mother of your children will love. The first thing is do you want to buy her a gift, take her somewhere or both?

Here are a few Mother’s Day ideas on what you can take her to do:

  • Mother’s Day Brunch: this is one of my favorite ideas. I love brunch and I love being taken to brunch. We will probably hit up my favorite brunch spot, Brassiere 8 1/2. If you are in NYC it is a great spot for brunch on holidays.
  • Picnic: Now that the weather is picking up, a picnic is a fantastic Mother’s Day idea. Being in NYC, I would obviously suggest Central Park as a location.
  • Get out and exercise: We like to stay active as a family. Try going out for a leisurely walk or if you are into a vigorous walk. It is fun to get do some physical activity together.
  • Take her out for a nice dinner. All ladies want to be taken out to a fancy restaurant for dinner , at least I know I do!

Now let’s talk gifts. There are some of the obvious choice and a few of the things I would like to have. I know that is selfish of me but I thought I would throw it out there into the universe and maybe I will receive one of these ;)

Tory Burch Nude Caroline Flats
Tory Burch Nude Caroline Flats
Michael Kors Miranda Large Drawstring Handbag
Michael Kors Miranda Large Drawstring Handbag



Tory Burch for Fitbit
Tory Burch for Fitbit

Your obvious choices, also always work. I mean who does not love to receive flowers, chocolate and/or perfume. You could always send her to the spa for a massage or a manicure and pedicure. What ever you decide, I am sure that she will love it!


Guest Bloggers for NYC Fit Food Fashion

Guest Bloggers Wanted!
Guest Bloggers Wanted!

Hey guys! I am looking for some awesome guest bloggers for NYC Fit Food Fashion. We have had great success with this in the past and I would love to have some fashion, food or fitness bloggers submit some posts for us.

With the launch of taking up a lot of my time, I need a little help with keeping fresh and exciting content here on NYC Fit Food Fashion. Email me at for more details on becoming a guest blogger!

Workout Routines: PIYO® and Shakeology Challenge Pack

Workout Routines: PIYO Challenge Pack

When looking for good workout routines, Beachbody Challenge Packs are the complete package. They offer total support for achieving health and fitness goals. The formula? Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success. With the PiYo and Shakeology Challenge pack, you will receive the PiYo fitness program, one of six delicious Shakeology flavors, and a FREE 30-day trial membership to the Team Beachbody Club, where you will find all the support that you need to complete The Challenge along with the ability to stream PiYo workout routines on your laptop, tablet or phone!

Carve an intensely defined physique—without jumps, without weights, and without straining your joints. Using your body weight, you’ll perform low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. The result? Long, lean muscles, a high, firm booty, and tight, flat, sexy abs. With PiYo, you’ll work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of your body. And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, you’ll burn crazy calories while you’re at it.

Shakeology® is the most delicious, nutrient-dense superfood-packed protein shake on the planet. It contains more than 70 natural ingredients derived from rich, nutrient-dense whole-food sources from around the world. The Healthiest Meal of the Day comes in 6 flavors: Chocolate, Chocolate Vegan, Strawberry, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan), Vanilla, or Greenberry.

Why should you invest in this challenge pack:

  • This is Beachbody’s lowest price for the PiYo and Shakeology Challenge Pack.
  • PiYo is low impact, yet high intensity PLUS the base kit requires no equipment!
  • Superstar trainer Chalene Johnson will help you get an ultra-lean and intensely defined physique—without bulking up or straining your joints. Using your own body weight, you’ll carve every muscle. It’s low impact, yet high intensity. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results.
  • Using your body weight, you’ll perform low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. The result? Long, lean muscles, a high, firm booty, and tight, flat, sexy abs. With PiYo, you’ll work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of your body.
  • Shakeology can help you simplify your nutrition plan, lose weight, reduce junk food cravings, increase your energy and improve digestion and regularity.

Contact me for more information or if you are ready to join me, click here or go to my coach page and click on the piyo challenge pack ad!


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