The Second Day of Christmas….

The second day of Christmas...

THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME….these amazing vintage inspired roller skates from Urban Outfitters.  You want them, I know you do, and so do I….

When was the last time you roller skated?  If you’re like me, it was in the 1970’s, so you probably didn’t realize how much of a work out it was…nor did you realize how much it was shaping your legs, butt, and yes, even your mid-section, where muffintop occurs. Want to get rid of your muffintop, say YES to roller skates.

This is easy for me to do because I have secretly wanted to join the roller derby since forever. Those chicks are beyond bad-ass and I love it! I must admit, it’s the vintage roller derby I mostly fantasize about, the derby chicks today would chew me up and spit me out and I am too much of a wussy to throw myself into that meat grinding action, but here is me in my roller derby fantasy….  

Yay me! There I am bustin an outside move.

Roller skating is a fun way to work off your muffintop, and roller derby is one of the fastest growing female sports in the US.  I am a fan of team sports for people of all ages.  It gets you out moving on a regular basis and the social aspect is a lot of fun. It can be part of an overall exercise program when incorporated with weight lifting and high intensity, short, bursting type of exercise that is necessary for optimal health and muffintop control. (more on this in an upcoming blog)

So when thinking about what you want from Santa this year, think about gifts that will help make a more conditioned you. Whether it’s a pair of roller skates, a rock climbing experience, a gym membership or dance lessons, you being healthy is a gift that keeps on giving to your family for many years…In fact, you being healthy is the best gift you can give to your family, period.

Anyone want to derby with me? :)



The First Day of Christmas…win a juicer!

The First Day of Christmas

Greetings of the season, friends, and thanks for stopping by Muffintop Makeover! This is the official Blog for my upcoming book, Muffintop Makeover, and here you will find nutrition, exercise, and healthy living tips to help you to get rid of that stubborn, unwanted belly fat. Stop by any time for education, motivation, inspiration, or participate in my Muffintop Makeover 2012 Challenge beginning in January 2012. I look forward to helping you become the healthy living fashionista you are so ready to be, so please stop back often as this new blog is an exciting work in progress…

THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME…. a juicer! OK, friends, I hope you are listening here….YOU NEED A JUICER and YOU NEED TO USE IT. I’m talking about saving lives here, avoiding cancer and disease and helping you to be the energetic, vibrant, fashionista you desire to be. Do you want gorgeous skin that stays young, bright, and glowing? Do you want to have an active metabolism and good digestion? Lots of energy and a flat belly? Then get your muffintop juicing and making killer smoothies. I recommend the Breville juicer,, and here is my belly fat burning juice recipe:

1 grapefruit (peeled), 1/2 lemon (peeled), 1/2 ripe papaya (skin removed). After juicing add 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1/4 tsp brewers yeast, whisk and drink on an empty stomach mid-morning. Get ready, it’s bitter and creates heat. You can add a few pitted dates to sweeten if necessary.

These ingredients promote thermogenesis, which increases your metabolic rate. Brewers yeast helps prevent cravings and storage of excess fat due to it’s high content of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and Chromium. Lemon aids in digestion and helps clear toxins, grapefruit is know the curb obesity and lower cholesterol.

WANT TO WIN A BREVILLE JUICER??! Join my 12 days of Christmas contest!!  Simply sign up for this blog, share it with all your friends, have them join the blog and announce that YOU sent them, and whoever has the most friends start following this blog at the end of our 12 days of Chistmas will have a new Breville juicer sent to their door! The contest begins December 5th, our official launch date, and ends at 10 pm December 16th…So stop back by on Dec. 5th and tell your friends!

See you soon!