While I was out in Los Angeles filming The Mom’s View, I spent an afternoon with Sharzad, the host of the show. Not only is she stylish, fun, and gracious, but she’s also pretty crafty when it comes to DIY beauty. So I got her to share a couple recipes for some super simple and effective scrubs – one for the face and one for the body – that you can see in the video above.
This is a guest post by Tasia Crawford, a NASM certified personal trainer. After having her baby last November, Tasia lost all of her baby weight in a month (!) using using simple body-weight exercises mixed with plyometric movements, which she outlines below. Your results may vary, but I definitely wanted to share her postpartum exercises, as well as her amazing spirit. Enjoy!
After giving birth, it can be hard to find time to lose those last few pregnancy pounds and get back into shape, and sometimes it’s even harder to keep the scale from continuing to creep up as we juggle work, caring for our kids, and running a household. Believing that a lot of fancy equipment or time is necessary to achieve a great workout needlessly holds back many of us from ever getting started. Returning to our old Pilates classes or finding dedicated time for the treadmill may be a thing of the past for now, but great results are within reach with nearly no equipment at all—thanks to fast-paced, explosive movements paired with bodyweight resistance training.
Follow this simple, effective series of exercises to tone and strengthen your muscles and launch your metabolism back into fat-burning mode. Do these exercises at least three times a week and you’ll see results within six weeks.
This guest post is from Amanda. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do
“Aging gracefully” can be a frightening figure of speech in our world filled with anti-wrinkle crèmes and serums loaded with toxins and chemicals. But what if there was an easier, more natural way of boosting youthful beauty without harmful ingredients? Or even a cream?
Well, there is: Facial yoga!
You read that correctly – facial yoga, the trending practice that claims to maintain your beauty, naturally!
It certainly seems strange to think that our faces need exercise, let alone yoga, but an increasing number of people think they do. In fact, here are 7 surprising reasons why facial yoga can be an excellent addition to any beauty regiment – plus a gallery of facial yoga poses that you can do at home
Getting good sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health (and for our looks, believe it or not). But unfortunately, one third of all Americans get less than 6 hours a night.
I love sleep. Always have… and hopefully, always will. Having said that, I’ve gone through stressful stages in my life where I can struggle mildly falling asleep and it’s one of the worst things ever! My husband, Michael, isn’t a great sleeper. Neither is his mom, brother, or grandparents. Over the years together, we’ve learned some tips that improved his sleep and I wanted to share with you all.
Do you love to workout? Or do you have to drag yourself to the gym?
Well, research is showing that it might not be your fault. You may actually be hard-wired to hate exercise.
This is based on something called the ventilatory threshold, which is partially due to our body’s chemistry. We will only push so much beyond this limit without feeling bad, uncomfortable and resistant.
But the good news is there are a few things you can do to help change this threshold and move beyond your limitations. Check out the video for tips.
Do you hate exercise? Do you love it? How do you push beyond your limits?