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Kate Middleton’s Post-Baby Body

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in New Mom, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Kate Middleton’s Post-Baby Body

Kate Middleton looked great before her baby, so it comes as no surprise that she  looks great after having her baby boy! You can see the Duchess of Cambridge hit the volleyball court at her 2nd official post-baby appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. As you can see, she shows her athletic side and flashes her long and lean legs with flat abs. I am not trying to show these picture of Kate Middleton to make you feel bad about yourself or make you think, “oh look, another celebrity who looks perfect after having a baby”. I want to show these pictures to you to show that you can have a great body after having a baby. It is possible. Of course, it may take you longer than three months to achieve, but having a baby does not...

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New Designs For The Little Ones!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Baby, Store | Comments Off on New Designs For The Little Ones!

I love creating new designs for the Skinny Twinkie store – especially when I get to create fun health-conscious designs for your little one(s)! Because let’s face it, they are gonna be health nuts just like their way cool parents ;) I hope you enjoy these cute health-inspired baby clothes! My Mommy is stronger than your Mommy This design comes in pink and blue text, and comes in different colored onesies (my fave!), bibs, diaper covers, shirts, etc. This design comes in plenty of different infant and children’s clothes. Perfect for moms who aren’t afraid to lift weights :) My Daddy is stronger than your Daddy This design comes in pink and blue text This design comes in pink and blue text, and comes in different colored onesies, bibs, diaper covers, shirts, etc. This design comes in plenty of different infant and children’s clothes....

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Don’t blame your baby…

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in New Mom | Comments Off on Don’t blame your baby…

I think that this card is kinda mean…or maybe it’s just that the truth can hurt sometimes. …what do you think?  Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Confessions Of A {Pregnant} Certified Personal Trainer

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Pregnancy, Twinkie | 5 comments

I am 28 weeks (7 months) pregnant now, and I’m officially in the third trimester! Since beginning my journey to becoming a first time momma, I thought I would share some of my “confessions” with you… Confessions of a {Pregnant} Certified Personal Trainer 1. Before I became pregnant, I would always wonder why women didn’t exercise during their pregnancy. It’s an important time in life and exercise is still needed! Well, since becoming pregnant, I finally get it. During pregnancy, women are tired. Actually, exhausted is probably a better word to describe how tired women are during pregnancy. On top of that, many pregnant women experience nausea or other difficulties. For me, I would start my workout, feel nauseous, keep working out anyways, and then I would experience some painful cramping in my side. After speaking with my Midwife regarding my concerns...

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Jillian Michaels Understands Other Mom’s Weight Loss Struggles

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in New Mom | 1 comment

Jillian Michaels is famous for being the tough personal trainer yelling at contestants on The Biggest Loser to help them reach their weight loss goals. Now, as a new mom to a newborn son and to an adopted two year old girl from Haiti, Jillian is finally realizing how hard it is to follow her own advice. Put Yourself First? “Telling moms ‘You need to put yourself first’?” Jillian Michaels said, rolling her eyes. “It’s impossible to put yourself first when your a mom.” Jillian admitted to the Daily Mail that she hasn’t been to the gym for two weeks, or since her newborn was born (which her partner gave birth to, not Jillian) . Jillian Understands… It’s safe to say that Jillian finally understands how difficult it may be for a new mom to hit the gym and lose weight...

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Beyoncé Lost 40 Lbs After Having Her Baby

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Fitness, New Mom, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Beyoncé Lost 40 Lbs After Having Her Baby

It has been almost four months since Beyoncé gave birth to her little girl Blue Ivy (born January 7, 2012), and Beyoncé has lost almost all of the 50 pounds that she had gained during her pregnancy. In her latest interview with People, Beyoncé shares her strategy for losing the first 40 pounds. The best part about Beyoncé’s weight loss strategy is that there isn’t a specific company she is representing and trying to promote. That’s right! She’s not promoting Slim•Fast, Weight Watchers, NutraSlim, HCG, or any other “diet” out there. Basically, Beyoncé is promoting a healthy lifestyle that anyone can do! How refreshing is that?! Breastfeeding Benefits In the first ten weeks after Beyoncé had her daughter Blue Ivy, she lost the initial weight from breastfeeding. More specifically, she lost the first 14 pounds in just the first month after giving birth! I’m...

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Athletic Preparations for Childbirth

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Fitness, Pregnancy | Comments Off on Athletic Preparations for Childbirth

For what could be the most important athletic event of an expectant mom’s life, it’s worthwhile to do the research and prepare for delivery day as any athlete would. Doctors and other health providers will have their contributions to make, but it is ultimately up to mom to make the experience a positive one. Since certain conditions may require special precautions with exercising to ensure the safety and viability of pregnancy, all preparations should be approved by the primary health provider beforehand. Breathing A major step to keeping both the emotional and the physical stress of labor under control is to learn the beneficial breathing patterns taught by experts in childbirth, and yoga for pregnancy, classes. The research-based breathing techniques for pregnancy should be learned as early as possible, as they will be useful throughout pregnancy as well as...

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Important Nutrients During Pregnancy

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Pregnancy | Comments Off on Important Nutrients During Pregnancy

Nutrition is always an important equation for your optimal health, and in Pregnancy, it’s can easily be argued that nutrition is more important than ever since it impacts both the mom and baby. Calcium for Strong Bones • Dairy Foods • Canned Sardines/Salmon • Fortified Cereals/Breads • Oatmeal • Orange Juice (fresh squeezed/juiced) • Collard Greens Carbohydrates for Energy • Whole Grains • Vegetables • Brown Rice Folate (Folic Acid) for Preventing Birth Defects • Lentils • Fortified Grain Foods • Dark-green leafy vegetables • Cabbage • Cauliflower • Green Peas • Oranges • Melons • Chickpeas • Spinach Healthy Fats for Boosting Baby’s Brain Function and Health • Fish • Olive Oil • Avocados • Wild Pacific Salmon (low in mercury) Vitamin A for Baby’s Skin, Eyesight and Bones • Liver • Eggs • Vegetables (green and yellow) • Milk B Vitamins for Baby’s Brain and Vital Organs • Beef • Nuts • Beets • Chicken • Potatoes • Spinach Fiber for Regularity • Whole Grains • Beans • Water •...

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Pregnancy Weight Gain: Not All Baby

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Pregnancy | Comments Off on Pregnancy Weight Gain: Not All Baby

Pregnancy Weight Gain When women get pregnant, they will typically gain anywhere from 25 to 35 pounds. It’s not all baby in there, so what exactly is all that extra weight gain for anyways? Here’s a look at what pregnancy weight gain entails: Baby: 6-8 lbs Placenta:1.5 lbs Amniotic fluid: 2 lbs Enlarged uterus: 2 lbs Increased body fluid: 4 lbs Increased blood: 3-4 lbs Breast growth: 1-2 lbs Maternal stores of fat, protein, and other nutrients: 7 lbs TOTAL: 26.5 – 30.5 lbs Something to Think About I think it’s interesting to note that there really isn’t a lot of fat that needs to be gained for a healthy (singleton) pregnancy. Just 7 pounds of fat. That’s it! So how is that possible? If you are already at a healthy weight before you become pregnant, you are only...

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Box of Candy or Box of Cereal?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Nutrition, Parenting | Comments Off on Box of Candy or Box of Cereal?

We have been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why are millions and millions of people buying and then consuming sugary cereal for ourselves and feeding it to our kids? Do We REALLY Believe Marketing Campaigns? We have been told by the big cereal companies such as Kellog’s, Post, and General Mills that their cold cereals are “part of a complete breakfast” and a great way to start the day. But are they really healthy for us? Just in case you weren’t sure, let me help you with the answer to that question. No, these sugary cereals are not healthy for you! I am starting to get these cereal’s nutrition labels confused with a box of candy! So why are these cereals advertised as a healthy breakfast choice? You might not like what I...

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