Wednesday, December 31, 2014

DIY New Year's Glittery Champagne Bottles

DIY Sparkly Bottles

2015 will be here before we know it and what a better way to celebrate than to host your own party. If you are a festive person as I am, you will love this glittery and fun tutorial that I found on!

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You will need:
  • Bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine 
  • Super 77 adhesive spray
  • Craft glitter
  • Latex gloves
  • Drop cloth or old sheet

Get the full directions here!
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10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone!!! 

There is so much to come for 2015: a new site, a new look, more eBooks, more diet & workout plans, etc. I am so excited to share it all with YOU!

To celebrate the New Year on the rise, here are our top 10 most popular posts from this year! Enjoy!!

  1. A Perfect Birth
  2. From Flat to FULL In 30 Days
  3. 4 Moves to Target the Mommy Tummy
  4. DIY Body Wrap Recipe
  5. Cleanse Your Body With These 5 Smoothies
  6. One Trick to Drinking More H20
  7. 5 Steps to Food Prepping
  8. Last Night, My Husband Cheated
  9. Squat It Out September Challenge
  10. Diary of a Fit Mommy's 10 Week Workout Plan

Jump the Jiggle Off January Workout Challenge

Get ready to jump off the jiggle for the New Year with these jumping plyometric exercises that is sure to torch your fat and get your heart pumping!

Jump the Jiggle Off January Workout Challenge

Thursday January 1
5 Jumping Jacks
5 Jump Squats
5 Seconds Jumping Rope

Friday January 2
5 Jump Lunges
5 Burpees
5 Seconds High Knees

Saturday January 3
10 Jumping Jacks
10 Jump Squats
10 Seconds Jumping Rope

Sunday January 4
10 Jump Lunges
10 Burpees
10 Seconds High Knees

Monday January 5
15 Jumping Jacks
15 Jump Squats
15 Seconds Jumping Rope

Tuesday January 6
15 Jump Lunges
15 Burpees
15 Seconds High Knees

Wednesday January  7
20 Jumping Jacks
20 Jump Squats
20 Seconds Jumping Rope

Thursday January 8
20 Jump Lunges
20 Burpees
20 Seconds High Knees

Friday January 9
25 Jumping Jacks
25 Jump Squats
25 Seconds Jumping Rope

Saturday January 10
25 Jump Lunges
25 Burpees
25 Seconds High Knees

Sunday January 11
30 Jumping Jacks
30 Jump Squats
30 Seconds Jumping Rope

Monday January 12
30 Jump Lunges
30 Burpees
30 Seconds High Knees

Tuesday January 13
35 Jumping Jacks
35 Jump Squats
35 Seconds Jumping Rope

Wednesday January 14
35 Jump Lunges
35 Burpees
35 Seconds High Knees

Thursday January 15
40 Jumping Jacks
40 Jump Squats
40 Seconds Jumping Rope

Friday January 16
40 Jump Lunges
40 Burpees
40 Seconds High Knees

Saturday January 17
45 Jumping Jacks
45 Jump Squats
45 Seconds Jumping Rope

Sunday January 18
45 Jump Lunges
45 Burpees
45 Seconds High Knees

Monday January 19
50 Jumping Jacks
50 Jump Squats
50 Seconds Jumping Rope

Tuesday January 20
50 Jump Lunges
50 Burpees
50 Seconds High Knees

Wednesday January 21
55 Jumping Jacks
55 Jump Squats
55 Seconds Jumping Rope

Thursday January 22
55 Jump Lunges
55 Burpees
55 Seconds High Knees

Friday January 23
60 Jumping Jacks
60 Jump Squats
60 Seconds Jumping Rope

Saturday January 24
60 Jump Lunges
60 Burpees
60 Seconds High Knees

Sunday January 25
65 Jumping Jacks
65 Jump Squats
65 Seconds Jumping Rope

Monday January 26
65 Jump Lunges
65 Burpees
65 Seconds High Knees

Tuesday January 27
70 Jumping Jacks
70 Jump Squats
70 Seconds Jumping Rope

Wednesday January 28
70 Jump Lunges
70 Burpees
70 Seconds High Knees

Thursday January 29
75 Jumping Jacks
75 Jump Squats
75 Seconds Jumping Rope

Friday January 30
75 Jump Lunges
75 Burpees
75 Seconds High Knees

Saturday January 31
80 Jumping Jacks
80 Jump Squats
80 Seconds Jumping Rope


Jump Lunges:
  • Stand with your feet together, elbows bent 90 degrees.
  • Lunge forward with your right foot .
  • Jump straight up as you thrust your arms forward, elbows still bent. Switch legs in midair, like a scissor, and land in a lunge with your left leg forward.
  • Repeat, switching legs again. That's 1 rep
Jumping Jacks: 
  • Assume an erect position, with feet together and arms at your side.
  • Slightly bend your knees, and propel yourself a few inches into the air.
  • While in air, bring your legs out to the side about shoulder width or slightly wider.
  • As you are moving your legs outward, you should raise your arms up over your head; arms should be slightly bent throughout the entire in-air movement.
  • Your feet should land shoulder width or wider as your hands meet above your head with arms slightly bent
  • Begin in a standing position. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. Now, lower your body into a squatting position, placing your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • Kick your feet back so that you are in push-up position. Keep your hands firmly on the ground to support your body.
  • Lower your chest to do a push-up. Bring your chest back up.
  • Kick your feet back to their original position. Stand up, and then jump into the air while clapping your arms overhead.
  • Repeat.
High Knees:
  • In basic high knees, you need to stand still with your feet hip-width apart. Pull your right knee towards your chest and keep it there for 3 seconds. Now move it back to the original position and then repeat the step.
  • Now do the same gesture with the left knee. You will feel exhausted after half an hour or before. Take 2 minutes rest between the repetitions to increase your tendency to do more repetitions.
Jump Squats: 
  • Squat down until your knees are bent about 90 degrees.
  • Immediately swing your arms overhead and jump upward as high as you can.
  • As you land, gently bend your knees and sink back down into the squat position.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve DIY Photobooth Idea

I have never hosted a New Year's Eve party before, but this New Year's Eve is unlike any other I have had before-this is the first New Year's Eve as a mommy so I wanted to go all out and invite our friends.

One of the things I have always wanted to do was create a photobooth and take some fun pictures to remember the night's festivities by. 

So that is when I discovered this amazing tutorial from Jordan at Oh Happy Day. It is super easy and she shows you how you can create a fun backdrop for your New Year's party!


Materials Needed:


For the full tutorial, click here.
Happy New Year!!

Original tutorial & photo source: Oh Happy Day

Get Lean for 2015!

#FITMOMMY Workout TankLean for 2015 Workout Tank | Teespring

Hi ladies, I am sooo excited to share this! 
Come reserve your very own Lean for 2015 workout tank for the New Year!
You deserve a fantastic year filled with motivation and here is your start!!

10 Easy Toddler Meals for Busy Mommies

Toddlers can be so picky... One day they love a certain food and then the next day, they hate it!

We started baby-led weaning my son when he was six months old. Because of this method, he eats like a champ and we have far gone left the puree meals behind. 

Here are a few things that are certain about toddlers and their meals:
  • They love a variety of colors.
  • They love simple things, mostly.
  • They love familiar foods. It is ok to repeat. (You don't have to be a Martha Stewart here)
  • They love what they can grab quickly.
  • They love a variety of textures.
  • They love a variety of tastes.
I wanted to share with you ten of my son's favorite meals. He is not picky, but there are foods that he absolutely loves to eat very often. I try to give him a bit of protein, dairy, carb, and either a fruit or veggie at each meal.

His top foods?
  • avocado
  • string cheese (cheese in general, really)
  • egg
  • cheese
  • carrots
  • green beans
  • chicken
  • zucchini
  • baked sweet potato fries
For my son's meats, I always bake them. I never ever fry foods for myself, so why would I ever dare give my son fried foods!

For his veggies, I love steaming, baking, or roasting them. I cook them long enough for them to get soft or tender, but not too long or the nutritional value decreases.

For his fruits, I try to aim for fresh fruits. Except, this week, when I sent my husband out to get items for this blog post, my husband got packaged peached instead of fresh peaches. Oh well. My son still devoured them. I just rather not do the packaged due to all of the high fructose corn syrup!

My son drinks breastmilk, water, and one specific brand of Organic Apple Juice and Organic Grape Juice from a brand called R.W. Knudsen.

It is NEVER too early to encourage good nutrition!!

Meal #1:
String Cheese
Couscous (he loves the texture!)
Baked Turkey Breast

Meal #2: 
Green Beans
Sweet Potato Fries
Baked Chicken Breast

Meal #3:

Meal #4:
Spaghetti Noodles with Meat Sauce

Meal #5:
String Cheese

Meal #6:
Mashed Baked Sweet Potato
String Cheese (he freaking loves this and loves to tear it apart)
Baked Pork Chop

Meal #7:
My homemade "chipotle bowls" are a hit with our son!
Pinto & Black Beans
Steak, Brown Rice, Shredded Cheese

Meal #8:
Oatmeal Banana Waffles
Black Forest Ham

Homemade oatmeal banana waffles recipe:
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup coconut milk
Mix ingredients together by hand while your waffle iron is heating. Then waffle them up! YUMMY!

Meal #9:
String Cheese (yup, again)
Peas & Carrots
Baked Chicken Tenderloin

Meal #10:
Baked Chicken Breast (boy loves his chicken like mommy!)

These are just ten of the meals my son loves to eat! He loves other foods, too, that are not mentioned, but as you can see, there are some repeats and, quite frankly, repeats work when you are a busy mommy. Don't complain, be thankful for this!!!

If you child loves some chicken like mine does, I suggest buying a rotisserie chicken from the local grocery store for $6 and making his meals (and yours) off of that for 3-4 days. Easy, cheap, and hassle-free.

A lot of the time, my son eats what my husband and I eat. Most of the meals pictured here are lunches with some breakfast meals added in. 

Bottom line: Have fun! Experiment! Get creative.

I post different meals as my son's taste buds develop :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

This Is What Happens When My Son Wakes Up During a Workout!

5 Ways to Look Leaner By Tomorrow

Article originally adapted from Harper's Bazaar "Look Thinner Tonight".

If you indulged a little bit over Thanksgiving and Christmas, you might be worried about how you are going to look for that New Year's Eve party to celebreate the last day of 2014. There is no way to "get skinny" overnight and the goal shouldn't be to "get skinny," but to improve your overall appearance to enhance your best assests while muting the ones that you are insecure about.

Here are five ways to look leaner by tomorrow:

1. Sweat and Soak: Take a trip to the sauna and sweat out all of your toxins that might be causing you to bloat. Adding one cup of Epsom salt in your nightly bath tub is great for soothing sore muscles, but it also works wonders for drawing out excess water from your cells.
2. Tanning and Contouring: It is no secret that tanning adds a leaner appearance to your overall body. but with the right stragetic contouring, you can look your very best. Tanning also brings out your definition and muscular features.
3. Practice Good Posture:  While standing, lift your butt as you shift your weight to your heels. Next, bring your rib cage up so your shoulders move back and open. Finally, gently draw the muscles running from your navel to your pubic bone back, in, and down. This will help you to look taller and thinner while also improving the quality of your back health!
4. Eat Lean: Stick primarily to lean protein, veggies, and fruits. Avoid grains and dairy. Complex carbs cause the body to hold water, and dairy is slow to digest which can lead to unwanted bloating. Also, eat smaller meals often to help your body to digest the meals faster.
5. Avoid Carbonated Beverages: Carbonated or fizzy drinks have extra air in them that can bloat you. It is important to drink plenty of fluids, but in small quantities, so sip, don’t gulp. And drink only still water, milk or milky coffees
For more diet tips to look leaner by tomorrow, click the image below!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stability Ball Total Leg Workout

Stability Ball Total Leg Workout

10 Leg Curls
  • Lie on the floor with your arms palm down on the ground.
  • Rest your feet on the stability ball.
  • Inhale, and bend your knees, so that your calves roll the ball toward you.
  • Exhale, and roll the ball back out.
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10 30-Second Wall Sits
  • Place a stability ball against a wall and lean back on it so the top of the ball hits the small of your back, but still touches your lower back and tailbone.
  • Place hands on knees, shift weight onto heels, and, with back touching ball, begin to squat down until thighs are parallel to floor (keep knees behind toes).
  • Hold for 30 seconds and slowly lift back up.

10 Squats
  1. Hold the ball with straight arms, so it’s about level with the face or so.
  2. Squat down holding tightly onto the ball.
  3. Hang tight in this position for three slow breaths, and then return to standing.

10 Side Leg Lifts (each side)
  1. Lie on your right side on the stability ball, legs extended straight out and feet stacked.
  2. Position your right hand in a comfortable spot on the ball, and lift your hips so that your body forms a straight line. This is starting position.
  3. Keeping your body in that position, slowly raise your left leg as high as you can, in a controlled manner.
  4. Pause, then slowly return to start. 

10 Ball Leg Lifts
  •  Lie flat on the ground with a stability ball in between your ankles.
  • While crunching your upper abs and bracing the center of your abs, slowly squeeze the ball with your ankles.
  • Raise the ball upwards towards the ceiling.
  • Return to start. This is one rep.
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Friday, December 26, 2014

Stability Ball Total Core Workout

Stability Ball Total Core Workout
Instructions: Complete each move for 10 repetitions each, 3 sets total.

10 Back Extensions
  • Lie prone on ball, with front of feet apart on floor or with feet against base of wall. Cross arms, hands in front of shoulders or the back of your head.
  • Raise torso off of ball by hyperextending spine.
  • Return torso to ball and repeat.
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10 Russian Twists (each side)
  • Sit on stability ball.
  • Roll body down and lie with back on ball, feet apart on floor.
  • Hold onto a dumbbell or medicine ball with both hands with arms extending straight upward.
  • Turn torso to one side while keeping arms straight and perpendicular to torso throughout movement.
  • Return dumbbell or medicine ball back over shoulders by rotating torso to original position.
  • Continue lowering dumbbell to opposite side. Repeat.
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10 Crunches
  • Sit on exercise ball.
  • Walk forward on ball and lie back on ball with shoulders and head hanging off and knees and hips bent.
  • Gently hyperextend back on contour of ball.
  • Place hands behind neck or beside head.
  • Flex waist to raise upper torso.
  • Return to original position. Repeat.
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10 Decline Push Ups
  • Kneel on floor with stability ball behind body.
  • Position hands on floor slightly wider than shoulder width.
  • Place feet on the stability ball and raise body body in plank position with body straight and arms extended.
  • Keeping body straight, lower upper body to floor by bending arms.
  • Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

10 Tricep Dips
  • Begin by placing hands on the stability ball.
  • Siting up straight, inhale as you bend at the elbows lowering down to a comfortable range.
  • Exhale extending arms and pressing body straight up onto the ball.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fit Mommy Booty Boot Camp is NOW Available!

++ What to expect in the program ++ 

-A breakdown of the anatomy of the glute muscles and what exercises are best for each muscle.
-A sample day's diet for adding on muscle and burning fat for booty building.
-How to measure your body and take before & after photos.
-A full one week bodyweight workout that you will be following for 4 weeks total.
-Yoga poses that help stretch and build your glutes and legs.
-Tons of tips and motivation.

My results:

A preview of what to expect:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Quiet HIIT Workout

I know what you're thinking, "A quiet HIIT workout? What the hell is that?"
There are times in life where we need to be quiety.. especially as a mother. I have to workout when my son is sleeping and sometimes that can feel impossible.

Then I received an email from a client. She was following one of my plans and stated that she lived in an apartment with neighbors down below so she was unable to do some of the moves that required jumping such as Burpees or Squat Jumps.

This got me thinking... we need a quiet workout that mommies and those who live in apartments can do-without disturbing anyone but still manage getting a good sweat in.

This is how The Quiet Workout was created!

Instructions: Follow each exercise for 60 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest in between. Complete the whole routine 3 times.

60 Second Plank
  • Assume a modified push-up position with your elbows bent 90 degrees and both forearms resting on the floor.
  • Position your elbows directly underneath your shoulders and look straight toward the floor.
  • Your body should form a perfectly straight line from the crown of your head to your heels.
60 Seconds No Jump Burpees
  • Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, arms extended overhead.
  • Push hips back and bend knees to lower into a squat.
  • Place hands on the floor and quickly walk feet back into a full plank position.
  • Immediately lower into a pushup.
  • Press up, walk feet back into squat, and return to standing, reaching arms overhead. That's one rep. Repeat as quickly as possible for 45 seconds.
60 Second Wall Sit
  • Start with your back against a wall with your feet shoulder width and about two feet from the wall.
  • Slowly slide your back down the wall until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  • Adjust your feet if you need to so that your knees are directly above your ankles (rather than over your toes).
  • Keep your back flat against the wall.
  • Hold the position for 20 to 60 seconds, rest 30 seconds, and repeat the exercise three times.
60 Seconds Reverse Lunge With Front Kicks
  • Keeping your abs tight, step back with your right foot and lower into a reverse lunge.
  • Squeeze your glutes as you push down through your left heel and kick your right leg in front of you as you straighten your left leg. That's one rep.
  • Repeat with other leg.
60 Seconds Swivel Squats
  • Stand with your feet in a wide straddle, toes pointed slightly out, and hold a dumbbell by the ends in front of your chest.
  • Pivot on your left foot, raise your right leg out to the side just below hip height, and rotate your body to the left.
  • Plant your right foot on the floor and lower into a full squat.
  • Straighten your legs and immediately repeat the move, this time rotating to the right. That's one rep.

Monday, December 22, 2014

5 Exercises You Are Doing All Wrong

When it comes to working out, there are two ways to go about it:
  1. The wrong way.
  2. The right way.
Are you making any of these common mistakes and doing these moves totally wrong?

Here are 5 of the most commonly abused exercise moves:

1. Planks

Bad form: Hyperextended spine, torso touches or slopes towards the ground, lifted neck, and protracted shoulder blades.


Good form: Spine is neutral from head to tail, neck is neutral as well, as you are facing towards the ground, and shoulders are down and back. Only toes, forearms, and hands are touching the ground.


2. Lunges

Bad form: Slouching forward, back knee is not bent properly, back is curved.


Good form: Body is aligned properly, back knee bends enough to form a straight line from shoulder to hip to knee, and back is neutral.


3. Squats

Bad form: Arched back, knees & toes turned inward, and knees extend beyond toes.


Good form: Shoulder & back are straight, knees do not extend beyond your toes, and buttocks stay above knee level.


4. Crunches 

Bad form: Tucking the chin into your chest, jerking up into a crunch, raising yourself too high off the floor, and not keeping your abs contracted.


Good form:Lift shoulders about 3 inches up and off the floor, neck stays untucked without touching your chest at all, abs stay contracted throughout the exercise.


5. Push Ups

Bad form: Elbows flared outward, torso touching the floor or butt is hunched upward, going down halfway or partially bending your arms.


Good form: Hands slightly shoulder width apart, elbowsrelatively kept close to the body, body is aligned, head is looking slightly forward-not downward, arms are straight at the top of your push-up.


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