Monday, January 25, 2010

NYC here I come!

This week is going to be a good one... I am working on My Fabulous Fitness Guide to share with you.. I hope you had the Chance to read some of the stories I added on Friday.. I am waiting for my sister to come over because we are working on a kettle ball workout.. Should be exciting..I am wearing my chung Shi's and loving life.. It is raining like crazy here and the wind almost blew me over when I dropped my kids off at school this morning.

Saturday morning I leave to review a Hotel and Spa.. I am also attending the New York Gift Fair.. This is a much needed trip. Even though I am working I will still make time to have a Little fun... In my days of being a buyer I was able to find some amazing shops to buy wholesale in... When I go back to these shops they still remember me and let me shop as a reg customer.. I am so looking forward to this trip.. I can't wait to write about the Hotel I am reviewing, as well as the spa.. They will be part of my "Travel Must Haves" Coming out in Feb...

Also I am looking for some blogs for "Blog of the Month" for March,April and May.. If you have a blog or know one that is "Fabulous" please let me know..

Friday, January 22, 2010

A women's success story that's a must read!

Joanne Giannini

By the time I was 39, I was a mess both mentally and physically. My life revolved around taking care of everyone else in my life and putting my own needs and wants last. As a result, I was depressed, severely overweight, and just not at all comfortable in my own skin. I went through the motions everyday, feeling like I was practically invisible.

I was 40 when I finally took back control of my life. Working out in my own living room using inexpensive and easily available tools, such as dumbbells, resistance bands, and stability balls, I totally reshaped my body while losing 60 pounds. But the changes in my physical appearance were only the very beginning. Taking care of myself changed me, giving me confidence, energy, and focus beyond anything I had ever experienced before.

As a result of my weight-loss success, I have been featured in both Prevention Magazine (March 2008) and SHAPE Magazine (August 2009). I was also chosen to be “Ms. September” in the Prevention Magazine 2009 wall calendar and appear in an infomercial that is currently broadcast nationally for The Wave, an exercise product developed by The Firm, a fitness organization that has been around for 20+ years. Additionally, my weight-loss journey is included in a recently published book, “A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness,” written by Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D. I could have never imagined any of this just a few years ago.

My goal is to “pay it forward” and work with people on a one-on-one basis to help them get past the hurdles that have stopped them from becoming their own personal best. In support of this, over the past few years I have obtained numerous nationally recognized fitness certifications and worked in area gyms as a personal trainer. I truly believe that it is never too late to be in the best shape of your life!

Fitness Credentials:

*National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer
*SCW Fitness – Personal Trainer
*SCW Fitness – Group Fitness Instructor
*SCW Fitness – Pilates Matwork Instructor
*SCW Fitness – Group Strength Instructor
*Quality Fitness – Lifestyle Wellness Coach
*CPR/AED Certified

A true Inspiration!

7 years ago, La Cresha Johnson had a baby and was entirely out of shape. As a former modern jazz and ballet dancer from San Francisco, this was a very uncomfortable place for her to be in her life.

When she was pregnant, she gained nearly 70 pounds and was struggling to feel good about her new found body shape. She had relocated to Atlanta from the San Francisco Bay Area, was adjusting to new change and a new life, and really wanting to get the "baby weight" off of her body.

One day, it hit her. She decided she had grown tired of being considered fat and people making snide comments about her. She had grown tired of being tired. She wanted change and she wanted it badly. She knew she always relied on dance when she was younger but didn't think dance was in her life in that manner anymore. She decided to start running even though she was never a runner before.
She would run everyday in her neighborhood until it became a habit. She just kept on running and never stopped running. She then teamed up with some fellow church mates at Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Samson Gym and started working out with weights. "Once I started combining weight training with running is when the weight started dropping off like crazy. I started to be very encouraged. That's when I decided to enter a Atlanta fitness competition and keep it going."

La Cresha Johnson changed her body, her mind, and entered into a fitness competition in Suwanee, GA. She expected nothing but getting experience and saying that she was in a competition. At the end of the competition, and not expecting much at all, they called her name as first place winner in her class. She was astonished and amazed. Right after that, she dedicated her life to helping mothers and women lose weight and get into great shape. She now trains women in the Lithonia, Decatur, and Atlanta area. You can reach La Cresha Johnson for a confidential nutrition analysis and workout plan at 678-437-3286.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Globe Looks For Less When it comes to hair "Goody" is the way to go..

Match the Hair accessories with the actresses...

1. Goody Luxe Lucinda Side Comb, $6.99

2. Goody Midnight Glamour Charmed Romance Headband, $6.29

3. Goody Colour Collection Ponytail Holders, $3.99

4. Goody Ouchless Bobby Pins, $2.49

1.Rose Byrne chose soft waves and a gorgeous bejeweled clip for the red carpet. Add a touch of elegance to your chignon with the Goody Luxe Lucinda Side Combs. The timeless, sophisticated designs complement any outfit!

2. January Jones wore a bold black satin ribbon to hold her beautiful blonde hair in place. To get this modern edge try the Goody Midnight Glamour Charmed Romance Headband. It brings allure and romance to life.

3. Olivia Wilde turned up the heat as she strolled down the red carpet. For her sophisticated and hip high ponytail try the Goody Colour Collection Ponytail Holders. These color-conscious hair ties are designed to match your unique color for the perfect blend of fashion and function!

4.Maggie Gyllenhaal was pretty in pink with a casual bun to complete the look. Get this stylish updo with the Goody Ouchless Bobby Pins. They are double crimped for secure hold and feature Comfort-Tips to relieve stress of putting in and taking out bobby pins
You too can have the glam look!.. Head over to Goody to find a store nearest you..

Fabulous.. Get the look from the Globes at a Fraction of the cost

Fantasy Jewelry Box This is a must stop and shop.....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Something I must share...

I received an e-mail today from a close friend and I would like to share it with you. I think it's Fabulous! She called it something to live by for 2010 and beyond....


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a princess and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Pray.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2009.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Getting Ready for a New start!

Well as we start our new year we all try to have resolutions.. I find the majority consist of Fitness and Health. Well I have searched high and low to find the Best fitness Gear,Products,drinks etc.. In the next week, I will be featuring these products. This should give you,your kick start to a healthy and fit new you.. I know how hard it is to start a new regimen. I find that if you jump start your morning and stick to a routine you will have much success. So check back and get ready for some amazing and Fabulous Fitness stuff.. I am willing to start a group where we can keep track of our success. If you are ready e-mail me and we can get started..