May 15, 2013 Comments Off
Hi girls, I’m really back. It’s been a crazy couple months — but you will be seeing more of me now . . . .
This video made me laugh out loud. It took me back to my labors — especially the first one, when you have NO idea what is going to hit you. I just remember my ex shuddering every time I had a contraction (of course it could have just been the poo that kept sneaking out . . .) And, the simultaneous feeling of extreme joy and terror when they handed me my son.
Do you have any good birth stories? I’d love to hear!
February 18, 2013 Comments Off
I know, I know, I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit. Sorry. I was doing a cleanse via blog and I just couldn’t bring myself to do 2 blogs at once. Lot’s going on for me & Hot Mamas . . . . trying to get into a newer bigger more beautiful space. I should know this week! So, you’ll either be seeing lots of super happy posts, or a bunch of wrist-slitting-type music.
I love this video and how raw & beautiful Rihanna is. I still have my head shaved like hers . . . not sure how the hell I’m going to grow it out.
I have a great recipe for you tomorrow! Tonight – out to celebrate my upcoming Mexico retreat. Margaritas are a certainty.
July 24, 2012 Comments Off
I know I’ve been seriously out of the loop . . . so here’s a video to make you think of me (p.s. the video is pretty inspiring — I’m thinking of incorporating some of the moves for my skinny jeans class!). I am also on the hunt for a new leotard and nude tights! Guaranteed I will be rocking ‘em this fall with my new wedge sneakers
October 3, 2011 Comments Off
Happy Monday Ladies. I’m on day 8 of my cleanse and going strong. I am starting the actual juicing phase tomorrow (2 days early because my daughter is having a sleep-over party on Saturday night — I think I’m going to need to munch on something with 5 little girls running around my house!) Tomorrow I’m going to share some of my recipes from the cleanse . . . Recipes you can use even if you aren’t actually cleansing.
I stole today’s move from the Self magazine website. It’s actually a pretty great series of moves. I’ve used them in class before. You see, as a trainer, I am always looking for inspiration. I watch music videos, dance videos, sports workouts, etc. for inspiration to keep my workouts fresh. I also take lots of classes. The day that I think I have all of the answers as a trainer, is the day that I should quit training.
On that note, try these moves. Totally fun. And don’t you wish you were on a beach doing them? I will be in 2 weeks! Why don’t you come join me? It’s not too late! Go to my website and check it out.
August 15, 2011 Comments Off
Happy Monday, how was your weekend? I was a bit of a social butterfly and am definitely feeling it today — I think I’ll be taking the week off of
all most alcohol. Red wine is still necessary an option.
I’m still obsessed with finding the perfect butt routine (hence Kim Kardashian’s rear), I’ve heard her ass was surgically enhanced — what do you think? Ahem, anyway, I have some trainer peers who were featured in an article on the best butt exercises. So, I thought I’d share them with you. Since the people who shot my video seem to either be on vacation, or they’ve gone out of business.
Here is the link to the article. Enjoy — these are Teddi approved — I used one last week in my butt class.
Recipe tomorrow . . .
July 11, 2011 Comments Off
Hi Mamas, how was your weekend? I spent some much needed time with my bf — we had a romantic dinner out and saw Midnight in Paris. Have you seen it? I just love Woody Allen movies. Although, it doesn’t matter what movie I go to or what time of day, I always fall asleep at some point. Does that happen to you? I think it’s motherhood, really. I’ve been tired for 13 years . . .
We had a great turnout at Red Rocks on Saturday — I was so impressed with everyone’s efforts and focus. I noticed all of the other groups noticing us and I felt like a proud mama. I love all of the groups of people working out there and I love the energy. It’s so inspiring to a girl like me. P.S. I was incredibly sore all day Saturday and basically laid around the rest of the day. Probably not something I should share — but just so you know I am human.
Today’s exercise is from my old videos — one that I’ve never posted. It’s a good one for your entire backside (and yes, it’s still butt month at Hot Mamas!). Just make sure you focus on sucking your stomach in and keeping your spine long (eyes toward the floor). This is actually a good one for your butt . . . pay attention to your lower back and make sure it’s not screaming at you to stop.
Hope your Monday is fantastic and I’ll see you tomorrow with a great “anti-cellulite” recipe. Did I tell you I am thinking about doing a cellulite study? I will need some volunteers, so if you are interested, send me an email
June 28, 2011 Comments Off
So, it’s butt week here at Hot Mamas. And as promised I am going to talk about exercises and diet that will help you decrease your cellulite and help you build the ass of your dreams.
Below is a video I actually posted a year ago — but this is a great butt shaper and builder. Why this exercise? Because part of minimizing cellulite is putting some muscle behind it. Often the body will place fat where there is no muscle. Putting some muscle there will give you more curve for your swagger and help “push out” the cellulite and even out the skin tone in that area.
In the video I suggest only 15 repetitions — I’d actually like to see about 25 and I want you to add a dumbbell or two — up to 10lbs. When you’ve finished the 25, then add some pulses (about 10). Do 2-3 sets.
Tomorrow, some ass shaking music and Thursday we talk about a specific menu.
Have a great day
June 13, 2011 Comments Off
Happy Monday Mamas. I have to say, I had a very interesting weekend. Friday was incredible as I went to the Pitbull concert,danced on stage and hung out and partied with the man all night (not just me, but doesn’t it sound glamorous?) I felt like I was in an episode of Entourage. On Sunday I hosted a neighborhood block party. Those things never sound like they’re going to be too much work, but they always are. However, I’d highly recommend doing one anyway — it’s a great way to meet all of your neighbors and create a real community where you live. (It also comes in handy when you need your flowers watered!)
I’ve been a bit remiss with the workout videos as I have to acquire more from the people who filmed them and I just haven’t gotten to it. But, I did find a couple that you’ve never seen. This one is a great move for your butt and one that I do often. I would also add pulses with the leg in the air and pulses down in that side lunge position. 1 long set of 20 pulsing about 10 in those other positions. Enjoy it! And I’ll see you manana.
May 16, 2011 Comments Off
Hi Mamas, is it Monday already? I spent the entire weekend with a terrible head-cold. And, I realize, I’m not taking great care of myself these days: going to bed late, drinking lots of wine and not eating enough fruits and veggies. Hey, even trainers fall off the wagon sometimes! So, this is a week of renewal for me. I will be having a fruit smoothie for breakfast, big fat salad with protein from Vert (my favorite lunch spot in Denver) and a vegetarian dinner (I’ll share that recipe with you tomorrow). I always have at least one veggie dinner a week — I think it’s not always necessary to have meat every day of the week. Plus you can find plenty of protein in other things — like legumes.
Anyway, I hope your day is off to a great start already. Here’s your move. And I’ll see you tomorrow:)
May 9, 2011 Comments Off
HI Mamas, did you have a happy mother’s day? My weekend was full of family and friends and I am exhausted here on a Monday morning! What better to combat exhaustion than a good workout! When you are tired you tend to crave simple carbs (because your body craves immediate energy) and you may want to blow off a workout. That’s why on days like that, it’s important to start off with a good breakfast and make sure you are getting good fuel all day. AND, getting in a good workout will also help your energy. I may even do a double header today — a ballet sculpt class and a short run . . . we’ll see!