Monday, March 31, 2008

Busy Mom Finds the Time to Get Fit

The Time is NOW:
A New Beginning

"I had signed up for the Transformation Challenge on the very last day - that is Feb 28th and I was all excited and determined that this would be different from any other fitness resolution I had taken - and quickly relinquished. However, just the first few days all the normal challenges started to come up - and very quickly I had fallen off and was back to my old ways - I hadn't really changed everything.

And before I knew it a month had passed. That was depressing enough. But I also started thinking my usual thoughts - I can't do this - I don't have the time. I've already blown the Transformation Challenge - so I'll postpone this fitness thing a few months - when I have more time.

But reality is: I will never have more time than now -
there will always be something. Unless I wait 10 more years till my kids go to college!!

The wake up call came when I tried on a skirt I hadn't worn for some time - and it barely fit!

It was loose around the waste when I had started the TC. OMG! I had not only failed to follow through - but
I had even gained more weight.

Devastated .... I realized I just could not wait.
I needed to do this now because I hated myself every time I put on clothes - which is ALL the time.

Then I opened my email and found Holly's magical message:
You are forgiven.

Somehow, my thinking changed:
I WILL do it now. This program was designed for busy moms - so I can make the time for it.

I have promised myself to do this

After thinking through why I failed last time,

I have come up with the following strategy:

1) Focus on one nutrition goal at a time until I perfect it. My current goal is to not cheat (except on the weekends). Previously I cheated 3 times a day.

2) I dedicate the first hour of every day to CARE FOR MYSELF by: planning my meals for the day, doing a the workouts 3 times a week and writing this blog.

Today is my second day of Fit Yummy Mummy and the Transformation Challenge. On my first day (yesterday) I did my workouts, did not cheat once all day, and ate 1445 calories (calculated through FITDAY site) and I just feel great.

I will take it one day at a time.

3) To participate more in ClubFYM to give and receive support.

Thank you Holly and thanks to all you great women who have made Fit Yummy Mummy such a blessing."

Iman, Mom of Three - Ali 10; Asmaa 6; Hussein 4, Cairo, Egypt

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Something is Better than Nothing!

The Power of Taking Action

"So I admit that in the past I have tried every diet and exercise program out there.

Even when I didn't need to lose weight I was always on the lookout for that next best thing; that diet that would be the answer to my prayers. It became such a way of life. I would scan the shelves at the bookstore for the latest and greatest., buy the book/program, read it, get very excited, jump on the bandwagon and then two days later fall off......never to jump back on! I have what amounts to a small library of diet books and programs.

So now two things are happening here.

I was on the Fit Yummy Mummy program for 9 days before I got sick.

That was the longest period I had ever followed any program. Success!
Then I got sick - it took another 10 days to fully recover. And one week to revert back to my old habits. Not so much of a success. I kept telling myself that I'd get back on the program 'tomorrow.'
But tomorrow never came!!

So the other day I made the decision that I wasn't just going to sit and do nothing. Even if I wasn't doing everything, I was going to do something.

So I started drinking all my water again (what a difference that small step makes in my hunger level and cravings). I'm not following the workouts again yet but I'm not just sitting on the couch either (although right now I AM in front of the computer)! I am not eating supportively but neither is my eating out of control (which is a huge thing for me)!

So I guess all I'm saying is that for those of you out there in the same boat - who've fallen off the wagon but are anxious to get back something!

If it can't be everything, let it be something, because something is always better than nothing."

~ Kathleen, Age 35, Mom of 2 Boys, Ontario, Canada

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Get Back into your Skinny Jeans!

Kickin' Those Old Jeans Goodbye!

"Yesterday I went through the day feeling slouchy. Something was not right.

My jeans felt all wrong!

There was a big bulge in the front, and the tighter I cinched my belt, the worse it looked, felt. "That's it!" I said at the end of the day, after having been preoccupied by other things all day long. "I am trying those skinny jeans on again!!"

Two weeks ago, inspired by Michele's great blog...

"My "Fitting" Jeans were tight. Oh No!"

...I decided to pull my skinny jeans out of the tub where there were stored in the basement. I tried them on - over the thighs, easy!!

(That was a miracle as I consider my thighs my trouble spot.)

Over the hips....

about an inch and a half to go....

and I think I could wear them again!!

So I laid them on top of my dresser, ready to use these now as my fitness tracker instead of that silly old, unreliable scale!

Now yesterday I was ready to give them another go.

I could not believe it - they fit!!!!

They looked great!!
Double check with husband that I was not going to embarrass myself in public (aka too tight) - he said "Wowza!"

Oh, yes, I did it!!!!!

Woohoo!! I walked out of the house last night with confidence, flirty!! I was soaring all night long! This is it!!

I am so glad I saved my skinny jeans!!

(Now what to do about the fact that I am going to feel frumpy in my other jeans I must kick goodbye?? Time to hit the consignment stores, I think!!! I do not want to disservice the FYM system or my husband by wearing those baggy old things :)!!)

I am so thrilled and I am only into my 6th week of the challenge!! Maybe I'll need some even skinnier jeans soon!!!!" ~ Angela Rosa, 40, Mom of Three

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

3 Keys to Weight Loss for Moms

End the Struggle, Get Your Body Back

Jan Ferrante, The Queen of Kaos, the gives you the inside scoop on how to be successful with Fit Yummy Mummy as well as how the amazing support system found at ClubFYM makes all the difference to true and lasting results.

"The end of this week will mark the half way point of the Fit Yummy Transformational Challenge.

It seems like hardly any time has passed.


The funny thing is that the biggest change I am seeing - and feeling - is not in my size.

It's in my attitude.

I had been "intending to lose", the last 10 lbs for about a year. Ever since I started packing it back on after our local gym closed. I had lost 10 lbs there, vowed not to fall into my old ways - you'd think I would have known better.

Anyway - sure enough - I gained almost 5 of it back.

I was carrying around that feeling of failure - both in losing my hard won win with the weight I had lost - and because I just couldn't seem to get back on track - even though I knew how to do it?

I found Holly's Fit Yummy Mummy, weight loss program for mom's and even then, left it sitting on my computer for 2 months, pulling it out for a day here, a day there, but not getting on the program.

February marked the 2 year anniversary of the first spring "bikini" ready challenge I had been successful with.

I was primed and vowed that I was going to get on the program.

And as it goes sometimes, I hit the jackpot when I got an email from Holly saying she was running a Fit Yummy Mummy Transformation that would go from Feb - May for a total of 12 weeks.

I was on board! Over the past weeks I have been getting increasingly stronger, have lost about 4 lbs of the 10 I'd like to loose.

I am heading in the right direction. And I can tell you, it's so much better than knowing that I am heading in the wrong one.

~ I don't feel guilty anymore.

~ I don't feel like I am schlepping through life.

~ I feel body but especially in spirit.

The good news is that that strength spurs me on, it keeps me going and wanting to do better.


I have been finding some interesting things going on as the challenge progresses.

The first one is again - frame of mind.

When things aren't easy, when things aren't going as planned - the cookie jar is no longer the solution. I'm finding also, that we are problem solving. It has become the natural thing to do.

Members of the club will post a problem and ask for feedback. We'll get our thinking caps on and share what has worked for us.

I've received very helpful advise and hopefully given some too. And of course, Holly is always there with a solution.

It has become a process to look for the answer - to find out what we can do differently - where we are going wrong - how to solve it, instead of mindlessly eating, excuses, neglecting exercise and wondering why we are out of shape and growing out of our clothes.

The process of problem solving is a major component of successful weight loss and good health.


The next thing that I've noticed, and it is the foundation of problem solving, is that we are actively choosing - making the choice to eat better, to exercise regularly.

Weight loss and good health is a series of small choices made daily.

The first choice is the act of deciding either to develop the habits we need to have to accomplish a healthy lifestyle - or not.

I hear women making food jokes quite often - the sea food diet - when I see food - I eat it type of thing. These women are making a choice every time they decide to sustain the lifestyle that enables them to keep cracking the food jokes. They are giving themselves permission to live this way.

Which brings me to the last point.

GIVING YOURSELF PERMISSION - It's not what you think.

One of the biggest changes that I made - during both of the weight loss challenges I have participated in - has been to withdraw permission for myself to continue with unhealthy habits.

When I stand at the cupboard intending to graze mindlessly on dead, processed food - I make the choice to deny myself permission to continue.

I like to say "lets not and say we did".

I walk away and 5 minutes later, it doesn't matter to me if I ate it or not, I've forgotten all about it - one of the good things about getting older.


These are 3 key areas in developing the kind of mindset that you will need to take the weight off and to continue with your healthy lifestyle."

~ Jan Ferrante, Queen of Kaos

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring into Fitness: Get Your Body Back

How to Get Back and Lose 10 Pounds by May

Spring! It's officially here.

This is your opportunity to start anew. What better excuse to change up your workout plan, take a second look at what you have been eating and even buy some new workout wear!

Many of us start the new year with a renewed commitment to out fitness plan. However, a few weeks in, we find that life gets in the way and it is just too easy to fall back into old habits.

With warmer temperatures on the way and the desire to do some spring cleaning - why not give your fitness plan a once over as well and get back into a routine that can deliver you results by summer!

Here are 5 simple Steps to help you Spring Back into Your Fitness Plan:

1. Renew Your Commitment
Before you even begin to schedule that first workout or write out your meals for the week, you must take a moment to revisit why you want to do this in the first place. When you have a strong reason WHY you want to make a change, you are more likely to stick with it.

If you have not yet done so, write your goals down and state your reasons why this is so important to you.

Be sure to also list your starting measurements so you have a way to gage your progress - be sure to include a before picture!

2. Pull out Your Calendar
Your workouts are just as important as the daily tasks that wind up in a slot on your schedule. When you write down your intentions, you are more likely to follow through. All you need is 3 days a week when you follow the Fit Yummy Mummy workout plan.

3. Raid Your Kitchen
Your workouts are only half the fat loss battle. What you are eating is the other. It will be extremely difficult to stay on track and see fast results if your kitchen is filled with junk. Because Spring is known for "Spring Cleaning", start in the kitchen and remove the foods that will only take you further away from your goals.

It is a universal fat loss rule....if you own it, you will eat it. So no, the best hiding place does not count. Toss the chips, cookies, candy, ready to eat boxed meals, sugar laden cereals, etc.

4. Reverse the Order
The typical spring fitness plan begins with a nice long session of cardio which might be followed up with a few walking lunges and some "ab work".

Save yourself the time, trouble and frustration. When it comes to fat loss, this approach will do very little in your quest to see fast results.

Instead move your cardio to the end of the line. You will achieve faster results by first performing your resistance training workout - be sure it is a full body workout that includes upper body, lower body and core - and THEN follow up with cardio. When you begin your resistance training routine with fresh muscles, you can work out more intensely which will lead to faster results.

5. Try Something New
The change of seasons is a great time to take a close look at what you have been eating. Just as we switch up our wardrobe to account for warming temperatures, switch up the flavors of the foods you eat with a new selection of what is in season.

The variety will prevent boredom while a new host of nutrients will keep your body healthy.
For example - my staple winter breakfast consisted of rolled oats, bananas and walnuts. I made the switch to fruit omelets - 3 scrambled egg whites, topped with fresh berries and vanilla yogurt. Not only delicious, but something I look forward to in the mornings!

So take some time to write out a few meal options that incorporate new flavors and textures to kick start a spring menu plan.

Use these 5 tips as you kick start your spring fitness plan and begin losing 1-2 pounds of fat per week.

Keep in mind the #1 key to seeing results....if you want to see a minimum of 10 pounds lost by May the best thing you can do is to stay consistent.

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"Oh, my goodness! I haven't been this excited in a long while. I feel like a teenager on her first day at summer camp ... =) After Holly so graciously approved my membership to CFYM I couldn't bear to tear myself away from the computer as I began to swim through this wonderful minefield of information and testimonials. This site is truly unique and second to none. I can tell that there's a great bunch here, and with your support I'm going to achieve all of my fitness goals. I hope, too, to be able to give back something that someone somewhere will find helpful.

Many thanks to all of you who've already welcomed me here. I've had the opportunity to read through some of your profiles/blogs and you are true inspirations and proof positive that the FYM system rocks!" ~ Angela

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Does Your Metabolism Slow With Age?

Anti-Aging Tips for Your Metabolism

Does age have anything to do with your ability to see faster results?

When it comes to achieving the fat loss results you are after, AGE becomes a factor - ONLY when you allow it to be one.

Let's face it. Making changes to the way you think, eat and move can be uncomfortable and a bit of a challenge at times. As human beings, we naturally take the path of least resistance. We tend to seek out excuses for WHY we cannot follow through.

How many times have you let the rain, getting up late or having a bad day give you the "get out of your plan to stay fit and healthy FREE card"?

Well, when it comes to the "'myth" that we are destined to gain weight as we age for our metabolism naturally slows, it is no different. Rather, it is time to recognize and take responsibility.

Starting at around age 30 you will lose approximately 6.6 pounds of lean muscle mass during each decade of life. Numerous studies indicate that muscle mass may decline by 20% to 40% in people who do not get the proper nutrients.

YES - there is SOME truth to this myth. As women age, many hormonal changes take place that cause our body's to slowly lose lean muscle mass.

Keep in mind that the less muscle you have, the slower your metabolism will be.

However, this does not mean you just roll over and accept it. You are in control of how your body deals with these changes.

The main reasons why women gain weight as they age:

1. They are not involved in an effective resistance training plan to help maintain or increase lean muscle.

2. They are not filling their bodies with whole, natural hormonal balancing foods.

3. They are not as active.

4. They do not adjust their calorie intake to account for a change in their activity level.

Want to turn back the clock on your Metabolism?

Be sure you are

~ Performing resistance training at least 3 days a week. Your plan must include a progressively challenging format. Doing the same exercises day in and day out performing high repetitions with "Barbie weights" is not an effective resistance training plan and you will not see results.

~ Eat! As many women age, they tend to not eat enough - this in turn will slow your metabolism. It is important to eat enough calories to support the lean muscle you are attempting too maintain or even increase.

~ Eat often. Be sure you are fueling your body every 3 to 4 hours. Going too long between meals will only cause your body to lose lean muscle mass and worse - set you up to have cravings - causing you to overeat later in the day leading to fat storage.

~ Eat Supportively. If you fill your body with junk...of course your hormones will be off, your metabolism will slow, you will lack energy and you will gain weight. Begin to make a difference today by keeping track of the foods you eat and identify what substitutions need to be made.

You can do this!

You are not a victim of your metabolism...
You are the Creator

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lose your Mommy Belly in 6 Weeks!

Gaining Muscle - Losing Inches!
"If this keeps up, I'll be in a Bikini by June!"

28 year old Lisa, Mom of 2 daughters - 2 and 3 born 13 months apart, Eliminates her Mommy Belly!

"Many women seem concerned about; seeing results right away, the number on the scale, what you drink, knowing the length/effectiveness of the workouts, messing up the nutrition and having too many sweet or salty treats.

I started Fit Yummy Mummy in November.

So just in time for a whole whack of holidays! I had 5 birthdays, Christmas and New years all in my first six weeks on the program! And yes, I ate Holiday treats during this time, but Holly tells you all you need to know to survive these times and gives you the best goal setting method I have ever seen. I had a few too many treats and only saw minor improvements at first ....but be patient, it takes time to get the nutrition right!

In January I went full out and did FYM in combo with the elimination diet.

This greatly accelerated my results by letting me know that I don’t react well to some foods and that had slowed my results in the past.

If your results aren’t coming and you are following the program, refine your nutrition plan! If you do cheat, don’t beat yourself up over it. I had a few too many cheats and my progress slowed but I never quit and I never went backwards. I took Holly’s advice and learned what caused me to cheat so I could come up with a plan for next time.

One thing I read that helped me when faced with a cheat is to say “oh well, it’s not on my plan”, this gives you the power not the food. For big cravings I look at the food and think of the ingredients; sugar, fat, salt, preservatives and say, “I deserve better!” You can make unhealthy choices seem much less appealing if you think of what they really are.

I then signed up for the FYM Transformation Challenge.

I was so excited I signed up as soon as I saw the message, and had my husband take my pictures that night. When I took my measurements I saw that so far on Fit Yummy Mummy I had dropped 5lbs, and lost 2’’ off of my chest (darn it!), 2” off of my lower waist and 3” off of my hips. Pretty good for Holiday season!

Then my excitement took a hit!

I got the flu, and not the 24h stomach bug, oh no I had the week long, fever/chills laid out in bed flu. So I did what Holly told me to do, I focused on my nutrition. I raised my calories to give my body the fuel it needed to recover and took a week off of working out. But despite that I didn’t quit, I kept at it and even stayed in the competition. I wasn’t about to let getting sick stop me from getting the body I deserve!

So I got right back to my Fit Yummy Mummy workout plan as soon as I was healthy, even increased the weight I was using.

I got pretty excited because I could do my belt up one notch tighter than before so I got on the scale! I had gained two pounds.

Now I have read a few posts out there that talk about gaining weight or staying the same and how upset you all are at the lack of progress. But these are usually followed by posts about loose fitting clothes and more energy. Well when I looked at the scale, even though I didn’t like seeing the numbers go up I was happy. Because numbers going up while measurements go down meant I was swapping fat for muscle! Yeah!!

Now I was rearing to go, until I got a groin injury.

So now, shortly after being sick, I was injured. (This injury was not in any way related to the program, just me being a bit clumsy in my spare time!)

Did I give up and put my feet up for a week until I was full strength?

Not a chance!

I tailored all the workouts so that they were upper body only, including intervals, and kept right on going. Was I happy about being injured of course not, but I had to make the best out of my situation.

To cheer myself up I decided to check my results the day I got injured. I had already decreased my upper waist by ½”, my lower waist by 1” and my hips by 1 ½” since the start of the challenge. And this was only the start of week 4! So after one week my doctor said I was cleared to workout again. I did two full strength workouts and decided to check my results again because I was curious to see how well you could do with upper body only.

While injured I decreased my upper waist by ¼”, my lower waist by ½” and my hips by 1”!

If you have any doubts about short workouts working ....

just look at my results with workouts that were even shorter and less intense. Don’t let the short duration fool you, these workouts are tough, and they get results when you are following the nutrition part of the program as well!

So here I am at the start of week 7.

Over the last six weeks I have dropped:

1 ½” off my upper waist

2” off my lower waist

3 ½” off my hips

For a total of 7”

Since November I have dropped:

3 ½” off my upper waist

4” off my lower waist

6 ½” off my hips

For a grand total of 14”!!!

If you asked me what the best part about FYM program is, I wouldn’t be able to pick just one.

I love that it is a whole package!

Not just a workout program, or just a nutrition program or just a mind set program, or just a support group.

The FYM program is all of the above! It is an excellent workout program, a sound nutrition program, it has a great mind set and goal setting component, it has this amazing support group and as if that wasn’t enough, you get to talk one on one with Holly and get her help if you are really stuck, how many programs can offer all of that?" ~ Lisa Reece

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Lose the Mummy Tummy

For the 1st time in 15 Years, I'm in the 140's!

This is HUGE for me and to see these results has only reaffirmed to me that Fit Yummy Mummy is THE way to regain your body back and lose the unwanted FAT for good!

A bit about me:

Like any other fitness professional out there, we should know what is good for our bodies and what it takes to get out bodies into tip top shape right?

Well like the old saying goes I should “practice what I preach”!! I have been working as a Kinesiologist for 8 years now guiding clients through a series of exercise programs to help them recover from injury and lead them back to better health.

BUT….what have I done for myself? The answer quite simply is NOTHING.

Yes, I have had my slew of gym memberships during my high school and university years and as I was involved with many sports teams, my life always seemed busy and active.

Why wasn’t I in shape then?

I guess I just accepted my body for the way it was because for all the cardio and weight training I did my body shape and weight for that matter never changed much. Yes it went down and I felt leaner but then it would go right back to where it was before if not worse.

Last winter a friend of my husband’s, Craig Ballantyne (Turbulence Training), recommended a program that was designed just for busy moms.

Yes! Here is where I found Holly and the Fit Yummy Mummy System!!!

Since joining in November ‘07, Holly has been there for me 100%!!

I injured my knee and during the month of December I took some time off from the workouts which actually allowed me to focus on my supportive nutrition that much more.

When January came around and I was back to feeling 100%, adding the workouts back into the system was just that much easier!! As soon I was back on track my body INSIDE and OUT began to change!!

I was feeling so much more energy, so much more enthusiasm and an overall sense of wellbeing! Plus why wouldn’t I? I was eating healthy and getting the proper exercise for once in my life!

My Results over the past 7 weeks!

Jan 13'08~ 157lbs
Chest 38"
Bicep 12"
Waist (low) 37"
Hips 40"
Thigh 22"

Mar. 5'08 ~ 148lbs
Chest 36.25" ~ down 1.75"
Bicep 12" ~ no change
Waist (low) 34" ~ down 3"
Hips 38.75" ~ down 1.25"
Thigh 20.75" ~ down 1.25"

Therefore I ‘REMOVED’ 9lbs &
7.25 inches in 7 Weeks!!!

I love the feeling of getting dressed each and every day now as I am trying on clothes I haven't worn in ages!! I even bought my first size 10 pants in a long long time!

The biggest, most amazing thing (and I know numbers on the scale do not matter, I have preached it myself), however....

I have not seen my weight in the 140's since I started high school!!!

I have been a constant 160-165lbs since I was 15 and now for the first time in 15 years I am in the 140's!!!

I was beaming from ear to ear when I saw that number!! This is HUGE for me and to see these results has only reaffirmed to me that Fit Yummy Mummy is THE way to regain your body back and lose the unwanted FAT for good! I always wished I could be 145lbs and a size 10, and now I know this goal is attainable plus so much more!

What you Must Know about Fit Yummy Mummy:

About 4 weeks ago I added the Prograde Workout and VGF +25 into my routine and WOW!

By adding those two additions to my life, I have not only SEEN some amazing results that much faster, I FEEL so much better too! I think adding these elements into my life as been the most helpful strategy to my nutrition plan.

A fellow FYM also gave some great advice and the way she explained it, it just made sense…..look for LIVE food not dead food! So simple!

Fit Yummy Mummy Workouts

What I LOVE the most about the workouts is that they are very straight forward and to the point. They are SO easy to fit into ANYONE’s schedule and you can do them in the comfort of your own home! Even the most difficult are attainable…yeah Side Plank!

Most surprising

I look forward to each and every workout now!
I have never actually REALLY looked forward to working out before because I knew it was long and time consuming. Now with the Fit Yummy System it’s quick, intense and I feel exhilarating when I’m done, all in just 90 minutes a week!

The Most Difficult
Staying consistent with my nutrition.
I do cook healthy and always have but with Holly’s guidance I have made a few changes to the way I cook. I no longer have processed junk food in my house, because let’s face it, if it’s here it will be eaten! Portion size is a HUGE factor to control, but by eating every 3 hours and making sure I have enough protein at each meal I am no longer craving food as much and can keep myself satisfied until my next meal.

If you are still skeptical about Fit Yummy Mummy



This is a lifestyle ANYONE can follow no matter what obstacles or barriers you face. Everyone should know about Fit Yummy Mummy and allow Holly Rigsby to coach you for even just one week and you will FEEL the difference already! There are no quick magical fixes to weight loss just consistent supportive nutrition and regular exercise!

I am returning to work in one month’s time from my maternity leave and thanks to Holly and Fit Yummy Mummy I will be in need of ALL new pants!! My butt is just swimming in everything I put on and I LOVE it!

Woo Hoo shopping spree!

The other very rewarding feeling that comes along with this success is that people are noticing and commenting and it's just great!!

What a boost in my motivation!

My family has been SO supportive and they are benefiting from my success as well because not only do I have SO much more energy to spend with them, I am instilling life long healthy choices that they will carry forward with them through their life!

These past 7 weeks have shown wonderful results inside and out......I look forward to so much more!

I have 7 more weeks left in the Transformation Challenge.....let's see where I can go from here!

Thank you Holly for your Fit Yummy Mummy System and coming into my life!!

This is a lifestyle that ANYONE can lead and they WILL see results because IT JUST MAKES SENSE! ~ Marloes Aitcheson 30, Mom of 2, Stratford, On, Canada

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spring Break Boot Camp Workout

Get Fit for Spring Break

Spring is just around the corner and many women are on the lookout for THE workout that will quickly transform their bodies just in time to throw on that bikini.

The Fit Yummy Mummy's who meet once a week for our local boot camp know that such workouts do not exist. Instead, getting that bikini ready body is a matter of following progressively challenging, full body, short burst, resistance training workouts AND following all this effort with a supportive nutrition plan.

They would like to invite you to take a sneak peek into a Fit Yummy Mummy boot camp to give you an idea of what these workouts are all about.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Crummy Tummy to Yummy Mummy

Samantha has busted through her plateau ...
just 6 weeks in to her Fit Yummy Mummy Transformation!

"Since gaining 25 kilos for my first pregnancy 3 years ago and loosing 25 kilos, my body had taken on a very soft marshmallowy look!

Like most of us, I was a gym fanatic... I'm talking the 6 days a week kind ~ and no visit was shorter than 3 hours (usually 1.5 hour of cardio! plus the machines ~ very rarely did I do free weights except for biceps) Add on top of that that I need a half hour to drive there and back again.....that was until my son was born.

I found myself living in a foreign country ~ without the support of family and friends ~ so there is never any respite or 'me' time. Sure, I could find an hour here or there in my day ~ and I would perform exercises... even bought a gym thingy machine ~ something that was suppose to zap you legs and butt into shape!

I was programmed or rather taught that unless you perform an hour plus on cardio machines... then your success will never be! I had resided to the fact that I wouldn't be able to shift the last 5 kilos I wanted to lose, needed to lose in order to feel comfortable in my own skin.

I thought about taking diet pills, but was weary ~ as I did want something magic... and fast ~ but all the time I kept thinking about, what if once I'm off the pills I gain weight. I couldn't see the use of low carbs, no meat or any other fancy diet ~ I love food.

I had reached a plateau even though I was working out (so I thought) at home.
As I mentioned I haven't been able to get to a gym for the last 3 years. (living in a foreign country without the support of family to help out ~ is difficult! And there just aren't any day care centers in Greece, let alone one at a gym! )

Something was missing... and by accidental luck I found what I needed.... It was Holly and her amazing program! I ordered it ~ read and re-read her book at least 3 times before starting.

I did as she instructed in the lifestyle system bible... started eating every 3 hours! And spending 90 minutes a week performing the precise workouts...

The Results ~ that was the most surprising part of Fit Yummy Mummy!

The 2 Week Difference....

The 6 Week Difference....

14 January 2008 my measurements…………..Week 6

Upper Arm 10.8' (27.5cms)………….… Upper Arm 10.6' (27cms)
Bust 34.6' (88.5cms)………………….. Bust 33.8' (86cms)
Waist 27.6' (70cms)……………….…. Waist 25.5' (65cms)
Hips 35.4' (90cms)………………..…… Hips 33.4' (85cms)
Upper thighs/legs 21.7' (55cms)………. Upper thighs/legs 21.3' (54cms)

Weight: 118 (55 kilos)…………………. Weight: 116 (53 kilos)

(The 1st time Samantha Stepped on the Scales)

Size 4 pants fitting beautifully again.... super!

After weeks 5 and 6 of being on the FYM lifestyle program my results are beginning to show for themselves. I am truly amazed and so grateful to Holly for sharing her knowledge with me (and all of us at ClubFYM) on how easy it is with the smallest amount of time.

The workouts Work!!!!

I can't believe that I get a better workout in the comfort of my own home than going to a gym! I have had many Personal Trainers ~ and let me tell you, none of the compare to Holly.

She is the only female trainer I have had the pleasure of working out with (via my book ~ very jealous of you ladies that get to go to boot camp with her!!) that seems to understand the female body and our wants or desires and what we need to reshape!

What I love about the FYM workouts
.... Everything!
I actually bounce out of bed ~ knowing that today is my workout day!

~ I truly look forward to each workout day. I no longer dread going to the gym, surround by those who haven't discovered what deodorant is!! Instead I have aromatherapy candles or oils burning to energize the room, my own selection of music ~ depending on my mood. The exercise are so easy to follow, the time frame couldn't be better ~ 30mins 3 days per week ~ it's so do-able!

The most helpful nutritional strategy

~ Apart from eating every 3 -4 hours, is the pre and post workout foods.

For the last week now, I have started having a Protein Whey shake drink as my post workout meal. I can tell it really is the next step that I needed but didn't know I needed. I had been having plain 0% fat yogurt with fresh pineapple chunks (which i was enjoying) as my post meal... but it didn't do what the shake is doing for me. It re!ally is helping out with my post workout recovery.

What do I want others to know...

Wow... It is possible to succeed in regaining my sexiness back! The way I was (and we all were) before our darling little angles graced our lives. I'm starting to feel like a yummy mummy, being fit, healthy, and toned!!

I can't wait to see what the results are going to be after completing both the 12 Week Transformation Challenge and my 16 week program!

Thank you so much Holly.

What does it mean to you to become a Fit Yummy Mummy?

To at least regain (or perhaps become better than i was ever before) my firmness, lean looking and super fit, so I feel good about myself again. To possibly feel sexy again in a bikini.... to look great in whatever I wear, to have people notice the new me! And lastly so that I'm a yummy mum for my son!" ~ Samantha

What are you waiting for? Grab your Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System Bible and come join Samantha and hundreds of Moms who are living the Fit and Yummy Lifestyle at ClubFYM today!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tyler's 2 Minute Fit Tips

How to Stay Fit According to a 6-year-old

My son Tyler is just tickled over the fact that I spend my time helping moms get fit.

He loves the fact that I provide a website along with video and audio clips to support moms in their journey so he asked if he could help as well.

How could I miss this opportunity! Listen in as Tyler shares his 2 minute Fit Tips.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Getting Rid of Dreaded Belly Fat!

Excess Fat Over Tummy...HELP!

"Hi Holly
Is it possible that I could have a lean body but still retain a reservoir of excess fat over my tum? I ask this because despite continual inches lost and 14 lbs shed to date I still have a sizable glut of fat over this area.

I will continue following all the FYM guidelines - nutrition, resistance, intervals etc, but if there is anything else I could be doing to help myself, your guidance would be appreciated.

One thing I am going to experiment with is that from tonight I am going to start doing some FYM exercises in the TV ad breaks, because at the moment even though I've been doing the programme for a while now the Plank is still a real challenge, and everything shakes after 10 seconds - sad I know!" Sarah CD, ClubFYM

As far as your concern about having a lean body and still have belly fat - it really is a matter of each individual's body.

Remember, Fat Loss is a process - an overall body process - and as you stick consistently with the plan mapped out for you in Fit Yummy Mummy, little by little your body will lose the fat, we just cannot choose where that fat comes from.

It is typical that fat from our "problem areas" - for women....but, hips, thighs (and the belly) the last to go. This has to do with genetics and all that jazz about being able to bear children and nourish our babies.

Now the belly area can have a few different things going on.

1. The typical fat that we store from eating too much and not moving enough.
2. A "mennopot" - what the BFL for Women refers to as Inner Belly Fat (which may increase as we get older)
3. Excess Skin from pregnancies and/or years of too much belly fat.
4. C-Section - allowing time to heal then strengthening from the inside out
5. The BLOAT - this is purely from bad nutritional choices

The remedy for all....eating supportively and exercising effectively - Consistently.

Loss of Belly Fat will vary from woman to woman and some may say this is due to genetics....I say let's be more realistic and figure it has to do with each individual's ability to be compliant.

That being said - as you do make positive changes - yes, what may seem to happen is that as you begin to shed pounds and inches - and you have already lost a lot - places like your upper body will appear more toned and defined, while that belly fat - sure has gone done some - is still there. But you have to consider, the amount of fat to lose in your upper body is much different than the amount in your lower body.

The fact that inches are begin lost and you are feeling so much better - inside and out is the BEST sign that what you are doing is working and will take time.

The #1 reason so many women battle belly fat...
is simply because they give up too soon!

Many women are mislead by the notion that hundreds of ab exercises or hours of cardio is the solution to lose the stubborn belly fat.

Not you - you know differently and will keep at this for you have the resources, the knowledge and the support available to you at ClubFYM.

The stories being shared are also evidence that as you lose the belly fat, you will experience some toning/tightening of lose skin. Some may take a bit longer than others - but little by little it does improve. The only exception is the case of severely stretched skin - indicated by deep stretch marks. While our skin is fairly elastic, it can reach a breaking point - a point of no return. (this is in severe cases).

There are no magic exericises that make the belly fat go away - there are however moves you can do to help strengthen and tighten your INNER core muscles. This is turn will help your belly to look flatter as you do continue to lose the belly fat. The best moves are the ones where you do NOT "move" - you know...everyone's favorite Plank and Side Plank or even slow and controlled leg lifts.

Doing MORE of the FYM exercises will NOT make your results happen faster. It is very important that you give your body and your muscles a rest for this is when the improvements are made. Doing more will only interrupt this process and delay your results. If you follow the 6 day a week plan - choose to add in a couple core movements after your intervals. If you follow the 3 day a week plan - choose 2 "off" days where you will just do a couple core movements.

(I know you said you would do exercise on during TV Ad breaks....maybe switch out watching TV with something that keeps you on your feet vs. sitting on the couch?)

I know and work with plenty of women who look lean as ever but still have a bit of belly fat. Nothing any of us would consider problematic....but it just doesn't match the rest of their body.
In this case - it has to do with nutrition. (I was one of them, shh!)

What I did that made the difference?

To be honest - I tried out Dax's elimination diet and found that there were foods that prevented me from being able to see more results. Keep in mind that I had already fine tuned my nutrition plan and followed my progressively challenging workout plan. So this is an option as well.

Next to consistency and boosting your metabolism with the short burst Fit Yummy Mummy workout plan .... Nutrition will play a HUGE role in helping to whittle away the fat on our bellies.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

A Detox for Fat Loss?

Can I jump start fat loss with with a Detox or Cleanse?

Feeling tired and sluggish?

Unable to lose weight?


Have a bulging belly?

Suffer from acid reflux, acne, headaches, etc.?

Well the only thing that could be causing all of this must be the Toxins in your body or maybe you are infested with Parasites....right?

Wouldn't that be a relief - knowing that's all it is!
All you need is an almighty cleanse or a powerful detox drink! Then just choose which plan to follow - 3 day, 8 day, 30 day and get ready pay $200-$300 a pop or more to get factor in the maintenance. For after the cleanse is finished, there will be even more products to buy to help you continue to stay toxin and parasite free!

Can I just say.....stop the madness!

Here's the bottom line.
When it comes to fat loss, the solutions - that have been proven time and time again, lie in making small changes to the way you live - the way you eat, think and move - each and every day.

Spending hundred of dollars on the latest Fad detox or cleanse is not going to solve the true reasons why you gained weight and are unhealthy in the first place.

You are not the victim of the symptoms described above or those found on many of the detox and cleaner websites.

You are responsible for these symptoms.

A hard pill to swallow, I know.

But if you simply take a step back and take a look at how you are choosing to treat your body....

~Filling it with overly processed, convenient foods - foods that are DEAD- devoid of nutrients
~Drinking pounds of sugar
~Drinking equal pounds of Artificial Sweeteners
~Not drinking enough water....if any
~Sitting all day long
~Not getting enough Sleep
~Super Stressed
~Taking too many medications
~Drinking Alcohol

No Wonder our bodies are full of toxins!
No wonder we have difficulty waking up each morning, getting through the day, feeling good about ourselves, having an inkling of energy, let alone seeing any type of weight loss!

A miracle drink, shake or cleanse is not going to do anything to help you permanently change the habits that created these results from the start.

Why not begin by taking a look at your daily habits and start from there.

So, is there a way to change the way you eat that can jump start your fat loss efforts?


Here are 5 Nutrition Tips to initiate a Natural, Fat Burning "Cleanse"

1. Drink Water - Water is the
the ultimate detoxifier. It takes the burden off your liver and kidneys and gets you colon working. Choose filtered water and aim to drink at least 2 quarts a day. Not sure if you are drinking enough...your urine is the best indicator - it should be clear.

2. Eat whole, natural fruits, veggies, proteins and healthy fats. These are the foods our body craves. They are alive and filled with the nutrients to power your cells so you in turn have the right environment for a supercharged metabolism and the fat loss benefits that come with it.

3. Eat Often. Are you eating every 3 to 4 hours - a must if you want to boost your metabolism.

4. Eat Enough. You cannot starve fat off your body. In order to see results your body must stay fueled. Avoid eating less than 1200 calories a day to prevent a lack of energy, cravings, as well as the loss of lean muscle - which will slow your metabolism to a halt.

5. Eat more Fresh Produce. Are you getting 7 to 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day? Did you know you need at lest 25-30 grams of fiber a day? High fiber diets move food, toxins, and parasites through quickly and harmlessly.

Are you a Member of ClubFYM?

Join today and get your FREE Copy of
Dax Moy's Elimination Diet!

Because it's not JUST about weight loss:

- Rapid Fat Loss
- Improved Energy
- Better Mood
- Brighter skin
- Shinier Hair
- Reduction or complete cessation of pain
- Reduced Blood pressure
- Reduced Insulin Dependency

... and much, much more besides!

(NOTE: These are not medical claims in any way and Dax and I are not suggesting the diet as a replacement for medical advice)

My personal testimonial: Within one week of following the Elimination Diet - and not even 90% - I found at least 2 nutritional culprits that were holding me back from seeing more fat loss in my belly know the stubborn lower belly fat that just doesn't want to budge!

Dax is remarkable! He guides you through a simple, safe, sound and matter of fact method of identifying what foods maybe causing you adverse symptoms and preventing results.

It is Free - what do you have to lose?

"This program is not a program it is a lifestyle because it will never end! Fit Yummy Mummy has changed my life like you wouldn't believe! I am not only a healthier and fit mummy now but a HAPPY and ENERGETIC mom and wife also! You truly do have a gift and you are one of a kind! Not a day goes by where I don't think 'what is Holly and all my FYM friends doing right now'? This community of amazing women are like family to me and it's all thanks to you!

To the Best Fit Yummy Mummy Out There!!
Love ya!
P.S. I've got your back too when Oprah comes a callin' wanting an interview!! We'll see you in Chicago!"
~ Marloes 30, Mom of 2, Stratford, On, Canada

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Slim by Spring Boot Camp Workout

Jump Start Your Fat Loss for Spring

Spring is just around the corner. I know where I live we will be basking in some warmer temperatures!
Just about time to clear the closet of those heavy, winter clothes!

How will you feel about your body in the new, more revealing spring fashions?

This is your opportunity to establish a true metabolism boosting, fat burning, full body toning workout plan.

We all deserve to look our very best as we anxiously await the arrival of warm weather. This waiting game does not have to be spent in fear....fear of wearing shorts again or trying to slip into a summer tank.

That is why I am sharing one of my favorite Fit Yummy Mummy boot camp workouts - one of the fat blasting workouts I have the pleasure of sharing with the Fit Yummy Mummy's who live here in Elizabethtown, KY.

This is a Full Body Resistance Training workout designed to give you the benefit of trimming and toning those trouble areas as well as pumping up your energy levels. Be sure you also follow a supportive nutrition plan to double your results.

While no single workout plan is THE answer - this one will be sure to kick start your way to a leaner body by summer.

Complete each super set 2-3 times in a row with little to no rest before moving on to the next super set.

Perform this workout every other day (do not perform resistance training on back to back days - a day of rest is essential to your ability to see results).

You will want to change your workout up every 3-4 weeks to prevent hitting a plateau. For more fat burning workouts, be sure to check out the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System.

A1: Dead lift Combo

Perform a Romanian dead lift and followed by a regular DB dead lift (squat).
Reps: 10-15
Weight: 10-15-20-25-30

A2: Stability Ball Knee Jab

In push up position against wall, stability ball firmly between wall and core.

Jab knee into ball while maintaining solid push up position – keep core tight.
Repeat 10-15 times each leg. Can choose to use one leg at a time or alternate.

Rest 30-60 seconds

B1: Cross Over (add a push up on both sides for advanced)

In push up position walk hand nearest to step up onto step, next hand will cross over, first hand will walk down to the floor, followed by next hand so you return to push up position on opposite side of step.

Advanced - you will perform a push up on each side of bench before and after walking hands up and across step.

B2: Lawn Mower Pull

Band is secured at a low position.
Step out to provide appropriate resistance.
With left leg forward, grab band with right hand. You will begin in a slightly forward stance.
Pull band up to rib cage while slightly twisting torso.
Repeat 10-15 times on each side.
Tempo – quick movements –as if trying to start a lawn mower.

Rest 30-60 seconds

C1: Prisoner Lunge –
Forward, Backward or Combo

Clasp hand behind head and step forward or backward into lunge.
Repeat 6-10 times each leg – alternate legs.

C2: V-Up – One leg or Both

Lie flat on floor, lift upper body and lower body up at the same time to create a V. slowly return to floor with arms stretched overhead. Can perform lifting one leg at a time or both legs.
Repeat 10-15 times

Follow each workout with short burst intervals (no longer than 15 minutes) to help maximize your results.

Have fun getting your body ready for Spring and Summer and feel confident as you sport the latest warm weather fashions!

Meet the E'Town Fit Yummy Mummy's and hundreds of women across the world who are reclaiming their pre-baby body, together at ClubFYM!

"I am a newbie to ClubFYM, but I will say I am already MOST IMPRESSED with Holly and this program. She is right there for you, responding immediately to any needs you might have. I started my interval training over the weekend, and I have to say, I have been working out forever, but I am SORE today!! And I love it!! So, thanks Holly for all your hard work. I am thankful to be a privileged member of this site." ~ Karey IA, Mom of 2

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Helping Moms Burn Baby Fat

Lose Your Mommy Tummy Interview

Moms who are looking to lose the baby fat and get back into their skinny jeans - you do not want to miss this special interview.

The Abs Expert Scott Colby conducts an exlusive interview with me addressing a busy mom's most common questions when it comes to weight loss and getting their pre-baby body back.

Here are the questions we covered:

1). Moms seem to never have enough time in their day to get everything done. How can they carve out extra time to exercise?

2) For those new moms who ARE working out, how can they get their tummy flat as quickly as possible?

3) Can moms who have had multiple C-sections get a flat stomach too?

4) Often times women have a perception that they are going to bulk up by doing weight training. But it is such an important part of the equation when it comes to getting your best body possible and blasting fat. What do you say to them?

Click --HERE-- to Listen In

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"I have never subscribed to anything online before and this being my first time has been such a blessing! You are always very quick to answer any questions posted to your own messages or to a forum. It must take a lot of time even if it is rewarding and uplifting at times. I know understand the weight watchers approach for the support side as I have never understood before. You are always there and if by chance you are away from the computer awhile someone from the group will always come through. Great group you started ! And going strong!! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your program!!

Jodi Scott, age 40
Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Overcoming the Frustration of Fat Loss

Overnight Fat Loss?

"Well, I've been feeling frustrated for a week now.

The scale hasn't moved since 2/4/2008.

I just can't seem to get this nutrition thing down.

Holly makes it so easy to follow, but my little brain just tries to make it complicated, so I just get overwhelmed and procrastinate , make excuses why I can't BLAH BLAH BLAH!

I never like to go grocery shopping anyway so much to do make a list, clip coupons oh and then you have to make a menu and figure out what to eat!

Once again I tend to make all this even more complicated and waste time trying to find recipes etc. Once again if I would just stick to Holly's plan it's a NO BRAINER!!!!!

I was feeling sorry for myself because I need to go to the grocery store today and instead of just DOING what needed to be DONE, I wasted precious time and energy fretting over grocery shopping and all that I had to do.

But, when I got dressed and put on my clothes (a tank top i haven't worn in a couple of weeks) I found that the FAT JUST SEEMED TO MELT AWAY OVERNIGHT!!!!

In this tank top before my belly stretched it so it was almost see through, and you could see the outline circle of my belly button. NOT ANYMORE!!!

~ There is ACTUALLY extra fabric there now!

~ I can take my size 10 jeans and without unbuttoning them take them off

~ I had to poke an extra hole in my belt(thats the THIRD hole I've poked since starting Fit Yummy Mummy)

My husband keeps telling me I need to go shopping for NEW clothes, but there again I hate shopping and have put it off. I keep thinking I can go without new clothes until I finish the Transformation Challenge in 10 weeks.

Now I 'm not so sure I can wait!

In 10 weeks I'm afraid my clothes will just FALL OFF while I'm walking into a store! HOW EMBARRASSING would that be!!!!

So anyway I THANK YOU HOLLY! You have not only touched my life deeply, but from what I read from other FYM you have touched us all.

I PROMISE just to follow what you have worked so hard for and put out there for us to just DO, (NO BRAIN REQUIRED!) and QUIT questioning.

This plan is so easy and VERY EFFECTIVE!!! That's all. I'm OFF to do that grocery thing!!"

~ Shawndala Arias

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