Smutty Fitness: A few quick HIITs

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 23, 2016 17:29:05 December 23, 2016 17:29:05

Hi Hayley. My exercise routine is calling for a HIIT routine after weights. I was wondering if you could give two or three quick routines to do after my workouts. I'm not a hundred percent on what to do. I usually warm up with rowing, ropes or kettle bell swings etc. --- Try doing your HIIT by incorporating it into your strength training routine, rather than doing it after. Full Article

Sasha Answers Podcast: Good Control, Bad Control

Sasha Posted by Sasha at December 20, 2016 18:45:35 December 20, 2016 18:45:35

Welcome back to the last episode of Sasha answers for 2016! Wow! Thank you so much for supporting us this year! I can't tell you how much we appreciate you tuning in and writing in! I'm on a plane writing this intro so I gotta keep it brief - but today's show is all about relationships and not the good kind. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Zendaya’s velvet jumpsuit

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 20, 2016 18:19:16 December 20, 2016 18:19:16
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So much velvet this season. I love how it looks here in olive-ish green. Imagine how comfortable it must be to wear this. How soft it would feel on your skin. Definitely makes up for what a pain in the ass it is to pee.   Full Article

Duana Names: SOCCERSTAR!

Duana Posted by Duana at December 19, 2016 22:08:47 December 19, 2016 22:08:47
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Hi Duana! I’m an Aunt to two amazing boys and my sister is expecting her third (and very much surprise) baby in December. We just found out this week it’s another boy. I’m in Auntie heaven already! Here are the issues: My brother in law is Mexican-Italian and our side of the family is English/Scottish. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Another Nicole in a topknot

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2016 18:59:57 December 19, 2016 18:59:57
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Unlike Nicole Kidman, Nicole Richie is in a topknot all the time. Like Nicole Kidman, I love it on her too. I also like that she’s letting her top do the makeup for her. You don’t need much when there’s all that sparkle going on in your sweater. Which is why the jeans are perfect. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Nicole in a topknot

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2016 18:35:46 December 19, 2016 18:35:46
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I can’t remember ever seeing Nicole Kidman in a topknot. And she looks really good in a topknot. It’s the perfect dress for a topknot too. You don’t want to mess with anything too extra above the neck given how complicated everything else is below. A topknot is clean and crisp, it does the work that doctors are paid for, and it really highlights the shape of her face. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Jessica Alba’s silver boots

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2016 18:24:38 December 19, 2016 18:24:38
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I have loved wearing long pleated skirts this season. In almost every colour. And they’re everywhere. And you can pair them with almost anything. Jessica Alba’s doing it here with a long Zoe Jordan sweater with shoulder cut-outs and a gorgeous pair of silver boots…in crushed velvet? I LOVE THEM. Full Article

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Duana Names: On Grandmothers and grudge-holding

Duana Posted by Duana at December 16, 2016 20:44:33 December 16, 2016 20:44:33
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So you know, on these days when we talk fondly about the children who may soon arrive, there’s always someone who says “Ugh, kids. And they’re full of GERMS.” And it’s true, they are… but I have it on backed-up, I’m-not-the-only-one proof that my current plague is inherited from none other than…Jacek. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Jennifer Lawrence’s tank bra and slip skirt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 16, 2016 19:47:03 December 16, 2016 19:47:03
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This outfit is basically undergarments. A tank bra on top and a the skirt looks like a slip, doesn’t it? Duana is big on slips. I never wear slips. I’ve never worn slips. My ma did though and when I was a kid, I used to wear her slips around my shoulders like capes. Do you slip? Slip or no slip? Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Beyond sit-ups

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 16, 2016 18:51:23 December 16, 2016 18:51:23

After my second child I realized I had diastasis recti. And then I realized that I'd had it after my first 5 years earlier - but just dismissed as Mom body. I've quit sit-ups as I've heard that they just make it worse, but my regime of toe-taps and wall sits is not giving me results. Any suggestions?  Thanks! --- Diastasis recti is the stretching and separation of the rectus abdominals (the six pack muscle). Full Article

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Duana Names: Flag-Waving Name?

Duana Posted by Duana at December 14, 2016 23:31:51 December 14, 2016 23:31:51

Dear Duana, After obsessing over names for my entire life, I’m now stuck with only a few weeks left to figure this out! Duana, I’m turning to you – please help. Here are some perfunctory details before I launch into the dilemma. I am due with baby number two at the end of December. Full Article