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TAG, HIGH-FIVE, or CHEST-BUMP A FRIEND...

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TAG • HIGH-FIVE • or CHEST-BUMP A FRIEND Who you want to join the next round of the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge and then MARK YOUR CALENDARS: THE FUN OFFICIALLY BEGINS here on my Website, FaceBook, and YouTube  – in T-MINUS 10 DAYS!

THAT’S RIGHT BIKINI BODY MOMMIES… Beginning Monday, SEPTEMBER 8TH I will be walking you through each of the 90 days of my FREE Bikini Body Mommy Challenge, right here … in real time.

You’ve all seen what this last round of the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge 2.0 helped me achieve with my own body –> http://youtu.be/cbR6tYnAWYc … NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO GET IT RIGHT!

Don’t wait Until Last Minute… Set yourself up to be successful NOW!!! This round I have A TON of NEW & EXCITING TOOLS available to help make this next round of the challenge YOUR MOST SUCCESSFUL YET!!!!

Can you say… BRAND NEW RECIPES, WEEKLY MEAL PLANS, and Shopping lists — for 5 Meals/per day — for less than $10/mth?! ***Don’t forget that Nutrition is over 80% of the battle when it comes to transforming your body and I make even that part EASY!!! You can literally be eating EVERYTHING I’M EATING 5x per day as I Transform my own body in REAL TIME. Check it out and sign-up for your FREE WEEK TRIAL HERE: http://BikiniBodyMommy.com/Meal-Plan

Can you say… HARD COPIES OF THE OFFICIAL 90 DAY CHALLENGE SUCCESS JOURNALS?! Yep… They are IN STOCK and ready to ship internationally, but you better hurry… Delivery time is running between 2-4weeks http://bikinibodymommy.com/success-journal/

Can you say… PRINTABLE WORKOUT CARDS, videos, and exclusive daily motivation … Delivered every day DIRECTLY INTO YOUR INBOX?! Yep. Don’t rely on logging into social media to find your workouts everyday — join the other 150k SMART Bikini Body Mommies who LET ME SEND EVERYTHING TO THEM EVERY MORNING FOR FREE!!!! You can sign up to receive them by subscribing here: http://tiny.cc/StartYourChallenge

DON’T FORGET: Having multiple ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS is PROFOUNDLY IMPORTANT to your SUCCESS — So here is your chance to help transform another persons life ... TAG ANYONE who you’d like to join you on this challenge!

Join the Movement .. Become an After!

Lets do this!!! xx, -Briana

BIKINI BODY MOMMY CHALLENGE 2.0 - THE FACTS

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Hi BIKINI BODY MOMMIES! I know that you are as anxious about the release of BIKINI BODY MOMMY 2.0 as I am!  It's going to be all NEW and SO fun... I can NOT wait to get started with you.

I also know that there must be many, many questions looming out there from those of you who are brand new to the challenge, and even questions from all the long time BIKINI BODY MOMMIES!

I want to make sure you are PREPARED and ready to hit the ground running on Monday with the new release, so I'm dedicating this post to answering all the open questions that may be out there.  Have a specific question relating directly to BBM 2.0 that I've missed?  Be sure to comment below!

xx, - Briana

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What is BBM?  What is BBM 2.0?

I created BIKINI BODY MOMMY in September of 2012 after successfully transforming my body and losing 100 POUNDS in 11 1/2 months after giving birth to my 3rd child.  It is a 90 day fitness challenge meant to help all the busy MOMMIES out there fit in Daily exercise into their busy, busy schedules.  After having put back on 30 pounds during my 4th pregnancy (which unfortunately ended in a devastating miscarriage) I am launching 2.0 as a BRAND NEW version of the 90 day challenge that will follow my same philosophies but help keep things fresh, fun, and new for everyone who is looking be part of the global Bikini Body Mommy Movement.

When does it start?

BBM 2.0 will start on Monday, May 5, 2014... however you can begin the 2.0 challenge as well as the original whenever you find it and are ready to begin. The videos for both challenges will remain on YOUTUBE, FB, and my Website COMPLETELY FREE for you to follow for all of internet eternity.

How/Do I need to register?

No registration needed! I highly recommend subscribing to my YouTube channel and Blog to be informed when new workouts are posted.   I post all workouts on my Blog and FB at midnight Eastern Standard time.

Do I need to complete the original 90 day challenge to start 2.0?

No!  Completing the original BBM is not required to start BBM 2.0.  In fact, if you haven’t even heard of the original challenge, I recommend starting on May 5 with 2.0.  There is motivation and support, excitement and encouragement, and ACCOUNTABILITY  that will come with starting with the new challenge.

How will 2.0 differ from the original?

The workouts will still be beginner friendly, but will provide FRESH NEW workouts to help you transform you body based off of the same principles outlined in the original challenge and my book, the “Bikini Body Mommy Blueprint.”

Do I need any equipment to complete BBM 2.0?

You’ll need a set of Dumbbells, and possibly and exercise mat if you are working out on a hard surface.

How long will the workouts be?

There will be two types of workouts in this series, (1) Strength training and (2) Cardio.  Each session will not exceed 20 minutes.

Can I complete the challenge if I am brand new to exercise?

ABSOLUTELY! The workouts have modifications to make them easy to follow for even someone who has never formally worked out a day in their life

Can I follow your challenge if I am pregnant?

I can not give medical advice, which is why it is important that regardless of whether you are pregnant or not that you have been cleared to perform exercise from your medical doctor.  If you have a “normal” low-risk pregnancy -- YES these workouts should be safe to follow.  If you are in your second or third trimester Some modifications will need to be made in terms of avoiding the structured ab work/plank exercises in the challenge.... and the biggest piece of advice would be to LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.  If you feel like you are doing too much... less the intensity, do the modifications, or extend your rest periods between exercises to help you recover.

Can I follow your challenge if I am nursing?

ABSOLUTELY.

Will modifications be noted/provided if I have Diastasis Recti?

Please reference the extensive post that I have written on this subject: https://www.bikinibodymommy.com/blog/2013/04/28/diastasis-recti-101-why-some-moms-shouldnt-do-crunches/

Do you have any nutrition tips that you can provide?

Absolutely!  I have a blog post of my top 5 nutrition tips that you can read here: https://www.bikinibodymommy.com/blog/2013/02/15/summer-bodies-are-made-in-the-winter/.

I also have a weekly subscription meal plan where you can eat EVERYTHING I’m eating 5x per day ... here:  www.bikinibodymommy.com/meal-plan

If BBM 2.0 has HIIT workouts, may I substitute longer cardio in place of them?

Doing activity above and beyond the workouts wouldn’t be a negative thing, however I am personally trying to prove that nothing “above and beyond” the workouts I am posting is “needed” to get unbelievable results.

When should I expect to see changes in my body?

Every person is unique, and depends on the actual adherence to not only following the workouts.. but also the NUTRITION.  No matter how hard you workout, you CAN’T OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET. If your nutrition are workouts are in-line 90% of the time.... most people notice and immediate change, while others might take a few weeks for their bodies to get with the program.  The most important thing to remember is constancy is KEY

What is the approximate calorie burn for your exercises?

There is no way to accurately answer this question as everyone will burn calories differently based on their individual circumstances such as current weight, height, Body fat %, intensity of exercise, etc.)

Do you have an app?

Unfortunately there is not one available as of yet.... but it IS IN DEVELOPMENT.  It will be launched in the future, and will hopefully make your BIKINI BODY MOMMY experience more fantastic then ever!

When will the success journal be ready?

The success journal will be ready for purchase on May 3, 2014.

Any helpful advice for success? 

One of the best things that you can do for yourself to set yourself up for success is to grab one, two, three, HECK .. A DOZEN .. accountability partners to join you in this journey.  Challenge yourself to check in with one another DAILY .. call, text, email, set up a FB challenge group .. do WHATEVER IT TAKES to push yourself and each other.  Check in with ME daily too!  Let me know how it’s going .. share your LOVES of the program .. share your CHALLENGES!  I want to hear it all!

If You DID IT, SHARE IT. It's ok to brag...

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IF YOU DID IT, SHARE IT. It's ok to brag...

As mothers, we are used to supporting, encouraging, and congratulating everyone else on their accomplishments in life -- but rarely do we do the same for our own. In fact... I think many times we almost feel like we need "permission" to boast about our accomplishments. Well permission has been GRANTED Bikini Body Mommies...

If YOU Just Completed My 90 Day BIKINI BODY MOMMY CHALLENGE the WORLD SHOULD KNOW. Posting the image above is a great way to share it with your friends, and is a much less terrifying alternative to the idea of blasting your social network feed with your 90 Day #BikiniBodyMommyChallenge Progress pics :)

xx,-Briana

P.s. DONT FORGET to come back here to my blog or Facebook on Monday for the 1st Workout of the "4-week series" that will fill the gap between NOW and my next Bikini Body Mommy Challenge 2.0 Which is set to begin MONDAY, MAY 5TH!

The Price of Public Exposure...

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While I am beyond grateful that my 100 POUND Bikini Body Mommy Transformation has been able to reach and inspire the shear numbers of people it has the last few months... unfortunately, there has been a nasty downside.

I have been receiving dozens of emails over the last couple of weeks from protective and dedicated Bikini Body Mommy followers all notifying me of the fact that there are dozens of gimmick supplement and body wrap companies who are illegally mis-using my transformation photo (pictured above) to peddle their product(s) and services which falsely misrepresent my results as being anything but what is was -- 11 1/2 months of blood, sweat, tears, and BUSTING ASS.

I have written my own book (and an additional cookbook) which outlines every aspect behind how I transformed my body after having 3 kids.

After doing a reverse image search, the illegal use of my images is FAR WORSE than anything I ever imagined! Seeing first hand how viral and wide spread the abuse of my image has become –– is nothing short of nauseating! You can see what I mean here: http://goo.gl/kk7nIo

I DID NOT USE ANY "FAT BURNING" SUPPLEMENTS, "FAT LOSS TEAS," or BODY WRAPS to achieve the weight loss results you see above. Similarly, I did NOT work with celebrity trainer Andrea Orbeck as Shape Magazine suggested recently through the illegal misrepresentation and use of my photo in one of their featured articles.

As my friend and business mentor Tim Ferriss sympathetically advised, "It's a price of public exposure, I'm afraid...and there is no super quick solution."

While I have a legal team actively after the offenders ... I NEED YOUR HELP!

PLEASE. If you see my photo being used to represent another

company, person, or product

I need you to:

1.) PLEASE COMMENT UNDER THE PHOTO, AD, or WEBSITE THAT IS USING IT: "This is Briana Christine of 

Bikini Body Mommy Challenge

 -- You STOLE HER PHOTO and SHE DID NOT USE YOUR PRODUCTS!"

2.) If the image is being used on FB: Click the "X" in the top right corner of the photo/Ad and "report it" to FB so that they will take it down

3.) NOTIFY ME directly by emailing info@BikiniBodyMommy.com with the hyperlink

to the page so that I can forward it along to my attorney.

For websites: I will definitely have more to go on.  Please make sure that you email me the link so my attorney can work to have it taken down! info@BikiniBodyMommy.com

Thank you to all of you amazing do-gooders and supporters who have been protective enough over the integrity of my transformation and what it means to the BIKINI BODY MOMMY COMMUNITY to want to proactively make me aware of this issue.  It means more than you will ever know...

All my love, xx-Briana

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STRETCH MARKS: The Good, the Bad and the UGLY

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No, my body isn't PERFECT.  It has given birth to THREE kids.  It has gained and lost over 100 pounds.  Yes, I am covered in scars that reflect this truth.  STRETCH MARKS.  It's a word that negatively effects most womens self-esteem to the core, and I am covered in them.  My stomach, my hips, my thighs... and worst of all my A**!  (I'd show you, but I have to leave some things up to the imagination...) ;p When I asked my Mister for help with taking the photo you see above, he looked at me totally bewildered and the first thing out of his mouth was, "WHY do you want to show them THIS?!?!" –– I knew at that moment that I was doing the right thing.

I don't know a single woman who proudly displays her stretch marks for all to see.  It's no wonder given the fact that mainstream media does everything it can to hide such imperfections in the thousands of images of actresses and models that we are bombarded with everyday.  I think it's really sad that we as women are embarrassed and ashamed of the marks that are left on our bodies from baring our children, or from any weight loss that follows––we've earned them!

Taking the above photo and writing this post was anything but easy, but given the amount of times that I am asked on a daily bases about whether or not I have stretch marks, I thought it was extremely necessary... if not my public duty, to be vulnerable enough with you all to share mine.

While I'm fortunate enough to be able to hide most stretch marks under my underwear/swimsuit line, the thought of simply proclaiming "I have stretch marks" and showing them to the world wasn't enough.  I wanted to cover the subject in greater detail.  So without further ado here is my personal Bikini Body Mommy guide to preventing, repairing, and diminishing STRETCH MARKS.

PREVENTING, REPAIRING, CoVERING STRETCH MARKS

STEP 1: PREVENT

DRINK AT LEAST 1/2 YOUR BODY WEIGHT IN OUNCES OF WATER DAILY *Upwards Of ONE GALLON The term "stretch marks" is really a misnomer. They are caused by hormonal changes and not just the skin stretching. Creams and other topical "treatments" can make the skin softer and more elastic, but they will not prevent stretch marks, nor make them go away. HYDRATION is the single biggest preventative measure that can be taken to ward off stretch marks because it directly effects the collagen fibers of your skin.

STEP 2: REPAIR

To be honest, I've had very little success with topical creams and I've tried the gamut.  To be fair, I probably wasn't using them soon enough after I first noticed the stretch marks appearing, which is when most dermatologist say they'd have the greatest chance at being most effective.  That said, I have found a topical skin care combo that has great reviews amongst those who have started early and applied often at the onslaught of their stretch marks first appearance.

• 1/2 cup olive oil

• 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
• 10 vitamin E caplets - prick & drain into mixture

• 5 vitamin A caplets - prick & drain into mixture
*Mix all of the above together and store in the refrigerator. Apply daily.

STEP 3: MASK

Last but certainly not least is my FAVORITE "PHOTOSHOP IN A BAG" LOTION called PRTTY PEAUSHUN [pronounced: pretty potion].  This stuff is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE for masking ALL of your skins flaws!  I first learned about the product from a make-up artist who was styling me for the cover of a woman's health mag.  HOOKED after that initial introduction, it quickly became my SECRET GO-TO WEAPON during times when I have to be in a bikini for a photo shoot, or even when I'm just spending the day at the beach with my family and I want to make my skin look flawless.

I wear MEDIUM, but it comes in a spectrum of different colors.  Here is the link to get it for yourself: PRTTYPEAUSHUN

TRUST ME. You won't want to go through this summer without it!

IN CLOSING: I hope that I answered everyone's questions about stretch marks, and if nothing else that you found this blog post inspirational.  If so, I'd love for you to SHARE the photo above with all the women in your life.  I'd also love to hear your feedback in the comments below, or on BIKINI BODY MOMMY Facebook Page.

If you could Take 2 SECONDS to PRETTY-PLEASE Follow Me on TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST I'd be beyond grateful...

Thank you for the ENDLESS support Bikini Body Mommies.  You ladies ROCK MY WORLD!

xx,-Briana

DIASTASIS RECTI 101: Why some moms shouldn't do crunches!

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If you've never heard of Diastasis Recti, you're not alone. Diastasis Recti (no, I'm not speaking french... Pronunciation: dye-uh-STAY-siss REK-tye) is a serious condition that effects 1 in 3 mothers to some degree. That's a pretty staggering number of  mommies -- and sadly, very few of us even know what it is, and MOST IMPORTANTLY -- How to FIX IT!

Dia-WHAT?

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Diastasis recti also known as ("abdominal separation"), is a condition where the right and left sides of the rectus abdominus (the muscle that makes up the front wall of the abdominals, also known as the “six-pack”) spreads apart at the body’s midline.

Abdominal separation occurs most often in response to the force of the uterus pushing against the abdominal wall during pregnancy, but can also happen when there is an extreme over-abundance of sub-muscular (visceral) abdominal fat. In pregnancy, hormones are also partially to blame, as they can soften connective tissue, allowing the separation to occur more easily. (SOURCE)

The risks of developing diastasis are greater in women who:

  • are expecting more than one baby (or in my case -- just look like they are!)

  • have had abdominal separation with a previous pregnancy

  • are very petite

  • have a pronounced sway back or poor abdominal muscle tone

So what's the BIG DEAL?

Welll .... when the abdominal muscles separate, it weakens your entire core's support system -- resulting in a severe pelvic tilt, lower back pain and that dreaded "mommy tummy " or “pooch.” If you have diastasis, the mommy tummy or pooch that you are so unhappy with, could actually be your protruding organs! They protrude because instead of being supported and pulled in by your muscles (if they were together), they are now only being supported by a thin (saran wrap-like) piece of connective tissue.  SCARY, because if there is trauma to the abdominal area and the connective tissue is torn away from the muscle, your organs will come through and a ventral hernia can develop. In which case, surgery would be required to repair it.

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HOW TO Check if you Have Diastasis Recti...

The object is to determine how many fingers will fit in the space between the two recti muscles. You also want to determine the condition of the connective tissue. The deeper your fingers will go towards your spine, the weaker the connective tissue.   Start with your index and middle fingers.

How to check for Diastasis Recti

STEP #1 Lie on your back with your knees bent. Place TWO fingers just above your belly button, pointing down in the direction of your toes.

STEP #2 Relax your abdominal muscles and lift your head. You might have to come up and down a few times so you can feel how the muscles work. You are trying to feel the two ridges of the muscles strait down your midline and feeling for a gap. If you don't feel a gap (separation) with 2 fingers, you may have to put more fingers in. If you see the football- like ridge you should start by using 4 to 5 fingers.

Do YOU feel a gap GREATER THAN 3 FINGERS wide? DON'T FREAK OUT.

It is NEVER too late to close a diastasis! Closing a diastasis is all about healing the connective tissue. How long it takes depends on the severity of  your diastasis and your commitment to the program.

HOW TO CORRECT YOUR DIASTASIS 101

If you have a moderate (2-3 finger gap) to severe (5 finger gap or MORE) case of diastasis, the absolute WORST THING that you can do is "traditional ab work" like crunches and planks.  Those types of movements actually pull the muscles apart and only make your condition WORSE.

A lot has been written about how to successfully rehab diastasis, but at the forefront of the applied research stands a woman by the name of Julie Tupler.  Julie is an RN, who wrote a book called "Lose Your Mummy Tummy," which has quickly became the "Diastasis Bible" of sorts for both medical and fitness professionals around the world.

In Julie's book, she outlines a 4-Step process that you should take to successfully repair your diastasis, so that you can resume the normal activity and core strengthening work that is seen throughout my BIKINI BODY MOMMY CHALLENGE

The 4-Step Tupler Technique® is:

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  1. Tupler Technique Exercises. Here is a brief excerpt, from Julies Book. Don't be fooled, you might look at this workout and think it’s way too easy. But if you have a diastasis, it’s actually very challenging!

  2. Splinting with the Diastasis Rehab Splint

  3. Using your abdominals correctly with activities of daily living

  4. Learning how to "Get up and down" correctly

To support you in getting the full benefit of Julie's rehab program, she stresses the importance of having the following items:

In Closing ...

If this condition effects you, I would recommend halting all traditional "abdominal exercises" (you can still do MY WORKOUTS, minus the ab work!) and start doing the workouts provided above on this page until your separation heals. Depending on the severity, Julie states that through her Tupler Technique® it could take you anywhere from six weeks to a year to close your diastasis. Obviously if you choose to implement all of the rehab steps in her program  -- odds are your diastasis will only heal that much faster!

Have you ever been checked for diastasis recti?  Have you ever heard of it?  Let me know in the comments below! xx,-Briana

Source and reference guide for this post include: Tupler Technique, Plastic Surgery Reference Journal, and About.com

Where the Heck Have I Been?!

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If you're a mom, you know life can feel like one big juggling act!  My life is NO EXCEPTION.

My latest blogging hiatus has been excruciating ... After several failed attempts, I decided that rather than trying to recount the last 6 weeks of massive achievements in one "Sorry, for abandoning YOU!" blog post, that I'd just give you the bottom line: After 12 months of pouring blood • sweat • and tears into achieving my 100 POUND BODY TRANSFORMATION and 18 total months of a countless number of 10pm–4am "all-nighters," typing until my fingertips were bloody and blue -- I FINALLY finished my BOOK  Bikini Body Mommy Blueprint, and it's twin release the Bikini Body Mommy Cookbook!

If you're looking to snag a hard copy before their official release on Tuesday, May 14th you can head over to AMAZON to pre-order your copies now!  **For those of you who are e-book, kindle junkies ... hold tight -- I'll be dishing out the skinny on how you can pre-order your discounted digital editions at the end of the week!

In edition to getting my book(s) off to press, I also finished posting all of the workouts behind my FREE 90 DAY BIKINI BODY MOMMY WORKOUT CHALLENGE!  Right now all of the workouts are only on facebook, but on May 1st I'm launching a FREE Bikini Body Mommy COMMUNITY SITE where you will be able to painlessly access/print the challenge workouts, as well as keep track of your workout scores, daily nutrition, swap recipes and connect with other Bikini Body Mommies through interactive forums!

If you're one of my 20,000+ FACEBOOK Bikini Body Mommy followers -- DON'T WORRY, nothing is changing for you!  I'm just adding a way for all of the thousands of non-facebooking mommies to share in the same amazing experience :) Everything is going to intertwine to give you all of the resources and support you need to achieve your best BIKINI MOMMY BODY EVER!

And on that note .. I have to say THANK YOU! I feel so blessed to lead this positive group of women - supporting each other, empowering each other and inspiring one another to live their best life.  It's incredible. Women are meeting all over the globe and creating friendships that are so powerful... it's the real bond of a Bikini Body Mommy.  I love you ladies so much, and I can't wait to share this journey with you!

♥ xx,-B

Stay tuned ... I have a ton of NEW blog posts coming at you this week! Topics include: • Stretchmarks: the good, the bad & the ugly (YES, I bare all and SHOW YOU MINE -- scandalous, i know) • Diastasis recti: what every mother should check for BEFORE doing ANY AB WORK • (2) New Bikini Body Mommy recipes, and... • The skinny on how you can PRE-ORDER the *digital E-book versions* of my NEW BOOK & COOKBOOK for less than the hardcover editions that are currently on AMAZON)

Summer Bodies Are Made In The Winter!

Summer Bodies are Made In The Winter

Do you gain weight in the winter Bikini Body Mommies? It's a good question to ask yourselves right now because if you are anything like me -- the answer is yes!

There are plenty of explanations for this seasonal anomaly... less activity due to colder weather, our layered winter clothing muffles awareness of creeping winter weight gain, less daylight results in loss of energy, cravings of specific comfort foods, and even depression!

I know it’s hard to wrap your head around the thought of building your “Summer Bikini Body” when it’s only February, -20 and SNOWING outside...  But you NEED TO!  There are just over 3 months left between now and the first of June (A.K.A. BIKINI SEASON!)  -- So IT’S TIME to REFOCUS our transformation efforts and turn things back around!

You ready?  We’re going to do it together by tackling THREE KEY AREA'S!  Here’s how:

#1 MINDSET

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SET GOALS ... Decide WHAT you want, WHEN you want it, and WHY!  It’s been said a million times, but this truly IS the most important step behind anything you set out to achieve in life.  This step is the KEY behind my own transformation and how I ultimately lost 100 POUNDS in under a year. Don’t just “think it” -- WRITE IT DOWN! Not only will you visually be able to see your goal, but you’ll also be able to come back to it in moments when your motivation and inspiration waivers.

FILL IN THE BLANK:

I want to lose ____ pounds, so that I can ROCK my absolute healthiest lean and toned BIKINI MOMMY BODY of my life this summer.  Achieving this goal for myself is important to me because  ___________________________________________________________________.

#2 NUTRITION

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Here are my TOP 5 NUTRITION TIPS from my Best selling book Bikini Body Mommy Blueprint to help you get started.  Implement just ONE of these new nutrition habits for 1 FULL WEEK before implementing the next tip.

#1: Take a Multivitamin & Liquid Fish Oil supplement DOSE: Multivitamin – 1 daily like Genuine Health (multi+)

Fish oil supplement *LIQUID FORM* like  Carlson Labs VERY FINEST Fish Oil – 1 gram per 1% body fat, but NO more than 30grams per day for the first 2 weeks, then cut the dosage in 1/2.

REASON #1: The multivitamin is an insurance policy against nutrient deficiencies — Most clients who come to me are deficient in a ton of vitamins, minerals, and omega 3’s… and if we fix that right out of the gate, we can really hit the ground running!

REASON #2: The fish oil has plenty of data behind it that suggests that it has positive effects on the motivational centers of your brain (when taken in the dose I recommend), as well as increases FAT LOSS, and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

**To make things extra easy and save you the headache of trying to find them… here are links to buy the exact same brand of Multi-Vitamin and Fish Oil Supplement I used this past year to lose 100 POUNDS:

MULTI-VITAMIN: Genuine Health (multi+)

FISH OIL: Carlson Labs VERY FINEST FISH OIL

Why start here? It’s EASY — we can build up a positive momentum! And If we can actually make an impact the motivation centers in your brain to increase your motivation, in addition to fixing your nutrient deficiencies, increase your fat loss, and help you to be less sore from your new BIKINI BODY MOMMY CHALLENGE workout regime … you are going to have a better chance of success!

 #2 Eat Breakfast within 20 minutes of waking up (This means– BEFORE YOUR COFFEE!) Turn your metabolism into a fired up fat-burning furnace FIRST THING! Keep it small and protein rich.

#3 Consume Protein-rich foods with EVERY MEAL Get at least 20 grams in per meal! Great sources include: eggs, greek yogurt, chicken, fish, bison, quinoa, black beans, lentils, and chickpeas.

#4 BEWARE of WHITE This includes rice, pastas, potatoes, cereal, bread,  fried food with breading, and milk.

#5 Drink COPIOUS AMOUNTS of H2O AMOUNT: Consume at least half your body weight in ounces, upwards of 1 gallon every day — NO EXCEPTIONS! 1/2 your Body weight Example: 150lb woman would drink 75 ounces DAILY — a little over 6 traditional 12oz water bottles. 1 Gallon Example: 10 traditional 12oz water bottles DAILY.

Yes, it IS A LOT of water.  YES, you’ll likely be going to the bathroom every 10 minutes until your body adjusts. If you really want to lose the fat and ditch the belly pooch that making you feel so awful about yourself — Deal with it! I cant emphasize enough how important hydration is when it comes to fat loss.

#3 EXERCISE

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As I mentioned in the beginning of this post ... there are just over 90 Days between now and the beginning of summer.  Luckily for you, I have 90 DAYS of workouts for you to follow for FREE.  They are all “winter weather” and mommy “limited time” friendly as they are all done in the comfort of your own home and (excluding cardio days) most of them are under 12 minutes long!

Start Today! Join the BIKINI BODY MOMMY CHALLENGE for FREE:

http://facebook.com/BikiniBodyMommy

In closing, if you know another woman (family member, work colleague or friend — Mommy or Not!) who wants to lose weight, please share this post or tell them about the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge somehow. Whether they have 100 pounds to lose (as I did!) — or are just wanting to look better in their jeans, if you know someone who can benefit, please pass it on. xx,-B

VALENTINE'S DAY PROTEIN PANCAKES

Bikini Body Mommy Protein Pancakes
Bikini Body Mommy Protein Pancakes Recipe

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY BIKINI BODY MOMMIES!!! Are you ready for your first Valentines Day surprise? Set the tone for the day with the Official Bikini Body Mommy Challenge Valentine's Day Protein Pancake!!! ♥ ...Here is the recipe:

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I use this PROTEIN POWDER) 1 Cup Quinoa Flour 3 Egg Whites 1 Whole Egg 1/3 Cup Coconut Milk (or almond milk) 1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries Olive oil cooking spray Agave Nectar (or Organic Maple Syrup) **You'll also need a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter to form the batter

1. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat

2. Whisk the quinoa flour, egg whites, whole egg, coconut milk, and fresh cranberries together to form the pancake batter.

3. Lightly spray the heart shaped cookie cutter and place it down on the preheated skillet.

4. Spoon the batter into the cookie cutter until the shape is filled and roughly 1/2 inch thick. Once batter forms on first side, gently remove cookie cutter and flip pancake to cook the other side.

5. Once cooked to a golden brown, remove from heat and serve with a drizzle of Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup.

ENJOY! ♥

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