Don’t you love these colors? A portion of the proceeds of the sales of these mats will be donated to a charity of your choosing (you get to pick from about 40 charities). Manduka & Econscious Market have both been selected as Sweet Peas & Stilettos featured *Shop for a Good Cause* and *Go Green* businesses.
by Alejandro Junger
Far and away the cutest golf bags I’ve ever seen….
Looking to show off your personal style in yoga class? Now you can create your very own custom, eco-friendly yoga mat. Yogamatic also has an amazing selection of designs. Check on their website to find the Sex in the City-inspired mat originally designed for Sarah Jessica Parker. The design features lots of fabulous shoes – Manolo Blanik, Jimmy Choo & more!
Diet Tips, Programs & Tools
Remember, it is not about having the body of one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars – it is about feeling good and being healthy. Here are a few websites to get you thinking healthy and to help you learn about various diet programs. (Don’t forget to talk to your doctor before you start any diet or exercise program – especially if you are pregnant.)
ACE – American Council on Exercise – find a personal trainer in your area
Find a personal trainer, nutritionist or weight-loss consultant
Nothing better to get you motivated than a mini gym in your very own home
Track what you eat, how much you exercise and see faster results (hopefully!)
Free online diet & fitness journal
One-on-one personal training at an affordable price. FitOrbit personal training includes a custom, daily meal and workout plan along with 24/7 expert guidance, support, monitoring and tracking from a real-live certified professional trainer.
Figure out how long your route is and estimated calories burned
Diet & weight loss information
Who knew you could burn so many calories with a hula hoop? Check out their hoop dancing and hooping programs.
Some of the best looking tennis and golf clothes
Nintendo’s Wii Fit
Get moving the high-tech way
Calorie and nutrition information
Ramona Braganza’s Baby Bulge Be Gone Tips
Think Jessica Alba six weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Honor
The Best Life
Bob Greene (Oprah’s buddy)
The “wellness workout”
If you aren’t up for a diet and want to look like you have just lost 5 or 10 pounds – just put your Spanx on!
Unless you are Nicole Kidman or Halle Berry, you are inevitably going to gain a few more pounds during your pregnancy than you wish you had. Oh well… Once you have fully recovered from the birth (give yourself at least a few months) it may be time to think about getting back into your skinny jeans. Obviously, when you have a baby it becomes harder and harder to make it to the gym to workout. Exercise DVDs are perfect because you can pop one in anytime. Here are a few that you may want to try:
The Tracy Anderson Method Presents Post Pregnancy Workout DVD
Yes, she is the woman responsible for Gwyneth & Madonna’s killer bodies
Baby Strong – Mothers in Training
“Online pre and post natal workout programs – with multiple levels of programs to choose from based on your previous experience with exercise and your current fitness level”
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