Fitness Friday – 20 Minute Bikini Body Boot Camp

Welcome to a very special Fitness Friday! If you have been looking for a super effective workout that you can squeeze in every day without stress you are going to LOVE today's special workout brought to you by my sister, Nathalie King, personal trainer extraordinaire and creator of the Bikini Body Boot Camp.  This workout is based on the Tabata principles which, like BURST and HIIT alternates a … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 7 Moves to Blast Holiday Fat

The holidays are here and for most of us that means routine goes out the door... It means shopping and parties, lots of parties -- school parties, work parties, parties with friends, with the in-laws... and yes, that tends to mean eating lots of fabulous food, drinking eggnog with Bourbon, dancing the night away and getting little to no sleep! But it doesn't mean you throw all your good work … [Read more...]

A Special Book Signing for the Freshman 15 Survival Guide

Saturday October 18th was a magical day... It was my very first book signing event! On a glorious afternoon I joined forty inspirational women and their daughters for a lovely luncheon hosted by my beautiful friend Taline Saad. Taline is a spectacular woman and a truly scrumptious mom who always blesses those around her with her beautiful smile and generous soul and this event was no … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – The Secret to a Highly Effective Workout

Walk into a gym and you are likely to see dozens of High Definition television screens broadcasting a variety of programming to keep everyone in attendance entertained. "Yes!" you might be thinking... "I love having the TV! It keeps me going and keeps my mind off the pain so I can get through this dreaded workout." But here's the problem... Are you happy with the results? Do you feel … [Read more...]

A Day In Wine Making

"Why don't you come with us," she suggested. I was enjoying a delightful lunch with my friend Vanessa and her husband Kelly.  They had just shared that they would be heading up to the winery the following day to sample their new wine. "I would love to!" Ah the joys of being an entrepreneur and to change your plans at the drop of a hat! I met them the following morning after dropping … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Anne Newsome – July 2013

Anne Newsome, 36, has been married to her college sweetheart John, for over 14 years!  The couple share a passion for food and healthy living and together write a Food Blog, the Saturday Evening Pot,  where she is known as "The Lucky Wife", and he as "Chef John". Anne and John both grew up in North Carolina but now live in South Carolina with their two young children, a son who is 6 years old, … [Read more...]

5 Strategies for Fast Fat Loss before Summer Ends

by JJ Virgin Why does winter seem to stick around forever yet you blink and summer’s half over? Oh, I know: you’ve still got that early August barbeque at your in-laws, numerous beach dates, and a Labor Day cookout to wrap up the season. But summer just seems to fly by and before you know it, you’re sending the kids off to school again. Warm weather is unforgiving. Whereas bulky sweaters … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Souri Sengdara – June 2013

Our June Scrumptious Mom, Souri Sengdara, is a beautiful woman with a powerful and  inspiring story.  At 38 she lives the life of her dreams in the stylish city of Melbourne, Australia, married to the man of her dreams with her two children, 12 year old daughter Jaclyn, and 3 year old son Ethan.  Souri will forever be grateful to her parents who literally risked their lives to give her a chance at … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Lidija Maric Fairbanks – May 2013

One of the things I love about our May Scrumptious Mom, Lidija Maric Fairbanks, is her perpetual enthusiasm. As you'll see from her story, life was not always easy for this 40 year old mother of two wonderful teenage boys, yet she is not one to dwell on illness or obstacles that come her way.  She lives in the moment,  grateful for her blessings and always looking to make things better for … [Read more...]

Jo Ann Thrailkill, Turning Tragic Loss into the Most Precious Gift of Love

I met Jo Ann in February of 2010 and I knew immediately that we would be friends.  Her infectious smile lit up the entire room and touched me profoundly! We were both attending "Alchemy", a wonderful workshop sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation.  I was acting as Director of Development for an LA based non-profit organization.  Jo Ann and her husband Jeff were just launching their own … [Read more...]