Ali's Top 5 Spring 2012 Essentials
I love dressing up and wearing a full face of makeup, but life as a Mommy makes that a much bigger challenge than is worth it most days. So, I love me some products that can achieve great results with minimal effort. I also love me some sugar. These are a few things on my radar right now:Reebok RealFlex Transition Runners
Getting back in shape post baby has been a huge goal...
Healthy Foods and Eating Right: Kale Chips Recipe6 months a go, if someone had told that I was would be writing about healthy foods and recipes, I would have advised them that aliens had indeed landed and to be careful, because one had clearly taken over my body. I've never been one to be all about the veggies yet, here I am today with a healthy snacking option and I swear, I'm not an alien. My new year resolution this year was to start...
Hating Your Body is a Complete Waste of Time (Just Ask My Tumors)
Aside from my occasional bouts of hippie fever
, I’m entirely conventional in many ways, the least fortunate being that I’ve spent a good portion of my life turning my dissatisfaction over my body into a science. At any given point in my life, I could answer “what would you change about your body?” with a detailed wish list of ways my body had disappointed me.
Most of the noise of that...
How to Look Good Without Makeup
Makeup may be the ultimate way to transform your face in minutes, but wouldn't it be nice to roll out of bed looking fresh faced in your natural skin? A pretty face is an uncomplicated face. And by that I mean eyebrows are tidy, there aren't any stray facial hairs poking out anywhere, skin is clear and fresh, teeth are white and flossed and dark spots are not left untreated...
ChickAdvisor Reviewers' Choice Awards 2011 Part 2
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but these days, shopping is a pretty difficult task. It’s a bit intimidating walking into a store with shelves filled with all sorts of different products - how’s a chick to choose?
Well, that’s why we’re here to bring you the top products in every category as reviewed by you! Think the Oscars… but of Mom and Baby, Wellness, Shopping, Food and...
Nora Vs. The Tumor and How We're Redefining "Normal"
A while ago, I wrote a little ditty about how much I love surprises
. Because the Universe doesn’t differentiate the intricacies of the English language, it took me literally and delivered me a surprise that can only be described as one doozy of a humdinger.
No, not a baby left on my doorstep. Not a puppy in a basket. Not a long-lost twin that my parents had been hiding from me. Not even a...
7 Exercises to Get Back in Shape After Pregnancy
Getting back into pre-baby shape is a lot harder than plain old getting fit. For one, if you're breast-feeding you are probably raging hungry and two; you have a little one who demands the majority of your time. Sleep deprivation is a whole other topic.
I've discovered the best way to work out is if my baby can be part of it. If you saw my recent feature in the Globe and Mail
6 Things You Should Know Before Exercising After a Baby
Twice a week, I punish myself with a high intensity workout. My goal is simple: To get my pre-pregnancy pants on (and zipped up
) without holding my breath/passing out.
Personal Trainer Stephanie Sibbio of Think Fitness
has a butt and thighs that no doubt bring her equal doses of admiration from men and cut-eye from women. For this reason I let her hurt me every Thursday morning (and then her...
Review Of The Week: Health Clubs and Yoga Studios
Let me start by quoting the amazingly sculpted abs Fergie, "My body stay vicious, I be up in the gym, just workin' on my fitness".
Now, that Fergalicious
is officially stuck in your head, it's time to talk Review of the Week! If anyone's been using their buns o' steel workout videos, it is definitely Fergie so if you also have a fitness secret to share this week, review it for a...
4 Health Issues Every Woman Should Know About: Tips from Dr. Mehmet Oz
We all understand the value of starting healthy habits early in life - things like regular vigorous exercise, eating a balanced diet, and taking “me time”.
ChickAdvisor recently had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Emmy award-winning Dr. Oz Show
(now in its 3rd season), about some of the other important health issues women should pay attention to now in order to support...