Thursday, January 28, 2010

See What "The Fabulous Finds" Review Panel Just Reviewed!

Today some of the women on My Review panel had the opportunity to test and write about My Gym Trainer Created by LeAura Alderson and Jill Coleman MS,ACSM,cPT Please take the time and go check them out on their site. They are a true inspiration and motivator. I wish them much success with this venture. Thank You for giving "The Fabulous Finds" review panel the opportunity to use your products...

Reviewed by: Linda Simón,VA
My Trainer 1

Packaging – Beautiful, sturdy, heavy, durable notebook geared for females. Subject Matter, lots of great info, circuits, stretches, photos, time schedule, diet journal, models, plastic coded to take into gym.

Design – Attractive and marketed to women

Usability – easy to use, allows you to keep consistent with your workouts. Understandable, clear, explicit directions

4. Emotion I felt at first glance?

Cute, big book, wanted to get started

5. Things I liked?

All of it.

6. Things I disliked?

I don’t use a gym and don’t have the machines. I work out with videos and walking outside. Maybe think about developing another book for non-gym going people – different market sample type of book.

Reviewed by: Heather /Owner The Fabulous Finds,CT

I too reviewed My Gym Trainer 2
I spent a ton of money on a personnel trainer who would put together cards for me to take to the gym. I liked the system because I worked alone and followed each routine exactly how it was laid out for me.. After discovering My Gym Trainer, I realized I don't need to spend a fortune to get the same results. These cards are amazing they lay everything out for you. It gives you goals,rest days, how to set your treadmill incline ,time etc, what days you work on Upper/Lower Body.. I love it. I also like that they have created different levels.. They have a book geared for every fitness level.

These programs are geared for the gym though. I no longer belong to a gym. A lot of my workouts are at home or outside. I would agree with Linda.. They would have a larger market if they had books that catered to the non -gym goer..I did use the section that has treadmill exercises and some upper and lower body workouts using my home equipment. I would love to have a series of books geared for the non-gym goer though. I love the information,pictures the fact the cards are removable etc... Way to go girls keep me posted if new series are coming.. Amazing and truly Fabulous! For anyone that's headed to the Gym. You need to own these books...

Reviewed by: Vanessa,GA
My Gym Trainer 2

is a book for the woman who goes to the gym regularly and is wanting some trainer-designed workouts to enhance her exercise routines. Unfortunately (for my body), I am not that woman. I USED to be that workout woman in college when I was on my school's swim team, but these days, the only workout I get is from toting my three-year-old up and down the stairs 20 times a day and an occasional session on the elliptical machine in our garage. But IF I were that woman, I would love this book.

It's a binder containing 4-8 weeks of laminated individual workout cards that are easily removed--perfect for taking into the gym with you. Each card contains either an easy- to-follow weight training, cardio, or core workout. I especially like that each card contains a photograph of the correct way to perform each exercise. These images are in color and are clearly labeled, so there is no wondering as to what "flat bench chest fly" or "bench dip" means. The cardio workouts make use of the exercise bike, the treadmill, and the elliptical trainer. Even though I don't get to the gym (and thus have no access to weight machines, I can do the elliptical routines and also any of the weight training routines involving dumbbells (we have those in our garage, too!)

Along with the detailed workouts, there are various informational sections that give you guidance on stretching, nutrition, and an explanation of the benefits of high intensity interval training. I like the extra information because it adds to the overall fitness program. Even though, I am only using parts of this program, I am receiving health benefits. Now instead of my usual "get on the machine and go till I stop" plan, I have something structured to follow that will give my body better results.

Reviewed by: Melinda,ID

My Gym Trainer 3
I am very impressed with My Gym Trainer 3. For someone who enjoys exercise, I love the way it has a different workout every day, targeting different areas each day. I also love that it has tips and facts throughout the book. The pictures are very helpful and the core workouts seem challenging but achievable. I would use this product with a few of my own variations. One downfall is that it can be very difficult to get to the gym 6 days a week. It would also be helpful to have a few examples of meal ideas and types of foods
that should be eaten with each workout day. Overall, the My Gym Trainer seems like a great tool to help tone and achieve a peak fitness level and I am excited to see the results!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010

You Go Girl! Pole walking all the Fitness Craze..


Walking Poles Balance Walking

Foot Solutions Chung Shi shoes.. The best of the best..

Katie McCatty:

"I've struggled with my weight since I was a kid, but I've finally found
success with a system that works for me - and fits into my busy lifestyle.
I've recently lost 80 pounds and am working to maintain my weight loss. I
discovered Balance Walking when looking for a new form of exercise - and I
love it!

Here's what I'm doing: around noon daily, I make time after lunch to meet up
with a friend, take my dog, or go by myself for a walk. It's amazing -
Balance Walking turns a regular walk into a full body workout by adding
Nordic Walking poles and specially designed rocker sole shoes. Bringing the
upper body into the workout it's a huge bonus as in the same 15 minutes I
can burn almost twice as many calories. And I can do it while I'm
socializing with my girlfriends.

Sometimes it is hard to set aside fifteen minutes in the day but the reward
is so gratifying I make sure to fit it into my schedule. Because it is more
intense, even when using brief walking sessions I still receive weight loss

Before my scheduled "me time" I was dragging by late afternoon and out of
energy when the kids got home from school. But by allowing this time for
myself, I feel rejuvenated and ready for anything. It is as though I went
from starting strong and fizzling out, to getting two fresh starts in one
day. I tackle some morning errands, take a "Balance Walking Break for ME!"
and then am refueled for my afternoon tasks. Now that I know what I was
missing now I make my "me time" a top priority." Katie McCatty, Orland Park,

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NYC here I come!

This week is going to be a good one... I am working on My Fabulous Fitness Guide to share with you.. I hope you had the Chance to read some of the stories I added on Friday.. I am waiting for my sister to come over because we are working on a kettle ball workout.. Should be exciting..I am wearing my chung Shi's and loving life.. It is raining like crazy here and the wind almost blew me over when I dropped my kids off at school this morning.

Saturday morning I leave to review a Hotel and Spa.. I am also attending the New York Gift Fair.. This is a much needed trip. Even though I am working I will still make time to have a Little fun... In my days of being a buyer I was able to find some amazing shops to buy wholesale in... When I go back to these shops they still remember me and let me shop as a reg customer.. I am so looking forward to this trip.. I can't wait to write about the Hotel I am reviewing, as well as the spa.. They will be part of my "Travel Must Haves" Coming out in Feb...

Also I am looking for some blogs for "Blog of the Month" for March,April and May.. If you have a blog or know one that is "Fabulous" please let me know..

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fabulous Fitness Products to get you movin!

These aren't your kids hula hoops! Stephanie Donlon The creator of Hoopify. Hoopdance is everywhere from outside in a park to University of California, Irvine, to a pole dancing fitness studio. People of all ages are coming out to learn Hoopdance skills to get fit. It's a full mind body workout and it's fun! What better way to get in shape. Hoops come in different weights and sizes. Typically, measure your hoop size diameter from the floor to your belly button for a good fit. Hoopers tend to start with heavier hoops when they get started because the hoops are easier to use, then move on to lighter hoops as they get better with tricks. You can also find collapsible hoops for travel, that fit easily into a carry on for a quick 10 minute, low impact cardio workout when traveling. (Hoopify! carries collapsibles as well) This is a must try.. Not your typical spin or aerobics class.. I dare you to try this...

Love these..The very best technical, athletic socks on the planet and they are made in Vermont by" Darn Tough "Socks for over 30 years. I chose to show one of my Favs.. The reason these are perfect for mountain biking and running.. They have bottom cushioning they offer reinforcement in the toes.. I am also loving the Lifetime guarantee.. Who offers that anymore? That's what makes this company stand out over the rest.. They are confident about the durability of their product.. So if you love to run,hike,ski,hunt, fish or even grocery shop.. These sock are a must have.. 5 stars.. keep up the good work..

This product is pretty Fabulous.Gruve, a weight management system/gadget developed in cooperation with Mayo Clinic. This device is like no other. You wear this gadget while doing your daily activities. It tracks everything you do. The Gruve is set up to be able to sync to your PC and download your activities on a day to day basis. It will tell you hoe many calories burned etc.. This is a true wake up call. You can really see what time of the day you lack activity what areas to work on.Gruve™ is a personalized, scientifically proven solution that facilitates healthy, sustainable weight loss without impacting your lifestyle. I say go get one for everyone in your family..

My Treamill Trainer.. This is a true motivator.. Yes, I download songs on my ipod,but it's not the same as this program. You will have many volumes to choose from for all fitness levels. this keeps you motivated and your eyes off the clock.. You can also use this outdoors as well. Download the workouts to your mp3 player.. You will run/walk faster,longer and Yuri Elkaim the creator will keep you going in a positive focused way.. I highly recommend.

If you are someone who doesn't have a lot of time to spend in the gym or are always on the go.. This book is for you. 90 second Fitness Solution
Created by Pete Cerqua's a trainer and gym owner has put together a way for you to maximize your fitness in minimal time. I highly recommend reading the book. Remember new year, NEW you.. A must read..

GoMotion...If you are the adventurous type and like to hike,run,walk,ski in the dark please do it safely,this product is a must have. This company has created a safer way to get fit in dark rather then using your standard head lamp,or reflective vest.. Put them far in the closet and never use again.. I own the runner belt that's shown.. I have to say, it is very "comfortable" to wear and light. They offer 5 options: Sternum Kit,Waist light kit,street runner lite vest,the trail runner lite pack and last the lite runner belt. This company is on the up an up and the technology is off the hook.. I highly recommend.. You will see the dark in a NEW light!

"My Thoughts For Today"

January has been all about Health and Fitness. The Fabulous Finds is all about "Finding the good in life". I try hard to find products that fit the bill.. So this month I am focusing on just that..

Here is what I have to say for Today..
I find exercises to be a tough task.. I have to really motivate myself to get going in the morning..I swear as I get older I feel more tired, sluggish.. Getting my body going really helps me.. Yeah, I am saying some nasty words when I first start out, but then I feel like a champ afterwards. I find I have more Patience with my kids and husband and my day to day life. Staying fit not only help me mentally but physically... I am not an expert in the field by any means. My sister is a personnel trainer and guides me in the right direction.. Well let me refrain that. She tries to guide me... It's hard taking direction from her? Call me crazy...
I guess in a nut shell get up ,put on your clothes.. Nothing fancy ladies.. The yoga mat,treadmill don't care what you look like.. You should be proud that you are up and getting your heart pumping..I will say "I am not one to give advice" I do however hope you take & digest what I wrote.. Leave me a comment.. I would love to get you going... I have said in many posts I am willing to work with anyone that wants to change the direction of their life.. I am up for any challenge. I am all about the positive and I will help motivate you and create a friendship with you.. I leave it at that.. Have a FABULOUS day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Get that slimming look fast.. YUMMIE TUMMIE is the answer!

New Year, New Site, New You

Yummie Tummie is kicking off 2010 with a newly designed website and the sizzling Spring 2010 Collection, filled with fun, colorful and confidence-building new styles for you to show off!

Now your shopping experience will be better than ever. The new site makes it easier to find styles, simplify the size and color choices, and radiates the Yummie Tummie brand vibe - Sexy, Sophisticated and Stylish!

Struggling the fight off the winter blues and extra holiday pounds??

Celebrity Stylist and Yummie Tummie Creator, Heather Thomson, offers must-have slimming secrets to look great in 2010!

Go long for versatility and style.

With cold winter days here, we can all benefit from a few extra inches of fabric. The look is chic, flattering, and keeps you warm. The long Yummie Tummie tank is perfect for adding a new dimension to your wardrobe without adding unwanted bulk. Let your favorite long Yummie Tummie tank peek out from under a fitted shirt or funky fur vest paired with skinny jeans for sleek, long lines that will have you looking slim, confident and cozy all winter long.

Sky high heels lengthen and slim.

One of my favorite tricks for hiding unwanted pounds is throwing on a pair of high heels. They are great for lengthening your silhouette and perfecting your posture so you stand up straighter and taller. Try a pair of over-the-knee boots or classic pumps for a slimming update to any outfit. And while designer styles are delicious, you don’t need to break the bank for a new pair of shoes. Check-out brands like Steven Madden or Aldo for the season’s hottest trends at affordable prices.

Feminine and flirty add lux to your look.

Embrace being a lady with feminine ruffles and bows this season. You will be surprised at what a little girly glamour can do for your confidence. Try a 40’s inspired suit with a belted jacket and pencil skirt in wonderful wools and tweeds. Pair it with a darling ruffled blouse which will take you through the season and even into spring. My must have tip for pulling off this look with confidence- the Yummie Tummie Briefie which slims your belly and gives you an hour-glass shape to show off your ladylike style.

Wrap it up for effortless style.

Classy wrap coats and dresses are perfect for carving your waist for an effortlessly sexy style. Invest in this look and you are sure to wear it to death. No need to worry about a few extra lumps and bumps leftover from the holiday season either. The Yummie Tummie Peek-A-Boo Cami will perfectly smooth away unsightly belly bulge while highlighting your best assets.

Statement jewelry for instant glam.

Chunky necklaces, stacked bracelets and embellished rings are a must-have for adding a little flare to your style this season. Layered jewelry is the perfect accent to everything from pencil skirts to boyfriend jeans. An added bonus, it will draw the attention away from trouble spots leftover from the holiday party season. Check-out trendy boutiques for unique pieces and the best bargains.

Give your wardrobe an affordable facelift.

You don’t need to spend a ton of money for an updated look in the New Year. My approach to fashion is to take the latest trends and mix a little bit new with a little of what you’ve already got. Simply invest in a great, versatile, go-to piece for the season such as a strong shoulder boyfriend blazer. Wear it over a girly top and skirt, sexy dress or black leggings when heading out on the town. Or throw it over your favorite Yummie Tummie Tank, a tissue soft cotton t-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans for a casual layered look perfect for winter weekends.

Skip New Year’s Resolutions, get a Yummie January boost instead.

New Year’s resolutions are a lot of pressure, especially when you’re already working as hard as you can. Instead, start the year fresh by giving yourself a break and a boost at the same time: get a Yummie Tummie. Yummie Tummie gives you the freedom to be your best self in everyday outfits, from layering a Long Sleeved Body V under a cardigan, to dressing up jeans for girls-night out with the jeweled neckline Glamour Tank. Whichever fabulous style you choose, it will leave you looking terrific and give you a rush of feel-good energy- just what you need to get moving on a New Year’s project, whether it’s a workout routine or weekly bubble bath.

Heather is the go-to expert for celebrities such as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez and now you too can take advantage of her insider tricks to a slim and stylish new you.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Attention Moms! Creative?? Enter this contest..

To mark their 30th Anniversary in 2010 and celebrate the moms who have supported their stores over the past three decades and helped the environment by recycling their children’s clothing and other items, Children’s Orchard is hosting a contest on Facebook to find the Greenest Mom in America. Moms are encouraged to get creative and show via video, photos and/or words on the Children’s Orchard Facebook page how they lead green lifestyles. The top three moms who receive the most “Likes” for their Facebook postings between January 15, 2010 and April 5, 2010 will win $500 in gift certificates to Children’s Orchard. Here is a link to the Facebook page to enter:

1. Get Creative! Show us what you do to live a green lifestyle.

2. Post your entry on our Facebook Fan Page starting 01.15.10.

3. Add a 'Comment' to your entry, asking your friends and family to vote for your post. Commenting will 'Share' the entry on your wall.

4. The entry with the most 'Like' votes by 4.5.10 wins a $500 shopping spree at Children's Orchard! Contest Ends April 5, 2010.

*When you comment on your own contest entry, it shows up on your wall.

Tips to get more 'like' votes...

1. Send a direct message to your friends and family via Facebook with a link to the contest page, asking them to vote for your entry.

2. Send an email message to your friends and family with a link to the contest page, asking them to vote for your entry.

3. Share a link to your entry on Twitter and ask your friends to retweet it!

4. Write a blog post or ask a popular blogger to encourage followers to vote for you. Remember to include a link to the contest page.

Children’s Orchard features brand-name, top quality, gently used and new kid's clothing, toys, furniture, equipment, books and accessories. For more information on Children’s Orchard, visit

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Globe Looks For Less When it comes to hair "Goody" is the way to go..

Match the Hair accessories with the actresses...

1. Goody Luxe Lucinda Side Comb, $6.99

2. Goody Midnight Glamour Charmed Romance Headband, $6.29

3. Goody Colour Collection Ponytail Holders, $3.99

4. Goody Ouchless Bobby Pins, $2.49

1.Rose Byrne chose soft waves and a gorgeous bejeweled clip for the red carpet. Add a touch of elegance to your chignon with the Goody Luxe Lucinda Side Combs. The timeless, sophisticated designs complement any outfit!

2. January Jones wore a bold black satin ribbon to hold her beautiful blonde hair in place. To get this modern edge try the Goody Midnight Glamour Charmed Romance Headband. It brings allure and romance to life.

3. Olivia Wilde turned up the heat as she strolled down the red carpet. For her sophisticated and hip high ponytail try the Goody Colour Collection Ponytail Holders. These color-conscious hair ties are designed to match your unique color for the perfect blend of fashion and function!

4.Maggie Gyllenhaal was pretty in pink with a casual bun to complete the look. Get this stylish updo with the Goody Ouchless Bobby Pins. They are double crimped for secure hold and feature Comfort-Tips to relieve stress of putting in and taking out bobby pins
You too can have the glam look!.. Head over to Goody to find a store nearest you..

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winter SALE! Land of the Nod..


I love this catalog.. I am all about having my kids rooms look Fabulous.. Land of the Nod makes quality kids products.. Now you can enjoy at incredible prices.. Check out their winter sale....

The Land of Nod: You'll find everything for your kid's room from A to ZZZ.

Jump start with these amazing Magazines at amazing prices...

DOT COM Mags is the best way to buy your magazines.. The prices are amazing.. Stop buying them while you stand in line at the grocery store.. Jump start your fitness year with these two amazing Magazines that I have chosen.. FREE Shipping on every order. Don't like the ones I chose? Check out the other titles they have...

Body & Soul is the magazine that gives you the smart simple ideas you need to take care of yourself, your family and the planet in a way that is natural, sustainable, and personally satisfying.

Guide to good health. Includes information on naturally-oriented food and nutrition, alternative health practices, exercise and self-care.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fitness Month! I have chosen a Fabulous Blog for January!

Show some love and swing over to Kim's blog TOTALFITGIRL.. She has amazing tips for women who want to get fit.. Leave her a comment and tell her you found her on "The Fabulous Finds"!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Need a free Facial.. Head to Barney's NYC this weekend

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Getting in shape? This company is a must!

As I am starting my Fitness week. I wanted to start by sharing a company with you ,that I feel ROCKS!.. Athleta is their name and I think they raise the bar pretty high for amazing fitness clothes, active wear and accessories. They have tapped into every activity that all women can try.. Yoga,Run/Walk,Hike,Gym/Training,Ski/Snowboarding,Swim/Surf/Paddle,Golf,Tennis and even offers the best for those triathlon beauties.. They were recently taken over by the Gap corp. I highly recommend this company to every women out there.. I love the attached skirt Capri workout pant ( see above).. I am also a huge fan of the running pant. The jewelry is to die for ,earthy and yummy and I love the different shoe styles they offer.. Check them out... I highly recommend.. 5 stars..

Friday, January 8, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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A new way to carry your lunch!

Handmade ECOlunchbags with napkins and stainless steel food containers! is a new company created by a mom named Sandra Ann Harris in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love the concept, packaging, the whole thing. The no-waste lunch kits come with a lunch bag and matching napkins sewn from hand block printed fabrics, a stainless steel food container, and bamboo spork. The stainless steel lunchboxes come in two different configurations: the ECOlunchbox Three-in-One, which is a double-decker rectangular lunchox ideal for children, and the ECOlunchbox Oval, which is a two-piece set including a yogurt cup that works great for all ages. No more plastic baggies and needless lunch waste. Did you know the average family creates 4,320 pieces of trash each year during the simple act of eating lunch. Check out ECOlunchboxes' lunch waste study You will love this company. This beats the everyday lunch bag. Please spread the love and check them out!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Something I must share...

I received an e-mail today from a close friend and I would like to share it with you. I think it's Fabulous! She called it something to live by for 2010 and beyond....


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a princess and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Pray.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2009.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Getting Ready for a New start!

Well as we start our new year we all try to have resolutions.. I find the majority consist of Fitness and Health. Well I have searched high and low to find the Best fitness Gear,Products,drinks etc.. In the next week, I will be featuring these products. This should give you,your kick start to a healthy and fit new you.. I know how hard it is to start a new regimen. I find that if you jump start your morning and stick to a routine you will have much success. So check back and get ready for some amazing and Fabulous Fitness stuff.. I am willing to start a group where we can keep track of our success. If you are ready e-mail me and we can get started..