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Kelly Ripa Exercise and Diet Routine

on January 19th, 2014
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Inspiration post the Kelly Ripa Exercise and Diet Routine is something every working woman should try to emulate for the New Year. When I was looking for inspiration in my New Year diet routine I decided to use Kelly Ripa. Because  I am petite at 5 feet 2 inches in height, I decided that my fitness inspiration had to be someone like Kelly Ripa and not someone like Miranda Kerr who was 5 feet 10 inches tall.

After I chose my fitness inspiration I looked at someone who had a daily routine that mimicked my daily routine in that I have to work daily and have to take care of my kids and family. I wanted someone who actually had a normal schedule and had to deal with family and not someone who did not have a family and could work out any time they chose during the course of the day. Thus, Kelly Ripa was my choice because she works daily taping a show and has to go home to three kids who she has to eat dinner with and possibly help with homework etc so her daily time for herself had to be scheduled in. Granted Kelly Ripa does have full time help and probably a person who helps cook for her on a daily basis so it is probably easier for her to juggle her workout schedule, we can all aspire to be good to ourselves and schedule at least 30 minutes a day to do some type of workout a day to maintain our health.

When asked about her diet Kelly Ripa said she tries to make sure she makes healthy meals for her family that include salads like the one where she adds feta cheese, watermelon, and blueberries together. She said her diet was mostly about eating healthily and working out daily. Nutritionists have always said that it was 80% food and 20% exercise since it would take at least 3 hours in a day to run off a 800 calorie meal from a fast food restaurant versus making healthy choices that were filling and nutritious for our bodies like good fats, veggies, fruits, and high quality proteins that would fill us up without unnecessary fats and sugars that would only add to our weight gain.

Here is a video of Kelly Ripa’s workout that she does 4 to 5 times a week on top of adding Soul Cycle or other exercises to the mix for the other days of the week. She works out daily so that she can worry less about her eating. She talks about varying her workouts and eating healthily to keep her mind and body healthy. From research on the internet it looks like she weighs just about 100 pounds and that is a little light for someone of her height, but the camera does had 10 to 20 pounds so she does have to be slimmer than the rest of us since it is her job to look good. That being said, she is all muscle and her routine works for her.

In an interview Kelly Ripa even said that if someone does not have time to hit the gym or workout with a trainer they can just walk because walking is a great exercise. I agree. Sometimes when I am in a rush and cannot get to a Cardio Barre class or the gym to run for an hour I just take my dog for her daily walk and run for 10 minutes. It is good for me and good for the dog. And to get in a little bit extra I will take a walk during lunch.

What have you done for your exercise routine? Did you choose someone to be inspired by? Are you going to change your diet? Are you going to exercise more?

For additional motivation, I like to buy new workout clothes every year after New Year’s to motivate me to get back into the gym and workout towards my goal of bikini season for the summer. My favorite brand is the Adidas by Stella McCartney workout gear. Check it out here.

Here is a video of Kelly Ripa also working out with trainer to Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Richie doing the Tracy Anderson Method which is a dance cardio routine.

Instead of paying $500 a month to be a member of one of  Tracy Anderson’s gyms you can buy her workout to use at home. Tracy Anderson – Metamorphosis by Tracy – Omnicentric – 4 DVD Set.


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The 4 Hour Body Book and Pressed Juicery

on January 20th, 2011
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For the New Year I decided to really try to get in shape this year. A few things I have tried have been really great for my body and I thought I would share some of them with you. One of my daily tasks that I have started scheduling for myself in the calendar is exercise. I never used to schedule exercise and then I never made time to do it. Now that I schedule that task, I complete it and move on to the next thing I need to do. 

If you are looking for a great read – I got the audio book The 4 Hour Body. It is great to figure out how to lose weight based on your motivations.  

Another key item is to get enough sleep. Your body does not work properly when it does not get enough sleep. Schedule your sleep. Put it in the calendar. Tell yourself you need to sleep between 10P to 6A or whatever your schedule may be. If you do not get good sleep, you will be exhausted and then the cycle begins where you don’t want to exercise and then eat badly all day. 

Another very important step was getting a workout buddy. This is very motivating for me because I am a social person. Depending on your personality, figure out how you can effectively make positive changes in your diet and exercise.

Schedule your food – I know this sounds odd, but I found it a very good way to make sure I ate all my meals during the day so I did not overeat at dinner. I used to spend the whole day working and forgetting to eat and by dinner time eat a huge meal. I always wondered why I felt so bloated and never could lose the extra pounds and soon realized it was because I ate and then went to sleep with all that food in my stomach. Now, I schedule my food so I eat 5 times a day, and I have more energy and am enjoying my food more too. The schedule tells me when I need to take a break to eat and clear my mind and I am eating more healthy foods by planning in advance instead of rushing to the nearest place to buy something to eat because I was famished. One of my favorite supplements to my diet has been pressed juices from Pressed Juicery. It is just so easy to buy them and drink something healthy to cleanse your body. It is really a great way to kick start your diet and exercise plans. They deliver too if you live in the LA area. If not, get a Vitamixer and do your own juicing at home. It is just as effective.

Last and very important, figure out why you want to be in shape. Is it to be healthy for yourself? For your family? To give you more energy? Whatever the reasons, focus on those goals and you will have another reason to motivate to get yourself healthy.

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Celebrity private trainer online now

on January 27th, 2009

Have you ever thought to yourself “if I had a private trainer come to my house like the celebrities I would be fit and healthy”? I always thought that too and realized what I was missing was someone to motivate me daily. Recently, I had the pleasure of taking one of Marc’s classes, training on his new site, and interviewing Marc Montemerlo regarding his new site to help me loose weight. His site is called Skinnymenow. I found that Marc Montemerlo is exactly the type of motivator I needed in my life daily. Marc is energetic and passionate about exercise and nutrition, and his energy is contagious when you read his site.

Marc is a celebrity fitness trainer and has trained many celebrities through his various weekly classes. Now Marc is bringing his expertise to everyone in America who does not live in Hollywood, but wants the same great tips and tricks of the celebrities to get fit and look great.

Marc Montemerlo’s site photos are not airbrushed, he really has that chiseled physique in person and he works his body like an expert to get those cut abs and arms. He knows exactly what to do and is now giving us those secrets. Marc Montemerlo is a native of South Africa where he worked as a Reebok master trainer and as a training officer for the South African Defense force.
Since arriving from Cape Town, South Africa seventeen years ago, he has earned two certificates from the American Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He has trained celebrities and travels frequently to make presentations at fitness conventions throughout the world.

Read the interview I had with Marc and click here to check out how to loose weight now with Skinnymenow for yourself. It is an amazing eating and workout plan that will get you into shape fast. I am really enjoying it and find that I am full of energy daily as a result of the foods.

1.) Marc – where are you from? I was Born and raised in South Africa but now live in Hollywood, California.
2.) IF I wanted to lose 10 pounds in the next 2 months. What do I have to do in terms of mindset to get started? Great question Susana…Mindset is KEY!
First, you need to figure out the problem. If you want to lose weight – why? Are you uncomfortable? Unconfident? Find shopping for clothing difficult and depressing? Feeling low in energy?
And then you need to ask yourself if you’re really committed to SOLVING your problem and losing your extra pounds? Are you ready to put in the effort?
If you answered yes, then the time is right for you to do something about it. And to use a popular phrase these days – “Yes YOU CAN!”
Remember, though, the time it has taken you to gain those extra pounds and be REALISTIC about the time it will take to lose it. Also, be prepared to take it one day at a time and please abstain from that daily weigh-in on your bathroom scale – it is counterproductive and will drive you crazy.
And then, of course, most importantly – go and sign up for Skinnymenow and be strong with the knowledge that it is in your power to make a success of it. Be committed, ACTION = RESULTS!!
2.) Lots of people are starting new workout programs and diets in the New Year because of their resolutions. What do you think is the most important thing about starting a new workout program in the New Year?
Hmmmm…interesting question! As I said before, it all begins when you decide to finally take ACTION.
Whatever your trigger, something has shifted you into ACTION mode. The next critical step is to find a workout program that will best suit you. The most important things to look for when you are making your selection are: Is it simple? Is it user-friendly? Will it motivate you? And of course – can you realistically stick to it?
2.) What makes your program different from the ones that are out there now?

My Skinnymenow
program that I have developed over the years is a jump start to a new healthier, sexier YOU. What makes it different? Well, first and foremost – it’s SIMPLE. Most of the health and fitness sites that are out there today are so complicated that you can barely make it to the ACTUAL program after filling in all the pages and pages of sign-up and set-up info. Not to mention, there are just way too many options and choices, and I find a lot of my clients get overwhelmed and end up DOING NOTHING because they can’t figure out which option to do!

is safe and simple. I am by your side holding your hand and motivating you every step of the way through videos and emails and guarantee that if you follow this program you WILL see results.

3.) Do you help with an eating regimen in your program?
Yes, yes and yes! You can work out for hours and hours, but if you are not working on your diet too, you simply WILL NOT get the results. Skinnymenow provides a comprehensive but SIMPLE eating plan – no counting calories or weighing your food!
I also give daily nutrition tips and tricks. For example, did you know that an easy way to control your portions is to put your food on a smaller plate?

5.) What is your favorite snack food?
Snacks are where most people make their worst eating mistakes as they generally snack on whatever is easiest and nearest, which 9 times out of 10 is a bad choice . I vary mine but like to have protein shakes with a piece of fruit and some nuts or plain non fat yoghurt mixed with trail mix. My best midmorning snack is egg whites, mixed 7 whole grains (steamed) with some salsa.

6.) Do you endorse a cheat day in the diet / workout ?
Absolutely – an eating plan that is too restrictive will make you feel deprived and you can’t keep this up long term as the cravings will take over. I always promote a balanced, healthy attitude towards my client’s eating lifestyle. In my program you are allowed ONE cheat meal per week. You can really select whatever you have been craving and enjoy it guilt free.
9.) What is your favorite dessert?
As I said – a “cheat” meal is very important and dessert is my favorite :) I could do a whole long list here, but would have to narrow it down to any warm dessert with a dollop of icecream.

4.) Which celebrity clients have you worked with in the past?
A few of the celebrities I have worked with over the years include: Chris O’Donnell, Marcia Cross and Reese Witherspoon. Many other celebrities slip into my weekly group fitness classes that I give.

10.) Which workout clothes and shoes do you think I should buy for my workout? Brands?
Workout gear needs to be comfortable and must allow for ventilation. I am a big fan of ‘Lululemon’ for ladies. Their gear has a super snug fit with loads of support (where needed) and great colors and styles to choose from. For guys, I like the Adidas training running range. My brand of choice for trainers is Adidas – love the Megabounce as a great cross-trainer.

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11.) Is there a difference in workout mentality between the US and where you are from?

The biggest difference that I have noticed is that in the US people are definitely more influenced by fads and trends in training and dieting. Unfortunately, if something looks too good or easy to be true – it generally is.
The great part about being in the US though, is that I have access to the leading edge of innovation in the Health and Fitness industry – and I don’t mean fads, but rather true advances that I can then use to help my clients.

12.) What do you love about working out?

Working out makes me feel energized, connected and well balanced. It’s great to know that after every workout I have achieved something. It helps me clear my mind and make space for renewal. Isn’t that what it’s all about? A sense of achievement and clarity that we can then apply to all the different facets of our lives!

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Oprah weight loss goal 2009

on January 5th, 2009
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Today on the Oprah show, Oprah is going to talk about how she gained back 40 pounds in 4 years and the fact that she is upset at herself, and plans to start losing the weight again.

This is definitely going to be a good episode to watch considering it is a New Year and weight loss is on many people’s minds as a resolution. I just started my own weight loss goal of 5 pounds with so that I can lose the weight I gained from Thanksgiving to New Year’s eve so I am really interested in seeing what tips the Oprah show will give on losing weight.

Oprah had this to say in her magazine article,”It’s about using food – abusing food. Too much work. Not enough play. Not enough time to come down. Not enough time to really relax.” Don’t we all know that same feeling? When I am running on a 14 hour day with work, family, errands, bills, and everything else in between, when does anyone have time to take care of themselves?

Lately, I have been ordering my groceries online and that has been a tremendous time saver. I no longer have to drive to the grocery store, park the car, pick out all the foods, get in line, and drive home with them. Now, I go online, pick my groceries, wait for the delivery when I am at home in the evenings, and put them straight into the fridge and the cupboards. I really love this new convenient way of buying groceries. They have really good produce, all the brands of milk and cereals I like, and they are always on time. Try online grocery shopping at and save $4.95 on your first order! Get Free Delivery for your Home or Business at on your first order of $50 or more.

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