Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

NBC4 Health Expo Time!

Come out and see us January 9th and 10th at the Washington Convention Center. On Saturday at 11 a.m. join me for a forum on “Smart Ways to Manage Weight and Prevent Diabetes”. We’ll have top experts on hand. Then I’ll be at the booth with my colleagues from noon-2pm. I would love to meet you. For more information and a schedule of expo events check out our Expo Page.

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Fat Shaming or Thinspiration on Social Media?

This mom of 3 has caused a social media firestorm after posting a hot picture of herself with the kids along with the caption “What’s your excuse?”

Facebook critics are now accusing her of fat shaming women. The picture has gotten more than 16 million views and over 12,000 comments. People have been supporting her (I mean DANG she does look good!) but others have gone as far out to say she’s a bully.

MORE: Angie’s Baby Weight Battle

As a mom of two who gained 80+ with the last one– I just want to know what her secret is!
Her name is Maria Kang and she’s actually has set up a FAQ on her website addressing all the questions good and bad she’s received since posting this.

Some of you have inquired about my weight loss journey since having Bob. Happy to report in the last 4 1/2 months I’ve lost 63 pounds. I’m now doing strength training with a trainer two times a week and doing my best to stick with a 1,200 calorie diet. It has been extremely tough but I’ve learned to take it week by week.

Reading up on Maria.. she actually had weight issues too and has worked hard to achieve her  look now. I think people may be taken aback by the caption. Personally, I think it’s her page, her body and she can do what she wants. As I continue to try to lose weight my mindset is– give me inspiration. I can look at a photo like this and think– yeah that’s where I wanna go.

Meantime– back to the treadmill :)

 

Belly Barre & Interval Training for Moms in Making

So here are the two workouts I discovered in the area that are really becoming a hit with expecting and new moms. There’s the Belly Barre class at Mommy Bootcamp where you use a ballet barre for exercising and Interval Training to burn the fat (at a modified pace) at MASE Training!

Watch the workouts in action!

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

Mommy fitness

So I’ve already gained more than 30 pounds hooray! I’ve tried to stay active during this pregnancy but it has been tough. I think fitting a workout in for most expecting moms or moms in general is always a challenge. Well I did find two great new trends that are taking off that you might want to consider. I spent a day at Mommy Bootcamp’s new Belly Barre class in Ashburn. Kathy Corbey shows us how the low intensity workout is perfect for both moms-to-be and those with kids. It really works all parts of your body and you have a great ballet barre for balance and resistance.

Then I headed over to MASE Training in Sterling. There it was great to see former Redskin turned trainer Coach Eddie Mason in action. We’ll introduce you to Marla who gained 50 pounds while pregnant. It’s been 3 months since she gave birth and she’s finding Interval Training is working to get the weight off.

***The story will air tonight, Wednesday March 13 on News4 at 4pm***

Reminder that our NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo is this weekend. We’ll all be there. In fact I’m moderating an expert panel called “How to Lose and Keep it Off”. Here’s the deets and remember everything is FREE!

How to Lose & Keep it Off
Saturday March 16th 1:30pm
Location: Washington Convention Center at 4 Your Health Forum area near the NBC4 Booth

Getting Real with Al Roker

What a delight! Weather funny man Al Roker joined us in studio to talk about his amazing weight loss journey. He talked about some very personal stories that made him make a commitment to never go back to the 340 lb. man that he was.

MORE: Al’s New Book “Never Goin’ Back”

Of course along with the serious talk came a share of laughs. Al Roker rocks and continues to be such an inspiration to those who battle their weight every day.

As someone who has fought this battle throughout most of my life I could relate on so many fronts. He was funny in talking about don’t give a fat person advice.. “we know that we’re fat!’ he exclaimed.  He talked about how wanting to lose weight has to be a very personal decision.. you do it for yourself not anyone else or anything. He suggested small steps in everyday life to start out. For instance if you’re headed to his book signing at Tysons Corner tonight… he suggested to park as far away from the mall as possible and make the walk.

Watch our interview below:

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

OMG 2/29/10: Blonde,Slim Kelly Osbourne Rocks Runway

OMG on WUSA9 2/19/2010

OMG catches a blonde, burlesque and slimmed down Kelly Osbourne working the runway at the Betsey Johnson show at NY Fashion Week. Read about her weight loss secrets too. Also spotted: DC Stylist James Cornwell getting models rock ‘n’ roll ready for the catwalk. Angie has more on Pink Fashion Rocks featuring Betsey Johnson’s latest creations. The concert benefits breast cancer awarness and you’re invited!

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