Archive for October 22nd, 2012

October 22, 2012

Fit For Two

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Please look at the slideshow to see Cheneil Torbert…my epitome of Fit For Two. She is in her 38th week of pregnancy and still staying active. Of course, this is a conversation that you need to have with your physician, but as long as you have no conditions that for the safety of you and baby during pregnancy would hinder you from working out, then exercising is actually extremely beneficial for not only¬† you, but for the baby and will help you bounce back quicker postpartum.
You might be wondering, well can I lift weights or what about ab work? Well, what I love most about Cheneil is that she stayed knowledgeable throughout her pregnancy and was able to modify all the moves we did in class to keep it safe for her and baby. She never went above ten pound weights, and often would use a step bench to ensure that she was never laying completely flat and so that her heart was always above her head.
What about cardio? Cheneil likes to keep her cardio going with dance. Check out this video of her breaking it down. Dance is low impact so a great way to get the heart rate elevated but at a safe rate. Of course, walking is always another good option..just not quite as fun as dropping it like its hot!

http://youtu.be/EUVe-9-NfHU
In another blog we will discuss eating for two, but in this blog I really wanted you to just realize that exercise is good for you and for baby. If you aren’t sure what to do, reach out for help. Get books, subcribe to magazines and blogs, head into a group exercise class at they gym, or of course reach out to us, the Healthy Housewives. We are here to help you stay fit for two.

 

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October 22, 2012

Your Best Brows Ever!

Which shape are you?

The wrong eyebrow shape can instantly change your facial expression. Brows that are too high can give you a permanent surprised expression, and brows that are too low, or arched incorrectly, can make you appear angry. The right eyebrow shape draws attention to your face and enhances your eyes. The contour of your face can help determine your most flattering eyebrow shape. Learn how to recognize the different facial shapes to help find the right eyebrows for you.
First, clean your face. Remove all makeup from your face with makeup remover, because makeup can add shade and contours to your face that change the appearance its shape.

Second, pull your hair back away from your face.

Determine the shape of your face. Look at the outline of your face in the mirror. If your head is egg-shaped with the forehead wider than your chin, your head is oval-shaped. Your face is considered round if its width equals its length. If your jaw has sharp angles and your forehead is wide, you most likely have a square head. If the length of your face is longer than its width and your chin is very noticeable, you have a oblong face shape. Your face is diamond-shaped if it’s angular with the widest part at the temples. A heart-shaped face has a small chin and widens at the cheeks and temples.

Match your head shape with a flattering eyebrow shape. Oval head shapes look best with a soft-angled eyebrow; round faces look best with high-arched brows because these add length; make a curved eyebrow if you have a square or diamond-shaped face, because the curved brow helps balance the prominent facial angles; oblong faces are shortened in length by a horizontal brow; and heart-shaped faces look best with a round, low-arched brow.

Use this handy measuring guide to pick the right palcement for arches and where brows should end on the outside of the temple.
Make sure to talk with your stylist or esthetician to determine the right shape for you. Don’t just let anyone slap some wax or thread your brows. The wrong person can ruin them and it can take up to a year to get them back to where they need to be. Trust me, I’ve done many “brow interventions” in my time.

Happy tweezing! (you tweeze a brow, you pluck a chicken)
–Shelly Mac

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