Posts tagged ‘skinny wraps’

April 3, 2014

FROM TIGER STRIPES TO BIKINI READY!

Excited to rock a bikini after pregnancy!

Excited to rock a bikini after pregnancy!

 

 

Hey y’all! It’s Ashley!
WHEW, let me tell you, it’s been a seriously crazy couple of weeks! It is currently 10:15pm and this is my time to settle down and unwind. Bryan (hubby) and I have put Beau (baby) to bed, settled the dogs down for the night, enjoyed our dinner and now get to relax. Our days are long, but they are worth it!

Winding down after a long day...ahhh...

Winding down after a long day…ahhh…

With work thrown back into the mix, I’ve had to figure out how to get to the gym in time to get a solid workout in. I can no longer go in the middle of the day or late at night. My gym’s hours are 4:30am-10:00pm Monday-Thursday, 4:30am-7:00p on Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm on Saturday and 8:00am-4:00pm on Sunday. The answer to my dilemma? Wake up at 4:15am and get to the gym by 4:45am (or 5:00am if I hit the snooze button!) before my mind realizes what in the world I’m doing!! Is it tough? You bet. I’m absolutely not a morning person. At. All. However, I’m very much of the mindset that I can make time to get my workouts in, not excuses as to why I can’t. It’d be easy to say “that’s too early,” or “I’m too busy with work, hubby and Beau.” The truth is that I am busy. But I also want to reach my goals and to be able to live healthy and take care of myself. So, that means making time for me. Even if it is crazy, stupid early!

Healthy meal prep is essential as a new mother or I will make bad choices.

Healthy meal prep is essential as a new mother or I will make bad choices.

I still do my meal prep. In fact, after we laid Beau down tonight (around 8:30pm), I was in the kitchen chopping, slicing, dicing, steaming and sautéing meals to have ready to simply grab-and-go in the mornings when I’m running out the door to work. Has it made for a long night? Ya, a little bit. But it’s absolutely worth it!! I won’t have any excuse to order out for lunch or to grab cookies for snacks. I HIGHLY recommend spending a couple hours one night a week to cook some healthy food and make some healthy snacks to have readily available and easy to take with you. It’s amazing how much time and effort it saves you throughout the week!
And now, because I’m not busy enough, I’ve teamed up with Marzia and am a distributor for It Works! Have you heard of that crazy wrap thing? Have you seen what the wraps and/or creams can do? Y’all, it’s amazing stuff! You should ask me about it. In fact, I’ll go ahead and give you a peek preview! It’s no secret that Beau left me with some pretty fancy stretch marks. However, I’ve been using the Stretch Mark cream for about 3 weeks and have done 2 wraps from It Works! The stretch marks have faded SIGNIFICANTLY and the wraps have helped with the weight loss and toning. It’s like having your own personal at-home spa experience. And I’m not just saying all of this to try and convince you to contact me about it, I promise (although you should! Visit my page at http://www.BodyBellisimo.com to see all the products). I’m saying this because I had to try it out for myself and see it to believe it. And holy moly y’all! I’ve got pictures to prove that the It Works! products ACTUALLY WORK!! And they feel amazing!

I couldn't believe it till I tried it.

I couldn’t believe it till I tried it.

My life is busy. Beau. Bryan. Dogs. Family. Friends. Work. Working out. Blogging on my Facebook Fitness page (https://www.facebook.com/F3byACG). Blogging for the Healthy Housewives Transformation series. Meal Prepping. I’m probably forgetting something. Would I change any of it? Absolutely not!
Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I truly believe that God doesn’t give me any more than I can handle, nor does He let me take on more than I can handle. I choose to believe that my future is bright and I am determined to make sure that I live, and inspire others to live, a healthy lifestyle.

With each passing week, I feel better and better!

With each passing week, I feel better and better!

From one crazy, busy full-time professional, wife and mommy to all of you – living a healthy lifestyle is absolutely possible! Stick with it! I’ll check back in soon with more progress and possibly crazy stories!

To try the stretchmark cream go to www.bodybellisimo.com

To try the stretchmark cream go to http://www.bodybellisimo.com

Ciao,
Ashley Casalini Garcia

http://www.bodybellisimo.com

 

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June 20, 2013

Celebrity Skinny Wraps

Before and after 1 wrap

Before and after 1 wrap

Skinny wraps are all the rage these days. Pictures circulating on the internet show amazing before and after pictures claiming visible results in as little as 45 minutes. Do they really work? Or is it a scam?

To give you a little bit of background about my experience with wraps. As a fitness model, I usually do the expensive spa wraps to detox right before a fitness shoot or competition. Professional spa wraps smooth out the skin, extract water weight, and takes off inches. I love how lean and smooth I look after one. Exercise and nutrition are my top priorities and choices to live a healthy lifestyle and be fit. But I would be lying if I said that is all I do to get my body. I love detoxing products and services to rid toxins like massages, endermology, and foam rolling. Spa wraps are part of my health and wellness regimen too but they can be quite pricey. I usually pay around $125 plus tip.

This is what I typically look like when I do a body wrap!

This is what I typically look like when I do a body wrap!

I personally had never heard of these “skinny wraps” or had seen any images circulating until a few weeks ago. I had a distributor contact me through Facebook wondering if I was interested in trying an at-home body wrap. Being the beauty junkie that I am, I was curious to try this wrap. So I said yes and she sent it to me right away.

What they look like

What they look like

After I got the product, I emailed the distributor back and told her I got the wrap. She told me to measure and take pictures. I love a good science experiment so I couldn’t wait to see if it worked. I read the directions and checked out the ingredients. I try to live an organic holistic lifestyle so I watch what chemicals I put in my body. The wrap is made of an herbal formula so I was willing to try. I was skeptic at first, but a willing participant.

This is how it works

This is how it works

Now as some of you know, I am very fit. I work out 5-6 days a week and eat a plant based lifestyle. As a fitness professional, I don’t believe in a quick fix or miracle products. Bottom line, it is a consistent healthy lifestyle that gets you to your goals. But, I do believe in products and services that will help aid you through your journey. So here I go, wrap time!

I put on my latest fringe bikini that I bought for my Mexican vacation, took measurements and pictures, and then pulled out the skinny wrap from the package. It looks small, but unfolds 4 times larger than the package. It said to place the lotion side on desired area and then wrap plastic wrap around to keep it in place. I was feeling bloated that night at 9 pm so I decided to put on my ab area. I placed the wrap on and then finished the wrapping by putting plastic wrap to secure the skinny wrap. It says you can keep it on for a minimum of 45 minutes and a maximum of 8 hours. I decided to go for the 45 minutes. So I set my timer on my iphone and then finished work on my laptop. 45 minutes later, I unwrapped the plastic to see my stomach; I have to say I was quite shocked at the results, it worked! I snapped my pictures and did a side by side comparison. Wow, I was in shock. Really? This product worked on my bloated fit self. I was a believer.

Wrap Instructions-very easy to do at home

Wrap Instructions-very easy to do at home

I bought some more to try on friends and family to see if they got the same results, and guess what, they did. I was sold. I contacted the distributor from Facebook who originally gave me the wrap to learn more. I was so impressed that I recently became a distributor too. I thought this would be great for my clients. As a fitness trainer I train a lot of models, pageant girls, and fitness competitors. They could use this to help them right before they compete on stage or go to a photo shoot. I was also impressed by the price. One wrap is about $25. Very affordable!

On the website they call them the Ultimate Body Applicator. Anyways, it is worth the $25 for this product. If you would like to give it a try, here is the link to the product. www.CelebritySkinnyWraps.com

Or if you want to come to a wrap party in Dallas, here are the details:

Come join the Healthy Housewives at Lift Pilates Studio for their first healthy lifestyle seminar and wrap party! Sip on fresh pressed juices and alkaline water while dining on healthy horderves while being wrapped. Tighten, tone, and firm in as little as 45 minutes wearing the wrap!
Learn why Pilates is important to add to your workout routine and watch a live Pilates demo!
Date: Friday, July 12th at 7-10 pm.
Attire: Please wear something casual preferably a pants, shorts, or skirt with a top. We will be wrapping your stomach area. We will also be measuring and taking pictures of your results right there on the spot so you can see your results.
Cost: $25 per person
*Please RSVP and let us know how many people you are bringing with you. Marzia_fitness@yahoo.com
Thanks!
Can’t wait to meet you! Marzia & Kathy
Sponsors for event:
Roots Pressed Juices
Essentia Water
Lift Pilates
Pure Plates Inspired Eating
Healthy Housewives
Come to our wrap party at Lift Pilates!

Come to our wrap party at Lift Pilates!

Yours in Health,
Marzia