I sort of hate myself for asking this because I think we teach our girls that white dresses and diamond rings equate to the pinnacle of life, but in the interest of fashion, at least, MEGHAN’S GOWN, yes or no?
When Melissa and I had our initial consultation about my fitness and health habits, she asked me what my favorite part about working out was. With the utmost seriousness, I replied, "finishing." For years, I've been able to remain skinny only as a result of 1) having a fast metabolism and 2) operating at opposite extremes, meaning that I'd either be hyper-indulgent (think diner nachos with two extra sides of sour cream for dinner 3-5/week) OR then living on multiple iced coffees the next day in a frustrated, last ditch effort to counteract my previous lapses in judgment. I felt like a human garbage can. That said, in the short time that I've been working with Melissa, I've experienced a drastic shift in the way that I look at myself.
No longer is my goal simply to be thin; it's to be fit (muscle tone makes all the difference in the world, ladies -- skinny still sags, believe me), healthy and happy with the decisions that I make as they relate to my physical and mental health.
Rather than placing an emphasis on eliminating the foods that I enjoy from my life, Melissa's approach to nutrition focuses on incorporating healthy options that I genuinely look forward to eating into my daily routine. Since I'm not the type of girl who’s incentivized to get my butt to classes or even to do cardio on the treadmill, the workouts that she introduced me to are life-changing. Rooted in pilates and yoga principles, odd as it sounds, the movements literally feel good while I’m doing them. Here's what I've deduced: this approach is about changing the ways in which we experience consuming healthy foods and changing our bodies. When Melissa isn’t with me, I log onto her website at MELISSAWOODHEALTH.COM and follow along with her step-by-step workouts alone in my apartment. For those of us who find that the hardest part is getting out of the door, for working mamas who don’t have time to go to the gym period, or for anyone who travels extensively and wants to do something quick and effective, what’s better than turning on her twelve youtube video tutorials (she adds two new ones every week, as well) and following simple steps to achieve a long, lean look? 🤷🏻♀️💪🏼 @melissawoodhealth
Given the amount of money that I spend on transportation to get to Soho, I think we really need to move downtown. Also, quasi related: I’m getting bored with my hair again. Do I ditch the weave and bring back the lob or just opt for golden highlights?
Santa Teresa Rum!! If you’ve heard me talk about Celestino before, then you might already know that he’s from Venezuela, which is a country that I’ve grown to love more deeply each day. When I was first introduced to Santa Teresa Rum, I immediately understood why it’s been around since 1796, but I wasn’t aware of the impressive strides that the family-owned company made on behalf of severely underprivileged communities, as well. Tonight, I’m toasting to Santa Teresa Rum and to Chef Carlos Garcia on behalf of a truly phenomenal and awe-inspiring brand. 🙌🏼😘 @santateresarum#SantaTeresa1796#SantaTeresaPartner