By Jennifer Nicole Lee,
Fitness Expert & Author
Miss Bikini America 2005, Miss Muscle and Fitness
We as moms and modern day women are forced to do more in less time. The demands of our jobs, homes, families, and friends forces us sometimes to put ourselves last. I urge all moms to "put themselves back on their to do lists!"
Here are my top rules and MUST DO's for looking better, feeling stronger, and getting glam in little to no time flat!
1. Look Clean, Put Together, and Classic!
There is nothing quicker than a slicked back clean pony tail when you are trying to look polished in less than 5 minutes. Simply brush hair back completely off of face, and place in a chic pony tail at the nape of the back of your neck. Be aware of stray hairs, keeping them clean and in place with a touch of hair spray. Add a small pearl earring and you are set! Clean, classic, and polished never was so easy!
2. Make Up in 3 Minutes!
All you need is under eye concealer to wash away the tired look, foundation to even out skin tone, and also a loose powder to set it all into place. In addition, a quick sweep of a peachy or pink blush with mascara and a fresh application of lip gloss will take you from looking sleepy to sensational!
3. Have a hot bath!
Spa time may be expensive to do at a resort, but it isn't when you bring the spa home! Simply shut all phones off, and make sure you place a note at the door not to ring the bell. A cheap candle, Epsom bath salts and some relaxing music are all you need for the ultimate at home spa experience to help recharge and relax you!
4. Pick out a Classic Easy to Expand on Wardrobe
When you are in a rush and have to build a look instantly, make sure you stock your closet with must have staples. These classic essentials are a pair of black pants, a knee length black skirt, a crisp clean white shirt, a sharp looking belt and a matching jacket. Pick out a pair of contemporary shoes that will go with everything so that you take the guess work out of it all! Getting dressed in the morning will be a cinch!
5. Get Your Rest!
Nothing looks better on you than rest! Make sure you get to bed at a reasonable time, and you get ample sleep so you are more alert, function better, and also are in a better mood! Aim to get at least 8 hours a night!
6. Treat Your Workouts As Important Business Meetings that You Cant Cancel
Treat your workouts as important business meetings that you cannot be late to, cancel with THE most important person in the world-YOU! That’s right! Give yourself and your workouts the proper respect that they deserve, and your body will thank you. Your body needs to be challenged, and when it is, it grows stronger, and you feel better. It’s a win-win! Stop lying to yourself claiming that you will actually get more done if you skip your workout, just to “free up time”. But your body will not be as efficient and effective if you forgo training all together! Put your workouts on your priority list, and you will get more done, quicker in less time.
With my Fat to Fab Fast tips, you are sure to gain the energy, strength, and endurance that you need to look and feel your best!
Smile and be well!
Jennifer Nicole Lee
Fitness expert and author, Jennifer Nicole Lee (JNL), has become an icon for women and fellow moms across the world with her amazing 70-pound plus weight loss success story. To ultimately improve her physical and mental health and become more active with her children, JNL began a regimen of exercise drills and performance nutrition. Training as an athlete, JNL's goal was to lose weight, with the ultimate goal of entering a bikini contest. Less than one year later, JNL entered the ultimate figure competition and was crowned Miss Bikini America 2004, realizing her goal and proving that mothers can still be sexy, fun and fit!
This empowering experience catapulted Jennifer Nicole Lee into the health and fitness industry and gained her the respect of countless professionals. She has shared her compelling weight loss story on national talk shows including Oprah and Inside Edition, and has proudly graced the covers of over 15 fitness magazines. Please visit www.jennifernicolelee.com for more information. Also visit www.jnlbook.com and www.getfitwithjnl.com for her Weight Loss Programs.