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For years, supermodel Heidi Klum has been known in the business as “the body” – for obvious reasons. Heidi delighted and amazed her fans when she modeled lingerie weeks after giving birth. She also became a well-known fashion expert as the host of Project Runway. Now the HEIDI by Heidi Klum line will be available exclusively at Macy’s stores and on This mid-priced collection brings feminine and flirty lingerie to women at an affordable price. I really think it is adorable.


The 30-piece collection has such details as lace, ribbon, and lovely fabrics yet is priced at $12 for panties and $42 to $33 for bras. The bras range size from 32A to 38DD, and small to extra-large for other items. The styles are cute, flirty, sexy, and modern.


HEIDI by Heidi Klum is a fun and affordable way to spice up your wardrobe just in time for summer. Remember, fabulous lingerie improves your look even if no one sees it but you!



Big fat lies

Heidi Klum ( Creative Commons Image)Hot celebrity moms put a lot of pressure these days on new mothers by raising an unrealistic expectation to lose baby weight and to spring back into shape after giving birth.
Many people blame Heidi Klum, in particular. She strutted down a Victoria’s Secret runway only five weeks after giving birth to her fifth child. Adriana Lima was also singled out after her Victoria’s Secret appearance just two months after giving birth.
Most ordinary women are intimidated by such feats of fitness. Heidi Klum admitted that to return to the runway so quickly she underwent a grueling régime. Her trainer David Kirsch put her through strenuous workouts twice a day. This is hardly a schedule most new mothers can afford, never mind the cost of flying in a live-in celebrity trainer.
Unlike some stars, Heidi Klum admitted her stunning transformation took a lot of effort. She even complained about working out and dieting. She didn’t tell “big fat lies” about getting skinny.
Adriana Lima detailed the effort it took to get back onto the runway in posts she put on Twitter and Facebook. Perhaps she was hoping to head-off the recent scorn directed at the new super-svelte celebrity moms.
Now that relative “peace” has been made between working moms and stay-at-home moms, a new battle may be looming between super-fit “yummy mummies” and moms who choose not to, or unable to, spring back into runway shape after childbirth.
Even non-mothers who are trying to shape up can get fed up with stars who claim that staying slim is a “piece of cake.”
I’m not sure the “supermodel standards” are the problem. Rather, the big fat lies some stars tell about how effortless it is sets women up for unrealistic expectations and disappointment.
And it is not just stars that are the problem. Many non-famous women like to perpetuate the myth of being “effortlessly” fit and slim. It’s a weird and annoying type of superiority.
Fitness and losing weight is a hard slog. It can be fun and rewarding, once you get into it, but it can be tough for most women. Getting into shape is easier with good teachers or a workout buddy. Young mothers may not have child care, so will they need to find places that offer it. When and if they go back to work, they may need to hustle out for classes or long walks at lunch because they have will have to rush home to the baby after work. It can be done. I have seen motivated young mothers work out and then pump breast milk and scoot back to work at my own club.
What women need know is that getting into shape takes time, guts, and grit. It can be fun and will make you look and Adrina Lima, Image by David Shankbornfeel better. The endorphins from vigorous, regular workouts can help chase away mild a case of baby blues or PMS. For more serious depression, call your doctor. It’s more fun and easier with friends and in a supportive atmosphere.
So don’t be discouraged by these big fat lies:
I have a fast metabolism; I can eat whatever I want
Some people are blessed with a fast metabolism, but watch them, darlings. They are usually always on the move. Even if they don’t work out, they fidget and twitch off calories. Good for them. Also observe their eating habits. They may not think about what they eat, but often they don't eat much. They pick and nibble. It’s a good trick to emulate. Read Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl books to find out how this is done.
I never diet
Bethenny Frankel explained to me how tasting as opposed to eating keeps her Some women have learned to eat “clean” or “lean” the hard way. To stay lean they cut out extra calories and junk food. It is second nature. But who are they kidding? That is “watching what they eat. Few adult women don’t have to cut back on calories or work out extra hard to make up for a calorie splurge. The others are telling “big fat lies.”
On the other hand, learning to view your own mini-portions as a lifestyle instead of depravation or dieting will keep you skinny.
Mini-portions are how many women who struggle with weight finally learned to stay slim. Dolly Parton and movie icon Rita Hayworth are two of the most famous mini-portion eaters. Rita Hayworth reportedly sent back any plate that had more than quarter portions on it.
I never exercise
This is a tricky lie. Exercise alone won’t make you skinny, but it will make you look better and help you burn calories. A daily workout burns calories and improves your mood, but weight loss is at least 80 percent diet. If you want to look sexy, vivacious, and youthful you need a healthy diet and daily vigorous exercise. Experts say that you continue to burn calories for up to 14 hours after a vigorous workout. So when you exercise really go for the burn – the calorie burn.
Lying about the effort it takes to look fabulous is not new. It’s not all bad either. There is such a thing as too much information. Darlings, no one wants to be out to dinner with “health-nut” who lectures everyone about the dangers of their delicious dessert. And there is nothing less sexy than a woman who moans about her hips during dinner. A certain amount of discretion about one’s personal dietary habits, personal insecurity, and fitness goals is good sense and good manners.
But pretending that having a knockout body after 25 and children is a “piece of cake” is just a “big fat lie.”
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Shape up in 10 minutes

Exhale: Core Fusion Lean & Toned is the perfect way to get in shape fast for summer, even if you have no time or hate to exercise.  The DVD features Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp’s proven formula of five 10-minute workouts to deliver fast results and maximum flexibility.  This regime mixes stretching and sculpting moves for a long, lean, and defined physique.
Husband and wife team, and Core Fusion creators, Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp give home viewers the same experience as in one of Exhale’s nationally-renowned Core Fusion classes. Exercisers can do the full 50-minute class, or choose one or more of the five segments – depending on their schedule.
The program targets the major muscle groups in 10-minute segments, respectively focused on the upper body, thighs, flat/round back, gluteal, and pretzel core toner.
Bonus features include a five-minute stretch and workout from Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes and Shiva Rea: Creative Core Abs
The exercises in this program are from their popular Core Fusion classes, which have a large celebrity clientele including Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Mariska Hargitay, Goldie Hawn, Ivanka Trump, Mario Lopez, Samantha Harris, and Hilary Swank.  So now you can have the same exercise advantage as your favourite movie stars.
Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp have more than 50 years of combined experience, teaching Pilates, Lotte Berk Method, yoga, and dance – disciplines that comprise the Lean & Toned workout. The best-selling Core Fusion DVD series includes Body Sculpt, Pilates Plus, Thighs & Glutes, and Pure Abs & Arms.

Fabulous thighs and a delicious derrière

French seductresses, sage and author Collette said, “A good body lasts a long time.” She was right. She also could have added ‘your body will shape up faster than you think’, especially your derrière (glutes) and thighs.
To that end, we love the Core Fusion DVDs by fitness gurus Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp.  Heidi Klum and Cameron Diaz rave about the regime too.
The Core Fusion Thighs and Glutes DVD has five- to 10-minute routines that will lift your derriere, tone your legs, and trim your waist. The program targets all the right spots. While you cannot lose weight through spot exercise, you can tighten, tone and sculpt. If you do the routines at high intensity, you will burn fat too!
The DVD has several bonus features including a five-minute leg-lift strengthener to shape long lean legs. This DVD is being released August 25th.
I have said it before and I will say it again; you have only your thighs to lose!