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TSC BOMBSHELL BODY GUIDE IS HERE!

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

WELLLLLLLLL.

Are you excited?

GOD KNOWS I AM!!

FIN-A-FING-LLY.

It’s here: THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL BOMBSHELL BODY GUIDE.

I mean, GEEZ. If I had know how gnarly it was to create a full fledged nutrition/fitness plan for you guys, I would have booked a casual trip to the moon instead.

Here’s the deal: I’ve been working with celebrity trainer, Jamie McFaden ( an interview to come on Miss Jamie!! She worked with Jillian Michaels’ for years & knows her shit when it comes to wellness ) for the past seven months to bring you all my favorite fitness moves/foods in one bundle. ALSO!! NBD, she was named one of the 50 hottest trainers in America by Shape Magazine (!!!).

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

There will be an online community that comes with TSC Bombshell Body plan where I’m like your virtual trainer connecting with you via a TSC chat room. You can ask any questions, share opinions, or even exchange recipes tips/tricks with other members. Basically a Skinny Confidential community, fun right?!

♡ For the workout section:

These are 27 minute workouts, three days a week, that are quick & will tone you up FAST. They’re all workouts that can be done at home or in a hotel. My life is go, go, go so I totally get not having time to go to a gym. You need 5 pound weights ( I found these on Amazon for $16 bucks ) & a bench or some kind of chair. I also share my favorite stretches ( it’s sooooo important to stretch! ). You can see me do each move via pictures so it’s clear & easy to understand. Videos to come!

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

♡ For the nutrition section:

This section will be my favorite recipes ( including TONS I haven’t shared on the blog or in TSC Book ). These are everyday recipes that don’t require a ton of time or expensive ingredients. No one has time to casually whip up dover sole with a side of leeks, beets, & broccolini. This part of the plan will provide you with a quick guideline that makes eating fun & easy. Also, I shared my boozy tips & a couple of my favorite cocktail recipes. I know, weird. But hey, I’m all about balance so if you’re going to have a cocktail at least drink smart.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.

( Mmmmmm…these pancakes are totally on the plan, by the way! )

Ok so explain THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL BOMBSHELL BODY GUIDE in a quick, efficient way, I made a little video for you guys:

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What’s going on behind the scenes? Wellllllll, Jaime & I are currently working on building another element to the guide: a full month’s plan of EXACTLY what I eat/drink. I feel like a lot of you have asked for specifics so I have been recording exactly what I eat for the last three months. Also, there’s an app to come too.

This part should be out within the next three months, so stay tuned.

We’re going to develop eating plans for vegans/vegetarians/meat eaters/gluten-free babes too. So basically? I gotcha covered.

The cost for the plan is $89.99 for the full nutrition & fitness package ( if you want to purchase them individually, they’re $49.99 each ). & I’m offering TSC readers $10 off their first month because you guys kick ass. Just use the code TSCHEARTSYOU at checkout. Also, the first 20 people to sign up get a signed, personalized copy of The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide.

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Why am I charging? Because there’s a lotttt of out of pocket expenses to run the program behind the scenes…& honestly, I’m literally charging the bare minimum. I have to cover specific costs of running the separate web portal, hiring a team, video/photos/etc., graphic design, & time/labor. Plus, there’s been a team of people working on this for a full year & collectively we’ve spent like, six million hours ( or it feels like six million hours? ) on this project.

I am giving away 10 free plans to bloggers. If you’re a blogger, check out this post for details ( don’t forget to leave your e-mail & blog name in the comment section on the post too! ).

Quick note: I poured my heart & soul into this project so I really hope you like it!! It’s important to me that you guys LOVE it!! If you have any suggestions or things you want to see, please e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com.

Ok, so do you guys have questions? I’ll answer them all below, if so! GO!

You can check out the whole shebang here. Excited to create a virtual fitness/health community with you guys!! EEK!

Ok! So CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.

- your virtual trainer, Lauryn xx

P.S. I’ll be posting all fitness/health/wellness updates for the guide on Instagram under the handle: @tscbombshellbody.

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet & fitness.


Little Update!! Plus Workout Moves!!!

GUYYYYYSSSSS.

The Skinny Confidential Fitness/Nutrition Plan is ALMOST here! I”m so, so excited because I’ve been pouring myself into this project & I can’t wait to share!!

So today I’m doing a little teasie-poo. These are some of my favourite workouts from the plan for very specific reasons, which I’ll explain in a sec.

All of these workouts are focused on giving you an extra energy boost & stimulating circulation…because who doesn’t like ENERGY? If you’re anything like me, you need your energy like you need your air. These 3 workouts will boost & lift your mood, your energy, and your ass.

Winnnnnn.

Ok, so here are the reasons why I like each of these exercises:

Tricep Dips: yes they’re easy & simple BUTTTTTT I swear by them for the backs of my arms. True Story: I used to have bat wings. You know that stuff that flaps in the wind when you wave goodbye? Ya. Anyway, tricep dips tighten those wings RIGHT UP. Thank god. This is my go-to when I want a quick energy boost.

Side Lunges: again guys, I’m old fashioned. None of this hanging from the ceiling with a band kind of shit. Side unless are INSANE for the sides of your legs/butt. You know those inward curves we all want on our butt? Those are from side lunges. Obsessed with good, ole side lunges.

Front Lunges: I guess I’m a lunge fan in general? I don’t know, I just like what lunging does to my legs I guess. I notice that they give me muscles in all the right places without looking too bulky. Lunges are a great, quick way to tighten up & give you a quick kick in the ass AKA energy boost.

Other ways to boost your energy? Walk the dog, dry brush (!!!!!), drink tea ( I’ve been OBSESSED with tea since I’ve been in Asia…especially peppermint ), ride a bike, take care of your skin ( I’ve been loving Garnier’s Miracle Lift because it tightens my skin & give it life ), read a positive book ( loving this one ), go for a lymphatic drainage massage ( more on this later ), or have a glass of champagne ( I kid, I kid ).

ARE YOU GUYS excited for more TSC workouts/stretches/food tips?? I hope so!! I promise it’s ALMOST here!!! More meets to come.

Also, I’ll be giving ten bloggers a full, free plan to test out for a blog review. If you’re interested, leave your name & blog below & I’ll randomly pick ten blogger babes :-).

love, Lauryn x

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THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL VIBEZZZZ ( New Playlist!!! )

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

I know, I know, I’m distracted over this kitten tumbler too.

Dying right? Been drinking my AM smoothie out of it & I’m quite pleased with its cuteness.

On another note, my friend Jordan, from the blog Miss American Made, & I created another playlist: THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL VIBEZZZ ( via Spotify ). Remember Jordan? Here’s us on Halloween:

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.
All ya have to do is subscribeeeeee to it & TA-DA, free workout/party/sleepover playlist.

Personally, I’ve been using it for working out with my kitten mug & rose gold headphones!!

Oh & get very, very excited! Because you guys have been asking what songs are in the background of my videosJordan & I added every song from EVERY VIDEO.

So good, right?!

This playlist is super chill: a little Brazilian x some French tunes x some Indie— definitely my playlist so far.

And naturally I had to throw “The Girl from Ipanema” on there because Pixy thinks she’s straight up the girl.

Like, the girl that’s from Ipanema.

She thinks she’s super tall and tan and young and lovely lately…so Michael & I have been keeping it on repeat for her.

Had to share. LOL.

Any other songs I should add?

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

If you’re interested in other sex kitten playlists, check these out:

+ The Skinny Confidential Workout Playlist

+ TSC Summer Workout Playlist

+ TSC does Europe Playlist

+ TSC Kick Yo Ass Into Gear After Thanksgiving Playlist

+ TSC Champagne Dance Party Playlist

+ TSC Sweaty, Sexy Playlist

+ TSC Vibezzz ( << newest playlist )

FYI: still waiting for my Diva Cup. Until next time…Rock on, Lauryn x

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The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.


Favorite Strength Training Workouts x MISSGUIDED GIVEAWAY

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness with Missguided.The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness with Missguided.

So I’m definitely a chick who loves strength training.

But I’m not like, all gnarly about it…where I’m shoving protein powder down my throat, surrounded by an unnecessary amount of weights & wearing weight lifting gloves ( you know those guys that make those super loud ‘grunts’ while they’re lifting? I can’t ).

I really feel as though a lot of girls get off to a rocky start with poor strength training, so hopefully with this post, I can shift any negative views on it? Let’s hope?

Most of my favorite strength training moves can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book. They’re all moves you can do at-home while watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ( OMG, I love Lisa V.! )…which is fab because these are no-gym-needed workouts.

Oh, & just to note: strength training is amazing for building muscles in a feminine way too. You simply lift less & use your own body resistance as opposed to 2394372974 pound weights.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness with Missguided.

Lately my favorite sexy moves have been arm focused ( totally having an arm moment ). Here are some of my go-to moves:

♡ Squat to Overhead Press

Works quadriceps, hamstrings, butt, abs, shoulders.

A. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, elbows bent, a 5-pound weight in each hand at shoulder height, palms forward. Lower into a squat (don’t let knees go past toes); hold for a moment.

B. Push through heels to stand up, pressing weights overhead. Return to starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

♡ Step-Up With Bicep Curl

Works quadriceps, hamstrings, butt, abs, biceps.

A. Stand with left foot on a sturdy bench or step, a 5-pound weight in each hand.

B. With weight on left foot, lift to standing on the step, right thigh raised so it’s parallel to floor; at the same time, curl weights up toward shoulders. Return to starting position. Do 15 reps, then switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.

♡ Single-Leg Dumbbell Row

Works back, shoulders, biceps, abs, quadriceps, hamstrings, butt.

A. Stand holding a 5- to 10-pound weight in left hand. Hinge forward so back is flat and almost parallel to floor; rest right hand on a chair or low shelf for support. Extend left arm toward floor, palm facing in; lift straight left leg behind you, so body forms a T.

B. Slowly bend left elbow and draw weight up until elbow is even with torso; hold for a moment, then lower weight. Do 15 reps, then switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.

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♡ Curtsy Lunge

Works hips, butt, quadriceps, hamstrings, abs.

A. Stand with feet hip-width apart, hands on hips. Take a giant step diagonally back with left foot and cross it behind your right; bend knees (as if curtsying) as you reach your left hand toward floor on the outside of your right foot.

B. Return to starting position. Do 15 reps, then switch sides and repeat. Do 3 sets.

♡ Superman

Works the back, butt.

Lie facedown with arms and legs extended, toes pointed, palms down. Inhale while raising arms and legs as high as you can; pause, then exhale while slowly returning to starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness with Missguided.

OUTFIT OF THE DAY || #OOTD

Black ‘Train Dirty’ tank

Sports bra

Grey crop leggings

Shoes || aviator sunglasses || nail polish

Outfit details: this little get-up is all by Missguided…as you can tell from this post I’m super excited about the launch of their new activewear line. It’s priced right, veryyy cute, & right up my alley. Also, I haven’t taken off this cross-back sports bra in days ( sorry, MIchael! ). Missguided is giving away $150 gift card to one lucky TSC reader. All you have to do is sign up below & subscribe to TSC YouTube channel. MEOW!

More easy, at-home workout moves can be found on my YouTube channel & will be avail in TSC nutrition/fitness plan.

Ok so, what’s your favorite strength training move?

- Lauryn, xx

P.S I just filmed a video tutorial on this high pony, so stayyyy tuned!

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness with Missguided.


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Get Excited: Jillian Michaels (!!!) Is On TSC

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

 Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

Jillian Michaels is a BADASS BOSS.

If you don’t know who she is, RUN to Google and do some fitness research ASAP.

Jillian is a frequent face on The Biggest Loser, on every cover of every fitness magazine ( Shape Magazine ring a bell?! ), & an amazing celebrity fitness trainer. Oh…& NBD she has at-home fitness DVD’s. It’s safe to say she’s sort of winning at life.

She’s for sure one of my fitness idols— anyone else with me? So to say I’m excited she’s on The Skinny Confidential today, is kind of the understatement of the year? Of my life?

Ok, here ya go- meet Jillian:

| Ok so, tell us all about your new kick ass program |

JM: My program, Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™, is a 30-minute group exercise class that is essentially a hybrid of the most cutting-edge fitness philosophies integrated into one comprehensive system. I designed BODYSHRED to target every muscle in the body and maximize athletic performance and metabolic potential.

We’re granting opportunities to fitness professionals all over the country to become trained and certified in the Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ Program so they can offer the 30-minute group class at their respective fitness facilities. Our next Certification Workshop is in San Diego on Sunday, February 8th at The Gym Del Mar ( more details here ).

| Why is it different than anything out there? |

JM: BODYSHRED classes are comprised of four circuits utilizing what I like to call my “3-2-1” interval format approach: three minutes of strength with two minutes of cardio & one minute of core work for thirty minutes of intense conditioning.

With my Certification Workshops, I’m hoping to share with local fitness professionals the training techniques and philosophies I personally use to transform millions of bodies and lives.

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

| And you’re going to be in San Diego…what can we SD-er’s expect? |

JM: To become certified, trainers must sign up online at jillianmichaelsbodyshred.com & find a training workshop near them. This 9-hour course will prepare fitness professionals to teach a group class in this method, introducing them to new concepts, teaching tools and motivational delivery style that will set them apart from others and expand their growth. In addition to the in-person Certification Workshop, trainers must pass a practical exam administered on-site, as well as a web-based at-home written exam, achieving a score of 80% or higher.

From there, certified trainers can get the class on the schedules at their respective gyms and the people of San Diego will be able to experience it for themselves in no time!

| What’s your favorite pre/post workout snack ( we totally need to know before coming to your workshop! )? |

JM: I don’t believe in pre and post workout meals. I eat every three to four hours! Breakfast, lunch, snack dinner. I make sure I don’t work out on an empty stomach and I also don’t eat within an hour of exercise.

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

Jillian Michaels x The Skinny Confidential.

| Best workout for a woman? | 

JM: There is no such thing. Ideally, a well-rounded workout regimen encompasses all fitness modalities- strength, power, speed, agility, balance, endurance, etc. We are proud to say that BODYSHRED does just that. It hits every muscle in the body from every possible angle of push and pull with all possible modalities & uses the most cutting edge fitness techniques to do so.

| Gotta ask: if you’re going to have a cocktail— what do you recommend? |

JM: I’ll usually opt for a glass of red wine, but if I’m really in the mood for a cocktail it’s a tequila on the rocks.

| Favorite quick, easy, healthy meal? |

JM: I don’t eat a ton of meat. I prefer ocean caught salmon— it’s healthy and quick and easy to prepare.

+ To follow Jillian on Instagram click here.

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