I need to start this post by saying that never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever be in the same room as Kelly Bensimon, let alone get invited to speak with her, one-on-
one four, for nearly forty-five minutes.
Yet there I found myself in the Penthouse Suite of the San Carlos hotel yesterday, talking single motherhood, jelly beans, crazy bitches, finding your happiness as a single woman and all things “I Can Make You Hot” with a former cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City.
I went with an open-mind and heart to meet her, though I can’t deny I had a certain vision in my head of what Kelly Bensimon might be like in person due to the way she’d been portrayed on television. Let’s face it, Bravo and the rest of her castmates made her look like a complete flake on the last season of The Real Housewives of New York City. But I knew the show was about ratings and was confident there’d be more to her than what met my eyes watching my flat-screen TV.
Boy was I right.
Let me just say that she is one of the sweetest most genuine women I have ever met. While the event was about her and meant to generate publicity for her book, “I Can Make You Hot: The Supermodel Diet”(which was released today–GO BUY IT, and I will surely tell you more about a little later) there were moments during our interview where she asked questions about me, as well as the other bloggers, and it truly felt like she was making a connection with me as a person, not just as press. She was truly gorgeous inside and out.
I had the opportunity to read Kelly’s book “I Can Make You Hot” over the weekend and I absolutely loved it. Why? Because Kelly’s plan isn’t about starving yourself. It’s not just about what you eat, it’s about how you feel.
Her book is 25% diet, 75% finding your happy by achieving a balanced life. What single woman doesn’t want that?
There are only three basic rules to Kelly’s plan:
1.) Exercise every day. ( I know, I groaned when I read that too. But I promise you won’t be groaning anymore once you find out how many minutes of exercise Kelly’s plan recommends.)
2.) Make healthy food choices and eat well six days a week. (No, that’s not a typo.)
3.) Make Sunday your “funday” and eat whatever you want. If you’ve been following steps 1 and 2, your body can handle a day of freedom. ( We single gals love our freedom)
With these rules in place, Kelly constructed a 7-day plan that women can use as a weekly guide to manage their diets and keep themselves happy, hot and healthy.
Trust me, the plan is so easy even I am going to do it.
As a busy single mom I know all too well how hard it is to stay in shape and eat healthy, which is why I often skip exercising (because what working single mother has an extra hour a day to exercise, or even has the energy to exercise if they do?!) and reach for junk food because it’s a quick fix that I can grab and go with.
But guess what? According to Kelly’s plan, you can exercise as little as 20 MINUTES A DAY and still get hot!
Single moms rejoice!
Have a little more than twenty minutes? Try Kelly’s Healthy Twenty-five and you’ll be turning heads!
*Go for an easy 18-minute run.
*Jump rope for 2 minutes.
*Lie on your stomach with your legs stretched behind you and your hands slightly in front of your shoulders. Tuck in your toes and lift your hips off the floor until our hands and legs are straight. Now stretch your body forward, bending your elbow until your body forms a straight line parallel to the floor. Return to your starting position and repeat. Do this for 2 minutes. In yoga this is called Downward Dog to a Plank.
*Now turn on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Keeping your shoulders flat o the floor, pressing down with your feet, raise your hips off the floor until you’re making a straight line from knees to shoulders. In yoga, this is calls a Bridge or a Backbend or Half Wheel. Do this 5 times.
* Sit back, relax and have yourself a glass of wine because you’re already done exercising!
Purchase Kelly’s book and you’ll get two more short and sweet workout plans and a whole lot more awesome.
My favorite part of Kelly’s book? The amazeballs recipes, which are simple enough that even I can try them and not set the house on fire.
“I Can Make You Hot” is the perfect handbook for busy single moms like me who have been caught in the viscous cycle of Yo-Yo dieting and exercise program ADD.
Remember when I did Insanity for two months? Sure I lost weight, but there is no way a busy single woman like me can workout for over an hour a day for the rest of my life.
Twenty-minutes a day however, totally doable.
I guarantee if you follow Kelly’s plan and keep coming back to my blog, Kelly Bensimon and I can make you hot.
Scratch that, with our powers combined we can make you smokin’ hot, inside and out.
For the inside scoop on what inspired Kelly to write “I Can Make You Hot,” why it differs from other popular weight loss plans, as well as some tips she has for single moms, watch my video below.
And after you’re done watching the video and have fallen madly in love with Kelly Bensimon, go order yourself a copy of “I Can Make You Hot: The Supermodel Diet” because not only will it make you hotter, it will make Kelly very happy.
Can’t afford to purchase a copy right this second? I’m giving AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY of “I Can Make You Hot” away to one of my lucky readers!
Leave me a comment below telling me what “hot” means to you for your chance to win.
Winner will be randomly chosen from all valid comments and notified by email sometime on Friday May 4th, 2012. Probably. OK, you’ll be notified by Saturday May 5th the latest.