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Zucchini, Carrot and Apple Miniature Muffins 8

Posted on 24, February 2015

in Category Clean Eating Recipes


They often say you are either a cooker or a baker. I am definitely the latter. I love to bake. I like to know I can follow a recipe to the “t” and get the final product without needing to be creative. I also like to have sweet stuff in the house because: A) It makes my house smell good B) The Children constantly need healthy snacks C) I am a recovering sugar addict and appreciate daily sweets, esp in the morning or after a workout. So I noticed last night that I have an excess of vegetables that will [&hellip

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25 Summertime Shape Up Tips! 2

Posted on 22, May 2014

in Category Fitness, Fitness Articles


Like most people, my job isn’t to be in shape and fitting in workouts means managing time between work, cooking, cleaning and caretaking my three little boys who I gave birth to in 2009, 2010 and 2011. While it’s difficult to prioritize YOU (especially when you are last on your list), it is possible to get into great shape.  Here are 25 great tips I use to get ready for the summer time (or any time). 1.      Write both long (3-12 months) and short term (1-3 week) goals. Short-term goals are important because they provide you constant satisfaction and something tangible [&hellip

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25 Things I Don’t Do. 30

Posted on 9, March 2014

in Category Fitness, Fitness journals


Often time people want to know what I do. It gets very boring to tell others I workout for an hour five times a week and eat small balanced meals containing complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats throughout the day. So let me tell you what I DON’T DO on a daily basis. DISCLAIMER: I’m not saying that if you DO any of these things it’s necessarily a bad thing. This article is just a guide to anyone who is seeking more answers to my lifestyle routine. 1. I don’t sleep in. Many successful people want to get their [&hellip

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10 ways to melt the Muffin Top 15

Posted on 14, February 2014

in Category Fitness Articles

maria abs

 I still remember the days when I had a muffin top! I was very self conscious in form fitting dresses and tight tops. My vision was to confidently wear a tank top and jeans in the summertime! It took consistency, discipline, faith and patience but I finally got rid of mines and here’s some tips on how to get rid of yours! If you have any tips, pics or success stories to help others, please share! 1. Strength train your whole body! In order to see abdominal definition you typically need an athletic body fat percentage. So get lean (everywhere). [&hellip

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10 words of Advice for New Year’s Resolutions 7

Posted on 30, December 2013

in Category Fitness, Fitness Articles


Two days left before the New Year. Do I do resolutions? Absolutely! The New Year is a time to reflect on 2013 and DESIRE to do better in 2014. Whatever excuses that prevented you from hitting goals this past year hasn’t changed – the only things that has changed as we approach Jan 1st is your attitude. Every year we start with new hopes, ambitions and dreams, but according to statistics, only 8% of you will see that goal realized. So what will make YOU successful? The biggest thing is your attitude. Stay positive, stay progressive, stay planful but most [&hellip

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Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake 6

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Clean Eating Recipes, Fitness

bundt cake_vegan

I love to bake. I bake 1-2 times a week and our cookie jar is rarely empty. So, for my son’s 2nd birthday I originally wanted to make a watermelon cake, but (duh!) watermelon isn’t in season. So I opted for a chocolate vegan bundt cake. It was very easy to make and only took me an hour. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 tablespoon corn starch 1/3 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoon salt 1.5 cup applesauce First mix applesauce and sugar, then add the dry ingredients. Place in a bundt pan (since the consistency [&hellip

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4 words I will Never Use. 78

Posted on 25, November 2013

in Category Fitness, Fitness journals


There are certain terms I rarely use in my vocabulary that has been used a lot lately via comments on my Facebook page and website. While I am often portrayed as uncompassionate by viewers, personal friends and family members know I am highly sensitive and very direct.  I don’t view life with negative lenses, I see how people react as a reflection in how they see themselves or what they are intimately experiencing in their own life. Since my influence has expanded I want to make certain messages clear. So here are popular words I would like to stop being [&hellip

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List of TV Appearances 2

Posted on 8, November 2013

in Category Fitness


In the last few weeks I’ve been making my rounds with the media world. Silly me, I never realized rivalries between networks or how fast news flies! The week Yahoo posted my pic online I started a media tour that included radio shows while getting ready, skype interviews at the airport, in-studio interviews and satellite shows from my hometown of Sacramento, CA.  I don’t have all my interviews but here’s a snippet of a few: TV SHOWS: Good Morning America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzwU7zjJDHM Today Show: http://www.today.com/moms/i-just-make-it-priority-fit-mom-viral-photo-speaks-8C11410696 CNN: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2013/10/19/maria-kang-fit-mom-facebook-photo-response Inside Edition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGVFF_p6OSU OMG Insider: http://omg.yahoo.com/video/excuse-facebook-mom-speaks-220844893.html Geraldo Rivera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOfozoqGO3M Fox and Friends:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlozihZioz0 Bethanny: [&hellip

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The 5 issues with America Today 48

Posted on 5, November 2013

in Category Fitness

maria kang husband

I’m alive! After the onslaught of last week’s media blitz and feeling like a punching bag from commenters, emailers and news/talk show hosts (won’t say who) I feel like I can still smile knowing that the many who got my message, truly received it. I do have to admit though. I have looked at this man to my right and asked “what is going on?” a few times. (thanks hunny for your support) Here’s what I believe is going on: #1 There’s an accountability issue. There’s a lot of people with a lot of excuses – not only did McDonald’s [&hellip

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