Diapers, Dumbbells 'N' Daily Health

Welcome to Diapers, Dumbbells 'N' Daily Health, a blog about my thoughts and actions on health, wellness and life as a new Mom.  I am writing this as a way to stay connected to friends and family, list my workouts to help me stay on track with my health and to journal what is going on in my world as a new parent.  I hope you will find my posts both interesting, humerous and informative.  Maybe along the way you will get great tips on nutrition and fitness so that you too can get/stay healthy for life! Tara Mazanec...more

Beauty Talk: Photoshop Disclaimer, Pardon Moi?

It's not news that models in fashion mags are airbrushed, but it seems that the controversy and outrage over their digitally altered flawless skin and emaciated bodies won't go away....more

A movement to reframe body image and enable everyone, everywhere to celebrate the real you.


Tis' the Season...

...for my first give-away!! That's right, I've got some goods to give you so that you can pamper yourself or someone you like this holiday season. ...more

Just because it is that time of year again...!

Now that it is almost December and our bellies are stuffed with turkey and, well, stuffing, I thought it would be a good time to review the year and reflect....and, drumroll please...make resolutions. Yes, I know they are cliche, but I'd rather reflect on this year and look on ways to improve my life. How better to do that than by resolutions?This is going to be broken down into a small series, to be updated every week until January. I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to leave comments! xoxo ...more

Eight Tips For Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Will you be trying to avoid gaining weight this holiday season?  If so, you're not alone.  But this is a tough time of year to be watching your weight. So...What can you do to avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain? Well, its NOT diet (save that for your New Year's resolution). Until then, here are my top 8 tips for avoiding weight gain this holiday season......more

I think all your ideas are absolutely great. I will give those a try.


Thanksgiving Subterranean Table Top Blues

by Mare Contrare...more

Weight Loss Programs

Why Weight Loss Programs FailThe $64 million question! The biggest hurdle most people face in their quest for fitness is lack of motivation, period. Most people start their weight loss programs in all earnestness but end up losing interest midway. The following are the some of the most common reasons for this lack of motivation.Setting Unrealistic Goals...more

What Feminist Bloggers Are Up to This Thanksgiving

Despite the Puritanical origins of Thanksgiving, I decided that it is a pretty good feminist holiday. First of all, it encourages copious eating. Given the complex relationship that many women have with food thanks to insane societal pressure to be thin, thin, thin, any holiday that gives people permission to eat is good in my book. (Of course, the key is to not later feel guilty about indulging.) I plan on eating piles of delicious foods today. Hurray! But what are other feminists doing for this American holiday? ...more

I suspect it beat out my Thanksgiving.  Next year, I'm inviting myself over.


Retouching Our Perspective

Retouching Our Perspective It’s time to retouch our perspective on what is healthy and beautiful. Within the last few weeks, stories have surfaced that present a major issue in our perceptual framework of our body image…the retouching of pictures in media. However, it’s not just retouching of pictures, but also video and other forms of media....more