Day 6 and sponsor announcement



Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey)


It really means a lot to me to have such amazing sponsors in my Personal Fitness Challenge. Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) are really good at what they do and are fantastic trainers. Their Baby Boot Camp classes create a supportive environment where everyone goes at their own pace to meet their personal goals. I’ve also met some really cool moms and their kids, so that creates a great social environment, which makes me look forward to every class.

Runyon Canyon Apparel


I met TJ, the owner of Runyon Canyon Apparel at the FOCUS Magazine “We are One” Party. It was also a party for the release of their shopping issue which I wrote an article for.  Runyon Canyon Apparel was a featured vendor for the party, which showcased the best of local businesses. Their wares were also nationally televised on The Today Show’s “8 Fashion, Beauty Items Made in America” segment. What better sponsor for Westside Mommy than a Made in California brand! I’m thankful and excited about this sponsorship, and can’t wait to “rock in Runyon” (#rockinrunyon). Runyon Canyon Apparel is available for purchase online at: and will be at the Unique LA Summer Market August 9-10. Unique LA features curated sellers with products MADE IN THE U.S.A. Support your local economy and shop from 350 hand-selected designers and artists at this one-of-a-kind shopping experience!

Runyon Canyon Apparel featured on Today show

Runyon Canyon Apparel featured on Today show

Day 6


Back to eggs. But this time, I didn’t scramble them. I poached them and placed them on top of sautéed zucchini, and idea I got from instagrammer Whole Fork. Ever since I started posting my food pics on Instagram, I’ve been inspired by other people’s posts on keeping Paleo interesting.


This doesn’t count as Paleo because there are breadcrumbs on the chicken. However, I kept my carbs light. I made these chicken nuggets a few weeks ago, and so happy I did, because I couldn’t think of what to eat for lunch, and my daughter loves them. I roasted some broccoli to go with them, and it was quite delicious.


I love grapes and could eat a grip of them…as long as they are seedless! The last time I bought grapes, they were mislabeled and I ended up throwing them out because I can’t stand seeds!


I made these Asian Meatballs (from Nom Nom Paleo) while my daughter was taking her nap. I don’t have a food processor, so I used a knife to cut everything. Boy, did I put my knife skills to the test! (I took an awesome knife skills class several years ago with Sharone Hakman!) Once everything was cut, it was pretty easy to mix them together and make the meatballs. Since they were baked, it was just a matter of setting the timer. I love using the new food products I don’t normally use, like the gluten-free fish sauce and coconut oil. I ate an avocado with it, and made a salad out of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and jalapeno.


Baby Boot Camp today! Good class, with a lot of challenging exercises. It’s interesting to see which exercises I struggle with and excel at, and of course in time, get better at. Right now, my push-ups and tricep dips are strong. I need to work on the ab exercises and anything that has to do with jumping. Jogging has gotten better for me, and I had a new challenge trying out the Baby Boot Camp jogging stroller!