Happy Anniversary to ME!

Hi!! Guess what? Today is my social media anniversary and I am so happy. I have been on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for 5 years today. It doesn’t seem like 5 years have gone by but it has. When I first started out I was definitely all over the place and didn’t know what I was doing or where I was going. I was just kinda winging it. This journey has been full of ups and downs, stops and starts, sleepless nights, frustration, fun, elation and joy. I wish I started earlier than I did but I am glad that I am where I am.

I went through several variations before I settled on what I am doing online today. I felt strongly that I should have an online presence but I was not clear on what I should do. At first when I starting blogging and posting on social media, I was just posting stuff about me and my family. But that kinda freaked my husband out so I stopped. And that was probably for the best because there are alot of crazy people out there. Then, I decided I would blog about the latest and greatest tech gadgets. But that didn’t last too long because I had two babies and a toddler that kept me super busy. I barely had time to shower or sleep, let alone keep up with the latest tech. After that, I started posting about social media and blogging. More specifically, I was teaching people how to blog and how to use social media to build their business. Now, while I do know a lot about that, it kinda bored me. I wasn’t excited to work on my blog or post pictures on Instagram. People always thought I dressed great and asked me about fashion, beauty, hair and stuff like that. I thought, maybe I could blog about that. But I shied away from it because I thought who would listen to me? Then one day I said to myself you know what, why not? You only live once, I could just do it for fun and see what happens. So now, I blog and post about fashion, beauty and tech. It has been truly heavenly. I love what I do. I love talking to you online, taking pictures, and making videos. It really has been a great experience and outlet for me. Thank you for being with me every step of the way. So, I am happy to share my journey, my evolution and my anniversary with you.

In closing, I want to tell you that it is okay to follow a dream or a passion – no matter how crazy, off-beat or unrealistic it may seem. Just do it. Do what makes you happy and don’t wait too long to do it because before you know it, years will have gone by. Why don’t you tell me all about your dream or passion that you are or want to blog about in the comments below.

Can’t wait to celebrate the next anniversary…

Dr. Marcella Wilson’s Redbook Magazine Wedding Dress Fitness Challenge “After” Shoot

Last month, I was featured in Redbook Magazine’s Wedding Dress Fitness Challenge.  Check out the video I took of the shoot.  Now, you know I’m not a fashion model.  When I was younger, I dreamed of becoming a fashion model.  I did a short stint as a model for Wilhelmina in New York City, but I never did anything major.  I’ve done lots of fashion shows but never anything for a major magazine.  I decided not to pursue modeling because I felt it wasn’t for me.  But it’s funny how life can come full circle.   When I was trying to model, I couldn’t get in a major magazine if my life depended on it.  Now, that I’ve moved on to other things, an opportunity to appear in a magazine just falls into my lap.  It’s funny how life works.  I am a lifestyle tech expert and professor.  But sometimes I get asked to do some really cool things.  Thanks Redbook magazine for asking me to participate in their Wedding Dress Fitness Challenge.  Here’s how I spent the day…..

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Friday
11:00 am – Leave my home to catch the train to New York City

11:30 am – On the train writing potential blog ideas

3:00 pm – I checked into my hotel and I’m checking google maps to see how to get to my favorite stores!  I’m texting my friends and making dinner plans.

4:00 pm – I got my backpack on and I’m hitting the streets.  I got a map of the city and my walking shoes on.

7:00 pm – Back from doing damage at some amazing stores.  I wanted to get back to the hotel before it got too dark and cold.  I’m a city girl but I ain’t stupid.

8:00 pm – I’m talking to my hubby on the phone and watching one of my favorite shows “Shark Tank”.

9:00 pm – I  pack up everything.  Once I leave the hotel tomorrow morning, I ain’t coming back!

10:00 pm – it’s lights out.  Gotta get up early tomorrow!

Saturday
5:30 am – Rise and shine!  It’s a beautiful day in the city!  I didn’t really sleep well.  I was too excited about the photo shoot to sleep.

7:30 am – Off to my photoshoot. Thank goodness the hotel is getting me a cab cuz I really don’t want to take the subway.

8:00 am – I’m at Jack studios in Manhattan and ready to go.  I’m saying hello to everyone and checking out the food that craft services is laying out.  I’m glad this challenge is over.  Who says models don’t eat!

8:30 am – I’m in hair and makeup getting glamourized for the shoot

10:00 am – The music is pumping and I”m up.  Dancing to Beyonce’s “Halo” in front of the cameras.  Too fun!

3:00 pm – We do various group shots.  We’re dancing to the music, throwing confetti, and  toasting and drinking champagne.  It’s a celebration!

5:30pm – The shoot is done.  It was so much fun but its been a long day.  Why are there drunk people dressed in green staggering down the street?  I forgot!  It’s St Patrick’s Day!  They are obviously doing it big here in New York!  I wonder if I can catch a cab or do I have to walk to the train station?  I’m racing through the city to catch my train back home.  I miss my fam.

5:31 pm – A cab pulls up and we’re on our way.  I know I’m not gonna make the 6:05 train.  I guess I’ll get the 7:00 pm train outta here.

5:47 pm – We pull up to the train station.  This city moves at the speed of light.  I can’t believe it.  I just might be able to make the 6:05 train.

6:05 pm – I’m all snug in a window seat on the train.  I grab a snack from my backpack and put on my iPod.  I’m listening to Gotye.  I begin writing notes down for this blog post.

12 midnight – My bags are unpacked and I’m exhausted. I’m home recanting all the fun details of the trip to my husband.  All he’s worried about is how much damage I did while shopping!  Tonight, I’ll be dreaming of the pancakes and syrup that I’m gonna have tomorrow morning!  Hey, everybody deserves a cheat day.  What a great day!

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Dr. Marcella Wilson featured in Redbook Magazine’s June 2012 Issue

Check out Marcella as she completes the Wedding Dress Fitness Challenges for Redbook magazine.  She is featured in a 4-page fashion pictorial.  Check back on Friday because Dr. Wilson will post a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot.  Please visit Redbook magazine online for more information on the Wedding Dress Challenge.

If you want to know how I lost the weight, check out my new book, “Diet Secrets to Get You into Your Wedding Dress: How Redbook Magazine helped me Shed my Baby Weight and Get me Back into my Wedding Dress”.  For a limited time only, it’s being offered at a special introductory price of $0.99!  To order now, click HERE.

Dr. Wilson Quoted in Redbook Magazine’s May 2012 Issue

Dr. Marcella Wilson is part of Redbook Magazine’s Wedding Dress Fitness Challenge.   In the May 2012 Issue, she gives tips on how she stays motivated to lose weight. She says,

“I use my kids as fitness accessories! I found a mommy-and-me class that my 2-year-old twins love. Since there are two of them, I take my sister with me and we use the kids as weights. It’s a workout lifting those babies.”

Dr. Wilson will also be featured in Redbook’s June 2012 issue. So check back to view her before and after photos.  For more info, check out Redbook magazine’s online.

If you want to know how I lost the weight, check out my new book, “Diet Secrets to Get You into Your Wedding Dress: How Redbook Magazine helped me Shed my Baby Weight and Get me Back into my Wedding Dress”.  For a limited time only, it’s being offered at a special introductory price of $0.99!  To order now, click HERE.

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