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.

Check out Dr. Marcella Wilson in Redbook Magazine’s February 2012 Issue

It’s finally here! Dr. Marcella Wilson is in the February 2012 issue of Redbook Magazine.

To view it online, click HERE. Dr. Wilson is a participant in the Wedding Dress Fitness Challenge. The original shoot was done last November. Dr. Wilson is proud to report that she is already down 2 dress sizes. Way to go!

Check out video of the “before” shoot.

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. Marcella Wilson’s Redbook Magazine Fitness Challenge “Before” Photo Shoot Video


Last week, I was a part of a shoot for Redbook magazine.  Now, before you watch the video, I need to let you know something.  The photo shoot and my reason for being in Redbook has NOTHING to do with technology.  I was very blessed to be asked to be part of a wedding dress fitness challenge.  Redbook is doing a challenge with about 12 women who can’t fit into their wedding dresses anymore because of weight gain due to pregnancies, age, inactivity, etc.   (Okay, okay!  I admit it!  I have gained only a FEW lbs since I got married and looked like this.)  So, this photo shoot is the “before” showing me not fitting into my wedding dress.  It will be in the February 2012 issue, on newsstands nationwide on January 17, 2012.  I will definitely post the photos when the magazine comes out.  I had such an amazing time at the photo shoot.

The “after” shoot will take place in early Spring.  Those photos will be in the June 2012 issue (hopefully) showing me fitting back into my wedding dress. Redbook is providing me and everyone involved with the challenge a nutritionist and a celebrity fitness trainer (who helped Jessica Alba lose her baby weight) for advice and support.   I’m definitely gonna need their help to keep me on track.  So, that means for the next few months, I’m going to be running on my treadmill, doing kettle bell workouts, drinking lots of water and keeping a food journal.

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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