Ready To Jump Back Into Dating: Tips For Success

The dating world has changed immensely even over the past couple of years. Online dating has exploded and become much more mainstream as it used to be the last resort for many people. This has become the first option for many people as there simply are not enough good situations to meet somebody organically. Not all dating sites are created equal so find the one that most matches what you want in a partner. The following are tips for jumping back into dating in today’s world.

Write Down What You Are Looking For

Writing down what you are looking for should be done in a general way. Picking the same type of guy time after time and failing means that you might be putting value in the wrong things. As a mother it is important that the person is fine with you having kids, you can decide if you would be fine with them having kids as well. You want this person to be financially independent but do not put too much stock in how much money they make. When you are going through guys online you can refer to this list you have written down. If a guy hits 8 of 10 requirements or is lacking a less important requirement then you should consider going on a date with them.

Focus on Your Body

Too many people on online dating tend to put pictures up that might not look like them at all in person. Take the time to focus on your fitness after your last breakup in order to attract a person that you find attractive as well. You can start by eating in a healthy manner which you can also have the kids doing. The gym can be a great place to blow off steam after a breakup so this can be where you put your newfound time. Everyone knows which part of their body that they can improve so concentrate on this first. If your butt is sagging you should do squats and lower body exercises as your priority. If you simply cannot life your butt you can consult professionals like those at for help.

Do Thorough Research on People You Date

Unfortunately there are plenty of men as well as women that use dating sites although they are married. Doing the appropriate research on people is important as people could be lying about a variety of areas in their lives. Take a look at LinkedIn as many people tend to lie about what they do exactly for a living. If you cannot find a LinkedIn page for this person and they have a job that requires one (almost all have a need for a profile) then this is a warning sign. Google reverse image search their profile picture to make sure you are not being catfished or put into a dangerous situation by an online predator. Background check are also imperative as you could be bringing this person around your children after some time.

As you can see as a working mother it is important to be picky as your time is extremely valuable. Dating can be fun so enjoy yourself and do not go out looking to fall in love on the first date.


Top Tips for Getting Back into Shape after Pregnancy

From the moment your body starts accumulating weight in pregnancy, you probably begin planning as to how you will go about shedding them off once the little one arrives. Once your baby is born, you will be overwhelmed and it takes some time for you to settle into a semblance of a routine. When this happens, it is time to put the plans you made into action. However, you need to give your body some time to relax as well because it has been through a lot and will need to recuperate. In addition, everyone’s experience is different and it is best to seek the permission of a doctor before you do anything.

There are lots of things that can help new moms in burning off the weight they have gained during pregnancy. Taking the baby out with you for a walk in a stroller, breastfeeding and eating healthy snacks, all can assist you. But, if you want to see a major difference, exercise is the key here. How can it help?

1-     With regular exercise, it is easy for you to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight, but that’s not all. It can also reduce leg cramps and back pain, maintain or improve muscle tone, reduce constipation and swelling and improve your sleep cycles.

2-     During the first four to six months after your pregnancy, you need to keep the exercises light. You can go for walking, swimming, water aerobics and low-impact aerobics. There are post-natal exercise classes you can take in which professionals guide you to start a light weight program that helps you in maintaining your posture and doesn’t require you to hold your breath.

3-     The intensity of the exercise program can be increased gradually, if you feel you are able to and don’t experience any discomfort or pain.

4-     You should ensure that the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles have regained enough strength before you start aerobics, sports, heavy lifting and running. A minimum of twelve to sixteen weeks is required for this purpose before you can start a normal exercise routine. Believing that high-impact exercises and sports will automatically deal with the strengthening is a major mistake because it actually reduces the strength and causes long-term bowel and bladder issues.

5-     There are tons of exercises that you can do, but once you are ready to get back to it, cardio is the way to go because it can help shape your legs and butt. Kickboxing, swimming, jogging and bicycling all help.

6-     You can also focus on strength training, which involves doing plenty of lunges and squats. You can also consider getting injected into the buttocks to get your butt in proper shape. A trainer can be consulted for establishing a proper exercise regimen.

7-     Weight training can also be immensely helpful because it speeds up your metabolism, thereby helping you in getting rid of the extra weight on your body. New mothers don’t even need dumbbells; they have their baby and can use them for doing lunges and similar exercises.

While you want to get back into shape as soon as possible, it is essential for you to take a break if you feel any sort of pain or discomfort. If something hurts, you should stop instantly and get it checked or ignorance will cost you a lot in the long run. You don’t want to take that risk, especially when you also have a baby’s responsibility to deal with. Next, also remember that overdoing it is also not a good idea. Sure, you want fast results, but it is better to be safe than sorry.


New Trends in Cosmetic Surgery 2015

Cosmetic surgery is big news in the United States. So it is not surprising that techniques are being continuously updated, refined and enhanced to tempt a lot of people to improve their looks. More recently, a group of surgeons have announced that advancements in technology may soon permit females to have breast surgery during their lunch-hour.

The following are some of the new trends in cosmetic surgery to watch out for in the years to come. Will you be tempted?

Less invasive liposuction

There are multiple options for patients looking to get rid of unwanted fat in the quick (surgical) way. You will find names like smartlipo, waterlipo, cool lipo, pro lipo, etc. There are so many techniques and liposuction machines in the cosmetic surgery market that it is too laborious to name them all in one single article. Truth is, in the end it all depends on the skills and experience of the surgeon. When asking our specialists, a competent and qualified surgeon will be recognizable by hes/her medical qualifications, years of experience in liposuction, appearances and references in high valued medial magazines, and most of all the testimonials should speak of how happy patients walk out of the surgeons body sculpting practice.


The 3-D Face Life

This is an advanced, state-of the-art, less invasive facial surgical procedure that seeks to plump-up the face through stretching tissue found inside the face back towards the cheek to provide it with a more youthful appearance instead of making incisions and tightening the skin, a procedure employed in conventional face-lift.

Since this surgical procedure does not involve creating a lot of incisions in the skin, the patient will have lesser scars. The procedure also seeks to provide a more pleasant look – a youthful, fuller appearance instead of a tight, a probable wind-tunnel appearance. This cosmetic procedure is especially ideal for younger patients (around 40 to 50) whose skin is not very wrinkled.


The Lunch-Time Breast Surgery

This surgical procedure is more popularly known as Macrolane. It is touted as the must-have surgical procedure in the years to come. Unlike the traditional breast augmentation surgery, this treatment does not involve the insertion of breast implants. Instead, the breasts are made bigger in size with injections during an hour-long session. Unlike traditional breast implants, the outcomes are less dramatic, increasing the breast size to about 3 quarters of a cup size. Also the outcomes will only last for about 2 to 3 years.

This treatment is far less invasive as compared to the usual breast augmentation procedure since it only involves a series of injections instead of creating incisions in the skin.


Fine lines – wrinkles & Scar removal treatments

Instead of injecting the standard type of collagen (bovine collagen derived from cows) into your wrinkles, the patients will have a sample of their own collagen and cultivated in the laboratory which is then used for their wrinkles. Skin is treated not at the surface as in a facial but at the level where it renews. Collagen and elastin production is stimulated, resulting in healthier, better-looking skin. When an individual’s own collagen is utilized, the body will tend to continue synthesizing more collagen and thereby, the effects will last a lot longer. The physician may also store a sample of the patient’s collagen for future use. In this procedure, a tiny biopsy is taken from behind the patient’s ear.


Wanting Cosmetic Surgery: Is it a Disorder?

Some people talk about cosmetic surgery in a bad light, to the point that they believe that wanting to alter one’s appearance is an abnormality. But is it really a bad thing to undergo this procedure? One of the reasons that physicians list as a reason why people want to undergo cosmetic surgery is called body dysmorphic disorder or BDD.

What is BDD?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a psychological disorder wherein one becomes too concerned about minor and sometimes imaginary physical flaws. People who have this condition tend to overly get stressed over having facial lines, some skin marks, or a single pimple. Most of the time, they tend to want to undergo cosmetic surgery, and more often than not, they emerge out of the operation unhappy with the results.

There is about 1% of the population who suffer from this disorder, but somehow, people tend to think that most people who wish to undergo plastic surgery have this condition. Some argue that people simply have to be happy with their physical appearance. However, the ones who have successfully gone under such surgery would beg to disagree. They would claim that having a cosmetic surgery is effective in improving their self-esteem or having a better perspective of themselves. There are people who have bodies that look a lot older than they really are. For this reason, they would want to go under the knife so their perception of self would match their physical appearance.


Should You Sound the Alarm?

The most successful candidates for cosmetic surgery are those who have a healthy sense of what they should expect after the operation. More often than not, the people who can afford to undergo this procedure are those who do know that they would get what they want. While it is not a common practice to do psychological evaluations before a plastic surgeon treats a patient, it is a common and preferred practice that they get to know their patients through consultations before the procedure. This provides them a lot of opportunity to discover whether they are scheduling a good candidate or not for the procedure.


For this reason, should you wish to know if plastic surgery is for you or not, it is important to contact a surgeon that has been board certified and also part of the group ASAPS. This way, you would be sure that you are in good hands and that you will be adequately assessed if you are fit to undergo the operation.


Frank Soto Leon MD
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