2015 NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Upfront

While some of the Real Housewives of New York ladies have already boarded the crazy train on their Turks and Caicos trip, Heather Thomson surprisingly laid low on this week’s episode (though heightened drama between her and Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps has been teased in previews for this trip all season!). In her blog, Heather comments on Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan’s race for rooms, her relief over a (temporary) truce with Bethenny, and lastly – all things Yummie Tummie.

“Turks and Caicos is already off to a crazy start with Ramona and Sonja manically choosing rooms,” begins Heather. “The house was beautiful and featured seven bedrooms…No need for room-gate! We eventually figured it out.” While the tipsy twins were commandeering rooms that suited their fancy, Heather was apparently having a “normal” conversation with Bethenny – something, she points out, the Bravo cameras didn’t really capture. (Where was Carole Radziwill’s Blair Witch Project handheld cam!?) “It’s always so interesting to see what’s covered on the show, because while you might get to see one thing going on, something else you might not see is always happening at the same time. I was much more interested in my conversation with Bethenny. We’re finally talking normally–hooray!”


Warning: Infomercial ahead for Yummie Tummie! Heather largely spends the rest of her blog plugging her company and its products, some of which she handed out to her castmates on night one of the trip. “Our first night on the island, I brought the girls some of the newest pieces from my Yummie active collection, and was happy to hear how much everyone was liking my active and denim,” shares Heather.

Not everyone understands Heather’s business plan, though (ahem: Bethenny Frankel). Heather snipes, “Although Bethenny thinks I’ve ‘suddenly’ struck gold with fitness apparel, this launch was not new. I launched my active collection last summer as a natural progression for my brand, not as a response to a trend. But thanks for the suggestion, Frankel, you are one smart cookie, and now everyone can get in on the trend with 20% off my active styles at only for RHONY fans with code RHONYFIT20 (offer good until 6/24/15)! #Holla!” Way to throw shade and a sale in one fell swoop! #skillz #expiredcoupon

Heather goes on to give readers a not-so-brief history of her company, Yummie by Heather Thomson, launched in 2008. She explains the concept and the brand were born out of her need for a “boost of confidence” after she was struggling to lose weight after childbirth. “So I took matters into my own hands, leaned on 20 years of design experience, and I invented my original Yummie Tummie® patented 3-panel tank,” explains Heather. “I knew that if I needed that boost of confidence, other women needed it too, and we’ve never looked back!” 

Heather closes by once again reiterating how her foray into active wear was “a very natural next step for my brand, and I’m loving rocking it myself as I train for an upcoming hike in Breckenridge, CO with the charity that inspired my tagline–No Barriers.” Through No Barriers, Heather is also taking on a challenge, and tossing out an opportunity to meet her in person. “On July 31st I’m going to be joining fellow No Barriers Ambassadors and participants as we climb to the summit of a 14,000-foot peak in the Rocky Mountains,” she adds, “And you too can join me by signing up to become a part of my #YummieTeam! Everyone who submits a pledge between June 18 and July 17th will have the chance to meet me in Breckenridge, Colorado, where I’ll climb my first 14ers!” So, did you grab that pen to submit your pledge yet? 


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