Bethenny Frankel's at SELF Workout in the park

The former star of The Real Housewives of New York City is now a single mom with her own Skinnygirl nutrition and spirits line and a nationally syndicated talk show airing this fall!

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We caught up with her at SELF's Workout in the Park to talk fashion, fitness and Fifty Shades of Grey.

SheKnows: How does being a mom influence your fashion choices?

Bethenny Frankel: When you're out with the stroller, you can't rock those heels and it's very depressing, so you have to wear stylish flats and stylish boots. And you want to be comfortable. When you're wearing jeans that have no stretch in them, it's not fun to bend down and pick your kid up or go on the slide with her. So you need a little more comfort.

SK: What's your favorite part about being a mom?

BF: My favorite part is the hugs and the kisses and the snuggles.

SK: What are your favorite beauty products right now?

BF: Any kind of spray toner, a sSkinnygirl on-the-go-barerum and an exfoliating scrub for the shower. Bobbi Brown has nice moisturizers; Laura Mercier has nice products. Kate Somerville has a great serum and Neutrogena has great products. I'm not a person who believes it has to be the most expensive thing. I like really hydrating eye creams.

SK: You look amazing! How did you get back in shape after having Bryn?

BF: Everything that I wrote in my book Naturally Thin works for a pregnant person, too. I didn't go on any kind of crazy extreme diet. I just ate normally and it does come off. A lot of people get panicked and go on these crazy diets and then they end up bingeing. You have to just be relaxed. It took a lot of time to gain the weight so it takes time to lose it.

SK: What do you keep in your gym bag?

BF: I don't really have a gym bag because I do my yoga DVD at home, but if I did have a gym bag, I'd have face wipes, because girls break out from waiting an hour to wash their face. I'd have a hair tie and my Skinnygirl Daily On The Go nutrition bars and Power Packets for my water.

SK: What do you like to do when you get some alone time?

BF: My favorite thing to do is edit my next book. That's what I have to do during my alone time. I was reading Fifty Shades of Grey and I haven't finished yet, but that was fun. I liked the beginning. It was a little bit of a turn on and I like the whole conversation about it.

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Comments on "Bethenny Frankel talks mommy style and me time"

Francine September 04, 2013 | 3:51 PM

I just wanted to say how sad I am that it took Bethanny so long to find her Mr. Right it's so hard to understand how he could be so wrong for her. I guess it was too much for the both of them. I really love them both. Sorry it did not work out except for the beautiful little girl they gave to all of us who enjoyed sharing their happiness.

Francine August 08, 2013 | 2:40 PM

I feel bad that Bethanny and her husband couldn't make it but you must not forget the part of Jason we got a glimpse of where he tore Betthany to pieces with his mouth. I knew there would be a problem because of his closeness to his Mom and .dad, understand that Betthany has a problem with wanting her family for herself, that is not so hard to understand because of what she went through in her young life. I wish them both well and I am quite sure Brynn will receive a great deal of love from all of her family. I personally am sad they couldn't make it, but they created a beautiful child who will love them both and will always feel their love in return. Good luck to you Betthany and Jason too.

Hohna Cusher May 17, 2013 | 6:44 PM

Nightengale...I couldn't agree more...IT is tough for me to not comment..been through this, but thankfully didn't exploit the ex or the precious kids..,and still it was horrible for the babies Still bear the scars...they do today,,and it tears my heart tio bits...You only get one shot BEthanny,...Brynn,..screw that up and there are no do overs....please go away and zip it..Jason has more savoir faire than 80 or 90 Bethannys combined....such a shame.

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