BUTT LIFT SHAPERS - SQUATS NOT SHOTS!
When working out we often want to decrease some ares like the belly, and increase fullness is other areas like the buttock. Well there is no such thing as spot training your body however, you really can enhance what you already have by working out with certain body shapers. I have been using waist trimmers, and thigh and arm trimmers during my workouts and now I have started to use this booty lifter to keep my butt lifted and round, I LOVE the results. The best thing about this butt lifter panty is it can worn under dresses or pants, and it gives your body the nice curves we all want. Get yours here! *while supplies last.
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Losing weight and getting healthy is a journey, and it is one that I have personally taken and want to share with you!
In this video I explain to you how I lost some weight, inches, and more importantly that stubborn belly fat!
|I always wear my Gold's Gym trimmers when I workout!|
Gold's Gym makes a waist belt trimmer as well as thigh and arm trimmers, and I use them for every workout! When I first started my weight loss journey I was looking for different products to help speed up weight loss, and the waist trimmer was one of those products I purchased. I bought the waist trimmer from Walmart for about $5 and I wore it during all of my workouts, which produced more sweat and I started to burn inches from my waist. After about a month, I found the arm and thigh trimmers which both have aided in the loss of inches around my thighs and arms! I was able to slim my arms by wearing these trimmers and doing upper body weight lifting. I loss a total of 4.5" from my hips/thighs and I would like to credit the trimmers in helping because my thighs are the most stubborn part of my body. I have to be honest, these trimmers are not "miracle workers" nor will they work by solely wearing them, you have to wear them during your cardio and strength training in order for them to do what they are purposed to do! Get yours here.
|Choose your breakfast wisely!|
I have developed a great habit of eating breakfast everyday, and that was the start to getting myself on a journey to eating healthy. A normal week of breakfast usually goes like this:
- Monday - Bowl of oatmeal glass of water (daily)
- Tuesday - Hard boiled egg (1) and 2 slices of turkey bacon
- Wednesday - 1 scrambled egg with 2 slices of wheat toast
- Thursday - Bowl of cereal (my choice)
- Friday - yogurt and hard boiled egg
- Saturday - cheat meal of choice
- Sunday - scrambled egg, turkey bacon and waffle (1)
We all need a little motivation when working out, check out this update.
|Finding healthy lunch & snacks can be frustrating but it's not impossible!|
If you're in need of some healthy lunch and snacks ideas, I'm here to help! What you put into your mouth will certainly determine how your weight loss journey will go. You can eat a variety of meals but remember to follow serving sizes also, it is important to drink tons of water with your meals and snacks. Replacing sodas and sugary drinks with water will help you to lose more weight! Here are a few of my favorite lunch time meals and snacks:
- Monday - "Jalapeno Turkey Burger" fresh ground turkey with sliced jalapenos (mixed in patty before cooking) lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese (optional)
Snack - yogurt topped with lite whip cream
- Tuesday - "Pinwheels Wrap" tortilla (I prefer spinach or wheat) with your favorite lunch meat (turkey, salami, pepperoni, ham, etc) lite mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, cut into small pinwheels
Snack - apple slices and peanut butter
- Wednesday - Pepperoni pizza 1 (slice) and a side salad
Snack - Fresh fruit salad
- Thursday - "Tuna Salad & Crackers" canned lite tuna (in water) one hard boiled egg chopped, wheat (or regular) ritz crackers
Snack - String cheese
- Friday - "Fish & Chips" grilled tilapia with sweet potato fries
Snack - Skinny Cow Strawberry Shortcake ice cream
- Saturday - cheat meal of choice favorite fast food choices: Subway, Jimmy Johns, KFC, Taco Bell (even with cheat meals don't overindulge)
Snack - Baked tortilla chips with fresh guacamole
- Sunday - "Hamburger Helper" prepared with ground turkey
Snack - Sorbet (any flavor)
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MyFitnessPal is a free online calorie counter and diet plan. I have been using the app on my phone during my journey, and it has helped me to keep track of my calories and my exercise. Joining MyFitnessPal was the best thing I could do to help me to change my diet, the app shows you the fat, carbohydrates, and protein in the foods you enter in your diary and it allows you to visually see your progress and where you may need help. It's a community of people going through the same things, even though they may be at different levels it is all about getting healthy!
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See the workouts I do at home & some tips!
Before I workout I normally take (2) B12 tablets, to give me energy and speed up my metabolism. Working out can be draining to your body, and sometimes we need a boost to help keep our heart rates up and calories burning. The B12 vitamins have been sufficient for my journey however, I have heard of some taking a B12 shot to help with weight loss. I personally do not think the shot is necessary, but I would recommend adding these vitamins to your daily routines. These B12 vitamins are natural and I have not had any side effects, they have certainly helped get me through those hour long workouts!
The good, bad, and ugly sides to weight loss journeys!
Learning your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an important start to your weight loss journey. The BMI measures your body fat based on height and weight and varies for men and women. When I started my weight loss journey I was at a 24.5 BMI which is considered "normal weight" for my height of 5 feet 6 inches, but it was very close to overweight which is why I decided to make a change. I am currently at a BMI of 21.8 which is great, and I am focusing on maintaining a normal weight range. You can check you BMI here.
Before I began my healthy living journey, I already had a very curvy shape. My hips were wide, waist somewhat small, and a small bust area, and with losing weight I also lost a lot of inches too. I started by doing an hour of cardio a day, and eventually added the strength training which has allowed me to NOT lose my shape. Doing full body workouts with weights in addition to my cardio has helped me to lose 19 lbs, 4.5" from my hips, 2" chest/back (bra area), and 3" from my waistline. I still have my curves, but they are a lot smaller and more chiseled. My butt did get a lot smaller because that was an area holding a lot of fat, but everything else also got smaller so it is still proportionate. Whatever your natural body shape is, you are more than likely going to keep that shape but you should focus on losing the unhealthy fat and getting your body stronger. Keep in mind there is no such thing as spot reduction fat loss, so you can not go into a workout thinking you only want to lose weight from a certain area. Focus your workouts on your entire body, and you can increase your strength training in areas like glutes, thighs, and abs. I am a witness that you can get healthy and still LOOK healthy!
|Am I going to lose my curves?|