Fitness 101: Secret to Flawless Strong Legs! Kick cellulite to the curb!

Hi lovelies,

I am back with a fitness post today and trust me this formula is tried and tested! Lets rewind back to beginning of spring months ago, I was in an H&M Fitting room trying on some cute shorts. The site of my back legs in the mirror made me cringe in horror! Although my legs from the front didn’t look that bad there was definitely something scary going on the back. Now lets keep in mind some mirrors are harsher than other and H&M mirrors are definitely a bit crazy and to most of us what might look like a TERRIBLE situation on US might just be a minor issue from another person’s eye a.ka everyone else around me! It reminded me of all the times, I saw cute girls that had short skirts, dresses or shorts on and looked amazing from the front but from the back they needed alittle bit of more toning. I realized just like me they didnt realize what is going on back there. How often do we even get a chance to crane our necks and look back there? Despite whatever everyone else told about how it looked just fine I decided to fix the situation.

CelluliteFree

Anyway the next few months became a bit of a nightmare for me. I started to do whatever I could to get rid of the few lines of cellulite from the back of thighs. I knew I had gain 30 pounds in the last 4 yrs due to injuring my feet (Much needed weight for my body cause I was extremely underweight due to being overly active). A whole year was spent sitting on my butt not doing much let alone running! But I decided to run, I decided to continue cardio dancing. Then I added basketball and  whatever else I could think of. Now for those of you who have been following my blog know that it was a wrong move. NEVER EVER ADD SOOOO MANY ACTIVITIES on your muscles at once. I ended up with lower leg tendonitis. Doctor told me kick running, exercising and whatever else I did to the curb for 1.5 months but he said “You can swim”.

Now I took a swim class years ago and it is something I am really bad at. I decided you know what I am going to limp myself to the pool and just deal with it. I started swimming every other day for atleast 25 to 30 minutes. I kid you not in a week my legs looked ALOT better. In about 2 weeks they were where my legs were with running for a month and a half. I was stunned. How can swimming work faster than running, playing basket ball and cardio dancing combined? Then I started looking into the benefits and realized duh but ofcourse it is a full body conditioning. Its an easy form of cardio where the water pressure works against your ENTIRE body and helping you to use all your muscles and toning them without even feeling tired. And I am not expert swimmer. I still struggle to the point where the lifegaurds are constantly giving me tips but I am not ashamed. As long as I am moving for half an hour doing breast stroke in the water, I am getting the work out that I need. YES YOU FEEL HUNGRY afterwards but just make sure not to devour burgers right after. Keep your food habits the same. An hour of swimming for a person who weighs 120 pounds will burn close to 700 calories! While most other gym exercises only work on the front. Swimming helps the back of legs and inner thighs where most of the cellulite hides.

I religiously swam half an hour every other day till about a month ago I got slammed with yet another “You can’t exercise for a week” issue. I had to get my wisdom tooth removed. Keeping all the activities that raise my blood pressure to a bare minimum. I went back to swimming on and off after that but with just 2 months of swimming my legs are now officially FLAWLESS! Ofcourse you do not get the muscle tone with swimming that you get running like bigger calf muscles and strong like horse legs but I will definitely say it is the first step towards getting rid of pesky cellulite.  And once that is conquered you can do whatever else you want to turn your legs into tree stumps. Swimming is also a great exercise for those of us that can not do high impact foot work like running due to injuries. I don;t when I will return to running again but for now I know swimming has given me the rewards and results faster than anything else.

I also on and off maintained a seated cardio routine while I had tendonitis to maintain my waist and not let it grow out of control which has been of tremendous help as well. I will be sharing those cardio routines with you guys in the coming weeks. So for now hop into the pool and swim to a cellulite free life.  If you maintain this routine up for a little while let me know how you like your results.

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Weekly Style Shopper: Labor Day Weekend Special

Hi lovelies,

Here we are again on a Friday again searching and hunting for bargain deals that I can share with you guys and this time around I wanted to keep Labor day in mind since it is this Monday. Alot of us will be going to cook outs and picnics. And I thought what would be best to wear? A hi-low flowery dress. It will be perfect to bid farewell to warm weather as well as I don’t know why I always feel maxis can sometimes get humid down under…if you catch my drift. And no not there!! get your mind out the gutter lol. But a Hi-low dress would be perfect and airy to let your legs and thighs breath while seating on plastic chairs and not get glued to them haha.

I also thought the best way to bring out the flowery details in this simple black dress would be by wearing one prominent color that is in the dress print. To keep it girlie we can go with pink accessories but if you are not a pink girl you can switch the accessories to white or for late evening to even gold.

I am not sure what direction my weekend will head to but all I care is relax alittle bit more as school has just started back up and my work schedule is bound to get crazy soon too. I have some BIG NEWS to share with you guys in regards to my health but I guess we can wait on that a bit. I will reveal it with my next outfit post.

Let me know what you are planning to do for your Labor Day weekend and feel free to share what you wore.

 

LaborDay

Dress: Forever 21 – $22.80

Earrings: Love Culture – $2.95

Belt: Forever 21 – $5.80

Sandals: Charlotte Russe – $11.99

A Dress for Every Girl aka body type

Hi lovelies,

If only I could plug my brain to my blog, I would have a million posts everyday. The thoughts and ideas are there. Even intricately laid out posts but all in my head but hopefully my blog will catch up to my blog soon 🙂

This is one such post that I had been meaning to share for quite some time and I thought it was specifically very useful now that we have last few days of summer left as well as the cut out dresses are going to be a big part of the coming fall season! I have seen cut out dresses everywhere. The cutouts have also seemed to appear in all kinds of places on the body. The back, the neck, the shoulders, the waist and numerous other places. The issue currently is that we need to incorporate what flatters our body and accentuate our best body features.
Every girl has atleast one good feature if not more that she can accentuate with the perfect style of cutout dress

    Don’t even think about arguing with me. I know you have  great legs, boobs, a waistline , shoulders or a pretty back! Dang it you might have pretty calves or beautiful arms. We are all pretty in our own ways and know what is that one thing that we always got complimented on. Below are some cutout dresses available for each body part that you would like to accentuate.

The Hourglass:

         If you are one of those girl that have been bestowed with the hourglass shape then your bestfriends are the bodycon dresses. If you aren’t a fan of super tight dress as featured in the picture below you can go tight on the top and have a flared out or skater style skirt or maxi dress. Those will help camouflage any tiny little areas of concern you might have.

hourglass

Love Culture Dress $21.95

Waistline :

          If you have been bestowed with a ity bity and trim waistline then you must show it off with newest cut out trend which is cutouts on both side of your waistline. Or if you are really daring there are some styles available that have patterns cut out the entire area of the waistline. When accentuating your waist go for a solid dress with cutouts in form of patterns around the waistline. It takes everyones eyes straight down to the pattern.

 Waist

Forever21 $21.90

Back:

   If you have been bestowed with a long slender back then you can choose to go with the classic back cut out dresses that have been around for ages. Wearing a backless dress gives the perfect flash of skin when you walk away and leaves them admiring your silhouette from miles away,

              Back

Love Culture $23.95

Legs:

  If your best features are your legs whether they are long, nice and shapely or you just have the most beautiful well endowed calves the best waist to accentuate them is with wearing a high low dress or in other words a witty word to describe cut outs at the bottom of the dress. If you have long legs then you wearing a flowy non fitted dress will bring the most attention to your stems. If you are short with pretty legs then you can opt for mid length high low dresses  or see through high low dresses where there is a shorter fitted skirt inside a long high low see through maxi style skirt.

  legsH&M $ 69.95

Shoulders:

          If you have been bestowed with the pelican neck, a delicate collar bone or just the most perfect shoulders then off the shoulder dresses are your bestfriends. Wearing necklaces around the neck will distract and section off your neck and shoulders. Therefore avoid wearing jewelry around your neck instead wear shoulder grazing earring for just the perfect flirtatious touch as you continue chatting with everyone who wouldn’t help but admire your flawless bone structure.

shouldersForever 21 $22.80

Let me know if you liked this post and would like to more such things on here.

You weekly Style Shopper: Beat the Summer Heat in Crop and Crochet

Hi sweeties,

I know weekly style shopper has been MIA for a bit but its making a come back and should be posted every week like it used to be. Now lets talk about a trend that I have been aching to put on since the beginning of this summer but haven’t had a chance thanks to me being injured and unable to workout causing me to gain a bit of belly weight is- CROP TOPS! but crop tops don’t always have to mean that we have to show some skin when we are feeling uncomfortable. A good way to wear crop tops and not show too much skin is to pair it up with high waisted shorts, pants or skirts of any length. And then adding some pieces of statement jewelry, neat looking metallic rings and shoes to make the outfit stand out. I found the cutest looking shoes at Charlotte Russe. I don’t think I have seen sandals quite like this so I knew I had to build an outfit around them. Let me know what you think.

P.S feel free to let me know if you are interested in any specific styles that are out for summer or upcoming fall. Any special events you would like me to suggest outfits for etc.

Summer Crops,Crochet and Highwaits

Crop Top: Forever 21 – $8.80
Crochet Sandals: Charlotte Russe – $28.50
Skater Skirt: Charlotte Russe -$16.99
Necklace: H&M – $9.95

H&M USA Online Shopping now available

Hey lovelies,

As much as I shop at H&M I was thrilled to find out a few weeks ago via secret resources that H&M USA online store will open up in August. They haven’t set forth a date but surprisingly by August they meant August 1st!
So go on and shop till your fingers pop on the online H&M store: www.hm.com/us/