A while back I said I was going to do 50 push ups and to my surprise I was only able to do 39. However, with hard work and dedication, I ended up making it to 50. Okay yes, I had a tiny pause towards the end, but I still like to think it counts! =D
Attention Australia, the cellulite cream branded Beauty Bum has arrived! It's a formulated cream to reduce your cellulite, and even claims to help your body burn fat.
WARNING: This product is NOT ideal for women who are looking for long lasting cellulite reduction or for those trying to increase the quality of their lifestyle and decrease their exposure to toxins.
Beauty bum has the following toxins:
You can find research on these ingredients at cosmeticdatabase.org
Why Beauty Bum is NOT worth your hard earned dollar:
Who is Beauty Bum BEST for?
At the end of the day, cellulite is part of being human. Get over it and learn to embrace any extra water or fat you've got (as long as it's a healthy amount that is) as others around you would kill to have a booty that fills their jeans! It's called being bootylicious!
Thanks for reading, hope you've enjoyed my product alert and review! Please note that my review is not based on my experience with the product, but instead with my education involving organic personal care products, which has led me to be very opinionated about commercial body creams with such claims.
Feel free to post a comment below on any thoughts or questions you may have.
Incidental exercise is awesome! WHY? Because it's functional in your everyday life, there's no negotiation about it, and almost anyone can do it. They just need to have the WILL!
What is incidental exercise?
Incidental exercise is a form of exercise that you do that is naturally incorporated into your life, which can be purposely performed or unplanned. For example, I bike to work inside of drive. That extra KM I use on my legs, unknowingly makes a huge difference in my life and keeps me healthy.
Other examples would be:
As you can see, incorporating exercise into your life is easy. You just have to WANT to do it. I can assure you by adding more incidental exercise into life, you'll feel better about your body, increase your mood, and your muscles will be happy because they'll be doing what they've been designed to
There's no better time than NOW to pinch you fat away!
Sign up HERE to be an official participant! It's FREE!
Here's THE PLAN to get involved:
(official participants will receive further information on how to MAXIMIZE results, make sure you're one of them! Click the sign up button above!)
1. Take a picture of yourself pinching a fat zone in your body that you want to change. Once you take the photo, you're automatically a participant!
2. Now that you've FOCUSED on what area(s) you want to work on, it's time to put your goals to work!
3. Adapt a NUTRIENT DENSE whole foods eating program.
In a nutshell, EAT REAL FOOD! Stop eating processed prepackaged food that comes from a factory and eat fruit and vegetables that grow naturally, and healthy animal produce that comes from ethical sources. High quality food will feed a high quality body!
4. Commit to a whole body RESISTANCE work out COMBINED with a cardio training program! Wonder why we won't just focus on the chosen pinched part? Because in order to lose fat in one specific region, you actually need to build muscle throughout your whole body and get your heart rate up. This is the way is works, there's no BUT's about it. Get out of your comfort zone and START sweating!
If you're new to the work out scene, I would strongly recommend hiring a PT to help you with your exercise prescription. The last thing you want to do is hurt yourself performing an exercise incorrectly, or WASTE your time, with the wrong type of exercises for your individual needs.
5. Drink at least 2L of water/day! Don't even think about juice, all the extra sugar is NOT doing you a favor.
6. SLEEP at least 7-8 hours/night.
7. 30 days later, pinch the same region that was initially pinched, take a picture. You will see the fat minimized in the hot spot you wanted to target! Don't be surprised if you find yourself LEANER on other parts of your body too!
8. Send your before & after photos to my e-mail or post them on the My Trainer Celinda page after 30 days to enter your chance of being the winner of this challenge!
What does any of this have to do with pinching your fat and how will it help you lose fat?
Simple. It's called focus and commitment. When you pinpoint what you want in life, you will do everything in your power to get it. Therefore, when we pinpoint or 'pinch' our fat, our brain goes into FOCUS mode, and we'll make the necessary changes to achieve our goal.
So much of weight and fat loss is psychology. We have the ability to lose the inches, we just need to focus and want it enough to achieve it. By taking a picture of yourself and see yourself slowly progress, you'll continue to stay motivated.
Lululemon gift card *t & c apply*
So guess what?! Not only will EVERYONE that participates in this 30 day challenge win a sense of greater health and fat loss, everyone that completes the challenge will have a chance to WIN a $50 Lululemon gift card! A nice reward to kick off the New Year, for sure!
Whenever we take time off from training and rest, many of us feel guilty, including myself. It's been programmed in our lives to be on the go, to always be doing something productive, and make the most out of each day. I think we all forget that sometimes making the most of the day, is to actually doing NOTHING.
By doing nothing (in terms of training), and just relaxing and eating good food, we recover and refuel our body efficiently. When we recover properly, we end up being able to train harder, better, and faster, for the next time! Therefore, be happy on your NOTHING days, they're actually more productive than you think.
...so relax, and rest up! ;)
When most people use the term cardio training, they refer to running on the treadmill, spin classes, or using the cross trainer. What most people don't realize is that these can be ineffective cardio training tools at times, as your body develops resistance to exercise quite rapidly, and your body demands change and further exhaustion to get results.
So if you routinely use the same cardio equipment, change it up. Not only can you change your cardio routine by changing equipment, but you can change it by NOT using equipment and use your body weight!
Star Jumps/Jumping Jacks are a GREAT cardio work out that DO NOT require you to use fancy equipment. Building your endurance on these will tone you up fast!
Jump Rope (only a rope) will improve your agility and will help get your heart rate up!
If you want to be successful and achieve results, you need to plan. Plan your meals, your training routine, your stretch sessions, your meditation, and anything else to do with yourself and goals, that will help you stay on track. Appointments with yourself are just as important as a meeting with a doctor or lawyer.
Never think otherwise!
When women lift heavy they get toned, not bulky! Turn your perception of weight training into 'sexy' not bulky!
A perfect diet must contain a variety of foods to supply your body with the nutrients to perform and feel well. This topic can be very overwhelming as there are so many diets that have conflicting advice, and as an individual, it can be frustrating. Therefore, I offer personal coaching to clients that are interested in meal plans that can be suited to their individual needs. My plans support healthy and optimal living, because I believe a healthy body starts with healthy food. With the right advice and support, your health will sky rocket and your body will glow!
I recently just got my own pole, less than a weeks time ago. I hadn't practiced pole in at least 9 months, so the minute I started playing on it, I knew I wasn't where I wanted to be or as strong as I used to be. However, I knew I would get my skills rolling up again with practice, just the way I progressed originally.
Yesterday I had the best pole session ever because I managed to get back up to the way I was when I first started to progress! I was able to hold handsprings and the brass monkey longer than I ever have! I was so stoked! Check out my photos below to see my accomplishments!
I didn't think in less than a week I was going to get my game back up again, but I so have, and I can't wait to get even better!