Well my dears, #NoWaistNovember has come to an end!
I’m happy & sad to see it go! Not to mention the year is slipping away. Before you know it it’ll be swimsuit season & we’ll be showing off all the hard work we’ve been doing!
Speaking of showing off, I told you guys I’d share my results from #NoWaistNovember & here they are:
I ordered & received my waist cincher on week 2 & I can tell the difference. You can also tell the difference between week 3 & week 4- yeah, I fell prey to the “Thanksgiving & slack on the gym” bug. Lol! Regardless of that my waist did shrink from 29″ to 27 1/2″ over the month!! I wish it would have shrunk more but there’s only one person I can blame for that. But that’s okay, I’m human! It’s even better that I’m more motivated now that I’ve gotten a taste of what could be!
I don’t have a challenge for this month but I’m sure I’ll find something on all the fitness IG pages I follow I love the gym & he’s missed me. Lol!
Guys don’t let this be the end of your fitness journey or even a “strong pause”, lol! Instead make it the push you needed to keep going through the rest of the winter months. Remember nobody can give you the body you want, the work for it starts NOW!!!
Good luck & keep me posted on your fitness progress: Tweet me or @ me in your Instagram pics!
It’s the last week of November!!! -you know what that means, we’ve made it to the home stretch!! Don’t give up now!!
Idk about you but it’s a slim (& I mean SUPER slim) chance I’ll reach my goals by the 30th & I’m okay with that!! My body has changed for the better these past few weeks & I know my fitness journey is far from over!
This week we’re gonna go out in a blaze of glory! I mean, we’re practically ab experts at this point PLUS the biggest cheat day on the planet (aka Thanksgiving) is this week & we should prepare for all the damage we’re possibly going to do. #thestruggle lol!
Time to sweat it out for mouth-dropping midriff like @followthelita!!
Let’s start off with 50 crunches & 2 sets of 25 for the other exercises. If you can do more be my guest!!
Here are some fit tips from @blackwomenshealthfitness
I’ll be posting my progress pics at the end of the month & I’m excited to see how much of a difference #NoWaistNovember has made!! I can’t wait to see you guys’ progress as well!! Remember to use #NoWaistNovember when you post em so I can share them on here!
I LOVE dressing up graphic tees (plus I needed an excuse to wear the amazing red heels!)
I Ain’t Scared Of No Ghosts!!
Lipstick: Maybeline 24hr lip stain in “Ravishing Red” & ELF matte lip stick in Red
Graphic Tee: Target
Skinnys: American Eagle Outfitters
Heels: Lola Shoetique
I’m in LOVE with my Havana twists!!! They’re light weight, versatile & I can do so many fun styles like this!
Can you feel the burn?!!
Alright guys, it’s week 3 and by now you should be good in your routine & noticing some changes. You might not have the rock hard abs or the flat tummy you want, but perhaps you’ve noticed a slimmer silhouette or a stronger core. No victory is too small!!
I’m having a SUPER busy week -one of those weeks when you hafta schedule everything (including sleep!) in order to get it all done. But that’s still no excuse for missing a workout! As my new gym pal Jesmon told me “Being in the gym all day doesn’t mean anything. You can be in the gym for hours & not do anything, or come in for about 30mins everyday & get in a quick, but effective workout”
This week I can barely scrape up time for that but I still have goals to achieve that won’t happen with a full week off from working out. So for all my fellow busy bees & overall workaholics, this weeks workout is for you!
Y’all know I love me some GetBodiedBy_J!
Got more time on your hands? Or perhaps your more advanced than this? Complete GetBodiedBy_J’s 10 minute ab workout below
I’ve actually seen faster tummy tightening results with the waist cincher added to my routine (which is what it’s supposed to do). For me, I found I get the best use when I’m sleeping. I know it sounds crazy & yes, at first I was terrified I’d suffocate in my sleep but once you put it on, wear it for about 15 mins & its starts to feel like a second skin you forget its there. But THE FIRST thing I do when I wake up is take it off. Lol!
Wearing the waist cincher 6-8hrs while I sleep plus working out at least an hour everyday I’ve lost 1 inch off my waist!! I’m so excited & motivated to keep going!!
No, I’m not sucking it in on the last pic!! I know better eating habits have helped as well. Here’s some healthy foods from @dev1fit
How much progress have you made this #NoWaistNovember? I’d love to see!! Tweet me or use #NoWaistNovember in your pics on instagram.
Keep up the good work!!
So you’ve been focusing on your core all week & perhaps you haven’t seen much of a change. That’s okay!! Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day! & don’t let others discourage you from your goal!
Now on to this weeks exercises! **I am NOT a fitness expert!!!!** I’m simply sharing routines, exercises & recipes I use
I decided to kick my waist training up a notch by ordering a waist cincher (aka a corset). One of my favorite fitness gurus, Jenelle aka GetBodiedBy_J, posted some pics of herself exercising with it on her IG & being that I dream of a banging body like hers I decided to do the same!
If y’all coulda seen me tryna wrestle to get this thing on….. Lol! I’ve only worn it twice & it takes a little getting used to but after a while it becomes like a second skin. Perfect My Silhouette recommends to wear it 6-8hrs a day, but GetBodiedBy_J who exercises daily only wears hers 4-6hrs. I choose to wear mine 6hrs a day, but with my odd work schedule that may change. Just remember the longer you wear it the more you’ll get used to it & also the more your body will start to change!
Who are some of your favorite fitness gurus, trainers & workout fenoms? What celeb or fitness enthusiast has your dream body? Comment below or tweet me their names @BlondiesLipstk. Also continue sending fitness tips to my email or @-ing me on Instagram for me to post here!
I haven’t posted anything fitness related in a while, but those of you who follow me on IG know I’ve been keeping it up (yay me!!). I must admit I feel better than I have in a very long time & I’m definitely gonna continue this fitness thing!
I know a thing guys (& some girls, yuck) do in November is “No Shave November” to prepare for the cold weather. Another thing people do in the winter is pack on the pounds. Now I get it, the stuff your face holidays are during this time but since when did gorging yourself for 2 days equal gaining 10 pounds in 2 months?
Well if you’re on your fitness tip & are silently dreading the cold like me, I’m here to help you out! Starting today I’ll be doing #NoWaistNovember & you should join in too! For the month of November we’re focused on shrinking that waistline, strengthening the core & eating clean. Who says we should wait ’til spring to work on our summer bodies?
***Keep in mind I’m not a trainer or a fitness expert***, I’m jus a chick with a dream body in mind & the determination to sweat it out ’til I get it! Lol! But every Monday I’ll post a workout I’m doing for the week, maybe some recipes & other motivational tidbits on Instagram & here on the site. We’ll track our progress (either in pics or by waist measurements) so at the end of the month we can show off our sexy results! I don’t know it all so feel free to share your routines and advice with me in the comments, on IG or email them to me and I’ll gladly post them as well! I want to get as many people involved with this as possible so share this post with your favorite trainer, fitness model, body builder & also your workout buddy or anyone you know that’s in to health & fitness. So let’s get started!
Week 1 Workout
Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!!
This Saturday join Shoe Lounge ATL for their 2 year anniversary party!
Indulge in complimentary Massages, Facials, Nail design, Make up, Lashes, and Hookah.
There will be a raffle every hour, for a chance to win free prizes!
Celebrate with Shoe Lounge ATL from 3 to 8pm.
Also shop their exclusive shoe collection featuring Chloe Rich Shoes.
You don’t want to miss this luxurious event.
Fashion lovers are always looking for an excuse to play dress up & Halloween is definitely at the top of the list of fashionable holidays! You can be whatever & whoever you want, push the envelope & set your stylish & creative juices free with no (or hardly any) repercussions because it’s a costume. Now of course with anything there are always people who take it too far and make distasteful & disrespectful costumes. They should be held accountable for those actions but we can’t let them spoil the day for us!
There’s a seasonal store that pops up in various locations call Spirit Halloween & I LOVE IT!!!! If you think Party City is awesome then this store will blow your mind!! It’s ALL Halloween stuff & nothing but! Costumes for days, decorations, party favors -if you can think it, the probably have it! If they don’t have it in store they could probably order it!
In honor of one of my favorite holidays I did a #LikeTheLook solely on fun, last minute costume ideas that you can find at Spirit Halloween, some $20or less!
Click here to find a Spirit Halloween near you!
Comment below what you’re gonna be for Halloween. I can’t wait to see those costumes! Remember to @ me on Twitter or IG & I might post my favs on the site!