All Deez Squats…

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I don’t always workout when I’m supposed to (more like hardly ever these days!) but one thing I don’t miss is my squats!!

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Thanks Idris! lol!

I follow a lot of fitness pages & one thing that irks me is the disbelief that hard work & dedication can give you the body that you want. More specifically get you the booty you want! That’s how you get everything else you want in life, why wouldn’t your body be the same?!
I’ve never been a big booty chick (or even a medium! I’m more of a super smedium) but being a black female, I can honestly say I’ve been body conscious about it since at least high school. When I started getting in to fitness it was purely to get healthy & accentuate what God have me. Then I learned the butt is one of those muscles you can grow with exercise O_O SIGN ME UP!!!! Lol!
One of my homeboys didn’t believe me I’m here to set the record straight WITH PROOF!!
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My starting measurements in July 2013 were 39-29-36. Today I’m a fabulous 38-25 1/2-39 & have gained 6lbs of muscle!

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Just saying it makes we want to head to the gym right now!!

& I’m very realistic about things. My goal is still to be the best me I can be, not become the next Ciera Rogers. (She’s gorgeous but my body wasn’t built for that & my genetics don’t support it either! lol!) But if I can make my body fit & add some of the curves I’ve always wanted in the process WHY NOT?!!

Have y’all been keeping your fitness goals? What’s your fave body part to work on? If you could have anybody in the world’s figure, who would you choose? Leave a comment below or tweet me @BlondiesLipstk!

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Results Are In!!

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Well my dears, #NoWaistNovember has come to an end!
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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:
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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!

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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 ūüôā I love the gym & he’s missed me. Lol!
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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! 

Muah!

#NoWaistNovember

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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!
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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!

Week 4
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Time to sweat it out for mouth-dropping midriff like @followthelita!!

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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
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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!

Muah!

#NoWaistNovember

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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!!
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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!

Week 3

Y’all know I love me some GetBodiedBy_J!
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Got more time on your hands? Or perhaps your more advanced than this? Complete GetBodiedBy_J’s 10 minute ab workout below

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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!!
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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
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How much progress have you made this #NoWaistNovember? I’d love to see!! Tweet me or use #NoWaistNovember in your pics on instagram.
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Keep up the good work!!

Muah!

#NoWaistNovember

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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!

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Now on to this weeks exercises! **I am NOT a fitness expert!!!!** I’m simply sharing routines, exercises & recipes I use

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

Muah!

#NoWaistNovember

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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 

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Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!!

Muah!

5/100 Challenge

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So I think it’s safe to say this isn’t a fitness kick anymore. Ya girl is getting in a workout on the regular, eating healthier & basking in the results ūüôā
I’ve been successful with short term goals & if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Fitness challenges are pretty easy to find on IG so feast your eyes on the my latest project

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It requires no gym equipment, jus open space & willpower! I only started Monday so if you want to do it with me you still can. The goal is to build up to 100 continuous reps of the 5 exercises listed.
If you decide to do the challenge with me post the pic & @ me so we can motivate each other & flaunt our progress!
Are you ready?
GET YOU SOME BOO!!!

Muah!

Get That Core Tight!

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So how are you guy’s fitness plans going?

I’m not gonna lie, the struggle is REAL!! but I’ve managed to (for the most part) stick to eating healthier ¬†& working out regularly. One of the main areas I’m focused on improving is my tummy. I don’t have a gut but I’m tired of sucking it in & pretending I have a flat stomach -I wanna have a flat stomach whether I suck it in or not! & while we’re at it, might as well shoot for some abs too. lol!

Well luckily for me one of my favorite fitness gurus Get Bodied by J posted an intense ab workout this week!

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Follow her @GetBodiedByJ

Subscribe to her youtube channel

Order Get Bodied By J’s cookbook here

Spot the Block!!

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All my cartoon lovers might remember that goody!

It’s a silly song but they’re telling the truth. All the exercise in the world wont get you 100% results if your eating habits are bad. I know I’m guilty of grabbing a snack or fixing a plate full of food then stuffing (more like OVER-stuffing) my face.until I’m no longer hungry.

Prime example- you grab a bottle of soda, juice or even one of those yummy Naked smoothies and down the whole thing. However if you had’ve “spot the block” before that, you’d see that only 8oz (about half the bottle) is the proper serving size.

The issue is a lot of use are on the “see food” diet -we see food, we eat it. We’re full but why waste time putting up those last few bites so we stuff it down. We snack on not so good things because we’re bored or just because it’s there. And lastly -one I’m very guilty of!- we’re too lazy to cook so opt for quick meals like frozen dinners.

Now this is not an easy battle AT ALL!! lol! I’m a southern gal so it was so hard yesterday going from a plate overflowing with Sunday dinner to only getting a cup, or less, of ¬†everything. & I’m a huge “big-bowl-of-cereal-on Saturday-while-in-my jammies” so that wasn’t a cakewalk either!

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HOWEVER as hard as it may be to give of the fried, fatty, sugary deliciousness that I love, but that’s when willpower has to kick in!!! Hot bods aren’t made of greasy cheeseburgers, fried chicken, chocolate chip cookies & ice cream! I just made myself hungry listing those things & you don’t have to give them up! Find healthy alternatives, and treat yourself with a naughty snack every now and then!

It’s not easy by any means. Hey, if it were there’d be a lot more healthy & fit people running around! But you’re not the statistic & you can do it!! Hell we can do it cause I’m right here with you! lol!

Muah!

#Motivation

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Every now & then many of us get a lil un-enthuzed on the road to health and fitness. Whether your body isn’t changing fast enough for your liking or perhaps you’ve hit a plateau -we sometimes get discouraged to continue the journey. Well one of my fit-spirations, @FollowTheLita¬†took it upon her self to help us out & kick us out of our funk!

Excellence Over Good

If you stop when you’re satisfied with good you may never know what excellence feels like. Sometimes a little accomplishment distracts us from excellence!

Get Me Bodied!!

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I know I told you guys last week how I fell all the way off of MankoFit‘s challenge & while¬†I might have sucked at that I’m still on my road to my dream body & a healthier lifestyle!¬†I’m watching what I eat, drinking lots of water and trying to exercise about 30 mins to an hour a day ūüôā So proud of me!

Speaking of exercise I like to switch it up so I don’t get bored. This weeks workout came from one of my “fit-spirations” Get Bodied by J

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I recently subscribed to her youtube &  she has many more workouts & fitness tips on there so SUBSCRIBE & Get Bodied!! I know I will!

Follow her @GETBODIEDBYJ