Well look at us! We made it through our first challenge!!!!!
*ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ALL*
I’m itching to give away some prizes, so here’s what we’ll do…Comment below and tell us all how October was for you and I’ll randomly select a few winners from the lot! Did you succumb to the lure of Kit Kats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Or maybe that was just me? *guilty face* Did you totally rock the arm challenge and have brag worthy photos to share? Did you do before and after measurements? What trials did you run into? Was it harder/easier than you thought? I admit that October did not go the way that I had planned in my head, and I am hoping to share that with you all. But I’ll do that in another post because we’re gonna talk about the Once Through the Lips Challenge!
This next phase lasts the entire month of November, and it’s aaalllllll about the butt, hips, and thighs. So get out those measuring tapes and write down your starting numbers! Here I’m including a few links to some good workouts and ideas I found to get us all started. For those that are not looking to lose weight, but to just tone up these areas, you can probably really focus on these muscle groups and see some amazing results. But if you are like me and are carrying around a little (lot) extra somethin’-somethin’, then keep in mind that you need to burn extra calories to lose weight as well as doing the toning exercises. Alas, you can’t actually target one area and see results if you aren’t doing anything to lose the weight. And while we’re at it, share with us what kinds of cardio activities you plan on doing this month! How much, how often? What are your favorite ways to sweat?
And above all, don’t get discouraged!
I read a statement on Livestrong that made sense to me – if you are an apple shape (like me) then the weight will come off quickly from the hips and thighs, but slowly from the middle. If you are a pear, then it’s the total opposite. It can be hard to slim the hip/thigh area, but you see faster results in your midsection. I don’t know about you all, but I find this to be totally true!
As an extra fun incentive, I was thinking about making up a “photo a day” challenge to help us all stay in touch. (This is perfect for all you Instagramers out there!) But you could also share your pics with the Pretty Little Loser Facebook page as well. I know I know, I’d be missing the first couple days of the month, but at least I’m trying here people!
And of course, I’ll be drawing more prizes, and hopefully adding in the recipe/workout sections for us. And featuring another inspiring Loser! (Did you all read Kandi’s Story here?)
Ok, it’s late and my brain is dying. Is this what it feels like as you get older? Goodness… Here are the workouts I promised! And don’t forget to comment and hopefully win one of our amazing prizes!!
THE ULTIMATE HIP, BUM, THIGH WORKOUT (video – and might I add that I totally snickered at the end of the video? Watch it – you’ll know why!)
And of course, when all else fails…
Come on now, who’s gonna rock November with me? I fear no pumpkin pie! I laugh in the face of 2nd and 3rd helpings of mashed potatoes! I thumb my nose at caramel salted mochas!!
BRING. IT. ON!!