One thing i get asked a lot is “How can I get rid of cellulite?!” I get it… and the good news is, you CAN lessen the appearance of cellulite! Here are my top tips…
If you have cellulite you’d like to banish, you aren’t alone. Many women of all ages have cellulite on their legs, buttocks or stomach. Cellulite is essentially subcutaneous fat under the skin that most women experience in varying degrees – myself included! This fat is no different from fat in any other part of your body, except that it can be a little harder to lose.The good news is that you CAN tackle cellulite, through target-toning workouts and other means.
First, you want to eat a healthy diet that avoids fried foods and things that are high in sodium. And water is essential, too, to flush out the toxins. I try and drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day.
Next, be sure you’re getting enough cardio exercise to burn fat, and target-toning workouts to tighten up those muscles for a smooth, toned look. I am a firm believer in exercising 30 minutes a day and I try and do at least three days of cardio each week. My cardio workouts are all available to members of my 10-Week Plan, and include low-impact for those who are just starting out and want to jump in slowly, as well as high-intensity butt-kicking cardio, for those who are already in shape and looking to sculpt and tone! Start your 7-day free trial and get moving today!
Circulation is also important, so if you sit on your bum a lot at the office, try to get up and move when you can – at east once per hour. Massage can help, too, so you may want to also try a foam roller on those areas, as well.
Then from there, it’s all about target toning those hips, thighs and buttocks! Here are a few quickie target-toning moves that will help to tighten your tushie and smooth out your legs.
This move will trim your thighs, lift up your tushie and help you to look GREAT from behind! Start with your feet about shoulder width apart. You can use a chair back or counter for balance and if you’re up for it, you can add a 3-5 pound weight in each hand for increased resistance. Place one foot forward, bend your back knees and lower yourself toward the floor, so your tailbone moves straight down. Keep you body weight over your front heel and your back toes, keep knees at a 90 degree angle. Straighten your legs and raise yourself back up. Try and do 8-12 dips then repeat on the other side. Get up right now and try this one right where you are!
This exercise will help to sculpt your buttocks, giving you tight, rounded buns. Remember, when you leave the room, your backside is the last thing anyone sees! Kneel on the floor with your hands on the floor. Keep your back flat, abs tight and your hips square to the floor. Raise your right leg off the floor, keeping it bent at a right angle. Thigh is parallel to the floor. Slowly raise your knee up and down, pressing your food toward the ceiling, squeezing your buttocks. Try and do 15-20 reps with the right leg, then repeat with the left. Firm up that fanny and you’ll fight cellulite!
OUTER THIGH TRIMMER
No more saddlebags! This is a terrific move for your outer thighs and you can do this one anywhere, anytime. You’ll want to start this exercise using no weights but gradually add more resistance by strapping on ankle weights or by using a resistance band. Be sure that you don’t swing your leg-move deliberately and really concentrate on the outer part of your thigh. Keeping your right leg straight and your foot relaxed, slowly raise and lower your leg. Lower it back to the floor, then repeat on the other side, for a total of 15-20 reps per side.
As a DeniseAustin.com member, you have access to hundreds of great cardio and toning workouts, plus much, much more. If you aren’t yet a member, join my 10-Week Whole Body Plan and really get in shape … and I will personally teach you how! Each day I’ll send you a new daily workout and three delicious meal ideas – plus a snack! Start your free trial today and tackle that cellulite!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,