No matter what the latest fitness trend - big buts, round shoulders, small waist. There's one thing that will always be in style - a strong core. So much of the fitness industry relies on the aesthetic benefits of regular exercise. Scroll through Instagram and you'll see a plethora of toned women with minimal body fat and well endowed chest and booty. These images aren't only toxic for our own body-image (if we don't look like that), they can be completely un-motivating. There may have even been times you completely gave up on exercising and eating well because you thought, "What's the point? I'll never look like that!" Let me tell you, the point is to live a long, mobile
Sometimes I fantasize about having hour-long workouts and other times I just want to get it DONE! I have a feeling most of you can relate to the latter. This total body workout HIIT workout is for those days when you want a little of both - a butt-kicking, empowering workout that only lasts as long as your favorite New Girl episode (with commercials). All you need is a set of dumbbells heavy enough to challenge you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. That means you can ditch the commute and complete this workout in the comfort of your home. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the exercises back-to-back as possible.
If you haven't heard, big booties are being celebrated! I thank this trend for teaching me to appreciate my curves, not try and hide them. However, like any media-driven message, it tells us that one thing is better than the other. Small butt girls are feeling like they need to "grow a booty" now. Though you can definitely increase the size of your rear through the proper exercises and nutrition, some women just won't have Kardashian, Queen B, or even J-Lo booties. For them to greatly increase their glute-size would take a lot of time, effort, calculating, and even surgery to acquire. Well, media, hear us roar! I think it's time for us to stop letting advterising run our opinions
A good measure of your relationship status is your ability to talk about bowel movements. Yup, I just went there. Though, come to think of it, I think it took all of two dates for my boyfriend to indulge me with information about his bathroom needs :/ (it's a good thing he's adorable). On the other hand, I've only recently been somewhat comfortable enough to even admit that I needed to do anything but tinkle. When you become comfortable enough in your relationship to admit that you don't poop rose petals and sparkles, it can also translate into other parts of your life. Think about it. We chase after health, success, and wealth to ultimately attract a mate and reproduce. We are biologically
The first thought that went through my mind when I woke up one morning as someone new's girlfriend was, holy cr*p. I was thrilled, petrified, and everything in between. I had committed to someone who was more than I could wish for. But I had also been very hurt recently in the past. The first time I was someone's girlfriend was in preschool. But, I'm pretty sure I didn't get asked a formal commitment question. The second time was in the sixth grade. His name was Matt and our friend groups had decided we were the perfect match. I think we may have said ten words to each other over the duration of our "relationship," and over half of them