Does Fitness Bum Toning Exercises Make You Feel STupid?

Have you ever wanted to work out and tone you lower body but was overly embarrased. Not because of anything but the obvious you are just to scared to take the leap. Anxious and motivated you decide to give it a go, but wait someones looking through the window. So embarrasing did they see me, I bet I look ridiculous. This type of thing is what we call a snow ball effect you down play the situation until it consumes your whole motivational spill that you had with yourself that morning. Yes there are some of us weird ones out there but it simply makes us more fun. For quite some time I have despised my thighs, I may be small but my thighs move way to much for me. Over a period of time it has made so subconcious but every time I go to do something about it I boost myself up to come back down. Which is in no way something that I am willing to deal with anymore. So today we are going to make a change and actually obtain progress in the process.

In this blog you will find

  • How do you tone you bum quickly
  • How long does it take to tone bum
  • Exercices
  • How to (Step format)
  • Free printable fitness workout tracker

Let’s be honest that if you believe that you are able to tone your bum like that then you must be ready for the overkill journey. You must be dedicated to the cause and push yourself because you whole lower body will feel as if some one has hit you with a pillow case of soap. If you willing then as am I what are some ways to tone you bum quickly.

  • Bridges
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Plies

Bridges

If you looking to tone you bum fast then you should really utilize this exercise 15 min, at least 2x a day for best results.

How To:

  • Place you back on the floor and place one leg up (your preference)
  • Resting the other leg straight on the floor
  • Lift your left leg until it lines directly up with your right thigh
  • Push up and down while in the same position
  • Switch Legs

The Alternative

Or you can simply plant you feet on the ground, with your back placed on the floor. Squeezing your hips together gently squeeze you bum, then lower yourself to the ground.

Squats

This exercise is widely known amongst the fitness because no matter if you are working on you legs, bum, or lower body in general, here’s your go to. This is the simplest exercise you can do and guess what it costs you nothing. Don’t you love heaing that sound I know I do.

How to

To accomplish this exercise you must

  • Place you feet apart hip distance
  • Squat to about a 90 degree angle
  • Then come back up

Complete a set of 15 reps at least 3x if no 2x a day but as your body begins to get used to it then you can add more onto your work load. Take it slow because jumping into this can really have an impact on your body. Pace yourself and still to the limit if you are just beginning and gradually progress.

Lunges

Amongst the other exercises targeted at the bum area lunges are a perfect way to work just that area. Its really simple once you get into it. This is done in a time frame that is more beneficial for you being as though everyone has a wide variety of goals.

How to

  • Stand with your feet and legs apart this time shoulder length (feet facing forward)
  • Step forward placing only you knee from going beyond toe length
  • While pushing off your heels, maintain you balance
  • Straighten your body back to normal upright position
  • Switch legs

Plie

Most people hear this term and automatically find it humorous but I for on have never been quite sure why. If you believe it to be true this is the mosy efficient bum exercise that anyone one has every though up. It’s low profile but has the biggest impact.

How to

  • Spread your feet to shoulder width
  • Toes pointing out, keep you back and arms straight
  • Place your arms out in front of you
  • Lower yourself utilizing the squating position
  • Then use you bum to bring you back to a standing position

This would only take 1 to 2 minutes a lot of people refrain from doing this because it not manageable, I know for me I know it isn’t. I mean I used to dance but those years have come and gone and my body isn’t what it used to be flexibility wise.

How long does it take to tone bum

When doing you exercises over a period of time it seems to take longer but as you start to see the results none of that will even matter. Toning you bum is something that can be accomplished maybe not in that time frame you wanted but over time. Toning normally takes about 6 to 8 week depending on the person and their diet. No im not saying go all out and become vegan but monitor what you are putting in your body. If you need a little assistance I would invest in the bum toning bands as well they really work.

If your thinking about exercising and toning you bum, take that leap and exercise like no one is watching. Learning to block things out will take you far here maybe even a side of meditation. There is nothing wrong with you wanting to be a better you, embracing you beauty and perfecting yourself for you.

Q & A

Have you ever struggled with anything like this while trying to become fit?

My Loc Journey: 1 Month Update

a Milestone Worth Celebrating

I don’t know about you but I am simply just ecstatic. As you know I embarked on my loc journey about a month a go now. First, going into this again I knew that it would be a bit tough to get into the swing of things again. I had my doubts but my focus was to make it to a month. That was my short term goal that I started with, and yes I started small. I didn’t want to rush anything or discourage myself in anyway.

Throughout this experience within a month I have learned a great deal on what works for me.

Retwist

I am particularly annoyed by the way my hair tends to look matted. So I have made it a point to retwist my hair every 3-4 weeks tops. This would allow for new growth to grow and be retwisted with my existing locs. It has proven useful for me so far.

Retwist 1 month

My occasional obssessive retwist

Some people say that it is bad to retwist you hair but so much when you are trying to loc your hair. Well everyone doesn’t always have the best of luck when it comes to locking. For instance before my hair started to even loc up it would occasionally untwist itself. This caused me great frustration but I pushed forward. Retwisting my hair more than most but wishing that my locs would stay and now they have.

Products

Diy Hair Overnight Mist

  • Witch Hazel
  • African Pride Oil
  • Water (Avoid for 4C Hair)

I soon realized that this remedy would not be the same as before. When I first attempted this and I sprayed the mist in my hair they immediately began to unravel. Of course I mean today of all days but of course it was okay because I had already planned to retwist.

By eliminating the water I prevent further frizz up unless it’s new growth of course. I moisturize my hair with just a mixture of oil and witch hazel.

Loads of Fun

This journey so far has been amazing. I have met a great deal of new people within the loc community. If you are considering the locs then I would strongly encourage you too. Locs is the best decision I have ever made again that is . (lol) I literally get up in the morning and have to do niothing but my girls hair. This is a win win for me and the kids.

Oh….. The Things We are not ready for

Brushes, Make Up, and Good Ol Lipstick

Now hang on a sec…

I knew that becoming a mom to a daughter I would eventually have to deal with the make up thing. What I was not ready for is the timing. About a year ago my youngest started dancing and with that came the make up. Now it may seem that I am blaming dance for this early entry into the beauty world, I am definately not. The make up was being used due to recital purposes. Soon after my daughter started playing in make up heavy. It was to the point that we were buying make up sets for christmas. It was then I figured that we may have a little problem on our hands.

Beauty doesn’t sleep

This make up thing had developed into something way bigger. My daughter started to not sleep as much during the night. By the morning she would be wiped out with dark make up from forehead to chin. It was really funny but I had to let her know that this was not okay. We all need sleep or else how could we function and be our best? For a little while I thought that maybe it had worked but of course we still had the occasional rebellion. A lot of people say this happens once a child gets older but I beg to differ.

Fast Forward>>> Stop Live Pink

Now here we are at the age of 5 and we have been without the make up for almost a year and for some crazy reason it’s happening again. Only difference her is that she is a little older and understands a great deal more. I happen to over hear this constant bickering back and forth. Hmmm, I’m going to go see what is all the fussing about. I get in the room only to realize that zanai is wearing lipstick. She looks at me and I look at her, and she asks me “Mommy where is my kitty lipstick”.

Curiously funny

It always strikes me as odd how kids can just overlook the fact that they are wrong and just carry on with the normal. It’s funny yet interesting to me. At this point I’m like okay and just started laughing. No I’m not crazy but it just dawned on me that rather sooner than later this should be addressed. This is my moment, right here right now. Why, what is the harm in leaving them be when the want do play make up? Some people frown upon this but they learn to live with it, after all this is your life.

Don’t let what other people think influence your way of life

Loc Journey: Bye Bye Product You’ve Let Me Down

So when I first started my loc journey (a week ago let’s be honest) I was super excited still am. There is no doubt about that. Here’s my issue when I first started my locs almost a year ago prior to this time. I used the most common thing Jamaican and Lime Locking Wax. Although it wasn’t until after that I started seeing bad reviews about this. It lede to stop using this product but not so much the reviews but for a personal viewpoint. It was way to greasy and made my hair feel weighed down with guck. Also the smell was okay but not so much pleasant after a night sleep. I’m not saying don’t use this (but your pillows will thank me.) So this go around I decided to switch to up. I wanted something that wouldn’t be really heavy or greasy on my hair. So I did my research.

Just beyond

After doing a good amount of research I seem to have found something that works for me. Not to be confused as a product only for me.😂 Its really people out there like that, but you keep on shining. It has all of the necessities that I was looking for including that key component. Yes, moisture see we just agreed on something. As of recently I have found myself falling back into love with Cantu. Now they have a local line as well can you even begin to grasp that accomplishment. This is something beautiful I am actually totally stoked that they have taken this route.

Rolling Out

This product is a life saver I am currently retwisting my hair as I type. Now I know your probably like really and yes really I am a firm believer in blogging from anywhere. Anyway back to this awesome find. I have this thing about really sticky and messy hair products. This causes me to stay away from certain things but its okay I can live with that, but not without this. This has a funny texture but more along the lines of a more solid putty. Its doesn’t make a great deal of mess and can be shaken or placed in hand to observe.

Before the Tide

It was almost similar to this but more firmer. After I did my first go around of starter locs I used it and my hair came out beautiful. Unfortunately they did not stay in. Trust me we will address that later in another entry. However if you have not tries this product I suggest you don’t even waste you money on this. It causes a great deal of frizz and your locks will keep unraveling. You are basically stopping yourself from entering into your growth period. Now I gave this product the benefit of the doubt because I don’t listen to other people. I have to pass my own judgement and yes this is a thing that most if not all people do.

Not being a favorite of mine costing me about 5.99 in retail. It really is not worth the time nor effort. I am very disappointed because I had high hopes that they would redeem themselves. No such luck on my end.When it comes to hair in general you have to be very careful what you put into it. This is not something to take lightly. Love your hair and be you.

What is your favorite products to use on your locs?

Loving Peace

Here I am awake again and there’s nothing but dead silence with a distant hum of meditation music. Other than the good o’l husband snoring everything is peaceful.

These are the times in which we are meant to embrace the better part of ourselves. When you become a mom sometimes you lose that inner piece. Everything is in chaos, screaming children sometimes peace is not an option. Except for the occasional nap time gig.

Embracing What Is To Come

When you obtain the ability to find piece then things move alot more smoother. If you think you dont deserve this you wrong everyone deserves a chance to be happy.

I dont know why but at night time I seem to gain my peace because it is quiet. Dont get me wrong quite is good but silence is just plain boring.

Dying It Up

Color Rista Tangerine

So I’m going to start by saying that I Absolutely Love Hair Color. To me it’s a way to express yourself while having fun. Now all hair colors are bit best suited for different tones this we know to be true. You can be bold and still be beautiful with a beautiful color suited for you.

Here and now in society we tend to see alot of different colors some are beautiful and some are disastrous. I am no beautician but even I know how to do highlights. There are an assortment of different colors and brands but not all of them may take.

What is hair dye

Without all that extra crap lets get straight to the point it simple the practice of changing hair color. People use it for all sorts of reasons covering up the grey, or just simply changing the color for fashion or desire. The reasons for hair dye is endless.


Beautiful color and for $9 dollars a box it’s worth every penny. It even provides you with a bleaching solution for bright evolving color.

This brand is something wonderful. No matter what color I’m looking for whether I am looking to make a statement this is the way to go. The Colors are endless.

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I recently tired this particular brand and instantly fell in love with it. I literally loved the vibrance of color that I brought 2. The color does not fade.

DIY Hair Dye

For everything that is great there is always a different way to do things if you want to cut down on spending. Or just simply want to do something fun with you hair or your kids hair. My daughter is only 7 and she has been begging me for color and I simply say no.

To DIY I say yes

This is a chance to bond with your child and do something fun just for them. Kids want the ability to speak out as well and express themselves. In more ways then one this is one of those things. So grab the bull by the horn and just dive in. What’s the worst that can happen?

Wanting to color their hair is a natural part of growing up and seeing other kids with dyed hair only fuels that want. Guess what, there are some pretty awesome ways to color your kids’ hair without permanent dye. #kidfashion #hair #tweenfashion

You Can Do It To

  • Mix 1 cup of salt with 16 cups of water
  • Bring Mixture To A Boil
  • Sprinkle Color Into Mixture Prior to Dying

Vegan It Up

  • Mix 1 Part Vinegar to 4 Parts Water
  • Repeat Same Process As Regular Dye

There are a variety of different dyes out the so if you are a do it yourself type of person and love color like me take the time and save your money. What’s better than knowing what’s in you dye it gives me a sense of comfort.

Self Care and it’s Wonders

Everyone always tells me about self care tips for to use on my own personal time but I must admit finding time for me when you a mom of three is pretty rare. Now this may not be the case for a lot of moms but it is a thing I assure you. I mean what’s a girl gotta do to stay sane with no free time? You figure out different tips ans things you can do when the kids are napping like blogging, that’s not where we are right now. We have to come up with ideas that best suits your life.

Self Care?

What exactly is self care because when you say self care I can thing of a ton of things that would fall into this particular category. So let define this term shall we maybe we can get to the bottom of all this caous.

Self Care Defined:

Any activity that we do or engage in order to take care of our Emotional, Physical and Mental health.

Helpful Tips

Practicing good self care is key to not only an improved mood but reduced anxiety as well. It is very important that parents pay attention to themselves as well as their children. You must have the ability to manage both. No this does not make you a bad parent it just makes you human and that’s all we can ask for. Focusing on self care for yourself makes it easier for you to be that calm, down to earth, fun mom that you really want to be. You cant do that without self care because you will go insane. The point is we all need a break and as a mom I am here to say it’s okay.

My Journey

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I used to be that mom overwhelmed, stressed, tired and all because I didn’t have enough time for me. No, this wasn’t the case for me I didn’t have enough time because I didn’t make time. You see self care all depends on you there is a choice as to whether or not you want to make yourself important in this equation.

I would always put off self care like getting my nails done, hair, make-up on occasions but I didn’t want to be that far from my kids. I was hooked there was no sane way for me to describe this. One day my husband put me out of the house and so something for you. That’s when I really experienced self care and me time. It took me soooo long, it felt like forever to be honest. That day I went out and I went shopping for myself and had a spa day it was awesome. When I came back home I was refreshed and focused. I noticed a difference immediatly I wasn’t grouchy nor overwhelmed. It was almost like I got to release all my stress and tension and only focus on me. No kids asking a million questions, singing loudly, kicking chairs, etc.

This is why I feel so strongly about this and I need for moms to know that no matter what you think people may think of you doesn’t matter but you well being does so let’s get some self care going.

Yay!

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Self Care Activites

What can I do to accomplish self care well while the idea may seem overwhelming it’s not you just overthinking this. Take a deep breath I’m going to help you get your brain moving to accomplish this goal.

Activities

  • Clean Eating
  • Physical Fitness (Pilates, Yoga)
  • Relieve Stress (Meditation)
  • Structure and Time Management
  • Relaxation (Take a load off!)

A Little Extra

50 Self Care Ideas for a bad day (free printable)! Take care of your mental health with these easy self-care activities and self-care tips to make you feel better. Helpful things to do for women to take care of their mind, body, and soul. #loveyourself #selfcare #selflove #personalgrowth #mentalhealth

Self Care Strategies

FOR Me and you

  • Exercise Regularly
  • Eat a clean, balanced diet
  • Ask for help when necessary
  • Think of yourself as you own motivation and bestie
  • Plan something that you can look forward too
  • Maintain your healthy friendships
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Asking for Help? Not Me.

I know we all hate asking for help me included so there is no longer an elephant in the room. It is okay to ask for help we are not perfect and things do happen when we least expect them to. So if you feel as though help is necessary then by all means ask. I always say only ask if you are in dire need of it not just to have because it’s not simply just to have. Everyone works hard to achieve what they have and to be honest no one has money to just up and give away.

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If you don’t believe me when I say life will be so much more peaceful when you yourself are able to have a piece of mind I mean it. There is so much more that you can do with a little time for yourself and make yourself much more happier for everyone’s sake. In a sense who wants to be a grouch ball for forever, you are preventing your own happiness. Life is what you make it so lets get the ball rolling for you.

Moms Matter Too

A Tiny Favor

I’m not saying this is mandatory but I do hope that this was helpful for you because all parents not just moms needs a break from time to time. Remember your worth and keep the mindset that I am entitled to me time. So hang up your cape of being a protector and go have a hour to yourself. Trust Me you will be so happy you did.