Lazy Girls Guide to the Perfect Body | Guest Post ft. Brigitte 

Today we have a very special guest over on Danity Dweeb. Say hello to Brigitte, who is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant from highstylife.com. I have never had a guest post on my blog before, however Brigitte was so lovely from the get go and I couldn’t say no! Here goes…

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to the Perfect Body

Yes, yes, it’s true – we want it all. We want our little snacks while we binge-watch our favorite TV series, we want zero time at the gym and we want to wake up with the perfect body every morning. And yes, we know it’s virtually impossible to be a couch potato and still look like a supermodel (or at least a regular one), when we step outside our house in the morning. We’re also painfully aware that couch potatoes and models don’t mix and that effortless perfection is a myth. Yes, we all know that one girl who can eat whatever, whenever and when you ask her how she looks the way she does she just nonchalantly replies ‘oh, I just have the best metabolism, I never seem to put on weight’. We hate that girl too. So, what to do? There is a middle ground of course, you know, minimum input, maximum results, so perhaps you could give that a try? Come on, jump on board, we promise you’ll still have plenty of lying around time left in your day. Let’s go!

Move it, move it!

Don’t be frightened, we’re not going to lure you into going to the gym, we know you dread the word. However, there are certain tiny amounts of effort that in the long run can be truly beneficial. For one, try standing up and simply moving a bit more. Dr John Buckley from the University of Chester states that spending all the time sitting, whether in the car, couch or your office is actually completely unnatural and that three extra hours on your feet would burn up 144 more calories and get rid of 8lb of fat a year.

You have to admit – 8lb by just standing, you can pull that off. Another great trick is to move while you’re on the phone – if you know the conversation is going to be lengthy, step outside and take a walk while you’re talking. Ok, once you’ve taken those baby steps, it’s time to get an actual workout, but don’t worry, these are short exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home – every lazy girl’s dream. So, pick one of these 18 amazing YouTube channels that will teach you how to get a great workout while staying near your beloved couch.

Seek expert help

Of course, low-impact exercise can only do much, that’s why they’re called ‘low impact’ in the first place. If there is a particular area that really bugs you, like that pesky fat around your tummy that just won’t go away on its own or that booty that is everything but bootylicious, consider seeking professional help and get rid of all your self-esteem downers.

Luckily, there is an abundance of amazing non-invasive and non-surgical procedures you can undergo to say good bye and good riddance to all that pesky fat, and fat cavitation is one of them. Treatments like this use low frequency ultrasound that basically dissolves and kills fat from the outside, so there are no punctures or incisions – just immediate results. This is every lazy gal’s Holy Grail.

Minor adjustments

The general rule of thumb is 70% nutrition, 30% exercise. If you pay attention and listen to our low impact + treatment advice, all that’s left for you to do are minor tweaks in your dietary habits. Trust us, a little goes a long way. For instance, say goodbye to midnight snacks, sugary drinks and foods in general. These are just empty calories with no real nutritional value. Avoid processed foods as much as you can and try cooking with fresh ingredients for a change. No, healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and flavorless. There are amazing smoothies that you can make to kick the morning off right. Your blender does all the work and you get all your nutrients, including the much needed protein for a great day. Grill and steam your meat and veggies instead of frying them. It’s simpler and it will definitely save you from scrubbing that oily pan. Knowing you’re a real health neophyte, we have found a perfect list of yes and no foods and drinks, so print it and use it as a cheat sheet until you get the hang of it. Good luck, lazy gal!

P.S. Don’t forget the importance of proper hydration – don’t settle for anything less than 8 glasses a day.

That’s all for today guys. I hope you have enjoyed Brigitte’s post as much as I did! Do you do anything to keep fit? I’d love to hear! Tweet me or let me know in the comments below.

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2015 goals

So, I know this is kind of late (nearly 2 months!) but I’ve never really set myself goals before and I have so many things I want to do this year, I thought I’d give it a go to give myself a plan of how I hope this year will go and where I want to be when this year comes to an end.
So here goes;

Find a new job! I’ve been in my job now for around 3 years and lately I’ve started to hate it soooo much its just become tedious and boring. I don’t really know what I want to do with my life just yet, all I know is that I want it to be something creative and fun!

I NEED A HOLIDAY! Okay so my last holiday abroad was 2013, a girls holiday to Zante, Greece. I know it’s not that long ago but I’m having super bad holiday blues at the moment. Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, to me it seems like its been a decade. I want to go somewhere hot, with pretty beaches and just a nice chilled out place. Me and Nathan have started looking at a few destinations but don’t have anything set in stone yet.

Lose weight and tone up. Since I left college I’ve not really worked out as such which means I’ve lost my dancers physique (yes I used to dance!). I used to do 1 hour work-out sessions at least once a week and 2014 seen me say goodbye to that which means I’ve put weight on, lost my abs somewhere under all this flab I’ve gained and I am determined to get into a position where I like being in my own skin again.

Move out. After we’ve been on holiday our plan is to start looking at some flats/apartments that Nathan and I can consider to be our future home. Although this more than likely wont happen until the end of the year, maybe even the beginning of 2016 I still want to atleast start looking and planning our future.

Spend more time doing art-y things! I love all things creative and in the past year I’ve been so lost in work and keeping other people happy that I seem to have forgotten the simple things that keep me happy. I’m going to start sitting around in my underwear and doodling more, just because it’s one of my favourite things to do.

Start a blog. AND HERE IT IS! I know its going to be slow starting and getting to grips with things but we all have to start somewhere!

Have you set some goals for 2015? If you have I’d love to hear about them!
xo