My husband has a way of pointing out things that are true, but not necessarily nice. He’s in the timeshare business. You could say a perfect fit. To those who have seen him in action, most definitely so.
For example, he’ll say, “Guys, imagine if your wives knew they would be on the beach at a luxurious resort every single year…wouldn’t they make the effort to stay in better shape?” To which he’ll report a room of nodding men. I roll my eyes imagining their double chins nodding yes.
After chiding my husband for singling out the females in the relationship, he mentions he has booked our honeymoon. Our long overdue honeymoon. We got married a year ago, but various circumstances led us to forego the honeymoon. Namely, chemo. We couldn’t miss my husband’s weekly chemo appointment.
This year, we are chemo-free…which frees you to do a lot of things. Not because we are cancer-free, but because we accept where we are…and want to enjoy our life together…for as long as we have it. That includes taking our honeymoon. Our long overdue honeymoon.
So, my husband booked a 4-day cruise and we experienced theory #1 of timeshare:
The effects of your vacation begin as soon as you book your vacation.”
In other words, vaca shopping commenced. While he hopped online to shop for his & hers matching Guido sunglasses, I started searching Victoria’s Secret swimsuits, my go-to place in decades past. Disappointed with the findings, I was enticed over to a “suggested site”, Forever Young Swimwear. Laughing at the name, I realized this was not a site I would’ve purchased from when I was “culturally” young. But, here in my 40’s…
Add Scrunch Butt Bikini to shopping cart.
What the heck is a scrunch butt? No man would know what that is!” ~my husband
“Oh, just the most amazing bikini bottom invention ever!” I said with a wink.
Originally designed for bikini competitors, the scrunch butt design displays the gluteal assets and derrière lift of women who lift.
<– Exhibit A
While there are a lot of theories, expensive products, fancy marketing, and “gymmicks” (like walking on the Stepmill backwards…), to be truly scrunch-butt booty ready into your thirties, forties, and beyond, there are some timeless basics you simply must have in place:
Scrunch Butt Ingredients
1. Strength training 2-4x a week (30 min sessions)
2. Customized nutrition plan based on your current diet / metabolism / physique, optimized to build (or maintain) lean muscle tissue and to reduce (or maintain) body fat levels as needed
3. Fitness plan for the other 2-4 days to address balance, flexibility, alignment, muscular endurance, and self-awareness
Interested? I am giving away 50 free introductory consult sessions to be used before June 30th. Limit one per person. One additional may be reserved for your BFF, daughter, mother, etc. Schedule your appointment here.
Still on the fence? Keep reading…this one’s for you!
Smart Women Don’t Quick Fix
I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” ~Louise Hay
At some level, you probably buy into the statement, “I am more than a number”…whether that number refers to your height, your bust, your waist, your clothing size, the number of steps you clocked in today, or…the number on the scale.
That freakin’ number on the scale! It not only doesn’t define you, it straight out hurts you. It hurts you as a volatile relationship, an unnecessary stress, and a fascination for minimizing weight at any cost.
You know what the fastest way to drop weight is?
All quick fixes, detoxes, cleanses, and most diets do…because the companies who devise them know you define success by total weight loss. They realize most consumers are not savvy enough to discriminate between pounds of muscle and pounds of fat. And, pounds of muscle are the easiest (and heaviest) of the two to lose.
However, a sluggish metabolism will never be resolved through this kind of approach. A bikini body will never be achieved through this kind of approach. A sustainable transformation will never be achieved through this kind of approach. YOU will never be satisfied through this kind of approach.
I’m having trouble losing these last xx pounds.”
I just want to get down to xxx pounds.”
Now that I’m (insert age here), I’m holding onto weight in places I never used to…ugh, hormones! Getting old sucks!”
If any of these statements sound familiar, I want you to understand:
- it’s not your body that has deceived you or let you down.
- it’s not that the pounds are somehow different.
- it’s not that your age is higher.
It’s because the process is faulty and your fixation with the scale is finally catching up with you.
Everyone will lose weight through caloric deficit. The problem arises when the caloric deficit is too high and not supported with muscle-sustaining activities and nutrients.
You know deep down inside that you are more than a number on the scale. Yet, you struggle to step away from the scale and the mentality, fascination, fixation…neurosis that is actually hindering you the most in transformation.
The mental work is as important as the physical work. I’m here to support, guide, and empower you.
Act now to claim your spot with one of my free introductory consult sessions to be used before June 30th. (Call-ins welcome!) Or, if you’re ready to take the plunge (in your scrunch butt bikini), take advantage of our Star Transformation or BFF membership offers before they expire on May 31st!