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Cellulite is unsightly. That is the truth. It makes us uncomfortable and self-conscious. Have I ever opted not to buy or wear a really cute outfit because it showed my lumps? Hell yes.

It took me years and years, like 35 of them to be comfortable in my own skin. I would never wear shorts, or skirts or bikinis. Then one day I thought what the fuck am I doing? Who am I trying to impress. I love my body and I work hard for it so why the fuck am I hiding it? Because of some lumps that like 90% of the female population have?

Before I had this confidence though, I did everything. Creams, cupping, massaging, vela shape. All with no results. I did the scrubs with caffeine in the shower (still do sometimes haha) and anything that said anti cellulite. I spent a lot of money. Do I regret it? No, because if I didn’t try I would be wondering if it would have worked.

I do believe however, that frequent massages and cupping treatments along with dry brushing, lots and lots of water and working out can help reduce the appearance of it!

Truth is, cellulite has no cure. Sure we can exercise and diet to make it look less lumpy and bumpy but it will always be there. The best thing to do is pretend that its not. To own your body and have confidence. Confidence is way more beautiful and no one will be looking or caring, about some cellulite on your ass.

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Your pelvic Floor. What is it and how do I strengthen it?

What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic Floor is exactly what it sounds like. A group of muscles on the floor in your pelvic region. To identify this muscle, do what I did and try the stop and go urine test. Sounds funny but it actually helps you isolate this muscle. Once you have the movement down, you can strengthen it by squeezing and holding a few times a day. This squeezing and holding motion is whats known as a Kegel.

Pregnancy is something that can weaken the pelvic floor. However, if you perform your kegels and perform certain exercises like squats, you can strengthen your pelvic floor. This is especially important for women that do not wish to pee every time we laugh or cough!

I am going into my 8th month of pregnancy and just ordered something called an Elvie trainer. This gadget helps to strengthen and tone. A strong pelvic floor will help in post natal recovery, sexual health and bladder control. This particular device connects to app that tracks and guides with exercises and workouts.

A strong pelvic floor will:

1. Allow for a smooth child birth and delivery and avoid tearing of the perineum (I am seriously hoping I avoid this like I did with my first child). The perineum is the tissue between the vagina and the anus.

2. Makes post-partum healing easier and faster.

3. Helps to avoid incontinence and other bladder problems throughout your life.

So whether you are sitting at a desk perfuming kegels or at home with an app powered device in your vagina, its a good idea to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor, pregnant or not! Peeing while laughing with your girlfriends or bending over in from of your man is never a good look.

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Do you sit at a desk all day? Constantly on the computer? If you answered yes, then it is safe to say that you are suffering from some serious neck and back pain. This pain is not to be ignored.

The thoracic spine runs from the base of the neck to the abdomen. It plays a huge role in your posture as well. There are many causes for thoracic back pain, such as injuries, however sitting for long periods of time can cause inflammation. Like most Americans, we sit all day long. We stare at a computer, answer phones and so on.

This inflammation over time can lead to some sever neck and back pain, making every day activities and movements painful. It is important that you stretch and exercise to alleviate tightness and tension from building. It is also important that during the course of your 8-10 hour work day you are getting up and stretching and moving.

Yoga is a great form of exercise and stretching that can help alleviate tightness. Yoga positions like the cat/cow combination will help. Massage with a ball or foam roller is another great way to release tension.

Side stretches to the right and left during the day will help stretch the muscles around your thoracic spine. Do these periodically throughout the day. Try standing in a door way and put your arms on either side and then lunge forward and pull you shoulder blades back. Hold for a few seconds and repeat.

Sit in a Chair and place your hand on the outer side of the opposite knee. With the other hand, grab onto the back of the chair. rotate to one side and look behind you performing a spinal rotation to that side …hold and repeat at least 20x then perform on the opposite side.

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