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time to remove the saddlebags

Just like most ladies out there having the saddlebags, which is the little fat deposits around your hips and upper thighs, is one of the biggest problems I have. I don’t wish to have a model like body; I just want to be beautiful and healthy. But, the saddlebags seem to be my greatest problem area. Well, let’s see if these work out routines can help me get rid of it.

Clamshells
Lie on right side with knees bent at a 45-degree angle, left leg stacked on top of right, and knees and ankles aligned. Keeping core engaged and ankles together, slowly open left knee to the sky. Pause, then return to starting position. Be sure to engage glutes and keep torso straight. (For more of a challenge, wrap a resistance band around legs slightly above knees.) Do 12 to 15 reps on each side.

Lateral Lunge
Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Without moving left leg, take a big step to the right with right foot. Keeping left leg straight, squat down to the right by sitting hips down and back. Keep core engaged and back straight, and don’t let right knee come past toes. Push through right heel to return to starting position. Do 10 to 12 reps on each side.

Squat Walks
Wrap a resistance band around legs slightly below knees (for more of a challenge, wrap it around ankles). Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart. Engage glute muscles and sit hips back slightly. Engage core and take a big step to the left (don’t let knees collapse inward). Then step right foot toward left, making sure to maintain tension in the band. Take 15 steps to the left and then reverse, taking 15 steps to the right.

Fire Hydrants
Get on hands and knees in a tabletop position, shoulders stacked above wrists and hips above knees. Flex feet and engage core. Keeping knee bent, lift left leg out to the side until inner thigh is parallel with the ground. Pause at the top and slowly return to starting position. Do 15 reps on each side.

as important as serving good food?

as important as serving good foodWhen you invite guests to come to your home to share a meal with you, setting an attractive table is as important as serving good food. Your table setting is the first thing that your guests will see and can actually influence their appetites. This is why you should choose your setting carefully, based on whether the dinner is to be casual or elegant.

If you are having a formal dinner, then using a cream colored, linen tablecloth with matching cloth napkins is great for this type of dinner, like those find burlap fitted tablecloths. You can accent it with a crystal or gold vase filled with flowers. Be sure to use a low vase, so that your guests’ views of each other will not be blocked and you can use a large one for the center of the table and two small matching ones at the end. Candles also add a touch of elegance.

adding selling value into your home

adding selling value into your homeRenovations are always a good idea if you are trying to add some value into your home to increase its selling price. In today’s real estate market you need to be able to set your property apart from the majority or other homes that are available and new rooms are a great way to do it.

It’s a difficult thing to figure out which rooms will be best served by a facelift, so I went here. As usual there are a few likely and stereotypical candidates, these being the bathrooms and kitchens. The fact that these rooms can sell homes aside, don’t allow yourself to get side-tracked into focusing solely on these rooms. If you feel that other rooms need the attention, go right ahead and make the changes.

shopping for stands

It’s been three months since we moved here, basically everything is in its place. But, the long awaited television that hubby is dreaming of, Toshiba 32 inch LED tv, is still in store shelf. He has been dreaming and hoping to buy that television even before moving here. I even made a promise when I got my 13th month bonus, but still didn’t happen. He opt to save the cash for the much important endeavour, which is a long story.

Well, that long story of ours, might end this month. By that time, I’m sure he will definitely jump with joy and award himself. If that’s the case, then I need to start searching for flat panel tv stands for sale. Considering the purchase of a new television, the purchase of the stand is also certain so much better to find the best deal that doesn’t compromise the quality. The hunt now begins!

amazing benefits of jogging

amazing benefits of joggingGo for a brisk walk or a slow run to warm up and then do a couple of stretching exercises. Slowly, build up a comfortable jogging pace. Ideally, you should land on the ball of your heel and push off from your toes. Jogging helps to reduce stubborn belly fat. Stubborn fat can be very hard to shift, and a running program can really help to cut down on the last of your stubborn fat.

If you suffer from poor appetite, jogging will improve your appetite. Along with all other forms of exercise – the harder you work, the more you need to eat to repair your muscles and refuel them. You can have a bottle of gatorade also for a good water refill, click here gatorade mix. When you start to run longer distances you will start to eat to fuel your body, and may even find that you need to eat more food everyday, than you did when you were overweight.

Stress relief is another huge benefit of jogging. Whether by allowing you the time to think about life’s problems or time to escape them for a while, tension easily flies by the wayside as you fly over the miles. Distance runs are great for solving problems that are nagging at you. What better than a 3 hour run all by yourself to clear your mind and allow you to pin down an answer? Speed runs are great for tearing through aggression and anger. Focus all that emotion into a few sprints and you’ll feel better in no time.

keep cool in your outdoor space

One of the most cooling and relaxing sounds is that of a trickling spring. It relaxes mind and helps body unwind. In the city, it can drown out the sounds of the daily hustle and bustle of life, calming and refreshing the spirit. People also love the glinting, reflective surface of water. You can have the soothing coolness of water without a huge space so why not recreate this in your outdoor?

The most popular ‘moving water’ items are tabletop fountains, outdoor wall fountains, statuary fountains and spitting creatures. All rely on a pump to circulate water through the feature. The water is pumped up through plastic tubing and released into the fountain, returning to the bottom where it is pumped up the tubing again. Most pumps run on an electrical connection but some smaller tabletop fountains have batteries. There are also solar units available that require no electrical hook-up. So soothe your senses with the calming sounds of moving water and keep cool in your outdoor space!