Cellulite…just plain sucks

Golf ball thighs, cottage cheese thighs, dents, fatty deposits. Call it what you will, but those little stubborn pockets of fat that begin to form on the back of your thighs usually in your late teens, just plain suck. Can you believe, it is 2013 and there is no magic solution to the cellulite monster? There may be no “magic” solution, but there IS a solution. Read on…

I will never forget when I discovered my first pocket of cellulite. I was 18 years old and weighed in at about 110 lbs. I put my teeny weeny bikini on to head to the beach and there it was…disrupting my smooth, flawless 18 year-old thigh. I was naturally thin. I ate whatever I wanted and did not exercise at all. Because of my unhealthy lifestyle, the cellulite monster slowly invaded my thighs for the next several years, and the pockets of fat multiplied and spread up and down my thighs from my tush down to the back of my knees.

As I began to adopt a healthier lifestyle, eating better and exercising, I still could not prevent that dang monster from taking over my thighs. I was in a healthy weight range, did tons of cardio, and ate healthier but I just couldn’t fight it.

Getting out of your comfort zone isn’t so comfortable

I cannot tell you how often I say (or yell) ”get out of your comfort zone” or “this should be uncomfortable” or “we can’t make change if we don’t feel the discomfort”, or my favorite, “does it suck yet?”. These are a few of my quotes when I am training my boot campers or teaching a cycling class. When we exercise, we need to push ourselves out of our comfort zone in order to lose weight, burn fat and get toned.

However, this is a goal that should be implemented into other areas of our lives as well. Personally, I make the most change physically (in regards to my fitness), when I take chances and get out of my comfort zone in other aspects of my life. Since I have owned my own business, Make It Fit, LLC, I am faced with discomfort daily. I know that in order to grow my business and to be successful, I have to push myself and get out of my comfort zone just like I do when I work out. This may mean, presenting to a large group of business professionals on a fitness topic, doing my monthly live news fitness segment (which still makes me very nervous), or writing this blog when I know that my physical appearance, expertise and/or character may be judged or scrutinized. I have a choice every day to get uncomfortable. Sometimes, I push myself, and other times, I do not have the energy and I choose to stay in my comfort zone (which gets me nowhere).

The BEST Dairy Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

No cheese, no flour, no grains. A delicious gluten-free pizza crust dream come true! It holds up like a regular slice of pizza too!

Makes approx. 1 – 10 inch pizza crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized head of cauliflower – should yield close to 3 cups once processed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (crush it even more between your fingers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crust it even more between you fingers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • optional a few shakes of crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon (or more if desired) nutritional yeast (you could also omit this entirely if you like)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • nonstick cooking oil

Clean Turkey Burger Recipe

I am going to be 40 in seven weeks. I am on a mission for the next seven weeks to eat as clean as I can. What does “eating clean” mean you ask? Well, eating clean basically means to eat natural foods. I just came back from grocery shopping and stocked up on clean foods including, fruits, veggies, sweet potatoes, lean meats, eggs, beans, oatmeal, brown rice and barley. I love how I feel when I eat clean. My skin clears up, I have a ton of energy and YES, I always lose some bodyfat. It can be challenging to eat clean though. If you are truly going to eat this way, you MUST eliminate processed foods. Here are some tips to get started on your mission to eat clean: