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I’ve said it before and I will say it again...I will marry a “butt guy” not a “boob guy”. I have found that men tend to be one or the other. I have always loved my backside...I tattooed it after all, so I better like it. Now that I’m 30, I decided I need to pay closer attention to my booty. (Make sure my tat doesn’t start to whimper.) So over the summer, I started doing more exercises that focused on lifting and toning my derriere. Here are two of my favorite exercises that will help you to achieve the booty that you desire. Also, a mini diet plan and foods that will help your backside become even more fabulous!
Eating for Your Booty: Help fight cellulite with food
H2O - Not only does water help to eliminate toxins and fat from the body but it also helps to plump up your skin.
Green or White Tea: Energize you body, eliminate toxins and fat from your body. Also helps to keep teeth healthy. Try to drink five cups a day.
Water Rich Foods: Grapes, Oranges, Lettuce, Broccoli, Spinach, etc.
Vitamin C: Helps to break down fat cells and keeps the skin glowing. Think bright colored fruits and veggies like oranges and spinach.
Booty Meal Plan: An example of what your meal plan should look like. Try to avoid salt whenever possible.
Breakfast: Omelet with spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, red peppers, basil, garlic and feta cheese, a cup of green tea and a half an orange.
Morning Snack: The other half of the orange and a small handful of green peppers dipped in homemade humus and a cup of green tea.
Lunch: Spinach Salad with crushed walnuts, sliced grapes, radishes, peppers, avocado and carrots with olive oil, lemon and freshly ground pepper.
Midday Snack: 1/2 grapefruit with a handful of almonds and a cup of green tea.
Dinner: Steamed salmon and kale with favorite spices (No salt) and quinoa.
Dessert: 1/2 grapefruit and 3oz of at least 60% dark chocolate.
Booty Exercises: Two exercises that I love! I left out lunges because this move has the tendency to be easily fumbled. One could hurt their back and their knees if not performed properly.
1st week: 20 reps two sets 2x
2nd week: 20 reps two sets 3x
3rd week: 15 reps two sets 3x
4th week: 15 reps three sets 3x
Sitting Squats: May do this exercise with a balance ball behind your back, up against a wall.
Stand in front of a chair/bench/stability ball reach back with buttocks as if you are about to sit down. Hands should be at chest level to keep balance while you are sitting. The moment your butt touches the chair get back up again. Arms should move to your side while standing.
Plie: May do this exercise with a balance ball behind your back, up against a wall.
Stand with feet wider than your shoulders. Toes pointed out. Arms straight in front of you and squat. Knees should never pass your toes. Tuck your tailbone under. Keep spine straight. Think a piece of string being pulled out of from the top of your head. Return to standing with feet out.
Cheers to your amazing booty!