What exactly is cellulite?
Most of us may know it as the dimpled or lumpy skin on our butt, thighs and legs. We can all agree that we just want it GONE already. LOL! According to Mayo Clinic, some of the cause involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.
Even I freaked out when I seen some dimples. She who works out 6 days a week. I was like WTF!
"So how the heck do I get rid of it?", you ask. Though I can't tell you how to completely wipe it away, I can tell you how to eliminate as much as possible. Literally, 3 weeks ago, I challenged myself to implement more HIIT Cardio to my workouts and I have already seen the progressing results. In a nutshell, HIIT is a cardiovascular strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until too exhausted to continue. In addition to tweaking my cardio, I have also tightened up on my eating habits. Carbs breaks down to sugar which then promotes estrogen i.e leads to more cellulite. My recommendation is to keep your protein high and your carbohydrates as low as possible.
Here's what I have added in between my lifting sets:
25 Jump Squats, 30 In & Out Squats, 20 Jump Lunges, 10 Single leg Glute Bridges
After each workout, I finish up with sprints, 30 seconds fast, 30 seconds rest. 10x
Ladies, I encourage you to try it out. I can guarantee that you will see a difference within the first week. Please keep in mind, that no one is perfect. We are women and you are absolutely beautiful the way you are. With that being said, do not be too hard on yourself. Know that this is a process. Consistency and commitment will get you the best results and leave you feeling amazing!
Drop your comments below about your progress.