We work so hard to strengthen, and lengthen ( pilaties especially) out muscles through cardio and strength training. We don't want to ignore what a big difference picking the right outfit for our body type makes to our physical 'look' and how it reflects our hard work at the gym. I work at a high end womens clothing store, so I love fashion.
Lets say you are attending a pool party:Today in part 1, we will address women's issues. Tomorrow, we'll talk about men.
Ladies, if you are curvier, try wearing a sash waisted dress. This gives your shape the illusion of a smaller waist line and shows off the curves that make you fabulous!
If your shape is more 'boy shaped', wear capri's or walking shorts with your suit peaking out under a button down shirt. This is fun and flirty ( while being appropriate), but adds a bit of dimension to your shape.
If you are top heavy, wear a button down blouse, and a skirt. T-shirts tend to pull right across the bust line (because even if they're a larger size, their design is not made for size D and beyond). If you feel more comfortable, put a camisole on under the button down, for more coverage.
If you are short waisted, try an empire waist dress to elongate your torso.
If your not sure what body type you have, or what type you have NOW that your working so hard with your workout and clean eating, ask a trusted friend to evaluate your shape. Be honest, but kind. You need to always be your own best advocate!
Recumbent bike- 30 minutes
Strength training- back
Single arm back pull-10lb X 3
Seated row on door- 2 tubes X 3
Bent over dumbbell row- 12lb X 3
Seated single arm back row- 1 tube on big ball
7/28 Food Diary:
Organic steel cut oats(150 cal)
1/4 cantaloupe (20 cal)
Apple ( 67 cal)
2.5 oz canned tuna (80 cal.)
Salad- 2 cups spinach, beets, 1/2 red pepper, 4 cherry tomato (90 cal)
5oz soft serve with peaches (120 cal)
Salad- standard dinner salad with cocktail sauce as dressing (160 cal)
2 oz shrimp (sauté, EVOO, white wine) (60 cal.)
Broccoli/asparagus (110 cal)
2 glasses wine (200 cal)
Raspberry sorbet with crunch sauce(320 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES - 1420