| Originally Posted by Nrvsbride |
Okay for the girls with skin/acne problems:
I met this lawyer who told me that she had terrible atrocious acne, and she had the pics to prove it. Proactive did not work for her but she started on this line of skincare called ARBONE that is especially good for sensitive skin. So you guys should check it out. I think its a little pricey but hey if it works why not! Hope this helps someone out.
Okay Drea for the flabby arms you can do lots of arm exercises. You can do the obvious free weight bicep curls, tricep extension. You don't have to use heavy weights you just have to try to fatigue your muscles. Try doing dips on a chair or a bench if you go to the gym. Using your own body weight you slowly dip down. Can you do push ups? This gets arms pretty toned as well. Also the Windsor pilates for upper arms is great. It uses light weights but does the exercises in such a manner that your arms kill. Let me know if you want any arm exercises I'll give them to you.
Okay for the girls with thigh problems. This is an especially hard area to tone for women. Especially since a lot of it has to do with genetics. But you can try some exercises. Obviously doing cardio to shed some of the fat is a good step. Toning wise, you can do the abductor and the adductor machine (or the slut machines as my FI calls them). For those of you who don't know what I'm referring to, its the weight machine where you press your thighs together and then open them up. You I have toned my thighs significantly by doing the following exercises:
1. I do the adductor machine: 3 sets of 12 reps in each set
2. I do the abductor machine: 3 sets of 12 reps in each set
3. I do plies: 3 sets of 12 reps in each set
4. I do squats: 3 sets of 12 reps in each set
5. I do lunges: 3 sets (right and left leg) of 12 reps in each set
I started using a 8 pound weight and then increased it to 10 pounds the second week and then 12 pounds the third week. I would hold the freeweight pounds in my hand whil doing each of these exercises (except for the machines which have their own weight)
Hope this helps!
I"ve heard of ARbonne, I've been invited to a few parties, but haven't been able to attend. I didn't realize it helped acne too. They were promoting it as an anti-aging skincare line.
As for the above exercises, I totally need to get on the abductor/adductor machine, and I need to increase my weights. Those are 2 things I haven't done, and i'm down to weeks, so that is exactly what I'm going to incorporate into my final countdown workout routine!
Thanks for thread and the help!