What’s Your Body Type? – Pt 2: Hourglass

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Do you have curves like Nicole Murphy or Kim Kardashian?

Well aren’t you one blessed balanced beauty! You can successfully fill out a bikini top and bottom…and you basically look good in anything! However, when you gain weight, it tends to be all over. You probably have the curves in all the right places but may lack all-over muscle tone.Without some full-body toning exercises, your hourglass-shape runs the risk of popping out a little bit too much – trust me, I know from personal experience – especially in the thighs and upper arms. To keep a shapely yet firm figure, curvy body types should pay special attention to your extremities.

 

At-Home Workout:

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Tones: Butt, thighs, shoulders, triceps, and core

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells up at your shoulders—elbows bent and pointing out to the sides, palms facing forward. Take a giant step forward with your right leg and lower your body until your knees are bent 90 degrees. Your knees should be in line with your ankles. Press into your right foot, straighten your right leg, and come to a stand, simultaneously pulling your left knee forward in front of your hips (so you’re standing on one leg) and pressing the weights up toward the ceiling . Return to start. Repeat with your left leg. 10 to 12 reps per leg

To make the move more challenging, place your front foot on a step.

What to Eat:

Breakfast
Loaded Vegetable Omelet
1 banana
Snack
1 Luna Bar
Lunch
Black Bean and Cheese Burrito
1 apple
Snack
2 small boxes of raisins
Dinner
Whole Wheat Pasta with Vegetables
Salad with 2 Tbsp olive oil/vinegar dressing
Snack
1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich

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