Showing posts with label coffee grinds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coffee grinds. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cellulite and dead sea salt

Last week on my goals I said that I was going to try different things on this horrible cellulite I have. I tried the coffee grinds a couple times, but yuk! Coffee grinds all over the shower, is way too messy. So instead I shower with a body scrub and also been taking dead sea salt baths twice a week. Today I inspected the areas, and I think I'm seeing improvement! It looks a little more smoother and overall just looking better whoohoo. So this is a routine I will definitely stick to! I'm excited to see some results, finally!

The steps I take:
1. In the shower use a body scrub to scrub the areas
2. Then fill the bath with warm/hot water and add dead sea salt
3. Soak in tub for 20 mins (no more, because it's very dehydrating)
4. Drink lots of water
5. Cream your body with your favorite creams. I'm using coconut cream but usually use the nivea Q10 body cream.

Only 5 more days till the beach so I'm hoping to be beach ready! Now, if only I could get 10lbs to shed off already :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

My Body Measurements

The weekend was great and like usual I over ate. We went to a new Mexican restaurant in our area and how could I resit nachos and guacamole dip!

It's a new week and now a new start.

This week I decided to add a new goal to reach. Other than just losing pounds, I will also keep track of inches lost. Some friends suggested I monitor inches as well since maybe the scale may not change much but area's on my body still may shrink... I hope this is true! haahha!

My current body measurements on my areas of concern, in inches:

Upper Arms: 12"
Waist above Belly Button: 31"
Waist below Belly Button: 34 1/2"
Hips: 44"
Upper Thighs: 25 1/2"

My main concerns are Hips and thighs, I need these to shrink already!

I will re-measure Sept 1, 2009 in hopes I'm down at least 2" in all areas!

I also changed my goal weight to reach. Since the scale does not move much anyway! I decided to make myself feel closer to my goal by changing my goal weight to 135 instead of 130. To tell you the truth I would be happy just to reach 139 and be out of those 40's once and for all! UGH!

My Usual weekly goals are below:
(notice I removed the "NO donuts", this is not because I will now eat donuts, but it has been 2 weeks and I have not had any donuts at all! (I've eaten other bad things... however, donuts were not in that equation! :)

My weekly goals to achieve this week:
1. Eat as many home cooked meals in a week at least 5 days of the 7 (Got this down :)
2. Limit carb intake at dinners
3. 1/2 hour twice a week on the gazelle
4. 5 mins a day on the trampoline
5. 2 10000 pedometer steps
6. drink plenty of water/tea
7. Supplements; Take fish oil pills with lunch.
8. sea salt baths twice a week
9. Coffee Grind scrub once a week

Lets get fit!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Green Tea ALL day!

Today I decided to drink as much Green Tea as I can! I need to flush all the bad bad sugar I ate this weekend.

The culprit is below! Sfoglia Cake
This cake is heaven! I had 2 pieces this weekend and I have left overs in the fridge! I forgot to send off pieces to the guests we had over and now there's a plate of cake in my fridge! I could just throw it away... but oh what a waste of delicious cake that wood be! I could go give some to my neighbors... hmm but all these kids have nut allergies and I have no idea if this cake is nut free! I cannot eat more of this cake this week, that is a big no no! I have my mini goal to accomplish by Wednesday and trip goal by September. Self discipline will be needed this month that is for sure.

Husband decided to join me in my beach ready goal, so tonight we are starting our jogging sessions, fun!

Also, I just read online that coffee grinds help with cellulite.. have you heard this? I just made a pot of coffee( not to drink ha!) but to save the grinds in a bowl. Tonight I will rub those grinds all over Mrs Thighs and Bum and hopefully be beach ready by Sept!