Getting Rid Of Love Handles: Because There is Always Place For Love But Not For Handles

Good morning darlings!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was really awesome, here are some pictures for you.

Walk with Bella in the park

Bella 4.5 months - German Shepherd

Bella 4.5 months - German Shepherd 2

This week I have to really get cracking on my training for the first 13+km race of the Spartan Trifecta this year. I can’t believe that only 9 weeks is left. I am so pumped! Check out this year’s official video.

The topic that I’d love to bring up today is LOVE HANDLES. Why? Because true Spartans don’t have any! That being said, it doesn’t mean that someone with them cannot become a true Spartan. And that’s great news.

Losing weight around the waist area is one of the most challenging tasks for many people out there. Did you know that not only love handles don’t look very appealing, excessive weight around your waist can actually hurt your health?! According to Forbes, “Those individuals who are at their normal weight, but who have concentrated “central” obesity were more than 50% likely to die from all causes compared to those who were obese, according to results of a 14 year study recently presented at the European Society of Cardiology on August 27, 2012.” If you ask me, there is absolutely nothing lovely about it.

No to muffin top

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First of all, it is important to remember that proper diet plays a big role in getting rid of the excess weight in the mid section. No, you don’t need to starve yourself, but you do need to “avoid sugars, salts and unhealthy fats, and add fresh fruits, vegetables, good fats (like raw seeds or avocado) and lean clean proteins to your diet instead”, according to Kyla Gagnon in her interview with Huffington Post.

Doing planks, burpees and mountain climbers is an excellent way to get started. I personally got really excited when I came across the Spiderman Push Ups.

bootcamp-spiderman-pushup

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And the side crunches!

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Oh, and this new type of crunch!

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Wooooo! I can feel the burn already!!!

My workout today will consist of a 6-mile run, AB 500 workout and a 30 squats for 30 days Spartan Challenge. Let’s make that fat cry!!!

keep calm and make your fat cry

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What are your favorite exercises to keep your waist trim?

xoxo
Olena

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8 responses to “Getting Rid Of Love Handles: Because There is Always Place For Love But Not For Handles

  1. I know what you mean, I can’t stand muffin-top, but even at the right weight, these are hard to get rid of and of course w/me, and are the first to come back after a vacation splurge (so not fair!). Thanks for the ideas on moves to try!

  2. absgoldberg

    I love that spiderman pushup, it’s painful but effective. My favorite waist exercises are probably any side plank variations and also a spiderman plank, which is like the spiderman pushup except there’s no pushup and you’re in a low plank.

  3. This is awesome – exactly what I need! Can you come train me after my ultra? Please? 🙂

  4. Great motivation! and what a cute puppy!!

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