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Get a Bootylicious Butt for Jeans Season

I love, LOVE, LOOOOOVE jeans. I’d wear them every single day if I could. Jean shorts, boot cut jeans, wide leg jeans, skinny jeans –  you name it, I love JEANS! —BUTTTTTT, (pun intended) no matter what brand is hot, it’s a big “NOT!” if my butt looks bad in them.

Redbook recently did a story on the Best Jeans for Your Butt. Don’t get excited – they didn’t give you a great list of cool brands to choose from, but just gave some pointers on what to look for to “mask” your flaws. But why try to hide what we can fix?

In 15 Minute Fashion’s Best Jeans for Fall 2011 article, skinny jeans and jeggings (leggings that look like jeans) show up in the top pics. I have news for you, if you don’t like your butt – you are NOT going to have a lot of options this year because skintight jeans are still dominating the clothing stores.

If your butt was already saggy or mushy, skinny jeans will just flatten and spread it out more. So, instead of trying so hard to get a shapely pair of jeans, let’s work hard to get a shapely butt!

Have you ever seen a flat bottom on a kid? NO! They have perky firm bottoms because they are constantly active. As we age, and sit around on the computer all day, we lose muscle – including our butt muscles. Similar to a deflated balloon, we just need to re-inflate the glutes by exercising those muscles.

Steve Pfiester demonstrates his top 3 butt-lifting exercises that will perk up, and firm up, your derriere. pFit Tip: Do 3-4 sets of 20 of each exercise 2-3 times a week.

My Favorite Jeans in My Closet:
#1 Miss Me
#2 True Religion
#3 Rock Revival
#4 MEK
#5 Vigoss
#6 Joes Jeans
#7 ReRock (now available at Express)
#8 Rich and Skinny
#9 Miss Sixty
#10 Destroyed Jeans  


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Do I Look Fat in These Jeans?

Truth or Lie? What would you rather hear?
“Do I look fat in these jeans?” Maybe our husbands should say Yes, you do”. Maybe it would be exactly what we need to hear to actually do something about it. If we are asking him if we look fat, we likely FEEL fat. Why isn’t that enough to send us running to the gym? We don’t need more enablers, we need more supporters – people to hold us accountable and push us to greatness, not support us to settle. The truth hurts sometimes, but it’s necessary for growth. I vote for truth, even if it hurts. Living a lie hurts more.

I’d have to question the honesty of the person who told Jessica Simpson she looked good in the infamous “Mom Jeans” in her 2009 tabloid loving performance. Poor thing got butchered for how she looked in this outfit, which is a shame because she’s a beautiful girl and I believe the outfit made her look a lot heavier than she really was.

I can’t count the number of times I hear someone say “You’re looking great. Keep it up” even after someone hasn’t lost a pound while on a new diet and exercise program. This kind of lie is detrimental and it wastes valuable time. This person doesn’t need to hear “you’re doing great”, they need to hear the truth, which still can be delivered in a positive supportive manor.  Read the rest of this entry

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