Little black dress is a festive must-have
With the festive season just around the corner, many fashion conscious fitness fans will be thinking about looking great in the iconic fashion evergreen, that is the little black dress.
A staple of every party girl’s wardrobe, the LBD is essential for the holiday season.
Always in style and easy to accessorize, the classic line of the dress can cause a stir anywhere.
However, time is ticking and if you want to look good in the outfit, it’s a perfect time to start thinking about getting fit for the little black dress.
First things first, on the run up to the holidays let’s get a few basics out the way.
There’s a school of thought that believes getting fit starts in the kitchen, so that’s where we will start too.
In the winter months we crave comfort food and bigger portions, so resist the temptation this year and get a head start.
Look at your current diet and make some simple changes to stop bloating and bumpy tums.
Stay off bread and pasta and see the difference it makes.
Even the LBD can’t disguise a bloated tum, so get off the stodge and you will be on the way to a flatter body.
Experiment with super foods to get your metabolism up and running.
Explore kale in your salads and blueberries in your fruit salads.
Once you have started fine tuning your diet, look to strengthen your core by learning how to plank.
The plank is a staple of all core stability training sessions, so get used to practicing how to plank properly every day.
Try to hold the position shown for ten seconds, then increase your time every day by a few seconds.
Make sure you are holding the correct position, and help flatten those tummy muscles out.
Next target area is the hips, so after the plank pick yourself up to a standing position, Start with feet together then balance on your left leg while lifting the right leg to the side in a controlled sweeping motion.
Repeat the movement twenty times then switch to the other leg.
The movement will help tighten the hips up, and the balancing will improve your core.
Finally we want to tone up that booty so you look stunning in that dress from all angles.
A great toner for your gluts is an exercise that ballet dancers have been doing for years, the plie.
Stand with your feet apart, just slightly wider than your shoulders, and turn your toes out the way.
With your arms outstretched, lower yourself into a squat position, taking care not to over extend.
Keep your knees in line with your toes and your back straight, and tighten those gluts as you perform the move.
Repeat 10 times slowly and increase your reps as you grow stronger.
So with a gentle dietary shake up and your hips, tum and bum toned and tightened, you’re ready to wow them at the Christmas night out in your sensational little black dress.
A staple of every party girl’s wardrobe, LBD is essential for holiday season