Lit­tle black dress is a fes­tive must-have

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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.

Ad­ver­tis­ing Fea­ture

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

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