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ABSsolutely Fabulous!

Now Ladies we all want a super models body yet we have to remember we all have different body types, shapes and sizes!

So Poutlings here are some amazing AB workouts!

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These are some of my favourite ab workouts! Training abs is one of my favourite body parts to train! Sharing my secrets is always a pleasure!

Remember with ab workouts, a lot of hard work is required, they are a large muscle group so doing 10min abs won’t help get that six pack or a washboard stomach!

AB Workout 1: Leg Raises

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A simple exercise, but one which you must be careful with. Remember to never put strain on your back or neck during any ab workout.

For leg raises, you simply climb on the machine and raise your legs, if you a beginner start off with bent knees and once you feel strong enough raise your legs straight up with knees straight.

Stand on the chair and grip handholds to stabilize your upper body.
Press your back against the pad and contract the abs to raise the legs and lift knees towards your chest.
Don’t arch the back or swing the legs up.
Slowly lower back down and repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 2: Incline sit ups

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This is yet another simple exercise, remember to keep your back straight and not to put strain on your neck.

Sit on the chair, with legs under supportive grips.
Hands behind head, raise your chest towards your knees.
Slowly lower back down and repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 3: Kettlebell Side Crunch

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This exercise can be done using either kettlebells or dumbells, I personally prefer the Kettlebell.

Standing with feet shoulder width apart, a Kettlebell in each hand.
Bend side to side, making sure you can feel the stretch in your sides.
Slowly go down and back up on each side and repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 4: Rope Crunch

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You need a lot of strength for this exercise, focus on your abs thought the whole movement.

Kneeling straight up with rope behind you.
Slowly bend forward, focusing on abs and slowly go back up.
Repeat for 1-5 sets of 12-16 reps.

AB Workout 5: Lying Leg Raise

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This exercise work wonders ladies.
Keep your back straight and neck relaxed.

Start lying flat on the floor, you may hold onto a machine with your arms to give you some support.
Raise your legs up, make sure they straight, lifting your bum off the bench or floor once legs have been fully straightened.

So Poutlings, work hard and push through. Do ab workouts for no less than half an hour and watch what you eat, or results will take time.

XoXo
Megs 🙂

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Product review ~ introducing Guerlain fragrances

Hello my pretty poutlings.

Hope you are all winding down for the festive season. Today I’m writing to from the wonderful Lowveld.

 

Today I will introduce you to 3 Guerlain fragrances received in my November Rubybox.

 

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea

This fragrance sells for R795 for 60ml

The fragrance was created in cooperation with perfumer Thierry Wasser and it  was released to the market in 2010. Nymphea  is a  wonderful fragrance containing Syringa, African orange flower and white honey.

This a lovely sweet simple summery fragrance which I totally enjoyed using. If your young and full of spirit or need a quick “pick me up” this is great for you.

 

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

This fragrance sells for R565 for 75ml

This fragrance has a scent of desires, joy and sensuality. Top notes of Bergamot, orange and woody notes, flowers and oriental scents fill the air and is absolutely divine. It also has some notes of jasmine, patchouli and rose.

This fragrance is a little more for the mature or elegant ladies but it’s still a wonderful fragrance and would be great gift for someone.

Guerlain Idylle

This fragrance sells for R990 for 50ml

Released September 2011. Out of the 3 fragrances, this was definitely my favourite one (and I just love the elegant shape of the bottle too). Top notes of rose and lychee fill your nose and mellows out towards middle notes of Jasmine and Peach.

 

I absolutely loved this fragrance and do recommend you buy it, for all the ladies and girls in your life. haha!

 

So go ahead poutlings, pick your favourite and get it! You owe it to yourself!

 

Mwah!

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