The 30-Day Cellulite Challenge has returned! What will the weekend reveal about the state of cellulite on my butt and thighs? I am sure you all could hardly stand the suspense. This is like a diary, only a diary that my butt is keeping. I am the transcriber. Last week, I asked how you get rid of cellulite. Here’s what you said:
baby.blanka: “I read that coffee grounds help – due to their caffeine and exfoliating properties. I slather them on sometimes when I am going for a night out. I don’t know if they really work but they do smell good – and it’s cheap!!”
SerenePeach: “I use Bliss’ Fat Girl Slim, and one of the main ingredients is caffeine, so there’s that. I find the cream does help improve the appearance of cellulite after you use it for a while, but it comes back if you stop using it.”
KitnKaboodle: “Most effective way to eliminate the ‘appearance’ of cellulite is good ol’fashioned exercise. Yupp. Intense 30-45 minute cardio (preferably jogging/running) coupled by equally intensive lower body strength training that includes lots and lots of weighted lunges and squats. Not only will your cellulite disappear but your booty will be delicious.”
Conniechiwa: “There’s some glute exercises I learned from TaeBo that I do every day and it’s really helped a lot. Hard to explain without images but you’re on your hands & knees and just lift and extend to the side. I’ve had to up the sets over time obv. to make sure I’m working my muscles; no pain no gain =)”
verbalhoudini: “Cellulite actually has nothing to do with fat–it’s a problem with the circulatory system, which is why dry-brushing helps so much–it stimulates the circulation.”
As for my bottom, I want to say my butt area actually does look smoother. But my thighs and some of the cellulite look the same. It’s possible my butt is responding better than my thighs? Or the Karin Herzog anti-cellulite creams I’m using are working first on the less marked cellulite, and then … what? I have to say, staring at your butt on a regular basis sometimes raises more questions than answers.
What I Learned: You can get a butt facial.
Karin Herzog sent me two free tubes of anti-cellulite creams, but my 30-day cellulite status report will be 100% influence-free.