Fitness

Contrary to what most women’s lifestyle magazines would have us believe, there is nothing sexier than a woman with curves…

Whether you respect them or not, you will never see a Victoria Beckham-esque stick insect gracing the cover of Nuts magazine – and there’s a reason for that! Women are meant to have boobs and a bum, and the A list celebrities who have become advocates of the 13 year old, starving boy look need a serious reality check.

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with a page three worthy cleavage, so we have to work with our other assets as best we can.

So whether you’re a size 8 or a size 18, welcome to…

The Scarlett Guide To… A Perfect Bikini Bum – Without Stepping Foot In the Gym

 

Squats

Any fitness nut will tell you that squats are the key to a toned tush… and it only takes 1 minute 25 seconds to do 50 (yes, I timed it). So for less than 3 minutes of your day, you can “squeeze” in 100 squats without even leaving the privacy of your own bedroom! If you can’t fit these in, (well for a start you’re lying, it’s 3 minutes, of course you can) try fitting a few reps in during an ad break or whilst you’re waiting for the kettle to boil.

Bum clenches

Whether its while you’re sat in the office or when you’re lying on the couch in your pants watching re-runs of Friends on Comedy Central, (welcome to my world) spend between 30 mins-1 hour clenching your cheeks together, holding for a few seconds and releasing. It may well feel like you’re having an arse spasm at first, but after a week it’ll become almost second nature and you’ll have buns of steel in no time.

Do the housework in your heels

(This is probably one for the ladies… but if any men fancy giving it a go, please report back. Preferably with photographic evidence*.)

As impractical as it might seem to parade round the house in a pair of 5 inch heels brandishing a hoover like something out of The Only Way is Essex, high heels not only tone your bum but they work wonders on your legs. So put you’re headphones in hotties and strut!

Walk everywhere

This is one of the easiest and cheapest exercises that you can to fit into your daily routine, so there’s absolutely no excuse. Whether its walking into work, doing some window shopping on your lunch hour or simply mooching up and down your living room whilst you watch the news – walking is not only great for your overall health, but you’ll see the benefits in your bum in no time.

Dance

Have you ever seen a dancer with a saggy or flat arse? Didn’t think so. Man or woman, curvy or slim; turn the music up and get those hips moving!  

Disclaimer: I’m by no means a fitness expert, I’m just a lazy girl who wants a J-Lo booty with the minimum possible effort.

 *Are you man enough? Send them to jen@scarletwonderland

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