We all have a preoccupation with our butts. We want it smaller, rounder, higher, tighter, firmer. We do squats, run, jog, spin and try everything to either improve or maintain what we already have. When trying on jeans, we spend hours stepping in and out of dozens of pairs, straining and twisting our backs and necks to catch a glimpse of our rear view in the full length mirror. I have paid insane amounts of money on jeans and pants, just because they made my butt look good.
Butt implants are now the rage and so many women are having this painful and risky procedure done. Imagine having your butt-cheeks slashed open like pockets, and having silicone "cutlets" inserted. How painful! How uncomfortable! How do you sit down after? I would be terrified to ever move or sit again for fear the implants would drop or shift resulting in permanently lopsided cheeks. There is no real guarantee that having silicone injected into your backside will ever look perfect, stay put, and not shift, sag, droop, or develop lumps. I would imagine that unless you plan on standing for the rest of your life, you run the risk of compressing these fake cheeks just by years of resting on the cushions God already gave you! Simply put, if I had these implants, what would my backside look like when I am eighty years old?
Over the past few days I have heard on the news about several women in NJ who have had surgery due to infections caused by these very implants. What they all have in common is the fact that they looked for the least expensive so-called "professional" to perform this procedure on them. What was discovered is that they were injected with ordinary silicone caulking that can be purchased at Home Depot and mixed with a bit of vaseline. This is why they became infected and ill. The sad truth is these women are now damaged for life, the damage cannot be corrected, and this common "tub caulking" cannot be removed and will cause pain, infection, and other complications for the rest of their lives! What a terrible price to pay for vanity!
I am so saddened by what these women will now endure forever all because they were so unhappy with what they already had. I have noticed as I age that my once firm and perky butt has begun to sag, however, there is no way I would ever consider going under the knife for such a risky surgery. Sagging is a direct result of lack of muscle tone. Muscles must be worked to remain tight and firm. Simply put-if you want it- you must work it! As we age, we must work it harder.
Here are a few exercises to tighten and lift your rear: ( Do 2 -3 days per week)
Bridge Press Plus:
* Holding a 3 -5 pound dumbbell in each hand, lie face up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. and bend elbows 90 degrees so that your forearms are perpendicular to the floor with palms facing each other.
* Lift hips off the floor, forming a straight line from knees to shoulders, and maintain bridge position throughout this entire exercise.
* Press dumbbells directly above chest, palms facing each other.
* Keeping upper arms still, bend elbows 90 degrees to lower dumbbells to the floor
* Extend arms up toward ceiling, then lower elbows to flooor to start.
Do 12 reps. This targets your chest, arms, abs and butt.
* Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a single 3 -5 lb dumbbell infront of chest in both hands, elbows bent and palms pressing into ends of the dumbbell
* Lower into a squat as close to the floor as you comfortably can, pressing elbows against inside of knees
* Raise hips so that legs are nearly fully extended, bending forward at waist so that elbows stay glued to knees and upper body remains in locked position.
* Return to low squat.
Do 20 reps. This targets your chest, butt and legs.
If God did not give you a J-Lo rear-end, these exercises will not either, however they will help tighten, firm, and lift what you already have if you do them regularly. Add a good and healthy diet, a daily walk, and take the stairs rather than the elevator at the office and you will achieve a better looking rear-view in about 2 -3 months (just in time for beach weather). For great tips, additional exercises and routines log onto: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com
If you are still not satisfied, there is a variety shapewear you can slip on under your clothes to help achieve the look you want. Check out the following websites:
These are all harmless, inexpensive alternatives to unreliable, risky surgery. If you are still convinced that surgical implants are your only option, please research this operation carefully, interview several doctors, and make certain he or she is a board certified plastic surgeon with an excellent reputation, and if the price seems too good to be true, it most likely is.
Everything we have can always be improved by hard work and determination. Be thankful for the body God gave you, respect it and treat it well. Walk with your shoulders back, your head held high and tell yourself you are a beautiful, sexy woman. With that attitude, you will attract all kinds of wonderful people to your side. A great butt might be nice but if you do not love who you are, exactly as you are, no one else will be able to truly love you either. In the end, that's what it's all about anyway!
And this is my Daily Cyn..........