Are body shapes fashionable?

Hello everyone, this weeks point of discussion is fashion trends in relation to body shapes. While growing up it seemed that a boyish, tall very slender physique was fashionable, however, nowadays everyone seems to be striving for a large behind and a tiny waist! Even though it is possible to focus on a certain muscle groups in the gym , it is important to remember that everyone has their own unique natural body type. For example, for me personally it seems that no matter how often I do leg day or however many squats I do, I will never get a Kardashian style behind and that is because I naturally have very low levels of fat deposit in that area and it seems hard to build up that muscle group. On the other-hand, after loosing a bit of weight, I quite easily obtained a thigh gap, this was not because I was starving myself or loosing muscle on my quads, but a result of my naturally wide hips, making my leg bones quite far apart. Therefore, you should focus on getting in shape and healthy, for your own natural body type and remember that most celebrities with large boobs and bum may have undergone plastic surgeries! I may not be able to beat Nicki Minaj in a twerking competition but I feel strong and healthy, and could probably beat her in a running race. In the gym try not to obsess over working one muscle group or doing one activity, chances are you will over work the muscle group, and rest is needed for the muscle strain to repair and grow anyway. Try to switch up your activities and have fun, for instance try doing cardio with a friend and have a catch up while you work out, you might not necessarily be working as intensely as an individual session but its healthy to socialise and motivate each other. To finish I would like to give you some motivation of my own with a lil before and after…..


 

Be confident, Be happy

Abs xox

Oatmeal Protein CookiesĀ 

Finding it hard to substitute Christmas cookies? Or looking for something to dunk in your tea or even a post workout snack. Look no further than my healthy oatmeal cookies (with added protein)


Ingredients:

3 tea spoons of coconut oil

1 egg beaten

100g oatmeal

100g self raising flour

1 scoop protein powder (i used chocolate)

Raisins

Milk (enough to make the mixture moist)

Add all the mixture into a bowl and mix, add enough milk until the mixture is moist enough to roll into balls. Grease a baking tray with coconut oil and squash the balls until flat. Bake for 20 minutes at 150 C. Then enjoy šŸ™‚