By QuickieChick Laurel House.
QuickieChick at the beach Just tying on your bikini can instantly ignite a stress fest as you focus in on each of your now very exposed flaws in hopes that your tan quickly creating the illusion of a slightly slimmer you. Doesn't matter how fab or flab your body is, pretty much every woman experiences at least a bit of insecurity around donning a bikini. So what's a girl to do? Workout… at the beach!
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The beach might not be the place that makes you feel like slipping on your sneakers and kicking up sand as you pitiably sprint through throngs of spirited sunbathers. Thankfully there are other beach exercises you can and should do that will increase your confidence when it comes to slipping on that teeny body-baring bikini. And here's the best part: they can take as little as 5 minutes and you don't have to change out of your suit or even leave your sunbathing spot! That's right, no running shoes, exercise shorts, or even a shirt are required
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- QuickieChick | Healthy Living – Mon, May 21, 2012 8:29 PM EDT
By QuickieChick Laurel House.Read More »from The Bikini Body Workout You Can Do at the Beach… in Your Bikini
By QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from 6 Fitness Myths…. BUSTED
QuickieChick running on a treadmillBefore you jump into your summer fitness routine, read these myths… busted to get the best fat-burning, muscle-toning, healthy-making results that will most effectively and efficiently whip your butt into bikini shape.
1. MYTH: Want 6-Pack Abs? The more crunches the better
BUSTED: You can crunch until the cows come home and still have a muffin top folding over your jeans. If you want a flat stomach you've got to do more than just 3-digits worth of daily sit-ups. Why? Doing 100s of daily sit-ups is actually extinguishing the oxygen from your muscles, suffocating them as opposed to strengthening them. Instead do 3 sets of 15 10-second crunches, moving like molasses, or simply hold Plank pose for 1 minute every day. BUT even that won't guarantee a 6-pack. You have to burn off the fat that sits on top FIRST. How? Cardio and diet. This doesn't mean that crunches are pointless. The more muscle you have, the more calories you naturally burn, even during rest. Try
by QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from Taking Notes: How to Give Great Head
Man in Bed
"You're the worst lay and head I have ever had."
Some guys say that kind of thing when you break up with them as a way to get back at you. "Yeah, screw you! You sucked (and not well) anyway!"
I was told that I was the "worst lay" by a guy who broke up with me. Apparently the breakup wasn't bad enough. While telling me that I was awful in bed was certainly a blow, it was true. I had no idea how to suck. And considering that I am my own worst critic, beat myself up if I look stupid, say the wrong thing, or don't come out on top (though I prefer the bottom in bed), I took the comment as constructive criticism and began to research.
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I went to the bookstore and got a book written by a woman who was given notes on how to give head by her best gay guy friend. I devoured this book, reading it over and over again, taking notes on the pages, doing the motions with my hands and tongue in the air looking like an absolute freak at stop
by QuickieChick Laurel House
Exquisite Tiffany colored stone Engagement Ring"Will you Marry Me?"... You have been dreaming about being asked that question from months, years maybe. You want it so badly it makes you sick. You feel like you have a lump in your throat and you don't know if you should cry or scream to get it out. So you do both...
"You have 1 year from today to propose."
"My little sister's wedding is in 4 months. If you don't propose before then, I'm leaving."
"If you don't knock me up within 9 months, it's over."
Give a guy an ultimatum and his instinct may be to run for the hills before you can! Men are defensive creatures. They don't being told that they have to do something or else.
Instead of an ultimatum, it's time for you to start thinking realistically about what you truly want and need.
There are several beliefs around the ultimatum, and honestly I believe in all of them depending on the circumstance (despite their contradictory approaches).
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- QuickieChick | Healthy Living – Thu, May 10, 2012 10:28 AM EDT
by QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from Would You Inject Botox in Your Armpits to Stop Sweating?
Botox in the armpitsDespite antiperspirant's links to cancers, including breast cancer (thanks to smearing aluminum onto your lymph gland-filled armpits), we continue to make the daily choice of clogging our pores with chemicals just for the sake of staying dry. But let's quickly clear something up- for all of you "but I don't want to stink" excuse makers: Antiperspirants don't stop stink. They stop sweat- hence the anti"perspire" portion of the word. Deodorants stop odor- hence the "deodor" portion of the word.
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Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Rob Streisfeld reminds us that "your body is designed to sweat, so using chemicals and agents to block the natural process is never good." The problem with conventional antiperspirant deodorants is that they use chemicals to reduce sweat and odor by blocking the sweat glands and the ability to detox which can affect the lymph system. Because all of our systems are interconnected,
- QuickieChick | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 26, 2012 3:58 AM EDT
by "QuickieChick" Laurel HouseRead More »from How to Make Cauliflower Taste DELICIOUS: Low-fat/low-cal Recipe
CauliflowerI'm usually not the biggest fan of cauliflower. But for some reason while I was at Trader Joes the other day I felt inclined to buy the bag of prepped florets. After over a week in my fridge and the expiration date looming, I decided to play with it. The worst thing that could happen is that it would suck and I would suck it up with a not thrilling dinner.
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Easy Flavor-Full Baked Veggies
So I pre-heated the over to 400, cut the cauliflower into florets, steamed the brussels sprouts in the microwave, cut the mushrooms, then mixed them all together in a mixing bowl. I added sea salt, pepper, some olive oil. Mixed it up with my hands. I dumped way too much on a baking sheet and drizzled a little more olive oil onto it. I baked it for about 30 minutes until the veggies were all browning but not burnt.
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While they were
by "QuickieChick" Laurel House
QuickieChick's Red Power PantiesThis isn't about going under cover or catching him red-handed. This is about recovering your relationship, transforming it, resurrecting it and returning it to the fun, sexy, connected state that it was when you first started dating. Because he used to find you sexy. Aside from his normal guy wandering eye tendency, you were the only one for him. And you knew it. Every time you got undressed, even if you weren't wearing the sexiest underwear (though you generally made an attempt), he couldn't help but stare, his lips slightly parted, his body completely frozen, his eyes focused on your curves. And you loved that. You worked at it. You put effort into it- shaving your legs, wearing decent lingerie, and really really wanting him (not just faking it for his sake).
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by "QuickieChick" Laurel House (wearing a shirt made of recycled plastic bottles).Read More »from Going Green...? What For?
Recycled Plastic ShirtNot into hugging trees? I'm not either.
Not the Birkenstocks kind of chick? I'm not either.
Not about to transform your consumerism ways and live only off necessities? I'm not either.
But I still consider myself to be Eco-conscious. And so can you.
You see, don't have to hug trees to support them. But you can refuse the wooden stirrer at your local coffee shop. You don't have to kick off your treasured couture shoes in exchange for Birkenstocks. You don't even have to believe in Global Warming (regardless of mounting scientific evidence that it does exist and it is man-made). Going green is no longer a hippie culture. Just look at Al Gore- the Presidential hopeful turned green movement face person who hops around promoting eco awareness in his ultra luxury private jet. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see Gore sacrificing or conforming in order to campaign for the green cause.
As a society, we have worked
- QuickieChick | Love + Sex – Wed, Apr 18, 2012 1:20 AM EDT
Men have "Power Ties"... Chicks have Power Panties. And, no, they have nothing to do with trying to look or act sexy. This isn't for men. It's about boosting self-confidence. It's about business.
According to Feng Shui belief, wearing something red can up your "wow" factor, arouse self-confidence, energetically emit power and attract luck. But you can't always wear a red outfit, or even a red accessory. So… wear red panties to take your confidence to a whole new level.
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Admit it, confidence can sometimes be hard to come by, so we will take it in whatever form it comes. Even if that means believing in feng shui and wearing red panties. But it's not just chicks who benefit from the feng shui power of red. Guys, you can wear red boxer shorts or red socks! Red socks might not be sexy, but they're spunky- another confidence booster.
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by QuickieChick Laurel House
You try something on as you're getting ready to go out. It feels a little tight. So you look to your guy and ask "Do I look fat in this?"… He tells you that you look beautiful. But you're not convinced. You proceed to complain about your body, asking if he thinks you have gained weight, pointing out your cellulite, charging him of no longer being attracted to you. He continues to reassure that "you look fine."
If you have insecurities about your butt, thighs, stomach, boobs, arms, or ankles DON'T point it out to your guy. Complain about it to your mom, sister, best friend, therapist, or even me on my Facebook wall. Let your guy view you as the gorgeous gem that you truly are. I mean really, do you WANT him to see your cellulite before he sees your smile? He fell in love with you for a reason. Don't taint it. Stop pointing out your flaws and forcing your guy to view you through your eyes.
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