Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week  The Glam Gals at Fab After 40 are  hosting Fashion Flash. Since I found their site I  spend less and look better.  They have helped  me pack  for travel,  choose the best outfit for a reunion and look great running about my grandchildren in the playground.  ( In fashion concious New York, style is important   even when pushing  swings).  I think my favorite posts deconstruct the latest fashion trends into  flattering looks  for  boomers. For example, if stripes  don’t flatter your figure  “wear” them in a bag or  pair of flats.  Be sure to check out their site and click through all the Fashion Flash info-packed posts.  

I’m still not able to commit to an arm shaping program, so I was psyched to  find a book that drills  down on the subject.  Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy by JJ Virgin starts with a low carb/ high fiber diet that offers   helpful strategies for following well-known nutritional principles.  This includes the right way to make shakes, wraps and salads to maximize protein and vitamins  and minimize fat, calories and carbs.  The exercise section offers a pretty intensive  program of burst exercise and weight training.  Ms Virgin cautions against “girly weights” and recommends using the heaviest weights  where you can still do 8-10 reps in good form.    To crank it up even further, the weight training  should be done sitting on a fitness ball. 

There is certainly  no shortage of  diet and exerrcise  advice, but what  what makes Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy unique  is the section on caring for the skin  on the arms. It recommends  exfoliation with loofahs, moisturizing with a sunscreen and  moderate self tanners or spray tan to make the arms look firm and trim.  Now this is advice that I can follow.

 The author is a celebrity trainer who  has often served as the on-air  nutritional consultant for the no-nonsense Dr Phil show.  But I am  more impressed by  her education  which includes programs in biomechanics, sports medicine, and exercise physiology.

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