Tighten Your Tush in 5 Minutes…
Summer may seem a long way off, but we’re only a few months away from bikini season! Getting in shape for summer can seem overwhelming, particularly when you think about slipping your tush into a tiny, shapeless piece of lycra. Don’t worry! Tightening your butt doesn’t have to mean hours at the gym. Whip your booty into shape with this 5-minute workout you can do right in your living room—all you need is a resistance band and a set of light dumbbells. Repeat it 3 times a week, and you’ll start seeing awesome results. (And trust me, you will feel a burn in just 5 minutes.)
1. Sumo squat jumps
Start in a sumo squat with your feet in a wide stance and your toes facing out toward the corners of the room. You can rest your hands on your hips. Lower down into a squat position, and drive yourself upward into a jump. Your legs should straighten as your feet leave the floor. As you land, lower back down into another sumo squat. Repeat for 1 minute.
2. Lateral walk outs with band
For this exercise, you’ll need a resistance band. Stand with your feet in a wide stance so that the band is taut around your ankles. From here, step to the right for 4 steps, keeping the band tight as you move. Next, step to the left 4 times. Repeat, going right and left for 4 steps. Do this 10 times. Next side step to the right 2 times, before moving to the left 2 times. Repeat 10 times. Finally, step once to the right and then once to the left, repeating 10 times. Continue this pattern for one minute, keeping the band taut the entire time. Make sure to keep your hips level as you step. Continue reading
Ozil merupakan pemain sepak bola asal Jerman yang memiliki kemampuan yang luar biasa sehingga klub besar yang sedang dibelanya saat ini, yakni Real Madrid berhasil menjadi Juara di turnamen La Liga Spanyol. Selain itu, berkat kiprah dan jasanya dalam pertandingan pula tim negaranya (timnas Jerman) berhasil sampai pada Semi Final Euro 12.
Pemain sepak bola yang berjuluk Der Panzer ini resmi bergabung Los Galacticos dengan harga transfer 15 juta Euro pada penutupan tahun 2010. Di musim pertamanya, dia disebut-sebut sebagai pemain transfer terbaik dari Real Madrid di musim 2011. Continue reading
Now, who else is as stupid as I am? :’D
C.S. Lewis, “The Four Loves”
My husband and I got married at eight in the morning. It was winter, freezing, the trees encased in ice and a few lone blackbirds balancing on telephone wires. We were in our early 30s, considered ourselves hip and cynical, the types who decried the institution of marriage even as we sought its status. During our wedding brunch we put out a big suggestion box and asked people to slip us advice on how to avoid divorce; we thought it was a funny, clear-eyed, grounded sort of thing to do, although the suggestions were mostly foolish: Screw the toothpaste cap on tight. After the guests left, the house got quiet. There were flowers everywhere: puckered red roses and fragile ferns. “What can we do that’s really romantic?” I asked my newly wed one. Benjamin suggested we take a bath. I didn’t want a bath. He suggested a lunch of chilled white wine and salmon. I was sick of salmon.
What can we do that’s really romantic? The wedding was over, the silence seemed suffocating, and I felt the familiar disappointment after a longed-for event has come and gone. We were married. Hip, hip, hooray. I decided to take a walk. I went into the center of town, pressed my nose against a bakery window, watched the man with flour on his hands, the dough as soft as skin, pushed and pulled and shaped at last into stars. I milled about in an antique store. At last I came to our town’s tattoo parlor. Now I am not a tattoo type person, but for some reason, on that cold silent Sunday, I decided to walk in. “Can I help you?” a woman asked.
“Is there a kind of tattoo I can get that won’t be permanent?” I asked.
“Henna tattoos,” she said.
She explained that they lasted for six weeks, were used at Indian weddings, were stark and beautiful and all brown. She showed me pictures of Indian women with jewels in their noses, their arms scrolled and laced with the henna markings. Indeed they were beautiful, sharing none of the gaudy comic strip quality of the tattoos we see in the United States. These henna tattoos spoke of intricacy, of the web work between two people, of ties that bind and how difficult it is to find their beginnings and their ends. And because I had just gotten married, and because I was feeling a post wedding letdown, and because I wanted something really romantic to sail me through the night, I decided to get one. Continue reading
WITHOUT EDUCATION WE ARE NOTHING
I believe that without education we are nothing. There are many important things we need in our life, especially education. Education means getting to know and understand yourself and the world. Firstly, one of the best gifts is education. Secondly, people with degrees and higher education have many more choices in getting job than people without qualifications. Thirdly, education is an investment in the future. So if we want to be a successful people we have to be educated and experience. Continue reading
Nanas atau pineapple ternyata punya banyak keunggulan yang patut diacungi jempol. Salah satunya, yang bermanfaat bagi mereka yang punya masalah dengan berat badan adalah kemampuannya untuk meluruhkan timbunan lemak yang berlebih di dalam tubuh. Dengan secara rutin mengkonsumsi nanas (sesuai dengan aturan yang berlaku, baca di bagian tengah artikel), alhasil tubuh yang semula gendut perlahan-lahan bisa menjadi langsung, ramping, dan singset.