I’ve had a couple of questions regarding Alice’s diet and exercise regime following the photos of her in a bikini. She did look very slim and feminine and, although she still has some work to do, her body shape has improved.
Now I do not pretend to be any kind of expert on diet and exercise so maybe some of you have some additional advise. However, I have been careful about my own appearance for many years and I’ve used this experience to work on Alice.
One lesson I have learnt is that once you get a bit older (we’re in our 50s) things don’t happen quite do fast as when we were younger. So maybe 10 years ago Alice would have lost her spare tyre within a couple of days with a bit of care but now it’s more like a few months and it’s important to recognise that and be patient.
I’ve changed her diet by stopping the obvious things like chocolate and cake. She didn’t eat that much but for now it needs to stop completely. I’ve also reduced the wine intake for which I also must share some blame as it is very nice. Otherwise, I have changed her carbohydrate intake. I haven’t stopped it but I have changed white rice to wholemeal, normal pasta to wholemeal. I’ve also taken potatoes out of her diet to replace them with sweet potatoes. Finally she’s not allowed carbohydrates for evening dinner, just meat and vegetables.
All obvious stuff but the main thing is that by watching her food, it’s probable that her overall intake reduces anyway.
Alice has to do a lot of aerobic exercise in the gym. That’s running, rowing, cross-training and so on to use calories. I’ve also enrolled her in Pilates.
She must also do weights BUT, it’s important that she has high repetitions and low weight to get her more defined without putting on muscle which we really don’t want. EXCEPT, I noticed that the male weightlifters in the gym all have enormous chests which look like ‘moobs’ man boobs, except they are of course all muscle. So I reasoned that if Alice kept the weights very low for her whole body but used very heavy weights for the chest area then the effect would be what I wanted. I think it is indeed starting to work as you can see from the photos of her in a bikini.
It’s important she uses a machine, NEVER free weights. Free weights require the use of a wider range of muscles to lift them as the lifter has to use their arms and other areas to balance the weights and we really don’t want her with big muscular arms do we? A machine focuses the weight on her chest as the machine balances the weight. Another reason is that the free weight area is full of ‘macho’ type men and I don’t want her mixing with these types doing any ‘man talk’., we want her in the area with more women.
So what she uses for the chest exercise is this, remembering never ever to use free weights.
- Seated Chest press: The standard chest exercise
- Pectoral flyers: The flyers really work and pump the muscles of the chest out and she has to do this after the chest press. Her chest gets really expanded after this one I love the look.
- Arm dip: This also pumps her chest muscles but be careful as it could build her arms. She uses a machine that has a balancing weight rather than her own body weight which reduces the risk of building her arms up. I also tell her to lean forward to put the pressure more on her chest and less on her arms.
Now the effect of building up chest muscle and no other muscle seems to have some effect but can never replace implants of course or falsies which Alice still has to wear inside her bra but, as we saw with the bikini, a smaller bra would be fin.
I’ve really given this some thought but I would love any other ideas.
Of course just taking your girly for a walk is a nice pleasant way to give them exercise….