Lazy Girls Guide to the Perfect Body | Guest Post ft. Brigitte 

Today we have a very special guest over on Danity Dweeb. Say hello to Brigitte, who is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant from highstylife.com. I have never had a guest post on my blog before, however Brigitte was so lovely from the get go and I couldn’t say no! Here goes…

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to the Perfect Body

Yes, yes, it’s true – we want it all. We want our little snacks while we binge-watch our favorite TV series, we want zero time at the gym and we want to wake up with the perfect body every morning. And yes, we know it’s virtually impossible to be a couch potato and still look like a supermodel (or at least a regular one), when we step outside our house in the morning. We’re also painfully aware that couch potatoes and models don’t mix and that effortless perfection is a myth. Yes, we all know that one girl who can eat whatever, whenever and when you ask her how she looks the way she does she just nonchalantly replies ‘oh, I just have the best metabolism, I never seem to put on weight’. We hate that girl too. So, what to do? There is a middle ground of course, you know, minimum input, maximum results, so perhaps you could give that a try? Come on, jump on board, we promise you’ll still have plenty of lying around time left in your day. Let’s go!

Move it, move it!

Don’t be frightened, we’re not going to lure you into going to the gym, we know you dread the word. However, there are certain tiny amounts of effort that in the long run can be truly beneficial. For one, try standing up and simply moving a bit more. Dr John Buckley from the University of Chester states that spending all the time sitting, whether in the car, couch or your office is actually completely unnatural and that three extra hours on your feet would burn up 144 more calories and get rid of 8lb of fat a year.

You have to admit – 8lb by just standing, you can pull that off. Another great trick is to move while you’re on the phone – if you know the conversation is going to be lengthy, step outside and take a walk while you’re talking. Ok, once you’ve taken those baby steps, it’s time to get an actual workout, but don’t worry, these are short exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home – every lazy girl’s dream. So, pick one of these 18 amazing YouTube channels that will teach you how to get a great workout while staying near your beloved couch.

Seek expert help

Of course, low-impact exercise can only do much, that’s why they’re called ‘low impact’ in the first place. If there is a particular area that really bugs you, like that pesky fat around your tummy that just won’t go away on its own or that booty that is everything but bootylicious, consider seeking professional help and get rid of all your self-esteem downers.

Luckily, there is an abundance of amazing non-invasive and non-surgical procedures you can undergo to say good bye and good riddance to all that pesky fat, and fat cavitation is one of them. Treatments like this use low frequency ultrasound that basically dissolves and kills fat from the outside, so there are no punctures or incisions – just immediate results. This is every lazy gal’s Holy Grail.

Minor adjustments

The general rule of thumb is 70% nutrition, 30% exercise. If you pay attention and listen to our low impact + treatment advice, all that’s left for you to do are minor tweaks in your dietary habits. Trust us, a little goes a long way. For instance, say goodbye to midnight snacks, sugary drinks and foods in general. These are just empty calories with no real nutritional value. Avoid processed foods as much as you can and try cooking with fresh ingredients for a change. No, healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and flavorless. There are amazing smoothies that you can make to kick the morning off right. Your blender does all the work and you get all your nutrients, including the much needed protein for a great day. Grill and steam your meat and veggies instead of frying them. It’s simpler and it will definitely save you from scrubbing that oily pan. Knowing you’re a real health neophyte, we have found a perfect list of yes and no foods and drinks, so print it and use it as a cheat sheet until you get the hang of it. Good luck, lazy gal!

P.S. Don’t forget the importance of proper hydration – don’t settle for anything less than 8 glasses a day.

That’s all for today guys. I hope you have enjoyed Brigitte’s post as much as I did! Do you do anything to keep fit? I’d love to hear! Tweet me or let me know in the comments below.

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Happy 2nd Birthday Dainty Dweeb

Warning: This post consists of a hell of a lot of rambling, a little bit of ranting and will probably be a little bit of a bore but I AM PROUD.

Two whole years already? Can you actually believe it, because I definitely can’t. When I first started Dainty Dweeb, well it was just kaylajaynehughes back then, I didn’t know whether it would last a month never mind 2 years. I’m proud of how far we have come. Is that weird? Calling my and my blog we. Oh well, who cares if it is. I’m proud that I have stuck to it at times when I have wanted to throw the towel in. I’m proud of myself for persevering through bloggers block and the days where I almost, well probably did give up on blog pictures because I just couldn’t get the right lighting. WE MADE IT GIRL. We’re still here. Powering on.

I am immensely thankful for you guys who actually take the time to read whether its rambling posts like these, or wishlists, reviews, y’know. It all means a lot, like wow people actually read this shit and most days that’s what it is, shit that just splurts out on my keyboard and then before you know it we have a full blown post. This little venture is actually growing, and it’s growing a lot more than I expected lately and I love it. The support, the community, the friends. I LOVE IT. I love you. Seriously guys, lets share the love because why the hell not?

One thing I want to do is become more interactive with the bloggers I love. I’m always way too shy, even if it’s only on social media – I’m always scared I’ll come across weird but it’s going to be one of my goals to overcome this and I’m going to smash it, or at least try.

Anyway, I’m gonna leave this here with a massive THANK YOU, again.

Also, a little loves you. 

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Inspirations for a Lifestyle Post

This post idea came from a question in a recent #blogospherechat, the question was what do you do if you’re lacking inspiration – or something along those words. You’d swear a light bulb had just appeared above my head when this question came up because I thought what a great idea for a post? Well, here we are; Inspirations for a Lifestyle post.

You could probably list down hundreds, maybe thousands – we all have our own little things that inspire us to write, these are just few of my favourites.

Adventure – What better way than to go out, maybe somewhere new? Maybe to your favourite place, whether that be a café, book shop or even somewhere next to that river you have visited since you were a child. We all love to read about different places, old or new.

Favourites – Show us your a list or a series of your favourite things, it could be films, songs or maybe recipe’s and drinks. Depending on how much you’d like to write about them, you could decide on just one post, or a series of 5-10!

Camera Roll/Instagram – What have you been taking pictures of lately? It could be your pets, your food (we’re all guilt of it!) or silly pictures with your friends – show us! They don’t have to be those Pinterest-worthy pictures you usually take for your blog, sometimes its nice to see the more natural pictures on your camera roll too.

Previous Life Experiences – Tell us about that time you achieved something you’re proud of, or your embarrassing first kiss. Something we all love to read about is personal experiences, no matter how embarrassing it may have been at the time.

Dig out that Memory Box – I have mine somewhere, buried in all of the stuff that still haven’t unpacked. Filled with wristbands from gigs, tickets from shows and T-shirts from holidays; share it! Show us what’s in your memory box.

What inspirations do you use when you’re uninspired? I’d love to hear!

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The Big Move – The First Week

We are in. We have our own house keys, our own front door to shut on the world. Our own space, to do whatever we please and it feels so good.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s stressful. It’s so very stressful. But knowing that you can shut the world out when needed is nice. We may not be 100% settled yet, as this is all still so very new to us. But that’s the fun of this new adventure.

My favourite thing of all is making my own meals; which a lot of people say I’m going to get sick of very quick. But it’s nice, and I’m enjoying it so much.

The DIY goddess in me has popped up to say hello, and although there is a lot of cursing and shouting but getting to the finished product is very rewarding.

We are far from finished, but will we ever be finished? There will always be a want or a need, something we come across to use and it’s not there. But that’s all the fun in moving into your own home.

I learnt the hard way about where the smoke alarms are, and if they work. They definitely do. I set one off making a fry up on our first full day here – yay! The other leaving the door open whilst in the shower so the condensation set it off. My neighbours are going to love me.

Oh, and thanks to Hurricane Henry, we only have half a fence up; how rude of him.

But, I can not be thankful enough to all of Nathan and I’s family and friends for all of the help we’ve had over the past week or so. Each and every one of you has been amazing, and I can’t be anything other than grateful for that.

Thank you.

I’m now going to enjoy my very first lush goodie filled bath in our own home.