- Aging & Longevity
How I Finally Got Rid of My Cellulite
Getting My Body Back After Pregnancy
After having my second baby, I went through a very difficult period where I really struggled to get my figure back. My first pregnancy didn't seem so bad. I quickly got back into my routine of hitting the gym three days a week after work and watching what I ate and within a few months, nobody who didn't know me personally would have know that I had given birth. I've always been fairly fit and didn't think much of the few extra pounds I put on when I was pregnant with my daughter Lacy. I assumed that with a little hard work and effort, I'd be back in form again in no time. Much to my unpleasant surprise, the majority of the weight came off but I was left with something I had never had to deal with before; cellulite! I must admit that in the back of my mind, I had always laughed at other women who had cellulite and thought that it could never happen to me. Well, I apparently got hit by the Karma bus. The next year for me was a whirlwind of different products and exercises in an all out effort to get rid of cellulite. The purpose of this hub is to share what I have learned about what works and what doesn't work when it comes to cellulite reduction. I've found that there is a lot of misinformation circulating on the web and I hope to save others some wasted time and money.
Cellulite on My Leg
Getting Rid of Cellulite
This was my leg after my second pregnancy. As you can see, I'm not what most people would consider to be fat at all. I did however have a major issue with cellulite on my legs. Following the advice of several websites, my first plan of attack was to hit the gym and move to a strict low fat diet. Within a few weeks, I noticed that I was losing weight but the cellulite showed no improvement whatsoever. At that point, I sought out the advice of a doctor who suggested that some improvement might be gained by doing a better job of staying fully hydrated but that any real difference would require one of several procedures that cost up to $3,000. Yikes! Not being ready to part with that kind of money, I immediately began to consume at least 6 full glasses of water daily to see what that would yield. I did see some minor improvement with that but not anywhere near what I was looking for. With that, I took my search back to the internet and started to look for products that might help. The first thing I tried was a cream produced by a major skin care company (I won't mention the name of the product or company to save them some humiliation - Hint: It rhymes with trivia). This product was a near complete disappointment as it turned out to be nothing more than a fancy lotion. It did leave me well moisturized but did absolutely nothing to get rid of my cellulite. I was almost at the point of being ready to give up when I stumbled across another product that caught my attention.
My Last Ditch Effort
Late one night while reading an article in Life and Style Magazine, I came across a write up on a product called Adonia LegTone. They had a feature section discussing, "Beauty Tips for the Perfect Beach Bod" and I thought, OK this sounds like something I could use. They claimed that this product could deliver thinner thighs in nine minutes and reduce cellulite by 72% in six weeks. This sounded a bit tough to believe so I decided to pull up their website and do a little more research. On their site, they described an independent clinical study that showed the product did in fact reduce the appearance of cellulite by an average of 72% in just six weeks. In addition, they had a massive section full of magazine clips where various beauty editors tested the product and also reached the conclusion that, "Yes, it does work!". That was enough to convince me to go ahead and give it a try. I figured that if I didn't like it, I could always send it back for a refund. About three days later, I received my package in the mail and gave it a try. I took advantage of their offer to buy 2 so I could get one for free. Armed with a solid supply of their organic plant stem cell serum, I began my own experiment to see if this was finally the thing that would help me win my battle against cellulite. Much to my surprise, I could feel a firming sensation the very first time I applied it. Upon looking in the mirror afterward, I have to admit that there was visible improvement after just one use. That was enough to get me to commit to using it daily for the next several weeks. To be honest, I started to get busy with my schedule and continued to use the product but it wasn't the first thing on my mind between preparing family dinner and delivering the kids to school each morning. It was probably after about 3 to 4 weeks when I was getting out of the shower one morning and noticed that the cellulite on the back of my legs had improved dramatically! WOW! I had read several positive reviews and seen all of the celebrities on the website who use the product but it really came as a shock to me that it worked as well as it did. If there are any other women out there who are fighting against cellulite for the first time, I can't recommend this product enough. You can read about it on the company website: AdoniaLegTone.com. I'm happy to report that after a long struggle to get my figure back, I seem to have won the battle against old age one more time. For all you moms out there, it's never too late to look great again! Take care of yourself and refuse to accept that getting older has to mean getting ugly.