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How to Have Flat Abs & a Firm Butt (without doing much of anything)

I have always had flat abs. That might not be cut into a six-pack, but they have always been flat and tone (even when I gain some weight and it expands a bit). I have always had a firm and perky butt. It might not be small (it’s a definite bubble butt), but it’s always stayed up and stayed strong (even when I gain some weight and it widens a bit). In fact, my butt and abs are my two favorite body parts, as I tend to gain my weight in my thighs and arms. You could say it runs in the family (though seemingly not in mine, unless I was unknowingly adopted). You could say it’s because I regularly workout (which absolutely is part of it). But it’s more than that- it’s my daily healthy habits…



Food For Runners (and intense exercisers)... shopping list

Nothing ruins a marathon or even a mid-morning jog like hunger pangs. However, you also don’t want to have a cramp in your stomach because your body isn’t sure if it should be sending blood to digest your food or power your muscles. The answer? Eat an hour before you go on a run, and eat foods that keep you fuller longer. Grains keep you full longer so you can tack on that extra mile before lunch time. Try these an hour before putting on that spandex: