OMG it’s already June…summer is literally on the doorstep… and for the last 6 months I have been a total lazy bum! It’s time to tackle my tush!

In my previous life, I was usually too busy with work to eat properly and ran around like a crazy woman for 12 or more hours a day, existing mainly on energy drinks, cigarettes, coffee & snacks. Totally unbelievably unhealthy I know!! But as a result I didn’t really have to spend a great deal of time focusing on food or worrying about what I ate. Since dropping some of that stress-load I have had the time to indulge in all my favourite nibbles (mainly of the chocolate based variety) and now, a few months on, I am feeling a little sluggish and bloated.

Like almost every woman I know, I have that nasty little voice in my head telling me to worry about how I look. I drive Mr B mad by constantly wittering about my arms being too big or too flabby, my tummy looking puffy and my big butt needing it’s own postcode. And with just over a month before we pack up for Shell Island to celebrate Mr B’s big 3-oh, what better time to reboot my booty with a 30 Day Challenge?! I have been pinning these for a while over on Pinterest and am ashamed to say that’s all the energy that has gone into the process but today I am ready to start! Who’s gonna join me?!

Here’s the plan. Tackle said problem areas of arms, tum and butt. How? By combining a few of these awesome 30 Day Challenges and simply cutting out all the delicious naughty nibbles and foods that play up to my IBS bloating. Bye-bye brioche bread babies! After-all it’s Go Big or Go Home right?!

So, first up on the list is this fab Guns, Buns and Abs plan by @NaomiParfait. You build up the reps of each move every day and apparently in 30 days I will happily be able to do 250 squats without dying a horrible painful, gasping death. Is it wrong I’m already looking forward to the REST days?

Next, these 2 booty busting workout plans from Back on Pointe over on tumblr and the inspiring +Sia Cooper who has a blog full of great advice and workout plans, Diary of A Fit Mommy

Click here to see these moves in motion!

And finally, this often ignored little gem of a manouvre… Exercise for the Transversus Abdominis (AKA the muscle that pulls in the ring of your waist) One area of your abs that can be neglected and without working it, you run the risk of developing a square torso (straight up and down) rather than an hourglass one (tapered at the waist).

See this and more at confident-beautiful-motivated.tumblr.com

I’m also toying with the idea of throwing in a little cardio mid-way through but one step at time and all that! ;) One must though, is to make-like-a-fish and get hydrated… at least 2 litres of water a day. Every single workout/diet plan I have read states the importance of hydration and reading up on my other ailments such as a sluggish gut & constipation (I’m just sooo sexy — thanks IBS!), brain fog, lethargy, ezcema etc… drinking enough water comes up again and again. It makes sense I guess, we are made up of almost 70% water.

My overall aim, aside from looking smokin’ hot at the beach obviously…I mean, like d’oh!… is I genuinely am just hoping to feel more energised and confident in my own skin. Nothing is worse than that knawing feeling of insecurity. Anything else is a bonus. Plus, not one gym membership is involved! Free fitness…result!

If you fancy having a go at this with me… first, “I love you!”, and second, come say hey on social media and let’s do this together. All the links can be found up top there or on the CONNECT page.

Originally published at dollysdisco.blogspot.com on June 1, 2015.