Show Yourself a Little Love: Ways to Rejuvenate Your Life This Year

Bella Breakdown Doesn’t a face mask and a hike sound good right now? Start your year off right with some tips that will help ease your mind, body, and soul. R29’s Lucie Fink is starting her year off with five days of rejuvenation. #1 On day 1 she got a facial. Liquid microdermabrasion stimulates collagen production while removing dead skin cells. This is a great way to make your skin glow. #2 On day 2, Lucie discovered Binaural Beats on YouTube. This is a great way to rejuvenate your brain. One frequency of music goes into each ear, combining...

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6 Exercises for Wedding Dress Target Areas

Bella Breakdown Whether you’re wearing a strapless, slinky, or high slit dress on the big day, here are the only exercises you’ll need for your wedding day target areas. Wedding Ready Exercises Lateral jumping lunges are a great exercise if you are looking to tone your legs and butt. These are a great exercise if you are wearing a dress with a slit.   If you are wearing a strapless dress, doing a dumbbell clean and press is a great exercise to target your arms, chest muscles and shoulders.   If you are wearing a slinky sheath dress, you...

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7 Times It’s OK to Say ‘No’ at Work

Bella Breakdown It’s not always easy, but there are times when it’s OK to say no at work. Here are seven times it is absolutely OK to say no at work: Say NO… 1. To extra EXTRA work. Give your boss a clear picture of your workload and say no if you are too overwhelmed. 2. To needless networking. Remember your own goals for meeting new people if you are cornered at networking night. 3. To unrealistic overtime. Open up to your boss to find a solution if you can’t put in extra hours at a certain time. 4....

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The 5-Move Before-Breakfast Workout You Can Do at Home

Bella Breakdown Start your day with this energizing total body routine. 5 Morning Moves for a Fitter You #1 Lateral High Knee Do this exercise for 45 seconds and be sure to pump your arms quickly (it helps)! #2 Decline Push-Up with Shoulder-Tap Do 15 reps and don’t let your hips sag or twist. #3 Bulgarian Split Squat Do 15 reps and push through the heel of your front leg to stand. #4 Plank Ups Be sure to alternate the arm that you lead with. #5 Power Lunge Do 15 reps on each side. Be explosive and jump high....

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New Year, New You: How To Do The Ab-Strengthening Reverse Plank

Bella Breakdown Try this well-rounded move that targets ALL the right places. It targets your back, shoulders, triceps, core, and quads. Begin by sitting on the ground with your palms beneath your shoulders and your legs out straight. Squeeze your butt and thighs and push your tummy and booty up toward the ceiling. Keep your hips still- don’t sag them and be sure to breathe!...

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How to be Prepared for EVERYTHING on Day Trips: Essential Supplies

Prep Like a Pro for Day Trips with Kids As a mom, you need to be prepared for everything. Whether you are going out for an hour, or the entire day, we parents know that it is essential to have enough supplies to make it through. Firstly, you need the basics. Those usually include snacks, diapers, wipes, toys for the car, and any kind of extra clothing you need for your destination. However, it is also important to pack for unexpected situations. With a little preparation, you can be ready for any circumstance. Snacks are an essential thing to...

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