So you've got the perfect dress... now get the perfect body! Following these simple exercises will firm and tone the body part that your dress will be showing off on prom night.
Toning Tips - Arms and Shoulders
If you suffer from jiggly arms but want to wear a strapless dress, these exercises will buff and tone you up. When doing each exercise, remember to keep your legs slightly bent and your feet shoulder-width apart.
Bicep Curls - Hold a pair of five-pound dumbbells with arms at sides, palms facing inward. Slowly raise and lower the dumbbells 10 times (one set). Do three to five sets.
Tricep Kick-Backs - Keeping your back straight, bend over at the waist while holding dumbbells, palms facing forward. Slowly bring elbows up and extend arms back as high as you can. Repeat 10 times. Do three to five sets.
Toning Tips - Legs and Butt
Want lean legs fast? Do these easy exercises to firm up your legs, thighs and butt so you can step out in that short, sassy dress!
Lunges - Stand with hands on hips, legs hip-width apart. Take a big step forward with your right leg until your right thigh is parallel to the floor. Step back into starting position and then lunge out with your left leg. Repeat 10 times, and do three to five sets.
Calf Raises - Stand with feet narrower than shoulder-width apart and toes pointing straight. Push up onto your toes so your heels are raised. Squeeze your calf muscles and then lower your heels slowly. Repeat 10 times, doing three to five sets.
Toning Tips - Back
Girls who plan to wear a sexy backless dress must be ready to show off a muscular back, as well as smooth skin and good posture.
Back Rows - Bend at waist with knees slightly bent and feet shoulder-width apart. Let your arms hang while holding a pair of dumbbells, palms facing inward. Raise your right elbow, then lower it as you raise your left elbow. Repeat 10 times, and do three to five sets.
Back Lifts - Lie stretched out on your stomach with palms resting on the floor near your shoulders. Without using your hands, lift your head and chest up off the floor as high as you can. Hold for 10 seconds and then slowly lower yourself back down. Repeat 10 times, and do three to five sets.
I would also talk to them and tell them how you feel. If they still say they are signing you up for the membership as a 13 year old and it scares you that much I would just tell them to leave you off the membership until you do turn 13.
I think every house has some drama going on in it everyday. In my house my Mom is a divorced mother of 3 kids. My older sister is away at college but when she was here there were yelling matches between my mom and her about staying out too late and getting a speeding ticket. Also with my mom being the only one raising us she has to work full time leaving me to watch my little brother who is 10 after he gets home from school. There also can be some battles that go on there and my mom doesn't want to here it from me or him when she walks through the door after work. I just try to not make it all personal and chalk it up to the stress of everyday life.
Hey! Yeah, I'm also one of those girls who doesn't wear makeup either... maybe on a rare occasion? Or if pestered into it.
I definitely understand where you're coming from with this. My mom doesn't exactly try to get me to wear it, but is she did, I wouldn't be to happy out this either. Don't feel bad. You're beautiful no matter what; makeup doesn't define you -unless, of course you let it... She probably wants you to feel "more grown up," or thinks it's nice for a "young lady," or that'll "boost your confidence." I don't know, there could be plenty of reasons. If you feel uncomfortable the best thing to do would be to talk to her about it. Respectfully tell how you really feel and make sure she's listening.