crashcomatose asked: I know you must get asked this a fair bit but honestly how do you keep such an hourglass figure, a really toned stomach, and the never vanishing boobs!? Nearly all the fitspo blogs have kind of lead me and my girlfriend to believe it's not really possible but we want to cosplay as something for an upcoming Spartan Run but she is obviously a little conscious about losing her figure. Any reassuring words?

5 POTS OF COFFEE, 7 TABLESPOONS CAYENNE PEPPER, 9000 SIT-UPS, GUACAMOLE, AND RUNNING WITH NO FEWER THAN 3 PUPPIES.

Just kidding. Except for the guac, and I wish I had 3 puppies.

Honestly, I wish there was a magic recipe I could give out, but I’m afraid it comes down to being blessed with an hourglass frame, and (as far as I can tell) luck. When I gain weight, it naturally goes to my thighs, butt, and arms, not so much my waist, and when I lose weight, it comes off my waist first. I love the bicycle crunch, and I do those, the 100, and leg climbs most often. I do cardio (running on the elliptical, kick-boxing, or fast yoga) for 45 minutes, 4-5 times a week, from spring to fall. But I also eat pretty much whatever I want, so that’s why it doesn’t look like I do as much cardio as I do, hah!

I am not safe from breast size fluctuation. It’s just, erm, well, when they’re the size they are, I can lose a cup size without it being too noticeable. I don’t do any chest exercises, so maybe that helps in not losing too much boobage? I can’t say for sure.

Do the Spartan Run. I have so much admiration for people who do any of the Spartan exercises - I just don’t have that tenacity. The truth of it is, she just might lose some curves, so she should be prepared to accept that. But! Being fit is worth it. What you can do is be her unfaltering support. Encourage her, and make sure she knows that you love her regardless of what she loses. Compliment the positive changes. Having good support, and an encouraging workout partner is pretty key.

Good luck!

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