5/01/2015

Summer is approaching, do you have the right cellulite treatment?

 

If the only thing you thought about when you saw the title and first picture was: oh, what a pretty view, chances are you probably already have your cellulite fight plan figured out, or you are among lucky few who don't have cellulite at all. At the other hand if you could only think about how your are not ready to go on vacation yet because you can't possibly show your winter figure on the beach, well, that means you are among all of us who leave it to the last minute. 
Although I consider myself a pretty organised person, when it comes to talking care of cellulite I always use a good old cheat, the infamous ''I'm starting next Monday'' sentence. 
Even in my brightest days when I worked out every day and was in great shape, I still had cellulite. I figured out very early that being in shape doesn't automatically mean you'll be cellulite free (nor does being skinny). As it usually goes, more and more Mondays will pass and more and more excuses will pile up. This glass of Coke wouldn't do that much harm, right? I've been drinking it all this time, I'll stop next Monday, it's Oscars night this week so I'll probably eat a lot of pop corns and can't do that without Coke. But as soon as the ceremony is over I'm quiting. I should also quit junk food, anything salty, too much coffee... Sounds familiar? 

The only thing is I know myself  well enough and when I think outside of the ''I'm fooling myself box'' it's clear I can't quit all that. Still, while I'm in the idealistic mood I'll keep postponing ''the Monday'' until I find myself in the position when it wouldn't even make a difference because there's so little time left and the vacation is just around the corner. All right, time to weight my options and go to the plans B and C. What did all the years of flicking through beauty and fashion magazines full of SOS cellulite solutions thought us? I can always wear a nice beach cover up and strategically remove it just before I'm entering the water. Nobody will notice, right? Sounds a bit drastic. 
The other plan (and my most used option) is to use all the cellulite treatments I can find (Nivea, Venus, Krauterhof, Collistar, Garnier, to name the few) pile them on like there's no tomorrow, two or, preferably three times a day, obviously finishing of with wrapping myself in plastic foil. This usually gives me semi-decent results, enough to go to the vacation and swear next year will be different, as soon as I get back the first thing I'll do is to start my new healthy regime. 
OK, back from vacation, what did I promise myself, new beginning. Wait, I didn't have any junk food while on vacation, I should say a proper goodbye and it's definitely not healthy to stop out of the blue. Probably the responsible thing will be to let this adjustment week slide and start from the next Monday.

If you bared with me to the end of this long post you had a preview of  almost all my summers in the past ten years. Some products gave me better results, some worse. One of them was really great. I used that one in the year of my senior prom. Naturally I wanted to look my best so I followed all the steps: perfect dress, done. High sky heels that will make my feet cry for help, done. Hair and makeup appointments (with a specially nice memory of doing the makeup with my best friend) scheduled. Only thing I didn't do was, of course the cellulite treatment. So I decided to go ahead and buy the product I thought was most appealing. I've never tried it before so I decided to give it a go. It was Guam Snell anti-cellulite Fresca cream. It looked nice, smelled nice and I thought why not. In just a week this cream has transformed my tights. They looked smoother, skin was tight and I even lost 2 or 3 cm of body fat. I wasn't very happy about the last part (my dress was now to big), but back then I had a different approach to beauty products so I didn't properly researched this cream and all its effects. I did actually buy the cream couple more times and then (like every beauty junkie) I went on to try other similar products.

Fast forward to the present, when I was invited to a blogger meet up with Guam. I was excited from the beginning because this was the brand I love and have used before. There we talked about our own cellulite struggles and were given a chance to try out Guam in salon treatment. At first I thought to write a huge post that will contain this intro and my treatment experience, but I realised that will be incredibly large and detailed post. So I opted for a different approach and decided to write my cellulite story first and give you a preview of anti-cellulite methods I used in the past and to write a separate post about treatment experience once I'm done with the actual treatment. 

What are your ways of fighting cellulite, did you find a method that works?



Ako je jedina misao koja vam je prošla kroz glavu kada ste videli prvu sliku i naslov bila: kakav lep pogled, u tom slučaju verovatno imate plan za borbu protiv celulita, ili ste među srećnicima koji nemaju probleme sa istim. S druge strane ako ste mogli da mislite samo o tome kako još niste spremni za godišnji odmor zato što nikako ne možete da idete na plažu sa zimskom figurom, onda to znači da ste među nama koji to ostavljaju za poslednji čas.
Iako smatram da sam organizovana osoba, kada je reč o celulitu uvek koristim stari trik, dobro poznatu  i ozloglašenu ''počinjem od ponedeljka'' rečenicu.
Čak i u najsvetlije dane kada sam vežbala svakog dana i bila u sjajnoj kondiciji, i dalje sam imala celulit. Vrlo rano sam shvatila da to što ste u formi ne mora automatski da znači da nećete imati celulit (kao ni to što ste mršavi).
Kako to obično biva, sve više i više ponedeljaka prolazi i više izgovora se nagomilava. Ova čaša koka-kole neće napraviti toilko štete, zar ne? Pila sam je sve do sad, prestaću sledećeg ponedeljka, ove nedelje je prenos Oskara pa ću verovatno jesti dosta kokica a to se ne može bez koka-kole. Ali istog momenta čim dodele nagrade, prestajem. Naravno, isto važi i za svu nezdravu hranu, sve što je slano, previše kafe... Da li vam ovo zvuči poznato?

Samo što sebe previše dobro poznajem i kada mislim van ''zavaravam sebe'' okvira jasno je da ne mogu da izbacim sve to. Ipak, dok sam u idealističkom raspoloženju nastaviću da odlažem ''ponedeljak'' dok se ne nađem u poziciji gde menjanje navika čak ni ne bi dalo rezultate jer je ostalo jako malo vremena i godišnji odmori su iza ćoška. Dobro, sada je vreme da pregledam svoje opcije i pređem na planove B i C. Šta su nas sve ove godine prelistavanja časopisa o modi i lepoti, koji su prepuni SOS tretmana za celulit, naučile? Uvek mogu da pronađem fin pareo i strateški ga skinem baš pre ulaska u vodu. Niko neće ni primetiti. Ipak zvuči kao drastična mera.
Drugi plan je (i moja najviše korišćena opcija) da nabavim sve anti-celulit tretmane koje mogu da pronađem (Nivea, Venus, Krauterhof, Collistar, Garnier su neki koje sam koristila), nanosim ih kao da je to poslednje što radim, dva, ili još bolje, tri puta dnevno. Naravno ceo tretman se završava obmotavanjem u plastičnu foliju. Ovo mi obično da pristojne rezultate, dovoljno da odem na more i zakunem se da će prva stvar koju ću da uradim kad se vratim biti da počnem sa svojim zdravim režimom.
OK, vratila sam se sa odmora, šta sam ono sebi obećala? A, da, novi početak. Ali, nisam jela ništa od stvarno nezdrave hrane dok sam bila na moru, trebalo bi da se oprostim, a i sigurno nije zdravo tako naglo prestati. Verovatno je odgovoran način da propustim ovu nedelju prilagođavanja i da počnem od ponedeljka.

Ako ste ostali do kraja ovog dugačkog posta, do sada ste pročitali kako su prolazila moja leta u poslednjih deset godina. Neki proizvodi su mi dali bolje rezultate, neki lošije. Jedan od njih je bio stvarno sjajan. Njega sam koristila za svoju veliku maturu. Prirodno, želela sam da izgledam najbolje moguće pa sam pratila sve uobičajene korake: savršena haljina, previsoke štikle od kojih su mi stopala plakala, frizura i šminka (uz posebno lepo sećanje kada sam na šminkanje išla sa najboljom drugaricom). Jedino što nisam planirala je, po običaju, bio tretman protiv celulita. Tako da sam opet odlučila da kupim proizvod za tu svrhu koji mi je delovao najprivlačnije. Nikada pre ga nisam koristila pa sam odlučila da mu dam šansu. U pitanju je bila Guam Snell hladna krema za mršavljenje i protiv celulita. Lepo je izgledala, mirisala još lepše i pomislila sam što da ne. Za samo nedelju dana krema mi je preporodila butine. Izgledale su glatko, koža je bila čvrsta i čak sam izgubila 2 do 3 centimetra u obimu. Nisam bila srećna zbog poslednjeg (haljina mi je zbog toga bila široka), ali tada sam drugačije pristupala proizvodima pa nisam kako treba istražila ovu kremu i sve njene efekte. Kasnije sam još nekoliko puta kupila ovu kremu i onda (kao svaki zavisnik od proizvoda za negu) pršla na druge slične proizvode.

Da brzo premotamo u današnjicu, tačnije u vreme kada sam bila pozvana na okupljanje blogerki od strane Guam-a. Bila sam uzbuđena od početka zato što ovo jeste brend koji volim i koji sam koristila ranije. Na okupljanju smo pričale o svojoj borbi sa celulitom i dobile smo priliku da isprobamo Guam tretman u salonu. Prvo sam mislila da napišem jedan ogroman post koji će sadržati ovaj uvod i onda i iskustvo sa tretmana, ali sam shvatila da bi to bio neverovatno opširan i detaljan post. Tako da sam se odlučila za drugačiji pristup i napisala ovaj, odvojen, post sa svojom pričom o celulitu da bih vam dala mali uvid u to kako se inače borim sa istim i koje sam metode koristila do sada. Kada odem na tretman napisaću još jedan post o samom tretmanu.

Kako se vi borite sa celulitom, da li ste uspeli da nađete metod koji deluje?






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