June 21, 2013

Fitness ~ Is Albolene Really Effective for Weight Loss and Removing Cellulite?

Albolene for Weight Loss & Removing Cellulite

I've been using Albolene for removing unwanted cellulite. It all started when I vaguely heard someone mentioning in my Yoga class that Albolene had helped them shed unwanted cellulite on their thighs and waist after using it for a period of time.

Well, i'm one of those people that can't take anyone's word, I have to try everything for myself.  I know my body and it's pretty stubborn mainly because i'm over 50 and i'm supposed to have a little cushion.... after all isn't that part of the aging process?  Well, I placed an order from Amazon it only cost $11.69 so I thought why not.  FYI, you can also find Albolene at Walgreens and CVS.

I went to YouTube to watch a few videos on how to apply it.  I was quite surprised because it seems this method has been around for quite sometime.  In any rate, the way this product works is that you rub it onto the areas you want to target and wrap those areas with saran wrap.  I went further and used my neoprene waist belt which I normally wear while exercising anyway to help support my lower back.

Abolene for 10 lb Weight Loss

 I wrapped my body from right underneath my breast bone to right below my knees (I have some fat on my knees that I don't like), then I put on my stretch pants, waist belt and top. The key to keeping the saran wrap in place is definitely tight stretch pants, bra tops and of course the neoprene belt.

 For two weeks I went about doing my normal exercise routines alternating between yoga, walking the  treadmill, outdoor walking, indoor cycling and on rare occasions when my body allowed it...Zumba.

Fitness Over 50, Over 50, Fitness, Weightloss, WeightliftingFitness Over 50, Over 50, Fitness, Weightloss, WeightliftingThe very first time I wrapped it was quite difficult.  I wasn't sure how much saran wrap to use and I might have gotten a little carried away with it.  Well to my surprise, after I finished my workout I was soak and wet underneath the plastic. A plus was that the moisture didn't penetrate through my workout clothes.

Abolene for 10 lb Weight Loss

The Results

 After the first few days I begin noticing some small results on my lower back area where my love handles are. After about a week, I started noticing slight results on my thighs, they were definitely getting thinner. As I mentioned above, I was wrapping all the way down to my knees and on some occasions all the way down to my ankles (but not that often). 

The biggest area of improvement was definitely my upper and lower waistline.  It's nearly flat and I can actually see some ab formation that was never seen before.  Overall I've lost 4lbs inthe first 2wks of using this product and I lost quite a few inches as well, so I will definitely give this product a thumbs up!

But there seems to be some controversial over the ingredients in this product.  I posted this to my LinkedIn profile and there was a huge discussion about it and whether or not it was safe to use.  I couldn't believe all the controversy.... i'll post the link and you can decide for yourself. 

On my quest to continue using Albolene for wrapping and walking I've continuously wrote more Blog Posts HERE and HERE with more photos and updated information on my weight loss journey!

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