As we have said many times in our earlier blogs – if people stare at you for your vitiligo, give them another reason to notice you. Look your best, dress up and make them feel that even though you have white patches on your skin, they don’t own you. For that, you should be able to wear any outfit confidently and accessorize as you chose.
You should keep up with an exercise program so that wearing any dress is not the hurdle. But, wait. That little bulge next to your armpit can hold you back from wearing a number of aspirational styles. No? Well, unlike abdominal fat, armpit fat doesn’t affect your vitiligo, yet it can contribute to additional lowered self-esteem. Let’s face it – it’s not a pleasant sight!
Yes, it’s true that there’s no way to spot-reduce such fat, still, consistent fat-burning cardio and addition of certain exercises to your workout routine can make a big difference. Each of these exercises works towards tightening up of the muscle groups around your armpit. But, that’s not it. You will have to work on your eating habits too. Let us assist you in that as well.
Replace Push Ups with Staggered Push Ups
Staggered Push-Up is the best exercise to tone up the entire armpit fat area. Place one arm at the chest level and other about three inches forward. This way, you will challenge your arms even more. Lower your body down slowly by bending your elbows. Your next step would be stopping when your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Now push back up until your arms are straight. You may help yourself up with the Pushup Bars for quality movement.
Include Chest Fly in your Workout
Lie on your back and press your lower back into the mat/bench, using your lower abs. Raise your arms with dumbbells (while palms are facing each other) toward the ceiling. While doing this, keep your torso stable and elbow joints slightly bent. Now, open your arms out to the sides until your elbows reach two inches above the floor/bench surface. Raise your arms back to the ceiling, bringing the dumbbells together over your chest. This will be counted as one repetition.
Don’t forget Bent-Over Reverse Fly
Sit on the edge of a bench with the knees slightly bent, keeping your back flat. Hold a dumbbell in each hand facing the floor. Lift both arms to the sides and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Then, lower the dumbbells back together with control. Now, Repeat.
Pay Attention to your Diet too
Armpit fat melts down with decreasing body fat, which requires a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Eat food that is high in nutrients and low in calories. Give up those burgers, fries, cakes, cookies and candy bars; consume nutrient-dense foods instead. Increase consumption of vegetables, fruits, and low fat dairy products while eliminating as many processed foods as possible. With consistency and dedication, you will start achieving amazing results.