To those wondering how to clean up your clay, a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol work wonders. It takes a little patience but in the end the results are worth it. Top picture is before, bottom is after. Just don’t use too much rubbing alcohol or your clay will turn into a soggy mess. And remember to let it the alcohol dry before you bake it!

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Lucid Dreaming Tip #33

 You can always end a nightmare (or any other dream) by going to sleep inside of it. Simply lie down and pretend that you are going to bed. This should collapse the dream scenery and create a new dream around you or place you in a false awakening. 

I’m sure you’ve heard it before- abs are made in the kitchen. And although this is true, 80% of your results come from what you put into your body, there is also some work involved, and consistency is key.

5 Tips for flat abs-

1⃣ HIIT workouts (high intensity interval training) like Insanity, T25 etc. these type of workouts are the most effective way to burn more fat in less time. With HIIT workouts, your body continues to burn calories long after the workout and you will improve your strength and endurance as well.

2⃣ Measure your portion sizes. So many of us eat portions that are double….even TRIPLE of the recommended serving size, and calories will add up fast. Measuring your portions will help you stay on track. I personally love to eat, and often have 5-6 *smaller* meals throughout the day while still staying in my calorie rage for my goals. This isn’t as time consuming as some may think, and once you get in the habit of it, it gets even easier. Aside from measuring portions, log it and track it in My Fitness Pal. If you skip out on this, you’re shooting in the dark and could be consuming far too many calories resulting in slow or no progress despite the work you’re putting in.

3⃣ Drink your water! Skip out on the soda and empty liquid calories from drinks, and down some more good ol H20. You will retain LESS water by drinking MORE water! There are so many benefits from drinking water and staying hydrated. To name a few, water will aid in fat burning, increased energy levels, healthy skin, and ridding your body of toxins.

4⃣ Avoid sugar! This was the hardest one for me, and I know many other women can relate. What has helped me was finding healthier alternatives to satisfy my sweet tooth. That is the main reason I use Shakeology everyday. (For more info about Shakeology, click here). Let me break down what refined sugar will do for you— weight gain, tooth decay, foggy mental focus, insomnia and the list goes on. Get creative and find a better way to handle your sweet tooth…the less you have it, the less you will want it.

5⃣ Plank it out. The plank is a great exercise that will work your ENTIRE core and there are many variations of planks. This is one of my favorites and I always add some variation of the plank to my ab workouts. In addition, bicycle crunches, Russian twists, and leg raises are great to add to the mix, so you hit your abdominal muscles from every angle (upper, lower, obliques). I like to do 10 min ab workouts 3x a week and choose 3-4 exercises completing 3-4 sets of 15-20 reps each.