The A-List 2020

A couple kick starting the year with a run.

Welcome to the A-list 2020! Over the next year, we invite you to follow along with us as we discuss, and hopefully tackle, some of our most frustrating personal issues, from the battle of the bulge to the battle in the bedroom (I am referring to the snoring issue—this is a PG-rated blog!).

Each month we’ll focus on an issue and make it a priority—or at least just try to focus on it a little more. We’ll also talk about some of the ways we resolve those battles, whether it’s through new habits, a surgical option, or a popular nonsurgical treatment like CoolSculpting in Columbus.

Start the New Year Off With a Kick (Or a Run)!

And that’s where we’re kicking off 2020 like most of us do, focusing on getting back on track with our exercise after the holidays. We all face overwhelming time constraints during the holidays, and often the first thing to go is exercise. Honestly, it is OK to take a break from an exercise routine—for the holidays. But getting back to it can be hard.

Just Keep Moving

With the cold temperatures and dangerous pavements (see blog on the fall), I have had to move my workouts inside. Running on the treadmill is no fun, but my mantra is “just keep running.”

And when you are doing all you can, and the workouts get easier, the results will be evident!

Get Help When You Need It

But if you are like me, even when you are at your lightest number on the scale, you have stubborn areas of fat that will not go away. You might follow my lead and try CoolSculpting.

Last fall, when I was training for the Chicago marathon and running 50 miles a week, I realized I was in the best physical condition of my life. Yet, I still had fat on my upper arms! Really!

Does CoolSculpting Work on Arms?

So I did CoolSculpting. And the results are simply miraculous to me (you can see the results of one study here). For my entire life, I have been self-conscious about my upper arms—until now. I know, I know, everyone says, “Really, Dr. T.?!!” But I truly felt I needed to wear tops with sleeves to hide my arms. Or when I had a sleeveless outfit, I always had a wrap or cardigan … until now. The CoolSculping worked and has given me the confidence to wear a sleeveless outfit—and I am thrilled.

Other CoolSculpting Treatment Areas

Now I am planning my next CoolSculpting for the other areas on the January A-list—my abdomen first. I have noticed that with all the hormonal changes, I have skirts that fit in my thighs, but now I have a hard time zipping up!  The number on the scale is the same, but I now gain weight around my waist.

And again, CoolSculpting is not for weight loss procedure but body contouring. The abdomen is one of the most often treated areas for CoolSculpting because it will change the way your clothes fit—and give you back some of the clothes you still have in the closet. Of course, if you have more extensive areas of abdominal fat to contend with, you might consider surgical options like liposuction. (I discuss the liposuction versus CoolSculpting debate in a related blog post.)

At Aesthetica, we have 2 CoolSculpting machines, which means you are in and out faster—both arms done at the same time! Or both flanks … wherever you have a problem area.

If you’re fighting that frustrating extra area of fat, talk to us about CoolSculpting. Please contact us online or call our office at (614) 569-2649 to schedule your complimentary consultation with a member of the A-team to learn more.

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