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Slim 'n Sexy At Any Age

 
by Joyce Vedral, Fitness Professional

 
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You know, it's not too late to lose weight this year! With a little renewed motivation you can tackle your despised bra fat back roll, your thighs and even your flabby arms!

We are several months into 2013 and maybe you have not really begun to make progress toward your weight loss and toning goal. That's OK... there are many more in the same boat. The first thing is to forgive yourself for being human! The next is to relax and know that as you follow the plan, it's going to happen. No need to panic. As long as you start now!

Slim and Tone

How can you not only lose weight, but also tone everything while losing extra body fat so you won't end up a skinny fatty? :)

The idea is to do just the right amount of weight training and aerobics. But even better, when you do weight training, don't rest more than 15 seconds after every 3 sets. Then you'll be getting a double whammy -" weight training and maximum fat burning at the same time.

Areas where most women tend to store a large amount of weight: back bra area, triceps and thighs. You can do weight training routines "- one for each of those fat collecting flabby body parts "- toning them and burning maximum fat at the same time.

Ideally, you would do about 3-5 exercises for each body part. (FYI " your 9 body parts are: chest, shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, hip-butt, thighs, abdominals and calves.)

Here's a sample workout for our three flabbiest areas.

BACK BRA-ROLL MELT & TONE
Position: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, fists facing your side body. Bend over until your body is a little higher than parallel to the floor.

Movement: Flexing your back bra roll area as hard as possible, extend your arms outward until they are parallel to the floor. Without resting, and relaxing your muscles, return to start. Repeat the movement 12 times and without resting move to the next exercise.

DOUBLE ARM OVERHEAD TRICEPS MELT & TONE
Position: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, fists facing your side body. Raise your arms with the dumbbells placing your biceps area against your ears and bend at the elbows as far as you can go, until the dumbbells are held behind your head.

Movement: Flexing your triceps muscles as hard as possible. Extend your arms upward until you cannot go any further. Without resting, and relaxing your muscles, return to start and repeat the movement 12 times. Without resting, move to the next exercise.

FRONT THIGH FAT MELT & TONE
Position: Stand with your feet shoulder-with apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing your body. Lift your right arm with the dumbbell and place the dumbbell in a resting position on your left shoulder. Lift your left arm and place the dumbbell in a resting position on your right shoulder. (Your arms are crossed with dumbbells resting on your shoulders.)

Movement: Keeping the dumbbells where they are, squat down to a comfortable position, respecting your knees. Do not go lower than parallel to the floor. I squat down only about 10 inches. Flexing your front thighs as hard as possible, return to start position.

Do this every other day. You should see toning start in 10 days. I promise that it'll keep getting better after that.

For a great total body "lose weight and tone" workout, check out JoyceVedral.com.





@ 9:12am ET on March 20, 2008
could you help me lose weight im a size 14-16 clothing i want to go back to a 8


@ 4:30pm ET on April 23, 2009
ive had 3 c-section can i get rid of my lower stomach


@ 4:10pm ET on September 8, 2009
I need help loosing tummy and back bra bulge.. iam 5'4 weighing like 220 i have lost the weight before but gained it back... .... diet was not the best...
i got sick with diest.. basically... i want too loose back bra weight and tummy and the chin...


@ 12:46pm ET on July 24, 2010
i want loose weight off my belly,back,arms and legs i would love for someone to help me cause at persons truble me about i am fat and sour and i cant take it any more, i am not really 18 years i am 14 years old and i really want some help so if u can do anything for me i would apperciate it.i want to go back to in september to make people say wow or look at me ask if its me.i live in jamaica,west indies,tower isles,st mary.thank you

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