From Kristi, Age 19 - 02/07/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 6'1", Start: 225 lb, Today: 225 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 180 lb - Im in my first year of school. Im so disapointed in how much i let myself go...i havnt gained the "freshman 15" because volleyball is keeping me in shape however i am determined to lose the fat and tone my body up...i have very strong legs and toned arms however my mid section is the problem... any body know anything that helps...and i do abs but it just seems my stupid gets bigger because abs are forming under the fat...i have also recently been partying alotand need to just cut out the empty calories of alcohol all together, which is going to be a hard one because of my social life i have obtained here. Everyone wish my luck my neww life begins today...right now :D
Reply from Sharon, Age 20 - 03/03/09  - IP#:
Well unfortunately you can't really lose weight in just one spot. Weight lose is gradual and all over. Just add in a little bit more cardio..that's the best for fat burning and also some weights. This will help burn the fat that is on top of the muscle. Running is a great way to burn fat, build muscle and strengthen your core. Try running as long as you can even if its not very much, then just walk. Even just 15 mins total will help, but aim for 30 min of any cardio at least.
Cutting down on alcohol will also really help! I had the same problems my freshman year. Just remember even though your arms and legs are toned you still have to continue to use weight training with them and your abs.