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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,438)
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5/6/12 12:33 P

Time and patience are all you need! I know it's frustrating with the gut (seriously, check out the title of my sparkpage!) but it will reduce in time. Our bodies draw their energy from the bloodstream, not the fat stores around the muscles we're working, so there's no way to lose weight from a specific area by doing a particular exercise.

The hangover thing can be minimized by properly fitting your clothes; I can wear a 12, comfortably, but it does cause a little muffin top... so I can't wear tighter-fitting shirts. 14s are too big, and I have to wear a belt, but no muffin top. :)

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/6/2012 (12:35)
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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,580
5/6/12 11:14 A

There's no way to target fat loss to specific areas of the body. But as you lose weight, eventually it will come off in those areas where you carry excess. Your plan sounds good- I would just recommend that you strength train with weights that are challenging for you. Using light weights (assuming they aren't much of a challenge) isn't going to be an effective use of your time.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
MATTLEE2 SparkPoints: (44)
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5/6/12 10:05 A

Good morning family ,I am new to this , I do 20 mins of cardio( jogging) 2-3 times a week and speed walking for 50 min 3-4 days out of the week I really enjoy it I been doing this for about 3 months now I do feel good about it just started lights weights two days a week. I do have a 2 hour commute to work and work 10 hour days for 4 days and 3 days off I work out at home and work my job has a great gym weights, tredmill, stationary bike and elyptical. How can I get off some of this gut I am trying to loose, any Ideas. please!



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