Yes, unfortunately fat loss doesn't work that way. It is an all over body process. Spot reduction is a myth for the most part. Although one study found that there was an increase in blood flow and lipolysis in the exercising body part when compared to the resting body part (in this case legs were used). It was no where near significant enough to make any difference in noticeable fat loss to that area over the other.
You still have 20 lbs to go! A lot can happen in that 20 lbs. For many people, abdominal fat is the last to go. For many women, a flat stomach is just not a realistic goal. We simply are not built to have a flat belly (save for the lucky few and the young). For most of us it would require reaching a very low body fat percentage that is very difficult for the average person to maintain (particularly after weight loss) and may come at a cost of losing fat from areas you'd rather not or becoming an unhealthy weight/BF%.
Just keep doing full body strength training. This will help you to have more lean body weight vs. Fat and a lower body fat % while maintaining a healthy weight. (ie; it would be the difference between wearing a size 5 at 130 lbs vs. wearing a size 5 at 120 lbs. Muscle takes up less room than fat so the more you have vs. fat, the smaller you will be relative to weight).
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/6/2013 (19:53)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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