02-07-2007, 07:41 PM
A little quick history of my girlfriend. She used to cheerlead and gymnastics. She stopped doing everything a couple years ago. I think she still is in shape. But she was wondering if any of you women could write on here some things she could do to tone up and lose a few pounds in the stomach region. Since she doesnt want to take my advice haha! Got to hear it from another women. Oh I almost forgot she wants to take a Dietary suppliment also. Any suggestions would be greatful.
02-07-2007, 09:43 PM
Another gal with basically the same goal, to tone up certain areas, just asked the same type question the other day so I'm just reposting my response since it would apply to your girlfriend as well. Just read it as though I am speaking to her...
Bottom line is that if you want to tone up (i.e. lose fat and get a firmer body), it's going to take a lot of hard work, dedication, and determination. You have to REALLY want it, so many out there want it but not bad enough cause they're not willing to do the work it takes to get the body they want. With that said, to acquire a firm, and toned body, you will need to clean up your eating habits and start on a weight training program with minimal cardio to start off. Don't fall into the trap of doing loads of cardio cause trust me, just doing loads of cardio isn't going to get you toned. It's DIET (I'd say at least 80% of it) and weight training that makes a woman firm and toned. Best advice I could give at this point if you really want to do this is to start researching, read thru others' journals and see what they are doing to give you an idea of what it's gonna take. Then you'll have to come up with your own plan to a toned body. We will help you along the way. It's just not as easy as taking fat off certain areas, it just doesn't work that way, unfortunately. Heck, if you could do that then the people who chew gum all the time would have some really defined jaw lines.
Once again, the main point here is that your girlfriend cannot spot reduce. You can't just "tone" one area, it doesn't work that way. It mainly takes diet changes and heavy weight training.
Oh, and a diet supplement is NOT necessary. She's already got the wrong frame of mind if she's looking for some pill to help her. There are no quick and permanent fixes.
02-07-2007, 11:00 PM
Thank you, maybe now that it came from a another womans mouth she will listen.
02-08-2007, 02:10 PM
You're welcome. Hehe, I wouldn't bet on it though. I have a heck of a time convincing other women that they won't get bulky by lifting weights as long as they're not eating more calories than they burn, even when I tell them how I've been training for YEARS!