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Newbie! Gotta lose the jiggle, but how?!

Hi everyone, I'm Chrissy. I'm pretty petitie, 5" and around 105 lbs, but boy do I jiggle! I don't have a toned part on my body and I really want to change that. My goal isn't to lose weight, but to get rid of the fat that jiggles and look lean. And, I definitely don't want to bulk up. I've heard a couple different aproaches but nothing really seems to work and they all contradict eachother. I've heard to do cardio and weight training, then I've heard no weight training because the will bulk you up and give you a bigger waist and thighs instead of slimer ones. To eat 5-6 meals a day or to not? Are carbs ok or not ok? Lots of water or limit water so you don't bloat? It's very frustrating, to say the least.

Anyone in the same boat as me and know of anything that works?

Re: Newbie! Gotta lose the jiggle, but how?!

  • Weight training.  Unless you're taking testosterone supplements for some reason, most women are completely unable to bulk up.  What you want to do is build muscle so things tighten up, basically, and you can't build muscle without lifting weights.  Heavy weights.

    Do whatever works best for you for how many meals a day.

    Carbs are fine.  Whole grains are best.  Plus fruits and veggies, which are mostly carbs.

    Lots of water, it's important to be well hydrated.  Water doesn't make you bloat--whoever told you that is a moron, and you should probably do the opposite of everything they said.

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  • [QUOTE] Water doesn't make you bloat--whoever told you that is a moron, and you should probably do the opposite of everything they said.
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    </div><div>Haha love this, thank you for clearing that up! Build muscle, whole grains and good carbs, got it. Do I need the cardio to get rid of the fat on top of the muscle or will the muscle underneath take care of that?</div>
  • Well, cardio is good--you DO need to burn off any fat that's there to see the muscle, but the best way to do that is by watching your calories and eating as cleanly and as balanced as possible.

    But cardio surely doesn't hurt!  Just be careful not to overdo it.

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  • Pilates! Seriously! Get a pilates dvd or take a class at the gym. It really helps give you that slim, lean look that I think you are going for. 
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  • Yoga is good as well. Its strength training and will give you lean muscle. 30 minutes of cardio 3-4 times a week should be fine to get rid of any jiggle. I highly suggest resistance bands and a kettle bell. I used just those items and did static training exercises, and was able to get great lean muscle two years ago when we went to Mexico. Eating smaller meals several times a day is always suggested or suppliment in soy protein. The main thing is everyone's body responds differently to different programs, so you just have to find what works best for you. Good luck!
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  • Yoga is excellent for toning, and it makes you not want to eat - honest. After an hour of yoga, I can't eat for many, many hours. I have to have protein shakes after to keep me from getting sick. Especiallly great if you don't have to loose a ton of weight and will tone up all of that jiggle. Just rent some dvds from the library, or look for free ones online.

    I hear pilates works the same way, but I don't personally like it.

    Belly dancing, will likewise tone your body. It is great workout for those with a bad back too, tones those core muscles that help you stand strait. It also gets the heart rate up, so you get toning and cardio in one. Plus, it's sexy for the honeymoon!Wink
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