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Postby superstephanie » Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:29 am

Hey guys, i'm 16 and i've been on a diet for about a month now.
I do tons of cardio, i'm in my school's soccer team, i got gym class 3 times a week, i bike, and i play ddr (excercising game) :)

my stomach is still quite large, i do crunches, sit ups, all that jumbo.. and i know spot reduction is impossible.

I guess all it takes is more cardio and eventually my stomach will shrink aswell as my entire body, right?

I'm young, but i know a lot about this stuff, but if anyone could help me on what excercises i can do, i'd love to hear from you.

I was 190lbs last month, and today i'm currently 174lbs.
I'm not giving up, my goal is 150lbs by my prom night which is in june of 2008!

thanks guys!
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Postby Misstoodles » Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:35 am

Yep, basically it's all about the cardio, it will come off eventually. Cruches affect the muscle, not the fat, as I'm sure you already know. So just keep in there with the cardio.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:16 am

sounds like you are on the right path steph it just takes time unfortunately :(
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Postby madeline » Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:57 am

Hey steph (is that you in your pic? you look like 55kgs in that pic) :-)

For a flat stomach, you should do lots of cardio and maybe swimming too, cause it moves you from side to side in all the right places. Crunches and sit-ups are good, but I think to maintain it you need to lose weight overall.

For day to day flat stomach, try not to eat too much salt, starchy carbs or soft drink because they make you bloated.
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Postby Misstoodles » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:27 am

Great advice Madeline :D

Im wanting to swim in our pool but its just too cold at the moment!
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Postby Fireball » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:47 pm

Hey Stephanie. It is correct to exercise to lose weight all over. But I must say I used to do crunches and had tight abs - I felt cool and fit. Loved it. Could tighten the abs, get a kick in the tum not a problem. (I should say that was a martial arts training not my husband. hehe)

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:07 am

yep, cardio to reduce the fat. Ab crunches etc will help tone the stomach which will help you hold yourself better wich could help too.
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Postby oostevens » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:23 am

i've found crunches and pushups and my swiss ball :p have helped my abs :) my belly isnt as round now :p oh and eating well.

i actually saw this thing on tv on the weekend, that pretty much said all these 'FAB ABZ' and other exercise equipment u can buy that will give u 'FAB ABZ' in like 6week etc is crap.

He said, all u need to do, is eat right! and workout. The eating right, is a BIG part. Was interesting :p Some of those contractions actually say in small print that u have to eat right or follow some diet for it to work.

so yeah :) eating well and exercise :)


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