Lift weights (look into New Rules Of Lifting For Women or Starting Strength). If you have no access to a gym or equipment, then 'gym-less workouts' will also suffice (it will just take a bit longer, and you may hit a fitness plateau).
Myself, I've gotten rid of all my flab and achieved a toned figure with Pilates, HIIT, and free weights (i.e. 15lbs, 30lbs, etc, dumbbells). I haven't stepped into a gym in 4 years, I just youtube everything.
Push ups, they will tone your arms and core at the same time. Weight training is good too but it never hurts to start with some basics
Pilates is great for toning your core - try some Blogilates videos. I think they have some arm workouts too. Good luck!
Try a Body Pump Class if you could, or get yourself some hand wts or even veggie cans and find exercises in you tube, even a silver snickers class, I do a Tabata class (hard) and it is a silver snickers class in my gym that is almost as hard as the Tabata, everything depend on the trainer, it is another one w other trainer (silver sneaker class) that is so slow and boring that I don't even see it
I am 45 years old and once a wk I do the (hard) silver sneaker, they work every with hand wts, elastic bands, a chair and even a small ball, everything in the same 60 min class. I do the class only 6 times them I swicth to do something else so my body don't get used to.
Jari Love "Get Ripped" DVDs - it works - 3x per week! You can preview any workout DVD on the Collage Video website.
You certainly don't need to lose weight! I am 5'5 and weigh 134 and have to do cardio and not eat too many calories to maintain that! However, I have been using light weights at the gym for years and there are several ways of toning your abs. If you go to a gym ask a trainer to give you a routine you can follow 3X/week to tone your arms and midriff. Pilates is very popular today and works well for the core.
you r my goal wt, I am 5'1 and 188Lbs ( lost 45 so far, I started in March)
The good thing is that I am toning while losing the wt. I have a lot of fat to lose but I can see part of my body getting tone, no hanging skin! for me
try pilates or vinyasa yoga, it's a steady faster paced yoga great fro arms and firming everything else ;0)
I agree Pilates
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