I've tried looking up ways online to get rid of love handles, but most sites say that you have to lose weight first, but as I am already skinny with a decent diet, I need some excersize tips on helping tone that area.
I am very hesitent to lose more weight because bones already stick out in some areas and considering the fact that I am already thin and underweight, this would be unnessesary. I believe it's all a matter of doing the right exercises at this point.
Any tips or suggestions would be highly appreciated!
jeans are pretty hard to find that fit everyone's body perfectly. they might just be hitting you in the wrong spot and too tight creating a "love handle"
But as poster #3 mentioned, I should hit the weight room. What kind of exercises are reccomended for toning myself up? Considering the fact that I just started to do 30 sit-ups a day about a month ago and that aside from standing up at work and walking in between classes, I don't get any exercise.
You could try using a light weighted bar.. Hold it with a hand on each end and rest it lightly behind your neck. Then twist your upper body gently from the waist left to right without moving your lower body keeping your feet at shoulder width apart.
Im terrible at describing things but if you do over 200 of these it could help with toning your hips... unfortunately there is no such thing as spot reducing :(
I have always had that terrible HARD to move fat on my hips with a small waist which makes it so difficult to buy a good pair of jeans as im a size different from legs to hips.. so THANK GOD high waisted jeans are in at the moment!!
oh oh i forgot to add... and dont forget to suck in your abdomen throughout the twists to support your frame and increase the intensity of the workout..
...i also remembered you can wile sitting down with your knees up and your feet planted on the gound, knees together and leaning back at a 45' angle you can hold a medicine ball and twist from side to side again not forgettin to hold in your abdomen to support your frame...i recommend a 5-6kg medicine ball with 20-30 reps and 3 sets... but again up to what suits you..
hope this helps and good luck!!
(There's a lot of us Stumptuous fans 'round these parts!)
'Course, Paige Waehner's ready to help you with the details as well - check out http://exercise.about.com for some routines and fitness help in general - but start with Krista!
@Poster #9: I actually have very narrow hips (something like 33-34"). I had been told that certain excercises would help this area, and my goal is to gain muscle weight and to lose fat weight since I am really, very out of shape.