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5 Easy exercises to target the Tummy and Burn Belly Fat

The Plank

The very first exercise to include is the plank.  The plank should always be a standby in your abs workout because not only is it going to work your abs, but it will also work all the muscles lining along your back as well.

To perform it well, simply place the forearms on the floor underneath your body with the legs stretched out behind you while simultaneously balancing on your toes.  When in this position keep your body as flat as possible so that you resemble the upper part of a table top.

Hold this for 30-60 seconds, or until you can no longer maintain proper form.

Crunches On An Exercise Ball

Next up on our list of abs workout routine to target your tummy are crunches on an exercise ball.  These are fantastic for calling the muscle fibers deep within the core into play.

Due to the reduced base of support underneath you, you are going to have to work that much harder to maintain your balance.

Try and perform a set of 12 repetitions at a time before taking a rest and continuing on.

Lying Leg Raises

Thirdly is the leg raise which is the next exercise to include.  These are fantastic for working the lower abdominal muscles, which tends to be problematic for most women.

To perform them, lie flat on the ground and then slowly lift the legs up off the floor and bring them to ninety degrees.  Pause for a second and then lower so they are just about touching the floor again.

Do not let them come completely down because this will really reduce the tension on the abs and the goal is to keep them in a constantly contracted state.

The Bicycle

The bicycle is another excellent abs exercise that will eliminate those love handles quickly.  To perform this one, lift the legs slightly above the ground while you bring one knee into the chest.  While doing so, simultaneously twist the body so the opposite side comes to meet that knee and then reverse directions for the next rep.

Perform ten reps for each side in a row and then relax again before doing a second set.

Accordion Sit-Ups

Finally, the last tummy toner to burn belly fat you should be doing is the accordion sit-up.  These are very simple and straightforward.  First, get into a flat lying position on the floor.

From there, bring the upper body up while you bring the knees up to meet it at the same time.  In essence, it should look like you are an accordion in motion as you do this movement.

Pause at the top and then lower back down again.

So there you have the top abs workout that will quickly burn belly fat and firm up your stomach then furthermore help you see faster results.

Alice’s best tips: surviving the buffet

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1. survey the scene
the first thing you should do is to go take a look at all of the foods at the buffet. think about what you want and what you don’t want BEFORE you load up your plate.

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2. use your calories wisely
only eat foods that are really worth the calories. fries? not worth it. you can eat them anywhere, anytime. only eat what you REALLY want!

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3. use the salad plate
using smaller plates can help you eat less. i mean first of all, you can’t load as much food as you would be able to on normal plates. and also, your plate looks fuller so you think you’re eating more food. win win!

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4. eat with chopsticks
apparently people who ate with chopsticks ate less than people who ate with forks. maybe because people can’t grab as much food at a time? maybe because people can’t use chopsticks as well? hmm

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5. watch your drinks
if you’re at a buffet, don’t waste your calories on drinks that aren’t worth it! you know, like soda?

More Belly Fat

A SUCCESSFUL EQUATION

To successfully reduce belly fat then you need to combine a cardio workout with some resistance training. That way, you’ll speed up your metabolism while focusing on your problem areas as well. These two types of exercise, working in concert, are helpful in burning fat and calories efficiently while toning certain areas to reduce fat. Therefore, if you want to know the best way to lose belly fat, combine cardio and resistance exercises in your routine and you’ll eventually be able to get rid of your belly fat.

GET YOUR HEART GOING

To get your heart going, it’s best to start out with an exercise that raises you metabolism and that’s old-fashioned “jumping jacks.” Therefore, start out standing with your arms at your sides. As you raise your arms, “jump” by moving your legs wider than the width of your shoulders. Bring your arms down and bring your feet together again. Start with 25 repetitions and work up to four sets of 25 repetitions each. As you bring your arms up don’t clap your hands. Just bring them up as far as is comfortable. Jumping jacks are good for stretching the muscles in your shoulders, back, thighs and calves. You might ask how they’re good for reducing belly fat then. It’s because you have to get your metabolism going to reduce fat, so this type of exercise essentially does just that. You’re primarily concentrating on your whole body in effect.

CRUNCHES

Next, you’ll want to practice crunches. To do so, lie on your back with your knees bent and hands at your sides. Raise your torso tensing the muscles in your stomach while keeping your head in alignment with your spine. Gradually return to the starting point. Do not release the tension in your stomach. Repeat this exercise as many times as you’re able up to 20 times.

TWISTING CRUNCHES

You can do a variation of the above exercise by doing twisting crunches. In effect you do the same thing except you turn in a diagonal direction or bring your shoulder towards the opposite knee when you come up still keeping your head and spine in alignment. Repeat as many times as you’re able up to 20 times.

TOUCH YOUR TOES

To keep the momentum going, next try an exercise that works your stomach as well as your waist. Stand as you did initially with your hands at your sides. Spread your feet about a foot apart. Now put your hands on your waist. With your right hand, bend down and touch your left toe raising your left arm behind you. Repeat for the other side, this time using your left hand to touch your right toe and raising your right hand behind you. Repeat this exercise as many times as you’re able up to 50 times.

LATERAL STRETCH

Next, you’re going to incorporate a yoga exercise into your routine. Take your right arm and stretch it overhead to the left side. Hold for two breaths and exhale, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth through pursed lips. Repeat on the other side. Take you’re left arm and reach overhead to the right side using your nose to inhale and exhaling through your mouth through pursed lips. Stick out your abdominal like a balloon as you inhale and contract your abdominal muscles when in exhale. Work up to ten times on each side.

DO THE TWIST

Next try an aerobic exercise that will boost your metabolism and work your midsection. Stand again with your feet about a foot apart. Begin by twisting your torso to the left. Bend your arms and make a punching motion with your right fist as it crosses in front of your body. Twist in the same way to the right and make the same motion with your left fist. Work up to about 100 total repetitions.

STRETCH

Finally, stretch out a little. Standing again, reach as high as you can with your arms toward the ceiling then lower your body as far as is comfortable toward your toes. As you reach up inhale and let your breath out or exhale as you stretch toward the ground. Repeat this exercise up to 15 times.

THE IMPORTANCE OF STRETCHING

It doesn’t hurt to add some other stretches in your routine if you’re so inclined. You can gain a number of benefits from stretching especially if you want to get rid of belly fat. By stretching, you will gain an improvement in overall flexibility as well as range of motion. This will help you as you practice other types of exercises as well. In addition, stretching can aid in injury prevention. Muscles also recover at a swifter rate when you add stretching to your workout routine. It’s a good way too to cool down after your workout. Between crunches, for example, get into the habit of practicing static stretching or stretch your muscles and hold the stretch for about 20 seconds to keep the muscles more flexible as you do each exercise activity. This will also help strengthen your abdominal and keep them toned well after you lose your belly fat.

STICK TO A ROUTINE

The above exercises are good basic exercises to lose belly fat. Try to incorporate them into your schedule approximately five times per week. Normally, they will take about 30 minutes each time you exercise. In addition, add an aerobic activity such as walking, jogging or biking to your routine to pump up the metabolism and burn fat and calories. By adhering to a regimen of exercise and keeping active, you will see a reduction in belly fat as well as an improvement in how you feel and the overall shape of your body.

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I did not know that I lived in a society where advertising this was ok.There is so much wrong with this ad1.) I did not know weight described perfection2.) It will NEVER be ok for a man to cheat on his wife-If you want to sleep with multiple women then don’t get married!!!You have to wonder what kind of person makes these sites. What kind of life they live and what kind of morals they believe in when they thought it was ok to publicize this. 

Beauty for Beauty

Feeling a little unmotivated, so I decided to leave all my beautiful followers a small list of beautiful woman. In life, one must find their own motivation. :-) Stay Positive People

"Beauty is every where, you don’t need to find it, you just need to open your eyes"

-Notskinnyjusthappy

Challenge…. Accepted

I think I will do this challenge as well… (Oh if you didn’t know I will be starting the 100 push ups a day challenge) It is suppose to be for 3 weeks but I think I might do it for the entire month. I am serious about losing 20 lbs before Christmas. I can DO this. It is starting to get too cold to go to the gym. I need more exercises to do in my room. 

No Nonsense November

I need to stay motivated, remember what my goals are, and surround myself with positive things and people. That is the only way things will get done. 

Happy at What Size??

So I was browsing around the internet and I found this article about a survey taken with some odd number of women determining what size women were most happy at. The results were kind of shocking. But you tell me…

The article is called “Happiness is having a Size 14 figure” and to Read more here’s the link

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1102572/Happiness-having-size-14-figure.html

Quick Dorm Recipe

So for dinner I had “dorm” made pizza… I was really good. This is especially good for people who like the taste of pizza but not the guilt of all the calories. Best part of all? Easy enough to make in your dorm…. well that is, if your dorm room is as cool as mine any way-joke. For some people this may or may not be enough, but my heaviest meals are my lunch and I eat lightly for dinner. Only about 142 Calories per little pizza.

Ingredients

Baby Bell white cheddar cheese- 75 calories

Turkey Pepperoni-17 calories (4 slices)- add more if needed 1 serving is 17 slices for 70 calories

1 Slice of honey wheat sandwich thin bread- 50 calories

Then you just put it all together and cook it in your toaster oven (or microwave)

Then its ready to eat. Eat it with a serving a fruits and veggies and a cup of water.

you can add more toppings if you wish or even add sauce if u want. Just keep in mind the total amount of calories. You can also substitute the bread with a half of a bagel and use what ever kind of cheese you want. I use bell because the serving is already measured out for you and there is no guessing involved. Be creative with it, because your the one eating it.

More Dorm recipes coming soon…