So I've lost the weight (30lbs), now I'm dealing with the 'skinny fat' issue--like a bowl full o' jello!
I am longer and leaner and I do have a good muscular base to start from (I can easily bulk up so the lack of exercise has been good for trimming me down)
I'm very happy with how I look dressed, the bikini is the issue!! I just want everything to stop giggling!!! (I'm 46, hopefully this can be rectified?)
What is suggested to help tighten loose skin pretty much all over?? (yes, I'm always oiled and moisturized)
I will be moving in about a month, so gyms and trainers won't be worth it right now. Its a stronger possibility in a few months from now when I've got the house unpacked etc.
What kind of program is good for this, something I can purchase and pop into the dvd or laptop (this way I can do here before the move at my convenience or in a hotel on the other side-2 months in a hotel waiting for the household to arrive and not much else to do, good time to do it!)
is Yoga the way? can you recommend something for a beginner
T-Tapp? Just saw this posted on a blog, is it a good program?
Anything else you can recommend?? (maybe I'll have access to a gym in the hotel, but I've never really done weights and wouldn't know how to start, some sort of tutorial you can recommend to self teach the basics, if this is a good way to go?)
Awesome Kelly!!! I totally understand wanting to keep going.
Burpees, Sit Ups, Push Ups, Air Squats, Jump Rope - work on double-unders (oooo!) - are great and you don't need equipment or a trainer :) Marks Daily Apple will post some good workouts that you don't need equipment for, just search the site.
Hmm.. do you have any hand weights? A hotel can hook you up or get a set, they're not expensive. Google these: Dumbell Thrusters, Dumbell Squat Clean, Dumb Bell Push Press, etc., and there are loads of YouTube instructionals. Just be careful please if you've never done any of these before. Just ideas :)
Yoga and Pilates will get that heart rate up, keep those muscles nice and lean. Also they'll feel good. Good luck!
(Sorry, I don't know T-Tap but the site tried to give me a seizure with the colours and moving graphics.)
First off, congratulations on the weight loss :)
If you don't already do them, and there's nothing physically preventing you from doing them, you could try adding some sprints to your morning routine. Bonus if they're done in the fasted state.
I don't have any links (sorry) but I've read/heard that collagen from fatty cuts of meat and bone broths, etc.. help restore skin elasticity. Might be something to look into.
Sleep is crucial. If you can, try to get more than 8 hours a night. My schedule is fairly simple, so it's easy for me, but I try to get one night a week where I log 10+ hours. I feel supercharged after.
Outside of that, I would just make sure that you keep up what you're doing, it sounds like it's working. I know it's hard with summer here, and "let time take it's course" isn't the fun answer, but it seems like one of those situations. Make sure you are well fed, well nourished, and don't mess with what got you there too much.
Hope that helps :)
If you are interested in something like P90X but way cheaper, I found a program called Supreme 90 day. I got min at Bed Bath & Beyond. $20 for the set. (Of course you can usually find a 20% off coupon)
YES this can be rectified! If you want firmness then lift some weights. If you want to add yoga later then so be it. Muscularity in the hind regions is good as it keeps you firm looking.
If you don't know how then go on Sisson's sight and look to see how to do body-weight exercises.
Start with 20 min. twice a week (or once) of
air squats push-ups assisted pull-ups lunges
Then go do some sprints once a week.
By the time you get settled in from moving you can get some more info on weight training and make a decision.
And I would not over-complicate it...
Congrats on the weight loss! I am at a similar crossroad, however I do have a lot more fat to lose. The droopy "kangaroo pocket" is extremely embarrassing, and I am wondering if the jiggle will ever go away! I hope you find a good solution that works for yourself! As for me, I am going to give Yoga a try. I think the stretching and meditation has additional benefits that are very worth doing even if it doesn't make that jiggle go away. :)
I don't really think theirs any one program you can follow. Just keep eating healthy, exercising and pray that the extra skin will go away eventually.
I've been dealing with loose skin for a couple of years now and it definitely does seem to be slowly going away but it is a very slow process in my experience.
I just bought the brazil butt lift DVD program by beach body (same people that make the insanity workout program and maybe p90x?) all reviews have been 100% positive raves. The guy is the trainer for victorias secret models. You can find it on amazon, I'd post the link but am on my phone. A friend of mine really likes the Jillian michaels workout DVDs. I've read great things about the zumba DVDs and even zumba classes which are popping up everywhere these days, you'll probably be able to find several wherever you are. If you want to go the DVD route, I think your best bet is to look through on amazon and see what kind of workout you feel would be best for you and you'd enjoy the most. Read both sides of the reviews. Good luck!
I've lost 30 pounds also with diet AND exercise. (I have another 30 or 40 to go.) My muscles are huge but you can't see them under the jiggly stuff. My boobs still hang to my waist, my belly to my, um, groin, and my thighs to my knees - only slightly exaggerating - and don't even get me started on the underarm flaps. I can't imagine what I'd look like if I hadn't gotten at least some of the muscles plumped up.
I got went on Amazon and got Jillian's 30-Day Shred and a Tai-Bo DVD. I did exactly 10 minutes of each and thought I'd die. You need to be realistic about your fitness level before you start. Starting with a too difficult program is very depressing and way to easy to never do again.
I went back to Amazon and found more mild stuff - and previewed all the videos, either on Amazon, or youtube, before I bought them. I'm currently doing a kindof cross-training thing - I have about 8 DVD's that I really like and I can do without quitting, but really make me sweat, and I alternate them. Strength training is a lot easier than cardio I've found. I get most of my cardio in the pool - i have RA and can't jump around on my feet too much. Yogo, Pilates, Strength Training using a balance ball and a exercise ball are fun. I did like the idea of T-Tapp, but it is not within my price range.
The only consolation I've found is that even Denise Austin has underarm wings.
The only way to get rid of skin folds is to replace your bulk with muscle weight. Try hormone replacement therapy(legal roids). If not, try to eat like a pig and bulk up....I have heard its the only way other than surgery.
My understanding is that muscles and bones don't jiggle. The only way to lose it is to get ultra lean. Keep doing whatever you were doing where you lost your initial 30 lbs. I know that unless I weigh under 165, I always have jiggly love handles. There's a genetic component where some people have more water and fat in their skin and these folks (myself included) have to be ultra lean to get rid of the jiggly stuff. My wife lost 25 lbs and she's really upset that she weighs 119 and still has the kangaroo pouch that someone else mentioned. After having 2 kids, her belly skin's really jiggly and wrinkly (in her own words). So she's actually trying to get down to 114-115 and it seems to be tightening up the jiggly area. Hope that helps some.