(Closed) I hate my arms

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m with you on arm hatred. I feel like I should carry 5lb weights with me wherever I go for the next month.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My arms are my “boo” area – I just don’t think they look great and want them to be more toned.

2 weeks ago I started doing a Pilates DVD for upper body – I can’t remember the name (but can get it when I go home at lunch if you would like it).  It’s shtick is that it’s a 10 minute tone/sculpt workout (10 min. per body area), with a pilates band that comes with the DVD.

I honestly have seen results, just doing it 10 minutes every morning – even FH commented that he noticed a difference. I got the DVD at Target.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m with you girl.  And I’ve tried on a million (ok, six) different boleros and hated every single one.  My wedding is more casual, so this may not work for you, but I ended up deciding to wear a purple 3/4 sleeve cardigan – which slims better than white cap-sleeve boleros do on the arms.  Maybe consider an alternative to a bolero (like a shawl or sweater) or one in a coordinating color (as we look slimmer in darker colors and you’ll get less of a football player feel!).

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Pushups and 30-day shred for the win!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I’m in the same boat. HATE my arms. I’ve been doing the Jillan Michael’s video “No More Trouble Zones” and I do feel like it’s been helping, but I’m going to amp it up to doing it three times a week (hopefully with heavier weights!) as the wedding gets closer.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I also think you should do push ups everyday for the whole month and you should defintely see some tone.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i hate my arm toooo! i’m going the strapless route and i really need to get on an arm-fat-busting workout! I love strapless dresses and the way mermaid silhouettes look on me – except that the fact that they can slim and hide everything except my big fat arms 🙁 sigh.

thanks to all the ladies who have so far offered the arm workout advice! anyone have any other good arm fat removing workout suggestions?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Push ups or boxing or both together! 🙂

These 2 things can do wonders!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@Jaxx317: Sadly you can’t spot reduce fat.  If you want to lose weight in your arms, you have to lose everywhere.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

i have the arm situation too…

i have just been doing lots of cardio.. and i try to move my arms around when jogging or even walking on the treadmill…

Do alot of weights.. biceps, triceps and pushups.. i have even picked up boxing a little… we bought a heavy bag a year ago and we started using it again.. my arms are better also if you are light skinned.. get a little tan i know that helped me. lol

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What about the shake weight? has any one tried that? I am very tempted to get one.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

10 Push-ups in the a.m. and another set of 10 in the evening. Results = 4 days.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My arms aren’t horrendous, but I knew I would “pick them apart” in all my wedding photos, so I’ve ordered a wrapor to wear at the wedding just to make me feel more comfortable.

Or I’d go with a pashmina to drape over your arms. I just knew no amount of toning or lifting weights was going to make me comfortable enough to wear a strapless dress, but that’s just me. 😉

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I bought a Shake Weight at Target for like twenty bucks. Okay, so you will look totally ridiculous doing it but it really works. Even doing it for a few minutes makes your arms burn so it’s gotta be doing something. It’s a no brainer to use and it’s fast. I even do it with one hand while I brush my teeth. I haven’t been doing it long but I’m starting to notice a change in my upper arms.

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