Foolproof toning and weightloss results?

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

Lift heavy weights. 

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019

You are doing way too much cardio. Cardio is good for the heart but will not tone you up. Start lifting weights. Make squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts etc part of your workouts every time you work out. Lifting weights is guaranteed way to tone up and lose weight especially if you combine it with healthy eating.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Yes, weights or else high-intensity interval training (like crossfit) which builds your core muscles. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

londonbeeee :  In terms of toning, have you tried something like a barre class? I’ve found this to be very effective at changing my body shape in terms of losing inches and building new muscle. Have you ever met with a nutritionist? If you’ve been consistently eating 1,300 calories a day and not losing weight, you may need to up your calories. 1,300 sounds quite low based on the amount of activity you’re doing.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

londonbeeee :  Yep, if what you’re doing isn’t working for you the way you’d like, try something else. I get bored easily and have had success getting toned doing barre workouts, yoga, and weightlifting at different points in my life. You want to do something that is going to build up your muscles — it’ll help you look trim and also increase your metabolism. Try a few different things and see what works for you.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I second the vote for a barre class. After adding barre to my workout routine, I’m looking so much leaner and toned. I have been doing one barre class a week along with 2 cardio workouts a week and spot training exercises at home for the past 6 weeks and my pants are fitting loose now. I wasn’t trying to lose weight, just tone up, and it’s working. 

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Bumble bee

Lift weights. There is no way around it. Any women you see with a banging toned body is probably lifting weights. You need muscle to look toned. You need to lift progressivly heavier weights to gain muscle.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

You said you eat around 1300 calories a day. What do you eat in a typical day? To get toned you need to eat a high percentage of protein and reduce carbs. Also, a PP said, you might not be eating enough. 

To get in shape for my wedding I followed a paleo diet and lifted heavy weights and ate around 1570 calories a day (I’m 5’2″ and went from 135 to 115lbs). For the first time in my life the fat literally melted off. But I was super strict and didn’t eat anything with sugar for months. So you might be eating healthy but you might not be eating enough or you may need to cut out sugar (not just sweets but condiments, sauces, prepared foods, etc., you know, the good stuff 🙂 )

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

londonbeeee :  hi there training for my nasm. It sounds like you are doing too much cardio and not enough weight lifting. Also nutrition plays a huge factor into whether we are able to put on muscle and keep it on, lose fat, etc. If you are serious about changing your body composition and not actually losing weight (common misconception- someone who is 130 who does yoga and no weight training can look completely different from someone who is a body builder who weighs 130), I would meet with a certified personal trainer and talk to them about putting a program together for you. They will be able to pick out things that are keeping you from meeting your goals and help you attain new ones. Good luck to you! 🙂 

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