.:Gettin down with this salad! Spinach, Quinoa, Roasted Beat & Asparagus Salad - Dressing: Lemon, White Vinegar, Dijon Maille & Olive Oil.
Everything about this need to be in my belly omg
I don’t know your height or frame, so I can’t really answer you. That could be your body’s set point because of your bone structure, or you may have hit a platea, or you’re just replacing muscle with fat. Sorry, I can’t really tell without knowing more about your body type! It can be any number of things. If you feel yourself getting stronger than it’s probably the latter. I 100% recommend your throw your scale away and use a measuring tape instead. Keep up strength training with HIIT.
I’d “prescribe” strength training and HIIT! Weight lifting and sculpting exercises (like yoga, pilates, situps, crunches, etc) 3-5 days a week for at least hour sessions with 20-25 minutes of intense HIIT at the end. As well as a healthy diet of lots of fruits, veggies, protein, and whole grains! If you’re close to your body’s set point, building muscle and burning fat is the best way to look more fit.
Final edits from today :) very pleased and had so much fun!
Oh yeah! Planks are awesome for abs. All kinds of planks, side, forearm, one arm, one leg… Sit ups, twists, alternating legs… there’s tons of ab exercises. Just google some!
Anything else! Squats and sit-ups aren’t a sufficient “work out.” They’re more like something you do in the morning or before bed. I’d add some cardio and more strength than just those two.
Both! I’m 16% body fat which is pretty stinkin’ low and only my top two abs are visible. So I just think at this point I need to focus on more muscle!
I looked at her blog and she said she did 50-200 bodyweight squats everyday for a month. Back when I was doing 50-100 squats a day my butt shaped up super fast. I’d do like 25 hip-width and 25 wide-stance just to hit different muscle groups.
Weights will speed up results though, for sure.
If you are extremely sore, meaning just walking or basic movements hurt, then I’d rest at least a day or two. If you’re sore, but it feels good to move and stretch, then you’re probably fine to do a light workout.
Cheese, like all dairy, does have benefits, but it’s can also be too much if not eaten in moderation, like everything else! I LOVE CHEESE.
I like those Laughing Cow spreadable things. They’re only 35 calories a triangle and so yummy. I also love Babybell little cheese rounds. So creamy and satisfying. I like those because they’re pre-portioned, but every once in a while I buy a block of smoked gouda or chedder & caramelized onion cheese and have them as a snack with crackers :)
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO NOT EAT CHEESE.
Man I really need to stop being lazy…
Nope, I’ve never had that problem. That could be a flexibility issue. Do you have really tight hips? If you sit on the floor with your feet together and close to your body, are your knees really high? Maybe tight quads and psoas muscles.
Warm up plenty before doing squats. Try changing up your stance too. Maybe try closer together or wider legs.
If it persists, I’d ask a doctor!
You can’t spot reduce fat loss, so there is no “best way.” However, I found that for me personally, when I was kind of stuck in a rut, eliminating refined sugars almost completely, switching to completely whole grains, and upping my protein intake helped me start burning more fat, which happened to come out of my tummy area.
Experiment with your diet and see what works best for you! For my body, high protein is the most efficient.
My boyfriend is the same way. He’s really tall, but pretty thin naturally and just never feels hungry. Try getting your calories in healthy ways like protein shakes, avocados, nuts, nut butters, and whole grains! It’ll help you get your calorie count up with healthy things that benefit your body! Hope this helps!