Can anyone who has sexy abs help me out? Over the past few years I’ve lost a lot of weight and completely changed my lifestyle… I went from a size 14 to 6. However, I carry weight in my middle and after a few years of being at this weight I’m ready to step it up and get rid of a few last stubborn pounds.
I very eat well, not 100% raw, but very strict vegan and very healthy – all organic. I’d say my diet is about 70-80% vegetables. Other than that, it’s pretty much fruits, whole cereal grains, seeds, sprouts, and tofu or tempeh. I eat very few starchy vegetables or legumes. Is there anything I can incorporate into my diet that will help accelerate weight loss around my middle? I can’t really think of anything to cut out of my diet to make it healthier… except for reducing the quantity of food i eat, which is already a reasonable amount (going 100% raw isn’t an option for me, I’ve decided it does not work for me after several attempts). I always try to make it a point to have a side salad at every meal with tons of greens, and I usually just have a salad for lunch.
I started exercising regularly again. I work out 5-6 days a week… which will probably decrease a bit when I start class of Thursday. I alternate by doing 45 min. of cardio (jogging or eliptical) one day then swimming laps for an hour or so the next. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to strength training though, which I know is important. I’ve been doing varied crunches and planks and these leg exercises that are supposed to work out your abs, but I don’t know if I’m doing the best thing or not. Does anyone have suggestions on great exercises to trim your abs?