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How do I tone?

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Hmm I appear to have disapeared for the weekend…. OOPS.

I had somewhat of a bender so to speak.

Well I had planned to write about coping with weekend nomming today but I was pm-ed a question on toning up as opposed to losing weight so I think this takes precedence on the important list. So let’s see.

Well, a lot of people assuming that you can just tone up just like that. You can but it’s not easy to see!  A simple answer is that the muscle definition is not the most difficult part. The losing weight is the difficult part.

“But wait! I don’t want to lose weight, I just want a six pack.”

Well that’s fine but… how can anyone see your six pack if it’s hiding behind the other contents of your fridge? In order to see the results, you need little or less fat hiding the muscle tone. So it’s important to lose any large amounts of excessive fat to see it. That’s what this blog is about.

“Yeah yeah” you say, “I know this, gimme toning tips.”

That, to be honest is harder said than done. I don’t want to disapoint but there is no magical miracle exercise that will make you Arnold Swartzen-dude in a month. The only thing I can suggest is walking.

I’m serious. It’s an all over muscle builder that works the whole body. The legs get firmer from the walking, your hips move as you sway, and your shoulders and arms swing (SOFTLY guys! Don’t hurt yourself) back and forth. Your posture, if you’re walking correctly (believe me, you can hurt yourself if you don’t walk right, muscle sprains, etc.) will also correct and your stomach will firm too. Even as little as a ten minute walk to start with will become a 5mile run several weeks down the road.

Also, you could try yoga. Hard going but worth it. Especially for flexibility.

Oh, and the wii fit 😉

I guess that’s all I know really. Hope this helps, even a little.

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About shanhime

Well hello there! Whether you’re a newbie to this blog or a regular in need of a quick reminder on what this blog is about (in summary of course) then I couldn’t recommend a better page. Then again I did write this so I’m somewhat biased…. Well, my name is Shan. It’s not my real or full name but it’s a start and given that we’re on the interwebs it’s hardly a place to start giving out personal information. If you want to get fresh with me you can find my facebook and irratate my there. If you’re really lucky, I might even add you as a friend! But no flirting boys! I have a boyfriend :3 I live in the East of Scotland where is it permenantly freezing. On average we have roughly 4 minutes of sun a year and the chances of me spending a day indoors without exercise is high so don’t expect miracles people. At this moment in time I’m 20 years old. For me, this is a sore point, so mentioning this will result in a severe ignoring or a delete of your comment followed by a smack across the back of the head with a wet mop. Those of you insulted by this should probably leave now as I’m not willing to deal with trolls, gremlins or vampire bats. This is site for mature people looking for information, a litte fun and self help, not people who are fighting with their inner child and losing. That is what xbox live is for. :P Of course, I can have a joke. Sometimes people are just not funny. Unlike me. I am permenantly hilarious. On this blog you’ll find a few tips, the occasional recipe and a few personal thoughts I had on products, foods, snacks and techniques as well as some of my own personal moments. Hopefully some of these will be useful to you and you’ll enjoy sharing these experiences. There’s also the comments sections at the bottom for you to share information and ideas with others and me. Isn’t that great? Oh, my facebook is: http://www.facebook.com/theonlyshanchan

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