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I have recently lost quite a bit of weight. But I am finding that my waist has not lost at the same rate as my hips have.<br><br>
If I get pants to fit my waist, they are really loose in the hips and butt. If I get them to fit my hips, they are tight in the waist. (Typically Levis 550's but the same problems happen with any pants I wear)<br><br>
Any specific things I can do to help tone my waist so I can buy pants that fit?<br><br>
Any and all suggestions will be taken and appreciated! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Congrats on the weight loss. it sound substantial. Bellies are the last to tighten up short of triceps (Oprah arm). High intensity resistance training and healthy eating, as I'm sure you know by now are the best ways to keep losing.<br>
See Theia's Diabolical Plank posts for some great ab moves for toning<br><br>
Good on Ya,<br>
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Let's give credit where credit is due... <b>Melistic</b> added some killer ab/core stuff to the Diabolical Planks thread!<br><br>
Here's more for Sierra, specifically for the obliques.<br><br>
SAXON SIDE BENDS<br>
Hold small weights in your hands and bend the elbows 90* so your hands are up and your upper arms are parallel to the floor (almost like you're making a football upright). Keep your shoulders down and your neck neutral. Do a side bend without moving your arms at all -- they stay in that 90* bend. Think about bringing your elbow down to your hip. Either alternate or do 8-10 on one side before switching to the other side.<br><br>
ELBOW DIPS<br>
Sit on a mat and lean back to engage your abs. If you didn't engage, you'd just fall backward; that's how you know you're in the right position. You should not be resting your weight on your tailbone. Feet are out in front of you, heels on the floor, knees bent. Lower your shoulders and clasp your hands in front of your chest like you're praying. Lower one elbow to the floor next to your hip. The twist should originate from the bottom of your ribcage, and your shoulders should turn to the side as you twist (so you're not just reaching your arms... your whole upper body twists). Alternate sides. When that gets too easy, lift your feet off the floor and do those elbow dips. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Also, I cannot speak highly enough of Pilates.
 

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Yes, yes, yes! I know I sound like a stuck record, but women of all ages and stages of life have raved about the changes it brings to their mid-sections. Practice 2-3 x/week regularly and soon you will see and feel everything drawing in and much stronger, too.<br><br>
Also, sierra, you might want to try different cuts of pants and look for the ones that are slim through the hips and thighs? Congratulations on the weight loss.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions and nice comments.<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I have a couple of pilates DVD's that I need to get back to. Theia, I'll add those exercises also!<br><br>
Oh, and I'll go read that thread and see I can find there!<br><br>
I guess I do need to go shopping and see what I can find in the way of pants. I guess I am in a rut.... I have worn the same levis forever.... I hate to change, but I may have to.<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Thank you! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Thats the key. I carry all my weight in my tummy. Finding the right jeans is essential! Otherwise I end up with a saggy ass and hips in jeans that fit my waist. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Hate to be the first dude to chime in here, but cruising w/D'Kid on my bike <i>no-handed</i> combined with more skateboarding, have really tightened up Mr. Tummy - guess it's a balance thing.
 

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Sierra, congrats on the loss!<br>
I am all for toning but you answered your own question.<br>
You need to find a different cut jean. As we age, stuff moves around, I think no matter if you were never heavy or were, it's called gravity <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Congratulations on your weight loss.<br><br>
Unfortunately you can't decide where the fat comes off. That's genetic. I'm in the same position as you, skinny with extra fat on my belly and chest.<br><br>
Keep dieting and lifting. You'll see the results eventually.
 
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